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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 185 177
Rank change year-on-year -56 -8  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 474 739 758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.37% 1.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.06% 7.59% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 460 401
Median daily rate £478 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.11% +5.88%  
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 £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -7.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.65
% change year-on-year +14.28% -7.03%  

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 7828 9742 9836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.62% 18.09% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4985 6472 6152
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £269 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.26% +12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 243 324
Median hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.90% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

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 June 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 June 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 -56 413 £498 +10.55% 66
London -58 191 £500 - 35
South East +14 90 £500 +11.11% 5
North West -3 34 £433 +11.61% 2
Scotland -2 30 £388 -8.28% 5
Oxfordshire +8 27 £580 +22.10%
Yorkshire -4 26 £388 -22.50% 6
Buckinghamshire -28 25 £350 -7.28% 1
City of London -23 24 £498 +4.73% 4
West Yorkshire +16 23 £375 -16.66% 2
Surrey +20 22 £475 +5.55%
County Antrim -26 22 £413 -
Northern Ireland -30 22 £413 -
East of England -17 21 £425 -5.55% 9
Belfast -26 21 £413 -
Milton Keynes -24 19 £338 -15.62% 1
Manchester -3 16 £419 -15.82% 1
Edinburgh -4 16 £365 -17.04% 2
East Midlands -24 16 £410 -8.88%
Oxford +1 15 £580 +22.10%
South West -20 14 £450 +5.88% 2
Leeds +24 13 £450 -10.00% 2
Lancashire +13 12 £450 +66.66%
Glasgow -10 11 £400 +15.10% 3
Hampshire -11 11 £400 +3.89%
Halifax +10 10 £300 -30.15%
Bedfordshire -5 8 £400 -14.66% 2
Preston -11 8 £499 +84.72%
Havant - 8 £400 -
West Midlands +8 7 £388 -8.82% 4

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 592 (63.05%) Java
2 404 (43.02%) IBM
3 304 (32.37%) Oracle
4 300 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
5 262 (27.90%) Linux
6 234 (24.92%) SQL
7 233 (24.81%) Web Services
8 231 (24.60%) J2EE
9 224 (23.86%) XML
10 222 (23.64%) Finance
11 215 (22.90%) WebSphere Application Server
12 212 (22.58%) Spring
13 202 (21.51%) JBoss
14 181 (19.28%) Unix
15 178 (18.96%) WebSphere MQ
16 177 (18.85%) Tomcat
17 176 (18.74%) JavaScript
18 167 (17.78%) Banking
19 165 (17.57%) Continuous Integration
20 163 (17.36%) SOAP
21 154 (16.40%) WebLogic
22 148 (15.76%) HTML
22 148 (15.76%) Middleware
23 145 (15.44%) DevOps
24 143 (15.23%) E-Commerce
25 141 (15.02%) TDD
26 140 (14.91%) Jenkins
27 134 (14.27%) IBM Integration Bus
28 123 (13.10%) SQL Server
29 119 (12.67%) JSP

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
1 215 (22.90%) WebSphere Application Server
2 202 (21.51%) JBoss
3 177 (18.85%) Tomcat
4 154 (16.40%) WebLogic
5 113 (12.03%) Apache
6 84 (8.95%) IIS
7 49 (5.22%) WebSphere Portal
8 43 (4.58%) OpenStack
9 37 (3.94%) BizTalk Server
9 37 (3.94%) CMS
10 33 (3.51%) WebSphere Process Server
11 32 (3.41%) nginx
12 30 (3.19%) IBM HTTP Server
13 27 (2.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 26 (2.77%) Confluence
14 26 (2.77%) Jetty
15 24 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
16 23 (2.45%) Mongrel
17 21 (2.24%) GlassFish
18 18 (1.92%) Mule
Applications
1 8 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (1.92%) Magento
2 11 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (0.96%) Maximo
4 6 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.64%) Fredhopper
5 5 (0.53%) SAP HCM
6 4 (0.43%) Actimize
6 4 (0.43%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 4 (0.43%) Murex MxG2000
6 4 (0.43%) Pega PRPC
7 3 (0.32%) Staffware
8 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.21%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.21%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.11%) Exstream
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 112 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (6.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (3.83%) GitHub
4 29 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (2.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 23 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (2.45%) Google App Engine
7 16 (1.70%) PaaS
8 15 (1.60%) OpenShift
9 11 (1.17%) IaaS
9 11 (1.17%) IBM Cloud
10 9 (0.96%) Bluemix
11 8 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (0.75%) Boomi
13 5 (0.53%) Akamai
13 5 (0.53%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.53%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.43%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 96 (10.22%) HTTP
2 73 (7.77%) SSL
3 45 (4.79%) DNS
4 42 (4.47%) TCP/IP
5 32 (3.41%) Internet
6 30 (3.19%) FTP
7 27 (2.88%) Firewall
7 27 (2.88%) SAN
8 22 (2.34%) DHCP
8 22 (2.34%) IPsec
9 19 (2.02%) LDAP
10 14 (1.49%) HTTPS
11 10 (1.06%) WAN
12 8 (0.85%) AMQP
12 8 (0.85%) Network Security
13 7 (0.75%) Kerberos
13 7 (0.75%) LAN
14 6 (0.64%) Multicast
14 6 (0.64%) SMTP
15 5 (0.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 93 (9.90%) DB2
3 71 (7.56%) MySQL
4 57 (6.07%) Relational Database
5 55 (5.86%) NoSQL
5 55 (5.86%) Oracle Database
6 37 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
7 33 (3.51%) MongoDB
8 31 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 22 (2.34%) Endeca
10 20 (2.13%) Hadoop
11 16 (1.70%) DbVisualizer
12 15 (1.60%) Big Data
12 15 (1.60%) RDBMS
13 9 (0.96%) Apache Hive
14 8 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 8 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.75%) DataStax
16 6 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (0.64%) HBase
Development Applications
1 140 (14.91%) Jenkins
2 83 (8.84%) JUnit
2 83 (8.84%) Maven
3 81 (8.63%) Git (software)
4 72 (7.67%) JIRA
5 61 (6.50%) Cucumber
6 56 (5.96%) Ant
7 55 (5.86%) Mockito
8 48 (5.11%) Eclipse
9 47 (5.01%) Subversion
10 41 (4.37%) Selenium
11 29 (3.09%) NUnit
12 28 (2.98%) MSTest
13 24 (2.56%) Bitbucket
14 23 (2.45%) Travis CI
15 17 (1.81%) Gradle
15 17 (1.81%) SoapUI
15 17 (1.81%) WebDriver
16 16 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
17 15 (1.60%) Hudson
General
1 222 (23.64%) Finance
2 167 (17.78%) Banking
3 104 (11.08%) Retail
4 15 (1.60%) Games
5 13 (1.38%) Financial Institution
5 13 (1.38%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.28%) Front Office
7 9 (0.96%) Law
8 8 (0.85%) Marketing
9 7 (0.75%) Publishing
10 6 (0.64%) Back Office
11 5 (0.53%) Advertising
11 5 (0.53%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.43%) International Banking
13 3 (0.32%) Legal
14 2 (0.21%) Billing
14 2 (0.21%) Electronics
14 2 (0.21%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 372 (39.62%) Developer
2 233 (24.81%) Java Developer
3 130 (13.84%) Architect
4 67 (7.14%) WebSphere Developer
5 64 (6.82%) Senior Developer
6 58 (6.18%) Consultant
7 50 (5.32%) Analyst
8 44 (4.69%) Senior Java Developer
9 43 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
10 35 (3.73%) Integration Developer
11 34 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
12 33 (3.51%) Full Stack Developer
13 32 (3.41%) Administrator
14 28 (2.98%) Applications Support
14 28 (2.98%) WebSphere Specialist
15 26 (2.77%) Project Manager
15 26 (2.77%) SQL Developer
16 23 (2.45%) Integration Architect
16 23 (2.45%) Technical Architect
17 22 (2.34%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (24.81%) Web Services
2 231 (24.60%) J2EE
3 224 (23.86%) XML
4 212 (22.58%) Spring
5 178 (18.96%) WebSphere MQ
6 163 (17.36%) SOAP
7 148 (15.76%) HTML
7 148 (15.76%) Middleware
8 134 (14.27%) IBM Integration Bus
9 119 (12.67%) JSP
10 111 (11.82%) CSS
11 108 (11.50%) Java EE
12 105 (11.18%) .NET
13 101 (10.76%) REST
14 97 (10.33%) Servlets
15 90 (9.58%) Hibernate
15 90 (9.58%) RESTful
15 90 (9.58%) XSLT
16 84 (8.95%) JMS
16 84 (8.95%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 73 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (5.64%) DataPower
3 40 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 35 (3.73%) Virtual Team
5 25 (2.66%) Data Centre
6 22 (2.34%) iPad
7 19 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (1.92%) iSeries
9 17 (1.81%) SWIFT
10 14 (1.49%) Clustering
10 14 (1.49%) Mobile App
11 12 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (1.28%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.28%) PKI
12 10 (1.06%) Mainframe
13 9 (0.96%) AS400
13 9 (0.96%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.96%) Private Cloud
13 9 (0.96%) User Experience
14 8 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 262 (27.90%) Linux
2 181 (19.28%) Unix
3 92 (9.80%) Windows
4 87 (9.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 68 (7.24%) AIX
6 56 (5.96%) Solaris
7 26 (2.77%) Windows Server
8 13 (1.38%) zOS
9 12 (1.28%) HPUX
10 10 (1.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 9 (0.96%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.85%) CentOS
12 8 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.75%) Android
13 7 (0.75%) SUSE
13 7 (0.75%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (17.57%) Continuous Integration
3 145 (15.44%) DevOps
4 143 (15.23%) E-Commerce
5 141 (15.02%) TDD
6 112 (11.93%) OO
7 103 (10.97%) Scrum
8 98 (10.44%) Open Source
9 76 (8.09%) ITIL
10 74 (7.88%) SOA
11 71 (7.56%) Configuration Management
12 65 (6.92%) Unit Testing
13 62 (6.60%) Migration
14 61 (6.50%) MVC
15 50 (5.32%) High Availability
16 47 (5.01%) Test Automation
17 45 (4.79%) Content Management
18 44 (4.69%) Pair Programming
19 42 (4.47%) BDD
19 42 (4.47%) UML
Programming Languages
1 592 (63.05%) Java
2 234 (24.92%) SQL
3 176 (18.74%) JavaScript
4 93 (9.90%) Shell Script
5 49 (5.22%) Perl
6 48 (5.11%) Python
7 42 (4.47%) Bash Shell
8 40 (4.26%) PowerShell
9 37 (3.94%) C++
10 33 (3.51%) C#
11 24 (2.56%) C
12 23 (2.45%) Korn
12 23 (2.45%) XPath
13 17 (1.81%) PL/SQL
14 15 (1.60%) TypeScript
15 14 (1.49%) Ruby
16 13 (1.38%) Jython
17 12 (1.28%) VB
18 9 (0.96%) PHP
19 8 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 63 (6.71%) Security Cleared
2 56 (5.96%) Degree
3 52 (5.54%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.38%) CISSP
6 7 (0.75%) CISA
6 7 (0.75%) CISM
6 7 (0.75%) IBM Certification
6 7 (0.75%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.75%) Sun Certification
7 6 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.53%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.43%) CCIE
9 4 (0.43%) CCIE Security
9 4 (0.43%) RHCE
9 4 (0.43%) RHCSA
10 3 (0.32%) APMG
10 3 (0.32%) ISEB
10 3 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.30%) QA
2 18 (1.92%) SLA
3 16 (1.70%) HL7
4 11 (1.17%) MiFID
4 11 (1.17%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.06%) SEPA
6 6 (0.64%) FedRAMP
7 4 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.43%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.21%) FATCA
9 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 15022
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (2.98%) Docker
3 24 (2.56%) Xen
4 16 (1.70%) Active Directory
5 13 (1.38%) Apache Flume
5 13 (1.38%) Oracle Clusterware
6 12 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (1.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 7 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.53%) HDFS
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.32%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 3 (0.32%) vSphere
11 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.21%) KVM
11 2 (0.21%) NFS
11 2 (0.21%) PowerHA
11 2 (0.21%) SRDF
11 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 103 (10.97%) Puppet
2 79 (8.41%) Ansible
3 71 (7.56%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (2.24%) Tivoli
5 19 (2.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 11 (1.17%) logstash
7 9 (0.96%) Kibana
7 9 (0.96%) Mesos
7 9 (0.96%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 7 (0.75%) Nagios
9 6 (0.64%) CA Wily
9 6 (0.64%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.64%) Marathon
9 6 (0.64%) Pingdom
9 6 (0.64%) Terraform
10 5 (0.53%) Netcool
10 5 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.53%) SCCM
11 4 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.43%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 404 (43.02%) IBM
2 304 (32.37%) Oracle
3 97 (10.33%) Microsoft
4 81 (8.63%) Red Hat
5 68 (7.24%) VMware
6 50 (5.32%) ATG
7 45 (4.79%) hybris
8 34 (3.62%) Google
9 33 (3.51%) Adobe
10 21 (2.24%) TIBCO
11 19 (2.02%) SAP
12 17 (1.81%) Fiorano
13 16 (1.70%) InterSystems
14 15 (1.60%) Pega
14 15 (1.60%) Sybase
15 13 (1.38%) CA
15 13 (1.38%) Informatica
15 13 (1.38%) MuleSoft
15 13 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
16 12 (1.28%) AppDynamics
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £450 to £490 per day DOE
Posted: 4 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 1 hour ago
Durham, County Durham
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 56 minutes ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 23 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Rates Dependant on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago