The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 28 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.

IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 134 149
Rank change year-on-year +9 +15  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 7 26 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.68% 0.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.75% 3.86% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 2
Median daily rate £375 £425 £601
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -29.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £359 £481
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £720
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +5.45% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.50

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 West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 401 674 601
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.52% 17.52% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 371 295
Median daily rate £363 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.97% +0.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 35 34
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.54 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.01% +33.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £57.75 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

WebSphere Application Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

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

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

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

WebSphere Application Server
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 6 £375 -16.66%
Cheshire +12 1 - -
WebSphere Application Server
England

WebSphere Application Server
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 West region with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server.

1 26 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 12 (46.15%) Middleware
3 10 (38.46%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (38.46%) Clustering
4 8 (30.77%) Jython
4 8 (30.77%) IBM HTTP Server
4 8 (30.77%) HTTP
4 8 (30.77%) SSL
4 8 (30.77%) Java
4 8 (30.77%) Linux
5 7 (26.92%) Unix
5 7 (26.92%) Oracle
5 7 (26.92%) IBM
6 6 (23.08%) Shell Script
6 6 (23.08%) J2EE
6 6 (23.08%) DB2
6 6 (23.08%) WebLogic
7 5 (19.23%) Perl
7 5 (19.23%) High Availability
7 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
8 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (15.38%) JDBC
8 4 (15.38%) AIX
8 4 (15.38%) Solaris
8 4 (15.38%) JMS
8 4 (15.38%) JBoss
8 4 (15.38%) Apache
9 3 (11.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
9 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP

WebSphere Application Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 26 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (30.77%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (23.08%) WebLogic
4 4 (15.38%) Apache
4 4 (15.38%) JBoss
5 3 (11.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (3.85%) CMS
6 1 (3.85%) GlassFish
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
6 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) HTTP
1 8 (30.77%) SSL
2 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.69%) DNS
3 2 (7.69%) SMTP
3 2 (7.69%) SNMP
4 1 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) DB2
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) Endeca
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
2 3 (11.54%) Subversion
3 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 2 (7.69%) Hudson
3 2 (7.69%) JIRA
4 1 (3.85%) JUnit
4 1 (3.85%) Lombardi
4 1 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 3 (11.54%) Banking
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Administrator
2 7 (26.92%) WebSphere Administrator
3 6 (23.08%) Server Administrator
4 5 (19.23%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
5 4 (15.38%) Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Java Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Middleware Administrator
6 3 (11.54%) WebSphere Specialist
7 2 (7.69%) Consultant
7 2 (7.69%) Middleware Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Server Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Applications Specialist
8 1 (3.85%) Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Server Specialist
8 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Technical Specialist
8 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) Middleware
2 10 (38.46%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (23.08%) J2EE
4 4 (15.38%) JDBC
4 4 (15.38%) JMS
5 3 (11.54%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (11.54%) Spring
5 3 (11.54%) Web Services
5 3 (11.54%) XML
6 2 (7.69%) CSS
6 2 (7.69%) Dojo
6 2 (7.69%) HTML
6 2 (7.69%) Java EE
6 2 (7.69%) jQuery
6 2 (7.69%) JSP
6 2 (7.69%) SOAP
7 1 (3.85%) EJB
7 1 (3.85%) Servlets
7 1 (3.85%) Struts
7 1 (3.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Clustering
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) iSeries
4 1 (3.85%) AS400
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) DataPower
4 1 (3.85%) Derivative
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
2 7 (26.92%) Unix
3 4 (15.38%) AIX
3 4 (15.38%) Solaris
4 1 (3.85%) CentOS
4 1 (3.85%) OS/400
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) High Availability
2 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.69%) AOP
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.69%) MVC
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (3.85%) BDD
5 1 (3.85%) BPEL
5 1 (3.85%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 1 (3.85%) Content Management
5 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.85%) SOLID
5 1 (3.85%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) Java
1 8 (30.77%) Jython
2 6 (23.08%) Shell Script
3 5 (19.23%) Perl
4 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 2 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Ansible
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) IBM
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.85%) FatWire
3 1 (3.85%) Google
3 1 (3.85%) hybris
3 1 (3.85%) Kony
3 1 (3.85%) Sencha
3 1 (3.85%) Sybase
3 1 (3.85%) Yahoo!