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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 120 121 116
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 9 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.32% 0.19% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.44% 0.96% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
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£438 £384 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -0.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £369
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 -
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
625 523 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.39% 19.42% 22.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 310 225
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 72
Average hourly rate £35.75 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.39% -41.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 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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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 +8 7 £425 +10.74%
WebSphere MQ
South East

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 22 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 17 (77.27%) IBM
3 13 (59.09%) Linux
3 13 (59.09%) HTTP
4 11 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 10 (45.45%) Apache
5 10 (45.45%) IBM HTTP Server
6 9 (40.91%) DB2
7 8 (36.36%) Finance
7 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (31.82%) DataPower
8 7 (31.82%) Shell Script
8 7 (31.82%) Middleware
8 7 (31.82%) Perl
8 7 (31.82%) SOAP
8 7 (31.82%) Python
8 7 (31.82%) XML
8 7 (31.82%) AIX
8 7 (31.82%) Solaris
9 6 (27.27%) JMS
9 6 (27.27%) Web Services
9 6 (27.27%) Java
9 6 (27.27%) DNS
9 6 (27.27%) Adobe
9 6 (27.27%) SSL
9 6 (27.27%) Jython
9 6 (27.27%) High Availability
9 6 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (27.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (27.27%) Worklight

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 22 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 11 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (45.45%) Apache
3 10 (45.45%) IBM HTTP Server
4 6 (27.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (18.18%) iPlanet
5 4 (18.18%) IIS
5 4 (18.18%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) HTTP
2 6 (27.27%) DNS
2 6 (27.27%) SSL
3 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.55%) SAN
4 1 (4.55%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) DB2
2 5 (22.73%) Big Data
3 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.55%) SAP BW
3 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.55%) SAP BI
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Introscope
2 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.55%) TestComplete
2 1 (4.55%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) WebSphere Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Administrator
4 4 (18.18%) WebSphere Administrator
5 3 (13.64%) WebSphere Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
6 1 (4.55%) Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Ab Initio Developer
6 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) SAP Developer
6 1 (4.55%) SAP BW Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) Middleware
1 7 (31.82%) SOAP
1 7 (31.82%) XML
2 6 (27.27%) JMS
2 6 (27.27%) Web Services
2 6 (27.27%) Worklight
3 5 (22.73%) WSDL
4 4 (18.18%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (4.55%) BAPI
5 1 (4.55%) .NET
5 1 (4.55%) HTML
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.55%) XSD
5 1 (4.55%) XSL
5 1 (4.55%) XSLT
5 1 (4.55%) Spring
5 1 (4.55%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) DataPower
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) AS400
3 1 (4.55%) Replication
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) Statistics
3 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.55%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) AIX
2 7 (31.82%) Solaris
3 6 (27.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 4 (18.18%) zOS
5 3 (13.64%) UNIX
6 1 (4.55%) Windows
6 1 (4.55%) Android
6 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) High Availability
2 6 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (22.73%) Low Latency
4 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.55%) OOP
4 1 (4.55%) OO
4 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.55%) SOA
4 1 (4.55%) ETL
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL
4 1 (4.55%) Analytics
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.55%) Data Management
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Shell Script
1 7 (31.82%) Perl
1 7 (31.82%) Python
2 6 (27.27%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) Jython
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) SAPscript
4 1 (4.55%) ABAP
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) IBM
2 6 (27.27%) Adobe
2 6 (27.27%) AppDynamics
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.55%) Ab Initio
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.55%) Endeca
4 1 (4.55%) Google
4 1 (4.55%) Coremetrics