Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 25 50
Rank change year-on-year -25 +25 +3
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 16 31 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.52% 5.38% 2.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.98% 39.74% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 7
Lancashire median daily rate £435 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £413 £363 £285
90th Percentile £459 £542 £420
North West median daily rate £427 £419 £400
% change year-on-year +2.01% +4.69% -5.88%
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 89 78 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 14.04% 13.54% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 58 114
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% -3.53%
10th Percentile £320 £300 £291
90th Percentile £683 £615 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 11
Lancashire median hourly rate £23.65 £29.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.45% +100.00% -42.28%
10th Percentile £20.55 £22.85 £9.19
90th Percentile £87.00 £33.95 £20.50
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £20.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +18.25% +26.98% -8.70%

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 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 25 September 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
Chorley - 12 £443 -
Preston +5 2 - -
Blackpool - 2 £422 -
WebSphere
North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 (81.25%) WebSphere Application Server
1 13 (81.25%) WebLogic
1 13 (81.25%) JBoss
2 12 (75.00%) Apache
2 12 (75.00%) IBM
2 12 (75.00%) CA
2 12 (75.00%) Web Services
2 12 (75.00%) Oracle
2 12 (75.00%) CA Single Sign-On
3 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
4 10 (62.50%) Unix
4 10 (62.50%) Linux
5 8 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (50.00%) Oracle APEX
6 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
6 7 (43.75%) Degree
6 7 (43.75%) Computer Science
6 7 (43.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (37.50%) Middleware
8 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
9 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
9 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
9 2 (12.50%) Apache Camel
9 2 (12.50%) Apache CXF
9 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
9 2 (12.50%) HTTP
9 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (12.50%) JUnit
9 2 (12.50%) Java
9 2 (12.50%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 13 (81.25%) JBoss
1 13 (81.25%) WebLogic
1 13 (81.25%) WebSphere Application Server
2 12 (75.00%) Apache
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
1 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (12.50%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Middleware Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Support Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Middleware Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Server Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Server Support
3 2 (12.50%) Server Support Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Support Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Middleware Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Developer
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) Web Services
2 6 (37.50%) Middleware
3 2 (12.50%) Apache Camel
3 2 (12.50%) Apache CXF
3 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (43.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Linux
1 10 (62.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (43.75%) Degree
2 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 12 (75.00%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (6.25%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) CA
1 12 (75.00%) IBM
1 12 (75.00%) Oracle