The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 88 83 116
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +33
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 41 38 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.44% 1.55% 0.64%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.97% 10.70% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 9
Average daily rate £350 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £316 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.38 £27.48 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+43.28% -52.20%
Application Platforms Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
457 355 401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 16.01% 14.44% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 158 184
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £33.95 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
WebSphere
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -10 9 £455 +30.00% 2
Bracknell -1 7 £233 -45.29% 2
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
WebSphere
South East

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (48.10%) DB2
2 33 (41.77%) IBM
3 32 (40.51%) UNIX
4 25 (31.65%) Java
5 21 (26.58%) WebSphere MQ
6 20 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (22.78%) AIX
7 18 (22.78%) E-Commerce
8 17 (21.52%) Oracle
8 17 (21.52%) XML
8 17 (21.52%) Finance
9 16 (20.25%) SQL
10 15 (18.99%) Solaris
10 15 (18.99%) Retail
11 14 (17.72%) DataPower
11 14 (17.72%) Ab Initio
11 14 (17.72%) Shell Script
12 13 (16.46%) Web Services
13 12 (15.19%) J2EE
13 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
13 12 (15.19%) Scrum
14 10 (12.66%) .NET
14 10 (12.66%) Tomcat
15 9 (11.39%) WebSphere Application Server
15 9 (11.39%) JavaScript
15 9 (11.39%) HTML
15 9 (11.39%) Release Management
15 9 (11.39%) iSeries
15 9 (11.39%) Spring
16 8 (10.13%) QA

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (12.66%) Tomcat
2 9 (11.39%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (8.86%) Lotus Domino
4 6 (7.59%) CICS
5 4 (5.06%) Commerce Server
5 4 (5.06%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.80%) IIS
7 2 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.53%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.53%) Apache
8 1 (1.27%) Drupal
8 1 (1.27%) Jetty
8 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (1.27%) Liferay
8 1 (1.27%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (1.27%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SAP GRC
1 1 (1.27%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.27%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) VLAN
1 3 (3.80%) LAN
1 3 (3.80%) Firewall
2 2 (2.53%) SSL
3 1 (1.27%) SSH
3 1 (1.27%) DNS
3 1 (1.27%) WAN
3 1 (1.27%) HTTP
3 1 (1.27%) SAN
3 1 (1.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (48.10%) DB2
2 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.59%) DataStage
4 5 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.53%) MySQL
5 2 (2.53%) Big Data
6 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.27%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (6.33%) SoapUI
2 4 (5.06%) ERwin
2 4 (5.06%) Toad
3 3 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.53%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.53%) Introscope
4 2 (2.53%) JUnit
5 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.27%) Hudson
5 1 (1.27%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.27%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.27%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.27%) Subversion
5 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 1 (1.27%) Ant
5 1 (1.27%) Bugzilla
General
1 17 (21.52%) Finance
2 15 (18.99%) Retail
3 6 (7.59%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.80%) Legal
5 2 (2.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (45.57%) Developer
2 14 (17.72%) Ab Initio Developer
3 12 (15.19%) Architect
4 8 (10.13%) Java Developer
5 7 (8.86%) Release Manager
6 6 (7.59%) Applications Manager
7 5 (6.33%) Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.06%) WebSphere Developer
8 4 (5.06%) RPG Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Technical Leader
9 3 (3.80%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) Systems Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (3.80%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.80%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.80%) Tester
10 2 (2.53%) Test Analyst
10 2 (2.53%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.58%) WebSphere MQ
2 17 (21.52%) XML
3 13 (16.46%) Web Services
4 12 (15.19%) J2EE
5 10 (12.66%) .NET
6 9 (11.39%) HTML
6 9 (11.39%) Spring
7 7 (8.86%) Middleware
8 6 (7.59%) Hibernate
8 6 (7.59%) SOAP
8 6 (7.59%) CSS
9 4 (5.06%) Ajax
9 4 (5.06%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 3 (3.80%) HTML5
10 3 (3.80%) JSP
11 2 (2.53%) EJB
11 2 (2.53%) JMS
11 2 (2.53%) JSTL
11 2 (2.53%) jQuery
11 2 (2.53%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.72%) DataPower
2 9 (11.39%) iSeries
3 8 (10.13%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.53%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.53%) AS400
5 1 (1.27%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.27%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 32 (40.51%) UNIX
2 18 (22.78%) AIX
3 15 (18.99%) Solaris
4 7 (8.86%) Apple iOS
5 5 (6.33%) Linux
6 3 (3.80%) Windows
7 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (22.78%) E-Commerce
3 12 (15.19%) Scrum
4 9 (11.39%) Release Management
5 7 (8.86%) Mobile Device Management
5 7 (8.86%) ETL
6 6 (7.59%) Configuration Management
6 6 (7.59%) Workflow
6 6 (7.59%) SOA
6 6 (7.59%) Mobile Application Development
7 5 (6.33%) Technical Analysis
7 5 (6.33%) Automated Testing
8 4 (5.06%) Migration
8 4 (5.06%) RAD
8 4 (5.06%) Load Balancing
8 4 (5.06%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.06%) Web Application Development
9 3 (3.80%) Test Scripting
9 3 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.80%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 25 (31.65%) Java
2 16 (20.25%) SQL
3 14 (17.72%) Shell Script
4 9 (11.39%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.86%) RPG
5 7 (8.86%) COBOL
6 6 (7.59%) JCL
7 5 (6.33%) RPG IV
8 3 (3.80%) Jython
9 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.27%) Groovy
10 1 (1.27%) Korn
10 1 (1.27%) Python
10 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.27%) ABAP
10 1 (1.27%) C#
10 1 (1.27%) Perl
10 1 (1.27%) PHP
10 1 (1.27%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.33%) Degree
2 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.27%) vSphere
2 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) SCCM
1 1 (1.27%) SCOM
1 1 (1.27%) CA Wily
1 1 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.27%) nmon
1 1 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (1.27%) MOM
Vendors
1 33 (41.77%) IBM
2 17 (21.52%) Oracle
3 14 (17.72%) Ab Initio
4 7 (8.86%) Apple
5 6 (7.59%) Microsoft
5 6 (7.59%) RedPrairie
6 4 (5.06%) JDA
6 4 (5.06%) VMware
6 4 (5.06%) HP
7 3 (3.80%) Intel
7 3 (3.80%) SAP
7 3 (3.80%) Sun
7 3 (3.80%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.53%) webMethods
8 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.53%) Adobe
9 1 (1.27%) Endeca
9 1 (1.27%) Google
9 1 (1.27%) Coremetrics
9 1 (1.27%) Citrix
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