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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 111 96 127
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +31
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 12 32 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.49% 1.25% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.25% 5.57% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 0
Average daily rate
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£488 £430 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £428 £436
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.00%
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
534 575 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.70% 22.52% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 286 241
Average daily rate £363 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 15
Average hourly rate £19.00 £36.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.22% +80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 August 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
Reading +6 6 £438 -6.91%
Slough - - - -
WebSphere MQ
South East

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 12 (75.00%) IBM
3 8 (50.00%) AIX
3 8 (50.00%) Solaris
3 8 (50.00%) Linux
3 8 (50.00%) Clustering
3 8 (50.00%) DataPower
4 7 (43.75%) Windows
5 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (37.50%) Finance
5 6 (37.50%) DB2
5 6 (37.50%) iSeries
6 5 (31.25%) Middleware
7 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
7 4 (25.00%) IBM Certification
7 4 (25.00%) High Availability
8 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Modelling
8 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
8 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Degree
8 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
8 3 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (18.75%) ATM
8 3 (18.75%) XML
8 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
9 2 (12.50%) SAP XI
9 2 (12.50%) SAP CO
9 2 (12.50%) AS400
9 2 (12.50%) Workflow

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP FI
1 2 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (12.50%) SAP CO
1 2 (12.50%) SAP GRC
2 1 (6.25%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) DB2
2 2 (12.50%) SAP BW
3 1 (6.25%) Big Data
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Architect
2 5 (31.25%) Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Designer
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (12.50%) Lead Developer
4 2 (12.50%) SAP Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
5 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Ab Initio Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Middleware
2 3 (18.75%) XML
3 2 (12.50%) EDI
3 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 2 (12.50%) Web Dynpro
3 2 (12.50%) SAP Smart Forms
3 2 (12.50%) BAPI
3 2 (12.50%) SAP XI
4 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Clustering
1 8 (50.00%) DataPower
2 6 (37.50%) iSeries
3 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
4 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
5 2 (12.50%) AS400
6 1 (6.25%) Tandem
6 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
6 1 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) AIX
1 8 (50.00%) Solaris
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) High Availability
3 3 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
3 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Modelling
4 2 (12.50%) Workflow
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) ETL
4 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Analytics
5 1 (6.25%) Low Latency
5 1 (6.25%) Scalability Testing
5 1 (6.25%) System Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Release Management
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Commerce
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
1 2 (12.50%) ABAP
1 2 (12.50%) SAPscript
2 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) IBM Certification
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Ab Initio
3 1 (6.25%) Endeca
3 1 (6.25%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) Coremetrics