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 3 months to 28 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)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 490 456 489
Rank change year-on-year -34 +33  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 120 198 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.37% 0.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.53% 2.03% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 123 94
Median daily rate £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.12% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £287 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £570 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -4.00%  

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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7828 9742 9836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.62% 18.09% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7939 10768 10228
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £258 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £588 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 422 509
Median hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.90% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.75 £40.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 8 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 3 months to 28 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
England -23 110 £488 +14.70% 11
UK excluding London +1 86 £475 +18.75% 9
South East +45 43 £580 +22.10% 2
London -29 33 £456 +1.38% 3
North of England +22 22 £413 +18.19% 2
Scotland +20 10 £425 +6.25% 1
East of England +7 9 £400 +10.34% 3
South West -3 2 £450 +9.09%

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server.

1 215 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 135 (62.79%) Java
3 96 (44.65%) JBoss
4 93 (43.26%) IBM
5 74 (34.42%) Spring
6 72 (33.49%) SQL
7 68 (31.63%) Agile Software Development
8 65 (30.23%) Oracle
9 61 (28.37%) J2EE
10 57 (26.51%) Linux
11 55 (25.58%) Middleware
12 54 (25.12%) Web Services
12 54 (25.12%) Java EE
12 54 (25.12%) Jenkins
13 47 (21.86%) Continuous Integration
14 46 (21.40%) Maven
14 46 (21.40%) WebSphere MQ
15 43 (20.00%) XML
15 43 (20.00%) JUnit
15 43 (20.00%) Unix
15 43 (20.00%) Finance
15 43 (20.00%) Unit Testing
15 43 (20.00%) DevOps
16 42 (19.53%) TDD
17 40 (18.60%) Scrum
17 40 (18.60%) WebLogic
17 40 (18.60%) JSP
17 40 (18.60%) JavaScript
18 37 (17.21%) SOAP
18 37 (17.21%) Shell Script

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
1 215 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 96 (44.65%) JBoss
3 40 (18.60%) WebLogic
4 31 (14.42%) Tomcat
4 31 (14.42%) WebSphere Process Server
5 28 (13.02%) Apache
6 22 (10.23%) WebSphere Portal
7 21 (9.77%) IBM HTTP Server
8 14 (6.51%) CMS
9 13 (6.05%) IIS
10 12 (5.58%) Apache Geronimo
10 12 (5.58%) Apache TomEE
11 7 (3.26%) Confluence
12 6 (2.79%) SharePoint
12 6 (2.79%) WebLogic Portal
13 5 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (2.33%) MQSeries
14 4 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (1.86%) IBM Transformation Extender
15 3 (1.40%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.86%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (1.40%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.93%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (16.28%) GitHub
2 16 (7.44%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.40%) PaaS
5 2 (0.93%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.93%) Google Checkout
5 2 (0.93%) IaaS
5 2 (0.93%) SaaS
5 2 (0.93%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.09%) Internet
2 25 (11.63%) SSL
3 23 (10.70%) HTTP
4 10 (4.65%) LDAP
5 9 (4.19%) DNS
6 7 (3.26%) HTTPS
7 4 (1.86%) FTP
7 4 (1.86%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.40%) Firewall
9 2 (0.93%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.93%) SMTP
10 1 (0.47%) Intranet
10 1 (0.47%) SAN
10 1 (0.47%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.02%) DB2
2 22 (10.23%) SQL Server
3 14 (6.51%) Endeca
4 13 (6.05%) Relational Database
5 11 (5.12%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.93%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.93%) IBM BigInsights
7 2 (0.93%) Neo4j
7 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.47%) Big Data
8 1 (0.47%) DB2 UDB
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 54 (25.12%) Jenkins
2 46 (21.40%) Maven
3 43 (20.00%) JUnit
4 36 (16.74%) Cucumber
5 31 (14.42%) Mockito
6 22 (10.23%) Eclipse
7 17 (7.91%) JIRA
8 14 (6.51%) Selenium
9 10 (4.65%) Subversion
10 8 (3.72%) Ant
11 7 (3.26%) Hudson
11 7 (3.26%) Introscope
11 7 (3.26%) Rational Application Developer
12 4 (1.86%) Git (software)
12 4 (1.86%) Gradle
13 3 (1.40%) IntelliJ
14 2 (0.93%) AccuRev
14 2 (0.93%) Appium
14 2 (0.93%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.93%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 43 (20.00%) Finance
2 28 (13.02%) Banking
3 10 (4.65%) Retail
4 7 (3.26%) Law
5 4 (1.86%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.86%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.40%) Legal
6 3 (1.40%) Marketing
7 2 (0.93%) Back Office
7 2 (0.93%) International Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Automotive
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 80 (37.21%) Developer
2 61 (28.37%) Java Developer
3 30 (13.95%) Architect
4 21 (9.77%) Consultant
5 20 (9.30%) SQL Developer
6 17 (7.91%) Administrator
7 13 (6.05%) WebSphere Specialist
8 12 (5.58%) WebSphere Administrator
9 11 (5.12%) Analyst
10 10 (4.65%) Cloud Developer
10 10 (4.65%) WebSphere Consultant
10 10 (4.65%) WebSphere Developer
11 9 (4.19%) Senior Developer
11 9 (4.19%) Senior Java Developer
12 8 (3.72%) Agile Developer
12 8 (3.72%) Agile Java Developer
12 8 (3.72%) Integration Developer
12 8 (3.72%) Middleware Engineer
12 8 (3.72%) Server Administrator
12 8 (3.72%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (34.42%) Spring
2 61 (28.37%) J2EE
3 55 (25.58%) Middleware
4 54 (25.12%) Java EE
4 54 (25.12%) Web Services
5 46 (21.40%) WebSphere MQ
6 43 (20.00%) XML
7 40 (18.60%) JSP
8 37 (17.21%) SOAP
9 34 (15.81%) Hibernate
10 33 (15.35%) HTML
11 32 (14.88%) JMS
12 31 (14.42%) JDBC
13 26 (12.09%) Servlets
14 25 (11.63%) Struts
15 24 (11.16%) CSS
15 24 (11.16%) IBM Integration Bus
16 17 (7.91%) EJB
16 17 (7.91%) REST
17 16 (7.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.23%) iPad
1 22 (10.23%) Virtual Team
2 18 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.44%) DataPower
4 10 (4.65%) Clustering
5 7 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.79%) Replication
7 4 (1.86%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.86%) iSeries
8 3 (1.40%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.93%) AS400
10 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.47%) Fintech
10 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.47%) PKI
10 1 (0.47%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 57 (26.51%) Linux
2 43 (20.00%) Unix
3 31 (14.42%) AIX
4 25 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (6.05%) Solaris
5 13 (6.05%) Windows
6 10 (4.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 7 (3.26%) Windows Server
8 6 (2.79%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (1.40%) SUSE
9 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.93%) OS/400
10 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.93%) zOS
11 1 (0.47%) Android
11 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.47%) CentOS
11 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (31.63%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (21.86%) Continuous Integration
3 43 (20.00%) DevOps
3 43 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 42 (19.53%) TDD
5 40 (18.60%) Scrum
6 34 (15.81%) Pair Programming
7 31 (14.42%) Migration
8 30 (13.95%) BPEL
8 30 (13.95%) BPMN
8 30 (13.95%) E-Commerce
9 28 (13.02%) Performance Tuning
10 25 (11.63%) OO
11 24 (11.16%) High Availability
12 23 (10.70%) B2C
13 22 (10.23%) Software Architecture
14 21 (9.77%) Capacity Planning
14 21 (9.77%) Load Testing
15 19 (8.84%) ITIL
16 16 (7.44%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 135 (62.79%) Java
2 72 (33.49%) SQL
3 40 (18.60%) JavaScript
4 37 (17.21%) Shell Script
5 22 (10.23%) Bash Shell
6 12 (5.58%) Perl
7 11 (5.12%) Jython
8 7 (3.26%) Python
9 6 (2.79%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.33%) Korn
10 5 (2.33%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.86%) XPath
12 3 (1.40%) C
12 3 (1.40%) PHP
13 2 (0.93%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.47%) C#
14 1 (0.47%) Groovy
14 1 (0.47%) R
14 1 (0.47%) Scala
14 1 (0.47%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 15 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.05%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.33%) Degree
4 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.93%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.47%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.47%) ISEB
5 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.47%) OCMJD
5 1 (0.47%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.47%) OCPJWCD
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.23%) QA
2 5 (2.33%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.40%) SLA
4 2 (0.93%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.40%) vSphere
5 2 (0.93%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.93%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 13 (6.05%) Puppet
2 6 (2.79%) Ansible
2 6 (2.79%) CA Wily
2 6 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.40%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (1.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.93%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.93%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (0.93%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.47%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.47%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.47%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.47%) yum
Vendors
1 93 (43.26%) IBM
2 65 (30.23%) Oracle
3 32 (14.88%) Red Hat
4 26 (12.09%) ATG
5 15 (6.98%) Microsoft
6 11 (5.12%) CA
7 10 (4.65%) VMware
8 5 (2.33%) Adobe
9 4 (1.86%) Google
10 3 (1.40%) AppDynamics
10 3 (1.40%) Axway
10 3 (1.40%) HP
10 3 (1.40%) Informatica
10 3 (1.40%) MuleSoft
10 3 (1.40%) New Relic
10 3 (1.40%) Pega
10 3 (1.40%) Siebel
10 3 (1.40%) Splunk
10 3 (1.40%) Sun
11 2 (0.93%) Symantec
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