The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 28 April 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)
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 66 50
Rank change year-on-year -1 -16  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 1 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.19% 2.35% 0.89%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.85% 9.78% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 20 4
Median daily rate £495 £305 £274
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.29% +11.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.50

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 118 225 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 22.35% 23.99% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 144 56
Median daily rate £385 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £273 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £443 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +159.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £28.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.50 £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.66% -17.50%  

WebSphere Application Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in Tyne and Wear

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in Tyne and Wear

WebSphere Application Server
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 1 £495 +65.00%
WebSphere Application Server
North East

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server.

1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
1 9 (100.00%) Unix
1 9 (100.00%) JBoss
1 9 (100.00%) Siebel
1 9 (100.00%) Informatica
1 9 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 9 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 9 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 9 (100.00%) DevOps
2 8 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (88.89%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 8 (88.89%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (88.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (88.89%) Puppet
2 8 (88.89%) Axway
2 8 (88.89%) IBM
2 8 (88.89%) HP
2 8 (88.89%) AIX
2 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) OO
2 8 (88.89%) WebLogic
3 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (66.67%) Software Packaging
4 6 (66.67%) Configuration Management
4 6 (66.67%) Change Control
5 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
5 4 (44.44%) Perl
6 2 (22.22%) Forum Sentry
6 2 (22.22%) DataPower
6 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared

WebSphere Application Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 9 (100.00%) JBoss
1 9 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (88.89%) WebLogic
3 2 (22.22%) FileNet
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 8 (88.89%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (22.22%) LDAP
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security
1 2 (22.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Cloud Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Development Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (66.67%) Software Packaging
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Unix
2 8 (88.89%) AIX
2 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) DevOps
2 8 (88.89%) OO
3 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (66.67%) Change Control
4 6 (66.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (22.22%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Perl
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 8 (88.89%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (88.89%) Puppet
2 2 (22.22%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Informatica
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
1 9 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 9 (100.00%) Siebel
2 8 (88.89%) Axway
2 8 (88.89%) HP
2 8 (88.89%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) Sun