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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 455 405 402
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -3
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 153 174 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.33% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.00% 1.18% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 91 99
Average daily rate
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£480 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £440
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
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
15288 14780 14283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.79% 28.44% 27.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10373 9576 8700
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 289 356
Average hourly rate £36.40 £34.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% +6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £17.04 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -21 138 £483 +13.52% 27
London -29 58 £492 +13.08% 12
South East -21 18 £500 +6.95% 6
South West - 16 £493 - 2
Scotland -28 15 £406 -4.97%
North West -3 13 £290 -3.33% 3
Edinburgh -16 9 - -
Manchester -4 8 £290 -14.07% 2
City of London -11 8 £400 -3.03% 5
Berkshire -3 7 £500 +4.71%
Yorkshire -9 7 £375 -11.76% 2
East of England -9 7 £444 -
Hampshire -23 5 - - 6
Glasgow -4 4 £388 +10.71%
Wiltshire - 4 £375 - 2
Basingstoke -4 3 - - 3
Salford - 3 £290 -
Surrey - 3 £463 -
Reading +17 2 £565 +18.32%
Cheshire +14 2 £400 +45.45%
Nottinghamshire +13 2 £295 -37.89% 1
Nottingham +10 2 £295 -37.89% 1
East Midlands +3 2 £295 -37.89% 1
West Yorkshire -2 2 £365 -6.41% 2
Leeds -10 1 £375 -3.84% 2
Slough -19 1 £500 +53.84%
Watford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - -

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 368 (95.83%) WebSphere
2 244 (63.54%) IBM
3 177 (46.09%) Linux
4 159 (41.41%) UNIX
5 138 (35.94%) Oracle
6 119 (30.99%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 113 (29.43%) Middleware
8 106 (27.60%) Finance
9 101 (26.30%) Windows
10 78 (20.31%) Python
10 78 (20.31%) SQL
11 77 (20.05%) SOA
12 68 (17.71%) Red Hat
13 65 (16.93%) Java
14 63 (16.41%) WebLogic
14 63 (16.41%) Clustering
15 62 (16.15%) Bash Shell
16 60 (15.63%) AIX
17 59 (15.36%) WebSphere Application Server
18 57 (14.84%) Analytical Skills
19 56 (14.58%) DataPower
20 48 (12.50%) VMware
20 48 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 47 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
22 46 (11.98%) Banking
23 44 (11.46%) Solaris
23 44 (11.46%) Puppet
24 41 (10.68%) HTTP
25 40 (10.42%) Perl
25 40 (10.42%) Oracle RAC

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
1 368 (95.83%) WebSphere
2 63 (16.41%) WebLogic
3 59 (15.36%) WebSphere Application Server
4 25 (6.51%) MQSeries
5 17 (4.43%) BizTalk Server
6 16 (4.17%) Tomcat
7 13 (3.39%) JBoss
7 13 (3.39%) WebSphere Portal
8 12 (3.13%) WebSphere Process Server
8 12 (3.13%) CICS
9 10 (2.60%) IIS
10 8 (2.08%) Apache
11 7 (1.82%) NetWeaver
12 6 (1.56%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.78%) TIBCO EMS
13 3 (0.78%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.78%) WebLogic Portal
14 2 (0.52%) WebLogic Integration
14 2 (0.52%) Tuxedo
14 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.30%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.04%) MS Office
2 4 (1.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (5.21%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.56%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.78%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.52%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.52%) TRIRIGA
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.26%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.26%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.90%) Amazon EC2
1 38 (9.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.78%) SaaS
2 3 (0.78%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.26%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.26%) PaaS
3 1 (0.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (10.68%) HTTP
2 31 (8.07%) SSL
3 22 (5.73%) Firewall
3 22 (5.73%) FTP
4 12 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.13%) HTTPS
5 11 (2.86%) DNS
6 7 (1.82%) SMTP
6 7 (1.82%) SAN
7 6 (1.56%) LDAP
8 5 (1.30%) Kerberos
8 5 (1.30%) Multicast
9 3 (0.78%) DMZ
9 3 (0.78%) ATM
10 1 (0.26%) SSH
10 1 (0.26%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.26%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.26%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.16%) Oracle Exadata
2 37 (9.64%) DB2
3 36 (9.38%) Oracle Database
4 33 (8.59%) SQL Server
5 16 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (3.91%) ObjectStore
7 9 (2.34%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.82%) Hazelcast
8 7 (1.82%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.30%) DataStage
9 5 (1.30%) SQLPlus
9 5 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.52%) Informix
12 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 30 (7.81%) JIRA
2 10 (2.60%) Maven
3 6 (1.56%) SoapUI
3 6 (1.56%) Introscope
4 3 (0.78%) Ant
5 2 (0.52%) JUnit
5 2 (0.52%) Subversion
5 2 (0.52%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.52%) Gradle
5 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.52%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.26%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.26%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.26%) ERwin
6 1 (0.26%) ClearQuest
General
1 106 (27.60%) Finance
2 46 (11.98%) Banking
3 22 (5.73%) Financial Institution
4 20 (5.21%) Retail
5 9 (2.34%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.04%) Back Office
8 3 (0.78%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.78%) Advertising
8 3 (0.78%) French Language
8 3 (0.78%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.52%) International Banking
9 2 (0.52%) Front Office
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Legal
10 1 (0.26%) Marketing
10 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (19.27%) Developer
2 54 (14.06%) Architect
3 52 (13.54%) Administrator
4 45 (11.72%) Analyst
5 39 (10.16%) Consultant
6 35 (9.11%) WebSphere Administrator
7 25 (6.51%) WebSphere Developer
8 24 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
8 24 (6.25%) Support Analyst
9 20 (5.21%) Linux Engineer
10 19 (4.95%) WebSphere Consultant
11 17 (4.43%) C++ Developer
12 16 (4.17%) Applications Support
12 16 (4.17%) Python Developer
13 14 (3.65%) Cloud Engineer
13 14 (3.65%) Systems Administrator
14 13 (3.39%) Java Developer
15 12 (3.13%) Designer
16 11 (2.86%) Support Specialist
17 10 (2.60%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (30.99%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 113 (29.43%) Middleware
3 39 (10.16%) Web Services
3 39 (10.16%) XML
4 25 (6.51%) JMS
5 21 (5.47%) HTML
6 20 (5.21%) SOAP
7 16 (4.17%) Django
7 16 (4.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 15 (3.91%) ZeroMQ
8 15 (3.91%) Twisted
8 15 (3.91%) REST
8 15 (3.91%) XSLT
8 15 (3.91%) XSD
8 15 (3.91%) J2EE
9 13 (3.39%) Spring
10 12 (3.13%) WSDL
11 11 (2.86%) FIX Protocol
11 11 (2.86%) Dojo
12 10 (2.60%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 63 (16.41%) Clustering
2 57 (14.84%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (14.58%) DataPower
4 19 (4.95%) iSeries
4 19 (4.95%) Hedge funds
4 19 (4.95%) Derivative
5 17 (4.43%) Mainframe
5 17 (4.43%) Mobile App
6 16 (4.17%) Credit Derivative
7 14 (3.65%) Computer Science
8 12 (3.13%) Management Information System
9 9 (2.34%) N-Tier
10 8 (2.08%) SWIFT
11 7 (1.82%) IBM Mainframe
12 6 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (1.56%) HACMP
13 5 (1.30%) IVR
14 4 (1.04%) PKI
15 3 (0.78%) Kindle
15 3 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 177 (46.09%) Linux
2 159 (41.41%) UNIX
3 101 (26.30%) Windows
4 60 (15.63%) AIX
5 48 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (11.46%) Solaris
7 38 (9.90%) SELinux
8 22 (5.73%) Oracle Linux
9 15 (3.91%) zOS
10 14 (3.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 13 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (2.08%) Android
13 6 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (1.04%) HPUX
15 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.26%) CentOS
16 1 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (20.05%) SOA
2 30 (7.81%) High Availability
3 29 (7.55%) Root Cause Analysis
3 29 (7.55%) DevOps
4 28 (7.29%) Configuration Management
5 25 (6.51%) Software Engineering
6 22 (5.73%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (5.21%) OO
8 19 (4.95%) ITIL
9 17 (4.43%) Migration
9 17 (4.43%) Performance Tuning
10 16 (4.17%) OOD
11 13 (3.39%) Unit Testing
12 12 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (3.13%) Change Control
13 11 (2.86%) E-Commerce
13 11 (2.86%) Project Management
14 10 (2.60%) UML
14 10 (2.60%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (2.34%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (20.31%) SQL
1 78 (20.31%) Python
2 65 (16.93%) Java
3 62 (16.15%) Bash Shell
4 40 (10.42%) Perl
5 39 (10.16%) Ruby
6 26 (6.77%) Shell Script
7 18 (4.69%) C++
8 12 (3.13%) Korn
9 10 (2.60%) JavaScript
10 9 (2.34%) Objective-C
11 8 (2.08%) XPath
11 8 (2.08%) REXX
11 8 (2.08%) C
12 7 (1.82%) VB
12 7 (1.82%) Jython
13 6 (1.56%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.30%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.30%) VBScript
14 5 (1.30%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 12 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.60%) Degree
4 8 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.82%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.04%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.26%) ISEB
7 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.60%) QA
2 3 (0.78%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.78%) SLA
2 3 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) COBIT
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 47 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (10.42%) Oracle RAC
3 20 (5.21%) vCloud
4 17 (4.43%) VMware ESX
5 12 (3.13%) Active Directory
6 7 (1.82%) RACF
7 5 (1.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 5 (1.30%) vSphere
8 4 (1.04%) OCFS2
9 2 (0.52%) KVM
9 2 (0.52%) RHEV
9 2 (0.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.52%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.52%) Firmware
10 1 (0.26%) NFS
10 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 44 (11.46%) Puppet
2 32 (8.33%) Tivoli
3 14 (3.65%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 11 (2.86%) Control-M
5 8 (2.08%) OMEGAMON
6 5 (1.30%) CA Wily
7 4 (1.04%) CA LISA
7 4 (1.04%) nmon
8 3 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.78%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.52%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.26%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 244 (63.54%) IBM
2 138 (35.94%) Oracle
3 68 (17.71%) Red Hat
4 48 (12.50%) VMware
5 32 (8.33%) Remedy
6 26 (6.77%) Microsoft
7 22 (5.73%) SAP
8 18 (4.69%) Software AG
9 17 (4.43%) HP
9 17 (4.43%) webMethods
10 13 (3.39%) TIBCO
11 7 (1.82%) Informatica
11 7 (1.82%) Sun
11 7 (1.82%) Siebel
12 6 (1.56%) Intel
12 6 (1.56%) CA
13 5 (1.30%) NetApp
13 5 (1.30%) EMC
13 5 (1.30%) BMC
13 5 (1.30%) Axway
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £330 - £380 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago