Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 704 628 550
Rank change year-on-year -76 -78 -12
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 175 220 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.24% 0.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.07% 1.42% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 123 220
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £320 £330 £305
90th Percentile £549 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -4.44% +12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
UK median hourly rate £36.24 - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.24 - £36.00

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 16,429 15,541 18,856
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.42% 17.05% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,882 10,052 12,295
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +4.43%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 363 468
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £19.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.32% -7.32% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.50 £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.98 £20.50
% change year-on-year -7.80% -7.41% +17.14%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -105 146 £450 - 22
UK excluding London -51 114 £430 -4.44% 11
North of England -22 51 £443 +10.63% 1
London -40 50 £498 +17.06% 13
North West -9 25 £430 +7.50%
South East -75 15 £450 -15.09% 4
North East +8 13 £430 +6.17%
East of England +1 13 - - 2
Yorkshire -13 13 £450 +0.56% 1
Midlands -3 12 £415 -7.78% 2
Scotland -42 10 £450 +2.86% 2
West Midlands -4 8 £425 - 2
South West -1 7 £410 -8.89%
Northern Ireland - 5 £430 -
East Midlands +1 4 £285 -36.67%
Wales - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 175 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 107 (61.14%) Java
3 105 (60.00%) IBM
4 78 (44.57%) Linux
5 67 (38.29%) Unix
5 67 (38.29%) Web Services
6 58 (33.14%) Oracle
7 49 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (26.86%) SQL
8 47 (26.86%) J2EE
9 43 (24.57%) JBoss
10 39 (22.29%) Middleware
11 38 (21.71%) E-Commerce
11 38 (21.71%) WebLogic
12 37 (21.14%) WebSphere MQ
13 35 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
14 34 (19.43%) JavaScript
14 34 (19.43%) Problem-Solving
15 33 (18.86%) Tomcat
15 33 (18.86%) Spring
16 31 (17.71%) Apache
16 31 (17.71%) DevOps
16 31 (17.71%) RESTful
17 30 (17.14%) JMS
17 30 (17.14%) JSP
17 30 (17.14%) XML
17 30 (17.14%) Banking
18 29 (16.57%) DB2
19 28 (16.00%) Security Cleared
19 28 (16.00%) DataPower

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
1 175 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 43 (24.57%) JBoss
3 38 (21.71%) WebLogic
4 33 (18.86%) Tomcat
5 31 (17.71%) Apache
6 13 (7.43%) FileNet
6 13 (7.43%) WebSphere Portal
7 12 (6.86%) IBM HTTP Server
8 11 (6.29%) CMS
9 9 (5.14%) IIS
9 9 (5.14%) MQSeries
9 9 (5.14%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (4.00%) Apache Solr
11 5 (2.86%) GlassFish
11 5 (2.86%) IBM Connections
11 5 (2.86%) IBM Domino
12 4 (2.29%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (2.29%) nginx
13 3 (1.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (1.71%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 3 (1.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (9.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 10 (5.71%) Magento
3 2 (1.14%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.43%) GitHub
3 6 (3.43%) PaaS
4 4 (2.29%) IBM Cloud
5 3 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.71%) IaaS
5 3 (1.71%) Office 365
5 3 (1.71%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.57%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.71%) SSL
2 13 (7.43%) HTTP
3 10 (5.71%) Firewall
4 7 (4.00%) Internet
5 6 (3.43%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (3.43%) Network Security
5 6 (3.43%) SMS
5 6 (3.43%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.29%) DNS
7 3 (1.71%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.14%) SMTP
8 2 (1.14%) SNMP
8 2 (1.14%) SSH
9 1 (0.57%) FTP
9 1 (0.57%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (16.57%) DB2
2 12 (6.86%) Oracle Database
3 10 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.14%) NoSQL
5 8 (4.57%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (3.43%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (2.86%) Endeca
7 5 (2.86%) MySQL
8 4 (2.29%) DbVisualizer
8 4 (2.29%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.29%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.14%) Big Data
9 2 (1.14%) Jackrabbit
9 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.57%) IBM BigInsights
10 1 (0.57%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.57%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (0.57%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 27 (15.43%) Jenkins
2 21 (12.00%) Maven
3 18 (10.29%) Git (software)
4 16 (9.14%) Subversion
5 15 (8.57%) JIRA
6 14 (8.00%) JUnit
7 9 (5.14%) Ant
8 8 (4.57%) JSUnit
8 8 (4.57%) Oracle APEX
9 7 (4.00%) Mockito
10 6 (3.43%) Eclipse
10 6 (3.43%) JMeter
11 4 (2.29%) Firebug
11 4 (2.29%) Gradle
11 4 (2.29%) LoadRunner
11 4 (2.29%) The Grinder
12 3 (1.71%) Bitbucket
12 3 (1.71%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.71%) Log4j
13 2 (1.14%) Introscope
General
1 30 (17.14%) Banking
2 25 (14.29%) Finance
3 8 (4.57%) Retail
4 2 (1.14%) Games
4 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.14%) Wholesale Banking
5 1 (0.57%) Back Office
5 1 (0.57%) Marketing
5 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.57%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 61 (34.86%) Developer
2 35 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 18 (10.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (8.00%) Administrator
5 12 (6.86%) Middleware Specialist
5 12 (6.86%) Senior Developer
5 12 (6.86%) WebSphere Developer
6 11 (6.29%) Architect
7 10 (5.71%) Analyst
7 10 (5.71%) Integration Specialist
7 10 (5.71%) Senior Java Developer
8 9 (5.14%) Consultant
9 8 (4.57%) Java WebSphere Developer
9 8 (4.57%) React Developer
10 7 (4.00%) Middleware Engineer
11 6 (3.43%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
12 5 (2.86%) J2EE Developer
12 5 (2.86%) Senior WebSphere Developer
12 5 (2.86%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (38.29%) Web Services
2 47 (26.86%) J2EE
3 39 (22.29%) Middleware
4 37 (21.14%) WebSphere MQ
5 33 (18.86%) Spring
6 31 (17.71%) RESTful
7 30 (17.14%) JMS
7 30 (17.14%) JSP
7 30 (17.14%) XML
8 27 (15.43%) Servlets
9 25 (14.29%) Hibernate
10 24 (13.71%) Java EE
10 24 (13.71%) JDBC
10 24 (13.71%) SOAP
11 22 (12.57%) JSON
12 21 (12.00%) EJB
13 19 (10.86%) REST
13 19 (10.86%) Struts
14 17 (9.71%) JPA
15 16 (9.14%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 35 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (16.00%) DataPower
3 24 (13.71%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (6.29%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.00%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.29%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.71%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.71%) Clustering
8 3 (1.71%) Equities
8 3 (1.71%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.14%) IVR
9 2 (1.14%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.57%) Derivative
10 1 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 78 (44.57%) Linux
2 67 (38.29%) Unix
3 27 (15.43%) AIX
4 18 (10.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (9.71%) Windows
6 7 (4.00%) Solaris
6 7 (4.00%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.29%) HPUX
8 3 (1.71%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.71%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.57%) SUSE
9 1 (0.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (21.71%) E-Commerce
3 34 (19.43%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (17.71%) DevOps
5 18 (10.29%) Workflow
6 17 (9.71%) Performance Tuning
6 17 (9.71%) TDD
7 16 (9.14%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (9.14%) OO
8 14 (8.00%) BDD
9 13 (7.43%) Microservices
10 11 (6.29%) Collaborative Working
10 11 (6.29%) Configuration Management
10 11 (6.29%) DNA
11 10 (5.71%) Change Control
11 10 (5.71%) SDLC
11 10 (5.71%) SOA
12 9 (5.14%) ITIL
12 9 (5.14%) Migration
12 9 (5.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 107 (61.14%) Java
2 47 (26.86%) SQL
3 34 (19.43%) JavaScript
4 23 (13.14%) Perl
5 17 (9.71%) Python
6 10 (5.71%) Bash Shell
6 10 (5.71%) Ruby
7 7 (4.00%) Java 8
7 7 (4.00%) PHP
7 7 (4.00%) Scala
7 7 (4.00%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.29%) AWK
8 4 (2.29%) Jython
8 4 (2.29%) XPath
9 3 (1.71%) C++
10 1 (0.57%) C
10 1 (0.57%) C#
10 1 (0.57%) Groovy
10 1 (0.57%) Korn
Qualifications
1 28 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.71%) Degree
4 8 (4.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.71%) OCPJP
5 3 (1.71%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.14%) SEPA
2 1 (0.57%) COBIT
2 1 (0.57%) TARGET2
System Software
1 12 (6.86%) Docker
2 8 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.43%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (13.71%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (10.86%) Puppet
3 17 (9.71%) Ansible
4 11 (6.29%) CA Single Sign-On
5 6 (3.43%) Forum Sentry
5 6 (3.43%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.29%) Control-M
6 4 (2.29%) Grafana
6 4 (2.29%) Nagios
6 4 (2.29%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 3 (1.71%) SCCM
7 3 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.71%) systemd
8 2 (1.14%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (1.14%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
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%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 105 (60.00%) IBM
2 58 (33.14%) Oracle
3 25 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 12 (6.86%) hybris
4 12 (6.86%) Sun
5 11 (6.29%) Axway
5 11 (6.29%) Informatica
5 11 (6.29%) Siebel
6 10 (5.71%) CA
6 10 (5.71%) HP
7 8 (4.57%) VMware
8 7 (4.00%) Intershop
8 7 (4.00%) Pega
9 6 (3.43%) Dynatrace
10 5 (2.86%) AppDynamics
10 5 (2.86%) F5
10 5 (2.86%) FatWire
11 4 (2.29%) New Relic
12 3 (1.71%) ATG
12 3 (1.71%) Google