Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 165 167
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2 -22
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 34 19 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.67% 0.40% 0.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.02% 2.64% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 36
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +5.88% +4.62%
10th Percentile £218 £275 £363
90th Percentile £499 £613 £484
England median daily rate £500 £493 £450
% change year-on-year +1.37% +9.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 - -
England median hourly rate £33.08 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -11.79% +4.17% -11.66%

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 845 721 1,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.66% 15.25% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 461 618
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £208 £238
90th Percentile £563 £575 £525
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.89% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 28 26
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £15.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +23.25% -8.36%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.68 £10.60
90th Percentile £29.05 £43.18 £24.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% +5.18%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 - 19 £450 - 6
Warwickshire +9 11 £360 -7.10%
Shropshire -52 1 - -
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 17 (50.00%) Java
1 17 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (47.06%) IBM
2 16 (47.06%) Hibernate
2 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (47.06%) Spring
2 16 (47.06%) Apache Camel
2 16 (47.06%) Microservices
2 16 (47.06%) Spring Boot
2 16 (47.06%) Java 8
3 15 (44.12%) SQL
4 14 (41.18%) RabbitMQ
4 14 (41.18%) Git (software)
4 14 (41.18%) TDD
5 13 (38.24%) Subversion
5 13 (38.24%) BDD
5 13 (38.24%) Migration
6 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
6 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
6 12 (35.29%) Relational Database
7 11 (32.35%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (32.35%) HTML
7 11 (32.35%) CSS
8 10 (29.41%) SC Cleared
9 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
9 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
9 8 (23.53%) IIS
9 8 (23.53%) JBoss
9 8 (23.53%) Change Management
10 7 (20.59%) 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 8 (23.53%) IIS
1 8 (23.53%) JBoss
2 7 (20.59%) Tomcat
3 6 (17.65%) WildFly
4 4 (11.76%) Apache
5 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
5 2 (5.88%) Skype for Business
5 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) ENOVIA
1 2 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) LAN
1 2 (5.88%) SAN
1 2 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (35.29%) Relational Database
3 11 (32.35%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.94%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (41.18%) Git (software)
2 13 (38.24%) Subversion
General
1 2 (5.88%) Automotive
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Developer
2 15 (44.12%) Java Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Applications Support
3 6 (17.65%) Technical Support
4 3 (8.82%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Applications Support Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Support Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Support Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) WebSphere Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) IT Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) IT Support
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Administrator
6 1 (2.94%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (47.06%) Apache Camel
1 16 (47.06%) Hibernate
1 16 (47.06%) Spring
1 16 (47.06%) Spring Boot
2 14 (41.18%) RabbitMQ
3 11 (32.35%) CSS
3 11 (32.35%) HTML
4 6 (17.65%) .NET
5 4 (11.76%) .NET Framework
5 4 (11.76%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (8.82%) Middleware
7 1 (2.94%) EJB
7 1 (2.94%) J2EE
7 1 (2.94%) JMS
7 1 (2.94%) JSP
7 1 (2.94%) LDAP
7 1 (2.94%) Servlets
7 1 (2.94%) Web Services
7 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
1 2 (5.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
1 2 (5.88%) Unix
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
1 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
1 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
1 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (47.06%) Microservices
2 14 (41.18%) TDD
3 13 (38.24%) BDD
3 13 (38.24%) Migration
4 8 (23.53%) Change Management
5 6 (17.65%) Service Management
6 4 (11.76%) ITIL
6 4 (11.76%) Validation
7 3 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (5.88%) Collaborative Working
8 2 (5.88%) Performance Testing
8 2 (5.88%) PLM
8 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
8 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (5.88%) Scrum
9 1 (2.94%) OO
9 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.94%) Task Automation
9 1 (2.94%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) Java
2 16 (47.06%) Java 8
3 15 (44.12%) SQL
4 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
5 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
6 4 (11.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.65%) XenApp
2 6 (17.65%) XenDesktop
3 2 (5.88%) NFS
3 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) Ansible
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) IBM
2 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.65%) Citrix
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle
5 2 (5.88%) BMC
5 2 (5.88%) Remedy
5 2 (5.88%) VMware
6 1 (2.94%) ATG
6 1 (2.94%) hybris
6 1 (2.94%) Pega