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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 135 126 118
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 9 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.35% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.13% 1.24% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 13
Average daily rate
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£290 £338 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.07% -20.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £440
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.77%
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
799 804 916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.73% 28.39% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 454 537
Average daily rate £345 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 19
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £16.00 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.96 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 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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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 -4 5 £290 -14.07% 2
Cheshire +6 1 - -
WebSphere MQ
England

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 12 (57.14%) Java
2 12 (57.14%) Linux
2 12 (57.14%) HTTP
3 11 (52.38%) Windows
4 9 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (42.86%) IBM
4 9 (42.86%) Red Hat
4 9 (42.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 8 (38.10%) XML
6 7 (33.33%) DOM
6 7 (33.33%) XSLT
6 7 (33.33%) Servlets
6 7 (33.33%) SAX
6 7 (33.33%) XML Schema
6 7 (33.33%) Tomcat
6 7 (33.33%) J2SE
6 7 (33.33%) XPath
6 7 (33.33%) Grails
6 7 (33.33%) JMS
6 7 (33.33%) Spring
6 7 (33.33%) Maven
6 7 (33.33%) Android
6 7 (33.33%) Hazelcast
7 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
7 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
7 6 (28.57%) UNIX
7 6 (28.57%) AIX
8 5 (23.81%) HP
8 5 (23.81%) FTP

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
3 2 (9.52%) JBoss
4 1 (4.76%) SAS
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle 9iAS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) HTTP
2 5 (23.81%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) Hazelcast
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 4 (19.05%) WebSphere Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) WebSphere Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) WebSphere Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Environment Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) DevOps Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 8 (38.10%) XML
3 7 (33.33%) DOM
3 7 (33.33%) XSLT
3 7 (33.33%) Servlets
3 7 (33.33%) SAX
3 7 (33.33%) XML Schema
3 7 (33.33%) J2SE
3 7 (33.33%) Grails
3 7 (33.33%) JMS
3 7 (33.33%) Spring
4 4 (19.05%) Web Services
5 2 (9.52%) Software Packaging
6 1 (4.76%) Java EE
6 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
6 1 (4.76%) J2EE
6 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) DataPower
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Linux
2 11 (52.38%) Windows
3 9 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (33.33%) Android
5 6 (28.57%) UNIX
5 6 (28.57%) AIX
6 4 (19.05%) Solaris
7 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (4.76%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 4 (19.05%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) DevOps
4 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.76%) Change Control
4 1 (4.76%) Build Automation
4 1 (4.76%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.76%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) XPath
3 2 (9.52%) Perl
4 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.76%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) VB
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) IBM
1 9 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 5 (23.81%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) Axway
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (9.52%) Informatica
4 2 (9.52%) Siebel