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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 51 52 61
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 8 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.19% 2.10% 0.94%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.55% 19.09% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 2
Median daily rate £400 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £364 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -0.60%
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
106 110 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.82% 11.01% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 75 59
Median daily rate £398 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £283 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 9
Median hourly rate £12.50 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.38 £17.50 £19.38
% change year-on-year
+22.15% -9.70%

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
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 6 December 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 +2 2 £375 -
Knutsford +1 2 £425 -
Warrington -3 1 - - 1
WebSphere
North West

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 15 (83.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 10 (55.56%) JBoss
3 8 (44.44%) IBM
3 8 (44.44%) Jenkins
4 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (38.89%) Java
4 7 (38.89%) Web Services
4 7 (38.89%) Middleware
4 7 (38.89%) Finance
4 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (38.89%) Banking
4 7 (38.89%) Spring
5 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 6 (33.33%) TDD
5 6 (33.33%) Clustering
5 6 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (33.33%) SOAP
5 6 (33.33%) Unix
5 6 (33.33%) J2EE
5 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 5 (27.78%) Open Source
6 5 (27.78%) WebLogic
6 5 (27.78%) Linux
6 5 (27.78%) Tomcat
6 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
7 4 (22.22%) Extreme Programming
7 4 (22.22%) JAXB
7 4 (22.22%) WSDL
7 4 (22.22%) SSL
7 4 (22.22%) JDBC

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 15 (83.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 10 (55.56%) JBoss
3 5 (27.78%) Tomcat
3 5 (27.78%) WebLogic
4 3 (16.67%) Apache
5 2 (11.11%) GlassFish
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Process Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) SSL
2 3 (16.67%) HTTP
2 3 (16.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Jenkins
2 4 (22.22%) JIRA
2 4 (22.22%) JUnit
2 4 (22.22%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) Subversion
3 3 (16.67%) Eclipse
3 3 (16.67%) Hudson
4 1 (5.56%) ClearCase
4 1 (5.56%) ClearQuest
4 1 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 7 (38.89%) Banking
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Java Developer
2 4 (22.22%) WebSphere Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Server Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Middleware Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (11.11%) WebSphere Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) SOA Developer
5 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) Middleware
1 7 (38.89%) Spring
1 7 (38.89%) Web Services
2 6 (33.33%) J2EE
2 6 (33.33%) SOAP
2 6 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (22.22%) Apache Camel
3 4 (22.22%) JAXB
3 4 (22.22%) JAX-WS
3 4 (22.22%) JDBC
3 4 (22.22%) POJO
3 4 (22.22%) WSDL
3 4 (22.22%) XML
3 4 (22.22%) XSLT
4 2 (11.11%) JSTL
4 2 (11.11%) REST
4 2 (11.11%) Struts
5 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
5 1 (5.56%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (5.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Unix
2 5 (27.78%) Linux
3 3 (16.67%) AIX
4 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 6 (33.33%) TDD
2 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 5 (27.78%) Open Source
4 4 (22.22%) AOP
4 4 (22.22%) Extreme Programming
4 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Kanban
4 4 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.11%) OO
6 2 (11.11%) Scrum
6 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.11%) UML
6 2 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) Jython
3 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) BladeLogic
1 3 (16.67%) CA Wily
1 3 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) IBM
2 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle
4 3 (16.67%) CA
5 2 (11.11%) hybris