The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 16 19 28
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 11 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.61% 3.89% 3.45%
As % of the Application Platforms category 37.93% 28.00% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Average daily rate
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£338 £438 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £31.88 £29.95
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +6.42%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Application Platforms Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
29 25 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 14.80% 13.89% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 9
Average daily rate £350 £400 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

WebSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

WebSphere Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 11 (78.57%) E-Commerce
2 9 (64.29%) Java
2 9 (64.29%) Oracle
2 9 (64.29%) Web Services
2 9 (64.29%) XML
2 9 (64.29%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (57.14%) Software Architecture
3 8 (57.14%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (57.14%) iPad
3 8 (57.14%) ATG
3 8 (57.14%) CMS
3 8 (57.14%) Hibernate
3 8 (57.14%) Content Management
3 8 (57.14%) Spring
3 8 (57.14%) Endeca
3 8 (57.14%) QA
3 8 (57.14%) Load Testing
3 8 (57.14%) XSLT
3 8 (57.14%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (57.14%) WebLogic
3 8 (57.14%) JBoss
3 8 (57.14%) Apache
3 8 (57.14%) JDBC
3 8 (57.14%) JSP
3 8 (57.14%) Servlets
3 8 (57.14%) SOAP
3 8 (57.14%) Struts
3 8 (57.14%) JMS
3 8 (57.14%) B2C
3 8 (57.14%) J2EE

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 8 (57.14%) CMS
1 8 (57.14%) WebSphere Application Server
1 8 (57.14%) WebLogic
1 8 (57.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Solr
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Internet
2 2 (14.29%) HTTP
3 1 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) ClearCase
1 1 (7.14%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) Web Services
1 9 (64.29%) XML
2 8 (57.14%) Hibernate
2 8 (57.14%) Spring
2 8 (57.14%) XSLT
2 8 (57.14%) JDBC
2 8 (57.14%) JSP
2 8 (57.14%) Servlets
2 8 (57.14%) SOAP
2 8 (57.14%) Struts
2 8 (57.14%) JMS
2 8 (57.14%) J2EE
2 8 (57.14%) JMX
3 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (7.14%) XML Schema
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) iPad
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) AIX
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) E-Commerce
2 9 (64.29%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (57.14%) Software Architecture
3 8 (57.14%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (57.14%) Content Management
3 8 (57.14%) Load Testing
3 8 (57.14%) B2C
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Oracle
2 8 (57.14%) ATG
2 8 (57.14%) Endeca
2 8 (57.14%) JBoss
3 3 (21.43%) IBM
4 2 (14.29%) SAP