The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere MQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere MQ over the 3 months to 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 183 182 205
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +23
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 22 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.34% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.26% 1.16% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 11
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £355 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £540 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £62.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -
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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 City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1748 1727 2169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.99% 29.51% 30.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1439 1297 1657
Average daily rate £450 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 20
Average hourly rate £62.50 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £16.00 £27.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+16.17% -

WebSphere MQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

WebSphere MQ Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ across the City of London region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

WebSphere MQ
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

WebSphere MQ Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 42 (87.50%) WebSphere
2 29 (60.42%) Finance
3 28 (58.33%) IBM
4 27 (56.25%) Linux
5 23 (47.92%) UNIX
6 12 (25.00%) SSL
7 11 (22.92%) Oracle
7 11 (22.92%) Banking
7 11 (22.92%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 10 (20.83%) Windows
9 9 (18.75%) Solaris
9 9 (18.75%) TIBCO
9 9 (18.75%) Remedy
9 9 (18.75%) JIRA
9 9 (18.75%) Control-M
10 8 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
10 8 (16.67%) Java
10 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (14.58%) Multicast
11 7 (14.58%) AIX
11 7 (14.58%) Python
11 7 (14.58%) Firewall
11 7 (14.58%) Clustering
12 6 (12.50%) Retail
12 6 (12.50%) Retail Banking
12 6 (12.50%) E-Commerce
12 6 (12.50%) SOA
12 6 (12.50%) Rendezvous
12 6 (12.50%) Middleware
12 6 (12.50%) XML

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 42 (87.50%) WebSphere
2 8 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.17%) WMQI
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (2.08%) Mule
5 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 1 (2.08%) Mule ESB
5 1 (2.08%) JBoss
5 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.08%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (6.25%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.00%) SSL
2 7 (14.58%) Firewall
2 7 (14.58%) Multicast
3 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.08%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle Exadata
1 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.17%) Informix
3 1 (2.08%) MySQL
3 1 (2.08%) DB2
3 1 (2.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) JIRA
2 3 (6.25%) Ant
2 3 (6.25%) ClearCase
2 3 (6.25%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.17%) Subversion
3 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.08%) Hudson
4 1 (2.08%) Maven
General
1 29 (60.42%) Finance
2 11 (22.92%) Banking
3 6 (12.50%) Retail
3 6 (12.50%) Retail Banking
4 4 (8.33%) Investment Banking
5 3 (6.25%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Developer
2 8 (16.67%) WebSphere Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Administrator
4 6 (12.50%) Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.25%) WebSphere Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) WebSphere Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior WebSphere Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Integration Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) ScrumMaster
7 2 (4.17%) Development Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Middleware Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Messaging Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 6 (12.50%) .NET
2 6 (12.50%) XML
2 6 (12.50%) Rendezvous
2 6 (12.50%) Middleware
3 4 (8.33%) JMS
3 4 (8.33%) XML Messaging
3 4 (8.33%) Web Services
3 4 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (6.25%) WCF
4 3 (6.25%) WPF
4 3 (6.25%) MSMQ
4 3 (6.25%) WinForms
5 2 (4.17%) XML Schema
5 2 (4.17%) FIXML
5 2 (4.17%) XSLT
5 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.08%) Java EE
6 1 (2.08%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (2.08%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Clustering
2 4 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (6.25%) Derivative
3 3 (6.25%) DataPower
3 3 (6.25%) Hedge funds
3 3 (6.25%) SWIFT
3 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.17%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.17%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.08%) LPAR
5 1 (2.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (56.25%) Linux
2 23 (47.92%) UNIX
3 10 (20.83%) Windows
4 9 (18.75%) Solaris
5 7 (14.58%) AIX
6 5 (10.42%) zOS
7 3 (6.25%) i5/OS
7 3 (6.25%) HPUX
8 2 (4.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 6 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 6 (12.50%) SOA
3 5 (10.42%) Migration
4 4 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.25%) TDD
5 3 (6.25%) Scrum
5 3 (6.25%) ETL
5 3 (6.25%) OO
5 3 (6.25%) Patch Management
5 3 (6.25%) SDLC
6 2 (4.17%) Resilience Testing
6 2 (4.17%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.17%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.17%) Multithreading
6 2 (4.17%) Kanban
6 2 (4.17%) Software Architecture
6 2 (4.17%) Feature Driven Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) Java
2 7 (14.58%) Python
3 6 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 5 (10.42%) SQL
4 5 (10.42%) C#
5 4 (8.33%) Perl
6 3 (6.25%) Ruby
7 2 (4.17%) XPath
7 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.08%) C++
8 1 (2.08%) C
8 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.08%) Korn
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.25%) OCFS2
1 3 (6.25%) GlusterFS
1 3 (6.25%) GFS2
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) Control-M
2 3 (6.25%) Puppet
2 3 (6.25%) SELinux
3 1 (2.08%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (58.33%) IBM
2 11 (22.92%) Oracle
3 9 (18.75%) TIBCO
3 9 (18.75%) Remedy
4 3 (6.25%) VMware
4 3 (6.25%) Axway
4 3 (6.25%) DevExpress
4 3 (6.25%) Intel
5 2 (4.17%) Software AG
5 2 (4.17%) Sybase
5 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.17%) HP
5 2 (4.17%) webMethods
5 2 (4.17%) Solace
6 1 (2.08%) ATG
6 1 (2.08%) MuleSoft
6 1 (2.08%) Informatica
6 1 (2.08%) Veritas
6 1 (2.08%) Red Hat