The first table below looks at the demand for WebSphere MQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere MQ over the 3 months to 16 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 North West 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 124 110 70
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -40
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 14 7 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 0.29% 2.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.76% 1.09% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 41
Average daily rate £500 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £57.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
797 645 861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.70% 26.33% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 337 506
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 37
Average hourly rate £40.29 £29.00 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.91% +32.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.39 £13.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.50 £160.50 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WebSphere MQ
England

WebSphere MQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

WebSphere MQ Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Trend in the North West

WebSphere MQ
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

WebSphere MQ Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

WebSphere MQ
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 16 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
Manchester -8 9 £500 -
Cheshire -7 5 - - 3
Merseyside - - - -
WebSphere MQ
England

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 25 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 16 (64.00%) Middleware
2 16 (64.00%) UNIX
3 11 (44.00%) Finance
4 8 (32.00%) IBM
4 8 (32.00%) Shell Script
5 7 (28.00%) TIBCO
5 7 (28.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 6 (24.00%) Linux
6 6 (24.00%) Change Management
7 5 (20.00%) Rendezvous
7 5 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (20.00%) AIX
7 5 (20.00%) ITIL
7 5 (20.00%) Cyber-Ark
7 5 (20.00%) BladeLogic
7 5 (20.00%) TIBCO EMS
7 5 (20.00%) Splunk
8 4 (16.00%) Windows
8 4 (16.00%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (16.00%) Investment Banking
8 4 (16.00%) Banking
9 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity
9 3 (12.00%) Java
9 3 (12.00%) Perl
9 3 (12.00%) Python
10 2 (8.00%) QA
10 2 (8.00%) zOS
10 2 (8.00%) CSS
10 2 (8.00%) Mainframe

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 25 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (20.00%) TIBCO EMS
3 4 (16.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (4.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (4.00%) CMS
4 1 (4.00%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) LDAP
1 1 (4.00%) FTP
1 1 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) DB2
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Investment Banking
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Analyst
1 5 (20.00%) Middleware Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) WebSphere Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Middleware Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Communications Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) UNIX Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Umbraco Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (64.00%) Middleware
2 7 (28.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 5 (20.00%) Rendezvous
4 2 (8.00%) CSS
5 1 (4.00%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (4.00%) Spring
5 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
5 1 (4.00%) XML
5 1 (4.00%) XSLT
5 1 (4.00%) .NET
5 1 (4.00%) HTML
5 1 (4.00%) JMS
5 1 (4.00%) Spring MVC
5 1 (4.00%) WCF
5 1 (4.00%) WPF
5 1 (4.00%) Silverlight
5 1 (4.00%) Spring Security
5 1 (4.00%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.00%) Tandem
2 1 (4.00%) GIS
2 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) UNIX
2 6 (24.00%) Linux
3 5 (20.00%) AIX
4 4 (16.00%) Windows
5 2 (8.00%) zOS
6 1 (4.00%) HPUX
6 1 (4.00%) Solaris
6 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Change Management
2 5 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (8.00%) MVC
4 2 (8.00%) Scrum
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Web Development
5 1 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) TDD
5 1 (4.00%) Validation
5 1 (4.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) SOA
5 1 (4.00%) DSDM
5 1 (4.00%) iOS Development
5 1 (4.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (12.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) Perl
2 3 (12.00%) Python
3 1 (4.00%) XAML
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) BladeLogic
2 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (4.00%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (4.00%) CA LISA
2 1 (4.00%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) IBM
2 7 (28.00%) TIBCO
3 5 (20.00%) Cyber-Ark
3 5 (20.00%) Splunk
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) CA
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco
4 1 (4.00%) Sun
4 1 (4.00%) WSO2