The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 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 Application Server (WAS)
England / North East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 106 62
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 0 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - 1.19% 0.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 5.09% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 5
Median daily rate - £298 £282
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.49%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +15.62% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year - +1.40%  

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 North East with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 111 373 140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 19.37% 23.33% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 245 99
Median daily rate £295 £295 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.69% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 5
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.78% +93.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.90 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +9.52%  

WebSphere Application Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 North East

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in the North East

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 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 North East region with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server.

1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) AIX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) JBoss
1 2 (100.00%) Siebel
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Informatica
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (100.00%) Axway
1 2 (100.00%) Software Packaging
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Puppet
1 2 (100.00%) Change Control
1 2 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared

WebSphere Application Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 2 (100.00%) JBoss
1 2 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Software Packaging
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) AIX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Change Control
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (100.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Axway
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Informatica
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) Siebel