The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for WebSphere Process Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere Process Server over the 3 months to 30 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 Process Server (WPS)
UK
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 647 616
Rank change year-on-year +69 -31  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Process Server 22 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.020% 0.039%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.28% 0.11% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 16
Median daily rate £580 £538 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.90% +19.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £580 £413 £450
% change year-on-year +40.60% -8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WebSphere Process 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 7870 9745 9954
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.98% 17.43% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5097 6333 6000
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 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £570 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 216 382
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.80 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.70% -15.00%  

WebSphere Process Server
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere Process Server in the UK

WebSphere Process Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WebSphere Process Server.

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere Process Server in the UK

WebSphere Process Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere Process Server over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere Process Server in the UK

WebSphere Process Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere Process Server.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere Process Server in the UK

WebSphere Process Server
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere Process Server within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 +66 22 £580 +7.90% 2
South East +34 17 £580 - 2
Oxfordshire - 17 £580 - 2
Oxford - 8 £580 - 1
London +26 4 £538 -
City of London -10 1 £300 -36.84%
Northampton - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Halifax - 1 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere Process 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 Process Server.

1 43 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 38 (88.37%) Java
3 35 (81.40%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (81.40%) BPEL
3 35 (81.40%) Spring
4 34 (79.07%) WebSphere Application Server
5 32 (74.42%) JBoss
5 32 (74.42%) Migration
5 32 (74.42%) Java EE
5 32 (74.42%) BPMN
6 31 (72.09%) JUnit
7 29 (67.44%) SQL
8 28 (65.12%) TDD
9 27 (62.79%) Scrum
9 27 (62.79%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (62.79%) Jenkins
10 26 (60.47%) DevOps
10 26 (60.47%) GitHub
10 26 (60.47%) Maven
10 26 (60.47%) Pair Programming
11 25 (58.14%) Unit Testing
11 25 (58.14%) Mockito
11 25 (58.14%) Cucumber
12 11 (25.58%) Publishing
13 10 (23.26%) Web Services
14 9 (20.93%) IBM
14 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
15 8 (18.60%) Alfresco
16 7 (16.28%) WebSphere MQ
16 7 (16.28%) SOAP

WebSphere Process 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 43 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 34 (79.07%) WebSphere Application Server
3 32 (74.42%) JBoss
4 8 (18.60%) Alfresco
5 6 (13.95%) Apache
6 4 (9.30%) WebLogic
6 4 (9.30%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (6.98%) GlassFish
7 3 (6.98%) WebLogic Integration
7 3 (6.98%) WebSphere Portal
8 2 (4.65%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (4.65%) IIS
8 2 (4.65%) iPlanet
8 2 (4.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 26 (60.47%) GitHub
2 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
1 1 (2.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) RDBMS
1 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.98%) DB2
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 31 (72.09%) JUnit
2 27 (62.79%) Jenkins
3 26 (60.47%) Maven
4 25 (58.14%) Cucumber
4 25 (58.14%) Mockito
5 1 (2.33%) Selenium
5 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (25.58%) Publishing
2 5 (11.63%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Prime Brokerage
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 36 (83.72%) Developer
2 28 (65.12%) Java Developer
3 11 (25.58%) SQL Developer
4 9 (20.93%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 9 (20.93%) Java Engineer
4 9 (20.93%) Java Software Developer
4 9 (20.93%) Java Software Engineer
4 9 (20.93%) Software Developer
4 9 (20.93%) Software Engineer
5 7 (16.28%) Cloud Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Agile Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Agile Java Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Consultant
6 4 (9.30%) Core Java Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Applications Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Server Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) WebSphere Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) WebSphere Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (81.40%) Spring
2 32 (74.42%) Java EE
3 10 (23.26%) Web Services
4 7 (16.28%) J2EE
4 7 (16.28%) JMS
4 7 (16.28%) SOAP
4 7 (16.28%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (11.63%) IBM Integration Bus
5 5 (11.63%) XML
6 4 (9.30%) HTML
6 4 (9.30%) JPA
6 4 (9.30%) jQuery
6 4 (9.30%) JSF
6 4 (9.30%) Middleware
7 3 (6.98%) CSS
7 3 (6.98%) EJB
7 3 (6.98%) Hibernate
7 3 (6.98%) JSP
7 3 (6.98%) JTA
7 3 (6.98%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) DataPower
2 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.65%) Clustering
3 2 (4.65%) Derivative
4 1 (2.33%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) AIX
2 2 (4.65%) Solaris
2 2 (4.65%) zOS
3 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (81.40%) Agile Software Development
1 35 (81.40%) BPEL
2 32 (74.42%) BPMN
2 32 (74.42%) Migration
3 28 (65.12%) TDD
4 27 (62.79%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (62.79%) Scrum
5 26 (60.47%) DevOps
5 26 (60.47%) Pair Programming
6 25 (58.14%) Unit Testing
7 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
8 4 (9.30%) SOA
9 3 (6.98%) AOP
9 3 (6.98%) Domain-Driven Design
9 3 (6.98%) MVC
9 3 (6.98%) OO
9 3 (6.98%) OOA/OOD
9 3 (6.98%) Process Management
9 3 (6.98%) UML
9 3 (6.98%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 38 (88.37%) Java
2 29 (67.44%) SQL
3 4 (9.30%) Perl
4 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) IBM
2 3 (6.98%) Kony
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle
2 3 (6.98%) Sybase
3 2 (4.65%) Google
3 2 (4.65%) Yahoo!
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