Period
to 20 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 20 April 2018 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)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 708 621 549
Rank change year-on-year -87 -72 -10
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 176 228 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.25% 0.34%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.06% 1.44% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 120 217
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £326 £320 £306
90th Percentile £575 £591 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £464 £415
% change year-on-year -2.96% +11.75% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £36.24 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.24 - -

WebSphere Application Server is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 16,674 15,852 18,326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.48% 17.10% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,051 10,218 11,748
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £390 £390
% change year-on-year +5.91% -0.13% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 327 460
UK median hourly rate £18.95 £19.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.85% -3.70% +9.46%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.55 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% -5.00% +14.29%

WebSphere Application Server
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WebSphere Application Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere Application Server in the UK

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in the UK

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere Application Server over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere Application Server in the UK

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in the UK

WebSphere Application Server
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 20 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -101 145 £469 +4.17% 18
UK excluding London -97 110 £450 -2.96% 15
London -29 55 £500 +17.65% 5
North of England -24 46 £450 +20.00% 4
North West -27 24 £450 +16.13% 1
East of England +7 22 £450 +18.03% 2
Yorkshire -17 14 £550 +20.22% 3
South East -86 14 £463 -13.55% 3
Midlands +2 11 £550 +22.22% 2
Scotland -32 9 £475 +5.56% 2
North East +29 8 £365 +12.54%
West Midlands +7 8 £550 - 2
Northern Ireland - 8 £430 -
South West -4 4 - - 2
East Midlands +6 3 - -
Wales - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere Application Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server.

1 176 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 113 (64.20%) Java
3 108 (61.36%) IBM
4 66 (37.50%) Web Services
5 61 (34.66%) Linux
6 54 (30.68%) Unix
7 51 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
8 50 (28.41%) J2EE
8 50 (28.41%) Oracle
9 48 (27.27%) SQL
10 47 (26.70%) WebSphere MQ
11 39 (22.16%) E-Commerce
12 38 (21.59%) JavaScript
12 38 (21.59%) Banking
12 38 (21.59%) Jenkins
13 36 (20.45%) JBoss
13 36 (20.45%) Middleware
14 34 (19.32%) Spring
15 33 (18.75%) JSP
15 33 (18.75%) DataPower
16 31 (17.61%) RESTful
16 31 (17.61%) DevOps
16 31 (17.61%) Problem-Solving
16 31 (17.61%) Servlets
16 31 (17.61%) Tomcat
17 30 (17.05%) SOAP
18 29 (16.48%) JMS
18 29 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
19 28 (15.91%) DB2
19 28 (15.91%) Hibernate

WebSphere Application Server
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 176 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 36 (20.45%) JBoss
3 31 (17.61%) Tomcat
4 25 (14.20%) WebLogic
5 23 (13.07%) Apache
6 15 (8.52%) MQSeries
6 15 (8.52%) WebSphere Portal
7 11 (6.25%) FileNet
8 10 (5.68%) CMS
9 8 (4.55%) IBM HTTP Server
10 7 (3.98%) Apache Solr
10 7 (3.98%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (3.98%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (3.41%) IIS
11 6 (3.41%) nginx
12 5 (2.84%) Apache ServiceMix
12 5 (2.84%) IBM Connections
12 5 (2.84%) IBM Domino
13 4 (2.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (1.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.11%) Magento
2 7 (3.98%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 4 (2.27%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (1.70%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (1.14%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.07%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.98%) PaaS
3 4 (2.27%) Bluemix
3 4 (2.27%) GitHub
3 4 (2.27%) IBM Cloud
3 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.70%) IaaS
4 3 (1.70%) Office 365
5 1 (0.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.09%) SSL
2 13 (7.39%) Internet
3 11 (6.25%) HTTP
4 9 (5.11%) Firewall
5 6 (3.41%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.84%) SMS
7 4 (2.27%) DNS
7 4 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (2.27%) Network Security
8 2 (1.14%) SMTP
8 2 (1.14%) SNMP
9 1 (0.57%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.57%) Intranet
9 1 (0.57%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.57%) SAN
9 1 (0.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.91%) DB2
2 10 (5.68%) NoSQL
3 9 (5.11%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.41%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.84%) Big Data
6 5 (2.84%) MySQL
7 4 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (2.27%) DbVisualizer
7 4 (2.27%) Endeca
7 4 (2.27%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.27%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.14%) Jackrabbit
9 1 (0.57%) IBM BigInsights
9 1 (0.57%) Informix
9 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.57%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.57%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.57%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 38 (21.59%) Jenkins
2 20 (11.36%) Subversion
3 19 (10.80%) Maven
4 18 (10.23%) Git (software)
5 13 (7.39%) Ant
5 13 (7.39%) JUnit
6 12 (6.82%) JIRA
7 10 (5.68%) Eclipse
8 5 (2.84%) Gradle
8 5 (2.84%) JSUnit
8 5 (2.84%) Mockito
8 5 (2.84%) Rational Application Developer
9 4 (2.27%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.27%) Firebug
9 4 (2.27%) JMeter
9 4 (2.27%) LoadRunner
9 4 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (2.27%) The Grinder
10 3 (1.70%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.14%) Log4j
General
1 38 (21.59%) Banking
2 24 (13.64%) Finance
3 15 (8.52%) Retail
4 4 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.70%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.14%) Games
6 2 (1.14%) Marketing
6 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.57%) Legal
7 1 (0.57%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Publishing
7 1 (0.57%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.57%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (31.25%) Developer
2 34 (19.32%) Java Developer
3 31 (17.61%) Architect
4 19 (10.80%) DevOps Engineer
5 17 (9.66%) Senior Developer
5 17 (9.66%) Senior Java Developer
6 15 (8.52%) WebSphere Developer
7 11 (6.25%) Administrator
7 11 (6.25%) Middleware Specialist
8 10 (5.68%) Analyst
8 10 (5.68%) Integration Specialist
8 10 (5.68%) Java WebSphere Developer
9 9 (5.11%) WebSphere Architect
10 8 (4.55%) Consultant
10 8 (4.55%) Senior WebSphere Developer
11 6 (3.41%) React Developer
11 6 (3.41%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.41%) Technical Architect
11 6 (3.41%) WebSphere Specialist
12 5 (2.84%) WebSphere Portal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (37.50%) Web Services
2 50 (28.41%) J2EE
3 47 (26.70%) WebSphere MQ
4 36 (20.45%) Middleware
5 34 (19.32%) Spring
6 33 (18.75%) JSP
7 31 (17.61%) RESTful
7 31 (17.61%) Servlets
8 30 (17.05%) SOAP
9 29 (16.48%) JMS
10 28 (15.91%) Hibernate
11 27 (15.34%) XML
12 26 (14.77%) JDBC
13 24 (13.64%) REST
14 23 (13.07%) IBM Integration Bus
14 23 (13.07%) JSON
15 22 (12.50%) EJB
16 21 (11.93%) Struts
17 19 (10.80%) JPA
17 19 (10.80%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.75%) DataPower
2 29 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (9.66%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (6.82%) Client/Server
4 12 (6.82%) iPad
5 9 (5.11%) Mainframe
6 7 (3.98%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.41%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.84%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.84%) Private Cloud
9 4 (2.27%) Clustering
9 4 (2.27%) Mobile App
9 4 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.70%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.70%) TM Forum
11 2 (1.14%) IVR
11 2 (1.14%) PACS
12 1 (0.57%) Derivative
12 1 (0.57%) Replication
12 1 (0.57%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 61 (34.66%) Linux
2 54 (30.68%) Unix
3 20 (11.36%) AIX
3 20 (11.36%) Windows
4 15 (8.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (4.55%) Solaris
6 7 (3.98%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.27%) HPUX
8 3 (1.70%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.70%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (22.16%) E-Commerce
3 31 (17.61%) DevOps
3 31 (17.61%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (11.36%) Performance Tuning
4 20 (11.36%) SOA
5 15 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (7.95%) MVC
7 13 (7.39%) OO
7 13 (7.39%) Workflow
8 11 (6.25%) Microservices
8 11 (6.25%) TDD
9 10 (5.68%) BDD
9 10 (5.68%) DNA
9 10 (5.68%) Migration
10 9 (5.11%) Open Source
10 9 (5.11%) Waterfall
11 8 (4.55%) Content Management
11 8 (4.55%) High Availability
11 8 (4.55%) UML
Programming Languages
1 113 (64.20%) Java
2 48 (27.27%) SQL
3 38 (21.59%) JavaScript
4 23 (13.07%) Perl
5 19 (10.80%) Python
6 15 (8.52%) Ruby
7 14 (7.95%) Bash Shell
8 7 (3.98%) Java 8
8 7 (3.98%) PHP
9 6 (3.41%) C++
10 5 (2.84%) Groovy
11 4 (2.27%) AWK
11 4 (2.27%) C#
11 4 (2.27%) Scala
11 4 (2.27%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.70%) XPath
13 2 (1.14%) C
13 2 (1.14%) Jython
Qualifications
1 18 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.39%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.84%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.70%) QA
2 2 (1.14%) SEPA
3 1 (0.57%) COBIT
3 1 (0.57%) TARGET2
System Software
1 13 (7.39%) Docker
2 10 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.98%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (11.93%) Ansible
3 17 (9.66%) Puppet
4 10 (5.68%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
5 9 (5.11%) Kubernetes
6 5 (2.84%) CA Single Sign-On
6 5 (2.84%) Nagios
7 4 (2.27%) Forum Sentry
7 4 (2.27%) Grafana
7 4 (2.27%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 3 (1.70%) SCCM
8 3 (1.70%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.57%) Control-M
9 1 (0.57%) Kibana
9 1 (0.57%) logstash
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 108 (61.36%) IBM
2 50 (28.41%) Oracle
3 18 (10.23%) Red Hat
4 11 (6.25%) hybris
5 10 (5.68%) VMware
6 8 (4.55%) ATG
7 7 (3.98%) Intershop
8 6 (3.41%) Axway
8 6 (3.41%) Informatica
8 6 (3.41%) Siebel
8 6 (3.41%) Splunk
9 5 (2.84%) CA
9 5 (2.84%) F5
9 5 (2.84%) HP
9 5 (2.84%) Pega
10 4 (2.27%) Dell
10 4 (2.27%) EMC
10 4 (2.27%) FatWire
10 4 (2.27%) Microsoft
10 4 (2.27%) Sun