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 29 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
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 55 57
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 1 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 1.88% 0.81%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.94% 9.32% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 3
Median daily rate £160 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -61.21% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £363 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £425 £478
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 £37.65
% 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 Birmingham with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 106 161 102
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.72% 20.13% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 229 88
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £213 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £501 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 5
Median hourly rate £14.22 £10.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.38% -30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £10.25 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.13 £15.35 £16.45
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 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 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 29 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 2 (100.00%) JBoss
2 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) Ansible
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) Linux

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 (100.00%) JBoss
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft