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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 93 99 114
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +15
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 63 57 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.62% 1.51% 0.70%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.95% 9.48% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 32 9
Median daily rate £360 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% -13.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £410 £415
% change year-on-year
+0.60% -1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £36.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.47% -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
704 601 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.05% 15.87% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 343 223
Median daily rate £393 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.26% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 28
Median hourly rate £20.50 £18.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.32% -27.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £34.50 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +23.52%

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 May 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 May 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 +7 29 £360 -15.29% 11
Cheshire -2 25 £360 -10.05% 1
Lancashire -4 8 £355 +18.35% 1
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 78 (62.90%) Java
2 64 (51.61%) Oracle
3 60 (48.39%) IBM
4 55 (44.35%) WebSphere Application Server
5 51 (41.13%) Finance
6 45 (36.29%) Middleware
7 41 (33.06%) XML
8 37 (29.84%) WebLogic
9 36 (29.03%) Web Services
9 36 (29.03%) Linux
10 33 (26.61%) J2EE
11 31 (25.00%) JBoss
12 30 (24.19%) Unix
12 30 (24.19%) HTTP
12 30 (24.19%) SQL
13 29 (23.39%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (22.58%) Banking
14 28 (22.58%) DB2
15 27 (21.77%) Spring
16 25 (20.16%) JavaScript
17 23 (18.55%) WebSphere MQ
18 22 (17.74%) SSL
18 22 (17.74%) TDD
19 21 (16.94%) Continuous Integration
19 21 (16.94%) AIX
20 20 (16.13%) Subversion
21 19 (15.32%) SOAP
22 18 (14.52%) Shell Script
22 18 (14.52%) Waterfall
22 18 (14.52%) Jenkins

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 55 (44.35%) WebSphere Application Server
2 37 (29.84%) WebLogic
3 31 (25.00%) JBoss
4 16 (12.90%) Apache
4 16 (12.90%) IBM HTTP Server
5 15 (12.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 12 (9.68%) Tomcat
7 10 (8.06%) CICS
8 8 (6.45%) iPlanet
9 4 (3.23%) Apache Solr
10 3 (2.42%) WebSphere Process Server
11 2 (1.61%) IIS
11 2 (1.61%) Jetty
11 2 (1.61%) MQSeries
11 2 (1.61%) nginx
11 2 (1.61%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.81%) Liferay
12 1 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.81%) Tuxedo
12 1 (0.81%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.61%) Google App Engine
2 2 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.81%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 30 (24.19%) HTTP
2 22 (17.74%) SSL
3 15 (12.10%) TCP/IP
4 12 (9.68%) Internet
5 8 (6.45%) DNS
5 8 (6.45%) FTP
6 6 (4.84%) SMTP
6 6 (4.84%) SNMP
7 5 (4.03%) Firewall
8 4 (3.23%) HTTPS
8 4 (3.23%) LAN
8 4 (3.23%) WAN
8 4 (3.23%) WinSCP
9 2 (1.61%) DHCP
9 2 (1.61%) IPsec
9 2 (1.61%) VPN
9 2 (1.61%) Wireless
10 1 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (0.81%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.58%) DB2
2 14 (11.29%) SQL Server
3 10 (8.06%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.23%) Hazelcast
4 4 (3.23%) MS Access
5 3 (2.42%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.81%) MySQL
6 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.81%) Redis
Development Applications
1 20 (16.13%) Subversion
2 18 (14.52%) Jenkins
3 15 (12.10%) JIRA
4 12 (9.68%) ClearCase
5 10 (8.06%) Selenium
6 9 (7.26%) Introscope
6 9 (7.26%) JUnit
7 6 (4.84%) Cucumber
7 6 (4.84%) Maven
8 5 (4.03%) Checkstyle
8 5 (4.03%) FindBugs
8 5 (4.03%) Mockito
8 5 (4.03%) SonarQube
9 4 (3.23%) Git (software)
9 4 (3.23%) HP UFT
9 4 (3.23%) LoadRunner
9 4 (3.23%) Toad
10 2 (1.61%) Hudson
10 2 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (1.61%) Travis CI
General
1 51 (41.13%) Finance
2 28 (22.58%) Banking
3 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.61%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (29.84%) Developer
2 27 (21.77%) Java Developer
3 17 (13.71%) Administrator
4 13 (10.48%) WebSphere Specialist
5 12 (9.68%) Architect
6 11 (8.87%) Consultant
7 10 (8.06%) WebSphere Administrator
8 9 (7.26%) Analyst
8 9 (7.26%) Team Leader
9 7 (5.65%) Senior Developer
9 7 (5.65%) Server Administrator
10 6 (4.84%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 6 (4.84%) Java Team Leader
10 6 (4.84%) Technical Leader
10 6 (4.84%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
11 5 (4.03%) Senior Consultant
11 5 (4.03%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (4.03%) Technical Team Leader
11 5 (4.03%) WebSphere Consultant
11 5 (4.03%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (36.29%) Middleware
2 41 (33.06%) XML
3 36 (29.03%) Web Services
4 33 (26.61%) J2EE
5 27 (21.77%) Spring
6 23 (18.55%) WebSphere MQ
7 19 (15.32%) SOAP
8 17 (13.71%) XSLT
9 16 (12.90%) IBM Integration Bus
9 16 (12.90%) Servlets
10 15 (12.10%) EJB
10 15 (12.10%) WSDL
11 14 (11.29%) JSP
12 13 (10.48%) Hibernate
13 12 (9.68%) JDBC
13 12 (9.68%) JMS
14 10 (8.06%) HTML
14 10 (8.06%) Struts
15 9 (7.26%) CSS
15 9 (7.26%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.29%) Mainframe
2 9 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.45%) PMI
4 7 (5.65%) Clustering
4 7 (5.65%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (4.84%) Online Banking
6 5 (4.03%) IVR
6 5 (4.03%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.61%) DataPower
8 2 (1.61%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.81%) Health Informatics
9 1 (0.81%) Informatics
9 1 (0.81%) LPAR
9 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 36 (29.03%) Linux
2 30 (24.19%) Unix
3 21 (16.94%) AIX
4 17 (13.71%) Windows
5 12 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (9.68%) Solaris
6 5 (4.03%) HPUX
7 3 (2.42%) SUSE
7 3 (2.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.81%) CentOS
8 1 (0.81%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.39%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (17.74%) TDD
3 21 (16.94%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (14.52%) Waterfall
5 14 (11.29%) E-Commerce
5 14 (11.29%) MVC
6 12 (9.68%) Integration Testing
6 12 (9.68%) Software Engineering
7 10 (8.06%) RUP
7 10 (8.06%) SDLC
7 10 (8.06%) Service Management
8 8 (6.45%) Agile Project Management
8 8 (6.45%) CMMI
8 8 (6.45%) PRINCE
8 8 (6.45%) PRINCE2
8 8 (6.45%) Project Management
8 8 (6.45%) Scrum
8 8 (6.45%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (5.65%) Automated Testing
9 7 (5.65%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (62.90%) Java
2 30 (24.19%) SQL
3 25 (20.16%) JavaScript
4 18 (14.52%) Shell Script
5 11 (8.87%) Jython
5 11 (8.87%) PL/SQL
6 8 (6.45%) Assembly Language
6 8 (6.45%) COBOL
7 5 (4.03%) Perl
8 4 (3.23%) Korn
9 3 (2.42%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.42%) Python
10 2 (1.61%) Ruby
11 1 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (6.45%) PMI Certification
2 6 (4.84%) Degree
3 5 (4.03%) Sun Certification
4 4 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.42%) CCNP
5 3 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.61%) CCNA
6 2 (1.61%) OCPJP
6 2 (1.61%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.81%) CCIE
7 1 (0.81%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.26%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.42%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.61%) Docker
3 2 (1.61%) Firmware
3 2 (1.61%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (7.26%) CA Wily
2 5 (4.03%) Puppet
3 4 (3.23%) DameWare
3 4 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.23%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (1.61%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.61%) SmoothWall
4 2 (1.61%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.81%) nmon
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 64 (51.61%) Oracle
2 60 (48.39%) IBM
3 11 (8.87%) Red Hat
3 11 (8.87%) Sun
4 10 (8.06%) HP
5 9 (7.26%) CA
5 9 (7.26%) VMware
6 8 (6.45%) Chordiant
7 6 (4.84%) Curam
7 6 (4.84%) Microsoft
7 6 (4.84%) Sybase
7 6 (4.84%) TIBCO
8 5 (4.03%) Perforce
9 4 (3.23%) Cisco
9 4 (3.23%) LexisNexis
10 3 (2.42%) Juniper
11 2 (1.61%) Actimize
11 2 (1.61%) Citrix
11 2 (1.61%) Google
12 1 (0.81%) Endeca
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