Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 130 116
Rank change year-on-year -54 -14 +8
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 36 82 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.60% 1.45% 1.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.12% 9.35% 10.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 48 62
North West median daily rate £450 £430 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +14.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £342 £363 £325
90th Percentile £594 £601 £538
England median daily rate £500 £500 £458
% change year-on-year - +9.29% +1.67%
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% -10.56%

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 873 877 1,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.55% 15.48% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 559 683
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £172 £244 £257
90th Percentile £644 £600 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 31 31
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £23.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.87% +53.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £12.68 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £68.00 £50.00 £20.73
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -33 22 £494 -1.40% 8
Lancashire -39 6 £435 +16.00% 2
Cheshire -11 5 £310 -18.69% 1
Merseyside -7 3 £588 +56.67% 1
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 23 (63.89%) Linux
2 20 (55.56%) Java
3 17 (47.22%) Tomcat
4 16 (44.44%) J2EE
5 15 (41.67%) HTTP
6 14 (38.89%) Oracle
6 14 (38.89%) Apache
6 14 (38.89%) Servlets
7 13 (36.11%) Jenkins
7 13 (36.11%) DevOps
8 12 (33.33%) IIS
8 12 (33.33%) IBM
9 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
9 11 (30.56%) SSL
9 11 (30.56%) TCP/IP
9 11 (30.56%) .NET
9 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (30.56%) Jetty
9 11 (30.56%) Mongrel
9 11 (30.56%) Travis CI
9 11 (30.56%) nginx
9 11 (30.56%) Amazon AWS
10 10 (27.78%) Open Source
10 10 (27.78%) Google App Engine
10 10 (27.78%) Puppet
10 10 (27.78%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (27.78%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
10 10 (27.78%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (27.78%) Unit Testing

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 17 (47.22%) Tomcat
2 14 (38.89%) Apache
3 12 (33.33%) IIS
4 11 (30.56%) Jetty
4 11 (30.56%) Mongrel
4 11 (30.56%) nginx
5 10 (27.78%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (13.89%) WebLogic
7 4 (11.11%) JBoss
8 3 (8.33%) CMS
8 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Portal
9 2 (5.56%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (5.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (2.78%) Commerce Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 11 (30.56%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (27.78%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (27.78%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (27.78%) Google App Engine
2 10 (27.78%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (41.67%) HTTP
2 11 (30.56%) SSL
2 11 (30.56%) TCP/IP
3 10 (27.78%) DHCP
3 10 (27.78%) DNS
3 10 (27.78%) FTP
3 10 (27.78%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Endeca
1 2 (5.56%) MySQL
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon Aurora
2 1 (2.78%) DB2
2 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (36.11%) Jenkins
2 11 (30.56%) Travis CI
3 2 (5.56%) JIRA
4 1 (2.78%) CA Release Automation
4 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.78%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Advertising
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.78%) Automotive
4 1 (2.78%) Law
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Developer
2 9 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Java Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Middleware Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Applications Support
5 2 (5.56%) Applications Support Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Database Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Server Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Server Support
5 2 (5.56%) Server Support Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Support Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Unix Developer
5 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Developer
6 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (44.44%) J2EE
2 14 (38.89%) Servlets
3 11 (30.56%) .NET
4 10 (27.78%) Middleware
5 7 (19.44%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (13.89%) JSP
6 5 (13.89%) Spring
7 3 (8.33%) EJB
7 3 (8.33%) HTML
7 3 (8.33%) JDBC
7 3 (8.33%) Web Services
8 2 (5.56%) CSS
8 2 (5.56%) Dojo
8 2 (5.56%) Java EE
8 2 (5.56%) JPA
8 2 (5.56%) Node.js
8 2 (5.56%) Spring MVC
9 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
9 1 (2.78%) Java SE
9 1 (2.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.78%) SWIFT
2 1 (2.78%) User Experience
2 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (63.89%) Linux
2 9 (25.00%) Unix
3 7 (19.44%) Windows
4 3 (8.33%) AIX
4 3 (8.33%) Solaris
5 2 (5.56%) Android
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) DevOps
2 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (27.78%) Configuration Management
3 10 (27.78%) Open Source
3 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 10 (27.78%) Unit Testing
4 6 (16.67%) ITIL
5 5 (13.89%) Web Development
6 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (11.11%) Service Management
7 3 (8.33%) Analytics
7 3 (8.33%) Project Management
7 3 (8.33%) TDD
7 3 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (5.56%) Content Management
8 2 (5.56%) E-business
8 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (5.56%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 20 (55.56%) Java
2 8 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) PHP
4 1 (2.78%) Perl
4 1 (2.78%) Python
4 1 (2.78%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
1 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SEPA
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
1 1 (2.78%) TARGET2
System Software
1 10 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (27.78%) Xen
2 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) Puppet
2 3 (8.33%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.78%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Oracle
2 12 (33.33%) IBM
3 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
4 10 (27.78%) Google
4 10 (27.78%) VMware
5 3 (8.33%) CA
6 2 (5.56%) Curam
6 2 (5.56%) FatWire
6 2 (5.56%) Sybase
7 1 (2.78%) Red Hat