Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 106 181 163
Rank change year-on-year +75 -18 -19
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 16 22 57
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.75% 0.41% 0.93%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.63% 3.08% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 34
Median daily rate £360 £500 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +16.37% +2.30%
10th Percentile £304 £413 £361
90th Percentile £456 £575 £501
England median daily rate £475 £494 £500
% change year-on-year -3.80% -1.25% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +105.88% -47.69% -13.33%

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 284 714 920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.24% 13.38% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 445 583
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £200 £225
90th Percentile £570 £575 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 41 53
Median hourly rate £25.75 £17.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.14% -36.36% +71.88%
10th Percentile £16.63 £12.83 £12.35
90th Percentile £68.75 £53.75 £55.00
Median hourly rate £25.15 £20.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year +22.68% -3.53% +7.24%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing WebSphere as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in the North West.

Daily rate trend for WebSphere in the North West

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WebSphere in the North West over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WebSphere in the North West

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in the North West.

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 8 August 2020. 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
Lancashire +37 7 £450 -5.26% 1
Manchester +64 6 £360 -34.55% 1
Cheshire +19 3 £330 -22.35% 1
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 5 (31.25%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (31.25%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) SOAP
3 4 (25.00%) Web Services
3 4 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (25.00%) Unix
3 4 (25.00%) Python
3 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 4 (25.00%) JMS
3 4 (25.00%) CA
3 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (25.00%) Groovy
3 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (25.00%) OpenShift
3 4 (25.00%) Bitbucket
3 4 (25.00%) DevOps
3 4 (25.00%) Kubernetes
4 3 (18.75%) SonarQube
4 3 (18.75%) Gradle
4 3 (18.75%) Master Data Management
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
4 3 (18.75%) Splunk
4 3 (18.75%) Azure
4 3 (18.75%) AWS
4 3 (18.75%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (18.75%) GCP
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Deployment

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 4 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (18.75%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) Confluence
3 1 (6.25%) JBoss
3 1 (6.25%) SAS
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) OpenShift
2 3 (18.75%) AWS
2 3 (18.75%) Azure
2 3 (18.75%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Bitbucket
1 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (18.75%) Ant
2 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 3 (18.75%) Gradle
2 3 (18.75%) Maven
2 3 (18.75%) SonarQube
2 3 (18.75%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (18.75%) Subversion
3 2 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) Appium
4 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) DevOps Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce Manager
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) SOAP
1 5 (31.25%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (25.00%) JMS
2 4 (25.00%) Web Services
3 3 (18.75%) Middleware
4 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
4 1 (6.25%) REST
4 1 (6.25%) Spring
4 1 (6.25%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Unix
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 4 (25.00%) DevOps
2 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Deployment
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (18.75%) Master Data Management
4 2 (12.50%) API Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (6.25%) BDD
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Cross-Browser Development
5 1 (6.25%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Automation
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.25%) Time Management
5 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) Groovy
2 4 (25.00%) Python
3 3 (18.75%) Perl
3 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (6.25%) Ansible
2 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) CA
2 3 (18.75%) Google
2 3 (18.75%) IBM
2 3 (18.75%) Splunk
3 1 (6.25%) DataFlux
3 1 (6.25%) MuleSoft
3 1 (6.25%) SAP