The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere Application Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere Application Server over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
Rank 131 118 137
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +19
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 17 39 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.94% 0.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.22% 6.19% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 3
Median daily rate £425 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £350 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £426 £337
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £415 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.50
WebSphere Application Server
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
528 630 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.60% 15.17% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 355 269
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £217 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 34 33
Median hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £16.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +4.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.47 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+22.65% -10.25%

WebSphere Application Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing WebSphere Application Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

WebSphere Application Server Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WebSphere Application Server
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

WebSphere Application Server Daily Rate Trend in the North West

WebSphere Application Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

WebSphere Application Server Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

WebSphere Application Server
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester -4 10 £425 +6.25%
Cheshire +1 5 £425 -
Lancashire -8 1 - -
WebSphere Application Server
England

WebSphere Application Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 North West region with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server.

1 45 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 22 (48.89%) WebSphere MQ
3 19 (42.22%) Middleware
3 19 (42.22%) Unix
4 18 (40.00%) Oracle
5 17 (37.78%) HTTP
6 15 (33.33%) Clustering
7 14 (31.11%) JBoss
8 13 (28.89%) Linux
8 13 (28.89%) Banking
9 12 (26.67%) Java
9 12 (26.67%) IBM
10 11 (24.44%) Jython
11 10 (22.22%) TCP/IP
11 10 (22.22%) WebLogic
11 10 (22.22%) Jenkins
12 9 (20.00%) SOAP
12 9 (20.00%) J2EE
12 9 (20.00%) SSL
12 9 (20.00%) Red Hat
12 9 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
13 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (17.78%) AIX
13 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (15.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 7 (15.56%) Windows
14 7 (15.56%) FTP
14 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
14 7 (15.56%) DB2
14 7 (15.56%) VMware

WebSphere Application Server
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 45 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 14 (31.11%) JBoss
3 10 (22.22%) WebLogic
4 9 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
5 5 (11.11%) Apache
5 5 (11.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (6.67%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.22%) Apache Solr
7 1 (2.22%) CMS
7 1 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 5 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (11.11%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (37.78%) HTTP
2 10 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 9 (20.00%) SSL
4 7 (15.56%) FTP
5 3 (6.67%) DNS
5 3 (6.67%) LDAP
5 3 (6.67%) SMTP
5 3 (6.67%) SNMP
6 1 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) DB2
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.22%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 6 (13.33%) Eclipse
2 6 (13.33%) Hudson
3 4 (8.89%) JUnit
3 4 (8.89%) Subversion
4 2 (4.44%) JIRA
4 2 (4.44%) Selenium
5 1 (2.22%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.22%) ClearQuest
General
1 13 (28.89%) Banking
2 6 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Administrator
2 10 (22.22%) WebSphere Administrator
3 7 (15.56%) Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) WebSphere Specialist
4 6 (13.33%) Consultant
4 6 (13.33%) Middleware Administrator
4 6 (13.33%) Server Administrator
5 5 (11.11%) Developer
5 5 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
6 4 (8.89%) OAT Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) OAT Test Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Test Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Middleware Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Middleware Specialist
7 3 (6.67%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (4.44%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Server Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (48.89%) WebSphere MQ
2 19 (42.22%) Middleware
3 9 (20.00%) J2EE
3 9 (20.00%) SOAP
4 6 (13.33%) Web Services
5 5 (11.11%) IBM Integration Bus
5 5 (11.11%) JAXB
5 5 (11.11%) JDBC
5 5 (11.11%) XML
5 5 (11.11%) XSLT
6 3 (6.67%) EJB
6 3 (6.67%) Hibernate
6 3 (6.67%) JMS
6 3 (6.67%) Spring
6 3 (6.67%) VXML
7 2 (4.44%) Apache Camel
7 2 (4.44%) JAX-WS
7 2 (4.44%) POJO
7 2 (4.44%) WSDL
8 1 (2.22%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (33.33%) Clustering
2 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.67%) IVR
4 2 (4.44%) Biometrics
4 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (42.22%) Unix
2 13 (28.89%) Linux
3 8 (17.78%) AIX
4 7 (15.56%) Windows
5 5 (11.11%) Solaris
6 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (15.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 6 (13.33%) Mentoring
3 6 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (13.33%) SDLC
4 5 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.89%) High Availability
5 4 (8.89%) Test Management
6 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.67%) Open Source
6 3 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.44%) AOP
7 2 (4.44%) Extreme Programming
7 2 (4.44%) Integration Testing
7 2 (4.44%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.44%) TDD
7 2 (4.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) Java
2 11 (24.44%) Jython
3 6 (13.33%) Perl
3 6 (13.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.67%) SQL
5 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Degree
1 5 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.67%) BladeLogic
3 3 (6.67%) CA Wily
4 1 (2.22%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (40.00%) Oracle
2 12 (26.67%) IBM
3 9 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 7 (15.56%) VMware
5 3 (6.67%) CA
6 2 (4.44%) Avaya
6 2 (4.44%) HP
6 2 (4.44%) Nortel
7 1 (2.22%) Curam
7 1 (2.22%) FatWire
7 1 (2.22%) hybris