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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 113 118 97
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -21
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 37 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.11% 0.70% 0.50%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.38% 4.22% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 7
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£480 £488 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +23.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £620 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £31.25 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+21.60% -1.96%
WebSphere
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 West region.

Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
580 521 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.34% 16.48% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 326 220
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £231 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 16 20
Average hourly rate £39.25 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.25% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
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 the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Devon +17 22 £475 +58.33%
Wiltshire +6 9 £551 -2.17% 3
Gloucestershire -10 3 £550 +40.12% 2
Bristol -4 1 - - 2
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 35 (68.63%) IBM
2 31 (60.78%) Java
3 25 (49.02%) Linux
4 23 (45.10%) Struts
5 20 (39.22%) JBoss
6 15 (29.41%) UNIX
6 15 (29.41%) WebSphere Application Server
7 14 (27.45%) Middleware
7 14 (27.45%) DB2
7 14 (27.45%) Enterprise Architecture
7 14 (27.45%) Java EE
7 14 (27.45%) JSR 168
7 14 (27.45%) Open Source
7 14 (27.45%) Relational Database
8 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (25.49%) Finance
9 12 (23.53%) EJB
9 12 (23.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 11 (21.57%) Hibernate
10 11 (21.57%) WebSphere MQ
11 10 (19.61%) Red Hat
11 10 (19.61%) SOA
11 10 (19.61%) Configuration Management
11 10 (19.61%) WebLogic
11 10 (19.61%) Subversion
11 10 (19.61%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (17.65%) hybris
12 9 (17.65%) Retail
12 9 (17.65%) Migration
12 9 (17.65%) J2EE

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 20 (39.22%) JBoss
2 15 (29.41%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (19.61%) WebLogic
4 8 (15.69%) WebSphere Portal
5 5 (9.80%) Apache
6 4 (7.84%) Commerce Server
7 3 (5.88%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (5.88%) GlassFish
8 1 (1.96%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.96%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.65%) HTTP
2 3 (5.88%) SSL
3 1 (1.96%) Telnet
3 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) DB2
1 14 (27.45%) Relational Database
2 6 (11.76%) MongoDB
2 6 (11.76%) Neo4j
3 5 (9.80%) RDBMS
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (19.61%) Subversion
2 3 (5.88%) Ant
2 3 (5.88%) Eclipse
2 3 (5.88%) Eclipse RCP
3 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (1.96%) JIRA
3 1 (1.96%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 13 (25.49%) Finance
2 9 (17.65%) Retail
3 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
4 4 (7.84%) Marketing
4 4 (7.84%) Manufacturing
4 4 (7.84%) Electronics
5 3 (5.88%) Banking
6 2 (3.92%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Developer
2 13 (25.49%) Solutions Designer
2 13 (25.49%) Designer
3 12 (23.53%) Java Developer
4 8 (15.69%) Senior Designer
5 5 (9.80%) Business Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Architect
6 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Applications Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Configuration Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.96%) Middleware Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Agile Business Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) Configuration and Release Manager
9 1 (1.96%) Hybris Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Hybris Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (45.10%) Struts
2 14 (27.45%) Middleware
2 14 (27.45%) Java EE
2 14 (27.45%) JSR 168
3 12 (23.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 12 (23.53%) EJB
4 11 (21.57%) Hibernate
4 11 (21.57%) WebSphere MQ
5 10 (19.61%) RabbitMQ
6 9 (17.65%) SOAP
6 9 (17.65%) J2EE
7 7 (13.73%) HTML
7 7 (13.73%) REST
8 6 (11.76%) JAX-RS
9 5 (9.80%) RESTful
9 5 (9.80%) Servlets
10 4 (7.84%) JMS
10 4 (7.84%) Spring
10 4 (7.84%) JMX
10 4 (7.84%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Mainframe
2 4 (7.84%) DTV
2 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) DataPower
3 2 (3.92%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 25 (49.02%) Linux
2 15 (29.41%) UNIX
3 7 (13.73%) AIX
4 6 (11.76%) Mac OS X
5 4 (7.84%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Enterprise Architecture
1 14 (27.45%) Open Source
2 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (19.61%) SOA
3 10 (19.61%) Configuration Management
4 9 (17.65%) Migration
5 8 (15.69%) E-Commerce
6 6 (11.76%) Web Design
6 6 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (9.80%) DevOps
7 5 (9.80%) Microservices
7 5 (9.80%) SDLC
8 4 (7.84%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (7.84%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (7.84%) Load Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Programme Management
8 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (5.88%) Change Management
10 2 (3.92%) Data Security
10 2 (3.92%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (60.78%) Java
2 7 (13.73%) SQL
3 3 (5.88%) C
4 1 (1.96%) Perl
4 1 (1.96%) Python
4 1 (1.96%) Jython
4 1 (1.96%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Firmware
Vendors
1 35 (68.63%) IBM
2 10 (19.61%) Red Hat
3 9 (17.65%) hybris
4 8 (15.69%) Oracle
5 5 (9.80%) SAP
5 5 (9.80%) ATG
6 3 (5.88%) VMware
6 3 (5.88%) Sybase
7 1 (1.96%) Siebel
7 1 (1.96%) webMethods
7 1 (1.96%) Demandware