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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 238 178 172
Rank change year-on-year -60 -6  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 474 749 758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.39% 1.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.07% 7.67% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 460 401
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -7.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.65
% change year-on-year +14.28% -7.03%  

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

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7806 9763 9839
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.57% 18.08% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4976 6503 6153
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 242 324
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.04% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.49 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.76% +23.80%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WebSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -56 413 £498 +10.55% 75
London -65 192 £500 - 42
South East +1 88 £500 +11.11% 5
North West -9 34 £433 +13.14% 3
Scotland -5 30 £388 -8.28% 4
Oxfordshire +8 27 £580 +22.10%
Yorkshire +10 26 £388 -22.50% 6
City of London -23 25 £498 +4.73% 8
Buckinghamshire -27 25 £350 -7.28% 1
West Yorkshire +11 23 £375 -17.49% 2
County Antrim -25 22 £413 -
Northern Ireland -27 22 £413 -
Surrey +19 21 £475 +5.55%
Belfast -30 21 £413 -
East of England -18 20 £425 -5.55% 10
Milton Keynes -23 19 £338 -15.62% 1
East Midlands -18 18 £410 -8.88%
Edinburgh -1 16 £365 -17.04% 2
Manchester -4 16 £419 -15.40% 2
Oxford +1 15 £580 +22.10%
South West -13 14 £450 +5.88% 3
Leeds +20 13 £450 -10.00% 2
Lancashire +11 12 £450 +44.11%
Glasgow -3 11 £400 +15.10% 2
Halifax +11 10 £300 -30.15%
Hampshire -8 10 £400 +3.89%
West Midlands +3 8 £388 -8.82% 4
Bedfordshire -5 8 £400 -14.66% 2
Preston -13 8 £499 +84.72%
South Wales +1 7 £350 -26.31%

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 591 (62.74%) Java
2 407 (43.21%) IBM
3 304 (32.27%) Oracle
4 301 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
5 267 (28.34%) Linux
6 235 (24.95%) SQL
7 234 (24.84%) Web Services
8 232 (24.63%) J2EE
9 223 (23.67%) XML
10 221 (23.46%) Finance
11 218 (23.14%) WebSphere Application Server
12 212 (22.51%) Spring
13 206 (21.87%) JBoss
14 179 (19.00%) WebSphere MQ
15 178 (18.90%) Unix
16 177 (18.79%) JavaScript
17 176 (18.68%) Tomcat
18 165 (17.52%) Banking
18 165 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
19 164 (17.41%) SOAP
20 153 (16.24%) WebLogic
21 150 (15.92%) HTML
22 146 (15.50%) Middleware
22 146 (15.50%) DevOps
23 143 (15.18%) E-Commerce
24 141 (14.97%) TDD
25 140 (14.86%) Jenkins
26 137 (14.54%) IBM Integration Bus
27 125 (13.27%) SQL Server
28 122 (12.95%) JSP

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
1 218 (23.14%) WebSphere Application Server
2 206 (21.87%) JBoss
3 176 (18.68%) Tomcat
4 153 (16.24%) WebLogic
5 116 (12.31%) Apache
6 83 (8.81%) IIS
7 49 (5.20%) WebSphere Portal
8 41 (4.35%) OpenStack
9 39 (4.14%) BizTalk Server
10 37 (3.93%) CMS
11 35 (3.72%) WebSphere Process Server
12 32 (3.40%) nginx
13 30 (3.18%) IBM HTTP Server
14 28 (2.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 26 (2.76%) Confluence
15 26 (2.76%) Jetty
16 24 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
17 23 (2.44%) Mongrel
18 22 (2.34%) GlassFish
19 18 (1.91%) Mule
Applications
1 8 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (1.80%) Magento
2 12 (1.27%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (1.06%) Maximo
4 6 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.64%) Fredhopper
5 5 (0.53%) SAP HCM
6 4 (0.42%) Actimize
6 4 (0.42%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 4 (0.42%) Murex MxG2000
6 4 (0.42%) Pega PRPC
7 3 (0.32%) Staffware
8 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.21%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.21%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.11%) Exstream
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 110 (11.68%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (6.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (3.93%) GitHub
4 29 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 23 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (2.44%) Google App Engine
7 16 (1.70%) PaaS
8 15 (1.59%) OpenShift
9 11 (1.17%) IaaS
9 11 (1.17%) IBM Cloud
10 9 (0.96%) Bluemix
11 8 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (0.74%) Boomi
13 5 (0.53%) Akamai
13 5 (0.53%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.53%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.53%) IBM SmartCloud
13 5 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 97 (10.30%) HTTP
2 73 (7.75%) SSL
3 44 (4.67%) DNS
4 42 (4.46%) TCP/IP
5 32 (3.40%) Internet
6 30 (3.18%) FTP
7 26 (2.76%) Firewall
7 26 (2.76%) SAN
8 22 (2.34%) DHCP
8 22 (2.34%) IPsec
9 19 (2.02%) LDAP
10 15 (1.59%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.96%) WAN
12 8 (0.85%) AMQP
12 8 (0.85%) Network Security
13 7 (0.74%) Kerberos
13 7 (0.74%) SMTP
14 6 (0.64%) LAN
14 6 (0.64%) Multicast
15 5 (0.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 95 (10.08%) DB2
3 69 (7.32%) MySQL
4 57 (6.05%) Oracle Database
4 57 (6.05%) Relational Database
5 53 (5.63%) NoSQL
6 35 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
7 33 (3.50%) MongoDB
7 33 (3.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 22 (2.34%) Endeca
9 21 (2.23%) Hadoop
10 16 (1.70%) RDBMS
11 15 (1.59%) Big Data
11 15 (1.59%) DbVisualizer
12 9 (0.96%) Apache Hive
13 8 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 8 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.74%) DataStax
15 6 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (0.64%) HBase
Development Applications
1 140 (14.86%) Jenkins
2 84 (8.92%) JUnit
3 83 (8.81%) Maven
4 80 (8.49%) Git (software)
5 71 (7.54%) JIRA
6 61 (6.48%) Cucumber
7 56 (5.94%) Ant
7 56 (5.94%) Mockito
8 48 (5.10%) Eclipse
9 47 (4.99%) Subversion
10 40 (4.25%) Selenium
11 27 (2.87%) NUnit
12 26 (2.76%) MSTest
13 24 (2.55%) Bitbucket
14 23 (2.44%) Travis CI
15 17 (1.80%) Gradle
15 17 (1.80%) SoapUI
16 16 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
16 16 (1.70%) WebDriver
17 15 (1.59%) Hudson
General
1 221 (23.46%) Finance
2 165 (17.52%) Banking
3 104 (11.04%) Retail
4 14 (1.49%) Games
5 13 (1.38%) Financial Institution
5 13 (1.38%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.27%) Front Office
7 9 (0.96%) Law
7 9 (0.96%) Marketing
8 8 (0.85%) Publishing
9 6 (0.64%) Back Office
10 5 (0.53%) Advertising
10 5 (0.53%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.42%) International Banking
12 3 (0.32%) Legal
13 2 (0.21%) Billing
13 2 (0.21%) Electronics
13 2 (0.21%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 374 (39.70%) Developer
2 232 (24.63%) Java Developer
3 131 (13.91%) Architect
4 68 (7.22%) WebSphere Developer
5 67 (7.11%) Senior Developer
6 58 (6.16%) Consultant
7 50 (5.31%) Analyst
8 46 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
9 43 (4.56%) DevOps Engineer
10 34 (3.61%) Integration Developer
10 34 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
11 33 (3.50%) Full Stack Developer
12 32 (3.40%) Administrator
13 30 (3.18%) Applications Support
14 29 (3.08%) WebSphere Specialist
15 26 (2.76%) Project Manager
15 26 (2.76%) SQL Developer
16 23 (2.44%) Integration Architect
16 23 (2.44%) Technical Architect
17 22 (2.34%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (24.84%) Web Services
2 232 (24.63%) J2EE
3 223 (23.67%) XML
4 212 (22.51%) Spring
5 179 (19.00%) WebSphere MQ
6 164 (17.41%) SOAP
7 150 (15.92%) HTML
8 146 (15.50%) Middleware
9 137 (14.54%) IBM Integration Bus
10 122 (12.95%) JSP
11 113 (12.00%) CSS
12 109 (11.57%) Java EE
13 105 (11.15%) .NET
14 103 (10.93%) REST
15 99 (10.51%) Servlets
16 91 (9.66%) Hibernate
16 91 (9.66%) XSLT
17 88 (9.34%) RESTful
18 86 (9.13%) JMS
19 84 (8.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 71 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (5.73%) DataPower
3 40 (4.25%) Computer Science
4 35 (3.72%) Virtual Team
5 24 (2.55%) Data Centre
6 22 (2.34%) iPad
7 18 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (1.91%) iSeries
8 17 (1.80%) SWIFT
9 15 (1.59%) Clustering
9 15 (1.59%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.27%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.27%) PKI
11 11 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (1.06%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.06%) Mainframe
13 9 (0.96%) Private Cloud
13 9 (0.96%) User Experience
14 8 (0.85%) AS400
14 8 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 267 (28.34%) Linux
2 178 (18.90%) Unix
3 92 (9.77%) Windows
4 88 (9.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 67 (7.11%) AIX
6 57 (6.05%) Solaris
7 27 (2.87%) Windows Server
8 13 (1.38%) zOS
9 12 (1.27%) HPUX
10 10 (1.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 9 (0.96%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.85%) CentOS
12 8 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.74%) Android
13 7 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
13 7 (0.74%) SUSE
13 7 (0.74%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
3 146 (15.50%) DevOps
4 143 (15.18%) E-Commerce
5 141 (14.97%) TDD
6 111 (11.78%) OO
7 103 (10.93%) Scrum
8 99 (10.51%) Open Source
9 77 (8.17%) ITIL
10 74 (7.86%) SOA
11 71 (7.54%) Configuration Management
12 66 (7.01%) Unit Testing
13 63 (6.69%) Migration
14 62 (6.58%) MVC
15 49 (5.20%) High Availability
16 46 (4.88%) Test Automation
17 45 (4.78%) Content Management
17 45 (4.78%) Pair Programming
18 43 (4.56%) UML
19 42 (4.46%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 591 (62.74%) Java
2 235 (24.95%) SQL
3 177 (18.79%) JavaScript
4 93 (9.87%) Shell Script
5 49 (5.20%) Perl
6 47 (4.99%) Python
7 43 (4.56%) Bash Shell
8 39 (4.14%) PowerShell
9 37 (3.93%) C++
10 33 (3.50%) C#
11 24 (2.55%) C
12 22 (2.34%) XPath
13 21 (2.23%) Korn
14 18 (1.91%) PL/SQL
15 15 (1.59%) TypeScript
16 14 (1.49%) Ruby
17 13 (1.38%) Jython
18 12 (1.27%) VB
19 9 (0.96%) PHP
20 8 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 65 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 56 (5.94%) Degree
3 54 (5.73%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.38%) CISSP
6 7 (0.74%) CISA
6 7 (0.74%) CISM
6 7 (0.74%) IBM Certification
6 7 (0.74%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.74%) Sun Certification
7 6 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.53%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.42%) CCIE
9 4 (0.42%) CCIE Security
9 4 (0.42%) RHCE
9 4 (0.42%) RHCSA
10 3 (0.32%) ISEB
10 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.18%) QA
2 19 (2.02%) SLA
3 16 (1.70%) HL7
4 12 (1.27%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.17%) MiFID
6 10 (1.06%) SEPA
7 6 (0.64%) FedRAMP
8 4 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.42%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.21%) FATCA
10 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 15022
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.11%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 47 (4.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (2.97%) Docker
3 24 (2.55%) Xen
4 16 (1.70%) Active Directory
5 13 (1.38%) Apache Flume
5 13 (1.38%) Oracle Clusterware
5 13 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.06%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 7 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.53%) HDFS
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.32%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 3 (0.32%) vSphere
10 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.21%) KVM
10 2 (0.21%) NFS
10 2 (0.21%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.21%) SRDF
10 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 102 (10.83%) Puppet
2 77 (8.17%) Ansible
3 69 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (2.12%) Tivoli
5 18 (1.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 11 (1.17%) logstash
7 9 (0.96%) Kibana
7 9 (0.96%) Mesos
7 9 (0.96%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 7 (0.74%) Nagios
9 6 (0.64%) CA Wily
9 6 (0.64%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.64%) Marathon
9 6 (0.64%) Netcool
9 6 (0.64%) Pingdom
9 6 (0.64%) Terraform
10 5 (0.53%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 5 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.53%) SCCM
11 4 (0.42%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 407 (43.21%) IBM
2 304 (32.27%) Oracle
3 96 (10.19%) Microsoft
4 82 (8.70%) Red Hat
5 70 (7.43%) VMware
6 51 (5.41%) ATG
7 44 (4.67%) hybris
8 35 (3.72%) Google
9 33 (3.50%) Adobe
10 20 (2.12%) TIBCO
11 19 (2.02%) Fiorano
11 19 (2.02%) SAP
12 18 (1.91%) InterSystems
13 16 (1.70%) Sybase
14 15 (1.59%) Pega
15 13 (1.38%) CA
15 13 (1.38%) Informatica
15 13 (1.38%) MuleSoft
15 13 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
16 12 (1.27%) AppDynamics
Durham, County Durham
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 4 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Rates Dependant on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
X4 Group
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago