Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 155 183 163
Rank change year-on-year +28 -20 -41
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 22 31 53
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.54% 0.55% 0.92%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.21% 3.96% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 33
Median daily rate £475 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% +26.67%
10th Percentile £370 £413 £358
90th Percentile £688 £850 £560
England median daily rate £529 £525 £498
% change year-on-year +0.71% +5.53% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -18.75%

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 522 782 827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.71% 13.88% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 519 554
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £194 £205 £231
90th Percentile £556 £625 £575
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 18 40
Median hourly rate £50.00 £15.75 £14.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +217.46% +8.77% -9.50%
10th Percentile £18.00 £12.83 £10.76
90th Percentile £62.00 £39.33 £51.48
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.76 £19.00
% change year-on-year +14.64% -1.29% -2.56%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +26 21 £475 -13.64% 1
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 18 (81.82%) Linux
2 15 (68.18%) Java
3 9 (40.91%) AWS
4 8 (36.36%) SAS
4 8 (36.36%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 8 (36.36%) Scorecard
5 7 (31.82%) Mongrel
5 7 (31.82%) Travis CI
5 7 (31.82%) GCP
5 7 (31.82%) DHCP
5 7 (31.82%) FTP
5 7 (31.82%) HTTP
5 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
5 7 (31.82%) DNS
5 7 (31.82%) SSL
5 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
5 7 (31.82%) Configuration Management
5 7 (31.82%) IPsec
5 7 (31.82%) VMware
5 7 (31.82%) IIS
5 7 (31.82%) .NET
5 7 (31.82%) J2EE
5 7 (31.82%) Apache
5 7 (31.82%) Tomcat
5 7 (31.82%) Servlets
5 7 (31.82%) nginx
5 7 (31.82%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (31.82%) Google App Engine
5 7 (31.82%) Open Source
5 7 (31.82%) Puppet

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 8 (36.36%) SAS
2 7 (31.82%) Apache
2 7 (31.82%) IIS
2 7 (31.82%) Jetty
2 7 (31.82%) Mongrel
2 7 (31.82%) nginx
2 7 (31.82%) Tomcat
3 3 (13.64%) Commerce Server
Cloud Services
1 9 (40.91%) AWS
2 7 (31.82%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (31.82%) GCP
2 7 (31.82%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) DHCP
1 7 (31.82%) DNS
1 7 (31.82%) FTP
1 7 (31.82%) HTTP
1 7 (31.82%) IPsec
1 7 (31.82%) SSL
1 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Jenkins
1 7 (31.82%) Travis CI
2 3 (13.64%) JUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Appium
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (18.18%) Public Sector
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) WebSphere Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Site Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Site Reliability Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) .NET
1 7 (31.82%) J2EE
1 7 (31.82%) Servlets
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) Dojo
2 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) REST
2 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 18 (81.82%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Anti-Money Laundering
1 8 (36.36%) Scorecard
2 7 (31.82%) Analytics
2 7 (31.82%) Configuration Management
2 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (31.82%) Open Source
3 6 (27.27%) DevOps
4 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (22.73%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 4 (18.18%) TDD
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Coaching
6 3 (13.64%) Business Transformation
6 3 (13.64%) Coaching
6 3 (13.64%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (4.55%) API Testing
7 1 (4.55%) BDD
7 1 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (4.55%) Cross-Browser Development
7 1 (4.55%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (31.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Google
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
1 7 (31.82%) VMware