Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 221 196
Rank change year-on-year -55 -25 -3
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 938 1,157 1,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 1.19% 1.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.67% 6.56% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 675 809
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £320 £320
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £435
% change year-on-year - -2.24% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 7
UK median hourly rate £36.48 £37.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.41% -9.76% +8.97%
10th Percentile £35.40 £31.56 £38.67
90th Percentile £44.50 £40.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.48 £37.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -1.41% -9.76% +8.97%

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 16,539 17,650 18,645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.49% 18.13% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,037 11,365 11,796
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £228
90th Percentile £620 £594 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +3.23% - +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 406 554
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.44 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.91% -7.45% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.42 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.90% - +12.68%

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 17 January 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
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 17 January 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 -71 834 £500 +11.11% 131
UK excluding London -50 482 £425 - 74
London -35 448 £503 +1.52% 67
South East -67 140 £438 -6.12% 10
North of England -37 118 £450 +20.00% 23
North West -8 78 £435 +16.00% 14
East of England +4 73 £450 +11.80% 15
Northern Ireland +15 43 £415 - 2
Midlands -18 42 £456 +8.63% 8
Scotland -17 39 £423 +5.63% 8
Yorkshire -10 35 £475 -5.00% 8
West Midlands -9 29 £450 +5.88% 7
South West -26 21 £447 -10.60% 8
Wales +9 14 £375 +105.48%
East Midlands -6 13 £513 +22.02% 1
North East -20 5 £438 +30.60% 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 574 (61.19%) Java
2 433 (46.16%) Agile Software Development
3 380 (40.51%) IBM
4 375 (39.98%) Oracle
5 252 (26.87%) Finance
6 243 (25.91%) SQL
7 240 (25.59%) Tomcat
8 213 (22.71%) Continuous Integration
9 210 (22.39%) Web Services
10 202 (21.54%) TDD
11 196 (20.90%) Linux
12 194 (20.68%) WebSphere MQ
13 190 (20.26%) XML
14 186 (19.83%) J2EE
15 184 (19.62%) Banking
16 179 (19.08%) JavaScript
17 177 (18.87%) WebLogic
18 176 (18.76%) E-Commerce
19 168 (17.91%) Amazon AWS
20 163 (17.38%) Puppet
21 159 (16.95%) WebSphere Application Server
21 159 (16.95%) Spring
22 153 (16.31%) Jenkins
22 153 (16.31%) Ansible
23 142 (15.14%) Unix
24 133 (14.18%) Hibernate
24 133 (14.18%) Opscode Chef
25 130 (13.86%) OO
26 122 (13.01%) NoSQL
27 121 (12.90%) HTML

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
1 240 (25.59%) Tomcat
2 177 (18.87%) WebLogic
3 159 (16.95%) WebSphere Application Server
4 115 (12.26%) JBoss
5 107 (11.41%) OpenStack
6 66 (7.04%) Apache
7 46 (4.90%) IIS
8 32 (3.41%) Confluence
9 30 (3.20%) MQSeries
9 30 (3.20%) WebSphere Portal
10 24 (2.56%) CMS
10 24 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 23 (2.45%) Jetty
12 21 (2.24%) nginx
13 15 (1.60%) SharePoint
14 14 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 13 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
15 13 (1.39%) FileNet
15 13 (1.39%) Mongrel
16 11 (1.17%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 11 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.32%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (2.35%) Magento
2 16 (1.71%) Oracle BPM
3 12 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.53%) Temenos T24
5 5 (0.53%) Unica
6 4 (0.43%) Actimize
6 4 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.32%) Maximo
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.32%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 3 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.21%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.21%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.11%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 168 (17.91%) Amazon AWS
2 117 (12.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (2.88%) PaaS
4 16 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (1.71%) IaaS
5 15 (1.60%) GitHub
6 12 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (1.28%) Google App Engine
7 11 (1.17%) SaaS
8 8 (0.85%) npm
9 7 (0.75%) OpenShift
10 5 (0.53%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.53%) Google Checkout
11 4 (0.43%) Force.com
12 3 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.32%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.32%) Boomi
12 3 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 77 (8.21%) HTTP
2 45 (4.80%) Internet
3 44 (4.69%) Firewall
4 41 (4.37%) SSL
5 32 (3.41%) TCP/IP
6 28 (2.99%) FTP
7 26 (2.77%) DNS
8 22 (2.35%) LDAP
9 21 (2.24%) SAN
10 15 (1.60%) DHCP
11 14 (1.49%) IPsec
12 13 (1.39%) SMTP
13 9 (0.96%) AMQP
14 8 (0.85%) BIG-IP
14 8 (0.85%) Intranet
14 8 (0.85%) NetScaler
15 7 (0.75%) WAN
16 6 (0.64%) Network Security
17 5 (0.53%) VPN
18 4 (0.43%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (13.01%) NoSQL
2 113 (12.05%) MySQL
3 108 (11.51%) PostgreSQL
4 90 (9.59%) SQL Server
5 85 (9.06%) DB2
6 55 (5.86%) Relational Database
7 44 (4.69%) Oracle Database
8 42 (4.48%) RDBMS
9 28 (2.99%) MongoDB
10 23 (2.45%) Big Data
11 22 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
12 19 (2.03%) Hadoop
13 18 (1.92%) Redis
14 17 (1.81%) DB2 UDB
15 16 (1.71%) Oracle Database 10g
16 14 (1.49%) Endeca
17 13 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 12 (1.28%) GIS
19 10 (1.07%) Riak
Development Applications
1 153 (16.31%) Jenkins
2 98 (10.45%) Git (software)
3 95 (10.13%) MSTest
3 95 (10.13%) NUnit
4 92 (9.81%) Maven
5 79 (8.42%) Eclipse
6 73 (7.78%) JIRA
7 58 (6.18%) Cucumber
8 51 (5.44%) JUnit
8 51 (5.44%) Subversion
9 42 (4.48%) Ant
10 35 (3.73%) TeamCity
11 29 (3.09%) Selenium
12 26 (2.77%) SoapUI
13 24 (2.56%) Gradle
14 20 (2.13%) Jasmine
15 18 (1.92%) Bower
15 18 (1.92%) Grunt
15 18 (1.92%) MSBuild
16 17 (1.81%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 252 (26.87%) Finance
2 184 (19.62%) Banking
3 108 (11.51%) Retail
4 46 (4.90%) Retail Banking
5 22 (2.35%) Games
6 18 (1.92%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.71%) Marketing
8 10 (1.07%) Back Office
9 7 (0.75%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.75%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.53%) Front Office
11 4 (0.43%) Automotive
11 4 (0.43%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.32%) Publishing
13 2 (0.21%) Legal
13 2 (0.21%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.11%) Electronics
14 1 (0.11%) Polish Language
14 1 (0.11%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 435 (46.38%) Developer
2 281 (29.96%) Java Developer
3 111 (11.83%) Senior Developer
4 106 (11.30%) Architect
5 102 (10.87%) Senior Java Developer
6 85 (9.06%) WebSphere Developer
7 57 (6.08%) Analyst
8 53 (5.65%) DevOps Engineer
9 50 (5.33%) Full Stack Developer
10 45 (4.80%) Digital Developer
11 43 (4.58%) Digital Transformation
12 41 (4.37%) Project Manager
13 37 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
14 33 (3.52%) Consultant
15 29 (3.09%) Administrator
16 23 (2.45%) Applications Support
16 23 (2.45%) Automation Tester
16 23 (2.45%) J2EE Developer
16 23 (2.45%) Tester
17 22 (2.35%) E-Commerce Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (22.39%) Web Services
2 194 (20.68%) WebSphere MQ
3 190 (20.26%) XML
4 186 (19.83%) J2EE
5 159 (16.95%) Spring
6 133 (14.18%) Hibernate
7 121 (12.90%) HTML
8 108 (11.51%) SOAP
9 107 (11.41%) IBM Integration Bus
10 105 (11.19%) REST
11 99 (10.55%) CSS
12 93 (9.91%) JSP
13 89 (9.49%) RESTful
14 82 (8.74%) AngularJS
15 74 (7.89%) Middleware
16 69 (7.36%) Ajax
17 66 (7.04%) .NET
18 65 (6.93%) Struts
19 64 (6.82%) Servlets
20 63 (6.72%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 61 (6.50%) DataPower
2 51 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (3.84%) Enterprise Software
4 31 (3.30%) iPad
5 29 (3.09%) Virtual Team
6 26 (2.77%) Mainframe
7 24 (2.56%) Mobile App
7 24 (2.56%) SWIFT
8 16 (1.71%) Client/Server
8 16 (1.71%) Clustering
9 15 (1.60%) Data Centre
9 15 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
10 14 (1.49%) Online Banking
11 12 (1.28%) User Experience
12 11 (1.17%) N-Tier
13 10 (1.07%) AS400
13 10 (1.07%) Derivative
13 10 (1.07%) Fixed Income
14 8 (0.85%) PKI
15 7 (0.75%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 196 (20.90%) Linux
2 142 (15.14%) Unix
3 108 (11.51%) Windows
4 56 (5.97%) Windows Server
5 54 (5.76%) AIX
6 53 (5.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (3.73%) Solaris
8 11 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
9 9 (0.96%) HPUX
10 7 (0.75%) CentOS
11 6 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.32%) Android
14 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 433 (46.16%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (22.71%) Continuous Integration
3 202 (21.54%) TDD
4 176 (18.76%) E-Commerce
5 130 (13.86%) OO
6 113 (12.05%) DevOps
7 85 (9.06%) SOA
8 84 (8.96%) Test Automation
9 83 (8.85%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 82 (8.74%) Scrum
11 75 (8.00%) Migration
11 75 (8.00%) MVC
12 68 (7.25%) Waterfall
13 52 (5.54%) Configuration Management
14 49 (5.22%) Mentoring
15 48 (5.12%) High Availability
16 47 (5.01%) Time Management
17 46 (4.90%) BDD
17 46 (4.90%) CRM
17 46 (4.90%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 574 (61.19%) Java
2 243 (25.91%) SQL
3 179 (19.08%) JavaScript
4 80 (8.53%) Shell Script
5 50 (5.33%) Perl
6 44 (4.69%) Python
7 42 (4.48%) Bash Shell
8 39 (4.16%) C++
9 38 (4.05%) Ruby
10 37 (3.94%) PL/SQL
11 26 (2.77%) PowerShell
12 25 (2.67%) C
13 19 (2.03%) Groovy
14 18 (1.92%) Korn
14 18 (1.92%) TypeScript
15 16 (1.71%) C#
15 16 (1.71%) PHP
16 14 (1.49%) XPath
17 12 (1.28%) ActionScript
18 10 (1.07%) Scala
Qualifications
1 46 (4.90%) Security Cleared
2 40 (4.26%) Degree
3 25 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.28%) IBM Certification
5 11 (1.17%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.53%) AWS Certification
6 5 (0.53%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.43%) OCP
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (0.43%) PMP
8 3 (0.32%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.21%) CCNA
9 2 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.21%) ISEB
9 2 (0.21%) MCSE
9 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (6.29%) QA
2 11 (1.17%) MiFID
3 10 (1.07%) HL7
3 10 (1.07%) RosettaNet
4 9 (0.96%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.75%) SLA
6 6 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.43%) SEPA
8 3 (0.32%) GDPR
8 3 (0.32%) TARGET2
9 1 (0.11%) EMIR
9 1 (0.11%) GCP
9 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (4.26%) Docker
2 38 (4.05%) Active Directory
3 35 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.60%) Oracle Clusterware
5 13 (1.39%) Xen
6 10 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (0.32%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.32%) vSphere
9 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 2 (0.21%) XenApp
10 1 (0.11%) ACF2
10 1 (0.11%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.11%) KVM
10 1 (0.11%) NFS
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.11%) RACF
10 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 163 (17.38%) Puppet
2 153 (16.31%) Ansible
3 133 (14.18%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (3.09%) Tivoli
5 19 (2.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 18 (1.92%) Kubernetes
7 11 (1.17%) Terraform
8 8 (0.85%) Cobbler
9 7 (0.75%) Nagios
9 7 (0.75%) SCCM
9 7 (0.75%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 4 (0.43%) Control-M
10 4 (0.43%) Salt
11 3 (0.32%) Consul
11 3 (0.32%) Grafana
11 3 (0.32%) Mesos
11 3 (0.32%) PowerBroker
11 3 (0.32%) SCOM
11 3 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.21%) Netcool
Vendors
1 380 (40.51%) IBM
2 375 (39.98%) Oracle
3 71 (7.57%) Microsoft
4 67 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 64 (6.82%) hybris
6 55 (5.86%) ATG
7 46 (4.90%) VMware
8 31 (3.30%) AppDynamics
8 31 (3.30%) TIBCO
9 24 (2.56%) SAP
10 22 (2.35%) Citrix
11 21 (2.24%) Dynatrace
11 21 (2.24%) Google
12 18 (1.92%) Splunk
13 17 (1.81%) New Relic
14 14 (1.49%) Demandware
14 14 (1.49%) MuleSoft
14 14 (1.49%) webMethods
15 13 (1.39%) Adobe
15 13 (1.39%) F5