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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 74 95 74
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -21
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 48 21 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.82% 0.93% 1.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.18% 6.36% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 8 13
Average daily rate
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£425 £408 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £307 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £483 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £26.25
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
523 330 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.81% 14.58% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 181 146
Average daily rate £376 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £238 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 26
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.03 £21.00 £54.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-0.22% -6.31%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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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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
Birmingham -2 6 £550 +46.66% 3
Coventry -3 4 £425 +13.33% 4
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 55 (57.29%) IBM
2 38 (39.58%) Java
3 35 (36.46%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 30 (31.25%) Middleware
4 30 (31.25%) XML
5 25 (26.04%) SOA
6 22 (22.92%) EAI
6 22 (22.92%) Oracle
7 17 (17.71%) DataPower
8 16 (16.67%) Spring
8 16 (16.67%) SOAP
9 14 (14.58%) Web Services
9 14 (14.58%) WebSphere MQ
9 14 (14.58%) Microsoft
9 14 (14.58%) Finance
10 13 (13.54%) Windows
11 12 (12.50%) XSD
11 12 (12.50%) JavaScript
11 12 (12.50%) UNIX
11 12 (12.50%) Linux
11 12 (12.50%) Integration Testing
11 12 (12.50%) SoapUI
12 11 (11.46%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (10.42%) WSDL
14 9 (9.38%) Banking
14 9 (9.38%) Use Case
14 9 (9.38%) REST
14 9 (9.38%) RESTful
14 9 (9.38%) CA LISA
14 9 (9.38%) Green Hat

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (11.46%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (4.17%) CICS
3 3 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.13%) JBoss
4 2 (2.08%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.08%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (2.08%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.04%) Mule
5 1 (1.04%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.04%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.29%) HTTP
2 5 (5.21%) NAS
2 5 (5.21%) SAN
2 5 (5.21%) Firewall
2 5 (5.21%) FTP
3 1 (1.04%) Internet
3 1 (1.04%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.04%) SSL
3 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.33%) DB2
2 6 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.17%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 12 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 6 (6.25%) Ant
3 5 (5.21%) Maven
3 5 (5.21%) Subversion
4 4 (4.17%) ClearCase
4 4 (4.17%) Lombardi
4 4 (4.17%) TortoiseSVN
4 4 (4.17%) Hudson
4 4 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.08%) Introscope
5 2 (2.08%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.04%) Selenium
6 1 (1.04%) JIRA
6 1 (1.04%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.04%) JMeter
6 1 (1.04%) JUnit
General
1 14 (14.58%) Finance
2 9 (9.38%) Banking
3 5 (5.21%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.13%) Automotive
5 2 (2.08%) Retail
6 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (35.42%) Developer
2 22 (22.92%) Architect
3 18 (18.75%) Integration Architect
4 13 (13.54%) Analyst
5 10 (10.42%) WebSphere Developer
6 9 (9.38%) Consultant
7 6 (6.25%) Java Developer
7 6 (6.25%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
8 5 (5.21%) Middleware Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (5.21%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) Network Consultant
9 4 (4.17%) UI Developer
9 4 (4.17%) UI Programmer
10 3 (3.13%) BizTalk Architect
10 3 (3.13%) WebSphere Administrator
10 3 (3.13%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.13%) Administrator
10 3 (3.13%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (36.46%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 30 (31.25%) Middleware
2 30 (31.25%) XML
3 16 (16.67%) Spring
3 16 (16.67%) SOAP
4 14 (14.58%) Web Services
4 14 (14.58%) WebSphere MQ
5 12 (12.50%) XSD
6 10 (10.42%) WSDL
7 9 (9.38%) REST
7 9 (9.38%) RESTful
8 8 (8.33%) XML Schema
8 8 (8.33%) J2EE
8 8 (8.33%) AngularJS
9 7 (7.29%) JSON
10 6 (6.25%) HTML
10 6 (6.25%) Spring MVC
11 4 (4.17%) .NET
11 4 (4.17%) Hibernate
11 4 (4.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.71%) DataPower
2 5 (5.21%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.21%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (4.17%) Mainframe
3 4 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.13%) LPAR
5 2 (2.08%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.04%) User Experience
6 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.04%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.04%) HACMP
6 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.54%) Windows
2 12 (12.50%) UNIX
2 12 (12.50%) Linux
3 8 (8.33%) zOS
4 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.17%) Windows NT
6 4 (4.17%) HPUX
6 4 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (3.13%) AIX
8 2 (2.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.04%) SOA
2 22 (22.92%) EAI
3 12 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 9 (9.38%) Use Case
5 8 (8.33%) MVC
5 8 (8.33%) Unit Testing
6 6 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 6 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 6 (6.25%) Migration
6 6 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (5.21%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (5.21%) Mentoring
7 5 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (5.21%) Network Management
7 5 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.21%) Configuration Management
7 5 (5.21%) Process Management
7 5 (5.21%) OOP
7 5 (5.21%) OO
8 4 (4.17%) UML
Programming Languages
1 38 (39.58%) Java
2 12 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 8 (8.33%) SQL
4 3 (3.13%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.08%) C#
5 2 (2.08%) Jython
6 1 (1.04%) XPath
6 1 (1.04%) Ruby
6 1 (1.04%) JCL
6 1 (1.04%) C++
6 1 (1.04%) COBOL
6 1 (1.04%) C
6 1 (1.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.21%) MCITP
2 5 (5.21%) CCNP
2 5 (5.21%) CCNA
2 5 (5.21%) CCDP
2 5 (5.21%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.21%) MCSE
3 4 (4.17%) IBM Certification
3 4 (4.17%) Degree
4 3 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.04%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (9.38%) CA LISA
2 2 (2.08%) CA Wily
3 1 (1.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 55 (57.29%) IBM
2 22 (22.92%) Oracle
3 14 (14.58%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.38%) Green Hat
4 9 (9.38%) TIBCO
4 9 (9.38%) webMethods
5 7 (7.29%) Business Objects
6 5 (5.21%) Cisco
6 5 (5.21%) SAP
7 2 (2.08%) HP
7 2 (2.08%) CA
7 2 (2.08%) Endeca
7 2 (2.08%) Talend
8 1 (1.04%) Informatica
8 1 (1.04%) VMware
8 1 (1.04%) Thunderhead