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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 104 101 71
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -30
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 57 36 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.36% 1.15% 2.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.64% 7.06% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 19 23
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£451 £340 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.57% -12.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £298 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £31.25 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+21.60% -1.96%
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
660 510 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.73% 16.23% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 259 245
Average daily rate £413 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 37 59
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -16.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.62 £35.68 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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 -1 30 £460 +47.20% 11
Cheshire -14 11 £450 +10.42% 1
Lancashire -1 10 £441 +29.62% 9
Merseyside - 1 £375 - 2
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 69 (60.53%) Java
2 55 (48.25%) Oracle
3 48 (42.11%) J2EE
4 42 (36.84%) Finance
5 33 (28.95%) IBM
6 32 (28.07%) Web Services
7 31 (27.19%) SQL
8 29 (25.44%) Linux
9 28 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (23.68%) Spring
10 27 (23.68%) JBoss
11 26 (22.81%) Middleware
12 25 (21.93%) VMware
12 25 (21.93%) VMware Infrastructure
13 24 (21.05%) WebSphere Application Server
14 23 (20.18%) Servlets
14 23 (20.18%) UNIX
15 21 (18.42%) XML
15 21 (18.42%) Banking
15 21 (18.42%) Jenkins
16 20 (17.54%) Oracle Database
16 20 (17.54%) System Integration Testing
16 20 (17.54%) SDLC
16 20 (17.54%) Waterfall
16 20 (17.54%) Tomcat
16 20 (17.54%) HTTP
17 19 (16.67%) FTP
17 19 (16.67%) SQL Server
17 19 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 18 (15.79%) Integration Testing

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 27 (23.68%) JBoss
2 24 (21.05%) WebSphere Application Server
3 20 (17.54%) Tomcat
4 17 (14.91%) IIS
5 14 (12.28%) Jetty
5 14 (12.28%) nginx
6 10 (8.77%) Apache
7 5 (4.39%) WebLogic
7 5 (4.39%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (4.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (3.51%) CICS
8 4 (3.51%) Tuxedo
8 4 (3.51%) OpenStack
9 3 (2.63%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (1.75%) Commerce Server
10 2 (1.75%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Process Server
11 1 (0.88%) iPlanet
11 1 (0.88%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.88%) Documentum
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.04%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (12.28%) Amazon EC2
2 14 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (11.40%) Google App Engine
3 13 (11.40%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.63%) OpenShift
4 3 (2.63%) PaaS
5 1 (0.88%) Route 53
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.54%) HTTP
2 19 (16.67%) FTP
3 16 (14.04%) TCP/IP
4 14 (12.28%) DNS
4 14 (12.28%) DHCP
5 13 (11.40%) IPsec
6 10 (8.77%) SSL
7 8 (7.02%) Firewall
8 6 (5.26%) Internet
9 5 (4.39%) LDAP
10 3 (2.63%) SMS
10 3 (2.63%) SMTP
10 3 (2.63%) SAN
10 3 (2.63%) SNA
10 3 (2.63%) NAS
11 1 (0.88%) Network Security
11 1 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.54%) Oracle Database
2 19 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 10 (8.77%) Relational Database
4 9 (7.89%) DB2
5 6 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (4.39%) RDBMS
6 5 (4.39%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (4.39%) Informix
7 3 (2.63%) DataStage
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.88%) Big Data
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (18.42%) Jenkins
2 13 (11.40%) JUnit
3 7 (6.14%) JIRA
4 6 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.26%) ProC
5 5 (4.39%) Eclipse
5 5 (4.39%) Mockito
5 5 (4.39%) Selenium
6 4 (3.51%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.51%) Subversion
6 4 (3.51%) FishEye
7 3 (2.63%) Maven
7 3 (2.63%) Cactus
7 3 (2.63%) JMeter
8 2 (1.75%) Hudson
8 2 (1.75%) Eclipse RCP
9 1 (0.88%) LoadUI
9 1 (0.88%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.88%) Ant
General
1 42 (36.84%) Finance
2 21 (18.42%) Banking
3 8 (7.02%) Retail
4 2 (1.75%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 39 (34.21%) Developer
2 21 (18.42%) Architect
3 18 (15.79%) Java Developer
4 10 (8.77%) Consultant
5 7 (6.14%) Senior Consultant
5 7 (6.14%) Senior Developer
5 7 (6.14%) DevOps Consultant
6 6 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (5.26%) Integration Architect
7 5 (4.39%) Analyst
7 5 (4.39%) Administrator
7 5 (4.39%) Oracle Developer
7 5 (4.39%) Environment Manager
7 5 (4.39%) Technical Leader
7 5 (4.39%) WebSphere Developer
8 4 (3.51%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 4 (3.51%) Release Manager
8 4 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (3.51%) WebSphere Administrator
8 4 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (42.11%) J2EE
2 32 (28.07%) Web Services
3 27 (23.68%) Spring
4 26 (22.81%) Middleware
5 23 (20.18%) Servlets
6 21 (18.42%) XML
7 17 (14.91%) SOAP
8 15 (13.16%) HTML
9 14 (12.28%) .NET
9 14 (12.28%) WSDL
10 12 (10.53%) CSS
10 12 (10.53%) JSP
11 10 (8.77%) HTML5
12 9 (7.89%) XML Messaging
13 8 (7.02%) jQuery
13 8 (7.02%) XSLT
14 7 (6.14%) JAX-WS
14 7 (6.14%) JAX-RPC
14 7 (6.14%) WebSphere MQ
14 7 (6.14%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.16%) Mainframe
2 7 (6.14%) PKI
3 6 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (2.63%) Web 2.0
5 3 (2.63%) EFT
5 3 (2.63%) VSAM
6 2 (1.75%) PMI
6 2 (1.75%) EPoS
6 2 (1.75%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.88%) iSeries
7 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.88%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.44%) Linux
2 23 (20.18%) UNIX
3 19 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (15.79%) Windows
5 9 (7.89%) Solaris
6 3 (2.63%) AIX
6 3 (2.63%) zOS
7 1 (0.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (17.54%) Waterfall
2 20 (17.54%) System Integration Testing
2 20 (17.54%) SDLC
3 18 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (15.79%) Integration Testing
4 17 (14.91%) Software Engineering
4 17 (14.91%) Configuration Management
5 15 (13.16%) Automated Testing
6 13 (11.40%) Unit Testing
7 12 (10.53%) DevOps
8 10 (8.77%) Performance Testing
9 9 (7.89%) Open Source
10 8 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (7.02%) ITIL
11 7 (6.14%) E-Commerce
11 7 (6.14%) ETL
11 7 (6.14%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (6.14%) Test Scripting
12 6 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 69 (60.53%) Java
2 31 (27.19%) SQL
3 15 (13.16%) PL/SQL
4 13 (11.40%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.14%) Shell Script
5 7 (6.14%) XPath
6 6 (5.26%) Perl
6 6 (5.26%) C
7 4 (3.51%) Python
8 1 (0.88%) Ruby
8 1 (0.88%) C++
8 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (14.91%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.16%) Degree
3 9 (7.89%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.51%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.63%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.75%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.75%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.75%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 25 (21.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.14%) Xen
3 3 (2.63%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (2.63%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 3 (2.63%) RACF
4 2 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (14.04%) Puppet
2 15 (13.16%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.39%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 3 (2.63%) zSecure
4 3 (2.63%) Ansible
4 3 (2.63%) Salt
4 3 (2.63%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.88%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.88%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.88%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 55 (48.25%) Oracle
2 33 (28.95%) IBM
3 25 (21.93%) VMware
4 18 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 14 (12.28%) Sybase
6 13 (11.40%) Google
7 9 (7.89%) TIBCO
8 7 (6.14%) Curam
9 5 (4.39%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.51%) Perforce
10 4 (3.51%) HP
11 3 (2.63%) CA
12 2 (1.75%) Sun
13 1 (0.88%) Compuware
13 1 (0.88%) BMC
13 1 (0.88%) Cisco
13 1 (0.88%) RightScale
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