The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the West Midlands region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 67 80 67
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 52 23 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.12% 1.16% 1.89%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.93% 7.06% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 27
Average daily rate
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£388 £381 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% -8.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £326 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £415
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £45.25
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -27.07%
Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
436 326 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.80% 16.37% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 178 179
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £226 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 21 21
Average hourly rate £16.75 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.55% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £12.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
WebSphere
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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 +13 20 £450 +10.76% 2
Coventry -6 14 £370 +3.85% 2
Birmingham -2 5 £363 -3.33% 1
Solihull - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 2
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 45 (57.69%) IBM
2 36 (46.15%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 33 (42.31%) Java
4 29 (37.18%) SAP
5 28 (35.90%) XML
5 28 (35.90%) WebSphere MQ
6 25 (32.05%) Web Services
7 21 (26.92%) J2EE
8 19 (24.36%) UNIX
9 18 (23.08%) WebSphere Application Server
10 17 (21.79%) Migration
11 16 (20.51%) Spring
11 16 (20.51%) Oracle
12 15 (19.23%) DataPower
13 14 (17.95%) Hibernate
14 13 (16.67%) HTTP
15 12 (15.38%) WebLogic
15 12 (15.38%) Windows
15 12 (15.38%) Middleware
16 11 (14.10%) SOAP
16 11 (14.10%) zOS
17 10 (12.82%) JSP
17 10 (12.82%) Linux
18 9 (11.54%) TOGAF
18 9 (11.54%) E-Commerce
18 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
18 9 (11.54%) QA
18 9 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
19 8 (10.26%) JBoss
19 8 (10.26%) Apache

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 18 (23.08%) WebSphere Application Server
2 12 (15.38%) WebLogic
3 8 (10.26%) Apache
4 7 (8.97%) CMS
5 4 (5.13%) CICS
6 3 (3.85%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.56%) MQSeries
8 1 (1.28%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (1.28%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.67%) HTTP
2 7 (8.97%) Internet
2 7 (8.97%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) SAP Data Services
2 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.56%) MySQL
4 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Maven
2 4 (5.13%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.85%) JMeter
4 2 (2.56%) Selenium
4 2 (2.56%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.56%) JIRA
5 1 (1.28%) Ant
5 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
General
1 8 (10.26%) Automotive
2 4 (5.13%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.28%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (41.03%) Developer
2 23 (29.49%) Architect
3 16 (20.51%) Integration Architect
4 13 (16.67%) Java Developer
5 10 (12.82%) WebSphere Developer
6 8 (10.26%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
7 6 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 6 (7.69%) Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Administrator
8 5 (6.41%) WebSphere Administrator
9 4 (5.13%) Enterprise Architect
9 4 (5.13%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.85%) Lead Developer
10 3 (3.85%) Programmer
10 3 (3.85%) Systems Programmer
11 2 (2.56%) Designer
11 2 (2.56%) CICS Systems Programmer
11 2 (2.56%) Integration Analyst
11 2 (2.56%) CICS Programmer
11 2 (2.56%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (46.15%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 28 (35.90%) XML
2 28 (35.90%) WebSphere MQ
3 25 (32.05%) Web Services
4 21 (26.92%) J2EE
5 16 (20.51%) Spring
6 14 (17.95%) Hibernate
7 12 (15.38%) Middleware
8 11 (14.10%) SOAP
9 10 (12.82%) JSP
10 7 (8.97%) JMX
10 7 (8.97%) JMS
10 7 (8.97%) XML Schema
10 7 (8.97%) XSLT
10 7 (8.97%) Servlets
10 7 (8.97%) JDBC
10 7 (8.97%) Struts
11 5 (6.41%) TopLink
12 4 (5.13%) CSS
12 4 (5.13%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.23%) DataPower
2 7 (8.97%) iPad
3 4 (5.13%) AS400
4 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.56%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.28%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.36%) UNIX
2 12 (15.38%) Windows
3 11 (14.10%) zOS
4 10 (12.82%) Linux
5 6 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.28%) MVS
6 1 (1.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.79%) Migration
2 9 (11.54%) TOGAF
2 9 (11.54%) E-Commerce
2 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (10.26%) SOA
4 7 (8.97%) Content Management
4 7 (8.97%) B2C
4 7 (8.97%) Load Testing
4 7 (8.97%) Software Architecture
4 7 (8.97%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 6 (7.69%) Data Mapping
5 6 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 6 (7.69%) UML
5 6 (7.69%) ETL
5 6 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 6 (7.69%) PLM
6 5 (6.41%) OO
6 5 (6.41%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (42.31%) Java
2 7 (8.97%) Shell Script
3 6 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 6 (7.69%) SQL
4 4 (5.13%) ActionScript 2.0
4 4 (5.13%) ActionScript
5 2 (2.56%) Scala
5 2 (2.56%) C#
6 1 (1.28%) Jython
6 1 (1.28%) REXX
6 1 (1.28%) JCL
6 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) RACF
1 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) BladeLogic
1 1 (1.28%) Control-M
Vendors
1 45 (57.69%) IBM
2 29 (37.18%) SAP
3 16 (20.51%) Oracle
4 8 (10.26%) JBoss
5 7 (8.97%) ATG
5 7 (8.97%) Endeca
5 7 (8.97%) Microsoft
6 6 (7.69%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.85%) HP
8 2 (2.56%) BMC
9 1 (1.28%) Kofax
9 1 (1.28%) VMware
9 1 (1.28%) Remedy
9 1 (1.28%) CA
9 1 (1.28%) Citrix
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