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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 66 43 50
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +7
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 6 12 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.72% 2.25% 3.24%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.75% 15.19% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 6
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£245 - £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 - £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £248 - £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 - £29.95
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
160 79 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 19.30% 14.79% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 31 67
Average daily rate £380 £358 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.29% -15.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £263 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £493 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Average hourly rate £24.00 £11.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.18% -43.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.29 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £46.00 £29.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -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 31 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
WebSphere
East of England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 14 (87.50%) Java
2 12 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 12 (75.00%) IBM
2 12 (75.00%) Retail
3 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
3 11 (68.75%) HTML
4 10 (62.50%) J2EE
4 10 (62.50%) Finance
5 7 (43.75%) Manufacturing
5 7 (43.75%) SQL
6 6 (37.50%) UNIX
7 5 (31.25%) HP
7 5 (31.25%) ISEB
7 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
7 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
7 5 (31.25%) System Testing
7 5 (31.25%) Degree
7 5 (31.25%) Photoshop
7 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
7 5 (31.25%) DB2
7 5 (31.25%) MQSeries
7 5 (31.25%) XML
7 5 (31.25%) Flash
7 5 (31.25%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (31.25%) LoadRunner
7 5 (31.25%) Intranet
7 5 (31.25%) Internet
7 5 (31.25%) Extranet
7 5 (31.25%) DbVisualizer
7 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 5 (31.25%) MQSeries
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Intranet
1 5 (31.25%) Internet
1 5 (31.25%) Extranet
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
1 5 (31.25%) DB2
1 5 (31.25%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (31.25%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.25%) Ant
General
1 12 (75.00%) Retail
2 10 (62.50%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) Manufacturing
4 4 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Web Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (12.50%) HTML Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) HTML
2 10 (62.50%) J2EE
3 5 (31.25%) XML
3 5 (31.25%) Flash
4 4 (25.00%) Spring
4 4 (25.00%) HTML5
5 3 (18.75%) CSS3
5 3 (18.75%) CSS
6 2 (12.50%) .NET
6 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) UNIX
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
2 5 (31.25%) System Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Web Development
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) Change Control
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 2 (12.50%) CRM
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) SOA
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) Java
2 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.25%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) ISEB
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
1 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) IBM
2 5 (31.25%) HP
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) Endeca
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (12.50%) VMware