Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 293 253 210
Rank change year-on-year -40 -43 -24
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 922 978 1,409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 1.03% 1.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.37% 6.08% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 609 822
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £325
90th Percentile £595 £580 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.03% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 11
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% -7.04%
10th Percentile £27.85 £35.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £40.43 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -15.33% +7.14% -6.60%

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 17,178 16,098 19,659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.63% 16.92% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,293 10,400 12,842
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% +8.39%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 392 469
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -4.36% +7.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.50 £45.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -7.32% +9.74%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -39 808 £500 +2.04% 84
UK excluding London -56 469 £429 +1.03% 56
London -23 420 £525 +5.00% 37
North of England -12 123 £438 +9.38% 10
South East -61 89 £410 -18.00% 8
Midlands 0 71 £425 +1.19% 19
East of England +1 61 £500 +25.00% 10
Scotland -27 57 £425 - 7
West Midlands +18 56 £425 -6.85% 15
North West -25 56 £429 +1.03% 8
South West -16 43 £425 -10.53%
Yorkshire -17 42 £450 +7.14% 2
North East +3 25 £393 +1.95%
Northern Ireland +4 20 £525 +27.27%
East Midlands -16 14 £325 -18.75% 4
Wales -26 6 £413 +17.86%

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, 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.

1 600 (65.08%) Java
2 376 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
3 360 (39.05%) IBM
4 330 (35.79%) Oracle
5 239 (25.92%) SQL
6 230 (24.95%) Finance
7 208 (22.56%) Linux
8 205 (22.23%) Tomcat
9 204 (22.13%) Web Services
10 199 (21.58%) TDD
11 194 (21.04%) Spring
12 189 (20.50%) WebLogic
13 185 (20.07%) Unix
14 181 (19.63%) J2EE
15 180 (19.52%) Amazon AWS
16 174 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
17 171 (18.55%) Jenkins
18 163 (17.68%) Ansible
18 163 (17.68%) Puppet
19 160 (17.35%) JavaScript
20 155 (16.81%) Git (software)
21 154 (16.70%) WebSphere Application Server
22 152 (16.49%) Opscode Chef
23 147 (15.94%) WebSphere MQ
24 145 (15.73%) XML
25 143 (15.51%) OO
26 138 (14.97%) E-Commerce
27 137 (14.86%) Banking
27 137 (14.86%) NoSQL
28 136 (14.75%) Middleware

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
1 205 (22.23%) Tomcat
2 189 (20.50%) WebLogic
3 154 (16.70%) WebSphere Application Server
4 108 (11.71%) JBoss
5 90 (9.76%) Apache
6 89 (9.65%) OpenStack
7 50 (5.42%) IIS
8 39 (4.23%) nginx
8 39 (4.23%) WebSphere Portal
9 38 (4.12%) Jetty
10 32 (3.47%) Confluence
11 30 (3.25%) Commerce Server
12 28 (3.04%) CMS
12 28 (3.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 23 (2.49%) Mongrel
14 21 (2.28%) BizTalk Server
15 19 (2.06%) MQSeries
16 16 (1.74%) IBM HTTP Server
17 12 (1.30%) SharePoint
17 12 (1.30%) WildFly
Applications
1 14 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 14 (1.52%) MS Visio
2 9 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.11%) Notepad++
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (1.84%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 13 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (0.98%) Magento
4 8 (0.87%) thinkFolio
5 7 (0.76%) Temenos T24
6 5 (0.54%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.43%) ENOVIA
8 3 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.22%) Relativity
9 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.22%) SDL Web 8
10 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 1 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 180 (19.52%) Amazon AWS
2 128 (13.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (4.34%) GitHub
4 26 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
5 23 (2.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 21 (2.28%) Google App Engine
7 17 (1.84%) PaaS
8 13 (1.41%) npm
9 10 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
9 10 (1.08%) Amazon S3
9 10 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 8 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.87%) SaaS
12 7 (0.76%) IaaS
12 7 (0.76%) Sumo Logic
13 6 (0.65%) Boomi
13 6 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (0.65%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 75 (8.13%) HTTP
2 49 (5.31%) SSL
3 24 (2.60%) DNS
4 22 (2.39%) TCP/IP
5 21 (2.28%) FTP
6 18 (1.95%) SAN
7 17 (1.84%) DHCP
8 16 (1.74%) IPsec
9 13 (1.41%) SMS
10 12 (1.30%) Firewall
10 12 (1.30%) LAN
10 12 (1.30%) WAN
11 10 (1.08%) Network Security
12 8 (0.87%) Internet
13 7 (0.76%) AMQP
13 7 (0.76%) HTTPS
14 6 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
15 5 (0.54%) VPN
16 4 (0.43%) SMTP
16 4 (0.43%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (14.86%) NoSQL
2 131 (14.21%) MySQL
3 116 (12.58%) PostgreSQL
4 105 (11.39%) SQL Server
5 100 (10.85%) DB2
6 75 (8.13%) Relational Database
7 62 (6.72%) Oracle Database
8 37 (4.01%) RDBMS
9 26 (2.82%) MongoDB
10 19 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (1.63%) Endeca
11 15 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
12 13 (1.41%) GIS
13 11 (1.19%) Hadoop
14 10 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (1.08%) Big Data
14 10 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (0.76%) Couchbase
15 7 (0.76%) Redis
15 7 (0.76%) Riak
Development Applications
1 171 (18.55%) Jenkins
2 155 (16.81%) Git (software)
3 104 (11.28%) NUnit
4 89 (9.65%) MSTest
5 88 (9.54%) Maven
6 60 (6.51%) JIRA
7 54 (5.86%) JUnit
8 52 (5.64%) Subversion
9 44 (4.77%) Cucumber
9 44 (4.77%) Eclipse
10 41 (4.45%) TeamCity
11 37 (4.01%) Ant
12 36 (3.90%) Selenium
13 34 (3.69%) Gradle
14 31 (3.36%) Artifactory
15 29 (3.15%) GitLab
16 25 (2.71%) Travis CI
17 21 (2.28%) Mockito
18 14 (1.52%) IBM UrbanCode
19 13 (1.41%) Vagrant
General
1 230 (24.95%) Finance
2 137 (14.86%) Banking
3 101 (10.95%) Retail
4 14 (1.52%) Advertising
5 12 (1.30%) Financial Institution
5 12 (1.30%) Retail Banking
6 11 (1.19%) Back Office
7 9 (0.98%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.87%) Games
9 6 (0.65%) Automotive
9 6 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.54%) Front Office
10 5 (0.54%) Legal
10 5 (0.54%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.43%) Marketing
12 2 (0.22%) Digital Economy
12 2 (0.22%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.11%) French Language
13 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 456 (49.46%) Developer
2 294 (31.89%) Java Developer
3 101 (10.95%) Senior Developer
4 85 (9.22%) WebSphere Developer
5 81 (8.79%) Architect
6 78 (8.46%) Senior Java Developer
7 58 (6.29%) Analyst
8 48 (5.21%) DevOps Engineer
9 46 (4.99%) Digital Developer
10 44 (4.77%) Digital Transformation
11 34 (3.69%) Project Manager
12 32 (3.47%) Support Analyst
13 30 (3.25%) Administrator
13 30 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
14 29 (3.15%) Consultant
15 28 (3.04%) Integration Specialist
16 22 (2.39%) Integration Developer
16 22 (2.39%) Java Engineer
17 20 (2.17%) Java WebSphere Developer
18 19 (2.06%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (22.13%) Web Services
2 194 (21.04%) Spring
3 181 (19.63%) J2EE
4 147 (15.94%) WebSphere MQ
5 145 (15.73%) XML
6 136 (14.75%) Middleware
7 111 (12.04%) IBM Integration Bus
8 109 (11.82%) JMS
9 104 (11.28%) SOAP
10 102 (11.06%) Hibernate
10 102 (11.06%) HTML
11 97 (10.52%) REST
12 88 (9.54%) RESTful
13 87 (9.44%) CSS
14 81 (8.79%) Spring Boot
15 67 (7.27%) JSP
16 63 (6.83%) .NET
17 58 (6.29%) JSON
18 57 (6.18%) Java EE
19 55 (5.97%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 62 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.10%) DataPower
3 40 (4.34%) Enterprise Software
4 34 (3.69%) Mainframe
5 18 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (1.84%) Computer Science
7 16 (1.74%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.52%) User Experience
9 13 (1.41%) Replication
10 12 (1.30%) Private Cloud
11 11 (1.19%) Client/Server
11 11 (1.19%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.19%) SWIFT
12 10 (1.08%) Clustering
12 10 (1.08%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.98%) Mobile Payment
13 9 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (0.65%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.65%) Fintech
14 6 (0.65%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 208 (22.56%) Linux
2 185 (20.07%) Unix
3 103 (11.17%) Windows
4 48 (5.21%) AIX
5 42 (4.56%) Solaris
6 35 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (3.36%) Windows Server
8 22 (2.39%) zOS
9 9 (0.98%) HPUX
10 8 (0.87%) Android
11 7 (0.76%) MVS
12 6 (0.65%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.65%) CentOS
12 6 (0.65%) Debian
12 6 (0.65%) OpenVMS
12 6 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.65%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.65%) VME
12 6 (0.65%) VMS
13 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (21.58%) TDD
3 174 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
4 143 (15.51%) OO
5 138 (14.97%) E-Commerce
6 113 (12.26%) DevOps
7 83 (9.00%) Microservices
8 80 (8.68%) Migration
9 78 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
10 62 (6.72%) SOA
11 61 (6.62%) Scrum
12 57 (6.18%) MVC
13 56 (6.07%) Configuration Management
14 55 (5.97%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 55 (5.97%) Test Automation
15 49 (5.31%) BDD
15 49 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
16 46 (4.99%) ITIL
16 46 (4.99%) Software Engineering
17 42 (4.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 600 (65.08%) Java
2 239 (25.92%) SQL
3 160 (17.35%) JavaScript
4 70 (7.59%) Python
5 65 (7.05%) Java 8
6 55 (5.97%) PL/SQL
7 39 (4.23%) Shell Script
8 37 (4.01%) Perl
9 31 (3.36%) Ruby
10 30 (3.25%) Scala
11 28 (3.04%) Bash Shell
12 25 (2.71%) C#
13 24 (2.60%) C
13 24 (2.60%) PowerShell
14 23 (2.49%) PHP
15 22 (2.39%) C++
15 22 (2.39%) Groovy
16 17 (1.84%) XPath
17 10 (1.08%) REXX
18 7 (0.76%) Korn
Qualifications
1 76 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 52 (5.64%) SC Cleared
3 28 (3.04%) Degree
4 14 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.19%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.43%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.33%) OCPJP
7 3 (0.33%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.11%) CISA
9 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.11%) MCITP
9 1 (0.11%) MCSE
9 1 (0.11%) NCDA
9 1 (0.11%) RHCE
9 1 (0.11%) RHCT
9 1 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.06%) QA
2 6 (0.65%) GCP
3 5 (0.54%) GDPR
3 5 (0.54%) ISO 20022
3 5 (0.54%) PMO
4 4 (0.43%) COBIT
4 4 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.43%) PSD2
5 3 (0.33%) SEPA
6 2 (0.22%) MiFID
6 2 (0.22%) SLA
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) TARGET2
System Software
1 55 (5.97%) Docker
2 40 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (3.36%) Active Directory
4 25 (2.71%) Xen
5 10 (1.08%) RACF
5 10 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.87%) KVM
6 8 (0.87%) NFS
7 7 (0.76%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 4 (0.43%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.43%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle Clusterware
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.33%) SRDF
11 2 (0.22%) Time Sharing Option
11 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.22%) vSphere
11 2 (0.22%) XenApp
11 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 163 (17.68%) Ansible
1 163 (17.68%) Puppet
2 152 (16.49%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (1.74%) Kubernetes
4 14 (1.52%) Marathon
4 14 (1.52%) Mesos
5 13 (1.41%) Terraform
5 13 (1.41%) Tivoli
6 12 (1.30%) CA Single Sign-On
7 11 (1.19%) Nagios
8 10 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (0.87%) Kibana
9 8 (0.87%) OMEGAMON
9 8 (0.87%) Salt
9 8 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 7 (0.76%) Cobbler
10 7 (0.76%) logstash
10 7 (0.76%) SCCM
11 6 (0.65%) Graylog
11 6 (0.65%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 360 (39.05%) IBM
2 330 (35.79%) Oracle
3 87 (9.44%) Microsoft
4 46 (4.99%) VMware
5 42 (4.56%) Red Hat
6 39 (4.23%) hybris
7 32 (3.47%) Google
8 26 (2.82%) Axway
9 24 (2.60%) CA
10 22 (2.39%) MuleSoft
11 18 (1.95%) Informatica
11 18 (1.95%) TIBCO
12 17 (1.84%) Fujitsu
13 15 (1.63%) HP
13 15 (1.63%) Splunk
14 14 (1.52%) ATG
15 13 (1.41%) Sun
16 11 (1.19%) Bloomberg
16 11 (1.19%) FatWire
16 11 (1.19%) Siebel