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 25 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 / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 254 246
Rank change year-on-year +60 -8  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 44 23 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.58% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.40% 1.44% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 11 13
Median daily rate £570 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £393 £425
% change year-on-year +17.83% -7.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.50
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 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 1295 1596 1555
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.95% 18.12% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 767 1010 943
Median daily rate £413 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 53 59
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

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 25 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 25 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
Oxfordshire +10 25 £580 +22.10%
Buckinghamshire -9 10 £325 +10.63% 1
Berkshire +16 3 £550 +15.78% 1
Surrey - 3 £475 -
Hampshire +4 2 £388 +0.64%
East Sussex - 1 £588 -
WebSphere Application Server
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server.

1 73 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 58 (79.45%) JBoss
3 49 (67.12%) Java
4 46 (63.01%) Spring
5 44 (60.27%) SQL
6 41 (56.16%) Unit Testing
7 39 (53.42%) Maven
7 39 (53.42%) Java EE
7 39 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (50.68%) DevOps
9 36 (49.32%) Jenkins
9 36 (49.32%) JUnit
10 35 (47.95%) Pair Programming
10 35 (47.95%) Continuous Integration
11 34 (46.58%) TDD
12 33 (45.21%) Scrum
12 33 (45.21%) GitHub
13 32 (43.84%) Mockito
13 32 (43.84%) Cucumber
14 31 (42.47%) BPMN
14 31 (42.47%) BPEL
15 27 (36.99%) Migration
15 27 (36.99%) WebSphere Process Server
16 22 (30.14%) IBM
17 20 (27.40%) Linux
17 20 (27.40%) Web Services
18 17 (23.29%) Tomcat
18 17 (23.29%) Red Hat
18 17 (23.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 16 (21.92%) JavaScript

WebSphere Application Server
Co-occurring 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 73 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 58 (79.45%) JBoss
3 27 (36.99%) WebSphere Process Server
4 17 (23.29%) Tomcat
5 13 (17.81%) Apache Geronimo
5 13 (17.81%) Apache TomEE
6 7 (9.59%) WebLogic
7 6 (8.22%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (2.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (1.37%) Alfresco
9 1 (1.37%) Confluence
9 1 (1.37%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (45.21%) GitHub
2 13 (17.81%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.74%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.74%) Google Checkout
4 2 (2.74%) IaaS
4 2 (2.74%) PaaS
4 2 (2.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) HTTP
2 3 (4.11%) SMTP
3 2 (2.74%) SSL
4 1 (1.37%) FTP
4 1 (1.37%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.37%) LDAP
4 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) DB2
2 3 (4.11%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.11%) IBM BigInsights
2 3 (4.11%) Neo4j
3 2 (2.74%) Endeca
4 1 (1.37%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 39 (53.42%) Maven
2 36 (49.32%) Jenkins
2 36 (49.32%) JUnit
3 32 (43.84%) Cucumber
3 32 (43.84%) Mockito
4 10 (13.70%) Eclipse
5 7 (9.59%) Selenium
6 3 (4.11%) Introscope
6 3 (4.11%) JIRA
7 2 (2.74%) Ant
7 2 (2.74%) Hudson
7 2 (2.74%) Subversion
8 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.37%) Gradle
8 1 (1.37%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.37%) Mercurial
General
1 7 (9.59%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Financial Institution
2 2 (2.74%) Retail
3 1 (1.37%) Electronics
3 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.37%) Marketing
3 1 (1.37%) Publishing
3 1 (1.37%) Spanish Language
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (54.79%) Developer
2 36 (49.32%) Java Developer
3 19 (26.03%) SQL Developer
4 10 (13.70%) Cloud Developer
5 7 (9.59%) Agile Developer
5 7 (9.59%) Agile Java Developer
5 7 (9.59%) WebSphere Specialist
6 6 (8.22%) Core Java Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Applications Specialist
7 4 (5.48%) Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Server Specialist
7 4 (5.48%) WebSphere Server Specialist
8 3 (4.11%) Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Consultant
8 3 (4.11%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (2.74%) AWS Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Java Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Middleware Architect
9 2 (2.74%) Middleware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (63.01%) Spring
2 39 (53.42%) Java EE
3 20 (27.40%) Web Services
4 16 (21.92%) Hibernate
5 14 (19.18%) WebSphere MQ
6 13 (17.81%) IBM Integration Bus
7 12 (16.44%) HTML
8 11 (15.07%) JSP
9 10 (13.70%) SOAP
10 9 (12.33%) CSS
11 8 (10.96%) EJB
11 8 (10.96%) RESTful
12 7 (9.59%) Apache Camel
12 7 (9.59%) JMS
12 7 (9.59%) Middleware
13 6 (8.22%) Ajax
13 6 (8.22%) Dojo
14 4 (5.48%) J2EE
14 4 (5.48%) JDBC
14 4 (5.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.11%) Replication
3 1 (1.37%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.37%) Clustering
3 1 (1.37%) DataPower
3 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.37%) Fintech
3 1 (1.37%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.40%) Linux
2 17 (23.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (6.85%) Unix
4 2 (2.74%) AIX
5 1 (1.37%) Solaris
5 1 (1.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (56.16%) Unit Testing
2 39 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (50.68%) DevOps
4 35 (47.95%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (47.95%) Pair Programming
5 34 (46.58%) TDD
6 33 (45.21%) Scrum
7 31 (42.47%) BPEL
7 31 (42.47%) BPMN
8 27 (36.99%) Migration
9 14 (19.18%) Open Source
10 12 (16.44%) Analytics
11 10 (13.70%) OO
12 5 (6.85%) Process Management
13 4 (5.48%) Time Management
14 3 (4.11%) E-Commerce
14 3 (4.11%) MVC
14 3 (4.11%) Network Design
14 3 (4.11%) SOA
15 2 (2.74%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 49 (67.12%) Java
2 44 (60.27%) SQL
3 16 (21.92%) JavaScript
4 15 (20.55%) Bash Shell
5 12 (16.44%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.74%) Jython
6 2 (2.74%) Korn
6 2 (2.74%) Perl
6 2 (2.74%) Python
7 1 (1.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (19.18%) SC Cleared
1 14 (19.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.37%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) CA Wily
1 4 (5.48%) Puppet
2 3 (4.11%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.37%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (30.14%) IBM
2 17 (23.29%) Red Hat
3 6 (8.22%) CA
4 4 (5.48%) Oracle
5 3 (4.11%) VMware
6 2 (2.74%) AppDynamics
6 2 (2.74%) Coremetrics
6 2 (2.74%) Google
6 2 (2.74%) hybris
6 2 (2.74%) New Relic
6 2 (2.74%) PayPal
6 2 (2.74%) Remedy
7 1 (1.37%) Axway
7 1 (1.37%) HP
7 1 (1.37%) Informatica
7 1 (1.37%) SAP
7 1 (1.37%) Siebel