The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Chester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 32 24 16
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 8 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.13% 0.66% 2.08%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.02% 3.85% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.38 £27.48 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+43.28% -52.20%
Application Platforms Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
47 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 18.36% 17.22% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 3
Average daily rate £400 £319 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.49% -8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £276 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 2
Average hourly rate £40.57 £9.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+350.77% -35.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
WebSphere
Cheshire

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 18 April 2014, 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 13 (86.67%) Java
2 10 (66.67%) JUnit
3 9 (60.00%) Servlets
3 9 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (53.33%) HTTP
5 7 (46.67%) DNS
5 7 (46.67%) Red Hat
5 7 (46.67%) Configuration Management
5 7 (46.67%) DHCP
5 7 (46.67%) Firewall
5 7 (46.67%) Oracle
5 7 (46.67%) Linux
5 7 (46.67%) Apache
5 7 (46.67%) Tomcat
5 7 (46.67%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (46.67%) Jetty
5 7 (46.67%) CentOS
5 7 (46.67%) nginx
5 7 (46.67%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (46.67%) Amazon S3
5 7 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (46.67%) Open Source
5 7 (46.67%) RightScale
5 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
5 7 (46.67%) Puppet
5 7 (46.67%) Hudson
5 7 (46.67%) OpenStack
5 7 (46.67%) Route 53
5 7 (46.67%) Big Data
5 7 (46.67%) Jenkins

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (46.67%) Apache
1 7 (46.67%) Tomcat
1 7 (46.67%) Jetty
1 7 (46.67%) nginx
1 7 (46.67%) OpenStack
2 3 (20.00%) Mule
3 1 (6.67%) SAS
3 1 (6.67%) Umbraco
3 1 (6.67%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (46.67%) Amazon S3
1 7 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (46.67%) Route 53
1 7 (46.67%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) HTTP
2 7 (46.67%) DNS
2 7 (46.67%) DHCP
2 7 (46.67%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (46.67%) Big Data
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) JUnit
2 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
2 7 (46.67%) Hudson
2 7 (46.67%) Jenkins
2 7 (46.67%) Maven
3 4 (26.67%) JIRA
4 2 (13.33%) Subversion
4 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Umbraco Developer
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) Servlets
2 5 (33.33%) XSLT
3 4 (26.67%) Apache Axis
3 4 (26.67%) Spring
3 4 (26.67%) JAX-RPC
3 4 (26.67%) WSDL
3 4 (26.67%) J2EE
3 4 (26.67%) SOAP
3 4 (26.67%) Web Services
4 3 (20.00%) XML
4 3 (20.00%) HTML
4 3 (20.00%) CSS
4 3 (20.00%) JSP
4 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (20.00%) CSS3
4 3 (20.00%) ICEfaces
4 3 (20.00%) RichFaces
5 2 (13.33%) JSF
5 2 (13.33%) Ajax
5 2 (13.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Open Source
2 2 (13.33%) RIA
2 2 (13.33%) Web 2.0
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
3 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
1 7 (46.67%) CentOS
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (46.67%) Configuration Management
2 7 (46.67%) JVM Tuning
2 7 (46.67%) Performance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) TDD
5 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (13.33%) SOA
7 1 (6.67%) ITIL
7 1 (6.67%) MVC
7 1 (6.67%) Scrum
7 1 (6.67%) Information Security
7 1 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (6.67%) BDD
7 1 (6.67%) iOS Development
7 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
7 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) Web Development
7 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) Java
2 7 (46.67%) Ruby
3 6 (40.00%) SQL
4 5 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 3 (20.00%) XPath
6 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (6.67%) C#
7 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (6.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CISSP
1 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) Puppet
1 7 (46.67%) Vagrant
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (6.67%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Red Hat
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle
1 7 (46.67%) RightScale
2 5 (33.33%) IBM
3 3 (20.00%) Perforce
4 2 (13.33%) TIBCO
5 1 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (6.67%) CA