Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 22 November 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 > Wales
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 104 91
Rank change year-on-year +31 -13 +2
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 14 2 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.17% 0.14% 1.89%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.93% 0.90% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 30
Wales median daily rate £375 - £353
10th Percentile £325 - £210
90th Percentile £400 - £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £40.75
% change year-on-year +4.17% -11.66% +30.40%

WebSphere is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 202 222 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 16.88% 15.59% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 136 247
Wales median daily rate £363 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £132 £266 £225
90th Percentile £555 £609 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 14
Wales median hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% -35.71% +25.52%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.85 £10.05
90th Percentile £15.83 £21.60 £38.63
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing WebSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in Wales

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in Wales

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in Wales

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +24 13 £375 -
West Wales - 1 £425 -
WebSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Wales region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 13 (92.86%) IBM Integration Bus
2 12 (85.71%) Data Migration
2 12 (85.71%) JCAPS
2 12 (85.71%) Migration
2 12 (85.71%) HL7
2 12 (85.71%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (85.71%) Fiorano
3 11 (78.57%) SOAP
3 11 (78.57%) XML
3 11 (78.57%) XSLT
3 11 (78.57%) C++
3 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
3 11 (78.57%) IBM
3 11 (78.57%) Release Management
3 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (78.57%) VMware
3 11 (78.57%) SoapUI
3 11 (78.57%) InterSystems
4 10 (71.43%) ITIL
5 9 (64.29%) Service Delivery
6 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
6 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2
7 5 (35.71%) NHS
7 5 (35.71%) Project Management
7 5 (35.71%) Performance Analysis
7 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
8 4 (28.57%) Service Management
8 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 12 (85.71%) BizTalk Server
1 12 (85.71%) JCAPS
2 1 (7.14%) GlassFish
2 1 (7.14%) JBoss
2 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.14%) Eclipse RCP
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
1 8 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Team Leader
3 4 (28.57%) Test Leader
3 4 (28.57%) Test Team Leader
4 3 (21.43%) Integration Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Integration Test Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Service Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Integration Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Java Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) IBM Integration Bus
2 11 (78.57%) SOAP
2 11 (78.57%) XML
2 11 (78.57%) XSLT
3 1 (7.14%) EJB
3 1 (7.14%) J2EE
3 1 (7.14%) Swing
3 1 (7.14%) SWT
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) DataPower
2 1 (7.14%) iPad
2 1 (7.14%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Data Migration
1 12 (85.71%) Migration
2 11 (78.57%) Release Management
3 10 (71.43%) ITIL
4 9 (64.29%) Service Delivery
5 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2
6 5 (35.71%) Performance Analysis
6 5 (35.71%) Project Management
7 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
7 4 (28.57%) Service Management
7 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
8 1 (7.14%) Load Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
8 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
8 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) C++
2 2 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) C
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (21.43%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (85.71%) HL7
2 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Fiorano
2 11 (78.57%) IBM
2 11 (78.57%) InterSystems
2 11 (78.57%) VMware