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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere
England / North West
Rank 77 84 102
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +18
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 55 71 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.08% 1.85% 1.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.39% 11.58% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 15
Median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £433 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £420 £389
% change year-on-year
- +8.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £39.00

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
444 613 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.77% 15.93% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 342 266
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.79% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 43 31
Median hourly rate £14.75 £27.05 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.47% +48.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £40.00 £31.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.38 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-13.52% +11.84%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 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 -15 15 £388 +3.33% 2
Lancashire +13 13 £335 -4.28%
Merseyside - 12 £400 -
Cheshire +8 9 £375 -11.76%
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 43 (40.57%) Java
2 42 (39.62%) WebSphere Application Server
3 39 (36.79%) WebSphere MQ
4 37 (34.91%) Unix
5 32 (30.19%) Linux
6 31 (29.25%) HTTP
7 30 (28.30%) JBoss
7 30 (28.30%) Oracle
8 27 (25.47%) IBM
8 27 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (24.53%) J2EE
10 25 (23.58%) Middleware
11 24 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
12 22 (20.75%) WebLogic
12 22 (20.75%) Windows
12 22 (20.75%) Tomcat
13 21 (19.81%) AIX
14 19 (17.92%) Finance
15 18 (16.98%) Microsoft
15 18 (16.98%) SOAP
15 18 (16.98%) SQL Server
15 18 (16.98%) Clustering
16 17 (16.04%) MS PowerPoint
16 17 (16.04%) Open Source
16 17 (16.04%) DB2
16 17 (16.04%) MS Excel
16 17 (16.04%) Eclipse
17 16 (15.09%) IBM HTTP Server
17 16 (15.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
17 16 (15.09%) Jenkins

WebSphere
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 42 (39.62%) WebSphere Application Server
2 30 (28.30%) JBoss
3 22 (20.75%) Tomcat
3 22 (20.75%) WebLogic
4 16 (15.09%) IBM HTTP Server
5 11 (10.38%) Apache
6 10 (9.43%) GlassFish
7 5 (4.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (2.83%) IIS
8 3 (2.83%) Jetty
8 3 (2.83%) Mongrel
8 3 (2.83%) nginx
9 2 (1.89%) Commerce Server
9 2 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.89%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (1.89%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (1.89%) WebSphere Process Server
10 1 (0.94%) CICS
10 1 (0.94%) CMS
10 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 17 (16.04%) MS Excel
1 17 (16.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (4.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.38%) IaaS
1 11 (10.38%) PaaS
1 11 (10.38%) SaaS
2 4 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.83%) Google App Engine
3 3 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (29.25%) HTTP
2 14 (13.21%) SSL
2 14 (13.21%) TCP/IP
3 10 (9.43%) FTP
4 7 (6.60%) DNS
5 6 (5.66%) LDAP
6 3 (2.83%) DHCP
6 3 (2.83%) IPsec
6 3 (2.83%) LAN
6 3 (2.83%) SMTP
6 3 (2.83%) SNMP
6 3 (2.83%) WAN
7 2 (1.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (1.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.94%) BGP
8 1 (0.94%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.94%) Firewall
8 1 (0.94%) IGRP
8 1 (0.94%) OSPF
8 1 (0.94%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 17 (16.04%) DB2
3 10 (9.43%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.89%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.94%) Endeca
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (16.04%) Eclipse
2 16 (15.09%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.66%) Hudson
4 5 (4.72%) Eclipse RCP
4 5 (4.72%) Subversion
5 4 (3.77%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.83%) JUnit
6 3 (2.83%) Maven
6 3 (2.83%) Rational Application Developer
6 3 (2.83%) Travis CI
6 3 (2.83%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.83%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 2 (1.89%) JIRA
7 2 (1.89%) Selenium
8 1 (0.94%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.94%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.94%) JDeveloper
General
1 19 (17.92%) Finance
2 14 (13.21%) Banking
3 7 (6.60%) Retail
4 2 (1.89%) Marketing
5 1 (0.94%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 30 (28.30%) Developer
2 23 (21.70%) Java Developer
3 19 (17.92%) Administrator
4 14 (13.21%) Analyst
5 11 (10.38%) WebSphere Administrator
6 10 (9.43%) WebSphere Specialist
7 9 (8.49%) WebSphere Developer
8 7 (6.60%) Architect
8 7 (6.60%) Consultant
8 7 (6.60%) Middleware Administrator
8 7 (6.60%) Operational Support Analyst
8 7 (6.60%) Operations Analyst
8 7 (6.60%) Operations Support Analyst
8 7 (6.60%) Support Analyst
9 6 (5.66%) Operations Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) Senior Operations Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) Server Administrator
10 5 (4.72%) Java WebSphere Developer
10 5 (4.72%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
11 4 (3.77%) OAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (36.79%) WebSphere MQ
2 26 (24.53%) J2EE
3 25 (23.58%) Middleware
4 18 (16.98%) SOAP
5 15 (14.15%) EJB
6 13 (12.26%) CSS
6 13 (12.26%) HTML
6 13 (12.26%) Spring
7 11 (10.38%) Web Services
8 8 (7.55%) AngularJS
8 8 (7.55%) jQuery
8 8 (7.55%) REST
9 7 (6.60%) JSP
9 7 (6.60%) Servlets
9 7 (6.60%) XML
10 6 (5.66%) .NET
10 6 (5.66%) EJB 3.0
10 6 (5.66%) IBM Integration Bus
10 6 (5.66%) JMS
11 5 (4.72%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (16.98%) Clustering
3 9 (8.49%) Tandem
4 7 (6.60%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.72%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.77%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.83%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.89%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.94%) DataPower
9 1 (0.94%) Derivative
9 1 (0.94%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (34.91%) Unix
2 32 (30.19%) Linux
3 22 (20.75%) Windows
4 21 (19.81%) AIX
5 13 (12.26%) Windows 2000
5 13 (12.26%) Windows XP
6 5 (4.72%) Solaris
7 4 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (16.04%) Open Source
3 16 (15.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 15 (14.15%) ITIL
5 12 (11.32%) Data Management
5 12 (11.32%) ITSM
5 12 (11.32%) Service Management
6 10 (9.43%) Change Management
6 10 (9.43%) DevOps
6 10 (9.43%) OO
6 10 (9.43%) PRINCE2
6 10 (9.43%) TDD
6 10 (9.43%) UML
7 9 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (8.49%) Data Analysis
7 9 (8.49%) Release Management
8 8 (7.55%) E-Commerce
8 8 (7.55%) Problem Management
9 7 (6.60%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (6.60%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 43 (40.57%) Java
2 13 (12.26%) Jython
3 8 (7.55%) JavaScript
3 8 (7.55%) Shell Script
4 7 (6.60%) Perl
4 7 (6.60%) SQL
5 2 (1.89%) C
5 2 (1.89%) C#
6 1 (0.94%) COBOL
6 1 (0.94%) JCL
6 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.94%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.43%) Degree
3 7 (6.60%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.72%) ISEB
5 4 (3.77%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.89%) CCNP
6 2 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.89%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.94%) CCNA
7 1 (0.94%) CISSP
7 1 (0.94%) SANS
7 1 (0.94%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.55%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.83%) Hyper-V
1 3 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.89%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.83%) Puppet
4 2 (1.89%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.89%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.94%) Ansible
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.94%) QRadar
Vendors
1 30 (28.30%) Oracle
2 27 (25.47%) IBM
3 18 (16.98%) Microsoft
4 10 (9.43%) VMware
5 9 (8.49%) Red Hat
6 6 (5.66%) Sybase
7 5 (4.72%) Cisco
7 5 (4.72%) hybris
8 4 (3.77%) Google
9 3 (2.83%) Dell
9 3 (2.83%) EMC
10 2 (1.89%) CA
10 2 (1.89%) F5
10 2 (1.89%) HP
10 2 (1.89%) Juniper
10 2 (1.89%) Sun
11 1 (0.94%) Apple
11 1 (0.94%) Kony
11 1 (0.94%) LogRhythm
11 1 (0.94%) Splunk