Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 277 214 197
Rank change year-on-year -63 -17 -13
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 968 1252 1493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 1.21% 1.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.66% 6.59% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 726 879
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £328 £325
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £430
% change year-on-year -1.16% - +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 10
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -10.56% +27.78%
10th Percentile £35.00 £31.80 £35.40
90th Percentile £44.38 £40.00 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year +4.17% -10.56% +27.78%

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 17104 18986 19720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.55% 18.39% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11344 12248 12450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £231
90th Percentile £613 £588 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 449 594
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.63 £48.45 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.73 £18.68
% change year-on-year -3.52% +10.97% +6.74%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -72 852 £500 +10.50% 62
UK excluding London -48 514 £425 -1.16% 45
London -61 442 £525 +7.69% 26
South East -76 137 £425 -10.53% 8
North of England -31 132 £425 +6.25% 12
North West -6 82 £430 +14.67% 9
East of England +10 75 £450 +10.77% 9
Northern Ireland +9 51 £413 - 1
Scotland -26 43 £425 +6.25% 8
Midlands -18 39 £513 +22.02% 5
Yorkshire -22 33 £475 -5.00% 2
South West -11 32 £473 -5.50% 2
West Midlands 0 25 £463 +8.82% 3
North East 0 17 £400 +19.40% 1
East Midlands -18 13 £524 +24.70% 2
Wales +24 12 £375 -

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 585 (60.43%) Java
2 438 (45.25%) Agile Software Development
3 409 (42.25%) Oracle
4 386 (39.88%) IBM
5 254 (26.24%) Finance
6 236 (24.38%) SQL
7 232 (23.97%) Linux
8 230 (23.76%) Tomcat
9 219 (22.62%) XML
10 216 (22.31%) Web Services
11 214 (22.11%) Continuous Integration
12 208 (21.49%) WebLogic
13 205 (21.18%) JavaScript
14 203 (20.97%) WebSphere MQ
15 200 (20.66%) TDD
16 186 (19.21%) J2EE
17 184 (19.01%) E-Commerce
18 174 (17.98%) Banking
19 173 (17.87%) Amazon AWS
20 171 (17.67%) Puppet
21 162 (16.74%) Jenkins
22 161 (16.63%) Spring
23 160 (16.53%) WebSphere Application Server
24 156 (16.12%) Unix
25 147 (15.19%) OO
26 143 (14.77%) Ansible
27 135 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
28 133 (13.74%) HTML
29 129 (13.33%) JBoss
29 129 (13.33%) Hibernate

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
1 230 (23.76%) Tomcat
2 208 (21.49%) WebLogic
3 160 (16.53%) WebSphere Application Server
4 129 (13.33%) JBoss
5 103 (10.64%) OpenStack
6 70 (7.23%) Apache
7 53 (5.48%) IIS
8 29 (3.00%) Confluence
8 29 (3.00%) WebSphere Portal
9 28 (2.89%) nginx
10 27 (2.79%) Jetty
11 23 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 21 (2.17%) CMS
13 20 (2.07%) Mongrel
14 19 (1.96%) SharePoint
15 18 (1.86%) MQSeries
16 16 (1.65%) IBM HTTP Server
17 14 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 13 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
19 12 (1.24%) FileNet
Applications
1 11 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.31%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.31%) SPSS
5 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 18 (1.86%) Magento
2 13 (1.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 13 (1.34%) Oracle BPM
3 12 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.93%) Unica
5 8 (0.83%) Actimize
6 6 (0.62%) Maximo
7 5 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
7 5 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.41%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 4 (0.41%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.21%) SAP HCM
10 2 (0.21%) SAP HR
11 1 (0.10%) ION MarketView
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 173 (17.87%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (11.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (2.79%) PaaS
4 21 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 20 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (1.96%) Google App Engine
7 18 (1.86%) IaaS
8 14 (1.45%) GitHub
9 10 (1.03%) SaaS
10 8 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.72%) npm
11 7 (0.72%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.52%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.52%) Google Checkout
13 4 (0.41%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.41%) Force.com
13 4 (0.41%) Serverless
14 3 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
14 3 (0.31%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 86 (8.88%) HTTP
2 59 (6.10%) SSL
3 45 (4.65%) Internet
4 44 (4.55%) Firewall
5 39 (4.03%) TCP/IP
6 38 (3.93%) DNS
7 35 (3.62%) FTP
8 26 (2.69%) LDAP
9 25 (2.58%) SAN
10 22 (2.27%) DHCP
10 22 (2.27%) IPsec
11 14 (1.45%) SMTP
12 12 (1.24%) Network Security
13 11 (1.14%) AMQP
14 10 (1.03%) WAN
15 9 (0.93%) BIG-IP
15 9 (0.93%) NetScaler
16 8 (0.83%) Intranet
16 8 (0.83%) X.21
17 7 (0.72%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (12.19%) NoSQL
2 107 (11.05%) MySQL
3 100 (10.33%) PostgreSQL
4 98 (10.12%) DB2
5 97 (10.02%) SQL Server
6 56 (5.79%) Relational Database
7 46 (4.75%) Oracle Database
8 43 (4.44%) RDBMS
9 27 (2.79%) Big Data
10 24 (2.48%) Hadoop
10 24 (2.48%) MongoDB
11 17 (1.76%) DB2 UDB
11 17 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
11 17 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (1.55%) Redis
13 14 (1.45%) Endeca
14 13 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
16 11 (1.14%) Apache Hive
17 8 (0.83%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 162 (16.74%) Jenkins
2 97 (10.02%) Git (software)
3 90 (9.30%) MSTest
3 90 (9.30%) NUnit
4 76 (7.85%) Maven
5 73 (7.54%) JIRA
6 69 (7.13%) Eclipse
7 58 (5.99%) Subversion
8 55 (5.68%) Cucumber
9 45 (4.65%) JUnit
10 37 (3.82%) Ant
11 31 (3.20%) SoapUI
12 29 (3.00%) Selenium
13 26 (2.69%) TeamCity
14 24 (2.48%) Gradle
15 22 (2.27%) Jasmine
16 20 (2.07%) Bower
16 20 (2.07%) Grunt
17 19 (1.96%) Travis CI
18 14 (1.45%) MSBuild
General
1 254 (26.24%) Finance
2 174 (17.98%) Banking
3 117 (12.09%) Retail
4 38 (3.93%) Retail Banking
5 27 (2.79%) Games
6 19 (1.96%) Marketing
7 15 (1.55%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.03%) Back Office
9 8 (0.83%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.72%) Automotive
10 7 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.62%) Front Office
12 3 (0.31%) Electronics
12 3 (0.31%) Publishing
13 2 (0.21%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.10%) Advertising
14 1 (0.10%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.10%) French Language
14 1 (0.10%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 444 (45.87%) Developer
2 290 (29.96%) Java Developer
3 118 (12.19%) Architect
4 112 (11.57%) Senior Developer
5 100 (10.33%) Senior Java Developer
6 74 (7.64%) WebSphere Developer
7 55 (5.68%) DevOps Engineer
8 53 (5.48%) Full Stack Developer
9 48 (4.96%) Analyst
10 42 (4.34%) Consultant
10 42 (4.34%) Project Manager
11 41 (4.24%) Digital Developer
11 41 (4.24%) Digital Transformation
12 38 (3.93%) Solutions Architect
13 35 (3.62%) Administrator
14 25 (2.58%) J2EE Developer
15 23 (2.38%) Applications Developer
15 23 (2.38%) Tester
16 22 (2.27%) E-Commerce Manager
16 22 (2.27%) E-Commerce Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (22.62%) XML
2 216 (22.31%) Web Services
3 203 (20.97%) WebSphere MQ
4 186 (19.21%) J2EE
5 161 (16.63%) Spring
6 133 (13.74%) HTML
7 129 (13.33%) Hibernate
8 116 (11.98%) CSS
8 116 (11.98%) SOAP
9 110 (11.36%) IBM Integration Bus
10 102 (10.54%) REST
11 101 (10.43%) RESTful
12 96 (9.92%) JSP
13 89 (9.19%) Middleware
14 87 (8.99%) AngularJS
15 81 (8.37%) Struts
16 77 (7.95%) Ajax
17 73 (7.54%) Java EE
18 69 (7.13%) .NET
19 63 (6.51%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 70 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (7.02%) DataPower
3 35 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
4 34 (3.51%) iPad
4 34 (3.51%) Virtual Team
5 26 (2.69%) Mainframe
6 25 (2.58%) Mobile App
7 22 (2.27%) SWIFT
8 18 (1.86%) Data Centre
9 16 (1.65%) Clustering
10 15 (1.55%) Client/Server
10 15 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
10 15 (1.55%) Private Cloud
11 14 (1.45%) Computer Science
12 12 (1.24%) AS400
13 11 (1.14%) Data Structures
13 11 (1.14%) Online Banking
14 10 (1.03%) N-Tier
15 9 (0.93%) Fixed Income
15 9 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 232 (23.97%) Linux
2 156 (16.12%) Unix
3 102 (10.54%) Windows
4 79 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 70 (7.23%) AIX
6 48 (4.96%) Windows Server
7 36 (3.72%) Solaris
8 17 (1.76%) CentOS
9 11 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (0.72%) HPUX
10 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.52%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.21%) Android
14 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.21%) Debian
14 2 (0.21%) SUSE
14 2 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (45.25%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (22.11%) Continuous Integration
3 200 (20.66%) TDD
4 184 (19.01%) E-Commerce
5 147 (15.19%) OO
6 118 (12.19%) DevOps
7 90 (9.30%) MVC
8 89 (9.19%) SOA
9 88 (9.09%) Test Automation
10 79 (8.16%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 78 (8.06%) Scrum
12 72 (7.44%) Migration
13 68 (7.02%) Waterfall
14 56 (5.79%) High Availability
15 54 (5.58%) Configuration Management
16 52 (5.37%) Time Management
17 49 (5.06%) ITIL
17 49 (5.06%) Project Management
18 47 (4.86%) BDD
19 46 (4.75%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 585 (60.43%) Java
2 236 (24.38%) SQL
3 205 (21.18%) JavaScript
4 93 (9.61%) Shell Script
5 44 (4.55%) Perl
6 36 (3.72%) C++
6 36 (3.72%) Python
7 30 (3.10%) Bash Shell
7 30 (3.10%) PL/SQL
8 29 (3.00%) Ruby
9 24 (2.48%) PowerShell
10 22 (2.27%) Korn
11 20 (2.07%) C
12 19 (1.96%) TypeScript
13 15 (1.55%) C#
13 15 (1.55%) XPath
14 14 (1.45%) PHP
15 13 (1.34%) Groovy
16 12 (1.24%) ActionScript
17 10 (1.03%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 57 (5.89%) Security Cleared
2 52 (5.37%) Degree
3 37 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (1.14%) IBM Certification
5 7 (0.72%) AWS Certification
5 7 (0.72%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.41%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.41%) OCP
7 4 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (0.41%) PMP
8 3 (0.31%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.21%) CCNA
9 2 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.21%) ISEB
9 2 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.89%) QA
2 11 (1.14%) MiFID
3 10 (1.03%) HL7
3 10 (1.03%) RosettaNet
4 9 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.93%) SLA
5 8 (0.83%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.31%) GDPR
6 3 (0.31%) SEPA
6 3 (0.31%) TARGET2
7 1 (0.10%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.10%) GCP
7 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (3.82%) Docker
3 30 (3.10%) Active Directory
4 20 (2.07%) Xen
5 17 (1.76%) Oracle Clusterware
6 10 (1.03%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 8 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.41%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.41%) vSphere
9 2 (0.21%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 2 (0.21%) XenApp
10 1 (0.10%) ACF2
10 1 (0.10%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.10%) HDFS
10 1 (0.10%) KVM
10 1 (0.10%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 171 (17.67%) Puppet
2 143 (14.77%) Ansible
3 135 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (3.62%) Tivoli
5 21 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 16 (1.65%) Kubernetes
7 12 (1.24%) Terraform
8 8 (0.83%) SCCM
9 7 (0.72%) Cobbler
9 7 (0.72%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 6 (0.62%) Nagios
11 5 (0.52%) Forum Sentry
11 5 (0.52%) Netcool
12 4 (0.41%) CFEngine
12 4 (0.41%) Control-M
12 4 (0.41%) HP SiteScope
12 4 (0.41%) SCOM
13 3 (0.31%) Mesos
13 3 (0.31%) PowerBroker
13 3 (0.31%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 409 (42.25%) Oracle
2 386 (39.88%) IBM
3 79 (8.16%) Microsoft
4 76 (7.85%) Red Hat
5 61 (6.30%) hybris
6 59 (6.10%) ATG
7 50 (5.17%) VMware
8 36 (3.72%) TIBCO
9 26 (2.69%) Google
9 26 (2.69%) SAP
10 23 (2.38%) Citrix
10 23 (2.38%) HP
11 21 (2.17%) AppDynamics
12 17 (1.76%) Siebel
12 17 (1.76%) Splunk
13 15 (1.55%) Cognos
13 15 (1.55%) Demandware
13 15 (1.55%) F5
13 15 (1.55%) Informatica
13 15 (1.55%) webMethods