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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere
North West / Lancashire
Rank 26 43 42
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -1
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 13 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.10% 0.78% 1.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 29.55% 4.17% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 4
Median daily rate £335 £350 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £340 £465
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £360 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.05% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £39.00

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
44 72 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 17.25% 18.60% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 56 45
Median daily rate £350 £363 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £11.00 £11.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -64.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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
Blackpool +15 11 £335 -4.28%
Preston -3 1 - -
Blackburn - 1 £410 - 1
WebSphere
North West

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 14 (58.33%) Unix
2 14 (58.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 14 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (54.17%) Linux
4 12 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (45.83%) Windows 2000
5 11 (45.83%) ITIL
5 11 (45.83%) Windows XP
5 11 (45.83%) AIX
5 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
6 10 (41.67%) Service Management
6 10 (41.67%) ITSM
6 10 (41.67%) Data Management
6 10 (41.67%) Open Source
6 10 (41.67%) SaaS
6 10 (41.67%) PaaS
6 10 (41.67%) IaaS
7 9 (37.50%) DevOps
7 9 (37.50%) Change Management
7 9 (37.50%) PRINCE2
8 8 (33.33%) Java
8 8 (33.33%) Data Analysis
8 8 (33.33%) Tandem
8 8 (33.33%) Problem Management
8 8 (33.33%) Release Management
9 7 (29.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server

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 6 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (4.17%) CICS
2 1 (4.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 14 (58.33%) MS Excel
1 14 (58.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (12.50%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (41.67%) IaaS
1 10 (41.67%) PaaS
1 10 (41.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) FTP
1 4 (16.67%) HTTP
1 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) DB2
3 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (16.67%) Retail
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Marketing
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Operational Support Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Operations Support Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Operations Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Java Developer
5 3 (12.50%) OAT Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) OAT Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Architect
7 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.17%) Administrator
7 1 (4.17%) Integration Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (16.67%) SOAP
3 3 (12.50%) J2EE
3 3 (12.50%) Web Services
4 2 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (33.33%) Tandem
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) Unix
3 13 (54.17%) Linux
4 11 (45.83%) AIX
4 11 (45.83%) Windows 2000
4 11 (45.83%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 11 (45.83%) ITIL
3 10 (41.67%) Data Management
3 10 (41.67%) ITSM
3 10 (41.67%) Open Source
3 10 (41.67%) Service Management
4 9 (37.50%) Change Management
4 9 (37.50%) DevOps
4 9 (37.50%) PRINCE2
5 8 (33.33%) Data Analysis
5 8 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 8 (33.33%) Release Management
6 7 (29.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
8 3 (12.50%) OO
8 3 (12.50%) SDLC
8 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) COBOL
2 1 (4.17%) JCL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) Degree
3 3 (12.50%) ISEB
4 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) IBM
3 5 (20.83%) Oracle
4 4 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) Curam
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
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