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 3 months to 28 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)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 473 450 495
Rank change year-on-year -23 +45  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 110 171 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.35% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.52% 1.93% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 110 77
Median daily rate £488 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.70% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £283 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -4.00%  

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 England with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7225 8882 8914
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.71% 17.96% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7440 9920 9494
Median daily rate £440 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 376 457
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.04% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.88 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +45 43 £580 +22.10% 2
London -29 33 £456 +1.38% 3
North of England +22 22 £413 +18.19% 2
North West +8 17 £400 -
East of England +7 9 £400 +10.34% 3
Yorkshire +13 5 £448 -5.78%
South West -3 2 £450 +9.09%
WebSphere Application Server
UK

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server.

1 198 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 124 (62.63%) Java
3 93 (46.97%) JBoss
4 83 (41.92%) IBM
5 74 (37.37%) Spring
6 72 (36.36%) SQL
7 66 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 63 (31.82%) Oracle
9 55 (27.78%) J2EE
10 54 (27.27%) Web Services
11 52 (26.26%) Middleware
11 52 (26.26%) Java EE
12 50 (25.25%) Jenkins
13 46 (23.23%) Maven
13 46 (23.23%) Linux
14 45 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
15 43 (21.72%) Unit Testing
15 43 (21.72%) XML
15 43 (21.72%) JUnit
15 43 (21.72%) WebSphere MQ
16 41 (20.71%) DevOps
17 40 (20.20%) WebLogic
17 40 (20.20%) TDD
18 38 (19.19%) Finance
18 38 (19.19%) Scrum
18 38 (19.19%) JSP
18 38 (19.19%) JavaScript
19 37 (18.69%) SOAP
20 36 (18.18%) Unix
21 35 (17.68%) GitHub

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
1 198 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 93 (46.97%) JBoss
3 40 (20.20%) WebLogic
4 31 (15.66%) WebSphere Process Server
5 28 (14.14%) Tomcat
6 25 (12.63%) Apache
7 16 (8.08%) IBM HTTP Server
8 14 (7.07%) CMS
8 14 (7.07%) WebSphere Portal
9 13 (6.57%) IIS
10 12 (6.06%) Apache Geronimo
10 12 (6.06%) Apache TomEE
11 6 (3.03%) SharePoint
11 6 (3.03%) WebLogic Portal
12 5 (2.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (2.53%) Confluence
13 4 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (2.02%) IBM Transformation Extender
14 3 (1.52%) Mule
15 2 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.02%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (1.52%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.01%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (17.68%) GitHub
2 16 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.52%) PaaS
5 2 (1.01%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.01%) Google Checkout
5 2 (1.01%) IaaS
5 2 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.11%) Internet
2 18 (9.09%) SSL
3 16 (8.08%) HTTP
4 9 (4.55%) DNS
4 9 (4.55%) LDAP
5 4 (2.02%) FTP
5 4 (2.02%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.52%) Firewall
7 2 (1.01%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.01%) SMTP
8 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.51%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.14%) DB2
2 20 (10.10%) SQL Server
3 14 (7.07%) Endeca
4 13 (6.57%) Relational Database
5 10 (5.05%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.01%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.01%) IBM BigInsights
6 2 (1.01%) Neo4j
6 2 (1.01%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (1.01%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.51%) Big Data
7 1 (0.51%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 50 (25.25%) Jenkins
2 46 (23.23%) Maven
3 43 (21.72%) JUnit
4 34 (17.17%) Cucumber
5 31 (15.66%) Mockito
6 22 (11.11%) Eclipse
7 13 (6.57%) JIRA
8 12 (6.06%) Selenium
9 10 (5.05%) Subversion
10 8 (4.04%) Ant
11 7 (3.54%) Hudson
11 7 (3.54%) Introscope
11 7 (3.54%) Rational Application Developer
12 4 (2.02%) Git (software)
12 4 (2.02%) Gradle
13 3 (1.52%) IntelliJ
14 2 (1.01%) AccuRev
14 2 (1.01%) IBM UrbanCode
14 2 (1.01%) Lombardi
14 2 (1.01%) SoapUI
General
1 38 (19.19%) Finance
2 25 (12.63%) Banking
3 10 (5.05%) Retail
4 5 (2.53%) Law
5 4 (2.02%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.02%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.52%) Legal
6 3 (1.52%) Marketing
7 2 (1.01%) Back Office
7 2 (1.01%) International Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Automotive
8 1 (0.51%) Electronics
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.51%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 78 (39.39%) Developer
2 61 (30.81%) Java Developer
3 29 (14.65%) Architect
4 20 (10.10%) Consultant
4 20 (10.10%) SQL Developer
5 15 (7.58%) Administrator
6 11 (5.56%) Analyst
7 10 (5.05%) Cloud Developer
7 10 (5.05%) WebSphere Administrator
8 9 (4.55%) Senior Developer
8 9 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
8 9 (4.55%) WebSphere Consultant
9 8 (4.04%) Agile Developer
9 8 (4.04%) Agile Java Developer
9 8 (4.04%) Integration Developer
9 8 (4.04%) Middleware Engineer
9 8 (4.04%) Server Administrator
9 8 (4.04%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
9 8 (4.04%) WebSphere Developer
9 8 (4.04%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (37.37%) Spring
2 55 (27.78%) J2EE
3 54 (27.27%) Web Services
4 52 (26.26%) Java EE
4 52 (26.26%) Middleware
5 43 (21.72%) WebSphere MQ
5 43 (21.72%) XML
6 38 (19.19%) JSP
7 37 (18.69%) SOAP
8 34 (17.17%) Hibernate
9 32 (16.16%) JMS
10 31 (15.66%) HTML
10 31 (15.66%) JDBC
11 26 (13.13%) Servlets
12 25 (12.63%) Struts
13 24 (12.12%) CSS
13 24 (12.12%) IBM Integration Bus
14 17 (8.59%) EJB
14 17 (8.59%) REST
15 16 (8.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.11%) iPad
2 21 (10.61%) Virtual Team
3 17 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.05%) DataPower
5 9 (4.55%) Clustering
6 7 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (3.03%) Replication
8 4 (2.02%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.02%) iSeries
9 3 (1.52%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.01%) AS400
11 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.51%) Fintech
11 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.51%) PKI
11 1 (0.51%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 46 (23.23%) Linux
2 36 (18.18%) Unix
3 22 (11.11%) AIX
4 18 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (5.56%) Windows
6 10 (5.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 7 (3.54%) Windows Server
8 6 (3.03%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (3.03%) Solaris
9 3 (1.52%) SUSE
10 2 (1.01%) OS/400
10 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.01%) zOS
11 1 (0.51%) Android
11 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.51%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
3 43 (21.72%) Unit Testing
4 41 (20.71%) DevOps
5 40 (20.20%) TDD
6 38 (19.19%) Scrum
7 34 (17.17%) Pair Programming
8 30 (15.15%) BPEL
8 30 (15.15%) BPMN
8 30 (15.15%) E-Commerce
9 29 (14.65%) Migration
10 28 (14.14%) Performance Tuning
11 25 (12.63%) OO
12 24 (12.12%) High Availability
13 23 (11.62%) B2C
14 22 (11.11%) Software Architecture
15 21 (10.61%) Capacity Planning
15 21 (10.61%) Load Testing
16 19 (9.60%) ITIL
17 15 (7.58%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 124 (62.63%) Java
2 72 (36.36%) SQL
3 38 (19.19%) JavaScript
4 29 (14.65%) Shell Script
5 22 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 12 (6.06%) Perl
7 10 (5.05%) Jython
8 7 (3.54%) Python
9 6 (3.03%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.53%) Korn
10 5 (2.53%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.02%) XPath
12 3 (1.52%) C
12 3 (1.52%) PHP
13 2 (1.01%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.51%) Groovy
14 1 (0.51%) R
14 1 (0.51%) Scala
14 1 (0.51%) VB6
14 1 (0.51%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 15 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.57%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.53%) Degree
4 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.01%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.51%) ISEB
5 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.51%) OCMJD
5 1 (0.51%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.51%) OCPJWCD
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.11%) QA
2 5 (2.53%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.52%) SLA
4 2 (1.01%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.54%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.52%) vSphere
4 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 13 (6.57%) Puppet
2 5 (2.53%) CA Wily
2 5 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.02%) Ansible
4 3 (1.52%) Oracle Identity Management
4 3 (1.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.01%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.51%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.51%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.51%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.51%) yum
Vendors
1 83 (41.92%) IBM
2 63 (31.82%) Oracle
3 28 (14.14%) Red Hat
4 26 (13.13%) ATG
5 13 (6.57%) Microsoft
6 8 (4.04%) CA
6 8 (4.04%) VMware
7 5 (2.53%) Adobe
8 4 (2.02%) Google
9 3 (1.52%) AppDynamics
9 3 (1.52%) Axway
9 3 (1.52%) HP
9 3 (1.52%) Informatica
9 3 (1.52%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.52%) New Relic
9 3 (1.52%) Pega
9 3 (1.52%) Siebel
9 3 (1.52%) Splunk
9 3 (1.52%) Sun
10 2 (1.01%) PayPal
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