Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for WebSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere over the 6 months to 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM WebSphere
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 282 256 214
Rank change year-on-year -26 -42 -30
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 940 970 1,389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 1.01% 1.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.44% 5.99% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 595 830
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £373 £350 £325
90th Percentile £588 £580 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 15
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £27.85 £35.00 £20.25
90th Percentile £40.43 £40.00 £38.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -9.29% - -6.54%

WebSphere is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 17,286 16,202 19,939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.77% 16.93% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,300 10,483 13,118
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 407 491
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £19.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.27% -1.70% -
10th Percentile £12.14 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.64 £20.50
% change year-on-year +1.82% -4.18% +2.50%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WebSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WebSphere.

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the UK over the 6 months to 17 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -32 813 £500 +2.04% 107
UK excluding London -51 509 £425 +1.19% 73
London -20 392 £525 +5.00% 47
North of England -21 117 £436 +9.06% 12
South East -68 95 £410 -17.59% 13
Midlands +15 78 £425 - 11
East of England 0 65 £500 +25.00% 21
West Midlands +28 64 £425 +1.49% 7
South West +6 64 £425 -4.92% 3
Scotland -34 56 £425 +3.03% 11
North West -24 54 £427 +6.80% 8
Yorkshire -5 40 £450 +12.50% 4
North East -11 23 £430 +12.42%
Northern Ireland +4 21 £513 +24.24% 1
East Midlands -22 14 £314 -25.30% 4
Wales -14 13 £455 +30.10% 1

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 611 (65.00%) Java
2 399 (42.45%) Agile Software Development
3 344 (36.60%) Oracle
4 339 (36.06%) IBM
5 244 (25.96%) Tomcat
6 238 (25.32%) TDD
7 230 (24.47%) WebLogic
8 225 (23.94%) SQL
9 220 (23.40%) Amazon AWS
10 219 (23.30%) Finance
11 217 (23.09%) Continuous Integration
12 216 (22.98%) Linux
13 204 (21.70%) Puppet
14 202 (21.49%) Spring
15 194 (20.64%) Jenkins
16 193 (20.53%) Ansible
17 187 (19.89%) J2EE
18 184 (19.57%) Opscode Chef
19 183 (19.47%) Web Services
20 170 (18.09%) NoSQL
21 169 (17.98%) OO
22 167 (17.77%) Microsoft Azure
23 162 (17.23%) Unix
24 161 (17.13%) Git (software)
25 158 (16.81%) JavaScript
25 158 (16.81%) WebSphere Application Server
26 156 (16.60%) MySQL
27 152 (16.17%) PostgreSQL
28 150 (15.96%) WebSphere MQ
29 144 (15.32%) Middleware

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 244 (25.96%) Tomcat
2 230 (24.47%) WebLogic
3 158 (16.81%) WebSphere Application Server
4 120 (12.77%) OpenStack
5 106 (11.28%) Apache
5 106 (11.28%) JBoss
6 72 (7.66%) IIS
7 58 (6.17%) Jetty
8 55 (5.85%) nginx
9 43 (4.57%) Mongrel
10 36 (3.83%) Confluence
11 28 (2.98%) WebSphere Portal
12 26 (2.77%) Commerce Server
12 26 (2.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 23 (2.45%) BizTalk Server
14 19 (2.02%) CMS
15 16 (1.70%) IBM HTTP Server
16 13 (1.38%) MQSeries
17 11 (1.17%) SharePoint
17 11 (1.17%) WildFly
Applications
1 17 (1.81%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) Notepad++
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (1.81%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 10 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.85%) Magento
3 8 (0.85%) thinkFolio
4 7 (0.74%) Temenos T24
5 5 (0.53%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.43%) ENOVIA
7 3 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.21%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.21%) SDL Web 8
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 220 (23.40%) Amazon AWS
2 167 (17.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (6.17%) GitHub
4 39 (4.15%) Amazon EC2
4 39 (4.15%) Google Cloud Platform
5 38 (4.04%) Google App Engine
6 15 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (1.28%) PaaS
7 12 (1.28%) Sumo Logic
8 9 (0.96%) npm
8 9 (0.96%) SaaS
9 8 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 8 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
9 8 (0.85%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.74%) Boomi
10 7 (0.74%) Rackspace Cloud
10 7 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.64%) IaaS
12 5 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 91 (9.68%) HTTP
2 63 (6.70%) SSL
3 40 (4.26%) DNS
3 40 (4.26%) TCP/IP
4 37 (3.94%) FTP
5 33 (3.51%) DHCP
6 32 (3.40%) IPsec
7 20 (2.13%) SAN
8 15 (1.60%) Firewall
9 13 (1.38%) SMS
10 9 (0.96%) AMQP
10 9 (0.96%) LAN
10 9 (0.96%) Network Security
10 9 (0.96%) WAN
11 7 (0.74%) HTTPS
11 7 (0.74%) Internet
12 6 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (0.43%) NAS
14 3 (0.32%) iSCSI
14 3 (0.32%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (18.09%) NoSQL
2 156 (16.60%) MySQL
3 152 (16.17%) PostgreSQL
4 112 (11.91%) SQL Server
5 87 (9.26%) DB2
6 84 (8.94%) Relational Database
7 60 (6.38%) Oracle Database
8 39 (4.15%) RDBMS
9 27 (2.87%) MongoDB
10 17 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (1.60%) Hadoop
12 13 (1.38%) Endeca
13 12 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
14 10 (1.06%) Couchbase
14 10 (1.06%) GIS
14 10 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (0.96%) Redis
15 9 (0.96%) Riak
16 7 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
16 7 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 194 (20.64%) Jenkins
2 161 (17.13%) Git (software)
3 132 (14.04%) NUnit
4 118 (12.55%) MSTest
5 90 (9.57%) Maven
6 64 (6.81%) JIRA
7 52 (5.53%) Subversion
8 51 (5.43%) JUnit
9 50 (5.32%) GitLab
10 43 (4.57%) TeamCity
11 40 (4.26%) Ant
11 40 (4.26%) Cucumber
11 40 (4.26%) Eclipse
12 39 (4.15%) Travis CI
13 35 (3.72%) Gradle
14 34 (3.62%) Artifactory
15 33 (3.51%) Selenium
16 20 (2.13%) Vagrant
17 13 (1.38%) Jasmine
17 13 (1.38%) Mockito
General
1 219 (23.30%) Finance
2 130 (13.83%) Banking
3 96 (10.21%) Retail
4 14 (1.49%) Financial Institution
5 12 (1.28%) Advertising
5 12 (1.28%) Retail Banking
6 9 (0.96%) Back Office
6 9 (0.96%) Investment Banking
7 7 (0.74%) Games
7 7 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.64%) Automotive
8 6 (0.64%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.43%) Legal
9 4 (0.43%) Marketing
10 3 (0.32%) Front Office
11 2 (0.21%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.11%) French Language
12 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.11%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 483 (51.38%) Developer
2 333 (35.43%) Java Developer
3 86 (9.15%) Senior Developer
4 79 (8.40%) Architect
5 75 (7.98%) WebSphere Developer
6 65 (6.91%) Senior Java Developer
7 60 (6.38%) DevOps Engineer
8 55 (5.85%) Analyst
9 37 (3.94%) Digital Developer
10 35 (3.72%) Digital Transformation
11 33 (3.51%) Project Manager
12 31 (3.30%) Administrator
12 31 (3.30%) Solutions Architect
13 29 (3.09%) Consultant
14 27 (2.87%) Support Analyst
15 23 (2.45%) Integration Specialist
16 22 (2.34%) Integration Developer
16 22 (2.34%) Java WebSphere Developer
17 21 (2.23%) Scala Developer
18 19 (2.02%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (21.49%) Spring
2 187 (19.89%) J2EE
3 183 (19.47%) Web Services
4 150 (15.96%) WebSphere MQ
5 144 (15.32%) Middleware
6 121 (12.87%) XML
7 108 (11.49%) Hibernate
8 107 (11.38%) IBM Integration Bus
9 106 (11.28%) HTML
10 105 (11.17%) JMS
11 99 (10.53%) Spring Boot
12 98 (10.43%) SOAP
13 89 (9.47%) CSS
14 86 (9.15%) REST
15 77 (8.19%) .NET
16 72 (7.66%) RESTful
17 69 (7.34%) Servlets
18 68 (7.23%) RabbitMQ
19 55 (5.85%) JSP
20 53 (5.64%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 48 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (4.89%) Enterprise Software
3 43 (4.57%) DataPower
4 32 (3.40%) Mainframe
5 20 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.91%) Management Information System
7 17 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (1.60%) User Experience
9 13 (1.38%) Clustering
10 11 (1.17%) Private Cloud
10 11 (1.17%) Replication
10 11 (1.17%) SWIFT
11 10 (1.06%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.96%) Data Centre
12 9 (0.96%) Fixed Income
12 9 (0.96%) Mobile Payment
12 9 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (0.85%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.74%) Derivative
15 6 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 216 (22.98%) Linux
2 162 (17.23%) Unix
3 109 (11.60%) Windows
4 54 (5.74%) AIX
5 37 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (3.94%) Solaris
6 34 (3.62%) Windows Server
7 25 (2.66%) zOS
8 11 (1.17%) CentOS
8 11 (1.17%) Debian
8 11 (1.17%) Ubuntu
9 10 (1.06%) Fedora
10 8 (0.85%) Android
10 8 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
10 8 (0.85%) VMS
11 7 (0.74%) MVS
12 6 (0.64%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.64%) OpenVMS
12 6 (0.64%) VME
13 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (42.45%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (25.32%) TDD
3 217 (23.09%) Continuous Integration
4 169 (17.98%) OO
5 124 (13.19%) DevOps
6 122 (12.98%) E-Commerce
7 117 (12.45%) Migration
8 95 (10.11%) Microservices
9 71 (7.55%) Configuration Management
10 70 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
11 59 (6.28%) BDD
11 59 (6.28%) Scrum
11 59 (6.28%) Test Automation
12 55 (5.85%) SOA
13 50 (5.32%) MVC
14 47 (5.00%) Open Source
14 47 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 46 (4.89%) Software Engineering
16 45 (4.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 45 (4.79%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 611 (65.00%) Java
2 225 (23.94%) SQL
3 158 (16.81%) JavaScript
4 86 (9.15%) Java 8
5 80 (8.51%) Python
6 49 (5.21%) PL/SQL
7 39 (4.15%) Perl
8 35 (3.72%) Bash Shell
8 35 (3.72%) Shell Script
9 34 (3.62%) Scala
10 33 (3.51%) Ruby
11 28 (2.98%) C#
11 28 (2.98%) Groovy
11 28 (2.98%) PowerShell
12 25 (2.66%) C++
13 24 (2.55%) C
14 17 (1.81%) PHP
15 12 (1.28%) Go
15 12 (1.28%) XPath
16 9 (0.96%) REXX
Qualifications
1 91 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 67 (7.13%) SC Cleared
3 32 (3.40%) Degree
4 17 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.85%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.43%) OCPJP
7 4 (0.43%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.32%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.21%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.11%) CCNA
10 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.11%) CISSP
10 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.11%) MCSE
10 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.11%) RHCE
10 1 (0.11%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.02%) QA
2 7 (0.74%) GCP
3 6 (0.64%) GDPR
3 6 (0.64%) PMO
4 5 (0.53%) ISO 20022
5 4 (0.43%) COBIT
5 4 (0.43%) PSD2
6 3 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.21%) MiFID
7 2 (0.21%) SEPA
7 2 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (6.81%) Docker
2 57 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (4.68%) Xen
4 30 (3.19%) Active Directory
5 12 (1.28%) VirtualBox
6 9 (0.96%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.96%) RACF
7 8 (0.85%) KVM
7 8 (0.85%) NFS
8 6 (0.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 5 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.43%) OpenAM
10 4 (0.43%) vSphere
10 4 (0.43%) XenApp
10 4 (0.43%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.32%) Oracle Clusterware
11 3 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.32%) SRDF
11 3 (0.32%) XenServer
12 2 (0.21%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 204 (21.70%) Puppet
2 193 (20.53%) Ansible
3 184 (19.57%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (2.02%) Terraform
5 18 (1.91%) Marathon
5 18 (1.91%) Mesos
6 15 (1.60%) Tivoli
7 13 (1.38%) CA Single Sign-On
7 13 (1.38%) Kubernetes
7 13 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
8 12 (1.28%) Kibana
9 11 (1.17%) Cobbler
9 11 (1.17%) Graylog
9 11 (1.17%) logstash
9 11 (1.17%) Nagios
9 11 (1.17%) Salt
10 10 (1.06%) Packer
10 10 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 7 (0.74%) OMEGAMON
12 6 (0.64%) Control-M
Vendors
1 344 (36.60%) Oracle
2 339 (36.06%) IBM
3 100 (10.64%) Microsoft
4 64 (6.81%) VMware
5 49 (5.21%) Google
5 49 (5.21%) Red Hat
6 32 (3.40%) hybris
7 25 (2.66%) Axway
7 25 (2.66%) CA
8 24 (2.55%) MuleSoft
9 23 (2.45%) TIBCO
10 21 (2.23%) Informatica
11 18 (1.91%) ATG
12 16 (1.70%) Capita
13 15 (1.60%) Splunk
14 14 (1.49%) Fujitsu
14 14 (1.49%) HP
15 13 (1.38%) New Relic
15 13 (1.38%) Sun
16 12 (1.28%) AppDynamics