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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 107 114 126
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 42 43 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.14% 1.14% 0.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.25% 8.30% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 5
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £378 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £478 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +27.86%
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
579 518 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.78% 13.72% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 307 221
Median daily rate £385 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 31
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £37.00 £30.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+30.23% +30.30%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +8 33 £475 +11.76% 5
Cheshire -5 8 £319 -25.00% 2
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 80 (65.04%) Java
2 68 (55.28%) Oracle
3 60 (48.78%) IBM
4 54 (43.90%) WebSphere Application Server
4 54 (43.90%) Finance
5 46 (37.40%) XML
6 43 (34.96%) Web Services
6 43 (34.96%) J2EE
7 42 (34.15%) Middleware
8 34 (27.64%) SQL
9 32 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (25.20%) WebLogic
11 30 (24.39%) Linux
12 28 (22.76%) JBoss
13 27 (21.95%) Unix
13 27 (21.95%) Spring
14 25 (20.33%) EJB
15 24 (19.51%) DB2
15 24 (19.51%) XSLT
16 23 (18.70%) Banking
17 22 (17.89%) TDD
17 22 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
17 22 (17.89%) Waterfall
18 21 (17.07%) Subversion
18 21 (17.07%) SOAP
19 20 (16.26%) JavaScript
19 20 (16.26%) HTTP
19 20 (16.26%) JAXB
19 20 (16.26%) Hibernate
20 19 (15.45%) JIRA

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 54 (43.90%) WebSphere Application Server
2 31 (25.20%) WebLogic
3 28 (22.76%) JBoss
4 10 (8.13%) CICS
4 10 (8.13%) IBM HTTP Server
4 10 (8.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 8 (6.50%) Apache
5 8 (6.50%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.07%) Apache Solr
6 5 (4.07%) GlassFish
7 3 (2.44%) IIS
7 3 (2.44%) iPlanet
7 3 (2.44%) WebSphere Process Server
8 2 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.63%) IBM Transformation Extender
8 2 (1.63%) Jetty
8 2 (1.63%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.63%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.63%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.63%) Google App Engine
2 2 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.26%) HTTP
2 13 (10.57%) SSL
3 12 (9.76%) TCP/IP
4 8 (6.50%) FTP
5 7 (5.69%) Internet
6 5 (4.07%) DNS
7 4 (3.25%) Firewall
7 4 (3.25%) LAN
7 4 (3.25%) WAN
8 3 (2.44%) HTTPS
8 3 (2.44%) SMTP
8 3 (2.44%) SNMP
9 2 (1.63%) DHCP
9 2 (1.63%) IPsec
9 2 (1.63%) VPN
9 2 (1.63%) WinSCP
9 2 (1.63%) Wireless
10 1 (0.81%) LDAP
10 1 (0.81%) Network Security
10 1 (0.81%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.51%) DB2
2 14 (11.38%) Oracle Database
2 14 (11.38%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.25%) Hazelcast
3 4 (3.25%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.63%) DataStage
4 2 (1.63%) MS Access
4 2 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (17.07%) Subversion
2 19 (15.45%) JIRA
2 19 (15.45%) JUnit
3 18 (14.63%) Jenkins
4 13 (10.57%) ClearCase
5 12 (9.76%) Selenium
6 5 (4.07%) Introscope
6 5 (4.07%) Maven
7 4 (3.25%) Checkstyle
7 4 (3.25%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.25%) FindBugs
7 4 (3.25%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.25%) Mockito
7 4 (3.25%) SonarQube
8 3 (2.44%) ClearQuest
8 3 (2.44%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.44%) Eclipse RCP
9 2 (1.63%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.63%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.63%) Toad
General
1 54 (43.90%) Finance
2 23 (18.70%) Banking
3 4 (3.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.63%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Advertising
5 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (31.71%) Developer
2 27 (21.95%) Java Developer
3 18 (14.63%) Administrator
4 16 (13.01%) Architect
5 13 (10.57%) WebSphere Specialist
6 8 (6.50%) Senior Developer
6 8 (6.50%) WebSphere Administrator
7 7 (5.69%) Consultant
7 7 (5.69%) Team Leader
8 6 (4.88%) Analyst
8 6 (4.88%) Java Team Leader
8 6 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.88%) Technical Leader
8 6 (4.88%) WebSphere Developer
9 5 (4.07%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 5 (4.07%) Senior Consultant
9 5 (4.07%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (4.07%) Server Administrator
9 5 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.07%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (37.40%) XML
2 43 (34.96%) J2EE
2 43 (34.96%) Web Services
3 42 (34.15%) Middleware
4 27 (21.95%) Spring
5 25 (20.33%) EJB
6 24 (19.51%) XSLT
7 21 (17.07%) SOAP
8 20 (16.26%) Hibernate
8 20 (16.26%) JAXB
9 17 (13.82%) WebSphere MQ
9 17 (13.82%) WSDL
10 14 (11.38%) JDBC
10 14 (11.38%) Servlets
11 12 (9.76%) JMS
11 12 (9.76%) JSP
11 12 (9.76%) VXML
12 11 (8.94%) Apache Camel
12 11 (8.94%) IBM Integration Bus
13 10 (8.13%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.76%) IVR
1 12 (9.76%) Mainframe
2 8 (6.50%) PMI
3 7 (5.69%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.25%) Biometrics
5 4 (3.25%) Clustering
5 4 (3.25%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.44%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.63%) DataPower
7 2 (1.63%) LPAR
7 2 (1.63%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.81%) Health Informatics
8 1 (0.81%) Informatics
8 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.39%) Linux
2 27 (21.95%) Unix
3 16 (13.01%) AIX
4 13 (10.57%) Windows
5 9 (7.32%) Solaris
6 8 (6.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (4.07%) HPUX
8 4 (3.25%) SUSE
8 4 (3.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.81%) CentOS
9 1 (0.81%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
2 22 (17.89%) TDD
2 22 (17.89%) Waterfall
3 15 (12.20%) E-Commerce
4 14 (11.38%) Integration Testing
5 13 (10.57%) Software Engineering
6 11 (8.94%) System Integration Testing
7 10 (8.13%) MVC
7 10 (8.13%) RUP
7 10 (8.13%) SDLC
7 10 (8.13%) Service Management
7 10 (8.13%) SOA
8 9 (7.32%) AOP
9 8 (6.50%) CMMI
9 8 (6.50%) Extreme Programming
9 8 (6.50%) ITIL
9 8 (6.50%) PRINCE
9 8 (6.50%) PRINCE2
9 8 (6.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (65.04%) Java
2 34 (27.64%) SQL
3 20 (16.26%) JavaScript
4 15 (12.20%) PL/SQL
5 13 (10.57%) Shell Script
6 8 (6.50%) Assembly Language
6 8 (6.50%) COBOL
7 5 (4.07%) Python
8 4 (3.25%) Jython
9 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.63%) Ruby
10 1 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (6.50%) PMI Certification
2 7 (5.69%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.07%) Degree
3 5 (4.07%) Sun Certification
4 4 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.44%) CCNP
5 3 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.44%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.63%) CCNA
6 2 (1.63%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.81%) CCIE
7 1 (0.81%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.76%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.25%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (2.44%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.44%) Firmware
4 2 (1.63%) Docker
4 2 (1.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (4.88%) CA Wily
2 5 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.07%) Puppet
3 4 (3.25%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (3.25%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.63%) DameWare
4 2 (1.63%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.63%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.63%) nmon
4 2 (1.63%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (1.63%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.81%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 68 (55.28%) Oracle
2 60 (48.78%) IBM
3 11 (8.94%) VMware
4 9 (7.32%) HP
5 8 (6.50%) Chordiant
5 8 (6.50%) Microsoft
5 8 (6.50%) Sybase
6 7 (5.69%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.88%) CA
7 6 (4.88%) Curam
7 6 (4.88%) Sun
8 5 (4.07%) TIBCO
9 4 (3.25%) Avaya
9 4 (3.25%) Cisco
9 4 (3.25%) Nortel
9 4 (3.25%) Perforce
10 3 (2.44%) Citrix
10 3 (2.44%) Juniper
11 2 (1.63%) Actimize
11 2 (1.63%) LexisNexis