The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 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)
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 17 -
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland - 0.99% -
As % of the Application Platforms category - 6.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £413 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -4.00%  

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 45 15 21
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 12.53% 14.85% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 4 19
Median daily rate £365 £413 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.51% +106.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £297 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £419 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Median hourly rate - £18.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.18%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

WebSphere Application Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing WebSphere Application Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere Application Server in Northern Ireland

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in Northern Ireland