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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere
England / North West
Rank 108 96 108
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +12
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 29 57 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.12% 1.49% 1.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.07% 9.08% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 31 25
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £416
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -55.41%

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
410 628 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.81% 16.42% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 362 303
Median daily rate £375 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £466 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 49 35
Median hourly rate £15.50 £25.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.00% +23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £49.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +3 15 £550 +27.16%
Merseyside +6 7 £400 - 2
Cheshire +8 4 £381 -10.29% 2
Lancashire +11 2 £393 +8.72%
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 46 (50.00%) Java
2 33 (35.87%) J2EE
3 30 (32.61%) Linux
4 28 (30.43%) Unix
4 28 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (28.26%) WebSphere Application Server
6 25 (27.17%) IBM
7 24 (26.09%) WebSphere MQ
7 24 (26.09%) JBoss
8 22 (23.91%) HTTP
8 22 (23.91%) Microsoft
8 22 (23.91%) Finance
9 21 (22.83%) Tomcat
9 21 (22.83%) Oracle
10 20 (21.74%) Middleware
11 19 (20.65%) WebLogic
11 19 (20.65%) Open Source
12 18 (19.57%) AIX
12 18 (19.57%) Jenkins
12 18 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (18.48%) Windows
14 16 (17.39%) DB2
15 15 (16.30%) Web Services
15 15 (16.30%) Spring
16 14 (15.22%) EJB
16 14 (15.22%) SQL Server
16 14 (15.22%) Eclipse
16 14 (15.22%) DevOps
17 13 (14.13%) SSL
17 13 (14.13%) Windows XP

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 26 (28.26%) WebSphere Application Server
2 24 (26.09%) JBoss
3 21 (22.83%) Tomcat
4 19 (20.65%) WebLogic
5 13 (14.13%) Apache
5 13 (14.13%) IBM HTTP Server
6 9 (9.78%) GlassFish
7 7 (7.61%) IIS
7 7 (7.61%) Jetty
7 7 (7.61%) Mongrel
7 7 (7.61%) nginx
8 3 (3.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (2.17%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (2.17%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (1.09%) CICS
10 1 (1.09%) CMS
10 1 (1.09%) Commerce Server
10 1 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (1.09%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 12 (13.04%) MS Excel
1 12 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.96%) IaaS
1 11 (11.96%) PaaS
1 11 (11.96%) SaaS
2 8 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (7.61%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (7.61%) Google App Engine
3 7 (7.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (23.91%) HTTP
2 13 (14.13%) SSL
3 10 (10.87%) DNS
3 10 (10.87%) TCP/IP
4 7 (7.61%) DHCP
4 7 (7.61%) FTP
4 7 (7.61%) IPsec
5 4 (4.35%) LAN
5 4 (4.35%) LDAP
5 4 (4.35%) WAN
6 3 (3.26%) Firewall
6 3 (3.26%) VoIP
6 3 (3.26%) VPN
7 2 (2.17%) SMTP
7 2 (2.17%) SNMP
8 1 (1.09%) BGP
8 1 (1.09%) EIGRP
8 1 (1.09%) IGRP
8 1 (1.09%) NetScreen
8 1 (1.09%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.39%) DB2
2 14 (15.22%) SQL Server
3 10 (10.87%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.17%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.09%) Endeca
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (19.57%) Jenkins
2 14 (15.22%) Eclipse
3 7 (7.61%) Travis CI
4 6 (6.52%) Subversion
5 5 (5.43%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.35%) Eclipse RCP
6 4 (4.35%) Hudson
7 3 (3.26%) JUnit
7 3 (3.26%) Maven
7 3 (3.26%) Rational Application Developer
7 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.26%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 2 (2.17%) JIRA
8 2 (2.17%) Selenium
9 1 (1.09%) ClearCase
9 1 (1.09%) Gradle
9 1 (1.09%) JDeveloper
9 1 (1.09%) Lombardi
General
1 22 (23.91%) Finance
2 12 (13.04%) Banking
3 7 (7.61%) Retail
4 3 (3.26%) Marketing
5 1 (1.09%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 31 (33.70%) Developer
2 26 (28.26%) Java Developer
3 14 (15.22%) Administrator
4 8 (8.70%) Analyst
5 7 (7.61%) Consultant
5 7 (7.61%) Operational Support Analyst
5 7 (7.61%) Operations Analyst
5 7 (7.61%) Operations Support Analyst
5 7 (7.61%) Support Analyst
5 7 (7.61%) WebSphere Administrator
5 7 (7.61%) WebSphere Developer
5 7 (7.61%) WebSphere Specialist
6 6 (6.52%) Architect
6 6 (6.52%) Operations Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Java WebSphere Developer
7 5 (5.43%) Middleware Administrator
7 5 (5.43%) Server Administrator
8 4 (4.35%) Middleware Specialist
8 4 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (35.87%) J2EE
2 24 (26.09%) WebSphere MQ
3 20 (21.74%) Middleware
4 15 (16.30%) Spring
4 15 (16.30%) Web Services
5 14 (15.22%) EJB
6 13 (14.13%) SOAP
7 12 (13.04%) CSS
7 12 (13.04%) HTML
7 12 (13.04%) Servlets
8 11 (11.96%) XML
9 10 (10.87%) .NET
9 10 (10.87%) jQuery
10 8 (8.70%) AngularJS
10 8 (8.70%) REST
11 7 (7.61%) JMS
12 6 (6.52%) EJB 3.0
12 6 (6.52%) Hibernate
12 6 (6.52%) JSP
13 4 (4.35%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (14.13%) Clustering
3 9 (9.78%) Tandem
4 6 (6.52%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.43%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.35%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.17%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.09%) DataPower
8 1 (1.09%) Derivative
8 1 (1.09%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.09%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 30 (32.61%) Linux
2 28 (30.43%) Unix
3 18 (19.57%) AIX
4 17 (18.48%) Windows
5 13 (14.13%) Windows 2000
5 13 (14.13%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.26%) Solaris
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (20.65%) Open Source
3 14 (15.22%) DevOps
4 13 (14.13%) ITIL
5 12 (13.04%) Data Management
5 12 (13.04%) ITSM
5 12 (13.04%) Service Management
6 11 (11.96%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (11.96%) OO
6 11 (11.96%) PRINCE2
7 10 (10.87%) Change Management
7 10 (10.87%) UML
8 9 (9.78%) Data Analysis
8 9 (9.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 9 (9.78%) Release Management
9 8 (8.70%) E-Commerce
9 8 (8.70%) Problem Management
9 8 (8.70%) TDD
10 7 (7.61%) Configuration Management
10 7 (7.61%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 46 (50.00%) Java
2 11 (11.96%) JavaScript
3 8 (8.70%) Jython
3 8 (8.70%) SQL
4 6 (6.52%) Shell Script
5 5 (5.43%) Perl
6 2 (2.17%) C
6 2 (2.17%) C#
7 1 (1.09%) COBOL
7 1 (1.09%) Groovy
7 1 (1.09%) JCL
7 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.09%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 13 (14.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.61%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.43%) Degree
4 3 (3.26%) CISSP
4 3 (3.26%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.26%) SANS
4 3 (3.26%) SSCP
5 2 (2.17%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.09%) CCNP
6 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.09%) HL7
2 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.52%) Xen
3 3 (3.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (7.61%) Puppet
2 3 (3.26%) QRadar
3 2 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.09%) Ansible
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 25 (27.17%) IBM
2 22 (23.91%) Microsoft
3 21 (22.83%) Oracle
4 8 (8.70%) Google
5 7 (7.61%) Red Hat
5 7 (7.61%) Sybase
5 7 (7.61%) VMware
6 5 (5.43%) hybris
7 4 (4.35%) Cisco
8 3 (3.26%) Apple
8 3 (3.26%) Chordiant
8 3 (3.26%) Dell
8 3 (3.26%) EMC
8 3 (3.26%) LogRhythm
8 3 (3.26%) Splunk
9 2 (2.17%) HP
9 2 (2.17%) Sun
9 2 (2.17%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.09%) FatWire
10 1 (1.09%) Juniper