Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 153 192 137
Rank change year-on-year +39 -55 -15
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 28 27 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.61% 0.47% 1.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.05% 3.36% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 38
North West median daily rate £475 £525 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +15.07% +21.67%
10th Percentile £400 £444 £343
90th Percentile £698 £826 £617
England median daily rate £519 £516 £498
% change year-on-year +0.53% +3.72% +10.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.75 £39.02
% change year-on-year -7.28% -3.25% +4.05%

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 554 803 795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.00% 13.99% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 521 517
North West median daily rate £400 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% +3.90%
10th Percentile £181 £165 £231
90th Percentile £588 £625 £600
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 19 37
North West median hourly rate £50.00 £17.00 £14.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +194.12% +17.57% -3.60%
10th Percentile £16.89 £12.83 £10.80
90th Percentile £56.63 £39.09 £51.40
England median hourly rate £20.50 £19.82 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.42% +4.33% -5.00%

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 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
Manchester +28 23 £575 +9.52%
Cheshire +19 4 £400 +29.03%
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 23 (82.14%) Linux
2 18 (64.29%) Java
3 14 (50.00%) Tomcat
3 14 (50.00%) AWS
4 12 (42.86%) Google
4 12 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (42.86%) VMware
4 12 (42.86%) Apache
4 12 (42.86%) HTTP
4 12 (42.86%) Configuration Management
4 12 (42.86%) Jenkins
4 12 (42.86%) GCP
5 8 (28.57%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 8 (28.57%) Travis CI
5 8 (28.57%) Puppet
5 8 (28.57%) Mongrel
5 8 (28.57%) Scorecard
5 8 (28.57%) SAS
5 8 (28.57%) DHCP
5 8 (28.57%) FTP
5 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 8 (28.57%) DNS
5 8 (28.57%) SSL
5 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 8 (28.57%) .NET
5 8 (28.57%) J2EE
5 8 (28.57%) IIS
5 8 (28.57%) Servlets
5 8 (28.57%) IPsec
5 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development

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 14 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 12 (42.86%) Apache
3 8 (28.57%) IIS
3 8 (28.57%) Jetty
3 8 (28.57%) Mongrel
3 8 (28.57%) nginx
3 8 (28.57%) SAS
4 4 (14.29%) Confluence
4 4 (14.29%) JBoss
4 4 (14.29%) WebLogic
4 4 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (10.71%) Commerce Server
Cloud Services
1 14 (50.00%) AWS
2 12 (42.86%) GCP
3 8 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (28.57%) Google App Engine
4 4 (14.29%) GitHub
4 4 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) HTTP
2 8 (28.57%) DHCP
2 8 (28.57%) DNS
2 8 (28.57%) FTP
2 8 (28.57%) IPsec
2 8 (28.57%) SSL
2 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 8 (28.57%) Travis CI
3 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 4 (14.29%) GitLab
3 4 (14.29%) JIRA
4 3 (10.71%) JUnit
General
1 4 (14.29%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Consultant
1 5 (17.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Administrator
2 4 (14.29%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) WebSphere Administrator
3 3 (10.71%) WebSphere Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Site Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Site Reliability Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Designer
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (3.57%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Server Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) .NET
1 8 (28.57%) J2EE
1 8 (28.57%) Servlets
2 4 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (7.14%) Middleware
4 1 (3.57%) CSS
4 1 (3.57%) Dojo
4 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (82.14%) Linux
2 6 (21.43%) Unix
3 4 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) Anti-Money Laundering
2 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (28.57%) Open Source
2 8 (28.57%) Scorecard
3 7 (25.00%) Analytics
4 6 (21.43%) DevOps
4 6 (21.43%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 4 (14.29%) Scrum
5 4 (14.29%) Workflow
6 3 (10.71%) Agile Coaching
6 3 (10.71%) Business Transformation
6 3 (10.71%) Coaching
6 3 (10.71%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (10.71%) TDD
7 2 (7.14%) Change Management
7 2 (7.14%) ITIL
7 2 (7.14%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) Java
2 4 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 4 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (7.14%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 12 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (28.57%) Xen
3 4 (14.29%) Docker
3 4 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (14.29%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) Puppet
2 4 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Google
1 12 (42.86%) VMware
2 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.29%) Red Hat