The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 14 8 27
Rank change year-on-year -6 +19  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 11 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 9.32% 10.42% 0.83%
As % of the Application Platforms category 42.31% 47.62% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £500 £500 -
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 Watford with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 26 21 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 22.03% 21.88% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 17
Median daily rate £475 £400 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -4.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £286 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +102.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 Watford

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in Watford

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in Watford

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

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

1 12 (75.00%) IBM
2 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
2 11 (68.75%) XML
3 10 (62.50%) Java
3 10 (62.50%) IBM Integration Bus
4 9 (56.25%) .NET
5 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (50.00%) DataPower
5 8 (50.00%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 7 (43.75%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (37.50%) SQL
7 6 (37.50%) XSLT
7 6 (37.50%) OO
7 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
7 6 (37.50%) Retail
7 6 (37.50%) JSON
7 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (37.50%) Open Source
7 6 (37.50%) API Development
7 6 (37.50%) RESTful
8 5 (31.25%) DevOps
8 5 (31.25%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (31.25%) Boomi
8 5 (31.25%) SAP HCM
8 5 (31.25%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (31.25%) CRM
8 5 (31.25%) SAP
8 5 (31.25%) Dell
9 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
9 4 (25.00%) Project Management

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (31.25%) SAP HCM
2 2 (12.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Boomi
1 5 (31.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
1 2 (12.50%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) DB2
1 2 (12.50%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Appium
1 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
1 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
1 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (37.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) WebSphere Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Integration Developer
4 4 (25.00%) Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Process Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Architect
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Java Automation Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Tester
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Java WebSphere Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Web Automation Tester
6 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
6 1 (6.25%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) XML
2 10 (62.50%) IBM Integration Bus
3 9 (56.25%) .NET
4 7 (43.75%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (37.50%) JSON
5 6 (37.50%) RESTful
5 6 (37.50%) XSLT
6 3 (18.75%) J2EE
7 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
7 2 (12.50%) HTML
7 2 (12.50%) REST
7 2 (12.50%) SOAP
7 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) DataPower
2 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) API Development
2 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 6 (37.50%) OO
2 6 (37.50%) Open Source
3 5 (31.25%) CRM
3 5 (31.25%) DevOps
4 4 (25.00%) Change Management
4 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (25.00%) Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) Release Management
4 4 (25.00%) Time Management
5 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 2 (12.50%) BDD
5 2 (12.50%) Coaching
5 2 (12.50%) Document Management
5 2 (12.50%) System Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
2 10 (62.50%) Java
3 6 (37.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) IBM
2 5 (31.25%) Dell
2 5 (31.25%) SAP
3 2 (12.50%) hybris