The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 20 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.92% - 2.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.11% - 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £450 - £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £406
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +42.72%
WebSphere
West Yorkshire

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

Application Platforms Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
18 32 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 17.31% 21.19% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 10
Average daily rate £429 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £257 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 10 (76.92%) Linux
1 10 (76.92%) IBM
1 10 (76.92%) Mainframe
2 9 (69.23%) AIX
3 8 (61.54%) Oracle
3 8 (61.54%) IBM Integration Bus
4 7 (53.85%) DB2
5 6 (46.15%) ClearCase
5 6 (46.15%) ClearQuest
6 5 (38.46%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (30.77%) Finance
7 4 (30.77%) Banking
8 3 (23.08%) Migration
8 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (23.08%) zOS
8 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
8 3 (23.08%) Unix
8 3 (23.08%) Windows
9 2 (15.38%) IBM Certification
9 2 (15.38%) IBM WebSphere Certification
9 2 (15.38%) CICS
9 2 (15.38%) SSL
9 2 (15.38%) Tivoli
9 2 (15.38%) RACF
9 2 (15.38%) JCL
9 2 (15.38%) Middleware
9 2 (15.38%) VSAM
9 2 (15.38%) ISPF
9 2 (15.38%) OMEGAMON

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 2 (15.38%) CICS
2 1 (7.69%) FileNet
2 1 (7.69%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) DB2
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) ClearCase
1 6 (46.15%) ClearQuest
General
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) WebSphere Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) FileNet Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Mainframe Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) IBM Integration Bus
2 5 (38.46%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (15.38%) ISPF
3 2 (15.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (76.92%) Mainframe
2 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (15.38%) AS400
3 2 (15.38%) Tandem
3 2 (15.38%) VSAM
4 1 (7.69%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Linux
2 9 (69.23%) AIX
3 3 (23.08%) Unix
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) zOS
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Migration
1 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
1 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.69%) Change Management
2 1 (7.69%) E-Discovery
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Service Management
2 1 (7.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) JCL
2 1 (7.69%) Bourne shell
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) IBM Certification
1 2 (15.38%) IBM WebSphere Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) RACF
1 2 (15.38%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) OMEGAMON
1 2 (15.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) IBM
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) VMware