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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
Rank 424 429 365
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -64
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 189 157 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.30% 0.40%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.91% 1.72% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 88 105
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 £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 - -

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
9903 9123 8346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.28% 17.33% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6130 5700 4695
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 305 460
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.45 £42.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.01% -9.21%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +2 160 £425 +2.40% 24
London -4 64 £425 - 14
South East -13 39 £425 +2.40% 3
Buckinghamshire -5 21 £325 -18.75%
Scotland -4 17 £425 +25.92% 2
Berkshire +1 15 £450 +5.88% 1
Edinburgh +4 13 £425 +41.66% 2
Yorkshire -8 13 £350 -20.00% 1
East of England +7 12 £313 +12.61%
Milton Keynes -14 11 £325 -18.75%
City of London +11 10 £375 -37.50% 3
North West -12 10 £451 +18.61% 3
Reading +17 9 £425 -15.00% 1
West Yorkshire -4 9 £350 -22.22%
Greenford +7 7 - -
West Midlands -5 7 £425 -2.85% 2
Warwickshire - 7 £425 -
Warwick - 7 £425 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 6 £282 +8.46%
North East -7 6 £282 +8.46%
Tyne and Wear -7 6 £282 +8.46%
Watford -2 5 - -
Hertfordshire -4 5 - -
Leeds -10 5 £388 -13.88%
South West +9 4 £450 +50.00%
Lancashire - 4 £451 - 1
Essex - 4 £450 -
Stirling -1 3 £375 -16.66%
Bracknell -1 3 £450 +5.88%
Manchester -10 3 - - 2

WebSphere Application Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 354 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 174 (49.15%) Linux
3 165 (46.61%) Java
4 151 (42.66%) IBM
5 132 (37.29%) UNIX
6 87 (24.58%) Windows
7 81 (22.88%) AIX
7 81 (22.88%) DB2
8 74 (20.90%) WebSphere MQ
9 70 (19.77%) Oracle
10 64 (18.08%) Apache
10 64 (18.08%) Finance
11 63 (17.80%) ITIL
12 62 (17.51%) JBoss
13 59 (16.67%) Introscope
14 57 (16.10%) Solaris
15 55 (15.54%) SQL
15 55 (15.54%) Jython
16 52 (14.69%) XML
17 50 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
18 48 (13.56%) Perl
19 47 (13.28%) Middleware
19 47 (13.28%) HTTP
20 46 (12.99%) E-Commerce
21 45 (12.71%) Tomcat
22 44 (12.43%) WebLogic
23 43 (12.15%) Web Services
23 43 (12.15%) CA Wily
24 41 (11.58%) Python
25 40 (11.30%) Agile Software Development

WebSphere Application Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 354 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 64 (18.08%) Apache
3 62 (17.51%) JBoss
4 45 (12.71%) Tomcat
5 44 (12.43%) WebLogic
6 39 (11.02%) WebSphere Process Server
7 36 (10.17%) IBM HTTP Server
8 35 (9.89%) IIS
8 35 (9.89%) WebSphere Portal
9 31 (8.76%) FileNet
10 28 (7.91%) CICS
11 12 (3.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 11 (3.11%) MQSeries
13 10 (2.82%) WebLogic Portal
14 9 (2.54%) GlassFish
14 9 (2.54%) SharePoint
15 6 (1.69%) Commerce Server
16 3 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
16 3 (0.85%) Node.js
16 3 (0.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (0.85%) SPSS
2 2 (0.56%) MS Office
2 2 (0.56%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.26%) RMDS
2 5 (1.41%) Tridion
3 4 (1.13%) Fredhopper
4 2 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.26%) Amazon SQS
1 8 (2.26%) Amazon S3
1 8 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (13.28%) HTTP
2 34 (9.60%) LDAP
3 28 (7.91%) SSL
4 26 (7.34%) DNS
5 25 (7.06%) TCP/IP
6 24 (6.78%) Firewall
7 15 (4.24%) BIG-IP
8 12 (3.39%) DMZ
9 10 (2.82%) Internet
10 4 (1.13%) HTTPS
10 4 (1.13%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.85%) Network Security
12 1 (0.28%) DHCP
12 1 (0.28%) FTP
12 1 (0.28%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (22.88%) DB2
2 27 (7.63%) Relational Database
3 15 (4.24%) SQL Server
4 13 (3.67%) Oracle Database
4 13 (3.67%) RDBMS
5 11 (3.11%) Big Data
6 6 (1.69%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.41%) IBM InfoSphere
7 5 (1.41%) Sybase IQ
8 2 (0.56%) MySQL
8 2 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.56%) QlikView
9 1 (0.28%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.28%) Informix
Development Applications
1 59 (16.67%) Introscope
2 28 (7.91%) Eclipse
3 21 (5.93%) Ant
4 16 (4.52%) JUnit
4 16 (4.52%) Maven
5 14 (3.95%) LoadRunner
5 14 (3.95%) Subversion
6 11 (3.11%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 9 (2.54%) JMeter
8 8 (2.26%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.41%) Selenium
9 5 (1.41%) Log4j
10 4 (1.13%) eggPlant
11 3 (0.85%) JIRA
11 3 (0.85%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.85%) Hudson
11 3 (0.85%) Rational Application Developer
11 3 (0.85%) Git (software)
11 3 (0.85%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.56%) PowerDesigner
General
1 64 (18.08%) Finance
2 37 (10.45%) Banking
3 20 (5.65%) Retail
4 15 (4.24%) Back Office
5 8 (2.26%) Retail Banking
6 7 (1.98%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.98%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.85%) Marketing
7 3 (0.85%) Front Office
7 3 (0.85%) Legal
8 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.56%) Publishing
9 1 (0.28%) Local Government
9 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.28%) German Language
9 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 99 (27.97%) Developer
2 77 (21.75%) Administrator
3 48 (13.56%) WebSphere Administrator
4 43 (12.15%) Java Developer
5 36 (10.17%) Analyst
6 26 (7.34%) WebSphere Specialist
7 21 (5.93%) WebSphere Developer
7 21 (5.93%) Support Analyst
8 20 (5.65%) Architect
9 19 (5.37%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
9 19 (5.37%) Server Administrator
9 19 (5.37%) Technical Analyst
9 19 (5.37%) Consultant
9 19 (5.37%) Senior Developer
10 18 (5.08%) Applications Support
10 18 (5.08%) Senior Java Developer
11 17 (4.80%) Server Specialist
11 17 (4.80%) Applications Specialist
12 16 (4.52%) WebSphere Server Specialist
13 15 (4.24%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (20.90%) WebSphere MQ
2 52 (14.69%) XML
3 47 (13.28%) Middleware
4 43 (12.15%) Web Services
5 38 (10.73%) HTML
5 38 (10.73%) J2EE
6 33 (9.32%) Spring
7 32 (9.04%) SOAP
8 31 (8.76%) .NET
9 29 (8.19%) Java EE
10 23 (6.50%) CSS
11 21 (5.93%) Ajax
11 21 (5.93%) EJB
12 19 (5.37%) Worklight
12 19 (5.37%) REST
13 18 (5.08%) JSP
14 17 (4.80%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 16 (4.52%) Struts
15 16 (4.52%) JMS
16 15 (4.24%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 50 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.91%) LPAR
3 23 (6.50%) DataPower
4 18 (5.08%) Mainframe
5 16 (4.52%) Clustering
6 11 (3.11%) PKI
7 7 (1.98%) Open Source
8 6 (1.69%) Replication
8 6 (1.69%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.41%) User Experience
9 5 (1.41%) Web 2.0
9 5 (1.41%) iPad
9 5 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.85%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.85%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (0.85%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.56%) GIS
11 2 (0.56%) Equities
11 2 (0.56%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 174 (49.15%) Linux
2 132 (37.29%) UNIX
3 87 (24.58%) Windows
4 81 (22.88%) AIX
5 57 (16.10%) Solaris
6 37 (10.45%) zOS
7 31 (8.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (5.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (1.69%) HPUX
11 5 (1.41%) SUSE
12 4 (1.13%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.85%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.28%) CentOS
14 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (17.80%) ITIL
2 46 (12.99%) E-Commerce
3 40 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (10.17%) Migration
5 26 (7.34%) Load Balancing
6 22 (6.21%) Content Management
7 20 (5.65%) TDD
8 19 (5.37%) Change Management
9 18 (5.08%) OO
9 18 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (4.80%) Configuration Management
11 16 (4.52%) Enterprise Content Management
11 16 (4.52%) Mentoring
12 15 (4.24%) Risk Management
13 13 (3.67%) Release Management
13 13 (3.67%) Project Management
13 13 (3.67%) Validation
14 12 (3.39%) MVC
14 12 (3.39%) RAD
14 12 (3.39%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 165 (46.61%) Java
2 55 (15.54%) SQL
2 55 (15.54%) Jython
3 48 (13.56%) Perl
4 41 (11.58%) Python
5 34 (9.60%) Shell Script
6 33 (9.32%) Bash Shell
7 32 (9.04%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.69%) Korn
9 5 (1.41%) XPath
9 5 (1.41%) PHP
10 4 (1.13%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.13%) C#
11 3 (0.85%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.85%) Tcl
12 2 (0.56%) Scala
13 1 (0.28%) R
13 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.28%) JCL
13 1 (0.28%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 28 (7.91%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.21%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.82%) Degree
4 6 (1.69%) IBM Certification
5 5 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.65%) QA
2 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.28%) BS7799
System Software
1 15 (4.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.28%) Squid
3 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 43 (12.15%) CA Wily
2 21 (5.93%) Tivoli
3 11 (3.11%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (1.13%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 4 (1.13%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.85%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.28%) Ansible
7 1 (0.28%) Puppet
7 1 (0.28%) yum
7 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 151 (42.66%) IBM
2 70 (19.77%) Oracle
3 25 (7.06%) Red Hat
4 20 (5.65%) CA
5 19 (5.37%) AppDynamics
6 17 (4.80%) F5
6 17 (4.80%) ATG
7 14 (3.95%) TIBCO
7 14 (3.95%) HP
8 12 (3.39%) Adobe
9 10 (2.82%) Cognos
9 10 (2.82%) Sybase
10 9 (2.54%) VMware
11 8 (2.26%) Sun
11 8 (2.26%) Kofax
12 7 (1.98%) Axway
12 7 (1.98%) Informatica
12 7 (1.98%) Siebel
13 6 (1.69%) SAP
13 6 (1.69%) Microsoft
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