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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 11 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 25 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 15.63% 0.61% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 39.68% 4.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 20 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £31.88 £29.95
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +6.42%
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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 Halifax region.

Application Platforms Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
63 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 39.38% 13.41% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 13 14
Average daily rate £425 £275 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -35.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £245 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £475 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.97% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.52 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.48% -2.55%

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 18 September 2014, 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 28 (84.85%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 26 (78.79%) IBM
3 25 (75.76%) Linux
4 23 (69.70%) AIX
5 20 (60.61%) Mainframe
6 19 (57.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (57.58%) ClearCase
7 18 (54.55%) ClearQuest
7 18 (54.55%) Oracle
7 18 (54.55%) DB2
7 18 (54.55%) Oracle Workflow
7 18 (54.55%) Workflow
7 18 (54.55%) Service Delivery
7 18 (54.55%) Workflow Management
8 17 (51.52%) Management Information System
8 17 (51.52%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (36.36%) Finance
10 11 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (21.21%) Windows
12 6 (18.18%) Banking
13 4 (12.12%) UNIX
14 3 (9.09%) SOA
14 3 (9.09%) Migration
15 2 (6.06%) Clustering
15 2 (6.06%) Data Analysis
15 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
15 2 (6.06%) Middleware
15 2 (6.06%) SSL
15 2 (6.06%) Java
15 2 (6.06%) DataPower

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 18 (54.55%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.03%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (54.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 19 (57.58%) ClearCase
2 18 (54.55%) ClearQuest
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Developer
2 10 (30.30%) WebSphere Specialist
3 9 (27.27%) WebSphere Developer
3 9 (27.27%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 7 (21.21%) Administrator
5 6 (18.18%) WebSphere Administrator
5 6 (18.18%) Senior Developer
6 5 (15.15%) Senior WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (84.85%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 11 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (6.06%) Middleware
4 1 (3.03%) SOAP
4 1 (3.03%) XML
4 1 (3.03%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (60.61%) Mainframe
2 17 (51.52%) Management Information System
2 17 (51.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Clustering
3 2 (6.06%) DataPower
3 2 (6.06%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 25 (75.76%) Linux
2 23 (69.70%) AIX
3 7 (21.21%) Windows
4 4 (12.12%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Stakeholder Management
2 18 (54.55%) Service Delivery
2 18 (54.55%) Workflow
2 18 (54.55%) Workflow Management
3 3 (9.09%) SOA
3 3 (9.09%) Migration
4 2 (6.06%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) Java
Vendors
1 26 (78.79%) IBM
2 18 (54.55%) Oracle