The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 487 400 365
Rank change year-on-year
-87 -35
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 100 144 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.66% 1.13% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 67 132
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £279 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £570 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £373 £425
% change year-on-year
+20.80% -12.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £57.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -115 84 £455 -4.21% 26
London -73 20 £453 -9.50% 12
South East -6 19 £513 +32.25% 4
North West -10 14 £500 +17.64% 2
Scotland -19 14 £450 +66.66%
Manchester -6 9 £500 -
Yorkshire -17 8 £450 +9.09% 5
Berkshire -8 7 £384 -0.96% 1
West Midlands -11 7 £463 +15.62%
West Yorkshire -18 6 £450 +9.09%
Surrey - 6 £519 - 2
Cheshire -13 5 - - 2
South West -18 5 £285 - 1
City of London -36 5 £413 -17.50% 9
Halifax - 5 £450 -
Hampshire +6 4 - - 1
East Midlands -15 4 £325 -20.00% 2
Edinburgh - 4 £500 -
Basingstoke - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire -1 2 £325 -20.00% 1
Reading -2 2 £384 -
Nottingham -2 2 £325 -20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -18 2 £600 -
Sheffield - 2 £488 - 4
South Yorkshire - 2 £488 - 4
Warwickshire - 2 £440 -
Portsmouth -7 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Merseyside - - - -

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 187 (84.62%) WebSphere
2 110 (49.77%) IBM
3 90 (40.72%) UNIX
4 77 (34.84%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 69 (31.22%) Linux
6 64 (28.96%) Middleware
6 64 (28.96%) Finance
7 50 (22.62%) AIX
8 49 (22.17%) DB2
9 46 (20.81%) Java
10 44 (19.91%) WebSphere Application Server
10 44 (19.91%) Windows
11 41 (18.55%) Oracle
12 34 (15.38%) Solaris
13 32 (14.48%) Agile Software Development
13 32 (14.48%) Banking
14 30 (13.57%) Shell Script
15 28 (12.67%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
16 26 (11.76%) DataPower
16 26 (11.76%) zOS
17 24 (10.86%) Mainframe
18 23 (10.41%) ITIL
19 22 (9.95%) XML
20 21 (9.50%) Ab Initio
20 21 (9.50%) SQL
21 20 (9.05%) SQL Server
22 18 (8.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 17 (7.69%) Configuration Management
24 16 (7.24%) Red Hat
24 16 (7.24%) WebLogic

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 187 (84.62%) WebSphere
2 44 (19.91%) WebSphere Application Server
3 28 (12.67%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 16 (7.24%) WebLogic
5 11 (4.98%) IBM HTTP Server
6 9 (4.07%) IIS
6 9 (4.07%) Tomcat
7 7 (3.17%) MQSeries
8 6 (2.71%) WebSphere Portal
8 6 (2.71%) TIBCO EMS
9 5 (2.26%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (1.36%) WebSphere Process Server
10 3 (1.36%) Apache
10 3 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.36%) Confluence
11 2 (0.90%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.90%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.45%) CMS
12 1 (0.45%) FileNet
Applications
1 5 (2.26%) Mingle
2 3 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.90%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.90%) MS Office
4 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.90%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.90%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.45%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.45%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.45%) Documaker
3 1 (0.45%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.36%) SaaS
2 1 (0.45%) IaaS
2 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.43%) FTP
1 12 (5.43%) Firewall
2 8 (3.62%) SSL
3 7 (3.17%) HTTP
3 7 (3.17%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.71%) SAN
4 6 (2.71%) BIG-IP
5 5 (2.26%) LDAP
6 4 (1.81%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.81%) DNS
7 2 (0.90%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.45%) MPLS
8 1 (0.45%) VPN
8 1 (0.45%) Internet
8 1 (0.45%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (22.17%) DB2
2 20 (9.05%) SQL Server
3 11 (4.98%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.71%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.26%) Big Data
6 4 (1.81%) DataStage
7 3 (1.36%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.90%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.45%) MS Access
9 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.45%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.45%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.62%) JUnit
1 8 (3.62%) Maven
2 6 (2.71%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.26%) Ant
3 5 (2.26%) jMock
3 5 (2.26%) JIRA
4 4 (1.81%) Hudson
4 4 (1.81%) ERwin
4 4 (1.81%) Toad
4 4 (1.81%) Subversion
5 3 (1.36%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.90%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.45%) NUnit
7 1 (0.45%) Introscope
7 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.45%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.45%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.45%) Gradle
General
1 64 (28.96%) Finance
2 32 (14.48%) Banking
3 15 (6.79%) Investment Banking
4 12 (5.43%) Financial Institution
5 11 (4.98%) Retail
6 6 (2.71%) Legal
7 3 (1.36%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.36%) German Language
8 2 (0.90%) Front Office
8 2 (0.90%) Games
9 1 (0.45%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (20.81%) Developer
2 39 (17.65%) Administrator
3 36 (16.29%) WebSphere Administrator
4 33 (14.93%) Architect
5 22 (9.95%) Consultant
6 18 (8.14%) Analyst
7 17 (7.69%) Ab Initio Developer
8 13 (5.88%) Integration Architect
9 12 (5.43%) Java Developer
10 10 (4.52%) WebSphere Specialist
11 7 (3.17%) Middleware Consultant
12 6 (2.71%) WebSphere Architect
12 6 (2.71%) WebSphere Consultant
13 5 (2.26%) Test Analyst
13 5 (2.26%) Support Analyst
13 5 (2.26%) Applications Support
13 5 (2.26%) Middleware Analyst
14 4 (1.81%) Build Engineer
14 4 (1.81%) Agile Java Developer
14 4 (1.81%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (34.84%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 64 (28.96%) Middleware
3 22 (9.95%) XML
4 12 (5.43%) J2EE
4 12 (5.43%) Spring
5 11 (4.98%) Hibernate
5 11 (4.98%) Java EE
6 10 (4.52%) .NET
7 9 (4.07%) HTML
7 9 (4.07%) JMS
8 8 (3.62%) WCF
9 7 (3.17%) Web Services
9 7 (3.17%) Ajax
10 6 (2.71%) Spring MVC
10 6 (2.71%) SOAP
11 5 (2.26%) CSS
11 5 (2.26%) Struts
11 5 (2.26%) Rendezvous
12 4 (1.81%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (1.81%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.76%) DataPower
2 24 (10.86%) Mainframe
3 11 (4.98%) iSeries
4 8 (3.62%) Clustering
5 5 (2.26%) Replication
6 4 (1.81%) HACMP
7 3 (1.36%) AS400
7 3 (1.36%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.36%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.36%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.90%) Blog
8 2 (0.90%) Firmware
8 2 (0.90%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.90%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.45%) Tandem
9 1 (0.45%) GIS
9 1 (0.45%) NHS
9 1 (0.45%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.45%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 90 (40.72%) UNIX
2 69 (31.22%) Linux
3 50 (22.62%) AIX
4 44 (19.91%) Windows
5 34 (15.38%) Solaris
6 26 (11.76%) zOS
7 18 (8.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.81%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.90%) SUSE
11 1 (0.45%) HPUX
11 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.45%) Android
11 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (14.48%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (10.41%) ITIL
3 17 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 14 (6.33%) Change Management
4 14 (6.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 14 (6.33%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (4.98%) Problem Management
6 10 (4.52%) Release Management
6 10 (4.52%) Change Control
7 9 (4.07%) SOA
7 9 (4.07%) Incident Management
8 8 (3.62%) E-Commerce
9 7 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (2.71%) Load Balancing
10 6 (2.71%) Time Management
10 6 (2.71%) Migration
10 6 (2.71%) MVC
10 6 (2.71%) Workflow
11 5 (2.26%) Extreme Programming
11 5 (2.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (20.81%) Java
2 30 (13.57%) Shell Script
3 21 (9.50%) SQL
4 7 (3.17%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.17%) Perl
5 6 (2.71%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.26%) RPG
6 5 (2.26%) RPG IV
7 4 (1.81%) Python
7 4 (1.81%) Jython
8 2 (0.90%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (0.90%) C
8 2 (0.90%) C#
8 2 (0.90%) ActionScript
8 2 (0.90%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.45%) XAML
9 1 (0.45%) VBA
9 1 (0.45%) VB
9 1 (0.45%) ABAP
9 1 (0.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (4.98%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (3.17%) Degree
3 5 (2.26%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.26%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.07%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.36%) OCFS2
3 2 (0.90%) vSphere
3 2 (0.90%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.45%) KVM
4 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (4.52%) Tivoli
2 7 (3.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 5 (2.26%) BladeLogic
4 4 (1.81%) nmon
5 3 (1.36%) Control-M
6 2 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.90%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.45%) Legato
7 1 (0.45%) CA SiteMinder
7 1 (0.45%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.45%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 110 (49.77%) IBM
2 41 (18.55%) Oracle
3 21 (9.50%) Ab Initio
4 16 (7.24%) Red Hat
5 13 (5.88%) Microsoft
6 11 (4.98%) TIBCO
7 10 (4.52%) JBoss
8 9 (4.07%) SAP
8 9 (4.07%) HP
9 6 (2.71%) F5
9 6 (2.71%) Informatica
9 6 (2.71%) Sun
10 5 (2.26%) VMware
10 5 (2.26%) Cyber-Ark
10 5 (2.26%) Splunk
11 4 (1.81%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.81%) EMC
11 4 (1.81%) Siebel
12 3 (1.36%) Intel
12 3 (1.36%) Software AG
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