The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 54 52 46
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 3 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.46% 0.64% 2.07%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.57% 3.67% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 9
Median daily rate £525 £288 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.60% -4.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £416
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -55.41%

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
84 109 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.86% 17.50% 18.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 60 64
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £233 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £11.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +34.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +8.57%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 5 (100.00%) IBM
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) JMS
3 3 (60.00%) JBoss
3 3 (60.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (40.00%) SOA
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) DB2
4 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) JSP
4 2 (40.00%) SOAP
4 2 (40.00%) Misys
4 2 (40.00%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (40.00%) Back Office
4 2 (40.00%) Log4j
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (40.00%) Web Development
4 2 (40.00%) Java EE
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
5 1 (20.00%) Ansible
5 1 (20.00%) DevOps
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) JBoss
2 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (40.00%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Process Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) DB2
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Log4j
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (40.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) JMS
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) Java EE
2 2 (40.00%) JSP
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (40.00%) SOA
1 2 (40.00%) TDD
1 2 (40.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Ansible
1 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Misys
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle