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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
UK
Rank 495 478 441
Rank change year-on-year -17 -37  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 98 166 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.31% 0.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.24% 1.81% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 93 88
Median daily rate £430 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +7.27% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 7873 9158 9155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.38% 17.21% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5152 5821 5421
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 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 226 324
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +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 £16.07
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.00%  

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 25 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 25 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 -22 92 £425 - 9
South East +23 29 £468 +3.88% 2
London -9 22 £425 -8.60% 6
Hampshire +22 17 £450 -
South West +7 11 - - 1
Yorkshire +21 9 £458 +35.55%
North West +9 8 £360 -15.29%
East of England +2 8 £375 -16.66%
Oxfordshire - 8 £500 -
Leeds +13 7 - -
West Yorkshire +12 7 - -
Scotland +14 5 £450 +5.88% 2
Manchester +9 5 £368 -18.33%
Oxford - 5 £513 -
Winchester - 5 £435 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £375 -
Cheshire +15 3 £338 -20.58%
Milton Keynes -5 3 - -
Essex -6 3 £338 -25.00%
Buckinghamshire -10 3 - -
Edinburgh +16 2 - -
Knutsford +7 2 £338 -20.58%
Glasgow 0 2 - - 2
East Midlands -7 2 £450 +21.62%
City of London -12 2 £400 -5.88% 3
North East -15 2 £405 +33.88%
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 2 £405 +33.88%
Tyne and Wear -16 2 £405 +33.88%
Sheffield - 2 £458 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £458 -

WebSphere Application Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 229 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 123 (53.71%) IBM
3 110 (48.03%) Java
4 91 (39.74%) JBoss
5 87 (37.99%) Linux
6 75 (32.75%) Oracle
7 71 (31.00%) SQL
7 71 (31.00%) Agile Software Development
8 69 (30.13%) WebSphere MQ
9 57 (24.89%) J2EE
10 56 (24.45%) Spring
11 55 (24.02%) Red Hat
12 53 (23.14%) Middleware
13 50 (21.83%) Unix
14 49 (21.40%) AIX
14 49 (21.40%) WebLogic
15 48 (20.96%) Jenkins
15 48 (20.96%) DevOps
16 46 (20.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 44 (19.21%) Web Services
18 41 (17.90%) Tomcat
19 40 (17.47%) XML
19 40 (17.47%) Shell Script
19 40 (17.47%) Finance
20 39 (17.03%) Apache
20 39 (17.03%) Continuous Integration
21 38 (16.59%) SSL
22 37 (16.16%) JMS
22 37 (16.16%) JSP
22 37 (16.16%) JavaScript

WebSphere Application Server
Top Related 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
1 229 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 91 (39.74%) JBoss
3 49 (21.40%) WebLogic
4 41 (17.90%) Tomcat
5 39 (17.03%) Apache
6 23 (10.04%) WebSphere Process Server
7 21 (9.17%) IBM HTTP Server
8 20 (8.73%) Apache Geronimo
8 20 (8.73%) Apache TomEE
9 15 (6.55%) Confluence
10 14 (6.11%) CMS
11 12 (5.24%) WebSphere Portal
12 11 (4.80%) IIS
13 10 (4.37%) Alfresco
14 7 (3.06%) FileNet
14 7 (3.06%) MQSeries
14 7 (3.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 6 (2.62%) Cloud Foundry
16 5 (2.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 5 (2.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (7.42%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 7 (3.06%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (2.18%) Maximo
4 3 (1.31%) 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 (11.35%) GitHub
2 11 (4.80%) IBM Cloud
3 9 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.62%) Bluemix
4 6 (2.62%) PaaS
5 5 (2.18%) SoftLayer
6 4 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.87%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.87%) Google Checkout
7 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (16.59%) SSL
2 27 (11.79%) HTTP
3 17 (7.42%) DNS
4 16 (6.99%) LDAP
5 13 (5.68%) Internet
6 12 (5.24%) Firewall
7 11 (4.80%) TCP/IP
8 9 (3.93%) SMTP
9 7 (3.06%) FTP
10 6 (2.62%) Network Security
11 5 (2.18%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (1.75%) NetScaler
13 2 (0.87%) SNMP
14 1 (0.44%) DHCP
14 1 (0.44%) HTTPS
14 1 (0.44%) Intranet
14 1 (0.44%) Remote Desktop
14 1 (0.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.10%) DB2
2 16 (6.99%) SQL Server
3 15 (6.55%) Endeca
3 15 (6.55%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.93%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.06%) Hadoop
5 7 (3.06%) IBM BigInsights
5 7 (3.06%) Neo4j
6 5 (2.18%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (2.18%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.75%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.75%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.31%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.44%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 48 (20.96%) Jenkins
2 34 (14.85%) JUnit
3 33 (14.41%) Maven
4 25 (10.92%) Cucumber
5 24 (10.48%) Mockito
6 19 (8.30%) JIRA
7 15 (6.55%) Selenium
8 14 (6.11%) Rational Application Developer
9 12 (5.24%) Eclipse
10 11 (4.80%) Subversion
11 10 (4.37%) Gradle
12 9 (3.93%) Git (software)
13 7 (3.06%) Ant
13 7 (3.06%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (2.62%) gulp
14 6 (2.62%) Karma Test Runner
15 5 (2.18%) Introscope
16 3 (1.31%) Bitbucket
16 3 (1.31%) Hudson
16 3 (1.31%) SoapUI
General
1 40 (17.47%) Finance
2 25 (10.92%) Banking
3 13 (5.68%) Law
4 10 (4.37%) Publishing
5 7 (3.06%) Billing
6 6 (2.62%) Retail
7 4 (1.75%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.31%) Legal
8 3 (1.31%) Marketing
9 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.87%) 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 68 (29.69%) Developer
2 49 (21.40%) Java Developer
3 29 (12.66%) Administrator
4 27 (11.79%) Architect
5 23 (10.04%) WebSphere Administrator
5 23 (10.04%) WebSphere Specialist
6 16 (6.99%) Server Administrator
7 15 (6.55%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
8 14 (6.11%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (5.68%) Applications Specialist
9 13 (5.68%) Consultant
9 13 (5.68%) Java Engineer
9 13 (5.68%) Server Specialist
9 13 (5.68%) Software Developer
10 12 (5.24%) Java Software Developer
11 11 (4.80%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 11 (4.80%) Java Software Engineer
11 11 (4.80%) Software Engineer
11 11 (4.80%) WebSphere Server Specialist
12 10 (4.37%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (30.13%) WebSphere MQ
2 57 (24.89%) J2EE
3 56 (24.45%) Spring
4 53 (23.14%) Middleware
5 44 (19.21%) Web Services
6 40 (17.47%) XML
7 37 (16.16%) IBM Integration Bus
7 37 (16.16%) Java EE
7 37 (16.16%) JMS
7 37 (16.16%) JSP
8 36 (15.72%) SOAP
9 33 (14.41%) Struts
10 26 (11.35%) Hibernate
11 25 (10.92%) HTML
12 24 (10.48%) Servlets
13 22 (9.61%) JDBC
14 20 (8.73%) CSS
15 17 (7.42%) Ajax
15 17 (7.42%) XSLT
16 14 (6.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (9.17%) DataPower
3 18 (7.86%) iPad
4 17 (7.42%) Clustering
5 12 (5.24%) Virtual Team
6 11 (4.80%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.31%) Derivative
8 3 (1.31%) iSeries
8 3 (1.31%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.31%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.87%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.87%) 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 87 (37.99%) Linux
2 50 (21.83%) Unix
3 49 (21.40%) AIX
4 46 (20.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (7.86%) Windows
6 13 (5.68%) Solaris
7 10 (4.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 10 (4.37%) Windows Server
8 8 (3.49%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.75%) SUSE
10 4 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.31%) OS/390
11 3 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.87%) zOS
13 1 (0.44%) Android
13 1 (0.44%) CentOS
13 1 (0.44%) MVS
13 1 (0.44%) OS/400
13 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (31.00%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (20.96%) DevOps
3 39 (17.03%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (14.85%) Unit Testing
5 32 (13.97%) TDD
6 31 (13.54%) OO
7 28 (12.23%) Scrum
8 27 (11.79%) E-Commerce
9 23 (10.04%) BPEL
9 23 (10.04%) ITIL
10 22 (9.61%) Pair Programming
11 21 (9.17%) BPMN
11 21 (9.17%) Open Source
12 20 (8.73%) Configuration Management
12 20 (8.73%) Performance Tuning
13 19 (8.30%) High Availability
14 18 (7.86%) Analytics
14 18 (7.86%) Migration
15 15 (6.55%) Software Architecture
16 14 (6.11%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 110 (48.03%) Java
2 71 (31.00%) SQL
3 40 (17.47%) Shell Script
4 37 (16.16%) JavaScript
5 32 (13.97%) Bash Shell
6 24 (10.48%) Perl
7 17 (7.42%) Jython
8 9 (3.93%) Python
9 8 (3.49%) Korn
9 8 (3.49%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.75%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.31%) C
11 3 (1.31%) PHP
12 2 (0.87%) C#
12 2 (0.87%) VB
12 2 (0.87%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.87%) VB6
13 1 (0.44%) C++
13 1 (0.44%) Ruby
13 1 (0.44%) XPath
Qualifications
1 31 (13.54%) Security Cleared
2 28 (12.23%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.75%) Degree
4 3 (1.31%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.87%) IBM Certification
5 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.55%) QA
2 6 (2.62%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.44%) MiFID
System Software
1 16 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.93%) Docker
3 7 (3.06%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (2.62%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.75%) vSphere
6 1 (0.44%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.44%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.44%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (13.10%) Puppet
2 16 (6.99%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (5.24%) Ansible
4 11 (4.80%) Oracle Identity Management
4 11 (4.80%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 9 (3.93%) Tivoli
6 7 (3.06%) ZABBIX
7 6 (2.62%) Salt
8 5 (2.18%) Forum Sentry
9 4 (1.75%) CA Wily
10 3 (1.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.44%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 123 (53.71%) IBM
2 75 (32.75%) Oracle
3 55 (24.02%) Red Hat
4 17 (7.42%) HP
5 16 (6.99%) VMware
6 15 (6.55%) ATG
6 15 (6.55%) Axway
6 15 (6.55%) Informatica
6 15 (6.55%) Siebel
7 13 (5.68%) Microsoft
7 13 (5.68%) Splunk
8 9 (3.93%) Sun
9 7 (3.06%) NetCracker
10 6 (2.62%) Comptel
10 6 (2.62%) Veracode
11 5 (2.18%) Adobe
11 5 (2.18%) MuleSoft
11 5 (2.18%) Sybase
12 4 (1.75%) Google
13 3 (1.31%) Kony
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