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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere
England / South West
Rank 102 113 128
Rank change year-on-year +11 +15  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 34 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.31% 0.90% 0.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.22% 5.25% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 8
Median daily rate £538 £488 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.25% -3.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £325 £462
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £574 £675
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 - £16.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -54.28%  

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 471 495 503
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 18.14% 17.06% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 346 302
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £205 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 13
Median hourly rate £46.25 £18.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.94% -7.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £8.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.60 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.07
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.00%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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
Devon - 18 £550 -
Gloucestershire 0 3 £425 -22.72%
Bristol 0 2 £430 +32.30%
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 41 (68.33%) Oracle
2 34 (56.67%) IBM
3 31 (51.67%) Java
4 27 (45.00%) SOAP
4 27 (45.00%) XML
5 24 (40.00%) J2EE
5 24 (40.00%) Web Services
5 24 (40.00%) Linux
5 24 (40.00%) JBoss
6 21 (35.00%) SQL Server
7 20 (33.33%) WebLogic
7 20 (33.33%) Apache
7 20 (33.33%) Spring
8 19 (31.67%) Security Cleared
8 19 (31.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (30.00%) Oracle Database
9 18 (30.00%) Content Management
9 18 (30.00%) JMS
9 18 (30.00%) Servlets
9 18 (30.00%) SQL
10 17 (28.33%) Performance Tuning
11 16 (26.67%) Struts
11 16 (26.67%) IIS
11 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
11 16 (26.67%) Hibernate
12 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (23.33%) AIX
13 14 (23.33%) XSLT
13 14 (23.33%) Ant
13 14 (23.33%) JSP

WebSphere
Top Related 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 24 (40.00%) JBoss
2 20 (33.33%) Apache
2 20 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 16 (26.67%) IIS
4 13 (21.67%) Tomcat
4 13 (21.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 12 (20.00%) CMS
5 12 (20.00%) GlassFish
6 6 (10.00%) Jetty
6 6 (10.00%) Mongrel
6 6 (10.00%) nginx
6 6 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (10.00%) WebSphere Portal
7 4 (6.67%) Confluence
8 2 (3.33%) Anypoint
8 2 (3.33%) Mule
8 2 (3.33%) Mule ESB
9 1 (1.67%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (1.67%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.67%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (8.33%) Google App Engine
1 5 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.00%) Internet
2 10 (16.67%) Kerberos
3 7 (11.67%) HTTP
3 7 (11.67%) SSL
3 7 (11.67%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.33%) DHCP
4 5 (8.33%) DNS
4 5 (8.33%) FTP
4 5 (8.33%) IPsec
5 1 (1.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (30.00%) Oracle Database
3 12 (20.00%) Endeca
4 7 (11.67%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (10.00%) MySQL
6 5 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (5.00%) DB2
8 3 (5.00%) MongoDB
8 3 (5.00%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (23.33%) Ant
2 10 (16.67%) Subversion
3 9 (15.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (10.00%) Travis CI
5 4 (6.67%) Eclipse
5 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
5 4 (6.67%) JIRA
5 4 (6.67%) Maven
6 2 (3.33%) Artifactory
6 2 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (3.33%) JUnit
6 2 (3.33%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.33%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.67%) JMeter
7 1 (1.67%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.67%) Selenium
General
1 3 (5.00%) Banking
1 3 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Architect
1 13 (21.67%) Developer
2 11 (18.33%) Applications Support
3 9 (15.00%) WebSphere Developer
4 6 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 5 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 5 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (8.33%) Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Applications Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Applications Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior WebSphere Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Administrator
8 2 (3.33%) Java WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (45.00%) SOAP
1 27 (45.00%) XML
2 24 (40.00%) J2EE
2 24 (40.00%) Web Services
3 20 (33.33%) Spring
4 18 (30.00%) JMS
4 18 (30.00%) Servlets
5 16 (26.67%) Hibernate
5 16 (26.67%) Struts
6 14 (23.33%) JSP
6 14 (23.33%) XSLT
7 13 (21.67%) .NET
8 12 (20.00%) JDBC
8 12 (20.00%) JMX
9 11 (18.33%) HTML
9 11 (18.33%) JSON
10 10 (16.67%) CSS
11 8 (13.33%) IBM Integration Bus
11 8 (13.33%) jQuery
11 8 (13.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.00%) iPad
1 12 (20.00%) Virtual Team
2 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.67%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.00%) Linux
2 19 (31.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (23.33%) AIX
4 12 (20.00%) Unix
5 8 (13.33%) Windows
6 7 (11.67%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.00%) Content Management
2 17 (28.33%) Performance Tuning
3 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (21.67%) Load Testing
5 12 (20.00%) B2B
5 12 (20.00%) B2C
5 12 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
5 12 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 12 (20.00%) High Availability
5 12 (20.00%) ITIL
5 12 (20.00%) Software Architecture
6 11 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (16.67%) Domain Models
8 9 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (13.33%) SOA
10 7 (11.67%) Configuration Management
10 7 (11.67%) DevOps
11 6 (10.00%) Open Source
11 6 (10.00%) Service Delivery
11 6 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (51.67%) Java
2 18 (30.00%) SQL
3 11 (18.33%) Perl
4 10 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 10 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 10 (16.67%) VBScript
5 9 (15.00%) Shell Script
6 6 (10.00%) PL/SQL
7 5 (8.33%) C#
7 5 (8.33%) T-SQL
8 3 (5.00%) Python
9 2 (3.33%) Groovy
9 2 (3.33%) Jython
9 2 (3.33%) PHP
9 2 (3.33%) XPath
10 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.67%) C++
10 1 (1.67%) Korn
10 1 (1.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (31.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (8.33%) Xen
2 1 (1.67%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) Puppet
2 5 (8.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 5 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.33%) Ansible
3 2 (3.33%) ArcSight ESM
3 2 (3.33%) CloudHub
3 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 41 (68.33%) Oracle
2 34 (56.67%) IBM
3 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 12 (20.00%) ATG
4 12 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (8.33%) Google
5 5 (8.33%) VMware
6 3 (5.00%) IFS
7 2 (3.33%) ArcSight
7 2 (3.33%) HP
8 1 (1.67%) Bluefish Communications
8 1 (1.67%) ILOG
8 1 (1.67%) OpenText
8 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
South West
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: 4 days ago