The first table below looks at the demand for WebSphere MQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere MQ over the 3 months to 30 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 Scotland 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 123 86 83
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -3
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 4 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.14% 0.73% 0.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.51% 3.01% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £413 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +18.70%
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 £42.50 - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
782 599 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 28.34% 24.36% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 277 192
Average daily rate £375 £368 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.90% +16.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 16
Average hourly rate £42.00 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%
WebSphere MQ
UK

WebSphere MQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

WebSphere MQ Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

WebSphere MQ
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere MQ across the Scotland region.

WebSphere MQ Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

WebSphere MQ
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 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
Glasgow -3 2 £375 -11.76%
Edinburgh -27 2 £350 -6.66%
WebSphere MQ
UK

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 17 (94.44%) WebSphere
2 10 (55.56%) IBM
3 7 (38.89%) UNIX
3 7 (38.89%) Windows
4 6 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (33.33%) Middleware
4 6 (33.33%) IBM HTTP Server
5 5 (27.78%) Finance
5 5 (27.78%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 5 (27.78%) Banking
5 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
5 5 (27.78%) WebLogic
5 5 (27.78%) Java
6 4 (22.22%) SQL
6 4 (22.22%) IIS
6 4 (22.22%) JSP
6 4 (22.22%) Linux
6 4 (22.22%) Tomcat
6 4 (22.22%) DNS
6 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
6 4 (22.22%) DMZ
6 4 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (22.22%) DataPower
6 4 (22.22%) Firewall
6 4 (22.22%) Replication
7 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 3 (16.67%) zOS
7 3 (16.67%) HP
7 3 (16.67%) AIX
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 17 (94.44%) WebSphere
2 6 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (33.33%) IBM HTTP Server
3 5 (27.78%) WebLogic
4 4 (22.22%) IIS
4 4 (22.22%) Tomcat
5 1 (5.56%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
2 4 (22.22%) DNS
2 4 (22.22%) DMZ
2 4 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (5.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 3 (16.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
1 5 (27.78%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Administrator
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) WebSphere Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Applications Support
3 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Support Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Middleware
2 5 (27.78%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 4 (22.22%) JSP
4 2 (11.11%) Web Services
5 1 (5.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) DataPower
1 4 (22.22%) Replication
2 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) UNIX
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
3 3 (16.67%) zOS
3 3 (16.67%) AIX
4 2 (11.11%) Solaris
4 2 (11.11%) SUSE
4 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
2 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.11%) BCP
3 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Control-M
2 1 (5.56%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.56%) Legato
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) IBM
2 3 (16.67%) HP
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) Intel
3 2 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) TIBCO
4 1 (5.56%) EMC
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) JBoss