Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 672 545 575
Rank change year-on-year -127 +30 -13
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 183 374 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.35% 0.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.10% 1.88% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 201 192
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +1.19% +12.00%
10th Percentile £308 £306 £310
90th Percentile £580 £556 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £420
% change year-on-year +1.19% - +16.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
UK median hourly rate - £36.00 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.40% +108.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £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 16590 19900 20250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.71% 18.66% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10818 13034 12763
UK median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 521 634
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.25 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.89 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.26% +9.95% +8.57%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -115 165 £450 +0.56% 11
UK excluding London -78 124 £425 +1.19% 7
London -78 59 £463 +2.78% 4
South East -5 45 £555 +23.33% 2
North of England +4 44 £400 - 3
Scotland -5 18 £425 +6.25% 1
North West -11 18 £400 -
East of England -17 14 £488 -30.36% 1
North East +55 13 £388 +25.00%
Yorkshire +4 13 £445 -11.00% 3
West Midlands +30 2 - -
Midlands +29 2 - -
South West +3 2 £450 +9.09%

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 183 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 128 (69.95%) Java
3 80 (43.72%) JBoss
4 76 (41.53%) IBM
5 63 (34.43%) Oracle
6 61 (33.33%) Spring
6 61 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 60 (32.79%) J2EE
8 53 (28.96%) SQL
9 52 (28.42%) E-Commerce
10 50 (27.32%) Web Services
11 49 (26.78%) Linux
12 48 (26.23%) JavaScript
13 44 (24.04%) Maven
14 43 (23.50%) DevOps
15 41 (22.40%) Java EE
16 40 (21.86%) Unix
17 39 (21.31%) Jenkins
18 37 (20.22%) JDBC
19 36 (19.67%) SOAP
20 35 (19.13%) HTML
20 35 (19.13%) Continuous Integration
21 34 (18.58%) REST
22 33 (18.03%) WebLogic
23 31 (16.94%) Red Hat
24 29 (15.85%) WebSphere MQ
24 29 (15.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 28 (15.30%) iPad
25 28 (15.30%) OO
25 28 (15.30%) TDD

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
1 183 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 80 (43.72%) JBoss
3 33 (18.03%) WebLogic
4 20 (10.93%) WebSphere Process Server
5 17 (9.29%) Apache
5 17 (9.29%) Tomcat
6 16 (8.74%) IIS
7 15 (8.20%) IBM HTTP Server
7 15 (8.20%) WebSphere Portal
8 10 (5.46%) CMS
9 8 (4.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (3.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (3.83%) SharePoint
11 6 (3.28%) Confluence
12 5 (2.73%) FileNet
12 5 (2.73%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (2.19%) Oracle Application Server
14 3 (1.64%) Apache Solr
14 3 (1.64%) WebLogic Portal
15 2 (1.09%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (7.65%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (2.19%) Magento
3 2 (1.09%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (1.09%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.55%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.48%) GitHub
2 9 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.37%) PaaS
4 6 (3.28%) IaaS
5 5 (2.73%) Google Analytics
5 5 (2.73%) Google Checkout
6 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (1.09%) BlazeMeter
7 2 (1.09%) SaaS
7 2 (1.09%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 27 (14.75%) Internet
2 19 (10.38%) SSL
3 18 (9.84%) LDAP
4 13 (7.10%) HTTP
5 11 (6.01%) Firewall
6 8 (4.37%) TCP/IP
6 8 (4.37%) X.21
7 6 (3.28%) BIG-IP
7 6 (3.28%) NetScaler
8 5 (2.73%) HTTPS
8 5 (2.73%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (2.73%) Network Security
9 3 (1.64%) DNS
9 3 (1.64%) Intranet
10 2 (1.09%) SSH
10 2 (1.09%) VPN
11 1 (0.55%) DHCP
11 1 (0.55%) FTP
11 1 (0.55%) SMS
11 1 (0.55%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.20%) DB2
2 12 (6.56%) Endeca
2 12 (6.56%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.92%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.83%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (3.28%) Big Data
6 4 (2.19%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.64%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.64%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.09%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.09%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.09%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.55%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.55%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 1 (0.55%) Cognos Report Studio
9 1 (0.55%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 44 (24.04%) Maven
2 39 (21.31%) Jenkins
3 22 (12.02%) JUnit
4 21 (11.48%) Cucumber
4 21 (11.48%) Eclipse
5 19 (10.38%) Subversion
6 18 (9.84%) Mockito
7 15 (8.20%) Ant
8 14 (7.65%) JIRA
9 12 (6.56%) Git (software)
10 6 (3.28%) Hudson
11 5 (2.73%) Gradle
12 4 (2.19%) IntelliJ
12 4 (2.19%) Introscope
12 4 (2.19%) Selenium
13 3 (1.64%) IBM UrbanCode
14 2 (1.09%) Appium
14 2 (1.09%) ClearQuest
14 2 (1.09%) SoapUI
14 2 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 27 (14.75%) Banking
2 20 (10.93%) Finance
3 15 (8.20%) Retail
4 5 (2.73%) Marketing
5 3 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.09%) Back Office
6 2 (1.09%) International Banking
6 2 (1.09%) Law
7 1 (0.55%) Advertising
7 1 (0.55%) Automotive
7 1 (0.55%) Games
7 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 73 (39.89%) Developer
2 51 (27.87%) Java Developer
3 26 (14.21%) Architect
4 18 (9.84%) Consultant
4 18 (9.84%) DevOps Engineer
5 16 (8.74%) WebSphere Developer
6 13 (7.10%) SQL Developer
7 12 (6.56%) Analyst
8 9 (4.92%) Administrator
8 9 (4.92%) Applications Support
9 8 (4.37%) WebSphere Consultant
10 7 (3.83%) Applications Developer
10 7 (3.83%) Cloud Developer
10 7 (3.83%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (3.83%) J2EE Developer
10 7 (3.83%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 7 (3.83%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 7 (3.83%) WebSphere Administrator
11 6 (3.28%) Portal Developer
11 6 (3.28%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (33.33%) Spring
2 60 (32.79%) J2EE
3 50 (27.32%) Web Services
4 41 (22.40%) Java EE
5 37 (20.22%) JDBC
6 36 (19.67%) SOAP
7 35 (19.13%) HTML
8 34 (18.58%) REST
9 29 (15.85%) WebSphere MQ
10 27 (14.75%) Hibernate
10 27 (14.75%) Middleware
11 26 (14.21%) CSS
11 26 (14.21%) JSP
12 22 (12.02%) XML
13 19 (10.38%) Ajax
13 19 (10.38%) EJB
13 19 (10.38%) jQuery
14 18 (9.84%) Spring MVC
15 13 (7.10%) Software Packaging
16 12 (6.56%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.30%) iPad
2 23 (12.57%) DataPower
2 23 (12.57%) Virtual Team
3 20 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (7.65%) Private Cloud
5 10 (5.46%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.28%) PKI
7 5 (2.73%) Clustering
8 3 (1.64%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.64%) User Experience
9 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.09%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.09%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.09%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.55%) AS400
10 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 49 (26.78%) Linux
2 40 (21.86%) Unix
3 29 (15.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (14.75%) AIX
5 15 (8.20%) Windows
6 8 (4.37%) Windows Server
7 6 (3.28%) Solaris
8 1 (0.55%) CentOS
8 1 (0.55%) Debian
8 1 (0.55%) HPUX
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.55%) SUSE
8 1 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (28.42%) E-Commerce
3 43 (23.50%) DevOps
4 35 (19.13%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (15.30%) OO
5 28 (15.30%) TDD
6 27 (14.75%) Migration
7 26 (14.21%) High Availability
7 26 (14.21%) Scrum
7 26 (14.21%) Unit Testing
8 25 (13.66%) MVC
9 24 (13.11%) Performance Tuning
10 22 (12.02%) B2C
10 22 (12.02%) Software Architecture
11 21 (11.48%) Capacity Planning
11 21 (11.48%) Load Testing
11 21 (11.48%) Strategic Thinking
12 19 (10.38%) Pair Programming
13 17 (9.29%) BPEL
13 17 (9.29%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 128 (69.95%) Java
2 53 (28.96%) SQL
3 48 (26.23%) JavaScript
4 21 (11.48%) Perl
4 21 (11.48%) Shell Script
5 6 (3.28%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.28%) Jython
6 5 (2.73%) XPath
7 4 (2.19%) Groovy
8 3 (1.64%) C#
8 3 (1.64%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.64%) Python
9 2 (1.09%) C
9 2 (1.09%) C++
9 2 (1.09%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.09%) Ruby
9 2 (1.09%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.09%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 1 (0.55%) PHP
10 1 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (7.65%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.46%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.55%) CFA
4 1 (0.55%) Degree
4 1 (0.55%) ISEB
4 1 (0.55%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.02%) QA
2 4 (2.19%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.64%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 2 (1.09%) Docker
4 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.55%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (9.29%) Puppet
2 16 (8.74%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.28%) Ansible
4 5 (2.73%) Forum Sentry
5 4 (2.19%) CA Wily
5 4 (2.19%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.64%) PowerBroker
7 2 (1.09%) CA Service Virtualization
7 2 (1.09%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.09%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.55%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.55%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.55%) yum
Vendors
1 76 (41.53%) IBM
2 63 (34.43%) Oracle
3 31 (16.94%) Red Hat
4 28 (15.30%) ATG
5 16 (8.74%) HP
6 13 (7.10%) Axway
6 13 (7.10%) Informatica
6 13 (7.10%) Microsoft
6 13 (7.10%) Siebel
7 12 (6.56%) hybris
8 8 (4.37%) CA
8 8 (4.37%) Citrix
8 8 (4.37%) MuleSoft
9 7 (3.83%) Adobe
9 7 (3.83%) Google
10 6 (3.28%) F5
10 6 (3.28%) FatWire
10 6 (3.28%) Splunk
11 5 (2.73%) Coremetrics
11 5 (2.73%) VMware