Period
to 23 February 2018

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 6 months to 23 February 2018 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 45 59
Rank change year-on-year +6 +14 -12
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 17 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.76% 3.26% 1.72%
As % of the Application Platforms category 20.24% 15.32% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 11
Lancashire median daily rate £438 £335 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.60% -10.67% -25.00%
10th Percentile £363 £307 £340
90th Percentile £583 £388 £437
North West median daily rate £463 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +23.33% -11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Lancashire with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 84 124 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 18.58% 21.31% 21.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 93 143
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -0.65% +10.71%
10th Percentile £319 £289 £227
90th Percentile £595 £556 £549
North West median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 8
Lancashire median hourly rate - £11.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.00% -50.00%
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £15.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -3.60% -29.41% +27.93%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in Lancashire over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere in Lancashire

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +14 9 £505 -
Blackburn +3 1 £375 -
Blackpool -6 1 - -
Lytham St Annes - 1 - -
WebSphere
North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 13 (76.47%) Oracle
2 9 (52.94%) IBM
2 9 (52.94%) SC Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
3 8 (47.06%) Oracle Database
3 8 (47.06%) Identity Management
3 8 (47.06%) Red Hat
3 8 (47.06%) Solaris
4 6 (35.29%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (35.29%) Firewall
4 6 (35.29%) Migration
4 6 (35.29%) Clustering
4 6 (35.29%) High Availability
4 6 (35.29%) Load Balancing
5 5 (29.41%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) N-Tier
5 5 (29.41%) AIX
6 4 (23.53%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
7 3 (17.65%) HPUX
7 3 (17.65%) Java
8 2 (11.76%) SQL
8 2 (11.76%) Web Services
8 2 (11.76%) CSS
8 2 (11.76%) HTML
8 2 (11.76%) Linux
8 2 (11.76%) CSS3
8 2 (11.76%) HTML5
8 2 (11.76%) DataPower
8 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

WebSphere
Co-occurring 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 (5.88%) MQSeries
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) DB2
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) Architect
3 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (29.41%) Migration Architect
3 5 (29.41%) WebSphere Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Applications Developer
5 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Solaris Specialist
6 2 (11.76%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
6 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Specialist
7 1 (5.88%) Java WebSphere Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Lead Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (11.76%) CSS
2 2 (11.76%) CSS3
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) HTML5
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) EJB
3 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.88%) J2EE
3 1 (5.88%) Java EE
3 1 (5.88%) JMS
3 1 (5.88%) JSP
3 1 (5.88%) Middleware
3 1 (5.88%) Node.js
3 1 (5.88%) Servlets
3 1 (5.88%) Spring
3 1 (5.88%) Struts
3 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Clustering
2 5 (29.41%) N-Tier
3 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
4 2 (11.76%) DataPower
5 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Solaris
2 5 (29.41%) AIX
3 3 (17.65%) HPUX
4 2 (11.76%) Linux
4 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Identity Management
2 6 (35.29%) High Availability
2 6 (35.29%) Load Balancing
2 6 (35.29%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.88%) IT Strategy
3 1 (5.88%) Multithreaded Programming
3 1 (5.88%) Multithreading
3 1 (5.88%) OO
3 1 (5.88%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (5.88%) RAD
3 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
3 1 (5.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) SC Cleared
1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Oracle
2 9 (52.94%) IBM
3 8 (47.06%) Red Hat