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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 465 478 434
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -44
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 126 110 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.21% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.87% 0.76% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 67 58
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£425 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £324 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £310
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +45.16%
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
14472 14509 12580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.34% 27.23% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9423 9255 7928
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 226 331
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.99 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 31 March 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 31 March 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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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 +22 117 £425 -7.35% 21
London +49 64 £450 -7.69% 13
City of London +35 25 £538 +18.13% 7
South East -32 23 £425 -17.07% 1
Berkshire +1 12 £438 -3.84% 1
East Midlands +7 11 £340 +4.61% 1
Reading +2 7 £425 -6.59%
Milton Keynes +4 6 £350 -41.66%
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £350 -41.66%
Scotland -21 6 £463 +2.77% 3
Edinburgh -8 5 £463 -7.50% 2
Hampshire -9 4 £402 -26.00%
Nottinghamshire -3 3 - -
West Midlands -12 3 £425 -8.10% 1
Nottingham -12 3 - -
Bracknell - 3 - -
Leicestershire - 3 - -
Northamptonshire - 3 £340 -
Midlands +2 2 - -
Manchester -17 2 - -
North West -31 2 - -
Salford - 2 - -
Swindon +8 1 - -
Wiltshire +4 1 - - 1
South West -9 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £313 -
Bristol - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 283 (98.26%) WebSphere
2 177 (61.46%) IBM
3 114 (39.58%) Linux
4 97 (33.68%) Middleware
5 92 (31.94%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 90 (31.25%) UNIX
7 79 (27.43%) Java
8 76 (26.39%) Finance
9 73 (25.35%) Oracle
10 70 (24.31%) WebSphere Application Server
11 54 (18.75%) Windows
12 49 (17.01%) XML
13 48 (16.67%) AIX
13 48 (16.67%) Solaris
14 45 (15.63%) DataPower
15 44 (15.28%) SOA
16 42 (14.58%) Red Hat
17 40 (13.89%) SQL
18 39 (13.54%) Web Services
18 39 (13.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 38 (13.19%) DB2
20 37 (12.85%) WebLogic
21 35 (12.15%) Python
21 35 (12.15%) HTTP
21 35 (12.15%) Banking
22 33 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
23 32 (11.11%) Clustering
24 31 (10.76%) Security Cleared
25 29 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
26 26 (9.03%) ITIL

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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
1 283 (98.26%) WebSphere
2 70 (24.31%) WebSphere Application Server
3 37 (12.85%) WebLogic
4 21 (7.29%) WebSphere Portal
5 19 (6.60%) Apache
6 17 (5.90%) JBoss
7 16 (5.56%) TIBCO EMS
8 15 (5.21%) IIS
8 15 (5.21%) IBM HTTP Server
9 14 (4.86%) MQSeries
10 10 (3.47%) Tomcat
10 10 (3.47%) CICS
11 8 (2.78%) NetWeaver
11 8 (2.78%) WebSphere Process Server
12 7 (2.43%) iPlanet
13 6 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (2.08%) Adobe CQ
14 3 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
15 2 (0.69%) Mule
16 1 (0.35%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 6 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.69%) MS Office
5 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.43%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.69%) TRIRIGA
4 2 (0.69%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.69%) Misys Midas
4 2 (0.69%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.35%) ZaiNet
5 1 (0.35%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.35%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
1 8 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.43%) OpenShift
3 2 (0.69%) SaaS
4 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (12.15%) HTTP
2 20 (6.94%) SSL
3 16 (5.56%) Firewall
4 13 (4.51%) TCP/IP
5 12 (4.17%) HTTPS
6 10 (3.47%) DNS
7 8 (2.78%) FTP
7 8 (2.78%) DMZ
8 7 (2.43%) SAN
9 4 (1.39%) Kerberos
10 3 (1.04%) SMTP
10 3 (1.04%) LDAP
11 2 (0.69%) AMQP
11 2 (0.69%) Multicast
12 1 (0.35%) Internet
12 1 (0.35%) LAN
12 1 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.19%) DB2
2 23 (7.99%) SQL Server
3 16 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.82%) RDBMS
5 10 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.47%) Oracle Database
6 9 (3.13%) Oracle Exadata
7 5 (1.74%) DataStage
8 4 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.39%) Big Data
9 3 (1.04%) Hazelcast
9 3 (1.04%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.04%) SQLPlus
9 3 (1.04%) Sybase IQ
9 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.69%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (5.56%) Introscope
2 9 (3.13%) Ant
3 8 (2.78%) JIRA
4 7 (2.43%) Maven
5 6 (2.08%) Eclipse
5 6 (2.08%) Subversion
6 5 (1.74%) ClearCase
7 4 (1.39%) TortoiseSVN
7 4 (1.39%) Jasmine
8 3 (1.04%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.04%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.04%) JUnit
9 2 (0.69%) Hudson
9 2 (0.69%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.69%) Gradle
10 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.35%) jMock
10 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 76 (26.39%) Finance
2 35 (12.15%) Banking
3 18 (6.25%) Retail
4 12 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.13%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.74%) Front Office
6 5 (1.74%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.39%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.04%) Back Office
9 2 (0.69%) Legal
9 2 (0.69%) International Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 62 (21.53%) Developer
2 50 (17.36%) Administrator
3 34 (11.81%) Analyst
3 34 (11.81%) WebSphere Administrator
4 31 (10.76%) Consultant
5 26 (9.03%) Architect
6 23 (7.99%) Java Developer
7 18 (6.25%) WebSphere Consultant
8 16 (5.56%) WebSphere Developer
9 15 (5.21%) Support Analyst
10 14 (4.86%) Designer
11 13 (4.51%) Systems Administrator
12 12 (4.17%) Integration Architect
13 11 (3.82%) Support Specialist
13 11 (3.82%) Middleware Analyst
14 10 (3.47%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
14 10 (3.47%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
14 10 (3.47%) C# Developer
14 10 (3.47%) Infrastructure Specialist
14 10 (3.47%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (33.68%) Middleware
2 92 (31.94%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 49 (17.01%) XML
4 39 (13.54%) Web Services
5 25 (8.68%) JMS
6 22 (7.64%) SOAP
6 22 (7.64%) XSLT
7 19 (6.60%) .NET
7 19 (6.60%) J2EE
8 18 (6.25%) Spring
9 16 (5.56%) HTML
9 16 (5.56%) WSDL
10 13 (4.51%) XSD
11 12 (4.17%) FIX Protocol
11 12 (4.17%) REST
12 10 (3.47%) ActiveMQ
12 10 (3.47%) Hibernate
13 9 (3.13%) Servlets
14 8 (2.78%) Struts
14 8 (2.78%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.63%) DataPower
2 32 (11.11%) Clustering
3 29 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.17%) Derivative
5 10 (3.47%) Mainframe
5 10 (3.47%) Open Source
6 9 (3.13%) iSeries
7 8 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.78%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.74%) Replication
8 5 (1.74%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (1.39%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.39%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (1.04%) Equities
10 3 (1.04%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (1.04%) HACMP
10 3 (1.04%) Freedom of Information Act
10 3 (1.04%) LPAR
10 3 (1.04%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 114 (39.58%) Linux
2 90 (31.25%) UNIX
3 54 (18.75%) Windows
4 48 (16.67%) AIX
4 48 (16.67%) Solaris
5 39 (13.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (7.64%) zOS
7 20 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (4.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 13 (4.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (2.78%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (2.08%) HPUX
12 4 (1.39%) Windows NT
12 4 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (1.04%) Android
14 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.35%) CentOS
15 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (15.28%) SOA
2 33 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (9.03%) ITIL
4 21 (7.29%) Configuration Management
5 20 (6.94%) High Availability
6 18 (6.25%) DevOps
7 16 (5.56%) Scrum
8 13 (4.51%) Migration
9 12 (4.17%) Risk Management
10 11 (3.82%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (3.47%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (3.47%) Change Control
11 10 (3.47%) TDD
12 9 (3.13%) EAI
12 9 (3.13%) Low Latency
13 8 (2.78%) Project Management
13 8 (2.78%) OO
13 8 (2.78%) Change Management
13 8 (2.78%) Load Balancing
14 7 (2.43%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (27.43%) Java
2 40 (13.89%) SQL
3 35 (12.15%) Python
4 26 (9.03%) Perl
5 20 (6.94%) Bash Shell
6 15 (5.21%) Jython
7 13 (4.51%) C#
8 12 (4.17%) XPath
9 10 (3.47%) Shell Script
10 9 (3.13%) Ruby
11 8 (2.78%) C
12 7 (2.43%) Korn
12 7 (2.43%) JavaScript
13 4 (1.39%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.39%) REXX
14 3 (1.04%) VBScript
14 3 (1.04%) C++
14 3 (1.04%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.69%) JCL
15 2 (0.69%) RPG
Qualifications
1 31 (10.76%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.25%) Degree
3 16 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 15 (5.21%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.08%) IBM Certification
6 2 (0.69%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.17%) QA
2 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.35%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 16 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (3.13%) OCFS2
3 7 (2.43%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.08%) GlusterFS
4 6 (2.08%) GFS2
5 5 (1.74%) RACF
6 4 (1.39%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.39%) vCloud
6 4 (1.39%) vSphere
7 2 (0.69%) KVM
7 2 (0.69%) RHEV
8 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (7.64%) Puppet
2 14 (4.86%) Tivoli
3 12 (4.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 8 (2.78%) Control-M
4 8 (2.78%) CA Wily
4 8 (2.78%) SELinux
5 4 (1.39%) OMEGAMON
6 3 (1.04%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.35%) BMC Performance Manager
8 1 (0.35%) SCCM
8 1 (0.35%) WMI
8 1 (0.35%) Netcool
Vendors
1 177 (61.46%) IBM
2 73 (25.35%) Oracle
3 42 (14.58%) Red Hat
4 24 (8.33%) TIBCO
5 21 (7.29%) SAP
6 20 (6.94%) webMethods
7 17 (5.90%) VMware
8 15 (5.21%) Microsoft
8 15 (5.21%) HP
8 15 (5.21%) Software AG
9 10 (3.47%) Atlassian
10 7 (2.43%) AppDynamics
10 7 (2.43%) Remedy
10 7 (2.43%) Intel
10 7 (2.43%) Adobe
11 6 (2.08%) Informatica
12 5 (1.74%) DevExpress
12 5 (1.74%) Siebel
13 4 (1.39%) EMC
13 4 (1.39%) BMC
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