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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 430 389 385
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -4
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 187 220 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.40% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.20% 1.45% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 106 96
Average daily rate
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£425 £463 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £62.50 £40.15 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.15 -

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
15641 15215 14405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 27.83% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10526 9806 9151
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 221 296
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 £17.35 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -44 177 £428 -8.11% 22
London +2 98 £450 -7.21% 11
South East -32 35 £450 -4.55% 5
Berkshire +20 24 £488 -2.50%
Reading +10 22 £488 -15.21%
City of London +5 22 £450 -5.26% 1
West Midlands -8 9 £400 -11.11%
East Midlands -23 8 £418 -7.22%
South West - 8 £485 - 1
Hampshire -9 7 £388 -13.21% 2
East of England +6 6 - -
Devon - 6 £485 -
Halifax 0 5 £425 - 2
West Yorkshire -24 5 £425 - 3
Yorkshire -28 5 £425 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 5 - -
Derbyshire - 5 - -
Scotland -2 4 £425 +17.24% 5
Tyne and Wear -27 4 £295 +12.38%
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 4 £295 +12.38%
North East -30 4 £295 +12.38% 2
Bromley - 4 £500 -
Basingstoke - 4 £370 - 1
Plymouth - 4 £485 -
Edinburgh -4 3 £425 +21.42% 5
Buckinghamshire -14 3 £319 -40.69% 3
Warwickshire 0 2 £425 -7.60%
Milton Keynes -12 2 £325 -10.34% 3
North West -22 2 £375 -16.66%
Peterborough - 2 - -

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 310 (91.72%) WebSphere
2 194 (57.40%) IBM
3 127 (37.57%) Linux
4 110 (32.54%) UNIX
5 102 (30.18%) DataPower
6 100 (29.59%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 100 (29.59%) AIX
7 96 (28.40%) Middleware
8 94 (27.81%) Finance
9 85 (25.15%) Java
9 85 (25.15%) WebSphere Application Server
10 80 (23.67%) Oracle
11 76 (22.49%) Windows
12 71 (21.01%) DB2
13 62 (18.34%) Agile Software Development
14 52 (15.38%) Solaris
15 50 (14.79%) XML
16 48 (14.20%) Analytical Skills
17 46 (13.61%) SSL
18 40 (11.83%) JMS
19 39 (11.54%) Migration
20 38 (11.24%) Web Services
21 37 (10.95%) JBoss
22 36 (10.65%) Banking
23 34 (10.06%) SQL
23 34 (10.06%) SOA
23 34 (10.06%) TIBCO
24 33 (9.76%) Clustering
25 31 (9.17%) Shell Script
25 31 (9.17%) .NET

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 310 (91.72%) WebSphere
2 85 (25.15%) WebSphere Application Server
3 37 (10.95%) JBoss
4 21 (6.21%) MQSeries
5 18 (5.33%) CICS
6 17 (5.03%) WebLogic
6 17 (5.03%) IIS
7 14 (4.14%) Apache
8 11 (3.25%) Tomcat
9 9 (2.66%) Oracle Workflow
10 8 (2.37%) WebSphere Portal
11 7 (2.07%) SharePoint
12 6 (1.78%) IBM HTTP Server
13 5 (1.48%) FileNet
14 4 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.89%) NetWeaver
15 3 (0.89%) WebSphere Process Server
15 3 (0.89%) Oracle Coherence
16 2 (0.59%) WMQI
16 2 (0.59%) iPlanet
Applications
1 15 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.78%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.59%) MS Project
4 2 (0.59%) MS Office
5 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.48%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.30%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.30%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.30%) Eikon
3 1 (0.30%) Agresso
3 1 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.78%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (13.61%) SSL
2 27 (7.99%) HTTP
3 23 (6.80%) Firewall
4 22 (6.51%) TCP/IP
5 11 (3.25%) Multicast
6 10 (2.96%) LDAP
7 7 (2.07%) HTTPS
8 5 (1.48%) FTP
8 5 (1.48%) DNS
8 5 (1.48%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (1.18%) Network Security
10 3 (0.89%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.89%) BIG-IP
10 3 (0.89%) DMZ
11 2 (0.59%) AMQP
12 1 (0.30%) Internet
12 1 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.30%) NAS
12 1 (0.30%) LAN
12 1 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (21.01%) DB2
2 24 (7.10%) SQL Server
3 14 (4.14%) Relational Database
4 12 (3.55%) Big Data
5 10 (2.96%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.37%) Informix
6 8 (2.37%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.48%) Sybase IQ
9 3 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.89%) SAP BI
9 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.89%) PowerCenter
9 3 (0.89%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.89%) SAP Data Services
9 3 (0.89%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.59%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (4.44%) JIRA
2 12 (3.55%) Eclipse
3 10 (2.96%) Ant
3 10 (2.96%) Introscope
3 10 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (2.37%) Jasmine
5 7 (2.07%) Subversion
6 6 (1.78%) Selenium
6 6 (1.78%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.18%) ClearCase
7 4 (1.18%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.18%) TestComplete
7 4 (1.18%) JUnit
7 4 (1.18%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.59%) XMLSpy
8 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.59%) Maven
8 2 (0.59%) JMeter
8 2 (0.59%) jMock
General
1 94 (27.81%) Finance
2 36 (10.65%) Banking
3 24 (7.10%) Retail
4 10 (2.96%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.96%) Financial Institution
5 9 (2.66%) Retail Banking
6 8 (2.37%) Back Office
7 6 (1.78%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.18%) Front Office
9 2 (0.59%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.59%) Automotive
9 2 (0.59%) Legal
10 1 (0.30%) Advertising
10 1 (0.30%) Games
10 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.30%) French Language
Job Titles
1 78 (23.08%) Developer
2 53 (15.68%) Administrator
3 48 (14.20%) Analyst
4 47 (13.91%) Consultant
5 39 (11.54%) WebSphere Administrator
6 33 (9.76%) Architect
7 29 (8.58%) Java Developer
8 26 (7.69%) WebSphere Consultant
9 17 (5.03%) Support Analyst
9 17 (5.03%) WebSphere Developer
10 16 (4.73%) Senior Developer
11 14 (4.14%) Applications Support
12 13 (3.85%) Integration Architect
13 12 (3.55%) Ab Initio Developer
14 10 (2.96%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
14 10 (2.96%) Designer
14 10 (2.96%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
15 9 (2.66%) Middleware Engineer
15 9 (2.66%) WebSphere Architect
15 9 (2.66%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (29.59%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 96 (28.40%) Middleware
3 50 (14.79%) XML
4 40 (11.83%) JMS
5 38 (11.24%) Web Services
6 31 (9.17%) .NET
7 24 (7.10%) HTML
8 23 (6.80%) SOAP
9 22 (6.51%) Spring
10 18 (5.33%) Struts
10 18 (5.33%) XSLT
10 18 (5.33%) J2EE
11 14 (4.14%) XSL
11 14 (4.14%) Ajax
11 14 (4.14%) Java EE
11 14 (4.14%) TIBCO EMS
12 13 (3.85%) Rendezvous
12 13 (3.85%) CSS
13 12 (3.55%) Hibernate
13 12 (3.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 102 (30.18%) DataPower
2 48 (14.20%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (9.76%) Clustering
4 27 (7.99%) Mainframe
5 16 (4.73%) LPAR
6 11 (3.25%) iSeries
7 10 (2.96%) PKI
8 9 (2.66%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.78%) SWIFT
11 5 (1.48%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (1.48%) Derivative
11 5 (1.48%) Fixed Income
12 4 (1.18%) Cryptography
12 4 (1.18%) AS400
12 4 (1.18%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.89%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.89%) Equities
13 3 (0.89%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 127 (37.57%) Linux
2 110 (32.54%) UNIX
3 100 (29.59%) AIX
4 76 (22.49%) Windows
5 52 (15.38%) Solaris
6 28 (8.28%) zOS
7 24 (7.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (2.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.48%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.18%) HPUX
12 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.89%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.89%) VMS
13 3 (0.89%) Windows NT
13 3 (0.89%) i5/OS
13 3 (0.89%) Android
14 1 (0.30%) MVS
14 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (18.34%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (11.54%) Migration
3 34 (10.06%) SOA
4 23 (6.80%) Configuration Management
5 20 (5.92%) High Availability
6 19 (5.62%) ITIL
7 17 (5.03%) OO
7 17 (5.03%) Scrum
7 17 (5.03%) TDD
7 17 (5.03%) Release Management
8 15 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (4.44%) E-Commerce
9 14 (4.14%) Low Latency
10 13 (3.85%) DevOps
10 13 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
11 11 (3.25%) EAI
11 11 (3.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (3.25%) Change Management
11 11 (3.25%) BDD
11 11 (3.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (25.15%) Java
2 34 (10.06%) SQL
3 31 (9.17%) Shell Script
4 25 (7.40%) Python
4 25 (7.40%) Perl
5 17 (5.03%) JavaScript
5 17 (5.03%) C#
6 15 (4.44%) Bash Shell
7 13 (3.85%) XPath
8 10 (2.96%) PowerShell
9 9 (2.66%) VB
10 8 (2.37%) C++
11 7 (2.07%) Jython
12 6 (1.78%) Korn
13 4 (1.18%) C
13 4 (1.18%) VB6
13 4 (1.18%) JCL
14 3 (0.89%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.89%) COBOL
14 3 (0.89%) DCL
Qualifications
1 14 (4.14%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.85%) IBM Certification
2 13 (3.85%) Degree
3 7 (2.07%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (0.89%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.30%) RHCE
5 1 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.30%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.85%) QA
2 5 (1.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 8 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.48%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.89%) OCFS2
3 3 (0.89%) GlusterFS
3 3 (0.89%) GFS2
4 2 (0.59%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.59%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.30%) vSphere
5 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.30%) RACF
5 1 (0.30%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 15 (4.44%) Control-M
2 11 (3.25%) Tivoli
3 7 (2.07%) Puppet
4 6 (1.78%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 6 (1.78%) CA Wily
5 5 (1.48%) BladeLogic
5 5 (1.48%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.89%) SELinux
7 2 (0.59%) SCOM
7 2 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.30%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.30%) WMI
8 1 (0.30%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 194 (57.40%) IBM
2 80 (23.67%) Oracle
3 34 (10.06%) TIBCO
4 30 (8.88%) Red Hat
5 22 (6.51%) Microsoft
6 19 (5.62%) SAP
7 14 (4.14%) Informatica
7 14 (4.14%) webMethods
8 12 (3.55%) Remedy
8 12 (3.55%) Ab Initio
9 11 (3.25%) VMware
9 11 (3.25%) Axway
9 11 (3.25%) Software AG
10 10 (2.96%) Sybase
11 9 (2.66%) Siebel
12 7 (2.07%) Sun
12 7 (2.07%) HP
12 7 (2.07%) MuleSoft
12 7 (2.07%) Solace
13 6 (1.78%) Google
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