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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 44 48 46
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 15 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.32% 1.13% 0.40%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.39% 7.53% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 2
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£300 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -16.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -40.86%
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
112 93 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.31% 15.07% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 59 27
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £225 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £500 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.82% -33.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.24 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -9.27%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 8 (42.11%) Finance
1 8 (42.11%) Java
2 7 (36.84%) J2EE
2 7 (36.84%) Business Objects
3 6 (31.58%) OO
3 6 (31.58%) Spring
4 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
4 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 4 (21.05%) SQL
5 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (21.05%) OOP
5 4 (21.05%) Banking
5 4 (21.05%) Lombardi
5 4 (21.05%) Degree
5 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
5 4 (21.05%) BPMN
5 4 (21.05%) Web Application Development
6 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
6 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.79%) IBM
6 3 (15.79%) HTML
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle
7 2 (10.53%) HP
7 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (10.53%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (10.53%) SOA
7 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
7 2 (10.53%) XML
7 2 (10.53%) CICS
7 2 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (10.53%) CICS
3 1 (5.26%) JBoss
3 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Lombardi
2 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.53%) Maven
2 2 (10.53%) JMeter
2 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) UI Developer
2 4 (21.05%) UI Programmer
3 3 (15.79%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SOA Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Server Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Server Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Server Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Senior WebSphere Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) J2EE
2 6 (31.58%) Spring
3 3 (15.79%) HTML
4 2 (10.53%) XML
4 2 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (10.53%) Middleware
4 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
4 2 (10.53%) Java EE
5 1 (5.26%) HTML5
5 1 (5.26%) Ajax
5 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) HACMP
3 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) zOS
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) OO
2 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
3 4 (21.05%) OOP
3 4 (21.05%) BPMN
3 4 (21.05%) Web Application Development
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (10.53%) SOA
5 2 (10.53%) TDD
5 2 (10.53%) Memory Management
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.53%) Low Latency
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.26%) User Stories
6 1 (5.26%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) JCL
4 1 (5.26%) C
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Business Objects
2 3 (15.79%) IBM
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Thunderhead
4 1 (5.26%) SAP