The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 England 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 506 391 370
Rank change year-on-year
-115 -21
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 84 112 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.26% 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.61% 0.97% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 55 125
Average daily rate £455 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.21% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £366 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £630 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £373 £425
% change year-on-year
+20.80% -12.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £57.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13782 11568 14360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.85% 26.85% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9018 7371 8668
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 331 363
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WebSphere MQ
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -73 20 £453 -9.50% 12
South East -6 19 £513 +32.25% 4
North West -10 14 £500 +17.64% 3
Yorkshire -17 8 £450 +9.09% 5
West Midlands -11 7 £463 +15.62%
South West -18 5 £285 - 1
East Midlands -15 4 £325 -20.00% 2
East of England - 1 - -
WebSphere MQ
UK

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 158 (82.72%) WebSphere
2 102 (53.40%) IBM
3 82 (42.93%) UNIX
4 73 (38.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 59 (30.89%) Linux
6 55 (28.80%) Middleware
7 50 (26.18%) Finance
8 46 (24.08%) DB2
9 43 (22.51%) AIX
10 41 (21.47%) Java
11 40 (20.94%) WebSphere Application Server
12 37 (19.37%) Windows
13 36 (18.85%) Oracle
14 32 (16.75%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (15.71%) Solaris
16 29 (15.18%) Shell Script
17 28 (14.66%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
18 26 (13.61%) DataPower
19 24 (12.57%) Banking
20 22 (11.52%) ITIL
21 21 (10.99%) XML
21 21 (10.99%) Mainframe
21 21 (10.99%) Ab Initio
22 17 (8.90%) Configuration Management
23 16 (8.38%) SQL Server
24 15 (7.85%) Red Hat
24 15 (7.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 14 (7.33%) Performance Tuning
25 14 (7.33%) zOS
25 14 (7.33%) SQL

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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
1 158 (82.72%) WebSphere
2 40 (20.94%) WebSphere Application Server
3 28 (14.66%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 14 (7.33%) WebLogic
5 9 (4.71%) IBM HTTP Server
6 8 (4.19%) Tomcat
6 8 (4.19%) IIS
7 6 (3.14%) TIBCO EMS
7 6 (3.14%) WebSphere Portal
7 6 (3.14%) MQSeries
8 5 (2.62%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.57%) Confluence
10 2 (1.05%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.05%) WebSphere Process Server
10 2 (1.05%) Apache
11 1 (0.52%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.52%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (2.62%) Mingle
2 3 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.05%) MS Office
4 1 (0.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.57%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.52%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.52%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.52%) Documaker
3 1 (0.52%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.57%) SaaS
2 1 (0.52%) PaaS
2 1 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.28%) Firewall
1 12 (6.28%) FTP
2 8 (4.19%) SSL
3 7 (3.66%) HTTP
4 6 (3.14%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.62%) LDAP
5 5 (2.62%) BIG-IP
6 4 (2.09%) SAN
6 4 (2.09%) HTTPS
6 4 (2.09%) DNS
7 2 (1.05%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.52%) VPN
8 1 (0.52%) Internet
8 1 (0.52%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (24.08%) DB2
2 16 (8.38%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.14%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.09%) Big Data
5 4 (2.09%) DataStage
6 3 (1.57%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.05%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.52%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.52%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (4.19%) Maven
1 8 (4.19%) JUnit
2 6 (3.14%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.62%) Ant
3 5 (2.62%) jMock
3 5 (2.62%) JIRA
4 4 (2.09%) Hudson
4 4 (2.09%) Subversion
4 4 (2.09%) ERwin
4 4 (2.09%) Toad
5 3 (1.57%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.05%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.52%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.52%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.52%) Introscope
7 1 (0.52%) NUnit
7 1 (0.52%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.52%) Mockito
General
1 50 (26.18%) Finance
2 24 (12.57%) Banking
3 13 (6.81%) Investment Banking
4 12 (6.28%) Financial Institution
5 11 (5.76%) Retail
6 6 (3.14%) Legal
7 3 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.05%) German Language
8 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.05%) Games
8 2 (1.05%) Front Office
9 1 (0.52%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (24.08%) Developer
2 29 (15.18%) Architect
3 27 (14.14%) Administrator
4 25 (13.09%) WebSphere Administrator
5 20 (10.47%) Consultant
6 17 (8.90%) Ab Initio Developer
7 15 (7.85%) Analyst
8 13 (6.81%) Integration Architect
9 12 (6.28%) Java Developer
10 7 (3.66%) WebSphere Specialist
11 6 (3.14%) Middleware Consultant
11 6 (3.14%) WebSphere Consultant
11 6 (3.14%) WebSphere Architect
12 5 (2.62%) Middleware Analyst
13 4 (2.09%) Build Engineer
13 4 (2.09%) Agile Java Developer
13 4 (2.09%) WebSphere Developer
13 4 (2.09%) RPG Developer
13 4 (2.09%) Applications Support
13 4 (2.09%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (38.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 55 (28.80%) Middleware
3 21 (10.99%) XML
4 12 (6.28%) Spring
5 11 (5.76%) J2EE
5 11 (5.76%) Hibernate
5 11 (5.76%) Java EE
6 10 (5.24%) .NET
7 9 (4.71%) JMS
7 9 (4.71%) HTML
8 8 (4.19%) WCF
9 7 (3.66%) Web Services
9 7 (3.66%) Ajax
10 6 (3.14%) Spring MVC
10 6 (3.14%) SOAP
11 5 (2.62%) Rendezvous
11 5 (2.62%) CSS
11 5 (2.62%) Struts
12 4 (2.09%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (2.09%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.61%) DataPower
2 21 (10.99%) Mainframe
3 10 (5.24%) iSeries
4 8 (4.19%) Clustering
5 4 (2.09%) HACMP
6 3 (1.57%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.57%) SWIFT
6 3 (1.57%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.05%) Blog
7 2 (1.05%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.05%) AS400
7 2 (1.05%) Firmware
7 2 (1.05%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.52%) NHS
8 1 (0.52%) GIS
8 1 (0.52%) Replication
8 1 (0.52%) Tandem
8 1 (0.52%) Open Source
8 1 (0.52%) iPhone
8 1 (0.52%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 82 (42.93%) UNIX
2 59 (30.89%) Linux
3 43 (22.51%) AIX
4 37 (19.37%) Windows
5 30 (15.71%) Solaris
6 15 (7.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (7.33%) zOS
8 4 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.09%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.05%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.52%) HPUX
10 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.75%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (11.52%) ITIL
3 17 (8.90%) Configuration Management
4 14 (7.33%) Performance Tuning
5 13 (6.81%) Change Management
5 13 (6.81%) Root Cause Analysis
6 11 (5.76%) Problem Management
7 10 (5.24%) Change Control
8 9 (4.71%) SOA
8 9 (4.71%) Release Management
9 8 (4.19%) Incident Management
9 8 (4.19%) E-Commerce
10 6 (3.14%) Load Balancing
10 6 (3.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.14%) Workflow
10 6 (3.14%) MVC
11 5 (2.62%) Project Management
11 5 (2.62%) Migration
11 5 (2.62%) Extreme Programming
11 5 (2.62%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 41 (21.47%) Java
2 29 (15.18%) Shell Script
3 14 (7.33%) SQL
4 7 (3.66%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.66%) Perl
5 6 (3.14%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.62%) RPG
6 5 (2.62%) RPG IV
7 4 (2.09%) Jython
7 4 (2.09%) Python
8 2 (1.05%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (1.05%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.05%) C
8 2 (1.05%) C#
8 2 (1.05%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.52%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.52%) VBA
9 1 (0.52%) VB
9 1 (0.52%) ABAP
9 1 (0.52%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (5.76%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (3.66%) Degree
3 5 (2.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.62%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.19%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.57%) OCFS2
2 2 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.05%) vSphere
2 2 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.52%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (5.24%) Tivoli
2 7 (3.66%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 5 (2.62%) BladeLogic
4 4 (2.09%) nmon
5 2 (1.05%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.52%) Control-M
6 1 (0.52%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (0.52%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.52%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 102 (53.40%) IBM
2 36 (18.85%) Oracle
3 21 (10.99%) Ab Initio
4 15 (7.85%) Red Hat
5 10 (5.24%) Microsoft
5 10 (5.24%) TIBCO
6 9 (4.71%) SAP
6 9 (4.71%) JBoss
7 6 (3.14%) HP
7 6 (3.14%) Sun
8 5 (2.62%) Informatica
8 5 (2.62%) F5
8 5 (2.62%) Splunk
8 5 (2.62%) Cyber-Ark
9 4 (2.09%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.09%) Siebel
10 3 (1.57%) Software AG
10 3 (1.57%) Endeca
10 3 (1.57%) Google
10 3 (1.57%) Coremetrics
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