The first table below looks at the demand for WebSphere Application Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 16 April 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 South East 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
Rank 224 209 200
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -9
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 22 26 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.31% 0.49%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.35% 1.79% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 28
Average daily rate £415 £369 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.54% -7.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £205 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £497 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £57.50
Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1630 1454 1704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.48% 17.12% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 779 838
Average daily rate £350 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 96 81
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £32.50 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
WebSphere Application Server
England

WebSphere Application Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

WebSphere Application Server Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

WebSphere Application Server
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

WebSphere Application Server Daily Rate Trend in the South East

WebSphere Application Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

WebSphere Application Server Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

WebSphere Application Server
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere Application Server within the South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire -13 14 - - 2
Berkshire -13 5 £415 +25.28%
Hampshire -8 2 - - 1
Surrey -15 1 - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
WebSphere Application Server
England

WebSphere Application Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 40 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 32 (80.00%) UNIX
3 25 (62.50%) Java
4 23 (57.50%) Windows
4 23 (57.50%) Linux
5 22 (55.00%) J2EE
5 22 (55.00%) SOAP
5 22 (55.00%) Web Services
6 18 (45.00%) LDAP
7 17 (42.50%) Change Management
8 15 (37.50%) DTS
9 13 (32.50%) IBM
10 9 (22.50%) WebSphere MQ
10 9 (22.50%) AIX
11 8 (20.00%) XML
11 8 (20.00%) DB2
11 8 (20.00%) Middleware
12 7 (17.50%) Finance
12 7 (17.50%) DataPower
12 7 (17.50%) SSL
13 6 (15.00%) HTTP
13 6 (15.00%) Solaris
13 6 (15.00%) Jython
14 5 (12.50%) Introscope
14 5 (12.50%) SQL
14 5 (12.50%) XSD
14 5 (12.50%) Oracle
14 5 (12.50%) JDBC
15 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
15 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP

WebSphere Application Server
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 40 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (7.50%) Commerce Server
3 3 (7.50%) Apache
4 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (2.50%) Liferay
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 18 (45.00%) LDAP
2 7 (17.50%) SSL
3 6 (15.00%) HTTP
4 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (10.00%) HTTPS
5 3 (7.50%) FTP
6 2 (5.00%) Firewall
7 1 (2.50%) SSH
7 1 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (37.50%) DTS
2 8 (20.00%) DB2
3 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.50%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Introscope
2 2 (5.00%) Ant
3 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.50%) ClearCase
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Legal
2 4 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Analyst
2 16 (40.00%) Deployment Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) Administrator
4 7 (17.50%) Developer
4 7 (17.50%) WebSphere Administrator
5 4 (10.00%) Java Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Ab Initio Developer
7 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Server Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Applications Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Support
7 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) Server Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Server Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Server Specialist
8 1 (2.50%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (55.00%) J2EE
1 22 (55.00%) SOAP
1 22 (55.00%) Web Services
2 9 (22.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (20.00%) XML
3 8 (20.00%) Middleware
4 5 (12.50%) XSD
4 5 (12.50%) JDBC
5 4 (10.00%) XML Schema
6 3 (7.50%) XSLT
7 2 (5.00%) HTML
7 2 (5.00%) EJB
7 2 (5.00%) CSS
7 2 (5.00%) JAXP
8 1 (2.50%) Java EE
8 1 (2.50%) Spring
8 1 (2.50%) JNDI
8 1 (2.50%) WebCenter
8 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (2.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) DataPower
2 3 (7.50%) Clustering
3 2 (5.00%) HACMP
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 32 (80.00%) UNIX
2 23 (57.50%) Windows
2 23 (57.50%) Linux
3 9 (22.50%) AIX
4 6 (15.00%) Solaris
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) zOS
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Change Management
2 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.50%) ITIL
4 2 (5.00%) SOA
4 2 (5.00%) Change Control
4 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) Database Security
5 1 (2.50%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.50%) Content Management
5 1 (2.50%) High Availability
5 1 (2.50%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.50%) Time Management
5 1 (2.50%) Service Management
5 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.50%) Migration
5 1 (2.50%) TDD
5 1 (2.50%) ETL
5 1 (2.50%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 25 (62.50%) Java
2 6 (15.00%) Jython
3 5 (12.50%) SQL
4 4 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.00%) Korn
6 2 (5.00%) XPath
7 1 (2.50%) COBOL
7 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) ISEB
3 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) CA Wily
2 3 (7.50%) Tivoli
2 3 (7.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (5.00%) CA SiteMinder
3 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.50%) nmon
4 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) IBM
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle
3 3 (7.50%) Ab Initio
3 3 (7.50%) Remedy
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.50%) FatWire
5 1 (2.50%) CA
5 1 (2.50%) HP