Period
to 18 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 620 412 461
Rank change year-on-year -208 +49 -165
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 222 195 313
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.48% 0.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.05% 3.32% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 79 161
10th Percentile £449 £343 £363
25th Percentile £502 £411 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £470 £500
Median % change year-on-year +21.28% -6.00% -
75th Percentile £637 £575 £650
90th Percentile £675 £646 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +13.51% -2.63% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £55.63 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.17 -

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 10,818 5,869 10,392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.37% 14.45% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,453 3,984 6,908
10th Percentile £313 £275 £250
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% +5.56% -4.26%
75th Percentile £625 £565 £550
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 174 229
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.68 £10.92
25th Percentile £16.68 £18.75 £14.25
Median hourly rate £24.36 £26.73 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -8.87% +33.65% +7.38%
75th Percentile £51.00 £56.78 £36.70
90th Percentile £65.54 £64.50 £51.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year -20.83% +31.51% +4.29%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WebSphere.

Daily rate trend for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WebSphere over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WebSphere.

Hourly rate trend for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Top 14 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 January 2022. 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 -196 173 £575 +19.79% 34
London -154 100 £600 +9.09% 19
UK excluding London -147 65 £525 +13.51% 21
Work from Home -154 53 £583 +37.87% 3
North of England -57 16 £530 +26.19% 7
East Midlands -30 13 £540 -
North West -43 13 £531 +32.81% 2
Midlands -66 13 £540 +39.35% 2
South East -84 13 £650 +35.42% 4
Wales -22 7 £525 -
Scotland -62 7 £675 +46.74% 6
East of England -66 5 £475 -12.20% 2
Northern Ireland -2 4 £433 -
Yorkshire -46 3 £530 +6.00% 4

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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.

1 117 (52.70%) Java
2 102 (45.95%) IBM
3 93 (41.89%) Linux
4 75 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (32.88%) SQL
6 64 (28.83%) Oracle
7 62 (27.93%) WebSphere MQ
8 60 (27.03%) Unix
9 56 (25.23%) Windows
9 56 (25.23%) WebSphere Application Server
10 52 (23.42%) Finance
11 47 (21.17%) Middleware
12 45 (20.27%) Banking
13 43 (19.37%) Python
14 42 (18.92%) Tomcat
14 42 (18.92%) DB2
15 41 (18.47%) JBoss
16 40 (18.02%) Social Skills
17 38 (17.12%) Microservices
17 38 (17.12%) Apache
18 37 (16.67%) Spring
18 37 (16.67%) DevOps
19 36 (16.22%) AWS
20 35 (15.77%) XML
21 33 (14.86%) JavaScript
21 33 (14.86%) Red Hat
21 33 (14.86%) Kubernetes
22 32 (14.41%) Docker
22 32 (14.41%) SOAP
23 31 (13.96%) ITIL

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 56 (25.23%) WebSphere Application Server
2 42 (18.92%) Tomcat
3 41 (18.47%) JBoss
4 38 (17.12%) Apache
5 25 (11.26%) WebLogic
6 14 (6.31%) IBM HTTP Server
7 13 (5.86%) IIS
8 9 (4.05%) NetWeaver
9 7 (3.15%) Apache Solr
9 7 (3.15%) FileNet
9 7 (3.15%) SharePoint
10 6 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (2.70%) Confluence
10 6 (2.70%) WebSphere Portal
11 5 (2.25%) Jetty
12 4 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (1.35%) CICS
13 3 (1.35%) nginx
13 3 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.90%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.90%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.90%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (3.15%) Magento
2 3 (1.35%) Shopify
3 2 (0.90%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.90%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.45%) Maximo
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 36 (16.22%) AWS
2 27 (12.16%) Azure
3 25 (11.26%) PaaS
4 24 (10.81%) IaaS
5 16 (7.21%) SaaS
6 15 (6.76%) OpenShift
7 14 (6.31%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (5.86%) Microsoft 365
9 11 (4.95%) GitHub
10 10 (4.50%) Akamai
10 10 (4.50%) Amazon S3
11 9 (4.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 9 (4.05%) Amazon ECS
11 9 (4.05%) Amazon EKS
11 9 (4.05%) Amazon SQS
11 9 (4.05%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (4.05%) AWS Fargate
11 9 (4.05%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 9 (4.05%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 9 (4.05%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.71%) Firewall
2 23 (10.36%) HTTP
3 19 (8.56%) WAN
4 18 (8.11%) DNS
5 16 (7.21%) SSL
5 16 (7.21%) VPN
6 13 (5.86%) Wireless
7 10 (4.50%) LAN
8 9 (4.05%) DHCP
8 9 (4.05%) MPLS
8 9 (4.05%) PBX
8 9 (4.05%) SD-WAN
8 9 (4.05%) Skype
8 9 (4.05%) TCP/IP
8 9 (4.05%) VoIP
9 7 (3.15%) OpenLDAP
10 6 (2.70%) FTP
10 6 (2.70%) Internet
11 4 (1.80%) iSCSI
11 4 (1.80%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (18.92%) DB2
2 19 (8.56%) Apache Ignite
2 19 (8.56%) MySQL
3 18 (8.11%) SQL Server
4 12 (5.41%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.05%) Amazon Redshift
5 9 (4.05%) Azure SQL Database
5 9 (4.05%) Oracle Database
5 9 (4.05%) SAP HANA
6 7 (3.15%) Redshift Spectrum
7 6 (2.70%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.70%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.25%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.90%) DataStage
11 2 (0.90%) DbVisualizer
11 2 (0.90%) JasperReports
11 2 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.90%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (10.36%) Git (software)
2 18 (8.11%) Jenkins
3 16 (7.21%) Maven
4 13 (5.86%) JIRA
5 12 (5.41%) Eclipse
5 12 (5.41%) JUnit
6 11 (4.95%) IBM UrbanCode
6 11 (4.95%) Mockito
7 9 (4.05%) Cucumber
7 9 (4.05%) Selenium
8 7 (3.15%) ClearCase
8 7 (3.15%) ClearQuest
9 6 (2.70%) Jasmine
10 5 (2.25%) Bitbucket Server
10 5 (2.25%) JMeter
10 5 (2.25%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (1.80%) Introscope
11 4 (1.80%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (1.80%) Subversion
11 4 (1.80%) webpack
General
1 52 (23.42%) Finance
2 45 (20.27%) Banking
3 40 (18.02%) Social Skills
4 14 (6.31%) Financial Institution
5 12 (5.41%) Retail
6 8 (3.60%) Investment Banking
7 7 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.70%) Public Sector
9 4 (1.80%) Back Office
10 2 (0.90%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (0.90%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.90%) French Language
10 2 (0.90%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (0.90%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.45%) Marketing
11 1 (0.45%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 69 (31.08%) Developer
2 49 (22.07%) Java Developer
3 38 (17.12%) Architect
4 19 (8.56%) C++ Developer
4 19 (8.56%) Python Developer
5 18 (8.11%) Infrastructure Architect
6 17 (7.66%) Administrator
7 16 (7.21%) C++/Java Developer
8 14 (6.31%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (5.41%) Analyst
10 11 (4.95%) Cloud Engineer
11 10 (4.50%) Designer
11 10 (4.50%) Technical Leader
12 9 (4.05%) AWS Engineer
12 9 (4.05%) WebSphere Administrator
13 8 (3.60%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
13 8 (3.60%) IT Architect
13 8 (3.60%) IT Infrastructure Architect
13 8 (3.60%) Solutions Designer
13 8 (3.60%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (27.93%) WebSphere MQ
2 47 (21.17%) Middleware
3 37 (16.67%) Spring
4 35 (15.77%) XML
5 32 (14.41%) SOAP
6 31 (13.96%) REST
7 30 (13.51%) Web Services
8 23 (10.36%) HTML
9 22 (9.91%) RESTful
10 21 (9.46%) J2EE
11 19 (8.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 19 (8.56%) CSS
11 19 (8.56%) Django
11 19 (8.56%) STL
11 19 (8.56%) Twisted
11 19 (8.56%) ZeroMQ
12 18 (8.11%) JSP
13 17 (7.66%) Hibernate
14 15 (6.76%) JSON
15 14 (6.31%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.16%) Public Cloud
2 12 (5.41%) PKI
3 11 (4.95%) Clustering
4 9 (4.05%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.05%) DataPower
4 9 (4.05%) N-Tier
5 8 (3.60%) Credit Derivative
5 8 (3.60%) Derivative
5 8 (3.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (3.60%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.60%) User Experience
6 6 (2.70%) Mainframe
6 6 (2.70%) Video on Demand
7 5 (2.25%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.80%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.35%) Blog
9 3 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.90%) CMDB
10 2 (0.90%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 93 (41.89%) Linux
2 60 (27.03%) Unix
3 56 (25.23%) Windows
4 30 (13.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (7.21%) AIX
6 15 (6.76%) Windows Server
7 11 (4.95%) CentOS
8 10 (4.50%) Ubuntu
9 9 (4.05%) Amazon Linux
9 9 (4.05%) Debian
9 9 (4.05%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (2.25%) zOS
11 4 (1.80%) Solaris
12 3 (1.35%) HPUX
12 3 (1.35%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.90%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.90%) openSUSE
13 2 (0.90%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (17.12%) Microservices
3 37 (16.67%) DevOps
4 31 (13.96%) ITIL
5 30 (13.51%) Migration
6 24 (10.81%) Multithreading
7 23 (10.36%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (9.91%) OO
8 22 (9.91%) Software Engineering
9 21 (9.46%) Scrum
9 21 (9.46%) Test Automation
10 19 (8.56%) E-Commerce
10 19 (8.56%) Multithreaded Programming
10 19 (8.56%) OOD
10 19 (8.56%) Workflow
11 17 (7.66%) High Availability
12 15 (6.76%) TOGAF
13 14 (6.31%) Full Stack Development
13 14 (6.31%) TDD
13 14 (6.31%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 117 (52.70%) Java
2 73 (32.88%) SQL
3 43 (19.37%) Python
4 33 (14.86%) JavaScript
5 23 (10.36%) Bash
6 20 (9.01%) C++
7 16 (7.21%) Shell Script
8 12 (5.41%) Java 8
9 9 (4.05%) PowerShell
10 7 (3.15%) Jython
10 7 (3.15%) TypeScript
11 5 (2.25%) Java 11
11 5 (2.25%) Perl
12 4 (1.80%) Groovy
13 3 (1.35%) JCL
13 3 (1.35%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.35%) REXX
13 3 (1.35%) Ruby
14 2 (0.90%) PHP
14 2 (0.90%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 23 (10.36%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.76%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.50%) Degree
4 5 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.35%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.35%) RHCA
5 3 (1.35%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.45%) CISSP
6 1 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.45%) ISEB
6 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.95%) COBIT
2 9 (4.05%) GDPR
2 9 (4.05%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.90%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.90%) QA
4 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.45%) NIST
4 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (14.41%) Docker
2 18 (8.11%) Active Directory
3 13 (5.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (3.15%) vSphere
5 3 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.90%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.45%) RACF
7 1 (0.45%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 33 (14.86%) Kubernetes
2 26 (11.71%) Ansible
3 18 (8.11%) Terraform
4 11 (4.95%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 11 (4.95%) Single Sign-On
5 9 (4.05%) Docker Swarm
5 9 (4.05%) Puppet
6 7 (3.15%) HAProxy
7 6 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.25%) NetBackup
8 5 (2.25%) Tivoli
9 4 (1.80%) Grafana
10 3 (1.35%) Kibana
10 3 (1.35%) Nagios
11 2 (0.90%) CA Wily
11 2 (0.90%) logstash
11 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.90%) Nmap
11 2 (0.90%) Salt
11 2 (0.90%) WMI
Vendors
1 102 (45.95%) IBM
2 64 (28.83%) Oracle
3 33 (14.86%) Red Hat
4 26 (11.71%) Microsoft
5 22 (9.91%) Citrix
6 18 (8.11%) Cisco
7 15 (6.76%) VMware
8 13 (5.86%) SAP
9 12 (5.41%) Splunk
10 10 (4.50%) Software AG
11 8 (3.60%) Dynatrace
11 8 (3.60%) ServiceNow
12 7 (3.15%) hybris
13 6 (2.70%) AppDynamics
14 5 (2.25%) Veritas
15 4 (1.80%) Actifio
15 4 (1.80%) ATG
15 4 (1.80%) CA
15 4 (1.80%) MuleSoft
15 4 (1.80%) NetApp