Period
to 25 June 2019

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 25 June 2019 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
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 76 72 84
Rank change year-on-year -4 +12 -8
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 17 31 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.27% 2.09% 0.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.77% 15.35% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 2
Birmingham median daily rate £500 £450 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +31.39% -13.02%
10th Percentile £394 £375 £191
90th Percentile £550 £575 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +17.65% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £28.00 -

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 174 202 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.01% 13.60% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 128 119
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £211 £271 £263
90th Percentile £550 £596 £545
West Midlands median daily rate £416 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.06% +6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +5.52% +16.40%
10th Percentile £10.78 £12.50 £10.63
90th Percentile £20.30 £23.00 £18.57
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% -8.82% +36.00%

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 25 June 2019.

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 25 June 2019, 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 12 (70.59%) .NET
1 12 (70.59%) Java
1 12 (70.59%) Linux
1 12 (70.59%) Tomcat
2 10 (58.82%) DHCP
2 10 (58.82%) FTP
2 10 (58.82%) HTTP
2 10 (58.82%) TCP/IP
2 10 (58.82%) DNS
2 10 (58.82%) SSL
2 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 10 (58.82%) Configuration Management
2 10 (58.82%) IIS
2 10 (58.82%) J2EE
2 10 (58.82%) Servlets
2 10 (58.82%) Apache
2 10 (58.82%) VMware
2 10 (58.82%) IPsec
2 10 (58.82%) Google
2 10 (58.82%) Xen
2 10 (58.82%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (58.82%) Jetty
2 10 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (58.82%) Google App Engine
2 10 (58.82%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (58.82%) Open Source
2 10 (58.82%) nginx
2 10 (58.82%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (58.82%) Puppet
2 10 (58.82%) Jenkins

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 12 (70.59%) Tomcat
2 10 (58.82%) Apache
2 10 (58.82%) IIS
2 10 (58.82%) Jetty
2 10 (58.82%) Mongrel
2 10 (58.82%) nginx
3 2 (11.76%) JBoss
3 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Process Server
Cloud Services
1 10 (58.82%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (58.82%) Amazon EC2
1 10 (58.82%) Google App Engine
1 10 (58.82%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (11.76%) IaaS
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.76%) PaaS
2 2 (11.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) DHCP
1 10 (58.82%) DNS
1 10 (58.82%) FTP
1 10 (58.82%) HTTP
1 10 (58.82%) IPsec
1 10 (58.82%) SSL
1 10 (58.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) DB2
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Jenkins
1 10 (58.82%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Middleware Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) WebSphere Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Integration Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Middleware Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior WebOps Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) .NET
2 10 (58.82%) J2EE
2 10 (58.82%) Servlets
3 5 (29.41%) Middleware
4 4 (23.53%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (17.65%) JDBC
6 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
1 2 (11.76%) Data Structures
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
1 2 (11.76%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Unix
3 2 (11.76%) AIX
3 2 (11.76%) Solaris
3 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Configuration Management
1 10 (58.82%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (58.82%) DevOps
1 10 (58.82%) Open Source
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
3 2 (11.76%) Information Security
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.76%) Microservices
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.76%) Preventative Maintenance
3 2 (11.76%) SDLC
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.88%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) PHP
2 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.88%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (58.82%) Xen
2 3 (17.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) Puppet
2 5 (29.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Google
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
1 10 (58.82%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle