The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere 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 over the 3 months to 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 91 90 85
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 30 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.22% 1.14% 0.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.64% 6.72% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £302 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +26.00%
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 West Midlands region.

Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
452 387 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.42% 16.91% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 191 116
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 26 39 25
Average hourly rate £20.75 £16.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.69% -40.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.99 £12.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £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
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WebSphere
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 across the West Midlands region.

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 June 2015.

WebSphere Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

WebSphere
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 across the West Midlands region.

WebSphere Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WebSphere
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 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 June 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Warwickshire +11 14 £425 +13.33% 1
Birmingham -3 5 £513 +36.66% 3
Coventry -8 5 £425 +28.78% 1
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 45 (58.44%) IBM
2 35 (45.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 26 (33.77%) Java
4 24 (31.17%) XML
5 23 (29.87%) SOA
6 20 (25.97%) EAI
6 20 (25.97%) Oracle
7 19 (24.68%) Middleware
8 18 (23.38%) DataPower
9 14 (18.18%) Migration
9 14 (18.18%) SOAP
9 14 (18.18%) Integration Testing
10 13 (16.88%) WebSphere MQ
11 12 (15.58%) zOS
11 12 (15.58%) WSDL
11 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
11 12 (15.58%) Web Services
11 12 (15.58%) WebSphere Application Server
11 12 (15.58%) DB2
12 11 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 11 (14.29%) XSD
12 11 (14.29%) Windows
12 11 (14.29%) TIBCO
12 11 (14.29%) webMethods
12 11 (14.29%) Use Case
12 11 (14.29%) SoapUI
12 11 (14.29%) REST
12 11 (14.29%) CA LISA
12 11 (14.29%) Green Hat
12 11 (14.29%) Solace

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 12 (15.58%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (10.39%) CICS
3 4 (5.19%) WebSphere Process Server
3 4 (5.19%) WebSphere Portal
4 3 (3.90%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.90%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.60%) JBoss
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.30%) Mule
6 1 (1.30%) Mule ESB
6 1 (1.30%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.30%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) HTTP
2 2 (2.60%) SAN
2 2 (2.60%) FTP
3 1 (1.30%) NAS
3 1 (1.30%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.58%) DB2
2 4 (5.19%) RDBMS
2 4 (5.19%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.90%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (2.60%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 5 (6.49%) Subversion
3 4 (5.19%) Introscope
3 4 (5.19%) ClearCase
3 4 (5.19%) TortoiseSVN
4 3 (3.90%) Lombardi
4 3 (3.90%) Ant
5 2 (2.60%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.30%) Hudson
6 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.30%) JIRA
6 1 (1.30%) Selenium
6 1 (1.30%) JUnit
6 1 (1.30%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.30%) Maven
General
1 8 (10.39%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Automotive
3 4 (5.19%) Banking
3 4 (5.19%) Retail
4 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (35.06%) Developer
2 20 (25.97%) Architect
3 16 (20.78%) Integration Architect
4 9 (11.69%) WebSphere Developer
5 8 (10.39%) WebSphere Administrator
5 8 (10.39%) Administrator
6 6 (7.79%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Server Administrator
8 4 (5.19%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.19%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
9 3 (3.90%) BizTalk Architect
9 3 (3.90%) UI Programmer
9 3 (3.90%) UI Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) Java Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Technical Leader
10 2 (2.60%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Systems Integrator
10 2 (2.60%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (45.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 24 (31.17%) XML
3 19 (24.68%) Middleware
4 14 (18.18%) SOAP
5 13 (16.88%) WebSphere MQ
6 12 (15.58%) WSDL
6 12 (15.58%) Web Services
7 11 (14.29%) XSD
7 11 (14.29%) REST
8 10 (12.99%) Spring
9 8 (10.39%) AngularJS
10 7 (9.09%) JSON
11 6 (7.79%) Spring MVC
11 6 (7.79%) RESTful
12 5 (6.49%) J2EE
12 5 (6.49%) XML Schema
13 4 (5.19%) .NET
13 4 (5.19%) HTML
13 4 (5.19%) jQuery
14 3 (3.90%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.38%) DataPower
2 8 (10.39%) LPAR
3 5 (6.49%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.60%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.58%) zOS
2 11 (14.29%) Windows
3 10 (12.99%) Linux
4 6 (7.79%) UNIX
5 5 (6.49%) AIX
6 4 (5.19%) Windows NT
6 4 (5.19%) HPUX
6 4 (5.19%) Solaris
6 4 (5.19%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.87%) SOA
2 20 (25.97%) EAI
3 14 (18.18%) Migration
3 14 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 11 (14.29%) Use Case
5 8 (10.39%) MVC
6 5 (6.49%) Unit Testing
6 5 (6.49%) Mentoring
6 5 (6.49%) Data Modelling
6 5 (6.49%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.19%) TOGAF
7 4 (5.19%) Project Management
7 4 (5.19%) ETL
7 4 (5.19%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.19%) UML
7 4 (5.19%) OOP
7 4 (5.19%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (5.19%) Line Management
7 4 (5.19%) Data Migration
7 4 (5.19%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.77%) Java
2 11 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.19%) Jython
4 1 (1.30%) XPath
4 1 (1.30%) Python
4 1 (1.30%) C#
4 1 (1.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (5.19%) IBM Certification
2 3 (3.90%) Degree
2 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) MCSE
4 1 (1.30%) PMP
4 1 (1.30%) CCNP
4 1 (1.30%) CCNA
4 1 (1.30%) CCDP
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.30%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (14.29%) CA LISA
2 4 (5.19%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 45 (58.44%) IBM
2 20 (25.97%) Oracle
3 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
4 11 (14.29%) TIBCO
4 11 (14.29%) webMethods
4 11 (14.29%) Green Hat
4 11 (14.29%) Solace
5 7 (9.09%) SAP
6 4 (5.19%) CA
7 3 (3.90%) Business Objects
7 3 (3.90%) Endeca
8 2 (2.60%) VMware
8 2 (2.60%) Talend
9 1 (1.30%) SnapLogic
9 1 (1.30%) MuleSoft
9 1 (1.30%) Cisco
9 1 (1.30%) Informatica
9 1 (1.30%) HP
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