The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Preston 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 27 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
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 16 17
Rank change year-on-year -13 +1  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 8 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 3.42% 1.83% 4.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 47.06% 8.33% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £499 £270 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +84.72% -  
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 £37.65
% change year-on-year +14.28% -7.03%  

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 Preston with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Preston
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 17 24 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 7.26% 22.02% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 6
Median daily rate £474 £335 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.41% -16.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £270 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £374 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.76% +23.80%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston 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 Preston

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in Preston

For the 6 months to 27 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 Preston region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 7 (87.50%) Linux
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) Unix
3 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) Middleware
3 5 (62.50%) IBM
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle
4 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (50.00%) PaaS
4 4 (50.00%) Puppet
4 4 (50.00%) OpenStack
4 4 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (50.00%) OpenShift
4 4 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (50.00%) Ansible
4 4 (50.00%) DevOps
4 4 (50.00%) Salt
4 4 (50.00%) Bluemix
4 4 (50.00%) IBM Cloud
5 3 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (37.50%) iSeries
5 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
5 3 (37.50%) Maximo
5 3 (37.50%) AS400
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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 4 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 4 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Bluemix
1 4 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (50.00%) IBM Cloud
1 4 (50.00%) OpenShift
1 4 (50.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) DB2
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) CSS3
2 1 (12.50%) EJB
2 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (12.50%) Java EE
2 1 (12.50%) Java SE
2 1 (12.50%) JMS
2 1 (12.50%) JSP
2 1 (12.50%) Servlets
2 1 (12.50%) Spring
2 1 (12.50%) Struts
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) AS400
1 3 (37.50%) iSeries
1 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Unix
3 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (37.50%) AIX
4 3 (37.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Multithreaded Programming
2 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
2 1 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (12.50%) RAD
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
2 1 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) OCMJD
3 1 (12.50%) OCPJP
3 1 (12.50%) OCPJWCD
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Ansible
1 4 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (50.00%) Puppet
1 4 (50.00%) Salt
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Tivoli
2 3 (37.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) IBM
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) SAP
5 1 (12.50%) Sun