Period
to 26 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 26 May 2018 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 153 151
Rank change year-on-year +25 -2 -55
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 62 18 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.26% 0.42% 0.79%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.61% 2.91% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 11 34
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £450 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.35% +1.47%
10th Percentile £335 £304 £325
90th Percentile £575 £800 £500
England median daily rate £499 £475 £430
% change year-on-year +5.00% +10.47% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.00 - -
England median hourly rate £31.75 £40.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year -20.63% +15.11% -6.71%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 720 619 979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.60% 14.30% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 361 546
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £260 £216 £243
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £458 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +6.40% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 30 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.29% +9.68% -2.21%
10th Percentile £11.23 £10.50 £10.82
90th Percentile £28.83 £30.05 £25.03
England median hourly rate £19.28 £19.64 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.86% -1.79% +5.26%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing WebSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in the West Midlands

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in the West Midlands

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere in the West Midlands

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in the West Midlands

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 26 May 2018. 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
Birmingham +10 30 £450 +31.39% 7
Warwickshire +12 17 £386 -14.17%
Coventry -8 9 £475 +54.47% 1
Staffordshire - 3 £413 -
Worcestershire - 1 £175 -
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 37 (59.68%) Java
2 32 (51.61%) IBM
3 28 (45.16%) Spring
4 26 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (40.32%) Hibernate
6 21 (33.87%) SQL
7 20 (32.26%) JavaScript
8 18 (29.03%) HTML
8 18 (29.03%) TDD
9 17 (27.42%) Git (software)
9 17 (27.42%) Apache Camel
9 17 (27.42%) Relational Database
9 17 (27.42%) Microservices
9 17 (27.42%) Java 8
10 16 (25.81%) RabbitMQ
10 16 (25.81%) Tomcat
11 15 (24.19%) WebSphere MQ
11 15 (24.19%) Subversion
11 15 (24.19%) Spring Boot
12 14 (22.58%) Migration
13 13 (20.97%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (20.97%) JBoss
14 12 (19.35%) CSS
14 12 (19.35%) Middleware
15 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
15 11 (17.74%) J2EE
15 11 (17.74%) DevOps
15 11 (17.74%) Ansible
15 11 (17.74%) Jenkins
16 10 (16.13%) REST

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 16 (25.81%) Tomcat
2 13 (20.97%) JBoss
3 9 (14.52%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (12.90%) Apache
5 5 (8.06%) Mule
5 5 (8.06%) Mule ESB
6 4 (6.45%) IIS
7 3 (4.84%) OpenStack
8 2 (3.23%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (3.23%) Apache Synapse
8 2 (3.23%) Jetty
8 2 (3.23%) Mongrel
8 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
8 2 (3.23%) nginx
8 2 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (3.23%) Skype for Business
8 2 (3.23%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 2 (3.23%) WordPress
9 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.61%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.61%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.61%) ENOVIA
2 1 (1.61%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.61%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) HTTP
2 4 (6.45%) SMS
3 2 (3.23%) FTP
3 2 (3.23%) LAN
3 2 (3.23%) SSL
3 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.23%) WAN
4 1 (1.61%) DHCP
4 1 (1.61%) DNS
4 1 (1.61%) IPsec
4 1 (1.61%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.42%) Relational Database
2 13 (20.97%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
4 6 (9.68%) MySQL
5 5 (8.06%) RDBMS
6 3 (4.84%) DB2
6 3 (4.84%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (27.42%) Git (software)
2 15 (24.19%) Subversion
3 11 (17.74%) Jenkins
4 10 (16.13%) Maven
5 6 (9.68%) JUnit
6 5 (8.06%) Ant
6 5 (8.06%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.23%) Travis CI
8 1 (1.61%) JIRA
8 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.61%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.61%) XMLSpy
General
1 2 (3.23%) Automotive
2 1 (1.61%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (61.29%) Developer
2 28 (45.16%) Java Developer
3 7 (11.29%) WebSphere Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Architect
5 4 (6.45%) Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Digital Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Digital Business Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Digital Product Owner
7 2 (3.23%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Security Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Technical Architect
7 2 (3.23%) IT Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) MuleSoft Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Open Source Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Product Owner
7 2 (3.23%) Security Technical Architect
7 2 (3.23%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (45.16%) Spring
2 25 (40.32%) Hibernate
3 18 (29.03%) HTML
4 17 (27.42%) Apache Camel
5 16 (25.81%) RabbitMQ
6 15 (24.19%) Spring Boot
6 15 (24.19%) WebSphere MQ
7 12 (19.35%) CSS
7 12 (19.35%) Middleware
8 11 (17.74%) J2EE
9 10 (16.13%) REST
9 10 (16.13%) XML
10 8 (12.90%) JPA
11 7 (11.29%) jQuery
11 7 (11.29%) Web Services
12 6 (9.68%) Ajax
12 6 (9.68%) Servlets
12 6 (9.68%) SOAP
13 5 (8.06%) Java EE
13 5 (8.06%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) DataPower
2 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.23%) TM Forum
2 2 (3.23%) User Experience
3 1 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.61%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) Linux
2 4 (6.45%) Unix
3 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.61%) Windows
3 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.03%) TDD
3 17 (27.42%) Microservices
4 14 (22.58%) Migration
5 11 (17.74%) DevOps
6 9 (14.52%) BDD
7 7 (11.29%) Mentoring
8 6 (9.68%) Scrum
8 6 (9.68%) Software Engineering
9 5 (8.06%) Coaching
10 4 (6.45%) E-Commerce
10 4 (6.45%) Open Source
10 4 (6.45%) UML
10 4 (6.45%) User Stories
11 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
11 3 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (4.84%) Kanban
11 3 (4.84%) MVC
11 3 (4.84%) RUP
11 3 (4.84%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 37 (59.68%) Java
2 21 (33.87%) SQL
3 20 (32.26%) JavaScript
4 17 (27.42%) Java 8
5 10 (16.13%) Python
6 2 (3.23%) Ruby
7 1 (1.61%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.61%) C
7 1 (1.61%) COBOL
7 1 (1.61%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) DBS Check
3 3 (4.84%) OCP
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.84%) Docker
3 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.61%) NFS
4 1 (1.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (17.74%) Ansible
2 5 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (8.06%) Puppet
3 4 (6.45%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 3 (4.84%) Kubernetes
4 3 (4.84%) Terraform
5 2 (3.23%) Salt
6 1 (1.61%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 32 (51.61%) IBM
2 9 (14.52%) Oracle
3 6 (9.68%) MuleSoft
4 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.45%) VMware
6 2 (3.23%) Cisco
6 2 (3.23%) Dell
6 2 (3.23%) EMC
6 2 (3.23%) F5
6 2 (3.23%) Google
6 2 (3.23%) NetApp
6 2 (3.23%) Splunk
6 2 (3.23%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.61%) Adobe