The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere MQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere MQ over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 70 78 71
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 7 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.72% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.73% 0.91% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £384 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.74% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £369
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 -
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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 Reading region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
256 220 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 26.36% 21.17% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 138 89
Average daily rate £375 £335 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £181 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +36.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

WebSphere MQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere MQ across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WebSphere MQ Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ across the Reading region.

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Trend in Reading

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ across the Reading region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 12 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (58.33%) DB2
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) IBM
3 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) AIX
3 6 (50.00%) Solaris
3 6 (50.00%) Java
4 5 (41.67%) SOAP
4 5 (41.67%) Web Services
4 5 (41.67%) XML
4 5 (41.67%) JMS
4 5 (41.67%) HTTP
4 5 (41.67%) High Availability
4 5 (41.67%) DataPower
5 4 (33.33%) Big Data
5 4 (33.33%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (33.33%) Low Latency
5 4 (33.33%) zOS
5 4 (33.33%) iPlanet
5 4 (33.33%) Middleware
5 4 (33.33%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (33.33%) Degree
5 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (33.33%) WSDL
5 4 (33.33%) Apache
5 4 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (33.33%) IIS
6 2 (16.67%) SQL

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 12 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (33.33%) WebSphere Portal
2 4 (33.33%) iPlanet
2 4 (33.33%) IBM HTTP Server
2 4 (33.33%) Apache
2 4 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) HTTP
2 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) DB2
2 4 (33.33%) Big Data
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) TestComplete
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) WebSphere Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) SOAP
1 5 (41.67%) Web Services
1 5 (41.67%) XML
1 5 (41.67%) JMS
2 4 (33.33%) Middleware
2 4 (33.33%) WSDL
3 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (8.33%) Spring
4 1 (8.33%) .NET
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (8.33%) XSD
4 1 (8.33%) XSL
4 1 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) DataPower
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (8.33%) iSeries
3 1 (8.33%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) Replication
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) AIX
2 6 (50.00%) Solaris
3 4 (33.33%) zOS
4 2 (16.67%) UNIX
5 1 (8.33%) Android
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) High Availability
3 4 (33.33%) Low Latency
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) SOA
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) XPath
3 1 (8.33%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Endeca
2 1 (8.33%) Google
2 1 (8.33%) Coremetrics
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle