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 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 484 477 447
Rank change year-on-year -7 -30  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 99 166 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.31% 0.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.27% 1.81% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 93 88
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £320 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +5.45% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.50

WebSphere Application Server is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7799 9160 9338
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.36% 17.21% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5106 5825 5538
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 226 346
Median hourly rate £18.68 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.60% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  

WebSphere Application Server
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WebSphere Application Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere Application Server.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in the UK

WebSphere Application Server
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 92 £425 - 8
South East +17 30 £465 +3.33% 2
London -10 22 £425 -8.60% 5
Hampshire +25 17 £450 -
South West +8 11 - - 1
Yorkshire +23 8 £458 +35.55%
North West +8 8 £368 -13.52%
East of England -1 8 £375 -16.66%
Oxfordshire - 8 £500 -
West Yorkshire +21 6 - -
Leeds +17 6 - -
Scotland +14 6 £450 +5.88% 1
Manchester +8 6 £375 -16.66%
Oxford - 5 £513 -
Winchester - 5 £435 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £375 -
Milton Keynes -1 4 £325 -10.34%
Buckinghamshire -10 4 £325 -10.34%
Essex -3 3 £338 -25.00%
Glasgow -5 3 - - 1
Edinburgh +17 2 - -
Cheshire +15 2 £338 -20.58%
East Midlands -6 2 £450 +21.62%
North East -13 2 £405 +33.88%
City of London -13 2 £400 -5.88% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 2 £405 +33.88%
Tyne and Wear -16 2 £405 +33.88%
Northamptonshire - 2 £450 -
Sheffield - 2 £458 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £458 -

WebSphere Application Server
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 227 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 122 (53.74%) IBM
3 111 (48.90%) Java
4 91 (40.09%) JBoss
5 86 (37.89%) Linux
6 75 (33.04%) Oracle
7 71 (31.28%) SQL
8 70 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
9 67 (29.52%) WebSphere MQ
10 57 (25.11%) J2EE
11 55 (24.23%) Red Hat
11 55 (24.23%) Spring
12 53 (23.35%) Middleware
13 51 (22.47%) Jenkins
14 50 (22.03%) DevOps
14 50 (22.03%) Unix
14 50 (22.03%) AIX
15 47 (20.70%) WebLogic
16 46 (20.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 43 (18.94%) Web Services
18 41 (18.06%) Shell Script
19 40 (17.62%) Continuous Integration
20 39 (17.18%) Finance
21 38 (16.74%) SSL
21 38 (16.74%) XML
21 38 (16.74%) Apache
21 38 (16.74%) Tomcat
22 37 (16.30%) JMS
22 37 (16.30%) JSP
22 37 (16.30%) JavaScript

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
1 227 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 91 (40.09%) JBoss
3 47 (20.70%) WebLogic
4 38 (16.74%) Apache
4 38 (16.74%) Tomcat
5 23 (10.13%) WebSphere Process Server
6 22 (9.69%) IBM HTTP Server
7 19 (8.37%) Apache Geronimo
7 19 (8.37%) Apache TomEE
8 16 (7.05%) Confluence
9 14 (6.17%) CMS
10 12 (5.29%) WebSphere Portal
11 11 (4.85%) IIS
12 10 (4.41%) Alfresco
13 7 (3.08%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (3.08%) MQSeries
13 7 (3.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 6 (2.64%) FileNet
15 5 (2.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 5 (2.20%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (7.49%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 7 (3.08%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (2.20%) Maximo
4 3 (1.32%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.44%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (11.45%) GitHub
2 11 (4.85%) IBM Cloud
3 9 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.08%) PaaS
5 6 (2.64%) Bluemix
6 5 (2.20%) SoftLayer
7 4 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.88%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.88%) Google Checkout
8 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (16.74%) SSL
2 27 (11.89%) HTTP
3 17 (7.49%) DNS
4 16 (7.05%) LDAP
5 14 (6.17%) Internet
6 12 (5.29%) Firewall
7 11 (4.85%) TCP/IP
8 9 (3.96%) SMTP
9 7 (3.08%) FTP
10 6 (2.64%) Network Security
11 5 (2.20%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (1.76%) NetScaler
13 2 (0.88%) HTTPS
13 2 (0.88%) SNMP
14 1 (0.44%) DHCP
14 1 (0.44%) Intranet
14 1 (0.44%) Remote Desktop
14 1 (0.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.22%) DB2
2 16 (7.05%) SQL Server
3 15 (6.61%) Endeca
3 15 (6.61%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.52%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.08%) Hadoop
5 7 (3.08%) IBM BigInsights
5 7 (3.08%) Neo4j
6 5 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.76%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.76%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.32%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.44%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 51 (22.47%) Jenkins
2 34 (14.98%) Maven
3 33 (14.54%) JUnit
4 24 (10.57%) Cucumber
4 24 (10.57%) Mockito
5 20 (8.81%) JIRA
6 15 (6.61%) Selenium
7 14 (6.17%) Eclipse
7 14 (6.17%) Rational Application Developer
8 11 (4.85%) Gradle
8 11 (4.85%) Subversion
9 9 (3.96%) Git (software)
10 7 (3.08%) Ant
10 7 (3.08%) gulp
10 7 (3.08%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (2.64%) Karma Test Runner
12 4 (1.76%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.76%) Hudson
12 4 (1.76%) Introscope
13 3 (1.32%) SoapUI
General
1 39 (17.18%) Finance
2 26 (11.45%) Banking
3 13 (5.73%) Law
4 10 (4.41%) Publishing
5 7 (3.08%) Billing
6 6 (2.64%) Retail
7 4 (1.76%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.32%) Legal
8 3 (1.32%) Marketing
9 2 (0.88%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.88%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (0.44%) Advertising
10 1 (0.44%) Automotive
10 1 (0.44%) Electronics
10 1 (0.44%) Front Office
10 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.44%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 67 (29.52%) Developer
2 48 (21.15%) Java Developer
3 28 (12.33%) Administrator
4 27 (11.89%) Architect
5 22 (9.69%) WebSphere Specialist
6 21 (9.25%) WebSphere Administrator
7 16 (7.05%) Server Administrator
8 15 (6.61%) DevOps Engineer
8 15 (6.61%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
9 14 (6.17%) Consultant
10 13 (5.73%) Applications Specialist
10 13 (5.73%) Server Specialist
10 13 (5.73%) Software Developer
11 12 (5.29%) Java Engineer
12 11 (4.85%) Java Software Developer
12 11 (4.85%) WebSphere Server Specialist
13 10 (4.41%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 10 (4.41%) Java Software Engineer
13 10 (4.41%) Oracle Developer
13 10 (4.41%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (29.52%) WebSphere MQ
2 57 (25.11%) J2EE
3 55 (24.23%) Spring
4 53 (23.35%) Middleware
5 43 (18.94%) Web Services
6 38 (16.74%) XML
7 37 (16.30%) Java EE
7 37 (16.30%) JMS
7 37 (16.30%) JSP
8 36 (15.86%) IBM Integration Bus
9 35 (15.42%) SOAP
10 32 (14.10%) Struts
11 27 (11.89%) Hibernate
12 24 (10.57%) HTML
13 23 (10.13%) Servlets
14 21 (9.25%) JDBC
15 20 (8.81%) CSS
16 17 (7.49%) Ajax
17 16 (7.05%) XSLT
18 13 (5.73%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.81%) DataPower
3 19 (8.37%) iPad
4 17 (7.49%) Clustering
5 12 (5.29%) Virtual Team
6 11 (4.85%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.32%) Derivative
8 3 (1.32%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.32%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.88%) iSeries
9 2 (0.88%) Replication
10 1 (0.44%) AS400
10 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.44%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.44%) PKI
10 1 (0.44%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 86 (37.89%) Linux
2 50 (22.03%) AIX
2 50 (22.03%) Unix
3 46 (20.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (7.93%) Windows
5 14 (6.17%) Solaris
6 10 (4.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 10 (4.41%) Windows Server
7 8 (3.52%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.76%) SUSE
9 4 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.32%) OS/390
10 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.88%) zOS
12 1 (0.44%) Android
12 1 (0.44%) CentOS
12 1 (0.44%) MVS
12 1 (0.44%) OS/400
12 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (22.03%) DevOps
3 40 (17.62%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (15.42%) Unit Testing
5 31 (13.66%) OO
5 31 (13.66%) TDD
6 28 (12.33%) E-Commerce
7 27 (11.89%) Scrum
8 23 (10.13%) BPEL
8 23 (10.13%) ITIL
9 22 (9.69%) Pair Programming
10 21 (9.25%) BPMN
10 21 (9.25%) Open Source
10 21 (9.25%) Performance Tuning
11 20 (8.81%) Configuration Management
12 18 (7.93%) High Availability
12 18 (7.93%) Migration
13 17 (7.49%) Analytics
14 15 (6.61%) Software Architecture
15 14 (6.17%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 111 (48.90%) Java
2 71 (31.28%) SQL
3 41 (18.06%) Shell Script
4 37 (16.30%) JavaScript
5 30 (13.22%) Bash Shell
6 23 (10.13%) Perl
7 16 (7.05%) Jython
8 9 (3.96%) Python
9 8 (3.52%) PowerShell
10 7 (3.08%) Korn
11 4 (1.76%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.32%) C
12 3 (1.32%) PHP
13 2 (0.88%) C#
13 2 (0.88%) VB
13 2 (0.88%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.88%) VB6
14 1 (0.44%) C++
14 1 (0.44%) Ruby
14 1 (0.44%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (13.22%) Security Cleared
2 28 (12.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.76%) Degree
4 2 (0.88%) IBM Certification
4 2 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.88%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.61%) QA
2 6 (2.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.44%) MiFID
System Software
1 16 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.96%) Docker
3 8 (3.52%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (2.64%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.76%) vSphere
6 2 (0.88%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.44%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.44%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (13.22%) Puppet
2 17 (7.49%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (6.17%) Ansible
4 11 (4.85%) Oracle Identity Management
4 11 (4.85%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 9 (3.96%) Tivoli
6 7 (3.08%) ZABBIX
7 6 (2.64%) Salt
8 5 (2.20%) Forum Sentry
9 3 (1.32%) CA Wily
9 3 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.44%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.44%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 122 (53.74%) IBM
2 75 (33.04%) Oracle
3 55 (24.23%) Red Hat
4 17 (7.49%) HP
5 16 (7.05%) VMware
6 15 (6.61%) ATG
6 15 (6.61%) Axway
6 15 (6.61%) Informatica
6 15 (6.61%) Siebel
7 13 (5.73%) Microsoft
7 13 (5.73%) Splunk
8 8 (3.52%) Sun
9 7 (3.08%) NetCracker
10 6 (2.64%) Comptel
10 6 (2.64%) Veracode
11 5 (2.20%) Adobe
11 5 (2.20%) MuleSoft
11 5 (2.20%) Sybase
12 4 (1.76%) Google
13 3 (1.32%) AppDynamics
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