Period
to 14 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 14 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 283 247 203
Rank change year-on-year -36 -44 -19
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 935 968 1,403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 1.01% 1.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.44% 5.98% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 583 829
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £373 £350 £325
90th Percentile £594 £584 £614
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £423 £425
% change year-on-year +0.59% -0.59% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 14
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 £19.25
90th Percentile £40.43 £40.00 £39.10
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 17,188 16,183 19,940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.79% 16.93% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,239 10,472 13,108
UK median daily rate £450 £437 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.92% +4.11% +8.39%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £253
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 409 404 475
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £19.40 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.68% -4.87% +1.95%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £20.76
% change year-on-year +3.65% -7.03% +3.78%

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 14 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 14 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 -44 807 £500 +2.04% 112
UK excluding London -35 507 £425 +0.59% 73
London -24 388 £525 +5.00% 52
North of England -25 116 £438 +9.38% 11
South East -71 95 £410 -18.00% 13
Midlands +14 77 £425 +0.59% 10
South West +10 65 £425 -4.92% 4
East of England +16 64 £500 +25.00% 22
West Midlands +25 63 £425 +9.68% 8
Scotland -34 56 £425 +3.03% 11
North West -26 55 £427 +6.80% 8
Yorkshire -11 38 £450 +12.50% 3
North East -8 23 £430 +11.69%
Northern Ireland +11 21 £513 +24.24% 1
East Midlands -11 14 £314 -25.30% 2
Wales -8 13 £455 +30.10% 1

For the 6 months to 14 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.

1 610 (65.24%) Java
2 394 (42.14%) Agile Software Development
3 344 (36.79%) IBM
4 338 (36.15%) Oracle
5 238 (25.45%) TDD
6 237 (25.35%) Tomcat
7 231 (24.71%) SQL
8 225 (24.06%) WebLogic
9 221 (23.64%) Finance
10 216 (23.10%) Amazon AWS
11 211 (22.57%) Linux
12 209 (22.35%) Continuous Integration
13 202 (21.60%) Spring
14 198 (21.18%) Puppet
15 191 (20.43%) Jenkins
16 188 (20.11%) Ansible
16 188 (20.11%) J2EE
17 187 (20.00%) Web Services
18 179 (19.14%) Opscode Chef
19 166 (17.75%) Unix
19 166 (17.75%) OO
20 165 (17.65%) NoSQL
21 161 (17.22%) Microsoft Azure
22 158 (16.90%) Git (software)
23 155 (16.58%) WebSphere Application Server
24 154 (16.47%) JavaScript
25 153 (16.36%) MySQL
26 150 (16.04%) PostgreSQL
27 149 (15.94%) WebSphere MQ
28 144 (15.40%) 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
1 237 (25.35%) Tomcat
2 225 (24.06%) WebLogic
3 155 (16.58%) WebSphere Application Server
4 118 (12.62%) OpenStack
5 104 (11.12%) JBoss
6 102 (10.91%) Apache
7 65 (6.95%) IIS
8 52 (5.56%) Jetty
9 51 (5.45%) nginx
10 38 (4.06%) Mongrel
11 36 (3.85%) Confluence
12 28 (2.99%) WebSphere Portal
13 27 (2.89%) Commerce Server
14 25 (2.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 23 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
16 20 (2.14%) CMS
17 16 (1.71%) IBM HTTP Server
18 14 (1.50%) MQSeries
19 11 (1.18%) SharePoint
20 9 (0.96%) FileNet
Applications
1 17 (1.82%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.75%) 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 (1.82%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 10 (1.07%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.86%) Magento
3 8 (0.86%) thinkFolio
4 7 (0.75%) 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
1 216 (23.10%) Amazon AWS
2 161 (17.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (5.88%) GitHub
4 40 (4.28%) Amazon EC2
5 38 (4.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 37 (3.96%) Google App Engine
7 13 (1.39%) PaaS
8 10 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.07%) npm
9 9 (0.96%) Amazon ELB
9 9 (0.96%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.96%) SaaS
10 8 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 8 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.75%) Boomi
11 7 (0.75%) Sumo Logic
12 6 (0.64%) IaaS
12 6 (0.64%) Rackspace Cloud
13 5 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 87 (9.30%) HTTP
2 63 (6.74%) SSL
3 40 (4.28%) DNS
3 40 (4.28%) TCP/IP
4 37 (3.96%) FTP
5 33 (3.53%) DHCP
6 32 (3.42%) IPsec
7 19 (2.03%) SAN
8 15 (1.60%) Firewall
9 13 (1.39%) SMS
10 9 (0.96%) AMQP
10 9 (0.96%) LAN
10 9 (0.96%) WAN
11 8 (0.86%) Network Security
12 7 (0.75%) HTTPS
12 7 (0.75%) Internet
13 6 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (0.43%) NAS
15 3 (0.32%) iSCSI
15 3 (0.32%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (17.65%) NoSQL
2 153 (16.36%) MySQL
3 150 (16.04%) PostgreSQL
4 110 (11.76%) SQL Server
5 87 (9.30%) DB2
6 82 (8.77%) Relational Database
7 58 (6.20%) Oracle Database
8 37 (3.96%) RDBMS
9 26 (2.78%) MongoDB
10 17 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
11 14 (1.50%) Hadoop
12 13 (1.39%) Endeca
13 12 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
14 10 (1.07%) GIS
14 10 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (0.96%) Couchbase
15 9 (0.96%) Redis
15 9 (0.96%) Riak
16 8 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
17 7 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 191 (20.43%) Jenkins
2 158 (16.90%) Git (software)
3 130 (13.90%) NUnit
4 116 (12.41%) MSTest
5 86 (9.20%) Maven
6 64 (6.84%) JIRA
7 53 (5.67%) JUnit
7 53 (5.67%) Subversion
8 48 (5.13%) GitLab
9 41 (4.39%) Eclipse
10 40 (4.28%) Cucumber
11 39 (4.17%) TeamCity
12 35 (3.74%) Ant
12 35 (3.74%) Travis CI
13 34 (3.64%) Artifactory
14 32 (3.42%) Selenium
15 31 (3.32%) Gradle
16 15 (1.60%) Vagrant
17 14 (1.50%) Mockito
18 13 (1.39%) Jasmine
General
1 221 (23.64%) Finance
2 130 (13.90%) Banking
3 96 (10.27%) Retail
4 14 (1.50%) Financial Institution
5 12 (1.28%) Advertising
5 12 (1.28%) Retail Banking
6 10 (1.07%) Back Office
7 9 (0.96%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.75%) Games
8 7 (0.75%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.64%) Automotive
9 6 (0.64%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.43%) Front Office
10 4 (0.43%) Legal
10 4 (0.43%) Marketing
11 2 (0.21%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.11%) French Language
12 1 (0.11%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 485 (51.87%) Developer
2 329 (35.19%) Java Developer
3 88 (9.41%) Senior Developer
4 80 (8.56%) WebSphere Developer
5 78 (8.34%) Architect
6 66 (7.06%) Senior Java Developer
7 56 (5.99%) Analyst
7 56 (5.99%) DevOps Engineer
8 37 (3.96%) Digital Developer
9 35 (3.74%) Digital Transformation
10 33 (3.53%) Project Manager
11 30 (3.21%) Consultant
11 30 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
12 29 (3.10%) Support Analyst
13 28 (2.99%) Administrator
14 25 (2.67%) Integration Specialist
15 22 (2.35%) Integration Developer
15 22 (2.35%) Java WebSphere Developer
16 21 (2.25%) Scala Developer
17 19 (2.03%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (21.60%) Spring
2 188 (20.11%) J2EE
3 187 (20.00%) Web Services
4 149 (15.94%) WebSphere MQ
5 144 (15.40%) Middleware
6 126 (13.48%) XML
7 110 (11.76%) Hibernate
8 108 (11.55%) JMS
9 107 (11.44%) HTML
9 107 (11.44%) IBM Integration Bus
10 100 (10.70%) SOAP
11 97 (10.37%) Spring Boot
12 91 (9.73%) CSS
13 88 (9.41%) REST
14 75 (8.02%) .NET
14 75 (8.02%) RESTful
15 67 (7.17%) RabbitMQ
16 64 (6.84%) Servlets
17 56 (5.99%) JSP
18 54 (5.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 49 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
3 44 (4.71%) DataPower
4 33 (3.53%) Mainframe
5 18 (1.93%) Management Information System
6 17 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (1.60%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.60%) User Experience
8 11 (1.18%) Private Cloud
8 11 (1.18%) Replication
8 11 (1.18%) SWIFT
9 10 (1.07%) Clustering
9 10 (1.07%) Fixed Income
9 10 (1.07%) Mobile App
10 9 (0.96%) Mobile Payment
10 9 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (0.86%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.75%) Data Centre
13 6 (0.64%) Derivative
14 5 (0.53%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 211 (22.57%) Linux
2 166 (17.75%) Unix
3 104 (11.12%) Windows
4 53 (5.67%) AIX
5 38 (4.06%) Solaris
6 36 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (3.53%) Windows Server
8 25 (2.67%) zOS
9 8 (0.86%) Android
9 8 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (0.86%) VMS
10 7 (0.75%) MVS
11 6 (0.64%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.64%) CentOS
11 6 (0.64%) Debian
11 6 (0.64%) OpenVMS
11 6 (0.64%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.64%) VME
12 5 (0.53%) Fedora
12 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (42.14%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (25.45%) TDD
3 209 (22.35%) Continuous Integration
4 166 (17.75%) OO
5 125 (13.37%) E-Commerce
6 119 (12.73%) DevOps
7 113 (12.09%) Migration
8 96 (10.27%) Microservices
9 72 (7.70%) Configuration Management
10 68 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
11 61 (6.52%) BDD
12 60 (6.42%) Scrum
12 60 (6.42%) Test Automation
13 55 (5.88%) SOA
14 51 (5.45%) MVC
15 48 (5.13%) Open Source
16 47 (5.03%) Stakeholder Management
17 46 (4.92%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 45 (4.81%) Software Engineering
19 44 (4.71%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 610 (65.24%) Java
2 231 (24.71%) SQL
3 154 (16.47%) JavaScript
4 84 (8.98%) Java 8
5 75 (8.02%) Python
6 50 (5.35%) PL/SQL
7 35 (3.74%) Shell Script
8 34 (3.64%) Perl
8 34 (3.64%) Scala
9 29 (3.10%) Bash Shell
10 28 (2.99%) Groovy
11 27 (2.89%) Ruby
12 24 (2.57%) C
12 24 (2.57%) C#
12 24 (2.57%) C++
13 21 (2.25%) PowerShell
14 17 (1.82%) PHP
15 14 (1.50%) XPath
16 9 (0.96%) Korn
16 9 (0.96%) REXX
Qualifications
1 90 (9.63%) Security Cleared
2 66 (7.06%) SC Cleared
3 27 (2.89%) Degree
4 12 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.86%) 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
10 1 (0.11%) CCNA
10 1 (0.11%) CISA
10 1 (0.11%) CISSP
10 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.11%) MCITP
10 1 (0.11%) MCSE
10 1 (0.11%) RHCE
10 1 (0.11%) RHCT
10 1 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.14%) QA
2 6 (0.64%) GCP
2 6 (0.64%) GDPR
2 6 (0.64%) PMO
3 5 (0.53%) ISO 20022
4 4 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.43%) PSD2
5 3 (0.32%) COBIT
6 2 (0.21%) MiFID
6 2 (0.21%) SEPA
6 2 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (6.84%) Docker
2 51 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (4.71%) Xen
4 26 (2.78%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.96%) RACF
6 8 (0.86%) KVM
6 8 (0.86%) NFS
7 7 (0.75%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 6 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.43%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.32%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle Clusterware
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.32%) SRDF
10 3 (0.32%) vSphere
10 3 (0.32%) XenServer
11 2 (0.21%) ACF2
11 2 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
11 2 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 198 (21.18%) Puppet
2 188 (20.11%) Ansible
3 179 (19.14%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.71%) Marathon
4 16 (1.71%) Mesos
5 15 (1.60%) Tivoli
6 14 (1.50%) Kubernetes
6 14 (1.50%) Terraform
7 13 (1.39%) CA Single Sign-On
8 12 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
9 11 (1.18%) Cobbler
10 10 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 7 (0.75%) Kibana
11 7 (0.75%) OMEGAMON
12 6 (0.64%) Control-M
12 6 (0.64%) Forum Sentry
12 6 (0.64%) Graylog
12 6 (0.64%) logstash
12 6 (0.64%) Salt
12 6 (0.64%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 344 (36.79%) IBM
2 338 (36.15%) Oracle
3 92 (9.84%) Microsoft
4 58 (6.20%) VMware
5 48 (5.13%) Google
6 42 (4.49%) Red Hat
7 32 (3.42%) hybris
8 25 (2.67%) Axway
8 25 (2.67%) CA
9 24 (2.57%) MuleSoft
10 22 (2.35%) TIBCO
11 21 (2.25%) Informatica
12 18 (1.93%) ATG
13 16 (1.71%) Capita
14 14 (1.50%) Fujitsu
15 13 (1.39%) HP
15 13 (1.39%) Sun
16 12 (1.28%) SAP
17 11 (1.18%) Dell
17 11 (1.18%) Siebel