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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 70 91 59
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -32
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 44 17 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.94% 0.77% 2.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.08% 5.59% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 7 21
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£423 £440 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.97% +13.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £395 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £485 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.06% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £45.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-12.77% +71.42%
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
397 304 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.52% 13.76% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 176 147
Average daily rate £388 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.39% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 22
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.17 £21.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.30%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Birmingham +8 11 £300 -20.00% 4
Coventry -1 1 £425 -8.10% 1
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 51 (54.84%) IBM
2 39 (41.94%) Java
3 37 (39.78%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 33 (35.48%) XML
5 28 (30.11%) Middleware
6 22 (23.66%) Oracle
6 22 (23.66%) SOA
7 18 (19.35%) WebSphere MQ
7 18 (19.35%) EAI
7 18 (19.35%) Web Services
8 16 (17.20%) XSD
8 16 (17.20%) DataPower
9 15 (16.13%) UNIX
10 14 (15.05%) SOAP
10 14 (15.05%) Finance
10 14 (15.05%) Spring
11 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
12 12 (12.90%) Windows
12 12 (12.90%) Linux
12 12 (12.90%) SQL
12 12 (12.90%) Integration Testing
13 11 (11.83%) SoapUI
14 10 (10.75%) Unit Testing
14 10 (10.75%) JavaScript
14 10 (10.75%) FTP
15 9 (9.68%) webMethods
15 9 (9.68%) WSDL
15 9 (9.68%) J2EE
15 9 (9.68%) WebSphere Application Server
15 9 (9.68%) Banking

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 9 (9.68%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (3.23%) JBoss
3 2 (2.15%) Apache
3 2 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.15%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.08%) CMS
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.08%) Mule
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.08%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.08%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (1.08%) ENOVIA
2 1 (1.08%) Fredhopper
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.75%) FTP
2 8 (8.60%) HTTP
3 6 (6.45%) SAN
4 5 (5.38%) Firewall
4 5 (5.38%) NAS
5 1 (1.08%) Internet
5 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.08%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.53%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.45%) DB2
3 4 (4.30%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 11 (11.83%) SoapUI
2 6 (6.45%) Ant
2 6 (6.45%) Maven
3 5 (5.38%) ClearCase
3 5 (5.38%) Subversion
3 5 (5.38%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.30%) Lombardi
4 4 (4.30%) TortoiseSVN
4 4 (4.30%) Hudson
5 2 (2.15%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.15%) JMeter
5 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.08%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.08%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.08%) JUnit
6 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.08%) JIRA
6 1 (1.08%) Selenium
General
1 14 (15.05%) Finance
2 9 (9.68%) Banking
3 7 (7.53%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.38%) Automotive
5 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (34.41%) Developer
2 21 (22.58%) Architect
3 18 (19.35%) Analyst
4 16 (17.20%) Integration Architect
5 11 (11.83%) WebSphere Developer
6 10 (10.75%) Consultant
7 7 (7.53%) Business Analyst
8 6 (6.45%) Java Developer
9 5 (5.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) Network Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) Support Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Integration Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Middleware Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
10 4 (4.30%) UI Programmer
10 4 (4.30%) UI Developer
11 3 (3.23%) Technical Architect
11 3 (3.23%) WebSphere Consultant
12 2 (2.15%) Integration Consultant
12 2 (2.15%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (39.78%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 33 (35.48%) XML
3 28 (30.11%) Middleware
4 18 (19.35%) WebSphere MQ
4 18 (19.35%) Web Services
5 16 (17.20%) XSD
6 14 (15.05%) SOAP
6 14 (15.05%) Spring
7 9 (9.68%) J2EE
7 9 (9.68%) WSDL
8 8 (8.60%) XML Schema
8 8 (8.60%) REST
9 6 (6.45%) RESTful
10 5 (5.38%) Hibernate
10 5 (5.38%) Java EE
10 5 (5.38%) HTML
11 4 (4.30%) JSON
11 4 (4.30%) AngularJS
12 3 (3.23%) Spring MVC
12 3 (3.23%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.20%) DataPower
2 5 (5.38%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (4.30%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.30%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.15%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.08%) User Experience
6 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.08%) HACMP
6 1 (1.08%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.13%) UNIX
2 12 (12.90%) Windows
2 12 (12.90%) Linux
3 7 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.38%) zOS
6 4 (4.30%) HPUX
6 4 (4.30%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (4.30%) Windows NT
7 2 (2.15%) AIX
8 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.66%) SOA
2 18 (19.35%) EAI
3 12 (12.90%) Integration Testing
4 10 (10.75%) Unit Testing
5 8 (8.60%) Use Case
6 7 (7.53%) Data Modelling
6 7 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.45%) OO
7 6 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (5.38%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (5.38%) Network Management
8 5 (5.38%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (5.38%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.38%) OOP
8 5 (5.38%) Configuration Management
8 5 (5.38%) Process Management
8 5 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.38%) TDD
9 4 (4.30%) MVC
9 4 (4.30%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 39 (41.94%) Java
2 12 (12.90%) SQL
3 10 (10.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.23%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.08%) Python
5 1 (1.08%) JCL
5 1 (1.08%) Ruby
5 1 (1.08%) XPath
5 1 (1.08%) C
5 1 (1.08%) C#
5 1 (1.08%) C++
5 1 (1.08%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.38%) MCSE
1 5 (5.38%) CCNP
1 5 (5.38%) CCNA
1 5 (5.38%) CCDP
1 5 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (5.38%) MCITP
1 5 (5.38%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.30%) Degree
2 4 (4.30%) IBM Certification
3 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.08%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.08%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) NFS
1 1 (1.08%) RACF
1 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (8.60%) CA LISA
2 1 (1.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 51 (54.84%) IBM
2 22 (23.66%) Oracle
3 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.68%) webMethods
5 8 (8.60%) TIBCO
5 8 (8.60%) Green Hat
6 7 (7.53%) Business Objects
6 7 (7.53%) SAP
7 5 (5.38%) Cisco
8 3 (3.23%) HP
9 2 (2.15%) Talend
9 2 (2.15%) VMware
10 1 (1.08%) Omniture
10 1 (1.08%) Endeca
10 1 (1.08%) hybris
10 1 (1.08%) Demandware
10 1 (1.08%) ATG
10 1 (1.08%) Thunderhead
10 1 (1.08%) Informatica
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire + Home-based
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago