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 April 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 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 487 452 422
Rank change year-on-year -35 -30  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 108 205 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.37% 0.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.36% 2.11% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 126 110
Median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £306 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.50

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 7920 9709 9855
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.04% 17.37% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5131 6301 5922
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 218 378
Median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.60 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.70% -15.00%  

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 27 April 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 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 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 April 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 -57 99 £463 +15.62% 14
South East +28 35 £550 +22.22% 6
Oxfordshire - 23 £570 - 2
North West +19 19 £400 -5.88% 1
London -54 15 £456 +7.35% 6
East of England +10 14 £375 -
Manchester +13 12 £375 -16.66% 1
Oxford - 12 £580 - 1
South West +14 9 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 9 £375 -
Scotland +35 8 £450 +12.50%
Glasgow +4 5 £450 +12.50%
Milton Keynes -1 5 £325 -5.45% 1
Buckinghamshire -11 5 £325 -5.45% 1
Cheshire +25 4 £463 +10.44%
Yorkshire +27 3 £458 +35.55%
Lancashire +6 3 £400 +24.03%
Hampshire +4 3 £406 -
City of London -19 3 £400 -7.24% 3
Bedford - 3 £350 -
Surrey - 3 £475 -
Essex - 3 £338 -
Edinburgh +16 2 - -
Chester +7 2 £463 +15.62%
East Midlands -7 2 £450 +9.75%
South Yorkshire - 2 £458 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £450 -
Sheffield - 2 £458 -
Northampton - 2 £450 -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 217 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 110 (50.69%) Java
3 109 (50.23%) IBM
4 97 (44.70%) JBoss
5 75 (34.56%) SQL
5 75 (34.56%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (32.72%) Linux
7 64 (29.49%) Oracle
8 63 (29.03%) Spring
9 61 (28.11%) WebSphere MQ
10 57 (26.27%) Jenkins
11 55 (25.35%) DevOps
11 55 (25.35%) Middleware
12 51 (23.50%) Java EE
12 51 (23.50%) Continuous Integration
13 50 (23.04%) J2EE
14 48 (22.12%) WebLogic
14 48 (22.12%) Red Hat
15 46 (21.20%) Unix
16 43 (19.82%) XML
17 42 (19.35%) Shell Script
18 41 (18.89%) Web Services
18 41 (18.89%) JUnit
18 41 (18.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 40 (18.43%) Unit Testing
19 40 (18.43%) JMS
19 40 (18.43%) Finance
20 39 (17.97%) TDD
20 39 (17.97%) Maven
21 37 (17.05%) Scrum

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
1 217 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 97 (44.70%) JBoss
3 48 (22.12%) WebLogic
4 37 (17.05%) Tomcat
5 34 (15.67%) WebSphere Process Server
6 33 (15.21%) Apache
7 22 (10.14%) IBM HTTP Server
8 19 (8.76%) Apache Geronimo
8 19 (8.76%) Apache TomEE
9 15 (6.91%) WebSphere Portal
10 13 (5.99%) CMS
11 10 (4.61%) Confluence
12 8 (3.69%) Alfresco
13 7 (3.23%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (3.23%) IIS
14 6 (2.76%) WebLogic Portal
15 5 (2.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 4 (1.84%) IBM Transformation Extender
16 4 (1.84%) MQSeries
16 4 (1.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (4.61%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 6 (2.76%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.84%) Maximo
4 1 (0.46%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (15.21%) GitHub
2 17 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.61%) IBM Cloud
4 9 (4.15%) PaaS
5 6 (2.76%) Bluemix
5 6 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.84%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.92%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.92%) Google Checkout
7 2 (0.92%) IaaS
7 2 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (13.36%) SSL
2 23 (10.60%) HTTP
3 16 (7.37%) Internet
4 12 (5.53%) DNS
4 12 (5.53%) LDAP
5 8 (3.69%) Firewall
5 8 (3.69%) SMTP
6 6 (2.76%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.38%) FTP
7 3 (1.38%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.38%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.92%) Network Security
9 1 (0.46%) Intranet
9 1 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.46%) SAN
9 1 (0.46%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.21%) DB2
2 16 (7.37%) SQL Server
3 15 (6.91%) Endeca
4 13 (5.99%) Oracle Database
5 12 (5.53%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.23%) Hadoop
6 7 (3.23%) IBM BigInsights
6 7 (3.23%) Neo4j
7 4 (1.84%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.92%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.92%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 57 (26.27%) Jenkins
2 41 (18.89%) JUnit
3 39 (17.97%) Maven
4 33 (15.21%) Cucumber
5 31 (14.29%) Mockito
6 17 (7.83%) JIRA
6 17 (7.83%) Selenium
7 16 (7.37%) Eclipse
8 11 (5.07%) Rational Application Developer
9 9 (4.15%) Gradle
10 7 (3.23%) gulp
10 7 (3.23%) Hudson
10 7 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (3.23%) Subversion
11 6 (2.76%) Ant
11 6 (2.76%) Karma Test Runner
12 4 (1.84%) Git (software)
12 4 (1.84%) Introscope
13 2 (0.92%) AccuRev
13 2 (0.92%) SoapUI
General
1 40 (18.43%) Finance
2 22 (10.14%) Banking
3 9 (4.15%) Law
4 8 (3.69%) Publishing
4 8 (3.69%) Retail
5 4 (1.84%) Billing
5 4 (1.84%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.84%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.38%) Legal
6 3 (1.38%) Marketing
7 2 (0.92%) Prime Brokerage
8 1 (0.46%) Automotive
8 1 (0.46%) Electronics
8 1 (0.46%) Front Office
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (33.18%) Developer
2 55 (25.35%) Java Developer
3 28 (12.90%) Administrator
4 27 (12.44%) Architect
5 21 (9.68%) WebSphere Specialist
6 20 (9.22%) WebSphere Administrator
7 14 (6.45%) Server Administrator
7 14 (6.45%) SQL Developer
8 13 (5.99%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
9 12 (5.53%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (5.07%) Applications Specialist
10 11 (5.07%) Consultant
10 11 (5.07%) Server Specialist
11 10 (4.61%) Java Engineer
11 10 (4.61%) Senior Developer
11 10 (4.61%) Senior Java Developer
11 10 (4.61%) Software Developer
12 9 (4.15%) Java Software Developer
12 9 (4.15%) WebSphere Server Specialist
13 8 (3.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (29.03%) Spring
2 61 (28.11%) WebSphere MQ
3 55 (25.35%) Middleware
4 51 (23.50%) Java EE
5 50 (23.04%) J2EE
6 43 (19.82%) XML
7 41 (18.89%) Web Services
8 40 (18.43%) JMS
9 37 (17.05%) JSP
10 34 (15.67%) IBM Integration Bus
11 32 (14.75%) SOAP
12 31 (14.29%) Struts
13 28 (12.90%) Hibernate
14 26 (11.98%) Servlets
15 23 (10.60%) HTML
16 21 (9.68%) JDBC
17 19 (8.76%) CSS
18 18 (8.29%) XSLT
19 15 (6.91%) Ajax
19 15 (6.91%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (9.22%) iPad
3 19 (8.76%) Clustering
4 16 (7.37%) DataPower
5 13 (5.99%) Virtual Team
6 8 (3.69%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.76%) Replication
8 4 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.84%) iSeries
9 3 (1.38%) Derivative
9 3 (1.38%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.38%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.92%) AS400
10 2 (0.92%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.46%) Fintech
11 1 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.46%) Market Risk
11 1 (0.46%) PKI
11 1 (0.46%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.46%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 71 (32.72%) Linux
2 46 (21.20%) Unix
3 41 (18.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 35 (16.13%) AIX
5 11 (5.07%) Solaris
6 10 (4.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 9 (4.15%) Windows
8 7 (3.23%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (2.76%) Windows Server
10 4 (1.84%) SUSE
10 4 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.92%) OS/400
12 2 (0.92%) zOS
13 1 (0.46%) Android
13 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.46%) CentOS
13 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (34.56%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (25.35%) DevOps
3 51 (23.50%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (18.43%) Unit Testing
5 39 (17.97%) TDD
6 37 (17.05%) Scrum
7 33 (15.21%) BPEL
8 32 (14.75%) Pair Programming
9 31 (14.29%) BPMN
10 28 (12.90%) OO
11 26 (11.98%) Migration
12 25 (11.52%) E-Commerce
13 23 (10.60%) Performance Tuning
14 21 (9.68%) Open Source
15 19 (8.76%) High Availability
16 17 (7.83%) Analytics
17 16 (7.37%) Configuration Management
18 15 (6.91%) B2C
19 14 (6.45%) ITIL
19 14 (6.45%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 110 (50.69%) Java
2 75 (34.56%) SQL
3 42 (19.35%) Shell Script
4 30 (13.82%) Bash Shell
4 30 (13.82%) JavaScript
5 20 (9.22%) Perl
6 14 (6.45%) Jython
7 9 (4.15%) Python
8 8 (3.69%) Korn
9 7 (3.23%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.30%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.38%) PHP
12 2 (0.92%) C
12 2 (0.92%) C#
12 2 (0.92%) VB
12 2 (0.92%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.92%) VB6
13 1 (0.46%) Groovy
13 1 (0.46%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 1 (0.46%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (13.82%) Security Cleared
2 26 (11.98%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.76%) Degree
4 3 (1.38%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.46%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.46%) OCMJD
5 1 (0.46%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.46%) OCPJWCD
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.45%) QA
2 6 (2.76%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.92%) MiFID
System Software
1 15 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.69%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (2.76%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.76%) Docker
4 4 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.84%) vSphere
5 2 (0.92%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.46%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.46%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (11.52%) Puppet
2 14 (6.45%) Ansible
3 12 (5.53%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.23%) Oracle Identity Management
4 7 (3.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 7 (3.23%) ZABBIX
5 6 (2.76%) Salt
6 5 (2.30%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.38%) CA Wily
7 3 (1.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.92%) Forum Sentry
9 1 (0.46%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.46%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.46%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 109 (50.23%) IBM
2 64 (29.49%) Oracle
3 48 (22.12%) Red Hat
4 16 (7.37%) ATG
5 15 (6.91%) VMware
6 11 (5.07%) Microsoft
7 10 (4.61%) Informatica
7 10 (4.61%) Siebel
8 9 (4.15%) Axway
8 9 (4.15%) HP
9 8 (3.69%) Splunk
10 6 (2.76%) Sun
10 6 (2.76%) Veracode
11 5 (2.30%) Adobe
12 4 (1.84%) AppDynamics
12 4 (1.84%) CA
12 4 (1.84%) Comptel
12 4 (1.84%) Google
12 4 (1.84%) NetCracker
12 4 (1.84%) Sybase
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