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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 378 378 352
Rank change year-on-year
0 -26
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 212 195 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.38% 0.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.43% 1.37% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 91 126
Average daily rate
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£465 £425 £441
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% -3.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.15 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.15 - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14863 14244 14823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.60% 27.94% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9592 9051 9048
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 297 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.20 £18.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £44.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
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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 +18 204 £465 +3.38% 32
London +4 101 £485 +2.10% 16
South East 0 41 £468 +23.15% 4
City of London +33 21 £475 - 7
West Midlands -2 20 £450 +28.57% 2
East Midlands +19 18 £450 -18.18% 3
Hampshire -6 17 £447 +38.66% 3
Yorkshire +11 11 £425 -6.84% 1
Berkshire -11 10 £500 +16.27%
West Yorkshire - 8 £425 - 1
Coventry -8 7 £475 +46.15%
Halifax - 7 £425 -
Reading +5 6 £575 +14.42%
Nottinghamshire +15 5 - - 1
Nottingham +13 5 - - 1
North West -13 4 £450 +16.12% 3
Surrey - 4 £450 - 1
Glasgow +1 3 £375 -11.76%
Cheshire -1 3 £450 +30.90%
Scotland -31 3 £375 -
South Yorkshire -1 2 £500 -
Sheffield -3 2 £500 -
Knutsford +4 1 £450 +50.00%
Manchester -1 1 £425 - 3
East of England -20 1 £600 +140.00% 2
Docklands, London - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Sale - - - -
Salford - - - - 2
Guildford - - - - 1

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 307 (96.85%) WebSphere
2 196 (61.83%) IBM
3 150 (47.32%) Linux
4 124 (39.12%) UNIX
4 124 (39.12%) Oracle
5 96 (30.28%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 92 (29.02%) Finance
7 90 (28.39%) Windows
8 69 (21.77%) Middleware
9 67 (21.14%) SQL
10 62 (19.56%) Python
11 61 (19.24%) SOA
12 59 (18.61%) AIX
12 59 (18.61%) WebLogic
13 57 (17.98%) Clustering
14 54 (17.03%) DataPower
15 48 (15.14%) Bash Shell
16 46 (14.51%) WebSphere Application Server
16 46 (14.51%) Red Hat
17 41 (12.93%) DB2
18 40 (12.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 39 (12.30%) VMware
20 38 (11.99%) VMware Infrastructure
20 38 (11.99%) Root Cause Analysis
21 36 (11.36%) SQL Server
22 35 (11.04%) Java
22 35 (11.04%) Tivoli
23 34 (10.73%) Oracle Database
24 32 (10.09%) Banking
24 32 (10.09%) SAP

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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
1 307 (96.85%) WebSphere
2 59 (18.61%) WebLogic
3 46 (14.51%) WebSphere Application Server
4 19 (5.99%) MQSeries
5 16 (5.05%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (3.47%) IIS
7 10 (3.15%) Tomcat
8 9 (2.84%) IBM HTTP Server
8 9 (2.84%) WebSphere Process Server
9 8 (2.52%) NetWeaver
9 8 (2.52%) WebSphere Portal
10 6 (1.89%) TIBCO EMS
11 4 (1.26%) FileNet
11 4 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (1.26%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.95%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
12 3 (0.95%) Confluence
13 2 (0.63%) Tuxedo
13 2 (0.63%) Apache
13 2 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (2.52%) MS Office
2 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (6.62%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.95%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.95%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.63%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.63%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.63%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.63%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.32%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.32%) Documaker
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 29 (9.15%) Amazon EC2
1 29 (9.15%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.58%) SaaS
3 2 (0.63%) PaaS
3 2 (0.63%) IaaS
4 1 (0.32%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (9.78%) HTTP
2 29 (9.15%) SSL
3 24 (7.57%) Firewall
4 18 (5.68%) TCP/IP
4 18 (5.68%) FTP
5 17 (5.36%) DNS
6 15 (4.73%) HTTPS
7 10 (3.15%) LDAP
7 10 (3.15%) SAN
8 6 (1.89%) DMZ
9 5 (1.58%) Kerberos
10 4 (1.26%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.95%) ATM
12 1 (0.32%) VPN
12 1 (0.32%) BIG-IP
12 1 (0.32%) InfiniBand
12 1 (0.32%) SSH
12 1 (0.32%) Internet
12 1 (0.32%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.93%) DB2
2 36 (11.36%) SQL Server
3 34 (10.73%) Oracle Database
4 30 (9.46%) Oracle Exadata
5 13 (4.10%) ObjectStore
5 13 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.89%) SQLPlus
6 6 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.89%) SAP Data Services
6 6 (1.89%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.95%) Big Data
9 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.95%) DTS
9 3 (0.95%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.63%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 28 (8.83%) JIRA
2 6 (1.89%) Introscope
2 6 (1.89%) SoapUI
3 5 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.26%) Subversion
4 4 (1.26%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.95%) Maven
5 3 (0.95%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.63%) Ant
6 2 (0.63%) JUnit
6 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.63%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.32%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.32%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.32%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.32%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.32%) Lombardi
7 1 (0.32%) NUnit
7 1 (0.32%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 92 (29.02%) Finance
2 32 (10.09%) Banking
3 29 (9.15%) Financial Institution
4 14 (4.42%) Retail
5 11 (3.47%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.21%) Automotive
7 5 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.95%) Advertising
9 3 (0.95%) French Language
9 3 (0.95%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.95%) Legal
10 2 (0.63%) Front Office
10 2 (0.63%) Back Office
10 2 (0.63%) German Language
10 2 (0.63%) Games
11 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 57 (17.98%) Developer
2 56 (17.67%) Administrator
3 55 (17.35%) Architect
4 46 (14.51%) WebSphere Administrator
5 30 (9.46%) Analyst
6 28 (8.83%) Consultant
7 22 (6.94%) Linux Engineer
8 19 (5.99%) Integration Architect
9 17 (5.36%) Applications Support
10 14 (4.42%) C++ Developer
10 14 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (4.42%) WebSphere Developer
10 14 (4.42%) Python Developer
11 13 (4.10%) Support Analyst
12 10 (3.15%) WebSphere Architect
13 9 (2.84%) Development Engineer
13 9 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
13 9 (2.84%) Systems Administrator
13 9 (2.84%) Applications Support Analyst
14 8 (2.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (30.28%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 69 (21.77%) Middleware
3 29 (9.15%) Web Services
4 26 (8.20%) XML
5 19 (5.99%) HTML
6 16 (5.05%) J2EE
7 14 (4.42%) Django
7 14 (4.42%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 13 (4.10%) Twisted
8 13 (4.10%) REST
8 13 (4.10%) ZeroMQ
8 13 (4.10%) SOAP
8 13 (4.10%) JMS
9 12 (3.79%) XSD
10 11 (3.47%) STL
10 11 (3.47%) WSDL
11 9 (2.84%) .NET
12 8 (2.52%) JSON
13 7 (2.21%) Oracle Fusion
13 7 (2.21%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 57 (17.98%) Clustering
2 54 (17.03%) DataPower
3 24 (7.57%) Hedge funds
4 14 (4.42%) Credit Derivative
4 14 (4.42%) Derivative
5 12 (3.79%) Mainframe
5 12 (3.79%) iSeries
6 10 (3.15%) SWIFT
7 9 (2.84%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.21%) AS400
8 7 (2.21%) Replication
8 7 (2.21%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.89%) HACMP
9 6 (1.89%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.26%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.95%) Wiki
11 3 (0.95%) PKI
11 3 (0.95%) Kindle
12 2 (0.63%) Open Source
12 2 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 150 (47.32%) Linux
2 124 (39.12%) UNIX
3 90 (28.39%) Windows
4 59 (18.61%) AIX
5 40 (12.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (10.09%) Solaris
7 29 (9.15%) SELinux
8 28 (8.83%) zOS
9 12 (3.79%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.63%) SUSE
12 1 (0.32%) Android
12 1 (0.32%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (19.24%) SOA
2 38 (11.99%) Root Cause Analysis
3 31 (9.78%) ITIL
4 25 (7.89%) Configuration Management
5 22 (6.94%) Performance Tuning
6 20 (6.31%) High Availability
7 17 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (5.05%) OO
9 15 (4.73%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (4.73%) Software Engineering
10 14 (4.42%) E-Commerce
10 14 (4.42%) Migration
10 14 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (4.10%) OOD
11 13 (4.10%) DevOps
12 12 (3.79%) Incident Management
13 11 (3.47%) Change Control
13 11 (3.47%) ETL
14 8 (2.52%) UML
14 8 (2.52%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 67 (21.14%) SQL
2 62 (19.56%) Python
3 48 (15.14%) Bash Shell
4 35 (11.04%) Java
5 29 (9.15%) Shell Script
5 29 (9.15%) Ruby
6 21 (6.62%) Perl
7 15 (4.73%) C++
8 11 (3.47%) Korn
9 9 (2.84%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.84%) JavaScript
10 8 (2.52%) VB
11 7 (2.21%) T-SQL
11 7 (2.21%) Jython
12 6 (1.89%) Objective-C
12 6 (1.89%) C
12 6 (1.89%) C#
13 4 (1.26%) VBScript
13 4 (1.26%) ActionScript
13 4 (1.26%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 16 (5.05%) ITIL Certification
2 14 (4.42%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.47%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.58%) IBM Certification
5 3 (0.95%) Degree
6 2 (0.63%) ISEB
7 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.84%) QA
2 6 (1.89%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.26%) SLA
4 3 (0.95%) Data Quality
System Software
1 38 (11.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (9.15%) Oracle RAC
3 13 (4.10%) Active Directory
4 9 (2.84%) vCloud
5 6 (1.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 6 (1.89%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.58%) OCFS2
6 5 (1.58%) vSphere
7 2 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.32%) NFS
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.32%) KVM
8 1 (0.32%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 35 (11.04%) Tivoli
2 29 (9.15%) Puppet
3 15 (4.73%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 6 (1.89%) BladeLogic
4 6 (1.89%) CA Wily
5 4 (1.26%) CA LISA
5 4 (1.26%) nmon
6 3 (0.95%) Control-M
7 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.32%) Legato
8 1 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.32%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.32%) CA SiteMinder
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 196 (61.83%) IBM
2 124 (39.12%) Oracle
3 46 (14.51%) Red Hat
4 39 (12.30%) VMware
5 32 (10.09%) SAP
6 26 (8.20%) Remedy
7 25 (7.89%) Microsoft
8 18 (5.68%) JBoss
9 16 (5.05%) HP
10 13 (4.10%) Software AG
10 13 (4.10%) Informatica
11 12 (3.79%) TIBCO
12 11 (3.47%) webMethods
13 10 (3.15%) Sun
13 10 (3.15%) Ab Initio
14 9 (2.84%) Siebel
14 9 (2.84%) Intel
15 7 (2.21%) Axway
16 6 (1.89%) EMC
17 5 (1.58%) Dell
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