Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 258 194 186
Rank change year-on-year -64 -8 -9
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 987 1404 1579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.32% 1.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.01% 7.13% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 619 850 924
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £446
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +0.84% +5.00%
10th Percentile £349 £325 £310
90th Percentile £582 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £428 £425
% change year-on-year -1.75% +0.59% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 17
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -5.26% +18.29%
10th Percentile £35.00 £31.10 £34.45
90th Percentile £41.88 £39.25 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.76% +15.42%

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 16413 19685 20519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.71% 18.58% 17.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10640 12986 12921
UK median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £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 418 496 672
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £42.02
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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -59 842 £493 +9.44% 39
UK excluding London -19 575 £420 -1.75% 27
London -83 401 £500 +5.26% 15
South East -18 163 £475 +5.56% 3
North of England -19 134 £400 -5.88% 11
North West +4 80 £419 +4.69% 7
Northern Ireland -3 67 £413 -
Scotland -25 54 £400 -2.44% 2
Midlands -15 52 £450 +6.51% 6
East of England -20 49 £425 -5.56% 3
South West -8 39 £450 -5.26% 1
Yorkshire -26 33 £400 -20.00% 4
East Midlands -28 25 £420 - 2
North East +40 21 £375 +18.58%
West Midlands +5 20 £388 -8.82% 4
Wales +8 18 £350 -26.32% 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 643 (65.15%) Java
2 374 (37.89%) Agile Software Development
3 373 (37.79%) IBM
4 369 (37.39%) Oracle
5 269 (27.25%) XML
6 256 (25.94%) Finance
7 243 (24.62%) SQL
8 242 (24.52%) Linux
9 235 (23.81%) Web Services
10 212 (21.48%) JavaScript
11 210 (21.28%) Spring
12 208 (21.07%) WebLogic
13 203 (20.57%) J2EE
14 196 (19.86%) WebSphere Application Server
15 193 (19.55%) TDD
16 192 (19.45%) Banking
17 188 (19.05%) Unix
18 185 (18.74%) Tomcat
19 175 (17.73%) Continuous Integration
20 173 (17.53%) JBoss
21 172 (17.43%) WebSphere MQ
22 162 (16.41%) E-Commerce
23 158 (16.01%) HTML
24 157 (15.91%) SOAP
25 150 (15.20%) Jenkins
26 147 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
27 140 (14.18%) DevOps
27 140 (14.18%) CSS
28 129 (13.07%) OO
29 128 (12.97%) JSP

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
1 208 (21.07%) WebLogic
2 196 (19.86%) WebSphere Application Server
3 185 (18.74%) Tomcat
4 173 (17.53%) JBoss
5 74 (7.50%) OpenStack
6 65 (6.59%) Apache
7 57 (5.78%) IIS
8 36 (3.65%) WebSphere Portal
9 32 (3.24%) CMS
10 30 (3.04%) WebSphere Process Server
11 27 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
12 26 (2.63%) Confluence
13 24 (2.43%) SharePoint
14 23 (2.33%) IBM HTTP Server
14 23 (2.33%) nginx
15 20 (2.03%) Jetty
16 17 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 16 (1.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 16 (1.62%) JCAPS
18 14 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 12 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.20%) SPSS
5 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (1.82%) Magento
2 14 (1.42%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 12 (1.22%) Maximo
4 10 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.81%) Actimize
5 8 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.71%) Unica
7 5 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
7 5 (0.51%) Pega PRPC
8 4 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.41%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 4 (0.41%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.20%) Fredhopper
10 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.20%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.20%) WebTrends
11 1 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
11 1 (0.10%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 147 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (3.04%) GitHub
4 24 (2.43%) PaaS
5 20 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (1.72%) IaaS
7 15 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (1.42%) Google App Engine
9 12 (1.22%) OpenShift
10 11 (1.11%) IBM Cloud
11 9 (0.91%) Bluemix
12 7 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.71%) npm
13 6 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.51%) SaaS
15 4 (0.41%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.41%) IBM SmartCloud
16 3 (0.30%) Akamai
16 3 (0.30%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 72 (7.29%) HTTP
2 59 (5.98%) SSL
3 42 (4.26%) Internet
4 41 (4.15%) Firewall
5 37 (3.75%) TCP/IP
6 35 (3.55%) DNS
7 32 (3.24%) LDAP
8 26 (2.63%) SAN
9 23 (2.33%) FTP
10 17 (1.72%) IPsec
11 15 (1.52%) DHCP
12 14 (1.42%) Network Security
13 13 (1.32%) WAN
14 11 (1.11%) HTTPS
15 10 (1.01%) AMQP
15 10 (1.01%) BIG-IP
16 9 (0.91%) NetScaler
17 8 (0.81%) SMTP
17 8 (0.81%) X.21
18 7 (0.71%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (11.25%) DB2
2 104 (10.54%) SQL Server
3 86 (8.71%) MySQL
4 82 (8.31%) NoSQL
5 76 (7.70%) Relational Database
6 65 (6.59%) PostgreSQL
7 44 (4.46%) RDBMS
8 34 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 31 (3.14%) Oracle Database
10 28 (2.84%) MongoDB
11 25 (2.53%) Hadoop
12 22 (2.23%) Big Data
13 18 (1.82%) DB2 UDB
14 14 (1.42%) Endeca
15 13 (1.32%) DbVisualizer
16 12 (1.22%) Apache Hive
17 10 (1.01%) Redis
18 9 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
19 7 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 7 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 150 (15.20%) Jenkins
2 92 (9.32%) Maven
3 85 (8.61%) Git (software)
4 84 (8.51%) JIRA
5 80 (8.11%) JUnit
6 76 (7.70%) Cucumber
7 70 (7.09%) Eclipse
8 59 (5.98%) NUnit
9 58 (5.88%) MSTest
10 55 (5.57%) Subversion
11 40 (4.05%) Mockito
12 38 (3.85%) Selenium
13 37 (3.75%) Ant
13 37 (3.75%) SoapUI
14 24 (2.43%) Bower
14 24 (2.43%) Grunt
14 24 (2.43%) Jasmine
15 19 (1.93%) Bitbucket
15 19 (1.93%) Vagrant
16 17 (1.72%) Gradle
General
1 256 (25.94%) Finance
2 192 (19.45%) Banking
3 114 (11.55%) Retail
4 29 (2.94%) Games
5 13 (1.32%) Marketing
5 13 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.22%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.22%) Investment Banking
7 9 (0.91%) Back Office
7 9 (0.91%) Front Office
8 8 (0.81%) Publishing
9 5 (0.51%) Automotive
10 4 (0.41%) Advertising
11 3 (0.30%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.20%) Billing
12 2 (0.20%) Electronics
12 2 (0.20%) International Banking
12 2 (0.20%) Law
13 1 (0.10%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.10%) French Language
Job Titles
1 463 (46.91%) Developer
2 313 (31.71%) Java Developer
3 123 (12.46%) Architect
4 102 (10.33%) Senior Developer
5 85 (8.61%) Senior Java Developer
6 72 (7.29%) WebSphere Developer
7 69 (6.99%) Full Stack Developer
8 57 (5.78%) Consultant
9 42 (4.26%) Analyst
9 42 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
10 40 (4.05%) Administrator
11 39 (3.95%) Integration Developer
11 39 (3.95%) Project Manager
12 35 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
13 27 (2.74%) Senior Full Stack Developer
14 26 (2.63%) SQL Developer
15 25 (2.53%) WebSphere Specialist
16 24 (2.43%) Digital Developer
16 24 (2.43%) Digital Transformation
16 24 (2.43%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (27.25%) XML
2 235 (23.81%) Web Services
3 210 (21.28%) Spring
4 203 (20.57%) J2EE
5 172 (17.43%) WebSphere MQ
6 158 (16.01%) HTML
7 157 (15.91%) SOAP
8 140 (14.18%) CSS
9 128 (12.97%) JSP
10 125 (12.66%) Hibernate
10 125 (12.66%) Java EE
11 117 (11.85%) REST
12 115 (11.65%) IBM Integration Bus
13 112 (11.35%) RESTful
14 106 (10.74%) Middleware
15 78 (7.90%) AngularJS
16 77 (7.80%) Ajax
16 77 (7.80%) Servlets
17 75 (7.60%) Struts
17 75 (7.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 75 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (5.57%) DataPower
3 43 (4.36%) Virtual Team
4 24 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
5 23 (2.33%) iPad
6 22 (2.23%) Data Centre
7 21 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.13%) Mainframe
8 20 (2.03%) Mobile App
8 20 (2.03%) Private Cloud
8 20 (2.03%) SWIFT
9 16 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (1.62%) PKI
10 15 (1.52%) AS400
11 13 (1.32%) Clustering
12 11 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (1.01%) Derivative
13 10 (1.01%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.91%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.91%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 242 (24.52%) Linux
2 188 (19.05%) Unix
3 86 (8.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 76 (7.70%) Windows
5 63 (6.38%) AIX
6 43 (4.36%) Solaris
7 31 (3.14%) Windows Server
8 20 (2.03%) CentOS
9 9 (0.91%) HPUX
10 8 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (0.61%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.61%) zOS
12 5 (0.51%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.41%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.20%) Android
14 2 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (37.89%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (19.55%) TDD
3 175 (17.73%) Continuous Integration
4 162 (16.41%) E-Commerce
5 140 (14.18%) DevOps
6 129 (13.07%) OO
7 102 (10.33%) MVC
8 91 (9.22%) Scrum
9 86 (8.71%) Migration
10 83 (8.41%) Test Automation
11 77 (7.80%) SOA
12 59 (5.98%) ITIL
13 52 (5.27%) Open Source
14 51 (5.17%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 51 (5.17%) High Availability
15 50 (5.07%) Data Modelling
16 48 (4.86%) Unit Testing
17 47 (4.76%) BDD
17 47 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
17 47 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 643 (65.15%) Java
2 243 (24.62%) SQL
3 212 (21.48%) JavaScript
4 102 (10.33%) Shell Script
5 38 (3.85%) Perl
5 38 (3.85%) Python
6 33 (3.34%) C++
7 32 (3.24%) XPath
8 30 (3.04%) TypeScript
9 24 (2.43%) Bash Shell
10 22 (2.23%) Korn
11 20 (2.03%) C#
12 19 (1.93%) C
13 17 (1.72%) PowerShell
14 16 (1.62%) PL/SQL
15 15 (1.52%) Ruby
16 8 (0.81%) Jython
16 8 (0.81%) PHP
17 7 (0.71%) Scala
18 5 (0.51%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 70 (7.09%) Degree
2 49 (4.96%) Security Cleared
3 32 (3.24%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.01%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (0.81%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.51%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.41%) CISA
9 4 (0.41%) CISM
9 4 (0.41%) CISSP
9 4 (0.41%) PMP
10 3 (0.30%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.30%) ISEB
11 2 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.20%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.10%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.86%) QA
2 16 (1.62%) HL7
3 12 (1.22%) SLA
4 10 (1.01%) MiFID
5 9 (0.91%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.30%) FedRAMP
8 3 (0.30%) RosettaNet
9 2 (0.20%) FATCA
10 1 (0.10%) GDPR
10 1 (0.10%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (3.14%) Docker
3 21 (2.13%) Active Directory
4 15 (1.52%) Oracle Clusterware
4 15 (1.52%) Xen
5 8 (0.81%) Apache Flume
5 8 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.71%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 5 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.30%) HDFS
8 3 (0.30%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.10%) iptables
10 1 (0.10%) NFS
10 1 (0.10%) RACF
10 1 (0.10%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.10%) SRDF
10 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.10%) vSphere
10 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 122 (12.36%) Puppet
2 104 (10.54%) Ansible
3 102 (10.33%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (2.53%) Tivoli
5 19 (1.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 9 (0.91%) Terraform
7 7 (0.71%) Netcool
8 6 (0.61%) Consul
8 6 (0.61%) logstash
8 6 (0.61%) Mesos
8 6 (0.61%) SCCM
9 5 (0.51%) Cobbler
9 5 (0.51%) Forum Sentry
9 5 (0.51%) Nagios
9 5 (0.51%) Pingdom
9 5 (0.51%) Salt
10 4 (0.41%) CA Wily
10 4 (0.41%) CFEngine
10 4 (0.41%) HP SiteScope
10 4 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 373 (37.79%) IBM
2 369 (37.39%) Oracle
3 81 (8.21%) Microsoft
4 75 (7.60%) Red Hat
5 59 (5.98%) VMware
6 48 (4.86%) ATG
7 43 (4.36%) hybris
8 27 (2.74%) TIBCO
9 25 (2.53%) Adobe
9 25 (2.53%) Google
10 24 (2.43%) Citrix
11 22 (2.23%) SAP
12 20 (2.03%) CA
13 17 (1.72%) HP
14 16 (1.62%) Fiorano
14 16 (1.62%) Siebel
15 15 (1.52%) InterSystems
15 15 (1.52%) Sun
16 14 (1.42%) Informatica
16 14 (1.42%) Pega