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 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 West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 129 139
Rank change year-on-year +7 +10  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 18 34 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.61% 0.89% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.22% 5.48% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 3
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £275 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £540 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +15.62% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 427 620 560
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.51% 16.21% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 375 322
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.69% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 20
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.34 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.57% -24.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.49 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £36.00 £55.00
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 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 +2 10 £388 -21.71%
Cheshire +18 4 £463 +37.54%
Lancashire +4 4 £400 +48.14%
WebSphere Application Server
England

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 West region with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server.

1 26 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 13 (50.00%) IBM
2 13 (50.00%) Middleware
3 11 (42.31%) Java
4 10 (38.46%) WebSphere MQ
5 9 (34.62%) WebLogic
5 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (30.77%) Finance
6 8 (30.77%) Clustering
6 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (30.77%) DB2
6 8 (30.77%) J2EE
6 8 (30.77%) Oracle
6 8 (30.77%) JBoss
7 7 (26.92%) SQL
7 7 (26.92%) XML
7 7 (26.92%) Jenkins
8 6 (23.08%) Banking
8 6 (23.08%) Unix
9 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
9 5 (19.23%) Eclipse
9 5 (19.23%) JIRA
9 5 (19.23%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (19.23%) Hudson
9 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
10 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
10 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
10 4 (15.38%) iSeries
10 4 (15.38%) Spring
10 4 (15.38%) JMS

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 9 (34.62%) WebLogic
3 8 (30.77%) JBoss
4 3 (11.54%) Apache
5 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
5 2 (7.69%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (3.85%) GlassFish
6 1 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) HTTP
1 4 (15.38%) SSL
2 3 (11.54%) LDAP
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) DB2
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
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%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Jenkins
2 5 (19.23%) Eclipse
2 5 (19.23%) Hudson
2 5 (19.23%) JIRA
3 2 (7.69%) JUnit
3 2 (7.69%) Selenium
3 2 (7.69%) Subversion
4 1 (3.85%) Lombardi
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Administrator
1 7 (26.92%) Developer
1 7 (26.92%) Java Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Senior Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Senior Java Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Middleware Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Middleware Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) WebSphere Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Lead Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Middleware Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Pega Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Server Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Architect
5 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Server Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) Middleware
2 10 (38.46%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (30.77%) J2EE
4 7 (26.92%) XML
5 4 (15.38%) EJB
5 4 (15.38%) JMS
5 4 (15.38%) JSP
5 4 (15.38%) Servlets
5 4 (15.38%) Spring
5 4 (15.38%) Web Services
6 3 (11.54%) CSS
6 3 (11.54%) Hibernate
6 3 (11.54%) HTML
6 3 (11.54%) Java EE
6 3 (11.54%) REST
6 3 (11.54%) SOAP
7 2 (7.69%) JDBC
7 2 (7.69%) POJO
7 2 (7.69%) Struts
7 2 (7.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Clustering
2 4 (15.38%) iSeries
3 2 (7.69%) AS400
3 2 (7.69%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) DataPower
4 1 (3.85%) Derivative
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Unix
2 4 (15.38%) AIX
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) OS/400
4 1 (3.85%) CentOS
4 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
3 5 (19.23%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (15.38%) ITIL
4 4 (15.38%) OO
5 3 (11.54%) AOP
5 3 (11.54%) Service Management
5 3 (11.54%) TDD
5 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.69%) Data Mapping
6 2 (7.69%) Extreme Programming
6 2 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (7.69%) Scrum
6 2 (7.69%) UML
7 1 (3.85%) Change Management
7 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.85%) RAD
7 1 (3.85%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) Java
2 7 (26.92%) SQL
3 3 (11.54%) Jython
3 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
4 2 (7.69%) C
4 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) Perl
5 1 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) OCMJD
1 1 (3.85%) OCPJP
1 1 (3.85%) OCPJWCD
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (3.85%) Sun Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) BladeLogic
1 1 (3.85%) CA Wily
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) IBM
2 8 (30.77%) Oracle
3 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.69%) Pega
5 1 (3.85%) CA
5 1 (3.85%) Google
5 1 (3.85%) Kony
5 1 (3.85%) Sencha
5 1 (3.85%) Sun
5 1 (3.85%) Sybase
5 1 (3.85%) Yahoo!