The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 71 74 94
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +20
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 4 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.45% 0.92% 0.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.38% 3.82% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
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£300 £460 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.78% +2.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £410
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 - £29.95
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Application Platforms Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
168 262 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.81% 24.15% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 156 75
Average daily rate £500 £425 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £328 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £146.00 £13.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -9.32%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in Reading

WebSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere across the Reading region.

WebSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 10 (66.67%) IBM
2 7 (46.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 7 (46.67%) Clustering
2 7 (46.67%) AIX
2 7 (46.67%) Solaris
3 6 (40.00%) Linux
3 6 (40.00%) DB2
3 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) Java
3 6 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (40.00%) High Availability
4 5 (33.33%) DataPower
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) IBM Certification
5 4 (26.67%) ATM
5 4 (26.67%) Migration
5 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle
6 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 3 (20.00%) WebLogic
6 3 (20.00%) SOAP
6 3 (20.00%) Web Services
6 3 (20.00%) XML
7 2 (13.33%) MetaSolv
7 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
7 2 (13.33%) MPLS
7 2 (13.33%) BEA
7 2 (13.33%) Internet
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (13.33%) JAXB

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (6.67%) Drupal
2 1 (6.67%) Liferay
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) ATM
2 2 (13.33%) SDH
2 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
2 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 2 (13.33%) MPLS
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) IPsec
3 1 (6.67%) SSH
3 1 (6.67%) BIG-IP
3 1 (6.67%) Ethereal
3 1 (6.67%) tcpdump
3 1 (6.67%) snoop
3 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (6.67%) HTTP
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) SSL
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Toad
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Design Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Ab Initio Developer
5 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
5 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (20.00%) SOAP
2 3 (20.00%) Web Services
2 3 (20.00%) XML
3 2 (13.33%) JMS
3 2 (13.33%) WSDL
3 2 (13.33%) JAXB
3 2 (13.33%) HTML
3 2 (13.33%) .NET
4 1 (6.67%) CSS
4 1 (6.67%) JDBC
4 1 (6.67%) Spring
4 1 (6.67%) jQuery
4 1 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Clustering
2 6 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (33.33%) DataPower
4 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.67%) Tandem
5 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
5 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) AIX
1 7 (46.67%) Solaris
2 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) High Availability
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) B2B
5 1 (6.67%) B2C
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) E-business
5 1 (6.67%) MVC
5 1 (6.67%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
5 1 (6.67%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) C
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) Perl
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) IBM Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) IBM
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) BEA
3 2 (13.33%) MetaSolv
3 2 (13.33%) Cramer
4 1 (6.67%) Ab Initio
4 1 (6.67%) F5