The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 98 80
Rank change year-on-year +24 -18  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 13 10 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.18% 0.67% 1.70%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.97% 4.65% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 19
Median daily rate £450 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £419 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £500
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 Leeds with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 145 215 274
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 13.15% 14.51% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 153 174
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.26% +12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 7
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% +52.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £14.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.50 £25.00
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 Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing WebSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in Leeds

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WebSphere in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in Leeds

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in Leeds over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere in Leeds

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in Leeds

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 Leeds region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 14 (53.85%) J2EE
2 13 (50.00%) Java
3 10 (38.46%) IBM
4 9 (34.62%) SQL
4 9 (34.62%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (34.62%) Linux
5 8 (30.77%) Unix
5 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
6 7 (26.92%) Oracle
6 7 (26.92%) Finance
7 6 (23.08%) ITIL
7 6 (23.08%) HTTP
8 5 (19.23%) SLA
8 5 (19.23%) Cisco
8 5 (19.23%) Avaya
8 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
8 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
8 5 (19.23%) HTML
8 5 (19.23%) Windows
8 5 (19.23%) IBM Domino
8 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
8 5 (19.23%) VMware
8 5 (19.23%) iSeries
8 5 (19.23%) People Management
8 5 (19.23%) Palo Alto
9 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (15.38%) Retail
9 4 (15.38%) Incident Management

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 9 (34.62%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (19.23%) IBM Domino
3 4 (15.38%) Tomcat
4 3 (11.54%) WebLogic
4 3 (11.54%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (3.85%) Apache
5 1 (3.85%) Apache Solr
5 1 (3.85%) JBoss
5 1 (3.85%) Liferay
5 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Process Server
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) HTTP
2 3 (11.54%) LDAP
3 1 (3.85%) SSL
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) MySQL
3 3 (11.54%) DB2
4 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) JUnit
2 3 (11.54%) JMeter
2 3 (11.54%) Rational Application Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Selenium
3 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.85%) ClearCase
4 1 (3.85%) ClearQuest
4 1 (3.85%) IntelliJ
4 1 (3.85%) NetBeans
4 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Retail
3 3 (11.54%) Law
4 2 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) WebSphere Specialist
2 5 (19.23%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Administrator
3 4 (15.38%) Server Administrator
3 4 (15.38%) WebSphere Administrator
3 4 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Engineering Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Java Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (53.85%) J2EE
2 5 (19.23%) HTML
3 4 (15.38%) JMS
3 4 (15.38%) JSP
4 3 (11.54%) JavaBeans
4 3 (11.54%) Struts
4 3 (11.54%) XML
5 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
5 2 (7.69%) Java EE
5 2 (7.69%) Spring
6 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.85%) D3.js
6 1 (3.85%) HTML5
6 1 (3.85%) iBATIS
6 1 (3.85%) OSCache
6 1 (3.85%) Spring Integration
6 1 (3.85%) Spring MVC
6 1 (3.85%) Spring Security
6 1 (3.85%) Web Services
6 1 (3.85%) WS-I
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) iSeries
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Linux
2 8 (30.77%) Unix
3 5 (19.23%) Windows
4 1 (3.85%) AIX
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
2 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
2 5 (19.23%) People Management
2 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
3 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
3 4 (15.38%) Wealth Management
4 3 (11.54%) Identity Management
4 3 (11.54%) Programme Delivery
4 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
5 2 (7.69%) MVC
5 2 (7.69%) SDLC
6 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.85%) High Availability
6 1 (3.85%) Information Security
6 1 (3.85%) Open Source
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) Java
2 9 (34.62%) SQL
3 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) Jython
4 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (3.85%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Identity Management
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) IBM
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle
3 5 (19.23%) Avaya
3 5 (19.23%) Cisco
3 5 (19.23%) Palo Alto
3 5 (19.23%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) ATG
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.85%) Sun