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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 188 193 200
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 9 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.33% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.52% 1.13% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 18
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£443 £425 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.11% -12.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £267 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £515 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1732 2119 2168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.57% 29.52% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1310 1616 1657
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 10
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.25 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -6.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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
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 23 September 2014, 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 29 (87.88%) WebSphere
2 26 (78.79%) Linux
3 21 (63.64%) Oracle
4 19 (57.58%) Middleware
5 15 (45.45%) IBM
5 15 (45.45%) Finance
6 13 (39.39%) Windows
7 12 (36.36%) SQL
7 12 (36.36%) Red Hat
7 12 (36.36%) Banking
8 11 (33.33%) UNIX
9 10 (30.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (30.30%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (27.27%) MQSeries
10 9 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (27.27%) Tivoli
10 9 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (24.24%) Python
12 7 (21.21%) Remedy
12 7 (21.21%) JIRA
13 6 (18.18%) Firewall
13 6 (18.18%) Oracle Applications
13 6 (18.18%) ISO 9001
14 5 (15.15%) SOA
14 5 (15.15%) WebLogic
14 5 (15.15%) TIBCO
14 5 (15.15%) VMware
14 5 (15.15%) Clustering
14 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
14 5 (15.15%) Bash Shell

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 29 (87.88%) WebSphere
2 9 (27.27%) MQSeries
2 9 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (15.15%) WebLogic
4 3 (9.09%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (3.03%) TIBCO EMS
Business Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (3.03%) Front Arena
2 1 (3.03%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) Firewall
2 3 (9.09%) Multicast
3 1 (3.03%) SSL
3 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle Exadata
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.06%) ObjectStore
3 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) DB2
3 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) solidDB
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) JIRA
General
1 15 (45.45%) Finance
2 12 (36.36%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 3 (9.09%) French Language
3 3 (9.09%) Spanish Language
4 2 (6.06%) Retail
5 1 (3.03%) Legal
5 1 (3.03%) Advertising
5 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (15.15%) Developer
2 4 (12.12%) Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (12.12%) Support Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) Support Specialist
2 4 (12.12%) Applications Support
2 4 (12.12%) Administrator
2 4 (12.12%) Middleware Specialist
3 3 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) WebSphere Administrator
3 3 (9.09%) C++ Developer
3 3 (9.09%) Python Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Build Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (57.58%) Middleware
2 3 (9.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (9.09%) Rendezvous
2 3 (9.09%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (9.09%) Django
3 2 (6.06%) STL
3 2 (6.06%) Twisted
3 2 (6.06%) ZeroMQ
4 1 (3.03%) WebCenter
4 1 (3.03%) OLE
4 1 (3.03%) JRules
4 1 (3.03%) JMS
4 1 (3.03%) J2EE
4 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Clustering
2 4 (12.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.09%) Kindle
3 3 (9.09%) SWIFT
3 3 (9.09%) Credit Derivative
3 3 (9.09%) Derivative
3 3 (9.09%) DataPower
4 2 (6.06%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.03%) Hedge funds
5 1 (3.03%) Replication
5 1 (3.03%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 26 (78.79%) Linux
2 13 (39.39%) Windows
3 11 (33.33%) UNIX
4 10 (30.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (9.09%) AIX
5 3 (9.09%) Solaris
5 3 (9.09%) SELinux
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Root Cause Analysis
2 9 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (15.15%) SOA
4 4 (12.12%) High Availability
5 3 (9.09%) DevOps
5 3 (9.09%) OO
6 2 (6.06%) OOD
6 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.06%) ITIL
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (3.03%) Project Management
7 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (3.03%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) SQL
2 8 (24.24%) Python
3 5 (15.15%) Bash Shell
4 4 (12.12%) Ruby
5 3 (9.09%) C++
6 2 (6.06%) Java
6 2 (6.06%) Perl
6 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.03%) VBScript
7 1 (3.03%) VBA
7 1 (3.03%) PHP
7 1 (3.03%) C
7 1 (3.03%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (9.09%) vCloud
4 1 (3.03%) KVM
4 1 (3.03%) RHEV
4 1 (3.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (3.03%) NFS
4 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) Tivoli
2 4 (12.12%) Control-M
2 4 (12.12%) Puppet
3 3 (9.09%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (3.03%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 21 (63.64%) Oracle
2 15 (45.45%) IBM
3 12 (36.36%) Red Hat
4 7 (21.21%) Remedy
5 5 (15.15%) TIBCO
5 5 (15.15%) VMware
6 2 (6.06%) webMethods
6 2 (6.06%) Software AG
7 1 (3.03%) CA
7 1 (3.03%) Informatica
7 1 (3.03%) Veritas
7 1 (3.03%) Sun
7 1 (3.03%) HP
7 1 (3.03%) Ab Initio
7 1 (3.03%) thinkFolio