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 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere
England / North West
Rank 98 93 105
Rank change year-on-year -5 +12  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 30 67 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.17% 1.75% 1.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.46% 9.61% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 40 20
Median daily rate £415 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +7.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £342 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £462
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 - £16.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -54.28%  

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 402 697 586
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.72% 18.16% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 386 292
Median daily rate £363 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.22% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £489 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 43 29
Median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £56.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 +7 19 £550 +22.22% 4
Merseyside +3 4 £400 -
Cheshire -5 4 £420 -1.17% 2
Lancashire +21 2 £393 +10.56%
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 42 (48.84%) Java
2 29 (33.72%) J2EE
2 29 (33.72%) Linux
3 27 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (29.07%) WebSphere Application Server
5 23 (26.74%) Oracle
5 23 (26.74%) Unix
5 23 (26.74%) Finance
5 23 (26.74%) IBM
5 23 (26.74%) WebSphere MQ
6 22 (25.58%) Middleware
7 21 (24.42%) HTTP
7 21 (24.42%) Tomcat
8 20 (23.26%) Microsoft
9 19 (22.09%) Spring
10 18 (20.93%) AIX
11 17 (19.77%) Web Services
11 17 (19.77%) Open Source
11 17 (19.77%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (18.60%) SOAP
12 16 (18.60%) Windows
12 16 (18.60%) DB2
12 16 (18.60%) JBoss
13 14 (16.28%) ITIL
13 14 (16.28%) XML
13 14 (16.28%) SQL Server
13 14 (16.28%) IBM HTTP Server
13 14 (16.28%) Jenkins
13 14 (16.28%) DevOps
14 13 (15.12%) WebLogic

WebSphere
Top Related 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 25 (29.07%) WebSphere Application Server
2 21 (24.42%) Tomcat
3 16 (18.60%) JBoss
4 14 (16.28%) IBM HTTP Server
5 13 (15.12%) WebLogic
6 10 (11.63%) Apache
7 6 (6.98%) GlassFish
8 5 (5.81%) IIS
8 5 (5.81%) Jetty
8 5 (5.81%) Mongrel
8 5 (5.81%) nginx
9 3 (3.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (2.33%) WebLogic Integration
10 2 (2.33%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (1.16%) CMS
11 1 (1.16%) Commerce Server
11 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (1.16%) WebSphere Portal
11 1 (1.16%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 12 (13.95%) MS Excel
1 12 (13.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.79%) IaaS
1 11 (12.79%) PaaS
1 11 (12.79%) SaaS
2 7 (8.14%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.81%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (5.81%) Google App Engine
3 5 (5.81%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (24.42%) HTTP
2 12 (13.95%) SSL
3 8 (9.30%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.14%) DNS
5 5 (5.81%) DHCP
5 5 (5.81%) FTP
5 5 (5.81%) IPsec
6 4 (4.65%) LDAP
7 2 (2.33%) Firewall
7 2 (2.33%) LAN
7 2 (2.33%) SMTP
7 2 (2.33%) SNMP
7 2 (2.33%) VoIP
7 2 (2.33%) VPN
7 2 (2.33%) WAN
8 1 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.60%) DB2
2 14 (16.28%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.81%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.16%) Endeca
5 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (16.28%) Jenkins
2 8 (9.30%) Eclipse
3 6 (6.98%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.98%) Subversion
4 5 (5.81%) Travis CI
5 3 (3.49%) JIRA
5 3 (3.49%) JUnit
5 3 (3.49%) Maven
5 3 (3.49%) Rational Application Developer
5 3 (3.49%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.49%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 2 (2.33%) Gradle
6 2 (2.33%) Selenium
7 1 (1.16%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (1.16%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.16%) Eclipse RCP
7 1 (1.16%) Hudson
7 1 (1.16%) JDeveloper
7 1 (1.16%) Lombardi
General
1 23 (26.74%) Finance
2 11 (12.79%) Banking
3 5 (5.81%) Retail
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
4 1 (1.16%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 28 (32.56%) Developer
2 24 (27.91%) Java Developer
3 11 (12.79%) Administrator
4 10 (11.63%) Analyst
5 8 (9.30%) Support Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) Architect
6 7 (8.14%) Operational Support Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) Operations Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) Operations Support Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) WebSphere Administrator
6 7 (8.14%) WebSphere Developer
7 6 (6.98%) Operations Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Server Administrator
7 6 (6.98%) WebSphere Specialist
8 5 (5.81%) Java WebSphere Developer
8 5 (5.81%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
9 4 (4.65%) Consultant
9 4 (4.65%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (33.72%) J2EE
2 23 (26.74%) WebSphere MQ
3 22 (25.58%) Middleware
4 19 (22.09%) Spring
5 17 (19.77%) Web Services
6 16 (18.60%) SOAP
7 14 (16.28%) XML
8 13 (15.12%) CSS
8 13 (15.12%) HTML
9 11 (12.79%) EJB
9 11 (12.79%) jQuery
9 11 (12.79%) Servlets
10 9 (10.47%) .NET
11 8 (9.30%) AngularJS
11 8 (9.30%) REST
12 7 (8.14%) JMS
12 7 (8.14%) JSP
12 7 (8.14%) RESTful
13 6 (6.98%) EJB 3.0
13 6 (6.98%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.77%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.47%) Clustering
2 9 (10.47%) Tandem
3 6 (6.98%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.33%) iSeries
5 2 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.16%) AS400
6 1 (1.16%) DataPower
6 1 (1.16%) Derivative
6 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.16%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 29 (33.72%) Linux
2 23 (26.74%) Unix
3 18 (20.93%) AIX
4 16 (18.60%) Windows
5 13 (15.12%) Windows 2000
5 13 (15.12%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.65%) Solaris
7 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.16%) CentOS
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.16%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (19.77%) Open Source
3 14 (16.28%) DevOps
3 14 (16.28%) ITIL
4 12 (13.95%) Data Management
4 12 (13.95%) ITSM
4 12 (13.95%) Service Management
5 11 (12.79%) Change Management
5 11 (12.79%) PRINCE2
6 10 (11.63%) UML
7 9 (10.47%) Data Analysis
7 9 (10.47%) E-Commerce
7 9 (10.47%) OO
7 9 (10.47%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 9 (10.47%) Problem Management
7 9 (10.47%) Release Management
8 8 (9.30%) TDD
9 7 (8.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (8.14%) Customer Requirements
10 6 (6.98%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 42 (48.84%) Java
2 12 (13.95%) JavaScript
3 8 (9.30%) Jython
3 8 (9.30%) SQL
4 6 (6.98%) Shell Script
5 5 (5.81%) Perl
6 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.16%) C
6 1 (1.16%) C#
6 1 (1.16%) Groovy
6 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.16%) Python
6 1 (1.16%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 9 (10.47%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.81%) Degree
2 5 (5.81%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) CISSP
3 2 (2.33%) SANS
3 2 (2.33%) SSCP
4 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.16%) HL7
2 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.65%) Xen
3 3 (3.49%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) Puppet
2 2 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.33%) QRadar
3 1 (1.16%) Ansible
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 23 (26.74%) IBM
1 23 (26.74%) Oracle
2 20 (23.26%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.14%) Sybase
4 6 (6.98%) Google
5 5 (5.81%) hybris
5 5 (5.81%) TIBCO
5 5 (5.81%) VMware
6 3 (3.49%) Chordiant
6 3 (3.49%) Cisco
6 3 (3.49%) Dell
6 3 (3.49%) EMC
6 3 (3.49%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.33%) Apple
7 2 (2.33%) HP
7 2 (2.33%) LogRhythm
7 2 (2.33%) Splunk
8 1 (1.16%) FatWire
8 1 (1.16%) Kony
8 1 (1.16%) Sun
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