Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 20 October 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 > North West
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 137 133
Rank change year-on-year -43 -4 -5
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 38 69 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.65% 1.23% 1.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.35% 7.95% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 38 65
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% -5.61%
10th Percentile £350 £359 £318
90th Percentile £501 £617 £540
England median daily rate £500 £498 £466
% change year-on-year +0.50% +6.76% +3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £33.08 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -11.79% +4.17% -10.00%

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 North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 874 868 1,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.87% 15.48% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 547 743
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% -3.90%
10th Percentile £190 £229 £253
90th Percentile £608 £575 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.22% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 36 48
North West median hourly rate £22.83 £27.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.46% +77.05% -9.44%
10th Percentile £12.01 £11.13 £11.70
90th Percentile £132.00 £47.50 £33.18
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +5.26%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in the North West

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in the North West

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in the North West over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere in the North West

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in the North West

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Manchester -27 16 £413 -16.46% 3
Lancashire -34 12 £435 +16.00% 1
Cheshire -3 6 £310 -1.98% 1
Merseyside +14 4 £588 +56.67%
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 19 (50.00%) Oracle
2 18 (47.37%) Java
3 16 (42.11%) Linux
3 16 (42.11%) IBM
4 15 (39.47%) WebSphere Application Server
5 14 (36.84%) Unix
6 13 (34.21%) SQL
6 13 (34.21%) Middleware
7 11 (28.95%) WebLogic
8 10 (26.32%) WebSphere MQ
8 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (23.68%) J2EE
9 9 (23.68%) Web Services
10 8 (21.05%) JSP
10 8 (21.05%) JBoss
10 8 (21.05%) Tomcat
11 7 (18.42%) CA Single Sign-On
11 7 (18.42%) CA
11 7 (18.42%) Apache
11 7 (18.42%) ITIL
11 7 (18.42%) Spring
11 7 (18.42%) Web Development
11 7 (18.42%) Finance
11 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
12 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
12 6 (15.79%) Windows
13 5 (13.16%) HTML
13 5 (13.16%) EJB
13 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
13 5 (13.16%) CMS

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (39.47%) WebSphere Application Server
2 11 (28.95%) WebLogic
3 8 (21.05%) JBoss
3 8 (21.05%) Tomcat
4 7 (18.42%) Apache
5 5 (13.16%) CMS
6 3 (7.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (7.89%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (5.26%) Commerce Server
7 2 (5.26%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (2.63%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) HTTP
2 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.63%) DNS
3 1 (2.63%) SMTP
3 1 (2.63%) SNMP
3 1 (2.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Endeca
1 4 (10.53%) MySQL
2 3 (7.89%) DB2
3 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.26%) JIRA
2 2 (5.26%) JUnit
3 1 (2.63%) CA Release Automation
3 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.63%) IntelliJ
3 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Retail
3 4 (10.53%) Banking
4 3 (7.89%) Advertising
5 2 (5.26%) Financial Institution
5 2 (5.26%) Games
6 1 (2.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Developer
2 10 (26.32%) Java Developer
3 5 (13.16%) WebSphere Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Applications Support
5 3 (7.89%) Middleware Specialist
5 3 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Applications Support Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Database Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Server Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Server Support
6 2 (5.26%) Server Support Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Support Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (34.21%) Middleware
2 10 (26.32%) WebSphere MQ
3 9 (23.68%) J2EE
3 9 (23.68%) Web Services
4 8 (21.05%) JSP
5 7 (18.42%) Spring
6 5 (13.16%) EJB
6 5 (13.16%) HTML
7 4 (10.53%) CSS
7 4 (10.53%) Dojo
7 4 (10.53%) JPA
7 4 (10.53%) Servlets
8 3 (7.89%) Java EE
8 3 (7.89%) JDBC
8 3 (7.89%) Spring MVC
9 2 (5.26%) .NET
9 2 (5.26%) Apache CXF
9 2 (5.26%) JSON
9 2 (5.26%) Struts
9 2 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
1 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.26%) User Experience
3 1 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.63%) Robotics
3 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.63%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (42.11%) Linux
2 14 (36.84%) Unix
3 6 (15.79%) Windows
4 3 (7.89%) Android
5 2 (5.26%) AIX
5 2 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (5.26%) Solaris
6 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.42%) ITIL
2 7 (18.42%) Web Development
3 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
4 4 (10.53%) E-business
4 4 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (10.53%) Service Management
5 3 (7.89%) Commercial Awareness
5 3 (7.89%) Content Management
5 3 (7.89%) Data Protection
5 3 (7.89%) Decision-Making
5 3 (7.89%) MVC
5 3 (7.89%) Project Management
5 3 (7.89%) SDLC
5 3 (7.89%) TDD
6 2 (5.26%) Change Management
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) Java
2 13 (34.21%) SQL
3 3 (7.89%) PHP
4 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.26%) Perl
4 2 (5.26%) Python
5 1 (2.63%) C#
5 1 (2.63%) C++
5 1 (2.63%) COBOL
5 1 (2.63%) Java 8
5 1 (2.63%) Jython
5 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.63%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.16%) Degree
4 3 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SEPA
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
1 1 (2.63%) TARGET2
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.63%) Ansible
2 1 (2.63%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 19 (50.00%) Oracle
2 16 (42.11%) IBM
3 7 (18.42%) CA
4 4 (10.53%) FatWire
5 2 (5.26%) Sybase
6 1 (2.63%) Curam
6 1 (2.63%) hybris
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.63%) Pega
6 1 (2.63%) Remedy