The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere
North West / Lancashire
Rank 32 44 38
Rank change year-on-year +12 -6  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 1 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.48% 1.62% 1.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.35% 7.07% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 4
Median daily rate £375 £355 £476
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.70% -25.43%  
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 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -54.28%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 23 99 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 10.95% 22.97% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 70 48
Median daily rate £363 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Median hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £45.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -73.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.70 £17.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £19.89 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.07
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.00%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in Lancashire

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in Lancashire

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Blackburn - 1 £375 -
WebSphere
North West

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 11 (78.57%) Windows 2000
2 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) ITIL
2 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) AIX
2 11 (78.57%) MS Excel
2 11 (78.57%) Windows XP
2 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 11 (78.57%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (71.43%) IaaS
3 10 (71.43%) Data Management
3 10 (71.43%) Open Source
3 10 (71.43%) SaaS
3 10 (71.43%) PaaS
3 10 (71.43%) Unix
3 10 (71.43%) Service Management
3 10 (71.43%) ITSM
4 9 (64.29%) Change Management
4 9 (64.29%) PRINCE2
4 9 (64.29%) DevOps
5 8 (57.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 8 (57.14%) Problem Management
5 8 (57.14%) Release Management
5 8 (57.14%) Data Analysis
5 8 (57.14%) Tandem
6 7 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (42.86%) SLA
8 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (78.57%) MS Excel
1 11 (78.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (71.43%) IaaS
1 10 (71.43%) PaaS
1 10 (71.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Operational Support Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Operations Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Operations Support Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Support Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Operations Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) AIX Support
5 1 (7.14%) Linux Support
5 1 (7.14%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Operations Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Unix Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Unix Support
5 1 (7.14%) Unix Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) J2EE
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (57.14%) Tandem
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 11 (78.57%) AIX
2 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows 2000
2 11 (78.57%) Windows XP
3 10 (71.43%) Unix
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (78.57%) ITIL
2 10 (71.43%) Data Management
2 10 (71.43%) ITSM
2 10 (71.43%) Open Source
2 10 (71.43%) Service Management
3 9 (64.29%) Change Management
3 9 (64.29%) DevOps
3 9 (64.29%) PRINCE2
4 8 (57.14%) Data Analysis
4 8 (57.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 8 (57.14%) Problem Management
4 8 (57.14%) Release Management
5 7 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (14.29%) OO
7 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
7 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
7 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat