Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 783 474 705
Rank change year-on-year -309 +231 +71
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 44 55 104
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.40% 1.18% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 32 61
10th Percentile £475 £350 £400
25th Percentile £491 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £480 £500
Median % change year-on-year +14.58% -4.00% +9.72%
75th Percentile £614 £519 £538
90th Percentile £669 £574 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £492 £500
% change year-on-year +1.73% -1.70% +11.11%

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 10,948 4,663 12,596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.91% 14.64% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,529 3,139 8,268
10th Percentile £305 £281 £258
25th Percentile £410 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £600 £550 £550
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 137 299
10th Percentile £14.03 £12.63 £10.60
25th Percentile £16.14 £16.45 £14.30
Median hourly rate £22.82 £22.82 £20.96
Median % change year-on-year - +8.90% +4.78%
75th Percentile £51.00 £42.00 £40.05
90th Percentile £69.88 £60.81 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.09 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -4.58% -2.44% +2.50%

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 25 October 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 11 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 25 October 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 -278 28 £550 +14.58% 4
Work from Home -227 17 £550 +75.86%
London -204 14 £613 +36.11% 2
UK excluding London -180 7 £500 +1.73% 2
North of England -83 3 £500 +38.89% 1
South East -109 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £500 - 1
East Midlands -39 1 £550 -
North West -57 1 - -
Midlands -74 1 £550 +57.14%
East of England - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 44 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 26 (59.09%) Java
2 26 (59.09%) Tomcat
2 26 (59.09%) IBM
3 25 (56.82%) Windows
4 24 (54.55%) Linux
5 22 (50.00%) Oracle
6 19 (43.18%) Middleware
7 17 (38.64%) SQL
8 14 (31.82%) Unix
8 14 (31.82%) Apache
9 13 (29.55%) SQL Server
9 13 (29.55%) Ansible
10 12 (27.27%) Terraform
10 12 (27.27%) JBoss
10 12 (27.27%) Finance
10 12 (27.27%) Jenkins
11 11 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (25.00%) VMware
11 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 11 (25.00%) GCP
12 10 (22.73%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (22.73%) Google
12 10 (22.73%) GitHub
13 9 (20.45%) AWS
13 9 (20.45%) JIRA
13 9 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (20.45%) HTTP
13 9 (20.45%) Web Services
13 9 (20.45%) Continuous Delivery

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 44 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 26 (59.09%) Tomcat
3 14 (31.82%) Apache
4 12 (27.27%) JBoss
5 7 (15.91%) Confluence
6 6 (13.64%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (13.64%) IIS
6 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
6 6 (13.64%) WebLogic
7 5 (11.36%) IBM Domino
7 5 (11.36%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (9.09%) WebSphere Portal
9 3 (6.82%) WildFly
10 2 (4.55%) Apache Solr
10 2 (4.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (4.55%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (4.55%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (2.27%) CICS
11 1 (2.27%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Magento
2 3 (6.82%) Shopify
3 2 (4.55%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.00%) GCP
2 10 (22.73%) GitHub
3 9 (20.45%) AWS
4 6 (13.64%) Azure
4 6 (13.64%) Microsoft 365
5 4 (9.09%) IaaS
6 3 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (6.82%) OpenShift
6 3 (6.82%) PaaS
6 3 (6.82%) SaaS
7 2 (4.55%) Attraqt
7 2 (4.55%) CloudTest
7 2 (4.55%) GitHub Actions
7 2 (4.55%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (4.55%) SpeedCurve
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) HTTP
2 8 (18.18%) SSL
3 7 (15.91%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (15.91%) FCoE
3 7 (15.91%) Fibre Channel
3 7 (15.91%) iSCSI
3 7 (15.91%) LAN
3 7 (15.91%) Multicast
3 7 (15.91%) NAS
3 7 (15.91%) SAN
3 7 (15.91%) WAN
4 6 (13.64%) Internet
5 5 (11.36%) DNS
6 3 (6.82%) FTP
7 2 (4.55%) Firewall
7 2 (4.55%) SMS
7 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.55%) VPN
7 2 (4.55%) Wireshark
8 1 (2.27%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (29.55%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.91%) DB2
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.55%) DbVisualizer
4 2 (4.55%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.55%) HBase
4 2 (4.55%) JasperReports
4 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.27%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (2.27%) MySQL
5 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.27%) OLTP
5 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.27%) Redis
5 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 10 (22.73%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (20.45%) JIRA
4 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
4 6 (13.64%) Maven
5 4 (9.09%) Gradle
6 3 (6.82%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (4.55%) Artifactory
7 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
7 2 (4.55%) JMeter
7 2 (4.55%) LoadRunner
7 2 (4.55%) Metasploit
7 2 (4.55%) NeoLoad
7 2 (4.55%) Subversion
7 2 (4.55%) WebPageTest
8 1 (2.27%) ERwin
8 1 (2.27%) JUnit
8 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 12 (27.27%) Finance
2 8 (18.18%) Social Skills
3 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (13.64%) Banking
5 3 (6.82%) Dutch Language
5 3 (6.82%) French Language
6 2 (4.55%) Retail
6 2 (4.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) WebSphere Specialist
2 11 (25.00%) Applications Specialist
3 9 (20.45%) Architect
3 9 (20.45%) Server Specialist
3 9 (20.45%) WebSphere Server Specialist
4 7 (15.91%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (11.36%) Developer
6 4 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.82%) Site Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Applications Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Server Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Technical Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Technical Product Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (43.18%) Middleware
2 9 (20.45%) Web Services
3 6 (13.64%) HTML
4 5 (11.36%) Java EE
4 5 (11.36%) Node.js
4 5 (11.36%) SOAP
4 5 (11.36%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (9.09%) JDBC
5 4 (9.09%) JNDI
5 4 (9.09%) JSON
5 4 (9.09%) JSP
5 4 (9.09%) LDAP
5 4 (9.09%) Servlets
5 4 (9.09%) XML
6 3 (6.82%) J2EE
6 3 (6.82%) REST
7 2 (4.55%) JSR 168
7 2 (4.55%) JTA
7 2 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (4.55%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.82%) Cloud Native
2 3 (6.82%) Clustering
3 2 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.55%) FMCG
3 2 (4.55%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.55%) Replication
4 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) User Experience
4 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.27%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 25 (56.82%) Windows
2 24 (54.55%) Linux
3 14 (31.82%) Unix
4 7 (15.91%) Solaris
5 6 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.82%) Ubuntu
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
6 3 (6.82%) zOS
7 2 (4.55%) CentOS
7 2 (4.55%) Kali Linux
7 2 (4.55%) openSUSE
7 2 (4.55%) OS/400
7 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000
7 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) Continuous Delivery
1 9 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (15.91%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (13.64%) Benchmarking
4 6 (13.64%) DevOps
4 6 (13.64%) ITIL
4 6 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (11.36%) Deployment Automation
5 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
6 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure as Code
7 3 (6.82%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (6.82%) Coaching
7 3 (6.82%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Automation
7 3 (6.82%) Observability
7 3 (6.82%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 3 (6.82%) TDD
7 3 (6.82%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (59.09%) Java
2 17 (38.64%) SQL
3 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
3 7 (15.91%) Python
4 5 (11.36%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.82%) Go
5 3 (6.82%) Perl
5 3 (6.82%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.82%) TypeScript
6 2 (4.55%) AWK
6 2 (4.55%) PHP
6 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.55%) Ruby
6 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.27%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.27%) COBOL
7 1 (2.27%) JCL
7 1 (2.27%) Jython
7 1 (2.27%) REXX
7 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) AWS Certification
1 1 (2.27%) CEH
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.91%) Docker
2 7 (15.91%) Hyper-V
2 7 (15.91%) KVM
2 7 (15.91%) NFS
2 7 (15.91%) SRDF
2 7 (15.91%) Xen
3 3 (6.82%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.27%) RACF
5 1 (2.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (2.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (29.55%) Ansible
2 12 (27.27%) Terraform
3 8 (18.18%) Kubernetes
3 8 (18.18%) Puppet
4 7 (15.91%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 5 (11.36%) Grafana
6 2 (4.55%) Kibana
6 2 (4.55%) logstash
6 2 (4.55%) Nagios
6 2 (4.55%) Nmap
6 2 (4.55%) Packer
6 2 (4.55%) QRadar
6 2 (4.55%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (2.27%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
7 1 (2.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 26 (59.09%) IBM
2 22 (50.00%) Oracle
3 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (25.00%) VMware
4 10 (22.73%) Google
5 7 (15.91%) Cisco
5 7 (15.91%) EMC
5 7 (15.91%) NetApp
6 5 (11.36%) New Relic
6 5 (11.36%) Xerox
7 3 (6.82%) AppDynamics
8 2 (4.55%) Dynatrace
8 2 (4.55%) hybris
8 2 (4.55%) SAP
8 2 (4.55%) Splunk
8 2 (4.55%) Sybase
9 1 (2.27%) BMC
9 1 (2.27%) Compuware
9 1 (2.27%) F5
9 1 (2.27%) Pega