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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 61 48 14
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -34
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 13 14 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.54% 1.86% 9.08%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.83% 9.72% 51.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 42
Average daily rate £388 £425 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £319 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.38 £27.48 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+43.28% -52.20%
Application Platforms Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
120 144 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.18% 19.17% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 50 64
Average daily rate £375 £325 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £135 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 3
Average hourly rate £26.50 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.96% +10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
WebSphere
North West

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester -8 8 £388 +3.33%
Knutsford - - - - 3
Macclesfield - - - -
WebSphere
North West

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 24 (53.33%) Middleware
2 23 (51.11%) Finance
3 22 (48.89%) Java
3 22 (48.89%) UNIX
4 15 (33.33%) Tomcat
4 15 (33.33%) IBM
5 12 (26.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 12 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (24.44%) Linux
6 11 (24.44%) HTTP
7 10 (22.22%) Servlets
7 10 (22.22%) JUnit
7 10 (22.22%) Banking
8 9 (20.00%) JBoss
8 9 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (17.78%) CSS
9 8 (17.78%) Oracle
9 8 (17.78%) DNS
9 8 (17.78%) Firewall
9 8 (17.78%) Configuration Management
9 8 (17.78%) Shell Script
10 7 (15.56%) TIBCO
10 7 (15.56%) Maven
10 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (15.56%) Ruby
10 7 (15.56%) Red Hat
10 7 (15.56%) DHCP
10 7 (15.56%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (15.56%) SQL
10 7 (15.56%) Apache

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 12 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (15.56%) Apache
3 7 (15.56%) Jetty
3 7 (15.56%) nginx
3 7 (15.56%) OpenStack
4 5 (11.11%) IBM HTTP Server
4 5 (11.11%) TIBCO EMS
5 3 (6.67%) Mule
6 1 (2.22%) CMS
6 1 (2.22%) Tuxedo
6 1 (2.22%) MQSeries
6 1 (2.22%) SAS
6 1 (2.22%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (15.56%) Amazon S3
1 7 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (15.56%) Route 53
1 7 (15.56%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.22%) SaaS
2 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (24.44%) HTTP
2 8 (17.78%) DNS
2 8 (17.78%) Firewall
3 7 (15.56%) DHCP
4 5 (11.11%) LDAP
5 4 (8.89%) Internet
6 3 (6.67%) SSL
7 1 (2.22%) LAN
7 1 (2.22%) WAN
7 1 (2.22%) SMTP
7 1 (2.22%) FTP
7 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (15.56%) Big Data
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.22%) DB2
4 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) JUnit
2 7 (15.56%) Maven
2 7 (15.56%) Cucumber
2 7 (15.56%) Hudson
2 7 (15.56%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.89%) JIRA
4 2 (4.44%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.44%) Subversion
5 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner
General
1 23 (51.11%) Finance
2 10 (22.22%) Banking
3 5 (11.11%) Financial Institution
4 4 (8.89%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (15.56%) Consultant
2 6 (13.33%) Analyst
3 5 (11.11%) Middleware Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) WebSphere Specialist
4 4 (8.89%) Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.67%) WebSphere Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Middleware Specialist
5 3 (6.67%) Communications Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Middleware Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Designer
6 2 (4.44%) UNIX Specialist
6 2 (4.44%) Applications Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Security Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (53.33%) Middleware
2 12 (26.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (22.22%) Servlets
4 8 (17.78%) CSS
5 6 (13.33%) XSLT
5 6 (13.33%) SOAP
6 5 (11.11%) Rendezvous
6 5 (11.11%) Apache Axis
6 5 (11.11%) Spring
6 5 (11.11%) JAX-RPC
6 5 (11.11%) WSDL
6 5 (11.11%) J2EE
6 5 (11.11%) Web Services
7 4 (8.89%) XML
7 4 (8.89%) HTML
7 4 (8.89%) JSP
8 3 (6.67%) Hibernate
8 3 (6.67%) Ajax
8 3 (6.67%) JSF
8 3 (6.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Open Source
2 3 (6.67%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.67%) Web 2.0
3 2 (4.44%) RIA
4 1 (2.22%) GIS
4 1 (2.22%) Tandem
4 1 (2.22%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.22%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.22%) NHS
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (48.89%) UNIX
2 11 (24.44%) Linux
3 7 (15.56%) CentOS
4 4 (8.89%) AIX
5 3 (6.67%) Windows
6 2 (4.44%) Solaris
7 1 (2.22%) HPUX
7 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (17.78%) Configuration Management
3 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (15.56%) ITIL
3 7 (15.56%) Performance Testing
3 7 (15.56%) JVM Tuning
4 6 (13.33%) Change Management
5 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 4 (8.89%) TDD
7 3 (6.67%) Project Management
7 3 (6.67%) Business Continuity
7 3 (6.67%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.44%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (4.44%) Test Strategy
8 2 (4.44%) SOA
8 2 (4.44%) Validation
8 2 (4.44%) Migration
9 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.22%) MVC
9 1 (2.22%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (48.89%) Java
2 8 (17.78%) Shell Script
3 7 (15.56%) Ruby
3 7 (15.56%) SQL
4 6 (13.33%) PL/SQL
5 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.89%) XPath
6 1 (2.22%) XAML
6 1 (2.22%) C#
6 1 (2.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.22%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) Puppet
1 7 (15.56%) Vagrant
2 6 (13.33%) Tivoli
3 5 (11.11%) BladeLogic
4 4 (8.89%) CA Wily
5 1 (2.22%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (2.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (2.22%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (2.22%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) IBM
2 9 (20.00%) JBoss
3 8 (17.78%) Oracle
4 7 (15.56%) TIBCO
4 7 (15.56%) Red Hat
4 7 (15.56%) RightScale
5 6 (13.33%) Sun
6 5 (11.11%) Cyber-Ark
6 5 (11.11%) Splunk
7 4 (8.89%) Cisco
8 3 (6.67%) Perforce
9 1 (2.22%) SAP
9 1 (2.22%) CA