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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 87 31 41
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +10
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 40 97 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.46% 3.92% 2.82%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.53% 25.06% 21.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 54 25
Average daily rate
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£360 £405 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £31.88 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-1.96% -44.56%
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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 Scotland region.

Application Platforms Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
469 387 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.12% 15.65% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 182 156
Average daily rate £350 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £200 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 12
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.25 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £28.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 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
Edinburgh -45 17 £360 -12.19%
Glasgow -10 13 £550 +66.66% 5
Stirling -9 4 £513 +10.81%
West Lothian - - - - 1
WebSphere
UK

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 51 (54.84%) Java
2 44 (47.31%) UNIX
3 42 (45.16%) Oracle
3 42 (45.16%) IBM
4 41 (44.09%) Banking
5 37 (39.78%) Finance
6 36 (38.71%) SQL
7 33 (35.48%) XML
8 32 (34.41%) JSP
8 32 (34.41%) JavaScript
9 29 (31.18%) CSS
9 29 (31.18%) Spring
10 27 (29.03%) Relational Database
10 27 (29.03%) J2EE
11 25 (26.88%) XSLT
11 25 (26.88%) Linux
12 24 (25.81%) Ajax
13 23 (24.73%) Perl
14 22 (23.66%) WebSphere Application Server
15 19 (20.43%) PL/SQL
15 19 (20.43%) Windows
15 19 (20.43%) OO
15 19 (20.43%) Shell Script
15 19 (20.43%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (19.35%) Unit Testing
16 18 (19.35%) JMS
16 18 (19.35%) JDBC
16 18 (19.35%) Struts
17 17 (18.28%) MVC
17 17 (18.28%) GWT

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 (23.66%) WebSphere Application Server
2 15 (16.13%) WebSphere Portal
3 14 (15.05%) WebLogic
4 9 (9.68%) CICS
4 9 (9.68%) CMS
5 7 (7.53%) IIS
5 7 (7.53%) Tomcat
6 4 (4.30%) FileNet
6 4 (4.30%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (3.23%) Node.js
7 3 (3.23%) TeamSite
8 2 (2.15%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (2.15%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (1.08%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 1 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.08%) Murex MxG2000
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.98%) Firewall
2 9 (9.68%) SAN
3 8 (8.60%) NAS
4 5 (5.38%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.38%) DNS
5 4 (4.30%) LAN
5 4 (4.30%) WAN
5 4 (4.30%) DMZ
5 4 (4.30%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.08%) MPLS
6 1 (1.08%) LDAP
6 1 (1.08%) SMS
6 1 (1.08%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.08%) SSL
6 1 (1.08%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (29.03%) Relational Database
2 11 (11.83%) DB2
3 8 (8.60%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.30%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.08%) MS Access
6 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (18.28%) CruiseControl
1 17 (18.28%) Selenium
2 6 (6.45%) JUnit
3 4 (4.30%) Introscope
4 2 (2.15%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.15%) FitNesse
4 2 (2.15%) Maven
4 2 (2.15%) JIRA
5 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.08%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.08%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.08%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.08%) Ant
5 1 (1.08%) Subversion
General
1 41 (44.09%) Banking
2 37 (39.78%) Finance
3 8 (8.60%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.30%) Front Office
5 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.08%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (40.86%) Developer
2 26 (27.96%) Java Developer
3 15 (16.13%) Designer
4 9 (9.68%) Analyst
4 9 (9.68%) Applications Support
5 8 (8.60%) Support Analyst
5 8 (8.60%) Administrator
5 8 (8.60%) WebSphere Developer
6 7 (7.53%) Infrastructure Designer
6 7 (7.53%) WebSphere Portal Developer
6 7 (7.53%) Portal Developer
6 7 (7.53%) Applications Support Analyst
6 7 (7.53%) Architect
6 7 (7.53%) Consultant
7 6 (6.45%) WebSphere Administrator
8 5 (5.38%) Solutions Designer
9 4 (4.30%) Technical Architect
9 4 (4.30%) WebSphere Consultant
10 3 (3.23%) Applications Architect
10 3 (3.23%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (35.48%) XML
2 32 (34.41%) JSP
3 29 (31.18%) CSS
3 29 (31.18%) Spring
4 27 (29.03%) J2EE
5 25 (26.88%) XSLT
6 24 (25.81%) Ajax
7 18 (19.35%) JMS
7 18 (19.35%) Struts
7 18 (19.35%) JDBC
8 17 (18.28%) iBATIS
8 17 (18.28%) Spring MVC
8 17 (18.28%) Spring Web Flow
8 17 (18.28%) GWT
9 15 (16.13%) HTML
10 13 (13.98%) Middleware
11 12 (12.90%) Java EE
12 11 (11.83%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 11 (11.83%) jQuery
13 10 (10.75%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) Mainframe
2 9 (9.68%) Replication
3 8 (8.60%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (7.53%) DataPower
5 5 (5.38%) Mobile App
5 5 (5.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.23%) Derivative
8 2 (2.15%) Device Driver
9 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.08%) Mathematics
9 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 44 (47.31%) UNIX
2 25 (26.88%) Linux
3 19 (20.43%) Windows
4 14 (15.05%) zOS
5 10 (10.75%) AIX
6 3 (3.23%) Android
6 3 (3.23%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.23%) Solaris
7 2 (2.15%) HPUX
8 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.43%) OO
1 19 (20.43%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (19.35%) Unit Testing
3 17 (18.28%) Web Application Development
3 17 (18.28%) MVC
4 6 (6.45%) ITIL
4 6 (6.45%) E-Commerce
4 6 (6.45%) ETL
5 5 (5.38%) Workflow
5 5 (5.38%) Migration
5 5 (5.38%) Content Management
5 5 (5.38%) Web Development
5 5 (5.38%) SOA
6 4 (4.30%) Performance Management
6 4 (4.30%) Network Design
6 4 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (4.30%) Risk Management
6 4 (4.30%) CRM
7 3 (3.23%) Data Modelling
7 3 (3.23%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (54.84%) Java
2 36 (38.71%) SQL
3 32 (34.41%) JavaScript
4 23 (24.73%) Perl
5 19 (20.43%) PL/SQL
5 19 (20.43%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.30%) Python
7 2 (2.15%) C#
7 2 (2.15%) PHP
8 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.08%) VB
8 1 (1.08%) REXX
8 1 (1.08%) Jython
8 1 (1.08%) AspectJ
Qualifications
1 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (8.60%) SRDF
2 4 (4.30%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.08%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) CA Wily
2 3 (3.23%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.08%) Legato
4 1 (1.08%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (1.08%) Control-M
4 1 (1.08%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.08%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 42 (45.16%) Oracle
1 42 (45.16%) IBM
2 14 (15.05%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.60%) EMC
4 6 (6.45%) TIBCO
5 5 (5.38%) CA
6 4 (4.30%) HP
7 3 (3.23%) Guidewire
8 2 (2.15%) Symantec
8 2 (2.15%) JBoss
8 2 (2.15%) Sun
9 1 (1.08%) Murex
9 1 (1.08%) Adobe
9 1 (1.08%) Sybase
9 1 (1.08%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.08%) SAP
9 1 (1.08%) Reuters
9 1 (1.08%) Bloomberg
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