The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 26 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 63 69
Rank change year-on-year -21 +6  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 18 31 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.17% 2.04% 1.83%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.83% 13.36% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 9
Median daily rate £410 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.88% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £495 £580
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 £37.50
% change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 230 232 229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 14.94% 15.29% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 151 141
Median daily rate £350 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £282 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 8
Median hourly rate £50.00 £15.00 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.33% -10.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +19.04%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in the East Midlands

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in the East Midlands

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 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
Leicestershire -4 6 - -
Northamptonshire +2 5 £420 -10.40%
Nottinghamshire -14 1 - -
Derbyshire -26 1 £363 -3.33%
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 26 (76.47%) Java
2 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (47.06%) J2EE
3 15 (44.12%) Eclipse
3 15 (44.12%) Java EE
4 14 (41.18%) Finance
4 14 (41.18%) E-Commerce
4 14 (41.18%) Web Application Development
5 13 (38.24%) JBoss
6 12 (35.29%) JSP
6 12 (35.29%) Ajax
7 11 (32.35%) JSF
8 10 (29.41%) JSON
8 10 (29.41%) Ant
9 9 (26.47%) Web Development
10 7 (20.59%) Hibernate
11 6 (17.65%) Spring
11 6 (17.65%) Banking
11 6 (17.65%) Degree
11 6 (17.65%) JPA
11 6 (17.65%) Oracle
11 6 (17.65%) Relational Database
12 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
12 5 (14.71%) JUnit
12 5 (14.71%) MySQL
12 5 (14.71%) Web Services
12 5 (14.71%) XML
12 5 (14.71%) WebSphere MQ
12 5 (14.71%) Unit Testing
12 5 (14.71%) Mockito

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 13 (38.24%) JBoss
2 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.94%) Apache
3 1 (2.94%) GlassFish
3 1 (2.94%) NetWeaver
3 1 (2.94%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (2.94%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.88%) Boomi
2 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) Relational Database
2 5 (14.71%) MySQL
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.82%) DB2
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (44.12%) Eclipse
2 10 (29.41%) Ant
3 5 (14.71%) JUnit
3 5 (14.71%) Mockito
4 2 (5.88%) Maven
5 1 (2.94%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.94%) Gradle
5 1 (2.94%) Lombardi
5 1 (2.94%) Subversion
5 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (41.18%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Developer
1 19 (55.88%) Java Developer
2 4 (11.76%) Administrator
2 4 (11.76%) Architect
2 4 (11.76%) Junior
2 4 (11.76%) WebSphere Administrator
3 3 (8.82%) Java Web Developer
3 3 (8.82%) Web Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Digital Programme Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Integration Architect
4 2 (5.88%) Programme Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.88%) WebSphere Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Integration Manager
5 1 (2.94%) SaaS Architect
5 1 (2.94%) SAP PI Architect
5 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (47.06%) J2EE
2 15 (44.12%) Java EE
3 12 (35.29%) Ajax
3 12 (35.29%) JSP
4 11 (32.35%) JSF
5 10 (29.41%) JSON
6 7 (20.59%) Hibernate
7 6 (17.65%) JPA
7 6 (17.65%) Spring
8 5 (14.71%) Web Services
8 5 (14.71%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (14.71%) XML
9 4 (11.76%) JMS
9 4 (11.76%) Servlets
10 3 (8.82%) IBM Integration Bus
10 3 (8.82%) jQuery
10 3 (8.82%) REST
11 2 (5.88%) Dojo
11 2 (5.88%) EJB
11 2 (5.88%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) DataPower
3 1 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.94%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (41.18%) E-Commerce
2 14 (41.18%) Web Application Development
3 9 (26.47%) Web Development
4 5 (14.71%) Unit Testing
5 4 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 4 (11.76%) Software Architecture
5 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 4 (11.76%) Test Strategy
5 4 (11.76%) UML
6 3 (8.82%) Service Management
6 3 (8.82%) Supplier Management
7 2 (5.88%) BDD
7 2 (5.88%) DevOps
7 2 (5.88%) OO
7 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.88%) Project Management
7 2 (5.88%) TDD
7 2 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 26 (76.47%) Java
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) Groovy
4 1 (2.94%) Perl
4 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle
2 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
3 3 (8.82%) IBM
4 2 (5.88%) Dell
4 2 (5.88%) SAP
5 1 (2.94%) Chordiant
5 1 (2.94%) Kony
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.94%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.94%) Sencha
5 1 (2.94%) Sybase