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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 21 23 33
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 5 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.20% 2.13% 2.49%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.51% 13.04% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate £405 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% +0.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £353 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £373 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £406
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +42.72%
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 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 31.09% 16.31% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 10
Average daily rate £275 £350 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £288 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £499 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £38.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.67 £14.81 £31.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 14 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Spring
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) IBM
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) Java EE
3 3 (60.00%) jQuery
3 3 (60.00%) Spring MVC
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) Spring Security
4 2 (40.00%) HTTP
4 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Banking
4 2 (40.00%) JDBC
4 2 (40.00%) JSP
4 2 (40.00%) Servlets
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (40.00%) J2EE
4 2 (40.00%) XSLT
4 2 (40.00%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (20.00%) NetBeans
5 1 (20.00%) ATG

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 2 (40.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) Redis
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Checkstyle
2 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (20.00%) FindBugs
2 1 (20.00%) Hudson
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) Mockito
2 1 (20.00%) NetBeans
2 1 (20.00%) SonarQube
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
1 5 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Spring
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) Java EE
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) Spring MVC
2 3 (60.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) J2EE
3 2 (40.00%) JDBC
3 2 (40.00%) JSP
3 2 (40.00%) Servlets
3 2 (40.00%) Spring Security
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) XSLT
4 1 (20.00%) Java SE
4 1 (20.00%) JMS
4 1 (20.00%) JPA
4 1 (20.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) RESTful
4 1 (20.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (20.00%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) OOP
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) ATG
2 1 (20.00%) hybris
2 1 (20.00%) Perforce
2 1 (20.00%) Sybase
2 1 (20.00%) TIBCO