The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 23 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 49 49
Rank change year-on-year +3 0  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 7 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.32% 0.62% 3.04%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.60% 3.75% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 13
Median daily rate £350 £475 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.31% +10.46%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 106 80 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 20.00% 16.56% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 46 103
Median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.69% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Median hourly rate £16.07 £19.63 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.11% -6.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +9.52%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in South Wales

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in South Wales

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 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
Cardiff +3 6 £350 -26.31%
WebSphere
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 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 South Wales region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 20 (83.33%) ITIL
1 20 (83.33%) BizTalk Server
1 20 (83.33%) Fiorano
2 19 (79.17%) IBM Integration Bus
3 18 (75.00%) Release Management
3 18 (75.00%) JCAPS
3 18 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (75.00%) InterSystems
3 18 (75.00%) IBM
3 18 (75.00%) SQL Server
4 17 (70.83%) Service Delivery
5 16 (66.67%) PRINCE2
6 15 (62.50%) XML
6 15 (62.50%) HL7
7 14 (58.33%) XSLT
8 12 (50.00%) Project Management
9 11 (45.83%) Business Analysis
10 10 (41.67%) ITIL V3
11 9 (37.50%) VMware
12 8 (33.33%) Service Management
12 8 (33.33%) Migration
12 8 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
13 6 (25.00%) NHS
13 6 (25.00%) SOAP
13 6 (25.00%) C++
13 6 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (25.00%) SoapUI
13 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
13 6 (25.00%) Degree
13 6 (25.00%) Data Migration

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 20 (83.33%) BizTalk Server
2 18 (75.00%) JCAPS
3 3 (12.50%) Apache
3 3 (12.50%) IIS
3 3 (12.50%) Jetty
3 3 (12.50%) Mongrel
3 3 (12.50%) nginx
3 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon S3
1 3 (12.50%) Google App Engine
1 3 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (4.17%) Route 53
2 1 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) DHCP
1 3 (12.50%) DNS
1 3 (12.50%) DSL
1 3 (12.50%) FTP
1 3 (12.50%) HTTP
1 3 (12.50%) IPsec
1 3 (12.50%) SSL
1 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 18 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (12.50%) Travis CI
3 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
3 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Business Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Applications Support
3 6 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Applications Manager
4 4 (16.67%) Applications Support Manager
4 4 (16.67%) Integration Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Support Manager
4 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Business Integration Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Team Leader
5 3 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 3 (12.50%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Support Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Support
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (79.17%) IBM Integration Bus
2 15 (62.50%) XML
3 14 (58.33%) XSLT
4 6 (25.00%) SOAP
5 3 (12.50%) .NET
5 3 (12.50%) J2EE
5 3 (12.50%) Servlets
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.17%) Hibernate
6 1 (4.17%) Java EE
6 1 (4.17%) Kafka
6 1 (4.17%) Spring
6 1 (4.17%) Spring MVC
6 1 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) NHS
2 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) ITIL
2 18 (75.00%) Release Management
3 17 (70.83%) Service Delivery
4 16 (66.67%) PRINCE2
5 12 (50.00%) Project Management
6 11 (45.83%) Business Analysis
7 10 (41.67%) ITIL V3
8 8 (33.33%) Migration
8 8 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
8 8 (33.33%) Service Management
9 6 (25.00%) Data Migration
10 5 (20.83%) ITSM
11 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
11 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (12.50%) DevOps
11 3 (12.50%) Open Source
12 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
12 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
12 2 (8.33%) Microservices
12 2 (8.33%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) C++
2 4 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Degree
1 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (20.83%) ISEB
3 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (62.50%) HL7
2 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.50%) Xen
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Ansible
1 3 (12.50%) Marathon
1 3 (12.50%) Mesos
1 3 (12.50%) Puppet
1 3 (12.50%) Rundeck
1 3 (12.50%) Terraform
2 1 (4.17%) Fluentd
2 1 (4.17%) Grafana
2 1 (4.17%) Kibana
2 1 (4.17%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Fiorano
2 18 (75.00%) IBM
2 18 (75.00%) InterSystems
3 9 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (12.50%) Google
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle