Period
to 20 October 2018

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 6 months to 20 October 2018 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 83 89
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 -1
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 6 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.46% 0.47% 0.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.97% 3.21% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 7
Cheshire median daily rate £310 £316 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.98% -9.64% -17.65%
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% -5.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

WebSphere is in the Application Platforms category. The following 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.

All Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 202 187 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.48% 14.56% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 135 149
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.09% -4.25%
10th Percentile £259 £263 £256
90th Percentile £563 £505 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% -3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 9
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +101.88% -11.76%
10th Percentile £16.20 £13.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.00 £37.60 £23.55
North West median hourly rate £22.83 £27.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -15.46% +77.05% -9.44%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing WebSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -9 4 £310 +10.71% 1
Warrington - 1 - -
WebSphere
North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Middleware
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) Unix
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle
3 4 (66.67%) Service Management
3 4 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) MySQL
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) Sybase
5 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
5 1 (16.67%) IIS
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (16.67%) SLA
5 1 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (16.67%) BladeLogic
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team Management

WebSphere
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 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) CA Release Automation
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Database Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Unix Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Environment Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) Middleware
2 4 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Decision-Making
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Sybase