The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 155 96 129
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +33
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 98 178 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.06% 2.05% 1.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.87% 11.77% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 99 60
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£450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £31.88 £29.95
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.42%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1669 1512 1773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.07% 17.39% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 840 848
Average daily rate £363 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 58 92
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in the South East

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

WebSphere Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

WebSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

WebSphere Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
Berkshire -22 27 £450 - 8
Buckinghamshire +5 24 £450 +20.00% 1
Hampshire -56 18 £405 +22.72% 1
Surrey +2 15 £513 +17.14% 3
Oxfordshire -12 5 £450 -21.73%
West Sussex +6 4 £438 +82.29%
Middlesex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 109 (43.08%) IBM
2 78 (30.83%) Java
3 72 (28.46%) WebSphere Application Server
4 67 (26.48%) SQL
5 65 (25.69%) WebSphere MQ
6 59 (23.32%) UNIX
7 57 (22.53%) Finance
8 56 (22.13%) Oracle
9 47 (18.58%) Linux
10 44 (17.39%) Web Services
11 43 (17.00%) Middleware
12 42 (16.60%) DB2
13 41 (16.21%) E-Commerce
14 40 (15.81%) J2EE
14 40 (15.81%) XML
15 39 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
16 38 (15.02%) SOAP
16 38 (15.02%) Windows
17 37 (14.62%) AIX
18 35 (13.83%) JBoss
18 35 (13.83%) JavaScript
19 33 (13.04%) HTML
20 31 (12.25%) Retail
21 29 (11.46%) SOA
22 28 (11.07%) ITIL
23 26 (10.28%) Security Cleared
24 23 (9.09%) LDAP
24 23 (9.09%) TOGAF
24 23 (9.09%) Oracle Database
25 22 (8.70%) Spring

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 72 (28.46%) WebSphere Application Server
2 21 (8.30%) WebLogic
3 15 (5.93%) Apache
3 15 (5.93%) IBM HTTP Server
4 13 (5.14%) MQSeries
5 11 (4.35%) IIS
5 11 (4.35%) Liferay
6 10 (3.95%) WebSphere Process Server
6 10 (3.95%) SharePoint
7 9 (3.56%) Tomcat
8 7 (2.77%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (2.77%) Commerce Server
9 4 (1.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (1.58%) Drupal
9 4 (1.58%) WebSphere Portal
10 3 (1.19%) Adobe CQ
10 3 (1.19%) CMS
11 2 (0.79%) ATG Dynamo
11 2 (0.79%) CICS
11 2 (0.79%) Escenic
Applications
1 3 (1.19%) MS Office
2 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.77%) Maximo
2 4 (1.58%) Misys Midas
3 3 (1.19%) Staffware
3 3 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.79%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.79%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.79%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.40%) Tridion
5 1 (0.40%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.40%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.58%) SaaS
2 1 (0.40%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.09%) LDAP
2 21 (8.30%) HTTP
3 20 (7.91%) Internet
4 16 (6.32%) SSL
4 16 (6.32%) SAN
5 15 (5.93%) Firewall
6 12 (4.74%) TCP/IP
7 10 (3.95%) DNS
8 9 (3.56%) Intranet
9 5 (1.98%) Kerberos
10 4 (1.58%) ATM
10 4 (1.58%) HTTPS
11 3 (1.19%) FTP
12 2 (0.79%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.79%) SDH
12 2 (0.79%) WAN
12 2 (0.79%) MPLS
12 2 (0.79%) BIG-IP
13 1 (0.40%) Ethereal
13 1 (0.40%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (16.60%) DB2
2 23 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 17 (6.72%) SQL Server
4 9 (3.56%) DTS
5 5 (1.98%) SQLPlus
6 4 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.19%) Big Data
8 2 (0.79%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.79%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.79%) DataStage
8 2 (0.79%) MySQL
8 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (4.74%) Eclipse
1 12 (4.74%) Introscope
2 8 (3.16%) SoapUI
3 7 (2.77%) Maven
4 5 (1.98%) Toad
5 4 (1.58%) ERwin
5 4 (1.58%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.19%) Rational Rose
7 2 (0.79%) Subversion
7 2 (0.79%) Ant
7 2 (0.79%) JUnit
7 2 (0.79%) JIRA
7 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.40%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.40%) MyEclipse
8 1 (0.40%) Lombardi
8 1 (0.40%) Rational Application Developer
8 1 (0.40%) Bugzilla
General
1 57 (22.53%) Finance
2 31 (12.25%) Retail
3 14 (5.53%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.95%) Banking
5 8 (3.16%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.98%) Legal
7 4 (1.58%) Marketing
7 4 (1.58%) Spanish Language
8 3 (1.19%) Electronics
9 2 (0.79%) Front Office
9 2 (0.79%) Automotive
10 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (24.51%) Developer
2 57 (22.53%) Analyst
3 53 (20.95%) Architect
4 25 (9.88%) Solutions Architect
5 19 (7.51%) Administrator
6 18 (7.11%) Consultant
6 18 (7.11%) Java Developer
7 17 (6.72%) Programmer
7 17 (6.72%) WebSphere Developer
8 15 (5.93%) RPG Programmer
8 15 (5.93%) RPG Analyst Programmer
8 15 (5.93%) Analyst Programmer
8 15 (5.93%) Technical Architect
9 12 (4.74%) Business Analyst
9 12 (4.74%) Deployment Analyst
10 11 (4.35%) Project Manager
11 9 (3.56%) Senior Developer
11 9 (3.56%) Designer
12 8 (3.16%) Mobile Solutions Architect
12 8 (3.16%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (25.69%) WebSphere MQ
2 44 (17.39%) Web Services
3 43 (17.00%) Middleware
4 40 (15.81%) XML
4 40 (15.81%) J2EE
5 38 (15.02%) SOAP
6 33 (13.04%) HTML
7 22 (8.70%) .NET
7 22 (8.70%) Spring
8 18 (7.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 17 (6.72%) CSS
10 14 (5.53%) Hibernate
10 14 (5.53%) REST
11 13 (5.14%) JMS
12 12 (4.74%) JDBC
13 11 (4.35%) JSP
13 11 (4.35%) WSDL
14 10 (3.95%) Dojo
15 8 (3.16%) XSLT
16 7 (2.77%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.72%) Clustering
2 16 (6.32%) iSeries
2 16 (6.32%) Mobile App
2 16 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.74%) DataPower
4 9 (3.56%) N-Tier
4 9 (3.56%) Mainframe
4 9 (3.56%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.77%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.37%) AS400
7 5 (1.98%) HACMP
8 4 (1.58%) SWIFT
9 3 (1.19%) DTV
10 2 (0.79%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.79%) PMI
11 1 (0.40%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.40%) Replication
11 1 (0.40%) Wiki
11 1 (0.40%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.40%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 59 (23.32%) UNIX
2 47 (18.58%) Linux
3 38 (15.02%) Windows
4 37 (14.62%) AIX
5 22 (8.70%) Solaris
6 8 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.98%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (1.19%) zOS
9 3 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.40%) SUSE
11 1 (0.40%) Android
11 1 (0.40%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (16.21%) E-Commerce
2 39 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (11.46%) SOA
4 28 (11.07%) ITIL
5 23 (9.09%) TOGAF
6 18 (7.11%) Scrum
7 16 (6.32%) OO
7 16 (6.32%) Change Management
8 14 (5.53%) UML
9 13 (5.14%) Enterprise Architecture
10 12 (4.74%) High Availability
10 12 (4.74%) Root Cause Analysis
10 12 (4.74%) Mentoring
11 10 (3.95%) Migration
12 9 (3.56%) Test Scripting
13 8 (3.16%) Capacity Planning
13 8 (3.16%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (3.16%) Performance Analysis
13 8 (3.16%) Workflow
13 8 (3.16%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 78 (30.83%) Java
2 67 (26.48%) SQL
3 35 (13.83%) JavaScript
4 19 (7.51%) RPG
4 19 (7.51%) RPG IV
5 14 (5.53%) Shell Script
5 14 (5.53%) Korn
6 10 (3.95%) Python
6 10 (3.95%) C
6 10 (3.95%) Bash Shell
7 9 (3.56%) Objective-C
8 8 (3.16%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.77%) Perl
10 6 (2.37%) Jython
11 5 (1.98%) C#
11 5 (1.98%) COBOL
12 4 (1.58%) RPG/400
13 2 (0.79%) ABAP
13 2 (0.79%) Scala
13 2 (0.79%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 26 (10.28%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.91%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.53%) Degree
4 4 (1.58%) IBM Certification
5 3 (1.19%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.79%) ISEB
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.40%) PMP
7 1 (0.40%) MCSE
7 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.98%) QA
2 2 (0.79%) SLA
3 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 6 (2.37%) vSphere
4 5 (1.98%) OCFS2
4 5 (1.98%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 19 (7.51%) Tivoli
2 10 (3.95%) CA Wily
3 8 (3.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (1.98%) CA SiteMinder
5 3 (1.19%) Netcool
5 3 (1.19%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (0.79%) nmon
7 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 109 (43.08%) IBM
2 56 (22.13%) Oracle
3 35 (13.83%) JBoss
4 19 (7.51%) SAP
5 16 (6.32%) Red Hat
6 15 (5.93%) Sun
7 10 (3.95%) Microsoft
7 10 (3.95%) ATG
8 9 (3.56%) VMware
9 8 (3.16%) HP
10 7 (2.77%) Software AG
10 7 (2.77%) NetApp
11 6 (2.37%) FatWire
11 6 (2.37%) EMC
12 5 (1.98%) CA
12 5 (1.98%) Dell
12 5 (1.98%) hybris
13 4 (1.58%) ILOG
14 3 (1.19%) webMethods
14 3 (1.19%) Cognos
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