The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere MQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere MQ over the 3 months to 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 91 86 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 14 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.77% 0.21% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.64% 0.75% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate £363 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £429 £459 £450
% change year-on-year
-6.53% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +81.81%
WebSphere MQ
North West

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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
530 400 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.10% 28.21% 31.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 275 225
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 5
Average hourly rate £29.00 £37.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £32.50 £31.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +1.51%

WebSphere MQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

WebSphere MQ Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 22 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 15 (68.18%) IBM
3 13 (59.09%) Oracle
4 12 (54.55%) Linux
4 12 (54.55%) IBM Integration Bus
5 11 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 11 (50.00%) Windows
5 11 (50.00%) Middleware
6 10 (45.45%) WebLogic
6 10 (45.45%) DB2
6 10 (45.45%) Unix
7 9 (40.91%) Computer Science
8 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (36.36%) SMTP
8 8 (36.36%) SNMP
8 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
8 8 (36.36%) DNS
8 8 (36.36%) AIX
8 8 (36.36%) Solaris
8 8 (36.36%) Web Services
8 8 (36.36%) Shell Script
8 8 (36.36%) SSL
9 7 (31.82%) Subversion
10 6 (27.27%) Java
11 5 (22.73%) JMS
11 5 (22.73%) Eclipse
11 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
12 4 (18.18%) Maven
12 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
13 3 (13.64%) Extreme Programming

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 22 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 11 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (45.45%) WebLogic
4 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
5 2 (9.09%) JBoss
6 1 (4.55%) IIS
6 1 (4.55%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) DNS
1 8 (36.36%) SMTP
1 8 (36.36%) SNMP
1 8 (36.36%) SSL
1 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.64%) HTTP
3 2 (9.09%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) DB2
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (9.09%) MS Access
4 1 (4.55%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Subversion
2 5 (22.73%) Eclipse
3 4 (18.18%) Maven
4 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
4 2 (9.09%) Hudson
4 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 2 (9.09%) Toad
5 1 (4.55%) Ant
General
1 3 (13.64%) Retail
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Administrator
2 5 (22.73%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Middleware Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Integration Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Middleware Administrator
4 3 (13.64%) Middleware Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 2 (9.09%) WebSphere Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Deployment Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Java Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Java Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) IBM Integration Bus
2 11 (50.00%) Middleware
3 8 (36.36%) Web Services
4 5 (22.73%) JMS
5 3 (13.64%) DOM
5 3 (13.64%) J2EE
5 3 (13.64%) J2SE
5 3 (13.64%) REST
5 3 (13.64%) SAX
5 3 (13.64%) Servlets
5 3 (13.64%) XML
5 3 (13.64%) XML Schema
5 3 (13.64%) XSLT
6 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 2 (9.09%) Spring
7 1 (4.55%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (4.55%) Apache Camel
7 1 (4.55%) jQuery
7 1 (4.55%) React
7 1 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Computer Science
2 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) Mainframe
4 2 (9.09%) Clustering
5 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Linux
2 11 (50.00%) Windows
3 10 (45.45%) Unix
4 8 (36.36%) AIX
4 8 (36.36%) Solaris
5 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
2 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (13.64%) Extreme Programming
2 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
2 3 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 2 (9.09%) Load Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (9.09%) UML
3 2 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (4.55%) EAI
4 1 (4.55%) Open Source
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) Scrum
4 1 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Shell Script
2 6 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) XPath
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 2 (9.09%) DameWare
2 2 (9.09%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (4.55%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) IBM
2 13 (59.09%) Oracle
3 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
4 3 (13.64%) VMware
5 2 (9.09%) HP
5 2 (9.09%) LexisNexis
6 1 (4.55%) BMC
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft