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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 81 84
Rank change year-on-year +12 +3  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 19 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.44% 1.45% 0.98%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.80% 9.81% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 7
Median daily rate £450 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £338 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £525 £555
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 - £16.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year - -53.28%  

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 216 265 264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 16.35% 14.80% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 130 134
Median daily rate £375 £385 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.59% +18.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 9
Median hourly rate £15.50 £40.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.25% +185.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £35.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £190.00 £27.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in Manchester over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 29 March 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
Salford - 4 £550 -
WebSphere
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 24 (63.16%) Java
2 17 (44.74%) J2EE
2 17 (44.74%) WebSphere Application Server
3 15 (39.47%) Oracle
3 15 (39.47%) Middleware
4 14 (36.84%) HTTP
5 12 (31.58%) IBM
5 12 (31.58%) WebSphere MQ
5 12 (31.58%) Linux
6 11 (28.95%) Tomcat
6 11 (28.95%) Finance
7 10 (26.32%) SSL
8 9 (23.68%) XML
8 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
8 9 (23.68%) IBM HTTP Server
8 9 (23.68%) Banking
9 8 (21.05%) Unix
9 8 (21.05%) DB2
9 8 (21.05%) TCP/IP
9 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
10 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (18.42%) DNS
10 7 (18.42%) Servlets
10 7 (18.42%) SOAP
10 7 (18.42%) Web Services
10 7 (18.42%) Sybase
10 7 (18.42%) Spring
11 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (15.79%) Clustering
11 6 (15.79%) Jython

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 17 (44.74%) WebSphere Application Server
2 11 (28.95%) Tomcat
3 9 (23.68%) IBM HTTP Server
4 6 (15.79%) Apache
5 5 (13.16%) IIS
5 5 (13.16%) Jetty
5 5 (13.16%) Mongrel
5 5 (13.16%) nginx
6 4 (10.53%) JBoss
6 4 (10.53%) WebLogic
7 3 (7.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (2.63%) CMS
8 1 (2.63%) Commerce Server
8 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (2.63%) GlassFish
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (13.16%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (13.16%) Google App Engine
2 5 (13.16%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (36.84%) HTTP
2 10 (26.32%) SSL
3 8 (21.05%) TCP/IP
4 7 (18.42%) DNS
5 5 (13.16%) DHCP
5 5 (13.16%) FTP
5 5 (13.16%) IPsec
6 2 (5.26%) Firewall
6 2 (5.26%) LAN
6 2 (5.26%) SMTP
6 2 (5.26%) SNMP
6 2 (5.26%) VoIP
6 2 (5.26%) VPN
6 2 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (21.05%) DB2
3 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) Endeca
4 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.16%) Travis CI
3 2 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.26%) JIRA
3 2 (5.26%) Maven
3 2 (5.26%) Subversion
4 1 (2.63%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (2.63%) Hudson
4 1 (2.63%) Lombardi
4 1 (2.63%) Selenium
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Developer
2 11 (28.95%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Administrator
4 5 (13.16%) Consultant
4 5 (13.16%) WebSphere Administrator
5 4 (10.53%) WebSphere Specialist
6 3 (7.89%) Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Server Administrator
6 3 (7.89%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
7 2 (5.26%) Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Middleware Administrator
7 2 (5.26%) Server Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Developer
8 1 (2.63%) DevOps Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) Middleware Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Middleware Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Middleware Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (44.74%) J2EE
2 15 (39.47%) Middleware
3 12 (31.58%) WebSphere MQ
4 9 (23.68%) XML
5 7 (18.42%) Servlets
5 7 (18.42%) SOAP
5 7 (18.42%) Spring
5 7 (18.42%) Web Services
6 6 (15.79%) RESTful
6 6 (15.79%) XML Messaging
7 5 (13.16%) .NET
7 5 (13.16%) JMS
8 3 (7.89%) CSS
8 3 (7.89%) Dojo
8 3 (7.89%) EJB
8 3 (7.89%) HTML
8 3 (7.89%) JDBC
8 3 (7.89%) JSP
9 2 (5.26%) IBM Integration Bus
9 2 (5.26%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Clustering
2 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.26%) iSeries
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.63%) AS400
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) Linux
2 8 (21.05%) Unix
3 4 (10.53%) AIX
3 4 (10.53%) Solaris
4 3 (7.89%) Windows
5 1 (2.63%) CentOS
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (2.63%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (15.79%) High Availability
2 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
2 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (13.16%) DevOps
2 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
3 4 (10.53%) Open Source
4 3 (7.89%) TDD
5 2 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (5.26%) Information Security
5 2 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.26%) Patch Management
5 2 (5.26%) Privileged Access Management
5 2 (5.26%) Security Operations
5 2 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (5.26%) SIEM
5 2 (5.26%) UML
5 2 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (2.63%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (63.16%) Java
2 6 (15.79%) Jython
3 4 (10.53%) Perl
3 4 (10.53%) Shell Script
3 4 (10.53%) SQL
4 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) C#
5 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) CISSP
2 2 (5.26%) SANS
2 2 (5.26%) SSCP
3 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Puppet
2 2 (5.26%) QRadar
3 1 (2.63%) Ansible
3 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Oracle
2 12 (31.58%) IBM
3 7 (18.42%) Sybase
4 6 (15.79%) TIBCO
5 5 (13.16%) Google
5 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
5 5 (13.16%) VMware
6 2 (5.26%) Apple
6 2 (5.26%) HP
6 2 (5.26%) LogRhythm
6 2 (5.26%) Splunk
7 1 (2.63%) Chordiant
7 1 (2.63%) FatWire
7 1 (2.63%) hybris
7 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.63%) Sencha
7 1 (2.63%) Sun