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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 127 121 90
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -31
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 16 9 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.33% 1.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.04% 1.13% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 23
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£290 £300 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -36.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
783 796 920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.00% 28.78% 30.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 435 495
Average daily rate £330 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 34 27
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.00 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 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
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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 -2 10 £290 -14.07%
Cheshire +7 2 £400 +45.45%
WebSphere MQ
England

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 21 (91.30%) WebSphere
2 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) IBM
3 11 (47.83%) Linux
4 10 (43.48%) Tomcat
4 10 (43.48%) HTTP
4 10 (43.48%) Java
5 8 (34.78%) Red Hat
5 8 (34.78%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (30.43%) XML
7 6 (26.09%) DOM
7 6 (26.09%) XSLT
7 6 (26.09%) UNIX
7 6 (26.09%) Servlets
7 6 (26.09%) XML Schema
7 6 (26.09%) SAX
7 6 (26.09%) JMS
7 6 (26.09%) J2SE
7 6 (26.09%) AIX
7 6 (26.09%) Spring
7 6 (26.09%) Maven
7 6 (26.09%) Grails
7 6 (26.09%) XPath
7 6 (26.09%) Android
7 6 (26.09%) Hazelcast
8 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
8 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
8 5 (21.74%) HP
8 5 (21.74%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 21 (91.30%) WebSphere
2 10 (43.48%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
3 2 (8.70%) JBoss
4 1 (4.35%) SAS
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle 9iAS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) HTTP
2 4 (17.39%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Hazelcast
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Maven
2 1 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) Administrator
3 6 (26.09%) Java Developer
4 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Developer
4 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Administrator
4 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) DBA
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Server Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 7 (30.43%) XML
3 6 (26.09%) DOM
3 6 (26.09%) XSLT
3 6 (26.09%) Servlets
3 6 (26.09%) XML Schema
3 6 (26.09%) SAX
3 6 (26.09%) JMS
3 6 (26.09%) J2SE
3 6 (26.09%) Spring
3 6 (26.09%) Grails
4 4 (17.39%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (13.04%) Web Services
6 2 (8.70%) Software Packaging
7 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
7 1 (4.35%) Java EE
7 1 (4.35%) SOAP
7 1 (4.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.04%) PKI
3 2 (8.70%) DataPower
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Linux
3 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (26.09%) UNIX
4 6 (26.09%) AIX
4 6 (26.09%) Android
5 4 (17.39%) Solaris
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
2 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) DevOps
4 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.35%) Automation Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.35%) Change Control
4 1 (4.35%) Build Automation
4 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Java
2 6 (26.09%) XPath
3 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.70%) Perl
6 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.35%) VB
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) IBM
2 8 (34.78%) Red Hat
3 5 (21.74%) HP
4 3 (13.04%) Axway
4 3 (13.04%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle
5 2 (8.70%) Siebel
5 2 (8.70%) Informatica
6 1 (4.35%) VMware