Period
to 27 May 2019

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 27 May 2019 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
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 180 159 130
Rank change year-on-year -21 -29 -8
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 19 53 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 0.91% 1.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.77% 6.22% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 27 34
North West median daily rate £550 £463 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.92% +9.47% +9.03%
10th Percentile £413 £344 £350
90th Percentile £801 £501 £555
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £30.83 £31.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.91% -20.63% +15.11%

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 687 852 856
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.36% 14.59% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 557 549
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% -5.81%
10th Percentile £208 £231 £216
90th Percentile £613 £580 £500
England median daily rate £475 £460 £430
% change year-on-year +3.26% +6.98% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 46 41
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £21.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.35% +32.81% -26.44%
10th Percentile £11.31 £11.66 £10.50
90th Percentile £23.34 £53.50 £30.00
England median hourly rate £18.60 £19.28 £19.66
% change year-on-year -3.51% -1.95% -1.70%

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 27 May 2019.

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 27 May 2019. 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 -5 11 £550 +18.92%
Cheshire +12 8 £425 +13.33%
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2019, 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 13 (68.42%) Java
1 13 (68.42%) DB2
2 12 (63.16%) Tomcat
3 11 (57.89%) Servlets
3 11 (57.89%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (47.37%) CSS
4 9 (47.37%) HTML
4 9 (47.37%) Oracle
4 9 (47.37%) TDD
4 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (47.37%) Jenkins
5 8 (42.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 8 (42.11%) Sass
5 8 (42.11%) AngularJS
5 8 (42.11%) Microservices
5 8 (42.11%) React
5 8 (42.11%) HTML5
5 8 (42.11%) MongoDB
5 8 (42.11%) Node.js
5 8 (42.11%) REST
5 8 (42.11%) CSS3
5 8 (42.11%) Investment Management
5 8 (42.11%) JSON
5 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (42.11%) Banking
5 8 (42.11%) Finance
5 8 (42.11%) Hibernate
5 8 (42.11%) Spring
5 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
5 8 (42.11%) JDBC

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 12 (63.16%) Tomcat
2 8 (42.11%) JBoss
3 3 (15.79%) Apache
3 3 (15.79%) IIS
3 3 (15.79%) Jetty
3 3 (15.79%) Mongrel
3 3 (15.79%) nginx
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 11 (57.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.79%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (15.79%) Google App Engine
2 3 (15.79%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) DHCP
1 3 (15.79%) DNS
1 3 (15.79%) FTP
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
1 3 (15.79%) IPsec
1 3 (15.79%) SSL
1 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (68.42%) DB2
2 8 (42.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Jenkins
2 6 (31.58%) Bitbucket
2 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 6 (31.58%) Gradle
2 6 (31.58%) Mockito
3 3 (15.79%) Travis CI
4 1 (5.26%) JUnit
General
1 8 (42.11%) Banking
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Java Developer
2 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce Architect
3 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Backend Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Java Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Lead Developer
4 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Java WebSphere Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) Servlets
2 9 (47.37%) CSS
2 9 (47.37%) HTML
3 8 (42.11%) AngularJS
3 8 (42.11%) CSS3
3 8 (42.11%) Hibernate
3 8 (42.11%) HTML5
3 8 (42.11%) JDBC
3 8 (42.11%) JSON
3 8 (42.11%) Node.js
3 8 (42.11%) React
3 8 (42.11%) REST
3 8 (42.11%) Sass
3 8 (42.11%) Spring
3 8 (42.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 8 (42.11%) Web Services
4 6 (31.58%) WireMock
5 3 (15.79%) .NET
5 3 (15.79%) J2EE
5 3 (15.79%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
1 9 (47.37%) TDD
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Investment Management
2 8 (42.11%) Microservices
3 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
4 6 (31.58%) Deployment Automation
5 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
6 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
6 3 (15.79%) DevOps
6 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
6 3 (15.79%) Open Source
6 3 (15.79%) Personalization
6 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.53%) B2C
7 2 (10.53%) BDD
7 2 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Email Marketing
8 1 (5.26%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) Java
2 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) Groovy
4 3 (15.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (15.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) Google
2 3 (15.79%) IBM
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) VMware