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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 114 86 91
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +5
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 20 37 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.69% 1.46% 1.04%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.72% 7.60% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 12
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £350 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.18% +0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £36.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.47% -4.76%
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
537 487 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.64% 19.28% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 290 204
Median daily rate £400 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.97% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 37
Median hourly rate £11.50 £20.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.90% +26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £32.20 £25.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.20 £20.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-1.48% +20.58%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 6 £500 -
Birmingham +3 5 £394 -17.10% 1
Coventry -5 3 £328 -22.94% 1
Warwickshire -20 2 - -
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 17 (39.53%) Web Services
1 17 (39.53%) XML
1 17 (39.53%) IBM
2 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (32.56%) Java
4 11 (25.58%) Unix
4 11 (25.58%) IBM Integration Bus
5 10 (23.26%) WebLogic
5 10 (23.26%) WebSphere MQ
6 9 (20.93%) DB2
6 9 (20.93%) Linux
6 9 (20.93%) Pega
7 8 (18.60%) JBoss
7 8 (18.60%) Tomcat
7 8 (18.60%) Oracle
7 8 (18.60%) SQL
7 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
8 7 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (16.28%) Informatica
8 7 (16.28%) PowerCenter
8 7 (16.28%) PowerExchange
8 7 (16.28%) HTML
8 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
8 7 (16.28%) EAI
8 7 (16.28%) ETL
8 7 (16.28%) XSD
8 7 (16.28%) Workflow
8 7 (16.28%) Migration
8 7 (16.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (16.28%) Data Quality

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (23.26%) WebLogic
2 8 (18.60%) JBoss
2 8 (18.60%) Tomcat
3 7 (16.28%) PowerExchange
4 5 (11.63%) WebLogic Portal
5 4 (9.30%) Apache
6 3 (6.98%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (2.33%) Captiva
7 1 (2.33%) CMS
7 1 (2.33%) Documentum
7 1 (2.33%) IIS
7 1 (2.33%) Jetty
7 1 (2.33%) nginx
7 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Retail-J
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Retail
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) FTP
2 2 (4.65%) DNS
2 2 (4.65%) HTTP
3 1 (2.33%) DHCP
3 1 (2.33%) Firewall
3 1 (2.33%) IPsec
3 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) DB2
2 7 (16.28%) PowerCenter
3 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Log4j
2 2 (4.65%) Ant
2 2 (4.65%) Maven
3 1 (2.33%) Gradle
3 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.33%) JUnit
3 1 (2.33%) Selenium
General
1 5 (11.63%) Back Office
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
1 5 (11.63%) Retail
2 4 (9.30%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Automotive
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Developer
2 8 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Informatica Developer
4 6 (13.95%) Architect
4 6 (13.95%) Consultant
4 6 (13.95%) WebSphere Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Unix Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) WebSphere Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Integration Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Integration Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Java Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (39.53%) Web Services
1 17 (39.53%) XML
2 11 (25.58%) IBM Integration Bus
3 10 (23.26%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (16.28%) HTML
4 7 (16.28%) XSD
5 6 (13.95%) CSS
6 5 (11.63%) Java EE
6 5 (11.63%) JMS
6 5 (11.63%) JSP
6 5 (11.63%) SOAP
7 4 (9.30%) Middleware
8 3 (6.98%) REST
9 2 (4.65%) J2EE
9 2 (4.65%) RESTful
9 2 (4.65%) Spring
10 1 (2.33%) BAPI
10 1 (2.33%) Hibernate
10 1 (2.33%) Java SE
10 1 (2.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Informatics
2 4 (9.30%) DataPower
3 3 (6.98%) EPoS
4 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Unix
2 9 (20.93%) Linux
3 7 (16.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (16.28%) Data Transformation
2 7 (16.28%) EAI
2 7 (16.28%) ETL
2 7 (16.28%) Migration
2 7 (16.28%) Workflow
3 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
3 5 (11.63%) TDD
3 5 (11.63%) Web Development
4 4 (9.30%) Business Continuity
4 4 (9.30%) SOA
4 4 (9.30%) Trend Analysis
5 3 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.65%) Integration Testing
6 2 (4.65%) SDLC
6 2 (4.65%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.65%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.33%) Performance Testing
7 1 (2.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) Java
2 8 (18.60%) SQL
3 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.33%) COBOL
4 1 (2.33%) R
4 1 (2.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) ISEB
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Docker
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Ansible
1 1 (2.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) IBM
2 9 (20.93%) Pega
3 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
3 8 (18.60%) Oracle
4 7 (16.28%) Informatica
5 5 (11.63%) Misys
5 5 (11.63%) SAP
6 4 (9.30%) webMethods
7 2 (4.65%) VMware
8 1 (2.33%) Atlassian
8 1 (2.33%) EMC