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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
Rank 495 453 391
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -62
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 127 148 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.27% 0.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.22% 1.50% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 75 104
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £582 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £393 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.28% -7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £62.50 £29.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.67% -22.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.00%

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
10425 9897 8755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.31% 18.11% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6668 5831 4980
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 395 421
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.38% -10.52%

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 August 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 August 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 -41 113 £425 +3.03% 23
London -8 41 £425 +4.61% 11
South East -45 21 £438 -12.50% 3
South West -1 11 £485 +61.66% 2
East of England -4 11 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 11 - -
Berkshire +4 10 £450 -5.26% 1
North West -18 10 £425 +41.66% 2
Devon - 10 £485 -
Plymouth - 8 £485 -
Scotland +1 7 £425 +25.92% 5
Yorkshire -23 7 £438 - 2
West Midlands -2 6 £425 +2.40%
Reading - 6 £450 - 1
Edinburgh +3 5 £425 +41.66% 4
Warwickshire 0 5 £425 -7.60%
Oxfordshire -14 5 £425 +6.25%
South Wales +3 4 £215 +2.38%
Cardiff +2 4 £215 +2.38%
Warwick +1 4 £419 -
Wales -2 4 £215 +2.38%
Bracknell -3 4 - -
Manchester -10 4 £445 +48.33% 1
Paddington - 4 £400 -
Watford - 4 - -
Oxford -15 3 £425 +6.25%
City of London -18 3 £450 -47.05% 3
Blackpool - 3 £430 -
Leeds - 3 £438 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £438 - 1

WebSphere Application Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 330 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 166 (50.30%) Java
3 152 (46.06%) Linux
4 131 (39.70%) IBM
5 116 (35.15%) UNIX
6 99 (30.00%) DB2
7 94 (28.48%) Windows
8 85 (25.76%) AIX
8 85 (25.76%) WebSphere MQ
9 73 (22.12%) Oracle
10 69 (20.91%) Solaris
11 65 (19.70%) XML
12 64 (19.39%) JBoss
12 64 (19.39%) Finance
13 62 (18.79%) SQL
14 58 (17.58%) Migration
15 55 (16.67%) Introscope
16 53 (16.06%) Jython
17 52 (15.76%) JavaScript
18 50 (15.15%) zOS
19 49 (14.85%) Middleware
20 47 (14.24%) Agile Software Development
21 46 (13.94%) CICS
21 46 (13.94%) Web Services
22 45 (13.64%) HTML
22 45 (13.64%) Spring
23 44 (13.33%) ITIL
24 43 (13.03%) LPAR
25 42 (12.73%) E-Commerce
26 41 (12.42%) Apache

WebSphere Application Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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
1 330 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 64 (19.39%) JBoss
3 46 (13.94%) CICS
4 41 (12.42%) Apache
5 38 (11.52%) WebSphere Process Server
5 38 (11.52%) WebSphere Portal
6 37 (11.21%) Tomcat
6 37 (11.21%) WebLogic
7 27 (8.18%) IIS
8 21 (6.36%) IBM HTTP Server
9 15 (4.55%) FileNet
10 14 (4.24%) MQSeries
11 10 (3.03%) GlassFish
12 9 (2.73%) WebLogic Portal
13 7 (2.12%) Confluence
14 6 (1.82%) Commerce Server
15 4 (1.21%) Oracle Workflow
16 3 (0.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 3 (0.91%) Node.js
16 3 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 3 (0.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.61%) MS Office
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.42%) Tridion
2 7 (2.12%) RMDS
3 4 (1.21%) Fredhopper
4 3 (0.91%) Magento
5 1 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.82%) Amazon S3
1 6 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (1.82%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (11.52%) HTTP
2 36 (10.91%) SSL
3 28 (8.48%) TCP/IP
4 24 (7.27%) Firewall
5 20 (6.06%) DNS
6 18 (5.45%) LDAP
7 14 (4.24%) BIG-IP
7 14 (4.24%) Internet
8 5 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (1.52%) FTP
9 4 (1.21%) DMZ
9 4 (1.21%) HTTPS
9 4 (1.21%) Network Security
9 4 (1.21%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.91%) SAN
11 2 (0.61%) SMS
11 2 (0.61%) SMTP
11 2 (0.61%) SNA
11 2 (0.61%) NAS
12 1 (0.30%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (30.00%) DB2
2 32 (9.70%) Relational Database
3 19 (5.76%) SQL Server
4 14 (4.24%) Oracle Database
5 13 (3.94%) RDBMS
6 12 (3.64%) Big Data
7 7 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.52%) Sybase IQ
8 5 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.21%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.61%) DataStage
10 2 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.61%) QlikView
11 1 (0.30%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.30%) MySQL
11 1 (0.30%) Informix
11 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 55 (16.67%) Introscope
2 31 (9.39%) Eclipse
3 25 (7.58%) Ant
4 21 (6.36%) JUnit
5 20 (6.06%) Maven
6 16 (4.85%) Subversion
7 10 (3.03%) Cucumber
8 9 (2.73%) JMeter
8 9 (2.73%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 8 (2.42%) Log4j
10 7 (2.12%) Jenkins
10 7 (2.12%) JIRA
11 6 (1.82%) Git (software)
12 5 (1.52%) Selenium
12 5 (1.52%) SoapUI
12 5 (1.52%) ClearCase
12 5 (1.52%) HP UFT
12 5 (1.52%) LoadRunner
13 4 (1.21%) ClearQuest
13 4 (1.21%) eggPlant
General
1 64 (19.39%) Finance
2 32 (9.70%) Banking
3 17 (5.15%) Retail
4 8 (2.42%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.42%) Back Office
5 7 (2.12%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.82%) Front Office
7 3 (0.91%) Marketing
8 2 (0.61%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.61%) Legal
9 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 99 (30.00%) Developer
2 60 (18.18%) Administrator
3 54 (16.36%) Java Developer
4 44 (13.33%) WebSphere Administrator
5 34 (10.30%) Analyst
6 27 (8.18%) Architect
7 26 (7.88%) WebSphere Developer
8 24 (7.27%) WebSphere Specialist
9 21 (6.36%) Server Administrator
9 21 (6.36%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
10 19 (5.76%) Senior Developer
11 17 (5.15%) Consultant
11 17 (5.15%) Senior Java Developer
12 16 (4.85%) Applications Specialist
12 16 (4.85%) Support Analyst
12 16 (4.85%) Applications Support
12 16 (4.85%) Server Specialist
13 15 (4.55%) WebSphere Server Specialist
14 14 (4.24%) Technical Analyst
15 12 (3.64%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (25.76%) WebSphere MQ
2 65 (19.70%) XML
3 49 (14.85%) Middleware
4 46 (13.94%) Web Services
5 45 (13.64%) HTML
5 45 (13.64%) Spring
6 39 (11.82%) CSS
7 36 (10.91%) Java EE
8 35 (10.61%) SOAP
9 34 (10.30%) JSP
9 34 (10.30%) J2EE
10 32 (9.70%) Ajax
11 30 (9.09%) Struts
12 24 (7.27%) .NET
12 24 (7.27%) JMS
13 23 (6.97%) EJB
14 22 (6.67%) REST
15 21 (6.36%) WebSphere Message Broker
16 20 (6.06%) JDBC
17 18 (5.45%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.03%) LPAR
2 40 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (9.09%) Mainframe
4 25 (7.58%) DataPower
5 16 (4.85%) Clustering
6 8 (2.42%) PKI
6 8 (2.42%) Web 2.0
7 7 (2.12%) Cryptography
8 5 (1.52%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (1.52%) Replication
8 5 (1.52%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.21%) Mobile Payment
9 4 (1.21%) User Experience
9 4 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.91%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.91%) iPad
10 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.61%) BYOD
11 2 (0.61%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (0.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 152 (46.06%) Linux
2 116 (35.15%) UNIX
3 94 (28.48%) Windows
4 85 (25.76%) AIX
5 69 (20.91%) Solaris
6 50 (15.15%) zOS
7 27 (8.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (3.33%) HPUX
9 7 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.52%) SUSE
10 5 (1.52%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.91%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.30%) i5/OS
12 1 (0.30%) MVS
12 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.30%) CentOS
12 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (17.58%) Migration
2 47 (14.24%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (13.33%) ITIL
4 42 (12.73%) E-Commerce
5 27 (8.18%) OO
6 20 (6.06%) TDD
7 19 (5.76%) UML
7 19 (5.76%) Load Balancing
8 17 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (4.85%) Content Management
9 16 (4.85%) MVC
10 14 (4.24%) Change Management
10 14 (4.24%) RAD
10 14 (4.24%) Configuration Management
10 14 (4.24%) Open Source
11 13 (3.94%) Mentoring
11 13 (3.94%) Performance Testing
12 12 (3.64%) Release Management
12 12 (3.64%) B2C
12 12 (3.64%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 166 (50.30%) Java
2 62 (18.79%) SQL
3 53 (16.06%) Jython
4 52 (15.76%) JavaScript
5 35 (10.61%) Perl
6 28 (8.48%) Python
7 20 (6.06%) Shell Script
8 19 (5.76%) Bash Shell
9 9 (2.73%) XPath
10 7 (2.12%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.82%) C#
12 5 (1.52%) PHP
12 5 (1.52%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.52%) Korn
13 4 (1.21%) VB6
13 4 (1.21%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.21%) VB
14 3 (0.91%) C
15 1 (0.30%) C++
15 1 (0.30%) JCL
Qualifications
1 18 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.94%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.52%) Degree
4 4 (1.21%) IBM Certification
5 3 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) BS7799
2 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.21%) Shibboleth
4 2 (0.61%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (0.61%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (0.61%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.61%) RACF
4 2 (0.61%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.30%) vSphere
5 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 41 (12.42%) CA Wily
2 10 (3.03%) ITRS Geneos
3 6 (1.82%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.91%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.61%) zSecure
5 2 (0.61%) Puppet
5 2 (0.61%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.30%) Nagios
6 1 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.30%) SCCM
6 1 (0.30%) yum
6 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.30%) Ansible
Vendors
1 131 (39.70%) IBM
2 73 (22.12%) Oracle
3 31 (9.39%) CA
4 25 (7.58%) Red Hat
5 18 (5.45%) ATG
6 16 (4.85%) F5
7 12 (3.64%) VMware
8 11 (3.33%) TIBCO
9 10 (3.03%) Sybase
9 10 (3.03%) Microsoft
9 10 (3.03%) AppDynamics
10 8 (2.42%) Interwoven
10 8 (2.42%) HP
10 8 (2.42%) Blue Martini
10 8 (2.42%) Elastic Path
11 7 (2.12%) Axway
12 6 (1.82%) Informatica
12 6 (1.82%) Siebel
12 6 (1.82%) Sun
13 5 (1.52%) SAP
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