The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 33 53 33
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -20
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 11 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.50% 1.63% 3.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.47% 7.44% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 12
Median daily rate £375 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £406 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £445 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-11.65% +29.36%
WebSphere
North West

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

Application Platforms Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
76 121 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.20% 21.96% 16.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 84 45
Median daily rate £455 £440 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.40% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £225 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Median hourly rate £9.19 £26.18 £18.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.89% +42.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +25.71%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

WebSphere Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

WebSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

WebSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Skelmersdale 0 4 - -
Blackburn - 3 £375 -
Preston - 2 £455 -
WebSphere
North West

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 9 (52.94%) Java
1 9 (52.94%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (47.06%) Oracle
3 7 (41.18%) Unix
4 6 (35.29%) Windows
4 6 (35.29%) SOAP
4 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
4 6 (35.29%) FTP
4 6 (35.29%) HTTP
4 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
4 6 (35.29%) IBM
4 6 (35.29%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (35.29%) VMware
4 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (35.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (23.53%) HP
6 4 (23.53%) DB2
6 4 (23.53%) JBoss
6 4 (23.53%) Validation
6 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (17.65%) SDLC
7 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (17.65%) Curam
7 3 (17.65%) Retail
7 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (17.65%) Degree
7 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
7 3 (17.65%) MS Project

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (52.94%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (23.53%) JBoss
3 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.88%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
1 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (17.65%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) FTP
1 6 (35.29%) HTTP
1 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) DB2
3 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (17.65%) Retail
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
1 5 (29.41%) OAT Analyst
1 5 (29.41%) OAT Test Analyst
1 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Java Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Server Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) SOAP
1 6 (35.29%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (11.76%) J2EE
2 2 (11.76%) Middleware
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Unix
2 6 (35.29%) Windows
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Validation
4 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
4 3 (17.65%) SDLC
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (11.76%) OO
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) SOA
6 1 (5.88%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) COBOL
2 1 (5.88%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle
2 6 (35.29%) IBM
2 6 (35.29%) VMware
3 4 (23.53%) HP
4 3 (17.65%) Curam
5 1 (5.88%) Informatica