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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 63 64 51
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 9 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.96% 0.98% 2.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.76% 5.49% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 8
Average daily rate
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£513 £455 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.63% +45.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £365 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £475 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.06% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 £45.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-16.38% +71.42%
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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
189 182 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.09% 17.91% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 100 63
Average daily rate £400 £329 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.67% +11.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £209 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 17
Average hourly rate £42.50 £21.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.38% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.10 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £25.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -0.96%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere across the Reading region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

WebSphere Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 March 2015, 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%) Java
1 10 (66.67%) Web Services
2 7 (46.67%) AIX
2 7 (46.67%) Solaris
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (40.00%) SOAP
3 6 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) iPlanet
4 4 (26.67%) IBM
4 4 (26.67%) zOS
4 4 (26.67%) XML
4 4 (26.67%) IIS
4 4 (26.67%) .NET
4 4 (26.67%) Apache
4 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
4 4 (26.67%) JMS
4 4 (26.67%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (26.67%) Degree
4 4 (26.67%) WebSphere Portal
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) TDD
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle
5 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) MVC
6 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 4 (26.67%) IIS
1 4 (26.67%) Apache
1 4 (26.67%) iPlanet
1 4 (26.67%) IBM HTTP Server
1 4 (26.67%) WebSphere Portal
2 2 (13.33%) Liferay
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
2 2 (13.33%) Drupal
3 1 (6.67%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Fredhopper
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) SDH
1 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
1 2 (13.33%) MPLS
2 1 (6.67%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (13.33%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Toad
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Administrator
2 4 (26.67%) WebSphere Administrator
2 4 (26.67%) Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) Web Services
2 7 (46.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (40.00%) SOAP
4 4 (26.67%) .NET
4 4 (26.67%) XML
4 4 (26.67%) JMS
5 2 (13.33%) WSDL
5 2 (13.33%) HTML
5 2 (13.33%) jQuery
5 2 (13.33%) REST
5 2 (13.33%) JAXB
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (6.67%) RESTful
6 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
6 1 (6.67%) Spring
6 1 (6.67%) JSF
6 1 (6.67%) Java EE
6 1 (6.67%) Spring MVC
6 1 (6.67%) Spring Web Flow
6 1 (6.67%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (13.33%) Clustering
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (6.67%) DataPower
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) AIX
1 7 (46.67%) Solaris
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) zOS
3 2 (13.33%) UNIX
3 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) TDD
2 3 (20.00%) MVC
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Scrum
3 2 (13.33%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
3 2 (13.33%) B2B
3 2 (13.33%) B2C
3 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
3 2 (13.33%) High Availability
3 2 (13.33%) E-business
4 1 (6.67%) JVM Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) UML
4 1 (6.67%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Certification
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) IBM
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) MetaSolv
3 2 (13.33%) Cramer
3 2 (13.33%) BEA
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Google