Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 442 298 283
Rank change year-on-year -144 -15 -62
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 401 918 961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.88% 0.93%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.26% 5.26% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 621 615
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £390 £375 £350
90th Percentile £700 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £420
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
UK median hourly rate - £33.08 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.79% +4.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -12.00% +4.17%

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 12,288 17,465 17,167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.77% 16.78% 16.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,903 11,346 11,293
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £255 £275 £263
90th Percentile £633 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 403 434
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.10 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.35 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.65% +7.50% -3.52%

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 21 November 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
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 21 November 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 -153 307 £488 -2.50% 47
UK excluding London -72 260 £450 +3.45% 34
London -143 114 £500 -4.76% 22
South East +10 68 £425 -15.00% 11
Scotland +33 62 £425 - 7
North of England +14 51 £675 +54.29% 8
East of England +33 45 £488 -0.51% 4
North West +12 30 £525 +22.09% 6
Wales +21 16 £420 -7.83% 2
Yorkshire +17 13 £700 +57.75% 1
North East +27 9 £700 +50.54% 1
South West -62 8 £450 +5.88% 1
West Midlands +4 4 £588 +31.28% 1
Northern Ireland -23 4 £431 +1.41%
Midlands -30 4 £588 +30.56% 1
Channel Islands - 2 £525 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 213 (53.12%) Java
2 173 (43.14%) IBM
3 139 (34.66%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (27.43%) Linux
5 98 (24.44%) E-Commerce
6 80 (19.95%) Tomcat
6 80 (19.95%) Jenkins
7 79 (19.70%) J2EE
8 77 (19.20%) WebSphere Application Server
9 76 (18.95%) Oracle
10 70 (17.46%) AWS
11 69 (17.21%) Continuous Integration
12 68 (16.96%) Git (software)
12 68 (16.96%) JavaScript
13 67 (16.71%) SQL
13 67 (16.71%) Finance
14 65 (16.21%) XML
14 65 (16.21%) DevOps
15 64 (15.96%) WebSphere MQ
16 63 (15.71%) JIRA
17 61 (15.21%) Problem-Solving
18 58 (14.46%) HTML
19 55 (13.72%) Spring
20 54 (13.47%) SOAP
21 52 (12.97%) CSS
22 51 (12.72%) Games
23 49 (12.22%) Configuration Management
23 49 (12.22%) Apache
23 49 (12.22%) HTTP
23 49 (12.22%) Puppet

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 80 (19.95%) Tomcat
2 77 (19.20%) WebSphere Application Server
3 49 (12.22%) Apache
4 40 (9.98%) WebLogic
5 35 (8.73%) nginx
6 34 (8.48%) Jetty
7 33 (8.23%) IIS
8 32 (7.98%) Mongrel
9 26 (6.48%) JBoss
10 23 (5.74%) Confluence
11 21 (5.24%) CMS
12 20 (4.99%) MQSeries
13 15 (3.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 15 (3.74%) IBM HTTP Server
13 15 (3.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 15 (3.74%) Sitecore CMS
14 12 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (1.25%) SAS
15 5 (1.25%) WebSphere Portal
15 5 (1.25%) WildFly
Applications
1 13 (3.24%) Photoshop
1 13 (3.24%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 41 (10.22%) Magento
2 17 (4.24%) Shopify
3 11 (2.74%) Maximo
3 11 (2.74%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (1.25%) NetSuite
4 5 (1.25%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.50%) Siebel CRM
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.25%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 70 (17.46%) AWS
2 42 (10.47%) Azure
3 39 (9.73%) GCP
4 30 (7.48%) Amazon EC2
5 29 (7.23%) GitHub
5 29 (7.23%) Google App Engine
6 11 (2.74%) Boomi
7 7 (1.75%) PaaS
7 7 (1.75%) SaaS
7 7 (1.75%) Serverless
8 6 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.00%) Azure Functions
9 4 (1.00%) Force.com
10 3 (0.75%) Apigee
10 3 (0.75%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.75%) Route 53
10 3 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.50%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 49 (12.22%) HTTP
2 48 (11.97%) SSL
3 40 (9.98%) DNS
4 33 (8.23%) FTP
4 33 (8.23%) TCP/IP
5 31 (7.73%) DHCP
5 31 (7.73%) IPsec
6 9 (2.24%) Internet
7 6 (1.50%) Firewall
7 6 (1.50%) SAN
8 4 (1.00%) Intranet
9 3 (0.75%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.75%) LAN
9 3 (0.75%) WAN
10 2 (0.50%) DMZ
10 2 (0.50%) DSL
10 2 (0.50%) SSH
11 1 (0.25%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.25%) NAS
11 1 (0.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.98%) DB2
2 23 (5.74%) Oracle Database
3 18 (4.49%) SQL Server
4 14 (3.49%) Oracle Database 12c
4 14 (3.49%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.24%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.75%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.75%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.25%) MySQL
7 5 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.00%) Jackrabbit
9 3 (0.75%) DbVisualizer
10 2 (0.50%) DB2 UDB
10 2 (0.50%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 80 (19.95%) Jenkins
2 68 (16.96%) Git (software)
3 63 (15.71%) JIRA
4 41 (10.22%) JUnit
5 32 (7.98%) Grunt
6 31 (7.73%) Travis CI
7 30 (7.48%) Maven
8 28 (6.98%) Jasmine
9 25 (6.23%) Karma Test Runner
10 23 (5.74%) Cucumber
11 22 (5.49%) Bower
12 20 (4.99%) Ant
12 20 (4.99%) IBM UrbanCode
12 20 (4.99%) Subversion
13 19 (4.74%) Selenium
14 16 (3.99%) Gradle
15 15 (3.74%) Sonatype Nexus
16 13 (3.24%) Eclipse
16 13 (3.24%) GitLab
17 9 (2.24%) Artifactory
General
1 67 (16.71%) Finance
2 51 (12.72%) Games
3 46 (11.47%) Banking
4 43 (10.72%) Retail
5 35 (8.73%) Public Sector
6 5 (1.25%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.00%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.50%) Legal
8 2 (0.50%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 124 (30.92%) Developer
2 34 (8.48%) Java Developer
3 31 (7.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 30 (7.48%) Architect
4 30 (7.48%) DevOps Engineer
5 29 (7.23%) Administrator
6 25 (6.23%) Analyst
7 22 (5.49%) Consultant
8 21 (5.24%) WebSphere Administrator
9 18 (4.49%) WebSphere Specialist
10 16 (3.99%) WebSphere Developer
11 15 (3.74%) E-Commerce Manager
11 15 (3.74%) React Developer
12 14 (3.49%) E-Commerce Project Manager
12 14 (3.49%) Project Manager
13 13 (3.24%) WebSphere Engineer
14 12 (2.99%) Applications Specialist
14 12 (2.99%) Middleware Engineer
15 11 (2.74%) Solutions Architect
16 10 (2.49%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (19.70%) J2EE
2 65 (16.21%) XML
3 64 (15.96%) WebSphere MQ
4 58 (14.46%) HTML
5 55 (13.72%) Spring
6 54 (13.47%) SOAP
7 52 (12.97%) CSS
8 49 (12.22%) REST
9 44 (10.97%) .NET
9 44 (10.97%) JSON
10 43 (10.72%) Middleware
11 39 (9.73%) Web Services
12 37 (9.23%) Servlets
13 35 (8.73%) AngularJS
14 33 (8.23%) Sass
15 32 (7.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 27 (6.73%) JSP
17 25 (6.23%) React
17 25 (6.23%) Semantic HTML
17 25 (6.23%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.48%) User Experience
2 25 (6.23%) W3C
3 22 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (4.99%) Vector Graphics
5 17 (4.24%) Clustering
6 11 (2.74%) Data Centre
7 10 (2.49%) DataPower
8 9 (2.24%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.00%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.75%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.50%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.50%) Mashup
12 2 (0.50%) Online Games
12 2 (0.50%) PKI
12 2 (0.50%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 110 (27.43%) Linux
2 46 (11.47%) Unix
3 36 (8.98%) Windows
4 20 (4.99%) AIX
5 15 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.00%) Solaris
7 5 (1.25%) HPUX
8 3 (0.75%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.50%) CentOS
9 2 (0.50%) SUSE
9 2 (0.50%) zOS
10 1 (0.25%) Debian
10 1 (0.25%) Fedora
10 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.25%) Mesosphere
10 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (34.66%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (24.44%) E-Commerce
3 69 (17.21%) Continuous Integration
4 65 (16.21%) DevOps
5 61 (15.21%) Problem-Solving
6 49 (12.22%) Configuration Management
7 39 (9.73%) Open Source
7 39 (9.73%) Unit Testing
8 35 (8.73%) Scrum
9 34 (8.48%) Front End Development
9 34 (8.48%) Microservices
9 34 (8.48%) Sprint Planning
10 33 (8.23%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 33 (8.23%) TDD
10 33 (8.23%) Wireframes
11 32 (7.98%) Migration
12 29 (7.23%) BDD
13 26 (6.48%) SOA
14 24 (5.99%) Time Management
15 23 (5.74%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 213 (53.12%) Java
2 68 (16.96%) JavaScript
3 67 (16.71%) SQL
4 36 (8.98%) Shell Script
5 33 (8.23%) Python
6 22 (5.49%) PL/SQL
7 20 (4.99%) Java 8
8 17 (4.24%) Bash Shell
9 13 (3.24%) C#
10 11 (2.74%) Ruby
11 10 (2.49%) PHP
12 9 (2.24%) Jython
13 6 (1.50%) Groovy
13 6 (1.50%) Perl
13 6 (1.50%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.00%) C
15 3 (0.75%) C++
15 3 (0.75%) ES6
15 3 (0.75%) Korn
15 3 (0.75%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 17 (4.24%) Security Cleared
2 14 (3.49%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.50%) Degree
4 6 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.00%) RHCE
5 4 (1.00%) RHCSA
6 3 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.50%) CISA
7 2 (0.50%) CISM
7 2 (0.50%) CISSP
7 2 (0.50%) CSSLP
7 2 (0.50%) MCSA
7 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.74%) QA
2 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.25%) SLA
2 1 (0.25%) TickIT
System Software
1 43 (10.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (7.98%) Xen
3 24 (5.99%) Docker
4 8 (2.00%) NFS
4 8 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.50%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.50%) Samba
6 5 (1.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 5 (1.25%) VirtualBox
7 4 (1.00%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.50%) PowerDNS
10 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.25%) KVM
10 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.25%) SRDF
10 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 49 (12.22%) Puppet
2 40 (9.98%) Ansible
3 13 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.00%) Terraform
4 8 (2.00%) Tivoli
5 6 (1.50%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (1.00%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.00%) Perfmon
6 4 (1.00%) Rundeck
6 4 (1.00%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.75%) Consul
7 3 (0.75%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.50%) Control-M
8 2 (0.50%) Nagios
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
9 1 (0.25%) yum
Vendors
1 173 (43.14%) IBM
2 76 (18.95%) Oracle
3 47 (11.72%) VMware
4 39 (9.73%) Google
5 37 (9.23%) Microsoft
6 35 (8.73%) hybris
7 27 (6.73%) Red Hat
8 15 (3.74%) MuleSoft
8 15 (3.74%) Sitecore
8 15 (3.74%) Splunk
9 11 (2.74%) Dell
10 10 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (2.24%) TIBCO
12 8 (2.00%) Adobe
13 7 (1.75%) SAP
14 5 (1.25%) Citrix
14 5 (1.25%) Guidewire
14 5 (1.25%) Veritas
15 4 (1.00%) AppDynamics
15 4 (1.00%) ServiceNow