The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 60 79 60
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -19
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 62 43 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.41% 1.71% 2.68%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.82% 9.75% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 23 40
Average daily rate
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£478 £390 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.43% -9.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+27.86% -3.17%
WebSphere
South East

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

Application Platforms Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
348 441 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.54% 17.53% 17.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 230 202
Average daily rate £400 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 22
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.45 £9.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.70 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

WebSphere Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

WebSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere across the Berkshire region.

WebSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +17 30 £475 -11.62% 4
Bracknell +5 15 £404 -7.71%
Slough +1 3 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £450 -
WebSphere
South East

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 71 (65.14%) IBM
2 56 (51.38%) DB2
3 54 (49.54%) Java
4 52 (47.71%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (38.53%) UNIX
6 38 (34.86%) AIX
7 34 (31.19%) Linux
8 33 (30.28%) WebSphere MQ
9 32 (29.36%) JavaScript
10 31 (28.44%) XML
11 28 (25.69%) DataPower
12 26 (23.85%) E-Commerce
12 26 (23.85%) Analytical Skills
13 25 (22.94%) Windows
13 25 (22.94%) WebSphere Application Server
13 25 (22.94%) SQL
14 24 (22.02%) HTML
15 22 (20.18%) JMS
16 20 (18.35%) Finance
17 19 (17.43%) Solaris
18 17 (15.60%) Shell Script
19 16 (14.68%) Middleware
19 16 (14.68%) Retail
20 15 (13.76%) Ab Initio
20 15 (13.76%) Commerce Server
20 15 (13.76%) Apache
20 15 (13.76%) High Availability
21 14 (12.84%) Big Data
21 14 (12.84%) ITIL
21 14 (12.84%) HTTP

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 25 (22.94%) WebSphere Application Server
2 15 (13.76%) Apache
2 15 (13.76%) Commerce Server
3 11 (10.09%) MS Exchange
4 8 (7.34%) IBM HTTP Server
5 7 (6.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (5.50%) WebSphere Portal
6 6 (5.50%) MQSeries
6 6 (5.50%) WebLogic
7 5 (4.59%) WebLogic Portal
7 5 (4.59%) Node.js
8 2 (1.83%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.83%) iPlanet
8 2 (1.83%) IIS
8 2 (1.83%) JBoss
8 2 (1.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.92%) Liferay
9 1 (0.92%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.92%) MS Office
2 1 (0.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (10.09%) Maximo
2 5 (4.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (3.67%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.92%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.84%) HTTP
2 6 (5.50%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.50%) SAN
3 5 (4.59%) SSL
4 4 (3.67%) Internet
5 1 (0.92%) Firewall
5 1 (0.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (51.38%) DB2
2 14 (12.84%) Big Data
3 8 (7.34%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.34%) DbVisualizer
4 7 (6.42%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.59%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.67%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.83%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.83%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.83%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (8.26%) Subversion
2 7 (6.42%) HP UFT
3 6 (5.50%) LoadRunner
3 6 (5.50%) Selenium
4 4 (3.67%) Xcode
5 3 (2.75%) ClearCase
5 3 (2.75%) JBehave
5 3 (2.75%) WebDriver
5 3 (2.75%) ClearQuest
6 2 (1.83%) JUnit
6 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.83%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.92%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.92%) Ant
7 1 (0.92%) TestComplete
7 1 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (18.35%) Finance
2 16 (14.68%) Retail
3 7 (6.42%) Marketing
4 4 (3.67%) Billing
5 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.83%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.92%) Electronics
7 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.92%) Banking
7 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (37.61%) Developer
2 16 (14.68%) WebSphere Developer
3 13 (11.93%) Analyst
4 11 (10.09%) Ab Initio Developer
5 10 (9.17%) Senior Developer
6 9 (8.26%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
7 8 (7.34%) Consultant
8 6 (5.50%) Test Analyst
8 6 (5.50%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (5.50%) Designer
9 5 (4.59%) Front-End Developer
9 5 (4.59%) Technical Manager
9 5 (4.59%) Tester
10 4 (3.67%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Architect
10 4 (3.67%) Java Developer
10 4 (3.67%) Java Software Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Team Leader
10 4 (3.67%) Development Team Leader
11 3 (2.75%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (30.28%) WebSphere MQ
2 31 (28.44%) XML
3 24 (22.02%) HTML
4 22 (20.18%) JMS
5 16 (14.68%) Middleware
6 14 (12.84%) CSS
7 13 (11.93%) Web Services
8 12 (11.01%) J2EE
8 12 (11.01%) Ajax
9 11 (10.09%) SOAP
10 9 (8.26%) Spring
11 8 (7.34%) Java EE
11 8 (7.34%) Flash
12 7 (6.42%) jQuery
13 6 (5.50%) WSDL
14 5 (4.59%) JSF
14 5 (4.59%) Hibernate
14 5 (4.59%) JSON
14 5 (4.59%) Spring Web Flow
14 5 (4.59%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.69%) DataPower
2 26 (23.85%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (11.93%) AS400
4 12 (11.01%) Clustering
4 12 (11.01%) iSeries
5 9 (8.26%) Management Information System
6 7 (6.42%) Computer Science
7 6 (5.50%) User Experience
7 6 (5.50%) Mainframe
8 5 (4.59%) Data Integration
9 4 (3.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (3.67%) W3C
10 3 (2.75%) Cryptography
10 3 (2.75%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (1.83%) Statistics
12 1 (0.92%) Inversion of Control
12 1 (0.92%) SWIFT
12 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.92%) Web 2.0
12 1 (0.92%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 42 (38.53%) UNIX
2 38 (34.86%) AIX
3 34 (31.19%) Linux
4 25 (22.94%) Windows
5 19 (17.43%) Solaris
6 8 (7.34%) zOS
7 1 (0.92%) SUSE
7 1 (0.92%) Android
7 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (47.71%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (23.85%) E-Commerce
3 15 (13.76%) High Availability
4 14 (12.84%) ITIL
5 10 (9.17%) Configuration Management
5 10 (9.17%) Automated Testing
5 10 (9.17%) Low Latency
5 10 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (7.34%) System Testing
6 8 (7.34%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (7.34%) TDD
6 8 (7.34%) B2C
7 7 (6.42%) B2B
7 7 (6.42%) Analytics
8 6 (5.50%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (5.50%) OO
8 6 (5.50%) Regression Testing
8 6 (5.50%) ETL
8 6 (5.50%) MVC
8 6 (5.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 54 (49.54%) Java
2 32 (29.36%) JavaScript
3 25 (22.94%) SQL
4 17 (15.60%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.67%) Objective-C
6 3 (2.75%) Python
7 2 (1.83%) SAPscript
7 2 (1.83%) ABAP
7 2 (1.83%) Jython
8 1 (0.92%) Korn
8 1 (0.92%) XPath
8 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.92%) RPG/400
8 1 (0.92%) RPG IV
8 1 (0.92%) Perl
8 1 (0.92%) RPG
8 1 (0.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (10.09%) IBM Certification
2 8 (7.34%) Degree
3 6 (5.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (5.50%) ISEB
4 3 (2.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.50%) Tivoli
1 6 (5.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (4.59%) Netcool
2 5 (4.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.92%) yum
3 1 (0.92%) Puppet
3 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (0.92%) Ansible
Vendors
1 71 (65.14%) IBM
2 15 (13.76%) Ab Initio
3 14 (12.84%) Microsoft
3 14 (12.84%) Oracle
3 14 (12.84%) SAP
4 11 (10.09%) Citrix
4 11 (10.09%) Adobe
5 7 (6.42%) VMware
6 6 (5.50%) HP
7 5 (4.59%) BMC
7 5 (4.59%) Amdocs
7 5 (4.59%) TIBCO
7 5 (4.59%) Remedy
7 5 (4.59%) Infovista
7 5 (4.59%) Pega
7 5 (4.59%) Sitecore
8 4 (3.67%) Sencha
8 4 (3.67%) AppDynamics
9 3 (2.75%) Google
10 1 (0.92%) Coremetrics