Period
to 12 November 2019

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 6 months to 12 November 2019 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
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 185 210 184
Rank change year-on-year +25 -26 -11
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 11 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.20% 0.22% 0.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.56% 1.50% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 6
North West median daily rate £400 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +1.80% +2.77%
England median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

WebSphere Application Server is in the Application Platforms category. The following 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.

All Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 703 865 892
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.00% 14.70% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 526 560
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +1.27% -0.63%
10th Percentile £200 £172 £250
90th Percentile £575 £613 £578
England median daily rate £451 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -3.06% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 45 35
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -4.35% +53.33%
10th Percentile £14.10 £12.85 £11.10
90th Percentile £54.00 £53.50 £48.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -4.55% +7.32% +2.50%

WebSphere Application Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing WebSphere Application Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 12 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 6 £400 -
Manchester +10 5 £525 +31.25%
WebSphere Application Server
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere Application Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server.

1 11 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (72.73%) GitHub
2 8 (72.73%) Java
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) Scrum
4 6 (54.55%) Web Services
5 5 (45.45%) Maven
5 5 (45.45%) JIRA
5 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
5 5 (45.45%) DevOps
5 5 (45.45%) AWS
5 5 (45.45%) Confluence
5 5 (45.45%) Ant
5 5 (45.45%) Linux
5 5 (45.45%) IBM
5 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (36.36%) GCP
6 4 (36.36%) GitLab
6 4 (36.36%) Software Delivery
6 4 (36.36%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (36.36%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (36.36%) Project Delivery
6 4 (36.36%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
6 4 (36.36%) Change Management
6 4 (36.36%) Workflow
6 4 (36.36%) VMware
6 4 (36.36%) Middleware
6 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
6 4 (36.36%) TDD

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 11 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (45.45%) Confluence
3 4 (36.36%) Apache
3 4 (36.36%) JBoss
3 4 (36.36%) Tomcat
3 4 (36.36%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 8 (72.73%) GitHub
2 5 (45.45%) AWS
3 4 (36.36%) GCP
3 4 (36.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Ant
1 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
1 5 (45.45%) JIRA
1 5 (45.45%) Maven
2 4 (36.36%) Artifactory
2 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
2 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 4 (36.36%) GitLab
2 4 (36.36%) Gradle
2 4 (36.36%) JUnit
2 4 (36.36%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (36.36%) Subversion
General
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Administrator
1 6 (54.55%) WebSphere Administrator
2 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Java Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Backend Developer
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) Web Services
2 4 (36.36%) Java EE
2 4 (36.36%) Middleware
3 2 (18.18%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (18.18%) Spring
3 2 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (9.09%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
2 3 (27.27%) User Experience
3 2 (18.18%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Unix
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
3 5 (45.45%) DevOps
4 4 (36.36%) Change Management
4 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL
4 4 (36.36%) OO
4 4 (36.36%) OOP
4 4 (36.36%) Project Delivery
4 4 (36.36%) Software Delivery
4 4 (36.36%) TDD
4 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
4 4 (36.36%) Web Application Development
4 4 (36.36%) Workflow
5 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 3 (27.27%) Sprint Planning
5 3 (27.27%) Sprint Retrospective
6 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
7 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
7 1 (9.09%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
2 4 (36.36%) Python
3 2 (18.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Docker
1 4 (36.36%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (36.36%) VirtualBox
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) IBM
2 4 (36.36%) Google
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
2 4 (36.36%) VMware