The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 56 37 39
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 4 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.10% 0.77% 1.94%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.71% 3.57% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate £350 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £406 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.74% -4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £36.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -4.76%
WebSphere
South Wales

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

Application Platforms Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
70 56 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 19.18% 21.46% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 41 51
Average daily rate £313 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £325 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.63 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +11.11%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

WebSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

WebSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) JBoss
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Document Management
2 4 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) JMeter
2 4 (66.67%) Workflow
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) Use Case
2 4 (66.67%) Atlassian
2 4 (66.67%) jQuery
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Volume Testing
2 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) MQSeries
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) JUnit
2 4 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (66.67%) SOAP
2 4 (66.67%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) V-Model
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) DbUnit

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 6 (100.00%) JBoss
2 4 (66.67%) MQSeries
3 2 (33.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Burp Suite
1 4 (66.67%) DbUnit
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
1 4 (66.67%) JMeter
1 4 (66.67%) JUnit
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) Spock
1 4 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) Maven
2 2 (33.33%) Sonatype Nexus
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Middleware Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) jQuery
1 4 (66.67%) JSTS
1 4 (66.67%) SOAP
1 4 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) J2EE
2 2 (33.33%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) Document Management
2 4 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) SDLC
2 4 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Use Case
2 4 (66.67%) V-Model
2 4 (66.67%) Volume Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Workflow
3 2 (33.33%) JVM Tuning
3 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Atlassian
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat