The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 28 34 23
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 7 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.89% 3.27% 0.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 18.92% 17.39% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate
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£401 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.80 £28.24
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +33.85%
WebSphere
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Application Platforms Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
37 46 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 15.29% 18.78% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 4
Average daily rate £401 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 5
Average hourly rate £27.50 £40.57 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.21% +350.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WebSphere across the Chester region.

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in Chester

WebSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere across the Chester region.

WebSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 10 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (90.00%) Oracle
2 9 (90.00%) SOAP
2 9 (90.00%) Web Services
2 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 9 (90.00%) WSDL
3 8 (80.00%) Finance
3 8 (80.00%) Spring
3 8 (80.00%) Software Engineering
3 8 (80.00%) J2EE
4 7 (70.00%) Servlets
4 7 (70.00%) XML
4 7 (70.00%) IBM
4 7 (70.00%) Integration Testing
5 6 (60.00%) JAX-RPC
5 6 (60.00%) JUnit
6 5 (50.00%) CSS
6 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 5 (50.00%) PL/SQL
6 5 (50.00%) HTML
6 5 (50.00%) HTTP
6 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (50.00%) TDD
6 5 (50.00%) Banking
6 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
6 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database
7 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
7 4 (40.00%) PowerMock
7 4 (40.00%) Web Application Development

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 4 (40.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 4 (40.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (10.00%) Jetty
2 1 (10.00%) nginx
2 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (10.00%) iPlanet
2 1 (10.00%) JBoss
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Route 53
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) HTTP
2 4 (40.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) SSL
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (40.00%) Informix
2 4 (40.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (10.00%) Big Data
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) JUnit
2 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (40.00%) Selenium
3 4 (40.00%) Mockito
4 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (30.00%) JIRA
5 2 (20.00%) SonarQube
5 2 (20.00%) Hudson
5 2 (20.00%) Subversion
5 2 (20.00%) Maven
5 2 (20.00%) Introscope
6 1 (10.00%) CruiseControl
6 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
6 1 (10.00%) Cactus
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 8 (80.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (20.00%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) J2EE Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) SOAP
1 9 (90.00%) Web Services
1 9 (90.00%) WSDL
2 8 (80.00%) J2EE
2 8 (80.00%) Spring
3 7 (70.00%) XML
3 7 (70.00%) Servlets
4 6 (60.00%) JAX-RPC
5 5 (50.00%) HTML
5 5 (50.00%) CSS
6 4 (40.00%) JDBC
6 4 (40.00%) XSL
6 4 (40.00%) JSON
6 4 (40.00%) RESTful
6 4 (40.00%) PowerMock
6 4 (40.00%) JAX-RS
7 3 (30.00%) JAX-WS
7 3 (30.00%) XSLT
8 2 (20.00%) JAXB
8 2 (20.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Online Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Open Source
3 2 (20.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (10.00%) Cryptography
4 1 (10.00%) Web 2.0
4 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (70.00%) Integration Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) TDD
4 4 (40.00%) Web Application Development
5 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (10.00%) Extreme Programming
6 1 (10.00%) Web Design
6 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (10.00%) JVM Tuning
6 1 (10.00%) DevOps
6 1 (10.00%) Auto-Scaling
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (90.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (30.00%) XPath
5 1 (10.00%) C++
5 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
1 1 (10.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Oracle
2 7 (70.00%) IBM
3 3 (30.00%) Perforce
4 2 (20.00%) Compuware
4 2 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (10.00%) RightScale