The first table below looks at the demand for WebSphere MQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere MQ over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Cheshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 68 61 25
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -36
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 5 5 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.59% 0.67% 5.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.38% 2.92% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 27
Average daily rate - £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
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 - - £57.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
210 171 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.65% 22.92% 29.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 93 110
Average daily rate £375 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 7
Average hourly rate £40.57 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.46% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £9.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £33.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WebSphere MQ
North West

WebSphere MQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

WebSphere MQ Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

WebSphere MQ
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere MQ across the Cheshire region.

WebSphere MQ Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

WebSphere MQ
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - - - - 3
Macclesfield - - - -
WebSphere MQ
North West

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 12 (100.00%) Middleware
1 12 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 10 (83.33%) UNIX
3 8 (66.67%) IBM
3 8 (66.67%) Finance
4 7 (58.33%) Shell Script
4 7 (58.33%) TIBCO
5 6 (50.00%) Change Management
6 5 (41.67%) BladeLogic
6 5 (41.67%) TIBCO EMS
6 5 (41.67%) Rendezvous
6 5 (41.67%) ITIL
6 5 (41.67%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (41.67%) Splunk
6 5 (41.67%) Cyber-Ark
7 4 (33.33%) Banking
7 4 (33.33%) Investment Banking
8 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
9 2 (16.67%) QA
9 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
9 2 (16.67%) Windows
9 2 (16.67%) AIX
9 2 (16.67%) Java
10 1 (8.33%) Razor View Engine
10 1 (8.33%) CA LISA
10 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
10 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
10 1 (8.33%) .NET
10 1 (8.33%) Oracle
10 1 (8.33%) SQL Server

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 12 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (41.67%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (8.33%) Umbraco
3 1 (8.33%) CMS
3 1 (8.33%) IBM HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LDAP
1 1 (8.33%) FTP
1 1 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
2 4 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Middleware Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Communications Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) UNIX Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Umbraco Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) Middleware
2 5 (41.67%) Rendezvous
3 1 (8.33%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) XSLT
3 1 (8.33%) JMS
3 1 (8.33%) WCF
3 1 (8.33%) WPF
3 1 (8.33%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Tandem
2 1 (8.33%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) UNIX
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (8.33%) HPUX
3 1 (8.33%) Solaris
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Change Management
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
4 1 (8.33%) SOA
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) BDD
4 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) BladeLogic
2 1 (8.33%) CA LISA
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) CA Wily
2 1 (8.33%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) IBM
2 7 (58.33%) TIBCO
3 5 (41.67%) Splunk
3 5 (41.67%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) CA
4 1 (8.33%) Sun