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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere
England / West Midlands
Rank 107 111 72
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -39
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 15 21 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.80% 1.78%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.75% 4.42% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 26
Median daily rate £450 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £338 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £475 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -55.41%

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
316 475 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.12% 18.15% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 260 200
Median daily rate £400 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £293 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 26
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £19.00 £29.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +4 5 £450 - 1
Coventry -3 4 £308 -18.00% 2
Birmingham 0 3 £525 +82.60%
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 12 (38.71%) IBM
2 11 (35.48%) Java
3 9 (29.03%) E-Commerce
4 8 (25.81%) SQL
4 8 (25.81%) Oracle
4 8 (25.81%) Scrum
4 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (22.58%) Spring
5 7 (22.58%) Retail
5 7 (22.58%) hybris
5 7 (22.58%) HTML
5 7 (22.58%) CSS
5 7 (22.58%) Tomcat
5 7 (22.58%) Linux
5 7 (22.58%) JSP
6 6 (19.35%) Struts
6 6 (19.35%) Web Services
6 6 (19.35%) XML
6 6 (19.35%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
7 5 (16.13%) JUnit
7 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
7 5 (16.13%) XSLT
7 5 (16.13%) Swing
7 5 (16.13%) Sun
8 4 (12.90%) Sun Certification
8 4 (12.90%) JMS
8 4 (12.90%) OOD
8 4 (12.90%) AWT
8 4 (12.90%) UML

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (22.58%) Tomcat
2 6 (19.35%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (9.68%) JBoss
3 3 (9.68%) WebLogic
4 2 (6.45%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (6.45%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (3.23%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
3 3 (9.68%) NoSQL
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.45%) DB2
4 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) JUnit
2 2 (6.45%) Log4j
3 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 7 (22.58%) Retail
2 2 (6.45%) Automotive
2 2 (6.45%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Slovak Language
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Architect
3 6 (19.35%) Java Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Consultant
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce Architect
5 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
5 4 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (12.90%) Technical Architect
5 4 (12.90%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 3 (9.68%) Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Business Manager
7 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Systems Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) CSS
1 7 (22.58%) HTML
1 7 (22.58%) JSP
1 7 (22.58%) Spring
2 6 (19.35%) Struts
2 6 (19.35%) Web Services
2 6 (19.35%) XML
3 5 (16.13%) Swing
3 5 (16.13%) XSLT
4 4 (12.90%) AWT
4 4 (12.90%) JMS
4 4 (12.90%) Servlets
5 3 (9.68%) Java EE
5 3 (9.68%) SOAP
5 3 (9.68%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (6.45%) EDI
6 2 (6.45%) Middleware
7 1 (3.23%) J2EE
7 1 (3.23%) JDBC
7 1 (3.23%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) HPUX
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Solaris
3 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) E-Commerce
2 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) Scrum
3 4 (12.90%) OO
3 4 (12.90%) OOA/OOD
3 4 (12.90%) OOD
3 4 (12.90%) UML
4 3 (9.68%) Change Management
4 3 (9.68%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (9.68%) Migration
4 3 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
5 2 (6.45%) SOA
5 2 (6.45%) TDD
5 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
5 2 (6.45%) Web Development
6 1 (3.23%) B2B
6 1 (3.23%) BPR
6 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) Java
2 8 (25.81%) SQL
3 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) Perl
4 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Sun Certification
2 2 (6.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 3 (9.68%) Netcool
2 1 (3.23%) Ansible
2 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) IBM
2 8 (25.81%) Oracle
3 7 (22.58%) hybris
4 5 (16.13%) Sun
5 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.45%) Demandware
6 2 (6.45%) Misys
7 1 (3.23%) ATG
7 1 (3.23%) SAP