Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 210 179
Rank change year-on-year -37 -31 +1
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 977 1392 1562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.28% 1.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.01% 7.00% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 833 866
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £349 £325 £307
90th Percentile £580 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -1.18% - +2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 17
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.41% -5.33% +14.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year - -6.54% +11.38%

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 16254 19893 20130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.86% 18.34% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10512 13085 12442
UK median daily rate £435 £420 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 492 693
UK median hourly rate £19.82 £20.39 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.82% +1.95% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £44.75 £42.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.16% +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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -57 851 £490 +8.89% 52
UK excluding London -36 555 £420 -1.18% 36
London -52 408 £500 +1.52% 25
South East -28 158 £498 +10.56% 10
North of England -20 126 £400 -5.88% 10
North West -11 70 £400 - 8
Midlands -22 57 £425 - 2
Northern Ireland -8 52 £413 - 2
South West -6 49 £447 -0.67% 2
East of England -23 49 £400 - 3
Scotland -16 48 £413 +3.13% 6
Yorkshire -30 33 £400 -20.00% 2
East Midlands -46 32 £420 +5.00%
North East +43 23 £383 +28.57%
Wales +15 17 £350 -23.29% 1
West Midlands +12 17 £419 -1.47% 2

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 649 (66.43%) Java
2 379 (38.79%) IBM
3 355 (36.34%) Agile Software Development
4 349 (35.72%) Oracle
5 275 (28.15%) XML
6 253 (25.90%) Web Services
6 253 (25.90%) Linux
7 245 (25.08%) Finance
8 237 (24.26%) SQL
9 223 (22.82%) J2EE
10 218 (22.31%) Spring
11 211 (21.60%) WebLogic
12 208 (21.29%) JavaScript
13 207 (21.19%) Unix
14 200 (20.47%) WebSphere Application Server
15 198 (20.27%) JBoss
16 185 (18.94%) Tomcat
17 178 (18.22%) TDD
17 178 (18.22%) Banking
18 174 (17.81%) SOAP
18 174 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
19 167 (17.09%) WebSphere MQ
20 164 (16.79%) E-Commerce
21 160 (16.38%) HTML
21 160 (16.38%) Jenkins
22 150 (15.35%) DevOps
23 139 (14.23%) Amazon AWS
24 135 (13.82%) OO
25 134 (13.72%) CSS
26 131 (13.41%) Middleware

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
1 211 (21.60%) WebLogic
2 200 (20.47%) WebSphere Application Server
3 198 (20.27%) JBoss
4 185 (18.94%) Tomcat
5 95 (9.72%) Apache
6 66 (6.76%) OpenStack
7 64 (6.55%) IIS
8 43 (4.40%) WebSphere Portal
9 36 (3.68%) CMS
10 32 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
10 32 (3.28%) WebSphere Process Server
11 27 (2.76%) Confluence
11 27 (2.76%) IBM HTTP Server
12 24 (2.46%) nginx
12 24 (2.46%) SharePoint
13 22 (2.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 19 (1.94%) Jetty
15 18 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
16 17 (1.74%) Mule
17 16 (1.64%) JCAPS
Applications
1 11 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (2.05%) Magento
2 13 (1.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 12 (1.23%) Maximo
4 10 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.72%) Unica
6 6 (0.61%) Actimize
6 6 (0.61%) Fredhopper
7 5 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.51%) Pega PRPC
8 4 (0.41%) SAP HCM
9 3 (0.31%) Staffware
10 2 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.20%) Murex MxG2000
10 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
10 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.20%) WebTrends
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
11 1 (0.10%) Temenos Triple'A Plus
Cloud Services
1 139 (14.23%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (8.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (3.07%) GitHub
4 27 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (2.56%) PaaS
6 19 (1.94%) IaaS
7 17 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
8 16 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (1.64%) Google App Engine
8 16 (1.64%) OpenShift
9 12 (1.23%) IBM Cloud
10 10 (1.02%) Bluemix
11 7 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.72%) Boomi
12 6 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.51%) Google Analytics
14 4 (0.41%) Akamai
14 4 (0.41%) IBM SmartCloud
14 4 (0.41%) SaaS
14 4 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 86 (8.80%) HTTP
2 65 (6.65%) SSL
3 40 (4.09%) DNS
3 40 (4.09%) Internet
3 40 (4.09%) TCP/IP
4 36 (3.68%) Firewall
5 30 (3.07%) LDAP
6 27 (2.76%) SAN
7 23 (2.35%) FTP
8 18 (1.84%) IPsec
9 16 (1.64%) DHCP
10 15 (1.54%) Network Security
11 12 (1.23%) HTTPS
11 12 (1.23%) WAN
12 8 (0.82%) AMQP
12 8 (0.82%) Intranet
12 8 (0.82%) X.21
13 7 (0.72%) BIG-IP
13 7 (0.72%) LAN
13 7 (0.72%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (11.87%) SQL Server
2 112 (11.46%) DB2
3 85 (8.70%) MySQL
4 74 (7.57%) NoSQL
5 71 (7.27%) Relational Database
6 57 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
7 33 (3.38%) Oracle Database
8 32 (3.28%) RDBMS
8 32 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (2.76%) MongoDB
10 24 (2.46%) Hadoop
11 22 (2.25%) Big Data
12 21 (2.15%) Endeca
13 18 (1.84%) DbVisualizer
14 12 (1.23%) Apache Hive
15 9 (0.92%) DB2 UDB
16 7 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 7 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.72%) DataStax
17 6 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 160 (16.38%) Jenkins
2 89 (9.11%) Git (software)
3 86 (8.80%) Maven
4 85 (8.70%) JIRA
5 78 (7.98%) JUnit
6 65 (6.65%) Cucumber
7 57 (5.83%) Subversion
8 54 (5.53%) Eclipse
9 48 (4.91%) NUnit
10 47 (4.81%) Ant
10 47 (4.81%) MSTest
11 42 (4.30%) Mockito
12 39 (3.99%) Selenium
13 37 (3.79%) SoapUI
14 23 (2.35%) Gradle
15 20 (2.05%) Bitbucket
15 20 (2.05%) WebDriver
16 16 (1.64%) Travis CI
17 15 (1.54%) Bower
17 15 (1.54%) Jasmine
General
1 245 (25.08%) Finance
2 178 (18.22%) Banking
3 108 (11.05%) Retail
4 26 (2.66%) Games
5 16 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.43%) Marketing
7 13 (1.33%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.23%) Front Office
9 10 (1.02%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.92%) Publishing
11 8 (0.82%) Back Office
12 6 (0.61%) Automotive
12 6 (0.61%) Law
13 4 (0.41%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.31%) Advertising
14 3 (0.31%) Billing
14 3 (0.31%) Electronics
15 2 (0.20%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.20%) French Language
15 2 (0.20%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 436 (44.63%) Developer
2 285 (29.17%) Java Developer
3 132 (13.51%) Architect
4 93 (9.52%) Senior Developer
5 73 (7.47%) WebSphere Developer
6 70 (7.16%) Senior Java Developer
7 59 (6.04%) Full Stack Developer
8 58 (5.94%) Consultant
9 43 (4.40%) DevOps Engineer
10 42 (4.30%) Analyst
11 40 (4.09%) Project Manager
12 39 (3.99%) Administrator
13 38 (3.89%) Integration Developer
14 35 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
15 26 (2.66%) SQL Developer
16 25 (2.56%) Technical Architect
17 24 (2.46%) Senior Full Stack Developer
18 22 (2.25%) WebSphere Specialist
19 21 (2.15%) HTML CSS Developer
19 21 (2.15%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (28.15%) XML
2 253 (25.90%) Web Services
3 223 (22.82%) J2EE
4 218 (22.31%) Spring
5 174 (17.81%) SOAP
6 167 (17.09%) WebSphere MQ
7 160 (16.38%) HTML
8 134 (13.72%) CSS
9 131 (13.41%) Middleware
10 128 (13.10%) JSP
11 124 (12.69%) Java EE
12 118 (12.08%) IBM Integration Bus
13 113 (11.57%) REST
14 110 (11.26%) RESTful
15 104 (10.64%) Hibernate
16 88 (9.01%) XSLT
17 87 (8.90%) .NET
18 85 (8.70%) JSON
19 84 (8.60%) Servlets
20 82 (8.39%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 86 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (5.63%) DataPower
3 42 (4.30%) Virtual Team
4 38 (3.89%) Computer Science
5 26 (2.66%) Data Centre
6 24 (2.46%) iPad
7 23 (2.35%) Private Cloud
8 21 (2.15%) Mobile App
8 21 (2.15%) SWIFT
9 15 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.54%) Mainframe
9 15 (1.54%) PKI
10 13 (1.33%) Clustering
11 12 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (1.13%) AS400
12 11 (1.13%) iSeries
13 8 (0.82%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (0.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 253 (25.90%) Linux
2 207 (21.19%) Unix
3 84 (8.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 84 (8.60%) Windows
4 66 (6.76%) AIX
5 50 (5.12%) Solaris
6 28 (2.87%) Windows Server
7 21 (2.15%) CentOS
8 12 (1.23%) HPUX
9 10 (1.02%) zOS
10 8 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.61%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.61%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.51%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.41%) Android
14 4 (0.41%) SUSE
14 4 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (36.34%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (18.22%) TDD
3 174 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
4 164 (16.79%) E-Commerce
5 150 (15.35%) DevOps
6 135 (13.82%) OO
7 97 (9.93%) Scrum
8 88 (9.01%) MVC
9 87 (8.90%) Migration
10 78 (7.98%) Open Source
10 78 (7.98%) SOA
11 74 (7.57%) Test Automation
12 62 (6.35%) ITIL
13 57 (5.83%) High Availability
14 53 (5.42%) Unit Testing
15 52 (5.32%) UML
16 50 (5.12%) Configuration Management
17 46 (4.71%) BDD
17 46 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
18 45 (4.61%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 649 (66.43%) Java
2 237 (24.26%) SQL
3 208 (21.29%) JavaScript
4 93 (9.52%) Shell Script
5 47 (4.81%) Python
6 43 (4.40%) Perl
7 39 (3.99%) C++
8 28 (2.87%) XPath
9 27 (2.76%) C#
10 26 (2.66%) Bash Shell
11 24 (2.46%) PowerShell
12 23 (2.35%) TypeScript
13 22 (2.25%) C
13 22 (2.25%) Korn
14 14 (1.43%) PL/SQL
14 14 (1.43%) Ruby
15 12 (1.23%) Jython
16 8 (0.82%) PHP
17 7 (0.72%) VB
18 6 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 68 (6.96%) Degree
2 54 (5.53%) Security Cleared
3 39 (3.99%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.02%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.92%) CISSP
6 9 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (0.82%) AWS Certification
8 7 (0.72%) CISA
8 7 (0.72%) CISM
9 6 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.61%) PMP
9 6 (0.61%) Sun Certification
10 5 (0.51%) IBM Certification
10 5 (0.51%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.31%) APMG
12 3 (0.31%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.20%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.61%) QA
2 16 (1.64%) HL7
2 16 (1.64%) SLA
3 14 (1.43%) MiFID
4 8 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.61%) FedRAMP
5 6 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.41%) SEPA
7 2 (0.20%) FATCA
8 1 (0.10%) GDPR
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (3.48%) Docker
3 28 (2.87%) Active Directory
4 18 (1.84%) Xen
5 14 (1.43%) Oracle Clusterware
6 13 (1.33%) Apache Flume
7 9 (0.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 7 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.51%) HDFS
9 5 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.31%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.31%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 2 (0.20%) KVM
11 2 (0.20%) NFS
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.20%) SRDF
12 1 (0.10%) iptables
12 1 (0.10%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.10%) RACF
12 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 109 (11.16%) Puppet
2 94 (9.62%) Ansible
3 92 (9.42%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (2.46%) Tivoli
5 18 (1.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 10 (1.02%) logstash
7 8 (0.82%) Kibana
7 8 (0.82%) Terraform
8 7 (0.72%) Mesos
8 7 (0.72%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 6 (0.61%) CA Wily
9 6 (0.61%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.61%) Netcool
9 6 (0.61%) SCCM
10 5 (0.51%) Pingdom
11 4 (0.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 4 (0.41%) Forum Sentry
11 4 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.41%) Nagios
11 4 (0.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 379 (38.79%) IBM
2 349 (35.72%) Oracle
3 85 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 71 (7.27%) Red Hat
5 65 (6.65%) VMware
6 49 (5.02%) hybris
7 47 (4.81%) ATG
8 28 (2.87%) Adobe
9 26 (2.66%) Google
10 23 (2.35%) TIBCO
11 21 (2.15%) SAP
12 20 (2.05%) CA
13 18 (1.84%) Citrix
13 18 (1.84%) Informatica
14 17 (1.74%) HP
14 17 (1.74%) Siebel
15 16 (1.64%) Fiorano
15 16 (1.64%) Pega
16 15 (1.54%) InterSystems
17 14 (1.43%) Salesforce.com