The first table below looks at the demand for WebSphere Message Broker skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere Message Broker over the 3 months to 18 April 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 for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere Message Broker (WMB, WBIMB)
Rank 108 99 86
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Contract jobs citing WebSphere Message Broker 10 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.22% 0.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.69% 0.83% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Average daily rate £451 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.81% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
- +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
590 484 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.81% 26.42% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 254 278
Average daily rate £320 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 19
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +42.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WebSphere Message Broker
England

WebSphere Message Broker
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere Message Broker across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WebSphere Message Broker Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WebSphere Message Broker
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WebSphere Message Broker across the West Midlands region.

WebSphere Message Broker Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WebSphere Message Broker
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere Message Broker across the West Midlands region.

WebSphere Message Broker Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WebSphere Message Broker
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere Message Broker within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Warwickshire - 2 £440 -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing WebSphere Message Broker 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 Message Broker.

1 14 (87.50%) WebSphere
2 13 (81.25%) SAP
3 12 (75.00%) IBM
4 7 (43.75%) HTTP
4 7 (43.75%) XML Schema
4 7 (43.75%) Java
4 7 (43.75%) XML
5 6 (37.50%) Web Services
6 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
6 5 (31.25%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (25.00%) UNIX
8 3 (18.75%) Windows
8 3 (18.75%) Linux
8 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
8 3 (18.75%) zOS
8 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (12.50%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (12.50%) ActionScript
9 2 (12.50%) DataPower
9 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
9 2 (12.50%) B2B
9 2 (12.50%) EDI
10 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
10 1 (6.25%) SOA
10 1 (6.25%) FTP
10 1 (6.25%) MQSeries
10 1 (6.25%) SQL
10 1 (6.25%) Change Management
10 1 (6.25%) Password Management

WebSphere Message Broker
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing WebSphere Message Broker 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 Message Broker. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (87.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) MQSeries
2 1 (6.25%) IBM HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) FTP
General
1 1 (6.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
1 7 (43.75%) WebSphere Developer
2 6 (37.50%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Integration Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Support Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Release Manager
5 1 (6.25%) SAP Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Messaging Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) SAP Release Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) XML Schema
1 7 (43.75%) XML
2 6 (37.50%) Web Services
3 5 (31.25%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (12.50%) EDI
5 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) DataPower
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) UNIX
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) zOS
2 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) B2B
3 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.25%) SOA
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Password Management
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.25%) Release Management
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) ActionScript 2.0
2 2 (12.50%) ActionScript
2 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) SAP
2 12 (75.00%) IBM
3 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) Remedy