Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 18 November 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 > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 157 187
Rank change year-on-year -12 +30 -16
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 15 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.30% 0.62% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.82% 3.09% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 7
Scotland median daily rate £425 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% -2.86%
10th Percentile £288 £259 £373
90th Percentile £538 £463 £477
UK median daily rate £435 £448 £420
% change year-on-year -2.79% +6.55% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £36.00 £62.50
% change year-on-year - -42.40% +108.33%

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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 823 873 985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.53% 19.94% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 528 501
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% -4.00%
10th Percentile £220 £220 £180
90th Percentile £538 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 26
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.00% +104.08%
10th Percentile £15.77 £13.38 £13.75
90th Percentile £26.88 £42.00 £40.38
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

WebSphere Application Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere Application Server in Scotland

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in Scotland

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere Application Server in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere Application Server in Scotland

WebSphere Application Server
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh -3 10 £450 +5.88%
Glasgow -20 4 £425 +23.19%
West Dunbartonshire 0 1 £425 +1.19%
WebSphere Application Server
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server.

1 15 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 13 (86.67%) Java
3 9 (60.00%) Unix
3 9 (60.00%) IBM
3 9 (60.00%) Banking
3 9 (60.00%) DataPower
4 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
5 7 (46.67%) Perl
5 7 (46.67%) Linux
5 7 (46.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (40.00%) WebSphere Portal
6 6 (40.00%) Apache
6 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
7 5 (33.33%) Citrix
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 5 (33.33%) Firewall
7 5 (33.33%) JBoss
7 5 (33.33%) XSLT
7 5 (33.33%) Windows
7 5 (33.33%) SOAP
7 5 (33.33%) XML
7 5 (33.33%) Content Management
7 5 (33.33%) Ajax
7 5 (33.33%) Java EE
7 5 (33.33%) jQuery
8 4 (26.67%) JPA
8 4 (26.67%) EJB 3.0
8 4 (26.67%) PKI
8 4 (26.67%) Maven
8 4 (26.67%) BIG-IP

WebSphere Application Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 15 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (40.00%) Apache
2 6 (40.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 5 (33.33%) JBoss
4 4 (26.67%) IIS
5 3 (20.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
7 1 (6.67%) CICS
7 1 (6.67%) Confluence
7 1 (6.67%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (26.67%) IaaS
1 4 (26.67%) PaaS
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (13.33%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (13.33%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) BIG-IP
2 4 (26.67%) HTTP
2 4 (26.67%) LDAP
2 4 (26.67%) NetScaler
2 4 (26.67%) SSL
2 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (20.00%) HTTPS
3 3 (20.00%) Internet
4 2 (13.33%) Intranet
5 1 (6.67%) SMS
5 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Maven
2 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (20.00%) JIRA
3 2 (13.33%) Appium
3 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (13.33%) IBM UrbanCode
3 2 (13.33%) Selenium
4 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
General
1 9 (60.00%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Applications Specialist
2 3 (20.00%) Applications Support
2 3 (20.00%) Java Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) WebSphere Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Platform Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Scrum Master
3 2 (13.33%) Senior DevOps
3 2 (13.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Platform Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Server Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Server Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) DevOps Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Transformation
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Ajax
1 5 (33.33%) Java EE
1 5 (33.33%) jQuery
1 5 (33.33%) SOAP
1 5 (33.33%) XML
1 5 (33.33%) XSLT
2 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) EJB
2 4 (26.67%) EJB 3.0
2 4 (26.67%) Hibernate
2 4 (26.67%) JPA
2 4 (26.67%) RESTful
3 3 (20.00%) J2EE
4 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 2 (13.33%) JSP
4 2 (13.33%) Node.js
4 2 (13.33%) React
4 2 (13.33%) Redux
4 2 (13.33%) REST
4 2 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) DataPower
2 4 (26.67%) PKI
3 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Private Cloud
4 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Unix
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (13.33%) AIX
5 2 (13.33%) Solaris
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Content Management
2 4 (26.67%) Change Control
2 4 (26.67%) DevOps
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (20.00%) Information Security
3 3 (20.00%) Microservices
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Release Management
4 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (46.67%) Perl
4 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
5 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 1 (6.67%) XPath
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Apache Flume
1 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Ansible
1 2 (13.33%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (6.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) IBM
2 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (33.33%) Citrix
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) F5
5 3 (20.00%) Adobe
5 3 (20.00%) Imperva
6 2 (13.33%) AppDynamics
6 2 (13.33%) CA
6 2 (13.33%) HP
6 2 (13.33%) Perfecto Mobile
6 2 (13.33%) Splunk
7 1 (6.67%) Dell
7 1 (6.67%) EMC
7 1 (6.67%) Oracle
7 1 (6.67%) Symantec
7 1 (6.67%) VMware