The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 59 55 67
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 8 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.04% 1.64% 0.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.70% 15.15% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Median daily rate £319 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -5.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +27.86%
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
92 99 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.93% 10.80% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 48 73
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £215 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 15
Median hourly rate £20.78 £25.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.88% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.04 £14.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.16 £34.00 £25.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+30.23% +30.30%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +1 6 £319 +44.88%
WebSphere
North West

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 35 (79.55%) Finance
2 32 (72.73%) Java
3 31 (70.45%) XML
4 30 (68.18%) Oracle
4 30 (68.18%) IBM
5 25 (56.82%) Web Services
6 24 (54.55%) SQL
7 22 (50.00%) J2EE
8 21 (47.73%) WebSphere Application Server
8 21 (47.73%) Spring
8 21 (47.73%) Waterfall
9 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (40.91%) Banking
10 18 (40.91%) Subversion
10 18 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (38.64%) TDD
11 17 (38.64%) WSDL
12 15 (34.09%) Middleware
13 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
13 14 (31.82%) JIRA
13 14 (31.82%) Integration Testing
13 14 (31.82%) Jenkins
14 13 (29.55%) JDBC
15 12 (27.27%) JSP
15 12 (27.27%) Servlets
15 12 (27.27%) SOAP
15 12 (27.27%) WebLogic
15 12 (27.27%) PL/SQL
15 12 (27.27%) XSLT
15 12 (27.27%) Selenium

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (47.73%) WebSphere Application Server
2 12 (27.27%) WebLogic
3 11 (25.00%) JBoss
4 8 (18.18%) CICS
5 7 (15.91%) IBM HTTP Server
5 7 (15.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 4 (9.09%) Apache
7 3 (6.82%) iPlanet
7 3 (6.82%) Tomcat
7 3 (6.82%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) HTTP
2 7 (15.91%) Internet
2 7 (15.91%) SSL
3 4 (9.09%) LAN
3 4 (9.09%) WAN
4 3 (6.82%) HTTPS
4 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.55%) Firewall
5 2 (4.55%) VPN
5 2 (4.55%) Wireless
6 1 (2.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (2.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (2.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) Oracle Database
2 8 (18.18%) DB2
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (40.91%) Subversion
2 14 (31.82%) Jenkins
2 14 (31.82%) JIRA
3 12 (27.27%) Selenium
4 11 (25.00%) ClearCase
5 8 (18.18%) JUnit
6 4 (9.09%) Checkstyle
6 4 (9.09%) Cucumber
6 4 (9.09%) FindBugs
6 4 (9.09%) Maven
6 4 (9.09%) Mockito
6 4 (9.09%) SonarQube
7 3 (6.82%) ClearQuest
7 3 (6.82%) Introscope
8 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (79.55%) Finance
2 18 (40.91%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) Developer
2 17 (38.64%) Java Developer
3 5 (11.36%) Administrator
3 5 (11.36%) Architect
3 5 (11.36%) Senior Developer
3 5 (11.36%) WebSphere Specialist
4 3 (6.82%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (6.82%) Designer
4 3 (6.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (6.82%) J2EE Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Network Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Server Administrator
4 3 (6.82%) Server Specialist
4 3 (6.82%) Solutions Designer
4 3 (6.82%) WebSphere Administrator
4 3 (6.82%) WebSphere Server Specialist
5 2 (4.55%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (70.45%) XML
2 25 (56.82%) Web Services
3 22 (50.00%) J2EE
4 21 (47.73%) Spring
5 17 (38.64%) WSDL
6 15 (34.09%) Middleware
7 13 (29.55%) JDBC
8 12 (27.27%) JSP
8 12 (27.27%) Servlets
8 12 (27.27%) SOAP
8 12 (27.27%) XSLT
9 10 (22.73%) Apache Camel
10 8 (18.18%) EJB
10 8 (18.18%) Hibernate
10 8 (18.18%) JAXB
10 8 (18.18%) JAX-WS
10 8 (18.18%) JMS
10 8 (18.18%) POJO
10 8 (18.18%) Struts
10 8 (18.18%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Mainframe
1 8 (18.18%) PMI
2 7 (15.91%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (9.09%) N-Tier
4 3 (6.82%) Online Banking
5 1 (2.27%) Clustering
5 1 (2.27%) Health Informatics
5 1 (2.27%) Informatics
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) AIX
1 5 (11.36%) Linux
1 5 (11.36%) Unix
2 2 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) Waterfall
2 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (38.64%) TDD
5 14 (31.82%) Integration Testing
6 11 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 11 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
7 10 (22.73%) Service Management
8 9 (20.45%) AOP
8 9 (20.45%) MVC
9 8 (18.18%) Agile Project Management
9 8 (18.18%) CMMI
9 8 (18.18%) Extreme Programming
9 8 (18.18%) Kanban
9 8 (18.18%) PRINCE
9 8 (18.18%) PRINCE2
9 8 (18.18%) Project Management
9 8 (18.18%) RUP
9 8 (18.18%) SDLC
9 8 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (72.73%) Java
2 24 (54.55%) SQL
3 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 12 (27.27%) PL/SQL
5 8 (18.18%) Assembly Language
5 8 (18.18%) COBOL
6 3 (6.82%) Jython
7 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) PMI Certification
2 5 (11.36%) Sun Certification
3 4 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (6.82%) CCNP
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.82%) Degree
5 2 (4.55%) CCNA
6 1 (2.27%) CCIE
6 1 (2.27%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) CA Wily
2 2 (4.55%) SmoothWall
3 1 (2.27%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (68.18%) IBM
1 30 (68.18%) Oracle
2 8 (18.18%) Chordiant
3 5 (11.36%) Sun
3 5 (11.36%) Sybase
3 5 (11.36%) TIBCO
4 4 (9.09%) CA
4 4 (9.09%) Cisco
4 4 (9.09%) Perforce
5 3 (6.82%) Juniper
6 2 (4.55%) Citrix
6 2 (4.55%) HP
6 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.55%) VMware
7 1 (2.27%) F5