The table below looks at the statistics for the WebSphere Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere Specialist
Rank 68 - 70
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Specialist 4 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.43% - 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% - 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Average daily rate £425 - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £338
% change year-on-year
- +25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
WebSphere Specialist
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
850 696 837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.30% 94.18% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 406 418
Average daily rate £400 £376 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 48 71
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.45 £22.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.87% -13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.69 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £42.50 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

WebSphere Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere Specialist in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

WebSphere Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

WebSphere Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WebSphere Specialist across the Cheshire region.

WebSphere Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

WebSphere Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere Specialist within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 4 £425 -
WebSphere Specialist
North West

WebSphere Specialist
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited WebSphere Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with WebSphere Specialist in their job title.

1 10 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 10 (100.00%) Middleware
1 10 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 9 (90.00%) Banking
2 9 (90.00%) Finance
3 8 (80.00%) HTTP
4 7 (70.00%) Tivoli
4 7 (70.00%) QA
5 3 (30.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (30.00%) Unix
5 3 (30.00%) JBoss
6 2 (20.00%) AIX
6 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (10.00%) DB2
7 1 (10.00%) Clustering
7 1 (10.00%) Jython
7 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
7 1 (10.00%) SSL
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (10.00%) Apache
7 1 (10.00%) MQSeries
7 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
7 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
7 1 (10.00%) SOA
7 1 (10.00%) FTP

WebSphere Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited WebSphere Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with WebSphere Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 10 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (30.00%) JBoss
3 1 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (10.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) FTP
2 1 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) DB2
General
1 9 (90.00%) Banking
1 9 (90.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) Middleware
2 3 (30.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
2 2 (20.00%) AIX
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Jython
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft