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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 113 116 119
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 5 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.20% 0.48% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.98% 2.32% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 4
Average daily rate £338 £445 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.15% -2.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £429 £468 £450
% change year-on-year
-8.28% +3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +81.81%
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
509 561 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.43% 20.76% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 315 313
Average daily rate £375 £365 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -14.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £22.00 £38.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £125.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 4 £338 -40.00%
Slough +9 1 - - 1
WebSphere MQ
South East

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 15 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 14 (93.33%) IBM
3 11 (73.33%) DB2
4 10 (66.67%) HTTP
5 9 (60.00%) DataPower
6 8 (53.33%) IBM Integration Bus
6 8 (53.33%) AIX
6 8 (53.33%) Solaris
7 7 (46.67%) SSL
7 7 (46.67%) Middleware
8 6 (40.00%) Shell Script
8 6 (40.00%) Finance
8 6 (40.00%) Clustering
8 6 (40.00%) Linux
8 6 (40.00%) Unix
8 6 (40.00%) JMS
8 6 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (40.00%) Ab Initio
8 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (40.00%) Cryptography
9 5 (33.33%) IBM HTTP Server
9 5 (33.33%) Oracle
9 5 (33.33%) Windows
9 5 (33.33%) IBM Certification
10 4 (26.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 4 (26.67%) AWK
10 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
10 4 (26.67%) sed
10 4 (26.67%) Korn
11 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 15 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (33.33%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (13.33%) IIS
6 1 (6.67%) Apache
6 1 (6.67%) iPlanet
6 1 (6.67%) MQSeries
6 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
6 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) HTTP
2 7 (46.67%) SSL
3 1 (6.67%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Toad
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Applications Support
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Ab Initio Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Unix Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Unix Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) IBM Integration Bus
2 7 (46.67%) Middleware
3 6 (40.00%) JMS
4 3 (20.00%) J2EE
5 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 1 (6.67%) .NET
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) DataPower
2 6 (40.00%) Clustering
2 6 (40.00%) Cryptography
3 3 (20.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) AIX
1 8 (53.33%) Solaris
2 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) Unix
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) UML
3 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.67%) Data Security
4 1 (6.67%) ETL
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
4 1 (6.67%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) OOD
4 1 (6.67%) Release Management
4 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) RUP
4 1 (6.67%) SDLC
4 1 (6.67%) SOA
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (26.67%) AWK
2 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
2 4 (26.67%) Korn
2 4 (26.67%) sed
3 2 (13.33%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) IBM Certification
2 3 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) IBM
2 6 (40.00%) Ab Initio
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) FairCom
5 1 (6.67%) Sun