The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 27 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
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 628 617
Rank change year-on-year +49 -11  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Portal 31 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.048% 0.045%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.40% 0.27% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 22
Median daily rate £375 £481 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.07% +6.94%  
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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7806 9763 9839
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.57% 18.08% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4976 6503 6153
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 242 324
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.04% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.49 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.76% +23.80%  

WebSphere Portal
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

WebSphere Portal
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere Portal in the UK

WebSphere Portal
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere Portal over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere Portal in the UK

WebSphere Portal
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere Portal in the UK

WebSphere Portal
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere Portal within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 20 £375 -30.23% 1
Scotland +35 11 £425 -
Yorkshire +36 8 £413 -25.00%
Edinburgh +26 8 £400 -5.88%
London -2 8 £375 -30.23%
West Yorkshire - 7 £413 -
Halifax - 4 £375 -
North West - 3 £375 -
Leeds - 3 £450 -
Glasgow +5 2 £450 -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Sheffield +10 1 - -
South Yorkshire +4 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire -3 1 £425 +0.59%
Clydebank -3 1 £425 +0.59%
South West - 1 £400 -
Merseyside - 1 £375 -
Devon - 1 £400 -
Plymouth - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for WebSphere Portal.

1 49 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 35 (71.43%) Java
3 29 (59.18%) IBM
4 25 (51.02%) HTML
5 24 (48.98%) J2EE
6 22 (44.90%) WebSphere Application Server
6 22 (44.90%) JavaScript
7 18 (36.73%) Banking
8 16 (32.65%) CSS
9 14 (28.57%) Unix
9 14 (28.57%) SQL
10 11 (22.45%) Oracle
10 11 (22.45%) JSP
10 11 (22.45%) XML
11 10 (20.41%) Finance
11 10 (20.41%) Web Development
11 10 (20.41%) JSR 286
12 9 (18.37%) DataPower
12 9 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (18.37%) Content Management
12 9 (18.37%) SOAP
12 9 (18.37%) Web Services
13 8 (16.33%) Servlets
13 8 (16.33%) Linux
13 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
13 8 (16.33%) IBM Integration Bus
13 8 (16.33%) TDD
14 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
14 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
14 7 (14.29%) HTML5

WebSphere Portal
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 49 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 22 (44.90%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (14.29%) WebLogic
3 7 (14.29%) WebLogic Portal
4 5 (10.20%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (8.16%) Apache
6 3 (6.12%) WebSphere Process Server
7 2 (4.08%) Apache Solr
7 2 (4.08%) Confluence
7 2 (4.08%) IIS
7 2 (4.08%) iPlanet
7 2 (4.08%) JBoss
7 2 (4.08%) Liferay
8 1 (2.04%) Drupal
8 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) HTTP
1 5 (10.20%) HTTPS
1 5 (10.20%) SSL
2 3 (6.12%) Internet
3 1 (2.04%) LDAP
3 1 (2.04%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) DB2
3 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 5 (10.20%) Rational Application Developer
3 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.16%) JIRA
4 3 (6.12%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.12%) IntelliJ
4 3 (6.12%) jMock
4 3 (6.12%) JUnit
4 3 (6.12%) Mockito
5 2 (4.08%) Appium
5 2 (4.08%) Bitbucket
5 2 (4.08%) NetBeans
5 2 (4.08%) Selenium
5 2 (4.08%) Subversion
6 1 (2.04%) JDeveloper
6 1 (2.04%) TestComplete
General
1 18 (36.73%) Banking
2 10 (20.41%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Advertising
3 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) Developer
2 13 (26.53%) WebSphere Developer
3 12 (24.49%) Java Developer
4 6 (12.24%) Java WebSphere Developer
4 6 (12.24%) WebSphere Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) WebSphere Specialist
5 5 (10.20%) Portal Developer
6 4 (8.16%) WebSphere Portal Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Administrator
7 3 (6.12%) J2EE Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Senior WebSphere Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (6.12%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
8 2 (4.08%) Applications Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Server Specialist
8 2 (4.08%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (51.02%) HTML
2 24 (48.98%) J2EE
3 16 (32.65%) CSS
4 11 (22.45%) JSP
4 11 (22.45%) XML
5 10 (20.41%) JSR 286
6 9 (18.37%) SOAP
6 9 (18.37%) Web Services
7 8 (16.33%) IBM Integration Bus
7 8 (16.33%) Servlets
8 7 (14.29%) HTML5
9 6 (12.24%) .NET
9 6 (12.24%) Java EE
9 6 (12.24%) jQuery
9 6 (12.24%) JSR 168
10 5 (10.20%) Hibernate
10 5 (10.20%) JSF
10 5 (10.20%) Spring
10 5 (10.20%) Spring MVC
10 5 (10.20%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (18.37%) DataPower
2 6 (12.24%) N-Tier
3 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.08%) iSeries
6 1 (2.04%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (2.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.57%) Unix
2 8 (16.33%) Linux
3 5 (10.20%) AIX
3 5 (10.20%) Solaris
4 4 (8.16%) Windows
4 4 (8.16%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.08%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) Web Development
2 9 (18.37%) Content Management
3 8 (16.33%) TDD
4 7 (14.29%) Web Application Development
5 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (12.24%) Information Security
5 6 (12.24%) OO
5 6 (12.24%) OOP
5 6 (12.24%) Open Source
6 5 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (10.20%) MVC
6 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.16%) BDD
7 4 (8.16%) RAD
7 4 (8.16%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (8.16%) SDLC
7 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.16%) Web Design
8 3 (6.12%) Open Source Development
8 3 (6.12%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 35 (71.43%) Java
2 22 (44.90%) JavaScript
3 14 (28.57%) SQL
4 6 (12.24%) Shell Script
5 4 (8.16%) C#
5 4 (8.16%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.12%) PHP
7 2 (4.08%) Perl
7 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.08%) TypeScript
7 2 (4.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 1 (2.04%) Jython
8 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) Sun Certification
3 2 (4.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Apache Flume
2 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.08%) Ansible
2 2 (4.08%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (4.08%) Puppet
3 1 (2.04%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 29 (59.18%) IBM
2 11 (22.45%) Oracle
3 3 (6.12%) Sun
4 2 (4.08%) ATG
4 2 (4.08%) CA
5 1 (2.04%) Google