The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 49 61 63
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 9 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.25% 0.53% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.14% 2.42% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £350 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £350 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £31.25 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+21.60% -1.96%
WebSphere
West Midlands

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

Application Platforms Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
126 165 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.45% 21.83% 18.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 84 92
Average daily rate £375 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £249 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £491 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 4
Average hourly rate £13.46 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.15% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £6.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.35 £25.10 £96.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -7.89%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

WebSphere Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

WebSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

WebSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 6 (40.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 5 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 5 (33.33%) IBM
3 4 (26.67%) Project Management
3 4 (26.67%) DataPower
3 4 (26.67%) Retail
3 4 (26.67%) Endeca
4 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (13.33%) CRM
5 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
5 2 (13.33%) SOAP
5 2 (13.33%) Web Services
5 2 (13.33%) PMP
5 2 (13.33%) PMI Certification
5 2 (13.33%) EAI
5 2 (13.33%) SOA
5 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (13.33%) Finance
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) EPoS
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (6.67%) Data Centre

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
General
1 4 (26.67%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Developer
4 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
5 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Data Integration Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Data Integration Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Information Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Data Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (13.33%) SOAP
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) J2EE
3 1 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) DataPower
2 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (13.33%) EPoS
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 4 (26.67%) Project Management
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) CRM
4 2 (13.33%) EAI
4 2 (13.33%) SOA
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (13.33%) PMP
2 2 (13.33%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) IBM
2 4 (26.67%) Endeca
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) TIBCO
4 1 (6.67%) ATG
4 1 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) hybris
4 1 (6.67%) Demandware
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle