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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 509 440 462
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +22
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 110 161 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.32% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.75% 1.18% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 79 54
Average daily rate £450 £450 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £569
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-3.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +81.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +81.81%

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
14645 13650 13018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.47% 26.94% 26.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10159 9124 8190
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 192 268
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% +1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £20.93 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -58 98 £450 - 23
London -34 38 £513 +13.88% 6
North West -3 18 £400 -
City of London +27 13 £500 +25.00% 3
South East -12 13 £360 -23.40% 7
Manchester -7 12 £325 -
Scotland -2 11 £500 - 3
Yorkshire -8 8 £500 +53.84% 1
South West -14 8 £525 +3.96% 5
Wiltshire -3 7 £450 +12.50% 3
South Yorkshire -6 7 £500 - 1
East Midlands -11 7 - - 2
Edinburgh -12 7 £500 - 2
Sheffield - 7 £500 - 1
Cheshire -1 5 £425 -
Berkshire -5 5 £338 -24.15% 3
Swindon -6 5 £450 +12.50% 3
West Midlands -14 5 £450 +3.44% 2
Knutsford - 5 £425 -
Reading -13 4 £338 -40.00%
Derbyshire - 4 - -
Glasgow - 4 £500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 1
Derby - 3 - -
Hampshire -6 2 £425 -3.40% 1
Leicestershire -8 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - - 1
Surrey - 2 £425 -
Slough +10 1 - - 1
Farnborough +9 1 - -

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 235 (87.69%) WebSphere
2 132 (49.25%) IBM
3 105 (39.18%) Finance
4 93 (34.70%) Java
5 91 (33.96%) Unix
6 87 (32.46%) Middleware
7 85 (31.72%) Linux
8 83 (30.97%) WebSphere Application Server
9 70 (26.12%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 65 (24.25%) Oracle
11 53 (19.78%) DB2
11 53 (19.78%) Web Services
11 53 (19.78%) AIX
11 53 (19.78%) Shell Script
12 48 (17.91%) SSL
12 48 (17.91%) HTTP
12 48 (17.91%) XML
13 46 (17.16%) Windows
14 44 (16.42%) Solaris
15 43 (16.04%) Banking
16 42 (15.67%) SQL
17 41 (15.30%) Clustering
18 39 (14.55%) SOAP
19 38 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
20 37 (13.81%) J2EE
20 37 (13.81%) DataPower
21 29 (10.82%) Security Cleared
22 28 (10.45%) JMS
22 28 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
23 27 (10.07%) WebLogic

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 235 (87.69%) WebSphere
2 83 (30.97%) WebSphere Application Server
3 27 (10.07%) Apache
3 27 (10.07%) WebLogic
4 19 (7.09%) IIS
5 16 (5.97%) IBM HTTP Server
6 15 (5.60%) JBoss
6 15 (5.60%) WebSphere Process Server
7 14 (5.22%) MQSeries
7 14 (5.22%) WebSphere Portal
8 13 (4.85%) Tomcat
9 9 (3.36%) iPlanet
10 7 (2.61%) Mule
11 6 (2.24%) SharePoint
12 5 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (1.87%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (1.87%) PowerExchange
13 4 (1.49%) Mule ESB
13 4 (1.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 3 (1.12%) CICS
Applications
1 12 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.73%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.12%) MS Office
3 3 (1.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.49%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.75%) Documaker
2 2 (0.75%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.37%) BASE24
3 1 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.37%) Eikon
3 1 (0.37%) Exstream
3 1 (0.37%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP hybris
3 1 (0.37%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.37%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.37%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.37%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (17.91%) HTTP
1 48 (17.91%) SSL
2 20 (7.46%) TCP/IP
3 11 (4.10%) DNS
4 6 (2.24%) Firewall
4 6 (2.24%) SMTP
4 6 (2.24%) SNMP
5 5 (1.87%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.49%) FTP
7 3 (1.12%) Internet
8 2 (0.75%) Intranet
8 2 (0.75%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.75%) LDAP
8 2 (0.75%) WinSCP
9 1 (0.37%) AMQP
9 1 (0.37%) Multicast
9 1 (0.37%) NAS
9 1 (0.37%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.37%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (19.78%) DB2
2 22 (8.21%) SQL Server
3 18 (6.72%) Oracle Database
4 11 (4.10%) Big Data
5 8 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.87%) Informix
7 5 (1.87%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.87%) PowerCenter
8 4 (1.49%) MySQL
8 4 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.49%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.12%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.12%) HBase
9 3 (1.12%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (1.12%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.75%) MS Access
10 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (6.72%) Jenkins
2 15 (5.60%) JIRA
3 13 (4.85%) Maven
4 12 (4.48%) Eclipse
5 9 (3.36%) ClearCase
5 9 (3.36%) Introscope
6 8 (2.99%) Ant
6 8 (2.99%) Hudson
7 7 (2.61%) ClearQuest
7 7 (2.61%) JUnit
7 7 (2.61%) Subversion
7 7 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (2.24%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (1.87%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.87%) Selenium
10 4 (1.49%) Git (software)
10 4 (1.49%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.12%) EasyMock
11 3 (1.12%) Gerrit
11 3 (1.12%) TeamCity
General
1 105 (39.18%) Finance
2 43 (16.04%) Banking
3 14 (5.22%) Financial Institution
4 12 (4.48%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.73%) Retail
6 7 (2.61%) Back Office
7 6 (2.24%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.75%) Front Office
9 1 (0.37%) Billing
9 1 (0.37%) Legal
9 1 (0.37%) Marketing
9 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.37%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (26.49%) Developer
2 39 (14.55%) Consultant
3 35 (13.06%) Administrator
4 32 (11.94%) Analyst
5 27 (10.07%) Architect
5 27 (10.07%) Java Developer
5 27 (10.07%) WebSphere Administrator
6 26 (9.70%) Applications Support
7 23 (8.58%) WebSphere Consultant
8 21 (7.84%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
9 15 (5.60%) Applications Support Analyst
9 15 (5.60%) Support Analyst
10 13 (4.85%) WebSphere Developer
11 12 (4.48%) WebSphere Architect
12 11 (4.10%) Linux Support
13 9 (3.36%) Ab Initio Developer
13 9 (3.36%) Applications Consultant
14 8 (2.99%) Senior Developer
14 8 (2.99%) Technical Consultant
14 8 (2.99%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (32.46%) Middleware
2 70 (26.12%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 53 (19.78%) Web Services
4 48 (17.91%) XML
5 39 (14.55%) SOAP
6 37 (13.81%) J2EE
7 28 (10.45%) JMS
8 21 (7.84%) Spring
9 20 (7.46%) XSLT
10 17 (6.34%) JDBC
10 17 (6.34%) REST
11 13 (4.85%) JNDI
12 11 (4.10%) .NET
12 11 (4.10%) Apache Camel
12 11 (4.10%) HTML
12 11 (4.10%) JSON
12 11 (4.10%) WSDL
12 11 (4.10%) XML Schema
13 10 (3.73%) Hibernate
13 10 (3.73%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 41 (15.30%) Clustering
2 37 (13.81%) DataPower
3 28 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.60%) Mainframe
5 11 (4.10%) Equities
6 10 (3.73%) Fixed Income
7 9 (3.36%) Online Banking
8 8 (2.99%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.99%) Derivative
9 7 (2.61%) Client/Server
10 6 (2.24%) Cryptography
10 6 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (2.24%) iSeries
11 5 (1.87%) AS400
11 5 (1.87%) Biometrics
11 5 (1.87%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.49%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.49%) Hedge funds
13 3 (1.12%) Informatics
13 3 (1.12%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 91 (33.96%) Unix
2 85 (31.72%) Linux
3 53 (19.78%) AIX
4 46 (17.16%) Windows
5 44 (16.42%) Solaris
6 18 (6.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (6.34%) zOS
8 8 (2.99%) Windows Server
9 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.37%) Android
11 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.37%) HPUX
11 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (8.58%) SOA
3 22 (8.21%) High Availability
4 15 (5.60%) EAI
4 15 (5.60%) Migration
5 14 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (5.22%) OO
6 12 (4.48%) ETL
6 12 (4.48%) Unit Testing
7 11 (4.10%) Garbage Collection
8 10 (3.73%) Integration Testing
8 10 (3.73%) ITIL
8 10 (3.73%) Low Latency
8 10 (3.73%) Workflow
9 9 (3.36%) Asset Management
9 9 (3.36%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (3.36%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (3.36%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (2.99%) SDLC
10 8 (2.99%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 93 (34.70%) Java
2 53 (19.78%) Shell Script
3 42 (15.67%) SQL
4 25 (9.33%) Bash Shell
4 25 (9.33%) Perl
5 20 (7.46%) Jython
5 20 (7.46%) Korn
6 18 (6.72%) Python
7 17 (6.34%) PL/SQL
8 9 (3.36%) JavaScript
9 8 (2.99%) C#
10 5 (1.87%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.49%) AWK
11 4 (1.49%) sed
11 4 (1.49%) VB
11 4 (1.49%) XPath
12 2 (0.75%) C
12 2 (0.75%) C++
12 2 (0.75%) JCL
12 2 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (10.82%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.72%) Degree
3 16 (5.97%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.36%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.61%) IBM Certification
6 4 (1.49%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.37%) IBM WebSphere Certification
8 1 (0.37%) ISEB
8 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.87%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.12%) QA
3 1 (0.37%) MiFID
3 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.12%) vCloud
2 3 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.75%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.75%) RACF
3 2 (0.75%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.37%) KVM
4 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (4.10%) CA Wily
1 11 (4.10%) Control-M
2 8 (2.99%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.12%) OMEGAMON
3 3 (1.12%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 3 (1.12%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 2 (0.75%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.75%) DameWare
4 2 (0.75%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.37%) Puppet
5 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 132 (49.25%) IBM
2 65 (24.25%) Oracle
3 24 (8.96%) Microsoft
4 15 (5.60%) Ab Initio
4 15 (5.60%) Red Hat
5 12 (4.48%) TIBCO
6 10 (3.73%) Informatica
6 10 (3.73%) MuleSoft
7 9 (3.36%) VMware
8 6 (2.24%) Sybase
9 5 (1.87%) Remedy
10 4 (1.49%) HP
10 4 (1.49%) Sun
11 3 (1.12%) BMC
11 3 (1.12%) Charles River
11 3 (1.12%) Fiserv
11 3 (1.12%) Hortonworks
11 3 (1.12%) SAP
12 2 (0.75%) Google
12 2 (0.75%) Serena
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