The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere MQ skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere MQ over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 453 496 366
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -130
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 160 93 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.18% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.07% 0.64% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 45 81
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £369
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14925 14611 12668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.71% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9832 9673 7948
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 189 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £17.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

WebSphere MQ
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WebSphere MQ Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Trend

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

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WebSphere MQ
Hourly Rate Trend

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

WebSphere MQ Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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
England +35 146 £400 -11.11% 21
London +62 80 £425 -10.52% 14
South East -9 26 £413 +1.53% 1
City of London +15 24 £425 -6.59% 3
Berkshire +8 12 £450 +44.00%
Reading +5 10 £438 +40.00%
Scotland +3 10 £425 +9.67% 4
Edinburgh +7 9 £425 +6.25% 4
East Midlands -11 9 £340 -12.25%
West Midlands -13 9 £425 -5.55% 1
Yorkshire -19 9 £400 -11.11% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 8 £283 +8.65%
North East -7 8 £283 +8.65%
Tyne and Wear -8 8 £283 +8.65%
Buckinghamshire 0 7 £325 -10.34%
Milton Keynes +4 6 £325 -10.34%
Warwickshire +3 6 £425 -5.55%
North Yorkshire - 5 £400 -
Harrogate - 5 £400 -
Hampshire +6 4 £400 -15.78%
Warwick - 4 £425 -
Sheffield -3 3 £513 +5.12%
South Yorkshire -10 3 £513 +5.12%
Northamptonshire - 3 £340 -
Derbyshire - 3 - -
Basingstoke +2 2 £375 -
Midlands -2 2 - -
Coventry -3 2 - -
Chesterfield - 2 - -
Surrey +3 1 - - 1

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 282 (97.58%) WebSphere
2 167 (57.79%) IBM
3 129 (44.64%) Linux
4 88 (30.45%) Oracle
4 88 (30.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 87 (30.10%) UNIX
6 85 (29.41%) Java
7 84 (29.07%) Finance
8 83 (28.72%) Middleware
9 79 (27.34%) WebSphere Application Server
10 68 (23.53%) AIX
11 66 (22.84%) DataPower
12 58 (20.07%) DB2
13 55 (19.03%) Windows
14 49 (16.96%) XML
15 46 (15.92%) Solaris
16 41 (14.19%) SOA
17 40 (13.84%) Agile Software Development
18 38 (13.15%) Red Hat
18 38 (13.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 37 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
20 36 (12.46%) HTTP
20 36 (12.46%) SQL
21 35 (12.11%) JMS
21 35 (12.11%) SSL
22 34 (11.76%) Banking
22 34 (11.76%) zOS
22 34 (11.76%) Python
23 33 (11.42%) Migration
24 32 (11.07%) TIBCO

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 282 (97.58%) WebSphere
2 79 (27.34%) WebSphere Application Server
3 30 (10.38%) WebLogic
4 29 (10.03%) JBoss
5 20 (6.92%) Apache
5 20 (6.92%) MQSeries
6 18 (6.23%) IBM HTTP Server
7 16 (5.54%) WebSphere Portal
7 16 (5.54%) IIS
7 16 (5.54%) CICS
8 8 (2.77%) NetWeaver
8 8 (2.77%) Tomcat
9 7 (2.42%) iPlanet
10 6 (2.08%) WebSphere Process Server
10 6 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (1.73%) FileNet
11 5 (1.73%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
13 2 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.69%) MS Office
5 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.08%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.73%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.35%) ZaiNet
3 1 (0.35%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.35%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.35%) Eikon
3 1 (0.35%) Agresso
3 1 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.35%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.38%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.04%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.35%) SaaS
4 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (12.46%) HTTP
2 35 (12.11%) SSL
3 21 (7.27%) Firewall
4 16 (5.54%) TCP/IP
5 12 (4.15%) LDAP
5 12 (4.15%) HTTPS
6 9 (3.11%) DNS
7 8 (2.77%) DMZ
8 6 (2.08%) Multicast
8 6 (2.08%) SAN
9 5 (1.73%) FTP
9 5 (1.73%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (1.38%) Network Security
11 3 (1.04%) BIG-IP
12 2 (0.69%) AMQP
12 2 (0.69%) Kerberos
13 1 (0.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (20.07%) DB2
2 21 (7.27%) SQL Server
3 18 (6.23%) Relational Database
4 12 (4.15%) RDBMS
5 11 (3.81%) Oracle Database
6 9 (3.11%) Big Data
7 7 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.08%) Oracle Exadata
9 5 (1.73%) Sybase IQ
10 4 (1.38%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (1.04%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.04%) Informix
11 3 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.69%) MySQL
12 2 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.69%) SQLPlus
12 2 (0.69%) SAP BI
12 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (5.54%) Introscope
2 11 (3.81%) JIRA
3 9 (3.11%) Eclipse
4 8 (2.77%) Ant
4 8 (2.77%) Jasmine
5 5 (1.73%) ClearCase
5 5 (1.73%) Subversion
5 5 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.38%) TortoiseSVN
6 4 (1.38%) Maven
6 4 (1.38%) Selenium
6 4 (1.38%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.04%) TestComplete
7 3 (1.04%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.04%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.69%) JUnit
8 2 (0.69%) NUnit
8 2 (0.69%) Hudson
8 2 (0.69%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
General
1 84 (29.07%) Finance
2 34 (11.76%) Banking
3 18 (6.23%) Retail
4 14 (4.84%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.46%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.77%) Back Office
7 7 (2.42%) Front Office
8 6 (2.08%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.04%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.04%) Legal
10 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.69%) Automotive
11 1 (0.35%) Advertising
11 1 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 69 (23.88%) Developer
2 52 (17.99%) Administrator
3 37 (12.80%) Analyst
4 35 (12.11%) WebSphere Administrator
5 33 (11.42%) Consultant
6 31 (10.73%) Architect
7 25 (8.65%) Java Developer
8 20 (6.92%) WebSphere Consultant
9 18 (6.23%) WebSphere Developer
10 13 (4.50%) Messaging Specialist
10 13 (4.50%) Support Analyst
10 13 (4.50%) Integration Architect
11 11 (3.81%) C# Developer
11 11 (3.81%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
12 10 (3.46%) WebSphere Architect
13 9 (3.11%) Designer
13 9 (3.11%) Support Specialist
13 9 (3.11%) Systems Administrator
13 9 (3.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 9 (3.11%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (30.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 83 (28.72%) Middleware
3 49 (16.96%) XML
4 35 (12.11%) JMS
5 32 (11.07%) Web Services
6 27 (9.34%) .NET
7 25 (8.65%) HTML
8 21 (7.27%) Spring
9 19 (6.57%) TIBCO EMS
9 19 (6.57%) J2EE
9 19 (6.57%) SOAP
9 19 (6.57%) XSLT
10 16 (5.54%) WSDL
11 12 (4.15%) Hibernate
11 12 (4.15%) Struts
11 12 (4.15%) Servlets
12 11 (3.81%) J2SE
13 10 (3.46%) XSL
13 10 (3.46%) XSD
13 10 (3.46%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (22.84%) DataPower
2 37 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (10.73%) Clustering
4 19 (6.57%) Mainframe
5 14 (4.84%) LPAR
6 10 (3.46%) Derivative
7 9 (3.11%) Hedge funds
8 8 (2.77%) iSeries
8 8 (2.77%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.73%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.73%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.38%) Replication
10 4 (1.38%) SWIFT
10 4 (1.38%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.38%) IBM Mainframe
11 3 (1.04%) Equity Derivative
11 3 (1.04%) Fixed Income
11 3 (1.04%) HACMP
11 3 (1.04%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 129 (44.64%) Linux
2 87 (30.10%) UNIX
3 68 (23.53%) AIX
4 55 (19.03%) Windows
5 46 (15.92%) Solaris
6 38 (13.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (11.76%) zOS
8 12 (4.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 11 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (2.42%) Windows NT
12 6 (2.08%) HPUX
13 4 (1.38%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (1.38%) Android
14 3 (1.04%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.35%) i5/OS
16 1 (0.35%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (14.19%) SOA
2 40 (13.84%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (11.42%) Migration
4 24 (8.30%) ITIL
5 23 (7.96%) Configuration Management
6 19 (6.57%) High Availability
7 18 (6.23%) Scrum
8 15 (5.19%) DevOps
9 12 (4.15%) TDD
9 12 (4.15%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (3.81%) Load Balancing
10 11 (3.81%) Change Control
10 11 (3.81%) Low Latency
11 10 (3.46%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (3.46%) E-Commerce
12 9 (3.11%) ETL
12 9 (3.11%) MVC
12 9 (3.11%) Risk Management
12 9 (3.11%) BDD
12 9 (3.11%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 85 (29.41%) Java
2 36 (12.46%) SQL
3 34 (11.76%) Python
4 29 (10.03%) Perl
5 17 (5.88%) C#
6 16 (5.54%) Bash Shell
7 15 (5.19%) XPath
8 14 (4.84%) Shell Script
8 14 (4.84%) Jython
9 11 (3.81%) JavaScript
10 8 (2.77%) C
11 7 (2.42%) Korn
12 6 (2.08%) Ruby
12 6 (2.08%) C++
13 4 (1.38%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.38%) JCL
14 3 (1.04%) COBOL
14 3 (1.04%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.69%) VBScript
15 2 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (7.61%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.57%) Degree
3 13 (4.50%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.81%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.77%) IBM Certification
6 3 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.35%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.50%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.35%) SLA
2 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.77%) OCFS2
3 6 (2.08%) GlusterFS
3 6 (2.08%) GFS2
3 6 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.38%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.69%) RACF
5 2 (0.69%) KVM
5 2 (0.69%) RHEV
5 2 (0.69%) vSphere
6 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (5.54%) Puppet
2 12 (4.15%) Tivoli
3 9 (3.11%) Control-M
4 8 (2.77%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 6 (2.08%) CA Wily
6 5 (1.73%) SELinux
7 4 (1.38%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (1.04%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.35%) SCOM
10 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.35%) WMI
10 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.35%) Netcool
Vendors
1 167 (57.79%) IBM
2 88 (30.45%) Oracle
3 38 (13.15%) Red Hat
4 32 (11.07%) TIBCO
5 22 (7.61%) SAP
6 18 (6.23%) webMethods
7 13 (4.50%) VMware
7 13 (4.50%) Microsoft
7 13 (4.50%) Software AG
8 12 (4.15%) Informatica
9 11 (3.81%) Remedy
10 10 (3.46%) HP
11 9 (3.11%) Siebel
11 9 (3.11%) Sun
11 9 (3.11%) Sybase
11 9 (3.11%) Axway
12 8 (2.77%) Atlassian
12 8 (2.77%) Intel
13 7 (2.42%) Business Objects
13 7 (2.42%) Adobe
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