Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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.

IBM WebSphere
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 112 108
Rank change year-on-year -17 -4 +15
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 77 114 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.35% 1.66% 1.67%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.57% 10.32% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 72 75
North West median daily rate £430 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £350
90th Percentile £602 £538 £538
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £40.75
% change year-on-year +4.17% -11.66% +30.40%

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 898 1105 1344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.73% 16.11% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 702 774
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -6.34% +25.38%
10th Percentile £233 £258 £255
90th Percentile £598 £555 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 38 66
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £14.93 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.96% -13.05% +2.51%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.00 £20.73 £36.25
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.43
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.96% +7.92%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 0 37 £513 +13.94% 4
Lancashire +19 25 £375 +11.94%
Cheshire -2 8 £320 -14.67% 6
Merseyside -5 5 £375 -20.21%
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 West region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 47 (61.04%) Oracle
2 40 (51.95%) Java
3 25 (32.47%) Finance
4 23 (29.87%) IBM
5 20 (25.97%) SQL
5 20 (25.97%) WebSphere Application Server
5 20 (25.97%) JSP
6 19 (24.68%) WebSphere MQ
6 19 (24.68%) Linux
6 19 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (23.38%) HTML
8 17 (22.08%) Tomcat
9 15 (19.48%) J2EE
10 14 (18.18%) CSS
10 14 (18.18%) Web Services
10 14 (18.18%) Retail
11 13 (16.88%) Middleware
11 13 (16.88%) EJB
11 13 (16.88%) JPA
12 12 (15.58%) Oracle Database
12 12 (15.58%) AIX
12 12 (15.58%) Oracle Applications
12 12 (15.58%) Banking
13 11 (14.29%) Spring
13 11 (14.29%) DB2
13 11 (14.29%) E-Commerce
13 11 (14.29%) Dojo
14 10 (12.99%) SC Cleared
14 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
14 10 (12.99%) High Availability

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 20 (25.97%) WebSphere Application Server
2 17 (22.08%) Tomcat
3 6 (7.79%) CMS
4 5 (6.49%) JBoss
5 4 (5.19%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (5.19%) Commerce Server
5 4 (5.19%) nginx
6 3 (3.90%) SAS
7 2 (2.60%) FileNet
7 2 (2.60%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.30%) Apache
8 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.30%) Confluence
8 1 (1.30%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.30%) IIS
8 1 (1.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 12 (15.58%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (5.19%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.30%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.19%) PaaS
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.79%) Firewall
2 1 (1.30%) DNS
2 1 (1.30%) HTTP
2 1 (1.30%) Internet
2 1 (1.30%) SMTP
2 1 (1.30%) SNMP
2 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.58%) Oracle Database
2 11 (14.29%) DB2
3 6 (7.79%) Endeca
4 5 (6.49%) SQL Server
5 4 (5.19%) Big Data
5 4 (5.19%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.90%) JUnit
3 2 (2.60%) JIRA
3 2 (2.60%) Subversion
4 1 (1.30%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.30%) jMock
4 1 (1.30%) Mockito
4 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (32.47%) Finance
2 14 (18.18%) Retail
3 12 (15.58%) Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Back Office
5 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (57.14%) Developer
2 30 (38.96%) WebSphere Developer
3 13 (16.88%) Java Developer
4 11 (14.29%) Applications Developer
5 8 (10.39%) Architect
6 7 (9.09%) Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (6.49%) Middleware Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Migration Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Administrator
8 3 (3.90%) Applications Support
9 2 (2.60%) FileNet Specialist
9 2 (2.60%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 2 (2.60%) Security Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) Server Administrator
9 2 (2.60%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
9 2 (2.60%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
9 2 (2.60%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.97%) JSP
2 19 (24.68%) WebSphere MQ
3 18 (23.38%) HTML
4 15 (19.48%) J2EE
5 14 (18.18%) CSS
5 14 (18.18%) Web Services
6 13 (16.88%) EJB
6 13 (16.88%) JPA
6 13 (16.88%) Middleware
7 11 (14.29%) Dojo
7 11 (14.29%) Spring
8 9 (11.69%) RESTful
9 7 (9.09%) SOAP
9 7 (9.09%) Spring MVC
10 4 (5.19%) IBM Integration Bus
10 4 (5.19%) Node.js
10 4 (5.19%) React
10 4 (5.19%) Spring Boot
10 4 (5.19%) XML
10 4 (5.19%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Clustering
1 6 (7.79%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.49%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.49%) N-Tier
3 4 (5.19%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.19%) iPad
3 4 (5.19%) Mainframe
3 4 (5.19%) User Experience
4 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.30%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.30%) DataPower
5 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.30%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.30%) RIA
5 1 (1.30%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.68%) Linux
2 12 (15.58%) AIX
3 9 (11.69%) Windows
4 8 (10.39%) Oracle Linux
4 8 (10.39%) Solaris
4 8 (10.39%) Unix
5 3 (3.90%) HPUX
5 3 (3.90%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 10 (12.99%) High Availability
3 10 (12.99%) TDD
4 7 (9.09%) Identity Management
4 7 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 7 (9.09%) MVC
5 6 (7.79%) Change Management
5 6 (7.79%) Content Management
5 6 (7.79%) ITIL
5 6 (7.79%) Migration
5 6 (7.79%) Software Engineering
5 6 (7.79%) Web Development
6 5 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (6.49%) DevOps
6 5 (6.49%) E-business
6 5 (6.49%) Open Source
7 4 (5.19%) Database Tuning
7 4 (5.19%) Performance Engineering
7 4 (5.19%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (51.95%) Java
2 20 (25.97%) SQL
3 10 (12.99%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.39%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.19%) C#
5 4 (5.19%) C++
5 4 (5.19%) Groovy
5 4 (5.19%) PL/SQL
5 4 (5.19%) Python
5 4 (5.19%) Ruby
6 1 (1.30%) Jython
6 1 (1.30%) Perl
6 1 (1.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) SC Cleared
1 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.60%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) Docker
1 5 (6.49%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (3.90%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.60%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) Tivoli
2 5 (6.49%) Ansible
2 5 (6.49%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.49%) Puppet
3 4 (5.19%) Kubernetes
4 3 (3.90%) PowerBroker
5 1 (1.30%) Salt
5 1 (1.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 47 (61.04%) Oracle
2 23 (29.87%) IBM
3 9 (11.69%) Red Hat
4 6 (7.79%) FatWire
5 5 (6.49%) TIBCO
6 4 (5.19%) hybris
7 3 (3.90%) CyberArk
7 3 (3.90%) IBM Sterling
8 1 (1.30%) ATG
8 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.30%) Google
8 1 (1.30%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.30%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.30%) Perforce
8 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.30%) SAP
8 1 (1.30%) Unisys
8 1 (1.30%) WSO2