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 28 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
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 44 28
Rank change year-on-year +13 -16  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 12 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.56% 1.13% 4.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 34.29% 4.81% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 22
Median daily rate £450 £270 £287
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -5.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £270 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £270 £300
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 £40.00 £35.00 £37.65
% change year-on-year +14.28% -7.03%  

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 35 104 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 10.39% 23.42% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 95 186
Median daily rate £460 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.66% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £492 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 1
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.80%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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
Preston -11 8 £499 +84.72%
Blackburn - 3 £400 -
WebSphere
North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 9 (69.23%) IBM
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) DB2
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 6 (46.15%) Unix
3 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
4 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) Middleware
4 5 (38.46%) Java
5 4 (30.77%) J2EE
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle
5 4 (30.77%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (30.77%) OO
5 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) Retail
5 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (30.77%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 4 (30.77%) PaaS
5 4 (30.77%) Puppet
5 4 (30.77%) OpenStack
5 4 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (30.77%) OpenShift
5 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
5 4 (30.77%) Cloud Foundry

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 4 (30.77%) Cloud Foundry
1 4 (30.77%) OpenStack
1 4 (30.77%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Bluemix
1 4 (30.77%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (30.77%) IBM Cloud
1 4 (30.77%) OpenShift
1 4 (30.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) DB2
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
1 4 (30.77%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
1 5 (38.46%) Java Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) Middleware
2 4 (30.77%) J2EE
3 2 (15.38%) Web Services
4 1 (7.69%) CSS
4 1 (7.69%) CSS3
4 1 (7.69%) EJB
4 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
4 1 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) HTML5
4 1 (7.69%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (7.69%) Java EE
4 1 (7.69%) Java SE
4 1 (7.69%) JMS
4 1 (7.69%) JSP
4 1 (7.69%) Servlets
4 1 (7.69%) Spring
4 1 (7.69%) Struts
4 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) AS400
1 3 (23.08%) iSeries
1 3 (23.08%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Unix
3 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (23.08%) AIX
4 3 (23.08%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
2 4 (30.77%) DevOps
2 4 (30.77%) OO
2 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.69%) Multithreaded Programming
3 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
3 1 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (7.69%) RAD
3 1 (7.69%) Time Management
3 1 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) OCMJD
3 1 (7.69%) OCPJP
3 1 (7.69%) OCPJWCD
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Ansible
1 4 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (30.77%) Puppet
1 4 (30.77%) Salt
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Tivoli
2 3 (23.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) IBM
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) SAP
5 1 (7.69%) Sun