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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 70 87 67
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -20
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 48 21 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.05% 1.09% 1.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.46% 6.71% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 27
Average daily rate
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£419 £381 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.83% -8.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £326 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £415
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.80 - £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £45.25
% change year-on-year
- -33.70%
Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
419 313 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.89% 16.20% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 163 194
Average daily rate £325 £325 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £229 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 21 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £23.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.26% +26.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £38.68 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
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 22 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 22 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 16 £455 +21.33% 1
Coventry -8 14 £325 -8.77% 4
Birmingham -5 4 £363 -3.33%
Solihull - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 2
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 41 (58.57%) IBM
2 35 (50.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 28 (40.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 28 (40.00%) SAP
4 26 (37.14%) Java
5 23 (32.86%) XML
6 22 (31.43%) Web Services
7 19 (27.14%) UNIX
8 15 (21.43%) Migration
8 15 (21.43%) J2EE
8 15 (21.43%) DataPower
9 14 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (17.14%) Oracle
10 12 (17.14%) Windows
10 12 (17.14%) HTTP
10 12 (17.14%) Middleware
10 12 (17.14%) Spring
11 11 (15.71%) zOS
12 10 (14.29%) Linux
12 10 (14.29%) WebLogic
12 10 (14.29%) Hibernate
13 9 (12.86%) TOGAF
13 9 (12.86%) SOAP
14 8 (11.43%) JSP
14 8 (11.43%) SOA
14 8 (11.43%) Automotive
15 7 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
15 7 (10.00%) QA
15 7 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (10.00%) FTP

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 14 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 10 (14.29%) WebLogic
3 6 (8.57%) Apache
4 5 (7.14%) CMS
5 4 (5.71%) CICS
6 3 (4.29%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.86%) MQSeries
8 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (1.43%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.43%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.14%) HTTP
2 7 (10.00%) FTP
3 5 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.57%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) MySQL
3 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Maven
2 2 (2.86%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.86%) JIRA
2 2 (2.86%) Selenium
2 2 (2.86%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.43%) JMeter
3 1 (1.43%) Ant
3 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (11.43%) Automotive
2 3 (4.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.43%) Retail
3 1 (1.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (38.57%) Developer
2 21 (30.00%) Architect
3 16 (22.86%) Integration Architect
4 11 (15.71%) Java Developer
5 9 (12.86%) WebSphere Developer
6 8 (11.43%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
7 6 (8.57%) Administrator
7 6 (8.57%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 5 (7.14%) WebSphere Administrator
8 5 (7.14%) Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Enterprise Architect
10 3 (4.29%) Systems Programmer
10 3 (4.29%) Lead Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Senior Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Programmer
11 2 (2.86%) Consultant
11 2 (2.86%) CICS Systems Programmer
11 2 (2.86%) Integration Analyst
11 2 (2.86%) Designer
11 2 (2.86%) CICS Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (50.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 28 (40.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 23 (32.86%) XML
4 22 (31.43%) Web Services
5 15 (21.43%) J2EE
6 12 (17.14%) Middleware
6 12 (17.14%) Spring
7 10 (14.29%) Hibernate
8 9 (12.86%) SOAP
9 8 (11.43%) JSP
10 6 (8.57%) XML Schema
11 5 (7.14%) JMX
11 5 (7.14%) XSLT
11 5 (7.14%) Servlets
11 5 (7.14%) JDBC
11 5 (7.14%) Struts
11 5 (7.14%) JMS
12 4 (5.71%) EDI
12 4 (5.71%) CSS
13 3 (4.29%) TopLink
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.43%) DataPower
2 5 (7.14%) iPad
3 4 (5.71%) AS400
4 2 (2.86%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.43%) LPAR
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.14%) UNIX
2 12 (17.14%) Windows
3 11 (15.71%) zOS
4 10 (14.29%) Linux
5 6 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.43%) AIX
6 1 (1.43%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.43%) Migration
2 9 (12.86%) TOGAF
3 8 (11.43%) SOA
4 7 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (8.57%) ETL
5 6 (8.57%) E-Commerce
5 6 (8.57%) UML
5 6 (8.57%) Incident Management
5 6 (8.57%) PLM
5 6 (8.57%) Problem Management
5 6 (8.57%) Data Migration
5 6 (8.57%) Data Mapping
6 5 (7.14%) Load Testing
6 5 (7.14%) Integration Testing
6 5 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (7.14%) Performance Management
6 5 (7.14%) Software Architecture
6 5 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (7.14%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.14%) Java
2 7 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 6 (8.57%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.71%) ActionScript
4 4 (5.71%) ActionScript 2.0
5 3 (4.29%) SQL
6 2 (2.86%) C#
6 2 (2.86%) Scala
7 1 (1.43%) Jython
7 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.43%) REXX
7 1 (1.43%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.43%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) BladeLogic
1 1 (1.43%) Control-M
Vendors
1 41 (58.57%) IBM
2 28 (40.00%) SAP
3 12 (17.14%) Oracle
4 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (8.57%) Red Hat
5 6 (8.57%) JBoss
6 5 (7.14%) Endeca
6 5 (7.14%) ATG
7 2 (2.86%) BMC
8 1 (1.43%) Kofax
8 1 (1.43%) VMware
8 1 (1.43%) Remedy
8 1 (1.43%) CA
8 1 (1.43%) HP
8 1 (1.43%) Citrix
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
West Midlands
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago