The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
England / Midlands
Rank - - 24
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands - - 1.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category - - 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +7.27% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 the Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 19 40 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 16.38% 19.14% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 14
Median daily rate £420 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.57% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.07
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.00%  

WebSphere Application Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in the Midlands

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in the Midlands