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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
Rank 468 424 362
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -62
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 128 158 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.31% 0.40%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.27% 1.70% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 86 117
Average daily rate
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£400 £453 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.60% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £336 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-7.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £10.00 £46.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+325.00% -78.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £10.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year
+325.00% -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
10048 9280 8821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.21% 17.98% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6500 5650 4968
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 383 447
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.23 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.30% -7.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.07 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.24 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -9.27%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -49 109 £394 -17.10% 22
London -31 27 £417 -16.70% 10
South West 0 26 £490 -3.87%
South East -17 16 £388 -15.06% 2
Scotland -13 14 £450 +11.80%
Hampshire -14 9 £400 -13.51% 1
North West -24 7 £213 -37.03% 2
Yorkshire -9 6 £488 -7.14% 5
South Yorkshire +5 5 £488 - 2
Sheffield +2 5 £488 - 2
City of London -4 5 £285 -37.01% 2
Northern Ireland -6 4 - - 1
County Antrim -6 4 - - 1
Belfast -7 4 - - 1
Edinburgh -21 4 £550 +37.50%
Stirling - 4 £488 -
Wiltshire -14 3 £303 -40.65%
Lancashire -20 3 £213 -52.77%
Greenford +4 2 - -
Berkshire +1 2 £304 -32.50% 1
Glasgow -8 2 £338 -20.58%
Swindon -11 2 £375 -26.43%
East of England -19 2 £300 -29.41% 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £230 -
Gloucester - 2 £230 -
Bracknell -2 1 £378 -20.52% 1
Manchester -9 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire -10 1 - - 2
South Wales - 1 £375 -
Wales - 1 £375 -

WebSphere Application Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 293 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 175 (59.73%) IBM
3 148 (50.51%) Java
4 110 (37.54%) Linux
5 87 (29.69%) Oracle
6 75 (25.60%) Middleware
7 74 (25.26%) UNIX
8 71 (24.23%) SQL
9 64 (21.84%) Finance
10 61 (20.82%) WebSphere MQ
11 60 (20.48%) Apache
11 60 (20.48%) Tomcat
12 59 (20.14%) ITIL
13 58 (19.80%) XML
14 55 (18.77%) Spring
15 52 (17.75%) Windows
16 51 (17.41%) HTTP
17 50 (17.06%) J2EE
18 48 (16.38%) DB2
18 48 (16.38%) AIX
18 48 (16.38%) Relational Database
19 47 (16.04%) IBM HTTP Server
20 45 (15.36%) Hibernate
20 45 (15.36%) Web Services
20 45 (15.36%) JBoss
20 45 (15.36%) SSL
21 43 (14.68%) Perl
22 42 (14.33%) JMS
22 42 (14.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
23 41 (13.99%) JDBC

WebSphere Application Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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
1 293 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 60 (20.48%) Apache
2 60 (20.48%) Tomcat
3 47 (16.04%) IBM HTTP Server
4 45 (15.36%) JBoss
5 34 (11.60%) WebSphere Process Server
5 34 (11.60%) WebLogic
6 31 (10.58%) IIS
7 24 (8.19%) WebSphere Portal
8 17 (5.80%) Adobe CQ
9 15 (5.12%) SharePoint
10 14 (4.78%) MQSeries
11 12 (4.10%) FileNet
12 11 (3.75%) CICS
13 9 (3.07%) CMS
14 6 (2.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 6 (2.05%) Quickr
15 5 (1.71%) GlassFish
16 4 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.10%) MS Office
3 9 (3.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (3.07%) MS Project
4 3 (1.02%) SPSS
5 1 (0.34%) CPLEX
5 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.05%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.02%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 51 (17.41%) HTTP
2 45 (15.36%) SSL
3 18 (6.14%) LDAP
4 17 (5.80%) Internet
5 15 (5.12%) DNS
6 12 (4.10%) Firewall
7 7 (2.39%) TCP/IP
7 7 (2.39%) FTP
8 6 (2.05%) DMZ
8 6 (2.05%) Intranet
8 6 (2.05%) SMTP
9 4 (1.37%) SAN
9 4 (1.37%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.34%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.34%) NAS
10 1 (0.34%) FCoE
10 1 (0.34%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.34%) Multicast
10 1 (0.34%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (16.38%) DB2
1 48 (16.38%) Relational Database
2 31 (10.58%) RDBMS
3 19 (6.48%) SQL Server
4 17 (5.80%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.07%) MySQL
6 8 (2.73%) IBM InfoSphere
7 5 (1.71%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.37%) InterSystems Cache
9 3 (1.02%) Big Data
10 2 (0.68%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.68%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.34%) DataStage
11 1 (0.34%) Informix
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 26 (8.87%) Eclipse
2 22 (7.51%) Jenkins
3 19 (6.48%) Maven
4 17 (5.80%) Introscope
5 11 (3.75%) Ant
6 10 (3.41%) JMeter
6 10 (3.41%) Subversion
7 9 (3.07%) JIRA
7 9 (3.07%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 7 (2.39%) Git (software)
9 6 (2.05%) Rational Application Developer
10 5 (1.71%) Hudson
11 3 (1.02%) ClearCase
11 3 (1.02%) JUnit
12 2 (0.68%) ClearQuest
12 2 (0.68%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.68%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.68%) Mercurial
13 1 (0.34%) WebLOAD
13 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 64 (21.84%) Finance
2 39 (13.31%) Banking
3 28 (9.56%) Retail
4 7 (2.39%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.05%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.71%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.37%) Back Office
8 3 (1.02%) International Banking
8 3 (1.02%) Front Office
9 2 (0.68%) Legal
9 2 (0.68%) Marketing
10 1 (0.34%) Local Government
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
10 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 94 (32.08%) Developer
2 51 (17.41%) Java Developer
3 42 (14.33%) Administrator
4 24 (8.19%) Consultant
5 22 (7.51%) Architect
5 22 (7.51%) WebSphere Administrator
6 21 (7.17%) Analyst
7 14 (4.78%) Support Analyst
8 12 (4.10%) WebSphere Developer
9 11 (3.75%) Senior Java Developer
9 11 (3.75%) WebSphere Specialist
9 11 (3.75%) Senior Developer
9 11 (3.75%) Software Engineer
10 10 (3.41%) UNIX Administrator
10 10 (3.41%) Middleware Engineer
11 9 (3.07%) FileNet Developer
11 9 (3.07%) Systems Administrator
12 8 (2.73%) Middleware Consultant
13 7 (2.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (2.39%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (25.60%) Middleware
2 61 (20.82%) WebSphere MQ
3 58 (19.80%) XML
4 55 (18.77%) Spring
5 50 (17.06%) J2EE
6 45 (15.36%) Hibernate
6 45 (15.36%) Web Services
7 42 (14.33%) JMS
7 42 (14.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 41 (13.99%) JDBC
8 41 (13.99%) JSP
9 40 (13.65%) HTML
10 37 (12.63%) CSS
11 30 (10.24%) SOAP
12 28 (9.56%) Ajax
13 27 (9.22%) Struts
14 21 (7.17%) Java EE
15 19 (6.48%) Worklight
15 19 (6.48%) REST
16 16 (5.46%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.48%) DataPower
3 13 (4.44%) Mainframe
4 11 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.41%) iPad
6 6 (2.05%) Open Source
6 6 (2.05%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (1.71%) iSeries
7 5 (1.71%) PKI
7 5 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.71%) PMI
8 4 (1.37%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.02%) Freedom of Information Act
9 3 (1.02%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (1.02%) Clustering
10 2 (0.68%) HACMP
10 2 (0.68%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.68%) Derivative
10 2 (0.68%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 110 (37.54%) Linux
2 74 (25.26%) UNIX
3 52 (17.75%) Windows
4 48 (16.38%) AIX
5 36 (12.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (10.58%) Solaris
7 15 (5.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 11 (3.75%) SUSE
9 10 (3.41%) zOS
10 6 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.34%) Android
13 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.34%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (20.14%) ITIL
2 36 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (10.92%) E-Commerce
4 30 (10.24%) OO
5 26 (8.87%) SOA
6 24 (8.19%) UML
7 23 (7.85%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (7.51%) Scrum
9 21 (7.17%) Project Management
10 19 (6.48%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (6.14%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (5.80%) Problem Management
13 16 (5.46%) Release Management
14 15 (5.12%) Migration
14 15 (5.12%) TDD
15 14 (4.78%) TOGAF
15 14 (4.78%) Change Management
15 14 (4.78%) RAD
15 14 (4.78%) Content Management
15 14 (4.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 148 (50.51%) Java
2 71 (24.23%) SQL
3 43 (14.68%) Perl
4 40 (13.65%) JavaScript
5 35 (11.95%) Jython
6 32 (10.92%) Shell Script
7 31 (10.58%) Bash Shell
8 20 (6.83%) Python
9 12 (4.10%) PL/SQL
10 10 (3.41%) Korn
11 8 (2.73%) C#
12 7 (2.39%) C-shell
12 7 (2.39%) C
13 6 (2.05%) REXX
14 4 (1.37%) AWK
14 4 (1.37%) Scala
15 3 (1.02%) PHP
16 2 (0.68%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.68%) VBA
17 1 (0.34%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 19 (6.48%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.75%) Degree
2 11 (3.75%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.71%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.02%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.14%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (3.75%) Shibboleth
2 7 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.39%) RACF
3 4 (1.37%) Firmware
4 3 (1.02%) Xen
4 3 (1.02%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.68%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.68%) RHEV
5 2 (0.68%) Squid
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.34%) SRDF
6 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.34%) KVM
6 1 (0.34%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (7.85%) Tivoli
2 9 (3.07%) Puppet
2 9 (3.07%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 6 (2.05%) OMEGAMON
4 5 (1.71%) CA SiteMinder
5 4 (1.37%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 3 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.02%) Ansible
7 2 (0.68%) Nagios
7 2 (0.68%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.68%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.68%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.34%) BMC Performance Manager
8 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.34%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.34%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 175 (59.73%) IBM
2 87 (29.69%) Oracle
3 36 (12.29%) Red Hat
4 26 (8.87%) Microsoft
5 18 (6.14%) HP
6 16 (5.46%) ATG
6 16 (5.46%) Software AG
7 15 (5.12%) AppDynamics
8 11 (3.75%) VMware
9 8 (2.73%) Adobe
9 8 (2.73%) SAP
10 7 (2.39%) Endeca
11 6 (2.05%) CA
11 6 (2.05%) Informatica
11 6 (2.05%) Lotus
12 5 (1.71%) Business Objects
13 4 (1.37%) TIBCO
13 4 (1.37%) BMC
13 4 (1.37%) Sun
13 4 (1.37%) ServiceNow
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