The first table below looks at the demand for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Manchester region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 73 58 35
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -23
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 10 19 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.81% 1.68% 4.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.24% 8.64% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 9
Average daily rate
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£363 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £425 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £555 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £409 £415
% change year-on-year
+3.97% -1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £45.25
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -27.07%
Application Platforms Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
191 220 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.45% 19.43% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 97 134
Average daily rate £325 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £24.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -21.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £34.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
WebSphere
North West

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

WebSphere Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

WebSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

WebSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
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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
Altrincham - - - -
Sale - - - -
Salford - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 1
WebSphere
North West

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 15 (50.00%) Oracle
2 13 (43.33%) Finance
3 11 (36.67%) UNIX
4 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 10 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
4 10 (33.33%) Middleware
5 9 (30.00%) Tomcat
6 8 (26.67%) WebLogic
6 8 (26.67%) IBM
6 8 (26.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 6 (20.00%) MQSeries
7 6 (20.00%) LDAP
7 6 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (20.00%) Linux
8 5 (16.67%) Windows
8 5 (16.67%) UML
8 5 (16.67%) OOP
8 5 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
8 5 (16.67%) JBoss
8 5 (16.67%) Java RMI
8 5 (16.67%) OOD
8 5 (16.67%) ETL
8 5 (16.67%) DB2
8 5 (16.67%) EJB
8 5 (16.67%) CSS
8 5 (16.67%) Struts
8 5 (16.67%) XML
8 5 (16.67%) .NET
8 5 (16.67%) J2EE
8 5 (16.67%) MySQL

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 9 (30.00%) Tomcat
2 8 (26.67%) WebLogic
3 6 (20.00%) MQSeries
4 5 (16.67%) CMS
4 5 (16.67%) Escenic
4 5 (16.67%) Adobe CQ
5 4 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (10.00%) Apache
7 1 (3.33%) IBM HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) LDAP
2 5 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) LAN
3 1 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (16.67%) DB2
3 5 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 5 (16.67%) Big Data
3 5 (16.67%) MySQL
4 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (10.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (3.33%) DataStage
5 1 (3.33%) MSDE
5 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (3.33%) WhereScape RED
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) WebLogic Workshop
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Analyst
1 6 (20.00%) Administrator
2 5 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Programmer
2 5 (16.67%) Java Programmer
2 5 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Developer Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Senior Programmer
2 5 (16.67%) Senior Java Programmer
3 3 (10.00%) UNIX Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Support Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
1 10 (33.33%) Middleware
2 8 (26.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 5 (16.67%) jQuery
3 5 (16.67%) HTML5
3 5 (16.67%) CSS3
3 5 (16.67%) LAMP
3 5 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 5 (16.67%) Spring
3 5 (16.67%) JSF
3 5 (16.67%) Ajax
3 5 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (16.67%) HTML
3 5 (16.67%) .NET
3 5 (16.67%) J2EE
3 5 (16.67%) EJB
3 5 (16.67%) CSS
3 5 (16.67%) Struts
3 5 (16.67%) XML
3 5 (16.67%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 5 (16.67%) PKI
2 3 (10.00%) Firmware
3 1 (3.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.33%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) UNIX
2 6 (20.00%) Linux
3 5 (16.67%) Windows
4 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.67%) zOS
5 2 (6.67%) AIX
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) UML
1 5 (16.67%) OOP
1 5 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
1 5 (16.67%) RUP
1 5 (16.67%) OOD
1 5 (16.67%) ETL
1 5 (16.67%) TDD
1 5 (16.67%) Scrum
1 5 (16.67%) BDD
2 4 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (10.00%) Performance Improvement
3 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 3 (10.00%) Data Management
3 3 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL
5 1 (3.33%) Security Management
5 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) C#
1 5 (16.67%) Java
1 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 5 (16.67%) Scala
2 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (10.00%) Perl
3 2 (6.67%) SQL
3 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) MCP
1 1 (3.33%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) RHEV
2 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Oracle
2 8 (26.67%) IBM
3 5 (16.67%) JBoss
4 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
5 3 (10.00%) NetApp
5 3 (10.00%) Sybase
5 3 (10.00%) EMC
6 2 (6.67%) SAP
6 2 (6.67%) HP
7 1 (3.33%) VMware
7 1 (3.33%) Teradata
7 1 (3.33%) Kalido
7 1 (3.33%) Business Objects
7 1 (3.33%) Intel
7 1 (3.33%) Citrix
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft