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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 46 61 62
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 23 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.46% 0.68% 1.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.13% 3.05% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 6
Average daily rate
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£475 £575 £503
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.39% +14.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -
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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
227 197 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.28% 22.29% 26.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 94 113
Average daily rate £375 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £466 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 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 31 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 29 (93.55%) DB2
3 28 (90.32%) IBM
4 27 (87.10%) DataPower
5 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (58.06%) AIX
6 18 (58.06%) Solaris
7 15 (48.39%) JMS
8 14 (45.16%) Linux
8 14 (45.16%) Finance
9 13 (41.94%) UNIX
9 13 (41.94%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (38.71%) High Availability
10 12 (38.71%) Ab Initio
10 12 (38.71%) Shell Script
11 11 (35.48%) IBM Certification
11 11 (35.48%) Clustering
11 11 (35.48%) Windows
12 8 (25.81%) Big Data
12 8 (25.81%) Low Latency
12 8 (25.81%) Configuration Management
12 8 (25.81%) Management Information System
12 8 (25.81%) HTTP
13 7 (22.58%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (22.58%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (22.58%) Middleware
14 6 (19.35%) Web Services
15 5 (16.13%) XML
15 5 (16.13%) SOAP
16 4 (12.90%) Java

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 31 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (22.58%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (6.45%) IIS
3 2 (6.45%) Apache
3 2 (6.45%) iPlanet
3 2 (6.45%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (6.45%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) HTTP
2 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.68%) SSL
4 1 (3.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (93.55%) DB2
2 8 (25.81%) Big Data
3 7 (22.58%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
1 1 (3.23%) Selenium
1 1 (3.23%) TestComplete
1 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (45.16%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Developer
2 12 (38.71%) Ab Initio Developer
3 9 (29.03%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
3 9 (29.03%) Senior Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) WebSphere Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) WebSphere Developer
6 1 (3.23%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.23%) Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (48.39%) JMS
2 7 (22.58%) Middleware
3 6 (19.35%) Web Services
4 5 (16.13%) XML
4 5 (16.13%) SOAP
5 4 (12.90%) WSDL
6 2 (6.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (3.23%) Spring
7 1 (3.23%) HTML
7 1 (3.23%) .NET
7 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.23%) XSD
7 1 (3.23%) XSL
7 1 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (87.10%) DataPower
2 13 (41.94%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (35.48%) Clustering
4 8 (25.81%) Management Information System
5 3 (9.68%) Cryptography
6 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
6 1 (3.23%) AS400
6 1 (3.23%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 18 (58.06%) AIX
1 18 (58.06%) Solaris
2 14 (45.16%) Linux
3 13 (41.94%) UNIX
4 11 (35.48%) Windows
5 2 (6.45%) zOS
6 1 (3.23%) Android
6 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) High Availability
3 8 (25.81%) Low Latency
3 8 (25.81%) Configuration Management
4 4 (12.90%) Resource Management
5 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.23%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Analytics
6 1 (3.23%) Release Management
6 1 (3.23%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Manual Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.23%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) Shell Script
2 4 (12.90%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) Perl
4 1 (3.23%) XPath
4 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) IBM Certification
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 28 (90.32%) IBM
2 12 (38.71%) Ab Initio
3 1 (3.23%) Endeca
3 1 (3.23%) Google
3 1 (3.23%) Coremetrics
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft