The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere Portal
Rank 576 556 522
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -34
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Portal 33 26 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.048% 0.065%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.32% 0.28% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 14
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£450 £388 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
10242 9449 8424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.32% 17.31% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6259 5859 4740
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 316 431
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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 5 May 2015.

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 12 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 5 May 2015. 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 -15 24 £450 +9.09% 1
London +26 16 £450 +28.57% 1
Edinburgh -6 8 £450 +50.00%
Scotland -7 8 £450 +33.33%
City of London - 8 £488 -
Sheffield -5 4 £500 +11.11%
South Yorkshire -8 4 £500 +11.11%
Yorkshire -17 4 £500 +17.64%
West Midlands - 4 £450 -
Warwickshire - 4 £450 -
Warwick - 4 £450 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £475 -

WebSphere Portal
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 59 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 40 (67.80%) WebSphere Application Server
3 28 (47.46%) zOS
3 28 (47.46%) Linux
4 26 (44.07%) Solaris
5 25 (42.37%) AIX
6 24 (40.68%) Jython
7 22 (37.29%) Java
8 21 (35.59%) Finance
9 20 (33.90%) WebSphere MQ
10 19 (32.20%) WebSphere Process Server
11 18 (30.51%) Migration
11 18 (30.51%) DB2
11 18 (30.51%) UNIX
12 16 (27.12%) CICS
13 15 (25.42%) CA
13 15 (25.42%) Introscope
13 15 (25.42%) Windows
13 15 (25.42%) LPAR
13 15 (25.42%) CA Wily
14 11 (18.64%) IBM
14 11 (18.64%) Perl
15 10 (16.95%) J2EE
15 10 (16.95%) WebSphere Message Broker
16 9 (15.25%) IBM HTTP Server
16 9 (15.25%) Banking
17 8 (13.56%) Tivoli
17 8 (13.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
17 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
18 7 (11.86%) Degree

WebSphere Portal
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 59 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 40 (67.80%) WebSphere Application Server
3 19 (32.20%) WebSphere Process Server
4 16 (27.12%) CICS
5 9 (15.25%) IBM HTTP Server
6 7 (11.86%) iPlanet
6 7 (11.86%) IIS
6 7 (11.86%) Apache
7 6 (10.17%) WebLogic
7 6 (10.17%) WebLogic Portal
8 3 (5.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (3.39%) Magnolia
9 2 (3.39%) Liferay
9 2 (3.39%) FileNet
9 2 (3.39%) CMS
9 2 (3.39%) JBoss
9 2 (3.39%) IBM Notes
9 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
9 2 (3.39%) Documentum
10 1 (1.69%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) LDAP
2 3 (5.08%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (30.51%) DB2
2 2 (3.39%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 15 (25.42%) Introscope
2 2 (3.39%) Maven
2 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (35.59%) Finance
2 9 (15.25%) Banking
3 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.08%) Retail Banking
4 3 (5.08%) Retail
5 2 (3.39%) Publishing
6 1 (1.69%) Billing
6 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (50.85%) Administrator
2 28 (47.46%) WebSphere Administrator
3 13 (22.03%) Server Administrator
3 13 (22.03%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
4 9 (15.25%) WebSphere Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) WebSphere Specialist
6 5 (8.47%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.78%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.78%) Architect
7 4 (6.78%) Developer
7 4 (6.78%) UNIX Administrator
7 4 (6.78%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.78%) Server Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.08%) WebSphere Server Specialist
8 3 (5.08%) Server Specialist
8 3 (5.08%) Java Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Applications Specialist
9 2 (3.39%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (33.90%) WebSphere MQ
2 10 (16.95%) J2EE
2 10 (16.95%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 7 (11.86%) Web Services
4 3 (5.08%) WebCenter
5 2 (3.39%) OSGi
5 2 (3.39%) Backbone.js
5 2 (3.39%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (3.39%) Apache Sling
5 2 (3.39%) Apache Felix
5 2 (3.39%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.39%) JSP
5 2 (3.39%) Servlets
5 2 (3.39%) JMX
5 2 (3.39%) Hibernate
5 2 (3.39%) Spring
5 2 (3.39%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) LPAR
2 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.08%) DataPower
4 2 (3.39%) iSeries
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (3.39%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (3.39%) Social Media
5 1 (1.69%) User Experience
5 1 (1.69%) Clustering
5 1 (1.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 28 (47.46%) Linux
1 28 (47.46%) zOS
2 26 (44.07%) Solaris
3 25 (42.37%) AIX
4 18 (30.51%) UNIX
5 15 (25.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) Migration
2 6 (10.17%) Content Management
3 5 (8.47%) ITIL
4 4 (6.78%) Change Management
4 4 (6.78%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.08%) Project Management
6 2 (3.39%) Web Development
6 2 (3.39%) MVC
6 2 (3.39%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.39%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (3.39%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.39%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.69%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (1.69%) DevOps
7 1 (1.69%) B2B
7 1 (1.69%) B2C
7 1 (1.69%) Validation
7 1 (1.69%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.68%) Jython
2 22 (37.29%) Java
3 11 (18.64%) Perl
4 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.39%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) Degree
2 5 (8.47%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (25.42%) CA Wily
2 8 (13.56%) Tivoli
2 8 (13.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 15 (25.42%) CA
2 11 (18.64%) IBM
3 6 (10.17%) Oracle
4 4 (6.78%) Adobe
4 4 (6.78%) Sitecore
5 2 (3.39%) FatWire
5 2 (3.39%) Lotus
5 2 (3.39%) Vignette
5 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.69%) TIBCO