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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
Rank 462 439 408
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -31
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 157 162 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.32% 0.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.67% 1.77% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 88 94
Average daily rate £425 £425 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £297 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £10.00

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
9427 9135 8717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.33% 18.03% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6123 5679 5159
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £249 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 313 310
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.75 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere Application Server within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 127 £450 +5.88% 22
London -9 43 £500 +17.64% 6
North West +3 26 £425 -43.33% 3
South East -10 17 £425 - 3
Cheshire +7 15 £425 -
South West -7 13 £415 -15.73% 2
Scotland -13 13 £423 -0.58% 2
Manchester -7 11 £375 -50.00% 1
North East -22 11 £498 +81.18%
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 11 £498 +10.72%
Tyne and Wear -29 11 £498 +81.18%
Hampshire +2 10 £450 +5.88% 1
Knutsford +3 9 £425 -
Gloucestershire +13 8 £415 -
East of England - 8 £450 - 1
Yorkshire -8 6 £350 -30.00% 5
Glasgow - 6 £333 -
City of London +26 5 £369 -13.23%
Wiltshire +2 5 £375 - 2
Swindon +1 5 £375 - 2
Milton Keynes - 5 £215 -
Croydon - 5 £465 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £215 -
Essex - 4 £450 -
Farnborough +8 3 £450 +5.88%
West Yorkshire -2 3 £350 - 4
South Yorkshire -12 3 £500 - 1
Sheffield -14 3 £500 - 1
Leeds -14 3 £350 - 3
Edinburgh -15 3 £525 - 1

WebSphere Application Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 346 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 190 (54.91%) Java
3 179 (51.73%) IBM
4 132 (38.15%) Linux
5 111 (32.08%) Oracle
6 106 (30.64%) Unix
7 104 (30.06%) J2EE
8 95 (27.46%) AIX
9 94 (27.17%) XML
10 92 (26.59%) HTTP
11 91 (26.30%) Web Services
12 83 (23.99%) SSL
12 83 (23.99%) WebSphere MQ
12 83 (23.99%) Finance
13 80 (23.12%) Middleware
14 76 (21.97%) Windows
15 73 (21.10%) Apache
16 72 (20.81%) DB2
17 67 (19.36%) Red Hat
17 67 (19.36%) Agile Software Development
18 65 (18.79%) SQL
19 62 (17.92%) WebLogic
20 59 (17.05%) HTML
20 59 (17.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 58 (16.76%) JBoss
22 57 (16.47%) Spring
23 53 (15.32%) Solaris
24 52 (15.03%) SOAP
25 49 (14.16%) Security Cleared
26 48 (13.87%) Ajax

WebSphere Application Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 346 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 73 (21.10%) Apache
3 62 (17.92%) WebLogic
4 58 (16.76%) JBoss
5 48 (13.87%) Tomcat
6 46 (13.29%) WebSphere Process Server
7 44 (12.72%) IBM HTTP Server
8 29 (8.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 25 (7.23%) IIS
10 23 (6.65%) WebSphere Portal
11 22 (6.36%) Oracle Application Server
12 19 (5.49%) CMS
12 19 (5.49%) MQSeries
13 13 (3.76%) iPlanet
14 12 (3.47%) Jetty
14 12 (3.47%) nginx
14 12 (3.47%) Oracle 10gAS
15 11 (3.18%) PowerExchange
16 10 (2.89%) AquaLogic
16 10 (2.89%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 10 (2.89%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.87%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.45%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.16%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.29%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.87%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.29%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 92 (26.59%) HTTP
2 83 (23.99%) SSL
3 46 (13.29%) TCP/IP
4 24 (6.94%) DNS
5 19 (5.49%) Internet
6 18 (5.20%) FTP
7 12 (3.47%) DHCP
7 12 (3.47%) Firewall
7 12 (3.47%) IPsec
7 12 (3.47%) LDAP
8 11 (3.18%) HTTPS
9 7 (2.02%) SMTP
10 6 (1.73%) SNMP
11 4 (1.16%) snoop
11 4 (1.16%) tcpdump
11 4 (1.16%) Wireshark
12 3 (0.87%) SAN
12 3 (0.87%) SWIFTNet
13 2 (0.58%) ATM
13 2 (0.58%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (20.81%) DB2
2 33 (9.54%) Oracle Database
3 25 (7.23%) Relational Database
4 17 (4.91%) Oracle Database 11g
4 17 (4.91%) SQL Server
5 16 (4.62%) RDBMS
6 13 (3.76%) BusinessObjects
7 12 (3.47%) PowerCenter
8 8 (2.31%) DataStage
9 7 (2.02%) Big Data
9 7 (2.02%) IBM InfoSphere
10 6 (1.73%) Data Mining
11 5 (1.45%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.87%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.87%) HBase
14 2 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
15 1 (0.29%) MySQL
15 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (9.83%) Eclipse
2 30 (8.67%) Jenkins
3 26 (7.51%) Introscope
4 25 (7.23%) Maven
5 18 (5.20%) Subversion
6 16 (4.62%) Log4j
7 15 (4.34%) JUnit
8 12 (3.47%) Ant
9 10 (2.89%) Rational Application Developer
10 7 (2.02%) Hudson
11 6 (1.73%) ClearCase
11 6 (1.73%) ClearQuest
11 6 (1.73%) JIRA
11 6 (1.73%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
12 5 (1.45%) NetBeans
12 5 (1.45%) Selenium
13 4 (1.16%) Lombardi
13 4 (1.16%) PVCS
13 4 (1.16%) SoapUI
14 3 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 83 (23.99%) Finance
2 36 (10.40%) Banking
3 11 (3.18%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.73%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.45%) Retail
6 4 (1.16%) Back Office
6 4 (1.16%) Front Office
6 4 (1.16%) Legal
6 4 (1.16%) Marketing
7 2 (0.58%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 97 (28.03%) Developer
2 66 (19.08%) Java Developer
3 49 (14.16%) Consultant
4 31 (8.96%) Architect
5 28 (8.09%) Administrator
6 27 (7.80%) WebSphere Consultant
7 26 (7.51%) Analyst
7 26 (7.51%) WebSphere Administrator
8 24 (6.94%) WebSphere Specialist
9 15 (4.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (4.05%) WebSphere Engineer
11 12 (3.47%) Applications Specialist
11 12 (3.47%) Server Specialist
12 11 (3.18%) Middleware Engineer
12 11 (3.18%) Senior Developer
12 11 (3.18%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
13 9 (2.60%) Applications Consultant
13 9 (2.60%) Senior Java Developer
13 9 (2.60%) WebSphere Developer
14 8 (2.31%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (30.06%) J2EE
2 94 (27.17%) XML
3 91 (26.30%) Web Services
4 83 (23.99%) WebSphere MQ
5 80 (23.12%) Middleware
6 59 (17.05%) HTML
7 57 (16.47%) Spring
8 52 (15.03%) SOAP
9 48 (13.87%) Ajax
9 48 (13.87%) Struts
10 45 (13.01%) CSS
11 43 (12.43%) JDBC
11 43 (12.43%) JSP
12 42 (12.14%) Hibernate
13 39 (11.27%) JMS
14 35 (10.12%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 30 (8.67%) XSLT
16 27 (7.80%) Servlets
17 24 (6.94%) Apache Camel
18 19 (5.49%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.72%) Clustering
2 34 (9.83%) DataPower
3 31 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.18%) iPad
5 10 (2.89%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.02%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.02%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.73%) Biometrics
7 6 (1.73%) Cryptography
7 6 (1.73%) PKI
7 6 (1.73%) Web 2.0
8 5 (1.45%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.45%) Replication
9 4 (1.16%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.16%) Equities
9 4 (1.16%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.16%) User Experience
10 3 (0.87%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.87%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 132 (38.15%) Linux
2 106 (30.64%) Unix
3 95 (27.46%) AIX
4 76 (21.97%) Windows
5 59 (17.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 53 (15.32%) Solaris
7 26 (7.51%) CentOS
8 12 (3.47%) zOS
9 10 (2.89%) OS/390
10 7 (2.02%) SUSE
11 6 (1.73%) Windows Server
12 5 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.29%) MVS
14 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (19.36%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (12.14%) Configuration Management
2 42 (12.14%) High Availability
3 33 (9.54%) UML
4 32 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (8.38%) Performance Tuning
6 24 (6.94%) E-Commerce
6 24 (6.94%) SOA
7 23 (6.65%) ITIL
8 22 (6.36%) Change Management
9 21 (6.07%) Unit Testing
10 16 (4.62%) Capacity Planning
11 15 (4.34%) B2C
11 15 (4.34%) Migration
11 15 (4.34%) Scrum
12 13 (3.76%) Automated Testing
12 13 (3.76%) Load Testing
12 13 (3.76%) Problem Management
12 13 (3.76%) RAD
13 12 (3.47%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 190 (54.91%) Java
2 65 (18.79%) SQL
3 48 (13.87%) JavaScript
4 41 (11.85%) Jython
5 37 (10.69%) Shell Script
6 25 (7.23%) Perl
7 24 (6.94%) Korn
8 20 (5.78%) Bash Shell
9 16 (4.62%) Python
10 14 (4.05%) C++
11 13 (3.76%) C
12 9 (2.60%) PL/SQL
13 7 (2.02%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.73%) Ada
15 4 (1.16%) VBScript
16 2 (0.58%) Ruby
17 1 (0.29%) C#
17 1 (0.29%) VB
17 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 49 (14.16%) Security Cleared
2 44 (12.72%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.07%) Degree
4 5 (1.45%) IBM Certification
5 3 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.87%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.29%) ISEB
6 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.65%) QA
2 4 (1.16%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.87%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (7.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (4.05%) Xen
3 11 (3.18%) Active Directory
4 8 (2.31%) Shibboleth
5 7 (2.02%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.02%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (1.16%) RACF
6 4 (1.16%) vSphere
7 3 (0.87%) Docker
7 3 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.58%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.29%) ACF2
9 1 (0.29%) GPFS
9 1 (0.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 1 (0.29%) LXC
9 1 (0.29%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 27 (7.80%) CA Wily
2 9 (2.60%) Puppet
2 9 (2.60%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.87%) Ansible
4 3 (0.87%) Control-M
5 2 (0.58%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.29%) Nagios
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.29%) SCCM
6 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.29%) zSecure
Vendors
1 179 (51.73%) IBM
2 111 (32.08%) Oracle
3 67 (19.36%) Red Hat
4 36 (10.40%) VMware
5 34 (9.83%) Microsoft
6 22 (6.36%) Axway
6 22 (6.36%) Sun
7 18 (5.20%) CA
7 18 (5.20%) Informatica
8 17 (4.91%) ATG
9 11 (3.18%) Endeca
9 11 (3.18%) Genesys
9 11 (3.18%) SAP
10 10 (2.89%) Fujitsu
10 10 (2.89%) Metastorm
11 6 (1.73%) Netezza
11 6 (1.73%) Siebel
12 4 (1.16%) AppDynamics
12 4 (1.16%) Charles River
12 4 (1.16%) Curam
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