Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 157 170
Rank change year-on-year +19 +13 -49
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 64 18 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.27% 0.42% 0.79%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.57% 2.53% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 10 40
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £419 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% -1.47% -
10th Percentile £350 £263 £363
90th Percentile £499 £565 £500
England median daily rate £500 £490 £450
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.75 - -
England median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -11.43% -1.41% -5.33%

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 846 712 1,095
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.73% 16.45% 18.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 442 675
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £419 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +4.69% +8.11%
10th Percentile £250 £231 £243
90th Percentile £563 £575 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 30 23
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.82 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.14% +26.56% -24.70%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.18 £10.52
90th Percentile £29.58 £36.35 £24.00
England median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +1.27%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +22 37 £450 +181.25% 2
Warwickshire +16 22 £385 -0.65%
Coventry -16 2 £475 -
Staffordshire -1 1 £413 +37.50% 2
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 41 (64.06%) IBM
2 37 (57.81%) Java
3 35 (54.69%) Spring
4 34 (53.13%) Hibernate
5 32 (50.00%) Microservices
6 31 (48.44%) Spring Boot
6 31 (48.44%) Apache Camel
6 31 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (46.88%) TDD
7 30 (46.88%) Java 8
8 29 (45.31%) Git (software)
9 28 (43.75%) RabbitMQ
10 26 (40.63%) Relational Database
10 26 (40.63%) Subversion
10 26 (40.63%) JavaScript
10 26 (40.63%) SQL
10 26 (40.63%) HTML
11 25 (39.06%) Migration
12 24 (37.50%) SQL Server
13 23 (35.94%) CSS
14 22 (34.38%) BDD
15 21 (32.81%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (26.56%) Security Cleared
17 15 (23.44%) SC Cleared
18 13 (20.31%) WebSphere MQ
19 9 (14.06%) Middleware
19 9 (14.06%) Python
19 9 (14.06%) Ansible
20 7 (10.94%) WebSphere Application Server
20 7 (10.94%) Tomcat

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 7 (10.94%) JBoss
1 7 (10.94%) Tomcat
1 7 (10.94%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (9.38%) Apache
3 5 (7.81%) IIS
4 4 (6.25%) WildFly
5 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.13%) Mule
5 2 (3.13%) Mule ESB
5 2 (3.13%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.56%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) ENOVIA
2 2 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.56%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) SMS
2 3 (4.69%) HTTP
2 3 (4.69%) SAN
3 2 (3.13%) LAN
3 2 (3.13%) WAN
4 1 (1.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (40.63%) Relational Database
2 24 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 21 (32.81%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.13%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.56%) MySQL
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (45.31%) Git (software)
2 26 (40.63%) Subversion
3 3 (4.69%) Maven
4 2 (3.13%) Ant
4 2 (3.13%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.13%) JUnit
5 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.56%) XMLSpy
General
1 4 (6.25%) Automotive
2 2 (3.13%) Finance
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (65.63%) Developer
2 32 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 7 (10.94%) WebSphere Developer
4 4 (6.25%) Analyst
5 3 (4.69%) Administrator
5 3 (4.69%) Applications Support
5 3 (4.69%) IT Support
5 3 (4.69%) Technical Support
6 2 (3.13%) Agile Developer
6 2 (3.13%) Agile Java Developer
6 2 (3.13%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (3.13%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) Digital Analyst
6 2 (3.13%) Digital Business Analyst
6 2 (3.13%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 2 (3.13%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 2 (3.13%) IT Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) MuleSoft Developer
6 2 (3.13%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (54.69%) Spring
2 34 (53.13%) Hibernate
3 31 (48.44%) Apache Camel
3 31 (48.44%) Spring Boot
4 28 (43.75%) RabbitMQ
5 26 (40.63%) HTML
6 23 (35.94%) CSS
7 13 (20.31%) WebSphere MQ
8 9 (14.06%) Middleware
9 5 (7.81%) IBM Integration Bus
10 4 (6.25%) XML
11 3 (4.69%) .NET
12 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
12 2 (3.13%) Ajax
12 2 (3.13%) J2EE
12 2 (3.13%) Java EE
12 2 (3.13%) JPA
12 2 (3.13%) jQuery
12 2 (3.13%) Struts
12 2 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) DataPower
2 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.25%) Linux
1 4 (6.25%) Unix
2 3 (4.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 3 (4.69%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) Windows 7
2 3 (4.69%) Windows Server
2 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.00%) Microservices
2 31 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (46.88%) TDD
4 25 (39.06%) Migration
5 22 (34.38%) BDD
6 6 (9.38%) Change Management
7 5 (7.81%) DevOps
8 4 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 4 (6.25%) Validation
9 3 (4.69%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (4.69%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.69%) E-Commerce
9 3 (4.69%) ITIL
9 3 (4.69%) Performance Testing
9 3 (4.69%) Problem Management
9 3 (4.69%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (4.69%) Scrum
9 3 (4.69%) Service Management
9 3 (4.69%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 37 (57.81%) Java
2 30 (46.88%) Java 8
3 26 (40.63%) JavaScript
3 26 (40.63%) SQL
4 9 (14.06%) Python
5 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.56%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.56%) C
6 1 (1.56%) COBOL
6 1 (1.56%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 17 (26.56%) Security Cleared
2 15 (23.44%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.69%) NFS
2 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.69%) XenApp
2 3 (4.69%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) Ansible
2 4 (6.25%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 1 (1.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (64.06%) IBM
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle
4 3 (4.69%) Citrix
4 3 (4.69%) VMware
5 2 (3.13%) BMC
5 2 (3.13%) MuleSoft
5 2 (3.13%) Remedy
6 1 (1.56%) Google