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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 99 85 100
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +15
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 59 83 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.85% 1.98% 1.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.37% 12.99% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 23
Median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £343 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £475 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £35.58
% change year-on-year
-8.53% +15.24%
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
519 639 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.31% 15.26% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 363 275
Median daily rate £400 £400 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 31 32
Median hourly rate £14.88 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £31.90 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.90 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -10.25%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -25 20 £400 -1.23% 3
Lancashire +4 14 £335 -16.25%
Merseyside - 12 £524 - 1
Cheshire -4 8 £400 -5.88% 1
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 50 (45.05%) Java
2 47 (42.34%) WebSphere Application Server
3 42 (37.84%) Unix
4 40 (36.04%) WebSphere MQ
5 39 (35.14%) Oracle
6 32 (28.83%) IBM
7 31 (27.93%) Middleware
7 31 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (27.03%) J2EE
8 30 (27.03%) Linux
8 30 (27.03%) JBoss
9 25 (22.52%) HTTP
10 23 (20.72%) AIX
10 23 (20.72%) Finance
10 23 (20.72%) Analytical Skills
11 22 (19.82%) WebLogic
12 21 (18.92%) SQL Server
12 21 (18.92%) Windows
12 21 (18.92%) SOAP
13 20 (18.02%) Open Source
14 19 (17.12%) Jenkins
14 19 (17.12%) Eclipse
15 18 (16.22%) EJB
16 17 (15.32%) MS PowerPoint
16 17 (15.32%) Tomcat
16 17 (15.32%) MS Excel
16 17 (15.32%) Microsoft
17 16 (14.41%) Web Services
17 16 (14.41%) DB2
17 16 (14.41%) Spring

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 47 (42.34%) WebSphere Application Server
2 30 (27.03%) JBoss
3 22 (19.82%) WebLogic
4 17 (15.32%) Tomcat
5 13 (11.71%) IBM HTTP Server
6 11 (9.91%) GlassFish
7 7 (6.31%) Apache
8 5 (4.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (2.70%) IIS
10 2 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.80%) IBM Transformation Extender
10 2 (1.80%) Jetty
10 2 (1.80%) Mongrel
10 2 (1.80%) nginx
11 1 (0.90%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.90%) CMS
11 1 (0.90%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.90%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 17 (15.32%) MS Excel
1 17 (15.32%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (4.50%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.91%) IaaS
1 11 (9.91%) PaaS
1 11 (9.91%) SaaS
2 3 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.80%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (22.52%) HTTP
2 13 (11.71%) TCP/IP
3 12 (10.81%) SSL
4 9 (8.11%) FTP
5 7 (6.31%) LDAP
6 6 (5.41%) DNS
7 3 (2.70%) LAN
7 3 (2.70%) SMTP
7 3 (2.70%) SNMP
7 3 (2.70%) WAN
8 2 (1.80%) DHCP
8 2 (1.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (1.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (1.80%) IPsec
9 1 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.90%) Network Security
9 1 (0.90%) OSPF
9 1 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.90%) SAN
9 1 (0.90%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.41%) DB2
3 11 (9.91%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.60%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.80%) DataStage
5 2 (1.80%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (17.12%) Eclipse
1 19 (17.12%) Jenkins
2 10 (9.01%) JUnit
3 9 (8.11%) Subversion
4 7 (6.31%) Eclipse RCP
4 7 (6.31%) JIRA
5 6 (5.41%) Hudson
5 6 (5.41%) Selenium
6 4 (3.60%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.70%) Maven
8 2 (1.80%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.90%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.90%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.90%) Rational Application Developer
9 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 23 (20.72%) Finance
2 14 (12.61%) Banking
3 5 (4.50%) Retail
4 2 (1.80%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (28.83%) Developer
2 26 (23.42%) Java Developer
3 18 (16.22%) Administrator
4 14 (12.61%) Analyst
5 10 (9.01%) WebSphere Administrator
6 9 (8.11%) Architect
7 8 (7.21%) WebSphere Developer
7 8 (7.21%) WebSphere Specialist
8 7 (6.31%) Operational Support Analyst
8 7 (6.31%) Operations Analyst
8 7 (6.31%) Operations Support Analyst
8 7 (6.31%) Support Analyst
9 6 (5.41%) Consultant
9 6 (5.41%) Middleware Administrator
9 6 (5.41%) Operations Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) Senior Operations Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) Server Administrator
10 5 (4.50%) Java WebSphere Developer
10 5 (4.50%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (36.04%) WebSphere MQ
2 31 (27.93%) Middleware
3 30 (27.03%) J2EE
4 21 (18.92%) SOAP
5 18 (16.22%) EJB
6 16 (14.41%) Spring
6 16 (14.41%) Web Services
7 13 (11.71%) XML
8 9 (8.11%) CSS
8 9 (8.11%) HTML
9 8 (7.21%) AngularJS
9 8 (7.21%) Hibernate
9 8 (7.21%) JAXB
9 8 (7.21%) XSLT
10 7 (6.31%) JDBC
10 7 (6.31%) REST
10 7 (6.31%) Swing
10 7 (6.31%) SWT
10 7 (6.31%) WSDL
11 6 (5.41%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.72%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (13.51%) Clustering
3 9 (8.11%) Tandem
4 5 (4.50%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.50%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.60%) IVR
6 3 (2.70%) Biometrics
7 2 (1.80%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.80%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (37.84%) Unix
2 30 (27.03%) Linux
3 23 (20.72%) AIX
4 21 (18.92%) Windows
5 13 (11.71%) Windows 2000
5 13 (11.71%) Windows XP
6 5 (4.50%) Solaris
7 4 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.02%) Open Source
3 16 (14.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 15 (13.51%) ITIL
5 12 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (10.81%) Data Management
5 12 (10.81%) ITSM
5 12 (10.81%) Service Management
5 12 (10.81%) TDD
6 10 (9.01%) Change Management
6 10 (9.01%) E-Commerce
6 10 (9.01%) PRINCE2
7 9 (8.11%) Data Analysis
7 9 (8.11%) DevOps
7 9 (8.11%) Release Management
7 9 (8.11%) Waterfall
8 8 (7.21%) OO
8 8 (7.21%) Problem Management
8 8 (7.21%) Software Engineering
8 8 (7.21%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (45.05%) Java
2 11 (9.91%) Jython
3 8 (7.21%) SQL
4 7 (6.31%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.41%) Perl
5 6 (5.41%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.60%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.80%) C
7 2 (1.80%) C#
7 2 (1.80%) Python
8 1 (0.90%) COBOL
8 1 (0.90%) JCL
Qualifications
1 13 (11.71%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.01%) Degree
3 6 (5.41%) DV Cleared
3 6 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.50%) ISEB
5 2 (1.80%) CCNP
5 2 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.80%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.90%) CCNA
6 1 (0.90%) CISSP
6 1 (0.90%) SANS
6 1 (0.90%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.21%) SLA
2 4 (3.60%) QA
3 1 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.80%) Xen
2 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.70%) BladeLogic
3 3 (2.70%) CA Wily
4 2 (1.80%) Puppet
4 2 (1.80%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.90%) QRadar
5 1 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 39 (35.14%) Oracle
2 32 (28.83%) IBM
3 17 (15.32%) Microsoft
4 10 (9.01%) VMware
5 9 (8.11%) Red Hat
6 7 (6.31%) Sybase
7 5 (4.50%) hybris
8 3 (2.70%) Avaya
8 3 (2.70%) CA
8 3 (2.70%) Cisco
8 3 (2.70%) Nortel
9 2 (1.80%) F5
9 2 (1.80%) Google
9 2 (1.80%) HP
9 2 (1.80%) Juniper
9 2 (1.80%) Sun
10 1 (0.90%) Curam
10 1 (0.90%) LogRhythm
10 1 (0.90%) Splunk
10 1 (0.90%) WSO2