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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 425 400 391
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -9
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 208 227 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.41% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.27% 1.45% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 114 95
Average daily rate
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£430 £475 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.47% +10.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £453 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.55% +6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £62.50 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -

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
16337 15619 15306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.89% 28.09% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11094 9900 9829
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 218 264
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 -24 199 £435 -8.42% 22
London +9 95 £425 -15.00% 10
South East -20 42 £465 -2.15% 4
Berkshire +13 30 £475 - 1
Reading +14 28 £475 +8.57% 1
City of London 0 18 £425 -10.52% 1
East of England +17 17 £350 -33.33% 1
Cambridgeshire - 16 £350 -
Halifax +8 12 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire -18 12 £425 - 2
Yorkshire -33 12 £425 -15.00% 2
Hampshire -11 11 £428 +0.58% 2
South West - 10 £485 - 1
East Midlands -15 9 £435 -0.68% 1
Peterborough - 8 £350 -
West Midlands -14 6 £388 -16.21%
North West -37 6 £423 -3.42% 3
Devon - 6 £485 -
Scotland -6 5 £414 +16.54% 2
Manchester -18 5 £470 +10.58%
Farnborough -5 4 £435 +2.35% 1
Edinburgh -15 4 £414 +16.54% 2
Bromley - 4 £500 -
Basingstoke - 4 £365 -
Plymouth - 4 £485 -
Derbyshire - 4 - -
Wiltshire - 3 £465 - 1
Swindon - 3 £465 - 1
Nottinghamshire -13 2 - -
Nottingham -13 2 - -

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 323 (88.01%) WebSphere
2 201 (54.77%) IBM
3 126 (34.33%) Linux
4 117 (31.88%) UNIX
5 113 (30.79%) AIX
6 110 (29.97%) Finance
7 108 (29.43%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 107 (29.16%) Middleware
9 105 (28.61%) DataPower
10 101 (27.52%) Java
11 95 (25.89%) WebSphere Application Server
12 85 (23.16%) DB2
13 82 (22.34%) Oracle
14 81 (22.07%) Windows
15 72 (19.62%) Agile Software Development
16 54 (14.71%) Solaris
17 53 (14.44%) XML
18 50 (13.62%) SSL
19 46 (12.53%) JMS
19 46 (12.53%) Web Services
19 46 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
20 41 (11.17%) Migration
20 41 (11.17%) Banking
21 36 (9.81%) Shell Script
21 36 (9.81%) JBoss
22 35 (9.54%) zOS
23 34 (9.26%) Spring
24 33 (8.99%) SOA
24 33 (8.99%) Mainframe
25 32 (8.72%) Clustering

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 323 (88.01%) WebSphere
2 95 (25.89%) WebSphere Application Server
3 36 (9.81%) JBoss
4 23 (6.27%) MQSeries
5 20 (5.45%) CICS
6 19 (5.18%) Apache
7 18 (4.90%) IIS
8 15 (4.09%) WebLogic
9 13 (3.54%) Tomcat
10 9 (2.45%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (1.91%) SharePoint
11 7 (1.91%) WebSphere Portal
12 5 (1.36%) IBM HTTP Server
12 5 (1.36%) FileNet
13 4 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.82%) WebSphere Process Server
14 3 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
15 2 (0.54%) WMQI
16 1 (0.27%) iPlanet
16 1 (0.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 20 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.18%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.82%) MS Project
3 3 (0.82%) MS Office
4 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.54%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.27%) Eikon
3 1 (0.27%) Agresso
3 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.27%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.91%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (13.62%) SSL
2 25 (6.81%) HTTP
3 21 (5.72%) Firewall
4 19 (5.18%) TCP/IP
5 12 (3.27%) Multicast
6 10 (2.72%) LDAP
7 6 (1.63%) FTP
8 5 (1.36%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (1.36%) DNS
9 4 (1.09%) Network Security
9 4 (1.09%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.82%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.54%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.27%) LAN
12 1 (0.27%) WAN
12 1 (0.27%) SAN
12 1 (0.27%) Internet
12 1 (0.27%) NAS
12 1 (0.27%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (23.16%) DB2
2 24 (6.54%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.09%) Relational Database
4 13 (3.54%) Big Data
5 12 (3.27%) Oracle Database
6 11 (3.00%) Informix
7 9 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.18%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (1.36%) Sybase IQ
11 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.82%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.82%) SAP Data Services
12 3 (0.82%) Oracle Exadata
12 3 (0.82%) PowerCenter
12 3 (0.82%) SAP BI
13 2 (0.54%) SAP BW
13 2 (0.54%) MySQL
13 2 (0.54%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 19 (5.18%) JIRA
2 12 (3.27%) Eclipse
3 11 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (2.72%) Ant
5 9 (2.45%) ClearCase
6 8 (2.18%) Jasmine
7 7 (1.91%) SoapUI
7 7 (1.91%) Selenium
7 7 (1.91%) Subversion
8 6 (1.63%) ClearQuest
8 6 (1.63%) Introscope
9 5 (1.36%) JUnit
9 5 (1.36%) TestComplete
10 4 (1.09%) LoadRunner
10 4 (1.09%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.82%) jMock
11 3 (0.82%) Maven
12 2 (0.54%) XMLSpy
12 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 110 (29.97%) Finance
2 41 (11.17%) Banking
3 27 (7.36%) Retail
4 12 (3.27%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.00%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.72%) Retail Banking
7 8 (2.18%) Back Office
8 6 (1.63%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.09%) Front Office
10 3 (0.82%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.54%) Automotive
11 2 (0.54%) Legal
12 1 (0.27%) Advertising
12 1 (0.27%) Games
12 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.27%) French Language
12 1 (0.27%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (25.89%) Developer
2 60 (16.35%) Administrator
3 53 (14.44%) Consultant
4 50 (13.62%) Analyst
5 41 (11.17%) Java Developer
5 41 (11.17%) WebSphere Administrator
6 33 (8.99%) Architect
7 30 (8.17%) WebSphere Consultant
8 19 (5.18%) Senior Developer
9 17 (4.63%) Support Analyst
9 17 (4.63%) Ab Initio Developer
10 15 (4.09%) Applications Support
10 15 (4.09%) Integration Architect
11 13 (3.54%) WebSphere Developer
11 13 (3.54%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
12 10 (2.72%) Designer
13 9 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (2.18%) Applications Support Analyst
14 8 (2.18%) WebSphere Architect
14 8 (2.18%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (29.43%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 107 (29.16%) Middleware
3 53 (14.44%) XML
4 46 (12.53%) Web Services
4 46 (12.53%) JMS
5 34 (9.26%) Spring
6 27 (7.36%) SOAP
7 25 (6.81%) .NET
8 23 (6.27%) HTML
8 23 (6.27%) XSLT
9 19 (5.18%) J2EE
10 18 (4.90%) Struts
11 17 (4.63%) Rendezvous
12 16 (4.36%) Ajax
12 16 (4.36%) Java EE
13 15 (4.09%) XSL
14 14 (3.81%) CSS
15 13 (3.54%) Hibernate
15 13 (3.54%) jQuery
15 13 (3.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 105 (28.61%) DataPower
2 46 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (8.99%) Mainframe
4 32 (8.72%) Clustering
5 17 (4.63%) LPAR
6 13 (3.54%) PKI
7 12 (3.27%) iSeries
8 8 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.18%) Cryptography
8 8 (2.18%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (1.63%) AS400
10 6 (1.63%) SWIFT
11 5 (1.36%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.36%) Fixed Income
12 4 (1.09%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.09%) Derivative
13 3 (0.82%) Equities
13 3 (0.82%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.82%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 126 (34.33%) Linux
2 117 (31.88%) UNIX
3 113 (30.79%) AIX
4 81 (22.07%) Windows
5 54 (14.71%) Solaris
6 35 (9.54%) zOS
7 21 (5.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.36%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.09%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.09%) HPUX
11 4 (1.09%) Android
12 3 (0.82%) i5/OS
12 3 (0.82%) VMS
12 3 (0.82%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.27%) MVS
13 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (19.62%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (11.17%) Migration
3 33 (8.99%) SOA
4 27 (7.36%) OO
5 24 (6.54%) Configuration Management
6 23 (6.27%) EAI
6 23 (6.27%) Enterprise Architecture
7 19 (5.18%) E-Commerce
7 19 (5.18%) High Availability
8 18 (4.90%) Release Management
8 18 (4.90%) TDD
9 16 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (4.36%) Scrum
10 15 (4.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 14 (3.81%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (3.27%) ITIL
12 12 (3.27%) BDD
12 12 (3.27%) DevOps
13 11 (3.00%) Change Management
14 10 (2.72%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 101 (27.52%) Java
2 36 (9.81%) Shell Script
3 32 (8.72%) SQL
4 22 (5.99%) Perl
5 20 (5.45%) Python
6 19 (5.18%) JavaScript
7 16 (4.36%) C#
8 13 (3.54%) XPath
9 12 (3.27%) Bash Shell
10 11 (3.00%) PowerShell
11 10 (2.72%) VB
12 5 (1.36%) JCL
12 5 (1.36%) C++
12 5 (1.36%) VB6
12 5 (1.36%) Korn
13 4 (1.09%) Jython
13 4 (1.09%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.82%) COBOL
14 3 (0.82%) DCL
14 3 (0.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (4.63%) IBM Certification
1 17 (4.63%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.72%) Degree
3 8 (2.18%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.09%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.27%) RHCE
6 1 (0.27%) IBM WebSphere Certification
6 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.54%) QA
2 5 (1.36%) SLA
3 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 8 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.82%) OCFS2
3 3 (0.82%) GlusterFS
3 3 (0.82%) GFS2
4 2 (0.54%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (0.54%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.54%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.27%) vSphere
5 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.27%) RACF
Systems Management
1 16 (4.36%) Control-M
2 12 (3.27%) Tivoli
3 7 (1.91%) BladeLogic
3 7 (1.91%) ITRS Geneos
4 6 (1.63%) Puppet
4 6 (1.63%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 4 (1.09%) SCOM
5 4 (1.09%) CA Wily
6 3 (0.82%) SELinux
6 3 (0.82%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.27%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.27%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.27%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 201 (54.77%) IBM
2 82 (22.34%) Oracle
3 27 (7.36%) Microsoft
3 27 (7.36%) Red Hat
3 27 (7.36%) TIBCO
4 17 (4.63%) Ab Initio
5 16 (4.36%) Remedy
6 15 (4.09%) MuleSoft
7 14 (3.81%) SAP
8 11 (3.00%) VMware
9 10 (2.72%) Sybase
10 9 (2.45%) Informatica
10 9 (2.45%) Axway
11 8 (2.18%) Google
12 7 (1.91%) Siebel
12 7 (1.91%) Sun
12 7 (1.91%) HP
13 6 (1.63%) Software AG
13 6 (1.63%) Coremetrics
14 5 (1.36%) webMethods
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