The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax 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 Yorkshire > Halifax
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 22 22
Rank change year-on-year +13 0  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 10 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 14.08% 5.04% 2.61%
As % of the Application Platforms category 66.67% 22.58% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 0
Halifax median daily rate £300 £430 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.15% -  
West Yorkshire median daily rate £388 £470 £300
% change year-on-year -17.55% +56.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Halifax median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Halifax with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 15 31 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 21.13% 22.30% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 35 29
Halifax median daily rate £375 £400 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -8.04%  
10th Percentile £300 £315 £339
90th Percentile £450 £450 £513
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year - +23.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Halifax median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -24.13% +3.57%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

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

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in Halifax

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in Halifax

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 Halifax region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (81.82%) IBM
3 7 (63.64%) HTML
3 7 (63.64%) J2EE
4 6 (54.55%) CSS
5 4 (36.36%) JDBC
5 4 (36.36%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (27.27%) Spring
6 3 (27.27%) JSP
6 3 (27.27%) Servlets
6 3 (27.27%) SQL
6 3 (27.27%) Sun
6 3 (27.27%) Sun Certification
6 3 (27.27%) Web Services
6 3 (27.27%) Open Source
6 3 (27.27%) Eclipse
7 2 (18.18%) REST
7 2 (18.18%) Python
7 2 (18.18%) JMS
7 2 (18.18%) SOAP
7 2 (18.18%) JSF
7 2 (18.18%) JNI
7 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
7 2 (18.18%) NetBeans
8 1 (9.09%) Banking
8 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (9.09%) Web 2.0
8 1 (9.09%) jQuery
8 1 (9.09%) JPA
8 1 (9.09%) JavaScript

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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 4 (36.36%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Process Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Skype
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Eclipse
2 2 (18.18%) NetBeans
3 1 (9.09%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 7 (63.64%) Java Developer
3 4 (36.36%) WebSphere Developer
3 4 (36.36%) WebSphere Portal Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Java WebSphere Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Portal Developer
5 2 (18.18%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (18.18%) J2EE WebSphere Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (9.09%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
6 1 (9.09%) HTML CSS Developer
6 1 (9.09%) HTML Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Java Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) HTML
1 7 (63.64%) J2EE
2 6 (54.55%) CSS
3 4 (36.36%) JDBC
4 3 (27.27%) JSP
4 3 (27.27%) Servlets
4 3 (27.27%) Spring
4 3 (27.27%) Web Services
5 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
5 2 (18.18%) JMS
5 2 (18.18%) JNI
5 2 (18.18%) JSF
5 2 (18.18%) REST
5 2 (18.18%) SOAP
6 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 1 (9.09%) HTML5
6 1 (9.09%) JPA
6 1 (9.09%) jQuery
6 1 (9.09%) Node.js
6 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Web 2.0
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) Sun