The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had WebSphere Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere Specialist
Rank 152 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Specialist 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £389 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
WebSphere Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3572 3446 2900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.75% 94.70% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2224 1997 1564
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 194 173
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £43.43 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

WebSphere Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured WebSphere Specialist in the job title.

WebSphere Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WebSphere Specialist
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 Specialist across the North West region.

WebSphere Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the North West

WebSphere Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 5 £389 -
WebSphere Specialist
England

WebSphere Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, WebSphere Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring WebSphere Specialist in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 11 (78.57%) Finance
3 10 (71.43%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (57.14%) Middleware
5 7 (50.00%) Banking
6 6 (42.86%) Oracle
6 6 (42.86%) Java
7 5 (35.71%) XML
7 5 (35.71%) HTTP
7 5 (35.71%) IBM
7 5 (35.71%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (28.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (28.57%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
9 3 (21.43%) CA Wily
9 3 (21.43%) Clustering
9 3 (21.43%) Introscope
9 3 (21.43%) iPlanet
9 3 (21.43%) HTTPS
9 3 (21.43%) CA
9 3 (21.43%) Apache
9 3 (21.43%) Linux
9 3 (21.43%) Unix
9 3 (21.43%) AIX
10 2 (14.29%) J2EE
10 2 (14.29%) WebLogic
10 2 (14.29%) JMS
10 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
10 2 (14.29%) Web Services
10 2 (14.29%) High Availability

WebSphere Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 10 (71.43%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (28.57%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (21.43%) Apache
4 3 (21.43%) iPlanet
5 2 (14.29%) WebLogic
6 1 (7.14%) AquaLogic
6 1 (7.14%) Commerce Server
6 1 (7.14%) JBoss
6 1 (7.14%) MQSeries
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
6 1 (7.14%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) HTTP
2 3 (21.43%) HTTPS
3 1 (7.14%) FTP
3 1 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Introscope
2 1 (7.14%) Ant
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) JUnit
General
1 11 (78.57%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) Middleware
2 5 (35.71%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (35.71%) XML
3 2 (14.29%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (14.29%) J2EE
3 2 (14.29%) JMS
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) EJB
4 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
4 1 (7.14%) JAXB
4 1 (7.14%) JDBC
4 1 (7.14%) REST
4 1 (7.14%) SOAP
4 1 (7.14%) VXML
4 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) AIX
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
1 3 (21.43%) Unix
2 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.14%) CentOS
3 1 (7.14%) OS/390
3 1 (7.14%) Solaris
3 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
2 2 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.14%) QMS
3 1 (7.14%) Release Management
3 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) TDD
3 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.14%) Jython
3 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) CA Wily
2 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 5 (35.71%) IBM
3 3 (21.43%) CA
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.14%) Axway
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) Sun