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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 99 98 84
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 53 44 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.39% 1.36% 1.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.53% 8.01% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 22
Average daily rate £424 £425 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.29% +23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £325 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £406
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +42.72%
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
621 549 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.33% 16.97% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 293 208
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 25 32
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £25.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% -19.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.75 £36.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 29 £400 +3.22% 3
Cheshire 0 22 £425 -2.85% 2
Merseyside -2 1 - - 2
Lancashire -3 1 - - 2
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 59 (40.41%) WebSphere Application Server
2 58 (39.73%) Java
3 51 (34.93%) Oracle
4 48 (32.88%) IBM
5 47 (32.19%) Middleware
6 43 (29.45%) Linux
7 40 (27.40%) JBoss
7 40 (27.40%) Unix
8 38 (26.03%) HTTP
9 34 (23.29%) WebSphere MQ
9 34 (23.29%) Finance
10 31 (21.23%) DB2
10 31 (21.23%) J2EE
11 30 (20.55%) Windows
12 27 (18.49%) WebLogic
12 27 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (17.12%) IBM Integration Bus
14 24 (16.44%) SSL
15 22 (15.07%) WebSphere Cast Iron
16 21 (14.38%) Jenkins
17 20 (13.70%) Banking
18 19 (13.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 19 (13.01%) TCP/IP
18 19 (13.01%) Red Hat
18 19 (13.01%) Mainframe
18 19 (13.01%) Apache
19 18 (12.33%) Tomcat
19 18 (12.33%) AIX
20 17 (11.64%) Web Services
21 16 (10.96%) Continuous Integration

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 59 (40.41%) WebSphere Application Server
2 40 (27.40%) JBoss
3 27 (18.49%) WebLogic
4 19 (13.01%) Apache
5 18 (12.33%) Tomcat
6 9 (6.16%) IIS
7 8 (5.48%) CICS
7 8 (5.48%) Jetty
7 8 (5.48%) nginx
8 7 (4.79%) IBM HTTP Server
9 6 (4.11%) Apache Solr
9 6 (4.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 5 (3.42%) iPlanet
11 4 (2.74%) WebSphere Process Server
12 3 (2.05%) GlassFish
13 2 (1.37%) MQSeries
13 2 (1.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (5.48%) Amazon EC2
1 8 (5.48%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (5.48%) Google App Engine
1 8 (5.48%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 38 (26.03%) HTTP
2 24 (16.44%) SSL
3 19 (13.01%) TCP/IP
4 16 (10.96%) DNS
5 12 (8.22%) FTP
6 8 (5.48%) DHCP
6 8 (5.48%) IPsec
6 8 (5.48%) SMTP
6 8 (5.48%) SNMP
7 6 (4.11%) Internet
8 2 (1.37%) Firewall
8 2 (1.37%) Kerberos
8 2 (1.37%) WinSCP
9 1 (0.68%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.68%) LDAP
9 1 (0.68%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (21.23%) DB2
2 13 (8.90%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.79%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.11%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.05%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (1.37%) Hazelcast
6 2 (1.37%) MS Access
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.68%) MySQL
7 1 (0.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (14.38%) Jenkins
2 13 (8.90%) Eclipse
3 11 (7.53%) Subversion
4 8 (5.48%) JIRA
5 7 (4.79%) Git (software)
6 6 (4.11%) Hudson
6 6 (4.11%) Maven
7 5 (3.42%) Introscope
7 5 (3.42%) JUnit
8 4 (2.74%) FishEye
9 3 (2.05%) Eclipse RCP
9 3 (2.05%) Log4j
10 2 (1.37%) ClearCase
10 2 (1.37%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.37%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.37%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.37%) NetBeans
10 2 (1.37%) Selenium
10 2 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (1.37%) Toad
General
1 34 (23.29%) Finance
2 20 (13.70%) Banking
3 11 (7.53%) Retail
4 3 (2.05%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.68%) Billing
Job Titles
1 46 (31.51%) Developer
2 26 (17.81%) Architect
3 19 (13.01%) Designer
4 18 (12.33%) Consultant
5 17 (11.64%) Java Developer
6 16 (10.96%) WebSphere Developer
7 14 (9.59%) Analyst
8 10 (6.85%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (6.85%) WebSphere Specialist
9 9 (6.16%) Middleware Specialist
10 8 (5.48%) Administrator
10 8 (5.48%) WebSphere Consultant
11 6 (4.11%) DevOps Consultant
11 6 (4.11%) Integration Architect
11 6 (4.11%) Middleware Administrator
11 6 (4.11%) Middleware Consultant
11 6 (4.11%) Senior Consultant
11 6 (4.11%) Technical Leader
11 6 (4.11%) WebSphere Administrator
11 6 (4.11%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (32.19%) Middleware
2 34 (23.29%) WebSphere MQ
3 31 (21.23%) J2EE
4 25 (17.12%) IBM Integration Bus
5 17 (11.64%) Web Services
6 15 (10.27%) Servlets
6 15 (10.27%) XML
7 14 (9.59%) Spring
8 13 (8.90%) HTML
9 12 (8.22%) JMS
10 11 (7.53%) AngularJS
11 10 (6.85%) SOAP
11 10 (6.85%) XSLT
12 9 (6.16%) Struts
13 8 (5.48%) .NET
13 8 (5.48%) CSS
13 8 (5.48%) EJB
13 8 (5.48%) HTML5
14 7 (4.79%) JSP
15 6 (4.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.01%) Mainframe
2 16 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (10.27%) Clustering
4 13 (8.90%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.74%) Contactless
5 4 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.05%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (2.05%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.37%) PMI
8 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.68%) DataPower
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.68%) HACMP
8 1 (0.68%) iSeries
8 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.68%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 43 (29.45%) Linux
2 40 (27.40%) Unix
3 30 (20.55%) Windows
4 19 (13.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (12.33%) AIX
6 11 (7.53%) Solaris
7 3 (2.05%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.37%) HPUX
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.68%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (6.85%) Automated Testing
3 10 (6.85%) Configuration Management
4 9 (6.16%) E-Commerce
4 9 (6.16%) TDD
5 8 (5.48%) DevOps
5 8 (5.48%) Integration Testing
6 7 (4.79%) Software Engineering
6 7 (4.79%) System Integration Testing
6 7 (4.79%) Validation
7 6 (4.11%) OO
7 6 (4.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 6 (4.11%) Performance Testing
7 6 (4.11%) Unit Testing
8 5 (3.42%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (3.42%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (3.42%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (3.42%) Software Delivery
8 5 (3.42%) UML
Programming Languages
1 58 (39.73%) Java
2 15 (10.27%) JavaScript
3 14 (9.59%) SQL
4 13 (8.90%) Jython
5 12 (8.22%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.42%) Perl
7 4 (2.74%) Korn
8 3 (2.05%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.05%) C
8 3 (2.05%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.05%) Python
8 3 (2.05%) XPath
9 2 (1.37%) Assembly Language
9 2 (1.37%) COBOL
9 2 (1.37%) Ruby
10 1 (0.68%) C++
10 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (5.48%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.42%) Degree
3 4 (2.74%) Sun Certification
4 3 (2.05%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.37%) OCPJP
5 2 (1.37%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.37%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.16%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.05%) Xen
3 2 (1.37%) Docker
3 2 (1.37%) vCloud
4 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.68%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 22 (15.07%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 9 (6.16%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (5.48%) Puppet
4 7 (4.79%) Tivoli
5 5 (3.42%) CA Wily
6 3 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.37%) DameWare
7 2 (1.37%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.37%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.68%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 51 (34.93%) Oracle
2 48 (32.88%) IBM
3 19 (13.01%) Red Hat
4 14 (9.59%) VMware
5 12 (8.22%) Microsoft
6 9 (6.16%) Sun
7 8 (5.48%) Google
8 6 (4.11%) HP
9 5 (3.42%) CA
10 4 (2.74%) Curam
10 4 (2.74%) Sybase
11 2 (1.37%) Chordiant
11 2 (1.37%) LexisNexis
12 1 (0.68%) Assembla
12 1 (0.68%) ATG
12 1 (0.68%) BMC
12 1 (0.68%) hybris
12 1 (0.68%) Perforce
12 1 (0.68%) TIBCO
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