The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 52 59 49
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 17 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.91% 1.53% 2.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.49% 8.28% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £550 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £31.25 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+21.60% -1.96%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Application Platforms Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
148 157 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 16.65% 18.43% 16.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 64 60
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £258 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 8
Average hourly rate £27.50 £14.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.44% +1.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £11.75 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.70 £17.75 £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 20 (71.43%) UNIX
2 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 12 (42.86%) Shell Script
2 12 (42.86%) Oracle
3 11 (39.29%) Java
3 11 (39.29%) SQL
4 9 (32.14%) OO
5 8 (28.57%) Solaris
5 8 (28.57%) XML
6 7 (25.00%) IBM
6 7 (25.00%) Windows
6 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (25.00%) iBATIS
6 7 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Middleware
8 5 (17.86%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (17.86%) JBoss
8 5 (17.86%) ETL
8 5 (17.86%) Banking
8 5 (17.86%) Drools
8 5 (17.86%) DataPower
9 4 (14.29%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 4 (14.29%) Web Application Development
9 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
9 4 (14.29%) CruiseControl
9 4 (14.29%) Spring
9 4 (14.29%) Ajax
9 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 5 (17.86%) WebSphere Application Server
1 5 (17.86%) JBoss
2 4 (14.29%) CICS
2 4 (14.29%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 2 (7.14%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.57%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) LDAP
1 3 (10.71%) HTTPS
1 3 (10.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) CruiseControl
1 4 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) Architect
2 8 (28.57%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (14.29%) WebSphere Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 4 (14.29%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst Programmer
4 3 (10.71%) Programmer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Programmer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Designer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Designer
5 2 (7.14%) Tivoli Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Senior SQL Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) XML
2 7 (25.00%) iBATIS
2 7 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 6 (21.43%) Middleware
4 5 (17.86%) Drools
5 4 (14.29%) GWT
5 4 (14.29%) Spring
5 4 (14.29%) Ajax
5 4 (14.29%) Spring MVC
5 4 (14.29%) Spring Web Flow
5 4 (14.29%) XSLT
5 4 (14.29%) J2EE
5 4 (14.29%) CSS
5 4 (14.29%) JDBC
5 4 (14.29%) JSP
5 4 (14.29%) Struts
6 2 (7.14%) Web Services
6 2 (7.14%) WSDL
6 2 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) DataPower
2 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (71.43%) UNIX
2 8 (28.57%) Solaris
3 7 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (7.14%) AIX
4 2 (7.14%) Linux
4 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.14%) MVS
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) OO
2 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (17.86%) ETL
4 4 (14.29%) MVC
4 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.29%) Web Application Development
5 2 (7.14%) Software Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) Time Management
5 2 (7.14%) OOD
6 1 (3.57%) Identity Management
6 1 (3.57%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Security Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Information Assurance
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) Shell Script
2 11 (39.29%) SQL
2 11 (39.29%) Java
3 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.29%) Perl
3 4 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 2 (7.14%) C
4 2 (7.14%) COBOL
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) VMware ESX
1 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Tivoli
1 3 (10.71%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Oracle
2 7 (25.00%) IBM
3 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 3 (10.71%) CA
5 2 (7.14%) Symantec
5 2 (7.14%) VMware
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.14%) Dell
5 2 (7.14%) EMC
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix