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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 11 10 15
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 14 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 13.33% 9.72% 6.06%
As % of the Application Platforms category 63.64% 46.67% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 9
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£388 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -40.86%
WebSphere
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
22 15 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 20.95% 20.83% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 14
Average daily rate £325 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £365 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.24 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -9.27%

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 19 December 2014, 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 14 (66.67%) Java
2 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
3 12 (57.14%) SQL
3 12 (57.14%) WebLogic
3 12 (57.14%) Finance
3 12 (57.14%) Banking
4 11 (52.38%) Linux
5 10 (47.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (47.62%) Equities
5 10 (47.62%) Derivative
5 10 (47.62%) Java EE
5 10 (47.62%) Fixed Income
6 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (42.86%) FpML
6 9 (42.86%) OO
6 9 (42.86%) FIX Protocol
7 8 (38.10%) People Management
7 8 (38.10%) Degree
8 7 (33.33%) UNIX
8 7 (33.33%) Oracle
8 7 (33.33%) IBM
9 6 (28.57%) Ab Initio
9 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (23.81%) Load Balancing
10 5 (23.81%) Investment Banking
10 5 (23.81%) Windows
10 5 (23.81%) Solaris
11 4 (19.05%) ITIL
11 4 (19.05%) WebSphere Application Server

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 12 (57.14%) WebLogic
2 4 (19.05%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (9.52%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
1 2 (9.52%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) DMZ
1 4 (19.05%) Firewall
1 4 (19.05%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
2 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
General
1 12 (57.14%) Finance
1 12 (57.14%) Banking
2 5 (23.81%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Java Developer
1 6 (28.57%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Lead Java Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Lead Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Middleware Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Java Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) IT Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Operations Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Java Applications Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) Java EE
2 9 (42.86%) FpML
2 9 (42.86%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (14.29%) Middleware
4 2 (9.52%) J2EE
5 1 (4.76%) SailPoint
5 1 (4.76%) Ext JS
5 1 (4.76%) XML
5 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 10 (47.62%) Equities
1 10 (47.62%) Derivative
1 10 (47.62%) Fixed Income
2 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Linux
2 7 (33.33%) UNIX
3 6 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (23.81%) Windows
4 5 (23.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) OO
2 8 (38.10%) People Management
3 5 (23.81%) Load Balancing
4 4 (19.05%) ITIL
4 4 (19.05%) Validation
5 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.76%) Coaching
5 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Identity Management
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.76%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) Java
2 12 (57.14%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
3 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.76%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Oracle
1 7 (33.33%) IBM
2 6 (28.57%) Ab Initio
3 3 (14.29%) Actimize
4 2 (9.52%) TIBCO
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.76%) Business Objects
5 1 (4.76%) Sun
5 1 (4.76%) Reuters
5 1 (4.76%) Bloomberg