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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 94 113 71
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -42
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 58 23 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.60% 0.74% 2.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.38% 5.57% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 10 23
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£394 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £346 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £470
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 £37.50 £37.80 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +26.00%
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
559 413 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.38% 13.32% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 214 177
Average daily rate £375 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 36
Average hourly rate £17.25 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.49 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.33% -13.15%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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
Cheshire +10 24 £413 +6.51% 1
Lancashire +21 15 £300 - 7
Manchester -13 13 £425 -5.55% 7
Merseyside - 2 £425 - 1
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 64 (62.75%) Java
2 52 (50.98%) Oracle
3 37 (36.27%) J2EE
4 36 (35.29%) Finance
5 35 (34.31%) Linux
6 30 (29.41%) SQL
6 30 (29.41%) Web Services
6 30 (29.41%) Spring
7 28 (27.45%) IBM
8 24 (23.53%) XML
9 23 (22.55%) UNIX
9 23 (22.55%) SDLC
10 22 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (21.57%) Banking
10 22 (21.57%) Tomcat
11 21 (20.59%) Servlets
11 21 (20.59%) Software Engineering
12 20 (19.61%) SOAP
13 19 (18.63%) WebSphere Application Server
13 19 (18.63%) IIS
14 18 (17.65%) JUnit
14 18 (17.65%) HTTP
15 17 (16.67%) Windows
15 17 (16.67%) JavaScript
15 17 (16.67%) WSDL
15 17 (16.67%) Middleware
15 17 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (15.69%) VMware
16 16 (15.69%) System Integration Testing
17 15 (14.71%) Integration Testing

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 22 (21.57%) Tomcat
2 19 (18.63%) WebSphere Application Server
2 19 (18.63%) IIS
3 11 (10.78%) JBoss
4 10 (9.80%) Apache
5 8 (7.84%) IBM HTTP Server
5 8 (7.84%) Jetty
5 8 (7.84%) nginx
5 8 (7.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 7 (6.86%) SharePoint
7 5 (4.90%) iPlanet
8 4 (3.92%) Commerce Server
8 4 (3.92%) WebLogic
8 4 (3.92%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 4 (3.92%) OpenStack
9 3 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (1.96%) WebSphere Process Server
11 1 (0.98%) Documentum
11 1 (0.98%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.98%) CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.80%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (6.86%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (5.88%) Google App Engine
4 3 (2.94%) OpenShift
4 3 (2.94%) PaaS
5 1 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.98%) Route 53
5 1 (0.98%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.65%) HTTP
2 10 (9.80%) FTP
3 9 (8.82%) Internet
4 8 (7.84%) DNS
4 8 (7.84%) LDAP
4 8 (7.84%) DHCP
5 7 (6.86%) TCP/IP
5 7 (6.86%) SSL
5 7 (6.86%) IPsec
6 3 (2.94%) Firewall
7 1 (0.98%) VPN
7 1 (0.98%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.75%) Oracle Database
2 12 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 9 (8.82%) Relational Database
4 8 (7.84%) RDBMS
4 8 (7.84%) Informix
5 4 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.94%) DB2
7 2 (1.96%) MySQL
7 2 (1.96%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.96%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.98%) Big Data
8 1 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (17.65%) JUnit
2 14 (13.73%) Jenkins
3 12 (11.76%) Selenium
4 9 (8.82%) Cucumber
5 8 (7.84%) Mockito
6 6 (5.88%) Maven
6 6 (5.88%) JIRA
7 5 (4.90%) Ant
8 4 (3.92%) Subversion
9 3 (2.94%) SonarQube
9 3 (2.94%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.94%) Introscope
9 3 (2.94%) Cactus
9 3 (2.94%) Lombardi
10 2 (1.96%) JMeter
10 2 (1.96%) Hudson
11 1 (0.98%) ProC
11 1 (0.98%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.98%) CruiseControl
General
1 36 (35.29%) Finance
2 22 (21.57%) Banking
3 3 (2.94%) Retail
3 3 (2.94%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.96%) Marketing
5 1 (0.98%) Electronics
5 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.98%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (40.20%) Developer
2 23 (22.55%) Java Developer
3 15 (14.71%) Architect
4 9 (8.82%) WebSphere Developer
5 7 (6.86%) Consultant
6 6 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 6 (5.88%) Administrator
7 5 (4.90%) Technical Architect
7 5 (4.90%) WebSphere Consultant
7 5 (4.90%) Technical Specialist
8 4 (3.92%) TIBCO Specialist
8 4 (3.92%) Environment Manager
8 4 (3.92%) Java Software Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) WebSphere Administrator
8 4 (3.92%) Implementation Manager
8 4 (3.92%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (3.92%) Release Manager
8 4 (3.92%) Software Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Test Manager
8 4 (3.92%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (36.27%) J2EE
2 30 (29.41%) Web Services
2 30 (29.41%) Spring
3 24 (23.53%) XML
4 21 (20.59%) Servlets
5 20 (19.61%) SOAP
6 17 (16.67%) WSDL
6 17 (16.67%) Middleware
7 15 (14.71%) HTML
8 14 (13.73%) CSS
9 13 (12.75%) RESTful
10 10 (9.80%) JAX-RPC
10 10 (9.80%) XSLT
11 9 (8.82%) XSL
12 8 (7.84%) JSON
12 8 (7.84%) JDBC
12 8 (7.84%) JAX-RS
12 8 (7.84%) PowerMock
13 7 (6.86%) JSP
13 7 (6.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.90%) Online Banking
3 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.94%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.94%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.94%) PMI
4 3 (2.94%) Web 2.0
5 2 (1.96%) PKI
5 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.98%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.98%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.98%) DTV
6 1 (0.98%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 35 (34.31%) Linux
2 23 (22.55%) UNIX
3 17 (16.67%) Windows
4 11 (10.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.90%) AIX
6 2 (1.96%) Android
7 1 (0.98%) Solaris
7 1 (0.98%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.55%) SDLC
2 22 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (20.59%) Software Engineering
4 17 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (15.69%) System Integration Testing
6 15 (14.71%) Integration Testing
7 14 (13.73%) Waterfall
8 13 (12.75%) Open Source
9 11 (10.78%) ITIL
9 11 (10.78%) Configuration Management
10 10 (9.80%) E-Commerce
11 9 (8.82%) TDD
12 7 (6.86%) Web Application Development
12 7 (6.86%) SOA
12 7 (6.86%) Unit Testing
12 7 (6.86%) Automated Testing
13 6 (5.88%) Test Scripting
13 6 (5.88%) DevOps
14 5 (4.90%) Responsive Web Design
14 5 (4.90%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (62.75%) Java
2 30 (29.41%) SQL
3 17 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.80%) PL/SQL
5 9 (8.82%) Shell Script
5 9 (8.82%) XPath
6 6 (5.88%) Perl
7 4 (3.92%) Python
8 2 (1.96%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.98%) C
9 1 (0.98%) C++
9 1 (0.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (14.71%) Degree
2 9 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.92%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.94%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.94%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.98%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 15 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.86%) Xen
3 1 (0.98%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (9.80%) Puppet
2 9 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.88%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (3.92%) TIBCO Hawk
4 4 (3.92%) Ansible
5 3 (2.94%) Salt
6 2 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.98%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.98%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 52 (50.98%) Oracle
2 28 (27.45%) IBM
3 16 (15.69%) VMware
4 11 (10.78%) TIBCO
5 9 (8.82%) Sybase
5 9 (8.82%) Microsoft
6 7 (6.86%) Red Hat
7 6 (5.88%) Google
7 6 (5.88%) Perforce
7 6 (5.88%) HP
8 5 (4.90%) CA
9 4 (3.92%) Sun
10 3 (2.94%) Compuware
10 3 (2.94%) Curam
11 2 (1.96%) SAP
11 2 (1.96%) Business Objects
12 1 (0.98%) PeopleSoft
12 1 (0.98%) Cisco
12 1 (0.98%) hybris
12 1 (0.98%) RightScale
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