The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Reading 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 60 56 86
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +30
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 6 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.68% 1.19% 0.082%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.11% 4.53% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Average daily rate
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£575 £503 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% -1.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £431
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
193 243 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.81% 26.24% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 110 74
Average daily rate £350 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
WebSphere MQ
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) IBM
1 7 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) DB2
3 5 (71.43%) AIX
3 5 (71.43%) Solaris
3 5 (71.43%) Linux
3 5 (71.43%) Clustering
3 5 (71.43%) DataPower
4 4 (57.14%) High Availability
4 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
4 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 4 (57.14%) IBM Certification
5 3 (42.86%) ATM
6 1 (14.29%) Legal
6 1 (14.29%) Ab Initio
6 1 (14.29%) XML
6 1 (14.29%) UNIX
6 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 1 (14.29%) Mobile Commerce
6 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 1 (14.29%) HTML
6 1 (14.29%) Java
6 1 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 1 (14.29%) Big Data
6 1 (14.29%) Analytics
6 1 (14.29%) Low Latency
6 1 (14.29%) iSeries
6 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Consultant
2 3 (42.86%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Ab Initio Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Clustering
1 5 (71.43%) DataPower
2 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) AIX
1 5 (71.43%) Solaris
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Low Latency
3 1 (14.29%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Scalability Testing
3 1 (14.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Ab Initio
2 1 (14.29%) Endeca
2 1 (14.29%) Google
2 1 (14.29%) Coremetrics