Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 42 56
Rank change year-on-year +15 +14 -4
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 25 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.49% 3.54% 2.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 28.41% 13.77% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 11
Lancashire median daily rate £375 £335 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% -20.24% +20.00%
10th Percentile £363 £306 £356
90th Percentile £547 £388 £451
North West median daily rate £430 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +7.50% -5.88% +21.43%
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 88 167 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 19.34% 25.73% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 120 126
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £394 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.94% -9.17% +33.38%
10th Percentile £301 £286 £223
90th Percentile £614 £551 £548
North West median daily rate £388 £388 £413
% change year-on-year - -6.06% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 5
Lancashire median hourly rate £29.00 £14.00 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.14% -44.27% -8.65%
10th Percentile £22.85 £9.19 £15.50
90th Percentile £33.95 £16.90 £36.11
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.17
% change year-on-year +13.33% -12.64% +2.60%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 0 11 £450 -1.10%
Blackburn -1 1 £375 -
WebSphere
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 19 (76.00%) Oracle
2 16 (64.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 12 (48.00%) Finance
3 12 (48.00%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 8 (32.00%) IBM
6 7 (28.00%) Red Hat
6 7 (28.00%) Solaris
6 7 (28.00%) Identity Management
6 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database
7 6 (24.00%) Load Balancing
7 6 (24.00%) High Availability
7 6 (24.00%) Migration
7 6 (24.00%) Clustering
7 6 (24.00%) Firewall
8 5 (20.00%) N-Tier
9 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
9 4 (16.00%) AIX
10 3 (12.00%) HPUX
11 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
11 1 (4.00%) Marketing
11 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (4.00%) Retail
11 1 (4.00%) DataPower
11 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
11 1 (4.00%) Java
11 1 (4.00%) SQL

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:

Business Applications
1 12 (48.00%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) DB2
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Developer
2 15 (60.00%) WebSphere Developer
3 11 (44.00%) Applications Developer
4 6 (24.00%) Architect
5 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (20.00%) Migration Architect
6 2 (8.00%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
6 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Solaris Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (64.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.00%) J2EE
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Clustering
2 5 (20.00%) N-Tier
3 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.00%) DataPower
4 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Solaris
2 4 (16.00%) AIX
3 3 (12.00%) HPUX
4 1 (4.00%) Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Identity Management
2 6 (24.00%) High Availability
2 6 (24.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (24.00%) Migration
3 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.00%) OO
3 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Java
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 19 (76.00%) Oracle
2 8 (32.00%) IBM
3 7 (28.00%) Red Hat