The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere 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 over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 92 113 75
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -38
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 53 17 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.44% 0.57% 1.93%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.57% 4.05% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 6 21
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£401 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £31.88 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.58% +6.25%
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 West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
554 420 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.03% 14.00% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 212 220
Average daily rate £350 £323 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +3.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 43
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £12.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WebSphere
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 across the North West region.

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in the North West

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

WebSphere Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

WebSphere
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 across the North West region.

WebSphere Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

WebSphere
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 within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
Cheshire +13 19 £425 -5.55% 2
Lancashire +16 15 £288 -32.35% 5
Manchester -7 13 £425 +3.03% 2
Merseyside - 2 £425 -
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 61 (64.21%) Java
2 47 (49.47%) Oracle
3 36 (37.89%) J2EE
4 34 (35.79%) Finance
5 33 (34.74%) Web Services
6 30 (31.58%) SQL
7 26 (27.37%) Linux
7 26 (27.37%) Spring
8 25 (26.32%) IBM
9 23 (24.21%) XML
10 21 (22.11%) SDLC
11 19 (20.00%) Banking
11 19 (20.00%) Software Engineering
11 19 (20.00%) Servlets
12 18 (18.95%) SOAP
12 18 (18.95%) Oracle Database
13 17 (17.89%) WebSphere Application Server
13 17 (17.89%) Tomcat
14 16 (16.84%) HTTP
14 16 (16.84%) Middleware
14 16 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (16.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (16.84%) Waterfall
14 16 (16.84%) System Integration Testing
15 15 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (15.79%) VMware
15 15 (15.79%) JBoss
15 15 (15.79%) WSDL
15 15 (15.79%) PL/SQL
16 14 (14.74%) JavaScript

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 17 (17.89%) WebSphere Application Server
1 17 (17.89%) Tomcat
2 15 (15.79%) JBoss
3 13 (13.68%) IIS
4 10 (10.53%) Apache
5 8 (8.42%) Jetty
5 8 (8.42%) nginx
6 6 (6.32%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (6.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (4.21%) Commerce Server
7 4 (4.21%) Tuxedo
7 4 (4.21%) OpenStack
8 3 (3.16%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
8 3 (3.16%) WebLogic
9 2 (2.11%) iPlanet
9 2 (2.11%) WebSphere Process Server
10 1 (1.05%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 1 (1.05%) CMS
10 1 (1.05%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (7.37%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.32%) Google App Engine
3 6 (6.32%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (3.16%) OpenShift
4 3 (3.16%) PaaS
5 1 (1.05%) Route 53
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.84%) HTTP
2 10 (10.53%) FTP
3 8 (8.42%) DHCP
3 8 (8.42%) DNS
4 7 (7.37%) SSL
4 7 (7.37%) Internet
4 7 (7.37%) TCP/IP
4 7 (7.37%) IPsec
5 5 (5.26%) LDAP
6 3 (3.16%) Firewall
7 1 (1.05%) VPN
7 1 (1.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.95%) Oracle Database
2 14 (14.74%) SQL Server
3 8 (8.42%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.32%) Informix
4 6 (6.32%) RDBMS
4 6 (6.32%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.16%) DB2
8 2 (2.11%) Hazelcast
9 1 (1.05%) MySQL
9 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.05%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (13.68%) JUnit
2 12 (12.63%) Jenkins
3 7 (7.37%) Cucumber
3 7 (7.37%) Selenium
4 6 (6.32%) Mockito
4 6 (6.32%) ProC
5 5 (5.26%) Maven
6 4 (4.21%) Subversion
6 4 (4.21%) JIRA
7 3 (3.16%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.16%) Cactus
7 3 (3.16%) Lombardi
8 2 (2.11%) Hudson
8 2 (2.11%) Ant
8 2 (2.11%) JMeter
9 1 (1.05%) CruiseControl
9 1 (1.05%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.05%) Introscope
9 1 (1.05%) SonarQube
General
1 34 (35.79%) Finance
2 19 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (3.16%) Retail
3 3 (3.16%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Marketing
5 1 (1.05%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.05%) Electronics
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (46.32%) Developer
2 21 (22.11%) Java Developer
3 12 (12.63%) Architect
4 10 (10.53%) WebSphere Developer
5 6 (6.32%) Consultant
5 6 (6.32%) WebSphere Consultant
6 5 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
6 5 (5.26%) Administrator
6 5 (5.26%) Environment Manager
7 4 (4.21%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (4.21%) Release Manager
7 4 (4.21%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (4.21%) Test Manager
7 4 (4.21%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.16%) Tester
8 3 (3.16%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.16%) Java Software Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (37.89%) J2EE
2 33 (34.74%) Web Services
3 26 (27.37%) Spring
4 23 (24.21%) XML
5 19 (20.00%) Servlets
6 18 (18.95%) SOAP
7 16 (16.84%) Middleware
8 15 (15.79%) WSDL
9 12 (12.63%) JSP
9 12 (12.63%) HTML
10 11 (11.58%) CSS
11 10 (10.53%) XSLT
11 10 (10.53%) RESTful
12 8 (8.42%) XML Messaging
12 8 (8.42%) JAX-RPC
13 7 (7.37%) JAX-WS
13 7 (7.37%) XSL
13 7 (7.37%) .NET
14 6 (6.32%) JDBC
14 6 (6.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) Mainframe
2 4 (4.21%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.16%) PMI
3 3 (3.16%) Web 2.0
3 3 (3.16%) Online Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.11%) PKI
5 1 (1.05%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.05%) DTV
5 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.05%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.37%) Linux
2 16 (16.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (14.74%) UNIX
4 10 (10.53%) Windows
5 6 (6.32%) Solaris
6 2 (2.11%) AIX
6 2 (2.11%) Android
7 1 (1.05%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.11%) SDLC
2 19 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 16 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (16.84%) System Integration Testing
3 16 (16.84%) Waterfall
4 15 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (14.74%) Integration Testing
6 11 (11.58%) Configuration Management
7 9 (9.47%) E-Commerce
8 8 (8.42%) ITIL
8 8 (8.42%) Open Source
9 7 (7.37%) Unit Testing
9 7 (7.37%) TDD
9 7 (7.37%) Automated Testing
10 6 (6.32%) Test Scripting
10 6 (6.32%) DevOps
11 5 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (5.26%) Web Application Development
11 5 (5.26%) Release Management
11 5 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (64.21%) Java
2 30 (31.58%) SQL
3 15 (15.79%) PL/SQL
4 14 (14.74%) JavaScript
5 9 (9.47%) Shell Script
5 9 (9.47%) XPath
6 6 (6.32%) Perl
7 4 (4.21%) C
7 4 (4.21%) Python
8 1 (1.05%) Ruby
8 1 (1.05%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (13.68%) Degree
2 11 (11.58%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.16%) BC Cleared
4 3 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.16%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.05%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 14 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.37%) Xen
3 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (10.53%) Puppet
2 9 (9.47%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.21%) Ansible
4 3 (3.16%) Salt
4 3 (3.16%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.05%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (1.05%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 47 (49.47%) Oracle
2 25 (26.32%) IBM
3 15 (15.79%) VMware
4 11 (11.58%) Sybase
5 9 (9.47%) Microsoft
5 9 (9.47%) TIBCO
6 7 (7.37%) Red Hat
7 6 (6.32%) Google
8 4 (4.21%) Perforce
8 4 (4.21%) HP
9 3 (3.16%) Curam
10 2 (2.11%) CA
10 2 (2.11%) SAP
10 2 (2.11%) Sun
10 2 (2.11%) Business Objects
11 1 (1.05%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (1.05%) Compuware
11 1 (1.05%) Cisco
11 1 (1.05%) ATG
11 1 (1.05%) hybris
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