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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 86 54 112
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +58
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 34 77 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.38% 3.04% 0.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.40% 17.34% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 47 13
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£431 £430 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.29% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £297 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £31.88 £45.25
% change year-on-year
-1.96% -29.55%
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
405 444 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 16.45% 17.51% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 220 186
Average daily rate £365 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 20
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £9.98 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 -8 7 £438 -6.91%
Slough -16 4 £250 -44.44%
Bracknell -2 1 £600 +92.00%
Maidenhead - - - -
WebSphere
South East

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 38 (51.35%) IBM
2 29 (39.19%) SQL
3 24 (32.43%) DB2
4 23 (31.08%) UNIX
5 21 (28.38%) E-Commerce
6 19 (25.68%) WebSphere MQ
7 18 (24.32%) Java
8 16 (21.62%) RPG
8 16 (21.62%) Retail
8 16 (21.62%) RPG IV
9 15 (20.27%) AIX
10 14 (18.92%) Oracle
10 14 (18.92%) Middleware
11 13 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (17.57%) Linux
12 12 (16.22%) XML
12 12 (16.22%) Finance
12 12 (16.22%) iSeries
13 11 (14.86%) TOGAF
13 11 (14.86%) Solaris
14 10 (13.51%) HTML
14 10 (13.51%) Clustering
15 9 (12.16%) Internet
15 9 (12.16%) .NET
15 9 (12.16%) WebSphere Application Server
15 9 (12.16%) Windows
16 8 (10.81%) ITIL
16 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
16 8 (10.81%) DataPower
17 7 (9.46%) Mobile App

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 9 (12.16%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (8.11%) CICS
3 3 (4.05%) Commerce Server
3 3 (4.05%) IIS
4 2 (2.70%) Apache
4 2 (2.70%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.70%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (2.70%) Drupal
4 2 (2.70%) Liferay
5 1 (1.35%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.35%) CMS
5 1 (1.35%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) MS Office
2 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SAP FI
1 2 (2.70%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (2.70%) SAP CO
1 2 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (2.70%) Misys Midas
1 2 (2.70%) SAP GRC
2 1 (1.35%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.16%) Internet
2 4 (5.41%) ATM
3 2 (2.70%) WAN
3 2 (2.70%) SAN
3 2 (2.70%) HTTP
4 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.35%) VPN
4 1 (1.35%) DNS
4 1 (1.35%) SSL
4 1 (1.35%) SMTP
4 1 (1.35%) Firewall
4 1 (1.35%) IPsec
4 1 (1.35%) SSH
4 1 (1.35%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.35%) Ethereal
4 1 (1.35%) NAS
4 1 (1.35%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.35%) snoop
4 1 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (32.43%) DB2
2 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.70%) SAP BW
3 2 (2.70%) DataStage
4 1 (1.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) SoapUI
2 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.70%) Toad
2 2 (2.70%) ERwin
3 1 (1.35%) Introscope
3 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.35%) JUnit
3 1 (1.35%) Jasmine
General
1 16 (21.62%) Retail
2 12 (16.22%) Finance
3 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.70%) Electronics
4 2 (2.70%) Marketing
4 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (28.38%) Developer
2 19 (25.68%) Analyst
3 16 (21.62%) Architect
4 14 (18.92%) Analyst Programmer
4 14 (18.92%) Programmer
4 14 (18.92%) RPG Programmer
4 14 (18.92%) RPG Analyst Programmer
5 9 (12.16%) Consultant
6 8 (10.81%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (10.81%) WebSphere Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Systems Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Designer
9 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Designer
9 2 (2.70%) SAP Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Senior Programmer
9 2 (2.70%) Senior RPG Analyst Programmer
9 2 (2.70%) Senior RPG Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.68%) WebSphere MQ
2 14 (18.92%) Middleware
3 12 (16.22%) XML
4 10 (13.51%) HTML
5 9 (12.16%) .NET
6 7 (9.46%) CSS
6 7 (9.46%) Web Services
7 6 (8.11%) SOAP
8 5 (6.76%) J2EE
9 4 (5.41%) JDBC
9 4 (5.41%) Spring
10 3 (4.05%) Ajax
10 3 (4.05%) jQuery
11 2 (2.70%) REST
11 2 (2.70%) EDI
11 2 (2.70%) JMS
11 2 (2.70%) Web Dynpro
11 2 (2.70%) SAP Smart Forms
11 2 (2.70%) BAPI
11 2 (2.70%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) iSeries
2 10 (13.51%) Clustering
3 8 (10.81%) DataPower
4 7 (9.46%) Mobile App
5 6 (8.11%) Management Information System
6 5 (6.76%) Computer Science
7 4 (5.41%) AS400
8 2 (2.70%) DTV
8 2 (2.70%) Mainframe
8 2 (2.70%) SWIFT
8 2 (2.70%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (1.35%) Tandem
9 1 (1.35%) Cryptography
9 1 (1.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (31.08%) UNIX
2 15 (20.27%) AIX
3 13 (17.57%) Linux
4 11 (14.86%) Solaris
5 9 (12.16%) Windows
6 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.38%) E-Commerce
2 13 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (14.86%) TOGAF
4 8 (10.81%) ITIL
5 6 (8.11%) High Availability
6 5 (6.76%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (6.76%) Enterprise Modelling
6 5 (6.76%) Systems Analysis
6 5 (6.76%) Migration
7 4 (5.41%) DSDM
7 4 (5.41%) Workflow
7 4 (5.41%) SOA
7 4 (5.41%) ETL
7 4 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.41%) Six Sigma
7 4 (5.41%) Waterfall
7 4 (5.41%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (5.41%) Lean Six Sigma
7 4 (5.41%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.05%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (39.19%) SQL
2 18 (24.32%) Java
3 16 (21.62%) RPG
3 16 (21.62%) RPG IV
4 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.11%) COBOL
5 6 (8.11%) JCL
6 3 (4.05%) C
7 2 (2.70%) ABAP
7 2 (2.70%) SAPscript
7 2 (2.70%) RPG/400
8 1 (1.35%) Korn
8 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.35%) C#
8 1 (1.35%) C++
8 1 (1.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) Degree
2 4 (5.41%) IBM Certification
3 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) PMP
4 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) SLA
1 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 38 (51.35%) IBM
2 14 (18.92%) Oracle
3 6 (8.11%) RedPrairie
4 4 (5.41%) SAP
4 4 (5.41%) JDA
5 3 (4.05%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.70%) ATG
6 2 (2.70%) VMware
6 2 (2.70%) hybris
7 1 (1.35%) Endeca
7 1 (1.35%) Google
7 1 (1.35%) Coremetrics
7 1 (1.35%) Pega
7 1 (1.35%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.35%) F5
7 1 (1.35%) Adobe
7 1 (1.35%) Sun
7 1 (1.35%) HP
7 1 (1.35%) EMC
7 1 (1.35%) Citrix