The first table below looks at the demand for WebSphere Application Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere Application Server over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
Rank 186 193 201
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +8
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 9 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.37% 0.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.94% 2.23% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 18 14
Average daily rate
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£850 £500 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -2.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
-9.70% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-22.00% -
Application Platforms Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
959 1168 1338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.63% 16.49% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 792 932
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 53 40
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.15 £59.00 £53.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
WebSphere Application Server
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WebSphere Application Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere Application Server across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

WebSphere Application Server Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

WebSphere Application Server
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server across the City of London region.

WebSphere Application Server Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

WebSphere Application Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere Application Server across the City of London region.

WebSphere Application Server Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

WebSphere Application Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing WebSphere Application Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WebSphere Application Server.

1 14 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (57.14%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) Finance
3 7 (50.00%) Banking
3 7 (50.00%) Spring
3 7 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 7 (50.00%) Oracle
3 7 (50.00%) JDBC
3 7 (50.00%) UML
3 7 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 7 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (42.86%) Low Latency
4 6 (42.86%) Oracle Database
4 6 (42.86%) Dependency Injection
4 6 (42.86%) Derivative
4 6 (42.86%) FIX Protocol
4 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (42.86%) Multithreading
4 6 (42.86%) JMS
4 6 (42.86%) PL/SQL
4 6 (42.86%) Front Office
4 6 (42.86%) Back Office
4 6 (42.86%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (42.86%) Shell Script
5 3 (21.43%) Middleware
5 3 (21.43%) IBM
5 3 (21.43%) OO
6 2 (14.29%) J2EE
6 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce

WebSphere Application Server
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing WebSphere Application Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WebSphere Application Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) DMZ
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle Database 10g
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Ant
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
1 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
1 1 (7.14%) WebLOAD
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
1 7 (50.00%) Banking
1 7 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 6 (42.86%) Front Office
2 6 (42.86%) Back Office
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (42.86%) Java Programmer
3 6 (42.86%) Programmer
4 5 (35.71%) Architect
5 4 (28.57%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (28.57%) Senior Developer
6 3 (21.43%) Java Architect
6 3 (21.43%) Senior Programmer
6 3 (21.43%) Senior Java Programmer
7 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Developer
7 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
8 1 (7.14%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
8 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Portal Developer
8 1 (7.14%) Portal Developer
8 1 (7.14%) Senior WebSphere Portal Developer
8 1 (7.14%) Middleware Engineer
8 1 (7.14%) Senior WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) JDBC
1 7 (50.00%) Spring
2 6 (42.86%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (42.86%) JMS
3 3 (21.43%) Middleware
4 2 (14.29%) J2EE
5 1 (7.14%) EJB
5 1 (7.14%) CSS
5 1 (7.14%) HTML
5 1 (7.14%) .NET
5 1 (7.14%) JSP
5 1 (7.14%) Servlets
5 1 (7.14%) XHTML
5 1 (7.14%) J2SE
5 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
5 1 (7.14%) JSR 168
5 1 (7.14%) JSR 286
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Derivative
2 2 (14.29%) LPAR
2 2 (14.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) AIX
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) UML
1 7 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (42.86%) Multithreading
2 6 (42.86%) Dependency Injection
2 6 (42.86%) Low Latency
3 3 (21.43%) OO
4 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.14%) OOD
5 1 (7.14%) B2B
5 1 (7.14%) B2C
5 1 (7.14%) MVC
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.14%) Release Management
5 1 (7.14%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 6 (42.86%) PL/SQL
3 6 (42.86%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.14%) Korn
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) F5