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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
Rank 442 481 456
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -25
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 202 160 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.29% 0.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.14% 1.63% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 95 91
Median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £494 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +28.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £35.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +21.36%

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
9426 9825 9389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.76% 17.57% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6296 6134 5667
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 339 354
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.80 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +23.52%

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 26 June 2016.

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 26 June 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
England +53 176 £425 - 6
London +45 78 £450 +12.50% 2
North West +9 33 £400 +6.66%
South East +7 24 £475 +5.55% 3
Scotland -2 23 £400 -5.88% 2
Manchester +2 19 £495 +50.00%
North East -40 19 £298 +5.49%
Tyne and Wear -45 19 £298 +5.49%
Newcastle upon Tyne -52 18 £295 +4.60%
City of London +48 12 £425 +34.38%
Glasgow +10 10 £350 -17.64% 1
Cheshire +2 10 £336 -25.27%
East Midlands +13 9 £450 -
Yorkshire 0 9 £475 +11.76%
Chester - 9 £348 -
Oxfordshire +14 7 £475 +9.82%
Milton Keynes +19 6 £294 -9.61% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 6 £294 -9.61% 1
Oxford +8 6 £475 +11.76%
Berkshire -13 6 £475 +5.55%
Edinburgh -16 6 £425 - 1
Derbyshire - 6 £450 -
West Yorkshire +9 5 £450 +2.85%
Hampshire +7 5 £385 -35.83% 2
Bracknell -1 5 £475 +18.75%
South Yorkshire +1 4 £550 +7.63%
Lancashire -1 4 £270 -
Erskine - 4 £330 -
Renfrewshire - 4 £330 -
South West -7 3 £413 -14.94%

WebSphere Application Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server.

1 368 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 211 (57.34%) IBM
3 198 (53.80%) Java
4 178 (48.37%) Linux
5 143 (38.86%) Oracle
6 127 (34.51%) J2EE
7 125 (33.97%) Middleware
8 122 (33.15%) Unix
9 108 (29.35%) AIX
10 105 (28.53%) Finance
11 98 (26.63%) WebLogic
12 93 (25.27%) Web Services
13 88 (23.91%) SSL
14 87 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
15 84 (22.83%) Apache
16 81 (22.01%) SQL
16 81 (22.01%) WebSphere MQ
17 77 (20.92%) IBM HTTP Server
18 73 (19.84%) HTTP
19 71 (19.29%) XML
20 70 (19.02%) ITIL
20 70 (19.02%) Shell Script
21 68 (18.48%) Perl
22 64 (17.39%) JBoss
23 63 (17.12%) Spring
24 59 (16.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 58 (15.76%) DB2
26 57 (15.49%) Windows
27 53 (14.40%) Analytical Skills
28 51 (13.86%) Solaris

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
1 368 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 98 (26.63%) WebLogic
3 84 (22.83%) Apache
4 77 (20.92%) IBM HTTP Server
5 64 (17.39%) JBoss
6 39 (10.60%) Tomcat
7 31 (8.42%) WebSphere Process Server
8 29 (7.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 29 (7.88%) WebSphere Portal
9 25 (6.79%) MQSeries
10 20 (5.43%) Tuxedo
11 19 (5.16%) iPlanet
12 18 (4.89%) Oracle Application Server
13 16 (4.35%) IIS
14 15 (4.08%) AquaLogic
15 12 (3.26%) WebLogic Portal
16 10 (2.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 10 (2.72%) FileNet
17 8 (2.17%) Oracle Workflow
18 7 (1.90%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (0.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.27%) MS Office
1 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (5.71%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 15 (4.08%) OpenText MBPM
3 5 (1.36%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.27%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.53%) Amazon S3
3 12 (3.26%) Amazon SQS
4 6 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.82%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.27%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.27%) IaaS
6 1 (0.27%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.27%) Office 365
6 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (23.91%) SSL
2 73 (19.84%) HTTP
3 39 (10.60%) DNS
4 16 (4.35%) Firewall
5 15 (4.08%) LDAP
6 13 (3.53%) TCP/IP
7 12 (3.26%) Internet
8 10 (2.72%) HTTPS
9 7 (1.90%) FTP
9 7 (1.90%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (1.90%) Network Security
10 4 (1.09%) SAN
10 4 (1.09%) SMTP
10 4 (1.09%) SNMP
11 3 (0.82%) NAS
12 2 (0.54%) Intranet
12 2 (0.54%) WinSCP
13 1 (0.27%) BIG-IP
13 1 (0.27%) iSCSI
13 1 (0.27%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (15.76%) DB2
2 44 (11.96%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.72%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.72%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (1.63%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.36%) Big Data
8 3 (0.82%) MySQL
9 2 (0.54%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.54%) MS Access
9 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.27%) Adabas
10 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.27%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 50 (13.59%) JUnit
2 40 (10.87%) Introscope
3 28 (7.61%) Jenkins
4 27 (7.34%) Subversion
5 26 (7.07%) Git (software)
6 20 (5.43%) JIRA
6 20 (5.43%) Maven
7 13 (3.53%) Eclipse
8 12 (3.26%) Cucumber
9 11 (2.99%) Rational Application Developer
9 11 (2.99%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (2.45%) Vagrant
11 8 (2.17%) Selenium
11 8 (2.17%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
12 6 (1.63%) Ant
12 6 (1.63%) ClearQuest
13 5 (1.36%) Build Forge
14 4 (1.09%) ClearCase
14 4 (1.09%) Gradle
15 3 (0.82%) SoapUI
General
1 105 (28.53%) Finance
2 40 (10.87%) Banking
3 19 (5.16%) Retail
4 10 (2.72%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.90%) Front Office
5 7 (1.90%) Publishing
6 6 (1.63%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.36%) Back Office
8 4 (1.09%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.82%) Legal
10 2 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.54%) Marketing
11 1 (0.27%) Advertising
11 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 93 (25.27%) Developer
2 66 (17.93%) Administrator
3 64 (17.39%) Java Developer
4 45 (12.23%) WebSphere Administrator
5 28 (7.61%) Architect
5 28 (7.61%) Consultant
6 21 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
6 21 (5.71%) WebSphere Specialist
7 20 (5.43%) Server Administrator
7 20 (5.43%) WebSphere Engineer
8 18 (4.89%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
9 17 (4.62%) Lead Developer
10 16 (4.35%) Agile Developer
10 16 (4.35%) Agile Java Developer
10 16 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (4.35%) Lead Java Developer
11 15 (4.08%) Senior Developer
11 15 (4.08%) WebSphere Consultant
12 13 (3.53%) Server Specialist
12 13 (3.53%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (34.51%) J2EE
2 125 (33.97%) Middleware
3 93 (25.27%) Web Services
4 81 (22.01%) WebSphere MQ
5 71 (19.29%) XML
6 63 (17.12%) Spring
7 45 (12.23%) JSP
8 43 (11.68%) EJB
8 43 (11.68%) Hibernate
9 42 (11.41%) IBM Integration Bus
10 36 (9.78%) SOAP
11 33 (8.97%) HTML
12 30 (8.15%) XSLT
13 27 (7.34%) JDBC
14 23 (6.25%) REST
15 22 (5.98%) JAXB
16 20 (5.43%) Struts
17 18 (4.89%) JMS
17 18 (4.89%) Servlets
17 18 (4.89%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 53 (14.40%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (12.50%) DataPower
3 36 (9.78%) Clustering
4 17 (4.62%) Computer Science
5 13 (3.53%) IVR
6 11 (2.99%) Mainframe
7 9 (2.45%) Hedge funds
7 9 (2.45%) Private Cloud
7 9 (2.45%) Web 2.0
8 7 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.63%) Replication
10 5 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.09%) Biometrics
11 4 (1.09%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.09%) FMCG
11 4 (1.09%) iPad
11 4 (1.09%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.82%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.82%) Cryptography
12 3 (0.82%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 178 (48.37%) Linux
2 122 (33.15%) Unix
3 108 (29.35%) AIX
4 59 (16.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 57 (15.49%) Windows
6 51 (13.86%) Solaris
7 31 (8.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 23 (6.25%) Windows Server
9 19 (5.16%) OS/390
10 18 (4.89%) zOS
11 10 (2.72%) CentOS
12 8 (2.17%) SUSE
13 6 (1.63%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.54%) HPUX
17 1 (0.27%) Debian
17 1 (0.27%) Fedora
17 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (19.02%) ITIL
3 43 (11.68%) Configuration Management
4 36 (9.78%) OO
5 35 (9.51%) DevOps
6 34 (9.24%) SOA
7 30 (8.15%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (7.88%) Change Management
9 26 (7.07%) E-Commerce
9 26 (7.07%) TDD
10 24 (6.52%) Service Delivery
11 23 (6.25%) Migration
11 23 (6.25%) Scrum
11 23 (6.25%) Software Engineering
12 22 (5.98%) High Availability
12 22 (5.98%) Problem Management
12 22 (5.98%) Web Development
13 21 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (4.89%) Release Management
14 18 (4.89%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 198 (53.80%) Java
2 81 (22.01%) SQL
3 70 (19.02%) Shell Script
4 68 (18.48%) Perl
5 47 (12.77%) Jython
6 43 (11.68%) Python
7 28 (7.61%) Bash Shell
8 24 (6.52%) JavaScript
9 20 (5.43%) C++
10 19 (5.16%) C
11 17 (4.62%) Korn
12 16 (4.35%) PL/SQL
13 8 (2.17%) PHP
14 5 (1.36%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.09%) VBScript
15 4 (1.09%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 3 (0.82%) COBOL
16 3 (0.82%) Ruby
17 2 (0.54%) C#
17 2 (0.54%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 39 (10.60%) Degree
2 27 (7.34%) Security Cleared
3 22 (5.98%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.80%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (2.45%) Sun Certification
6 7 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.82%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.27%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.62%) QA
2 9 (2.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.82%) SEPA
5 2 (0.54%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (3.26%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.99%) Docker
3 11 (2.99%) vSphere
4 5 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.09%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.82%) RACF
6 3 (0.82%) Sendmail
6 3 (0.82%) XenServer
7 2 (0.54%) Firmware
7 2 (0.54%) Samba
7 2 (0.54%) Squid
7 2 (0.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.54%) Xen
8 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.27%) NFS
8 1 (0.27%) Postfix
8 1 (0.27%) qmail
Systems Management
1 31 (8.42%) Puppet
2 20 (5.43%) Ansible
3 18 (4.89%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (4.62%) CA Wily
5 10 (2.72%) Tivoli
6 6 (1.63%) BladeLogic
7 4 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.09%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.82%) Salt
9 2 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.54%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.54%) DameWare
9 2 (0.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.54%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.54%) nmon
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.54%) SCCM
9 2 (0.54%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 211 (57.34%) IBM
2 143 (38.86%) Oracle
3 43 (11.68%) Red Hat
4 38 (10.33%) ATG
5 31 (8.42%) Axway
6 29 (7.88%) Sun
7 26 (7.07%) Microsoft
8 22 (5.98%) HP
8 22 (5.98%) VMware
9 19 (5.16%) AppDynamics
10 17 (4.62%) Informatica
11 16 (4.35%) Siebel
12 14 (3.80%) Fujitsu
13 10 (2.72%) Adobe
13 10 (2.72%) BEA
13 10 (2.72%) CA
14 8 (2.17%) hybris
14 8 (2.17%) Pega
15 6 (1.63%) Endeca
16 4 (1.09%) Cognos