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 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 West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 136 133
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 2 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.075% 0.17% 0.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.51% 0.94% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Median daily rate £450 £413 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -14.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +15.62% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 389 534 526
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 14.53% 17.92% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 377 355
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 32
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +110.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £27.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £37.00
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 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere Application Server in the South West.

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

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

1 13 (100.00%) Java
1 13 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 12 (92.31%) QA
2 12 (92.31%) Load Testing
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%) ATG
2 12 (92.31%) CMS
2 12 (92.31%) Hibernate
2 12 (92.31%) Content Management
2 12 (92.31%) Spring
2 12 (92.31%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (92.31%) Virtual Team
2 12 (92.31%) J2EE
2 12 (92.31%) Oracle
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%) E-Commerce
2 12 (92.31%) JMS

WebSphere Application Server
Co-occurring 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
3 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (92.31%) Endeca
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Architect
2 1 (7.69%) Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Developer
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) Hibernate
1 12 (92.31%) J2EE
1 12 (92.31%) JDBC
1 12 (92.31%) JMS
1 12 (92.31%) JMX
1 12 (92.31%) JSP
1 12 (92.31%) Servlets
1 12 (92.31%) SOAP
1 12 (92.31%) Spring
1 12 (92.31%) Struts
1 12 (92.31%) Web Services
1 12 (92.31%) XML
1 12 (92.31%) XSLT
2 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (92.31%) iPad
1 12 (92.31%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) B2B
1 12 (92.31%) B2C
1 12 (92.31%) Capacity Planning
1 12 (92.31%) Content Management
1 12 (92.31%) E-Commerce
1 12 (92.31%) High Availability
1 12 (92.31%) Load Testing
1 12 (92.31%) Performance Tuning
1 12 (92.31%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (92.31%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) ATG
1 12 (92.31%) Oracle