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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 436 378 387
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +9
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 176 218 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.41% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.12% 1.43% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 109 116
Average daily rate
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£475 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
15650 15213 15616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.17% 28.83% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10137 9787 9367
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 266 374
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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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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 -24 167 £475 +8.57% 16
London -4 77 £500 +11.11% 8
South East +2 33 £475 +6.74% 1
City of London +17 13 £493 +15.88% 2
North West -3 12 £400 +3.22% 2
Yorkshire -7 12 £500 +17.64% 2
Berkshire -7 9 £475 +1.06%
Scotland -31 9 £353 -21.66% 3
East Midlands - 8 £450 -
Sheffield +8 7 £500 +8.10% 1
South Yorkshire +4 7 £500 +17.64% 1
Manchester -8 6 £290 - 1
Hampshire -14 6 £447 +38.02%
Cheshire +11 5 £408 +5.16% 1
West Yorkshire +5 5 £425 +1.19%
Edinburgh -17 5 £355 -21.11% 2
Surrey - 5 £425 - 1
Glasgow -12 4 £350 -8.19% 1
East of England -19 4 £575 +130.00% 1
Salford - 4 £290 -
Crewe - 3 - -
Bedford - 3 £513 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £513 - 1
Reading +6 2 £300 -38.77%
Nottinghamshire - 2 £425 -
Leeds -2 1 £475 +13.09%
Northampton - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 330 (95.93%) WebSphere
2 218 (63.37%) IBM
3 163 (47.38%) Linux
4 136 (39.53%) Oracle
5 133 (38.66%) UNIX
6 107 (31.10%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 106 (30.81%) Finance
8 94 (27.33%) Windows
9 87 (25.29%) Middleware
10 77 (22.38%) Python
11 75 (21.80%) SQL
12 73 (21.22%) SOA
13 66 (19.19%) Clustering
14 63 (18.31%) Analytical Skills
15 61 (17.73%) WebLogic
16 60 (17.44%) Bash Shell
17 58 (16.86%) DataPower
18 56 (16.28%) Java
19 53 (15.41%) Red Hat
20 52 (15.12%) AIX
21 45 (13.08%) VMware
22 43 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
22 43 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
23 42 (12.21%) HTTP
24 39 (11.34%) Banking
25 38 (11.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 37 (10.76%) Oracle Exadata
26 37 (10.76%) Oracle RAC
26 37 (10.76%) Web Services
27 36 (10.47%) Ruby

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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
1 330 (95.93%) WebSphere
2 61 (17.73%) WebLogic
3 43 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
4 20 (5.81%) MQSeries
5 17 (4.94%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (4.07%) Tomcat
7 11 (3.20%) IIS
8 10 (2.91%) WebSphere Process Server
9 8 (2.33%) NetWeaver
9 8 (2.33%) IBM HTTP Server
9 8 (2.33%) WebSphere Portal
10 5 (1.45%) Apache
11 4 (1.16%) CICS
11 4 (1.16%) SharePoint
11 4 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (1.16%) TIBCO EMS
12 3 (0.87%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
12 3 (0.87%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.87%) FileNet
12 3 (0.87%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (2.03%) MS Office
2 6 (1.74%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (6.10%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.74%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.87%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.58%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.58%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.58%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.29%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 35 (10.17%) Amazon EC2
1 35 (10.17%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.45%) SaaS
3 2 (0.58%) PaaS
3 2 (0.58%) IaaS
4 1 (0.29%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 42 (12.21%) HTTP
2 32 (9.30%) SSL
3 28 (8.14%) Firewall
4 19 (5.52%) TCP/IP
4 19 (5.52%) FTP
5 16 (4.65%) DNS
6 14 (4.07%) HTTPS
7 10 (2.91%) SAN
8 9 (2.62%) LDAP
9 7 (2.03%) DMZ
10 5 (1.45%) Multicast
10 5 (1.45%) Kerberos
11 4 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.87%) ATM
13 2 (0.58%) SMTP
14 1 (0.29%) NAS
14 1 (0.29%) SSH
14 1 (0.29%) BIG-IP
14 1 (0.29%) MPLS
14 1 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.76%) Oracle Exadata
2 36 (10.47%) Oracle Database
3 34 (9.88%) DB2
4 30 (8.72%) SQL Server
5 16 (4.65%) ObjectStore
5 16 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.03%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.74%) SQLPlus
7 6 (1.74%) SAP Data Services
8 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.45%) Hazelcast
8 5 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.45%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.87%) Big Data
10 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.87%) DTS
11 2 (0.58%) Informix
Development Applications
1 32 (9.30%) JIRA
2 7 (2.03%) Maven
3 6 (1.74%) Introscope
4 3 (0.87%) SoapUI
4 3 (0.87%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.58%) Rational Rose
5 2 (0.58%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.58%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.58%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.58%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.29%) Gradle
6 1 (0.29%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.29%) Subversion
6 1 (0.29%) NUnit
6 1 (0.29%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.29%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.29%) IntelliJ
General
1 106 (30.81%) Finance
2 39 (11.34%) Banking
3 29 (8.43%) Financial Institution
4 17 (4.94%) Retail
5 8 (2.33%) Automotive
5 8 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.45%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.45%) Back Office
7 3 (0.87%) French Language
7 3 (0.87%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.87%) Advertising
8 2 (0.58%) Front Office
8 2 (0.58%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) German Language
9 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 77 (22.38%) Developer
2 62 (18.02%) Architect
3 42 (12.21%) Administrator
4 36 (10.47%) Consultant
5 31 (9.01%) WebSphere Administrator
6 29 (8.43%) Analyst
7 24 (6.98%) Solutions Architect
7 24 (6.98%) WebSphere Developer
8 21 (6.10%) Linux Engineer
9 18 (5.23%) C++ Developer
10 17 (4.94%) Python Developer
10 17 (4.94%) Integration Architect
11 16 (4.65%) Applications Support
12 15 (4.36%) Support Analyst
13 14 (4.07%) WebSphere Consultant
14 10 (2.91%) Cloud Engineer
15 9 (2.62%) Development Engineer
15 9 (2.62%) Java Developer
15 9 (2.62%) Applications Support Analyst
15 9 (2.62%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (31.10%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 87 (25.29%) Middleware
3 37 (10.76%) Web Services
4 30 (8.72%) XML
5 25 (7.27%) JMS
6 22 (6.40%) HTML
7 18 (5.23%) J2EE
8 17 (4.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 17 (4.94%) Django
9 16 (4.65%) SOAP
9 16 (4.65%) Twisted
9 16 (4.65%) ZeroMQ
10 15 (4.36%) REST
11 12 (3.49%) XSD
12 11 (3.20%) Dojo
12 11 (3.20%) STL
12 11 (3.20%) .NET
12 11 (3.20%) WSDL
13 10 (2.91%) Spring
14 9 (2.62%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 66 (19.19%) Clustering
2 63 (18.31%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (16.86%) DataPower
4 25 (7.27%) Hedge funds
5 18 (5.23%) iSeries
6 17 (4.94%) Mobile App
6 17 (4.94%) Credit Derivative
6 17 (4.94%) Derivative
7 14 (4.07%) Mainframe
8 12 (3.49%) Computer Science
9 11 (3.20%) Management Information System
10 10 (2.91%) SWIFT
11 9 (2.62%) N-Tier
12 7 (2.03%) HACMP
12 7 (2.03%) AS400
13 6 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (1.45%) IVR
15 4 (1.16%) PKI
16 3 (0.87%) Kindle
16 3 (0.87%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 163 (47.38%) Linux
2 133 (38.66%) UNIX
3 94 (27.33%) Windows
4 52 (15.12%) AIX
5 38 (11.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (10.17%) SELinux
7 28 (8.14%) Solaris
8 17 (4.94%) Oracle Linux
9 16 (4.65%) zOS
10 6 (1.74%) Android
11 5 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.58%) HPUX
13 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (21.22%) SOA
2 36 (10.47%) Root Cause Analysis
3 27 (7.85%) High Availability
4 25 (7.27%) Software Engineering
5 24 (6.98%) Migration
6 23 (6.69%) Configuration Management
7 22 (6.40%) OO
8 20 (5.81%) Performance Tuning
9 17 (4.94%) ITIL
10 16 (4.65%) OOD
10 16 (4.65%) DevOps
11 14 (4.07%) E-Commerce
11 14 (4.07%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (4.07%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (4.07%) TOGAF
12 13 (3.78%) UML
13 10 (2.91%) ETL
13 10 (2.91%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (2.91%) Incident Management
14 9 (2.62%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 77 (22.38%) Python
2 75 (21.80%) SQL
3 60 (17.44%) Bash Shell
4 56 (16.28%) Java
5 36 (10.47%) Ruby
6 32 (9.30%) Perl
7 27 (7.85%) Shell Script
8 20 (5.81%) C++
9 13 (3.78%) Korn
10 11 (3.20%) JavaScript
11 9 (2.62%) Objective-C
11 9 (2.62%) PL/SQL
11 9 (2.62%) VB
12 8 (2.33%) C#
12 8 (2.33%) Jython
13 7 (2.03%) C
13 7 (2.03%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.74%) XPath
15 4 (1.16%) VBScript
16 3 (0.87%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (3.78%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.62%) SC Cleared
2 9 (2.62%) Degree
3 6 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (1.45%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.29%) ISEB
5 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.62%) QA
2 6 (1.74%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.45%) SLA
4 3 (0.87%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) COBIT
5 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (10.76%) Oracle RAC
3 15 (4.36%) vCloud
4 13 (3.78%) Active Directory
5 12 (3.49%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 5 (1.45%) vSphere
7 5 (1.45%) OCFS2
8 2 (0.58%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.58%) RACF
8 2 (0.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.29%) RHEV
9 1 (0.29%) KVM
9 1 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.29%) NFS
Systems Management
1 36 (10.47%) Puppet
2 30 (8.72%) Tivoli
3 10 (2.91%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 8 (2.33%) Control-M
5 6 (1.74%) CA Wily
6 4 (1.16%) CA LISA
7 3 (0.87%) nmon
8 2 (0.58%) OMEGAMON
8 2 (0.58%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.29%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.29%) Legato
Vendors
1 218 (63.37%) IBM
2 136 (39.53%) Oracle
3 53 (15.41%) Red Hat
4 45 (13.08%) VMware
5 33 (9.59%) Remedy
6 30 (8.72%) Microsoft
6 30 (8.72%) SAP
7 17 (4.94%) Software AG
8 15 (4.36%) TIBCO
8 15 (4.36%) webMethods
8 15 (4.36%) JBoss
9 13 (3.78%) HP
10 10 (2.91%) Sun
11 9 (2.62%) Informatica
12 7 (2.03%) Intel
13 6 (1.74%) EMC
13 6 (1.74%) NetApp
14 5 (1.45%) Siebel
14 5 (1.45%) Dell
15 4 (1.16%) CA
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