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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 63 56 65
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 19 22 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.12% 2.29% 0.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.20% 18.80% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 1
Median daily rate £360 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.78% -8.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year
- +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.65 £35.28
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +6.73%
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
125 117 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.97% 12.17% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 53 57
Median daily rate £400 £340 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 12
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £14.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.05 £34.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% +23.52%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +3 13 £360 -4.06%
Warrington - 1 £275 -
WebSphere
North West

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 40 (76.92%) Java
2 39 (75.00%) Finance
3 35 (67.31%) Oracle
3 35 (67.31%) XML
4 33 (63.46%) IBM
5 27 (51.92%) Web Services
6 25 (48.08%) SQL
6 25 (48.08%) Spring
7 24 (46.15%) J2EE
7 24 (46.15%) WebSphere Application Server
8 22 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (42.31%) Waterfall
9 21 (40.38%) Banking
9 21 (40.38%) Middleware
10 19 (36.54%) TDD
10 19 (36.54%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (34.62%) Subversion
12 17 (32.69%) JavaScript
12 17 (32.69%) WSDL
13 16 (30.77%) Integration Testing
13 16 (30.77%) Jenkins
14 15 (28.85%) JIRA
14 15 (28.85%) JDBC
15 14 (26.92%) JSP
15 14 (26.92%) Servlets
15 14 (26.92%) WebLogic
15 14 (26.92%) XSLT
15 14 (26.92%) HTTP
15 14 (26.92%) Selenium
16 13 (25.00%) JBoss

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 24 (46.15%) WebSphere Application Server
2 14 (26.92%) WebLogic
3 13 (25.00%) JBoss
4 12 (23.08%) IBM HTTP Server
5 11 (21.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 8 (15.38%) CICS
7 6 (11.54%) Apache
7 6 (11.54%) iPlanet
8 4 (7.69%) Tomcat
9 3 (5.77%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (26.92%) HTTP
2 10 (19.23%) Internet
3 7 (13.46%) SSL
4 4 (7.69%) HTTPS
4 4 (7.69%) LAN
4 4 (7.69%) WAN
5 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.85%) Firewall
6 2 (3.85%) VPN
6 2 (3.85%) Wireless
7 1 (1.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) Oracle Database
2 8 (15.38%) DB2
3 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.92%) Redis
4 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (34.62%) Subversion
2 16 (30.77%) Jenkins
3 15 (28.85%) JIRA
4 14 (26.92%) Selenium
5 10 (19.23%) ClearCase
6 8 (15.38%) JUnit
7 6 (11.54%) Cucumber
7 6 (11.54%) Introscope
8 5 (9.62%) Checkstyle
8 5 (9.62%) FindBugs
8 5 (9.62%) Maven
8 5 (9.62%) Mockito
8 5 (9.62%) SonarQube
9 2 (3.85%) ClearQuest
10 1 (1.92%) Hudson
10 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (75.00%) Finance
2 21 (40.38%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (44.23%) Developer
2 21 (40.38%) Java Developer
3 6 (11.54%) WebSphere Specialist
4 5 (9.62%) Architect
4 5 (9.62%) Senior Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Administrator
6 3 (5.77%) Applications Specialist
6 3 (5.77%) Designer
6 3 (5.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (5.77%) J2EE Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Server Administrator
6 3 (5.77%) Server Specialist
6 3 (5.77%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (5.77%) WebSphere Administrator
6 3 (5.77%) WebSphere Server Specialist
7 2 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (67.31%) XML
2 27 (51.92%) Web Services
3 25 (48.08%) Spring
4 24 (46.15%) J2EE
5 21 (40.38%) Middleware
6 17 (32.69%) WSDL
7 15 (28.85%) JDBC
8 14 (26.92%) JSP
8 14 (26.92%) Servlets
8 14 (26.92%) XSLT
9 12 (23.08%) SOAP
10 10 (19.23%) Apache Camel
11 9 (17.31%) jQuery
12 8 (15.38%) Hibernate
12 8 (15.38%) Java EE
12 8 (15.38%) JAXB
12 8 (15.38%) JAX-WS
12 8 (15.38%) JMS
12 8 (15.38%) POJO
12 8 (15.38%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Mainframe
1 8 (15.38%) PMI
2 7 (13.46%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (9.62%) N-Tier
4 4 (7.69%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Health Informatics
5 1 (1.92%) Informatics
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.38%) Unix
2 7 (13.46%) AIX
3 6 (11.54%) Linux
4 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (42.31%) Waterfall
2 19 (36.54%) Continuous Integration
2 19 (36.54%) TDD
3 16 (30.77%) Integration Testing
4 13 (25.00%) MVC
5 12 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 12 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (19.23%) Service Management
7 9 (17.31%) AOP
8 8 (15.38%) Agile Project Management
8 8 (15.38%) CMMI
8 8 (15.38%) Extreme Programming
8 8 (15.38%) Kanban
8 8 (15.38%) PRINCE
8 8 (15.38%) PRINCE2
8 8 (15.38%) Project Management
8 8 (15.38%) RUP
8 8 (15.38%) SDLC
8 8 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (76.92%) Java
2 25 (48.08%) SQL
3 17 (32.69%) JavaScript
4 12 (23.08%) PL/SQL
5 8 (15.38%) Assembly Language
5 8 (15.38%) COBOL
6 4 (7.69%) Jython
7 2 (3.85%) Korn
7 2 (3.85%) Perl
7 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) PMI Certification
2 5 (9.62%) Sun Certification
3 4 (7.69%) Degree
4 3 (5.77%) CCNP
4 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.85%) CCNA
6 1 (1.92%) CCIE
6 1 (1.92%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) CA Wily
2 2 (3.85%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.92%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 35 (67.31%) Oracle
2 33 (63.46%) IBM
3 8 (15.38%) Chordiant
4 7 (13.46%) Sun
5 6 (11.54%) CA
5 6 (11.54%) Sybase
5 6 (11.54%) TIBCO
6 5 (9.62%) Perforce
7 4 (7.69%) Cisco
7 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
8 3 (5.77%) Juniper
9 2 (3.85%) Citrix
9 2 (3.85%) HP
9 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
9 2 (3.85%) VMware
10 1 (1.92%) ATG
10 1 (1.92%) F5
10 1 (1.92%) hybris