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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
Rank 424 385 331
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -54
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 148 177 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.36% 0.46%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.66% 2.05% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 97 99
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £319 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £46.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -78.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year
- -78.49%

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
8899 8630 8290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.76% 17.67% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5567 5102 4650
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 316 426
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £35.05 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.86%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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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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 -39 126 £425 -10.52% 34
London -29 36 £425 -17.07% 20
South East -9 27 £425 -6.59% 5
South West -1 22 £493 -1.79%
Scotland -16 15 £488 +21.87% 5
City of London +9 12 £425 -12.82% 11
Hampshire -14 12 £425 -8.10% 2
Bracknell +8 6 £378 -20.52% 1
Berkshire +3 6 £378 -7.92% 3
North West -15 6 £750 +129.88% 3
Yorkshire -12 5 £500 -4.76% 1
South Yorkshire +4 4 £500 -
Sheffield +4 4 £500 -
Belfast -6 4 - - 1
County Antrim -7 4 - - 1
Northern Ireland -7 4 - - 1
Edinburgh -18 4 - - 3
Stirling - 4 £450 -
West Midlands - 4 £373 - 1
Manchester -2 2 £750 +42.85% 2
Wiltshire -7 2 £375 -25.22%
Swindon -13 2 £375 -25.22%
Coventry - 2 £370 -
East of England -5 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire -8 1 - - 1
Leeds -14 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 £535 -
Wales - 1 £375 -
South Wales - 1 £375 -
Cardiff - 1 £375 -

WebSphere Application Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 291 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 173 (59.45%) IBM
3 136 (46.74%) Java
4 121 (41.58%) Linux
5 66 (22.68%) Oracle
6 64 (21.99%) UNIX
6 64 (21.99%) Finance
7 60 (20.62%) Middleware
8 56 (19.24%) ITIL
8 56 (19.24%) SQL
9 55 (18.90%) Tomcat
9 55 (18.90%) WebSphere MQ
10 54 (18.56%) Apache
11 51 (17.53%) HTTP
12 50 (17.18%) XML
13 48 (16.49%) Web Services
14 46 (15.81%) Windows
15 44 (15.12%) Banking
15 44 (15.12%) AIX
15 44 (15.12%) JBoss
16 43 (14.78%) WebSphere Process Server
17 42 (14.43%) IBM HTTP Server
17 42 (14.43%) Spring
17 42 (14.43%) Relational Database
18 41 (14.09%) HTML
19 40 (13.75%) SSL
20 39 (13.40%) Perl
21 37 (12.71%) DB2
22 35 (12.03%) J2EE
22 35 (12.03%) Red Hat

WebSphere Application Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 291 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 55 (18.90%) Tomcat
3 54 (18.56%) Apache
4 44 (15.12%) JBoss
5 43 (14.78%) WebSphere Process Server
6 42 (14.43%) IBM HTTP Server
7 33 (11.34%) WebLogic
8 30 (10.31%) IIS
9 23 (7.90%) FileNet
9 23 (7.90%) SharePoint
10 20 (6.87%) WebSphere Portal
11 19 (6.53%) Adobe CQ
12 9 (3.09%) CICS
13 7 (2.41%) MQSeries
14 6 (2.06%) Quickr
14 6 (2.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 5 (1.72%) CMS
16 4 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
16 4 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (1.37%) GlassFish
Applications
1 11 (3.78%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.09%) MS Project
2 9 (3.09%) MS Office
2 9 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.37%) SPSS
4 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.34%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 6 (2.06%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.03%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.06%) Amazon SQS
1 6 (2.06%) Amazon S3
1 6 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 51 (17.53%) HTTP
2 40 (13.75%) SSL
3 16 (5.50%) DNS
4 15 (5.15%) LDAP
5 10 (3.44%) Internet
5 10 (3.44%) Firewall
6 6 (2.06%) SMTP
6 6 (2.06%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.06%) Intranet
7 5 (1.72%) DMZ
7 5 (1.72%) FTP
8 4 (1.37%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (1.37%) SAN
9 1 (0.34%) Extranet
9 1 (0.34%) LAN
9 1 (0.34%) WAN
9 1 (0.34%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.34%) NAS
9 1 (0.34%) Multicast
9 1 (0.34%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (14.43%) Relational Database
2 37 (12.71%) DB2
3 28 (9.62%) RDBMS
4 17 (5.84%) SQL Server
5 8 (2.75%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.41%) IBM InfoSphere
7 5 (1.72%) InterSystems Cache
8 4 (1.37%) MySQL
9 2 (0.69%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.69%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.69%) Big Data
9 2 (0.69%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.34%) DataStage
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.34%) MS Access
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (7.90%) Eclipse
2 16 (5.50%) Introscope
3 12 (4.12%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.78%) Maven
5 10 (3.44%) JUnit
6 9 (3.09%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 7 (2.41%) JIRA
7 7 (2.41%) Cucumber
8 6 (2.06%) LoadRunner
8 6 (2.06%) Subversion
9 5 (1.72%) JMeter
9 5 (1.72%) Ant
9 5 (1.72%) Hudson
10 4 (1.37%) Rational Application Developer
11 3 (1.03%) Git (software)
12 2 (0.69%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.69%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.69%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.69%) ClearQuest
13 1 (0.34%) XDE
General
1 64 (21.99%) Finance
2 44 (15.12%) Banking
3 18 (6.19%) Retail
4 13 (4.47%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.41%) Back Office
6 5 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.03%) International Banking
7 3 (1.03%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.69%) Publishing
8 2 (0.69%) Legal
9 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Marketing
9 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 91 (31.27%) Developer
2 51 (17.53%) Administrator
3 45 (15.46%) Java Developer
4 26 (8.93%) Consultant
5 22 (7.56%) WebSphere Administrator
6 19 (6.53%) WebSphere Specialist
7 16 (5.50%) Analyst
8 15 (5.15%) FileNet Developer
9 14 (4.81%) Architect
10 12 (4.12%) WebSphere Server Specialist
10 12 (4.12%) Server Specialist
10 12 (4.12%) Software Engineer
10 12 (4.12%) Applications Specialist
11 11 (3.78%) Support Analyst
11 11 (3.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (3.44%) WebSphere Developer
12 10 (3.44%) Senior Java Developer
12 10 (3.44%) Senior Developer
13 9 (3.09%) Systems Administrator
13 9 (3.09%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (20.62%) Middleware
2 55 (18.90%) WebSphere MQ
3 50 (17.18%) XML
4 48 (16.49%) Web Services
5 42 (14.43%) Spring
6 41 (14.09%) HTML
7 35 (12.03%) J2EE
7 35 (12.03%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 33 (11.34%) JMS
9 32 (11.00%) JSP
10 30 (10.31%) CSS
11 29 (9.97%) JDBC
12 28 (9.62%) Hibernate
13 23 (7.90%) Ajax
13 23 (7.90%) SOAP
14 20 (6.87%) Struts
14 20 (6.87%) REST
15 19 (6.53%) Worklight
16 17 (5.84%) .NET
17 15 (5.15%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.84%) DataPower
3 9 (3.09%) Mainframe
3 9 (3.09%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.06%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (1.72%) PKI
5 5 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.72%) iPad
5 5 (1.72%) Open Source
6 4 (1.37%) Hedge funds
6 4 (1.37%) iSeries
7 3 (1.03%) Clustering
7 3 (1.03%) Freedom of Information Act
7 3 (1.03%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.69%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.69%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.69%) HACMP
8 2 (0.69%) PMI
9 1 (0.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.34%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 121 (41.58%) Linux
2 64 (21.99%) UNIX
3 46 (15.81%) Windows
4 44 (15.12%) AIX
5 33 (11.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (9.28%) Solaris
7 17 (5.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 10 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.41%) zOS
10 6 (2.06%) SUSE
11 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (19.24%) ITIL
2 35 (12.03%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (7.90%) SOA
4 22 (7.56%) OO
4 22 (7.56%) Project Management
5 21 (7.22%) E-Commerce
6 20 (6.87%) TDD
6 20 (6.87%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (6.53%) Scrum
8 18 (6.19%) UML
9 16 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (5.15%) Problem Management
11 14 (4.81%) Software Engineering
11 14 (4.81%) Release Management
11 14 (4.81%) RAD
12 13 (4.47%) Change Management
12 13 (4.47%) Content Management
12 13 (4.47%) Change Control
13 12 (4.12%) SysML
13 12 (4.12%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 136 (46.74%) Java
2 56 (19.24%) SQL
3 39 (13.40%) Perl
4 34 (11.68%) Bash Shell
4 34 (11.68%) Jython
5 31 (10.65%) JavaScript
6 27 (9.28%) Shell Script
7 18 (6.19%) Python
8 11 (3.78%) PL/SQL
9 10 (3.44%) Korn
10 7 (2.41%) C
10 7 (2.41%) C#
10 7 (2.41%) C-shell
11 6 (2.06%) Scala
11 6 (2.06%) REXX
12 4 (1.37%) AWK
13 3 (1.03%) PHP
14 2 (0.69%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.34%) sed
Qualifications
1 25 (8.59%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.84%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.09%) Degree
4 8 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.06%) IBM Certification
7 3 (1.03%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.69%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.15%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (3.44%) Shibboleth
2 7 (2.41%) RACF
2 7 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.03%) Xen
4 2 (0.69%) Squid
4 2 (0.69%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.69%) Firmware
5 1 (0.34%) NFS
5 1 (0.34%) SRDF
5 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.34%) KVM
Systems Management
1 19 (6.53%) Tivoli
2 8 (2.75%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 6 (2.06%) OMEGAMON
4 5 (1.72%) Puppet
4 5 (1.72%) CA Wily
5 4 (1.37%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.69%) Nagios
6 2 (0.69%) CA SiteMinder
7 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.34%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.34%) BMC Performance Manager
7 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.34%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 173 (59.45%) IBM
2 66 (22.68%) Oracle
3 35 (12.03%) Red Hat
4 21 (7.22%) Microsoft
5 18 (6.19%) HP
6 15 (5.15%) AppDynamics
7 13 (4.47%) Adobe
7 13 (4.47%) Software AG
8 11 (3.78%) VMware
9 9 (3.09%) ATG
9 9 (3.09%) Cognos
10 7 (2.41%) Kofax
10 7 (2.41%) Informatica
11 6 (2.06%) Lotus
12 5 (1.72%) ILOG
12 5 (1.72%) Business Objects
12 5 (1.72%) Siebel
12 5 (1.72%) Axway
13 4 (1.37%) SAP
13 4 (1.37%) Sun
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