The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere
South East / Berkshire
Rank 96 97 103
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 3 29 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.17% 1.18% 1.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.12% 6.78% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 18 24
Median daily rate £413 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -5.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £445 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £503 £551
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 - £16.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -54.28%  

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 Berkshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 267 428 471
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 14.73% 17.39% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 257 261
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £255 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 10
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -34.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year -5.55% +11.52%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 Berkshire

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in Berkshire

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in Berkshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere in Berkshire

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in Berkshire

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +6 1 £500 +11.11% 2
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £325 -
WebSphere
South East

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 13 (92.86%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) IBM
2 8 (57.14%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) DevOps
3 7 (50.00%) AppDynamics
3 7 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (42.86%) JSON
5 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (35.71%) Puppet
5 5 (35.71%) Unix
5 5 (35.71%) AIX
5 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
6 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
6 4 (28.57%) Ubuntu
6 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
6 4 (28.57%) ITIL
6 4 (28.57%) DB2
6 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (28.57%) Bitbucket
6 4 (28.57%) Ansible
6 4 (28.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (28.57%) CentOS
6 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (28.57%) PagerDuty
6 4 (28.57%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (28.57%) Pingdom

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
1 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (21.43%) Apache
2 3 (21.43%) Commerce Server
2 3 (21.43%) Confluence
2 3 (21.43%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (21.43%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (21.43%) OpenStack
3 2 (14.29%) WebLogic
4 1 (7.14%) Apache Solr
4 1 (7.14%) JBoss
4 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Fredhopper
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (28.57%) AWS CloudFormation
1 4 (28.57%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (28.57%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (28.57%) Bitbucket
3 3 (21.43%) JIRA
3 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
3 3 (21.43%) Vagrant
4 2 (14.29%) JMeter
General
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Operations Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Environment Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Solutions Manager
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Architect
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Server Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) JSON
2 3 (21.43%) Ajax
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
2 3 (21.43%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) J2EE
2 3 (21.43%) Kafka
2 3 (21.43%) REST
2 3 (21.43%) RESTful
2 3 (21.43%) SOAP
2 3 (21.43%) Spring
2 3 (21.43%) Spring Boot
2 3 (21.43%) Worklight
2 3 (21.43%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) Software Packaging
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Private Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) AS400
3 1 (7.14%) iSeries
3 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) AIX
2 5 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (35.71%) Unix
3 4 (28.57%) CentOS
3 4 (28.57%) Ubuntu
4 2 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (7.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) DevOps
2 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
2 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Application Performance Management
4 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
4 3 (21.43%) Microservices
4 3 (21.43%) Mobile First
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Management
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (21.43%) Validation
5 2 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (7.14%) Change Control
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Prototyping
6 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Docker
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (35.71%) Puppet
2 4 (28.57%) Ansible
2 4 (28.57%) Pingdom
3 3 (21.43%) Consul
3 3 (21.43%) Kibana
3 3 (21.43%) logstash
3 3 (21.43%) Terraform
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
4 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) IBM
2 7 (50.00%) AppDynamics
3 4 (28.57%) PagerDuty
4 3 (21.43%) Atlassian
4 3 (21.43%) Splunk
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.14%) Axway
6 1 (7.14%) Citrix
6 1 (7.14%) HP
6 1 (7.14%) Informatica
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.14%) SAP
6 1 (7.14%) Siebel
6 1 (7.14%) VMware