Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 21 November 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)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 697 557 569
Rank change year-on-year -140 +12 +31
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 158 325 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.33% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.00% 1.80% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 166 181
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £308 £320 £320
90th Percentile £580 £600 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £420
% change year-on-year +0.56% +6.55% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
England median hourly rate - £36.00 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.40% +108.33%
UK median hourly rate - £36.00 £62.50
% change year-on-year - -42.40% +108.33%

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

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 15817 18075 18417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.68% 18.58% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10482 11792 11709
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £235
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 447 550
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +2.96% +7.92%
10th Percentile £11.08 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.05 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

WebSphere Application Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WebSphere Application Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere Application Server in England

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in England

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere Application Server in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere Application Server in England

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in England

WebSphere Application Server
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere Application Server within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -66 61 £500 +8.11% 4
North of England -17 46 £400 - 1
South East -43 29 £363 -20.55% 1
East of England 0 20 £463 -22.92% 1
North West -7 20 £418 +4.38%
North East +44 13 £388 +24.00%
Yorkshire +3 13 £500 - 1
South West -7 4 - -
West Midlands +22 3 £550 - 1
Midlands +18 3 £550 +17.33% 1
WebSphere Application Server
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 England region with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server.

1 158 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 104 (65.82%) Java
3 72 (45.57%) IBM
4 62 (39.24%) Oracle
5 58 (36.71%) JBoss
6 55 (34.81%) E-Commerce
7 54 (34.18%) Web Services
8 52 (32.91%) J2EE
9 50 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
10 45 (28.48%) Spring
11 40 (25.32%) SQL
11 40 (25.32%) JavaScript
12 39 (24.68%) Linux
13 37 (23.42%) REST
14 35 (22.15%) SOAP
15 34 (21.52%) JDBC
15 34 (21.52%) WebLogic
15 34 (21.52%) iPad
16 33 (20.89%) WebSphere MQ
17 31 (19.62%) Unix
18 30 (18.99%) DevOps
19 29 (18.35%) Jenkins
19 29 (18.35%) HTML
20 27 (17.09%) MVC
20 27 (17.09%) ATG
21 26 (16.46%) Maven
21 26 (16.46%) OO
21 26 (16.46%) High Availability
22 25 (15.82%) CSS
22 25 (15.82%) Middleware

WebSphere Application Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 158 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 58 (36.71%) JBoss
3 34 (21.52%) WebLogic
4 21 (13.29%) Tomcat
5 12 (7.59%) Apache
6 10 (6.33%) CMS
6 10 (6.33%) IIS
7 9 (5.70%) IBM HTTP Server
7 9 (5.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (5.06%) WebSphere Portal
9 6 (3.80%) FileNet
10 5 (3.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (3.16%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (3.16%) nginx
10 5 (3.16%) Oracle Application Server
10 5 (3.16%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (3.16%) WebSphere Process Server
11 4 (2.53%) SharePoint
12 3 (1.90%) MQSeries
13 2 (1.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (8.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 5 (3.16%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (2.53%) Magento
4 1 (0.63%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.63%) Unica
4 1 (0.63%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.43%) PaaS
3 5 (3.16%) Google Analytics
3 5 (3.16%) Google Checkout
4 4 (2.53%) GitHub
5 2 (1.27%) IaaS
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.19%) Internet
2 15 (9.49%) SSL
3 12 (7.59%) LDAP
4 8 (5.06%) HTTP
4 8 (5.06%) X.21
5 7 (4.43%) Firewall
6 5 (3.16%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (3.16%) Network Security
7 4 (2.53%) DNS
7 4 (2.53%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.27%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.27%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.27%) SNMP
8 2 (1.27%) SSH
9 1 (0.63%) DHCP
9 1 (0.63%) Intranet
9 1 (0.63%) SMTP
9 1 (0.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.59%) Endeca
2 9 (5.70%) Big Data
2 9 (5.70%) DB2
2 9 (5.70%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.06%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.80%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.16%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.90%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.27%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.27%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.27%) Neo4j
7 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.63%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (0.63%) Cognos Report Studio
8 1 (0.63%) DB2 UDB
8 1 (0.63%) Jackrabbit
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 29 (18.35%) Jenkins
2 26 (16.46%) Maven
3 22 (13.92%) Eclipse
4 21 (13.29%) Subversion
5 19 (12.03%) Ant
6 14 (8.86%) Git (software)
7 8 (5.06%) JUnit
8 7 (4.43%) Gradle
8 7 (4.43%) JIRA
9 6 (3.80%) Introscope
10 5 (3.16%) Cucumber
10 5 (3.16%) Hudson
11 4 (2.53%) Rational Application Developer
12 3 (1.90%) Mockito
12 3 (1.90%) Selenium
12 3 (1.90%) SoapUI
13 2 (1.27%) Build Forge
13 2 (1.27%) ClearCase
13 2 (1.27%) ClearQuest
13 2 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 17 (10.76%) Banking
1 17 (10.76%) Finance
1 17 (10.76%) Retail
2 6 (3.80%) Marketing
3 2 (1.27%) Back Office
3 2 (1.27%) Law
3 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.27%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.63%) Advertising
4 1 (0.63%) Automotive
4 1 (0.63%) Games
4 1 (0.63%) International Banking
4 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.63%) Legal
4 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.63%) Publishing
4 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (34.18%) Developer
2 39 (24.68%) Java Developer
3 37 (23.42%) Architect
4 20 (12.66%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (8.86%) Consultant
5 14 (8.86%) WebSphere Developer
6 10 (6.33%) Administrator
6 10 (6.33%) Analyst
7 8 (5.06%) Senior Developer
7 8 (5.06%) Senior Java Developer
7 8 (5.06%) WebSphere Consultant
8 7 (4.43%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (4.43%) J2EE Developer
8 7 (4.43%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 7 (4.43%) Portal Developer
8 7 (4.43%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.43%) WebSphere Portal Developer
9 6 (3.80%) AIX Engineer
9 6 (3.80%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 6 (3.80%) Middleware Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (34.18%) Web Services
2 52 (32.91%) J2EE
3 45 (28.48%) Spring
4 37 (23.42%) REST
5 35 (22.15%) SOAP
6 34 (21.52%) JDBC
7 33 (20.89%) WebSphere MQ
8 29 (18.35%) HTML
9 25 (15.82%) CSS
9 25 (15.82%) Middleware
10 23 (14.56%) Hibernate
11 22 (13.92%) Java EE
12 20 (12.66%) Spring MVC
13 19 (12.03%) JSP
14 17 (10.76%) jQuery
15 16 (10.13%) Ajax
15 16 (10.13%) XML
16 15 (9.49%) EJB
17 14 (8.86%) JMS
18 13 (8.23%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 34 (21.52%) iPad
2 24 (15.19%) Virtual Team
3 18 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (11.39%) DataPower
4 14 (8.86%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (7.59%) Private Cloud
6 7 (4.43%) Client/Server
7 6 (3.80%) Clustering
7 6 (3.80%) Mainframe
8 5 (3.16%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.90%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.90%) User Experience
10 2 (1.27%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.27%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.27%) PACS
10 2 (1.27%) PKI
10 2 (1.27%) Web 2.0
11 1 (0.63%) AS400
11 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (24.68%) Linux
2 31 (19.62%) Unix
3 24 (15.19%) AIX
4 23 (14.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (8.86%) Windows
6 3 (1.90%) Solaris
6 3 (1.90%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.63%) CentOS
7 1 (0.63%) Debian
7 1 (0.63%) HPUX
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.63%) SUSE
7 1 (0.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (34.81%) E-Commerce
2 50 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (18.99%) DevOps
4 27 (17.09%) MVC
5 26 (16.46%) High Availability
5 26 (16.46%) OO
6 24 (15.19%) B2C
6 24 (15.19%) Performance Tuning
7 23 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (13.92%) Capacity Planning
8 22 (13.92%) Load Testing
8 22 (13.92%) Software Architecture
8 22 (13.92%) Strategic Thinking
9 20 (12.66%) SOA
10 11 (6.96%) TDD
11 10 (6.33%) Migration
12 9 (5.70%) Open Source
13 8 (5.06%) Scrum
13 8 (5.06%) Web Development
14 7 (4.43%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (65.82%) Java
2 40 (25.32%) JavaScript
2 40 (25.32%) SQL
3 14 (8.86%) Perl
4 13 (8.23%) Shell Script
5 9 (5.70%) Python
6 8 (5.06%) Bash Shell
7 7 (4.43%) Groovy
8 6 (3.80%) C#
9 5 (3.16%) C++
9 5 (3.16%) Jython
9 5 (3.16%) Ruby
10 4 (2.53%) XPath
11 2 (1.27%) C
11 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.63%) PHP
12 1 (0.63%) Scala
12 1 (0.63%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 12 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.63%) CFA
4 1 (0.63%) Degree
4 1 (0.63%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.92%) QA
2 4 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.06%) Docker
2 6 (3.80%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.27%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (12.03%) Puppet
2 18 (11.39%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (6.33%) Ansible
4 8 (5.06%) Kubernetes
5 5 (3.16%) Forum Sentry
5 5 (3.16%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.90%) CA Wily
6 3 (1.90%) PowerBroker
7 1 (0.63%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.63%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.63%) yum
Vendors
1 72 (45.57%) IBM
2 62 (39.24%) Oracle
3 27 (17.09%) ATG
4 24 (15.19%) Red Hat
5 14 (8.86%) HP
6 13 (8.23%) Axway
6 13 (8.23%) Informatica
6 13 (8.23%) Siebel
7 12 (7.59%) hybris
8 7 (4.43%) Microsoft
9 6 (3.80%) FatWire
9 6 (3.80%) Google
9 6 (3.80%) MuleSoft
10 5 (3.16%) Adobe
10 5 (3.16%) Coremetrics
10 5 (3.16%) PayPal
10 5 (3.16%) Sun
10 5 (3.16%) VMware
11 4 (2.53%) CA
11 4 (2.53%) SAP