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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 56 83 70
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -13
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 69 24 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.70% 1.16% 1.97%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.59% 6.92% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 8 29
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£425 £345 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.27% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £319 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.63 - £45.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 - £35.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 - £55.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £31.88 £29.95
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +6.42%
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
473 347 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.48% 16.74% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 203 213
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £214 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £432 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.97% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 21
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £24.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.52 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.48% -2.55%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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 +14 28 £450 +2.85% 1
Coventry +5 22 £438 +34.61%
Birmingham +2 4 £350 +3.09% 1
Worcestershire - - - -
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 59 (58.42%) IBM
2 51 (50.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 45 (44.55%) Java
4 35 (34.65%) XML
5 34 (33.66%) WebSphere MQ
6 33 (32.67%) SAP
7 32 (31.68%) Web Services
8 31 (30.69%) UNIX
9 26 (25.74%) Oracle
10 25 (24.75%) J2EE
11 21 (20.79%) SQL
12 20 (19.80%) WebSphere Application Server
13 19 (18.81%) Migration
14 18 (17.82%) Spring
15 17 (16.83%) Hibernate
15 17 (16.83%) Middleware
16 16 (15.84%) Automotive
16 16 (15.84%) Windows
16 16 (15.84%) Linux
16 16 (15.84%) DataPower
17 15 (14.85%) HTTP
18 14 (13.86%) SOAP
19 13 (12.87%) WebLogic
19 13 (12.87%) Apache
20 12 (11.88%) SOA
20 12 (11.88%) zOS
21 11 (10.89%) JSP
22 10 (9.90%) Microsoft
22 10 (9.90%) FTP
22 10 (9.90%) E-Commerce

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 20 (19.80%) WebSphere Application Server
2 13 (12.87%) WebLogic
2 13 (12.87%) Apache
3 8 (7.92%) CMS
4 4 (3.96%) CICS
5 3 (2.97%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.98%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.98%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.99%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.99%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.99%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.99%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 1 (0.99%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.99%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.99%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.96%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.99%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.85%) HTTP
2 10 (9.90%) FTP
3 8 (7.92%) Internet
4 4 (3.96%) SAN
5 1 (0.99%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.94%) SAP Data Services
2 5 (4.95%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.98%) MySQL
3 2 (1.98%) DB2
4 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (5.94%) Maven
2 4 (3.96%) JMeter
2 4 (3.96%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.98%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.98%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.98%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.99%) Ant
4 1 (0.99%) JIRA
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.99%) Selenium
4 1 (0.99%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (15.84%) Automotive
2 8 (7.92%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.98%) Retail
4 1 (0.99%) Finance
Job Titles
1 42 (41.58%) Developer
2 26 (25.74%) Architect
3 17 (16.83%) Integration Architect
4 16 (15.84%) WebSphere Developer
5 14 (13.86%) Analyst
6 13 (12.87%) Java Developer
7 9 (8.91%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
8 6 (5.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 6 (5.94%) Integration Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Administrator
9 4 (3.96%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Enterprise Architect
10 3 (2.97%) WebSphere Administrator
10 3 (2.97%) Lead Developer
10 3 (2.97%) Systems Programmer
10 3 (2.97%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.97%) Consultant
10 3 (2.97%) Programmer
10 3 (2.97%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (50.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 35 (34.65%) XML
3 34 (33.66%) WebSphere MQ
4 32 (31.68%) Web Services
5 25 (24.75%) J2EE
6 18 (17.82%) Spring
7 17 (16.83%) Hibernate
7 17 (16.83%) Middleware
8 14 (13.86%) SOAP
9 11 (10.89%) JSP
10 8 (7.92%) Servlets
10 8 (7.92%) Struts
10 8 (7.92%) JDBC
10 8 (7.92%) XML Schema
10 8 (7.92%) JMS
10 8 (7.92%) XSLT
10 8 (7.92%) JMX
11 6 (5.94%) TopLink
11 6 (5.94%) XSD
12 5 (4.95%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.84%) DataPower
2 8 (7.92%) iPad
3 6 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.95%) AS400
5 4 (3.96%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.96%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.99%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 31 (30.69%) UNIX
2 16 (15.84%) Windows
2 16 (15.84%) Linux
3 12 (11.88%) zOS
4 6 (5.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.96%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.97%) AIX
7 1 (0.99%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.81%) Migration
2 12 (11.88%) SOA
3 10 (9.90%) E-Commerce
3 10 (9.90%) PLM
3 10 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (8.91%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (8.91%) TOGAF
5 8 (7.92%) Content Management
5 8 (7.92%) B2C
5 8 (7.92%) Load Testing
5 8 (7.92%) Software Architecture
5 8 (7.92%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (6.93%) Integration Testing
6 7 (6.93%) UML
6 7 (6.93%) OO
7 6 (5.94%) ETL
7 6 (5.94%) Problem Management
7 6 (5.94%) Unit Testing
7 6 (5.94%) Data Migration
7 6 (5.94%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 45 (44.55%) Java
2 21 (20.79%) SQL
3 6 (5.94%) JavaScript
3 6 (5.94%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.98%) ActionScript
4 2 (1.98%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (0.99%) C#
5 1 (0.99%) REXX
5 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.99%) JCL
5 1 (0.99%) Jython
5 1 (0.99%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (0.99%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.90%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.96%) NFS
3 1 (0.99%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (0.99%) Control-M
1 1 (0.99%) BladeLogic
1 1 (0.99%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 59 (58.42%) IBM
2 33 (32.67%) SAP
3 26 (25.74%) Oracle
4 10 (9.90%) Microsoft
5 9 (8.91%) JBoss
6 8 (7.92%) ATG
6 8 (7.92%) Endeca
7 6 (5.94%) Red Hat
8 5 (4.95%) VMware
9 4 (3.96%) HP
10 3 (2.97%) webMethods
11 2 (1.98%) BMC
12 1 (0.99%) CA
12 1 (0.99%) Lotus
12 1 (0.99%) Citrix
12 1 (0.99%) Remedy
12 1 (0.99%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.99%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.99%) Green Hat
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