The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 City of London 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 179 197 200
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +3
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 20 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.18% 0.81% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 20
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £450 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £550
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 £42.50 - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1696 2092 2207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.23% 29.52% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1266 1610 1720
Average daily rate £438 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 16
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%
WebSphere MQ
London

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 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 26 (96.30%) WebSphere
2 23 (85.19%) Linux
3 18 (66.67%) Oracle
4 17 (62.96%) Middleware
5 13 (48.15%) Red Hat
5 13 (48.15%) Windows
5 13 (48.15%) IBM
6 12 (44.44%) SQL
7 11 (40.74%) Finance
7 11 (40.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (37.04%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (33.33%) Banking
9 9 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (33.33%) Tivoli
9 9 (33.33%) MQSeries
10 7 (25.93%) UNIX
10 7 (25.93%) Python
11 6 (22.22%) ISO 9001
11 6 (22.22%) Oracle Applications
12 5 (18.52%) WebLogic
13 4 (14.81%) SOA
13 4 (14.81%) VMware
13 4 (14.81%) Clustering
13 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (14.81%) Bash Shell
13 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
14 3 (11.11%) SELinux
14 3 (11.11%) High Availability
14 3 (11.11%) DevOps

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 26 (96.30%) WebSphere
2 9 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (33.33%) MQSeries
3 5 (18.52%) WebLogic
4 3 (11.11%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (3.70%) Documaker
2 1 (3.70%) Front Arena
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) SSL
2 1 (3.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (7.41%) ObjectStore
3 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.70%) solidDB
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 9 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (11.11%) French Language
3 3 (11.11%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
4 1 (3.70%) Back Office
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) Advertising
4 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (14.81%) Applications Support
2 4 (14.81%) Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Middleware Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Python Developer
3 3 (11.11%) C++ Developer
3 3 (11.11%) WebSphere Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Support Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Build Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Senior UNIX Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Ab Initio Developer
5 1 (3.70%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (62.96%) Middleware
2 3 (11.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (11.11%) Django
3 2 (7.41%) STL
3 2 (7.41%) JRules
3 2 (7.41%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (7.41%) Twisted
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (7.41%) ZeroMQ
3 2 (7.41%) WebCenter
4 1 (3.70%) JMS
4 1 (3.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Clustering
2 3 (11.11%) Derivative
2 3 (11.11%) Kindle
2 3 (11.11%) SWIFT
2 3 (11.11%) Credit Derivative
3 2 (7.41%) Fixed Income
3 2 (7.41%) DataPower
4 1 (3.70%) Replication
4 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 23 (85.19%) Linux
2 13 (48.15%) Windows
3 11 (40.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (25.93%) UNIX
5 3 (11.11%) SELinux
5 3 (11.11%) AIX
5 3 (11.11%) Solaris
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Continuous Improvement
2 9 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (14.81%) SOA
4 3 (11.11%) High Availability
4 3 (11.11%) DevOps
4 3 (11.11%) OO
4 3 (11.11%) ITIL
5 2 (7.41%) OOD
5 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
5 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (7.41%) BPMN
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.70%) Information Security
6 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 7 (25.93%) Python
3 4 (14.81%) Bash Shell
4 3 (11.11%) Ruby
4 3 (11.11%) C++
5 2 (7.41%) Java
5 2 (7.41%) Perl
6 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.70%) C
6 1 (3.70%) PHP
6 1 (3.70%) VBScript
6 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.11%) vCloud
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.70%) KVM
3 1 (3.70%) RHEV
3 1 (3.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) Tivoli
2 3 (11.11%) Puppet
2 3 (11.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (3.70%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) Oracle
2 13 (48.15%) Red Hat
2 13 (48.15%) IBM
3 4 (14.81%) VMware
4 3 (11.11%) Remedy
5 2 (7.41%) Informatica
6 1 (3.70%) thinkFolio
6 1 (3.70%) Ab Initio
6 1 (3.70%) Veritas
6 1 (3.70%) webMethods
6 1 (3.70%) TIBCO
6 1 (3.70%) Sun
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Software AG
6 1 (3.70%) CA