Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 274 216 193
Rank change year-on-year -58 -23 -9
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 963 1309 1495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 1.24% 1.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.61% 6.71% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 775 864
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £328 £323
90th Percentile £588 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £430
% change year-on-year -1.18% -1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 12
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -11.66% +30.40%
10th Percentile £35.00 £31.33 £36.75
90th Percentile £44.38 £38.75 £64.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year +4.17% -10.56% +27.78%

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 17169 19509 19860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.64% 18.50% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11301 12635 12479
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £230
90th Percentile £606 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 482 600
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £42.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.52% +3.65% +14.29%

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 22 November 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 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 22 November 2017. 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 -79 841 £500 +11.11% 48
UK excluding London -47 514 £420 -1.18% 34
London -69 437 £513 +2.50% 22
South East -54 152 £438 -5.41% 5
North of England -31 124 £425 +6.25% 13
North West -17 77 £430 +7.50% 9
East of England +8 63 £450 +1.41% 5
Northern Ireland +1 57 £413 -
Scotland -28 42 £420 +5.00% 8
Midlands -27 35 £501 +19.35% 2
South West -10 33 £473 -5.50% 1
Yorkshire -29 30 £450 -10.00% 4
West Midlands +2 21 £450 +5.88% 2
North East +6 17 £400 +19.40%
Wales +31 14 £375 -
East Midlands -29 13 £513 +22.02%

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 595 (61.79%) Java
2 415 (43.09%) Agile Software Development
3 404 (41.95%) Oracle
4 377 (39.15%) IBM
5 254 (26.38%) Finance
6 230 (23.88%) Linux
7 226 (23.47%) XML
7 226 (23.47%) SQL
8 224 (23.26%) Web Services
9 218 (22.64%) Tomcat
10 217 (22.53%) Continuous Integration
11 215 (22.33%) JavaScript
12 212 (22.01%) WebLogic
13 198 (20.56%) WebSphere MQ
14 195 (20.25%) TDD
15 180 (18.69%) Amazon AWS
16 179 (18.59%) E-Commerce
17 176 (18.28%) Banking
18 172 (17.86%) WebSphere Application Server
18 172 (17.86%) J2EE
19 167 (17.34%) Puppet
20 166 (17.24%) Spring
21 164 (17.03%) Jenkins
22 154 (15.99%) Unix
23 146 (15.16%) OO
24 143 (14.85%) Ansible
25 142 (14.75%) HTML
26 133 (13.81%) Opscode Chef
27 129 (13.40%) JBoss
27 129 (13.40%) CSS

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 (22.64%) Tomcat
2 212 (22.01%) WebLogic
3 172 (17.86%) WebSphere Application Server
4 129 (13.40%) JBoss
5 100 (10.38%) OpenStack
6 66 (6.85%) Apache
7 58 (6.02%) IIS
8 30 (3.12%) Confluence
8 30 (3.12%) WebSphere Portal
9 29 (3.01%) nginx
10 26 (2.70%) Jetty
11 22 (2.28%) SharePoint
12 19 (1.97%) CMS
12 19 (1.97%) Mongrel
13 18 (1.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 17 (1.77%) IBM HTTP Server
15 16 (1.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 16 (1.66%) MQSeries
16 14 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
17 12 (1.25%) JCAPS
Applications
1 11 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.31%) SPSS
4 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (2.28%) Magento
2 13 (1.35%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 13 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
3 12 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.93%) Maximo
4 9 (0.93%) Unica
5 8 (0.83%) Actimize
6 5 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
6 5 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.42%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 4 (0.42%) Temenos T24
8 3 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.21%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.21%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.10%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.10%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 180 (18.69%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (2.60%) PaaS
4 21 (2.18%) Google Cloud Platform
5 20 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (1.97%) Google App Engine
7 17 (1.77%) IaaS
8 16 (1.66%) GitHub
9 13 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (0.93%) Serverless
11 7 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.73%) npm
11 7 (0.73%) SaaS
12 6 (0.62%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.52%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.52%) Bluemix
13 5 (0.52%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.52%) Google Checkout
13 5 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 83 (8.62%) HTTP
2 60 (6.23%) SSL
3 45 (4.67%) Internet
4 43 (4.47%) Firewall
5 39 (4.05%) TCP/IP
6 38 (3.95%) DNS
7 33 (3.43%) FTP
8 27 (2.80%) SAN
9 26 (2.70%) LDAP
10 22 (2.28%) IPsec
11 21 (2.18%) DHCP
12 14 (1.45%) Network Security
12 14 (1.45%) SMTP
13 11 (1.14%) AMQP
13 11 (1.14%) WAN
14 9 (0.93%) BIG-IP
14 9 (0.93%) NetScaler
15 8 (0.83%) VPN
15 8 (0.83%) X.21
16 7 (0.73%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (12.46%) NoSQL
2 105 (10.90%) MySQL
3 98 (10.18%) SQL Server
4 96 (9.97%) DB2
5 94 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
6 58 (6.02%) Relational Database
7 43 (4.47%) RDBMS
8 41 (4.26%) Oracle Database
9 28 (2.91%) Big Data
10 26 (2.70%) Hadoop
10 26 (2.70%) MongoDB
11 19 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (1.87%) DB2 UDB
13 15 (1.56%) Redis
14 14 (1.45%) Endeca
15 12 (1.25%) DbVisualizer
15 12 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
16 11 (1.14%) Apache Hive
17 10 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
18 9 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 164 (17.03%) Jenkins
2 104 (10.80%) Git (software)
3 88 (9.14%) MSTest
3 88 (9.14%) NUnit
4 82 (8.52%) JIRA
5 79 (8.20%) Maven
6 65 (6.75%) Eclipse
7 60 (6.23%) Cucumber
8 59 (6.13%) Subversion
9 45 (4.67%) JUnit
10 40 (4.15%) Ant
11 35 (3.63%) SoapUI
12 33 (3.43%) Selenium
13 25 (2.60%) TeamCity
14 24 (2.49%) Gradle
15 23 (2.39%) Jasmine
16 22 (2.28%) Bower
16 22 (2.28%) Grunt
17 19 (1.97%) Vagrant
18 18 (1.87%) Travis CI
General
1 254 (26.38%) Finance
2 176 (18.28%) Banking
3 107 (11.11%) Retail
4 35 (3.63%) Retail Banking
5 28 (2.91%) Games
6 19 (1.97%) Marketing
7 13 (1.35%) Investment Banking
8 12 (1.25%) Back Office
9 9 (0.93%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.83%) Front Office
11 7 (0.73%) Automotive
11 7 (0.73%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.52%) Publishing
14 3 (0.31%) Electronics
15 2 (0.21%) Law
16 1 (0.10%) Advertising
16 1 (0.10%) Billing
16 1 (0.10%) Legal
16 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 433 (44.96%) Developer
2 283 (29.39%) Java Developer
3 107 (11.11%) Architect
4 105 (10.90%) Senior Developer
5 93 (9.66%) Senior Java Developer
6 74 (7.68%) WebSphere Developer
7 65 (6.75%) Full Stack Developer
8 55 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
9 52 (5.40%) Analyst
10 46 (4.78%) Project Manager
11 45 (4.67%) Consultant
12 36 (3.74%) Administrator
13 35 (3.63%) Digital Developer
13 35 (3.63%) Digital Transformation
14 30 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
15 28 (2.91%) JavaScript Developer
16 27 (2.80%) HTML Developer
16 27 (2.80%) Senior Full Stack Developer
17 26 (2.70%) HTML CSS Developer
17 26 (2.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (23.47%) XML
2 224 (23.26%) Web Services
3 198 (20.56%) WebSphere MQ
4 172 (17.86%) J2EE
5 166 (17.24%) Spring
6 142 (14.75%) HTML
7 129 (13.40%) CSS
8 122 (12.67%) Hibernate
9 121 (12.56%) SOAP
10 111 (11.53%) RESTful
11 106 (11.01%) IBM Integration Bus
12 102 (10.59%) JSP
13 101 (10.49%) REST
14 88 (9.14%) Java EE
15 84 (8.72%) AngularJS
15 84 (8.72%) Middleware
16 78 (8.10%) Struts
17 74 (7.68%) Ajax
18 71 (7.37%) .NET
19 67 (6.96%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 70 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (6.54%) DataPower
3 44 (4.57%) Virtual Team
4 36 (3.74%) iPad
5 34 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
6 23 (2.39%) Mobile App
7 22 (2.28%) Mainframe
8 21 (2.18%) Data Centre
9 20 (2.08%) SWIFT
10 19 (1.97%) Private Cloud
11 16 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
12 15 (1.56%) Clustering
13 14 (1.45%) Computer Science
14 12 (1.25%) AS400
14 12 (1.25%) Client/Server
15 11 (1.14%) Data Structures
16 10 (1.04%) Online Banking
17 9 (0.93%) Derivative
17 9 (0.93%) PKI
17 9 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 230 (23.88%) Linux
2 154 (15.99%) Unix
3 98 (10.18%) Windows
4 88 (9.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 74 (7.68%) AIX
6 45 (4.67%) Windows Server
7 38 (3.95%) Solaris
8 22 (2.28%) CentOS
9 11 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (0.73%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.62%) HPUX
12 5 (0.52%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.21%) Debian
14 2 (0.21%) SUSE
14 2 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (43.09%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (22.53%) Continuous Integration
3 195 (20.25%) TDD
4 179 (18.59%) E-Commerce
5 146 (15.16%) OO
6 127 (13.19%) DevOps
7 96 (9.97%) MVC
8 92 (9.55%) Test Automation
9 79 (8.20%) Scrum
10 76 (7.89%) Migration
11 74 (7.68%) SOA
12 73 (7.58%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 62 (6.44%) Waterfall
14 58 (6.02%) High Availability
15 57 (5.92%) Configuration Management
16 54 (5.61%) ITIL
17 50 (5.19%) Project Management
18 49 (5.09%) BDD
18 49 (5.09%) Time Management
19 46 (4.78%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 595 (61.79%) Java
2 226 (23.47%) SQL
3 215 (22.33%) JavaScript
4 98 (10.18%) Shell Script
5 42 (4.36%) Perl
6 41 (4.26%) C++
6 41 (4.26%) Python
7 31 (3.22%) Bash Shell
8 28 (2.91%) TypeScript
9 26 (2.70%) Ruby
10 24 (2.49%) Korn
10 24 (2.49%) PL/SQL
10 24 (2.49%) PowerShell
11 21 (2.18%) C
12 20 (2.08%) XPath
13 16 (1.66%) C#
14 14 (1.45%) PHP
15 13 (1.35%) Scala
16 11 (1.14%) ActionScript
16 11 (1.14%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 53 (5.50%) Degree
1 53 (5.50%) Security Cleared
2 36 (3.74%) SC Cleared
3 11 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (0.83%) AWS Certification
5 6 (0.62%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.62%) IBM Certification
5 6 (0.62%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.42%) PMP
8 3 (0.31%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.31%) CISA
8 3 (0.31%) CISM
8 3 (0.31%) CISSP
8 3 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (6.23%) QA
2 12 (1.25%) HL7
2 12 (1.25%) SLA
3 10 (1.04%) MiFID
4 9 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.93%) RosettaNet
5 6 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.31%) SEPA
6 3 (0.31%) TARGET2
7 2 (0.21%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.10%) GCP
8 1 (0.10%) GDPR
8 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 39 (4.05%) Docker
2 37 (3.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (3.01%) Active Directory
4 19 (1.97%) Oracle Clusterware
4 19 (1.97%) Xen
5 10 (1.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 8 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.42%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.42%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.42%) vSphere
8 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 2 (0.21%) XenApp
8 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.10%) ACF2
9 1 (0.10%) KVM
9 1 (0.10%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.10%) RACF
9 1 (0.10%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 167 (17.34%) Puppet
2 143 (14.85%) Ansible
3 133 (13.81%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (3.12%) Tivoli
5 21 (2.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 12 (1.25%) Kubernetes
7 11 (1.14%) Terraform
8 8 (0.83%) Netcool
9 7 (0.73%) Cobbler
9 7 (0.73%) SCCM
9 7 (0.73%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 6 (0.62%) Consul
10 6 (0.62%) Nagios
11 5 (0.52%) Forum Sentry
11 5 (0.52%) Pingdom
12 4 (0.42%) CFEngine
12 4 (0.42%) Control-M
12 4 (0.42%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 4 (0.42%) HP SiteScope
12 4 (0.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 404 (41.95%) Oracle
2 377 (39.15%) IBM
3 80 (8.31%) Red Hat
4 79 (8.20%) Microsoft
5 60 (6.23%) hybris
6 56 (5.82%) ATG
7 50 (5.19%) VMware
8 30 (3.12%) TIBCO
9 27 (2.80%) Google
10 26 (2.70%) SAP
11 24 (2.49%) HP
12 23 (2.39%) Citrix
13 22 (2.28%) AppDynamics
14 17 (1.77%) Siebel
15 16 (1.66%) Adobe
16 15 (1.56%) CA
16 15 (1.56%) Demandware
16 15 (1.56%) F5
16 15 (1.56%) Informatica
17 13 (1.35%) Cognos