Period
to 19 April 2018

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 April 2018 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 267 229 209
Rank change year-on-year -38 -20 -26
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 993 1,037 1,326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 1.12% 1.24%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.96% 6.54% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 615 741
UK median daily rate £490 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £371 £319 £313
90th Percentile £589 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
UK median hourly rate £35.54 £40.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +53.85% -28.28%
10th Percentile £29.20 £35.50 £14.85
90th Percentile £39.89 £40.00 £38.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.54 £40.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -11.15% +128.57% -51.72%

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 16,650 15,858 18,318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.47% 17.11% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,041 10,218 11,739
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £393
% change year-on-year +6.45% -1.46% +4.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 329 462
UK median hourly rate £18.67 £19.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.75% -9.52% +13.51%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.65 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% -5.00% +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 April 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 April 2018. 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 -40 895 £499 +7.26% 103
London +10 480 £525 +5.00% 39
UK excluding London -54 480 £450 +5.88% 73
North of England -38 127 £450 +20.00% 19
South East -97 110 £463 -7.50% 13
East of England +23 90 £488 +21.88% 17
Midlands +12 67 £450 +7.14% 10
North West -47 59 £456 +21.67% 8
West Midlands +19 52 £450 - 6
Yorkshire 0 47 £463 +8.82% 11
Scotland -29 40 £438 +2.94% 6
South West -32 26 £438 -4.89% 5
Northern Ireland +15 24 £432 +18.22% 2
North East -11 21 £350 +4.48%
East Midlands -20 14 £375 -10.18% 4
Wales -30 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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.

1 647 (65.16%) Java
2 425 (42.80%) Agile Software Development
3 416 (41.89%) IBM
4 364 (36.66%) Oracle
5 272 (27.39%) SQL
6 243 (24.47%) Tomcat
7 238 (23.97%) Linux
8 226 (22.76%) Web Services
9 224 (22.56%) Finance
10 214 (21.55%) J2EE
11 206 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
12 203 (20.44%) Jenkins
12 203 (20.44%) TDD
13 191 (19.23%) WebSphere MQ
13 191 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
14 188 (18.93%) Unix
15 185 (18.63%) Puppet
16 179 (18.03%) Spring
17 175 (17.62%) WebSphere Application Server
18 174 (17.52%) Ansible
19 165 (16.62%) E-Commerce
19 165 (16.62%) Banking
20 164 (16.52%) Opscode Chef
21 163 (16.41%) WebLogic
22 160 (16.11%) XML
23 159 (16.01%) JavaScript
24 155 (15.61%) Git (software)
25 148 (14.90%) MySQL
25 148 (14.90%) OO
26 136 (13.70%) DevOps

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
1 243 (24.47%) Tomcat
2 175 (17.62%) WebSphere Application Server
3 163 (16.41%) WebLogic
4 106 (10.67%) OpenStack
5 96 (9.67%) JBoss
6 95 (9.57%) Apache
7 52 (5.24%) IIS
8 45 (4.53%) WebSphere Portal
9 42 (4.23%) Confluence
10 40 (4.03%) nginx
11 34 (3.42%) Jetty
12 33 (3.32%) CMS
12 33 (3.32%) MQSeries
13 30 (3.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 28 (2.82%) Commerce Server
15 23 (2.32%) Mongrel
16 17 (1.71%) FileNet
17 15 (1.51%) Cloud Foundry
18 13 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
19 11 (1.11%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (1.21%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (2.11%) Magento
2 17 (1.71%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.81%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 6 (0.60%) thinkFolio
5 5 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
6 4 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.20%) ENOVIA
8 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.20%) Maximo
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.20%) Relativity
8 2 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
9 1 (0.10%) Actimize
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 191 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
2 133 (13.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (3.42%) GitHub
4 25 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
4 25 (2.52%) PaaS
5 24 (2.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 21 (2.11%) Google App Engine
7 15 (1.51%) SaaS
8 14 (1.41%) IaaS
9 12 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 11 (1.11%) Amazon S3
10 11 (1.11%) npm
11 8 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 8 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
12 7 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.60%) OpenShift
13 6 (0.60%) Sumo Logic
14 5 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.50%) Rackspace Cloud
15 4 (0.40%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 97 (9.77%) HTTP
2 53 (5.34%) SSL
3 28 (2.82%) SAN
4 26 (2.62%) DNS
4 26 (2.62%) Internet
4 26 (2.62%) TCP/IP
5 24 (2.42%) FTP
6 20 (2.01%) DHCP
7 17 (1.71%) Firewall
7 17 (1.71%) IPsec
8 11 (1.11%) SMS
9 10 (1.01%) SMTP
10 8 (0.81%) Network Security
10 8 (0.81%) WAN
11 7 (0.70%) LAN
12 6 (0.60%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.50%) VPN
14 4 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (0.40%) iSCSI
15 3 (0.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (14.90%) MySQL
2 132 (13.29%) PostgreSQL
3 122 (12.29%) NoSQL
4 111 (11.18%) SQL Server
5 98 (9.87%) DB2
6 67 (6.75%) Relational Database
7 63 (6.34%) Oracle Database
8 28 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
9 27 (2.72%) RDBMS
10 22 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
11 20 (2.01%) GIS
12 17 (1.71%) Big Data
13 15 (1.51%) MongoDB
14 12 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (1.01%) DbVisualizer
16 9 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
17 8 (0.81%) Blockchain
17 8 (0.81%) Endeca
18 6 (0.60%) Hadoop
18 6 (0.60%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 203 (20.44%) Jenkins
2 155 (15.61%) Git (software)
3 103 (10.37%) NUnit
4 99 (9.97%) Maven
4 99 (9.97%) MSTest
5 74 (7.45%) JIRA
6 58 (5.84%) Subversion
7 57 (5.74%) Eclipse
7 57 (5.74%) JUnit
8 49 (4.93%) Cucumber
9 46 (4.63%) TeamCity
10 43 (4.33%) Ant
11 40 (4.03%) Gradle
12 39 (3.93%) Selenium
13 28 (2.82%) GitLab
14 25 (2.52%) Travis CI
15 24 (2.42%) Mockito
16 22 (2.22%) Artifactory
17 16 (1.61%) MSBuild
18 15 (1.51%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 224 (22.56%) Finance
2 165 (16.62%) Banking
3 123 (12.39%) Retail
4 37 (3.73%) Retail Banking
5 14 (1.41%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.31%) Back Office
7 11 (1.11%) Games
8 10 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.91%) Marketing
10 7 (0.70%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.60%) Advertising
11 6 (0.60%) Front Office
11 6 (0.60%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.40%) Automotive
13 3 (0.30%) Legal
13 3 (0.30%) Private Banking
13 3 (0.30%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.20%) Digital Economy
14 2 (0.20%) Publishing
15 1 (0.10%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 433 (43.61%) Developer
2 274 (27.59%) Java Developer
3 119 (11.98%) Senior Developer
4 107 (10.78%) Architect
4 107 (10.78%) Senior Java Developer
5 79 (7.96%) WebSphere Developer
6 64 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
7 62 (6.24%) Analyst
8 49 (4.93%) Digital Developer
9 46 (4.63%) Digital Transformation
10 41 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
11 36 (3.63%) Consultant
12 33 (3.32%) Integration Specialist
12 33 (3.32%) Project Manager
13 32 (3.22%) Full Stack Developer
14 29 (2.92%) Support Analyst
15 26 (2.62%) Administrator
15 26 (2.62%) Integration Engineer
16 25 (2.52%) Java Engineer
17 24 (2.42%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (22.76%) Web Services
2 214 (21.55%) J2EE
3 191 (19.23%) WebSphere MQ
4 179 (18.03%) Spring
5 160 (16.11%) XML
6 123 (12.39%) Hibernate
7 119 (11.98%) SOAP
8 112 (11.28%) HTML
9 104 (10.47%) Middleware
10 103 (10.37%) REST
11 101 (10.17%) IBM Integration Bus
11 101 (10.17%) JMS
12 100 (10.07%) RESTful
13 88 (8.86%) CSS
14 85 (8.56%) JSP
15 75 (7.55%) AngularJS
16 73 (7.35%) Servlets
17 72 (7.25%) Spring Boot
18 65 (6.55%) .NET
18 65 (6.55%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 73 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (6.34%) DataPower
3 36 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
4 31 (3.12%) Mainframe
5 19 (1.91%) Client/Server
5 19 (1.91%) Mobile App
6 18 (1.81%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (1.51%) User Experience
9 13 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (1.21%) Computer Science
10 12 (1.21%) iPad
10 12 (1.21%) SWIFT
11 11 (1.11%) Clustering
11 11 (1.11%) Online Banking
12 9 (0.91%) Data Centre
12 9 (0.91%) Public Cloud
12 9 (0.91%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
14 7 (0.70%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 238 (23.97%) Linux
2 188 (18.93%) Unix
3 119 (11.98%) Windows
4 63 (6.34%) AIX
5 49 (4.93%) Windows Server
6 46 (4.63%) Solaris
7 41 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.21%) HPUX
8 12 (1.21%) zOS
9 7 (0.70%) Android
9 7 (0.70%) CentOS
9 7 (0.70%) MVS
10 6 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (0.60%) VME
11 5 (0.50%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.50%) Debian
11 5 (0.50%) Fedora
11 5 (0.50%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.50%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (42.80%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
3 203 (20.44%) TDD
4 165 (16.62%) E-Commerce
5 148 (14.90%) OO
6 136 (13.70%) DevOps
7 107 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
8 91 (9.16%) SOA
9 79 (7.96%) Scrum
10 78 (7.85%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 75 (7.55%) Migration
12 71 (7.15%) Microservices
12 71 (7.15%) Test Automation
13 64 (6.45%) Configuration Management
14 60 (6.04%) MVC
15 54 (5.44%) ITIL
16 50 (5.04%) CRM
17 48 (4.83%) BDD
17 48 (4.83%) Mentoring
17 48 (4.83%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 647 (65.16%) Java
2 272 (27.39%) SQL
3 159 (16.01%) JavaScript
4 70 (7.05%) Python
5 62 (6.24%) PL/SQL
6 55 (5.54%) Shell Script
7 54 (5.44%) Perl
8 47 (4.73%) Java 8
9 43 (4.33%) Bash Shell
10 42 (4.23%) Ruby
11 31 (3.12%) Groovy
11 31 (3.12%) Scala
12 30 (3.02%) PowerShell
13 28 (2.82%) C++
14 26 (2.62%) C
14 26 (2.62%) PHP
15 20 (2.01%) XPath
16 19 (1.91%) C#
17 16 (1.61%) Korn
18 7 (0.70%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 68 (6.85%) Security Cleared
2 40 (4.03%) SC Cleared
3 21 (2.11%) Degree
4 17 (1.71%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.21%) IBM Certification
6 11 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.40%) OCP
7 4 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.30%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.30%) MCSE
8 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.20%) CCNA
9 2 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.20%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.20%) MCITP
9 2 (0.20%) RHCE
9 2 (0.20%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.72%) QA
2 7 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (0.70%) RosettaNet
3 5 (0.50%) GCP
3 5 (0.50%) MiFID
3 5 (0.50%) SEPA
4 4 (0.40%) COBIT
4 4 (0.40%) SLA
4 4 (0.40%) TARGET2
5 3 (0.30%) GDPR
5 3 (0.30%) PMO
6 2 (0.20%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.10%) EMIR
7 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (4.33%) Docker
3 40 (4.03%) Active Directory
4 24 (2.42%) Xen
5 13 (1.31%) Oracle Clusterware
6 12 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.70%) KVM
8 6 (0.60%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.60%) NFS
8 6 (0.60%) vSphere
9 5 (0.50%) VirtualBox
9 5 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.30%) XenApp
12 2 (0.20%) RACF
12 2 (0.20%) SRDF
12 2 (0.20%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.10%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 185 (18.63%) Puppet
2 174 (17.52%) Ansible
3 164 (16.52%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (2.42%) Kubernetes
5 23 (2.32%) Tivoli
6 17 (1.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 16 (1.61%) Nagios
8 14 (1.41%) Terraform
9 13 (1.31%) SCCM
10 10 (1.01%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
11 9 (0.91%) Salt
12 7 (0.70%) Kibana
12 7 (0.70%) logstash
13 6 (0.60%) Packer
13 6 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 6 (0.60%) WebSphere Cast Iron
14 5 (0.50%) Graylog
14 5 (0.50%) HP SiteScope
15 4 (0.40%) CA Single Sign-On
15 4 (0.40%) SCOM
Vendors
1 416 (41.89%) IBM
2 364 (36.66%) Oracle
3 94 (9.47%) Microsoft
4 57 (5.74%) hybris
5 54 (5.44%) Red Hat
6 52 (5.24%) VMware
7 31 (3.12%) Google
8 30 (3.02%) AppDynamics
9 28 (2.82%) Splunk
10 27 (2.72%) ATG
11 23 (2.32%) Fujitsu
12 22 (2.22%) New Relic
13 17 (1.71%) Dynatrace
14 16 (1.61%) TIBCO
15 15 (1.51%) Axway
16 14 (1.41%) Citrix
17 13 (1.31%) HP
18 12 (1.21%) SAP
18 12 (1.21%) webMethods
19 11 (1.11%) Demandware