The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere
England / South West
Rank 103 106 113
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 38 39 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.42% 1.29% 1.06%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.88% 7.88% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 29 25
Median daily rate £543 £400 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.81% -14.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £325 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £566 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -55.41%

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 West region.

Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
482 495 517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.05% 16.40% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 342 325
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 18
Median hourly rate £43.00 £17.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+152.94% -25.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £10.10 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.00 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +1.40%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in the South West

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere across the South West region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

WebSphere Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

WebSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

WebSphere Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon +7 18 £550 +37.50%
Somerset +7 5 - -
Bristol -1 3 £460 +41.53%
Gloucestershire -8 3 £460 -16.36% 1
Wiltshire -4 1 £525 +16.66% 2
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 37 (68.52%) Oracle
2 31 (57.41%) Java
3 30 (55.56%) IBM
4 25 (46.30%) J2EE
5 24 (44.44%) Linux
6 23 (42.59%) JBoss
7 20 (37.04%) SQL Server
8 19 (35.19%) WebLogic
8 19 (35.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (33.33%) Oracle Database
10 17 (31.48%) Security Cleared
10 17 (31.48%) GlassFish
11 16 (29.63%) IIS
11 16 (29.63%) SOAP
11 16 (29.63%) Apache
11 16 (29.63%) XML
11 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
12 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (25.93%) Spring
13 14 (25.93%) AIX
13 14 (25.93%) Servlets
13 14 (25.93%) Ant
13 14 (25.93%) Performance Tuning
14 13 (24.07%) Web Services
14 13 (24.07%) Unix
15 12 (22.22%) ITIL
15 12 (22.22%) JMS
15 12 (22.22%) SQL
15 12 (22.22%) Hibernate
15 12 (22.22%) Red Hat

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (42.59%) JBoss
2 19 (35.19%) WebLogic
3 17 (31.48%) GlassFish
4 16 (29.63%) Apache
4 16 (29.63%) IIS
5 11 (20.37%) Tomcat
6 9 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (14.81%) CMS
8 6 (11.11%) Jetty
8 6 (11.11%) Mongrel
8 6 (11.11%) nginx
9 4 (7.41%) Confluence
9 4 (7.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (3.70%) Anypoint
10 2 (3.70%) Mule
10 2 (3.70%) Mule ESB
11 1 (1.85%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (1.85%) SAS
11 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.85%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (9.26%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (9.26%) Google App Engine
1 5 (9.26%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.52%) Kerberos
2 8 (14.81%) Internet
3 7 (12.96%) HTTP
3 7 (12.96%) SSL
3 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.26%) DHCP
4 5 (9.26%) DNS
4 5 (9.26%) FTP
4 5 (9.26%) IPsec
5 1 (1.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (37.04%) SQL Server
2 18 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 8 (14.81%) Endeca
4 7 (12.96%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (9.26%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (9.26%) Relational Database
6 4 (7.41%) MySQL
6 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (5.56%) DB2
7 3 (5.56%) MongoDB
7 3 (5.56%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (25.93%) Ant
2 10 (18.52%) Subversion
3 9 (16.67%) Eclipse
3 9 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 6 (11.11%) Travis CI
5 5 (9.26%) Eclipse RCP
6 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
6 4 (7.41%) JIRA
6 4 (7.41%) Maven
7 2 (3.70%) Artifactory
7 2 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.70%) JUnit
7 2 (3.70%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.70%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.85%) JMeter
8 1 (1.85%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.85%) Selenium
General
1 4 (7.41%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) Developer
2 10 (18.52%) Applications Support
3 9 (16.67%) Architect
3 9 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 5 (9.26%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 5 (9.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (9.26%) Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Applications Support Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Consultant
5 4 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) WebSphere Developer
6 3 (5.56%) DBA
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (3.70%) Administrator
7 2 (3.70%) Applications Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Java WebSphere Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Support Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (46.30%) J2EE
2 16 (29.63%) SOAP
2 16 (29.63%) XML
3 14 (25.93%) Servlets
3 14 (25.93%) Spring
4 13 (24.07%) Web Services
5 12 (22.22%) Hibernate
5 12 (22.22%) JMS
6 10 (18.52%) JSP
6 10 (18.52%) Struts
6 10 (18.52%) XSLT
7 9 (16.67%) .NET
8 8 (14.81%) JDBC
8 8 (14.81%) JMX
9 7 (12.96%) EJB
9 7 (12.96%) WebSphere MQ
10 6 (11.11%) REST
11 5 (9.26%) HTML
11 5 (9.26%) JSON
11 5 (9.26%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) iPad
1 8 (14.81%) Virtual Team
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.85%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 24 (44.44%) Linux
2 19 (35.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (25.93%) AIX
4 13 (24.07%) Unix
5 4 (7.41%) Windows
6 3 (5.56%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.85%) CentOS
7 1 (1.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.93%) Performance Tuning
3 12 (22.22%) ITIL
4 9 (16.67%) Content Management
4 9 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 8 (14.81%) B2B
5 8 (14.81%) B2C
5 8 (14.81%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (14.81%) E-Commerce
5 8 (14.81%) High Availability
5 8 (14.81%) Software Architecture
6 7 (12.96%) Configuration Management
6 7 (12.96%) DevOps
7 6 (11.11%) Open Source
7 6 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 6 (11.11%) SOA
8 5 (9.26%) Scrum
9 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.41%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (57.41%) Java
2 12 (22.22%) SQL
3 11 (20.37%) Perl
4 10 (18.52%) PowerShell
4 10 (18.52%) VBScript
5 9 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.41%) PL/SQL
7 3 (5.56%) Python
8 2 (3.70%) Groovy
8 2 (3.70%) Jython
8 2 (3.70%) PHP
8 2 (3.70%) XPath
9 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.85%) C#
9 1 (1.85%) C++
9 1 (1.85%) Korn
9 1 (1.85%) Ruby
9 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (31.48%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (9.26%) Xen
2 1 (1.85%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) Puppet
2 5 (9.26%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (3.70%) Ansible
3 2 (3.70%) ArcSight ESM
3 2 (3.70%) CloudHub
3 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (68.52%) Oracle
2 30 (55.56%) IBM
3 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
4 12 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 8 (14.81%) ATG
6 5 (9.26%) Google
6 5 (9.26%) Sybase
6 5 (9.26%) VMware
7 3 (5.56%) IFS
8 2 (3.70%) ArcSight
8 2 (3.70%) HP
9 1 (1.85%) Bluefish Communications
9 1 (1.85%) ILOG
9 1 (1.85%) OpenText
9 1 (1.85%) Sun