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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 63 59 53
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 16 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.60% 1.68% 1.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.14% 11.38% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £358 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £39.38 £27.48
% change year-on-year
-13.01% +43.28%
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
175 123 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.48% 14.77% 19.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 51 53
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +109.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.81 £16.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.57 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.26%

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
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 17 April 2015. 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
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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 -3 2 - -
Northwich - - - -
Crewe - - - - 1
WebSphere
North West

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 22 (66.67%) Oracle
2 20 (60.61%) Java
3 17 (51.52%) IBM
4 16 (48.48%) SQL
5 15 (45.45%) Finance
6 14 (42.42%) Web Services
7 12 (36.36%) Software Engineering
7 12 (36.36%) WSDL
7 12 (36.36%) SOAP
8 11 (33.33%) Linux
8 11 (33.33%) J2EE
8 11 (33.33%) Spring
9 10 (30.30%) UNIX
9 10 (30.30%) XML
9 10 (30.30%) Servlets
9 10 (30.30%) Integration Testing
10 9 (27.27%) JUnit
10 9 (27.27%) IIS
10 9 (27.27%) CSS
10 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
10 9 (27.27%) HTML
10 9 (27.27%) HTTP
10 9 (27.27%) JAX-RPC
10 9 (27.27%) Banking
10 9 (27.27%) Degree
11 8 (24.24%) TDD
11 8 (24.24%) Tomcat
11 8 (24.24%) Cucumber
11 8 (24.24%) Relational Database
12 7 (21.21%) Web Application Development

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 9 (27.27%) IIS
2 8 (24.24%) Tomcat
3 7 (21.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 7 (21.21%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (12.12%) iPlanet
4 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
5 3 (9.09%) JBoss
5 3 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (6.06%) WebLogic
6 2 (6.06%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 2 (6.06%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (3.03%) Jetty
7 1 (3.03%) nginx
7 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
7 1 (3.03%) Apache
7 1 (3.03%) Commerce Server
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.03%) Route 53
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) HTTP
2 7 (21.21%) Internet
3 5 (15.15%) LDAP
4 1 (3.03%) DHCP
4 1 (3.03%) FTP
4 1 (3.03%) DNS
4 1 (3.03%) SSL
4 1 (3.03%) Firewall
4 1 (3.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) Relational Database
2 7 (21.21%) RDBMS
2 7 (21.21%) Informix
3 6 (18.18%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.03%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) JUnit
2 8 (24.24%) Cucumber
3 7 (21.21%) Selenium
3 7 (21.21%) Mockito
4 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
5 3 (9.09%) JIRA
6 2 (6.06%) Subversion
6 2 (6.06%) Maven
6 2 (6.06%) Introscope
6 2 (6.06%) SonarQube
6 2 (6.06%) Hudson
7 1 (3.03%) CruiseControl
7 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
7 1 (3.03%) Cactus
7 1 (3.03%) Ant
General
1 15 (45.45%) Finance
2 9 (27.27%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Developer
2 12 (36.36%) Java Developer
3 6 (18.18%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Release Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.06%) WebSphere Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Implementation Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Environment Manager
5 2 (6.06%) TIBCO Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Test Environment Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Middleware Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (42.42%) Web Services
2 12 (36.36%) WSDL
2 12 (36.36%) SOAP
3 11 (33.33%) Spring
3 11 (33.33%) J2EE
4 10 (30.30%) XML
4 10 (30.30%) Servlets
5 9 (27.27%) HTML
5 9 (27.27%) CSS
5 9 (27.27%) JAX-RPC
6 7 (21.21%) XSL
6 7 (21.21%) JDBC
6 7 (21.21%) JSON
6 7 (21.21%) RESTful
6 7 (21.21%) PowerMock
6 7 (21.21%) JAX-RS
7 3 (9.09%) JSF
7 3 (9.09%) JAX-WS
7 3 (9.09%) XSLT
8 2 (6.06%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Online Banking
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Open Source
3 2 (6.06%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.03%) PMI
4 1 (3.03%) DTV
4 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.03%) Web 2.0
4 1 (3.03%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Linux
2 10 (30.30%) UNIX
3 7 (21.21%) Windows
4 2 (6.06%) AIX
5 1 (3.03%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Software Engineering
2 10 (30.30%) Integration Testing
3 8 (24.24%) TDD
4 7 (21.21%) ITIL
4 7 (21.21%) Web Application Development
5 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 3 (9.09%) Programme Management
6 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 3 (9.09%) PRINCE
7 2 (6.06%) TOGAF
8 1 (3.03%) Test Scripting
8 1 (3.03%) Demand Management
8 1 (3.03%) Capacity Management
8 1 (3.03%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
8 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
8 1 (3.03%) Use Case
8 1 (3.03%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (60.61%) Java
2 16 (48.48%) SQL
3 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 5 (15.15%) PL/SQL
4 5 (15.15%) Shell Script
5 3 (9.09%) XPath
6 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.06%) Perl
7 1 (3.03%) C++
7 1 (3.03%) Ruby
7 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (6.06%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (3.03%) BladeLogic
3 1 (3.03%) Puppet
3 1 (3.03%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 22 (66.67%) Oracle
2 17 (51.52%) IBM
3 4 (12.12%) CA
4 3 (9.09%) Sun
4 3 (9.09%) Perforce
5 2 (6.06%) VMware
5 2 (6.06%) TIBCO
5 2 (6.06%) Compuware
5 2 (6.06%) HP
5 2 (6.06%) Sybase
6 1 (3.03%) SAP
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.03%) ATG
6 1 (3.03%) hybris
6 1 (3.03%) RightScale