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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere Application Server over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
UK
Rank 464 453 454
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 127 165 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.65% 1.92% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 95 76
Median daily rate £435 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £329 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
7687 8597 8848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.19% 16.90% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4927 5457 5561
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 238 315
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £19.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £44.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +13.15%

WebSphere Application Server
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere Application Server within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 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
England +30 126 £435 +2.35% 9
South East +43 50 £500 +13.63% 4
Hampshire +28 31 £435 -1.13% 3
London +6 25 £425 -15.00% 2
North West +6 17 £375 -11.76%
Oxfordshire - 15 £600 -
Winchester - 14 £435 - 1
North East -13 12 £318 -34.63%
Yorkshire +17 11 - -
Tyne and Wear -18 11 £318 -34.63%
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 11 £318 -34.63%
Oxford - 11 £600 -
Leeds +17 10 - -
West Yorkshire +17 10 - -
Manchester +11 9 £400 +6.66%
Cheshire +12 6 £338 -20.58%
South West +10 4 - - 2
West Midlands - 4 - - 1
Knutsford +2 3 £338 -20.58%
Bracknell - 3 £500 -
Berkshire - 3 £500 - 1
Coventry - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Scotland +13 1 - -
Swindon +7 1 - -
Glasgow +4 1 - -
East of England +2 1 £500 +11.11%
Wiltshire +1 1 - -
Milton Keynes 0 1 - -
Watford -1 1 £500 -

WebSphere Application Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server.

1 328 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 175 (53.35%) IBM
3 148 (45.12%) Java
4 133 (40.55%) Linux
5 124 (37.80%) Unix
6 112 (34.15%) JBoss
7 103 (31.40%) Oracle
8 99 (30.18%) WebSphere MQ
9 95 (28.96%) WebLogic
10 91 (27.74%) SQL
11 89 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
12 83 (25.30%) Middleware
12 83 (25.30%) J2EE
13 73 (22.26%) AIX
14 69 (21.04%) Red Hat
15 65 (19.82%) Tomcat
16 63 (19.21%) XML
17 61 (18.60%) SSL
18 60 (18.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 59 (17.99%) Shell Script
19 59 (17.99%) Perl
20 55 (16.77%) Apache
21 54 (16.46%) Puppet
22 53 (16.16%) Spring
23 51 (15.55%) DevOps
24 50 (15.24%) Jenkins
24 50 (15.24%) IBM Integration Bus
24 50 (15.24%) Finance
25 49 (14.94%) Web Services
25 49 (14.94%) HTTP

WebSphere Application Server
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 328 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 112 (34.15%) JBoss
3 95 (28.96%) WebLogic
4 65 (19.82%) Tomcat
5 55 (16.77%) Apache
6 37 (11.28%) IBM HTTP Server
7 24 (7.32%) FileNet
8 22 (6.71%) Confluence
8 22 (6.71%) WebSphere Process Server
9 21 (6.40%) WebLogic Portal
9 21 (6.40%) WebSphere Portal
10 19 (5.79%) Apache Geronimo
10 19 (5.79%) Apache TomEE
10 19 (5.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 17 (5.18%) MQSeries
12 12 (3.66%) Tuxedo
13 11 (3.35%) Commerce Server
14 10 (3.05%) Alfresco
14 10 (3.05%) IIS
15 8 (2.44%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (1.83%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (1.52%) MS Project
3 4 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (7.01%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 9 (2.74%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (2.44%) Fredhopper
4 6 (1.83%) Maximo
4 6 (1.83%) OpenText MBPM
5 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.49%) GitHub
2 17 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.27%) Amazon S3
3 14 (4.27%) Amazon SQS
4 12 (3.66%) IBM Cloud
5 10 (3.05%) PaaS
6 7 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.83%) Bluemix
7 6 (1.83%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (18.60%) SSL
2 49 (14.94%) HTTP
3 35 (10.67%) LDAP
4 30 (9.15%) Firewall
5 23 (7.01%) DNS
5 23 (7.01%) TCP/IP
6 12 (3.66%) Internet
7 11 (3.35%) FTP
8 10 (3.05%) SMTP
9 9 (2.74%) Network Security
10 8 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (1.22%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.91%) DMZ
12 3 (0.91%) NetScaler
12 3 (0.91%) SNMP
13 2 (0.61%) BIG-IP
13 2 (0.61%) DHCP
14 1 (0.30%) Remote Desktop
14 1 (0.30%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (13.41%) DB2
2 22 (6.71%) SQL Server
3 14 (4.27%) Oracle Database
3 14 (4.27%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (2.13%) Hadoop
5 7 (2.13%) IBM BigInsights
5 7 (2.13%) Neo4j
5 7 (2.13%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.83%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.22%) Endeca
8 3 (0.91%) Jackrabbit
8 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.61%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 2 (0.61%) MySQL
9 2 (0.61%) QlikView
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 50 (15.24%) Jenkins
2 43 (13.11%) JUnit
3 29 (8.84%) Cucumber
4 24 (7.32%) JIRA
5 23 (7.01%) Maven
6 20 (6.10%) Mockito
7 13 (3.96%) Eclipse
8 11 (3.35%) Git (software)
8 11 (3.35%) Introscope
9 10 (3.05%) Subversion
10 9 (2.74%) Rational Application Developer
11 8 (2.44%) Gradle
12 7 (2.13%) Hudson
13 6 (1.83%) gulp
13 6 (1.83%) Karma Test Runner
13 6 (1.83%) Selenium
13 6 (1.83%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (1.52%) Ant
15 3 (0.91%) Log4j
15 3 (0.91%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 50 (15.24%) Finance
2 37 (11.28%) Banking
3 16 (4.88%) Retail
4 14 (4.27%) Publishing
5 10 (3.05%) Law
6 9 (2.74%) Billing
7 4 (1.22%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.91%) Front Office
9 2 (0.61%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (0.30%) Advertising
10 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.30%) Electronics
10 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.30%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 88 (26.83%) Developer
2 64 (19.51%) Java Developer
3 43 (13.11%) Administrator
4 33 (10.06%) WebSphere Specialist
5 32 (9.76%) WebSphere Administrator
6 27 (8.23%) Consultant
7 25 (7.62%) Analyst
8 22 (6.71%) Java Engineer
9 20 (6.10%) DevOps Engineer
10 19 (5.79%) Architect
11 18 (5.49%) Java Software Engineer
11 18 (5.49%) Server Administrator
11 18 (5.49%) Software Engineer
12 17 (5.18%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 17 (5.18%) Java Software Developer
13 16 (4.88%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
14 15 (4.57%) Applications Specialist
14 15 (4.57%) Server Specialist
15 14 (4.27%) Infrastructure Specialist
16 13 (3.96%) WebSphere Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (30.18%) WebSphere MQ
2 83 (25.30%) J2EE
2 83 (25.30%) Middleware
3 63 (19.21%) XML
4 53 (16.16%) Spring
5 50 (15.24%) IBM Integration Bus
6 49 (14.94%) Web Services
7 47 (14.33%) HTML
8 44 (13.41%) SOAP
9 36 (10.98%) JSP
10 31 (9.45%) JSON
11 30 (9.15%) JMS
11 30 (9.15%) REST
12 29 (8.84%) EJB
13 28 (8.54%) CSS
13 28 (8.54%) Java EE
13 28 (8.54%) Struts
14 25 (7.62%) Servlets
15 24 (7.32%) JDBC
16 18 (5.49%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (10.37%) DataPower
3 29 (8.84%) Clustering
4 9 (2.74%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.74%) iPad
4 9 (2.74%) iSeries
5 8 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.13%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.52%) Derivative
8 4 (1.22%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (1.22%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.91%) Market Risk
9 3 (0.91%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.91%) Taxonomies
9 3 (0.91%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.61%) Biometrics
10 2 (0.61%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.30%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 133 (40.55%) Linux
2 124 (37.80%) Unix
3 73 (22.26%) AIX
4 60 (18.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (11.28%) Windows
6 22 (6.71%) Solaris
7 18 (5.49%) Windows Server
8 12 (3.66%) Oracle Linux
8 12 (3.66%) OS/390
9 10 (3.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.83%) SUSE
11 4 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.91%) HPUX
12 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.30%) MVS
13 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (15.55%) DevOps
3 45 (13.72%) ITIL
4 35 (10.67%) Configuration Management
4 35 (10.67%) OO
4 35 (10.67%) TDD
5 34 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (10.06%) E-Commerce
7 27 (8.23%) Unit Testing
8 26 (7.93%) Load Balancing
9 24 (7.32%) BDD
9 24 (7.32%) Open Source
9 24 (7.32%) Scrum
10 22 (6.71%) High Availability
10 22 (6.71%) Software Engineering
11 21 (6.40%) Performance Tuning
12 20 (6.10%) Change Management
12 20 (6.10%) Migration
13 18 (5.49%) BPEL
14 16 (4.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 148 (45.12%) Java
2 91 (27.74%) SQL
3 59 (17.99%) Perl
3 59 (17.99%) Shell Script
4 47 (14.33%) JavaScript
5 40 (12.20%) Bash Shell
5 40 (12.20%) Jython
6 20 (6.10%) Python
7 15 (4.57%) Korn
8 9 (2.74%) C
9 7 (2.13%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.83%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.52%) C++
11 5 (1.52%) PHP
12 2 (0.61%) C#
12 2 (0.61%) VB
12 2 (0.61%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.61%) VB6
13 1 (0.30%) Ruby
13 1 (0.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 39 (11.89%) Security Cleared
2 33 (10.06%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.35%) Degree
4 6 (1.83%) Sun Certification
5 5 (1.52%) ISEB
6 3 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.30%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.35%) QA
2 7 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (4.27%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.66%) Docker
4 9 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.13%) vSphere
6 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 54 (16.46%) Puppet
2 24 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (4.27%) Ansible
4 12 (3.66%) Oracle Identity Management
4 12 (3.66%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 10 (3.05%) Tivoli
6 8 (2.44%) CA Wily
7 7 (2.13%) ZABBIX
8 6 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (1.83%) Salt
9 2 (0.61%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.61%) HP SiteScope
9 2 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 175 (53.35%) IBM
2 103 (31.40%) Oracle
3 69 (21.04%) Red Hat
4 27 (8.23%) VMware
5 26 (7.93%) Axway
6 25 (7.62%) Microsoft
7 24 (7.32%) HP
8 22 (6.71%) Sun
9 21 (6.40%) Informatica
9 21 (6.40%) Siebel
10 17 (5.18%) Splunk
11 10 (3.05%) ATG
12 9 (2.74%) AppDynamics
12 9 (2.74%) NetCracker
13 6 (1.83%) Comptel
13 6 (1.83%) MuleSoft
13 6 (1.83%) Sybase
13 6 (1.83%) Veracode
14 5 (1.52%) Atlassian
15 4 (1.22%) Fujitsu
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