Period
to 4 December 2020

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 4 December 2020 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
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 472 723 786
Rank change year-on-year +251 +63 -53
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 48 51 104
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.068% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.04% 0.46% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 66
Median daily rate £480 £500 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.40% +2.50%
10th Percentile £345 £400 £375
90th Percentile £575 £681 £619
UK median daily rate £465 £500 £456
% change year-on-year -7.00% +9.72% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 4,629 11,049 15,976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.57% 14.75% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,892 7,189 10,426
Median daily rate £463 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £256 £277
90th Percentile £655 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £455
% change year-on-year +2.78% -1.10% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 265 372
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.52 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.57% -4.56% +7.50%
10th Percentile £13.23 £11.00 £12.03
90th Percentile £60.40 £53.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +62.79% - +7.50%

WebSphere Application Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WebSphere Application Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WebSphere Application Server in England.

Daily rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in England

WebSphere Application Server
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WebSphere Application Server in England over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WebSphere Application Server in England

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WebSphere Application Server in England.

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 4 December 2020. 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 +168 23 £450 -10.00% 3
South East +165 12 £522 -24.07%
Midlands +85 6 £350 - 1
East of England +80 4 - -
West Midlands +64 3 £550 +57.14% 1
North of England +91 2 £301 -29.29% 1
North West +63 2 £301 -24.88%
East Midlands - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
WebSphere Application Server
UK

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere Application Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server.

1 48 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 29 (60.42%) IBM
3 23 (47.92%) Linux
3 23 (47.92%) Tomcat
4 22 (45.83%) Java
5 21 (43.75%) JBoss
6 18 (37.50%) Oracle
7 17 (35.42%) SQL
8 16 (33.33%) Red Hat
9 14 (29.17%) Shell Script
9 14 (29.17%) IBM Integration Bus
10 13 (27.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (27.08%) Middleware
10 13 (27.08%) WebSphere MQ
10 13 (27.08%) Apache
10 13 (27.08%) J2EE
11 12 (25.00%) Bash Shell
11 12 (25.00%) REST
12 11 (22.92%) Open Source
12 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
12 11 (22.92%) Struts
12 11 (22.92%) E-Commerce
13 10 (20.83%) Analytics
13 10 (20.83%) Apache TomEE
13 10 (20.83%) Apache Geronimo
14 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
14 9 (18.75%) AWS
14 9 (18.75%) Web Services
14 9 (18.75%) CSS
14 9 (18.75%) HTML

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 48 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 23 (47.92%) Tomcat
3 21 (43.75%) JBoss
4 13 (27.08%) Apache
5 10 (20.83%) Apache Geronimo
5 10 (20.83%) Apache TomEE
6 4 (8.33%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (6.25%) SAS
7 3 (6.25%) WebLogic
8 2 (4.17%) Apache Solr
8 2 (4.17%) MQSeries
8 2 (4.17%) Tuxedo
9 1 (2.08%) IBM Domino
9 1 (2.08%) IIS
9 1 (2.08%) nginx
9 1 (2.08%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (2.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Fredhopper
1 2 (4.17%) Magento
1 2 (4.17%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.75%) AWS
2 3 (6.25%) Azure
3 2 (4.17%) SpeedCurve
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.08%) GCP
4 1 (2.08%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) HTTP
2 4 (8.33%) SSL
3 3 (6.25%) SAN
4 2 (4.17%) Firewall
4 2 (4.17%) HTTPS
4 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.08%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) DB2
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.17%) DbVisualizer
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.08%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.08%) MySQL
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 8 (16.67%) Subversion
2 4 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.17%) JMeter
3 2 (4.17%) WebPageTest
4 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (16.67%) Games
1 8 (16.67%) Marketing
2 6 (12.50%) Finance
3 3 (6.25%) Banking
4 2 (4.17%) French Language
4 2 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Developer
2 9 (18.75%) WebSphere Specialist
3 8 (16.67%) WebSphere Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Applications Specialist
4 7 (14.58%) Server Specialist
4 7 (14.58%) WebSphere Server Specialist
5 5 (10.42%) Architect
5 5 (10.42%) Consultant
6 4 (8.33%) DevOps Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Administrator
7 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Middleware Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Middleware Specialist
8 2 (4.17%) Performance Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Senior DevOps Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Support Specialist
8 2 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.17%) IBM Integration Bus
2 13 (27.08%) J2EE
2 13 (27.08%) Middleware
2 13 (27.08%) WebSphere MQ
3 12 (25.00%) REST
4 11 (22.92%) Struts
5 9 (18.75%) CSS
5 9 (18.75%) HTML
5 9 (18.75%) Spring
5 9 (18.75%) Web Services
6 8 (16.67%) Ajax
6 8 (16.67%) EJB
6 8 (16.67%) JPA
6 8 (16.67%) jQuery
6 8 (16.67%) JSP
7 4 (8.33%) SOAP
8 3 (6.25%) J2SE
8 3 (6.25%) Java EE
8 3 (6.25%) LDAP
8 3 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) DataPower
2 3 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.25%) Smart Meter
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) FMCG
3 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.17%) User Experience
3 2 (4.17%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.08%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 23 (47.92%) Linux
2 13 (27.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (10.42%) Unix
4 4 (8.33%) Windows
5 3 (6.25%) AIX
5 3 (6.25%) zOS
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) E-Commerce
1 11 (22.92%) Open Source
2 10 (20.83%) Analytics
3 8 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 8 (16.67%) DevOps
3 8 (16.67%) Front End Development
3 8 (16.67%) MVC
3 8 (16.67%) Secure Coding
4 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.42%) Deployment Automation
5 5 (10.42%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
6 4 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (8.33%) High Availability
6 4 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (8.33%) Scrum
6 4 (8.33%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.25%) Migration
7 3 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) Java
2 17 (35.42%) SQL
3 14 (29.17%) Shell Script
4 12 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.33%) Python
7 3 (6.25%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.17%) AWK
8 2 (4.17%) C++
8 2 (4.17%) Perl
8 2 (4.17%) PHP
9 1 (2.08%) C#
9 1 (2.08%) Jython
9 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Docker
1 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Ansible
2 3 (6.25%) Nagios
2 3 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.25%) Puppet
2 3 (6.25%) Terraform
3 2 (4.17%) Grafana
3 2 (4.17%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 29 (60.42%) IBM
2 18 (37.50%) Oracle
3 16 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 5 (10.42%) Google
5 3 (6.25%) Ab Initio
5 3 (6.25%) VMware
6 2 (4.17%) AppDynamics
6 2 (4.17%) Dynatrace
6 2 (4.17%) hybris
6 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.17%) New Relic
6 2 (4.17%) Pega
6 2 (4.17%) SAP
7 1 (2.08%) BMC
7 1 (2.08%) Informatica
7 1 (2.08%) Siemens
7 1 (2.08%) Xerox