Period
to 18 May 2021

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 18 May 2021 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 563 579 706
Rank change year-on-year +16 +127 +21
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 54 24 127
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.054% 0.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.90% 0.38% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 84
10th Percentile £377 £263 £394
25th Percentile £423 £482 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £524 £510 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +8.11%
75th Percentile £575 £594 £558
90th Percentile £626 £700 £600
UK median daily rate £511 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +0.34% +1.90% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK median hourly rate - - £50.00

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 6,027 6,377 13,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.23% 14.39% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,178 4,312 8,715
10th Percentile £300 £275 £285
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.05% - +4.40%
75th Percentile £576 £571 £575
90th Percentile £660 £650 £648
UK median daily rate £475 £474 £475
% change year-on-year +0.14% -0.14% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 146 245
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.63 £11.49
25th Percentile £15.74 £14.85 £12.50
Median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £17.06
Median % change year-on-year +22.50% +17.23% -9.23%
75th Percentile £56.50 £34.69 £31.25
90th Percentile £65.53 £54.38 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £20.06 £17.50
% change year-on-year +27.15% +14.60% -

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 18 May 2021.

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 18 May 2021. 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 -25 23 £500 +25.00% 1
East of England - 14 £547 -
North of England - 5 £417 -
North West - 5 £417 -
Midlands - 4 £550 - 1
South East +20 3 £544 +6.72% 3
West Midlands - 3 £550 - 1
South West +45 2 £700 -
WebSphere Application Server
UK

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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 54 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 35 (64.81%) Java
3 31 (57.41%) Oracle
3 31 (57.41%) Tomcat
3 31 (57.41%) IBM
4 23 (42.59%) Linux
4 23 (42.59%) AWS
5 22 (40.74%) Python
6 20 (37.04%) Shell Script
7 19 (35.19%) Social Skills
8 18 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
9 17 (31.48%) Azure
10 16 (29.63%) SSL
10 16 (29.63%) SQL
10 16 (29.63%) Kubernetes
11 15 (27.78%) Terraform
11 15 (27.78%) Microsoft
11 15 (27.78%) Middleware
12 14 (25.93%) VMware
12 14 (25.93%) Windows
12 14 (25.93%) Jenkins
13 13 (24.07%) Node.js
13 13 (24.07%) GCP
13 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (24.07%) Google
13 13 (24.07%) Apache
13 13 (24.07%) Finance
14 12 (22.22%) HTTP
14 12 (22.22%) Java EE
14 12 (22.22%) Continuous Integration

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 54 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 31 (57.41%) Tomcat
3 13 (24.07%) Apache
4 11 (20.37%) JBoss
5 10 (18.52%) WebLogic
6 7 (12.96%) Apache ServiceMix
6 7 (12.96%) IBM Domino
7 4 (7.41%) GlassFish
7 4 (7.41%) IBM HTTP Server
7 4 (7.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (7.41%) WebLogic Portal
8 3 (5.56%) Apache Solr
8 3 (5.56%) nginx
8 3 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (5.56%) SAS
9 2 (3.70%) FileNet
9 2 (3.70%) IIS
9 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
10 1 (1.85%) Confluence
10 1 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (18.52%) Magento
2 7 (12.96%) Shopify
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (5.56%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 23 (42.59%) AWS
2 17 (31.48%) Azure
3 13 (24.07%) GCP
4 8 (14.81%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (12.96%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (12.96%) Serverless
6 5 (9.26%) GitHub
7 4 (7.41%) IaaS
7 4 (7.41%) PaaS
8 3 (5.56%) Attraqt
8 3 (5.56%) Route 53
8 3 (5.56%) SpeedCurve
9 1 (1.85%) CloudTest
9 1 (1.85%) Microsoft 365
9 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.63%) SSL
2 12 (22.22%) HTTP
3 8 (14.81%) Firewall
3 8 (14.81%) SAN
4 7 (12.96%) DNS
4 7 (12.96%) FTP
4 7 (12.96%) SSH
5 5 (9.26%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (9.26%) FCoE
5 5 (9.26%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (9.26%) iSCSI
5 5 (9.26%) LAN
5 5 (9.26%) Multicast
5 5 (9.26%) NAS
5 5 (9.26%) WAN
6 2 (3.70%) Calico
6 2 (3.70%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.85%) Internet
7 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) DB2
2 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 7 (12.96%) MySQL
4 5 (9.26%) Relational Database
5 4 (7.41%) Hadoop
5 4 (7.41%) HBase
5 4 (7.41%) MongoDB
6 3 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (5.56%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (25.93%) Jenkins
2 11 (20.37%) JIRA
3 9 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 8 (14.81%) IBM UrbanCode
4 8 (14.81%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (12.96%) Maven
5 7 (12.96%) Subversion
6 6 (11.11%) Ant
7 4 (7.41%) JUnit
7 4 (7.41%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (5.56%) Gradle
8 3 (5.56%) JMeter
8 3 (5.56%) WebPageTest
9 2 (3.70%) Bitbucket
9 2 (3.70%) GitLab
9 2 (3.70%) SonarQube
10 1 (1.85%) CircleCI
10 1 (1.85%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.85%) NeoLoad
General
1 19 (35.19%) Social Skills
2 13 (24.07%) Finance
3 8 (14.81%) Banking
4 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.56%) Influencing Skills
5 3 (5.56%) Presentation Skills
5 3 (5.56%) Retail
6 2 (3.70%) Law
7 1 (1.85%) Games
7 1 (1.85%) Marketing
7 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (18.52%) Architect
2 9 (16.67%) Developer
3 8 (14.81%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (12.96%) WebSphere Specialist
5 6 (11.11%) Applications Specialist
5 6 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 5 (9.26%) Administrator
6 5 (9.26%) Server Specialist
6 5 (9.26%) WebSphere Server Specialist
7 4 (7.41%) Credit Risk Developer
7 4 (7.41%) Credit Risk Java Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.56%) Performance Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.56%) WebSphere Administrator
9 2 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Middleware Specialist
9 2 (3.70%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 15 (27.78%) Middleware
3 13 (24.07%) Node.js
4 12 (22.22%) Java EE
5 7 (12.96%) JSP
5 7 (12.96%) XML
6 6 (11.11%) J2EE
6 6 (11.11%) JDBC
6 6 (11.11%) JMS
6 6 (11.11%) Spring
7 4 (7.41%) .NET
7 4 (7.41%) DOM
7 4 (7.41%) LDAP
7 4 (7.41%) SAX
8 3 (5.56%) Ajax
8 3 (5.56%) Web Services
9 2 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (3.70%) Servlets
9 2 (3.70%) SOAP
9 2 (3.70%) SPNEGO
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Clustering
2 7 (12.96%) Management Information System
3 6 (11.11%) DataPower
4 4 (7.41%) Credit Risk
4 4 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (5.56%) FMCG
5 3 (5.56%) Mainframe
6 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (3.70%) User Experience
7 1 (1.85%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.85%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.85%) Replication
7 1 (1.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 23 (42.59%) Linux
2 14 (25.93%) Windows
3 8 (14.81%) Unix
4 6 (11.11%) Solaris
5 5 (9.26%) zOS
6 4 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.41%) Windows Server
7 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (1.85%) OS/400
8 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (20.37%) E-Commerce
2 11 (20.37%) Performance Monitoring
3 10 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (16.67%) ITIL
5 7 (12.96%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (12.96%) Coaching
5 7 (12.96%) Deployment Automation
5 7 (12.96%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (12.96%) Problem Management
5 7 (12.96%) Time Management
6 6 (11.11%) Change Control
6 6 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
6 6 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (11.11%) Release Management
7 5 (9.26%) DevOps
7 5 (9.26%) SDLC
8 4 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (7.41%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 35 (64.81%) Java
2 22 (40.74%) Python
3 20 (37.04%) Shell Script
4 16 (29.63%) SQL
5 10 (18.52%) Bash Shell
5 10 (18.52%) PHP
6 8 (14.81%) JavaScript
7 7 (12.96%) Go
8 6 (11.11%) Jython
8 6 (11.11%) Perl
8 6 (11.11%) TypeScript
9 5 (9.26%) Java 8
10 4 (7.41%) XPath
11 3 (5.56%) AWK
12 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (22.22%) Docker
3 7 (12.96%) Postfix
3 7 (12.96%) qmail
4 5 (9.26%) Hyper-V
4 5 (9.26%) KVM
4 5 (9.26%) NFS
4 5 (9.26%) SRDF
4 5 (9.26%) Xen
5 4 (7.41%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
7 1 (1.85%) OpenAM
7 1 (1.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 16 (29.63%) Kubernetes
2 15 (27.78%) Terraform
3 11 (20.37%) Ansible
4 8 (14.81%) Puppet
5 3 (5.56%) Grafana
5 3 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.70%) Istio
7 1 (1.85%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 31 (57.41%) IBM
1 31 (57.41%) Oracle
2 15 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 14 (25.93%) VMware
4 13 (24.07%) Google
5 10 (18.52%) Dynatrace
5 10 (18.52%) New Relic
6 7 (12.96%) Red Hat
6 7 (12.96%) Xerox
7 5 (9.26%) Cisco
7 5 (9.26%) EMC
7 5 (9.26%) MuleSoft
7 5 (9.26%) NetApp
8 4 (7.41%) Sybase
9 3 (5.56%) Ab Initio
9 3 (5.56%) AppDynamics
9 3 (5.56%) hybris
9 3 (5.56%) Pega
9 3 (5.56%) SAP
10 2 (3.70%) Splunk