The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere Application Server over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 53 -
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham - 0.45% -
As % of the Application Platforms category - 2.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +5.45% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.50

WebSphere Application Server is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 82 102 133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 13.20% 15.20% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 52 79
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Median hourly rate £21.00 £11.50 £11.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.60% -3.56%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

WebSphere Application Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing WebSphere Application Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere Application Server in Birmingham

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in Birmingham

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere Application Server in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere Application Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server.

1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) JMS
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere Process Server
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Tuning

WebSphere Application Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere Process Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) JMS
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM