The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere MQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 225 203 199
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -4
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 36 48 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.52% 0.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.43% 2.16% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 20
Average daily rate
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£460 £475 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.15% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £360 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £555 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -
WebSphere MQ
England

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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2509 2227 2121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.32% 24.21% 25.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1598 1250 1149
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 49 67
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.88 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

WebSphere MQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

WebSphere MQ Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Trend in the South East

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

WebSphere MQ
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

WebSphere MQ Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

WebSphere MQ
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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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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
Berkshire +19 25 £475 -5.00%
Hampshire -17 7 £388 -13.21% 2
Buckinghamshire -10 3 £319 -40.69% 1
Oxfordshire -23 1 £400 -
WebSphere MQ
England

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 58 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 46 (79.31%) IBM
3 40 (68.97%) DB2
4 34 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (51.72%) DataPower
6 26 (44.83%) Linux
7 23 (39.66%) AIX
8 21 (36.21%) Finance
9 20 (34.48%) Solaris
10 19 (32.76%) UNIX
10 19 (32.76%) JMS
11 17 (29.31%) Windows
11 17 (29.31%) WebSphere Application Server
11 17 (29.31%) Clustering
11 17 (29.31%) High Availability
12 15 (25.86%) Web Services
12 15 (25.86%) HTTP
13 14 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (22.41%) SOAP
14 13 (22.41%) Java
14 13 (22.41%) Ab Initio
14 13 (22.41%) Shell Script
15 12 (20.69%) Middleware
15 12 (20.69%) XML
15 12 (20.69%) IBM Certification
16 10 (17.24%) WebSphere Message Broker
17 9 (15.52%) Low Latency
17 9 (15.52%) Big Data
17 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
18 8 (13.79%) Data Warehouse

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 58 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 17 (29.31%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.45%) IIS
3 2 (3.45%) Apache
3 2 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.45%) iPlanet
3 2 (3.45%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (3.45%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.72%) JBoss
4 1 (1.72%) Jetty
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.86%) HTTP
2 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
3 8 (13.79%) SSL
4 4 (6.90%) Firewall
4 4 (6.90%) HTTPS
5 2 (3.45%) FTP
6 1 (1.72%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (68.97%) DB2
2 9 (15.52%) Big Data
3 8 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (3.45%) SAP BW
5 2 (3.45%) SAP BI
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.72%) Informix
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Introscope
1 6 (10.34%) Selenium
1 6 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (10.34%) SoapUI
2 4 (6.90%) TestComplete
2 4 (6.90%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.45%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.72%) jMock
4 1 (1.72%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.72%) JUnit
4 1 (1.72%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.72%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.72%) Jasmine
General
1 21 (36.21%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Retail
3 2 (3.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (43.10%) Developer
2 13 (22.41%) Ab Initio Developer
3 10 (17.24%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
3 10 (17.24%) Senior Developer
4 8 (13.79%) Consultant
5 7 (12.07%) Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) Administrator
6 6 (10.34%) WebSphere Administrator
7 5 (8.62%) Tester
7 5 (8.62%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) QA Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) WebSphere Developer
9 2 (3.45%) WebSphere Consultant
9 2 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Architect
9 2 (3.45%) Applications Specialist
9 2 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Java Developer
10 1 (1.72%) SAP BW Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (32.76%) JMS
2 15 (25.86%) Web Services
3 13 (22.41%) SOAP
4 12 (20.69%) XML
4 12 (20.69%) Middleware
5 10 (17.24%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 7 (12.07%) HTML
7 6 (10.34%) J2EE
7 6 (10.34%) WSDL
8 5 (8.62%) .NET
9 4 (6.90%) JDBC
9 4 (6.90%) JNDI
10 3 (5.17%) Spring
10 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET
10 3 (5.17%) XSLT
11 2 (3.45%) Hibernate
11 2 (3.45%) BAPI
11 2 (3.45%) Struts
11 2 (3.45%) XSL
11 2 (3.45%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 30 (51.72%) DataPower
2 17 (29.31%) Clustering
3 14 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (13.79%) Management Information System
5 5 (8.62%) iSeries
6 4 (6.90%) Cryptography
7 3 (5.17%) AS400
8 2 (3.45%) Statistics
9 1 (1.72%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (1.72%) Data Integration
9 1 (1.72%) HACMP
9 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 26 (44.83%) Linux
2 23 (39.66%) AIX
3 20 (34.48%) Solaris
4 19 (32.76%) UNIX
5 17 (29.31%) Windows
6 3 (5.17%) Android
6 3 (5.17%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.45%) zOS
8 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.31%) High Availability
3 9 (15.52%) Low Latency
4 8 (13.79%) Configuration Management
5 6 (10.34%) E-Commerce
5 6 (10.34%) Analytics
6 5 (8.62%) Release Management
6 5 (8.62%) Regression Testing
7 4 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.90%) SOA
7 4 (6.90%) Resource Management
7 4 (6.90%) System Testing
7 4 (6.90%) Garbage Collection
8 3 (5.17%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (5.17%) Manual Testing
8 3 (5.17%) Integration Testing
8 3 (5.17%) Mobile Commerce
9 2 (3.45%) ETL
9 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.45%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.41%) Java
1 13 (22.41%) Shell Script
2 6 (10.34%) Python
3 5 (8.62%) Jython
3 5 (8.62%) SQL
4 4 (6.90%) C#
4 4 (6.90%) Korn
4 4 (6.90%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.17%) XPath
6 2 (3.45%) SAPscript
6 2 (3.45%) JCL
6 2 (3.45%) COBOL
6 2 (3.45%) ABAP
7 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.72%) Perl
7 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (20.69%) IBM Certification
2 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (1.72%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.72%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 46 (79.31%) IBM
2 13 (22.41%) Ab Initio
3 6 (10.34%) Google
3 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.62%) Coremetrics
5 4 (6.90%) Endeca
6 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.45%) Oracle
6 2 (3.45%) SAP
7 1 (1.72%) Atlassian