Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 203 167
Rank change year-on-year +22 -36 -8
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Application Server 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.062% 0.049% 0.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.41% 0.28% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
West Midlands median daily rate £550 - £419
10th Percentile £525 - £393
90th Percentile £575 - £493
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £36.00 £62.50
% change year-on-year - -42.40% +108.33%

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

All Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 727 1061 776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.02% 17.21% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 615 425
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £207 £238 £238
90th Percentile £564 £525 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 28 42
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £15.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.35% -11.64% -
10th Percentile £13.04 £10.60 £11.04
90th Percentile £42.20 £24.00 £33.55
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.43
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.96% +7.92%

WebSphere Application Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing WebSphere Application Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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

WebSphere Application Server
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Birmingham - 1 £550 -
WebSphere Application Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) JBoss
1 3 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (66.67%) ATG
2 2 (66.67%) Load Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Software Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (66.67%) iPad
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) J2EE
2 2 (66.67%) JDBC
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) B2C
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) Virtual Team
2 2 (66.67%) Strategic Thinking
3 1 (33.33%) Loose Coupling
3 1 (33.33%) Velocity
3 1 (33.33%) Splunk
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (33.33%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
3 1 (33.33%) Kafka
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Camel
3 1 (33.33%) Apache ServiceMix

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 3 (100.00%) JBoss
1 3 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (33.33%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Security Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Technical Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Security Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Security Technical Architect
2 1 (33.33%) SOA Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) J2EE
1 2 (66.67%) JDBC
1 2 (66.67%) REST
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Camel
2 1 (33.33%) Kafka
2 1 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (33.33%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) iPad
1 2 (66.67%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) B2C
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
1 2 (66.67%) Load Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (66.67%) Software Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Strategic Thinking
2 1 (33.33%) Loose Coupling
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) ATG
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Splunk
3 1 (33.33%) TIBCO
3 1 (33.33%) VMware