The first table below looks at the demand 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 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.

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 466 389 325
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -64
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 137 165 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.34% 0.49%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.40% 1.96% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 75 150
Average daily rate £415 £473 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.23% +15.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £318 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £57.50
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9768 8438 9919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.99% 17.36% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5956 4773 5359
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 416 450
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.11 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £39.53 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%

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 16 April 2014.

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 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
England -60 119 £415 -12.63% 28
London -65 55 £417 -12.31% 10
South East -15 22 £415 +12.54% 4
Milton Keynes -6 14 - - 2
Buckinghamshire -13 14 - - 2
Scotland -12 13 £400 -3.03% 4
East of England -25 12 £538 - 3
Hertfordshire 0 11 £525 - 2
Watford -8 9 - - 1
Yorkshire -19 9 £450 +9.09% 3
West Yorkshire -21 6 £450 +9.09% 1
Berkshire -13 5 £415 +25.28%
Leeds -18 5 £450 +1.40% 1
North West -20 5 £380 - 6
Edinburgh -34 5 £400 -4.47% 2
South West -13 4 £285 -5.00% 1
City of London -17 4 £388 -26.19% 5
Glasgow +11 3 - - 2
West Midlands -5 3 £375 -6.25%
Manchester -14 3 £380 - 2
Hampshire -8 2 - - 1
Reading -18 2 £455 +45.60%
Coventry - 2 £375 -
Portsmouth -6 1 - -
Cheshire -7 1 - - 3
East Midlands -12 1 £475 - 1
Surrey -15 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 £500 - 1
Sheffield - 1 - - 1

WebSphere Application Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

1 309 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 156 (50.49%) IBM
3 138 (44.66%) UNIX
4 129 (41.75%) Linux
5 122 (39.48%) Finance
6 107 (34.63%) Java
7 85 (27.51%) DB2
8 82 (26.54%) Oracle
9 68 (22.01%) J2EE
10 67 (21.68%) SQL
11 66 (21.36%) Banking
12 64 (20.71%) Windows
13 61 (19.74%) AIX
14 54 (17.48%) Internet
14 54 (17.48%) Web Services
14 54 (17.48%) WebSphere Process Server
15 53 (17.15%) Solaris
16 48 (15.53%) Middleware
16 48 (15.53%) XML
17 47 (15.21%) E-Commerce
18 45 (14.56%) Tivoli
18 45 (14.56%) Relational Database
19 44 (14.24%) WebSphere MQ
20 43 (13.92%) DataPower
20 43 (13.92%) Retail
21 41 (13.27%) HP
22 40 (12.94%) Tomcat
23 39 (12.62%) SOAP
24 38 (12.30%) Bash Shell
25 37 (11.97%) ITIL

WebSphere Application Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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
1 309 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 54 (17.48%) WebSphere Process Server
3 40 (12.94%) Tomcat
4 36 (11.65%) IBM HTTP Server
5 32 (10.36%) MQSeries
6 30 (9.71%) IIS
7 24 (7.77%) TeamSite
8 20 (6.47%) Apache
8 20 (6.47%) WebLogic
9 15 (4.85%) CICS
10 13 (4.21%) WebSphere Portal
11 5 (1.62%) Oracle Coherence
11 5 (1.62%) CMS
12 4 (1.29%) Tuxedo
12 4 (1.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 4 (1.29%) Commerce Server
13 3 (0.97%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.97%) WebLogic Portal
13 3 (0.97%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.65%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (0.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (5.83%) Tridion
2 6 (1.94%) JDE OneWorld
3 3 (0.97%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.32%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (17.48%) Internet
2 32 (10.36%) HTTP
3 30 (9.71%) LDAP
4 24 (7.77%) SSL
5 13 (4.21%) Firewall
6 11 (3.56%) SAN
7 7 (2.27%) FTP
8 6 (1.94%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.94%) BIG-IP
9 4 (1.29%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.97%) DNS
11 2 (0.65%) LAN
11 2 (0.65%) SSH
12 1 (0.32%) NAS
12 1 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.32%) X.509
12 1 (0.32%) MPLS
12 1 (0.32%) DMZ
12 1 (0.32%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (27.51%) DB2
2 45 (14.56%) Relational Database
3 25 (8.09%) RDBMS
4 16 (5.18%) SQL Server
5 15 (4.85%) DTS
5 15 (4.85%) Oracle Database
6 10 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.94%) IBM InfoSphere
8 3 (0.97%) DataStage
8 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.32%) Big Data
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.32%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (0.32%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 29 (9.39%) Eclipse
2 25 (8.09%) Ant
2 25 (8.09%) ClearCase
3 23 (7.44%) Subversion
4 20 (6.47%) JUnit
4 20 (6.47%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 18 (5.83%) ClearQuest
5 18 (5.83%) Log4j
6 6 (1.94%) Maven
7 5 (1.62%) Introscope
8 4 (1.29%) JIRA
8 4 (1.29%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 4 (1.29%) Rational Application Developer
9 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.65%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.65%) JDeveloper
9 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.32%) Jtest
10 1 (0.32%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
General
1 122 (39.48%) Finance
2 66 (21.36%) Banking
3 43 (13.92%) Retail
4 27 (8.74%) Manufacturing
5 20 (6.47%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.27%) Advertising
7 6 (1.94%) Legal
8 4 (1.29%) Publishing
9 3 (0.97%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.65%) German Language
10 2 (0.65%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.32%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (21.68%) Administrator
2 60 (19.42%) Architect
3 53 (17.15%) WebSphere Administrator
4 51 (16.50%) Developer
5 41 (13.27%) Analyst
6 40 (12.94%) Solutions Architect
7 37 (11.97%) Java Developer
8 20 (6.47%) Consultant
9 17 (5.50%) WebSphere Specialist
10 16 (5.18%) Server Administrator
10 16 (5.18%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
10 16 (5.18%) Deployment Analyst
11 11 (3.56%) Server Specialist
11 11 (3.56%) WebSphere Consultant
11 11 (3.56%) WebSphere Server Specialist
11 11 (3.56%) Applications Specialist
11 11 (3.56%) Applications Support
12 9 (2.91%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (2.59%) Systems Administrator
14 7 (2.27%) Middleware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (22.01%) J2EE
2 54 (17.48%) Web Services
3 48 (15.53%) Middleware
3 48 (15.53%) XML
4 44 (14.24%) WebSphere MQ
5 39 (12.62%) SOAP
6 31 (10.03%) JDBC
7 29 (9.39%) JMS
8 28 (9.06%) JSP
9 25 (8.09%) Servlets
9 25 (8.09%) XSLT
10 24 (7.77%) Struts
10 24 (7.77%) HTML
10 24 (7.77%) BAPI
11 23 (7.44%) EJB
12 19 (6.15%) XHTML
12 19 (6.15%) JSTL
12 19 (6.15%) Spring
13 18 (5.83%) XMLBeans
13 18 (5.83%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.92%) DataPower
2 30 (9.71%) Online Banking
3 19 (6.15%) Web 2.0
4 11 (3.56%) Mainframe
5 7 (2.27%) Clustering
6 6 (1.94%) AS400
6 6 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.94%) Open Source
7 5 (1.62%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.62%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.97%) HACMP
8 3 (0.97%) Replication
9 2 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.65%) Firmware
9 2 (0.65%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.32%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.32%) LPAR
10 1 (0.32%) Tandem
10 1 (0.32%) Derivative
10 1 (0.32%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 138 (44.66%) UNIX
2 129 (41.75%) Linux
3 64 (20.71%) Windows
4 61 (19.74%) AIX
5 53 (17.15%) Solaris
6 20 (6.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (6.15%) HPUX
8 17 (5.50%) zOS
9 13 (4.21%) Apple iOS
10 9 (2.91%) SUSE
11 7 (2.27%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.32%) CentOS
13 1 (0.32%) MVS
13 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (15.21%) E-Commerce
2 37 (11.97%) ITIL
3 26 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (8.41%) Change Management
4 25 (8.09%) UML
4 25 (8.09%) Content Management
5 23 (7.44%) RAD
6 22 (7.12%) OO
7 21 (6.80%) Migration
8 20 (6.47%) Service Delivery
9 16 (5.18%) Workflow
9 16 (5.18%) ERP
10 15 (4.85%) Workflow Management
11 14 (4.53%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (3.56%) ETL
13 10 (3.24%) Incident Management
14 8 (2.59%) Load Balancing
14 8 (2.59%) Change Control
14 8 (2.59%) Capacity Planning
15 7 (2.27%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (34.63%) Java
2 67 (21.68%) SQL
3 38 (12.30%) Bash Shell
4 30 (9.71%) JavaScript
5 27 (8.74%) Perl
6 24 (7.77%) C
7 21 (6.80%) XPath
8 18 (5.83%) Korn
8 18 (5.83%) Shell Script
8 18 (5.83%) Jython
9 5 (1.62%) C#
9 5 (1.62%) C++
9 5 (1.62%) Python
10 3 (0.97%) JCL
10 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.65%) VB
12 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.32%) REXX
12 1 (0.32%) COBOL
12 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (3.88%) Degree
2 7 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (1.94%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.97%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.65%) ISEB
5 2 (0.65%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.32%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.91%) QA
2 5 (1.62%) SLA
3 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.65%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.32%) RACF
3 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 45 (14.56%) Tivoli
2 33 (10.68%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 8 (2.59%) CA Wily
4 5 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.97%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.97%) Control-M
7 2 (0.65%) CA SiteMinder
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.32%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.32%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.32%) nmon
8 1 (0.32%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.32%) Legato
8 1 (0.32%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 156 (50.49%) IBM
2 82 (26.54%) Oracle
3 41 (13.27%) HP
4 25 (8.09%) JBoss
5 24 (7.77%) LogLogic
5 24 (7.77%) ATG
6 20 (6.47%) Red Hat
6 20 (6.47%) Sun
7 18 (5.83%) Blue Martini
7 18 (5.83%) Elastic Path
7 18 (5.83%) Interwoven
8 15 (4.85%) Microsoft
9 12 (3.88%) TIBCO
10 9 (2.91%) Citrix
10 9 (2.91%) Ab Initio
11 8 (2.59%) F5
12 7 (2.27%) VMware
12 7 (2.27%) Dell
13 6 (1.94%) Cisco
13 6 (1.94%) JD Edwards
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