Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 158 149
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9 -69
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 27 31 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.59% 0.68%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.09% 3.94% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 29
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £347 £304
90th Percentile £575 £760 £488
England median daily rate £498 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +10.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £39.02 £37.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year +4.05% -7.98% +8.31%

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 660 787 844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.95% 14.93% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 402 468
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £229
90th Percentile £588 £537 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 26
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +15.71% +9.38%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.19 £10.73
90th Percentile £30.42 £30.05 £34.28
England median hourly rate £19.15 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -4.24% +2.56% +8.33%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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
Coventry +12 10 £463 +21.31% 2
Birmingham 0 10 £550 +29.41%
Staffordshire - 4 £300 -
Worcestershire - 1 £175 -
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 21 (77.78%) Java
2 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (51.85%) Tomcat
4 12 (44.44%) JBoss
4 12 (44.44%) REST
5 11 (40.74%) SQL
5 11 (40.74%) J2EE
5 11 (40.74%) Jenkins
6 10 (37.04%) IBM
6 10 (37.04%) Spring
6 10 (37.04%) Maven
7 9 (33.33%) Oracle
8 8 (29.63%) Servlets
8 8 (29.63%) XML
8 8 (29.63%) HTTP
8 8 (29.63%) Hibernate
9 7 (25.93%) Apache
9 7 (25.93%) SOAP
9 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
9 7 (25.93%) Puppet
9 7 (25.93%) JPA
9 7 (25.93%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (25.93%) DevOps
10 6 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (22.22%) MySQL
10 6 (22.22%) Web Services
10 6 (22.22%) Scrum
11 5 (18.52%) VMware
11 5 (18.52%) Middleware
11 5 (18.52%) WebSphere MQ

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 14 (51.85%) Tomcat
2 12 (44.44%) JBoss
3 7 (25.93%) Apache
4 4 (14.81%) OpenStack
4 4 (14.81%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (11.11%) Apache ServiceMix
5 3 (11.11%) Apache Synapse
5 3 (11.11%) IIS
5 3 (11.11%) Jetty
5 3 (11.11%) Mongrel
5 3 (11.11%) Mule
5 3 (11.11%) Mule ESB
5 3 (11.11%) nginx
5 3 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (11.11%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 1 (3.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Anypoint
6 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (3.70%) CMS
6 1 (3.70%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.41%) Google App Engine
3 2 (7.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.70%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) HTTP
2 2 (7.41%) SSL
2 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) DHCP
3 1 (3.70%) DNS
3 1 (3.70%) FTP
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) MySQL
2 4 (14.81%) DB2
2 4 (14.81%) MariaDB
2 4 (14.81%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) Jenkins
2 10 (37.04%) Maven
3 4 (14.81%) Ant
3 4 (14.81%) JUnit
4 3 (11.11%) Eclipse
4 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 3 (11.11%) Subversion
5 2 (7.41%) Travis CI
6 1 (3.70%) JIRA
6 1 (3.70%) Mercurial
6 1 (3.70%) MSBuild
6 1 (3.70%) SonarQube
6 1 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Developer
2 14 (51.85%) Java Developer
3 8 (29.63%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Security Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Technical Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Lead Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Open Source Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Security Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Security Technical Architect
4 3 (11.11%) SOA Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Technical Architect
5 2 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Java Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Lead Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Integration Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) REST
2 11 (40.74%) J2EE
3 10 (37.04%) Spring
4 8 (29.63%) Hibernate
4 8 (29.63%) Servlets
4 8 (29.63%) XML
5 7 (25.93%) JPA
5 7 (25.93%) SOAP
6 6 (22.22%) Web Services
7 5 (18.52%) J2SE
7 5 (18.52%) JMS
7 5 (18.52%) jQuery
7 5 (18.52%) Middleware
7 5 (18.52%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (14.81%) Ajax
8 4 (14.81%) MSMQ
8 4 (14.81%) Spring MVC
9 3 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (11.11%) Kafka
9 3 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) TM Forum
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) iPad
3 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.70%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) CentOS
3 1 (3.70%) Debian
3 1 (3.70%) Fedora
3 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) DevOps
3 6 (22.22%) Scrum
4 5 (18.52%) Open Source
4 5 (18.52%) UML
5 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
5 4 (14.81%) Kanban
5 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
5 4 (14.81%) MVC
5 4 (14.81%) RUP
5 4 (14.81%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 3 (11.11%) Coaching
6 3 (11.11%) Loose Coupling
6 3 (11.11%) SOA
6 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 3 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (7.41%) B2B
7 2 (7.41%) Content Management
7 2 (7.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (77.78%) Java
2 11 (40.74%) SQL
3 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
4 3 (11.11%) Python
4 3 (11.11%) Ruby
5 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.70%) Go
5 1 (3.70%) Perl
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) OCP
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) GCP
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (14.81%) Docker
3 2 (7.41%) Xen
4 1 (3.70%) KVM
4 1 (3.70%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (25.93%) Puppet
2 5 (18.52%) Ansible
3 4 (14.81%) Kubernetes
3 4 (14.81%) Terraform
4 3 (11.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) IBM
2 9 (33.33%) Oracle
3 5 (18.52%) VMware
4 4 (14.81%) MuleSoft
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco
5 3 (11.11%) Dell
5 3 (11.11%) EMC
5 3 (11.11%) F5
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 3 (11.11%) NetApp
5 3 (11.11%) Splunk
5 3 (11.11%) TIBCO
6 2 (7.41%) Google
7 1 (3.70%) Adobe
7 1 (3.70%) ATG
7 1 (3.70%) Perforce
7 1 (3.70%) Rackspace
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat