Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 262 215 188
Rank change year-on-year -47 -27 -10
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 946 1322 1540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 1.24% 1.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.69% 6.67% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 803 885
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £344 £325 £319
90th Percentile £588 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £438 £430
% change year-on-year -5.14% +1.74% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 15
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -10.00% +26.98%
10th Percentile £35.00 £30.98 £36.80
90th Percentile £41.88 £38.05 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +4.17% -5.26% +15.15%

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 16617 19816 20256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.72% 18.60% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10853 12975 12767
UK median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 517 634
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.96 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.35 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.73 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.52% +9.11% +8.57%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -67 807 £498 +7.57% 72
UK excluding London -30 529 £415 -5.14% 41
London -69 406 £500 +1.01% 37
South East -33 153 £450 - 6
North of England -7 122 £400 -11.11% 16
North West +3 68 £425 +6.25% 7
Northern Ireland 0 65 £413 -
East of England -17 53 £425 -5.56% 3
Scotland -23 48 £400 - 7
Midlands -31 38 £450 +6.51% 6
Yorkshire -29 35 £440 -12.00% 9
South West -17 34 £475 +5.56% 3
West Midlands +1 21 £400 -5.88% 6
North East +54 19 £388 +21.09%
Wales +15 18 £350 -26.32%
East Midlands -22 16 £513 +22.02%

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 623 (65.86%) Java
2 388 (41.01%) Agile Software Development
3 378 (39.96%) Oracle
4 351 (37.10%) IBM
5 248 (26.22%) Finance
6 239 (25.26%) XML
7 233 (24.63%) SQL
8 232 (24.52%) Web Services
9 225 (23.78%) Linux
10 224 (23.68%) JavaScript
11 200 (21.14%) WebLogic
12 197 (20.82%) TDD
12 197 (20.82%) Spring
13 195 (20.61%) Continuous Integration
14 188 (19.87%) Tomcat
15 185 (19.56%) WebSphere Application Server
16 182 (19.24%) Banking
17 181 (19.13%) J2EE
18 172 (18.18%) E-Commerce
19 162 (17.12%) Unix
20 160 (16.91%) HTML
20 160 (16.91%) WebSphere MQ
21 155 (16.38%) Amazon AWS
22 154 (16.28%) Jenkins
23 148 (15.64%) JBoss
24 145 (15.33%) CSS
25 144 (15.22%) SOAP
26 136 (14.38%) Puppet
27 130 (13.74%) DevOps
27 130 (13.74%) OO

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
1 200 (21.14%) WebLogic
2 188 (19.87%) Tomcat
3 185 (19.56%) WebSphere Application Server
4 148 (15.64%) JBoss
5 81 (8.56%) OpenStack
6 61 (6.45%) Apache
7 56 (5.92%) IIS
8 40 (4.23%) WebSphere Portal
9 27 (2.85%) CMS
9 27 (2.85%) Confluence
10 26 (2.75%) nginx
11 24 (2.54%) SharePoint
12 23 (2.43%) Jetty
12 23 (2.43%) WebSphere Process Server
13 21 (2.22%) IBM HTTP Server
13 21 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 20 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
15 18 (1.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 16 (1.69%) JCAPS
16 16 (1.69%) Mongrel
Applications
1 13 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.21%) SPSS
4 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (2.33%) Magento
2 14 (1.48%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 10 (1.06%) Maximo
3 10 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
4 9 (0.95%) Unica
5 7 (0.74%) Actimize
6 5 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
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 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.21%) Pega PRPC
9 2 (0.21%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.21%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.21%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.21%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 155 (16.38%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.43%) GitHub
4 19 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
4 19 (2.01%) PaaS
5 16 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (1.69%) Google App Engine
6 14 (1.48%) IaaS
7 7 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (0.74%) npm
8 6 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
8 6 (0.63%) Serverless
9 5 (0.53%) Bluemix
9 5 (0.53%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.53%) Google Checkout
9 5 (0.53%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.42%) IBM SmartCloud
11 3 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (7.51%) HTTP
2 57 (6.03%) SSL
3 41 (4.33%) Firewall
4 39 (4.12%) Internet
5 36 (3.81%) TCP/IP
6 33 (3.49%) DNS
7 30 (3.17%) LDAP
8 24 (2.54%) FTP
9 22 (2.33%) SAN
10 18 (1.90%) IPsec
11 16 (1.69%) DHCP
12 14 (1.48%) Network Security
13 12 (1.27%) WAN
14 11 (1.16%) AMQP
15 10 (1.06%) BIG-IP
16 9 (0.95%) NetScaler
17 8 (0.85%) HTTPS
17 8 (0.85%) SMTP
17 8 (0.85%) X.21
18 7 (0.74%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (11.21%) DB2
2 98 (10.36%) NoSQL
3 93 (9.83%) SQL Server
4 90 (9.51%) MySQL
5 73 (7.72%) PostgreSQL
5 73 (7.72%) Relational Database
6 46 (4.86%) RDBMS
7 36 (3.81%) Oracle Database
8 33 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (2.96%) MongoDB
10 25 (2.64%) Hadoop
11 24 (2.54%) Big Data
12 18 (1.90%) DB2 UDB
13 17 (1.80%) DbVisualizer
14 14 (1.48%) Endeca
14 14 (1.48%) Redis
15 11 (1.16%) Apache Hive
16 8 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 8 (0.85%) Couchbase
16 8 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 154 (16.28%) Jenkins
2 105 (11.10%) Git (software)
3 90 (9.51%) JIRA
4 89 (9.41%) Maven
5 77 (8.14%) Cucumber
6 70 (7.40%) NUnit
7 69 (7.29%) MSTest
8 68 (7.19%) JUnit
9 64 (6.77%) Eclipse
10 61 (6.45%) Subversion
11 38 (4.02%) Selenium
11 38 (4.02%) SoapUI
12 36 (3.81%) Ant
13 32 (3.38%) Mockito
14 24 (2.54%) Bower
14 24 (2.54%) Grunt
14 24 (2.54%) Jasmine
15 22 (2.33%) TeamCity
16 21 (2.22%) Vagrant
16 21 (2.22%) WebDriver
General
1 248 (26.22%) Finance
2 182 (19.24%) Banking
3 129 (13.64%) Retail
4 31 (3.28%) Games
5 15 (1.59%) Marketing
6 13 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.16%) Front Office
8 10 (1.06%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.85%) Back Office
10 6 (0.63%) Automotive
11 5 (0.53%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.53%) Publishing
12 4 (0.42%) Advertising
12 4 (0.42%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.32%) Electronics
14 2 (0.21%) Billing
14 2 (0.21%) International Banking
14 2 (0.21%) Law
15 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 453 (47.89%) Developer
2 306 (32.35%) Java Developer
3 98 (10.36%) Architect
4 95 (10.04%) Senior Developer
5 84 (8.88%) Senior Java Developer
6 77 (8.14%) WebSphere Developer
7 71 (7.51%) Full Stack Developer
8 47 (4.97%) Consultant
9 46 (4.86%) Analyst
10 45 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
11 44 (4.65%) Project Manager
12 34 (3.59%) Administrator
13 31 (3.28%) Digital Developer
13 31 (3.28%) Digital Transformation
14 28 (2.96%) Integration Developer
15 27 (2.85%) HTML Developer
15 27 (2.85%) Senior Full Stack Developer
15 27 (2.85%) Tester
16 26 (2.75%) Automation Tester
16 26 (2.75%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (25.26%) XML
2 232 (24.52%) Web Services
3 197 (20.82%) Spring
4 181 (19.13%) J2EE
5 160 (16.91%) HTML
5 160 (16.91%) WebSphere MQ
6 145 (15.33%) CSS
7 144 (15.22%) SOAP
8 127 (13.42%) Hibernate
9 118 (12.47%) JSP
10 117 (12.37%) RESTful
11 112 (11.84%) REST
12 110 (11.63%) Java EE
13 103 (10.89%) IBM Integration Bus
14 85 (8.99%) Middleware
15 81 (8.56%) AngularJS
16 77 (8.14%) Struts
17 73 (7.72%) Ajax
17 73 (7.72%) Servlets
18 70 (7.40%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 68 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (5.81%) DataPower
3 42 (4.44%) Virtual Team
4 29 (3.07%) iPad
5 24 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
6 22 (2.33%) Mobile App
7 20 (2.11%) Data Centre
7 20 (2.11%) Private Cloud
8 19 (2.01%) Mainframe
9 18 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
10 15 (1.59%) AS400
10 15 (1.59%) Computer Science
11 14 (1.48%) SWIFT
12 13 (1.37%) Clustering
12 13 (1.37%) PKI
13 11 (1.16%) Data Structures
13 11 (1.16%) User Experience
14 10 (1.06%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.95%) Fixed Income
15 9 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 225 (23.78%) Linux
2 162 (17.12%) Unix
3 76 (8.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 72 (7.61%) Windows
5 61 (6.45%) AIX
6 37 (3.91%) Solaris
7 35 (3.70%) Windows Server
8 21 (2.22%) CentOS
9 10 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (0.95%) HPUX
11 7 (0.74%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.63%) zOS
13 5 (0.53%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.32%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.21%) Debian
16 2 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (41.01%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (20.82%) TDD
3 195 (20.61%) Continuous Integration
4 172 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 130 (13.74%) DevOps
5 130 (13.74%) OO
6 106 (11.21%) MVC
7 93 (9.83%) Test Automation
8 91 (9.62%) Scrum
9 85 (8.99%) Migration
10 79 (8.35%) SOA
11 62 (6.55%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 58 (6.13%) ITIL
13 56 (5.92%) BDD
14 53 (5.60%) Data Modelling
14 53 (5.60%) High Availability
15 52 (5.50%) Project Management
16 51 (5.39%) Waterfall
17 50 (5.29%) Open Source
18 47 (4.97%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 623 (65.86%) Java
2 233 (24.63%) SQL
3 224 (23.68%) JavaScript
4 99 (10.47%) Shell Script
5 38 (4.02%) Python
6 33 (3.49%) Perl
7 32 (3.38%) C++
8 31 (3.28%) TypeScript
9 28 (2.96%) Bash Shell
9 28 (2.96%) XPath
10 21 (2.22%) Ruby
11 20 (2.11%) Korn
12 19 (2.01%) PowerShell
13 18 (1.90%) C#
13 18 (1.90%) PL/SQL
14 16 (1.69%) C
15 8 (0.85%) Jython
15 8 (0.85%) PHP
16 7 (0.74%) Groovy
16 7 (0.74%) Scala
Qualifications
1 60 (6.34%) Degree
2 49 (5.18%) Security Cleared
3 33 (3.49%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.06%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (0.85%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.42%) CISA
9 4 (0.42%) CISM
9 4 (0.42%) CISSP
9 4 (0.42%) PMP
10 3 (0.32%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.32%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.32%) ISEB
10 3 (0.32%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.21%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.71%) QA
2 16 (1.69%) HL7
3 11 (1.16%) MiFID
3 11 (1.16%) SLA
4 10 (1.06%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.32%) FedRAMP
7 3 (0.32%) RosettaNet
8 2 (0.21%) FATCA
8 2 (0.21%) PMO
9 1 (0.11%) GCP
9 1 (0.11%) GDPR
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 33 (3.49%) Docker
2 31 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (2.64%) Active Directory
4 16 (1.69%) Xen
5 14 (1.48%) Oracle Clusterware
6 8 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 6 (0.63%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.32%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 2 (0.21%) HDFS
11 2 (0.21%) RACF
12 1 (0.11%) ACF2
12 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.11%) KVM
12 1 (0.11%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.11%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.11%) vSphere
12 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 136 (14.38%) Puppet
2 118 (12.47%) Ansible
3 114 (12.05%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (2.54%) Tivoli
5 16 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 11 (1.16%) Terraform
7 7 (0.74%) Cobbler
7 7 (0.74%) Netcool
7 7 (0.74%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 6 (0.63%) Consul
8 6 (0.63%) SCCM
9 5 (0.53%) Forum Sentry
9 5 (0.53%) Kubernetes
9 5 (0.53%) logstash
9 5 (0.53%) Nagios
9 5 (0.53%) Pingdom
10 4 (0.42%) CFEngine
10 4 (0.42%) HP SiteScope
10 4 (0.42%) Kibana
10 4 (0.42%) Mesos
Vendors
1 378 (39.96%) Oracle
2 351 (37.10%) IBM
3 76 (8.03%) Microsoft
4 68 (7.19%) Red Hat
5 56 (5.92%) hybris
6 51 (5.39%) ATG
7 50 (5.29%) VMware
8 28 (2.96%) Google
9 27 (2.85%) TIBCO
10 25 (2.64%) SAP
11 22 (2.33%) Adobe
11 22 (2.33%) Citrix
12 21 (2.22%) HP
13 18 (1.90%) AppDynamics
14 16 (1.69%) CA
14 16 (1.69%) Fiorano
14 16 (1.69%) Informatica
14 16 (1.69%) Siebel
15 15 (1.59%) InterSystems
16 14 (1.48%) MuleSoft