The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 2 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 99 87 31
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -56
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 36 42 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.08% 1.50% 3.91%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.53% 7.32% 24.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 53
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £324 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £31.25 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+21.60% -1.96%
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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 Scotland region.

Application Platforms Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
478 574 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.35% 20.50% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 287 187
Average daily rate £363 £355 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 15
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £18.10 £32.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

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

WebSphere Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

WebSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

WebSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
Glasgow +11 17 £375 -23.07% 8
Edinburgh -18 11 £425 +18.05% 6
Stirling +8 3 £450 -12.19%
WebSphere
UK

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 29 (36.25%) Oracle
2 27 (33.75%) UNIX
3 23 (28.75%) Banking
4 22 (27.50%) Finance
4 22 (27.50%) WebSphere Application Server
5 21 (26.25%) SQL
6 20 (25.00%) IBM
7 19 (23.75%) Shell Script
7 19 (23.75%) Java
7 19 (23.75%) Linux
8 16 (20.00%) Windows
8 16 (20.00%) XML
8 16 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
9 13 (16.25%) Solaris
9 13 (16.25%) OO
9 13 (16.25%) PL/SQL
9 13 (16.25%) CICS
10 12 (15.00%) Migration
11 11 (13.75%) Content Management
11 11 (13.75%) JavaScript
11 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
11 11 (13.75%) AIX
11 11 (13.75%) Spring
11 11 (13.75%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 11 (13.75%) Unit Testing
12 10 (12.50%) Selenium
12 10 (12.50%) DataPower
12 10 (12.50%) zOS
12 10 (12.50%) Middleware
13 9 (11.25%) MVC

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 22 (27.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 13 (16.25%) CICS
3 8 (10.00%) FileNet
3 8 (10.00%) WebSphere Portal
4 7 (8.75%) WebSphere Process Server
5 6 (7.50%) JBoss
6 4 (5.00%) Apache
6 4 (5.00%) Tomcat
6 4 (5.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 2 (2.50%) MQSeries
7 2 (2.50%) IIS
8 1 (1.25%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.25%) JRun
8 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.25%) GlassFish
8 1 (1.25%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Agresso
1 1 (1.25%) thinkFolio
1 1 (1.25%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.25%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) SSL
2 3 (3.75%) HTTPS
2 3 (3.75%) LDAP
3 2 (2.50%) Firewall
4 1 (1.25%) Internet
4 1 (1.25%) DHCP
4 1 (1.25%) FTP
4 1 (1.25%) HTTP
4 1 (1.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.25%) DB2
2 9 (11.25%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.00%) Redis
3 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.75%) QlikView
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.25%) DataStage
6 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (12.50%) Selenium
2 8 (10.00%) CruiseControl
3 4 (5.00%) Introscope
3 4 (5.00%) TeamCity
3 4 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.75%) Eclipse
4 3 (3.75%) Toad
4 3 (3.75%) Maven
5 2 (2.50%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.50%) eggPlant
6 1 (1.25%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.25%) IntelliJ
General
1 23 (28.75%) Banking
2 22 (27.50%) Finance
3 4 (5.00%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.75%) Retail
5 2 (2.50%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.50%) Back Office
6 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (31.25%) Developer
2 20 (25.00%) Administrator
3 13 (16.25%) WebSphere Administrator
4 12 (15.00%) Architect
5 11 (13.75%) Java Developer
5 11 (13.75%) Analyst
5 11 (13.75%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (8.75%) Designer
7 5 (6.25%) FileNet Administrator
7 5 (6.25%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
7 5 (6.25%) WebSphere Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Server Administrator
8 4 (5.00%) SQL Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Programmer
8 4 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Programmer
9 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Designer
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Analyst Programmer
9 3 (3.75%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.00%) XML
1 16 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 11 (13.75%) Spring
2 11 (13.75%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 10 (12.50%) Middleware
4 9 (11.25%) iBATIS
4 9 (11.25%) Spring MVC
5 8 (10.00%) Spring Web Flow
5 8 (10.00%) GWT
5 8 (10.00%) Ajax
5 8 (10.00%) JSP
5 8 (10.00%) Struts
5 8 (10.00%) J2EE
5 8 (10.00%) CSS
6 7 (8.75%) XSLT
7 6 (7.50%) JDBC
8 5 (6.25%) Drools
9 3 (3.75%) Spring Integration
9 3 (3.75%) Web Services
9 3 (3.75%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) DataPower
2 8 (10.00%) LPAR
3 6 (7.50%) Mainframe
4 4 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.25%) Clustering
5 1 (1.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (33.75%) UNIX
2 19 (23.75%) Linux
3 16 (20.00%) Windows
4 13 (16.25%) Solaris
5 11 (13.75%) AIX
6 10 (12.50%) zOS
7 3 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.50%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (2.50%) MVS
8 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.50%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.25%) OO
2 12 (15.00%) Migration
3 11 (13.75%) Content Management
3 11 (13.75%) Unit Testing
4 9 (11.25%) MVC
5 8 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (10.00%) Web Application Development
6 5 (6.25%) Workflow
6 5 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 5 (6.25%) ETL
7 4 (5.00%) Web Development
8 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Content Management
8 3 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (3.75%) Data Management
8 3 (3.75%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.75%) UML
8 3 (3.75%) TDD
8 3 (3.75%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.50%) Test Strategy
9 2 (2.50%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.25%) SQL
2 19 (23.75%) Shell Script
2 19 (23.75%) Java
3 13 (16.25%) PL/SQL
4 11 (13.75%) JavaScript
5 8 (10.00%) Perl
6 5 (6.25%) Jython
7 4 (5.00%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.50%) C
8 2 (2.50%) COBOL
9 1 (1.25%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) BS7799
1 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.00%) zsh
2 2 (2.50%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) CA Wily
2 4 (5.00%) Puppet
2 4 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.75%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.75%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 29 (36.25%) Oracle
2 20 (25.00%) IBM
3 8 (10.00%) CA
4 4 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.75%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.50%) HP
6 2 (2.50%) Dell
6 2 (2.50%) EMC
6 2 (2.50%) Citrix
6 2 (2.50%) Symantec
6 2 (2.50%) VMware
7 1 (1.25%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.25%) NetApp
7 1 (1.25%) Adobe
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