Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 699 769 689
Rank change year-on-year +70 -80 -132
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 108 136 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.85% 0.79% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 84 89
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £308
90th Percentile £600 £583 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 12,720 17,244 16,623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.95% 16.71% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,216 11,218 10,836
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.06% +1.12% +5.95%
10th Percentile £263 £273 £263
90th Percentile £631 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 411 411
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.74 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.25% +5.00% -4.26%

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 17 October 2019.

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 14 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 17 October 2019. 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 +49 84 £500 +11.11% 13
UK excluding London +33 61 £500 +11.11% 4
London +63 24 £500 +3.90% 9
North of England +19 19 £450 - 1
Scotland +38 14 £500 +33.33%
North West +23 11 £400 -8.05%
Wales +21 9 £450 -12.08%
Yorkshire +27 8 £450 - 1
South East +10 7 £600 +33.33% 3
East of England +38 6 £400 -15.57%
Midlands +44 5 £500 +25.00%
West Midlands +35 4 £456 +9.94%
East Midlands +32 1 £538 +43.33%
Channel Islands - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 108 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 62 (57.41%) IBM
3 31 (28.70%) Shell Script
3 31 (28.70%) IBM UrbanCode
4 26 (24.07%) Oracle
5 24 (22.22%) Middleware
6 22 (20.37%) Linux
6 22 (20.37%) DevOps
6 22 (20.37%) AWS
7 21 (19.44%) Oracle Database
7 21 (19.44%) Unix
7 21 (19.44%) Java
8 18 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server
8 18 (16.67%) WebLogic
8 18 (16.67%) Tomcat
8 18 (16.67%) Project Delivery
9 17 (15.74%) Python
9 17 (15.74%) Clustering
10 16 (14.81%) Ansible
10 16 (14.81%) Performance Monitoring
11 15 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (12.96%) Jython
12 14 (12.96%) Performance Tuning
12 14 (12.96%) Data Centre
13 13 (12.04%) Azure
13 13 (12.04%) Banking
14 12 (11.11%) Puppet
14 12 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
15 11 (10.19%) AIX
16 10 (9.26%) Windows

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
1 108 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 18 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server
2 18 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 18 (16.67%) WebLogic
3 10 (9.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (8.33%) Confluence
4 9 (8.33%) JBoss
4 9 (8.33%) WebSphere Portal
5 7 (6.48%) Apache
6 3 (2.78%) WebSphere Process Server
7 2 (1.85%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.93%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.93%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.93%) IIS
8 1 (0.93%) JCAPS
8 1 (0.93%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 10 (9.26%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 22 (20.37%) AWS
2 13 (12.04%) Azure
3 10 (9.26%) GitHub
4 6 (5.56%) GCP
5 4 (3.70%) PaaS
6 2 (1.85%) Apigee
6 2 (1.85%) Boomi
7 1 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.93%) Route 53
7 1 (0.93%) SaaS
7 1 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.33%) HTTP
2 3 (2.78%) Firewall
2 3 (2.78%) Kerberos
2 3 (2.78%) SSL
3 1 (0.93%) FTP
3 1 (0.93%) Network Security
3 1 (0.93%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.44%) Oracle Database
2 12 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
3 8 (7.41%) DB2
4 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.85%) MySQL
5 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.93%) Informix
6 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (28.70%) IBM UrbanCode
2 10 (9.26%) Jenkins
2 10 (9.26%) JIRA
3 7 (6.48%) JUnit
4 6 (5.56%) Ant
4 6 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.56%) Maven
4 6 (5.56%) Subversion
5 5 (4.63%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (3.70%) Artifactory
6 4 (3.70%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.70%) GitLab
6 4 (3.70%) Gradle
7 2 (1.85%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.93%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.93%) FishEye
General
1 13 (12.04%) Banking
2 10 (9.26%) Finance
3 6 (5.56%) Retail
4 2 (1.85%) Games
5 1 (0.93%) Back Office
5 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (19.44%) WebSphere Specialist
2 16 (14.81%) Applications Specialist
2 16 (14.81%) Server Specialist
2 16 (14.81%) WebSphere Server Specialist
3 13 (12.04%) Administrator
4 11 (10.19%) Middleware Engineer
4 11 (10.19%) WebSphere Engineer
5 10 (9.26%) WebSphere Administrator
6 9 (8.33%) Consultant
7 7 (6.48%) Developer
8 5 (4.63%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.63%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.63%) WebSphere Consultant
9 4 (3.70%) Oracle Consultant
10 3 (2.78%) Architect
10 3 (2.78%) DBA
10 3 (2.78%) Middleware Consultant
10 3 (2.78%) Oracle Middleware Consultant
10 3 (2.78%) Technical Specialist
11 2 (1.85%) Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.22%) Middleware
2 10 (9.26%) Oracle ADF
2 10 (9.26%) Oracle Fusion
3 8 (7.41%) Web Services
3 8 (7.41%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (6.48%) J2EE
4 7 (6.48%) JDBC
4 7 (6.48%) Spring
5 6 (5.56%) Java EE
6 3 (2.78%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (2.78%) JMS
6 3 (2.78%) XML
7 2 (1.85%) Kafka
7 2 (1.85%) LDAP
7 2 (1.85%) OAuth
8 1 (0.93%) CSS
8 1 (0.93%) EJB
8 1 (0.93%) HTML
8 1 (0.93%) JNDI
8 1 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.74%) Clustering
2 14 (12.96%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.63%) DataPower
5 3 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.78%) User Experience
6 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.85%) State Machine
7 1 (0.93%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.37%) Linux
2 21 (19.44%) Unix
3 11 (10.19%) AIX
4 10 (9.26%) Windows
5 4 (3.70%) Solaris
6 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.85%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.37%) DevOps
2 18 (16.67%) Project Delivery
3 16 (14.81%) Performance Monitoring
4 15 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (12.96%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (9.26%) Infrastructure Automation
6 10 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (9.26%) SOA
7 9 (8.33%) Migration
7 9 (8.33%) Scrum
8 8 (7.41%) ITIL
9 7 (6.48%) Change Management
9 7 (6.48%) Configuration Management
9 7 (6.48%) Web Application Development
10 6 (5.56%) Workflow
11 5 (4.63%) Content Management
11 5 (4.63%) E-Commerce
11 5 (4.63%) TDD
12 4 (3.70%) OO
12 4 (3.70%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.70%) Shell Script
2 21 (19.44%) Java
3 17 (15.74%) Python
4 14 (12.96%) Jython
5 7 (6.48%) Bash Shell
6 6 (5.56%) SQL
7 3 (2.78%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.85%) Groovy
8 2 (1.85%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.85%) Ruby
9 1 (0.93%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (4.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.56%) Docker
1 6 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (3.70%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.85%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.93%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 16 (14.81%) Ansible
2 12 (11.11%) Puppet
3 5 (4.63%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.93%) Avamar
5 1 (0.93%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.93%) QRadar
5 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.93%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.93%) vRealize
5 1 (0.93%) yum
Vendors
1 62 (57.41%) IBM
2 26 (24.07%) Oracle
3 8 (7.41%) Red Hat
4 6 (5.56%) VMware
5 4 (3.70%) Google
6 3 (2.78%) Splunk
7 2 (1.85%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.85%) Dell
8 1 (0.93%) Adobe
8 1 (0.93%) EMC
8 1 (0.93%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.93%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.93%) Remedy
8 1 (0.93%) SAP
8 1 (0.93%) White Clarke