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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 128 115 56
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -59
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 4 13 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.49% 2.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.56% 1.70% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 41
Average daily rate
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£450 £388 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -13.88%
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 £40.15 - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
714 765 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.39% 28.71% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 413 537
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £399 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 36
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £13.61 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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 24 July 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
Cheshire -1 3 £450 +30.90%
Manchester -2 1 £425 - 3
WebSphere MQ
England

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 16 (88.89%) WebSphere
2 9 (50.00%) IBM
3 7 (38.89%) UNIX
3 7 (38.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 5 (27.78%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
4 5 (27.78%) TIBCO
4 5 (27.78%) Rendezvous
4 5 (27.78%) Middleware
4 5 (27.78%) ITIL
4 5 (27.78%) BladeLogic
4 5 (27.78%) TIBCO EMS
4 5 (27.78%) Change Management
4 5 (27.78%) Finance
4 5 (27.78%) Splunk
4 5 (27.78%) Cyber-Ark
5 4 (22.22%) Banking
5 4 (22.22%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (22.22%) Investment Banking
5 4 (22.22%) Tomcat
5 4 (22.22%) Windows
5 4 (22.22%) SQL
5 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
6 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (16.67%) PKI
6 3 (16.67%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 2 (11.11%) Linux
7 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
7 2 (11.11%) zOS

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 16 (88.89%) WebSphere
2 5 (27.78%) TIBCO EMS
3 4 (22.22%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
2 4 (22.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Administrator
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Middleware Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Communications Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) WebSphere Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) UNIX Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Server Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 5 (27.78%) Rendezvous
2 5 (27.78%) Middleware
3 4 (22.22%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (5.56%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) UNIX
2 4 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
1 5 (27.78%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) IBM
2 5 (27.78%) TIBCO
2 5 (27.78%) Splunk
2 5 (27.78%) Cyber-Ark
3 3 (16.67%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 1 (5.56%) VMware