Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 726 551 566
Rank change year-on-year -175 +15 +35
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 170 352 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.34% 0.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.99% 1.81% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 181 209
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +6.55% +11.11%
10th Percentile £300 £320 £307
90th Percentile £575 £600 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £420
% change year-on-year -1.18% +1.19% +8.39%
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 17101 19404 20170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.59% 18.48% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11267 12567 12679
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £230
90th Percentile £610 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 479 610
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.74% +11.94%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.23 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.52% +3.65% +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 24 November 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 24 November 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 -159 156 £450 - 8
UK excluding London -90 108 £420 -1.18% 5
London -55 61 £500 +11.11% 4
North of England -13 46 £400 - 2
South East -41 28 £375 -18.92% 1
North West -1 20 £418 +4.38% 1
East of England +3 19 £475 -20.83%
North East +42 13 £388 +24.00%
Yorkshire +5 13 £500 - 1
Scotland -8 13 £425 +1.19% 1
South West -2 4 - -
Midlands +29 3 £550 +17.33% 1
West Midlands +20 3 £550 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 170 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 113 (66.47%) Java
3 81 (47.65%) IBM
4 62 (36.47%) Oracle
5 61 (35.88%) JBoss
6 58 (34.12%) E-Commerce
7 54 (31.76%) Web Services
8 53 (31.18%) J2EE
9 52 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
10 46 (27.06%) JavaScript
10 46 (27.06%) Linux
11 44 (25.88%) Spring
12 40 (23.53%) SOAP
13 39 (22.94%) SQL
14 38 (22.35%) Unix
14 38 (22.35%) REST
15 36 (21.18%) WebSphere MQ
16 34 (20.00%) WebLogic
16 34 (20.00%) iPad
16 34 (20.00%) DevOps
17 33 (19.41%) Jenkins
17 33 (19.41%) JDBC
18 30 (17.65%) HTML
18 30 (17.65%) Red Hat
18 30 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 28 (16.47%) Maven
20 27 (15.88%) Hibernate
20 27 (15.88%) MVC
20 27 (15.88%) ATG
20 27 (15.88%) Internet

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
1 170 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 61 (35.88%) JBoss
3 34 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 24 (14.12%) Tomcat
5 18 (10.59%) Apache
6 14 (8.24%) IIS
7 12 (7.06%) WebSphere Portal
8 11 (6.47%) IBM HTTP Server
9 9 (5.29%) CMS
9 9 (5.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (4.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 7 (4.12%) FileNet
12 5 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (2.94%) nginx
12 5 (2.94%) Oracle Application Server
12 5 (2.94%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (2.94%) WebSphere Process Server
13 4 (2.35%) MQSeries
13 4 (2.35%) SharePoint
14 3 (1.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (7.65%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 5 (2.94%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (2.35%) Magento
4 1 (0.59%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.59%) Unica
4 1 (0.59%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.47%) PaaS
3 6 (3.53%) IaaS
4 5 (2.94%) Google Analytics
4 5 (2.94%) Google Checkout
5 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.76%) GitHub
7 2 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (1.18%) BlazeMeter
7 2 (1.18%) SaaS
7 2 (1.18%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 27 (15.88%) Internet
2 17 (10.00%) SSL
3 16 (9.41%) LDAP
4 12 (7.06%) Firewall
5 10 (5.88%) HTTP
6 8 (4.71%) TCP/IP
6 8 (4.71%) X.21
7 6 (3.53%) BIG-IP
7 6 (3.53%) NetScaler
8 5 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (2.94%) Network Security
9 4 (2.35%) DNS
10 3 (1.76%) Intranet
11 2 (1.18%) SNMP
11 2 (1.18%) SSH
11 2 (1.18%) VPN
12 1 (0.59%) DHCP
12 1 (0.59%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.59%) SMS
12 1 (0.59%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.06%) Endeca
2 11 (6.47%) DB2
3 9 (5.29%) Big Data
3 9 (5.29%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.71%) NoSQL
5 7 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.53%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (3.53%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.76%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.18%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.18%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.18%) Neo4j
8 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.59%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.59%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 1 (0.59%) Cognos Report Studio
9 1 (0.59%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 33 (19.41%) Jenkins
2 28 (16.47%) Maven
3 22 (12.94%) Eclipse
4 21 (12.35%) Subversion
5 19 (11.18%) Ant
6 15 (8.82%) Git (software)
7 10 (5.88%) JIRA
8 7 (4.12%) Gradle
9 6 (3.53%) Cucumber
9 6 (3.53%) Introscope
9 6 (3.53%) JUnit
10 5 (2.94%) Hudson
10 5 (2.94%) Selenium
11 4 (2.35%) IBM UrbanCode
11 4 (2.35%) Rational Application Developer
12 3 (1.76%) SoapUI
13 2 (1.18%) Appium
13 2 (1.18%) Build Forge
13 2 (1.18%) Mockito
13 2 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (14.71%) Banking
2 17 (10.00%) Finance
2 17 (10.00%) Retail
3 6 (3.53%) Marketing
4 3 (1.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.18%) Back Office
5 2 (1.18%) Law
5 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.18%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Advertising
6 1 (0.59%) Automotive
6 1 (0.59%) Games
6 1 (0.59%) International Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Legal
6 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.59%) Publishing
6 1 (0.59%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 55 (32.35%) Developer
2 39 (22.94%) Java Developer
3 38 (22.35%) Architect
4 24 (14.12%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (8.24%) Consultant
5 14 (8.24%) WebSphere Developer
6 10 (5.88%) Administrator
6 10 (5.88%) Analyst
7 9 (5.29%) Senior Developer
7 9 (5.29%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (4.71%) WebSphere Consultant
9 7 (4.12%) Cloud Engineer
9 7 (4.12%) J2EE Developer
9 7 (4.12%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 7 (4.12%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 7 (4.12%) Portal Developer
9 7 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (4.12%) WebSphere Portal Developer
10 6 (3.53%) AIX Engineer
10 6 (3.53%) Middleware Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (31.76%) Web Services
2 53 (31.18%) J2EE
3 44 (25.88%) Spring
4 40 (23.53%) SOAP
5 38 (22.35%) REST
6 36 (21.18%) WebSphere MQ
7 33 (19.41%) JDBC
8 30 (17.65%) HTML
9 27 (15.88%) Hibernate
10 26 (15.29%) Java EE
10 26 (15.29%) Middleware
11 24 (14.12%) CSS
12 22 (12.94%) jQuery
13 21 (12.35%) Ajax
13 21 (12.35%) Spring MVC
14 20 (11.76%) JSP
14 20 (11.76%) XML
15 19 (11.18%) EJB
16 15 (8.82%) JMS
17 14 (8.24%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.00%) iPad
2 25 (14.71%) DataPower
2 25 (14.71%) Virtual Team
3 19 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (8.24%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (8.24%) Private Cloud
5 7 (4.12%) Client/Server
5 7 (4.12%) Mainframe
6 6 (3.53%) Clustering
6 6 (3.53%) PKI
7 5 (2.94%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.76%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.76%) User Experience
9 2 (1.18%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.18%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.18%) PACS
9 2 (1.18%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.59%) AS400
10 1 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 46 (27.06%) Linux
2 38 (22.35%) Unix
3 30 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (15.29%) AIX
5 19 (11.18%) Windows
6 7 (4.12%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.94%) Solaris
8 1 (0.59%) CentOS
8 1 (0.59%) Debian
8 1 (0.59%) HPUX
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.59%) SUSE
8 1 (0.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (34.12%) E-Commerce
2 52 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (20.00%) DevOps
4 27 (15.88%) MVC
5 26 (15.29%) High Availability
6 25 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (14.71%) OO
7 24 (14.12%) B2C
7 24 (14.12%) Performance Tuning
8 22 (12.94%) Capacity Planning
8 22 (12.94%) Software Architecture
9 21 (12.35%) Load Testing
9 21 (12.35%) SOA
9 21 (12.35%) Strategic Thinking
10 12 (7.06%) Content Management
10 12 (7.06%) Migration
10 12 (7.06%) TDD
11 10 (5.88%) Web Development
12 9 (5.29%) ITIL
12 9 (5.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 113 (66.47%) Java
2 46 (27.06%) JavaScript
3 39 (22.94%) SQL
4 21 (12.35%) Perl
5 15 (8.82%) Shell Script
6 9 (5.29%) Python
7 8 (4.71%) Bash Shell
8 7 (4.12%) Groovy
9 6 (3.53%) C#
10 5 (2.94%) C++
10 5 (2.94%) Jython
10 5 (2.94%) Ruby
10 5 (2.94%) XPath
11 2 (1.18%) C
11 2 (1.18%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.59%) PHP
12 1 (0.59%) Scala
12 1 (0.59%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 12 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.59%) CFA
4 1 (0.59%) Degree
4 1 (0.59%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.35%) QA
2 4 (2.35%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.71%) Docker
2 6 (3.53%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.18%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 2 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.59%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (11.76%) Puppet
2 18 (10.59%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (7.06%) Ansible
4 8 (4.71%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.94%) Forum Sentry
5 5 (2.94%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.76%) CA Wily
6 3 (1.76%) PowerBroker
7 2 (1.18%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.59%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.59%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.59%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.59%) yum
Vendors
1 81 (47.65%) IBM
2 62 (36.47%) Oracle
3 30 (17.65%) Red Hat
4 27 (15.88%) ATG
5 16 (9.41%) HP
6 13 (7.65%) Axway
6 13 (7.65%) Informatica
6 13 (7.65%) Siebel
7 12 (7.06%) hybris
7 12 (7.06%) Microsoft
8 8 (4.71%) Adobe
8 8 (4.71%) Citrix
9 7 (4.12%) F5
10 6 (3.53%) CA
10 6 (3.53%) FatWire
10 6 (3.53%) Google
10 6 (3.53%) MuleSoft
10 6 (3.53%) Splunk
10 6 (3.53%) VMware
11 5 (2.94%) Coremetrics