The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 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
England / South West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 110 118
Rank change year-on-year -13 +8  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 14 31 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.51% 1.04% 0.81%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.52% 5.79% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 25 16
Median daily rate £450 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £375 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £630 £485
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 the South West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 398 535 510
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 14.57% 17.95% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 378 349
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 32
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +110.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £27.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £37.00
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 the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in the South West

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in the South West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere in the South West

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in the South West

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Bristol +1 6 £363 -6.45% 1
Wiltshire -3 4 £538 -17.30% 1
Devon - 1 £400 -
Somerset - 1 £375 -
WebSphere
England

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 South West region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 29 (60.42%) IBM
2 28 (58.33%) Java
3 25 (52.08%) Oracle
4 24 (50.00%) Web Services
5 21 (43.75%) JBoss
5 21 (43.75%) SOAP
6 20 (41.67%) XML
6 20 (41.67%) J2EE
7 19 (39.58%) Apache
7 19 (39.58%) Servlets
7 19 (39.58%) Content Management
8 17 (35.42%) Linux
9 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
10 14 (29.17%) JMS
10 14 (29.17%) Struts
10 14 (29.17%) WebLogic
10 14 (29.17%) IIS
10 14 (29.17%) Spring
11 13 (27.08%) SQL Server
11 13 (27.08%) WebSphere Application Server
11 13 (27.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (25.00%) Software Architecture
12 12 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
12 12 (25.00%) iPad
12 12 (25.00%) High Availability
12 12 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (25.00%) Virtual Team
12 12 (25.00%) JDBC
12 12 (25.00%) JSP
12 12 (25.00%) XSLT

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 21 (43.75%) JBoss
2 19 (39.58%) Apache
3 14 (29.17%) IIS
3 14 (29.17%) WebLogic
4 13 (27.08%) WebSphere Application Server
5 12 (25.00%) CMS
6 10 (20.83%) Tomcat
7 7 (14.58%) GlassFish
7 7 (14.58%) Jetty
7 7 (14.58%) Mongrel
7 7 (14.58%) nginx
8 6 (12.50%) WebSphere Portal
9 2 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (2.08%) IBM HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (12.50%) Google App Engine
1 6 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.00%) Internet
2 7 (14.58%) HTTP
2 7 (14.58%) Kerberos
2 7 (14.58%) SSL
2 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
3 6 (12.50%) DHCP
3 6 (12.50%) DNS
3 6 (12.50%) FTP
3 6 (12.50%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.08%) SQL Server
2 12 (25.00%) Endeca
3 8 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.17%) MySQL
5 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 7 (14.58%) Ant
2 7 (14.58%) Subversion
2 7 (14.58%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Architect
2 11 (22.92%) Developer
3 9 (18.75%) WebSphere Developer
4 8 (16.67%) Applications Support
5 5 (10.42%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (8.33%) Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Senior WebSphere Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Applications Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Applications Support Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Integration Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (50.00%) Web Services
2 21 (43.75%) SOAP
3 20 (41.67%) J2EE
3 20 (41.67%) XML
4 19 (39.58%) Servlets
5 14 (29.17%) JMS
5 14 (29.17%) Spring
5 14 (29.17%) Struts
6 12 (25.00%) Hibernate
6 12 (25.00%) JDBC
6 12 (25.00%) JMX
6 12 (25.00%) JSP
6 12 (25.00%) XSLT
7 11 (22.92%) .NET
7 11 (22.92%) IBM Integration Bus
8 6 (12.50%) CSS
8 6 (12.50%) HTML
8 6 (12.50%) jQuery
8 6 (12.50%) JSON
8 6 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.00%) iPad
1 12 (25.00%) Virtual Team
2 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (12.50%) DataPower
3 6 (12.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) Linux
2 13 (27.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (16.67%) AIX
4 4 (8.33%) Unix
4 4 (8.33%) Windows
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (39.58%) Content Management
2 12 (25.00%) B2B
2 12 (25.00%) B2C
2 12 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 12 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 12 (25.00%) High Availability
2 12 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 12 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (25.00%) Software Architecture
3 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (16.67%) DevOps
5 7 (14.58%) Domain Models
5 7 (14.58%) ITIL
5 7 (14.58%) Open Source
5 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (12.50%) SOA
6 6 (12.50%) Web Development
7 4 (8.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 28 (58.33%) Java
2 7 (14.58%) Perl
2 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
2 7 (14.58%) VBScript
3 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.50%) SQL
4 4 (8.33%) C#
4 4 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.17%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (12.50%) Xen
2 1 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) Puppet
2 4 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.08%) Ansible
3 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (60.42%) IBM
2 25 (52.08%) Oracle
3 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 12 (25.00%) ATG
5 9 (18.75%) Red Hat
6 6 (12.50%) Google
6 6 (12.50%) VMware
7 2 (4.17%) Software AG
8 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (2.08%) SAP
8 1 (2.08%) Unisys