The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for WebSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere
North West / Cheshire
Rank 45 47 56
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 5 34 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.95% 3.52% 1.68%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.94% 16.19% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 24 7
Median daily rate £420 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £358 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £425 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -54.28%  

WebSphere 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 72 210 126
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 13.66% 21.76% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 115 58
Median daily rate £360 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £259 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £481 £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 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +18.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £34.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year -5.55% +11.52%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in Cheshire

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in Cheshire

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in Cheshire

WebSphere
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 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 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 -1 2 £338 -20.58% 1
Chester 0 1 - -
WebSphere
North West

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere 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.

1 8 (61.54%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (53.85%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) Web Services
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) Spring
3 6 (46.15%) JBoss
4 5 (38.46%) J2EE
4 5 (38.46%) WebLogic
4 5 (38.46%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) Clustering
5 4 (30.77%) SOAP
5 4 (30.77%) Struts
5 4 (30.77%) TDD
5 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
5 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
6 3 (23.08%) REST
6 3 (23.08%) Banking
6 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 3 (23.08%) jQuery
6 3 (23.08%) GlassFish
6 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (23.08%) JSP
6 3 (23.08%) Servlets
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle
6 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) OO
6 3 (23.08%) Apache
6 3 (23.08%) RUP
6 3 (23.08%) Tomcat

WebSphere
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 (61.54%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (46.15%) JBoss
3 5 (38.46%) WebLogic
4 3 (23.08%) Apache
4 3 (23.08%) GlassFish
4 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (7.69%) WebLogic Integration
5 1 (7.69%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) HTTP
1 2 (15.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) DB2
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (15.38%) Gradle
2 2 (15.38%) Subversion
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (7.69%) ClearCase
3 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.69%) Hudson
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) JUnit
3 1 (7.69%) Maven
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Administrator
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
1 5 (38.46%) Java Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Server Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Angular Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Java Middleware Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Middleware Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Middleware Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Web Services
2 6 (46.15%) Spring
3 5 (38.46%) J2EE
4 4 (30.77%) SOAP
4 4 (30.77%) Struts
5 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
5 3 (23.08%) jQuery
5 3 (23.08%) JSP
5 3 (23.08%) Middleware
5 3 (23.08%) REST
5 3 (23.08%) Servlets
5 3 (23.08%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (23.08%) XML
6 2 (15.38%) Ajax
6 2 (15.38%) EJB
6 2 (15.38%) JMS
6 2 (15.38%) JSTL
6 2 (15.38%) RESTful
6 2 (15.38%) Struts2
6 2 (15.38%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Clustering
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) DataPower
3 1 (7.69%) Derivative
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
1 3 (23.08%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) AIX
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) TDD
2 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (23.08%) OO
3 3 (23.08%) RUP
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) UML
4 2 (15.38%) AOP
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
4 2 (15.38%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
4 2 (15.38%) Open Source
4 2 (15.38%) RAD
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 2 (15.38%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) Business Activity Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Jython
3 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.69%) Groovy
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) hybris
2 2 (15.38%) IBM
2 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) Chordiant
3 1 (7.69%) Google
3 1 (7.69%) Kony
3 1 (7.69%) Sybase
3 1 (7.69%) Yahoo!
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
IPsoft
Rate: Excellent day rate on offer
Posted: 26 days ago