Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 40 63
Rank change year-on-year -9 +23 -21
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 15 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.45% 2.57% 1.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 19.74% 25.45% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 8
Lancashire median daily rate £435 £433 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.58% +22.00% +18.17%
10th Percentile £412 £374 £319
90th Percentile £467 £540 £379
North West median daily rate £435 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.35% +4.94% +8.00%
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 76 55 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 12.44% 10.11% 24.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 33 146
Lancashire median daily rate £441 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.31% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £317 £300 £261
90th Percentile £638 £518 £498
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £386
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.72% +2.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 12
Lancashire median hourly rate £91.25 £11.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +729.55% -26.67% -67.03%
10th Percentile £34.63 £10.10 £12.00
90th Percentile £150.88 £13.30 £20.50
North West median hourly rate £21.25 £16.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +32.81% -21.95% +7.89%

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 22 June 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 - 10 £443 -
Blackpool - 3 £422 -
Preston +13 2 £475 -4.76%
WebSphere
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 12 (80.00%) Web Services
2 11 (73.33%) Linux
2 11 (73.33%) Oracle
2 11 (73.33%) IBM
2 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
3 10 (66.67%) CA
3 10 (66.67%) CA Single Sign-On
3 10 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (66.67%) WebLogic
3 10 (66.67%) JBoss
3 10 (66.67%) Apache
3 10 (66.67%) Unix
4 8 (53.33%) Oracle APEX
4 8 (53.33%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (46.67%) Degree
5 7 (46.67%) Computer Science
5 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
5 7 (46.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (20.00%) Middleware
6 3 (20.00%) Java
7 2 (13.33%) SQL
7 2 (13.33%) MySQL
7 2 (13.33%) JUnit
7 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (13.33%) Apache CXF
7 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
7 2 (13.33%) Apache Camel
7 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
7 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
8 1 (6.67%) Node.js

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 10 (66.67%) Apache
1 10 (66.67%) JBoss
1 10 (66.67%) WebLogic
1 10 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
1 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
1 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) JUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Middleware Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Java WebSphere Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Middleware Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Middleware Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Solaris Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) Web Services
2 3 (20.00%) Middleware
3 2 (13.33%) Apache Camel
3 2 (13.33%) Apache CXF
4 1 (6.67%) CSS
4 1 (6.67%) CSS3
4 1 (6.67%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) HTML5
4 1 (6.67%) Node.js
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (46.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Linux
2 10 (66.67%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) AIX
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
1 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (46.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (46.67%) Degree
2 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (6.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) IBM
1 11 (73.33%) Oracle
2 10 (66.67%) CA
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat