The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills 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 over the 3 months to 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 55 63 60
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 37 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.35% 1.80% 1.62%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.16% 10.34% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 12 2
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.06% +3.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £353 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £406 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.74% -4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £36.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -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
244 174 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.08% 17.42% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 99 49
Average daily rate £425 £408 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £286 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 11
Average hourly rate £20.50 £16.84 £23.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -29.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £38.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +11.11%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Chester +7 15 £400 +3.15%
Knutsford -9 9 £425 -
Warrington - 2 £309 - 1
WebSphere
North West

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing WebSphere also 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 that cited WebSphere.

1 40 (64.52%) Java
2 39 (62.90%) Finance
3 34 (54.84%) Oracle
4 31 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 31 (50.00%) IBM
5 30 (48.39%) XML
6 26 (41.94%) Banking
6 26 (41.94%) Middleware
7 23 (37.10%) HTTP
8 22 (35.48%) Web Services
9 21 (33.87%) Spring
10 20 (32.26%) JBoss
10 20 (32.26%) SQL
11 19 (30.65%) J2EE
12 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (27.42%) JavaScript
12 17 (27.42%) WebLogic
12 17 (27.42%) Waterfall
13 15 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (22.58%) JSP
14 14 (22.58%) Servlets
14 14 (22.58%) TDD
14 14 (22.58%) Subversion
14 14 (22.58%) IBM HTTP Server
15 13 (20.97%) MVC
15 13 (20.97%) SSL
15 13 (20.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 12 (19.35%) WSDL
16 12 (19.35%) Apache
16 12 (19.35%) Unix

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing WebSphere also 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 that cited WebSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 31 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 20 (32.26%) JBoss
3 17 (27.42%) WebLogic
4 14 (22.58%) IBM HTTP Server
5 13 (20.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 12 (19.35%) Apache
7 8 (12.90%) CICS
7 8 (12.90%) iPlanet
8 6 (9.68%) Tomcat
9 3 (4.84%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (37.10%) HTTP
2 13 (20.97%) SSL
3 12 (19.35%) Internet
4 4 (6.45%) HTTPS
4 4 (6.45%) LAN
4 4 (6.45%) WAN
5 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.23%) Firewall
6 2 (3.23%) VPN
6 2 (3.23%) Wireless
7 1 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) DB2
2 6 (9.68%) Oracle Database
2 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.61%) Redis
3 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (22.58%) Subversion
2 12 (19.35%) Jenkins
3 10 (16.13%) ClearCase
3 10 (16.13%) JIRA
4 9 (14.52%) Selenium
5 8 (12.90%) Introscope
6 6 (9.68%) Cucumber
7 5 (8.06%) Checkstyle
7 5 (8.06%) FindBugs
7 5 (8.06%) Maven
7 5 (8.06%) Mockito
7 5 (8.06%) SonarQube
8 3 (4.84%) JUnit
9 2 (3.23%) ClearQuest
9 2 (3.23%) Eclipse
9 2 (3.23%) Hudson
10 1 (1.61%) NetBeans
10 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (62.90%) Finance
2 26 (41.94%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (32.26%) Developer
2 18 (29.03%) Java Developer
3 10 (16.13%) WebSphere Specialist
4 6 (9.68%) Administrator
4 6 (9.68%) Architect
5 5 (8.06%) Senior Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Server Administrator
5 5 (8.06%) WebSphere Administrator
6 4 (6.45%) Applications Specialist
6 4 (6.45%) Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (6.45%) Middleware Specialist
6 4 (6.45%) Server Specialist
6 4 (6.45%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 4 (6.45%) Technical Manager
6 4 (6.45%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
6 4 (6.45%) WebSphere Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) WebSphere Server Specialist
7 3 (4.84%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (48.39%) XML
2 26 (41.94%) Middleware
3 22 (35.48%) Web Services
4 21 (33.87%) Spring
5 19 (30.65%) J2EE
6 14 (22.58%) JSP
6 14 (22.58%) Servlets
7 12 (19.35%) WSDL
8 10 (16.13%) JDBC
9 9 (14.52%) Java EE
9 9 (14.52%) JMS
9 9 (14.52%) jQuery
9 9 (14.52%) XSLT
10 8 (12.90%) EJB
10 8 (12.90%) Hibernate
10 8 (12.90%) Struts
10 8 (12.90%) XSD
11 7 (11.29%) CSS
11 7 (11.29%) SOAP
11 7 (11.29%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Mainframe
1 8 (12.90%) PMI
2 7 (11.29%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (8.06%) Clustering
3 5 (8.06%) N-Tier
3 5 (8.06%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Health Informatics
4 1 (1.61%) Informatics
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.35%) Unix
2 10 (16.13%) AIX
3 8 (12.90%) Linux
4 7 (11.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (27.42%) Waterfall
2 15 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (22.58%) TDD
4 13 (20.97%) MVC
5 11 (17.74%) Integration Testing
6 10 (16.13%) Service Management
7 8 (12.90%) Agile Project Management
7 8 (12.90%) CMMI
7 8 (12.90%) PRINCE
7 8 (12.90%) PRINCE2
7 8 (12.90%) Project Management
7 8 (12.90%) RUP
7 8 (12.90%) SDLC
8 7 (11.29%) Software Engineering
8 7 (11.29%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (9.68%) ITIL
10 5 (8.06%) Automated Testing
10 5 (8.06%) E-Commerce
10 5 (8.06%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 40 (64.52%) Java
2 20 (32.26%) SQL
3 17 (27.42%) JavaScript
4 10 (16.13%) Jython
5 8 (12.90%) Assembly Language
5 8 (12.90%) COBOL
6 7 (11.29%) PL/SQL
7 4 (6.45%) Korn
7 4 (6.45%) Perl
7 4 (6.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) PMI Certification
2 5 (8.06%) Sun Certification
3 4 (6.45%) Degree
4 3 (4.84%) CCNP
4 3 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.84%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.23%) CCNA
6 1 (1.61%) CCIE
6 1 (1.61%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) CA Wily
2 4 (6.45%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.23%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 34 (54.84%) Oracle
2 31 (50.00%) IBM
3 9 (14.52%) Sun
4 8 (12.90%) CA
4 8 (12.90%) Chordiant
4 8 (12.90%) Red Hat
5 6 (9.68%) Sybase
5 6 (9.68%) TIBCO
6 5 (8.06%) Perforce
7 4 (6.45%) Cisco
8 3 (4.84%) Juniper
9 2 (3.23%) Citrix
9 2 (3.23%) HP
9 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
9 2 (3.23%) VMware
10 1 (1.61%) ATG
10 1 (1.61%) F5
10 1 (1.61%) hybris