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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 216 187 164
Rank change year-on-year -29 -23  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 532 752 797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 1.35% 1.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.76% 7.72% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 419 420
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £402
% change year-on-year +1.76% +5.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 8
Median hourly rate - £34.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year - -13.88%  

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 7870 9745 9954
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.98% 17.43% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5097 6333 6000
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £570 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 216 382
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.80 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.70% -15.00%  

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -26 489 £485 +14.11% 73
London -19 218 £500 +7.52% 39
South East +1 85 £500 +11.11% 11
North West +3 42 £425 +7.93% 2
East of England -3 41 £400 - 4
South West +9 32 £425 -22.72% 3
Buckinghamshire -20 30 £550 +37.50% 1
Scotland +25 29 £375 -11.76% 3
East Midlands -18 27 £408 +1.87% 3
Manchester +10 25 £406 -14.47% 2
City of London -43 24 £550 +25.71% 11
Oxfordshire - 23 £570 - 2
Yorkshire -3 22 £375 -14.72% 8
Milton Keynes -18 20 £325 -18.75% 1
West Yorkshire +5 18 £364 -13.13% 2
Hampshire +3 18 £425 -5.55% 3
Edinburgh +6 15 £365 -20.00% 2
Bedfordshire +11 13 £388 -8.82%
Glasgow +8 13 £375 -3.22% 1
Hertfordshire +11 12 £500 +14.28% 2
Northamptonshire +10 12 £420 +5.00% 1
Oxford - 12 £580 - 1
Devon - 11 £413 -
North East +5 10 £385 +26.22%
Watford -1 10 £500 - 1
Essex -19 10 £265 -33.75%
Leeds +12 9 £470 +1.18% 2
Halifax +5 9 £300 -30.15%
Lancashire +4 9 £460 +29.76%
Midlands +12 7 £513 -6.81% 1

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 553 (55.36%) Java
2 441 (44.14%) IBM
3 356 (35.64%) Linux
4 340 (34.03%) Agile Software Development
5 316 (31.63%) Oracle
6 256 (25.63%) SQL
7 246 (24.62%) XML
8 244 (24.42%) J2EE
9 230 (23.02%) Unix
9 230 (23.02%) Finance
10 227 (22.72%) Web Services
11 218 (21.82%) JBoss
11 218 (21.82%) WebSphere Application Server
12 204 (20.42%) Spring
13 203 (20.32%) WebSphere MQ
14 185 (18.52%) Tomcat
15 181 (18.12%) DevOps
16 167 (16.72%) E-Commerce
17 164 (16.42%) SOAP
18 163 (16.32%) Banking
19 161 (16.12%) Middleware
20 157 (15.72%) IBM Integration Bus
21 153 (15.32%) JavaScript
22 150 (15.02%) WebLogic
23 147 (14.71%) Windows
23 147 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
24 145 (14.51%) Jenkins
25 134 (13.41%) Apache
26 129 (12.91%) TDD
27 124 (12.41%) SQL Server

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 (21.82%) JBoss
1 218 (21.82%) WebSphere Application Server
2 185 (18.52%) Tomcat
3 150 (15.02%) WebLogic
4 134 (13.41%) Apache
5 87 (8.71%) IIS
6 43 (4.30%) WebSphere Process Server
7 38 (3.80%) CMS
8 37 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
9 36 (3.60%) Confluence
10 32 (3.20%) IBM HTTP Server
10 32 (3.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 31 (3.10%) Jetty
12 30 (3.00%) nginx
12 30 (3.00%) WebSphere Portal
13 29 (2.90%) OpenStack
14 28 (2.80%) GlassFish
15 26 (2.60%) Mongrel
16 21 (2.10%) Apache TomEE
17 20 (2.00%) Apache Geronimo
Applications
1 28 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 28 (2.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.10%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 14 (1.40%) Oracle BPM
2 13 (1.30%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 13 (1.30%) Magento
3 10 (1.00%) Maximo
4 7 (0.70%) Fredhopper
5 6 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.50%) SAP HCM
7 4 (0.40%) Murex MxG2000
7 4 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.40%) Pega PRPC
8 3 (0.30%) Exstream
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.30%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.30%) Staffware
9 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.10%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.10%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 84 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (5.21%) PaaS
3 44 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (4.10%) IaaS
5 34 (3.40%) GitHub
6 33 (3.30%) SaaS
7 27 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
8 26 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
8 26 (2.60%) Google App Engine
9 21 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (1.90%) IBM Cloud
11 14 (1.40%) OpenShift
12 12 (1.20%) Bluemix
13 11 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (0.70%) Boomi
16 6 (0.60%) SoftLayer
17 5 (0.50%) Akamai
17 5 (0.50%) Google Analytics
17 5 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 101 (10.11%) HTTP
2 83 (8.31%) SSL
3 53 (5.31%) DNS
4 48 (4.80%) TCP/IP
5 34 (3.40%) FTP
6 29 (2.90%) Firewall
7 26 (2.60%) HTTPS
8 25 (2.50%) DHCP
8 25 (2.50%) Internet
9 24 (2.40%) IPsec
10 23 (2.30%) SAN
11 22 (2.20%) LDAP
12 12 (1.20%) WAN
13 11 (1.10%) NAS
13 11 (1.10%) SMTP
14 10 (1.00%) Kerberos
14 10 (1.00%) LAN
15 9 (0.90%) Multicast
16 8 (0.80%) AMQP
17 5 (0.50%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (12.41%) SQL Server
2 95 (9.51%) DB2
3 84 (8.41%) Oracle Database
4 55 (5.51%) MySQL
5 48 (4.80%) Relational Database
6 29 (2.90%) MongoDB
7 27 (2.70%) NoSQL
8 26 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (2.30%) Endeca
10 21 (2.10%) Hadoop
11 20 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (1.40%) RDBMS
13 13 (1.30%) Big Data
14 12 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 9 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
17 8 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
17 8 (0.80%) DbVisualizer
17 8 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
18 7 (0.70%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 145 (14.51%) Jenkins
2 91 (9.11%) JUnit
3 87 (8.71%) Git (software)
4 80 (8.01%) Maven
5 77 (7.71%) Ant
6 72 (7.21%) JIRA
7 58 (5.81%) Mockito
8 56 (5.61%) Eclipse
9 53 (5.31%) Subversion
10 49 (4.90%) Cucumber
11 33 (3.30%) Selenium
12 26 (2.60%) Travis CI
13 22 (2.20%) Bitbucket
14 19 (1.90%) Log4j
14 19 (1.90%) Rational Application Developer
14 19 (1.90%) Visual Studio
15 18 (1.80%) Gradle
16 17 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
16 17 (1.70%) TeamCity
17 14 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 230 (23.02%) Finance
2 163 (16.32%) Banking
3 111 (11.11%) Retail
4 19 (1.90%) Publishing
5 17 (1.70%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.30%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.10%) Law
8 11 (1.10%) Marketing
9 9 (0.90%) Back Office
10 8 (0.80%) Front Office
11 7 (0.70%) Billing
11 7 (0.70%) Games
11 7 (0.70%) International Banking
12 5 (0.50%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.50%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.40%) Legal
13 4 (0.40%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.30%) Electronics
15 2 (0.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 358 (35.84%) Developer
2 206 (20.62%) Java Developer
3 139 (13.91%) Architect
4 80 (8.01%) Analyst
5 68 (6.81%) WebSphere Developer
6 64 (6.41%) Senior Developer
7 55 (5.51%) DevOps Engineer
8 46 (4.60%) Consultant
9 45 (4.50%) Solutions Architect
10 40 (4.00%) Administrator
11 39 (3.90%) Support Analyst
12 37 (3.70%) WebSphere Specialist
13 36 (3.60%) Applications Support
14 35 (3.50%) Senior Java Developer
15 28 (2.80%) Integration Developer
16 25 (2.50%) WebSphere Administrator
17 24 (2.40%) Software Engineer
17 24 (2.40%) Technical Architect
17 24 (2.40%) WebSphere Architect
18 23 (2.30%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (24.62%) XML
2 244 (24.42%) J2EE
3 227 (22.72%) Web Services
4 204 (20.42%) Spring
5 203 (20.32%) WebSphere MQ
6 164 (16.42%) SOAP
7 161 (16.12%) Middleware
8 157 (15.72%) IBM Integration Bus
9 120 (12.01%) HTML
9 120 (12.01%) JSP
10 110 (11.01%) .NET
11 108 (10.81%) JMS
12 102 (10.21%) Java EE
12 102 (10.21%) REST
13 100 (10.01%) XSLT
14 93 (9.31%) Servlets
15 91 (9.11%) CSS
16 86 (8.61%) JSON
17 77 (7.71%) Hibernate
18 72 (7.21%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 106 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.11%) DataPower
3 41 (4.10%) Computer Science
4 27 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 23 (2.30%) Clustering
6 20 (2.00%) iPad
6 20 (2.00%) Virtual Team
7 19 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (1.80%) Management Information System
8 18 (1.80%) SWIFT
9 16 (1.60%) iSeries
10 13 (1.30%) Tandem
11 11 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.10%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.10%) User Experience
12 10 (1.00%) Private Cloud
13 9 (0.90%) Derivative
13 9 (0.90%) PKI
14 7 (0.70%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 356 (35.64%) Linux
2 230 (23.02%) Unix
3 147 (14.71%) Windows
4 113 (11.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 109 (10.91%) AIX
6 60 (6.01%) Solaris
7 36 (3.60%) Windows Server
8 35 (3.50%) Windows 2000
8 35 (3.50%) Windows XP
9 16 (1.60%) HPUX
10 10 (1.00%) CentOS
10 10 (1.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 10 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.00%) zOS
11 9 (0.90%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
12 8 (0.80%) SUSE
12 8 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (34.03%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (18.12%) DevOps
3 167 (16.72%) E-Commerce
4 147 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
5 129 (12.91%) TDD
6 121 (12.11%) Open Source
7 109 (10.91%) Scrum
8 103 (10.31%) ITIL
9 97 (9.71%) OO
10 85 (8.51%) Configuration Management
11 73 (7.31%) SOA
12 67 (6.71%) Change Management
12 67 (6.71%) Unit Testing
13 62 (6.21%) Service Management
14 56 (5.61%) Software Engineering
15 51 (5.11%) Mentoring
15 51 (5.11%) UML
16 50 (5.01%) Migration
17 48 (4.80%) High Availability
18 46 (4.60%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 553 (55.36%) Java
2 256 (25.63%) SQL
3 153 (15.32%) JavaScript
4 100 (10.01%) Shell Script
5 67 (6.71%) Perl
6 47 (4.70%) PowerShell
7 45 (4.50%) Bash Shell
8 42 (4.20%) Python
9 29 (2.90%) C#
10 26 (2.60%) PL/SQL
11 25 (2.50%) C++
12 23 (2.30%) C
13 19 (1.90%) Korn
14 17 (1.70%) Jython
15 15 (1.50%) XPath
16 12 (1.20%) Ruby
16 12 (1.20%) VBScript
17 10 (1.00%) VB
18 8 (0.80%) Groovy
19 6 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 97 (9.71%) Security Cleared
2 73 (7.31%) SC Cleared
3 47 (4.70%) Degree
4 9 (0.90%) CISSP
4 9 (0.90%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.70%) Sun Certification
6 6 (0.60%) IBM Certification
6 6 (0.60%) ISEB
7 5 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.50%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.40%) CCIE
8 4 (0.40%) RHCE
8 4 (0.40%) RHCSA
9 3 (0.30%) APMG
9 3 (0.30%) CISA
9 3 (0.30%) CISM
9 3 (0.30%) PMP
10 2 (0.20%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.20%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.50%) SLA
2 25 (2.50%) QA
3 16 (1.60%) SEPA
4 15 (1.50%) PCI DSS
5 14 (1.40%) HL7
6 9 (0.90%) MiFID
7 8 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.60%) PA-DSS
9 4 (0.40%) ISO20022
10 3 (0.30%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.10%) FATCA
11 1 (0.10%) ISO15022
System Software
1 62 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (3.30%) Docker
3 30 (3.00%) Xen
4 14 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (1.20%) Active Directory
6 11 (1.10%) Oracle Clusterware
7 10 (1.00%) Apache Flume
8 9 (0.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 8 (0.80%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.50%) KVM
10 5 (0.50%) NFS
10 5 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.50%) SRDF
10 5 (0.50%) vSphere
11 4 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.30%) HDFS
12 3 (0.30%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 2 (0.20%) RACF
13 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.10%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 100 (10.01%) Puppet
2 64 (6.41%) Ansible
3 58 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (2.20%) Tivoli
5 12 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 10 (1.00%) logstash
6 10 (1.00%) Mesos
6 10 (1.00%) Salt
6 10 (1.00%) Terraform
7 9 (0.90%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 8 (0.80%) Control-M
8 8 (0.80%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 8 (0.80%) Oracle Identity Management
8 8 (0.80%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 8 (0.80%) Pingdom
8 8 (0.80%) ZABBIX
9 7 (0.70%) Consul
9 7 (0.70%) Kibana
9 7 (0.70%) Kubernetes
10 6 (0.60%) QRadar
Vendors
1 441 (44.14%) IBM
2 316 (31.63%) Oracle
3 119 (11.91%) Microsoft
4 105 (10.51%) Red Hat
5 79 (7.91%) VMware
6 57 (5.71%) ATG
7 47 (4.70%) hybris
8 34 (3.40%) Google
9 28 (2.80%) Adobe
10 24 (2.40%) TIBCO
11 21 (2.10%) SAP
12 20 (2.00%) Informatica
12 20 (2.00%) Sybase
13 19 (1.90%) HP
14 18 (1.80%) Fiorano
15 16 (1.60%) AppDynamics
15 16 (1.60%) InterSystems
16 15 (1.50%) Atlassian
16 15 (1.50%) Cisco
16 15 (1.50%) Pega
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West England
itecopeople
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £325 - £425 per day + Remote working
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £535 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £620 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £700 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago