The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 25 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 / Manchester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 68 80
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 17 35 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.24% 1.98% 0.93%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.67% 13.51% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 23 10
Median daily rate £413 £495 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +16.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £540 £443
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 £37.48
% change year-on-year +14.28% -6.60%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 196 259 262
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.35% 14.66% 17.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 154 173
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Median hourly rate £22.00 £36.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.88% +97.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £36.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £40.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in Manchester

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in Manchester

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 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
Stockport - 1 £425 -
WebSphere
North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Manchester region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 22 (62.86%) Java
2 18 (51.43%) Middleware
3 17 (48.57%) Oracle
4 15 (42.86%) WebSphere Application Server
4 15 (42.86%) J2EE
5 13 (37.14%) Banking
6 12 (34.29%) Finance
6 12 (34.29%) XML
7 10 (28.57%) Linux
7 10 (28.57%) Web Services
7 10 (28.57%) IBM
8 9 (25.71%) XML Messaging
8 9 (25.71%) Spring
8 9 (25.71%) RESTful
8 9 (25.71%) TIBCO
8 9 (25.71%) Tomcat
8 9 (25.71%) SOAP
8 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
9 8 (22.86%) Sybase
9 8 (22.86%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (22.86%) Jenkins
10 7 (20.00%) HTTP
10 7 (20.00%) DB2
10 7 (20.00%) WebLogic
11 6 (17.14%) SQL
11 6 (17.14%) Servlets
11 6 (17.14%) Unix
11 6 (17.14%) JBoss
11 6 (17.14%) Apache

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 15 (42.86%) WebSphere Application Server
2 9 (25.71%) Tomcat
3 7 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 6 (17.14%) Apache
4 6 (17.14%) JBoss
5 4 (11.43%) IIS
5 4 (11.43%) Jetty
5 4 (11.43%) Mongrel
5 4 (11.43%) nginx
6 2 (5.71%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (2.86%) Commerce Server
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.43%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (11.43%) Google App Engine
2 4 (11.43%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) HTTP
2 6 (17.14%) SSL
3 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 4 (11.43%) DHCP
4 4 (11.43%) DNS
4 4 (11.43%) FTP
4 4 (11.43%) IPsec
5 2 (5.71%) Firewall
5 2 (5.71%) LAN
5 2 (5.71%) LDAP
5 2 (5.71%) VoIP
5 2 (5.71%) VPN
5 2 (5.71%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) DB2
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Jenkins
2 4 (11.43%) Eclipse
2 4 (11.43%) Hudson
2 4 (11.43%) Travis CI
3 3 (8.57%) JIRA
4 1 (2.86%) JUnit
4 1 (2.86%) Lombardi
General
1 13 (37.14%) Banking
2 12 (34.29%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Developer
2 10 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Administrator
5 3 (8.57%) Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Middleware Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Middleware Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) WebSphere Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Lead Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Middleware Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Pega Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Architect
6 2 (5.71%) WebSphere Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) WebSphere Specialist
7 1 (2.86%) BPM Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) DevOps Specialist
7 1 (2.86%) Server Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Subject Matter Expert
7 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (51.43%) Middleware
2 15 (42.86%) J2EE
3 12 (34.29%) XML
4 10 (28.57%) Web Services
5 9 (25.71%) RESTful
5 9 (25.71%) SOAP
5 9 (25.71%) Spring
5 9 (25.71%) XML Messaging
6 8 (22.86%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (17.14%) Servlets
8 5 (14.29%) EJB
8 5 (14.29%) JSP
9 4 (11.43%) .NET
9 4 (11.43%) CSS
9 4 (11.43%) Dojo
9 4 (11.43%) HTML
10 3 (8.57%) JPA
11 2 (5.71%) Elastic Stack
11 2 (5.71%) JMS
11 2 (5.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Clustering
2 3 (8.57%) Client/Server
2 3 (8.57%) iSeries
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) AS400
3 2 (5.71%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.71%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Linux
2 6 (17.14%) Unix
3 5 (14.29%) AIX
4 2 (5.71%) OS/400
4 2 (5.71%) Windows
5 1 (2.86%) CentOS
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
3 4 (11.43%) DevOps
3 4 (11.43%) ITIL
3 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
3 4 (11.43%) Open Source
3 4 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (8.57%) Service Management
5 2 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (5.71%) Data Mapping
5 2 (5.71%) Information Security
5 2 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.71%) Patch Management
5 2 (5.71%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) Privileged Access Management
5 2 (5.71%) Scrum
5 2 (5.71%) Security Operations
5 2 (5.71%) TDD
5 2 (5.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) Java
2 6 (17.14%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.86%) C
4 1 (2.86%) Jython
4 1 (2.86%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) CISSP
2 2 (5.71%) SANS
2 2 (5.71%) SSCP
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (11.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Puppet
2 2 (5.71%) QRadar
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Oracle
2 10 (28.57%) IBM
3 9 (25.71%) TIBCO
4 8 (22.86%) Sybase
5 4 (11.43%) Google
5 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
5 4 (11.43%) Red Hat
5 4 (11.43%) VMware
6 2 (5.71%) Apple
6 2 (5.71%) HP
6 2 (5.71%) LogRhythm
6 2 (5.71%) Pega
6 2 (5.71%) Splunk
7 1 (2.86%) Chordiant
7 1 (2.86%) Sencha