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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 415 384 370
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -14
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 163 187 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.39% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.18% 1.39% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 91 72
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£425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 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
13825 13459 12662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.78% 28.11% 28.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9461 8860 8145
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 193 314
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £21.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £49.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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

WebSphere MQ Hourly Rate Histogram 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 July 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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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 +8 92 £425 -10.52% 16
South East -19 30 £438 -7.89% 5
West Midlands -7 10 £425 -5.55%
East Midlands -18 10 £260 -42.22% 1
South West - 9 £485 -
North East -23 7 £283 +8.32%
North West -18 2 £375 -16.66%
Midlands 0 1 - -
East of England 0 1 - -
Yorkshire -34 1 £400 -11.11% 2
WebSphere MQ
UK

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 272 (94.44%) WebSphere
2 178 (61.81%) IBM
3 118 (40.97%) Linux
4 87 (30.21%) UNIX
4 87 (30.21%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 85 (29.51%) Finance
6 77 (26.74%) Oracle
7 75 (26.04%) Java
7 75 (26.04%) AIX
7 75 (26.04%) DataPower
8 72 (25.00%) Middleware
9 67 (23.26%) WebSphere Application Server
10 60 (20.83%) DB2
11 55 (19.10%) Windows
11 55 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
12 46 (15.97%) Analytical Skills
13 42 (14.58%) XML
14 40 (13.89%) JMS
15 39 (13.54%) SSL
15 39 (13.54%) Solaris
16 34 (11.81%) SQL
17 33 (11.46%) SOA
17 33 (11.46%) TIBCO
17 33 (11.46%) Banking
18 32 (11.11%) Red Hat
19 31 (10.76%) JBoss
19 31 (10.76%) Migration
20 30 (10.42%) HTTP
21 29 (10.07%) Clustering
22 28 (9.72%) .NET

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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
1 272 (94.44%) WebSphere
2 67 (23.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 31 (10.76%) JBoss
4 19 (6.60%) MQSeries
5 18 (6.25%) WebLogic
6 15 (5.21%) IIS
7 14 (4.86%) CICS
8 12 (4.17%) Apache
9 9 (3.13%) Tomcat
9 9 (3.13%) Oracle Workflow
9 9 (3.13%) IBM HTTP Server
10 6 (2.08%) SharePoint
10 6 (2.08%) WebSphere Portal
11 5 (1.74%) FileNet
12 4 (1.39%) NetWeaver
12 4 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (1.04%) iPlanet
13 3 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
14 2 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 1 (0.35%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 9 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.69%) MS Office
5 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.74%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.74%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (13.54%) SSL
2 30 (10.42%) HTTP
3 18 (6.25%) Firewall
4 17 (5.90%) TCP/IP
5 9 (3.13%) LDAP
6 8 (2.78%) HTTPS
6 8 (2.78%) Multicast
7 5 (1.74%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (1.74%) SAN
7 5 (1.74%) DNS
8 4 (1.39%) DMZ
8 4 (1.39%) Network Security
9 3 (1.04%) BIG-IP
9 3 (1.04%) FTP
10 1 (0.35%) LAN
10 1 (0.35%) WAN
10 1 (0.35%) NAS
10 1 (0.35%) AMQP
10 1 (0.35%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (20.83%) DB2
2 19 (6.60%) SQL Server
3 18 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 13 (4.51%) Oracle Database
5 12 (4.17%) RDBMS
6 10 (3.47%) Big Data
7 6 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.74%) Informix
8 5 (1.74%) Sybase IQ
9 3 (1.04%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.04%) SAP Data Services
9 3 (1.04%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (1.04%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.69%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.69%) MySQL
10 2 (0.69%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.35%) PowerCenter
11 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (4.17%) Introscope
2 11 (3.82%) JIRA
3 10 (3.47%) Eclipse
4 9 (3.13%) Ant
5 8 (2.78%) Jasmine
6 7 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.74%) Selenium
7 5 (1.74%) Subversion
7 5 (1.74%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.39%) JUnit
8 4 (1.39%) LoadRunner
8 4 (1.39%) TestComplete
8 4 (1.39%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.04%) Maven
9 3 (1.04%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.69%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.69%) JMeter
10 2 (0.69%) NUnit
10 2 (0.69%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.69%) TeamCity
General
1 85 (29.51%) Finance
2 33 (11.46%) Banking
3 20 (6.94%) Retail
4 11 (3.82%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.13%) Retail Banking
5 9 (3.13%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.78%) Back Office
7 4 (1.39%) Front Office
8 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.69%) Automotive
9 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.35%) Legal
10 1 (0.35%) Advertising
10 1 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 68 (23.61%) Developer
2 40 (13.89%) Analyst
2 40 (13.89%) Administrator
3 39 (13.54%) Consultant
4 30 (10.42%) Architect
4 30 (10.42%) WebSphere Administrator
5 24 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 23 (7.99%) WebSphere Consultant
7 18 (6.25%) Support Analyst
8 17 (5.90%) WebSphere Developer
9 14 (4.86%) Integration Architect
10 13 (4.51%) Messaging Specialist
11 11 (3.82%) Senior Developer
11 11 (3.82%) Applications Support
12 10 (3.47%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
13 9 (3.13%) WebSphere Architect
14 8 (2.78%) Designer
14 8 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
14 8 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (2.78%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (30.21%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 72 (25.00%) Middleware
3 42 (14.58%) XML
4 40 (13.89%) JMS
5 28 (9.72%) .NET
6 27 (9.38%) Web Services
7 21 (7.29%) HTML
7 21 (7.29%) Spring
8 18 (6.25%) TIBCO EMS
8 18 (6.25%) Struts
9 17 (5.90%) SOAP
9 17 (5.90%) J2EE
10 14 (4.86%) XSLT
11 13 (4.51%) Hibernate
11 13 (4.51%) Java EE
12 12 (4.17%) Servlets
13 11 (3.82%) WSDL
13 11 (3.82%) XSL
13 11 (3.82%) J2SE
13 11 (3.82%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 75 (26.04%) DataPower
2 46 (15.97%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (10.07%) Clustering
4 21 (7.29%) Mainframe
5 12 (4.17%) LPAR
6 10 (3.47%) iSeries
7 7 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.43%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.43%) Derivative
8 6 (2.08%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.74%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.74%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.39%) SWIFT
10 4 (1.39%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (1.39%) AS400
10 4 (1.39%) Replication
10 4 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (1.04%) Fixed Income
11 3 (1.04%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.69%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 118 (40.97%) Linux
2 87 (30.21%) UNIX
3 75 (26.04%) AIX
4 55 (19.10%) Windows
5 39 (13.54%) Solaris
6 26 (9.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (7.64%) zOS
8 8 (2.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 6 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.74%) Android
10 5 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.74%) HPUX
11 4 (1.39%) Windows NT
12 3 (1.04%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.04%) i5/OS
12 3 (1.04%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.35%) MVS
14 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (11.46%) SOA
3 31 (10.76%) Migration
4 26 (9.03%) ITIL
5 24 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 20 (6.94%) High Availability
7 17 (5.90%) Scrum
7 17 (5.90%) TDD
8 15 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (4.86%) Release Management
10 13 (4.51%) Low Latency
10 13 (4.51%) DevOps
11 12 (4.17%) Change Management
12 11 (3.82%) Workflow
12 11 (3.82%) OO
12 11 (3.82%) E-Commerce
12 11 (3.82%) Open Source
12 11 (3.82%) BDD
13 10 (3.47%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (3.47%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (26.04%) Java
2 34 (11.81%) SQL
3 26 (9.03%) Python
4 23 (7.99%) Perl
5 18 (6.25%) C#
6 14 (4.86%) JavaScript
6 14 (4.86%) Shell Script
7 13 (4.51%) XPath
7 13 (4.51%) Bash Shell
8 9 (3.13%) Jython
9 8 (2.78%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.08%) Korn
10 6 (2.08%) VB
11 5 (1.74%) C
12 4 (1.39%) JCL
13 3 (1.04%) C++
13 3 (1.04%) COBOL
13 3 (1.04%) Ruby
14 2 (0.69%) PHP
14 2 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (5.90%) Degree
2 15 (5.21%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.47%) IBM Certification
4 7 (2.43%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.39%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.35%) RHCE
7 1 (0.35%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.51%) QA
2 5 (1.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 8 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.04%) OCFS2
2 3 (1.04%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.04%) GlusterFS
2 3 (1.04%) GFS2
3 2 (0.69%) RACF
3 2 (0.69%) KVM
3 2 (0.69%) RHEV
4 1 (0.35%) vSphere
4 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 12 (4.17%) Tivoli
1 12 (4.17%) Control-M
2 10 (3.47%) Puppet
3 7 (2.43%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 6 (2.08%) CA Wily
5 4 (1.39%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (1.39%) BladeLogic
6 3 (1.04%) SELinux
7 2 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.35%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.35%) SCOM
8 1 (0.35%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.35%) WMI
8 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.35%) Netcool
Vendors
1 178 (61.81%) IBM
2 77 (26.74%) Oracle
3 33 (11.46%) TIBCO
4 32 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 18 (6.25%) SAP
6 17 (5.90%) webMethods
7 12 (4.17%) Microsoft
8 11 (3.82%) HP
8 11 (3.82%) Informatica
8 11 (3.82%) Axway
9 10 (3.47%) Software AG
9 10 (3.47%) Sybase
10 9 (3.13%) Siebel
10 9 (3.13%) Remedy
10 9 (3.13%) VMware
11 8 (2.78%) Ab Initio
12 7 (2.43%) Business Objects
13 6 (2.08%) Sun
13 6 (2.08%) Intel
14 5 (1.74%) Google
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