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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 180 175 197
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +22
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 20 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.40% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.19% 1.35% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 20
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £363 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £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 £37.80 £37.80 -
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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
1686 1703 2073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.66% 29.76% 29.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 1286 1618
Average daily rate £450 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 27
Average hourly rate £24.23 £20.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.19% -50.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £16.00 £27.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £32.01 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 45 (90.00%) WebSphere
2 35 (70.00%) Finance
3 32 (64.00%) IBM
4 28 (56.00%) Linux
5 24 (48.00%) UNIX
6 14 (28.00%) Oracle
7 12 (24.00%) Solaris
8 11 (22.00%) TIBCO
9 10 (20.00%) Control-M
9 10 (20.00%) SSL
9 10 (20.00%) Windows
9 10 (20.00%) Middleware
9 10 (20.00%) Banking
10 9 (18.00%) Clustering
11 8 (16.00%) Remedy
11 8 (16.00%) AIX
11 8 (16.00%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (16.00%) .NET
11 8 (16.00%) Python
11 8 (16.00%) JIRA
11 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (14.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 7 (14.00%) C#
12 7 (14.00%) SQL
13 6 (12.00%) Retail
13 6 (12.00%) Configuration Management
13 6 (12.00%) Firewall
13 6 (12.00%) WebLogic
13 6 (12.00%) E-Commerce
13 6 (12.00%) Retail Banking

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 45 (90.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (16.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (12.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.00%) IIS
4 1 (2.00%) JBoss
4 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.00%) CICS
4 1 (2.00%) WMQI
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (2.00%) Mule
4 1 (2.00%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Markit EDM
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) SSL
2 6 (12.00%) Firewall
2 6 (12.00%) Multicast
3 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.00%) SAN
5 1 (2.00%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (8.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle Exadata
3 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.00%) Informix
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.00%) Big Data
5 1 (2.00%) MySQL
5 1 (2.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) JIRA
2 2 (4.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (4.00%) Ant
2 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (4.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (4.00%) Subversion
3 1 (2.00%) Maven
3 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.00%) Hudson
General
1 35 (70.00%) Finance
2 10 (20.00%) Banking
3 6 (12.00%) Retail
3 6 (12.00%) Retail Banking
4 5 (10.00%) Financial Institution
5 3 (6.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Developer
2 9 (18.00%) Administrator
3 7 (14.00%) WebSphere Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Support Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
5 5 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.00%) WebSphere Administrator
6 3 (6.00%) Messaging Specialist
6 3 (6.00%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.00%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Development Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Middleware Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Messaging Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) ScrumMaster
7 2 (4.00%) WebSphere Specialist
7 2 (4.00%) WebSphere Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) Middleware
2 8 (16.00%) .NET
3 7 (14.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 5 (10.00%) WCF
4 5 (10.00%) Rendezvous
4 5 (10.00%) MSMQ
4 5 (10.00%) WinForms
5 4 (8.00%) JMS
5 4 (8.00%) WPF
5 4 (8.00%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (6.00%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (6.00%) Web Services
6 3 (6.00%) XML
7 2 (4.00%) XML Messaging
7 2 (4.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (4.00%) WebCenter
8 1 (2.00%) Ultra Messaging
8 1 (2.00%) Java EE
8 1 (2.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Clustering
2 5 (10.00%) Derivative
2 5 (10.00%) Hedge funds
2 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.00%) SWIFT
3 3 (6.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.00%) N-Tier
4 2 (4.00%) DataPower
4 2 (4.00%) Equities
4 2 (4.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.00%) PKI
5 1 (2.00%) LPAR
5 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 28 (56.00%) Linux
2 24 (48.00%) UNIX
3 12 (24.00%) Solaris
4 10 (20.00%) Windows
5 8 (16.00%) AIX
6 4 (8.00%) zOS
7 3 (6.00%) i5/OS
7 3 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.00%) HPUX
8 1 (2.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (12.00%) E-Commerce
2 6 (12.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (10.00%) SOA
3 5 (10.00%) ETL
3 5 (10.00%) Migration
3 5 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (8.00%) High Availability
4 4 (8.00%) ITIL
4 4 (8.00%) OO
4 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.00%) TDD
5 3 (6.00%) Patch Management
5 3 (6.00%) SDLC
5 3 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (6.00%) Scrum
6 2 (4.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.00%) Multithreading
6 2 (4.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) Python
2 7 (14.00%) C#
2 7 (14.00%) SQL
3 5 (10.00%) Perl
3 5 (10.00%) Java
3 5 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.00%) C
4 3 (6.00%) Ruby
5 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.00%) PHP
6 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.00%) C++
6 1 (2.00%) Korn
6 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.00%) OCFS2
1 3 (6.00%) GlusterFS
1 3 (6.00%) GFS2
2 2 (4.00%) KVM
2 2 (4.00%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) Control-M
2 5 (10.00%) Puppet
3 3 (6.00%) SELinux
4 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.00%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (2.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (64.00%) IBM
2 14 (28.00%) Oracle
3 11 (22.00%) TIBCO
4 8 (16.00%) Remedy
5 5 (10.00%) DevExpress
6 4 (8.00%) webMethods
6 4 (8.00%) HP
7 3 (6.00%) Intel
7 3 (6.00%) VMware
7 3 (6.00%) Axway
7 3 (6.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.00%) Solace
8 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.00%) Sybase
9 1 (2.00%) Software AG
9 1 (2.00%) Informatica
9 1 (2.00%) Veritas
9 1 (2.00%) MuleSoft
9 1 (2.00%) ATG
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