The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere MQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere MQ over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 96 107 97
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 30 14 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.14% 0.57% 1.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.31% 2.57% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 19
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£475 £475 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £440 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £453 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.55% +6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -
WebSphere MQ
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
565 545 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.39% 22.14% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 269 298
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 8
Average hourly rate £37.00 £19.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.73% -47.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

WebSphere MQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere MQ across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WebSphere MQ Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ across the Berkshire region.

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

WebSphere MQ
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
Reading +13 28 £475 +8.57%
Slough - 2 - -
WebSphere MQ
South East

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing WebSphere MQ 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 MQ.

1 42 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 40 (95.24%) IBM
3 39 (92.86%) DB2
4 37 (88.10%) DataPower
5 33 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (59.52%) AIX
6 25 (59.52%) Solaris
7 22 (52.38%) Finance
8 21 (50.00%) JMS
9 18 (42.86%) UNIX
10 17 (40.48%) Linux
10 17 (40.48%) Ab Initio
10 17 (40.48%) Shell Script
11 16 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (35.71%) Clustering
12 15 (35.71%) IBM Certification
12 15 (35.71%) Windows
13 14 (33.33%) Middleware
14 13 (30.95%) HTTP
14 13 (30.95%) High Availability
15 12 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
16 9 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (21.43%) Configuration Management
16 9 (21.43%) Big Data
16 9 (21.43%) Low Latency
17 8 (19.05%) Management Information System
17 8 (19.05%) Web Services
17 8 (19.05%) XML
18 7 (16.67%) SSL
18 7 (16.67%) Cryptography

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing WebSphere MQ 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 MQ. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 42 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 12 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.38%) IIS
3 1 (2.38%) Apache
3 1 (2.38%) iPlanet
3 1 (2.38%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) HTTP
2 7 (16.67%) SSL
3 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (92.86%) DB2
2 9 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (21.43%) Big Data
3 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.76%) SAP BW
3 2 (4.76%) SAP BI
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
1 1 (2.38%) Selenium
1 1 (2.38%) TestComplete
1 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (52.38%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (64.29%) Developer
2 17 (40.48%) Ab Initio Developer
3 13 (30.95%) Senior Developer
3 13 (30.95%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
4 6 (14.29%) Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) WebSphere Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Administrator
7 1 (2.38%) SAP BW Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) SAP Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Administrator
7 1 (2.38%) Tester
7 1 (2.38%) Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Designer
7 1 (2.38%) Applications Support
7 1 (2.38%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) SAP Developer
7 1 (2.38%) SAP BW Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (50.00%) JMS
2 14 (33.33%) Middleware
3 8 (19.05%) Web Services
3 8 (19.05%) XML
4 6 (14.29%) SOAP
5 5 (11.90%) WSDL
6 3 (7.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 2 (4.76%) MDX
7 2 (4.76%) BAPI
8 1 (2.38%) Spring
8 1 (2.38%) HTML
8 1 (2.38%) .NET
8 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
8 1 (2.38%) XSD
8 1 (2.38%) XSL
8 1 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 37 (88.10%) DataPower
2 16 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (35.71%) Clustering
4 8 (19.05%) Management Information System
5 7 (16.67%) Cryptography
6 2 (4.76%) Statistics
6 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.38%) Data Integration
7 1 (2.38%) AS400
7 1 (2.38%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 25 (59.52%) AIX
1 25 (59.52%) Solaris
2 18 (42.86%) UNIX
3 17 (40.48%) Linux
4 15 (35.71%) Windows
5 1 (2.38%) zOS
5 1 (2.38%) Android
5 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.95%) High Availability
3 9 (21.43%) Configuration Management
3 9 (21.43%) Low Latency
4 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.52%) Resource Management
6 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.76%) Data Management
6 2 (4.76%) ETL
6 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.76%) OOP
6 2 (4.76%) OO
6 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.38%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (2.38%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.38%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.38%) SOA
7 1 (2.38%) Regression Testing
7 1 (2.38%) Analytics
7 1 (2.38%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) Shell Script
2 3 (7.14%) Java
3 2 (4.76%) SQL
3 2 (4.76%) ABAP
3 2 (4.76%) SAPscript
4 1 (2.38%) C#
4 1 (2.38%) XPath
4 1 (2.38%) Python
4 1 (2.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (35.71%) IBM Certification
2 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
Vendors
1 40 (95.24%) IBM
2 17 (40.48%) Ab Initio
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.76%) SAP
5 1 (2.38%) Endeca
5 1 (2.38%) Google
5 1 (2.38%) Coremetrics