The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the North West region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
Rank 131 111 46
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -65
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 1 17 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.033% 0.64% 3.44%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.23% 3.53% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 40
Average daily rate
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£300 £425 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +3.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £394 £405
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -2.77%
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% -
Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
437 482 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.32% 18.09% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 221 384
Average daily rate £325 £313 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -7.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 46 49
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £34.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%
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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
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 24 July 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
Manchester -7 1 £300 -33.33% 1
Cheshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 2
WebSphere Application Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 4 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) AIX
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (50.00%) High Availability
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (50.00%) Middleware
3 2 (50.00%) Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Data Management
4 1 (25.00%) MSDE
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Security Management
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Replication
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (25.00%) RHEV
4 1 (25.00%) PowerHA

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 4 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MSDE
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Support Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) AIX
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Solaris
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) High Availability
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Database Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
1 1 (25.00%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) RHEV
1 1 (25.00%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Sybase
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp