The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Cheshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 61 41 12
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -29
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 6 28 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.75% 3.65% 9.04%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.70% 18.79% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 59
Average daily rate
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£435 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £375 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £434 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £415
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £45.25
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -27.07%
Application Platforms Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
162 149 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.20% 19.40% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 62 122
Average daily rate £340 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 20
Average hourly rate £16.13 £22.54 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.46% +12.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £35.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
WebSphere
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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 31 July 2014. 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
Crewe - 4 £435 -
Knutsford - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Chester - - - -
WebSphere
North West

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 12 (63.16%) Java
1 12 (63.16%) HTTP
2 11 (57.89%) IBM
3 9 (47.37%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (42.11%) Tomcat
5 7 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (36.84%) DHCP
5 7 (36.84%) Linux
5 7 (36.84%) Apache
5 7 (36.84%) JUnit
5 7 (36.84%) Servlets
5 7 (36.84%) Red Hat
5 7 (36.84%) DNS
5 7 (36.84%) Configuration Management
5 7 (36.84%) Firewall
5 7 (36.84%) Ruby
5 7 (36.84%) Performance Testing
5 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (36.84%) Jetty
5 7 (36.84%) CentOS
5 7 (36.84%) nginx
5 7 (36.84%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (36.84%) Amazon S3
5 7 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (36.84%) Maven
5 7 (36.84%) Open Source
5 7 (36.84%) RightScale
5 7 (36.84%) Cucumber
5 7 (36.84%) Puppet
5 7 (36.84%) Hudson

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 8 (42.11%) Tomcat
2 7 (36.84%) Apache
2 7 (36.84%) Jetty
2 7 (36.84%) nginx
2 7 (36.84%) OpenStack
3 5 (26.32%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (5.26%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (36.84%) Amazon S3
1 7 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (36.84%) Route 53
1 7 (36.84%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (5.26%) SaaS
2 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) HTTP
2 7 (36.84%) DNS
2 7 (36.84%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) DHCP
3 5 (26.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (36.84%) Big Data
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) JUnit
1 7 (36.84%) Maven
1 7 (36.84%) Cucumber
1 7 (36.84%) Hudson
1 7 (36.84%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
2 4 (21.05%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Middleware Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Communications Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) UNIX Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Server Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Designer
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) SQL DBA
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) WebSphere MQ
2 7 (36.84%) Servlets
3 5 (26.32%) Rendezvous
3 5 (26.32%) Middleware
3 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 4 (21.05%) Web Services
5 1 (5.26%) XML
5 1 (5.26%) XML Schema
5 1 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) GIS
2 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
1 7 (36.84%) CentOS
2 6 (31.58%) UNIX
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Configuration Management
1 7 (36.84%) Performance Testing
1 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (36.84%) JVM Tuning
1 7 (36.84%) DevOps
2 6 (31.58%) ITIL
3 5 (26.32%) Change Management
4 3 (15.79%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) Java
2 7 (36.84%) Ruby
3 6 (31.58%) Shell Script
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) Puppet
1 7 (36.84%) Vagrant
2 5 (26.32%) BladeLogic
3 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) IBM
2 7 (36.84%) Red Hat
2 7 (36.84%) RightScale
3 5 (26.32%) Splunk
3 5 (26.32%) Cyber-Ark
3 5 (26.32%) TIBCO
4 1 (5.26%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle