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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 107 74 23
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -51
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 36 60 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.15% 2.09% 6.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.20% 11.63% 30.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 111
Average daily rate
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£333 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.19% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £320 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £466 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £31.88 £45.25
% change year-on-year
-1.96% -29.55%
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
500 516 678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.01% 18.00% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 234 369
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 56 58
Average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.92 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.17 £35.00 £41.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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 -17 14 £313 -26.47% 3
Cheshire -19 12 £400 +3.22% 6
Lancashire -3 6 £340 - 3
Merseyside - - - - 1
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 32 (55.17%) Java
2 25 (43.10%) Tomcat
3 24 (41.38%) IBM
4 21 (36.21%) Oracle
5 20 (34.48%) Linux
6 19 (32.76%) HTTP
7 18 (31.03%) Red Hat
8 17 (29.31%) Finance
9 15 (25.86%) Spring
10 14 (24.14%) Servlets
10 14 (24.14%) UNIX
11 13 (22.41%) XML
11 13 (22.41%) SQL Server
11 13 (22.41%) WebSphere MQ
11 13 (22.41%) Middleware
12 12 (20.69%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (20.69%) Maven
13 11 (18.97%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 11 (18.97%) Big Data
13 11 (18.97%) Apache
13 11 (18.97%) Windows
13 11 (18.97%) WebLogic
13 11 (18.97%) Firewall
14 9 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (13.79%) Jenkins
15 8 (13.79%) Mainframe
15 8 (13.79%) FTP
15 8 (13.79%) WebSphere Application Server
15 8 (13.79%) JavaScript
15 8 (13.79%) JBoss

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 25 (43.10%) Tomcat
2 11 (18.97%) WebLogic
2 11 (18.97%) Apache
3 8 (13.79%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (10.34%) MQSeries
4 6 (10.34%) Jetty
4 6 (10.34%) nginx
4 6 (10.34%) OpenStack
5 5 (8.62%) Adobe CQ
5 5 (8.62%) Escenic
5 5 (8.62%) CMS
6 3 (5.17%) Quickr
6 3 (5.17%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (5.17%) WebSphere Process Server
7 2 (3.45%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (3.45%) iPlanet
8 1 (1.72%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.72%) SAS
8 1 (1.72%) Node.js
8 1 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (10.34%) Amazon S3
1 6 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (10.34%) Route 53
1 6 (10.34%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (3.45%) SaaS
2 2 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (32.76%) HTTP
2 11 (18.97%) Firewall
3 8 (13.79%) LDAP
3 8 (13.79%) FTP
4 6 (10.34%) DHCP
4 6 (10.34%) DNS
5 1 (1.72%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.41%) SQL Server
2 12 (20.69%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (18.97%) Big Data
4 6 (10.34%) Hazelcast
5 5 (8.62%) DB2
5 5 (8.62%) Hadoop
5 5 (8.62%) MySQL
6 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
6 3 (5.17%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.72%) DataStage
7 1 (1.72%) MSDE
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.72%) WhereScape RED
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (1.72%) MS Access
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (20.69%) Maven
2 8 (13.79%) Jenkins
3 6 (10.34%) Cucumber
3 6 (10.34%) Hudson
3 6 (10.34%) JUnit
4 4 (6.90%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.45%) Subversion
6 1 (1.72%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.72%) JIRA
6 1 (1.72%) Selenium
6 1 (1.72%) Toad
6 1 (1.72%) WebLogic Workshop
6 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 17 (29.31%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) Developer
2 13 (22.41%) Java Developer
3 7 (12.07%) WebSphere Developer
3 7 (12.07%) Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) Senior Developer
4 5 (8.62%) Programmer
4 5 (8.62%) Administrator
4 5 (8.62%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) Senior Programmer
4 5 (8.62%) Senior Java Programmer
4 5 (8.62%) Developer Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) Java Programmer
4 5 (8.62%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) UNIX Administrator
6 3 (5.17%) WebSphere Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (3.45%) Architect
7 2 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.45%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.86%) Spring
2 14 (24.14%) Servlets
3 13 (22.41%) XML
3 13 (22.41%) WebSphere MQ
3 13 (22.41%) Middleware
4 11 (18.97%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 7 (12.07%) JMS
5 7 (12.07%) XML Schema
5 7 (12.07%) J2EE
5 7 (12.07%) EJB
6 6 (10.34%) CSS
6 6 (10.34%) HTML
6 6 (10.34%) .NET
6 6 (10.34%) DOM
6 6 (10.34%) XSLT
6 6 (10.34%) Struts
6 6 (10.34%) Web Services
6 6 (10.34%) J2SE
6 6 (10.34%) Grails
6 6 (10.34%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Mainframe
2 6 (10.34%) PKI
2 6 (10.34%) Open Source
3 3 (5.17%) Firmware
3 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.45%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (3.45%) Clustering
5 1 (1.72%) Tandem
5 1 (1.72%) AS400
5 1 (1.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (34.48%) Linux
2 14 (24.14%) UNIX
3 11 (18.97%) Windows
4 9 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (10.34%) Android
5 6 (10.34%) CentOS
6 4 (6.90%) AIX
7 3 (5.17%) Solaris
8 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.45%) HPUX
9 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.72%) VMS
9 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.07%) TDD
2 6 (10.34%) Migration
2 6 (10.34%) Scrum
2 6 (10.34%) Performance Testing
2 6 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (10.34%) UML
2 6 (10.34%) Configuration Management
2 6 (10.34%) JVM Tuning
2 6 (10.34%) DevOps
3 5 (8.62%) BDD
3 5 (8.62%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (8.62%) ETL
3 5 (8.62%) OOP
3 5 (8.62%) OOA/OOD
3 5 (8.62%) RUP
3 5 (8.62%) OOD
3 5 (8.62%) Software Engineering
4 4 (6.90%) E-Commerce
5 3 (5.17%) Change Management
5 3 (5.17%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 32 (55.17%) Java
2 8 (13.79%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.34%) SQL
3 6 (10.34%) Ruby
3 6 (10.34%) XPath
4 5 (8.62%) Scala
4 5 (8.62%) C#
4 5 (8.62%) Perl
5 4 (6.90%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.17%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.45%) Python
8 1 (1.72%) PHP
8 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) Degree
1 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) MCP
2 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.72%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) RHEV
2 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) Puppet
1 6 (10.34%) Vagrant
2 5 (8.62%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.45%) Foglight
3 2 (3.45%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (3.45%) CA Wily
4 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 24 (41.38%) IBM
2 21 (36.21%) Oracle
3 18 (31.03%) Red Hat
4 8 (13.79%) JBoss
5 6 (10.34%) RightScale
6 4 (6.90%) HP
6 4 (6.90%) VMware
7 3 (5.17%) NetApp
7 3 (5.17%) Lotus
7 3 (5.17%) EMC
7 3 (5.17%) SAP
7 3 (5.17%) Sybase
7 3 (5.17%) Sun
8 2 (3.45%) TIBCO
8 2 (3.45%) Tumbleweed
9 1 (1.72%) hybris
9 1 (1.72%) ATG
9 1 (1.72%) Demandware
9 1 (1.72%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.72%) Intel
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