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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 89 57 89
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +32
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 26 70 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.05% 2.74% 1.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.16% 15.22% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 36 7
Average daily rate
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£406 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £30.63 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £31.00 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+22.58% -2.74%
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
422 460 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.10% 18.00% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 227 204
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.25% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.70 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £31.50 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -7.89%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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 +12 11 £400 +14.28% 3
Warwickshire -12 6 £413 -8.33%
Coventry -20 2 £283 -35.42%
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 25 (43.10%) IBM
2 19 (32.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 15 (25.86%) Migration
4 14 (24.14%) Java
5 12 (20.69%) WebSphere Application Server
5 12 (20.69%) DataPower
6 11 (18.97%) DB2
7 10 (17.24%) CICS
7 10 (17.24%) zOS
7 10 (17.24%) WebSphere MQ
7 10 (17.24%) LPAR
8 9 (15.52%) Web Services
9 8 (13.79%) SOAP
9 8 (13.79%) SOA
9 8 (13.79%) Retail
10 7 (12.07%) Project Management
10 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
10 7 (12.07%) PRINCE2
10 7 (12.07%) Windows
11 6 (10.34%) AIX
11 6 (10.34%) Solaris
11 6 (10.34%) Linux
11 6 (10.34%) Oracle
11 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
11 6 (10.34%) XML
11 6 (10.34%) EAI
11 6 (10.34%) CA
11 6 (10.34%) Middleware
11 6 (10.34%) Introscope
11 6 (10.34%) Automotive

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (20.69%) WebSphere Application Server
2 10 (17.24%) CICS
3 4 (6.90%) WebSphere Process Server
3 4 (6.90%) WebSphere Portal
4 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.72%) SAP Portal
5 1 (1.72%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) HTTP
1 1 (1.72%) SAN
1 1 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.97%) DB2
2 3 (5.17%) SAP Data Services
2 3 (5.17%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Introscope
2 3 (5.17%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (13.79%) Retail
2 6 (10.34%) Automotive
3 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.45%) Finance
4 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (27.59%) Architect
2 13 (22.41%) Developer
3 10 (17.24%) Integration Architect
4 8 (13.79%) Project Manager
4 8 (13.79%) WebSphere Administrator
4 8 (13.79%) Administrator
5 7 (12.07%) WebSphere Developer
6 6 (10.34%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
7 5 (8.62%) Analyst
8 4 (6.90%) WebSphere Architect
8 4 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
8 4 (6.90%) Server Administrator
9 3 (5.17%) WebSphere Specialist
9 3 (5.17%) Consultant
10 2 (3.45%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.45%) Applications Specialist
10 2 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.45%) WebSphere Consultant
10 2 (3.45%) Technical Architect
10 2 (3.45%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (32.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 10 (17.24%) WebSphere MQ
3 9 (15.52%) Web Services
4 8 (13.79%) SOAP
5 6 (10.34%) XML
5 6 (10.34%) Middleware
6 4 (6.90%) REST
7 3 (5.17%) .NET
7 3 (5.17%) XSD
7 3 (5.17%) WSDL
8 2 (3.45%) J2EE
8 2 (3.45%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (3.45%) SAP XI
8 2 (3.45%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.72%) EclipseLink
9 1 (1.72%) Spring
9 1 (1.72%) JSON
9 1 (1.72%) Spring MVC
9 1 (1.72%) RESTful
9 1 (1.72%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) DataPower
2 10 (17.24%) LPAR
3 4 (6.90%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.45%) EPoS
4 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.24%) zOS
2 7 (12.07%) Windows
3 6 (10.34%) AIX
3 6 (10.34%) Solaris
3 6 (10.34%) Linux
4 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) Migration
2 8 (13.79%) SOA
3 7 (12.07%) Project Management
3 7 (12.07%) PRINCE2
4 6 (10.34%) EAI
5 5 (8.62%) CRM
5 5 (8.62%) Scrum
5 5 (8.62%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (8.62%) Integration Testing
6 4 (6.90%) TOGAF
6 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.90%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.17%) ETL
7 3 (5.17%) Use Case
7 3 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.17%) Data Migration
7 3 (5.17%) Data Mapping
8 2 (3.45%) Waterfall
8 2 (3.45%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) Java
2 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
2 6 (10.34%) Jython
3 1 (1.72%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (5.17%) PMP
2 2 (3.45%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) CA Wily
2 3 (5.17%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 25 (43.10%) IBM
2 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.34%) CA
3 6 (10.34%) Oracle
4 5 (8.62%) SAP
4 5 (8.62%) Endeca
5 4 (6.90%) TIBCO
6 3 (5.17%) webMethods
6 3 (5.17%) Green Hat
6 3 (5.17%) Solace
7 2 (3.45%) Demandware
7 2 (3.45%) ATG
7 2 (3.45%) hybris
8 1 (1.72%) Syclo
8 1 (1.72%) VMware