Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 568 692 716
Rank change year-on-year +124 +24 -88
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 40 150 178
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.60% 1.05% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 97 90
Median daily rate £455 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £263 £388 £324
90th Percentile £608 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £483 £473 £430
% change year-on-year +2.22% +9.88% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £36.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.24

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 6,619 14,321 16,670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.55% 15.80% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,169 9,119 11,041
Median daily rate £468 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 296 373
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -1.32% -
10th Percentile £13.49 £12.00 £11.62
90th Percentile £53.00 £49.13 £48.57
Median hourly rate £20.11 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.29% -5.56% -

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 2 June 2020.

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 10 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 2 June 2020. 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 +144 33 £450 -10.00% 1
UK excluding London +124 24 £483 +2.22%
London +156 16 £450 -14.29% 1
South East +119 13 £500 +5.26%
Scotland +35 5 - -
North of England +56 3 £363 -26.58%
North West - 3 £363 -
Wales +29 2 £505 -
South West +53 1 - -
Work from Home +10 1 £275 -41.80% 1

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 40 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 31 (77.50%) IBM
3 16 (40.00%) Middleware
4 15 (37.50%) Linux
5 14 (35.00%) WebLogic
5 14 (35.00%) DevOps
6 13 (32.50%) Shell Script
7 12 (30.00%) SQL
7 12 (30.00%) JBoss
7 12 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (27.50%) Banking
8 11 (27.50%) Java
8 11 (27.50%) High Availability
9 9 (22.50%) XML
10 8 (20.00%) Tomcat
10 8 (20.00%) Oracle
10 8 (20.00%) Ant
11 7 (17.50%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (17.50%) HTTP
11 7 (17.50%) QA
12 6 (15.00%) IBM HTTP Server
12 6 (15.00%) IBM Integration Bus
12 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
12 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
12 6 (15.00%) Apache
12 6 (15.00%) J2EE
12 6 (15.00%) Python
12 6 (15.00%) JMS
13 5 (12.50%) JUnit
13 5 (12.50%) JDBC

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 40 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 14 (35.00%) WebLogic
3 12 (30.00%) JBoss
4 8 (20.00%) Tomcat
5 6 (15.00%) Apache
5 6 (15.00%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (12.50%) GlassFish
7 4 (10.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (10.00%) Apache Geronimo
7 4 (10.00%) Apache TomEE
7 4 (10.00%) JCAPS
7 4 (10.00%) WebSphere Process Server
8 2 (5.00%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (5.00%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (2.50%) Appian
9 1 (2.50%) IBM Domino
9 1 (2.50%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Maximo
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) AWS
1 3 (7.50%) Azure
1 3 (7.50%) GCP
2 2 (5.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) HTTP
2 5 (12.50%) FTP
3 3 (7.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.50%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.50%) Big Data
2 1 (2.50%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (2.50%) DB2
2 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Ant
2 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (12.50%) JUnit
2 5 (12.50%) Subversion
3 4 (10.00%) Bitbucket
3 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (10.00%) Maven
4 3 (7.50%) Gradle
4 3 (7.50%) SonarQube
4 3 (7.50%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (5.00%) JIRA
5 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.50%) Hudson
6 1 (2.50%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.50%) Selenium
General
1 11 (27.50%) Banking
2 5 (12.50%) Back Office
3 4 (10.00%) Finance
3 4 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Architect
2 5 (12.50%) Administrator
2 5 (12.50%) Maximo Architect
3 4 (10.00%) Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Consultant
3 4 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Developer
4 3 (7.50%) DevOps Administrator
4 3 (7.50%) WebSphere Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) DevOps Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Middleware Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Senior DevOps
5 2 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Support Specialist
6 1 (2.50%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (2.50%) Middleware Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (40.00%) Middleware
2 9 (22.50%) XML
3 7 (17.50%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (15.00%) IBM Integration Bus
4 6 (15.00%) J2EE
4 6 (15.00%) JMS
5 5 (12.50%) Java EE
5 5 (12.50%) JDBC
5 5 (12.50%) Spring
6 4 (10.00%) Web Services
7 3 (7.50%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (7.50%) REST
8 2 (5.00%) JSP
8 2 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (5.00%) SOAP
8 2 (5.00%) WebCenter
9 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (2.50%) DOM
9 1 (2.50%) Servlets
9 1 (2.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) DataPower
2 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.50%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.50%) iSeries
3 1 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Linux
2 5 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (7.50%) Unix
3 3 (7.50%) Windows
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.50%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) DevOps
2 12 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (27.50%) High Availability
4 5 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 5 (12.50%) Database Tuning
4 5 (12.50%) Open Source
4 5 (12.50%) Performance Optimisation
4 5 (12.50%) SDLC
5 4 (10.00%) Analytics
5 4 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (10.00%) Use Case
6 3 (7.50%) Change Control
6 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
6 3 (7.50%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (7.50%) Master Data Management
6 3 (7.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (7.50%) Scrum
7 2 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) Shell Script
2 12 (30.00%) SQL
3 11 (27.50%) Java
4 6 (15.00%) Python
5 5 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 3 (7.50%) Perl
7 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.50%) C#
8 1 (2.50%) Groovy
8 1 (2.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) OCPJP
2 1 (2.50%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Kubernetes
1 4 (10.00%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (2.50%) Control-M
3 1 (2.50%) Kibana
Vendors
1 31 (77.50%) IBM
2 8 (20.00%) Oracle
3 5 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 4 (10.00%) Adobe
4 4 (10.00%) Splunk
5 3 (7.50%) Blue Prism
5 3 (7.50%) Google
6 1 (2.50%) Pega
6 1 (2.50%) Sun
6 1 (2.50%) Tableau