The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 24 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
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 16 21
Rank change year-on-year -30 +5  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 22 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 6.21% 4.00% 2.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 50.00% 25.00% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 1 1
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
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 £37.48
% change year-on-year +14.28% -6.60%  

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 44 16 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 12.43% 16.00% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 3 10
Median daily rate £365 £413 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.51% +106.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £345 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £18.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.18%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WebSphere in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in Northern Ireland

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 24 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
County Antrim -25 22 £413 -
WebSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 22 (100.00%) Java
2 21 (95.45%) Finance
3 19 (86.36%) Data Modelling
4 13 (59.09%) SQL
4 13 (59.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (50.00%) XML
5 11 (50.00%) ETL
6 10 (45.45%) Banking
6 10 (45.45%) Multithreading
6 10 (45.45%) Relational Database
7 9 (40.91%) RESTful
7 9 (40.91%) Web Services
7 9 (40.91%) JSON
8 8 (36.36%) Java EE
8 8 (36.36%) Spring
8 8 (36.36%) JPA
8 8 (36.36%) Node.js
8 8 (36.36%) MVC
8 8 (36.36%) Hibernate
8 8 (36.36%) CSS
8 8 (36.36%) JSP
8 8 (36.36%) Servlets
8 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
8 8 (36.36%) HTML
8 8 (36.36%) Spring Boot
8 8 (36.36%) Concurrent Programming
8 8 (36.36%) Virtual Team
8 8 (36.36%) TypeScript
8 8 (36.36%) Spring Integration
9 5 (22.73%) Big Data

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 1 (4.55%) Apache Solr
1 1 (4.55%) Apache Spark
1 1 (4.55%) Confluence
1 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (4.55%) Jetty
1 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (59.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (45.45%) Relational Database
3 5 (22.73%) Apache Hive
3 5 (22.73%) Big Data
4 4 (18.18%) Hadoop
4 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (4.55%) Endeca
7 1 (4.55%) IDOL
7 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
7 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Ant
1 1 (4.55%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
1 1 (4.55%) JUnit
1 1 (4.55%) Maven
1 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 21 (95.45%) Finance
2 10 (45.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (95.45%) Developer
1 21 (95.45%) Java Developer
2 18 (81.82%) Senior Developer
2 18 (81.82%) Senior Java Developer
3 9 (40.91%) Core Java Developer
4 8 (36.36%) Full Stack Developer
4 8 (36.36%) HTML CSS Developer
4 8 (36.36%) HTML Developer
4 8 (36.36%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (36.36%) Senior Full Stack Developer
4 8 (36.36%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Senior SQL Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Senior WPF Developer
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Developer
5 3 (13.64%) WPF Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Big Data Developer
6 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 2 (9.09%) C# WPF Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Java Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) XML
2 9 (40.91%) JSON
2 9 (40.91%) RESTful
2 9 (40.91%) Web Services
3 8 (36.36%) CSS
3 8 (36.36%) Hibernate
3 8 (36.36%) HTML
3 8 (36.36%) Java EE
3 8 (36.36%) JPA
3 8 (36.36%) JSP
3 8 (36.36%) Node.js
3 8 (36.36%) Servlets
3 8 (36.36%) Spring
3 8 (36.36%) Spring Boot
3 8 (36.36%) Spring Integration
4 4 (18.18%) WPF
5 1 (4.55%) JDBC
5 1 (4.55%) Kafka
5 1 (4.55%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Virtual Team
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Data Modelling
2 11 (50.00%) ETL
3 10 (45.45%) Multithreading
4 8 (36.36%) Concurrent Programming
4 8 (36.36%) MVC
5 4 (18.18%) OO
6 3 (13.64%) Case Management
6 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Mathematics
6 3 (13.64%) Pattern Matching
7 2 (9.09%) Coaching
7 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.55%) Analytics
8 1 (4.55%) Data Analytics
8 1 (4.55%) Deep Learning
8 1 (4.55%) Open Source
8 1 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (59.09%) SQL
3 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 8 (36.36%) TypeScript
4 2 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) HDFS
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Atlassian