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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 83 92 92
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 48 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.79% 1.02% 0.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.94% 6.14% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 9 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £330 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% -24.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £295 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £435 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.80 £28.24
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +33.85%
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
537 391 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.06% 16.62% 16.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 192 123
Average daily rate £375 £330 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £236 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 26
Average hourly rate £15.93 £16.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.55 £25.30 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Warwickshire +12 20 £356 +23.91%
Birmingham +2 6 £550 +46.66%
Coventry -3 5 £425 +28.78% 2
Staffordshire - 3 £394 -
Herefordshire - 1 £300 -
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 44 (54.32%) IBM
2 33 (40.74%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 27 (33.33%) Java
4 23 (28.40%) XML
5 22 (27.16%) SOA
6 20 (24.69%) Middleware
7 18 (22.22%) EAI
7 18 (22.22%) Oracle
8 17 (20.99%) DataPower
9 14 (17.28%) Web Services
10 13 (16.05%) SOAP
11 12 (14.81%) Windows
11 12 (14.81%) JavaScript
11 12 (14.81%) WebSphere MQ
11 12 (14.81%) Migration
11 12 (14.81%) Integration Testing
12 11 (13.58%) Spring
12 11 (13.58%) Finance
12 11 (13.58%) zOS
12 11 (13.58%) DB2
12 11 (13.58%) WebSphere Application Server
12 11 (13.58%) Linux
12 11 (13.58%) Microsoft
13 10 (12.35%) WSDL
14 9 (11.11%) XSD
14 9 (11.11%) TIBCO
14 9 (11.11%) webMethods
14 9 (11.11%) Use Case
14 9 (11.11%) RESTful
14 9 (11.11%) SoapUI

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 11 (13.58%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (8.64%) CICS
3 4 (4.94%) WebSphere Portal
3 4 (4.94%) WebSphere Process Server
4 3 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.47%) JBoss
6 1 (1.23%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.23%) Apache
6 1 (1.23%) Mule ESB
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.23%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.17%) HTTP
2 2 (2.47%) NAS
2 2 (2.47%) SAN
2 2 (2.47%) Firewall
2 2 (2.47%) FTP
3 1 (1.23%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.23%) SSL
3 1 (1.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.58%) DB2
2 5 (6.17%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.94%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.70%) SAP Data Services
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.47%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 9 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 5 (6.17%) Subversion
3 4 (4.94%) Lombardi
3 4 (4.94%) TortoiseSVN
3 4 (4.94%) Introscope
3 4 (4.94%) ClearCase
4 3 (3.70%) Ant
5 2 (2.47%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.23%) JUnit
6 1 (1.23%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.23%) Hudson
6 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.23%) Selenium
6 1 (1.23%) JIRA
6 1 (1.23%) Maven
General
1 11 (13.58%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Banking
3 5 (6.17%) Automotive
4 4 (4.94%) Retail
5 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (37.04%) Developer
2 18 (22.22%) Architect
3 15 (18.52%) Integration Architect
4 9 (11.11%) WebSphere Developer
5 6 (7.41%) Consultant
5 6 (7.41%) Administrator
5 6 (7.41%) WebSphere Administrator
6 5 (6.17%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.17%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
7 4 (4.94%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
7 4 (4.94%) UI Developer
7 4 (4.94%) UI Programmer
7 4 (4.94%) Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Server Administrator
8 3 (3.70%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.70%) BizTalk Architect
9 2 (2.47%) Technical Leader
9 2 (2.47%) Systems Integrator
9 2 (2.47%) Designer
9 2 (2.47%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (40.74%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 23 (28.40%) XML
3 20 (24.69%) Middleware
4 14 (17.28%) Web Services
5 13 (16.05%) SOAP
6 12 (14.81%) WebSphere MQ
7 11 (13.58%) Spring
8 10 (12.35%) WSDL
9 9 (11.11%) XSD
9 9 (11.11%) RESTful
9 9 (11.11%) REST
10 8 (9.88%) AngularJS
11 7 (8.64%) JSON
12 6 (7.41%) Spring MVC
12 6 (7.41%) J2EE
13 5 (6.17%) HTML
13 5 (6.17%) XML Schema
14 4 (4.94%) jQuery
14 4 (4.94%) .NET
15 3 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.99%) DataPower
2 6 (7.41%) LPAR
3 5 (6.17%) Mainframe
3 5 (6.17%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.47%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.47%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.23%) HACMP
6 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.23%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.81%) Windows
2 11 (13.58%) zOS
2 11 (13.58%) Linux
3 7 (8.64%) UNIX
4 5 (6.17%) AIX
5 4 (4.94%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (4.94%) Windows NT
5 4 (4.94%) HPUX
5 4 (4.94%) Solaris
6 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.16%) SOA
2 18 (22.22%) EAI
3 12 (14.81%) Migration
3 12 (14.81%) Integration Testing
4 9 (11.11%) Use Case
5 8 (9.88%) MVC
6 7 (8.64%) Data Modelling
7 6 (7.41%) Unit Testing
8 5 (6.17%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.17%) OOP
8 5 (6.17%) Configuration Management
8 5 (6.17%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.17%) Data Migration
9 4 (4.94%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (4.94%) BPMN
9 4 (4.94%) Line Management
9 4 (4.94%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (4.94%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (4.94%) Web Application Development
9 4 (4.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (33.33%) Java
2 12 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.94%) Jython
4 2 (2.47%) SQL
4 2 (2.47%) C#
5 1 (1.23%) C++
5 1 (1.23%) COBOL
5 1 (1.23%) C
5 1 (1.23%) Python
5 1 (1.23%) JCL
5 1 (1.23%) XPath
5 1 (1.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.94%) Degree
2 4 (4.94%) IBM Certification
3 2 (2.47%) MCITP
3 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) MCSE
3 2 (2.47%) CCNP
3 2 (2.47%) CCNA
3 2 (2.47%) CCDP
3 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.23%) PMP
4 1 (1.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (11.11%) CA LISA
2 4 (4.94%) CA Wily
3 1 (1.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 44 (54.32%) IBM
2 18 (22.22%) Oracle
3 11 (13.58%) Microsoft
4 9 (11.11%) TIBCO
4 9 (11.11%) webMethods
4 9 (11.11%) Green Hat
4 9 (11.11%) Solace
5 8 (9.88%) SAP
6 7 (8.64%) Business Objects
7 4 (4.94%) CA
8 3 (3.70%) Endeca
9 2 (2.47%) Talend
9 2 (2.47%) Cisco
10 1 (1.23%) HP
10 1 (1.23%) Thunderhead
10 1 (1.23%) VMware
10 1 (1.23%) Informatica
10 1 (1.23%) SnapLogic
10 1 (1.23%) MuleSoft