The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere MQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere MQ over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 446 483 404
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -79
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 133 79 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.16% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.96% 0.59% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 41 60
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£400 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £363
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +24.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 -
WebSphere MQ
UK

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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13884 13503 11524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.43% 27.56% 27.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9154 8977 7355
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 195 341
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £18.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

WebSphere MQ
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

WebSphere MQ Jobs Demand Trend in England

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Trend in England

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ across the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Histogram in England

WebSphere MQ
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

WebSphere MQ Hourly Rate Trend in England

WebSphere MQ
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ within the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +45 78 £400 -13.97% 12
South East +3 22 £413 -11.84% 1
Yorkshire -8 9 £400 -11.11% 2
East Midlands -9 8 £340 +4.61%
West Midlands -15 6 £425 +54.54% 1
North East -9 5 £274 +5.19%
Midlands +5 3 - -
South West +8 2 - - 5
East of England +6 1 £313 -
WebSphere MQ
UK

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 282 (97.58%) WebSphere
2 174 (60.21%) IBM
3 121 (41.87%) Linux
4 103 (35.64%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 87 (30.10%) UNIX
6 83 (28.72%) Oracle
7 81 (28.03%) Middleware
8 79 (27.34%) Java
9 74 (25.61%) Finance
10 70 (24.22%) WebSphere Application Server
11 58 (20.07%) AIX
12 56 (19.38%) Windows
12 56 (19.38%) DataPower
13 49 (16.96%) XML
14 45 (15.57%) DB2
15 44 (15.22%) SOA
16 43 (14.88%) Red Hat
16 43 (14.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 41 (14.19%) Solaris
18 40 (13.84%) HTTP
18 40 (13.84%) Agile Software Development
19 37 (12.80%) Web Services
19 37 (12.80%) WebLogic
20 34 (11.76%) SQL
21 32 (11.07%) SSL
22 31 (10.73%) JMS
22 31 (10.73%) Security Cleared
22 31 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
23 30 (10.38%) Python
24 29 (10.03%) TIBCO

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 282 (97.58%) WebSphere
2 70 (24.22%) WebSphere Application Server
3 37 (12.80%) WebLogic
4 23 (7.96%) JBoss
5 19 (6.57%) MQSeries
6 18 (6.23%) Apache
7 17 (5.88%) WebSphere Portal
8 15 (5.19%) IBM HTTP Server
9 13 (4.50%) IIS
10 9 (3.11%) CICS
11 8 (2.77%) NetWeaver
12 7 (2.42%) Tomcat
12 7 (2.42%) iPlanet
13 6 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (1.38%) FileNet
14 4 (1.38%) WebSphere Process Server
15 3 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
15 3 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
16 2 (0.69%) Mule
Applications
1 10 (3.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.69%) MS Office
5 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.73%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.73%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.69%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.69%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (0.69%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.35%) ZaiNet
3 1 (0.35%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.35%) Endur
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.35%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.42%) OpenShift
2 5 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.04%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.69%) SaaS
5 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (13.84%) HTTP
2 32 (11.07%) SSL
3 19 (6.57%) Firewall
4 16 (5.54%) TCP/IP
5 12 (4.15%) HTTPS
6 10 (3.46%) DNS
7 8 (2.77%) DMZ
8 7 (2.42%) SAN
8 7 (2.42%) LDAP
9 5 (1.73%) FTP
10 4 (1.38%) Kerberos
10 4 (1.38%) Multicast
10 4 (1.38%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (1.04%) Network Security
12 1 (0.35%) AMQP
12 1 (0.35%) LAN
12 1 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (15.57%) DB2
2 22 (7.61%) SQL Server
3 18 (6.23%) Relational Database
4 12 (4.15%) RDBMS
5 10 (3.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (3.11%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.08%) Oracle Exadata
7 6 (2.08%) Big Data
8 5 (1.73%) Sybase IQ
9 4 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.38%) SAP Data Services
10 3 (1.04%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.04%) Hazelcast
10 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.04%) DataStage
10 3 (1.04%) SQLPlus
11 2 (0.69%) SAP BI
11 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (5.19%) Introscope
2 10 (3.46%) JIRA
3 9 (3.11%) Ant
4 7 (2.42%) Eclipse
5 6 (2.08%) Maven
6 5 (1.73%) Jasmine
6 5 (1.73%) ClearCase
6 5 (1.73%) Subversion
7 4 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.38%) TortoiseSVN
8 3 (1.04%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.04%) Selenium
8 3 (1.04%) TestComplete
8 3 (1.04%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.04%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.69%) JUnit
9 2 (0.69%) NUnit
9 2 (0.69%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.69%) Hudson
10 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
General
1 74 (25.61%) Finance
2 25 (8.65%) Banking
3 21 (7.27%) Retail
4 10 (3.46%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.46%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.08%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.73%) Front Office
6 5 (1.73%) Back Office
7 4 (1.38%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.04%) Legal
8 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.69%) Automotive
10 1 (0.35%) Advertising
10 1 (0.35%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (22.84%) Developer
2 49 (16.96%) Administrator
3 38 (13.15%) Consultant
4 33 (11.42%) Architect
4 33 (11.42%) WebSphere Administrator
5 26 (9.00%) WebSphere Consultant
6 24 (8.30%) Java Developer
7 23 (7.96%) Analyst
8 19 (6.57%) WebSphere Developer
9 14 (4.84%) Integration Architect
10 13 (4.50%) Systems Administrator
10 13 (4.50%) Messaging Specialist
11 12 (4.15%) Support Specialist
11 12 (4.15%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
12 11 (3.81%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
12 11 (3.81%) C# Developer
12 11 (3.81%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 9 (3.11%) UNIX Administrator
13 9 (3.11%) WebSphere Architect
13 9 (3.11%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (35.64%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 81 (28.03%) Middleware
3 49 (16.96%) XML
4 37 (12.80%) Web Services
5 31 (10.73%) JMS
6 21 (7.27%) .NET
7 20 (6.92%) J2EE
7 20 (6.92%) HTML
7 20 (6.92%) SOAP
7 20 (6.92%) Spring
8 19 (6.57%) XSLT
9 18 (6.23%) WSDL
9 18 (6.23%) TIBCO EMS
10 12 (4.15%) REST
11 10 (3.46%) ActiveMQ
11 10 (3.46%) FIX Protocol
11 10 (3.46%) Hibernate
11 10 (3.46%) XSD
11 10 (3.46%) Servlets
12 9 (3.11%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 56 (19.38%) DataPower
2 31 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (9.69%) Clustering
4 11 (3.81%) Derivative
5 10 (3.46%) Mainframe
5 10 (3.46%) Open Source
6 9 (3.11%) Hedge funds
7 8 (2.77%) iSeries
8 7 (2.42%) LPAR
8 7 (2.42%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.73%) Replication
9 5 (1.73%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.38%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.38%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.04%) HACMP
11 3 (1.04%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (1.04%) Freedom of Information Act
12 2 (0.69%) IBM Mainframe
12 2 (0.69%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 121 (41.87%) Linux
2 87 (30.10%) UNIX
3 58 (20.07%) AIX
4 56 (19.38%) Windows
5 43 (14.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 41 (14.19%) Solaris
7 26 (9.00%) zOS
8 19 (6.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (4.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 6 (2.08%) HPUX
12 5 (1.73%) Android
13 4 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (1.38%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.38%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (1.38%) Windows NT
14 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.35%) CentOS
15 1 (0.35%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (15.22%) SOA
2 40 (13.84%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (9.00%) Configuration Management
4 24 (8.30%) ITIL
5 21 (7.27%) Migration
6 19 (6.57%) Scrum
6 19 (6.57%) DevOps
7 17 (5.88%) High Availability
8 12 (4.15%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (3.81%) E-Commerce
9 11 (3.81%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (3.46%) Change Control
10 10 (3.46%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (3.46%) TDD
10 10 (3.46%) Risk Management
11 9 (3.11%) EAI
11 9 (3.11%) OO
11 9 (3.11%) ETL
11 9 (3.11%) Low Latency
12 8 (2.77%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 79 (27.34%) Java
2 34 (11.76%) SQL
3 30 (10.38%) Python
4 22 (7.61%) Perl
5 17 (5.88%) C#
6 16 (5.54%) Jython
6 16 (5.54%) Bash Shell
7 13 (4.50%) XPath
8 10 (3.46%) Shell Script
9 9 (3.11%) Korn
10 8 (2.77%) JavaScript
11 7 (2.42%) C
12 6 (2.08%) Ruby
13 4 (1.38%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.38%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.04%) VBScript
15 2 (0.69%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.69%) RPG
15 2 (0.69%) PHP
15 2 (0.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (10.73%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.23%) Degree
3 17 (5.88%) DV Cleared
4 14 (4.84%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.73%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.35%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.50%) QA
2 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.11%) OCFS2
3 7 (2.42%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.08%) GlusterFS
4 6 (2.08%) GFS2
4 6 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.38%) vSphere
6 2 (0.69%) KVM
6 2 (0.69%) RHEV
6 2 (0.69%) RACF
7 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (7.27%) Puppet
2 13 (4.50%) Tivoli
3 12 (4.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 8 (2.77%) Control-M
4 8 (2.77%) CA Wily
5 5 (1.73%) SELinux
6 2 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.35%) WMI
7 1 (0.35%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.35%) SCCM
7 1 (0.35%) SCOM
7 1 (0.35%) Netcool
7 1 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 174 (60.21%) IBM
2 83 (28.72%) Oracle
3 43 (14.88%) Red Hat
4 29 (10.03%) TIBCO
5 26 (9.00%) SAP
6 18 (6.23%) webMethods
7 15 (5.19%) Microsoft
8 14 (4.84%) VMware
9 13 (4.50%) Software AG
10 12 (4.15%) Atlassian
11 10 (3.46%) HP
11 10 (3.46%) Siebel
11 10 (3.46%) Remedy
12 9 (3.11%) Informatica
13 8 (2.77%) Axway
13 8 (2.77%) Intel
13 8 (2.77%) Sun
14 7 (2.42%) Adobe
14 7 (2.42%) AppDynamics
15 6 (2.08%) Sybase