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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 94 67 51
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -16
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 36 62 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.20% 2.27% 3.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.14% 11.61% 19.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 42
Average daily rate
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£425 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £423 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.59% +5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £32.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+15.41% +9.16%
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 Scotland region.

Application Platforms Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
504 534 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.76% 19.55% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 296 203
Average daily rate £336 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 24
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -23.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £18.35 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.15% -13.15%

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
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 1 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 18 £425 +1.79% 6
Glasgow -9 16 £400 +21.67%
Stirling -5 2 £375 -16.43%
WebSphere
UK

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 31 (40.79%) WebSphere Application Server
2 27 (35.53%) UNIX
2 27 (35.53%) Banking
3 25 (32.89%) Oracle
4 18 (23.68%) Java
5 16 (21.05%) Shell Script
6 15 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (19.74%) Content Management
6 15 (19.74%) SQL
6 15 (19.74%) Linux
7 14 (18.42%) IBM
8 13 (17.11%) OO
8 13 (17.11%) Finance
8 13 (17.11%) Selenium
9 12 (15.79%) CA Wily
9 12 (15.79%) Migration
9 12 (15.79%) Spring
9 12 (15.79%) WebSphere MQ
9 12 (15.79%) XML
9 12 (15.79%) PL/SQL
10 11 (14.47%) J2EE
10 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
10 11 (14.47%) Perl
10 11 (14.47%) CSS
10 11 (14.47%) Solaris
10 11 (14.47%) Windows
10 11 (14.47%) JSP
10 11 (14.47%) Struts
10 11 (14.47%) MVC
10 11 (14.47%) Ajax

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 31 (40.79%) WebSphere Application Server
2 10 (13.16%) CICS
2 10 (13.16%) FileNet
3 8 (10.53%) WebSphere Portal
4 7 (9.21%) WebSphere Process Server
5 5 (6.58%) Tomcat
6 4 (5.26%) IIS
6 4 (5.26%) Apache
7 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.95%) JBoss
8 2 (2.63%) MQSeries
9 1 (1.32%) JRun
9 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 1 (1.32%) Documentum
9 1 (1.32%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Agresso
1 1 (1.32%) FileNet Content Manager
1 1 (1.32%) thinkFolio
1 1 (1.32%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.32%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) LDAP
2 4 (5.26%) SSL
3 3 (3.95%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.32%) Internet
4 1 (1.32%) Firewall
4 1 (1.32%) DHCP
4 1 (1.32%) FTP
4 1 (1.32%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.47%) Relational Database
2 9 (11.84%) DB2
3 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.26%) Redis
5 2 (2.63%) QlikView
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.32%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 13 (17.11%) Selenium
2 11 (14.47%) CruiseControl
3 8 (10.53%) LoadRunner
4 4 (5.26%) Introscope
4 4 (5.26%) TeamCity
4 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.63%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.63%) eggPlant
6 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
General
1 27 (35.53%) Banking
2 13 (17.11%) Finance
3 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.32%) Retail
3 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (28.95%) Developer
2 15 (19.74%) Java Developer
3 12 (15.79%) Architect
4 11 (14.47%) Administrator
5 10 (13.16%) Infrastructure Architect
6 9 (11.84%) WebSphere Administrator
7 8 (10.53%) Analyst
7 8 (10.53%) Test Leader
7 8 (10.53%) Performance Test Leader
8 6 (7.89%) Designer
9 4 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
9 4 (5.26%) Server Administrator
10 3 (3.95%) WebSphere Developer
10 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Designer
10 3 (3.95%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.95%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
11 2 (2.63%) FileNet Administrator
11 2 (2.63%) Test Manager
11 2 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.63%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.79%) XML
1 12 (15.79%) Spring
1 12 (15.79%) WebSphere MQ
2 11 (14.47%) Spring MVC
2 11 (14.47%) Spring Web Flow
2 11 (14.47%) GWT
2 11 (14.47%) Ajax
2 11 (14.47%) J2EE
2 11 (14.47%) CSS
2 11 (14.47%) JSP
2 11 (14.47%) Struts
3 9 (11.84%) XSLT
3 9 (11.84%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 6 (7.89%) Middleware
4 6 (7.89%) iBATIS
4 6 (7.89%) JDBC
5 5 (6.58%) JMS
6 4 (5.26%) Web Services
7 2 (2.63%) SOAP
8 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) DataPower
2 8 (10.53%) LPAR
3 7 (9.21%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 27 (35.53%) UNIX
2 15 (19.74%) Linux
3 11 (14.47%) Windows
3 11 (14.47%) Solaris
4 8 (10.53%) AIX
4 8 (10.53%) zOS
5 2 (2.63%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.32%) MVS
6 1 (1.32%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (19.74%) Content Management
2 13 (17.11%) OO
3 12 (15.79%) Migration
4 11 (14.47%) MVC
4 11 (14.47%) Unit Testing
4 11 (14.47%) Web Application Development
5 10 (13.16%) Enterprise Content Management
6 8 (10.53%) Stress Testing
7 5 (6.58%) Web Development
8 3 (3.95%) Document Management
8 3 (3.95%) Workflow
9 2 (2.63%) Project Management
9 2 (2.63%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.63%) Performance Testing
9 2 (2.63%) Test Strategy
9 2 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.63%) Time Management
9 2 (2.63%) API Design
10 1 (1.32%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.68%) Java
2 16 (21.05%) Shell Script
3 15 (19.74%) SQL
4 12 (15.79%) PL/SQL
5 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
5 11 (14.47%) Perl
6 5 (6.58%) Jython
7 4 (5.26%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.32%) C
8 1 (1.32%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) BS7799
1 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) zsh
2 2 (2.63%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.63%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (15.79%) CA Wily
2 4 (5.26%) Puppet
2 4 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.95%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.95%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 2 (2.63%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 25 (32.89%) Oracle
2 14 (18.42%) IBM
3 10 (13.16%) CA
4 7 (9.21%) HP
5 3 (3.95%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.63%) Symantec
6 2 (2.63%) VMware
6 2 (2.63%) Sun
6 2 (2.63%) Dell
6 2 (2.63%) EMC
6 2 (2.63%) Citrix
6 2 (2.63%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.32%) Adobe
7 1 (1.32%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.32%) NetApp