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 28 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
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 115 63
Rank change year-on-year +13 -52  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 3 10 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.16% 0.42% 2.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.18% 2.53% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 30
Median daily rate £550 £488 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.76% +0.56%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.65
% change year-on-year +14.28% -7.03%  

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 254 395 291
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 13.89% 16.59% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 208 157
Median daily rate £375 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £251 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.26% +12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 6
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -35.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 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
Bracknell +2 2 £550 +15.78%
WebSphere
South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (66.67%) Spring
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) DB2
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) JDBC
2 3 (50.00%) JSP
2 3 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) REST
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 2 (33.33%) Puppet
3 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) Microservices
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Kibana
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery

WebSphere
Co-occurring 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 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (16.67%) Confluence
3 1 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (16.67%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (16.67%) Gradle
2 1 (16.67%) IntelliJ
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) JUnit
2 1 (16.67%) Maven
2 1 (16.67%) Mercurial
2 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Environment Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Spring
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) JDBC
2 3 (50.00%) JSP
2 3 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (16.67%) J2EE
4 1 (16.67%) JSF
4 1 (16.67%) JSON
4 1 (16.67%) Kafka
4 1 (16.67%) RESTful
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) Software Packaging
4 1 (16.67%) Spring Boot
4 1 (16.67%) Spring MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Struts
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Microservices
2 2 (33.33%) Pair Programming
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Prototyping
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) Kibana
2 1 (16.67%) logstash
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Axway
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Informatica
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) Siebel