The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 30 April 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 19 30
Rank change year-on-year -3 +11  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 2 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.65% 7.85% 3.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.52% 29.41% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 6
Median daily rate £463 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.62% +3.15%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £402
% change year-on-year +1.76% +5.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year - -13.88%  

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 Chester with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 21 51 38
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 17.36% 26.70% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 37 24
Median daily rate £295 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £267 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £20.50 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.70% +21.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £14.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.21 £32.75 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.70% -15.00%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in Chester

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Chester region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 4 (100.00%) J2EE
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Spring
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) POJO
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) JAX-WS
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) JSTL
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) GlassFish
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (50.00%) Open Source
3 2 (50.00%) hybris
3 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (50.00%) AOP
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Validation

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 2 (50.00%) GlassFish
1 2 (50.00%) JBoss
1 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) JUnit
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Database Developer
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Middleware Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) J2EE
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) Spring
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) JAXB
2 2 (50.00%) JAX-WS
2 2 (50.00%) JDBC
2 2 (50.00%) JSTL
2 2 (50.00%) POJO
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) Struts
2 2 (50.00%) WSDL
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) Apache Camel
3 1 (25.00%) JDOM
3 1 (25.00%) JiBX
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) AOP
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (50.00%) Extreme Programming
3 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) Open Source
3 2 (50.00%) RAD
3 2 (50.00%) RUP
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) UML
3 2 (50.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban
4 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) hybris
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle