The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for WebSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM WebSphere
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 13 19
Rank change year-on-year -28 +6  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 21 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 6.48% 4.76% 2.50%
As % of the Application Platforms category 52.50% 28.57% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 1
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.48
% change year-on-year +14.28% -6.60%  

WebSphere is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 40 14 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 12.35% 16.67% 23.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 3 10
Median daily rate £365 £413 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.51% +106.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £345 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing WebSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in Belfast

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WebSphere in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in Belfast

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 Belfast region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 21 (100.00%) Java
2 20 (95.24%) Finance
3 18 (85.71%) Data Modelling
4 13 (61.90%) SQL
4 13 (61.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (52.38%) ETL
6 10 (47.62%) XML
6 10 (47.62%) Relational Database
7 9 (42.86%) Banking
7 9 (42.86%) Multithreading
8 8 (38.10%) RESTful
8 8 (38.10%) Web Services
8 8 (38.10%) JSON
9 7 (33.33%) Java EE
9 7 (33.33%) Spring
9 7 (33.33%) JPA
9 7 (33.33%) Node.js
9 7 (33.33%) CSS
9 7 (33.33%) JSP
9 7 (33.33%) Servlets
9 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
9 7 (33.33%) HTML
9 7 (33.33%) MVC
9 7 (33.33%) Hibernate
9 7 (33.33%) Spring Boot
9 7 (33.33%) Concurrent Programming
9 7 (33.33%) Virtual Team
9 7 (33.33%) TypeScript
9 7 (33.33%) Spring Integration
10 5 (23.81%) Big Data

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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 1 (4.76%) Apache Solr
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Spark
1 1 (4.76%) Confluence
1 1 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (4.76%) Jetty
1 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (61.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (47.62%) Relational Database
3 5 (23.81%) Apache Hive
3 5 (23.81%) Big Data
4 4 (19.05%) Hadoop
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (4.76%) Endeca
7 1 (4.76%) IDOL
7 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
7 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Ant
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (4.76%) Bitbucket
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
1 1 (4.76%) JUnit
1 1 (4.76%) Maven
1 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 20 (95.24%) Finance
2 9 (42.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (95.24%) Developer
1 20 (95.24%) Java Developer
2 17 (80.95%) Senior Developer
2 17 (80.95%) Senior Java Developer
3 9 (42.86%) Core Java Developer
4 7 (33.33%) Full Stack Developer
4 7 (33.33%) HTML CSS Developer
4 7 (33.33%) HTML Developer
4 7 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (33.33%) Senior Full Stack Developer
4 7 (33.33%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior SQL Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior WPF Developer
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 3 (14.29%) WPF Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Big Data Developer
6 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
6 2 (9.52%) C# WPF Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) XML
2 8 (38.10%) JSON
2 8 (38.10%) RESTful
2 8 (38.10%) Web Services
3 7 (33.33%) CSS
3 7 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 7 (33.33%) HTML
3 7 (33.33%) Java EE
3 7 (33.33%) JPA
3 7 (33.33%) JSP
3 7 (33.33%) Node.js
3 7 (33.33%) Servlets
3 7 (33.33%) Spring
3 7 (33.33%) Spring Boot
3 7 (33.33%) Spring Integration
4 4 (19.05%) WPF
5 1 (4.76%) JDBC
5 1 (4.76%) Kafka
5 1 (4.76%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Virtual Team
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Data Modelling
2 11 (52.38%) ETL
3 9 (42.86%) Multithreading
4 7 (33.33%) Concurrent Programming
4 7 (33.33%) MVC
5 4 (19.05%) OO
6 3 (14.29%) Case Management
6 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Mathematics
6 3 (14.29%) Pattern Matching
7 2 (9.52%) Coaching
7 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.76%) Analytics
8 1 (4.76%) Data Analytics
8 1 (4.76%) Deep Learning
8 1 (4.76%) Open Source
8 1 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (61.90%) SQL
3 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (33.33%) TypeScript
4 2 (9.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) HDFS
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Atlassian