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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 13 25 19
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 11 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.38% 0.98% 3.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 33.33% 9.52% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£513 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.06% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £45.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-12.77% +71.42%
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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
33 21 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 22.15% 10.24% 20.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 13
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £130 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.30%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

WebSphere Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 February 2015, 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 21 (77.78%) IBM
2 18 (66.67%) SAP
3 17 (62.96%) Java
4 13 (48.15%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 9 (33.33%) DB2
5 9 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (33.33%) RAD
6 8 (29.63%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 8 (29.63%) Eclipse
6 8 (29.63%) JDBC
6 8 (29.63%) XML
7 7 (25.93%) SQL
7 7 (25.93%) RDBMS
7 7 (25.93%) IBM InfoSphere
7 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
7 7 (25.93%) Information Management
8 6 (22.22%) HTTP
9 5 (18.52%) Data Modelling
9 5 (18.52%) Middleware
10 4 (14.81%) Integration Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Web Services
10 4 (14.81%) WSDL
10 4 (14.81%) XML Schema
10 4 (14.81%) XSD
11 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
11 3 (11.11%) Clustering
12 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (7.41%) MVC
12 2 (7.41%) Finance
12 2 (7.41%) IBM HTTP Server

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 9 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (7.41%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (7.41%) Apache Solr
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) HTTP
2 2 (7.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) DB2
2 7 (25.93%) RDBMS
2 7 (25.93%) IBM InfoSphere
2 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
1 8 (29.63%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.70%) Ant
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) WebSphere Developer
3 5 (18.52%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Business Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 3 (11.11%) SAP Business Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) WebSphere Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Middleware Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Middleware Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Integration Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Senior WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 8 (29.63%) XML
2 8 (29.63%) JDBC
3 5 (18.52%) Middleware
4 4 (14.81%) Web Services
4 4 (14.81%) XSD
4 4 (14.81%) WSDL
4 4 (14.81%) XML Schema
5 2 (7.41%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (7.41%) XHTML
5 2 (7.41%) JSP
5 2 (7.41%) Servlets
5 2 (7.41%) HTML
5 2 (7.41%) J2EE
5 2 (7.41%) EJB
5 2 (7.41%) CSS
6 1 (3.70%) Struts
6 1 (3.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) RAD
2 7 (25.93%) Information Management
3 5 (18.52%) Data Modelling
4 4 (14.81%) Integration Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (7.41%) MVC
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.70%) SAP Implementation
6 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.70%) UML
6 1 (3.70%) OO
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) Java
2 7 (25.93%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) VCP4
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) IBM
2 18 (66.67%) SAP