Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 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
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 666 552 567
Rank change year-on-year -114 +15 -5
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 199 363 338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.24% 1.82% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 212 188
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £309 £308
90th Percentile £580 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £430
% change year-on-year +3.03% -4.07% +14.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
UK median hourly rate - £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.00% +28.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year - +1.41% +21.37%

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 16103 19929 20137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.84% 18.28% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10421 13107 12458
UK median daily rate £435 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +8.39% +3.33%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 489 696
UK median hourly rate £19.56 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.19% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.00 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.63 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.27% +2.50% +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 16 August 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 13 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 16 August 2017. 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 -68 178 £450 +5.88% 10
UK excluding London -19 141 £425 +3.03% 11
London -71 56 £481 +6.94% 4
South East +15 51 £560 +24.44% 1
North of England +6 48 £400 +11.11% 4
North West +4 28 £400 -1.54% 4
Scotland +25 20 £425 +3.66% 5
East of England +15 14 £400 +10.34%
North East +35 12 £388 +31.36%
Yorkshire +24 8 £448 -10.50%
South West +14 7 £450 +10.77%
Midlands +13 1 - - 1
East Midlands -23 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 199 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 136 (68.34%) Java
3 95 (47.74%) JBoss
4 80 (40.20%) IBM
5 68 (34.17%) Spring
6 67 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
7 65 (32.66%) SQL
8 64 (32.16%) Oracle
9 62 (31.16%) J2EE
10 53 (26.63%) Linux
11 51 (25.63%) Web Services
11 51 (25.63%) Unix
11 51 (25.63%) DevOps
12 50 (25.13%) Jenkins
13 49 (24.62%) Java EE
14 47 (23.62%) WebLogic
15 45 (22.61%) Maven
16 44 (22.11%) Middleware
17 43 (21.61%) WebSphere MQ
18 42 (21.11%) Continuous Integration
19 39 (19.60%) E-Commerce
20 38 (19.10%) SOAP
21 37 (18.59%) XML
21 37 (18.59%) JDBC
22 36 (18.09%) TDD
23 35 (17.59%) Migration
23 35 (17.59%) JavaScript
24 34 (17.09%) JUnit
24 34 (17.09%) Unit Testing
25 33 (16.58%) Red Hat

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
1 199 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 95 (47.74%) JBoss
3 47 (23.62%) WebLogic
4 30 (15.08%) WebSphere Process Server
5 22 (11.06%) Apache
6 21 (10.55%) IBM HTTP Server
7 19 (9.55%) Tomcat
8 16 (8.04%) WebSphere Portal
9 15 (7.54%) IIS
10 12 (6.03%) CMS
11 8 (4.02%) Confluence
12 6 (3.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (3.02%) SharePoint
12 6 (3.02%) WebLogic Portal
13 4 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (2.01%) FileNet
13 4 (2.01%) IBM Transformation Extender
13 4 (2.01%) MQSeries
13 4 (2.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (2.01%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (6.53%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.01%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.50%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 29 (14.57%) GitHub
2 14 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.52%) PaaS
4 6 (3.02%) IaaS
5 3 (1.51%) SaaS
6 2 (1.01%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.01%) Google Checkout
6 2 (1.01%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 30 (15.08%) Internet
2 24 (12.06%) SSL
3 20 (10.05%) HTTP
4 18 (9.05%) LDAP
5 8 (4.02%) Firewall
5 8 (4.02%) HTTPS
5 8 (4.02%) X.21
6 7 (3.52%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.51%) NetScaler
8 4 (2.01%) BIG-IP
8 4 (2.01%) Intranet
8 4 (2.01%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (2.01%) Network Security
9 3 (1.51%) DNS
10 1 (0.50%) FTP
10 1 (0.50%) SAN
10 1 (0.50%) SMS
10 1 (0.50%) SNMP
10 1 (0.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.55%) DB2
2 16 (8.04%) Relational Database
3 12 (6.03%) Endeca
3 12 (6.03%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.02%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.51%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.51%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.51%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.01%) Big Data
7 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.50%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (0.50%) Cognos Report Studio
8 1 (0.50%) DB2 UDB
8 1 (0.50%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 50 (25.13%) Jenkins
2 45 (22.61%) Maven
3 34 (17.09%) JUnit
4 29 (14.57%) Cucumber
5 24 (12.06%) Mockito
6 20 (10.05%) Eclipse
7 18 (9.05%) JIRA
8 14 (7.04%) Subversion
9 10 (5.03%) Ant
10 8 (4.02%) Selenium
11 7 (3.52%) Hudson
12 5 (2.51%) Git (software)
12 5 (2.51%) Gradle
13 4 (2.01%) Introscope
14 3 (1.51%) Bitbucket
14 3 (1.51%) IntelliJ
14 3 (1.51%) SoapUI
15 2 (1.01%) AccuRev
15 2 (1.01%) ClearCase
15 2 (1.01%) ClearQuest
General
1 33 (16.58%) Finance
2 30 (15.08%) Banking
3 8 (4.02%) Retail
4 4 (2.01%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.01%) Law
4 4 (2.01%) Marketing
5 3 (1.51%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.51%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.01%) Back Office
6 2 (1.01%) International Banking
6 2 (1.01%) Legal
6 2 (1.01%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.50%) Automotive
7 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 72 (36.18%) Developer
2 56 (28.14%) Java Developer
3 28 (14.07%) Architect
4 22 (11.06%) Consultant
5 19 (9.55%) SQL Developer
6 17 (8.54%) Administrator
6 17 (8.54%) DevOps Engineer
7 12 (6.03%) WebSphere Administrator
8 11 (5.53%) Analyst
9 10 (5.03%) Cloud Developer
9 10 (5.03%) Integration Developer
9 10 (5.03%) WebSphere Consultant
10 9 (4.52%) Cloud Engineer
11 8 (4.02%) Middleware Engineer
11 8 (4.02%) WebSphere Specialist
12 7 (3.52%) Java Middleware Developer
12 7 (3.52%) Middleware Developer
12 7 (3.52%) Senior Java Developer
12 7 (3.52%) Server Administrator
12 7 (3.52%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (34.17%) Spring
2 62 (31.16%) J2EE
3 51 (25.63%) Web Services
4 49 (24.62%) Java EE
5 44 (22.11%) Middleware
6 43 (21.61%) WebSphere MQ
7 38 (19.10%) SOAP
8 37 (18.59%) JDBC
8 37 (18.59%) XML
9 30 (15.08%) JSP
10 29 (14.57%) HTML
11 27 (13.57%) Hibernate
11 27 (13.57%) REST
12 23 (11.56%) CSS
13 20 (10.05%) JMS
14 18 (9.05%) Servlets
15 16 (8.04%) EJB
15 16 (8.04%) Struts
16 13 (6.53%) Ajax
16 13 (6.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (11.56%) DataPower
2 23 (11.56%) iPad
2 23 (11.56%) Virtual Team
3 14 (7.04%) Private Cloud
4 11 (5.53%) Clustering
5 6 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.02%) Replication
6 4 (2.01%) iSeries
6 4 (2.01%) PKI
7 3 (1.51%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.01%) AS400
8 2 (1.01%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.50%) Fintech
9 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 53 (26.63%) Linux
2 51 (25.63%) Unix
3 32 (16.08%) AIX
4 30 (15.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (7.04%) Windows
6 13 (6.53%) Solaris
7 7 (3.52%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.01%) CentOS
8 2 (1.01%) OS/400
8 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.50%) Debian
9 1 (0.50%) SUSE
9 1 (0.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (25.63%) DevOps
3 42 (21.11%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (19.60%) E-Commerce
5 36 (18.09%) TDD
6 35 (17.59%) Migration
7 34 (17.09%) Unit Testing
8 32 (16.08%) Scrum
9 29 (14.57%) OO
9 29 (14.57%) Performance Tuning
10 27 (13.57%) High Availability
10 27 (13.57%) Pair Programming
11 25 (12.56%) B2C
11 25 (12.56%) BPEL
11 25 (12.56%) BPMN
12 23 (11.56%) Software Architecture
13 22 (11.06%) Capacity Planning
13 22 (11.06%) Load Testing
14 17 (8.54%) MVC
15 15 (7.54%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 136 (68.34%) Java
2 65 (32.66%) SQL
3 35 (17.59%) JavaScript
4 27 (13.57%) Shell Script
5 19 (9.55%) Perl
6 10 (5.03%) Jython
7 7 (3.52%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.02%) XPath
9 5 (2.51%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.51%) Python
10 3 (1.51%) C
10 3 (1.51%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.01%) Groovy
11 2 (1.01%) Korn
11 2 (1.01%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.01%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 1 (0.50%) PHP
12 1 (0.50%) R
12 1 (0.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.03%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.01%) Degree
4 2 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.50%) ISEB
5 1 (0.50%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.50%) OCMJD
5 1 (0.50%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.50%) OCPJWCD
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.50%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.56%) QA
2 4 (2.01%) SLA
3 2 (1.01%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (3.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.51%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.01%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (7.54%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (7.54%) Puppet
2 6 (3.02%) Ansible
2 6 (3.02%) CA Wily
3 4 (2.01%) Forum Sentry
4 2 (1.01%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.01%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (1.01%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.50%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.50%) yum
Vendors
1 80 (40.20%) IBM
2 64 (32.16%) Oracle
3 33 (16.58%) Red Hat
4 25 (12.56%) ATG
5 14 (7.04%) Microsoft
6 13 (6.53%) HP
7 12 (6.03%) Axway
7 12 (6.03%) CA
7 12 (6.03%) Informatica
7 12 (6.03%) Siebel
8 7 (3.52%) Adobe
9 6 (3.02%) Citrix
9 6 (3.02%) Sun
10 5 (2.51%) VMware
11 4 (2.01%) F5
11 4 (2.01%) Google
11 4 (2.01%) MuleSoft
11 4 (2.01%) Splunk
12 3 (1.51%) AppDynamics
12 3 (1.51%) New Relic