The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the North West region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 113 73 21
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -52
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 19 60 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 2.21% 6.91%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.29% 12.15% 32.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 120
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£425 £381 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £320 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £415
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £45.25
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -27.07%
Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
443 494 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.65% 18.24% 21.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 228 371
Average daily rate £325 £313 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 48 52
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £34.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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
Manchester -16 10 £363 -17.14% 5
Cheshire -20 6 £435 +16.00% 1
Lancashire -12 3 £356 +1.78% 3
Merseyside - - - -
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England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (41.51%) IBM
2 19 (35.85%) WebSphere MQ
2 19 (35.85%) Java
3 18 (33.96%) Finance
4 17 (32.08%) UNIX
4 17 (32.08%) Tomcat
5 16 (30.19%) Oracle
6 15 (28.30%) Middleware
7 13 (24.53%) Linux
7 13 (24.53%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (24.53%) HTTP
7 13 (24.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 12 (22.64%) Big Data
8 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
8 12 (22.64%) Firewall
9 11 (20.75%) Red Hat
10 10 (18.87%) Apache
11 9 (16.98%) Shell Script
11 9 (16.98%) Banking
12 8 (15.09%) Change Management
12 8 (15.09%) WebLogic
12 8 (15.09%) Servlets
13 7 (13.21%) ITIL
13 7 (13.21%) JUnit
13 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
13 7 (13.21%) DHCP
13 7 (13.21%) DNS
13 7 (13.21%) Configuration Management
13 7 (13.21%) Mainframe
13 7 (13.21%) Maven

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (32.08%) Tomcat
2 10 (18.87%) Apache
3 8 (15.09%) WebLogic
4 7 (13.21%) Jetty
4 7 (13.21%) nginx
4 7 (13.21%) OpenStack
5 6 (11.32%) MQSeries
6 5 (9.43%) TIBCO EMS
6 5 (9.43%) CMS
6 5 (9.43%) Adobe CQ
6 5 (9.43%) Escenic
7 4 (7.55%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.89%) SAS
8 1 (1.89%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.89%) Node.js
8 1 (1.89%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (13.21%) Amazon S3
1 7 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (13.21%) Route 53
1 7 (13.21%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
2 1 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.53%) HTTP
2 12 (22.64%) Firewall
3 7 (13.21%) DNS
3 7 (13.21%) DHCP
4 6 (11.32%) LDAP
5 5 (9.43%) FTP
6 1 (1.89%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.53%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
2 12 (22.64%) Big Data
3 5 (9.43%) DB2
3 5 (9.43%) Hadoop
3 5 (9.43%) MySQL
4 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.66%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.89%) DataStage
5 1 (1.89%) MSDE
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.89%) WhereScape RED
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (13.21%) JUnit
1 7 (13.21%) Maven
1 7 (13.21%) Cucumber
1 7 (13.21%) Hudson
1 7 (13.21%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.89%) Lombardi
2 1 (1.89%) JIRA
2 1 (1.89%) Selenium
2 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.89%) Toad
2 1 (1.89%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 18 (33.96%) Finance
2 9 (16.98%) Banking
3 4 (7.55%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Analyst
2 11 (20.75%) Developer
3 7 (13.21%) Administrator
4 6 (11.32%) Java Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Senior Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Programmer
5 5 (9.43%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Java Programmer
5 5 (9.43%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Developer Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) WebSphere Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Senior Programmer
5 5 (9.43%) Senior Java Programmer
5 5 (9.43%) Middleware Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Communications Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) UNIX Administrator
6 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) WebSphere Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (35.85%) WebSphere MQ
2 15 (28.30%) Middleware
3 13 (24.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 8 (15.09%) Servlets
5 6 (11.32%) HTML
5 6 (11.32%) J2EE
5 6 (11.32%) EJB
5 6 (11.32%) CSS
5 6 (11.32%) Struts
5 6 (11.32%) XML
5 6 (11.32%) Ajax
6 5 (9.43%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (9.43%) Spring
6 5 (9.43%) JSF
6 5 (9.43%) LAMP
6 5 (9.43%) Hibernate
6 5 (9.43%) jQuery
6 5 (9.43%) HTML5
6 5 (9.43%) CSS3
6 5 (9.43%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Mainframe
1 7 (13.21%) Open Source
2 6 (11.32%) PKI
3 3 (5.66%) Firmware
4 2 (3.77%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.89%) GIS
5 1 (1.89%) Replication
5 1 (1.89%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.08%) UNIX
2 13 (24.53%) Linux
3 7 (13.21%) CentOS
4 6 (11.32%) Windows
5 3 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.77%) zOS
6 2 (3.77%) AIX
7 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.09%) Change Management
2 7 (13.21%) Configuration Management
2 7 (13.21%) ITIL
2 7 (13.21%) Performance Testing
2 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (13.21%) JVM Tuning
2 7 (13.21%) DevOps
3 6 (11.32%) Scrum
3 6 (11.32%) TDD
3 6 (11.32%) UML
4 5 (9.43%) OOP
4 5 (9.43%) OOA/OOD
4 5 (9.43%) RUP
4 5 (9.43%) OOD
4 5 (9.43%) ETL
4 5 (9.43%) Migration
4 5 (9.43%) BDD
5 4 (7.55%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.66%) Performance Improvement
6 3 (5.66%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.85%) Java
2 9 (16.98%) Shell Script
3 7 (13.21%) Ruby
3 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.43%) Scala
4 5 (9.43%) C#
5 4 (7.55%) SQL
6 3 (5.66%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.66%) Perl
7 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) MCP
3 1 (1.89%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) RHEV
2 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) Puppet
1 7 (13.21%) Vagrant
2 5 (9.43%) BladeLogic
3 3 (5.66%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (41.51%) IBM
2 16 (30.19%) Oracle
3 11 (20.75%) Red Hat
4 7 (13.21%) RightScale
5 5 (9.43%) Splunk
5 5 (9.43%) Cyber-Ark
5 5 (9.43%) TIBCO
5 5 (9.43%) JBoss
6 3 (5.66%) SAP
6 3 (5.66%) Sybase
6 3 (5.66%) EMC
6 3 (5.66%) NetApp
7 2 (3.77%) HP
8 1 (1.89%) VMware
8 1 (1.89%) Teradata
8 1 (1.89%) Kalido
8 1 (1.89%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 1 (1.89%) Intel
8 1 (1.89%) Citrix
8 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
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