Period
to 23 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 285 253 204
Rank change year-on-year -32 -49 -18
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 897 943 1,381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 1.03% 1.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.45% 6.07% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 585 799
UK median daily rate £488 £470 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.72% +9.43% +1.06%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £317
90th Percentile £599 £580 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 9
UK median hourly rate £34.02 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.95% +14.29% -7.04%
10th Percentile £28.75 £40.00 £15.85
90th Percentile £36.24 £40.00 £36.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.02 £40.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year -14.95% +15.11% -6.71%

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 16,447 15,540 18,828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.41% 16.97% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,891 10,048 12,268
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +4.43%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 362 458
UK median hourly rate £19.31 £19.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.61% -7.32% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.50 £46.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.76 £18.96 £20.50
% change year-on-year -6.36% -7.51% +17.41%

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 June 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 June 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 -42 781 £494 +1.54% 116
UK excluding London -61 453 £432 +1.53% 82
London -26 413 £525 +5.00% 46
North of England -22 121 £444 +4.41% 16
South East -106 78 £450 -9.09% 18
Midlands -3 71 £425 +1.19% 12
East of England +15 65 £488 +17.47% 19
West Midlands +24 58 £425 - 8
North West -27 54 £435 +2.35% 6
Scotland -32 53 £425 +3.03% 9
Yorkshire -21 41 £450 +5.88% 10
South West -8 33 £428 -7.07% 5
North East +15 26 £390 +1.30%
Northern Ireland +21 25 £455 +10.30% 2
East Midlands -22 12 £325 -18.75% 4
Wales -30 9 £413 +26.92% 1

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 597 (66.56%) Java
2 373 (41.58%) IBM
3 355 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
4 301 (33.56%) Oracle
5 245 (27.31%) SQL
6 220 (24.53%) Finance
7 215 (23.97%) Web Services
7 215 (23.97%) Linux
8 202 (22.52%) J2EE
9 196 (21.85%) Spring
10 194 (21.63%) Tomcat
11 186 (20.74%) Unix
12 173 (19.29%) TDD
13 172 (19.18%) WebSphere Application Server
13 172 (19.18%) Jenkins
14 162 (18.06%) Git (software)
15 160 (17.84%) Amazon AWS
16 157 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
17 156 (17.39%) JavaScript
18 155 (17.28%) WebLogic
19 154 (17.17%) Banking
20 150 (16.72%) WebSphere MQ
21 148 (16.50%) XML
22 147 (16.39%) Puppet
23 141 (15.72%) Ansible
24 139 (15.50%) E-Commerce
25 134 (14.94%) Opscode Chef
26 125 (13.94%) DevOps
27 121 (13.49%) OO
28 118 (13.15%) Hibernate

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
1 194 (21.63%) Tomcat
2 172 (19.18%) WebSphere Application Server
3 155 (17.28%) WebLogic
4 102 (11.37%) JBoss
5 99 (11.04%) Apache
6 67 (7.47%) OpenStack
7 55 (6.13%) IIS
8 46 (5.13%) WebSphere Portal
9 41 (4.57%) nginx
10 37 (4.12%) Confluence
11 36 (4.01%) Jetty
12 30 (3.34%) CMS
12 30 (3.34%) Commerce Server
12 30 (3.34%) MQSeries
12 30 (3.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 23 (2.56%) Mongrel
14 17 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
15 15 (1.67%) IBM HTTP Server
16 14 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
16 14 (1.56%) FileNet
Applications
1 12 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (1.34%) MS Visio
2 9 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.11%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 17 (1.90%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 17 (1.90%) Magento
2 13 (1.45%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.67%) thinkFolio
4 4 (0.45%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.33%) ENOVIA
5 3 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.22%) Relativity
6 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.22%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.11%) Summit
7 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 160 (17.84%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
3 26 (2.90%) GitHub
4 25 (2.79%) Google Cloud Platform
5 21 (2.34%) Google App Engine
6 19 (2.12%) PaaS
7 14 (1.56%) npm
8 10 (1.11%) Amazon ELB
8 10 (1.11%) Amazon S3
8 10 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 9 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 9 (1.00%) IaaS
9 9 (1.00%) SaaS
10 8 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.78%) Sumo Logic
12 6 (0.67%) Rackspace Cloud
13 4 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
13 4 (0.45%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 76 (8.47%) HTTP
2 48 (5.35%) SSL
3 25 (2.79%) TCP/IP
4 24 (2.68%) DNS
5 18 (2.01%) FTP
6 17 (1.90%) DHCP
6 17 (1.90%) Firewall
7 16 (1.78%) IPsec
8 15 (1.67%) SAN
9 13 (1.45%) Internet
9 13 (1.45%) SMS
10 10 (1.11%) LAN
10 10 (1.11%) WAN
11 9 (1.00%) Network Security
12 7 (0.78%) HTTPS
13 6 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (0.56%) AMQP
15 4 (0.45%) BIG-IP
15 4 (0.45%) SMTP
15 4 (0.45%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (12.49%) MySQL
2 102 (11.37%) DB2
2 102 (11.37%) NoSQL
3 99 (11.04%) SQL Server
4 98 (10.93%) PostgreSQL
5 74 (8.25%) Relational Database
6 57 (6.35%) Oracle Database
7 34 (3.79%) RDBMS
8 24 (2.68%) MongoDB
9 20 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
10 15 (1.67%) GIS
10 15 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
11 13 (1.45%) Endeca
12 12 (1.34%) Big Data
13 10 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (1.00%) DbVisualizer
14 9 (1.00%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.78%) Blockchain
16 6 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
16 6 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 172 (19.18%) Jenkins
2 162 (18.06%) Git (software)
3 96 (10.70%) Maven
4 79 (8.81%) NUnit
5 69 (7.69%) JIRA
6 67 (7.47%) MSTest
7 61 (6.80%) JUnit
8 57 (6.35%) Subversion
9 51 (5.69%) Eclipse
10 47 (5.24%) TeamCity
11 45 (5.02%) Cucumber
12 43 (4.79%) Ant
13 38 (4.24%) Selenium
14 35 (3.90%) Gradle
15 31 (3.46%) Artifactory
16 26 (2.90%) Travis CI
17 25 (2.79%) Mockito
18 19 (2.12%) GitLab
19 13 (1.45%) IBM UrbanCode
20 12 (1.34%) MSBuild
General
1 220 (24.53%) Finance
2 154 (17.17%) Banking
3 93 (10.37%) Retail
4 15 (1.67%) Retail Banking
5 12 (1.34%) Advertising
6 11 (1.23%) Back Office
7 9 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.00%) Games
7 9 (1.00%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.67%) Legal
8 6 (0.67%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.56%) Automotive
9 5 (0.56%) Front Office
9 5 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.45%) Marketing
11 2 (0.22%) Digital Economy
11 2 (0.22%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.22%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Electronics
12 1 (0.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 425 (47.38%) Developer
2 262 (29.21%) Java Developer
3 109 (12.15%) Senior Developer
4 91 (10.14%) Senior Java Developer
5 86 (9.59%) WebSphere Developer
6 76 (8.47%) Architect
7 58 (6.47%) Analyst
8 57 (6.35%) DevOps Engineer
9 43 (4.79%) Digital Developer
10 41 (4.57%) Digital Transformation
11 32 (3.57%) Integration Specialist
12 31 (3.46%) Consultant
13 30 (3.34%) Solutions Architect
13 30 (3.34%) Support Analyst
14 29 (3.23%) Project Manager
15 28 (3.12%) Administrator
16 23 (2.56%) Java Engineer
16 23 (2.56%) Java WebSphere Developer
17 21 (2.34%) Full Stack Developer
18 20 (2.23%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (23.97%) Web Services
2 202 (22.52%) J2EE
3 196 (21.85%) Spring
4 150 (16.72%) WebSphere MQ
5 148 (16.50%) XML
6 118 (13.15%) Hibernate
7 117 (13.04%) Middleware
8 115 (12.82%) SOAP
9 107 (11.93%) JMS
10 105 (11.71%) REST
11 104 (11.59%) HTML
12 99 (11.04%) IBM Integration Bus
13 93 (10.37%) RESTful
14 84 (9.36%) Spring Boot
15 83 (9.25%) CSS
16 80 (8.92%) JSP
17 66 (7.36%) Servlets
18 65 (7.25%) EJB
19 63 (7.02%) .NET
20 59 (6.58%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (5.02%) DataPower
3 40 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
4 30 (3.34%) Mainframe
5 17 (1.90%) Computer Science
5 17 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 16 (1.78%) User Experience
7 12 (1.34%) Mobile App
7 12 (1.34%) Replication
8 11 (1.23%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.11%) Fintech
10 9 (1.00%) Fixed Income
10 9 (1.00%) Mobile Payment
10 9 (1.00%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (0.67%) Clustering
11 6 (0.67%) Data Centre
11 6 (0.67%) Taxonomies
12 5 (0.56%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 215 (23.97%) Linux
2 186 (20.74%) Unix
3 101 (11.26%) Windows
4 50 (5.57%) AIX
5 35 (3.90%) Windows Server
6 34 (3.79%) Solaris
7 33 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (2.23%) zOS
9 11 (1.23%) HPUX
10 8 (0.89%) Android
11 7 (0.78%) MVS
12 6 (0.67%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.67%) CentOS
12 6 (0.67%) Debian
12 6 (0.67%) OpenVMS
12 6 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.67%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.67%) VME
12 6 (0.67%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.56%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (19.29%) TDD
3 157 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
4 139 (15.50%) E-Commerce
5 125 (13.94%) DevOps
6 121 (13.49%) OO
7 81 (9.03%) Microservices
7 81 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
8 69 (7.69%) SOA
9 66 (7.36%) Scrum
10 62 (6.91%) Migration
11 60 (6.69%) Configuration Management
11 60 (6.69%) Test Automation
12 55 (6.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 54 (6.02%) MVC
14 51 (5.69%) BDD
15 49 (5.46%) ITIL
16 45 (5.02%) Software Engineering
17 44 (4.91%) Open Source
18 39 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 597 (66.56%) Java
2 245 (27.31%) SQL
3 156 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 75 (8.36%) Python
5 57 (6.35%) Java 8
5 57 (6.35%) PL/SQL
6 43 (4.79%) Perl
7 37 (4.12%) Shell Script
8 34 (3.79%) Ruby
9 32 (3.57%) Bash Shell
10 30 (3.34%) Scala
11 28 (3.12%) PowerShell
12 27 (3.01%) PHP
13 25 (2.79%) Groovy
14 23 (2.56%) C#
15 21 (2.34%) C
15 21 (2.34%) C++
15 21 (2.34%) XPath
16 9 (1.00%) REXX
17 7 (0.78%) Go
Qualifications
1 76 (8.47%) Security Cleared
2 50 (5.57%) SC Cleared
3 27 (3.01%) Degree
4 14 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.45%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.45%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.33%) OCPJP
7 3 (0.33%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.22%) IBM Certification
8 2 (0.22%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.11%) CCNA
9 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.11%) MCITP
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.11%) RHCE
9 1 (0.11%) RHCT
9 1 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.01%) QA
2 6 (0.67%) GCP
3 5 (0.56%) GDPR
3 5 (0.56%) PMO
4 4 (0.45%) COBIT
4 4 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.45%) PSD2
5 3 (0.33%) ISO 20022
5 3 (0.33%) MiFID
6 2 (0.22%) SEPA
6 2 (0.22%) SLA
7 1 (0.11%) EMIR
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) TARGET2
System Software
1 50 (5.57%) Docker
2 43 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (3.57%) Active Directory
4 24 (2.68%) Xen
5 12 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.00%) RACF
7 7 (0.78%) KVM
8 6 (0.67%) NFS
8 6 (0.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 6 (0.67%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.45%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.33%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle Clusterware
10 3 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.33%) vSphere
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.22%) SRDF
11 2 (0.22%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 147 (16.39%) Puppet
2 141 (15.72%) Ansible
3 134 (14.94%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (2.12%) Kubernetes
5 16 (1.78%) Tivoli
6 14 (1.56%) Nagios
7 12 (1.34%) Terraform
8 11 (1.23%) CA Single Sign-On
9 10 (1.11%) Marathon
9 10 (1.11%) Mesos
10 9 (1.00%) SCCM
11 8 (0.89%) Kibana
11 8 (0.89%) OMEGAMON
11 8 (0.89%) Salt
11 8 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 7 (0.78%) logstash
13 6 (0.67%) Forum Sentry
13 6 (0.67%) Graylog
13 6 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.67%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 373 (41.58%) IBM
2 301 (33.56%) Oracle
3 90 (10.03%) Microsoft
4 46 (5.13%) hybris
4 46 (5.13%) VMware
5 44 (4.91%) Red Hat
6 34 (3.79%) Google
7 24 (2.68%) Axway
7 24 (2.68%) CA
8 20 (2.23%) AppDynamics
9 19 (2.12%) Fujitsu
10 18 (2.01%) MuleSoft
11 16 (1.78%) Informatica
11 16 (1.78%) New Relic
11 16 (1.78%) Splunk
12 14 (1.56%) ATG
12 14 (1.56%) HP
12 14 (1.56%) TIBCO
13 13 (1.45%) Dynatrace
13 13 (1.45%) Sun