Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 17 January 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 184 157
Rank change year-on-year -18 -27 -83
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 42 67 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.53% 0.75% 0.99%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.17% 5.13% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 47 47
Midlands median daily rate £456 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.63% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £275 £346 £310
90th Percentile £575 £525 £528
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -9.76% +13.10%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1,006 1,306 1,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.73% 14.63% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 747 748
Midlands median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £207 £225 £225
90th Percentile £568 £550 £516
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 35 59
Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -8.57%
10th Percentile £11.56 £10.76 £10.87
90th Percentile £43.75 £35.80 £31.86
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing WebSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in the Midlands

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in the Midlands

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere in the Midlands

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in the Midlands

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 January 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
West Midlands -9 29 £450 +5.88% 7
East Midlands -6 13 £513 +22.02% 1
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 29 (69.05%) Java
2 18 (42.86%) Oracle
2 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (40.48%) JBoss
3 17 (40.48%) Tomcat
4 16 (38.10%) IBM
5 15 (35.71%) SQL
6 13 (30.95%) REST
7 12 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
8 11 (26.19%) Spring
8 11 (26.19%) Maven
9 10 (23.81%) J2EE
9 10 (23.81%) XML
9 10 (23.81%) Jenkins
10 9 (21.43%) Linux
10 9 (21.43%) SOAP
10 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
10 9 (21.43%) Middleware
11 8 (19.05%) Hibernate
11 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
11 8 (19.05%) Windows
11 8 (19.05%) Ansible
12 7 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (16.67%) JPA
12 7 (16.67%) MySQL
12 7 (16.67%) DB2
12 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
12 7 (16.67%) Unix

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (40.48%) JBoss
1 17 (40.48%) Tomcat
2 6 (14.29%) OpenStack
3 4 (9.52%) Apache
3 4 (9.52%) Mule
3 4 (9.52%) Mule ESB
3 4 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (7.14%) Jetty
5 2 (4.76%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (4.76%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
5 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.38%) CICS
6 1 (2.38%) CMS
6 1 (2.38%) IIS
6 1 (2.38%) Liferay
6 1 (2.38%) Mongrel
6 1 (2.38%) nginx
6 1 (2.38%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Boomi
2 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.38%) Google App Engine
2 1 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.38%) npm
2 1 (2.38%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) HTTP
2 2 (4.76%) Converged Networks
2 2 (4.76%) Internet
2 2 (4.76%) Network Security
2 2 (4.76%) SAN
3 1 (2.38%) AMQP
3 1 (2.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) DB2
2 7 (16.67%) MySQL
3 5 (11.90%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (9.52%) MariaDB
4 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
5 3 (7.14%) RDBMS
6 2 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (4.76%) Couchbase
6 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
6 2 (4.76%) Redis
6 2 (4.76%) Riak
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (26.19%) Maven
2 10 (23.81%) Jenkins
3 4 (9.52%) Ant
3 4 (9.52%) JUnit
4 3 (7.14%) Eclipse
5 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.76%) Subversion
6 1 (2.38%) jspm
6 1 (2.38%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.38%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.38%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.38%) webpack
General
1 3 (7.14%) Banking
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Developer
2 16 (38.10%) Java Developer
3 14 (33.33%) Architect
4 6 (14.29%) Integration Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Lead Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Applications Support
6 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (7.14%) SOA Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Support
7 2 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Designer
7 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Security Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Technical Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Designer
7 2 (4.76%) Java Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Lead Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Lead Java Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Security Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Security Technical Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.95%) REST
2 12 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
3 11 (26.19%) Spring
4 10 (23.81%) J2EE
4 10 (23.81%) XML
5 9 (21.43%) Middleware
5 9 (21.43%) SOAP
6 8 (19.05%) Hibernate
7 7 (16.67%) JPA
8 6 (14.29%) Servlets
9 5 (11.90%) J2SE
9 5 (11.90%) JMS
9 5 (11.90%) Web Services
10 4 (9.52%) Ajax
10 4 (9.52%) HTML
10 4 (9.52%) IBM Integration Bus
10 4 (9.52%) jQuery
10 4 (9.52%) MSMQ
10 4 (9.52%) Spring MVC
11 3 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) DataPower
2 3 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.76%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.76%) iPad
3 2 (4.76%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Linux
2 8 (19.05%) Windows
3 7 (16.67%) Unix
4 6 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 4 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.76%) AIX
7 1 (2.38%) CentOS
7 1 (2.38%) Debian
7 1 (2.38%) Fedora
7 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (16.67%) SOA
3 6 (14.29%) Scrum
3 6 (14.29%) UML
4 5 (11.90%) DevOps
4 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce
4 5 (11.90%) ITIL
4 5 (11.90%) Kanban
4 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
4 5 (11.90%) Microservices
5 4 (9.52%) Coaching
5 4 (9.52%) MVC
5 4 (9.52%) RUP
5 4 (9.52%) TDD
6 3 (7.14%) B2B
6 3 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.14%) Open Source
6 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 29 (69.05%) Java
2 15 (35.71%) SQL
3 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
5 4 (9.52%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.38%) C
6 1 (2.38%) COBOL
6 1 (2.38%) ES6
6 1 (2.38%) ES7
6 1 (2.38%) Go
6 1 (2.38%) Perl
6 1 (2.38%) Python
6 1 (2.38%) Ruby
6 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) OCP
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) SLA
2 2 (4.76%) QA
3 1 (2.38%) GCP
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.52%) Docker
4 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.76%) vSphere
5 1 (2.38%) KVM
5 1 (2.38%) VirtualBox
5 1 (2.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) Ansible
2 7 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (11.90%) Puppet
4 4 (9.52%) Kubernetes
4 4 (9.52%) Terraform
5 3 (7.14%) Salt
6 2 (4.76%) SCCM
6 2 (4.76%) SCOM
6 2 (4.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) Oracle
2 16 (38.10%) IBM
3 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.90%) MuleSoft
4 5 (11.90%) VMware
5 4 (9.52%) Splunk
6 3 (7.14%) Dell
6 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 3 (7.14%) TIBCO
7 2 (4.76%) ATG
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco
7 2 (4.76%) Citrix
7 2 (4.76%) EMC
7 2 (4.76%) F5
7 2 (4.76%) HP
7 2 (4.76%) NetApp
7 2 (4.76%) SAP
8 1 (2.38%) Pega
8 1 (2.38%) Rackspace
8 1 (2.38%) WSO2