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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
Rank 107 105 103
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 14 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.56% 0.048% 0.40%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.08% 0.28% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 7
Average daily rate
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£370 £450 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +8.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -19.35%
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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
454 358 407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.12% 17.15% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 209 206
Average daily rate £370 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.40% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £213 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £345 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 28
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £24.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 19 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 15 (78.95%) Java
2 15 (78.95%) Oracle
3 14 (73.68%) J2EE
3 14 (73.68%) Hibernate
3 14 (73.68%) Spring
4 9 (47.37%) XML
4 9 (47.37%) WebLogic
4 9 (47.37%) JBoss
4 9 (47.37%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (42.11%) iPad
5 8 (42.11%) QA
5 8 (42.11%) Load Testing
5 8 (42.11%) Endeca
5 8 (42.11%) Software Architecture
5 8 (42.11%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (42.11%) Apache
5 8 (42.11%) E-Commerce
5 8 (42.11%) JMS
5 8 (42.11%) XSLT
5 8 (42.11%) JDBC
5 8 (42.11%) JSP
5 8 (42.11%) Servlets
5 8 (42.11%) SOAP
5 8 (42.11%) Struts
5 8 (42.11%) Web Services
5 8 (42.11%) JMX
5 8 (42.11%) B2C
5 8 (42.11%) Internet
5 8 (42.11%) Content Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 19 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 9 (47.37%) WebLogic
3 8 (42.11%) Apache
3 8 (42.11%) CMS
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (5.26%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
1 5 (26.32%) JMeter
1 5 (26.32%) Maven
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Architect
2 6 (31.58%) Java Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Server Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Server Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Server Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Senior WebSphere Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Software Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (73.68%) J2EE
1 14 (73.68%) Hibernate
1 14 (73.68%) Spring
2 9 (47.37%) XML
3 8 (42.11%) JMS
3 8 (42.11%) XSLT
3 8 (42.11%) JDBC
3 8 (42.11%) JSP
3 8 (42.11%) Servlets
3 8 (42.11%) SOAP
3 8 (42.11%) Struts
3 8 (42.11%) Web Services
3 8 (42.11%) JMX
4 6 (31.58%) Java EE
5 2 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (10.53%) HTML
5 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (5.26%) HTML5
6 1 (5.26%) Spring MVC
6 1 (5.26%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) iPad
2 2 (10.53%) DataPower
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) UNIX
3 2 (10.53%) zOS
3 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (42.11%) Load Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Software Architecture
2 8 (42.11%) Capacity Planning
2 8 (42.11%) E-Commerce
2 8 (42.11%) B2C
2 8 (42.11%) Content Management
3 6 (31.58%) OO
3 6 (31.58%) Memory Management
3 6 (31.58%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (31.58%) Low Latency
4 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (26.32%) OOA/OOD
4 5 (26.32%) TDD
5 2 (10.53%) MVC
6 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) SOA
6 1 (5.26%) B2B
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL
6 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) Java
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (5.26%) ActionScript
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Jython
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Oracle
2 9 (47.37%) JBoss
3 8 (42.11%) Endeca
3 8 (42.11%) ATG
4 5 (26.32%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) IBM
6 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.26%) BMC
7 1 (5.26%) SAP