The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere
England / North East
Rank 72 66 55
Rank change year-on-year -6 -11  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 8 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.11% 0.92% 0.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.33% 4.68% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 2
Median daily rate £385 £303 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -18.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £293 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £320 £434
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 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -54.28%  

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 the North East with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 150 171 82
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 20.80% 19.61% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 107 49
Median daily rate £340 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £510 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Median hourly rate £13.75 - £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 - £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 - £14.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in the North East

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in the North East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere in the North East

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in the North East

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the North East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Tyne and Wear -15 5 £385 +27.27%
Durham - 3 £463 - 2
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 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 North East region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 53 (85.48%) Unix
1 53 (85.48%) AIX
1 53 (85.48%) Linux
2 41 (66.13%) Windows
3 39 (62.90%) DevOps
3 39 (62.90%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (59.68%) Windows 2000
4 37 (59.68%) Windows XP
5 35 (56.45%) ITIL
6 34 (54.84%) Service Management
7 32 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (51.61%) Microsoft
7 32 (51.61%) Open Source
8 31 (50.00%) SaaS
8 31 (50.00%) PaaS
8 31 (50.00%) IaaS
9 28 (45.16%) MS Excel
9 28 (45.16%) MS PowerPoint
10 27 (43.55%) Data Management
10 27 (43.55%) ITSM
11 23 (37.10%) Change Management
12 22 (35.48%) SLA
13 21 (33.87%) JBoss
14 20 (32.26%) Puppet
15 18 (29.03%) PRINCE2
15 18 (29.03%) Oracle
15 18 (29.03%) WebSphere Application Server
15 18 (29.03%) WebLogic
16 17 (27.42%) IBM
17 16 (25.81%) Problem Management

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 21 (33.87%) JBoss
2 18 (29.03%) WebLogic
2 18 (29.03%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (12.90%) Tomcat
4 5 (8.06%) FileNet
4 5 (8.06%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (6.45%) Apache
5 4 (6.45%) SAS
6 3 (4.84%) IIS
6 3 (4.84%) Jetty
6 3 (4.84%) Mongrel
6 3 (4.84%) MQSeries
6 3 (4.84%) nginx
6 3 (4.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.61%) AquaLogic
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.61%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 28 (45.16%) MS Excel
1 28 (45.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (20.97%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.61%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (50.00%) IaaS
1 31 (50.00%) PaaS
1 31 (50.00%) SaaS
2 6 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.45%) Google App Engine
3 4 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (4.84%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.61%) G Suite
6 1 (1.61%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.74%) SSL
2 5 (8.06%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (8.06%) LDAP
2 5 (8.06%) Network Security
3 3 (4.84%) DHCP
3 3 (4.84%) DNS
3 3 (4.84%) FTP
3 3 (4.84%) HTTP
3 3 (4.84%) IPsec
3 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.23%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (8.06%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.84%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 3 (4.84%) SAS Enterprise Miner
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.61%) DocumentDB
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.45%) Maven
3 3 (4.84%) Ant
3 3 (4.84%) Gradle
3 3 (4.84%) JUnit
3 3 (4.84%) Subversion
3 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.84%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.61%) Artifactory
General
1 1 (1.61%) Banking
1 1 (1.61%) Electronics
1 1 (1.61%) Finance
1 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
1 1 (1.61%) Marketing
1 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (30.65%) Operations Engineer
2 15 (24.19%) Analyst
2 15 (24.19%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (22.58%) Operations Analyst
3 14 (22.58%) Support Analyst
4 13 (20.97%) Operational Support Analyst
4 13 (20.97%) Operations Support Analyst
4 13 (20.97%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Linux Support
6 4 (6.45%) Middleware Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Support Consultant
7 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Unix Support
7 3 (4.84%) Unix Support Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.58%) WebSphere MQ
2 10 (16.13%) Software Packaging
3 7 (11.29%) J2EE
4 6 (9.68%) Middleware
5 3 (4.84%) .NET
5 3 (4.84%) Hibernate
5 3 (4.84%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (4.84%) JPA
5 3 (4.84%) REST
5 3 (4.84%) Servlets
5 3 (4.84%) Spring
5 3 (4.84%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.61%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.61%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.61%) HTML
6 1 (1.61%) jQuery
6 1 (1.61%) OAuth2
6 1 (1.61%) Serverless Framework
6 1 (1.61%) Swagger
6 1 (1.61%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (62.90%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (17.74%) Tandem
3 5 (8.06%) DataPower
4 3 (4.84%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 53 (85.48%) AIX
1 53 (85.48%) Linux
1 53 (85.48%) Unix
2 41 (66.13%) Windows
3 37 (59.68%) Windows 2000
3 37 (59.68%) Windows XP
4 14 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.84%) OS/390
5 3 (4.84%) Solaris
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.23%) Android
6 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (62.90%) DevOps
2 35 (56.45%) ITIL
3 34 (54.84%) Service Management
4 32 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (51.61%) Open Source
5 27 (43.55%) Data Management
5 27 (43.55%) ITSM
6 23 (37.10%) Change Management
7 18 (29.03%) PRINCE2
8 16 (25.81%) Problem Management
8 16 (25.81%) Release Management
9 14 (22.58%) Configuration Management
10 13 (20.97%) Data Analysis
10 13 (20.97%) OO
11 11 (17.74%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 9 (14.52%) Change Control
12 9 (14.52%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (8.06%) Workflow
14 3 (4.84%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.19%) Java
2 8 (12.90%) Perl
2 8 (12.90%) SQL
3 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.23%) C#
6 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.61%) C
6 1 (1.61%) C++
6 1 (1.61%) Google Apps Script
6 1 (1.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (35.48%) SLA
2 5 (8.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (4.84%) Xen
2 2 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (32.26%) Puppet
2 16 (25.81%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (8.06%) Forum Sentry
4 1 (1.61%) Ansible
4 1 (1.61%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 32 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 18 (29.03%) Oracle
3 17 (27.42%) IBM
4 14 (22.58%) Axway
4 14 (22.58%) Informatica
4 14 (22.58%) Red Hat
4 14 (22.58%) Siebel
5 13 (20.97%) HP
6 6 (9.68%) Sun
7 4 (6.45%) Google
8 3 (4.84%) VMware
9 2 (3.23%) Capita
9 2 (3.23%) MuleSoft
9 2 (3.23%) WorldPay
10 1 (1.61%) Apigee
10 1 (1.61%) CA
10 1 (1.61%) SAP
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