Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 160 133
Rank change year-on-year -3 -27 -60
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 21 46 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.75% 0.79%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.89% 4.34% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 36 26
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.62% -4.41%
10th Percentile £275 £363 £338
90th Percentile £601 £485 £588
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £40.75
% change year-on-year +4.17% -11.66% +30.40%

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 727 1061 776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.02% 17.21% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 615 425
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £207 £238 £238
90th Percentile £564 £525 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 28 42
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £15.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.35% -11.64% -
10th Percentile £13.04 £10.60 £11.04
90th Percentile £42.20 £24.00 £33.55
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.43
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.96% +7.92%

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 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Warwickshire +4 8 £388 -12.68%
Shropshire - 3 £540 -
Staffordshire - 3 £300 - 1
Coventry +12 2 £625 +56.25% 1
Birmingham -19 1 £550 +29.41%
Worcestershire - 1 £325 -
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 15 (71.43%) Java
2 12 (57.14%) Oracle
2 12 (57.14%) Linux
3 8 (38.10%) Tomcat
3 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (33.33%) Maven
4 7 (33.33%) HTTP
4 7 (33.33%) XML
5 6 (28.57%) SLA
5 6 (28.57%) IBM
5 6 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (28.57%) Windows
6 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
6 5 (23.81%) REST
6 5 (23.81%) Unix
6 5 (23.81%) SOAP
6 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
6 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
6 5 (23.81%) Change Management
7 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
7 4 (19.05%) Netcool
7 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (19.05%) C#
7 4 (19.05%) SQL
7 4 (19.05%) Servlets
7 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
7 4 (19.05%) SOA
7 4 (19.05%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (19.05%) Windows 2000 Server

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 8 (38.10%) Tomcat
2 3 (14.29%) JBoss
2 3 (14.29%) Mule
2 3 (14.29%) Mule ESB
2 3 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (9.52%) Apache
4 1 (4.76%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (4.76%) IIS
4 1 (4.76%) Jetty
4 1 (4.76%) Mongrel
4 1 (4.76%) nginx
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (4.76%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Maximo
2 1 (4.76%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.76%) Google App Engine
2 1 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) HTTP
2 3 (14.29%) AMQP
2 3 (14.29%) SSL
3 2 (9.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Maven
2 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
2 4 (19.05%) Subversion
3 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.76%) Ant
4 1 (4.76%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.76%) MSBuild
4 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (9.52%) Banking
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Maximo Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Applications Support
4 3 (14.29%) Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Messaging Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.76%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (4.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Pega Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Security Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) SOA Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) XML
2 6 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (23.81%) REST
3 5 (23.81%) SOAP
4 4 (19.05%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (19.05%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (19.05%) Servlets
5 3 (14.29%) J2SE
5 3 (14.29%) JMS
5 3 (14.29%) JSON
5 3 (14.29%) JSON Schema
5 3 (14.29%) Middleware
5 3 (14.29%) WSDL
5 3 (14.29%) XSD
6 2 (9.52%) J2EE
6 2 (9.52%) JDBC
6 2 (9.52%) Web Services
7 1 (4.76%) .NET
7 1 (4.76%) Velocity
7 1 (4.76%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Digital Media
1 2 (9.52%) iPad
1 2 (9.52%) Virtual Team
2 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Windows
3 5 (23.81%) Unix
4 4 (19.05%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (14.29%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.76%) CentOS
6 1 (4.76%) Debian
6 1 (4.76%) Fedora
6 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Change Management
3 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
3 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
3 4 (19.05%) Migration
3 4 (19.05%) SOA
3 4 (19.05%) Task Automation
4 3 (14.29%) Coaching
4 3 (14.29%) Conceptual Models
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (14.29%) Kanban
4 3 (14.29%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) Sequence Diagram
4 3 (14.29%) TDD
4 3 (14.29%) UML
5 2 (9.52%) B2C
5 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (9.52%) High Availability
5 2 (9.52%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
3 4 (19.05%) C#
3 4 (19.05%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.76%) Go
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) Perl
4 1 (4.76%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) SLA
2 2 (9.52%) QA
3 1 (4.76%) GCP
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) KVM
3 1 (4.76%) VirtualBox
3 1 (4.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Ansible
1 4 (19.05%) Netcool
2 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.76%) Puppet
3 1 (4.76%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Oracle
2 6 (28.57%) IBM
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 3 (14.29%) MuleSoft
4 3 (14.29%) WSO2
5 2 (9.52%) ATG
5 2 (9.52%) VMware
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco
6 1 (4.76%) Dell
6 1 (4.76%) EMC
6 1 (4.76%) F5
6 1 (4.76%) Google
6 1 (4.76%) NetApp
6 1 (4.76%) Pega
6 1 (4.76%) Perforce
6 1 (4.76%) Rackspace
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.76%) Splunk
6 1 (4.76%) TIBCO
6 1 (4.76%) Unisys