The table below looks at the statistics for the Portal Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Portal Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Portal Developer
Rank 575 569 550
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Portal Developer 11 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.014% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.015% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 6
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£400 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £338 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - £418
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50176 47637 45728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.03% 92.46% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 32014 28679 25821
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2025 2106 2605
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Portal Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Portal Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Portal Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Portal Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Portal Developer within the UK.

Portal Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Portal Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Portal Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Portal Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Portal Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Portal Developer within the UK.

Portal Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Portal Developer
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Portal Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -29 8 £400 +14.28% 1
London +15 5 £375 +7.14%

Portal Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Portal Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Portal Developer in their job title.

1 17 (56.67%) MS Office
2 16 (53.33%) HTML
3 14 (46.67%) Java
4 13 (43.33%) MS Visio
4 13 (43.33%) Dreamweaver
5 12 (40.00%) MS Excel
6 11 (36.67%) Publishing
7 8 (26.67%) Workflow
8 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
8 7 (23.33%) Liferay
9 6 (20.00%) Migration
9 6 (20.00%) Document Management
10 5 (16.67%) Web Services
10 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 4 (13.33%) Identity Management
11 4 (13.33%) Legal
11 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (13.33%) Spring
11 4 (13.33%) Knowledge Management
11 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
11 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
12 3 (10.00%) Oracle
12 3 (10.00%) JBoss
12 3 (10.00%) MVC
12 3 (10.00%) Finance
12 3 (10.00%) WebSphere
12 3 (10.00%) Spring MVC
12 3 (10.00%) WebSphere Portal
12 3 (10.00%) WebCenter

Portal Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Portal Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Portal Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (23.33%) Liferay
2 3 (10.00%) WebSphere Portal
2 3 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.00%) JBoss
3 2 (6.67%) CMS
4 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.33%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 17 (56.67%) MS Office
2 13 (43.33%) MS Visio
3 12 (40.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) LDAP
1 1 (3.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.33%) JasperReports
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (43.33%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (3.33%) Subversion
2 1 (3.33%) Maven
2 1 (3.33%) Hudson
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Ivy
General
1 11 (36.67%) Publishing
2 4 (13.33%) Legal
3 3 (10.00%) Finance
4 1 (3.33%) Automotive
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (53.33%) HTML
2 5 (16.67%) Web Services
3 4 (13.33%) Spring
4 3 (10.00%) Spring MVC
4 3 (10.00%) WebCenter
5 2 (6.67%) Ajax
5 2 (6.67%) RESTful
5 2 (6.67%) JMS
5 2 (6.67%) SOAP
6 1 (3.33%) Struts
6 1 (3.33%) XML
6 1 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.33%) JSF
6 1 (3.33%) .NET
6 1 (3.33%) J2EE
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.33%) EJB
6 1 (3.33%) CSS
6 1 (3.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
1 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Workflow
2 6 (20.00%) Migration
2 6 (20.00%) Document Management
3 4 (13.33%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
3 4 (13.33%) Identity Management
3 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (10.00%) MVC
5 2 (6.67%) Scrum
5 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.67%) SOA
5 2 (6.67%) Content Management
6 1 (3.33%) OO
6 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.33%) Change Management
6 1 (3.33%) Web Development
6 1 (3.33%) Release Management
6 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) Java
2 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.67%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) Sun
3 1 (3.33%) BEA
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