The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
England / South East
Rank 223 240 223
Rank change year-on-year +17 -17  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 30 25 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.38% 0.27% 0.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.33% 1.53% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 20
Median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £369 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +5.45% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.50

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 South East with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1289 1631 1679
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.54% 17.69% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 1060 934
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 49 74
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.69 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £52.25 £43.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  

WebSphere Application Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in the South East

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere Application Server in the South East over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere Application Server in the South East

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere Application Server in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in the South East

WebSphere Application Server
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Hampshire +25 17 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 8 £500 -
Buckinghamshire -10 4 £325 -10.34%
Berkshire +17 1 £500 +11.11% 2
WebSphere Application Server
England

WebSphere Application Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 South East region with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server.

1 67 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 43 (64.18%) JBoss
3 38 (56.72%) IBM
4 35 (52.24%) SQL
5 31 (46.27%) Linux
6 28 (41.79%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (40.30%) Red Hat
7 27 (40.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (38.81%) DevOps
9 25 (37.31%) Java
9 25 (37.31%) Spring
9 25 (37.31%) SC Cleared
9 25 (37.31%) Security Cleared
10 24 (35.82%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (35.82%) Java EE
10 24 (35.82%) Maven
10 24 (35.82%) Jenkins
11 23 (34.33%) WebSphere MQ
11 23 (34.33%) Unit Testing
12 22 (32.84%) TDD
12 22 (32.84%) Pair Programming
12 22 (32.84%) Scrum
12 22 (32.84%) JUnit
12 22 (32.84%) GitHub
12 22 (32.84%) Mockito
12 22 (32.84%) Cucumber
13 21 (31.34%) Bash Shell
13 21 (31.34%) Shell Script
14 20 (29.85%) BPEL
14 20 (29.85%) BPMN

WebSphere Application Server
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 67 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 43 (64.18%) JBoss
3 19 (28.36%) Apache Geronimo
3 19 (28.36%) Apache TomEE
3 19 (28.36%) Tomcat
4 16 (23.88%) WebSphere Process Server
5 10 (14.93%) Alfresco
6 3 (4.48%) Apache
6 3 (4.48%) Commerce Server
6 3 (4.48%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (4.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (4.48%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Maximo
2 3 (4.48%) Fredhopper
3 1 (1.49%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (32.84%) GitHub
2 6 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.46%) IBM Cloud
3 5 (7.46%) SoftLayer
4 2 (2.99%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.99%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) SMTP
2 5 (7.46%) Firewall
3 2 (2.99%) HTTP
3 2 (2.99%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) DB2
2 7 (10.45%) Hadoop
2 7 (10.45%) IBM BigInsights
2 7 (10.45%) Neo4j
3 2 (2.99%) Endeca
4 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (35.82%) Jenkins
1 24 (35.82%) Maven
2 22 (32.84%) Cucumber
2 22 (32.84%) JUnit
2 22 (32.84%) Mockito
3 6 (8.96%) Selenium
4 3 (4.48%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.99%) Ant
5 2 (2.99%) Hudson
5 2 (2.99%) JIRA
5 2 (2.99%) Subversion
General
1 10 (14.93%) Publishing
2 7 (10.45%) Billing
3 3 (4.48%) Finance
4 2 (2.99%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) Advertising
5 1 (1.49%) Electronics
5 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.49%) Marketing
5 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (35.82%) Developer
2 21 (31.34%) Java Developer
3 12 (17.91%) Software Developer
3 12 (17.91%) WebSphere Specialist
4 11 (16.42%) Java Engineer
5 10 (14.93%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 10 (14.93%) Java Software Developer
5 10 (14.93%) Java Software Engineer
5 10 (14.93%) Software Engineer
6 8 (11.94%) Architect
7 7 (10.45%) Applications Specialist
7 7 (10.45%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (10.45%) Server Specialist
8 6 (8.96%) Billing Support
8 6 (8.96%) Support Specialist
9 5 (7.46%) Technical Specialist
9 5 (7.46%) Technical Support
9 5 (7.46%) Technical Support Specialist
9 5 (7.46%) WebSphere Server Specialist
10 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (37.31%) Spring
2 24 (35.82%) Java EE
3 23 (34.33%) WebSphere MQ
4 19 (28.36%) IBM Integration Bus
5 11 (16.42%) Web Services
6 9 (13.43%) Ajax
6 9 (13.43%) Hibernate
7 8 (11.94%) EJB
7 8 (11.94%) SOAP
8 6 (8.96%) Apache Camel
8 6 (8.96%) CSS
8 6 (8.96%) HTML
8 6 (8.96%) JMS
8 6 (8.96%) RESTful
9 3 (4.48%) J2EE
9 3 (4.48%) JSON
9 3 (4.48%) JSP
9 3 (4.48%) Worklight
9 3 (4.48%) XML
10 2 (2.99%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.99%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 31 (46.27%) Linux
2 27 (40.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (5.97%) AIX
3 4 (5.97%) Unix
4 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.79%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (38.81%) DevOps
3 24 (35.82%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (34.33%) Unit Testing
5 22 (32.84%) Pair Programming
5 22 (32.84%) Scrum
5 22 (32.84%) TDD
6 20 (29.85%) BPEL
6 20 (29.85%) BPMN
7 19 (28.36%) Open Source
8 17 (25.37%) Analytics
9 16 (23.88%) Migration
10 10 (14.93%) Software Engineering
11 7 (10.45%) Network Design
12 5 (7.46%) Change Management
12 5 (7.46%) E-Commerce
12 5 (7.46%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (7.46%) Service Management
13 4 (5.97%) OO
14 3 (4.48%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 35 (52.24%) SQL
2 25 (37.31%) Java
3 21 (31.34%) Bash Shell
3 21 (31.34%) Shell Script
4 10 (14.93%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.99%) Jython
5 2 (2.99%) Korn
5 2 (2.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (37.31%) SC Cleared
1 25 (37.31%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (13.43%) Puppet
2 7 (10.45%) ZABBIX
3 6 (8.96%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.99%) CA Wily
5 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 38 (56.72%) IBM
2 27 (40.30%) Red Hat
3 7 (10.45%) NetCracker
3 7 (10.45%) VMware
4 6 (8.96%) Comptel
5 4 (5.97%) Oracle
6 3 (4.48%) AppDynamics
6 3 (4.48%) Splunk
7 2 (2.99%) Coremetrics
7 2 (2.99%) Google
7 2 (2.99%) hybris
7 2 (2.99%) PayPal
8 1 (1.49%) Axway
8 1 (1.49%) HP
8 1 (1.49%) Informatica
8 1 (1.49%) SAP
8 1 (1.49%) Siebel