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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 112 78 92
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +14
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 13 33 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.51% 1.53% 0.72%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.90% 9.59% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 10
Average daily rate £450 £350 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £275 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £408
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +42.72%
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
449 344 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.73% 15.96% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 178 171
Average daily rate £450 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 33 16
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -18.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -15 3 £225 -25.00% 1
Coventry -2 1 £320 -
Warwickshire -2 1 - -
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (37.93%) Web Services
2 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (24.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 7 (24.14%) SOAP
3 7 (24.14%) E-Commerce
3 7 (24.14%) IBM
3 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
3 7 (24.14%) Retail
4 6 (20.69%) XML
4 6 (20.69%) DataPower
4 6 (20.69%) REST
5 5 (17.24%) Data Quality
5 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (17.24%) Data Transformation
5 5 (17.24%) XSD
5 5 (17.24%) Unix
5 5 (17.24%) Java
5 5 (17.24%) ETL
5 5 (17.24%) Informatica
5 5 (17.24%) PowerCenter
5 5 (17.24%) EAI
5 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
5 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (17.24%) Migration
5 5 (17.24%) Workflow
5 5 (17.24%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (17.24%) PowerExchange
6 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
6 4 (13.79%) Automotive
6 4 (13.79%) SOA

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (17.24%) PowerExchange
2 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.45%) CMS
3 1 (3.45%) Commerce Server
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.45%) Retail-J
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) DNS
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) PowerCenter
2 2 (6.90%) DB2
3 1 (3.45%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (24.14%) Retail
2 4 (13.79%) Automotive
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Architect
3 6 (20.69%) WebSphere Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Informatica Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Integration Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Java Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
6 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
7 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Java WebSphere Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Designer
8 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM Project Manager
8 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce Manager
8 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
8 1 (3.45%) Hybris Developer
8 1 (3.45%) SAP PI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) Web Services
2 7 (24.14%) SOAP
2 7 (24.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 6 (20.69%) REST
3 6 (20.69%) XML
4 5 (17.24%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (17.24%) XSD
5 4 (13.79%) RESTful
6 2 (6.90%) J2EE
7 1 (3.45%) HTML
7 1 (3.45%) Java EE
7 1 (3.45%) JDBC
7 1 (3.45%) JSP
7 1 (3.45%) JSTL
7 1 (3.45%) Middleware
7 1 (3.45%) SAP PI
7 1 (3.45%) SAP XI
7 1 (3.45%) Spring
7 1 (3.45%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) DataPower
2 3 (10.34%) Informatics
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 5 (17.24%) Unix
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (24.14%) E-Commerce
3 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (17.24%) Data Transformation
3 5 (17.24%) EAI
3 5 (17.24%) ETL
3 5 (17.24%) Migration
3 5 (17.24%) Workflow
4 4 (13.79%) SOA
5 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
5 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.34%) Project Management
6 2 (6.90%) CRM
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (6.90%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (3.45%) B2B
7 1 (3.45%) B2C
7 1 (3.45%) ITIL
7 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) Java
2 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.90%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) IBM
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Informatica
3 3 (10.34%) ATG
3 3 (10.34%) hybris
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) Demandware
4 2 (6.90%) Endeca
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) SAP
5 1 (3.45%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.45%) VMware
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