The first table below looks at the demand for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Watford region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 12 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 23 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 16.79% 11.49% 7.89%
As % of the Application Platforms category 53.49% 40.00% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.38 £27.48 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+43.28% -52.20%
Application Platforms Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
43 25 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 31.39% 28.74% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 4
Average daily rate £400 £450 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +44.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
WebSphere
Hertfordshire

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in Watford

WebSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

WebSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 37 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 37 (100.00%) Retail
2 35 (94.59%) IBM
3 30 (81.08%) Java
3 30 (81.08%) J2EE
4 29 (78.38%) Project Management
4 29 (78.38%) Finance
4 29 (78.38%) Manufacturing
5 15 (40.54%) Time Management
5 15 (40.54%) Waterfall
6 14 (37.84%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (37.84%) Change Control
6 14 (37.84%) DB2
6 14 (37.84%) UNIX
7 13 (35.14%) WebSphere Application Server
7 13 (35.14%) Linux
8 12 (32.43%) MQSeries
9 9 (24.32%) Oracle
10 8 (21.62%) SQL
10 8 (21.62%) UML
10 8 (21.62%) Sun
10 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (18.92%) HP
11 7 (18.92%) Internet
11 7 (18.92%) Ant
12 6 (16.22%) HTML
12 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
12 6 (16.22%) IIS
12 6 (16.22%) Windows
12 6 (16.22%) AIX

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 13 (35.14%) WebSphere Application Server
2 12 (32.43%) MQSeries
3 6 (16.22%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (16.22%) IIS
3 6 (16.22%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Tridion
2 1 (2.70%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) Internet
2 6 (16.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (37.84%) DB2
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle Database
3 5 (13.51%) Relational Database
3 5 (13.51%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.70%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Ant
2 5 (13.51%) JUnit
2 5 (13.51%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 5 (13.51%) Eclipse
2 5 (13.51%) Log4j
2 5 (13.51%) Subversion
3 2 (5.41%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (2.70%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 37 (100.00%) Retail
2 29 (78.38%) Finance
2 29 (78.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (75.68%) Project Manager
2 8 (21.62%) Agile Project Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Technical Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Delivery Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Technical Services Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Technical Project Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Delivery Project Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Services Delivery Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Service Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Java Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (81.08%) J2EE
2 6 (16.22%) XML
2 6 (16.22%) HTML
3 5 (13.51%) XMLBeans
3 5 (13.51%) Ajax
3 5 (13.51%) JSTL
3 5 (13.51%) XSLT
3 5 (13.51%) XHTML
3 5 (13.51%) JMS
3 5 (13.51%) EJB
3 5 (13.51%) JDBC
3 5 (13.51%) JSP
3 5 (13.51%) Servlets
3 5 (13.51%) Struts
4 1 (2.70%) Middleware
4 1 (2.70%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) UNIX
2 13 (35.14%) Linux
3 6 (16.22%) SUSE
3 6 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (16.22%) Windows
3 6 (16.22%) AIX
4 5 (13.51%) HPUX
4 5 (13.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (100.00%) E-Commerce
2 29 (78.38%) Project Management
3 15 (40.54%) Time Management
3 15 (40.54%) Waterfall
4 14 (37.84%) Continuous Improvement
4 14 (37.84%) Change Control
5 8 (21.62%) UML
5 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
6 6 (16.22%) ITIL
6 6 (16.22%) Web Development
7 5 (13.51%) Content Management
7 5 (13.51%) OO
7 5 (13.51%) RAD
8 3 (8.11%) Change Management
9 2 (5.41%) Stress Testing
9 2 (5.41%) Project Planning
10 1 (2.70%) System Testing
10 1 (2.70%) Regression Testing
10 1 (2.70%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (81.08%) Java
2 8 (21.62%) SQL
3 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.51%) Perl
4 5 (13.51%) XPath
4 5 (13.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) Sun Certification
3 1 (2.70%) ISEB
Vendors
1 35 (94.59%) IBM
2 9 (24.32%) Oracle
3 8 (21.62%) Sun
4 7 (18.92%) HP
5 6 (16.22%) Dell
5 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
5 6 (16.22%) ATG
6 5 (13.51%) Blue Martini
6 5 (13.51%) Elastic Path
6 5 (13.51%) Interwoven
7 1 (2.70%) hybris
7 1 (2.70%) Demandware