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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 88 66 24
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -42
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 49 68 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.54% 2.30% 6.00%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.96% 13.18% 29.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 105
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£340 £381 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% -11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £300 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £31.88 £29.95
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +6.42%
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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
492 516 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.47% 17.44% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 238 376
Average daily rate £340 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £448 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 56 63
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.03 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.60% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.54 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.17 £34.60 £39.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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
Lancashire -5 16 £350 -
Manchester -13 16 £306 -22.22% 8
Cheshire -19 12 £363 -10.76% 4
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 43 (62.32%) Java
2 34 (49.28%) Tomcat
3 29 (42.03%) Linux
3 29 (42.03%) HTTP
4 28 (40.58%) IBM
5 23 (33.33%) Servlets
6 22 (31.88%) Oracle
7 21 (30.43%) Spring
8 19 (27.54%) Red Hat
9 18 (26.09%) Finance
10 17 (24.64%) XML
10 17 (24.64%) Apache
11 16 (23.19%) UNIX
11 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (21.74%) J2EE
13 14 (20.29%) Windows
13 14 (20.29%) WebSphere MQ
13 14 (20.29%) Jenkins
14 13 (18.84%) Middleware
14 13 (18.84%) .NET
14 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
14 13 (18.84%) Maven
15 12 (17.39%) Jetty
15 12 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (17.39%) nginx
15 12 (17.39%) WebSphere Application Server
15 12 (17.39%) FTP
16 11 (15.94%) Configuration Management
16 11 (15.94%) WebLogic
16 11 (15.94%) Continuous Integration

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 34 (49.28%) Tomcat
2 17 (24.64%) Apache
3 12 (17.39%) Jetty
3 12 (17.39%) nginx
3 12 (17.39%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (15.94%) WebLogic
5 8 (11.59%) IIS
6 6 (8.70%) WebSphere Process Server
6 6 (8.70%) Quickr
6 6 (8.70%) WebSphere Portal
6 6 (8.70%) MQSeries
7 5 (7.25%) Escenic
7 5 (7.25%) CMS
7 5 (7.25%) Adobe CQ
8 4 (5.80%) OpenStack
9 3 (4.35%) iPlanet
10 2 (2.90%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (1.45%) Node.js
11 1 (1.45%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.14%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (5.80%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (5.80%) Route 53
2 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.80%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.35%) Google App Engine
3 3 (4.35%) SaaS
3 3 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (42.03%) HTTP
2 12 (17.39%) FTP
3 9 (13.04%) Firewall
4 8 (11.59%) LDAP
4 8 (11.59%) TCP/IP
5 7 (10.14%) DHCP
5 7 (10.14%) SSL
5 7 (10.14%) DNS
6 3 (4.35%) IPsec
7 1 (1.45%) LAN
7 1 (1.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.49%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (13.04%) Hazelcast
3 9 (13.04%) Big Data
4 6 (8.70%) DB2
5 5 (7.25%) MySQL
5 5 (7.25%) Hadoop
6 3 (4.35%) RDBMS
6 3 (4.35%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.45%) MS Access
7 1 (1.45%) MSDE
7 1 (1.45%) DataStage
7 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (1.45%) WhereScape RED
7 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 14 (20.29%) Jenkins
2 13 (18.84%) Maven
3 7 (10.14%) Eclipse
4 4 (5.80%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.80%) Hudson
4 4 (5.80%) JUnit
5 3 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.35%) Subversion
6 1 (1.45%) Toad
6 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 1 (1.45%) WebLogic Workshop
6 1 (1.45%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.45%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.45%) Selenium
6 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.45%) JIRA
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 18 (26.09%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (36.23%) Developer
2 16 (23.19%) Java Developer
3 9 (13.04%) Analyst
3 9 (13.04%) WebSphere Developer
4 5 (7.25%) Programmer
4 5 (7.25%) Administrator
4 5 (7.25%) Consultant
4 5 (7.25%) Senior Developer
4 5 (7.25%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (7.25%) Java Programmer
4 5 (7.25%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (7.25%) Developer Analyst
4 5 (7.25%) Senior Programmer
4 5 (7.25%) Senior Java Programmer
5 4 (5.80%) WebSphere Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) UNIX Administrator
6 3 (4.35%) Environment Manager
7 2 (2.90%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (2.90%) Designer
7 2 (2.90%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (33.33%) Servlets
2 21 (30.43%) Spring
3 17 (24.64%) XML
4 15 (21.74%) J2EE
5 14 (20.29%) WebSphere MQ
6 13 (18.84%) Middleware
6 13 (18.84%) .NET
7 10 (14.49%) JMS
7 10 (14.49%) XML Schema
8 9 (13.04%) J2SE
8 9 (13.04%) DOM
8 9 (13.04%) XSLT
8 9 (13.04%) Grails
9 8 (11.59%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 7 (10.14%) EJB
11 6 (8.70%) Ajax
11 6 (8.70%) Hibernate
11 6 (8.70%) Dojo
11 6 (8.70%) JSR 286
11 6 (8.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Open Source
2 7 (10.14%) Mainframe
3 6 (8.70%) PKI
4 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.35%) Firmware
5 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.90%) Clustering
6 2 (2.90%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.45%) AS400
7 1 (1.45%) Social Media
7 1 (1.45%) Replication
7 1 (1.45%) Tandem
7 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (42.03%) Linux
2 16 (23.19%) UNIX
3 14 (20.29%) Windows
4 12 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (13.04%) Android
6 4 (5.80%) CentOS
6 4 (5.80%) AIX
7 3 (4.35%) Solaris
8 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.90%) HPUX
9 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.45%) VMS
9 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (15.94%) Configuration Management
2 11 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (13.04%) Mentoring
4 7 (10.14%) TDD
4 7 (10.14%) Software Engineering
4 7 (10.14%) DevOps
5 6 (8.70%) Scrum
5 6 (8.70%) Unit Testing
5 6 (8.70%) Migration
5 6 (8.70%) UML
6 5 (7.25%) OOP
6 5 (7.25%) OOA/OOD
6 5 (7.25%) RUP
6 5 (7.25%) ETL
6 5 (7.25%) OOD
6 5 (7.25%) BDD
6 5 (7.25%) Automated Testing
6 5 (7.25%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (5.80%) JVM Tuning
Programming Languages
1 43 (62.32%) Java
2 9 (13.04%) XPath
3 8 (11.59%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.14%) SQL
5 6 (8.70%) Perl
6 5 (7.25%) C#
6 5 (7.25%) Scala
7 4 (5.80%) Ruby
7 4 (5.80%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.35%) Python
8 3 (4.35%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.45%) VB
9 1 (1.45%) PHP
9 1 (1.45%) AWK
9 1 (1.45%) Jython
9 1 (1.45%) sed
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (1.45%) MCP
3 1 (1.45%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (4.35%) Xen
1 3 (4.35%) RHEV
2 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) Puppet
2 4 (5.80%) Vagrant
2 4 (5.80%) Tivoli
3 3 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.90%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (2.90%) CA Wily
4 2 (2.90%) Foglight
5 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 28 (40.58%) IBM
2 22 (31.88%) Oracle
3 19 (27.54%) Red Hat
4 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 9 (13.04%) VMware
5 8 (11.59%) JBoss
6 6 (8.70%) Lotus
7 5 (7.25%) HP
8 4 (5.80%) RightScale
9 3 (4.35%) SAP
9 3 (4.35%) Sybase
9 3 (4.35%) NetApp
9 3 (4.35%) EMC
9 3 (4.35%) Sun
9 3 (4.35%) Google
10 2 (2.90%) Tumbleweed
10 2 (2.90%) TIBCO
11 1 (1.45%) Business Objects
11 1 (1.45%) Intel
11 1 (1.45%) Citrix
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