The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for WebSphere Portal skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere Portal 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 Portal
England / London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 414 422 420
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Portal 8 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.039% 0.055% 0.065%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.23% 0.30% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 13
Median daily rate £375 £538 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.23% +53.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WebSphere Portal 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 London with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 3545 4055 4318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.07% 18.68% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2490 2921 2889
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.26% +12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 44 96
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £33.86 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

WebSphere Portal
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing WebSphere Portal as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere Portal in London

WebSphere Portal
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere Portal in London

WebSphere Portal
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere Portal in London

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere Portal 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 London region with a requirement for WebSphere Portal.

1 11 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 9 (81.82%) Java
3 8 (72.73%) IBM
4 6 (54.55%) J2EE
4 6 (54.55%) HTML
5 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
6 4 (36.36%) Banking
6 4 (36.36%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (36.36%) CSS
7 3 (27.27%) PHP
7 3 (27.27%) Linux
7 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Process Server
7 3 (27.27%) Apache
8 2 (18.18%) Finance
8 2 (18.18%) Advertising
8 2 (18.18%) IIS
8 2 (18.18%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (18.18%) Degree
8 2 (18.18%) Web Services
8 2 (18.18%) AIX
8 2 (18.18%) Solaris
8 2 (18.18%) zOS
8 2 (18.18%) iPlanet
8 2 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (18.18%) JSP
8 2 (18.18%) .NET
8 2 (18.18%) Web Development
8 2 (18.18%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (18.18%) Web Application Development
8 2 (18.18%) DataPower

WebSphere Portal
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 11 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (36.36%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (27.27%) Apache
3 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (18.18%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (18.18%) IIS
4 2 (18.18%) iPlanet
5 1 (9.09%) Drupal
5 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
5 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
5 1 (9.09%) WebLogic Portal
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
1 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
1 1 (9.09%) jMock
1 1 (9.09%) JUnit
1 1 (9.09%) Mockito
1 1 (9.09%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 4 (36.36%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Advertising
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
1 5 (45.45%) Java Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Applications Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Server Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Server Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (9.09%) J2EE Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Java Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Java Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Java/J2EE Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Middleware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Portal Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Developer
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Portal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) HTML
1 6 (54.55%) J2EE
2 4 (36.36%) CSS
3 2 (18.18%) .NET
3 2 (18.18%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (18.18%) JSP
3 2 (18.18%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
4 1 (9.09%) Java EE
4 1 (9.09%) jQuery
4 1 (9.09%) JSF
4 1 (9.09%) JSR 168
4 1 (9.09%) JSR 286
4 1 (9.09%) Middleware
4 1 (9.09%) Node.js
4 1 (9.09%) OSGi
4 1 (9.09%) Spring
4 1 (9.09%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) DataPower
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) AIX
2 2 (18.18%) Solaris
2 2 (18.18%) zOS
3 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Web Application Development
1 2 (18.18%) Web Development
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Content Management
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (9.09%) MVC
2 1 (9.09%) OO
2 1 (9.09%) OOP
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source Development
2 1 (9.09%) RAD
2 1 (9.09%) SOA
2 1 (9.09%) Task Automation
2 1 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) PHP
4 1 (9.09%) Perl
4 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle