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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 6 19 22
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +3
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 18 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 12.08% 2.91% 3.72%
As % of the Application Platforms category 62.07% 14.29% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £538 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% +53.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -40.86%
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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 35 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 19.46% 20.35% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 13
Average daily rate £365 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £363 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -7.89%

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 22 December 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 20 (64.52%) Java
1 20 (64.52%) IBM
2 17 (54.84%) SAP
3 15 (48.39%) JDBC
3 15 (48.39%) XML
4 14 (45.16%) WebSphere Application Server
5 11 (35.48%) Web Services
6 10 (32.26%) E-Commerce
6 10 (32.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 9 (29.03%) J2EE
7 9 (29.03%) DB2
7 9 (29.03%) JSP
7 9 (29.03%) Servlets
7 9 (29.03%) RAD
7 9 (29.03%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (25.81%) Struts
8 8 (25.81%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 8 (25.81%) Eclipse
9 7 (22.58%) SQL
9 7 (22.58%) Oracle
9 7 (22.58%) WebLogic
9 7 (22.58%) SOAP
9 7 (22.58%) XSLT
9 7 (22.58%) JBoss
9 7 (22.58%) Apache
9 7 (22.58%) JMS
9 7 (22.58%) B2C
9 7 (22.58%) RDBMS
9 7 (22.58%) Internet
9 7 (22.58%) JMX

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 14 (45.16%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (22.58%) WebLogic
2 7 (22.58%) JBoss
2 7 (22.58%) Apache
2 7 (22.58%) CMS
3 2 (6.45%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (6.45%) Apache Solr
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) Internet
2 6 (19.35%) HTTP
3 2 (6.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) DB2
2 7 (22.58%) RDBMS
2 7 (22.58%) IBM InfoSphere
2 7 (22.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
1 8 (25.81%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (6.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Architect
3 6 (19.35%) Business Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) WebSphere Developer
4 4 (12.90%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) SAP Business Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) WebSphere Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Integration Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Middleware Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Middleware Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (48.39%) JDBC
1 15 (48.39%) XML
2 11 (35.48%) Web Services
3 10 (32.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 9 (29.03%) JSP
4 9 (29.03%) Servlets
4 9 (29.03%) J2EE
5 8 (25.81%) Struts
6 7 (22.58%) SOAP
6 7 (22.58%) XSLT
6 7 (22.58%) JMS
6 7 (22.58%) JMX
6 7 (22.58%) Hibernate
6 7 (22.58%) Spring
7 5 (16.13%) Middleware
8 4 (12.90%) WSDL
8 4 (12.90%) XML Schema
8 4 (12.90%) XSD
9 2 (6.45%) XHTML
9 2 (6.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) iPad
2 3 (9.68%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) E-Commerce
2 9 (29.03%) RAD
2 9 (29.03%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (22.58%) Load Testing
3 7 (22.58%) Software Architecture
3 7 (22.58%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (22.58%) B2C
3 7 (22.58%) Content Management
3 7 (22.58%) Information Management
4 5 (16.13%) Data Modelling
5 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.45%) MVC
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.23%) SAP Implementation
7 1 (3.23%) UML
7 1 (3.23%) OO
Programming Languages
1 20 (64.52%) Java
2 7 (22.58%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) IBM
2 17 (54.84%) SAP
3 7 (22.58%) Oracle
3 7 (22.58%) ATG
3 7 (22.58%) Endeca