Period
to 1 August 2021

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 1 August 2021 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 699 521 692
Rank change year-on-year -178 +171 +68
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 69 40 155
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.73% 0.75% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 23 89
10th Percentile £390 £361 £400
25th Percentile £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £450 £500
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £576 £500 £538
90th Percentile £630 £608 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +14.71%

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 9,506 5,367 14,253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.23% 14.77% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,440 3,591 9,159
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
25th Percentile £400 £388 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £496 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.39% +0.11% +5.44%
75th Percentile £588 £561 £563
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 110 306
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.61 £11.28
25th Percentile £16.14 £15.13 £13.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.25
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%
75th Percentile £52.63 £32.75 £40.07
90th Percentile £68.36 £52.30 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.18% -5.00% +5.26%

WebSphere Application Server
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere Application Server in the UK

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WebSphere Application Server.

Daily rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in the UK

WebSphere Application Server
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WebSphere Application Server over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for WebSphere Application Server in the UK

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WebSphere Application Server.

Hourly rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in the UK

WebSphere Application Server
Top 12 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 1 August 2021. 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 -157 54 £523 +16.11% 7
London -140 27 £524 +16.39% 1
UK excluding London -70 23 £500 - 6
Work from Home -263 23 £550 +100.00%
North of England -34 7 £500 +37.93% 1
East of England - 7 - -
North West -28 5 £383 +5.66%
South East -49 4 £544 +7.73% 5
Scotland -61 3 £500 -
Yorkshire - 2 £500 - 1
Midlands - 1 £350 -
South West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, 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 69 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 45 (65.22%) IBM
3 42 (60.87%) Tomcat
4 39 (56.52%) Java
5 33 (47.83%) Oracle
5 33 (47.83%) Windows
6 30 (43.48%) Linux
7 27 (39.13%) Middleware
8 22 (31.88%) Apache
8 22 (31.88%) GCP
9 21 (30.43%) Jenkins
10 20 (28.99%) VMware Infrastructure
10 20 (28.99%) AWS
10 20 (28.99%) Microsoft
10 20 (28.99%) VMware
10 20 (28.99%) Kubernetes
11 19 (27.54%) Terraform
11 19 (27.54%) SSL
12 18 (26.09%) Social Skills
13 17 (24.64%) Azure
13 17 (24.64%) Google
13 17 (24.64%) Docker
13 17 (24.64%) Node.js
14 16 (23.19%) Ansible
14 16 (23.19%) Python
14 16 (23.19%) HTTP
14 16 (23.19%) WebLogic
14 16 (23.19%) SQL
14 16 (23.19%) Continuous Delivery
15 15 (21.74%) Unix

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 69 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 42 (60.87%) Tomcat
3 22 (31.88%) Apache
4 16 (23.19%) WebLogic
5 13 (18.84%) JBoss
6 10 (14.49%) IBM Domino
7 8 (11.59%) SharePoint
8 7 (10.14%) Confluence
8 7 (10.14%) IBM HTTP Server
8 7 (10.14%) IIS
9 6 (8.70%) Apache ServiceMix
9 6 (8.70%) WebLogic Portal
10 5 (7.25%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (7.25%) nginx
10 5 (7.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (4.35%) Apache Solr
11 3 (4.35%) FileNet
11 3 (4.35%) WildFly
12 2 (2.90%) WebSphere Portal
13 1 (1.45%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Magento
2 8 (11.59%) Shopify
3 3 (4.35%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 22 (31.88%) GCP
2 20 (28.99%) AWS
3 17 (24.64%) Azure
4 11 (15.94%) GitHub
5 9 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (10.14%) Microsoft 365
7 5 (7.25%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (7.25%) IaaS
7 5 (7.25%) Serverless
8 4 (5.80%) PaaS
9 3 (4.35%) Attraqt
9 3 (4.35%) CloudTest
9 3 (4.35%) SpeedCurve
10 2 (2.90%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (2.90%) OpenShift
11 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.54%) SSL
2 16 (23.19%) HTTP
3 11 (15.94%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (15.94%) FCoE
3 11 (15.94%) Fibre Channel
3 11 (15.94%) iSCSI
3 11 (15.94%) LAN
3 11 (15.94%) Multicast
3 11 (15.94%) NAS
3 11 (15.94%) SAN
3 11 (15.94%) WAN
4 8 (11.59%) DNS
4 8 (11.59%) Firewall
4 8 (11.59%) FTP
5 5 (7.25%) Internet
5 5 (7.25%) SSH
6 2 (2.90%) Calico
6 2 (2.90%) Kerberos
6 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.45%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.70%) DB2
2 6 (8.70%) Hadoop
2 6 (8.70%) HBase
2 6 (8.70%) MongoDB
2 6 (8.70%) MySQL
3 3 (4.35%) DbVisualizer
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (30.43%) Jenkins
2 14 (20.29%) Sonatype Nexus
3 13 (18.84%) JIRA
4 12 (17.39%) IBM UrbanCode
5 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
6 4 (5.80%) Gradle
6 4 (5.80%) Maven
7 3 (4.35%) JMeter
7 3 (4.35%) LoadRunner
7 3 (4.35%) NeoLoad
7 3 (4.35%) WebPageTest
8 2 (2.90%) Ant
8 2 (2.90%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.90%) GitLab
8 2 (2.90%) SonarQube
8 2 (2.90%) Subversion
9 1 (1.45%) Arquillian
9 1 (1.45%) CircleCI
9 1 (1.45%) JBehave
9 1 (1.45%) JUnit
General
1 18 (26.09%) Social Skills
2 15 (21.74%) Banking
2 15 (21.74%) Finance
3 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.35%) Influencing Skills
4 3 (4.35%) Law
4 3 (4.35%) Retail
4 3 (4.35%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.90%) Dutch Language
5 2 (2.90%) French Language
6 1 (1.45%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 17 (24.64%) WebSphere Specialist
2 15 (21.74%) Applications Specialist
3 14 (20.29%) Architect
4 13 (18.84%) Server Specialist
4 13 (18.84%) WebSphere Server Specialist
5 10 (14.49%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (11.59%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.80%) Administrator
8 4 (5.80%) Developer
8 4 (5.80%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) WebSphere Administrator
9 3 (4.35%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Performance Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Site Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) Applications Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) Cloud Architect
10 2 (2.90%) Consultant
10 2 (2.90%) Middleware Specialist
10 2 (2.90%) Technical Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (39.13%) Middleware
2 17 (24.64%) Node.js
3 15 (21.74%) WebSphere MQ
4 9 (13.04%) Java EE
5 8 (11.59%) Web Services
6 7 (10.14%) XML
7 6 (8.70%) SOAP
8 4 (5.80%) HTML
8 4 (5.80%) J2EE
8 4 (5.80%) JSON
8 4 (5.80%) LDAP
9 3 (4.35%) JDBC
9 3 (4.35%) JMS
9 3 (4.35%) JSP
9 3 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (4.35%) REST
9 3 (4.35%) Servlets
9 3 (4.35%) XSLT
10 2 (2.90%) UDDI
10 2 (2.90%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Management Information System
2 7 (10.14%) Clustering
3 6 (8.70%) DataPower
4 3 (4.35%) Cloud Native
4 3 (4.35%) FMCG
5 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.90%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.90%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.90%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.45%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.45%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.45%) Replication
6 1 (1.45%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.45%) User Experience
6 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (47.83%) Windows
2 30 (43.48%) Linux
3 15 (21.74%) Unix
4 12 (17.39%) Solaris
5 8 (11.59%) Windows Server
6 5 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.35%) Ubuntu
7 3 (4.35%) zOS
8 2 (2.90%) OS/400
8 2 (2.90%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.19%) Continuous Delivery
2 14 (20.29%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (15.94%) E-Commerce
5 10 (14.49%) Benchmarking
6 9 (13.04%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (11.59%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (11.59%) Coaching
7 8 (11.59%) ITIL
7 8 (11.59%) Problem Management
7 8 (11.59%) Time Management
8 7 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (8.70%) DevOps
9 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure as Code
10 5 (7.25%) Continuous Deployment
10 5 (7.25%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (5.80%) Collaborative Working
11 4 (5.80%) Project Delivery
12 3 (4.35%) Observability
Programming Languages
1 39 (56.52%) Java
2 16 (23.19%) Python
2 16 (23.19%) SQL
3 13 (18.84%) Shell Script
4 11 (15.94%) JavaScript
5 8 (11.59%) Bash Shell
5 8 (11.59%) Go
5 8 (11.59%) PHP
5 8 (11.59%) TypeScript
6 5 (7.25%) Perl
7 4 (5.80%) Jython
8 3 (4.35%) AWK
9 2 (2.90%) Java 8
10 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.45%) AWS Certification
1 1 (1.45%) CEH
1 1 (1.45%) Degree
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (28.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (24.64%) Docker
3 11 (15.94%) Hyper-V
3 11 (15.94%) KVM
3 11 (15.94%) NFS
3 11 (15.94%) SRDF
3 11 (15.94%) Xen
4 9 (13.04%) Active Directory
5 6 (8.70%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (7.25%) Postfix
6 5 (7.25%) qmail
7 1 (1.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.45%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 20 (28.99%) Kubernetes
2 19 (27.54%) Terraform
3 16 (23.19%) Ansible
4 14 (20.29%) Puppet
5 9 (13.04%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 6 (8.70%) Grafana
7 3 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.90%) Istio
9 1 (1.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 45 (65.22%) IBM
2 33 (47.83%) Oracle
3 20 (28.99%) Microsoft
3 20 (28.99%) VMware
4 17 (24.64%) Google
5 11 (15.94%) Cisco
5 11 (15.94%) EMC
5 11 (15.94%) NetApp
5 11 (15.94%) New Relic
6 10 (14.49%) Xerox
7 8 (11.59%) Dynatrace
8 6 (8.70%) MuleSoft
8 6 (8.70%) Sybase
9 4 (5.80%) AppDynamics
10 3 (4.35%) hybris
10 3 (4.35%) SAP
11 2 (2.90%) Splunk
12 1 (1.45%) F5
12 1 (1.45%) Pega
12 1 (1.45%) Red Hat