The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere MQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere MQ over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 91 79 78
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 4 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.26% 0.48% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.37% 2.70% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Average daily rate £450 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £402 £450
% change year-on-year
-6.60% -10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.80 £37.80
WebSphere MQ
Scotland

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 Edinburgh region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
292 259 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 19.05% 17.62% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 165 209
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

WebSphere MQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

WebSphere MQ Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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%) WebSphere
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (33.33%) IBM
4 4 (33.33%) .NET
4 4 (33.33%) Web Services
4 4 (33.33%) Unix
4 4 (33.33%) Ab Initio
5 3 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Process Server
5 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Portal
5 3 (25.00%) Banking
5 3 (25.00%) Investment Management
5 3 (25.00%) DataPower
5 3 (25.00%) AIX
5 3 (25.00%) Solaris
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) Apache
5 3 (25.00%) C#
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) IIS
5 3 (25.00%) iPlanet
5 3 (25.00%) Tivoli
5 3 (25.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 3 (25.00%) zOS
5 3 (25.00%) Middleware
6 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (25.00%) Apache
3 3 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (25.00%) IIS
3 3 (25.00%) iPlanet
3 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (8.33%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Eikon
1 1 (8.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (8.33%) Markit EDM
1 1 (8.33%) thinkFolio
1 1 (8.33%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Technical Leader
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) CICS Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) CICS Systems Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Architect
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Developer
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) Middleware
3 2 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) DataPower
2 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Unix
2 3 (25.00%) AIX
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Solaris
2 3 (25.00%) zOS
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Investment Management
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) API Design
3 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) ETL
3 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
3 1 (8.33%) SDLC
3 1 (8.33%) SOA
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
1 3 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) COBOL
2 1 (8.33%) JCL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) MiFID
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Ab Initio
1 4 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Bloomberg
3 1 (8.33%) FactSet
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft