Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 2018 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 713 533 565
Rank change year-on-year -180 +32 +9
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 156 310 351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.33% 0.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.95% 1.84% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 161 202
UK median daily rate £463 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.32% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £302 £310 £305
90th Percentile £575 £600 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £420
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
UK median hourly rate £36.24 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.67% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.24 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year +0.67% - -

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 16,378 16,845 18,492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.26% 17.82% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,941 10,852 11,740
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £263 £254 £235
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £399
% change year-on-year - +0.38% +6.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 356 507
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.30 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.67% - +8.57%

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 19 February 2018.

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 15 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 19 February 2018. 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 -166 138 £463 +5.71% 17
UK excluding London -114 99 £450 +3.45% 16
London -76 55 £498 +13.71% 4
North of England -17 37 £500 +42.86% 3
East of England -7 25 £463 +16.72% 4
North West +3 19 £393 -1.88% 2
South East -74 19 £463 -0.75% 6
Yorkshire -14 15 £550 +15.79% 1
Northern Ireland - 8 £430 -
West Midlands +8 5 £550 -
South West +7 5 - -
Midlands -1 5 £550 +22.22%
Scotland -22 5 £413 +21.32% 3
North East +15 3 £288 -9.45%
Wales - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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.

1 156 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 116 (74.36%) Java
3 81 (51.92%) IBM
4 60 (38.46%) Web Services
5 56 (35.90%) J2EE
6 51 (32.69%) E-Commerce
7 50 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
8 48 (30.77%) Oracle
9 47 (30.13%) Spring
10 45 (28.85%) JavaScript
11 41 (26.28%) SQL
12 40 (25.64%) Jenkins
13 38 (24.36%) SOAP
14 37 (23.72%) Banking
15 36 (23.08%) Unix
15 36 (23.08%) Linux
16 35 (22.44%) Hibernate
17 33 (21.15%) JBoss
17 33 (21.15%) JSP
18 32 (20.51%) Tomcat
18 32 (20.51%) REST
18 32 (20.51%) DevOps
19 28 (17.95%) jQuery
19 28 (17.95%) JDBC
19 28 (17.95%) HTML
19 28 (17.95%) Subversion
20 26 (16.67%) Git (software)
21 25 (16.03%) iPad
21 25 (16.03%) MVC
21 25 (16.03%) Maven

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
1 156 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 33 (21.15%) JBoss
3 32 (20.51%) Tomcat
4 19 (12.18%) Apache
5 18 (11.54%) WebSphere Portal
6 14 (8.97%) MQSeries
7 13 (8.33%) WebLogic
8 9 (5.77%) Cloud Foundry
8 9 (5.77%) CMS
8 9 (5.77%) FileNet
8 9 (5.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (4.49%) IIS
10 6 (3.85%) nginx
11 5 (3.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (3.21%) Apache Solr
12 4 (2.56%) IBM HTTP Server
12 4 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (1.92%) CICS
13 3 (1.92%) Oracle Application Server
13 3 (1.92%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (7.69%) Magento
2 6 (3.85%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (1.92%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.64%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.18%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.05%) PaaS
3 5 (3.21%) Google Analytics
3 5 (3.21%) Google Checkout
3 5 (3.21%) IaaS
4 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.92%) Office 365
6 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.64%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.64%) GitHub
6 1 (0.64%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.64%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.18%) Internet
2 12 (7.69%) Firewall
3 9 (5.77%) SSL
4 8 (5.13%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.92%) BIG-IP
5 3 (1.92%) HTTP
5 3 (1.92%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.28%) DNS
6 2 (1.28%) SSH
7 1 (0.64%) DHCP
7 1 (0.64%) Intranet
7 1 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.64%) Network Security
7 1 (0.64%) SMTP
7 1 (0.64%) SNMP
7 1 (0.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.54%) DB2
2 10 (6.41%) Endeca
2 10 (6.41%) NoSQL
3 9 (5.77%) Big Data
3 9 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.49%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.56%) DbVisualizer
7 3 (1.92%) MySQL
8 2 (1.28%) Jackrabbit
8 2 (1.28%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.28%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.64%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.64%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.64%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.64%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 40 (25.64%) Jenkins
2 28 (17.95%) Subversion
3 26 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 25 (16.03%) Maven
5 20 (12.82%) Ant
5 20 (12.82%) Eclipse
6 11 (7.05%) JUnit
7 9 (5.77%) JIRA
8 6 (3.85%) Gradle
8 6 (3.85%) Rational Application Developer
9 5 (3.21%) Hudson
10 4 (2.56%) Firebug
10 4 (2.56%) IBM UrbanCode
10 4 (2.56%) JMeter
10 4 (2.56%) LoadRunner
10 4 (2.56%) Rational Team Concert
10 4 (2.56%) The Grinder
11 3 (1.92%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.92%) Selenium
11 3 (1.92%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (23.72%) Banking
2 22 (14.10%) Finance
3 17 (10.90%) Retail
4 5 (3.21%) Marketing
4 5 (3.21%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.28%) Games
5 2 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.64%) Advertising
6 1 (0.64%) Automotive
6 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Legal
6 1 (0.64%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Publishing
6 1 (0.64%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (42.95%) Developer
2 43 (27.56%) Java Developer
3 32 (20.51%) Architect
4 24 (15.38%) WebSphere Developer
5 20 (12.82%) Senior Developer
5 20 (12.82%) Senior Java Developer
6 17 (10.90%) DevOps Engineer
7 12 (7.69%) Java WebSphere Developer
8 10 (6.41%) Analyst
8 10 (6.41%) Portal Developer
8 10 (6.41%) WebSphere Portal Developer
9 9 (5.77%) Senior WebSphere Developer
10 7 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.85%) Technical Architect
11 6 (3.85%) WebSphere Architect
12 5 (3.21%) Consultant
12 5 (3.21%) J2EE Developer
12 5 (3.21%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 4 (2.56%) Enterprise Architect
13 4 (2.56%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (38.46%) Web Services
2 56 (35.90%) J2EE
3 47 (30.13%) Spring
4 38 (24.36%) SOAP
5 35 (22.44%) Hibernate
6 33 (21.15%) JSP
7 32 (20.51%) REST
8 28 (17.95%) HTML
8 28 (17.95%) JDBC
8 28 (17.95%) jQuery
9 25 (16.03%) Servlets
10 24 (15.38%) EJB
10 24 (15.38%) Struts
11 22 (14.10%) CSS
11 22 (14.10%) Spring MVC
12 21 (13.46%) RESTful
12 21 (13.46%) WebSphere MQ
13 20 (12.82%) Ajax
13 20 (12.82%) IBM Integration Bus
13 20 (12.82%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.03%) iPad
2 19 (12.18%) DataPower
3 14 (8.97%) Virtual Team
4 13 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (5.77%) Client/Server
6 9 (5.77%) Mainframe
7 6 (3.85%) Mobile App
8 5 (3.21%) Clustering
9 4 (2.56%) User Experience
10 3 (1.92%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.92%) TM Forum
11 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.28%) PACS
11 2 (1.28%) PKI
11 2 (1.28%) Web 2.0
12 1 (0.64%) AS400
12 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.64%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 36 (23.08%) Linux
1 36 (23.08%) Unix
2 16 (10.26%) Windows
3 11 (7.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (5.77%) AIX
5 6 (3.85%) Solaris
5 6 (3.85%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.56%) HPUX
7 3 (1.92%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.92%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (32.69%) E-Commerce
2 50 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (20.51%) DevOps
4 25 (16.03%) MVC
5 23 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (14.74%) SOA
6 15 (9.62%) Performance Tuning
7 14 (8.97%) High Availability
8 13 (8.33%) B2C
8 13 (8.33%) Open Source
9 12 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
9 12 (7.69%) Software Architecture
10 11 (7.05%) DNA
11 10 (6.41%) Waterfall
12 9 (5.77%) Load Testing
12 9 (5.77%) OO
12 9 (5.77%) Strategic Thinking
12 9 (5.77%) TDD
13 8 (5.13%) Content Management
13 8 (5.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 116 (74.36%) Java
2 45 (28.85%) JavaScript
3 41 (26.28%) SQL
4 21 (13.46%) Perl
5 18 (11.54%) Python
6 15 (9.62%) Bash Shell
6 15 (9.62%) Ruby
7 8 (5.13%) Groovy
8 7 (4.49%) C#
8 7 (4.49%) PHP
8 7 (4.49%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.85%) C++
10 4 (2.56%) AWK
11 3 (1.92%) XPath
12 2 (1.28%) C
13 1 (0.64%) Jython
13 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (0.64%) CFA
1 1 (0.64%) SC Cleared
1 1 (0.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.77%) QA
2 2 (1.28%) SEPA
3 1 (0.64%) TARGET2
System Software
1 15 (9.62%) Docker
2 10 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.13%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 22 (14.10%) Ansible
2 17 (10.90%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (7.69%) Puppet
4 11 (7.05%) Kubernetes
5 5 (3.21%) Nagios
6 4 (2.56%) Grafana
7 3 (1.92%) SCCM
7 3 (1.92%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.64%) Forum Sentry
9 1 (0.64%) Kibana
9 1 (0.64%) logstash
9 1 (0.64%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 81 (51.92%) IBM
2 48 (30.77%) Oracle
3 19 (12.18%) hybris
4 17 (10.90%) ATG
5 15 (9.62%) Red Hat
6 10 (6.41%) VMware
7 8 (5.13%) Google
7 8 (5.13%) Microsoft
7 8 (5.13%) Splunk
8 7 (4.49%) Intershop
9 6 (3.85%) AppDynamics
9 6 (3.85%) F5
10 5 (3.21%) Coremetrics
10 5 (3.21%) Demandware
10 5 (3.21%) FatWire
10 5 (3.21%) PayPal
11 4 (2.56%) Citrix
11 4 (2.56%) Dynatrace
11 4 (2.56%) MuleSoft
11 4 (2.56%) New Relic