Period
to 28 November 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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 727 478 730
Rank change year-on-year -249 +252 +61
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 33 45 52
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.047% 0.15% 0.070%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.37% 1.01% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 27
10th Percentile £475 £358 £400
25th Percentile £488 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £490 £500
Median % change year-on-year +12.24% -2.00% +8.40%
75th Percentile £619 £536 £538
90th Percentile £651 £590 £668
UK median daily rate £550 £480 £500
% change year-on-year +14.58% -4.00% +9.72%

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 8,964 4,452 10,973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.79% 14.68% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,246 3,046 7,307
10th Percentile £313 £281 £255
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £515 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.99% +5.00% -3.23%
75th Percentile £625 £569 £550
90th Percentile £700 £666 £638
UK median daily rate £509 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +7.05% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 142 242
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.63 £10.60
25th Percentile £16.25 £17.72 £13.50
Median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year -10.42% +29.73% -7.50%
75th Percentile £48.74 £45.81 £35.56
90th Percentile £63.67 £60.93 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £22.82 £24.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -7.80% +20.73% +2.50%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -207 12 £613 +36.11% 4
East of England -49 3 - - 2
North of England -72 3 £500 +66.39% 1
South East -102 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £500 - 1
East Midlands -30 1 £550 -
North West -59 1 - -
Midlands -75 1 £550 +57.14%
WebSphere Application Server
UK

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 33 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 23 (69.70%) IBM
3 20 (60.61%) Java
4 19 (57.58%) Linux
5 16 (48.48%) SQL
5 16 (48.48%) Oracle
6 15 (45.45%) Windows
7 14 (42.42%) Tomcat
8 13 (39.39%) Middleware
9 11 (33.33%) Unix
10 10 (30.30%) DB2
10 10 (30.30%) Social Skills
11 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
11 9 (27.27%) Google
11 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (24.24%) AWS
12 8 (24.24%) Ansible
12 8 (24.24%) Web Services
12 8 (24.24%) XML
12 8 (24.24%) WebSphere MQ
12 8 (24.24%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (24.24%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (21.21%) GCP
13 7 (21.21%) VMware
13 7 (21.21%) Banking
13 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
14 6 (18.18%) Spring
14 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
14 6 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
14 6 (18.18%) 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 33 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 14 (42.42%) Tomcat
3 6 (18.18%) JBoss
4 5 (15.15%) Apache
4 5 (15.15%) Confluence
4 5 (15.15%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (12.12%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (9.09%) Apache Solr
6 3 (9.09%) IBM Domino
7 2 (6.06%) FileNet
7 2 (6.06%) IIS
7 2 (6.06%) WebLogic
8 1 (3.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (3.03%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (3.03%) CICS
8 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (3.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
8 1 (3.03%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Magento
2 3 (9.09%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (3.03%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 8 (24.24%) AWS
2 7 (21.21%) GCP
3 6 (18.18%) GitHub
4 3 (9.09%) Attraqt
4 3 (9.09%) CloudTest
4 3 (9.09%) SpeedCurve
5 2 (6.06%) IaaS
5 2 (6.06%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (3.03%) Azure
6 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (3.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) HTTP
1 6 (18.18%) SSL
2 5 (15.15%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (15.15%) FCoE
2 5 (15.15%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (15.15%) iSCSI
2 5 (15.15%) LAN
2 5 (15.15%) Multicast
2 5 (15.15%) NAS
2 5 (15.15%) SAN
2 5 (15.15%) WAN
3 4 (12.12%) Internet
4 3 (9.09%) Firewall
5 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.03%) BIG-IP
6 1 (3.03%) DNS
6 1 (3.03%) FTP
6 1 (3.03%) Intranet
6 1 (3.03%) MQTT
6 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) DB2
2 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
4 3 (9.09%) DbVisualizer
5 2 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
6 1 (3.03%) HBase
6 1 (3.03%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
6 1 (3.03%) MySQL
6 1 (3.03%) OLTP
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.03%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 5 (15.15%) JIRA
2 5 (15.15%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (12.12%) Eclipse
4 3 (9.09%) ClearCase
4 3 (9.09%) ClearQuest
4 3 (9.09%) JMeter
4 3 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 3 (9.09%) NeoLoad
4 3 (9.09%) WebPageTest
5 2 (6.06%) Maven
5 2 (6.06%) Rational Application Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Arquillian
6 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.03%) Gradle
6 1 (3.03%) JBehave
6 1 (3.03%) Mockito
6 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 10 (30.30%) Social Skills
2 7 (21.21%) Banking
3 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.09%) Finance
4 3 (9.09%) Retail
5 2 (6.06%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Architect
2 5 (15.15%) Administrator
2 5 (15.15%) Developer
2 5 (15.15%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Applications Specialist
3 4 (12.12%) Java Developer
3 4 (12.12%) WebSphere Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Performance Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Performance Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) WebSphere Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) FileNet Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Middleware Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) WebSphere Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (39.39%) Middleware
2 8 (24.24%) Web Services
2 8 (24.24%) WebSphere MQ
2 8 (24.24%) XML
3 6 (18.18%) SOAP
3 6 (18.18%) Spring
4 5 (15.15%) RESTful
5 4 (12.12%) EJB
5 4 (12.12%) HTML
5 4 (12.12%) J2EE
5 4 (12.12%) JDBC
5 4 (12.12%) JSON
5 4 (12.12%) LDAP
6 3 (9.09%) Java EE
6 3 (9.09%) jQuery
6 3 (9.09%) JSP
6 3 (9.09%) Servlets
6 3 (9.09%) XML Schema
7 2 (6.06%) JPA
7 2 (6.06%) JSR 168
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Clustering
1 4 (12.12%) Public Cloud
2 3 (9.09%) FMCG
3 2 (6.06%) Blog
3 2 (6.06%) Cloud Native
3 2 (6.06%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.06%) PKI
4 1 (3.03%) DataPower
4 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.03%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Replication
4 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.03%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 19 (57.58%) Linux
2 15 (45.45%) Windows
3 11 (33.33%) Unix
4 6 (18.18%) Solaris
5 4 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.06%) AIX
6 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
6 2 (6.06%) zOS
7 1 (3.03%) HPUX
7 1 (3.03%) OS/400
7 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (24.24%) Continuous Delivery
2 8 (24.24%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (15.15%) Benchmarking
4 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
4 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (15.15%) ITIL
5 4 (12.12%) Load Balancing
5 4 (12.12%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.12%) Workflow
6 3 (9.09%) Content Management
6 3 (9.09%) High Availability
6 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
6 3 (9.09%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (9.09%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 20 (60.61%) Java
2 16 (48.48%) SQL
3 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.15%) Perl
3 5 (15.15%) Python
4 3 (9.09%) AWK
4 3 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 3 (9.09%) PHP
5 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.03%) Assembly Language
6 1 (3.03%) COBOL
6 1 (3.03%) Go
6 1 (3.03%) Java 8
6 1 (3.03%) JCL
6 1 (3.03%) Jython
6 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.03%) REXX
6 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.03%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (15.15%) Docker
2 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
2 5 (15.15%) KVM
2 5 (15.15%) NFS
2 5 (15.15%) SRDF
2 5 (15.15%) Xen
3 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.03%) RACF
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.03%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) Ansible
2 6 (18.18%) Terraform
3 5 (15.15%) Kubernetes
3 5 (15.15%) Puppet
3 5 (15.15%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (12.12%) Grafana
5 1 (3.03%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (3.03%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.03%) vRealize
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) IBM
2 16 (48.48%) Oracle
3 9 (27.27%) Google
4 7 (21.21%) VMware
5 5 (15.15%) Cisco
5 5 (15.15%) EMC
5 5 (15.15%) NetApp
5 5 (15.15%) SAP
6 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.12%) New Relic
7 3 (9.09%) AppDynamics
7 3 (9.09%) Dynatrace
7 3 (9.09%) hybris
7 3 (9.09%) Xerox
8 2 (6.06%) Kofax
9 1 (3.03%) Adobe
9 1 (3.03%) BMC
9 1 (3.03%) Citrix
9 1 (3.03%) Compuware
9 1 (3.03%) TOWER Software