The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 18 11 7
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 10 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 7.75% 10.62% 15.08%
As % of the Application Platforms category 45.45% 70.59% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 7
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£388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £383 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £418 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £424 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £29.95
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +25.20%
WebSphere
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Application Platforms Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
22 17 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 17.05% 15.04% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 18
Average daily rate £321 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.68% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £358 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £331
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WebSphere across the Northern Ireland region.

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

WebSphere Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 30 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
County Antrim -8 10 £388 -3.12% 1
WebSphere
UK

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 8 (72.73%) Finance
1 8 (72.73%) Banking
2 7 (63.64%) Java
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (63.64%) WebLogic
3 6 (54.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (54.55%) FpML
3 6 (54.55%) Fixed Income
3 6 (54.55%) Equities
3 6 (54.55%) Derivative
3 6 (54.55%) Java EE
4 5 (45.45%) Degree
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (45.45%) Linux
4 5 (45.45%) OO
4 5 (45.45%) People Management
5 4 (36.36%) Oracle
6 3 (27.27%) Ab Initio
6 3 (27.27%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
6 3 (27.27%) Actimize
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
7 2 (18.18%) UNIX
7 2 (18.18%) MS Project
7 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
7 2 (18.18%) IBM
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
7 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 7 (63.64%) WebLogic
2 3 (27.27%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (9.09%) Apache
3 1 (9.09%) FileNet
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Project
1 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
2 1 (9.09%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (9.09%) DB2
4 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
1 8 (72.73%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Java Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Lead Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Lead Java Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Java Applications Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Java Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) FpML
1 6 (54.55%) Java EE
2 1 (9.09%) Ext JS
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 6 (54.55%) Fixed Income
1 6 (54.55%) Equities
1 6 (54.55%) Derivative
2 1 (9.09%) Reference Data
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (18.18%) UNIX
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) OO
1 5 (45.45%) People Management
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) Data Security
2 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
2 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
2 1 (9.09%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
1 7 (63.64%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
2 1 (9.09%) Jython
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Ab Initio
2 3 (27.27%) Actimize
3 2 (18.18%) IBM
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
4 1 (9.09%) Reuters
4 1 (9.09%) Bloomberg
4 1 (9.09%) Business Objects
4 1 (9.09%) Cognos