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 3 months to 27 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 / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 123 119
Rank change year-on-year +20 -4  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 10 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.46% 0.82% 0.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.92% 3.76% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 11
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 342 639 518
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.59% 21.74% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 344 260
Median daily rate £375 £350 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £238 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 12
Median hourly rate £18.00 £36.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +157.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £14.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £42.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.76% +23.80%  

WebSphere Application Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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
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 3 months to 27 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
Glasgow +1 5 £438 +25.00%
Edinburgh +18 2 £425 -
West Dunbartonshire -3 1 £425 +0.59%
WebSphere Application Server
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 Scotland region with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server.

1 16 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 11 (68.75%) Java
2 11 (68.75%) Linux
3 9 (56.25%) AIX
3 9 (56.25%) IBM
4 8 (50.00%) WebSphere Portal
5 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (43.75%) Shell Script
5 7 (43.75%) Solaris
5 7 (43.75%) Unix
6 6 (37.50%) J2EE
6 6 (37.50%) HTTP
6 6 (37.50%) HTTPS
6 6 (37.50%) SSL
6 6 (37.50%) DataPower
6 6 (37.50%) Information Security
7 5 (31.25%) Finance
7 5 (31.25%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (25.00%) JIRA
8 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
8 4 (25.00%) Internet
8 4 (25.00%) MQSeries
8 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
9 3 (18.75%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (18.75%) Banking
10 2 (12.50%) Content Management
10 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (12.50%) TDD
10 2 (12.50%) Law
10 2 (12.50%) Migration

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 16 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (50.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 5 (31.25%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (25.00%) MQSeries
5 2 (12.50%) Apache
5 2 (12.50%) Confluence
5 2 (12.50%) JBoss
5 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) HTTP
1 6 (37.50%) HTTPS
1 6 (37.50%) SSL
2 4 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) Appium
2 2 (12.50%) Bitbucket
2 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Technical Specialist
1 5 (31.25%) WebSphere Specialist
2 4 (25.00%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Designer
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Designer
3 2 (12.50%) Scrum Master
3 2 (12.50%) Server Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Developer
3 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Server Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Transformation
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) J2EE
2 3 (18.75%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) Java EE
3 2 (12.50%) JSP
3 2 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) DataPower
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Linux
2 9 (56.25%) AIX
3 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (43.75%) Solaris
3 7 (43.75%) Unix
4 2 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Information Security
2 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) Content Management
2 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (12.50%) DevOps
2 2 (12.50%) Microservices
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Scrum
2 2 (12.50%) TDD
2 2 (12.50%) Web Development
3 1 (6.25%) BDD
3 1 (6.25%) Coaching
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) SDLC
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
3 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) Shell Script
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Apache Flume
1 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Ansible
1 2 (12.50%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (6.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) IBM
2 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (12.50%) CA
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) Dell
3 2 (12.50%) EMC
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Symantec
3 2 (12.50%) VMware