The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 15 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 7 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 7.45% 7.27% 10.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 46.67% 25.00% 35.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £300 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £27.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year
+42.72% -32.51%
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County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Application Platforms Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
15 16 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 15.96% 29.09% 28.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 16
Average daily rate £300 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £358 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.38 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.04% -0.13%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WebSphere across the Belfast region.

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing WebSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WebSphere.

1 13 (65.00%) Java
1 13 (65.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 11 (55.00%) WebLogic
2 11 (55.00%) Linux
2 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 11 (55.00%) Banking
3 10 (50.00%) Derivative
3 10 (50.00%) Java EE
3 10 (50.00%) Fixed Income
3 10 (50.00%) Equities
3 10 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (45.00%) FpML
4 9 (45.00%) OO
4 9 (45.00%) FIX Protocol
4 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (40.00%) Degree
5 8 (40.00%) People Management
6 7 (35.00%) IBM
7 6 (30.00%) UNIX
7 6 (30.00%) Oracle
7 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (30.00%) Ab Initio
7 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (25.00%) Windows
9 4 (20.00%) Solaris
9 4 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (20.00%) DMZ
9 4 (20.00%) Tivoli
9 4 (20.00%) Validation

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing WebSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WebSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (55.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Project
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) DMZ
1 4 (20.00%) Firewall
1 4 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (65.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
1 11 (55.00%) Banking
2 4 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Developer
1 6 (30.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Lead Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Lead Java Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Middleware Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Java Applications Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Java Team Leader
4 1 (5.00%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) Java EE
2 9 (45.00%) FIX Protocol
2 9 (45.00%) FpML
3 3 (15.00%) Middleware
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) J2EE
4 1 (5.00%) XML
4 1 (5.00%) Ext JS
4 1 (5.00%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 10 (50.00%) Fixed Income
1 10 (50.00%) Equities
1 10 (50.00%) Derivative
2 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (30.00%) UNIX
3 5 (25.00%) Windows
4 4 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) OO
2 8 (40.00%) People Management
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) Validation
3 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.00%) Coaching
4 1 (5.00%) ETL
4 1 (5.00%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) Java
2 11 (55.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.00%) Python
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) IBM
2 6 (30.00%) Ab Initio
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) Actimize
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.00%) TIBCO
5 1 (5.00%) Reuters
5 1 (5.00%) Bloomberg
5 1 (5.00%) Sun