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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 43 51 36
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 11 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.77% 0.18% 2.72%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.24% 1.28% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £375 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.06% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £45.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-12.77% +71.42%
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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
119 78 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.10% 13.73% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 48 46
Average daily rate £375 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 9
Average hourly rate £11.93 £11.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.40% -45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £9.80 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £18.20 £22.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.30%

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 February 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 February 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 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 7 (38.89%) Business Objects
3 6 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 5 (27.78%) OOP
4 5 (27.78%) IBM
5 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (22.22%) Banking
5 4 (22.22%) OO
5 4 (22.22%) SOA
5 4 (22.22%) J2EE
5 4 (22.22%) Spring
5 4 (22.22%) Lombardi
5 4 (22.22%) Degree
5 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
5 4 (22.22%) BPMN
5 4 (22.22%) Web Application Development
6 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 3 (16.67%) HTML
6 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (11.11%) Middleware
7 2 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (11.11%) XML
7 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle
7 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
7 2 (11.11%) SQL
7 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.11%) Talend Open Studio

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.56%) JBoss
1 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) MQSeries
1 1 (5.56%) CICS
1 1 (5.56%) Mule
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.56%) SSL
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Lombardi
2 2 (11.11%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) Ant
3 1 (5.56%) JUnit
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) UI Developer
2 4 (22.22%) UI Programmer
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Integration Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) SOA Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Spring
1 4 (22.22%) J2EE
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) XML
3 2 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (11.11%) Middleware
4 1 (5.56%) .NET
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) JSON
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (5.56%) jQuery
4 1 (5.56%) HTML5
4 1 (5.56%) CSS3
4 1 (5.56%) PhoneGap
4 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.56%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.56%) HACMP
3 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 5 (27.78%) OOP
3 4 (22.22%) OO
3 4 (22.22%) SOA
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Web Application Development
3 4 (22.22%) BPMN
4 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.56%) ETL
6 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.56%) MVC
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Java
1 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) JCL
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Business Objects
2 5 (27.78%) IBM
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) Talend
4 1 (5.56%) Informatica
4 1 (5.56%) Thunderhead
4 1 (5.56%) SAP