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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 54 45 50
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 15 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.09% 3.09% 1.64%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.54% 21.88% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 4
Average daily rate
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£438 £338 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £319 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £456 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £408 £393
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +3.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £27.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year
+42.72% -32.51%
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
130 128 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.11% 14.14% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 59 57
Average daily rate £383 £329 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.20% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £226 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 14
Average hourly rate £12.00 £25.04 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.07% +34.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £33.81 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.86%

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 29 January 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 9 £458 +43.52%
Warrington - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
WebSphere
North West

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 14 (51.85%) Java
1 14 (51.85%) Oracle
1 14 (51.85%) Linux
2 13 (48.15%) UNIX
3 12 (44.44%) Windows
4 9 (33.33%) Tomcat
4 9 (33.33%) IBM
5 7 (25.93%) HTTP
5 7 (25.93%) IIS
5 7 (25.93%) SQL
5 7 (25.93%) Finance
5 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
6 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (22.22%) Banking
6 6 (22.22%) ITIL
6 6 (22.22%) LDAP
6 6 (22.22%) iPlanet
7 5 (18.52%) Web Services
7 5 (18.52%) Servlets
7 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
7 5 (18.52%) CA SiteMinder
7 5 (18.52%) Degree
8 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (14.81%) Open Source
8 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
8 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
8 4 (14.81%) VMware
8 4 (14.81%) Spring
8 4 (14.81%) JUnit

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 7 (25.93%) IIS
3 6 (22.22%) iPlanet
4 4 (14.81%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
5 3 (11.11%) WebLogic
5 3 (11.11%) Apache
6 2 (7.41%) nginx
6 2 (7.41%) Jetty
6 2 (7.41%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 2 (7.41%) OpenStack
6 2 (7.41%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (7.41%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (7.41%) JBoss
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon S3
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.41%) SaaS
1 2 (7.41%) PaaS
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (7.41%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) HTTP
2 6 (22.22%) LDAP
3 3 (11.11%) FTP
4 2 (7.41%) Firewall
4 2 (7.41%) Internet
4 2 (7.41%) DHCP
4 2 (7.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
1 2 (7.41%) Big Data
1 2 (7.41%) Informix
1 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
1 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
2 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
2 4 (14.81%) JUnit
3 3 (11.11%) Subversion
3 3 (11.11%) Maven
3 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.41%) JIRA
4 2 (7.41%) Mockito
4 2 (7.41%) Hudson
4 2 (7.41%) Selenium
4 2 (7.41%) Introscope
5 1 (3.70%) Ant
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Retail
4 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Java Developer
1 5 (18.52%) Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) TIBCO Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Implementation Manager
4 2 (7.41%) WebSphere Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Server Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) J2EE Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Manager
5 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Web Services
1 5 (18.52%) Servlets
2 4 (14.81%) Spring
3 3 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (11.11%) CSS
3 3 (11.11%) HTML
3 3 (11.11%) J2EE
3 3 (11.11%) XML
3 3 (11.11%) Middleware
3 3 (11.11%) RESTful
4 2 (7.41%) JSON
4 2 (7.41%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (7.41%) PowerMock
4 2 (7.41%) JAX-RS
4 2 (7.41%) Rendezvous
4 2 (7.41%) XSL
4 2 (7.41%) JDBC
4 2 (7.41%) SOAP
4 2 (7.41%) JAX-RPC
4 2 (7.41%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) Open Source
3 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
3 2 (7.41%) Online Banking
3 2 (7.41%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.70%) PMI
4 1 (3.70%) Tandem
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) AS400
4 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Linux
2 13 (48.15%) UNIX
3 12 (44.44%) Windows
4 3 (11.11%) AIX
5 2 (7.41%) CentOS
6 1 (3.70%) VMS
6 1 (3.70%) HPUX
6 1 (3.70%) Solaris
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
3 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (11.11%) PRINCE
4 3 (11.11%) TDD
4 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
5 2 (7.41%) JVM Tuning
5 2 (7.41%) DevOps
5 2 (7.41%) Web Application Development
5 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.41%) Migration
5 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
5 2 (7.41%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.70%) SOA
6 1 (3.70%) RUP
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.70%) UML
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) Java
2 7 (25.93%) SQL
3 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
4 3 (11.11%) Python
4 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 3 (11.11%) Perl
5 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
5 2 (7.41%) Ruby
6 1 (3.70%) PHP
6 1 (3.70%) XPath
6 1 (3.70%) AWK
6 1 (3.70%) Jython
6 1 (3.70%) sed
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) VirtualBox
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) CA SiteMinder
2 2 (7.41%) Puppet
2 2 (7.41%) Vagrant
2 2 (7.41%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (3.70%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.70%) BladeLogic
3 1 (3.70%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (3.70%) Foglight
3 1 (3.70%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Oracle
2 9 (33.33%) IBM
3 4 (14.81%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) Sun
3 4 (14.81%) CA
3 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
4 3 (11.11%) HP
4 3 (11.11%) TIBCO
5 2 (7.41%) RightScale
5 2 (7.41%) Compuware
5 2 (7.41%) Perforce
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.70%) Tumbleweed