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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 104 105 90
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 52 62 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.47% 1.38% 1.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.14% 9.49% 10.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 40 31
Median daily rate £400 £461 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.18% +35.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £395 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-11.65% +29.36%
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
569 653 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.05% 14.56% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 408 267
Median daily rate £400 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £512 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.42% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 38 36
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.84 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £11.12 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £27.50 £35.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +25.71%

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 29 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -13 27 £400 -15.78% 4
Lancashire +20 11 £375 -11.76% 1
Cheshire +11 8 £413 -8.33% 4
Merseyside +9 6 £456 +21.66% 2
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 57 (51.82%) Java
1 57 (51.82%) Oracle
1 57 (51.82%) WebSphere Application Server
2 44 (40.00%) IBM
3 38 (34.55%) Middleware
4 34 (30.91%) J2EE
4 34 (30.91%) Finance
5 33 (30.00%) WebSphere MQ
6 32 (29.09%) Unix
7 29 (26.36%) HTTP
8 27 (24.55%) JBoss
8 27 (24.55%) Web Services
8 27 (24.55%) XML
9 25 (22.73%) SOAP
10 23 (20.91%) Banking
11 22 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 20 (18.18%) Linux
13 19 (17.27%) WebLogic
13 19 (17.27%) XSLT
13 19 (17.27%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (16.36%) Spring
15 17 (15.45%) VMware
15 17 (15.45%) EJB
15 17 (15.45%) SQL
15 17 (15.45%) JAXB
15 17 (15.45%) Jenkins
16 16 (14.55%) JUnit
16 16 (14.55%) TCP/IP
17 15 (13.64%) DB2

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 57 (51.82%) WebSphere Application Server
2 27 (24.55%) JBoss
3 19 (17.27%) WebLogic
4 13 (11.82%) Tomcat
5 10 (9.09%) Apache
6 9 (8.18%) IBM HTTP Server
7 8 (7.27%) GlassFish
8 6 (5.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (2.73%) IIS
10 2 (1.82%) Apache Solr
10 2 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.82%) Commerce Server
10 2 (1.82%) IBM Transformation Extender
10 2 (1.82%) Jetty
10 2 (1.82%) Liferay
10 2 (1.82%) Mongrel
10 2 (1.82%) nginx
10 2 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (1.82%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.82%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 6 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (4.55%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.73%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.82%) Google App Engine
2 2 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 29 (26.36%) HTTP
2 16 (14.55%) TCP/IP
3 15 (13.64%) FTP
3 15 (13.64%) SSL
4 5 (4.55%) LAN
4 5 (4.55%) WAN
5 4 (3.64%) DNS
5 4 (3.64%) Firewall
6 3 (2.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (2.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (2.73%) Internet
6 3 (2.73%) LDAP
7 2 (1.82%) DHCP
7 2 (1.82%) IPsec
7 2 (1.82%) Network Security
7 2 (1.82%) VPN
7 2 (1.82%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.91%) BGP
8 1 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.91%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.64%) DB2
3 10 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 9 (8.18%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.82%) DataStage
5 2 (1.82%) Hazelcast
5 2 (1.82%) MS Access
5 2 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.91%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (15.45%) Jenkins
2 16 (14.55%) JUnit
3 15 (13.64%) JIRA
4 11 (10.00%) Eclipse
5 10 (9.09%) Selenium
6 8 (7.27%) Subversion
7 6 (5.45%) Eclipse RCP
8 5 (4.55%) Hudson
9 4 (3.64%) ClearCase
10 3 (2.73%) Maven
11 2 (1.82%) Checkstyle
11 2 (1.82%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.82%) FindBugs
11 2 (1.82%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.82%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.82%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.82%) Mockito
11 2 (1.82%) SonarQube
11 2 (1.82%) Toad
11 2 (1.82%) Travis CI
General
1 34 (30.91%) Finance
2 23 (20.91%) Banking
3 5 (4.55%) Retail
4 2 (1.82%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (1.82%) Marketing
4 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.91%) Advertising
5 1 (0.91%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (31.82%) Developer
2 25 (22.73%) Java Developer
3 21 (19.09%) Administrator
4 11 (10.00%) Analyst
5 10 (9.09%) WebSphere Administrator
5 10 (9.09%) WebSphere Specialist
6 8 (7.27%) Consultant
6 8 (7.27%) OAT Analyst
6 8 (7.27%) OAT Test Analyst
7 7 (6.36%) Architect
7 7 (6.36%) Test Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.55%) Middleware Administrator
9 5 (4.55%) Server Administrator
9 5 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.64%) Middleware Developer
10 4 (3.64%) Middleware Specialist
10 4 (3.64%) Unix Administrator
10 4 (3.64%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
10 4 (3.64%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (34.55%) Middleware
2 34 (30.91%) J2EE
3 33 (30.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 27 (24.55%) Web Services
4 27 (24.55%) XML
5 25 (22.73%) SOAP
6 19 (17.27%) XSLT
7 18 (16.36%) Spring
8 17 (15.45%) EJB
8 17 (15.45%) JAXB
9 11 (10.00%) JDBC
10 10 (9.09%) Hibernate
10 10 (9.09%) VXML
11 8 (7.27%) Apache Camel
11 8 (7.27%) WSDL
12 7 (6.36%) IBM Integration Bus
12 7 (6.36%) JAX-WS
12 7 (6.36%) POJO
13 6 (5.45%) Swing
13 6 (5.45%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.82%) Clustering
2 11 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.09%) IVR
4 4 (3.64%) Biometrics
5 3 (2.73%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.82%) LPAR
6 2 (1.82%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.91%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.91%) DataPower
7 1 (0.91%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.91%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.91%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.91%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (29.09%) Unix
2 20 (18.18%) Linux
3 14 (12.73%) Windows
4 11 (10.00%) AIX
5 7 (6.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (4.55%) Solaris
7 3 (2.73%) HPUX
7 3 (2.73%) SUSE
7 3 (2.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.91%) CentOS
8 1 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (17.27%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (12.73%) TDD
4 11 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 11 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 10 (9.09%) SOA
6 9 (8.18%) Integration Testing
7 8 (7.27%) AOP
7 8 (7.27%) Mentoring
7 8 (7.27%) SDLC
7 8 (7.27%) Software Engineering
7 8 (7.27%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (6.36%) Extreme Programming
8 7 (6.36%) Kanban
8 7 (6.36%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (6.36%) Open Source
8 7 (6.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (5.45%) MVC
9 6 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (5.45%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (51.82%) Java
2 17 (15.45%) SQL
3 12 (10.91%) PL/SQL
4 11 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 9 (8.18%) Jython
6 4 (3.64%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.73%) Python
8 2 (1.82%) Perl
9 1 (0.91%) C
9 1 (0.91%) C#
9 1 (0.91%) COBOL
9 1 (0.91%) JCL
9 1 (0.91%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.27%) Degree
3 5 (4.55%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.55%) ISEB
4 4 (3.64%) CCNP
4 4 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.73%) CCNA
5 3 (2.73%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.91%) CISSP
6 1 (0.91%) SANS
6 1 (0.91%) SSCP
6 1 (0.91%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.18%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.73%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.82%) Firmware
3 2 (1.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.55%) CA Wily
2 5 (4.55%) Puppet
3 4 (3.64%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.73%) BladeLogic
4 3 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.82%) DameWare
5 2 (1.82%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.82%) nmon
5 2 (1.82%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.91%) QRadar
6 1 (0.91%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.91%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 57 (51.82%) Oracle
2 44 (40.00%) IBM
3 17 (15.45%) VMware
4 10 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 9 (8.18%) HP
5 9 (8.18%) Sybase
6 5 (4.55%) CA
6 5 (4.55%) Microsoft
7 4 (3.64%) Avaya
7 4 (3.64%) Cisco
7 4 (3.64%) Juniper
7 4 (3.64%) Nortel
8 3 (2.73%) F5
8 3 (2.73%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.82%) Actimize
9 2 (1.82%) Curam
9 2 (1.82%) Endeca
9 2 (1.82%) Google
9 2 (1.82%) LexisNexis
9 2 (1.82%) Perforce
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