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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 391 383 376
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 230 206 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.39% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.47% 1.36% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 95 112
Average daily rate
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£475 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £519 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £453 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.47% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
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
15698 15095 15547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.76% 28.64% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9962 9698 9555
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 265 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 +17 220 £475 +7.34% 20
London +37 105 £500 +11.11% 7
South East -22 44 £475 +10.46%
City of London +25 22 £475 +5.55% 4
East Midlands - 17 £438 - 1
Yorkshire +1 16 £500 +17.64% 5
Berkshire -10 14 £475 +7.34%
Hampshire -11 14 £425 +31.98%
North West -7 12 £438 +4.47% 1
West Yorkshire +7 8 £425 -5.55%
Sheffield +9 7 £500 +8.10% 5
Cheshire +1 7 £450 +16.12%
South Yorkshire +1 7 £500 +17.64% 5
Halifax -1 7 £425 -
Scotland -24 7 £358 -15.88% 1
Reading 0 6 £438 -6.91%
Nottinghamshire - 6 £425 - 1
Edinburgh -18 5 £355 -15.22%
Nottingham - 5 - - 1
Manchester -10 4 £425 - 1
East of England -25 3 £525 +110.00% 4
Surrey - 3 £398 -
Crewe - 3 - -
Salford - 3 - - 1
Glasgow -12 2 £425 - 1
Bedford - 2 £450 - 4
Bedfordshire - 2 £450 - 4
Leeds -3 1 £475 +5.55%
Knutsford - 1 £450 -
Northampton - 1 - -

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 313 (95.72%) WebSphere
2 200 (61.16%) IBM
3 161 (49.24%) Linux
4 130 (39.76%) Oracle
5 122 (37.31%) UNIX
6 101 (30.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 95 (29.05%) Finance
8 90 (27.52%) Windows
9 79 (24.16%) Middleware
10 74 (22.63%) Python
11 72 (22.02%) SQL
12 69 (21.10%) SOA
13 61 (18.65%) Clustering
14 57 (17.43%) WebLogic
14 57 (17.43%) Bash Shell
15 55 (16.82%) DataPower
16 49 (14.98%) Java
16 49 (14.98%) AIX
17 48 (14.68%) Red Hat
18 43 (13.15%) VMware
19 41 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
20 40 (12.23%) HTTP
21 39 (11.93%) WebSphere Application Server
22 35 (10.70%) Oracle RAC
22 35 (10.70%) Banking
22 35 (10.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 35 (10.70%) Oracle Exadata
23 34 (10.40%) Puppet
23 34 (10.40%) Ruby
23 34 (10.40%) Web Services

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 313 (95.72%) WebSphere
2 57 (17.43%) WebLogic
3 39 (11.93%) WebSphere Application Server
4 20 (6.12%) MQSeries
5 17 (5.20%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (3.98%) Tomcat
7 11 (3.36%) IIS
8 8 (2.45%) NetWeaver
8 8 (2.45%) IBM HTTP Server
8 8 (2.45%) WebSphere Process Server
8 8 (2.45%) WebSphere Portal
9 4 (1.22%) TIBCO EMS
9 4 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (1.22%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.92%) Apache
10 3 (0.92%) FileNet
10 3 (0.92%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
11 2 (0.61%) CMS
11 2 (0.61%) Tuxedo
11 2 (0.61%) CICS
Applications
1 7 (2.14%) MS Office
2 6 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (6.42%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.83%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.92%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.92%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.61%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.61%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.61%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.31%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.09%) Amazon EC2
1 33 (10.09%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.53%) SaaS
3 2 (0.61%) PaaS
3 2 (0.61%) IaaS
4 1 (0.31%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (12.23%) HTTP
2 32 (9.79%) SSL
3 29 (8.87%) Firewall
4 19 (5.81%) TCP/IP
5 16 (4.89%) DNS
6 15 (4.59%) FTP
7 14 (4.28%) HTTPS
8 9 (2.75%) LDAP
8 9 (2.75%) SAN
9 7 (2.14%) DMZ
10 5 (1.53%) Kerberos
10 5 (1.53%) Multicast
11 4 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.92%) ATM
13 1 (0.31%) VPN
13 1 (0.31%) BIG-IP
13 1 (0.31%) NAS
13 1 (0.31%) SSH
13 1 (0.31%) Internet
13 1 (0.31%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.70%) Oracle Exadata
2 33 (10.09%) Oracle Database
3 32 (9.79%) DB2
4 30 (9.17%) SQL Server
5 16 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (4.89%) ObjectStore
6 6 (1.83%) SQLPlus
6 6 (1.83%) SAP Data Services
7 5 (1.53%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.92%) Hazelcast
9 3 (0.92%) Big Data
9 3 (0.92%) DTS
9 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (9.79%) JIRA
2 6 (1.83%) Introscope
2 6 (1.83%) SoapUI
3 5 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.53%) Maven
4 3 (0.92%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.61%) Rational Rose
5 2 (0.61%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.61%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.61%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.61%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.31%) Gradle
6 1 (0.31%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.31%) NUnit
6 1 (0.31%) Subversion
6 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.31%) Ant
6 1 (0.31%) JUnit
6 1 (0.31%) IntelliJ
General
1 95 (29.05%) Finance
2 35 (10.70%) Banking
3 29 (8.87%) Financial Institution
4 14 (4.28%) Retail
5 8 (2.45%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.45%) Automotive
6 5 (1.53%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.92%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.92%) Advertising
7 3 (0.92%) French Language
7 3 (0.92%) Front Office
8 2 (0.61%) Back Office
8 2 (0.61%) Legal
8 2 (0.61%) German Language
8 2 (0.61%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (21.10%) Developer
2 61 (18.65%) Architect
3 40 (12.23%) Administrator
4 34 (10.40%) Consultant
5 31 (9.48%) WebSphere Administrator
6 30 (9.17%) Analyst
7 23 (7.03%) Solutions Architect
8 21 (6.42%) WebSphere Developer
8 21 (6.42%) Linux Engineer
9 18 (5.50%) Integration Architect
9 18 (5.50%) C++ Developer
10 17 (5.20%) Applications Support
10 17 (5.20%) Python Developer
11 15 (4.59%) Support Analyst
12 13 (3.98%) WebSphere Consultant
13 9 (2.75%) Systems Engineer
13 9 (2.75%) Support Specialist
13 9 (2.75%) Applications Support Analyst
13 9 (2.75%) Development Engineer
14 8 (2.45%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (30.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 79 (24.16%) Middleware
3 34 (10.40%) Web Services
4 28 (8.56%) XML
5 23 (7.03%) HTML
6 21 (6.42%) JMS
7 17 (5.20%) Django
7 17 (5.20%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 16 (4.89%) Twisted
8 16 (4.89%) ZeroMQ
8 16 (4.89%) J2EE
9 13 (3.98%) SOAP
9 13 (3.98%) REST
10 11 (3.36%) STL
10 11 (3.36%) XSD
10 11 (3.36%) WSDL
11 10 (3.06%) .NET
12 9 (2.75%) Dojo
13 8 (2.45%) JSON
14 7 (2.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 61 (18.65%) Clustering
2 55 (16.82%) DataPower
3 25 (7.65%) Hedge funds
4 20 (6.12%) iSeries
5 17 (5.20%) Credit Derivative
5 17 (5.20%) Derivative
6 14 (4.28%) Mobile App
7 12 (3.67%) Mainframe
8 10 (3.06%) Management Information System
8 10 (3.06%) SWIFT
9 9 (2.75%) Computer Science
9 9 (2.75%) N-Tier
10 7 (2.14%) HACMP
10 7 (2.14%) AS400
11 6 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (1.22%) Fixed Income
12 4 (1.22%) PKI
13 3 (0.92%) Tandem
13 3 (0.92%) Wiki
13 3 (0.92%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 161 (49.24%) Linux
2 122 (37.31%) UNIX
3 90 (27.52%) Windows
4 49 (14.98%) AIX
5 35 (10.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (10.09%) SELinux
7 24 (7.34%) Solaris
8 18 (5.50%) zOS
9 15 (4.59%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (1.22%) Android
12 2 (0.61%) HPUX
13 1 (0.31%) SUSE
13 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (21.10%) SOA
2 33 (10.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 24 (7.34%) High Availability
3 24 (7.34%) Migration
4 23 (7.03%) Software Engineering
5 22 (6.73%) Configuration Management
6 20 (6.12%) OO
7 17 (5.20%) E-Commerce
7 17 (5.20%) Performance Tuning
8 16 (4.89%) ITIL
8 16 (4.89%) OOD
9 14 (4.28%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (4.28%) DevOps
9 14 (4.28%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (3.98%) TOGAF
11 12 (3.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (3.06%) UML
12 10 (3.06%) ETL
12 10 (3.06%) Incident Management
13 8 (2.45%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 74 (22.63%) Python
2 72 (22.02%) SQL
3 57 (17.43%) Bash Shell
4 49 (14.98%) Java
5 34 (10.40%) Ruby
6 29 (8.87%) Perl
7 25 (7.65%) Shell Script
8 20 (6.12%) C++
9 13 (3.98%) Korn
10 12 (3.67%) JavaScript
11 9 (2.75%) Objective-C
12 8 (2.45%) Jython
12 8 (2.45%) PL/SQL
12 8 (2.45%) VB
13 7 (2.14%) T-SQL
13 7 (2.14%) C#
14 6 (1.83%) C
15 4 (1.22%) VBScript
15 4 (1.22%) XPath
16 3 (0.92%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (3.98%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.75%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.45%) Degree
4 6 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.53%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.31%) ISEB
6 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.06%) QA
2 6 (1.83%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.53%) SLA
4 3 (0.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 41 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (10.70%) Oracle RAC
3 13 (3.98%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.98%) vCloud
4 10 (3.06%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.83%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 5 (1.53%) OCFS2
6 5 (1.53%) vSphere
7 2 (0.61%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.31%) NFS
8 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 34 (10.40%) Puppet
2 30 (9.17%) Tivoli
3 10 (3.06%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 9 (2.75%) Control-M
5 6 (1.83%) CA Wily
6 4 (1.22%) CA LISA
7 2 (0.61%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.31%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.31%) Legato
Vendors
1 200 (61.16%) IBM
2 130 (39.76%) Oracle
3 48 (14.68%) Red Hat
4 43 (13.15%) VMware
5 33 (10.09%) Remedy
6 31 (9.48%) SAP
7 30 (9.17%) Microsoft
8 16 (4.89%) Software AG
9 15 (4.59%) TIBCO
10 14 (4.28%) webMethods
11 13 (3.98%) JBoss
12 11 (3.36%) HP
13 10 (3.06%) Sun
14 9 (2.75%) Informatica
15 7 (2.14%) Intel
16 6 (1.83%) NetApp
16 6 (1.83%) EMC
17 5 (1.53%) Dell
17 5 (1.53%) Siebel
18 4 (1.22%) CA
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £455501 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Sheffield
Annapurna
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Sheffield
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable upon skillset
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Leamington Spa
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago
Sheffield
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bedford
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 26 days ago