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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 468 380 401
Rank change year-on-year
-88 +21
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 146 207 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.39% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.93% 1.36% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 105 108
Average daily rate
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£475 £441 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.64% -1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £506 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £430 £450
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
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
15771 15204 15018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 28.99% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10491 9867 8994
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 284 376
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.02 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
England -51 133 £480 +7.86% 10
London -39 60 £500 +8.69% 1
South East -25 21 £475 +3.26% 5
North West +3 19 £345 +15.00% 1
Scotland -30 13 £360 -16.27% 2
Manchester +6 10 £290 -14.07%
Berkshire +1 9 £475 +3.26%
City of London -4 9 £443 +4.11% 1
Yorkshire -9 8 £500 +17.64% 2
Edinburgh -17 7 £355 -21.11% 2
Cheshire +8 5 £408 +48.18% 1
Sheffield +3 5 £500 +8.10%
South Yorkshire -1 5 £500 +17.64%
Salford - 5 £290 -
Glasgow -7 4 £388 +10.71%
Surrey - 4 £463 -
West Yorkshire -12 3 £415 -1.19% 1
East of England -15 3 £513 +105.00%
Bedfordshire - 3 £513 -
Bedford - 3 £513 -
East Midlands +4 2 £425 -10.52%
Nottinghamshire +6 1 £425 -10.52%
Reading +4 1 £300 -35.48%
Leeds -8 1 £475 +13.09%
Northampton - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - - - - 5
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
South West - - - -

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 345 (96.10%) WebSphere
2 234 (65.18%) IBM
3 176 (49.03%) Linux
4 154 (42.90%) UNIX
5 140 (39.00%) Oracle
6 109 (30.36%) Finance
7 108 (30.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 97 (27.02%) Windows
9 96 (26.74%) Middleware
10 84 (23.40%) Python
11 78 (21.73%) SQL
12 77 (21.45%) SOA
13 67 (18.66%) Bash Shell
13 67 (18.66%) Analytical Skills
14 66 (18.38%) Clustering
15 64 (17.83%) WebLogic
15 64 (17.83%) AIX
16 63 (17.55%) Java
16 63 (17.55%) Red Hat
17 61 (16.99%) DataPower
18 52 (14.48%) VMware
19 50 (13.93%) VMware Infrastructure
20 49 (13.65%) WebSphere Application Server
21 43 (11.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 42 (11.70%) Oracle Exadata
22 42 (11.70%) Oracle RAC
22 42 (11.70%) Banking
22 42 (11.70%) Perl
23 41 (11.42%) Ruby
23 41 (11.42%) Puppet

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 345 (96.10%) WebSphere
2 64 (17.83%) WebLogic
3 49 (13.65%) WebSphere Application Server
4 20 (5.57%) MQSeries
5 17 (4.74%) JBoss
6 14 (3.90%) BizTalk Server
7 13 (3.62%) Tomcat
8 10 (2.79%) IIS
8 10 (2.79%) WebSphere Process Server
9 9 (2.51%) CICS
10 8 (2.23%) WebSphere Portal
11 7 (1.95%) IBM HTTP Server
11 7 (1.95%) NetWeaver
12 5 (1.39%) Apache
13 4 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (1.11%) TIBCO EMS
14 3 (0.84%) GlassFish
14 3 (0.84%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
14 3 (0.84%) WebLogic Portal
14 3 (0.84%) FileNet
Applications
1 6 (1.67%) MS Office
2 5 (1.39%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (6.13%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.11%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.84%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.28%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.28%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 40 (11.14%) Amazon EC2
1 40 (11.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.11%) SaaS
3 1 (0.28%) PaaS
3 1 (0.28%) IaaS
3 1 (0.28%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (11.14%) HTTP
2 34 (9.47%) SSL
3 26 (7.24%) Firewall
4 23 (6.41%) FTP
5 17 (4.74%) TCP/IP
6 15 (4.18%) DNS
7 13 (3.62%) HTTPS
8 9 (2.51%) LDAP
8 9 (2.51%) SAN
9 7 (1.95%) SMTP
10 5 (1.39%) Kerberos
10 5 (1.39%) DMZ
10 5 (1.39%) Multicast
11 3 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.84%) ATM
12 1 (0.28%) BIG-IP
12 1 (0.28%) NAS
12 1 (0.28%) InfiniBand
12 1 (0.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.70%) Oracle Exadata
2 39 (10.86%) Oracle Database
3 37 (10.31%) DB2
4 29 (8.08%) SQL Server
5 16 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (4.46%) ObjectStore
6 9 (2.51%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.95%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.67%) Hazelcast
8 6 (1.67%) SQLPlus
9 5 (1.39%) SAP Data Services
9 5 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.84%) DTS
12 2 (0.56%) Informix
12 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 32 (8.91%) JIRA
2 8 (2.23%) Maven
3 5 (1.39%) SoapUI
4 4 (1.11%) Introscope
5 3 (0.84%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.56%) Rational Rose
6 2 (0.56%) Ant
6 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.56%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.56%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.28%) Gradle
7 1 (0.28%) JUnit
7 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.28%) Subversion
7 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.28%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.28%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 109 (30.36%) Finance
2 42 (11.70%) Banking
3 25 (6.96%) Financial Institution
4 18 (5.01%) Retail
5 11 (3.06%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.95%) Automotive
7 6 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.39%) Back Office
9 4 (1.11%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.84%) Advertising
10 3 (0.84%) French Language
10 3 (0.84%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Marketing
11 1 (0.28%) Legal
11 1 (0.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 79 (22.01%) Developer
2 58 (16.16%) Architect
3 44 (12.26%) Administrator
4 36 (10.03%) Analyst
5 31 (8.64%) WebSphere Administrator
6 30 (8.36%) Consultant
7 24 (6.69%) WebSphere Developer
8 23 (6.41%) Solutions Architect
9 22 (6.13%) Linux Engineer
10 20 (5.57%) Support Analyst
11 18 (5.01%) C++ Developer
12 17 (4.74%) Python Developer
13 16 (4.46%) Applications Support
13 16 (4.46%) Integration Architect
14 14 (3.90%) WebSphere Consultant
14 14 (3.90%) Cloud Engineer
15 11 (3.06%) Java Developer
16 10 (2.79%) Senior Cloud Engineer
17 9 (2.51%) Development Engineer
17 9 (2.51%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (30.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 96 (26.74%) Middleware
3 36 (10.03%) Web Services
3 36 (10.03%) XML
4 25 (6.96%) JMS
5 21 (5.85%) HTML
6 17 (4.74%) SOAP
6 17 (4.74%) Django
6 17 (4.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 16 (4.46%) Twisted
7 16 (4.46%) ZeroMQ
8 15 (4.18%) J2EE
9 14 (3.90%) XSD
9 14 (3.90%) REST
10 13 (3.62%) XSLT
11 11 (3.06%) STL
11 11 (3.06%) Spring
11 11 (3.06%) Dojo
12 10 (2.79%) WSDL
13 9 (2.51%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 67 (18.66%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (18.38%) Clustering
3 61 (16.99%) DataPower
4 21 (5.85%) Hedge funds
5 19 (5.29%) iSeries
6 18 (5.01%) Mainframe
7 17 (4.74%) Credit Derivative
7 17 (4.74%) Derivative
7 17 (4.74%) Mobile App
8 13 (3.62%) Computer Science
9 10 (2.79%) Management Information System
10 9 (2.51%) N-Tier
10 9 (2.51%) SWIFT
11 8 (2.23%) IBM Mainframe
12 7 (1.95%) HACMP
13 6 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (1.67%) AS400
14 5 (1.39%) IVR
15 4 (1.11%) Replication
15 4 (1.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 176 (49.03%) Linux
2 154 (42.90%) UNIX
3 97 (27.02%) Windows
4 64 (17.83%) AIX
5 43 (11.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 40 (11.14%) SELinux
7 39 (10.86%) Solaris
8 22 (6.13%) Oracle Linux
9 16 (4.46%) zOS
10 8 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (1.95%) Android
12 3 (0.84%) HPUX
13 1 (0.28%) SUSE
13 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (21.45%) SOA
2 32 (8.91%) High Availability
2 32 (8.91%) Root Cause Analysis
3 25 (6.96%) Configuration Management
3 25 (6.96%) Software Engineering
4 24 (6.69%) DevOps
5 22 (6.13%) Migration
6 21 (5.85%) OO
7 18 (5.01%) ITIL
8 17 (4.74%) Performance Tuning
9 16 (4.46%) OOD
10 14 (3.90%) Unit Testing
11 13 (3.62%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (3.62%) TOGAF
11 13 (3.62%) UML
11 13 (3.62%) E-Commerce
11 13 (3.62%) Change Control
12 11 (3.06%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (2.51%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (2.23%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 84 (23.40%) Python
2 78 (21.73%) SQL
3 67 (18.66%) Bash Shell
4 63 (17.55%) Java
5 42 (11.70%) Perl
6 41 (11.42%) Ruby
7 26 (7.24%) Shell Script
8 19 (5.29%) C++
9 11 (3.06%) Korn
10 10 (2.79%) JavaScript
11 9 (2.51%) VB
11 9 (2.51%) Objective-C
12 8 (2.23%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.95%) XPath
13 7 (1.95%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.95%) REXX
13 7 (1.95%) C
13 7 (1.95%) C#
14 6 (1.67%) Jython
15 4 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (3.90%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.79%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.23%) Degree
4 5 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (1.39%) IBM Certification
5 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.51%) QA
2 4 (1.11%) SLA
3 3 (0.84%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 50 (13.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (11.70%) Oracle RAC
3 20 (5.57%) vCloud
4 17 (4.74%) VMware ESX
5 13 (3.62%) Active Directory
6 7 (1.95%) RACF
7 6 (1.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 5 (1.39%) OCFS2
8 5 (1.39%) vSphere
9 2 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.56%) KVM
9 2 (0.56%) RHEV
9 2 (0.56%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.56%) Firmware
10 1 (0.28%) NFS
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 41 (11.42%) Puppet
2 28 (7.80%) Tivoli
3 10 (2.79%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 8 (2.23%) Control-M
5 7 (1.95%) OMEGAMON
6 4 (1.11%) CA LISA
6 4 (1.11%) nmon
6 4 (1.11%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.56%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.28%) BMC Performance Manager
8 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 234 (65.18%) IBM
2 140 (39.00%) Oracle
3 63 (17.55%) Red Hat
4 52 (14.48%) VMware
5 34 (9.47%) Remedy
6 29 (8.08%) Microsoft
7 27 (7.52%) SAP
8 20 (5.57%) Software AG
9 19 (5.29%) webMethods
10 16 (4.46%) HP
11 14 (3.90%) TIBCO
12 11 (3.06%) Informatica
13 10 (2.79%) Sun
14 8 (2.23%) Axway
14 8 (2.23%) Siebel
15 6 (1.67%) NetApp
15 6 (1.67%) EMC
15 6 (1.67%) Intel
16 5 (1.39%) Dell
17 4 (1.11%) BMC
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