The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 28 June 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 107
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 0 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - - 0.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category - - 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 10
Median daily rate - - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -4.00%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 363 511 421
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 17.47% 17.00% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 326 234
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.26% +12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 27
Median hourly rate £14.22 £12.00 £19.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.45% -38.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.85 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £24.00 £37.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

WebSphere Application Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in the West Midlands

WebSphere Application Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere Application Server in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WebSphere Application Server.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) JSP
1 1 (100.00%) Servlets
1 1 (100.00%) Struts
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Swing
1 1 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) AWT
1 1 (100.00%) Sun
1 1 (100.00%) Sun Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database

WebSphere Application Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) AWT
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JSP
1 1 (100.00%) Servlets
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Struts
1 1 (100.00%) Swing
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Sun