The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere Application Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere Application Server over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
Rank 118 114 94
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -20
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 8 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.13% 0.059%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.75% 0.78% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
458 386 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.65% 16.68% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 191 121
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £216 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 39 25
Average hourly rate £20.50 £16.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% -40.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £24.35 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -10.52%

WebSphere Application Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

WebSphere Application Server Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WebSphere Application Server
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

WebSphere Application Server Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WebSphere Application Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

WebSphere Application Server Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WebSphere Application Server
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere Application Server within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
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Warwickshire - 8 £425 -
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England

WebSphere Application Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing WebSphere Application Server 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 Application Server.

1 12 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (66.67%) LPAR
2 8 (66.67%) DB2
2 8 (66.67%) CICS
2 8 (66.67%) zOS
2 8 (66.67%) Migration
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) AIX
4 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) Mainframe
5 4 (33.33%) Introscope
5 4 (33.33%) Jython
5 4 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (33.33%) CA
5 4 (33.33%) Solaris
5 4 (33.33%) CA Wily
5 4 (33.33%) WebSphere Process Server
5 4 (33.33%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (25.00%) Java
7 2 (16.67%) XML
8 1 (8.33%) Finance
8 1 (8.33%) VMware
8 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (8.33%) UNIX
8 1 (8.33%) .NET
8 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
8 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 1 (8.33%) JBoss
8 1 (8.33%) RAD
8 1 (8.33%) HTTP

WebSphere Application Server
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing WebSphere Application Server 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 Application Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (66.67%) CICS
3 4 (33.33%) WebSphere Process Server
3 4 (33.33%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 1 (8.33%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Introscope
2 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Administrator
1 8 (66.67%) WebSphere Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Server Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) LPAR
2 5 (41.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) zOS
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) AIX
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) Solaris
5 1 (8.33%) UNIX
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (8.33%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Jython
2 3 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) CA
2 1 (8.33%) VMware