The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 60 38 46
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +8
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 10 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.25% 1.61% 0.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.08% 7.59% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +28.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £305 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £345 £267
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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%
WebSphere
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Application Platforms Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
197 79 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 24.69% 21.18% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 41 20
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £525 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 5
Average hourly rate £29.25 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £18.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £25.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.24 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -9.27%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in the North East

WebSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

WebSphere Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the North East region over the 3 months to 19 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Tyne and Wear -25 10 £275 -15.38%
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (57.89%) Oracle
2 9 (47.37%) WebSphere Application Server
2 9 (47.37%) JBoss
2 9 (47.37%) IBM
3 8 (42.11%) SQL
3 8 (42.11%) Linux
4 7 (36.84%) AIX
4 7 (36.84%) Oracle Database
5 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Tivoli
5 6 (31.58%) Apache
5 6 (31.58%) LDAP
6 5 (26.32%) ISEB
7 4 (21.05%) QA
7 4 (21.05%) Open Source
7 4 (21.05%) System Testing
8 3 (15.79%) DevOps
8 3 (15.79%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
8 3 (15.79%) UNIX
8 3 (15.79%) Perl
9 2 (10.53%) Informatica
9 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
10 1 (5.26%) DataPower
10 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (5.26%) Software Packaging
10 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
10 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
10 1 (5.26%) Finance

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (47.37%) WebSphere Application Server
1 9 (47.37%) JBoss
2 6 (31.58%) Apache
3 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Tester
2 3 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Build Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) JRules Developer
4 1 (5.26%) JRules Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.26%) Software Packaging
2 1 (5.26%) JRules
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) DataPower
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) AIX
3 3 (15.79%) UNIX
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (21.05%) System Testing
3 3 (15.79%) DevOps
4 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (5.26%) Physical Data Model
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Oracle
2 9 (47.37%) IBM
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.53%) Informatica
5 1 (5.26%) Axway
5 1 (5.26%) ILOG
5 1 (5.26%) Siebel