Period
to 26 July 2017

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 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 206 183
Rank change year-on-year -41 -23 -5
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 968 1396 1502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.27% 1.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.02% 7.10% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 818 815
UK median daily rate £475 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.04% +4.41% -
10th Percentile £338 £325 £300
90th Percentile £580 £623 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 16
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -7.04% +14.96%
10th Percentile £35.00 £17.25 £27.88
90th Percentile £40.00 £36.90 £55.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.48
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.60% +6.24%

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 16076 19661 19982
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.88% 17.90% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10402 12866 12298
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.39% +3.33%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 466 688
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £45.50 £42.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.32% +7.89% +11.76%

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 26 July 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 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 26 July 2017. 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 -40 862 £488 +8.33% 65
UK excluding London -22 544 £425 - 34
London -40 412 £500 +5.26% 36
South East -7 155 £500 +11.11% 12
North of England -35 123 £400 -5.88% 11
North West -19 61 £425 +6.25% 3
Midlands -25 58 £420 +1.76% 4
East of England -7 57 £400 -5.88% 2
South West +2 52 £449 -0.33%
Scotland -9 50 £425 +0.59% 5
Northern Ireland -15 39 £413 -
Yorkshire -28 37 £420 -16.00% 8
East Midlands -37 35 £400 -
North East +43 25 £385 +28.33%
West Midlands -5 15 £388 -8.82% 4
Wales +2 10 £350 -23.29%

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 643 (66.43%) Java
2 388 (40.08%) IBM
3 343 (35.43%) Oracle
4 339 (35.02%) Agile Software Development
5 261 (26.96%) Linux
6 255 (26.34%) Web Services
6 255 (26.34%) XML
7 249 (25.72%) SQL
8 242 (25.00%) Finance
9 237 (24.48%) J2EE
10 228 (23.55%) Spring
11 215 (22.21%) WebSphere Application Server
12 204 (21.07%) JavaScript
13 202 (20.87%) JBoss
14 201 (20.76%) Unix
15 200 (20.66%) WebLogic
16 183 (18.90%) Tomcat
17 181 (18.70%) Continuous Integration
18 177 (18.29%) Banking
19 174 (17.98%) SOAP
20 167 (17.25%) WebSphere MQ
21 164 (16.94%) TDD
22 159 (16.43%) HTML
22 159 (16.43%) Jenkins
23 157 (16.22%) E-Commerce
24 154 (15.91%) DevOps
25 143 (14.77%) OO
26 139 (14.36%) Middleware
27 131 (13.53%) Amazon AWS
28 126 (13.02%) 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 (22.21%) WebSphere Application Server
2 202 (20.87%) JBoss
3 200 (20.66%) WebLogic
4 183 (18.90%) Tomcat
5 104 (10.74%) Apache
6 75 (7.75%) IIS
7 58 (5.99%) OpenStack
8 50 (5.17%) WebSphere Portal
9 36 (3.72%) CMS
10 33 (3.41%) WebSphere Process Server
11 29 (3.00%) nginx
12 28 (2.89%) Confluence
13 26 (2.69%) IBM HTTP Server
14 24 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
15 23 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
15 23 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 21 (2.17%) Jetty
17 20 (2.07%) GlassFish
18 19 (1.96%) MQSeries
18 19 (1.96%) Mule
Applications
1 8 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (2.07%) Magento
2 15 (1.55%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 11 (1.14%) Maximo
3 11 (1.14%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.62%) Fredhopper
5 5 (0.52%) Actimize
5 5 (0.52%) Pega PRPC
5 5 (0.52%) SAP HCM
5 5 (0.52%) Unica
6 4 (0.41%) Murex MxG2000
7 3 (0.31%) Staffware
8 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.21%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.21%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.10%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 1 (0.10%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 131 (13.53%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (7.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (3.93%) GitHub
4 25 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 21 (2.17%) PaaS
7 20 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
7 20 (2.07%) Google App Engine
8 17 (1.76%) OpenShift
9 15 (1.55%) IaaS
10 11 (1.14%) IBM Cloud
11 9 (0.93%) Bluemix
12 8 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (0.83%) Boomi
13 5 (0.52%) Akamai
13 5 (0.52%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.52%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (8.99%) HTTP
2 69 (7.13%) SSL
3 38 (3.93%) DNS
4 37 (3.82%) TCP/IP
5 35 (3.62%) Internet
6 30 (3.10%) Firewall
6 30 (3.10%) SAN
7 25 (2.58%) FTP
8 24 (2.48%) LDAP
9 20 (2.07%) IPsec
10 19 (1.96%) DHCP
11 14 (1.45%) HTTPS
11 14 (1.45%) Network Security
12 12 (1.24%) WAN
13 8 (0.83%) LAN
13 8 (0.83%) X.21
14 6 (0.62%) AMQP
14 6 (0.62%) Kerberos
14 6 (0.62%) VPN
15 5 (0.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (11.78%) SQL Server
2 113 (11.67%) DB2
3 85 (8.78%) MySQL
4 69 (7.13%) Relational Database
5 66 (6.82%) NoSQL
6 50 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
7 44 (4.55%) Oracle Database
8 32 (3.31%) MongoDB
9 25 (2.58%) RDBMS
10 22 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (2.17%) Hadoop
12 20 (2.07%) Endeca
13 18 (1.86%) Big Data
13 18 (1.86%) DbVisualizer
14 10 (1.03%) Apache Hive
15 8 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.72%) DataStax
17 6 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
17 6 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 159 (16.43%) Jenkins
2 95 (9.81%) Maven
3 92 (9.50%) Git (software)
4 91 (9.40%) JUnit
5 81 (8.37%) JIRA
6 67 (6.92%) Cucumber
7 60 (6.20%) Subversion
8 59 (6.10%) Ant
9 56 (5.79%) Eclipse
9 56 (5.79%) Mockito
10 44 (4.55%) Selenium
11 41 (4.24%) NUnit
12 40 (4.13%) MSTest
13 25 (2.58%) SoapUI
14 24 (2.48%) Bitbucket
15 22 (2.27%) Gradle
16 19 (1.96%) Travis CI
16 19 (1.96%) WebDriver
17 15 (1.55%) Visual Studio
18 12 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 242 (25.00%) Finance
2 177 (18.29%) Banking
3 106 (10.95%) Retail
4 21 (2.17%) Games
5 16 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.34%) Front Office
6 13 (1.34%) Marketing
7 12 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.14%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.72%) Law
9 7 (0.72%) Publishing
10 6 (0.62%) Automotive
11 5 (0.52%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.52%) Back Office
12 4 (0.41%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.31%) Advertising
13 3 (0.31%) Billing
13 3 (0.31%) Electronics
13 3 (0.31%) Legal
14 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 422 (43.60%) Developer
2 276 (28.51%) Java Developer
3 135 (13.95%) Architect
4 87 (8.99%) Senior Developer
5 67 (6.92%) WebSphere Developer
6 61 (6.30%) Senior Java Developer
7 58 (5.99%) Consultant
8 50 (5.17%) Full Stack Developer
9 44 (4.55%) Analyst
10 42 (4.34%) DevOps Engineer
11 39 (4.03%) Integration Developer
12 38 (3.93%) Solutions Architect
13 33 (3.41%) Administrator
14 30 (3.10%) Project Manager
15 27 (2.79%) SQL Developer
16 24 (2.48%) Technical Architect
17 22 (2.27%) Applications Support
17 22 (2.27%) Integration Architect
17 22 (2.27%) WebSphere Architect
17 22 (2.27%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (26.34%) Web Services
1 255 (26.34%) XML
2 237 (24.48%) J2EE
3 228 (23.55%) Spring
4 174 (17.98%) SOAP
5 167 (17.25%) WebSphere MQ
6 159 (16.43%) HTML
7 139 (14.36%) Middleware
8 126 (13.02%) CSS
8 126 (13.02%) JSP
9 124 (12.81%) Java EE
10 114 (11.78%) REST
11 113 (11.67%) IBM Integration Bus
12 109 (11.26%) RESTful
13 107 (11.05%) Hibernate
14 97 (10.02%) .NET
15 88 (9.09%) Servlets
16 82 (8.47%) JMS
17 81 (8.37%) JSON
17 81 (8.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 88 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (6.10%) DataPower
3 42 (4.34%) Computer Science
4 36 (3.72%) Virtual Team
5 25 (2.58%) Data Centre
6 23 (2.38%) iPad
7 21 (2.17%) Private Cloud
8 19 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.76%) Mobile App
10 16 (1.65%) SWIFT
11 15 (1.55%) PKI
12 13 (1.34%) Clustering
12 13 (1.34%) iSeries
13 12 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (1.14%) AS400
15 10 (1.03%) Mainframe
15 10 (1.03%) Management Information System
16 8 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 8 (0.83%) Replication
16 8 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 261 (26.96%) Linux
2 201 (20.76%) Unix
3 93 (9.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 75 (7.75%) Windows
5 74 (7.64%) AIX
6 54 (5.58%) Solaris
7 27 (2.79%) Windows Server
8 17 (1.76%) CentOS
9 13 (1.34%) HPUX
10 12 (1.24%) zOS
11 10 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.83%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.72%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.62%) Android
15 5 (0.52%) SUSE
16 4 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.31%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (35.02%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (18.70%) Continuous Integration
3 164 (16.94%) TDD
4 157 (16.22%) E-Commerce
5 154 (15.91%) DevOps
6 143 (14.77%) OO
7 102 (10.54%) Scrum
8 85 (8.78%) Open Source
9 75 (7.75%) MVC
9 75 (7.75%) SOA
10 65 (6.71%) Migration
11 61 (6.30%) Unit Testing
12 59 (6.10%) Test Automation
13 58 (5.99%) Configuration Management
14 56 (5.79%) ITIL
15 52 (5.37%) High Availability
15 52 (5.37%) UML
16 46 (4.75%) Performance Tuning
17 43 (4.44%) BDD
17 43 (4.44%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 643 (66.43%) Java
2 249 (25.72%) SQL
3 204 (21.07%) JavaScript
4 97 (10.02%) Shell Script
5 49 (5.06%) Perl
6 46 (4.75%) Python
7 36 (3.72%) C#
7 36 (3.72%) PowerShell
8 33 (3.41%) C++
9 29 (3.00%) Bash Shell
10 26 (2.69%) XPath
11 22 (2.27%) Korn
12 20 (2.07%) C
13 16 (1.65%) PL/SQL
13 16 (1.65%) TypeScript
14 15 (1.55%) Ruby
15 11 (1.14%) Jython
16 10 (1.03%) VB
17 8 (0.83%) PHP
18 7 (0.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 62 (6.40%) Security Cleared
2 61 (6.30%) Degree
3 49 (5.06%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.34%) CISSP
6 7 (0.72%) CISA
6 7 (0.72%) CISM
6 7 (0.72%) IBM Certification
7 6 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.62%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (0.62%) Sun Certification
8 5 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.52%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.41%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.41%) CCIE
9 4 (0.41%) CCIE Security
9 4 (0.41%) RHCE
9 4 (0.41%) RHCSA
10 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.72%) QA
2 17 (1.76%) SLA
3 12 (1.24%) MiFID
4 8 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.62%) FedRAMP
5 6 (0.62%) HL7
6 5 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.52%) SEPA
7 3 (0.31%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.21%) FATCA
9 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (3.20%) Docker
3 21 (2.17%) Xen
4 20 (2.07%) Active Directory
5 16 (1.65%) Oracle Clusterware
6 14 (1.45%) Apache Flume
7 13 (1.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 7 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.52%) HDFS
9 5 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.31%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.31%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 2 (0.21%) KVM
11 2 (0.21%) NFS
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.21%) PowerHA
11 2 (0.21%) SRDF
11 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.10%) RACF
12 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 113 (11.67%) Puppet
2 91 (9.40%) Opscode Chef
3 88 (9.09%) Ansible
4 27 (2.79%) Tivoli
5 20 (2.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 11 (1.14%) logstash
7 9 (0.93%) Kibana
7 9 (0.93%) Mesos
7 9 (0.93%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 8 (0.83%) Terraform
9 6 (0.62%) CA Wily
9 6 (0.62%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.62%) Marathon
9 6 (0.62%) Netcool
9 6 (0.62%) Pingdom
9 6 (0.62%) SCCM
10 4 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.41%) Nagios
10 4 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 388 (40.08%) IBM
2 343 (35.43%) Oracle
3 100 (10.33%) Microsoft
4 86 (8.88%) Red Hat
5 57 (5.89%) VMware
6 49 (5.06%) hybris
7 47 (4.86%) ATG
8 31 (3.20%) Adobe
8 31 (3.20%) Google
9 20 (2.07%) HP
9 20 (2.07%) Informatica
9 20 (2.07%) SAP
10 19 (1.96%) CA
10 19 (1.96%) TIBCO
11 18 (1.86%) Siebel
12 16 (1.65%) Pega
13 15 (1.55%) MuleSoft
13 15 (1.55%) Sybase
14 14 (1.45%) Axway
14 14 (1.45%) Splunk
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Avance Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £475 - £530 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £575 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 22 days ago
City, London
EPAM Systems
Rate: From £450 to £460 per day or £90k perm
Posted: 19 days ago