The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Berkshire region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 109 96 135
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +39
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 10 24 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.41% 0.99% 0.063%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.85% 4.39% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £430 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +2.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.15 - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
542 547 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.19% 22.47% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 264 235
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £479 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 14
Average hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.65 £35.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £36.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
WebSphere MQ
South East

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 22 July 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 -1 6 £575 +14.42%
Slough - - - -
WebSphere MQ
South East

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 13 (81.25%) IBM
3 12 (75.00%) AIX
3 12 (75.00%) Solaris
3 12 (75.00%) DataPower
4 10 (62.50%) DB2
4 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (50.00%) Clustering
5 8 (50.00%) Linux
6 7 (43.75%) Windows
7 6 (37.50%) Finance
8 5 (31.25%) Ab Initio
8 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
8 5 (31.25%) UNIX
9 4 (25.00%) IBM Certification
9 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
9 4 (25.00%) High Availability
10 3 (18.75%) iSeries
10 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (18.75%) ATM
10 3 (18.75%) XML
11 2 (12.50%) ITIL
11 2 (12.50%) OO
11 2 (12.50%) MS Office
11 2 (12.50%) SAP
11 2 (12.50%) Web Services
11 2 (12.50%) ABAP
11 2 (12.50%) SAP BW
11 2 (12.50%) SAPscript
11 2 (12.50%) Middleware

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
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 10 (62.50%) DB2
2 2 (12.50%) SAP BW
3 1 (6.25%) Big Data
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Ab Initio Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Consultant
2 5 (31.25%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Designer
4 2 (12.50%) Lead Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (12.50%) SAP Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 2 (12.50%) EDI
2 2 (12.50%) SAP Smart Forms
2 2 (12.50%) BAPI
2 2 (12.50%) Web Dynpro
2 2 (12.50%) SAP XI
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (75.00%) DataPower
2 8 (50.00%) Clustering
3 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (18.75%) iSeries
5 2 (12.50%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) AIX
1 12 (75.00%) Solaris
2 8 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (43.75%) Windows
4 5 (31.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) High Availability
3 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) ETL
4 2 (12.50%) Workflow
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%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (6.25%) Release Management
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Commerce
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
2 2 (12.50%) ABAP
2 2 (12.50%) SAPscript
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) IBM Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) IBM
2 5 (31.25%) Ab Initio
3 2 (12.50%) SAP
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Endeca
4 1 (6.25%) Google
4 1 (6.25%) Coremetrics