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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 70 51 39
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -12
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 7 12 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.64% 1.48% 3.68%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.69% 6.63% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 9
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £325 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £441 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £31.25 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+21.60% -1.96%
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
123 181 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.24% 22.32% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 83 67
Average daily rate £390 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 16
Average hourly rate £15.92 £16.84 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.46% -38.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.21 £10.75 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £43.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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 -6 2 £475 +46.15%
Chester -4 1 £220 -45.00%
WebSphere
North West

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 21 (67.74%) Java
2 20 (64.52%) SQL
2 20 (64.52%) Oracle
3 19 (61.29%) Finance
3 19 (61.29%) SDLC
4 18 (58.06%) J2EE
5 17 (54.84%) Spring
6 16 (51.61%) Software Engineering
7 15 (48.39%) Web Services
8 14 (45.16%) IBM
8 14 (45.16%) System Integration Testing
9 13 (41.94%) Oracle Database
9 13 (41.94%) WSDL
9 13 (41.94%) SOAP
10 12 (38.71%) Integration Testing
11 11 (35.48%) HTML
12 10 (32.26%) XML
12 10 (32.26%) JBoss
12 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (29.03%) Degree
13 9 (29.03%) Waterfall
13 9 (29.03%) Servlets
13 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
13 9 (29.03%) PL/SQL
13 9 (29.03%) JUnit
14 8 (25.81%) CSS
14 8 (25.81%) XSLT
14 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
15 7 (22.58%) JAX-WS

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 10 (32.26%) JBoss
2 6 (19.35%) Tomcat
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 4 (12.90%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (9.68%) Apache
4 3 (9.68%) WebLogic
4 3 (9.68%) IIS
5 2 (6.45%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (3.23%) Jetty
6 1 (3.23%) nginx
6 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
6 1 (3.23%) iPlanet
6 1 (3.23%) Documentum
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.23%) Route 53
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) HTTP
2 4 (12.90%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) Network Security
3 1 (3.23%) DNS
3 1 (3.23%) SSL
3 1 (3.23%) LDAP
3 1 (3.23%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) Oracle Database
2 7 (22.58%) Relational Database
3 4 (12.90%) RDBMS
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
3 4 (12.90%) DB2
3 4 (12.90%) Informix
4 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) JUnit
2 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
3 6 (19.35%) JIRA
4 5 (16.13%) Cucumber
5 4 (12.90%) Selenium
5 4 (12.90%) Mockito
5 4 (12.90%) Subversion
6 3 (9.68%) Cactus
6 3 (9.68%) Eclipse
6 3 (9.68%) FishEye
6 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
7 2 (6.45%) Hudson
7 2 (6.45%) Maven
8 1 (3.23%) Lombardi
8 1 (3.23%) Introscope
8 1 (3.23%) JMeter
8 1 (3.23%) CruiseControl
8 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
8 1 (3.23%) LoadUI
8 1 (3.23%) SonarQube
General
1 19 (61.29%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Retail
4 2 (6.45%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) Java Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Senior Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Administrator
4 4 (12.90%) Release Manager
4 4 (12.90%) WebSphere Administrator
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Environment Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Software Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Test Environment Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Web Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (58.06%) J2EE
2 17 (54.84%) Spring
3 15 (48.39%) Web Services
4 13 (41.94%) WSDL
4 13 (41.94%) SOAP
5 11 (35.48%) HTML
6 10 (32.26%) XML
7 9 (29.03%) Servlets
8 8 (25.81%) CSS
8 8 (25.81%) XSLT
9 7 (22.58%) JAX-WS
9 7 (22.58%) HTML5
10 6 (19.35%) JSF
10 6 (19.35%) JAX-RPC
11 5 (16.13%) Ajax
12 4 (12.90%) JSON
12 4 (12.90%) XSL
12 4 (12.90%) jQuery
12 4 (12.90%) RESTful
12 4 (12.90%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Web 2.0
2 2 (6.45%) PMI
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.23%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.23%) Online Banking
3 1 (3.23%) iSeries
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) UNIX
2 4 (12.90%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) SDLC
2 16 (51.61%) Software Engineering
3 14 (45.16%) System Integration Testing
4 12 (38.71%) Integration Testing
5 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (29.03%) Waterfall
7 5 (16.13%) TDD
8 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Web Design
9 3 (9.68%) Release Management
9 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Data Protection
9 3 (9.68%) ITIL
9 3 (9.68%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (9.68%) Web Application Development
10 2 (6.45%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (6.45%) Demand Management
10 2 (6.45%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (67.74%) Java
2 20 (64.52%) SQL
3 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
3 9 (29.03%) PL/SQL
4 7 (22.58%) XPath
5 5 (16.13%) Perl
6 4 (12.90%) Python
7 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.23%) Ruby
7 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (3.23%) Puppet
1 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) Oracle
2 14 (45.16%) IBM
3 4 (12.90%) Perforce
3 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 3 (9.68%) Sybase
4 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.23%) RightScale
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.23%) Compuware
5 1 (3.23%) HP