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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 90 70 80
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +10
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 27 52 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.12% 2.12% 1.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.91% 11.61% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 12
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -9.09%
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
391 448 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.25% 18.25% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 232 177
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 21
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.28% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.26 £9.30 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.92 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -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 3 August 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 3 August 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 9 £400 +10.34% 3
Warwickshire -9 7 £425 -6.59%
Coventry -9 4 - -
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 46 (60.53%) IBM
2 32 (42.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 22 (28.95%) Java
4 21 (27.63%) XML
5 18 (23.68%) DataPower
6 17 (22.37%) SOA
7 15 (19.74%) EAI
7 15 (19.74%) Migration
8 14 (18.42%) WebSphere Application Server
8 14 (18.42%) Middleware
8 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
8 14 (18.42%) Integration Testing
9 13 (17.11%) Oracle
9 13 (17.11%) SOAP
9 13 (17.11%) Web Services
10 11 (14.47%) DB2
10 11 (14.47%) WebSphere MQ
11 10 (13.16%) TIBCO
11 10 (13.16%) zOS
11 10 (13.16%) CICS
11 10 (13.16%) webMethods
11 10 (13.16%) WSDL
11 10 (13.16%) XSD
11 10 (13.16%) Use Case
11 10 (13.16%) LPAR
11 10 (13.16%) SoapUI
11 10 (13.16%) REST
11 10 (13.16%) CA LISA
11 10 (13.16%) Green Hat
11 10 (13.16%) Solace

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 14 (18.42%) WebSphere Application Server
2 10 (13.16%) CICS
3 4 (5.26%) WebSphere Process Server
3 4 (5.26%) WebSphere Portal
4 3 (3.95%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.32%) SAP Portal
5 1 (1.32%) NetWeaver
5 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) HTTP
2 2 (2.63%) SAN
3 1 (1.32%) Firewall
3 1 (1.32%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.47%) DB2
2 3 (3.95%) SAP Data Services
2 3 (3.95%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 10 (13.16%) SoapUI
2 6 (7.89%) Introscope
3 1 (1.32%) Ant
General
1 6 (7.89%) Retail
2 5 (6.58%) Automotive
3 3 (3.95%) Finance
4 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (30.26%) Developer
2 21 (27.63%) Architect
3 17 (22.37%) Integration Architect
4 12 (15.79%) WebSphere Developer
5 8 (10.53%) WebSphere Administrator
5 8 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 8 (10.53%) Administrator
5 8 (10.53%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
6 4 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
6 4 (5.26%) Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Server Administrator
6 4 (5.26%) WebSphere Architect
7 3 (3.95%) WebSphere Specialist
7 3 (3.95%) Java Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.95%) BizTalk Architect
8 2 (2.63%) Information Specialist
8 2 (2.63%) WebSphere Server Specialist
8 2 (2.63%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (42.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 21 (27.63%) XML
3 14 (18.42%) Middleware
4 13 (17.11%) SOAP
4 13 (17.11%) Web Services
5 11 (14.47%) WebSphere MQ
6 10 (13.16%) XSD
6 10 (13.16%) WSDL
6 10 (13.16%) REST
7 7 (9.21%) AngularJS
8 6 (7.89%) RESTful
8 6 (7.89%) Spring
8 6 (7.89%) JSON
8 6 (7.89%) Spring MVC
9 5 (6.58%) XML Schema
9 5 (6.58%) .NET
10 3 (3.95%) J2EE
10 3 (3.95%) jQuery
10 3 (3.95%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (2.63%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.68%) DataPower
2 10 (13.16%) LPAR
3 4 (5.26%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.63%) EPoS
5 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.32%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.32%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.16%) zOS
2 8 (10.53%) Windows
3 7 (9.21%) Linux
4 6 (7.89%) AIX
4 6 (7.89%) Solaris
5 2 (2.63%) UNIX
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) SOA
2 15 (19.74%) Migration
2 15 (19.74%) EAI
3 14 (18.42%) Integration Testing
4 10 (13.16%) Use Case
5 8 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 7 (9.21%) MVC
7 6 (7.89%) Project Management
8 5 (6.58%) Scrum
8 5 (6.58%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (5.26%) TOGAF
9 4 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (5.26%) CRM
9 4 (5.26%) Line Management
9 4 (5.26%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.26%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (3.95%) UML
10 3 (3.95%) SSADM
10 3 (3.95%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.95%) Java
2 8 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 6 (7.89%) Jython
4 1 (1.32%) C#
4 1 (1.32%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (3.95%) PMP
3 2 (2.63%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.32%) MCITP
4 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) MCSE
4 1 (1.32%) CCNP
4 1 (1.32%) CCNA
4 1 (1.32%) CCDP
4 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) CA LISA
2 6 (7.89%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 46 (60.53%) IBM
2 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
3 13 (17.11%) Oracle
4 10 (13.16%) TIBCO
4 10 (13.16%) webMethods
4 10 (13.16%) Green Hat
4 10 (13.16%) Solace
5 8 (10.53%) SAP
6 6 (7.89%) CA
7 5 (6.58%) Endeca
8 1 (1.32%) Syclo
8 1 (1.32%) VMware
8 1 (1.32%) Cisco
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