Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for WebSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 100 77
Rank change year-on-year +19 -23 0
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 20 1 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.40% 0.067% 1.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.81% 0.40% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 25
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £160 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +181.25% -62.35% +6.25%
West Midlands median daily rate £403 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +0.63% -5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 - -

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

All Application Platform Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 185 253 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 12.96% 16.95% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 184 208
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £183 £277 £236
90th Percentile £525 £500 £529
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 8
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.50 £14.22 £11.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.14% +20.47% -21.33%
10th Percentile £11.65 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £23.00 £23.60 £48.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.75 £17.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.44% +14.68% -14.29%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing WebSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in Birmingham

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in Birmingham

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in Birmingham over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere in Birmingham

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 18 (90.00%) Spring
2 17 (85.00%) Java
2 17 (85.00%) Hibernate
3 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (80.00%) Apache Camel
3 16 (80.00%) Microservices
3 16 (80.00%) Spring Boot
3 16 (80.00%) Java 8
4 15 (75.00%) IBM
5 14 (70.00%) TDD
5 14 (70.00%) RabbitMQ
5 14 (70.00%) Git (software)
6 13 (65.00%) BDD
6 13 (65.00%) Relational Database
6 13 (65.00%) Subversion
6 13 (65.00%) JavaScript
7 12 (60.00%) HTML
7 12 (60.00%) Migration
8 11 (55.00%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
8 11 (55.00%) SQL
8 11 (55.00%) CSS
8 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
9 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
10 3 (15.00%) JBoss
10 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
11 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
11 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
11 2 (10.00%) IIS
11 2 (10.00%) Scrum

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 3 (15.00%) JBoss
1 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
2 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) Mule
3 1 (5.00%) Mule ESB
3 1 (5.00%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (65.00%) Relational Database
2 11 (55.00%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (70.00%) Git (software)
2 13 (65.00%) Subversion
3 1 (5.00%) Ant
3 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.00%) JUnit
3 1 (5.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Developer
2 15 (75.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (10.00%) IT Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (5.00%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (5.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Java Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) MuleSoft Developer
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (90.00%) Spring
2 17 (85.00%) Hibernate
3 16 (80.00%) Apache Camel
3 16 (80.00%) Spring Boot
4 14 (70.00%) RabbitMQ
5 12 (60.00%) HTML
6 11 (55.00%) CSS
7 1 (5.00%) Ajax
7 1 (5.00%) J2EE
7 1 (5.00%) Java EE
7 1 (5.00%) JPA
7 1 (5.00%) jQuery
7 1 (5.00%) Middleware
7 1 (5.00%) Struts
7 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (80.00%) Microservices
2 14 (70.00%) TDD
3 13 (65.00%) BDD
4 12 (60.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) Validation
6 1 (5.00%) Cloud Operations
6 1 (5.00%) Coaching
6 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.00%) Runbook
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) Java
2 16 (80.00%) Java 8
3 13 (65.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (55.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) DBS Check
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) IBM
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) MuleSoft
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle