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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 445 437 424
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 131 130 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.93% 0.96% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 64 69
Average daily rate
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£435 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -

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
14022 13562 12160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.72% 26.98% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9222 8450 7632
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 260 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +1 127 £435 -10.76% 25
London +11 66 £450 -18.18% 13
City of London +37 26 £450 -18.18% 4
South East -37 23 £390 -24.00% 3
Berkshire 0 12 £378 -17.03%
South West -15 10 £535 +87.71% 3
East Midlands - 10 - - 2
Hampshire -11 8 £402 -25.30% 1
Wiltshire +4 6 £548 - 1
Swindon +3 6 £548 - 1
Yorkshire -8 6 £325 -27.77%
Nottinghamshire - 6 - - 1
Bracknell - 6 £378 -
Reading +5 5 £538 +18.13%
West Midlands -6 5 £435 -5.94% 1
Nottingham - 5 - - 1
Leeds -4 4 £325 -
West Yorkshire -12 4 £325 -27.77%
Basingstoke -3 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -9 3 - - 1
Milton Keynes -12 3 - - 1
Manchester -12 2 - - 1
Scotland -22 2 - - 1
North West -27 2 - - 2
Salford - 2 - -
Havant +1 1 - -
Edinburgh -7 1 - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 1

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 275 (98.21%) WebSphere
2 188 (67.14%) IBM
3 124 (44.29%) Linux
4 98 (35.00%) Middleware
5 96 (34.29%) UNIX
6 89 (31.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 79 (28.21%) Finance
8 76 (27.14%) Oracle
9 73 (26.07%) Java
10 58 (20.71%) Windows
11 56 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
12 54 (19.29%) Red Hat
13 53 (18.93%) Solaris
14 52 (18.57%) AIX
15 45 (16.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 43 (15.36%) WebLogic
17 41 (14.64%) XML
18 40 (14.29%) Python
18 40 (14.29%) SQL
18 40 (14.29%) SOA
19 39 (13.93%) Web Services
20 37 (13.21%) DataPower
21 36 (12.86%) Banking
22 35 (12.50%) Clustering
23 32 (11.43%) DB2
23 32 (11.43%) HTTP
23 32 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
24 31 (11.07%) Perl
25 30 (10.71%) Security Cleared
26 28 (10.00%) ITIL

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 275 (98.21%) WebSphere
2 56 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 43 (15.36%) WebLogic
4 19 (6.79%) Apache
5 16 (5.71%) IBM HTTP Server
5 16 (5.71%) WebSphere Portal
6 15 (5.36%) TIBCO EMS
7 13 (4.64%) IIS
8 11 (3.93%) JBoss
9 10 (3.57%) Tomcat
9 10 (3.57%) MQSeries
9 10 (3.57%) CICS
10 8 (2.86%) NetWeaver
11 7 (2.50%) WebSphere Process Server
11 7 (2.50%) iPlanet
12 6 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (2.14%) Adobe CQ
13 3 (1.07%) WebLogic Portal
14 2 (0.71%) WebLogic Integration
14 2 (0.71%) GlassFish
Applications
1 4 (1.43%) MS Excel
1 4 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.14%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.71%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.71%) Misys Midas
3 2 (0.71%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.71%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (0.36%) Endur
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.36%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.29%) Amazon EC2
1 12 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.50%) OpenShift
3 2 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (11.43%) HTTP
2 22 (7.86%) SSL
3 14 (5.00%) Firewall
4 12 (4.29%) FTP
5 10 (3.57%) DNS
5 10 (3.57%) HTTPS
6 9 (3.21%) SAN
6 9 (3.21%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.86%) DMZ
8 7 (2.50%) SMTP
9 4 (1.43%) Kerberos
10 3 (1.07%) LDAP
11 2 (0.71%) AMQP
11 2 (0.71%) Multicast
12 1 (0.36%) LAN
12 1 (0.36%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.43%) DB2
2 26 (9.29%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.36%) Relational Database
4 14 (5.00%) Oracle Database
5 13 (4.64%) Oracle Exadata
5 13 (4.64%) RDBMS
6 9 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.14%) Hazelcast
8 5 (1.79%) DataStage
9 4 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.07%) SQLPlus
10 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.71%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.36%) SAP Data Services
12 1 (0.36%) SAP BW
12 1 (0.36%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 13 (4.64%) Introscope
2 9 (3.21%) Maven
3 6 (2.14%) JIRA
4 5 (1.79%) Ant
4 5 (1.79%) Subversion
5 4 (1.43%) TortoiseSVN
5 4 (1.43%) ClearCase
6 3 (1.07%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.71%) Gradle
7 2 (0.71%) JUnit
7 2 (0.71%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.36%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.36%) ERwin
8 1 (0.36%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.36%) Hudson
8 1 (0.36%) NUnit
8 1 (0.36%) CruiseControl
General
1 79 (28.21%) Finance
2 36 (12.86%) Banking
3 21 (7.50%) Retail
4 12 (4.29%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.21%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.79%) Front Office
7 3 (1.07%) Back Office
7 3 (1.07%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.71%) Legal
8 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.71%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.71%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (18.93%) Developer
2 47 (16.79%) Administrator
3 34 (12.14%) Analyst
4 29 (10.36%) WebSphere Administrator
5 27 (9.64%) Consultant
6 22 (7.86%) Architect
7 18 (6.43%) Java Developer
8 15 (5.36%) Support Analyst
8 15 (5.36%) Designer
9 14 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
10 13 (4.64%) WebSphere Consultant
11 12 (4.29%) WebSphere Developer
12 11 (3.93%) UNIX Administrator
12 11 (3.93%) UNIX Systems Administrator
12 11 (3.93%) Support Specialist
12 11 (3.93%) Middleware Analyst
13 10 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
13 10 (3.57%) Messaging Specialist
13 10 (3.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
14 9 (3.21%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (35.00%) Middleware
2 89 (31.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 41 (14.64%) XML
4 39 (13.93%) Web Services
5 19 (6.79%) XSLT
5 19 (6.79%) SOAP
5 19 (6.79%) .NET
6 18 (6.43%) JMS
7 14 (5.00%) J2EE
7 14 (5.00%) XSD
8 13 (4.64%) WSDL
8 13 (4.64%) Spring
8 13 (4.64%) REST
9 12 (4.29%) FIX Protocol
9 12 (4.29%) HTML
10 10 (3.57%) ActiveMQ
11 8 (2.86%) FpML
11 8 (2.86%) Servlets
11 8 (2.86%) JSON
12 7 (2.50%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.21%) DataPower
2 35 (12.50%) Clustering
3 32 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.93%) Mainframe
4 11 (3.93%) Derivative
5 10 (3.57%) Open Source
6 9 (3.21%) iSeries
6 9 (3.21%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.21%) IBM Mainframe
6 9 (3.21%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.86%) Hedge funds
8 7 (2.50%) Replication
9 5 (1.79%) IVR
9 5 (1.79%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.43%) HACMP
10 4 (1.43%) Equity Derivative
11 3 (1.07%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (1.07%) Equities
11 3 (1.07%) Freedom of Information Act
12 2 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 124 (44.29%) Linux
2 96 (34.29%) UNIX
3 58 (20.71%) Windows
4 53 (18.93%) Solaris
5 52 (18.57%) AIX
6 45 (16.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (6.79%) zOS
9 18 (6.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 13 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (4.29%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (2.14%) Android
12 6 (2.14%) HPUX
13 4 (1.43%) Windows NT
13 4 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.36%) CentOS
16 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (14.29%) SOA
2 28 (10.00%) ITIL
3 24 (8.57%) Configuration Management
3 24 (8.57%) DevOps
4 23 (8.21%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (7.50%) High Availability
6 16 (5.71%) Change Control
7 15 (5.36%) Risk Management
8 14 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
9 13 (4.64%) Unit Testing
10 11 (3.93%) Project Management
10 11 (3.93%) Scrum
10 11 (3.93%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (3.21%) OO
13 8 (2.86%) Change Management
13 8 (2.86%) Load Balancing
14 7 (2.50%) Migration
15 6 (2.14%) TDD
15 6 (2.14%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 73 (26.07%) Java
2 40 (14.29%) SQL
2 40 (14.29%) Python
3 31 (11.07%) Perl
4 27 (9.64%) Bash Shell
5 14 (5.00%) Jython
6 13 (4.64%) Ruby
6 13 (4.64%) C#
7 10 (3.57%) Shell Script
7 10 (3.57%) C
8 9 (3.21%) XPath
9 8 (2.86%) REXX
10 6 (2.14%) PL/SQL
10 6 (2.14%) Korn
11 4 (1.43%) PHP
12 3 (1.07%) C++
12 3 (1.07%) VBScript
12 3 (1.07%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.71%) VB
13 2 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.79%) Degree
3 16 (5.71%) DV Cleared
4 14 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.14%) IBM Certification
6 2 (0.71%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.71%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.57%) QA
2 3 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.36%) COBIT
3 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (4.64%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (3.21%) RACF
4 8 (2.86%) VMware ESX
4 8 (2.86%) vCloud
5 7 (2.50%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.43%) vSphere
6 4 (1.43%) KVM
6 4 (1.43%) RHEV
7 3 (1.07%) OCFS2
8 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.36%) Firmware
8 1 (0.36%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 26 (9.29%) Puppet
2 14 (5.00%) Tivoli
3 12 (4.29%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 12 (4.29%) SELinux
4 8 (2.86%) OMEGAMON
5 7 (2.50%) Control-M
6 5 (1.79%) CA Wily
7 4 (1.43%) nmon
8 3 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.07%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.36%) BMC Performance Manager
10 1 (0.36%) SCCM
10 1 (0.36%) WMI
10 1 (0.36%) Netcool
Vendors
1 188 (67.14%) IBM
2 76 (27.14%) Oracle
3 54 (19.29%) Red Hat
4 24 (8.57%) webMethods
5 21 (7.50%) VMware
6 20 (7.14%) Software AG
7 17 (6.07%) HP
7 17 (6.07%) TIBCO
8 16 (5.71%) SAP
9 12 (4.29%) Microsoft
10 9 (3.21%) Atlassian
11 8 (2.86%) Informatica
12 7 (2.50%) Remedy
12 7 (2.50%) AppDynamics
12 7 (2.50%) Siebel
12 7 (2.50%) Intel
13 6 (2.14%) Adobe
13 6 (2.14%) Axway
14 4 (1.43%) DevExpress
14 4 (1.43%) Sun
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