The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 106 82 93
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +11
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 41 42 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.35% 1.77% 1.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.73% 11.54% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 17
Average daily rate
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£400 £508 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.18% +19.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £318 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £516 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £24.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +52.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +13.63%
WebSphere
England

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

Application Platforms Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
609 364 595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 20.10% 15.37% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 160 243
Average daily rate £390 £343 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.86% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £345 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 39
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £39.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere across the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

WebSphere Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

WebSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

WebSphere Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -2 10 £425 - 2
Bedfordshire - 10 £400 - 2
Hertfordshire -33 8 £245 -32.41% 7
Cambridgeshire -18 3 £466 -9.46% 1
Suffolk - - - -
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 69 (84.15%) Java
2 46 (56.10%) IBM
3 41 (50.00%) J2EE
4 38 (46.34%) SQL
5 35 (42.68%) UNIX
5 35 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (41.46%) XML
7 31 (37.80%) JavaScript
8 27 (32.93%) Linux
9 26 (31.71%) HTML
10 23 (28.05%) Oracle
11 21 (25.61%) E-Commerce
12 19 (23.17%) DB2
12 19 (23.17%) WebSphere Application Server
13 18 (21.95%) Ajax
13 18 (21.95%) .NET
14 17 (20.73%) OO
14 17 (20.73%) Windows
14 17 (20.73%) Finance
15 16 (19.51%) MQSeries
15 16 (19.51%) Ant
15 16 (19.51%) Relational Database
15 16 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (18.29%) CSS
16 15 (18.29%) JSP
16 15 (18.29%) Retail
17 14 (17.07%) Scrum
17 14 (17.07%) HTML5
17 14 (17.07%) SOA
17 14 (17.07%) Web Services

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 19 (23.17%) WebSphere Application Server
2 16 (19.51%) MQSeries
3 11 (13.41%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (13.41%) WebLogic
4 9 (10.98%) Apache
5 8 (9.76%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 6 (7.32%) IBM HTTP Server
7 4 (4.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (2.44%) WebSphere Process Server
8 2 (2.44%) CMS
8 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.44%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.22%) GlassFish
Applications
1 12 (14.63%) MS Office
2 11 (13.41%) MS Excel
3 5 (6.10%) Photoshop
3 5 (6.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) Tridion
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.41%) Internet
2 5 (6.10%) Extranet
2 5 (6.10%) HTTP
2 5 (6.10%) Intranet
3 1 (1.22%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.17%) DB2
2 16 (19.51%) Relational Database
3 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
4 9 (10.98%) Oracle Database
5 6 (7.32%) DbVisualizer
6 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (3.66%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.22%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.22%) MySQL
8 1 (1.22%) SAP HANA
8 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (19.51%) Ant
2 10 (12.20%) Eclipse
3 6 (7.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (7.32%) LoadRunner
4 4 (4.88%) MyEclipse
4 4 (4.88%) JUnit
5 3 (3.66%) Maven
6 2 (2.44%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.22%) Gradle
7 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.22%) JDeveloper
7 1 (1.22%) JMeter
7 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 1 (1.22%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.22%) Jtest
7 1 (1.22%) Rational Application Developer
7 1 (1.22%) Log4j
7 1 (1.22%) Subversion
7 1 (1.22%) Lombardi
General
1 17 (20.73%) Finance
2 15 (18.29%) Retail
3 12 (14.63%) Manufacturing
4 7 (8.54%) Automotive
4 7 (8.54%) Legal
4 7 (8.54%) Marketing
5 6 (7.32%) Banking
6 5 (6.10%) Publishing
7 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 37 (45.12%) Developer
2 19 (23.17%) Java Developer
3 15 (18.29%) Analyst
4 8 (9.76%) Architect
5 7 (8.54%) Consultant
5 7 (8.54%) Senior Developer
5 7 (8.54%) Support Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Tester
7 5 (6.10%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.10%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Web Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Java Software Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.66%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.66%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Middleware Consultant
9 3 (3.66%) WebSphere Consultant
10 2 (2.44%) Financial Analyst
10 2 (2.44%) HTML Developer
10 2 (2.44%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (50.00%) J2EE
2 34 (41.46%) XML
3 26 (31.71%) HTML
4 18 (21.95%) Ajax
4 18 (21.95%) .NET
5 15 (18.29%) CSS
5 15 (18.29%) JSP
6 14 (17.07%) HTML5
6 14 (17.07%) Web Services
7 11 (13.41%) Middleware
7 11 (13.41%) XHTML
7 11 (13.41%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 9 (10.98%) JSF
9 8 (9.76%) Java EE
10 7 (8.54%) Struts
11 6 (7.32%) Spring
11 6 (7.32%) Flash
12 5 (6.10%) jQuery
13 4 (4.88%) ICEfaces
13 4 (4.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.54%) Data Structures
3 6 (7.32%) Web 2.0
4 3 (3.66%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.44%) PKI
5 2 (2.44%) Open Source
5 2 (2.44%) CMDB
5 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.22%) User Experience
6 1 (1.22%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 35 (42.68%) UNIX
2 27 (32.93%) Linux
3 17 (20.73%) Windows
4 13 (15.85%) Solaris
5 4 (4.88%) SUSE
6 1 (1.22%) AIX
6 1 (1.22%) HPUX
6 1 (1.22%) Android
6 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.61%) E-Commerce
3 17 (20.73%) OO
4 14 (17.07%) Scrum
4 14 (17.07%) SOA
4 14 (17.07%) UML
5 13 (15.85%) RAD
6 11 (13.41%) Validation
6 11 (13.41%) Content Management
7 10 (12.20%) RUP
8 8 (9.76%) Web Development
9 7 (8.54%) Release Management
9 7 (8.54%) Data Analysis
9 7 (8.54%) Logistics
9 7 (8.54%) Automated Testing
10 6 (7.32%) Project Planning
10 6 (7.32%) Migration
10 6 (7.32%) System Testing
10 6 (7.32%) Data Protection
10 6 (7.32%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (84.15%) Java
2 38 (46.34%) SQL
3 31 (37.80%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.54%) VBA
5 5 (6.10%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.88%) C#
7 3 (3.66%) C
8 2 (2.44%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 2 (2.44%) Perl
8 2 (2.44%) Python
9 1 (1.22%) JCL
9 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.22%) COBOL
9 1 (1.22%) FQL
9 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (8.54%) Degree
2 6 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (7.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.44%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.22%) RACF
3 1 (1.22%) SAP ITS
3 1 (1.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 46 (56.10%) IBM
2 23 (28.05%) Oracle
3 11 (13.41%) Microsoft
3 11 (13.41%) JBoss
4 10 (12.20%) HP
5 8 (9.76%) FatWire
6 5 (6.10%) Citrix
7 3 (3.66%) Cisco
7 3 (3.66%) webMethods
7 3 (3.66%) Endeca
8 2 (2.44%) VMware
8 2 (2.44%) ATG
8 2 (2.44%) SAP
8 2 (2.44%) Adobe
8 2 (2.44%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.22%) Talend
9 1 (1.22%) Facebook
9 1 (1.22%) Twitter
9 1 (1.22%) Veritas
9 1 (1.22%) Interwoven