The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 141 136 122
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 19 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.12% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.84% 0.48% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 3
Average daily rate £400 - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £450
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
England

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1030 839 730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.13% 26.10% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 542 419
Average daily rate £360 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 23 14
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.44% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.93 £19.23 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ across the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 February 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
Manchester -6 14 £363 -
Cheshire 0 4 £425 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
WebSphere MQ
England

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 34 (94.44%) WebSphere
2 21 (58.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 19 (52.78%) Middleware
4 18 (50.00%) Unix
5 17 (47.22%) IBM Integration Bus
6 16 (44.44%) IBM
7 14 (38.89%) SSL
8 13 (36.11%) Linux
8 13 (36.11%) WebLogic
8 13 (36.11%) DB2
8 13 (36.11%) Oracle
9 12 (33.33%) Windows
9 12 (33.33%) AIX
10 11 (30.56%) Clustering
11 10 (27.78%) JBoss
11 10 (27.78%) Red Hat
12 9 (25.00%) Solaris
12 9 (25.00%) Computer Science
13 8 (22.22%) Web Services
13 8 (22.22%) Shell Script
13 8 (22.22%) Eclipse
13 8 (22.22%) SMTP
13 8 (22.22%) SNMP
13 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
13 8 (22.22%) DNS
13 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (19.44%) HTTP
14 7 (19.44%) Java
14 7 (19.44%) Subversion
15 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 34 (94.44%) WebSphere
2 21 (58.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 13 (36.11%) WebLogic
4 10 (27.78%) JBoss
5 6 (16.67%) Apache
6 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
7 2 (5.56%) MQSeries
8 1 (2.78%) IIS
8 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (38.89%) SSL
2 8 (22.22%) DNS
2 8 (22.22%) SMTP
2 8 (22.22%) SNMP
2 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 7 (19.44%) HTTP
4 2 (5.56%) WinSCP
5 1 (2.78%) FTP
5 1 (2.78%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) DB2
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (5.56%) MS Access
4 1 (2.78%) Hazelcast
4 1 (2.78%) MySQL
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Eclipse
2 7 (19.44%) Subversion
3 5 (13.89%) Hudson
3 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
4 4 (11.11%) Maven
5 2 (5.56%) HP UFT
5 2 (5.56%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.56%) Toad
6 1 (2.78%) Ant
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
2 3 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Consultant
2 6 (16.67%) Administrator
2 6 (16.67%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Architect
3 5 (13.89%) Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Middleware Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 4 (11.11%) WebSphere Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Integration Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Middleware Administrator
5 3 (8.33%) Middleware Specialist
5 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Messaging Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Server Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Architect
6 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Server Specialist
7 1 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (52.78%) Middleware
2 17 (47.22%) IBM Integration Bus
3 8 (22.22%) Web Services
4 5 (13.89%) JMS
5 3 (8.33%) DOM
5 3 (8.33%) J2EE
5 3 (8.33%) J2SE
5 3 (8.33%) REST
5 3 (8.33%) SAX
5 3 (8.33%) Servlets
5 3 (8.33%) XML
5 3 (8.33%) XML Schema
5 3 (8.33%) XSLT
6 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
6 2 (5.56%) Spring
7 1 (2.78%) Grails
7 1 (2.78%) Java EE
7 1 (2.78%) JSF
7 1 (2.78%) JSON
7 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Clustering
2 9 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (16.67%) Mainframe
5 3 (8.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (50.00%) Unix
2 13 (36.11%) Linux
3 12 (33.33%) AIX
3 12 (33.33%) Windows
4 9 (25.00%) Solaris
5 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.78%) HPUX
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 3 (8.33%) Extreme Programming
4 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 3 (8.33%) SOA
4 3 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.56%) Load Testing
5 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.56%) UML
5 2 (5.56%) Validation
6 1 (2.78%) EAI
6 1 (2.78%) Open Source
6 1 (2.78%) Project Management
6 1 (2.78%) Scrum
6 1 (2.78%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) Shell Script
2 7 (19.44%) Java
3 4 (11.11%) Jython
4 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 3 (8.33%) SQL
4 3 (8.33%) XPath
5 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.78%) Perl
5 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) BC Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 2 (5.56%) DameWare
2 2 (5.56%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (2.78%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) IBM
2 13 (36.11%) Oracle
3 10 (27.78%) Red Hat
4 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.33%) VMware
6 2 (5.56%) HP
6 2 (5.56%) LexisNexis
7 1 (2.78%) BMC
7 1 (2.78%) Sun