The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 23 June 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 149 194
Rank change year-on-year -12 +45  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 5 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.15% 0.44% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.97% 2.64% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 5
Median daily rate £450 £413 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +28.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £593 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +15.62% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year - +1.40%  

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 the City of London with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 514 569 1004
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 15.58% 16.81% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 439 755
Median daily rate £493 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.57% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.69% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 27
Median hourly rate £30.00 £18.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.38% +7.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.50 £23.20 £38.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +9.52%  

WebSphere Application Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in the City of London

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server.

1 7 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (85.71%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (85.71%) Banking
3 5 (71.43%) Middleware
3 5 (71.43%) Oracle
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 4 (57.14%) IIS
4 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
4 4 (57.14%) IBM
4 4 (57.14%) Finance
5 3 (42.86%) Shell Script
5 3 (42.86%) XML
5 3 (42.86%) Java
6 2 (28.57%) JMS
6 2 (28.57%) Spring
6 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
6 2 (28.57%) International Banking
6 2 (28.57%) FpML
6 2 (28.57%) MiFID
6 2 (28.57%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (28.57%) SDLC
7 1 (14.29%) OSGi
7 1 (14.29%) Rational Application Developer
7 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
7 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (14.29%) JSR 168
7 1 (14.29%) JSR 286
7 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (14.29%) Java EE
7 1 (14.29%) JSF

WebSphere Application Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 7 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (57.14%) IIS
2 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Portal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
1 1 (14.29%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 6 (85.71%) Banking
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) International Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Applications Support
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Java Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Java Middleware Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Middleware Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Middleware Developer
4 1 (14.29%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Payments Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (71.43%) Middleware
3 3 (42.86%) XML
4 2 (28.57%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (28.57%) FpML
4 2 (28.57%) JMS
4 2 (28.57%) Spring
5 1 (14.29%) HTML
5 1 (14.29%) J2EE
5 1 (14.29%) Java EE
5 1 (14.29%) JSF
5 1 (14.29%) JSP
5 1 (14.29%) JSR 168
5 1 (14.29%) JSR 286
5 1 (14.29%) OSGi
5 1 (14.29%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) OO
2 1 (14.29%) OOP
2 1 (14.29%) RAD
2 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) Shell Script
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) MiFID
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) IBM