The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for WebSphere Process Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere Process Server over the 3 months to 23 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 Process Server (WPS)
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 421 420 411
Rank change year-on-year -1 -9  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Process Server 1 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% 0.032% 0.051%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.028% 0.17% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 11
Median daily rate - £538 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +53.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £580 £413 £450
% change year-on-year +40.60% -8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WebSphere Process 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 London with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 3533 4020 4373
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.08% 18.58% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2483 2900 2916
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.69% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 45 104
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £26.28 £36.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +9.52%  

WebSphere Process Server
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing WebSphere Process Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere Process Server in London

WebSphere Process Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere Process Server in London

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere Process 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 London region with a requirement for WebSphere Process Server.

1 6 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (83.33%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (66.67%) Web Services
3 4 (66.67%) Apache
3 4 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (50.00%) IBM
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) XML
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (50.00%) J2EE
4 3 (50.00%) WebSphere Portal
4 3 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (50.00%) DataPower
5 2 (33.33%) Middleware
5 2 (33.33%) JPA
5 2 (33.33%) jQuery
5 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (33.33%) Perl
5 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
5 2 (33.33%) IIS
5 2 (33.33%) JDBC
5 2 (33.33%) AIX
5 2 (33.33%) Solaris
5 2 (33.33%) JMS
5 2 (33.33%) HTML
5 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
5 2 (33.33%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (33.33%) zOS
5 2 (33.33%) iPlanet

WebSphere Process Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 6 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (66.67%) Apache
2 4 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (50.00%) WebSphere Portal
4 2 (33.33%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (33.33%) IIS
4 2 (33.33%) iPlanet
4 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
4 2 (33.33%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (16.67%) GlassFish
5 1 (16.67%) JBoss
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (16.67%) WebLogic Integration
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Applications Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Server Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Server Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
1 4 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (50.00%) J2EE
2 3 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) JDBC
3 2 (33.33%) JMS
3 2 (33.33%) JPA
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) JSF
3 2 (33.33%) Middleware
3 2 (33.33%) Spring
4 1 (16.67%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) Dojo
4 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
4 1 (16.67%) Java EE
4 1 (16.67%) JTA
4 1 (16.67%) Spring Web Flow
4 1 (16.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) DataPower
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Derivative
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) AIX
2 2 (33.33%) Solaris
2 2 (33.33%) zOS
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) AOP
1 1 (16.67%) BDD
1 1 (16.67%) BPEL
1 1 (16.67%) Business Activity Monitoring
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
1 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (16.67%) MVC
1 1 (16.67%) OO
1 1 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (16.67%) SOA
1 1 (16.67%) SOLID
1 1 (16.67%) Task Automation
1 1 (16.67%) TDD
1 1 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Google
2 1 (16.67%) Kony
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Sybase
2 1 (16.67%) Yahoo!