The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere Application Server over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 50 69 -
Rank change year-on-year +19 -  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 3 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.56% 1.54% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.11% 7.08% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 0
Median daily rate £338 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.58% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +7.27% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WebSphere Application Server is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 73 212 124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 13.59% 21.83% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 116 57
Median daily rate £360 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +6.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £263 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £478 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 13
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% -27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £34.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year -2.85% +8.89%  

WebSphere Application Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing WebSphere Application Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere Application Server in Cheshire

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in Cheshire

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere Application Server in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in Cheshire

WebSphere Application Server
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 Application Server within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
Knutsford +7 2 £338 -20.58%
Chester +8 1 - -
WebSphere Application Server
North West

WebSphere Application Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 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 Application Server.

1 8 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (50.00%) Clustering
3 3 (37.50%) Middleware
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) JBoss
3 3 (37.50%) Apache
3 3 (37.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (25.00%) HTTP
4 2 (25.00%) SSL
4 2 (25.00%) IBM
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) J2EE
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (25.00%) AOP
4 2 (25.00%) Jython
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) TDD

WebSphere Application Server
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 8 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (37.50%) Apache
2 3 (37.50%) JBoss
3 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (12.50%) GlassFish
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (12.50%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (12.50%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
1 2 (25.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 1 (12.50%) Hudson
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) JUnit
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Server Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Java Middleware Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Middleware
1 3 (37.50%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (25.00%) J2EE
2 2 (25.00%) SOAP
2 2 (25.00%) Spring
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) Ajax
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) EJB
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) JDBC
3 1 (12.50%) JMS
3 1 (12.50%) JSF
3 1 (12.50%) JSP
3 1 (12.50%) JTA
3 1 (12.50%) Servlets
3 1 (12.50%) Struts
3 1 (12.50%) WSDL
3 1 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) DataPower
2 1 (12.50%) Derivative
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) AIX
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) AOP
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) BPEL
3 1 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (12.50%) Extreme Programming
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (12.50%) Kanban
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) UML
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) Jython
1 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) IBM
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Kony
2 1 (12.50%) Sybase
2 1 (12.50%) Yahoo!