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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 474 464 504
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +40
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 154 134 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.08% 0.97% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 65 48
Average daily rate £450 £400 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -12.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £311 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £575 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £450
% change year-on-year
-9.25% -8.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% -
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
14313 13778 13485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.93% 27.18% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10116 9053 8962
Average daily rate £420 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 182 188
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £18.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £52.50
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 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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 86 £531 +25.00% 5
South East -15 28 £350 -17.64% 2
North East -23 13 £320 +20.75%
South West +15 8 £400 -
North West - 8 £393 - 1
West Midlands -6 6 £444 +4.41%
Yorkshire -5 4 £492 +23.00% 1
East Midlands -2 1 - -
WebSphere MQ
UK

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 222 (87.40%) WebSphere
2 147 (57.87%) IBM
3 119 (46.85%) Linux
4 94 (37.01%) Unix
5 91 (35.83%) Java
6 89 (35.04%) Finance
7 87 (34.25%) AIX
8 80 (31.50%) Oracle
8 80 (31.50%) IBM Integration Bus
9 75 (29.53%) WebSphere Application Server
10 74 (29.13%) Middleware
11 65 (25.59%) Agile Software Development
12 60 (23.62%) DataPower
13 54 (21.26%) SQL
14 53 (20.87%) Windows
14 53 (20.87%) Web Services
15 51 (20.08%) SSL
16 50 (19.69%) DB2
16 50 (19.69%) Shell Script
17 44 (17.32%) Banking
18 41 (16.14%) Analytical Skills
19 40 (15.75%) XML
20 39 (15.35%) HTTP
21 38 (14.96%) JMS
21 38 (14.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 37 (14.57%) Bash Shell
23 35 (13.78%) Solaris
23 35 (13.78%) WebLogic
24 34 (13.39%) J2EE
25 33 (12.99%) OO

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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
1 222 (87.40%) WebSphere
2 75 (29.53%) WebSphere Application Server
3 35 (13.78%) WebLogic
4 24 (9.45%) IBM HTTP Server
5 20 (7.87%) Apache
5 20 (7.87%) IIS
6 19 (7.48%) JBoss
7 15 (5.91%) WebSphere Portal
8 14 (5.51%) Confluence
8 14 (5.51%) Tomcat
9 12 (4.72%) WebSphere Process Server
10 11 (4.33%) MQSeries
11 10 (3.94%) Oracle Workflow
12 9 (3.54%) iPlanet
13 8 (3.15%) PowerExchange
14 7 (2.76%) Mule
15 4 (1.57%) FileNet
15 4 (1.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 3 (1.18%) CICS
16 3 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.76%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.79%) MS Office
4 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (5.91%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.39%) Documaker
2 1 (0.39%) Exstream
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.39%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.39%) SAP hybris
2 1 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.12%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.57%) OpenShift
3 3 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.79%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (20.08%) SSL
2 39 (15.35%) HTTP
3 20 (7.87%) DNS
4 17 (6.69%) FTP
5 16 (6.30%) TCP/IP
6 11 (4.33%) Firewall
7 9 (3.54%) LDAP
8 8 (3.15%) Network Security
8 8 (3.15%) SMTP
8 8 (3.15%) SNMP
9 7 (2.76%) HTTPS
9 7 (2.76%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (2.36%) WinSCP
11 3 (1.18%) Internet
11 3 (1.18%) Intranet
11 3 (1.18%) NAS
12 2 (0.79%) SAN
13 1 (0.39%) AMQP
13 1 (0.39%) LAN
13 1 (0.39%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (19.69%) DB2
2 20 (7.87%) SQL Server
3 14 (5.51%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.15%) PowerCenter
5 7 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.36%) ObjectStore
7 5 (1.97%) Big Data
8 4 (1.57%) MySQL
9 3 (1.18%) Hazelcast
9 3 (1.18%) MS Access
9 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.18%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.18%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.79%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.39%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 25 (9.84%) JIRA
2 22 (8.66%) JUnit
2 22 (8.66%) Maven
3 20 (7.87%) Ant
3 20 (7.87%) Jenkins
4 19 (7.48%) Cucumber
5 14 (5.51%) jMock
6 13 (5.12%) Selenium
7 11 (4.33%) Git (software)
7 11 (4.33%) Hudson
8 9 (3.54%) Gradle
8 9 (3.54%) SoapUI
9 8 (3.15%) Eclipse
9 8 (3.15%) JMeter
9 8 (3.15%) Subversion
9 8 (3.15%) WebDriver
10 7 (2.76%) Introscope
11 5 (1.97%) EasyMock
11 5 (1.97%) Mockito
11 5 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 89 (35.04%) Finance
2 44 (17.32%) Banking
3 13 (5.12%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.76%) Back Office
4 7 (2.76%) Retail
5 5 (1.97%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.57%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.57%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.18%) Wholesale Banking
8 2 (0.79%) Front Office
9 1 (0.39%) Billing
9 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Legal
9 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 85 (33.46%) Developer
2 33 (12.99%) Java Developer
3 31 (12.20%) Consultant
4 30 (11.81%) Administrator
5 27 (10.63%) Architect
6 23 (9.06%) Analyst
7 20 (7.87%) WebSphere Consultant
8 19 (7.48%) WebSphere Administrator
9 14 (5.51%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
10 13 (5.12%) Applications Consultant
10 13 (5.12%) Designer
10 13 (5.12%) WebSphere Developer
11 11 (4.33%) Applications Support
11 11 (4.33%) WebSphere Architect
12 10 (3.94%) Cloud Engineer
12 10 (3.94%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.94%) Middleware Developer
12 10 (3.94%) Senior Developer
13 9 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (3.54%) WebSphere Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (31.50%) IBM Integration Bus
2 74 (29.13%) Middleware
3 53 (20.87%) Web Services
4 40 (15.75%) XML
5 38 (14.96%) JMS
6 34 (13.39%) J2EE
7 32 (12.60%) REST
7 32 (12.60%) SOAP
8 27 (10.63%) Spring
9 23 (9.06%) Hibernate
10 19 (7.48%) Java EE
11 18 (7.09%) XSD
12 16 (6.30%) XSLT
13 14 (5.51%) Ajax
14 13 (5.12%) JSON
15 11 (4.33%) Software Packaging
16 8 (3.15%) AngularJS
16 8 (3.15%) GWT
16 8 (3.15%) HTML
16 8 (3.15%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 60 (23.62%) DataPower
2 41 (16.14%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (9.06%) Clustering
4 16 (6.30%) Computer Science
5 15 (5.91%) Mainframe
6 14 (5.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (5.12%) Derivative
8 10 (3.94%) Equities
8 10 (3.94%) Fixed Income
9 7 (2.76%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (2.36%) Informatics
10 6 (2.36%) iSeries
11 5 (1.97%) Credit Derivative
12 4 (1.57%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.57%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.57%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.57%) Private Cloud
13 3 (1.18%) AS400
13 3 (1.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 119 (46.85%) Linux
2 94 (37.01%) Unix
3 87 (34.25%) AIX
4 53 (20.87%) Windows
5 38 (14.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (13.78%) Solaris
7 14 (5.51%) zOS
8 10 (3.94%) SUSE
9 8 (3.15%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (3.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.57%) Windows Server
11 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.39%) HPUX
12 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (25.59%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (12.99%) OO
3 31 (12.20%) SOA
4 24 (9.45%) Migration
5 23 (9.06%) TDD
6 22 (8.66%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (7.48%) ITIL
8 18 (7.09%) Workflow
9 17 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (6.30%) ETL
11 15 (5.91%) DevOps
11 15 (5.91%) Unit Testing
12 14 (5.51%) Change Management
12 14 (5.51%) Domain-Driven Design
13 13 (5.12%) BDD
13 13 (5.12%) Continuous Delivery
13 13 (5.12%) EAI
14 12 (4.72%) Multithreading
15 11 (4.33%) UML
16 10 (3.94%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 91 (35.83%) Java
2 54 (21.26%) SQL
3 50 (19.69%) Shell Script
4 37 (14.57%) Bash Shell
5 28 (11.02%) Python
6 27 (10.63%) Perl
7 16 (6.30%) C++
7 16 (6.30%) Korn
8 15 (5.91%) JavaScript
8 15 (5.91%) PL/SQL
9 14 (5.51%) Jython
10 11 (4.33%) C
11 8 (3.15%) Groovy
12 7 (2.76%) C#
13 6 (2.36%) XPath
14 4 (1.57%) AWK
14 4 (1.57%) COBOL
14 4 (1.57%) sed
15 3 (1.18%) Scala
15 3 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (7.09%) Degree
2 11 (4.33%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.15%) ISEB
3 8 (3.15%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.97%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.18%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.79%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.79%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.15%) Data Quality
1 8 (3.15%) QA
2 3 (1.18%) ISO15022
2 3 (1.18%) ISO20022
System Software
1 7 (2.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.57%) Docker
4 3 (1.18%) PowerHA
4 3 (1.18%) vCloud
5 2 (0.79%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.79%) Samba
5 2 (0.79%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.39%) KVM
6 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (5.91%) Puppet
2 14 (5.51%) Tivoli
3 13 (5.12%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (3.94%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 8 (3.15%) Control-M
6 6 (2.36%) CA Wily
7 5 (1.97%) Netcool
7 5 (1.97%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 4 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (1.18%) DameWare
9 3 (1.18%) Nagios
9 3 (1.18%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.79%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.79%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.39%) OMEGAMON
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 147 (57.87%) IBM
2 80 (31.50%) Oracle
3 28 (11.02%) Red Hat
4 26 (10.24%) Informatica
5 17 (6.69%) Microsoft
6 16 (6.30%) HP
7 15 (5.91%) webMethods
8 13 (5.12%) Axway
8 13 (5.12%) Siebel
9 12 (4.72%) VMware
10 11 (4.33%) Software AG
11 10 (3.94%) Sun
12 9 (3.54%) Ab Initio
13 7 (2.76%) Atlassian
13 7 (2.76%) Rally
14 6 (2.36%) Google
14 6 (2.36%) Sybase
15 5 (1.97%) SAP
16 4 (1.57%) TIBCO
17 3 (1.18%) Remedy