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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 54 35 20
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -15
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 12 40 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.52% 4.40% 7.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.11% 24.24% 35.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 56
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£363 £406 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% -8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £31.88 £29.95
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.42%
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
148 165 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.71% 18.15% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 74 116
Average daily rate £350 £308 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -17.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 23
Average hourly rate £16.84 £22.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.15% +20.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £14.59 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £35.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -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 22 September 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
Knutsford +9 4 £325 -15.03%
Crewe - 4 £435 -
Chester -5 2 £400 +6.66% 1
Warrington - - - -
WebSphere
North West

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (70.59%) Java
2 11 (64.71%) HTTP
3 8 (47.06%) IBM
4 7 (41.18%) FTP
4 7 (41.18%) Linux
4 7 (41.18%) Tomcat
4 7 (41.18%) Jenkins
5 6 (35.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 6 (35.29%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (35.29%) Red Hat
6 5 (29.41%) Apache
6 5 (29.41%) Servlets
6 5 (29.41%) Web Services
6 5 (29.41%) Windows
6 5 (29.41%) Maven
7 4 (23.53%) Ruby
7 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (23.53%) Jetty
7 4 (23.53%) CentOS
7 4 (23.53%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (23.53%) Amazon S3
7 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (23.53%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (23.53%) Vagrant
7 4 (23.53%) JVM Tuning
7 4 (23.53%) DevOps
7 4 (23.53%) nginx
7 4 (23.53%) Open Source
7 4 (23.53%) RightScale

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 7 (41.18%) Tomcat
2 5 (29.41%) Apache
3 4 (23.53%) Jetty
3 4 (23.53%) nginx
3 4 (23.53%) OpenStack
4 3 (17.65%) iPlanet
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon S3
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (23.53%) Route 53
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (11.76%) SaaS
2 2 (11.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) HTTP
2 7 (41.18%) FTP
3 4 (23.53%) DNS
3 4 (23.53%) Firewall
3 4 (23.53%) DHCP
4 1 (5.88%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (23.53%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) Hazelcast
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Jenkins
2 5 (29.41%) Maven
3 4 (23.53%) JUnit
3 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
3 4 (23.53%) Hudson
4 3 (17.65%) Subversion
4 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) WebSphere Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Server Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.88%) DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Designer
4 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) WebSphere MQ
1 6 (35.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 5 (29.41%) Servlets
2 5 (29.41%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) XML
3 2 (11.76%) XML Schema
3 2 (11.76%) Spring
4 1 (5.88%) Spring MVC
4 1 (5.88%) Grails
4 1 (5.88%) RESTful
4 1 (5.88%) REST
4 1 (5.88%) Middleware
4 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (5.88%) SAX
4 1 (5.88%) .NET
4 1 (5.88%) J2EE
4 1 (5.88%) DOM
4 1 (5.88%) XSLT
4 1 (5.88%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Open Source
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
3 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.88%) AS400
3 1 (5.88%) Tandem
3 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) CentOS
3 4 (23.53%) UNIX
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.88%) VMS
4 1 (5.88%) Android
4 1 (5.88%) AIX
4 1 (5.88%) HPUX
4 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
1 4 (23.53%) Migration
1 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
1 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (23.53%) JVM Tuning
1 4 (23.53%) DevOps
2 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
2 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.88%) TDD
3 1 (5.88%) MVC
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) Ruby
3 3 (17.65%) Python
3 3 (17.65%) Perl
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) AWK
4 1 (5.88%) Jython
4 1 (5.88%) XPath
4 1 (5.88%) sed
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Puppet
1 4 (23.53%) Vagrant
2 1 (5.88%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.88%) Foglight
2 1 (5.88%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (5.88%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) IBM
2 6 (35.29%) Red Hat
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 4 (23.53%) RightScale
4 3 (17.65%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 1 (5.88%) Tumbleweed
5 1 (5.88%) TIBCO
5 1 (5.88%) JBoss
5 1 (5.88%) Sun
5 1 (5.88%) HP
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