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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 159 - 130
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 8 0 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% - 0.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.79% - 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 9
Average daily rate £393 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.80 £37.80
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
1014 888 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.22% 22.87% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 560 428
Average daily rate £388 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 20 7
Average hourly rate £39.25 £42.50 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% +4.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.16 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.13 £46.09 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 - 5 £343 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £425 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
WebSphere MQ
England

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 29 (96.67%) WebSphere
2 18 (60.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 18 (60.00%) Middleware
3 17 (56.67%) Unix
4 14 (46.67%) Linux
4 14 (46.67%) Oracle
5 13 (43.33%) AIX
5 13 (43.33%) IBM Integration Bus
6 12 (40.00%) Windows
6 12 (40.00%) DB2
6 12 (40.00%) IBM
7 11 (36.67%) WebLogic
7 11 (36.67%) SSL
8 9 (30.00%) Computer Science
8 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
8 9 (30.00%) Solaris
8 9 (30.00%) Red Hat
9 8 (26.67%) Shell Script
9 8 (26.67%) SMTP
9 8 (26.67%) SNMP
9 8 (26.67%) DNS
9 8 (26.67%) Web Services
9 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (26.67%) Server Virtualisation
10 7 (23.33%) Java
10 7 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (23.33%) Subversion
11 6 (20.00%) Clustering
11 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (20.00%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 29 (96.67%) WebSphere
2 18 (60.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (36.67%) WebLogic
4 5 (16.67%) JBoss
5 3 (10.00%) Apache
5 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
6 1 (3.33%) MQSeries
6 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (36.67%) SSL
2 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (26.67%) DNS
3 8 (26.67%) SMTP
3 8 (26.67%) SNMP
4 6 (20.00%) HTTP
5 3 (10.00%) WinSCP
6 1 (3.33%) Firewall
6 1 (3.33%) FTP
6 1 (3.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (40.00%) DB2
2 3 (10.00%) Hazelcast
2 3 (10.00%) MS Access
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Subversion
2 6 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 3 (10.00%) HP UFT
3 3 (10.00%) Hudson
3 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (10.00%) Maven
3 3 (10.00%) Toad
General
1 5 (16.67%) Banking
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Consultant
1 7 (23.33%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Administrator
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Middleware Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Middleware Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (10.00%) Middleware Administrator
5 3 (10.00%) WebSphere Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) WebSphere Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Java Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Linux Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Middleware Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) OAT Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (60.00%) Middleware
2 13 (43.33%) IBM Integration Bus
3 8 (26.67%) Web Services
4 4 (13.33%) JMS
5 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (10.00%) DOM
5 3 (10.00%) Grails
5 3 (10.00%) J2EE
5 3 (10.00%) J2SE
5 3 (10.00%) React
5 3 (10.00%) SAX
5 3 (10.00%) Servlets
5 3 (10.00%) Spring
5 3 (10.00%) XML
5 3 (10.00%) XML Schema
5 3 (10.00%) XSLT
6 2 (6.67%) REST
7 1 (3.33%) LAMP
7 1 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (20.00%) Clustering
4 4 (13.33%) Mainframe
5 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) Unix
2 14 (46.67%) Linux
3 13 (43.33%) AIX
4 12 (40.00%) Windows
5 9 (30.00%) Solaris
6 7 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Server Virtualisation
2 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) Extreme Programming
4 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (10.00%) Load Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (10.00%) Scrum
4 3 (10.00%) TDD
4 3 (10.00%) Validation
5 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.67%) UML
6 1 (3.33%) Change Management
6 1 (3.33%) CRM
6 1 (3.33%) ERP
6 1 (3.33%) SOA
6 1 (3.33%) Test Management
6 1 (3.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) Shell Script
2 7 (23.33%) Java
3 4 (13.33%) SQL
4 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (10.00%) XPath
5 2 (6.67%) Jython
6 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.33%) Perl
6 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) BC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) DameWare
1 3 (10.00%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Oracle
2 12 (40.00%) IBM
3 9 (30.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (13.33%) VMware
5 3 (10.00%) HP
5 3 (10.00%) LexisNexis
6 1 (3.33%) Informatica
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.33%) Sun