The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 64 60 66
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 26 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.55% 2.13% 0.89%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.15% 13.04% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 2
Median daily rate £374 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.62% +3.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £373 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £451 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £36.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.47% -4.76%
WebSphere
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
214 161 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.00% 16.31% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 88 50
Median daily rate £403 £413 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.36% +33.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.72% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 6
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.84 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.70% +8.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.52 £31.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.91% +15.34%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

WebSphere Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

WebSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

WebSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +8 15 £394 -1.68%
Knutsford -9 2 £375 -
Warrington - 2 £309 - 1
WebSphere
North West

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 40 (71.43%) Java
2 35 (62.50%) Finance
3 33 (58.93%) Oracle
4 31 (55.36%) XML
4 31 (55.36%) IBM
5 26 (46.43%) WebSphere Application Server
6 23 (41.07%) Web Services
7 22 (39.29%) Banking
7 22 (39.29%) Middleware
8 21 (37.50%) SQL
8 21 (37.50%) Spring
9 20 (35.71%) J2EE
10 19 (33.93%) HTTP
11 18 (32.14%) JBoss
11 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (32.14%) Waterfall
12 17 (30.36%) JavaScript
12 17 (30.36%) WebLogic
13 16 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (26.79%) TDD
15 14 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
15 14 (25.00%) JSP
15 14 (25.00%) Servlets
15 14 (25.00%) Subversion
16 13 (23.21%) Jenkins
16 13 (23.21%) WSDL
16 13 (23.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 13 (23.21%) MVC
17 12 (21.43%) Internet
17 12 (21.43%) SSL

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 26 (46.43%) WebSphere Application Server
2 18 (32.14%) JBoss
3 17 (30.36%) WebLogic
4 14 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
5 13 (23.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 11 (19.64%) Apache
7 8 (14.29%) CICS
7 8 (14.29%) iPlanet
8 6 (10.71%) Tomcat
9 3 (5.36%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (33.93%) HTTP
2 12 (21.43%) Internet
2 12 (21.43%) SSL
3 4 (7.14%) HTTPS
3 4 (7.14%) LAN
3 4 (7.14%) WAN
4 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.57%) Firewall
5 2 (3.57%) VPN
5 2 (3.57%) Wireless
6 1 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) DB2
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle Database
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.79%) Redis
3 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (25.00%) Subversion
2 13 (23.21%) Jenkins
3 11 (19.64%) JIRA
4 10 (17.86%) ClearCase
4 10 (17.86%) Selenium
5 8 (14.29%) Introscope
6 6 (10.71%) Cucumber
7 5 (8.93%) Checkstyle
7 5 (8.93%) FindBugs
7 5 (8.93%) Maven
7 5 (8.93%) Mockito
7 5 (8.93%) SonarQube
8 4 (7.14%) JUnit
9 2 (3.57%) ClearQuest
9 2 (3.57%) Hudson
10 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (62.50%) Finance
2 22 (39.29%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) Developer
2 18 (32.14%) Java Developer
3 6 (10.71%) Administrator
3 6 (10.71%) WebSphere Specialist
4 5 (8.93%) Architect
4 5 (8.93%) Server Administrator
4 5 (8.93%) WebSphere Administrator
5 4 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Technical Manager
5 4 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
6 3 (5.36%) Applications Specialist
6 3 (5.36%) Designer
6 3 (5.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (5.36%) Server Specialist
6 3 (5.36%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (5.36%) WebSphere Consultant
6 3 (5.36%) WebSphere Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (55.36%) XML
2 23 (41.07%) Web Services
3 22 (39.29%) Middleware
4 21 (37.50%) Spring
5 20 (35.71%) J2EE
6 14 (25.00%) JSP
6 14 (25.00%) Servlets
7 13 (23.21%) WSDL
8 11 (19.64%) JDBC
9 10 (17.86%) XSLT
10 9 (16.07%) jQuery
11 8 (14.29%) EJB
11 8 (14.29%) Hibernate
11 8 (14.29%) Java EE
11 8 (14.29%) JMS
11 8 (14.29%) SOAP
11 8 (14.29%) Struts
11 8 (14.29%) XSD
12 7 (12.50%) CSS
12 7 (12.50%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Mainframe
1 8 (14.29%) PMI
2 7 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (8.93%) N-Tier
3 5 (8.93%) Online Banking
4 4 (7.14%) Clustering
5 1 (1.79%) Health Informatics
5 1 (1.79%) Informatics
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Unix
2 9 (16.07%) AIX
3 8 (14.29%) Linux
4 6 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (32.14%) Waterfall
2 16 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (26.79%) TDD
4 13 (23.21%) MVC
5 12 (21.43%) Integration Testing
6 10 (17.86%) Service Management
7 8 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
7 8 (14.29%) CMMI
7 8 (14.29%) PRINCE
7 8 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 8 (14.29%) Project Management
7 8 (14.29%) RUP
7 8 (14.29%) SDLC
7 8 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 8 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (10.71%) ITIL
9 5 (8.93%) AOP
9 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
9 5 (8.93%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 40 (71.43%) Java
2 21 (37.50%) SQL
3 17 (30.36%) JavaScript
4 9 (16.07%) Jython
5 8 (14.29%) Assembly Language
5 8 (14.29%) COBOL
5 8 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 4 (7.14%) Korn
6 4 (7.14%) Perl
6 4 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) PMI Certification
2 5 (8.93%) Sun Certification
3 4 (7.14%) Degree
4 3 (5.36%) CCNP
4 3 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.57%) CCNA
6 1 (1.79%) CCIE
6 1 (1.79%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) CA Wily
2 2 (3.57%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (58.93%) Oracle
2 31 (55.36%) IBM
3 9 (16.07%) Sun
4 8 (14.29%) CA
4 8 (14.29%) Chordiant
5 7 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 6 (10.71%) Sybase
6 6 (10.71%) TIBCO
7 5 (8.93%) Perforce
8 4 (7.14%) Cisco
9 3 (5.36%) Juniper
10 2 (3.57%) Citrix
10 2 (3.57%) HP
10 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
10 2 (3.57%) VMware
11 1 (1.79%) ATG
11 1 (1.79%) F5
11 1 (1.79%) hybris