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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 77 61 40
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -21
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 64 67 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.99% 2.35% 4.01%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.19% 13.01% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 22 65
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£350 £375 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £302 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 - £29.95
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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
525 515 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.34% 18.05% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 228 336
Average daily rate £340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 60 44
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.03 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.60% -2.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £36.81 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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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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 0 24 £340 +0.74% 5
Cheshire -16 16 £363 -17.14% 4
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 41 (53.95%) Java
2 36 (47.37%) IBM
3 33 (43.42%) Linux
4 30 (39.47%) Tomcat
5 27 (35.53%) HTTP
6 22 (28.95%) Servlets
7 21 (27.63%) WebSphere MQ
8 20 (26.32%) Red Hat
9 19 (25.00%) Oracle
9 19 (25.00%) Spring
10 18 (23.68%) UNIX
10 18 (23.68%) Windows
11 15 (19.74%) XML
11 15 (19.74%) WebSphere Application Server
11 15 (19.74%) Apache
11 15 (19.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (17.11%) Finance
12 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (15.79%) Maven
13 12 (15.79%) J2EE
13 12 (15.79%) FTP
13 12 (15.79%) Jenkins
14 11 (14.47%) XML Schema
14 11 (14.47%) JMS
14 11 (14.47%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 10 (13.16%) Jetty
15 10 (13.16%) Android
15 10 (13.16%) XPath
15 10 (13.16%) Grails
15 10 (13.16%) nginx

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 30 (39.47%) Tomcat
2 15 (19.74%) WebSphere Application Server
2 15 (19.74%) Apache
3 10 (13.16%) Jetty
3 10 (13.16%) nginx
4 9 (11.84%) WebLogic
5 8 (10.53%) IIS
6 6 (7.89%) JBoss
6 6 (7.89%) WebSphere Portal
6 6 (7.89%) WebSphere Process Server
6 6 (7.89%) Quickr
7 3 (3.95%) iPlanet
8 2 (2.63%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (2.63%) MQSeries
8 2 (2.63%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.32%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (1.32%) Node.js
9 1 (1.32%) SAS
9 1 (1.32%) Oracle 9iAS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.95%) Google App Engine
2 3 (3.95%) SaaS
2 3 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.63%) PaaS
3 2 (2.63%) Route 53
3 2 (2.63%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.63%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 27 (35.53%) HTTP
2 12 (15.79%) FTP
3 8 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 7 (9.21%) SSL
5 5 (6.58%) Firewall
5 5 (6.58%) DNS
5 5 (6.58%) LDAP
5 5 (6.58%) DHCP
6 3 (3.95%) IPsec
7 1 (1.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.16%) Hazelcast
2 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (6.58%) RDBMS
4 5 (6.58%) DB2
4 5 (6.58%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.95%) Big Data
6 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.32%) MySQL
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.32%) MS Access
7 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.32%) DataStage
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.32%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Maven
1 12 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 8 (10.53%) Eclipse
3 3 (3.95%) Subversion
3 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.63%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.63%) Hudson
4 2 (2.63%) JUnit
5 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 1 (1.32%) JIRA
5 1 (1.32%) Selenium
5 1 (1.32%) Toad
5 1 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.32%) WebLogic Workshop
5 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.32%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (17.11%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Banking
3 4 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (34.21%) Developer
2 14 (18.42%) Java Developer
3 12 (15.79%) WebSphere Developer
4 8 (10.53%) Administrator
5 6 (7.89%) Architect
6 5 (6.58%) Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Consultant
7 4 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.26%) WebSphere Consultant
7 4 (5.26%) Environment Manager
8 3 (3.95%) WebSphere Administrator
8 3 (3.95%) UNIX Administrator
8 3 (3.95%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.63%) Tester
9 2 (2.63%) E-Commerce Project Manager
9 2 (2.63%) E-Commerce Manager
9 2 (2.63%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (2.63%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Designer
10 1 (1.32%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.95%) Servlets
2 21 (27.63%) WebSphere MQ
3 19 (25.00%) Spring
4 15 (19.74%) XML
5 12 (15.79%) J2EE
6 11 (14.47%) JMS
6 11 (14.47%) XML Schema
6 11 (14.47%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 10 (13.16%) Middleware
7 10 (13.16%) J2SE
7 10 (13.16%) Grails
7 10 (13.16%) DOM
7 10 (13.16%) XSLT
8 9 (11.84%) .NET
9 7 (9.21%) Web Services
10 6 (7.89%) Dojo
10 6 (7.89%) SAX
10 6 (7.89%) JSR 286
11 4 (5.26%) Ajax
11 4 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Mainframe
1 6 (7.89%) Open Source
2 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.26%) PKI
4 3 (3.95%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (2.63%) DataPower
6 1 (1.32%) iSeries
6 1 (1.32%) HP Superdome
6 1 (1.32%) AS400
6 1 (1.32%) Clustering
6 1 (1.32%) Tandem
6 1 (1.32%) Social Media
6 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (43.42%) Linux
2 18 (23.68%) UNIX
2 18 (23.68%) Windows
3 15 (19.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (13.16%) Android
5 9 (11.84%) AIX
6 7 (9.21%) Solaris
7 3 (3.95%) HPUX
7 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.63%) CentOS
8 2 (2.63%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (13.16%) Configuration Management
3 9 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 7 (9.21%) E-Commerce
5 7 (9.21%) DevOps
6 6 (7.89%) Unit Testing
6 6 (7.89%) Migration
7 5 (6.58%) Automated Testing
7 5 (6.58%) UML
7 5 (6.58%) Mentoring
7 5 (6.58%) Waterfall
8 4 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (3.95%) Coaching
9 3 (3.95%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (3.95%) Performance Improvement
9 3 (3.95%) Project Management
9 3 (3.95%) Change Management
9 3 (3.95%) ETL
9 3 (3.95%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 41 (53.95%) Java
2 10 (13.16%) XPath
3 9 (11.84%) SQL
4 8 (10.53%) Perl
5 7 (9.21%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.26%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.95%) Python
8 2 (2.63%) Ruby
8 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.32%) VB
9 1 (1.32%) PHP
9 1 (1.32%) C#
9 1 (1.32%) COBOL
9 1 (1.32%) AWK
9 1 (1.32%) Jython
9 1 (1.32%) Scala
9 1 (1.32%) sed
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.95%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Firmware
1 3 (3.95%) Xen
1 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.95%) RHEV
2 1 (1.32%) Shibboleth
2 1 (1.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) Puppet
2 3 (3.95%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.63%) CA Wily
3 2 (2.63%) Foglight
3 2 (2.63%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (2.63%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 36 (47.37%) IBM
2 20 (26.32%) Red Hat
3 19 (25.00%) Oracle
4 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
5 8 (10.53%) HP
5 8 (10.53%) VMware
6 6 (7.89%) Lotus
7 3 (3.95%) Axway
7 3 (3.95%) Google
7 3 (3.95%) NetApp
7 3 (3.95%) EMC
7 3 (3.95%) Sun
7 3 (3.95%) Sybase
8 2 (2.63%) SAP
8 2 (2.63%) Siebel
8 2 (2.63%) Informatica
8 2 (2.63%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.63%) Tumbleweed
8 2 (2.63%) RightScale
9 1 (1.32%) Demandware
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