The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 27 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)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 85 84
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 9 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.64% 1.06% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.48% 7.20% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 1
Median daily rate £400 £495 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.19% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Manchester with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 201 264 258
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.37% 14.77% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 157 170
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £230 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 4
Median hourly rate £31.00 £36.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.88% +89.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.76% +23.80%  

WebSphere Application Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere Application Server in Manchester

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in Manchester

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere Application Server in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 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 Manchester region with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server.

1 15 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 9 (60.00%) Middleware
3 7 (46.67%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (40.00%) WebLogic
5 5 (33.33%) JBoss
5 5 (33.33%) IBM
6 4 (26.67%) Eclipse
6 4 (26.67%) DB2
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL
6 4 (26.67%) Unix
6 4 (26.67%) AIX
6 4 (26.67%) Java
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle
6 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
6 4 (26.67%) Clustering
6 4 (26.67%) Banking
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (26.67%) Hudson
6 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
7 3 (20.00%) iSeries
7 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (20.00%) JIRA
7 3 (20.00%) Service Management
7 3 (20.00%) XML
8 2 (13.33%) LDAP
8 2 (13.33%) OS/400
8 2 (13.33%) HTTP
8 2 (13.33%) Linux

WebSphere Application Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 15 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (40.00%) WebLogic
3 5 (33.33%) JBoss
4 1 (6.67%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
1 2 (13.33%) LDAP
1 2 (13.33%) SSL
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Eclipse
1 4 (26.67%) Hudson
1 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Lombardi
General
1 4 (26.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Middleware Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Middleware Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Lead Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Middleware Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Pega Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Architect
4 1 (6.67%) BPM Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Server Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Server Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Subject Matter Expert
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) Middleware
2 7 (46.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (13.33%) EJB
4 2 (13.33%) J2EE
4 2 (13.33%) JMS
4 2 (13.33%) JSP
4 2 (13.33%) REST
4 2 (13.33%) Servlets
5 1 (6.67%) CSS
5 1 (6.67%) Dojo
5 1 (6.67%) Ext JS
5 1 (6.67%) HTML
5 1 (6.67%) Java EE
5 1 (6.67%) jQuery
5 1 (6.67%) Sencha Touch
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Clustering
2 3 (20.00%) iSeries
3 2 (13.33%) AS400
3 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) AIX
1 4 (26.67%) Unix
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) OS/400
3 1 (6.67%) CentOS
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
1 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
1 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) Service Management
3 2 (13.33%) Data Mapping
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Jython
3 1 (6.67%) Python
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) IBM
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (13.33%) Pega
4 1 (6.67%) Sencha