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 3 months to 27 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.

IBM WebSphere
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 55 55
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 1 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 0.46% 0.92%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.23% 2.97% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Median daily rate £525 £350 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -36.36%  
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 £34.25
% change year-on-year - -53.28%  

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 Birmingham with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 81 101 133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 12.90% 15.63% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 51 79
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Median hourly rate £21.00 £11.50 £11.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.60% -3.56%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in Birmingham

WebSphere
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 3 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) JMS
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Puppet
3 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) JBoss
3 1 (33.33%) Ansible
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development

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 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (33.33%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) JMS
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) IBM