The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere Application Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere Application Server 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 Application Server (WAS)
Rank 126 116 55
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -61
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 11 16 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.54% 3.04%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.24% 3.10% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 34
Average daily rate
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£333 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £348 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £460 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-15.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-22.00% -
WebSphere Application Server
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 West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
492 516 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.47% 17.44% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 238 376
Average daily rate £340 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £448 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 56 63
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.03 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.60% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.54 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.17 £34.60 £39.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

WebSphere Application Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

WebSphere Application Server Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WebSphere Application Server
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

WebSphere Application Server Daily Rate Trend in the North West

WebSphere Application Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere Application Server across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

WebSphere Application Server Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

WebSphere Application Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

WebSphere Application Server Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

WebSphere Application Server
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere Application Server within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Lancashire -13 6 £340 -
Manchester -15 3 £300 -23.80% 2
Cheshire +4 1 £325 -27.37% 1
WebSphere Application Server
England

WebSphere Application Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing WebSphere Application Server 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 Application Server.

1 12 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 10 (83.33%) IBM
3 7 (58.33%) Java
4 6 (50.00%) Windows
4 6 (50.00%) Eclipse
4 6 (50.00%) Lotus
4 6 (50.00%) Dojo
4 6 (50.00%) JSR 286
4 6 (50.00%) WebSphere Portal
4 6 (50.00%) Quickr
4 6 (50.00%) WebSphere Process Server
4 6 (50.00%) Spring
5 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 5 (41.67%) Linux
5 5 (41.67%) UNIX
5 5 (41.67%) Oracle
6 4 (33.33%) VMware
6 4 (33.33%) Middleware
6 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (25.00%) Perl
7 3 (25.00%) WebLogic
7 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
8 2 (16.67%) HTTP
8 2 (16.67%) Apache
8 2 (16.67%) SQL
8 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 2 (16.67%) Sybase
8 2 (16.67%) Migration
8 2 (16.67%) Change Management
8 2 (16.67%) Red Hat

WebSphere Application Server
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing WebSphere Application Server 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 Application Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (50.00%) WebSphere Portal
2 6 (50.00%) Quickr
2 6 (50.00%) WebSphere Process Server
3 3 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (16.67%) Apache
5 1 (8.33%) iPlanet
5 1 (8.33%) IBM HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) Intranet
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) FTP
2 1 (8.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) MSDE
2 1 (8.33%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (8.33%) Subversion
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Developer
1 3 (25.00%) Environment Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (8.33%) WebLogic Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Middleware Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) Dojo
1 6 (50.00%) JSR 286
1 6 (50.00%) Spring
2 4 (33.33%) Middleware
3 2 (16.67%) Regular Expression
4 1 (8.33%) J2EE
4 1 (8.33%) EJB
4 1 (8.33%) JSP
4 1 (8.33%) Servlets
4 1 (8.33%) SOAP
4 1 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Firmware
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Social Media
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) UNIX
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
4 1 (8.33%) AIX
4 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
2 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (16.67%) Data Management
2 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
2 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) Database Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) Security Management
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (8.33%) sed
4 1 (8.33%) AWK
4 1 (8.33%) Jython
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) IBM Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) IBM
2 6 (50.00%) Lotus
3 5 (41.67%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (16.67%) Sybase
5 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 2 (16.67%) EMC
5 2 (16.67%) NetApp
6 1 (8.33%) Citrix
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (8.33%) Sun
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) JBoss