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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 88 109 105
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -4
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 80 49 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.99% 1.26% 1.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.88% 7.38% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 31 16
Average daily rate £400 £356 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% -20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £406 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.74% -4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £36.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -4.76%
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
735 664 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.26% 17.10% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 362 249
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £531 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 31
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £25.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -24.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.65 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +11.11%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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
Cheshire +8 37 £400 -0.06% 1
Manchester +7 29 £500 +37.93% 7
Lancashire -7 12 £355 +18.16%
Merseyside - 1 - - 2
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 80 (54.79%) Java
2 68 (46.58%) IBM
3 64 (43.84%) Oracle
4 58 (39.73%) WebSphere Application Server
5 53 (36.30%) Middleware
5 53 (36.30%) Finance
6 43 (29.45%) Linux
7 41 (28.08%) WebLogic
8 39 (26.71%) XML
9 35 (23.97%) JBoss
10 34 (23.29%) Web Services
11 33 (22.60%) J2EE
11 33 (22.60%) HTTP
12 32 (21.92%) Unix
13 30 (20.55%) SQL
14 29 (19.86%) Banking
15 28 (19.18%) DB2
15 28 (19.18%) WebSphere MQ
16 27 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (18.49%) Spring
17 26 (17.81%) JavaScript
18 24 (16.44%) AIX
19 23 (15.75%) SSL
20 22 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
21 21 (14.38%) Subversion
22 20 (13.70%) TDD
22 20 (13.70%) Windows
23 19 (13.01%) Servlets
23 19 (13.01%) IBM Integration Bus
23 19 (13.01%) Jenkins

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 58 (39.73%) WebSphere Application Server
2 41 (28.08%) WebLogic
3 35 (23.97%) JBoss
4 17 (11.64%) Apache
5 14 (9.59%) CICS
5 14 (9.59%) IBM HTTP Server
5 14 (9.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 13 (8.90%) Tomcat
7 8 (5.48%) iPlanet
8 6 (4.11%) Apache Solr
9 4 (2.74%) WebSphere Process Server
10 2 (1.37%) IIS
10 2 (1.37%) Jetty
10 2 (1.37%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.37%) nginx
10 2 (1.37%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.68%) AquaLogic
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.68%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.37%) Google App Engine
1 2 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 33 (22.60%) HTTP
2 23 (15.75%) SSL
3 15 (10.27%) TCP/IP
4 12 (8.22%) Internet
5 10 (6.85%) DNS
6 8 (5.48%) SMTP
6 8 (5.48%) SNMP
7 4 (2.74%) FTP
7 4 (2.74%) HTTPS
7 4 (2.74%) LAN
7 4 (2.74%) WAN
8 3 (2.05%) Firewall
9 2 (1.37%) DHCP
9 2 (1.37%) IPsec
9 2 (1.37%) VPN
9 2 (1.37%) WinSCP
9 2 (1.37%) Wireless
10 1 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (0.68%) Network Security
10 1 (0.68%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (19.18%) DB2
2 13 (8.90%) Oracle Database
3 12 (8.22%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.74%) Hazelcast
5 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.05%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (2.05%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.37%) MS Access
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.68%) MySQL
7 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (14.38%) Subversion
2 19 (13.01%) Jenkins
3 14 (9.59%) JIRA
4 12 (8.22%) ClearCase
5 9 (6.16%) Maven
5 9 (6.16%) Selenium
6 8 (5.48%) Introscope
7 7 (4.79%) Eclipse
8 6 (4.11%) Cucumber
8 6 (4.11%) JUnit
9 5 (3.42%) Checkstyle
9 5 (3.42%) FindBugs
9 5 (3.42%) Mockito
9 5 (3.42%) SonarQube
10 4 (2.74%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.74%) Hudson
11 2 (1.37%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (1.37%) Toad
11 2 (1.37%) Travis CI
General
1 53 (36.30%) Finance
2 29 (19.86%) Banking
3 2 (1.37%) Retail
3 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (34.93%) Developer
2 30 (20.55%) Java Developer
3 19 (13.01%) Architect
4 18 (12.33%) Designer
5 17 (11.64%) Administrator
6 15 (10.27%) Consultant
7 13 (8.90%) WebSphere Developer
7 13 (8.90%) WebSphere Specialist
8 9 (6.16%) Analyst
8 9 (6.16%) Team Leader
8 9 (6.16%) WebSphere Administrator
9 7 (4.79%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.79%) Server Administrator
9 7 (4.79%) WebSphere Consultant
10 6 (4.11%) Java Team Leader
10 6 (4.11%) Middleware Administrator
10 6 (4.11%) Middleware Consultant
10 6 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.11%) Technical Leader
10 6 (4.11%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (36.30%) Middleware
2 39 (26.71%) XML
3 34 (23.29%) Web Services
4 33 (22.60%) J2EE
5 28 (19.18%) WebSphere MQ
6 27 (18.49%) Spring
7 19 (13.01%) IBM Integration Bus
7 19 (13.01%) Servlets
8 17 (11.64%) XSLT
9 15 (10.27%) JSP
9 15 (10.27%) SOAP
10 14 (9.59%) JMS
10 14 (9.59%) WSDL
11 13 (8.90%) EJB
12 11 (7.53%) Hibernate
12 11 (7.53%) HTML
12 11 (7.53%) JDBC
12 11 (7.53%) Struts
13 10 (6.85%) CSS
14 9 (6.16%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.96%) Mainframe
2 11 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.53%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.85%) Clustering
4 8 (5.48%) PMI
5 7 (4.79%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (4.11%) Online Banking
7 5 (3.42%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.74%) Contactless
9 3 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.37%) DataPower
10 2 (1.37%) IVR
10 2 (1.37%) Web 2.0
11 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.68%) HACMP
11 1 (0.68%) Health Informatics
11 1 (0.68%) Informatics
11 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 43 (29.45%) Linux
2 32 (21.92%) Unix
3 24 (16.44%) AIX
4 20 (13.70%) Windows
5 15 (10.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (9.59%) Solaris
7 4 (2.74%) HPUX
8 2 (1.37%) SUSE
8 2 (1.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.68%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (13.70%) TDD
4 18 (12.33%) E-Commerce
5 17 (11.64%) Waterfall
6 14 (9.59%) MVC
7 13 (8.90%) Software Engineering
8 11 (7.53%) Integration Testing
8 11 (7.53%) Service Management
9 10 (6.85%) RUP
9 10 (6.85%) SDLC
10 8 (5.48%) Agile Project Management
10 8 (5.48%) CMMI
10 8 (5.48%) ITIL
10 8 (5.48%) PRINCE
10 8 (5.48%) PRINCE2
10 8 (5.48%) Project Management
10 8 (5.48%) Scrum
10 8 (5.48%) Server Virtualisation
11 7 (4.79%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (54.79%) Java
2 30 (20.55%) SQL
3 26 (17.81%) JavaScript
4 16 (10.96%) Shell Script
5 13 (8.90%) PL/SQL
6 12 (8.22%) Jython
7 8 (5.48%) Assembly Language
7 8 (5.48%) COBOL
8 5 (3.42%) Perl
9 4 (2.74%) Korn
10 3 (2.05%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.05%) XPath
11 2 (1.37%) Python
11 2 (1.37%) Ruby
12 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (5.48%) PMI Certification
2 6 (4.11%) Degree
3 5 (3.42%) Sun Certification
4 3 (2.05%) CCNP
4 3 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.05%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.37%) CCNA
5 2 (1.37%) OCPJP
5 2 (1.37%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) CCIE
6 1 (0.68%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.53%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.37%) Docker
2 2 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.37%) vCloud
2 2 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) Firmware
3 1 (0.68%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 13 (8.90%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 8 (5.48%) CA Wily
3 4 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.74%) Puppet
3 4 (2.74%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.37%) DameWare
4 2 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.37%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.37%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (1.37%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 68 (46.58%) IBM
2 64 (43.84%) Oracle
3 16 (10.96%) Red Hat
4 11 (7.53%) Sun
5 9 (6.16%) VMware
6 8 (5.48%) CA
6 8 (5.48%) Chordiant
7 7 (4.79%) HP
8 6 (4.11%) Curam
8 6 (4.11%) Microsoft
8 6 (4.11%) Sybase
8 6 (4.11%) TIBCO
9 5 (3.42%) Perforce
10 4 (2.74%) Cisco
11 3 (2.05%) Juniper
12 2 (1.37%) Actimize
12 2 (1.37%) Citrix
12 2 (1.37%) Google
12 2 (1.37%) LexisNexis
13 1 (0.68%) Axway
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