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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 85 80 87
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 30 38 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.30% 1.60% 0.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.30% 8.90% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 10
Average daily rate
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£425 £419 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% +9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £498 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.93% +3.33%
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
411 427 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.78% 17.99% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 224 145
Average daily rate £365 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -4.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 47 20
Average hourly rate £19.57 £16.00 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.31% -36.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.88 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.72 £27.50 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -17.50%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 0 13 £425 -5.55% 2
Birmingham +2 7 £438 +20.68% 1
Coventry -4 4 - -
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (56.96%) IBM
2 38 (48.10%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 27 (34.18%) Java
4 23 (29.11%) DataPower
5 22 (27.85%) XML
6 19 (24.05%) SOA
7 17 (21.52%) EAI
8 16 (20.25%) Oracle
8 16 (20.25%) Middleware
8 16 (20.25%) Migration
9 15 (18.99%) Integration Testing
10 14 (17.72%) WebSphere Application Server
10 14 (17.72%) SOAP
11 13 (16.46%) Web Services
12 12 (15.19%) DB2
12 12 (15.19%) JavaScript
12 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
13 11 (13.92%) WSDL
13 11 (13.92%) webMethods
13 11 (13.92%) zOS
13 11 (13.92%) WebSphere MQ
13 11 (13.92%) TIBCO
13 11 (13.92%) XSD
13 11 (13.92%) Use Case
13 11 (13.92%) SoapUI
13 11 (13.92%) REST
13 11 (13.92%) CA LISA
13 11 (13.92%) Green Hat
13 11 (13.92%) Solace
14 10 (12.66%) LPAR

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (17.72%) WebSphere Application Server
2 10 (12.66%) CICS
3 4 (5.06%) WebSphere Process Server
3 4 (5.06%) WebSphere Portal
4 3 (3.80%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.27%) Apache
5 1 (1.27%) Mule ESB
5 1 (1.27%) Mule
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) HTTP
2 2 (2.53%) SAN
3 1 (1.27%) Firewall
3 1 (1.27%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.19%) DB2
2 3 (3.80%) SAP Data Services
2 3 (3.80%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (13.92%) SoapUI
2 6 (7.59%) Introscope
3 1 (1.27%) Subversion
3 1 (1.27%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.27%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (1.27%) Ant
3 1 (1.27%) ClearCase
General
1 6 (7.59%) Automotive
2 4 (5.06%) Retail
3 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.27%) Finance
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (30.38%) Developer
2 23 (29.11%) Architect
3 18 (22.78%) Integration Architect
4 13 (16.46%) WebSphere Developer
5 9 (11.39%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
6 8 (10.13%) WebSphere Administrator
6 8 (10.13%) Administrator
7 6 (7.59%) Consultant
8 4 (5.06%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) WebSphere Consultant
8 4 (5.06%) Server Administrator
8 4 (5.06%) WebSphere Architect
8 4 (5.06%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
9 3 (3.80%) Technical Leader
9 3 (3.80%) WebSphere Specialist
9 3 (3.80%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.80%) BizTalk Architect
10 2 (2.53%) Information Specialist
10 2 (2.53%) WebSphere Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (48.10%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 22 (27.85%) XML
3 16 (20.25%) Middleware
4 14 (17.72%) SOAP
5 13 (16.46%) Web Services
6 11 (13.92%) WebSphere MQ
6 11 (13.92%) XSD
6 11 (13.92%) WSDL
6 11 (13.92%) REST
7 7 (8.86%) AngularJS
8 6 (7.59%) RESTful
8 6 (7.59%) JSON
8 6 (7.59%) Spring MVC
8 6 (7.59%) Spring
9 5 (6.33%) XML Schema
9 5 (6.33%) .NET
10 3 (3.80%) J2EE
10 3 (3.80%) jQuery
10 3 (3.80%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (2.53%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.11%) DataPower
2 10 (12.66%) LPAR
3 4 (5.06%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.53%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.53%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.27%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.92%) zOS
2 9 (11.39%) Windows
3 8 (10.13%) Linux
4 6 (7.59%) AIX
4 6 (7.59%) Solaris
5 2 (2.53%) UNIX
5 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.27%) HPUX
6 1 (1.27%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.05%) SOA
2 17 (21.52%) EAI
3 16 (20.25%) Migration
4 15 (18.99%) Integration Testing
5 11 (13.92%) Use Case
6 9 (11.39%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (8.86%) MVC
8 5 (6.33%) Scrum
9 4 (5.06%) TOGAF
9 4 (5.06%) Data Migration
9 4 (5.06%) Project Management
9 4 (5.06%) ETL
9 4 (5.06%) PRINCE2
9 4 (5.06%) Line Management
9 4 (5.06%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.06%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (3.80%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (3.80%) UML
10 3 (3.80%) Data Modelling
10 3 (3.80%) SSADM
Programming Languages
1 27 (34.18%) Java
2 12 (15.19%) JavaScript
3 6 (7.59%) Jython
4 1 (1.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.27%) PMP
2 1 (1.27%) IBM Certification
2 1 (1.27%) MCITP
2 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.27%) MCSE
2 1 (1.27%) CCNP
2 1 (1.27%) CCNA
2 1 (1.27%) CCDP
2 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (13.92%) CA LISA
2 6 (7.59%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 45 (56.96%) IBM
2 16 (20.25%) Oracle
3 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
4 11 (13.92%) TIBCO
4 11 (13.92%) webMethods
4 11 (13.92%) Green Hat
4 11 (13.92%) Solace
5 7 (8.86%) SAP
6 6 (7.59%) CA
7 3 (3.80%) Endeca
8 1 (1.27%) Talend
8 1 (1.27%) SnapLogic
8 1 (1.27%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.27%) Informatica
8 1 (1.27%) Cisco
8 1 (1.27%) VMware