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 3 months to 28 May 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
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 192 168
Rank change year-on-year -25 -24  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 501 729 806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.34% 1.46%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.70% 7.44% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 421 420
Median daily rate £488 £426 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.36% +0.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +4.11% +6.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -2.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £34.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year +15.10% -3.47%  

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 7473 9799 9764
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.69% 17.97% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4753 6489 5983
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £571 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 228 361
Median hourly rate £19.66 £19.63 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.17% -2.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year +7.50% -0.91%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WebSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 28 May 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 30 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 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -28 452 £490 +14.08% 74
London -23 206 £500 +8.40% 35
South East +19 85 £533 +18.33% 8
North West -3 38 £423 +17.36% 9
Scotland +19 30 £373 -3.87% 5
Buckinghamshire -13 30 £550 +44.26% 1
East of England -16 29 £400 -3.03% 5
City of London -25 29 £498 +14.69% 10
Yorkshire +5 26 £400 -20.00% 6
South West +5 26 £425 +1.49% 5
Oxfordshire +18 24 £580 +22.10% 1
East Midlands -18 23 £410 +2.50% 3
West Yorkshire +22 21 £370 -17.77%
Milton Keynes -21 21 £325 -18.75% 1
Manchester -2 18 £400 +6.80% 5
Edinburgh -1 15 £345 -25.40% 3
Surrey +13 14 £475 +11.76% 1
Oxford +5 13 £580 +22.10% 1
Lancashire +14 12 £450 +26.93%
Hampshire +5 12 £400 +5.96% 1
Glasgow -1 12 £375 +8.69% 1
Leeds +25 11 £450 -10.00%
County Antrim -24 11 £475 -
Belfast -25 11 £475 -
Northern Ireland -26 11 £475 -
Halifax +8 10 £300 -30.15%
Northamptonshire +4 10 £420 +5.00%
Essex -21 10 £265 -33.75% 3
Bedfordshire -3 8 £400 -6.43% 1
Preston -8 8 £499 +84.72%

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 580 (60.04%) Java
2 422 (43.69%) IBM
3 321 (33.23%) Oracle
4 320 (33.13%) Agile Software Development
5 298 (30.85%) Linux
6 257 (26.60%) SQL
7 241 (24.95%) J2EE
8 233 (24.12%) XML
9 229 (23.71%) Web Services
10 224 (23.19%) Finance
11 218 (22.57%) WebSphere Application Server
12 216 (22.36%) JBoss
12 216 (22.36%) Spring
13 192 (19.88%) Tomcat
14 188 (19.46%) Unix
15 186 (19.25%) WebSphere MQ
16 166 (17.18%) JavaScript
17 165 (17.08%) SOAP
18 159 (16.46%) Banking
19 158 (16.36%) WebLogic
20 155 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
21 154 (15.94%) Middleware
22 150 (15.53%) E-Commerce
23 147 (15.22%) DevOps
24 144 (14.91%) TDD
25 142 (14.70%) IBM Integration Bus
26 138 (14.29%) Jenkins
26 138 (14.29%) HTML
27 127 (13.15%) Apache
28 126 (13.04%) SQL Server

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
1 218 (22.57%) WebSphere Application Server
2 216 (22.36%) JBoss
3 192 (19.88%) Tomcat
4 158 (16.36%) WebLogic
5 127 (13.15%) Apache
6 90 (9.32%) IIS
7 43 (4.45%) WebSphere Process Server
8 42 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
8 42 (4.35%) CMS
9 40 (4.14%) WebSphere Portal
10 38 (3.93%) OpenStack
11 32 (3.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 31 (3.21%) nginx
13 28 (2.90%) IBM HTTP Server
13 28 (2.90%) Jetty
14 26 (2.69%) GlassFish
15 25 (2.59%) Confluence
16 24 (2.48%) Mongrel
17 22 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
18 20 (2.07%) JCAPS
Applications
1 9 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 14 (1.45%) Magento
2 12 (1.24%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.83%) Maximo
4 6 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.62%) Fredhopper
4 6 (0.62%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 5 (0.52%) SAP HCM
6 4 (0.41%) Murex MxG2000
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.31%) Pega PRPC
7 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.31%) Staffware
8 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.21%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 2 (0.21%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.21%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.10%) Actimize
9 1 (0.10%) Exstream
9 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 95 (9.83%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (4.04%) GitHub
4 26 (2.69%) Google Cloud Platform
5 25 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
6 24 (2.48%) Google App Engine
7 19 (1.97%) PaaS
8 15 (1.55%) OpenShift
9 13 (1.35%) IaaS
10 10 (1.04%) IBM Cloud
11 8 (0.83%) Bluemix
12 7 (0.72%) Boomi
13 6 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.52%) Akamai
14 5 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.52%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.52%) SaaS
14 5 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
15 3 (0.31%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 101 (10.46%) HTTP
2 78 (8.07%) SSL
3 47 (4.87%) DNS
4 43 (4.45%) TCP/IP
5 31 (3.21%) FTP
6 30 (3.11%) SAN
7 28 (2.90%) Internet
8 25 (2.59%) Firewall
8 25 (2.59%) HTTPS
9 23 (2.38%) DHCP
10 22 (2.28%) IPsec
10 22 (2.28%) LDAP
11 12 (1.24%) WAN
12 10 (1.04%) Kerberos
12 10 (1.04%) LAN
12 10 (1.04%) SMTP
13 9 (0.93%) Multicast
14 8 (0.83%) NAS
15 7 (0.72%) AMQP
16 5 (0.52%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 101 (10.46%) DB2
3 73 (7.56%) Oracle Database
4 65 (6.73%) MySQL
5 57 (5.90%) Relational Database
6 46 (4.76%) NoSQL
7 33 (3.42%) MongoDB
8 32 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
8 32 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (2.38%) Endeca
10 21 (2.17%) Hadoop
11 16 (1.66%) RDBMS
12 12 (1.24%) DbVisualizer
13 9 (0.93%) Big Data
14 8 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
14 8 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (0.72%) HBase
15 7 (0.72%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 138 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 90 (9.32%) JUnit
3 84 (8.70%) Maven
4 80 (8.28%) Git (software)
5 64 (6.63%) Ant
5 64 (6.63%) JIRA
6 59 (6.11%) Mockito
7 55 (5.69%) Cucumber
8 51 (5.28%) Eclipse
9 49 (5.07%) Subversion
10 33 (3.42%) Selenium
11 24 (2.48%) NUnit
11 24 (2.48%) Travis CI
12 23 (2.38%) MSTest
13 19 (1.97%) Bitbucket
14 18 (1.86%) Visual Studio
15 17 (1.76%) Rational Application Developer
16 16 (1.66%) Gradle
16 16 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
17 14 (1.45%) TeamCity
General
1 224 (23.19%) Finance
2 159 (16.46%) Banking
3 114 (11.80%) Retail
4 15 (1.55%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.35%) Financial Institution
5 13 (1.35%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.24%) Publishing
7 11 (1.14%) Games
7 11 (1.14%) Marketing
8 10 (1.04%) Front Office
9 9 (0.93%) Law
10 8 (0.83%) International Banking
11 7 (0.72%) Back Office
12 5 (0.52%) Advertising
12 5 (0.52%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.41%) Billing
13 4 (0.41%) Legal
13 4 (0.41%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.41%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.31%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 389 (40.27%) Developer
2 236 (24.43%) Java Developer
3 135 (13.98%) Architect
4 70 (7.25%) WebSphere Developer
5 66 (6.83%) Senior Developer
6 61 (6.31%) Analyst
7 46 (4.76%) Consultant
8 41 (4.24%) DevOps Engineer
9 40 (4.14%) Senior Java Developer
10 38 (3.93%) Solutions Architect
11 37 (3.83%) Applications Support
12 34 (3.52%) Administrator
13 33 (3.42%) Integration Developer
14 32 (3.31%) WebSphere Specialist
15 26 (2.69%) SQL Developer
16 25 (2.59%) Support Analyst
17 23 (2.38%) Project Manager
18 22 (2.28%) Infrastructure Architect
18 22 (2.28%) Technical Architect
18 22 (2.28%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (24.95%) J2EE
2 233 (24.12%) XML
3 229 (23.71%) Web Services
4 216 (22.36%) Spring
5 186 (19.25%) WebSphere MQ
6 165 (17.08%) SOAP
7 154 (15.94%) Middleware
8 142 (14.70%) IBM Integration Bus
9 138 (14.29%) HTML
10 121 (12.53%) JSP
11 108 (11.18%) .NET
12 107 (11.08%) Java EE
12 107 (11.08%) REST
13 103 (10.66%) JMS
14 102 (10.56%) CSS
15 98 (10.14%) XSLT
16 92 (9.52%) Servlets
17 83 (8.59%) Hibernate
18 81 (8.39%) JSON
19 76 (7.87%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 77 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (5.69%) DataPower
3 39 (4.04%) Computer Science
4 26 (2.69%) Data Centre
5 23 (2.38%) Virtual Team
6 19 (1.97%) Clustering
6 19 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (1.97%) iPad
7 17 (1.76%) iSeries
7 17 (1.76%) SWIFT
8 15 (1.55%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.35%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.24%) PKI
11 11 (1.14%) Client/Server
11 11 (1.14%) Mainframe
11 11 (1.14%) User Experience
12 10 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (0.93%) AS400
14 8 (0.83%) Derivative
15 7 (0.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 298 (30.85%) Linux
2 188 (19.46%) Unix
3 104 (10.77%) Windows
4 99 (10.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 71 (7.35%) AIX
6 62 (6.42%) Solaris
7 31 (3.21%) Windows Server
8 14 (1.45%) HPUX
8 14 (1.45%) zOS
9 10 (1.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 9 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
11 8 (0.83%) SUSE
11 8 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.72%) Android
13 5 (0.52%) CentOS
13 5 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.41%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (33.13%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
3 150 (15.53%) E-Commerce
4 147 (15.22%) DevOps
5 144 (14.91%) TDD
6 108 (11.18%) OO
6 108 (11.18%) Scrum
7 98 (10.14%) Open Source
8 82 (8.49%) ITIL
9 81 (8.39%) SOA
10 75 (7.76%) Configuration Management
11 70 (7.25%) Unit Testing
12 61 (6.31%) Migration
13 50 (5.18%) MVC
14 49 (5.07%) UML
15 48 (4.97%) Pair Programming
16 47 (4.87%) Mentoring
17 46 (4.76%) BPMN
17 46 (4.76%) Content Management
17 46 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 580 (60.04%) Java
2 257 (26.60%) SQL
3 166 (17.18%) JavaScript
4 101 (10.46%) Shell Script
5 54 (5.59%) Perl
6 45 (4.66%) Bash Shell
7 44 (4.55%) PowerShell
8 41 (4.24%) Python
9 33 (3.42%) C++
10 32 (3.31%) C#
11 23 (2.38%) PL/SQL
12 22 (2.28%) C
13 19 (1.97%) Korn
13 19 (1.97%) XPath
14 12 (1.24%) Jython
15 11 (1.14%) Ruby
15 11 (1.14%) VB
16 10 (1.04%) VBScript
17 8 (0.83%) PHP
18 6 (0.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 85 (8.80%) Security Cleared
2 63 (6.52%) SC Cleared
3 54 (5.59%) Degree
4 13 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.04%) CISSP
6 8 (0.83%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.83%) Sun Certification
7 6 (0.62%) IBM Certification
7 6 (0.62%) ISEB
8 5 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.52%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.52%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.52%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.41%) CCIE
9 4 (0.41%) CCIE Security
9 4 (0.41%) CISA
9 4 (0.41%) CISM
9 4 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.41%) RHCE
9 4 (0.41%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.59%) QA
2 18 (1.86%) HL7
3 17 (1.76%) SLA
4 16 (1.66%) PCI DSS
5 15 (1.55%) SEPA
6 11 (1.14%) MiFID
7 6 (0.62%) PA-DSS
8 4 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.41%) FedRAMP
8 4 (0.41%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.21%) FATCA
10 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.10%) ISO 15022
10 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 59 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (2.80%) Docker
2 27 (2.80%) Xen
3 17 (1.76%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (1.45%) Oracle Clusterware
5 11 (1.14%) Apache Flume
6 10 (1.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 8 (0.83%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.52%) KVM
9 5 (0.52%) NFS
9 5 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.52%) SRDF
10 4 (0.41%) HDFS
10 4 (0.41%) vSphere
11 3 (0.31%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 2 (0.21%) RACF
13 1 (0.10%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 104 (10.77%) Puppet
2 70 (7.25%) Ansible
3 67 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (2.17%) Tivoli
5 17 (1.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 11 (1.14%) logstash
7 9 (0.93%) Mesos
7 9 (0.93%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 8 (0.83%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 8 (0.83%) Kibana
9 7 (0.72%) ZABBIX
10 6 (0.62%) Kubernetes
10 6 (0.62%) Marathon
10 6 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (0.62%) Terraform
11 5 (0.52%) Nagios
11 5 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Management
11 5 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 5 (0.52%) Salt
12 4 (0.41%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 422 (43.69%) IBM
2 321 (33.23%) Oracle
3 99 (10.25%) Microsoft
4 95 (9.83%) Red Hat
5 81 (8.39%) VMware
6 55 (5.69%) ATG
7 42 (4.35%) hybris
8 37 (3.83%) Google
9 34 (3.52%) Adobe
10 22 (2.28%) Fiorano
11 21 (2.17%) SAP
12 20 (2.07%) InterSystems
12 20 (2.07%) TIBCO
13 19 (1.97%) Sybase
14 15 (1.55%) Cisco
14 15 (1.55%) Informatica
15 14 (1.45%) HP
15 14 (1.45%) Pega
16 13 (1.35%) MuleSoft
17 12 (1.24%) Splunk
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £580 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £535 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £530 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Stratospherec
Rate: From £375 to £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago