The first table below looks at the demand for WebSphere Portal skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere Portal over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere Portal
Rank 569 518 538
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +20
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Portal 20 45 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.088% 0.053%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.21% 0.52% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 25 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £321 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9614 8709 9878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.60% 17.03% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5675 4973 5591
Average daily rate £375 £374 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 435 450
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.60 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%

WebSphere Portal
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere Portal within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

WebSphere Portal Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WebSphere Portal
Daily Rate Trend

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

WebSphere Portal Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WebSphere Portal
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere Portal within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

WebSphere Portal Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WebSphere Portal
Hourly Rate Trend

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

WebSphere Portal Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WebSphere Portal
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere Portal within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 14 £425 -
London -5 8 £400 -5.88%
Edinburgh -35 5 £300 -25.00%
Scotland -42 5 £300 -25.00%
South East -7 3 £425 -
City of London +24 1 - -
Dorking - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
East of England - - - -

WebSphere Portal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WebSphere Portal also 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 that cited WebSphere Portal.

1 45 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 31 (68.89%) IBM
3 25 (55.56%) Java
4 21 (46.67%) JavaScript
4 21 (46.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 16 (35.56%) CSS
6 13 (28.89%) HTML
7 12 (26.67%) jQuery
8 11 (24.44%) Spring
8 11 (24.44%) Finance
8 11 (24.44%) J2EE
9 10 (22.22%) JSP
9 10 (22.22%) XML
9 10 (22.22%) zOS
10 8 (17.78%) WebSphere MQ
10 8 (17.78%) Ajax
11 7 (15.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 7 (15.56%) CMS
11 7 (15.56%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (15.56%) SOAP
11 7 (15.56%) ITIL
11 7 (15.56%) UNIX
12 6 (13.33%) Linux
12 6 (13.33%) .NET
12 6 (13.33%) Tivoli
12 6 (13.33%) Hibernate
13 5 (11.11%) Content Management
13 5 (11.11%) Time Management
13 5 (11.11%) Web Development
13 5 (11.11%) Tivoli Monitoring

WebSphere Portal
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WebSphere Portal also 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 that cited WebSphere Portal. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 45 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 21 (46.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (15.56%) CMS
4 3 (6.67%) Moodle
4 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.67%) TeamSite
4 3 (6.67%) Node.js
5 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.22%) IBM Connections
5 1 (2.22%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) SSL
2 1 (2.22%) Firewall
2 1 (2.22%) 2G
2 1 (2.22%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) MySQL
1 5 (11.11%) DB2
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) JUnit
2 3 (6.67%) Ant
3 2 (4.44%) Maven
4 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.22%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (24.44%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Financial Institution
2 4 (8.89%) Back Office
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) French Language
4 1 (2.22%) German Language
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Developer
2 16 (35.56%) WebSphere Developer
3 14 (31.11%) WebSphere Portal Developer
3 14 (31.11%) Portal Developer
4 12 (26.67%) WebSphere Administrator
4 12 (26.67%) Administrator
5 4 (8.89%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Architect
7 2 (4.44%) WebSphere Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) Server Administrator
8 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Senior WebSphere Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Technical Manager
8 1 (2.22%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Specialist
8 1 (2.22%) Web Designer
8 1 (2.22%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (35.56%) CSS
2 13 (28.89%) HTML
3 12 (26.67%) jQuery
4 11 (24.44%) Spring
4 11 (24.44%) J2EE
5 10 (22.22%) JSP
5 10 (22.22%) XML
6 8 (17.78%) WebSphere MQ
6 8 (17.78%) Ajax
7 7 (15.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 7 (15.56%) SOAP
8 6 (13.33%) .NET
8 6 (13.33%) Hibernate
9 5 (11.11%) Web Services
9 5 (11.11%) J2SE
10 4 (8.89%) WSDL
10 4 (8.89%) Java EE
11 3 (6.67%) JSF
11 3 (6.67%) Dojo
11 3 (6.67%) JSR 286
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.44%) Clustering
2 2 (4.44%) iSeries
3 1 (2.22%) Open Source
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) Semantic Web
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) zOS
2 7 (15.56%) UNIX
3 6 (13.33%) Linux
4 4 (8.89%) Windows
5 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 3 (6.67%) Android
6 2 (4.44%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) ITIL
2 5 (11.11%) Content Management
2 5 (11.11%) Web Development
2 5 (11.11%) Time Management
3 4 (8.89%) CRM
3 4 (8.89%) SOA
4 3 (6.67%) Android Development
4 3 (6.67%) iOS Development
5 2 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.44%) Service Management
5 2 (4.44%) OO
5 2 (4.44%) Project Planning
5 2 (4.44%) Scrum
6 1 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.22%) Data Management
6 1 (2.22%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.22%) Requirements Management
6 1 (2.22%) Release Management
6 1 (2.22%) Process Management
6 1 (2.22%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 25 (55.56%) Java
2 21 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.11%) Perl
3 5 (11.11%) SQL
4 4 (8.89%) Jython
5 3 (6.67%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.22%) SPARQL
6 1 (2.22%) C#
6 1 (2.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (6.67%) IBM Certification
2 3 (6.67%) IBM WebSphere Certification
3 2 (4.44%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Tivoli
2 5 (11.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (4.44%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 31 (68.89%) IBM
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.67%) HP
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Cognos
4 1 (2.22%) MKS
4 1 (2.22%) Metastorm