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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 96 92
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 35 65 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.19% 1.69% 1.61%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.37% 10.48% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 43 34
Median daily rate £433 £377 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.72% -5.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £291 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £537 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  

WebSphere is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 418 620 550
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.26% 16.13% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 375 314
Median daily rate £370 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 21
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.34 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.57% -24.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.49 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £36.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing WebSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -8 17 £413 -16.66% 2
Lancashire +9 12 £450 +26.93%
Cheshire +8 6 £463 +30.74% 1
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 35 (53.85%) Java
2 28 (43.08%) Oracle
2 28 (43.08%) IBM
3 27 (41.54%) Middleware
4 26 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 25 (38.46%) J2EE
6 24 (36.92%) Finance
7 19 (29.23%) Web Services
8 18 (27.69%) XML
8 18 (27.69%) Linux
8 18 (27.69%) DB2
8 18 (27.69%) Banking
9 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (24.62%) SQL Server
10 15 (23.08%) SQL
10 15 (23.08%) Unix
10 15 (23.08%) Tomcat
11 14 (21.54%) Spring
12 13 (20.00%) JBoss
12 13 (20.00%) WebLogic
12 13 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
13 12 (18.46%) SOAP
13 12 (18.46%) HTTP
13 12 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (18.46%) Jenkins
14 11 (16.92%) RESTful
14 11 (16.92%) JSP
14 11 (16.92%) Servlets
14 11 (16.92%) VMware
15 10 (15.38%) Apache

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 26 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 15 (23.08%) Tomcat
3 13 (20.00%) JBoss
3 13 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 10 (15.38%) Apache
5 5 (7.69%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (6.15%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (6.15%) IIS
6 4 (6.15%) Jetty
6 4 (6.15%) Mongrel
6 4 (6.15%) nginx
6 4 (6.15%) OpenStack
6 4 (6.15%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (4.62%) MS Exchange
7 3 (4.62%) WebSphere Portal
8 2 (3.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (1.54%) Commerce Server
9 1 (1.54%) GlassFish
9 1 (1.54%) WebLogic Integration
9 1 (1.54%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Maximo
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.15%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (6.15%) Bluemix
2 4 (6.15%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (6.15%) Google App Engine
2 4 (6.15%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (6.15%) IBM Cloud
2 4 (6.15%) OpenShift
2 4 (6.15%) PaaS
3 1 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.46%) HTTP
2 8 (12.31%) SSL
3 5 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.15%) DHCP
4 4 (6.15%) DNS
4 4 (6.15%) FTP
4 4 (6.15%) IPsec
5 3 (4.62%) LDAP
5 3 (4.62%) SAN
6 2 (3.08%) Firewall
6 2 (3.08%) LAN
6 2 (3.08%) VoIP
6 2 (3.08%) VPN
6 2 (3.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.69%) DB2
2 16 (24.62%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (18.46%) Jenkins
2 6 (9.23%) JIRA
3 5 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 5 (7.69%) Hudson
4 4 (6.15%) Travis CI
5 3 (4.62%) JUnit
5 3 (4.62%) Subversion
6 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.08%) Gradle
6 2 (3.08%) Selenium
7 1 (1.54%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (1.54%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.54%) JDeveloper
7 1 (1.54%) Lombardi
General
1 24 (36.92%) Finance
2 18 (27.69%) Banking
3 7 (10.77%) Retail
4 2 (3.08%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Marketing
5 1 (1.54%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 26 (40.00%) Developer
2 21 (32.31%) Java Developer
3 9 (13.85%) Administrator
4 7 (10.77%) Architect
4 7 (10.77%) Consultant
5 5 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 5 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) WebSphere Administrator
6 4 (6.15%) WebSphere Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Middleware Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Middleware Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) WebSphere Specialist
8 2 (3.08%) Lead Architect
8 2 (3.08%) Middleware Administrator
8 2 (3.08%) Server Administrator
8 2 (3.08%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Systems Architect
8 2 (3.08%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (41.54%) Middleware
2 25 (38.46%) J2EE
3 19 (29.23%) Web Services
4 18 (27.69%) XML
5 14 (21.54%) Spring
6 13 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
7 12 (18.46%) SOAP
8 11 (16.92%) JSP
8 11 (16.92%) RESTful
8 11 (16.92%) Servlets
9 9 (13.85%) CSS
9 9 (13.85%) EJB
9 9 (13.85%) HTML
9 9 (13.85%) XML Messaging
10 6 (9.23%) Dojo
11 5 (7.69%) .NET
11 5 (7.69%) JMS
11 5 (7.69%) JPA
11 5 (7.69%) jQuery
12 4 (6.15%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Clustering
1 8 (12.31%) iSeries
2 5 (7.69%) AS400
2 5 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 4 (6.15%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.08%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.54%) DataPower
6 1 (1.54%) Derivative
6 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.54%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 18 (27.69%) Linux
2 15 (23.08%) Unix
3 9 (13.85%) Windows
4 8 (12.31%) AIX
5 4 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.62%) zOS
7 2 (3.08%) OS/400
8 1 (1.54%) CentOS
8 1 (1.54%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (12.31%) Configuration Management
3 8 (12.31%) DevOps
4 6 (9.23%) OO
4 6 (9.23%) TDD
5 5 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 5 (7.69%) Open Source
5 5 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (6.15%) ITIL
6 4 (6.15%) Test Automation
7 3 (4.62%) AOP
7 3 (4.62%) Service Management
8 2 (3.08%) BDD
8 2 (3.08%) Data Mapping
8 2 (3.08%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.08%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (3.08%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (3.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (3.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 35 (53.85%) Java
2 15 (23.08%) SQL
3 5 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.62%) Jython
4 3 (4.62%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.62%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.08%) C
6 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.54%) Groovy
6 1 (1.54%) Perl
6 1 (1.54%) Python
6 1 (1.54%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 1 (1.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) CISSP
3 2 (3.08%) SANS
3 2 (3.08%) SSCP
4 1 (1.54%) OCMJD
4 1 (1.54%) OCPJP
4 1 (1.54%) OCPJWCD
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.54%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.15%) Xen
3 3 (4.62%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (15.38%) Puppet
2 5 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (6.15%) Ansible
3 4 (6.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (6.15%) Salt
4 3 (4.62%) Tivoli
4 3 (4.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (3.08%) QRadar
6 1 (1.54%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.54%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 28 (43.08%) IBM
1 28 (43.08%) Oracle
2 11 (16.92%) VMware
3 9 (13.85%) Sybase
3 9 (13.85%) TIBCO
4 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.69%) Google
5 5 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.62%) Chordiant
6 3 (4.62%) Citrix
6 3 (4.62%) SAP
7 2 (3.08%) Apple
7 2 (3.08%) HP
7 2 (3.08%) LogRhythm
7 2 (3.08%) Pega
7 2 (3.08%) Splunk
8 1 (1.54%) CA
8 1 (1.54%) Kony
8 1 (1.54%) Sencha
8 1 (1.54%) Yahoo!
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