Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 176 165 123
Rank change year-on-year -11 -42 -3
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 23 55 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.44% 0.93% 1.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.55% 5.93% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 28 42
North West median daily rate £538 £427 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.83% +2.01% +6.35%
10th Percentile £400 £354 £363
90th Percentile £655 £501 £549
England median daily rate £478 £500 £494
% change year-on-year -4.50% +1.21% +9.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £16.50 £33.08 £37.50
% change year-on-year -50.12% -11.79% +4.17%

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 648 928 874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.39% 15.74% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 565 541
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £250
90th Percentile £575 £599 £575
England median daily rate £463 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +0.54% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 50 37
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £23.65 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.32% +26.61% +18.60%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £66.00 £41.00
England median hourly rate £20.68 £21.41 £20.50
% change year-on-year -3.44% +4.45% +2.50%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 0 12 £550 +29.41% 2
Cheshire +15 7 £400 +29.03% 1
Lancashire -5 1 £475 +9.20%
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 17 (73.91%) Java
2 11 (47.83%) WebSphere Application Server
2 11 (47.83%) Tomcat
3 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (43.48%) Jenkins
4 9 (39.13%) AWS
4 9 (39.13%) Linux
5 8 (34.78%) Apache
5 8 (34.78%) HTTP
5 8 (34.78%) VMware
5 8 (34.78%) IBM
5 8 (34.78%) Configuration Management
5 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (34.78%) GitHub
5 8 (34.78%) DevOps
6 7 (30.43%) GCP
6 7 (30.43%) Scrum
6 7 (30.43%) Google
6 7 (30.43%) Web Services
6 7 (30.43%) Oracle
7 5 (21.74%) TDD
7 5 (21.74%) Ant
7 5 (21.74%) JBoss
7 5 (21.74%) Servlets
7 5 (21.74%) Maven
7 5 (21.74%) JIRA
7 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
7 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
7 5 (21.74%) Confluence

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 11 (47.83%) Tomcat
1 11 (47.83%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (34.78%) Apache
3 5 (21.74%) Confluence
3 5 (21.74%) JBoss
4 4 (17.39%) IIS
4 4 (17.39%) Jetty
4 4 (17.39%) Mongrel
4 4 (17.39%) nginx
4 4 (17.39%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (39.13%) AWS
2 8 (34.78%) GitHub
3 7 (30.43%) GCP
4 4 (17.39%) PaaS
5 3 (13.04%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (13.04%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) HTTP
2 4 (17.39%) DHCP
2 4 (17.39%) DNS
2 4 (17.39%) FTP
2 4 (17.39%) IPsec
2 4 (17.39%) SSL
2 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.04%) DB2
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) Jenkins
2 5 (21.74%) Ant
2 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
2 5 (21.74%) Gradle
2 5 (21.74%) JIRA
2 5 (21.74%) Maven
3 4 (17.39%) Artifactory
3 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
3 4 (17.39%) GitLab
3 4 (17.39%) JUnit
3 4 (17.39%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (17.39%) Subversion
3 4 (17.39%) Travis CI
4 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.35%) Mockito
General
1 4 (17.39%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Public Sector
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Administrator
2 6 (26.09%) Java Developer
2 6 (26.09%) WebSphere Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Java WebSphere Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Site Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Site Reliability Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Server Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Siebel Developer
5 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) Web Services
2 5 (21.74%) Servlets
3 4 (17.39%) .NET
3 4 (17.39%) J2EE
3 4 (17.39%) Java EE
3 4 (17.39%) Middleware
3 4 (17.39%) Spring
4 2 (8.70%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (8.70%) Spring Boot
4 2 (8.70%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.35%) CSS3
5 1 (4.35%) HTML5
5 1 (4.35%) JSON
5 1 (4.35%) Node.js
5 1 (4.35%) React
5 1 (4.35%) REST
5 1 (4.35%) Sass
5 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (4.35%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
2 3 (13.04%) User Experience
3 2 (8.70%) Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 4 (17.39%) Unix
2 4 (17.39%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Configuration Management
2 8 (34.78%) DevOps
3 7 (30.43%) Scrum
4 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (21.74%) TDD
4 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
5 4 (17.39%) Change Management
5 4 (17.39%) ITIL
5 4 (17.39%) OO
5 4 (17.39%) OOP
5 4 (17.39%) Open Source
5 4 (17.39%) Project Delivery
5 4 (17.39%) Software Delivery
5 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
5 4 (17.39%) Web Application Development
5 4 (17.39%) Workflow
6 3 (13.04%) Sprint Planning
6 3 (13.04%) Sprint Retrospective
7 2 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
2 4 (17.39%) Python
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Ruby
4 1 (4.35%) Groovy
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (17.39%) Docker
2 4 (17.39%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (17.39%) VirtualBox
2 4 (17.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (17.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) IBM
1 8 (34.78%) VMware
2 7 (30.43%) Google
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) Siebel