The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere Application Server skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere Application Server over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
Rank 410 442 381
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -61
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 208 148 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.27% 0.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.04% 1.57% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 73 85
Average daily rate
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£425 £415 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.53% -11.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £278 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 - -

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

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
10220 9432 8432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.33% 17.34% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6235 5834 4748
Average daily rate £388 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 318 428
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%

WebSphere Application Server
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WebSphere Application Server Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WebSphere Application Server
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server within the UK.

WebSphere Application Server Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WebSphere Application Server
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere Application Server within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

WebSphere Application Server Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WebSphere Application Server
Hourly Rate Trend

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

WebSphere Application Server Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WebSphere Application Server
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +39 179 £425 +2.53% 14
London +23 76 £425 +2.40% 2
South East +8 45 £425 +6.91% 6
Buckinghamshire 0 22 £325 +17.11%
Berkshire +9 17 £450 +8.43% 4
Scotland -2 17 £425 +13.33%
City of London +28 16 £388 -8.82% 1
Milton Keynes -12 12 £325 +17.11%
East of England 0 11 £313 +12.61%
Reading +11 10 £425 -10.99% 4
Edinburgh -1 10 £450 +28.57%
Yorkshire -7 10 £350 -20.00% 3
North West -13 10 £451 +18.61% 1
West Midlands -7 8 £438 +16.66% 2
Greenford +6 7 - -
West Yorkshire -8 7 £350 -22.22% 3
Warwickshire - 6 £438 -
Warwick - 6 £438 -
South West +8 5 £450 +36.36%
Tyne and Wear -5 5 £274 +5.19%
North East -5 5 £274 +5.19%
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 5 £274 +4.68%
Watford -1 4 - -
Stirling -3 4 £375 -16.66%
Hertfordshire -3 4 - -
Manchester -7 4 - -
Essex - 4 £450 -
Lancashire - 4 £451 - 1
Hampshire +1 3 £600 -
Bracknell 0 3 £450 +17.64%

WebSphere Application Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 366 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 170 (46.45%) Linux
3 167 (45.63%) Java
4 160 (43.72%) IBM
5 134 (36.61%) UNIX
6 84 (22.95%) Windows
7 80 (21.86%) AIX
8 79 (21.58%) DB2
8 79 (21.58%) WebSphere MQ
9 66 (18.03%) Oracle
10 65 (17.76%) ITIL
11 64 (17.49%) Finance
12 63 (17.21%) Apache
13 62 (16.94%) JBoss
14 59 (16.12%) Solaris
15 58 (15.85%) SQL
16 55 (15.03%) Introscope
17 53 (14.48%) Jython
18 52 (14.21%) XML
19 51 (13.93%) Web Services
20 48 (13.11%) HTTP
21 47 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
22 46 (12.57%) Middleware
23 45 (12.30%) Tomcat
23 45 (12.30%) WebLogic
24 44 (12.02%) E-Commerce
25 42 (11.48%) Perl
25 42 (11.48%) CA Wily
26 41 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
27 40 (10.93%) WebSphere Portal

WebSphere Application Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 366 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 63 (17.21%) Apache
3 62 (16.94%) JBoss
4 45 (12.30%) Tomcat
4 45 (12.30%) WebLogic
5 40 (10.93%) WebSphere Portal
5 40 (10.93%) WebSphere Process Server
6 34 (9.29%) IBM HTTP Server
7 33 (9.02%) IIS
8 31 (8.47%) FileNet
9 25 (6.83%) CICS
10 12 (3.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 12 (3.28%) SharePoint
11 10 (2.73%) WebLogic Portal
12 9 (2.46%) MQSeries
12 9 (2.46%) GlassFish
13 6 (1.64%) Commerce Server
14 4 (1.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 3 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
15 3 (0.82%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (1.37%) MS Office
2 3 (0.82%) SPSS
3 2 (0.55%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) MS Project
4 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (2.19%) RMDS
2 4 (1.09%) Fredhopper
3 3 (0.82%) Tridion
4 2 (0.55%) Magento
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.19%) Amazon SQS
1 8 (2.19%) Amazon S3
1 8 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.27%) PaaS
2 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 48 (13.11%) HTTP
2 30 (8.20%) LDAP
3 27 (7.38%) SSL
4 25 (6.83%) TCP/IP
4 25 (6.83%) DNS
5 23 (6.28%) Firewall
6 12 (3.28%) BIG-IP
6 12 (3.28%) DMZ
7 7 (1.91%) Internet
8 4 (1.09%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (1.09%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.82%) SAN
9 3 (0.82%) Network Security
10 1 (0.27%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.27%) LAN
10 1 (0.27%) WAN
10 1 (0.27%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.27%) Multicast
10 1 (0.27%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (21.58%) DB2
2 32 (8.74%) Relational Database
3 17 (4.64%) SQL Server
4 13 (3.55%) RDBMS
5 10 (2.73%) Big Data
6 7 (1.91%) IBM InfoSphere
7 6 (1.64%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.37%) Sybase IQ
8 5 (1.37%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.09%) InterSystems Cache
10 3 (0.82%) MySQL
11 2 (0.55%) QlikView
11 2 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 55 (15.03%) Introscope
2 29 (7.92%) Eclipse
3 19 (5.19%) Ant
4 17 (4.64%) Maven
5 15 (4.10%) JUnit
6 14 (3.83%) LoadRunner
7 12 (3.28%) Subversion
8 11 (3.01%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 9 (2.46%) JMeter
9 9 (2.46%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.37%) Selenium
10 5 (1.37%) Jenkins
11 4 (1.09%) eggPlant
12 3 (0.82%) ClearCase
12 3 (0.82%) Log4j
12 3 (0.82%) JIRA
12 3 (0.82%) Rational Application Developer
12 3 (0.82%) Hudson
12 3 (0.82%) Git (software)
13 2 (0.55%) SoapUI
General
1 64 (17.49%) Finance
2 38 (10.38%) Banking
3 20 (5.46%) Retail
4 12 (3.28%) Back Office
5 8 (2.19%) Retail Banking
6 7 (1.91%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.82%) Legal
8 3 (0.82%) Marketing
9 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.55%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) International Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 102 (27.87%) Developer
2 83 (22.68%) Administrator
3 52 (14.21%) WebSphere Administrator
4 44 (12.02%) Java Developer
5 32 (8.74%) Analyst
6 27 (7.38%) WebSphere Specialist
7 22 (6.01%) Consultant
8 21 (5.74%) WebSphere Developer
8 21 (5.74%) Senior Developer
9 20 (5.46%) Architect
9 20 (5.46%) Senior Java Developer
9 20 (5.46%) Server Administrator
9 20 (5.46%) Technical Analyst
9 20 (5.46%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
10 18 (4.92%) Support Analyst
11 17 (4.64%) Applications Specialist
11 17 (4.64%) Server Specialist
12 16 (4.37%) WebSphere Server Specialist
13 15 (4.10%) Applications Support
13 15 (4.10%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (21.58%) WebSphere MQ
2 52 (14.21%) XML
3 51 (13.93%) Web Services
4 46 (12.57%) Middleware
5 39 (10.66%) J2EE
6 38 (10.38%) HTML
7 35 (9.56%) Spring
8 34 (9.29%) SOAP
9 30 (8.20%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 27 (7.38%) Java EE
11 24 (6.56%) .NET
11 24 (6.56%) CSS
12 20 (5.46%) EJB
13 19 (5.19%) Ajax
13 19 (5.19%) REST
13 19 (5.19%) Worklight
13 19 (5.19%) JSP
14 15 (4.10%) JDBC
14 15 (4.10%) HTML5
15 14 (3.83%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.56%) DataPower
2 24 (6.56%) LPAR
3 16 (4.37%) Mainframe
3 16 (4.37%) Clustering
4 11 (3.01%) PKI
5 7 (1.91%) Open Source
6 6 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.64%) Replication
6 6 (1.64%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.37%) User Experience
7 5 (1.37%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.37%) iPad
8 3 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.82%) Web 2.0
8 3 (0.82%) Cryptography
8 3 (0.82%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (0.82%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (0.82%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (0.55%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 170 (46.45%) Linux
2 134 (36.61%) UNIX
3 84 (22.95%) Windows
4 80 (21.86%) AIX
5 59 (16.12%) Solaris
6 35 (9.56%) zOS
7 28 (7.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (5.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 8 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.37%) SUSE
11 3 (0.82%) HPUX
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.27%) CentOS
12 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (17.76%) ITIL
2 44 (12.02%) E-Commerce
3 41 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (9.29%) Migration
5 23 (6.28%) Load Balancing
6 22 (6.01%) Configuration Management
6 22 (6.01%) TDD
7 21 (5.74%) Content Management
8 20 (5.46%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (4.92%) Change Management
10 17 (4.64%) Project Management
11 16 (4.37%) Enterprise Content Management
11 16 (4.37%) OO
11 16 (4.37%) Risk Management
12 15 (4.10%) RAD
12 15 (4.10%) Mentoring
13 13 (3.55%) Validation
13 13 (3.55%) Performance Tuning
14 12 (3.28%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (3.28%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 167 (45.63%) Java
2 58 (15.85%) SQL
3 53 (14.48%) Jython
4 42 (11.48%) Perl
5 38 (10.38%) Python
6 32 (8.74%) JavaScript
6 32 (8.74%) Shell Script
7 31 (8.47%) Bash Shell
8 8 (2.19%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.64%) Korn
10 5 (1.37%) PHP
11 4 (1.09%) C#
12 3 (0.82%) Tcl
12 3 (0.82%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.82%) XPath
13 2 (0.55%) Scala
14 1 (0.27%) XQuery
14 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.27%) C
14 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 30 (8.20%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.01%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.73%) Degree
4 9 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.64%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.46%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (3.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.55%) Xen
4 1 (0.27%) NFS
4 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.27%) Squid
4 1 (0.27%) KVM
4 1 (0.27%) SRDF
4 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 42 (11.48%) CA Wily
2 21 (5.74%) Tivoli
3 8 (2.19%) ITRS Geneos
3 8 (2.19%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 3 (0.82%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.27%) Nagios
5 1 (0.27%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.27%) Ansible
5 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.27%) Puppet
5 1 (0.27%) yum
5 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 160 (43.72%) IBM
2 66 (18.03%) Oracle
3 23 (6.28%) Red Hat
4 19 (5.19%) AppDynamics
5 18 (4.92%) CA
6 15 (4.10%) ATG
6 15 (4.10%) TIBCO
7 14 (3.83%) F5
7 14 (3.83%) HP
8 12 (3.28%) Adobe
9 10 (2.73%) VMware
9 10 (2.73%) Cognos
10 8 (2.19%) Kofax
10 8 (2.19%) Sun
10 8 (2.19%) Microsoft
11 7 (1.91%) Siebel
11 7 (1.91%) Informatica
11 7 (1.91%) SAP
11 7 (1.91%) Sybase
11 7 (1.91%) Axway
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago