Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 310 285 226
Rank change year-on-year -25 -59 -14
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 808 940 1,109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.93% 1.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.03% 5.69% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 626 651
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +2.86%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £313
90th Percentile £650 £598 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 9
UK median hourly rate £37.75 £36.24 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -3.36% -7.98%
10th Percentile £26.65 £33.26 £32.27
90th Percentile £58.93 £44.38 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.87 £36.24 £37.50
% change year-on-year -17.59% -3.36% -7.98%

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 16,060 16,534 17,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.22% 16.28% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,392 11,043 11,036
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £254
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 380 364
UK median hourly rate £19.65 £19.00 £19.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.39% -2.88% -2.19%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.63 £47.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £18.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year -6.76% -3.90% +1.32%

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Top 17 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 22 February 2019. 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 -21 732 £517 +3.92% 118
London -18 408 £550 +9.45% 50
UK excluding London -41 388 £475 +8.57% 80
South East -21 110 £500 +12.68% 14
North of England -52 79 £475 +5.56% 19
Midlands +29 67 £481 +2.67% 13
Yorkshire -6 41 £450 -2.70% 11
East Midlands +46 40 £510 +36.00% 1
Scotland -3 38 £425 - 7
South West -17 32 £575 +31.43% 9
East of England -55 31 £475 +5.56% 13
West Midlands -6 27 £450 -5.26% 12
North West -54 27 £525 +15.07% 8
Northern Ireland +10 20 £412 -4.19% 3
Wales +3 11 £456 +7.35% 2
North East -6 11 £375 +25.00%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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.

1 523 (64.73%) Java
2 355 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
3 288 (35.64%) Oracle
4 280 (34.65%) IBM
5 258 (31.93%) Tomcat
6 242 (29.95%) Continuous Integration
7 218 (26.98%) Amazon AWS
8 205 (25.37%) TDD
9 202 (25.00%) Puppet
10 194 (24.01%) WebLogic
11 187 (23.14%) Linux
12 184 (22.77%) Finance
13 177 (21.91%) Ansible
14 169 (20.92%) Opscode Chef
15 168 (20.79%) OO
16 166 (20.54%) SQL
17 165 (20.42%) Microsoft Azure
18 160 (19.80%) Jenkins
19 154 (19.06%) Spring
20 153 (18.94%) NoSQL
21 151 (18.69%) DevOps
22 139 (17.20%) J2EE
23 138 (17.08%) JavaScript
24 137 (16.96%) PostgreSQL
25 136 (16.83%) MySQL
26 132 (16.34%) Banking
27 128 (15.84%) Migration
28 127 (15.72%) Middleware
29 126 (15.59%) Unix
30 125 (15.47%) Git (software)

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
1 258 (31.93%) Tomcat
2 194 (24.01%) WebLogic
3 123 (15.22%) OpenStack
4 113 (13.99%) WebSphere Application Server
5 80 (9.90%) JBoss
6 79 (9.78%) IIS
7 72 (8.91%) Apache
8 71 (8.79%) nginx
9 52 (6.44%) Jetty
10 50 (6.19%) Mongrel
11 30 (3.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 23 (2.85%) Cloud Foundry
13 20 (2.48%) Commerce Server
14 19 (2.35%) MQSeries
15 16 (1.98%) Confluence
15 16 (1.98%) FileNet
15 16 (1.98%) GlassFish
15 16 (1.98%) IBM HTTP Server
15 16 (1.98%) WebSphere Portal
16 15 (1.86%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.37%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.12%) HipChat
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.61%) Magento
2 11 (1.36%) Maximo
3 5 (0.62%) HFM
4 4 (0.50%) Fredhopper
4 4 (0.50%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.37%) Actimize
5 3 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.25%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.12%) Shopify
7 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 218 (26.98%) Amazon AWS
2 165 (20.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (6.68%) Google Cloud Platform
4 43 (5.32%) Amazon EC2
5 42 (5.20%) Google App Engine
6 35 (4.33%) GitHub
7 26 (3.22%) OpenShift
8 23 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (2.72%) PaaS
10 20 (2.48%) npm
11 12 (1.49%) Boomi
12 11 (1.36%) Apigee
13 9 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.74%) SaaS
15 6 (0.74%) Sumo Logic
16 4 (0.50%) IaaS
17 2 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
17 2 (0.25%) IBM Blueworks
17 2 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 87 (10.77%) HTTP
2 64 (7.92%) TCP/IP
3 63 (7.80%) SSL
4 50 (6.19%) DNS
4 50 (6.19%) FTP
5 42 (5.20%) DHCP
6 41 (5.07%) IPsec
7 14 (1.73%) VPN
8 11 (1.36%) Firewall
9 10 (1.24%) MPLS
10 6 (0.74%) Internet
10 6 (0.74%) Kerberos
10 6 (0.74%) LAN
10 6 (0.74%) WAN
11 4 (0.50%) SAN
12 3 (0.37%) BIG-IP
12 3 (0.37%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (0.37%) NAS
12 3 (0.37%) NetScaler
13 2 (0.25%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (18.94%) NoSQL
2 137 (16.96%) PostgreSQL
3 136 (16.83%) MySQL
4 104 (12.87%) Relational Database
5 85 (10.52%) SQL Server
6 71 (8.79%) DB2
7 43 (5.32%) RDBMS
8 20 (2.48%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.61%) Big Data
9 13 (1.61%) DB2 UDB
10 8 (0.99%) IBM InfoSphere
11 6 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.62%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.50%) Easytrieve
13 4 (0.50%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 160 (19.80%) Jenkins
2 125 (15.47%) Git (software)
3 122 (15.10%) NUnit
4 119 (14.73%) MSTest
5 93 (11.51%) Maven
6 68 (8.42%) JUnit
7 64 (7.92%) Subversion
8 58 (7.18%) JIRA
9 55 (6.81%) Travis CI
10 44 (5.45%) Eclipse
11 41 (5.07%) Cucumber
12 38 (4.70%) TeamCity
13 36 (4.46%) Ant
13 36 (4.46%) Gradle
14 32 (3.96%) GitLab
15 27 (3.34%) Jasmine
16 25 (3.09%) IBM UrbanCode
17 20 (2.48%) gulp
18 19 (2.35%) Bitbucket
19 18 (2.23%) Grunt
General
1 184 (22.77%) Finance
2 132 (16.34%) Banking
3 84 (10.40%) Retail
4 16 (1.98%) Investment Banking
5 15 (1.86%) Marketing
6 12 (1.49%) Back Office
7 9 (1.11%) Law
8 8 (0.99%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.87%) Games
10 6 (0.74%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.62%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.62%) Wholesale Banking
12 3 (0.37%) Advertising
12 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.37%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.25%) Legal
13 2 (0.25%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Automotive
14 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 348 (43.07%) Developer
2 237 (29.33%) Java Developer
3 102 (12.62%) Architect
4 73 (9.03%) DevOps Engineer
5 58 (7.18%) Analyst
6 54 (6.68%) Senior Developer
7 46 (5.69%) Senior Java Developer
8 43 (5.32%) Technical Architect
9 38 (4.70%) Consultant
10 26 (3.22%) WebSphere Developer
11 25 (3.09%) Infrastructure Architect
12 23 (2.85%) Java Architect
13 22 (2.72%) AWS Developer
13 22 (2.72%) Java Engineer
13 22 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
14 21 (2.60%) Integration Developer
15 20 (2.48%) Administrator
15 20 (2.48%) Integration Architect
15 20 (2.48%) Project Manager
15 20 (2.48%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (19.06%) Spring
2 139 (17.20%) J2EE
3 127 (15.72%) Middleware
4 119 (14.73%) Web Services
5 118 (14.60%) WebSphere MQ
6 103 (12.75%) HTML
7 98 (12.13%) XML
8 92 (11.39%) CSS
9 84 (10.40%) .NET
10 76 (9.41%) IBM Integration Bus
11 74 (9.16%) SOAP
12 70 (8.66%) Spring Boot
13 68 (8.42%) Hibernate
14 66 (8.17%) REST
15 62 (7.67%) Servlets
16 57 (7.05%) Java EE
17 47 (5.82%) JSP
18 45 (5.57%) HTML5
18 45 (5.57%) JMS
18 45 (5.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.59%) DataPower
3 21 (2.60%) User Experience
4 19 (2.35%) Clustering
5 18 (2.23%) Derivative
5 18 (2.23%) Mainframe
6 17 (2.10%) Client/Server
6 17 (2.10%) Mobile App
7 15 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.73%) Online Banking
9 10 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.24%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.11%) Fixed Income
11 7 (0.87%) FMCG
11 7 (0.87%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.74%) iPad
12 6 (0.74%) SWIFT
13 5 (0.62%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.62%) Replication
13 5 (0.62%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 187 (23.14%) Linux
2 126 (15.59%) Unix
3 98 (12.13%) Windows
4 37 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (3.71%) Solaris
5 30 (3.71%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.86%) AIX
8 13 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (1.36%) Android
10 10 (1.24%) CentOS
10 10 (1.24%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.99%) Debian
11 8 (0.99%) Fedora
12 6 (0.74%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.74%) zOS
13 2 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (29.95%) Continuous Integration
3 205 (25.37%) TDD
4 168 (20.79%) OO
5 151 (18.69%) DevOps
6 128 (15.84%) Migration
7 89 (11.01%) E-Commerce
8 81 (10.02%) Configuration Management
9 76 (9.41%) Open Source
9 76 (9.41%) Test Automation
10 70 (8.66%) Scrum
11 65 (8.04%) Microservices
12 59 (7.30%) MVC
13 56 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
14 50 (6.19%) BDD
15 43 (5.32%) Project Management
15 43 (5.32%) SOA
16 40 (4.95%) Performance Tuning
17 35 (4.33%) Deployment Automation
18 32 (3.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 523 (64.73%) Java
2 166 (20.54%) SQL
3 138 (17.08%) JavaScript
4 71 (8.79%) Python
5 63 (7.80%) Java 8
6 52 (6.44%) Shell Script
7 42 (5.20%) PowerShell
8 35 (4.33%) C#
8 35 (4.33%) Ruby
9 29 (3.59%) Groovy
10 28 (3.47%) C++
11 21 (2.60%) Perl
12 20 (2.48%) PL/SQL
13 16 (1.98%) Bash Shell
14 14 (1.73%) Jython
14 14 (1.73%) XPath
15 12 (1.49%) Go
16 11 (1.36%) PHP
17 10 (1.24%) Tcl
18 9 (1.11%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 69 (8.54%) Security Cleared
2 59 (7.30%) SC Cleared
3 43 (5.32%) Degree
4 19 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.74%) OCPJP
6 6 (0.74%) Sun Certification
7 5 (0.62%) CCIE
7 5 (0.62%) CCNA
7 5 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.62%) ISEB
7 5 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
8 4 (0.50%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.25%) CEH
9 2 (0.25%) CISSP
9 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.12%) RHCE
10 1 (0.12%) RHCT
10 1 (0.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.70%) QA
2 11 (1.36%) SLA
3 9 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.50%) GDPR
5 3 (0.37%) PSD2
5 3 (0.37%) SEPA
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.12%) TARGET2
System Software
1 73 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (7.92%) Docker
3 46 (5.69%) Xen
4 34 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (3.09%) Active Directory
6 17 (2.10%) vSphere
7 8 (0.99%) VirtualBox
8 7 (0.87%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.62%) Firmware
10 4 (0.50%) NFS
11 3 (0.37%) SRDF
11 3 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.37%) XenApp
11 3 (0.37%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.25%) Time Sharing Option
13 1 (0.12%) ACF2
13 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.12%) KVM
13 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 202 (25.00%) Puppet
2 177 (21.91%) Ansible
3 169 (20.92%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (3.96%) Kubernetes
5 26 (3.22%) Terraform
6 20 (2.48%) Nagios
7 17 (2.10%) Packer
8 16 (1.98%) Marathon
8 16 (1.98%) Mesos
9 15 (1.86%) Kibana
10 12 (1.49%) logstash
10 12 (1.49%) Tivoli
11 11 (1.36%) Control-M
12 9 (1.11%) Docker Swarm
12 9 (1.11%) ITRS Geneos
13 8 (0.99%) Salt
14 7 (0.87%) Graylog
14 7 (0.87%) HP ALM
14 7 (0.87%) NetBackup
15 3 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 288 (35.64%) Oracle
2 280 (34.65%) IBM
3 97 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 83 (10.27%) VMware
5 46 (5.69%) Google
6 41 (5.07%) Red Hat
7 29 (3.59%) AppDynamics
8 28 (3.47%) Splunk
9 22 (2.72%) New Relic
10 20 (2.48%) Sun
11 19 (2.35%) TIBCO
12 18 (2.23%) Dell
12 18 (2.23%) Dynatrace
12 18 (2.23%) hybris
13 17 (2.10%) Xerox
14 15 (1.86%) F5
15 14 (1.73%) Cisco
15 14 (1.73%) Citrix
15 14 (1.73%) HP
15 14 (1.73%) MuleSoft