The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 37 61 37
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -24
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 29 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.68% 1.27% 2.90%
As % of the Application Platforms category 20.00% 6.02% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £245 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.67% -32.41%
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 £31.00 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+22.58% -2.74%
WebSphere
East of 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 Hertfordshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
145 166 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.38% 21.04% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 107 43
Average daily rate £300 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £232 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £475 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 11
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.12% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.90 £14.30 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £20.15 £49.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -7.89%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

WebSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

WebSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Watford +11 17 £450 -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 - -
WebSphere
East of England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 41 (91.11%) Java
2 31 (68.89%) J2EE
3 28 (62.22%) IBM
4 26 (57.78%) JavaScript
5 25 (55.56%) E-Commerce
6 24 (53.33%) UNIX
7 20 (44.44%) SQL
7 20 (44.44%) DB2
7 20 (44.44%) WebSphere Application Server
8 19 (42.22%) HTML
8 19 (42.22%) XML
8 19 (42.22%) Finance
9 16 (35.56%) Retail
9 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (31.11%) JSTL
10 14 (31.11%) JSP
11 13 (28.89%) MQSeries
11 13 (28.89%) Subversion
11 13 (28.89%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (26.67%) DbVisualizer
12 12 (26.67%) Automated Testing
12 12 (26.67%) System Testing
12 12 (26.67%) Flash
13 11 (24.44%) Struts
13 11 (24.44%) Ant
13 11 (24.44%) WebSphere Portal
14 10 (22.22%) Waterfall
14 10 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (22.22%) Time Management
14 10 (22.22%) Selenium

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 20 (44.44%) WebSphere Application Server
2 13 (28.89%) MQSeries
3 11 (24.44%) WebSphere Portal
4 7 (15.56%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (2.22%) Commerce Server
5 1 (2.22%) JBoss
5 1 (2.22%) Apache
5 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Tridion
2 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) Firewall
2 7 (15.56%) Internet
2 7 (15.56%) SSL
3 1 (2.22%) SAN
3 1 (2.22%) HTTP
3 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.22%) DNS
3 1 (2.22%) NAS
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (44.44%) DB2
2 12 (26.67%) DbVisualizer
3 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
3 7 (15.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.22%) MySQL
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (28.89%) Subversion
2 11 (24.44%) Ant
3 10 (22.22%) Selenium
4 8 (17.78%) Eclipse
5 7 (15.56%) JUnit
5 7 (15.56%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 7 (15.56%) Log4j
6 6 (13.33%) HP UFT
6 6 (13.33%) LoadRunner
6 6 (13.33%) WebDriver
6 6 (13.33%) Cucumber
7 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
7 4 (8.89%) Maven
General
1 19 (42.22%) Finance
2 16 (35.56%) Retail
3 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Electronics
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Developer
1 19 (42.22%) Java Developer
2 10 (22.22%) E-Commerce Project Manager
2 10 (22.22%) E-Commerce Manager
2 10 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 8 (17.78%) Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 6 (13.33%) WebSphere Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Tester
4 6 (13.33%) WebSphere Portal Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Portal Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Automation Tester
4 6 (13.33%) Selenium Tester
5 5 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Senior WebSphere Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Senior WebSphere Portal Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Middleware Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (68.89%) J2EE
2 19 (42.22%) HTML
2 19 (42.22%) XML
3 14 (31.11%) JSP
3 14 (31.11%) JSTL
4 12 (26.67%) Flash
5 11 (24.44%) Struts
6 8 (17.78%) Servlets
6 8 (17.78%) EJB
7 7 (15.56%) CSS
7 7 (15.56%) JDBC
7 7 (15.56%) XHTML
7 7 (15.56%) JMS
7 7 (15.56%) XSLT
7 7 (15.56%) SAML
7 7 (15.56%) XMLBeans
7 7 (15.56%) Ajax
8 6 (13.33%) RESTful
8 6 (13.33%) Gherkin
9 5 (11.11%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.56%) Web 2.0
3 3 (6.67%) PMI
4 1 (2.22%) DTV
4 1 (2.22%) PKI
4 1 (2.22%) iSeries
4 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 24 (53.33%) UNIX
2 9 (20.00%) Linux
3 7 (15.56%) HPUX
3 7 (15.56%) Solaris
4 2 (4.44%) Windows
5 1 (2.22%) AIX
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (55.56%) E-Commerce
2 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (26.67%) Automated Testing
3 12 (26.67%) System Testing
4 10 (22.22%) Time Management
4 10 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 10 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (22.22%) TDD
4 10 (22.22%) Project Management
5 7 (15.56%) UML
5 7 (15.56%) OO
5 7 (15.56%) RAD
5 7 (15.56%) Content Management
6 6 (13.33%) Document Management
6 6 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (13.33%) Coaching
6 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 6 (13.33%) Regression Testing
7 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 41 (91.11%) Java
2 26 (57.78%) JavaScript
3 20 (44.44%) SQL
4 7 (15.56%) XPath
4 7 (15.56%) Bash Shell
4 7 (15.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Degree
1 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.22%) ISEB
3 1 (2.22%) RHCE
3 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.22%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (2.22%) Puppet
1 1 (2.22%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 28 (62.22%) IBM
2 8 (17.78%) ATG
3 7 (15.56%) HP
3 7 (15.56%) Interwoven
3 7 (15.56%) Blue Martini
3 7 (15.56%) Elastic Path
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle
5 1 (2.22%) SAP
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco
5 1 (2.22%) VMware
5 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.22%) Symantec
5 1 (2.22%) hybris
5 1 (2.22%) Imperva