The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
England / South West
Rank 129 133 141
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 11 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.42% 0.17% 0.096%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.34% 1.02% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -21.05%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +7.27% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 471 492 498
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 18.13% 17.01% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 346 302
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £525 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 12
Median hourly rate £46.25 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.94% +5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £8.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.60 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year -2.85% +8.89%  

WebSphere Application Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server.

1 13 (100.00%) J2EE
1 13 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 13 (100.00%) Load Testing
2 12 (92.31%) Java
2 12 (92.31%) Virtual Team
2 12 (92.31%) QA
2 12 (92.31%) Spring
2 12 (92.31%) Endeca
2 12 (92.31%) Software Architecture
2 12 (92.31%) Capacity Planning
2 12 (92.31%) iPad
2 12 (92.31%) High Availability
2 12 (92.31%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (92.31%) Oracle
2 12 (92.31%) E-Commerce
2 12 (92.31%) JMS
2 12 (92.31%) WebLogic
2 12 (92.31%) JDBC
2 12 (92.31%) JSP
2 12 (92.31%) Servlets
2 12 (92.31%) SOAP
2 12 (92.31%) Struts
2 12 (92.31%) Web Services
2 12 (92.31%) XML
2 12 (92.31%) XSLT
2 12 (92.31%) JBoss
2 12 (92.31%) Apache
2 12 (92.31%) B2B
2 12 (92.31%) B2C
2 12 (92.31%) Internet

WebSphere Application Server
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 13 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 12 (92.31%) Apache
2 12 (92.31%) CMS
2 12 (92.31%) JBoss
2 12 (92.31%) WebLogic
3 1 (7.69%) IBM HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) SSL
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (92.31%) Endeca
2 1 (7.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Ant
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Architect
2 1 (7.69%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) J2EE
2 12 (92.31%) Hibernate
2 12 (92.31%) JDBC
2 12 (92.31%) JMS
2 12 (92.31%) JMX
2 12 (92.31%) JSP
2 12 (92.31%) Servlets
2 12 (92.31%) SOAP
2 12 (92.31%) Spring
2 12 (92.31%) Struts
2 12 (92.31%) Web Services
2 12 (92.31%) XML
2 12 (92.31%) XSLT
3 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (92.31%) iPad
1 12 (92.31%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Load Testing
2 12 (92.31%) B2B
2 12 (92.31%) B2C
2 12 (92.31%) Capacity Planning
2 12 (92.31%) Content Management
2 12 (92.31%) E-Commerce
2 12 (92.31%) High Availability
2 12 (92.31%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (92.31%) Software Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) BPEL
3 1 (7.69%) BPMN
3 1 (7.69%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Jython
2 1 (7.69%) Korn
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (92.31%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) ATG
1 12 (92.31%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
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