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 3 months to 24 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 117 90
Rank change year-on-year +8 -27  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 7 25 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.83% 1.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.96% 4.96% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 19 17
Median daily rate £274 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.58% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £375 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.48
% change year-on-year +14.28% -6.60%  

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 West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 357 504 435
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 17.79% 16.69% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 320 248
Median daily rate £375 £396 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.30% +13.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 28
Median hourly rate £14.22 £12.00 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.45% -33.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.85 £13.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £24.00 £37.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 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
Warwickshire +11 4 - -
Coventry +13 1 - - 4
Birmingham 0 1 £160 -61.21%
Wolverhampton - 1 £388 -
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 9 (60.00%) IBM
2 8 (53.33%) Linux
3 7 (46.67%) Oracle
4 6 (40.00%) Netcool
4 6 (40.00%) Change Management
4 6 (40.00%) Maximo
4 6 (40.00%) Migration
4 6 (40.00%) Task Automation
5 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
5 5 (33.33%) Java
6 4 (26.67%) SLA
6 4 (26.67%) IBM SmartCloud
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (20.00%) Scrum
7 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (20.00%) Web Services
7 3 (20.00%) XSLT
7 3 (20.00%) Tomcat
8 2 (13.33%) XML
8 2 (13.33%) Unix
8 2 (13.33%) Windows
8 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
8 2 (13.33%) SQL
8 2 (13.33%) J2EE
8 2 (13.33%) JUnit
8 2 (13.33%) IIS
8 2 (13.33%) CSS
8 2 (13.33%) JSP
8 2 (13.33%) Sun

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 3 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (13.33%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) JBoss
3 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
1 1 (6.67%) LAN
1 1 (6.67%) LDAP
1 1 (6.67%) SSL
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) JUnit
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Consultant
2 5 (33.33%) Maximo Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) BPM Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Business Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Maximo Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Agile Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Agile Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
1 3 (20.00%) XSLT
2 2 (13.33%) CSS
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) J2EE
2 2 (13.33%) JSP
2 2 (13.33%) Spring
2 2 (13.33%) Swing
2 2 (13.33%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.67%) Apache Axis
3 1 (6.67%) Java EE
3 1 (6.67%) jQuery
3 1 (6.67%) JSTL
3 1 (6.67%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) RESTful
3 1 (6.67%) Servlets
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) AS400
1 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (6.67%) DataPower
1 1 (6.67%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) HPUX
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Change Management
1 6 (40.00%) Migration
1 6 (40.00%) Task Automation
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (13.33%) OO
3 2 (13.33%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (6.67%) BPR
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) OOD
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) SOA
4 1 (6.67%) UML
4 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) Netcool
2 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (6.67%) Ansible
3 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) IBM
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) Sun
5 1 (6.67%) McAfee