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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 59 59 55
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.53% 0.15% 0.59%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.55% 0.85% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% -3.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £31.88 £29.95
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +6.42%
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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
157 118 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.77% 17.91% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 91 69
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £420 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -51.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.93% -5.10%

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
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 17 September 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 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) J2EE
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
1 4 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (50.00%) Spring
2 3 (50.00%) Maven
2 3 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (33.33%) JMeter
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Java EE
3 2 (33.33%) Memory Management
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Low Latency
3 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 1 (16.67%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) CICS
4 1 (16.67%) Mainframe

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (16.67%) CICS
3 1 (16.67%) Apache
3 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Maven
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) Ant
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Server Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Server Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Senior WebSphere Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) J2EE Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) J2EE
2 3 (50.00%) Spring
2 3 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) Java EE
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (16.67%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) JSP
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Memory Management
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Low Latency
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) JBoss
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft