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 27 June 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.

IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 69 76
Rank change year-on-year +16 +7  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 4 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.63% 1.08% 0.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.21% 7.09% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 1
Median daily rate £463 £336 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.54% -25.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -4.00%  

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 95 141 116
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 14.91% 15.21% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 101 52
Median daily rate £350 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £571 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 8
Median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.31 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.90 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.76% +23.80%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 27 June 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
Chester +8 1 £463 +33.09%
WebSphere Application Server
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 6 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Clustering
3 3 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (50.00%) Middleware
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) Spring
3 3 (50.00%) AOP
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (50.00%) JBoss
3 3 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) J2EE
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (33.33%) POJO
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) JAX-WS
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) XSLT
4 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 2 (33.33%) JDBC

WebSphere Application Server
Co-occurring 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 6 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (50.00%) JBoss
2 3 (50.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (33.33%) Apache
3 2 (33.33%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (16.67%) GlassFish
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
4 1 (16.67%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) LDAP
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) JUnit
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (16.67%) Hudson
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Administrator
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Database Developer
3 1 (16.67%) J2EE Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Middleware Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Server Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) J2EE
1 3 (50.00%) Middleware
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
1 3 (50.00%) Spring
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
1 3 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 2 (33.33%) JAXB
2 2 (33.33%) JAX-WS
2 2 (33.33%) JDBC
2 2 (33.33%) POJO
2 2 (33.33%) WSDL
2 2 (33.33%) XSLT
3 1 (16.67%) Apache Camel
3 1 (16.67%) JDOM
3 1 (16.67%) JiBX
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) UIKit
3 1 (16.67%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) DataPower
2 1 (16.67%) Derivative
2 1 (16.67%) iSeries
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) AOP
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (16.67%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) SOLID
4 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Task Automation
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Jython
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) XPath
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) BladeLogic
1 1 (16.67%) CA Wily
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) CA
3 1 (16.67%) Google
3 1 (16.67%) Kony
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Sybase
3 1 (16.67%) Yahoo!