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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 123 100 62
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -38
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 25 20 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.77% 0.79% 2.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.45% 4.80% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 35
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £316 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £543 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £30.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-11.65% +23.48%
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
562 417 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.38% 16.44% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 238 228
Median daily rate £400 £365 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £225 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 29
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £12.04 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.76 £33.55 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+27.90% +21.12%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Birmingham -4 12 £425 +6.25% 1
Coventry -9 7 £400 +43.49% 5
Warwickshire -3 4 £488 -
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 37 (75.51%) SQL
2 35 (71.43%) Java
2 35 (71.43%) XML
3 34 (69.39%) IBM
4 33 (67.35%) WebLogic
5 32 (65.31%) HTML
5 32 (65.31%) CSS
5 32 (65.31%) Tomcat
6 31 (63.27%) JSP
6 31 (63.27%) Oracle
7 30 (61.22%) JBoss
8 28 (57.14%) SQL Server
8 28 (57.14%) DB2
8 28 (57.14%) JMS
8 28 (57.14%) Misys
8 28 (57.14%) WebLogic Portal
8 28 (57.14%) Web Services
8 28 (57.14%) Back Office
8 28 (57.14%) Log4j
8 28 (57.14%) TDD
8 28 (57.14%) Web Development
8 28 (57.14%) Java EE
9 14 (28.57%) Finance
9 14 (28.57%) Banking
10 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (14.29%) Unix
12 5 (10.20%) Spring
12 5 (10.20%) SAP
12 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
13 4 (8.16%) Sun

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 33 (67.35%) WebLogic
2 32 (65.31%) Tomcat
3 30 (61.22%) JBoss
4 28 (57.14%) WebLogic Portal
5 4 (8.16%) Apache
6 3 (6.12%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (2.04%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Retail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (57.14%) DB2
1 28 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (57.14%) Log4j
2 3 (6.12%) JUnit
3 1 (2.04%) JIRA
3 1 (2.04%) Maven
General
1 28 (57.14%) Back Office
2 14 (28.57%) Banking
2 14 (28.57%) Finance
3 4 (8.16%) Retail
4 2 (4.08%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 26 (53.06%) Consultant
2 19 (38.78%) Technical Consultant
3 10 (20.41%) Developer
4 6 (12.24%) Java Consultant
4 6 (12.24%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Architect
5 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Unix Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) WebSphere Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Integration Developer
6 3 (6.12%) J2EE Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce Manager
7 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Software Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (71.43%) XML
2 32 (65.31%) CSS
2 32 (65.31%) HTML
3 31 (63.27%) JSP
4 28 (57.14%) Java EE
4 28 (57.14%) JMS
4 28 (57.14%) Web Services
5 5 (10.20%) Spring
6 4 (8.16%) IBM Integration Bus
6 4 (8.16%) REST
6 4 (8.16%) SOAP
6 4 (8.16%) Struts
6 4 (8.16%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (6.12%) AWT
7 3 (6.12%) J2EE
7 3 (6.12%) Servlets
7 3 (6.12%) Swing
7 3 (6.12%) XSLT
8 2 (4.08%) Middleware
9 1 (2.04%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) DataPower
1 3 (6.12%) User Experience
2 1 (2.04%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Unix
2 4 (8.16%) Windows
3 1 (2.04%) HPUX
3 1 (2.04%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (57.14%) TDD
1 28 (57.14%) Web Development
2 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
4 4 (8.16%) Business Continuity
4 4 (8.16%) Trend Analysis
5 3 (6.12%) OO
5 3 (6.12%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (6.12%) OOD
5 3 (6.12%) SOA
5 3 (6.12%) UML
6 2 (4.08%) Scrum
7 1 (2.04%) B2B
7 1 (2.04%) BPR
7 1 (2.04%) Open Source
7 1 (2.04%) Project Management
7 1 (2.04%) Service Management
7 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.04%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.04%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (75.51%) SQL
2 35 (71.43%) Java
3 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.04%) C#
4 1 (2.04%) Perl
4 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) Sun Certification
2 1 (2.04%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) ISEB
2 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (2.04%) Docker
Vendors
1 34 (69.39%) IBM
2 31 (63.27%) Oracle
3 28 (57.14%) Misys
4 5 (10.20%) SAP
5 4 (8.16%) Pega
5 4 (8.16%) Sun
6 2 (4.08%) hybris
7 1 (2.04%) ATG
7 1 (2.04%) Demandware