The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere MQ 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 MQ over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 100 97 95
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 20 4 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.78% 0.19% 0.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.07% 0.71% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 17
Average daily rate
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£460 £438 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.14% +5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £348 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £468 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £430 £420
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
652 561 634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.46% 26.59% 27.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 355 344
Average daily rate £338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 23
Average hourly rate £19.50 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £16.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £24.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

WebSphere MQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

WebSphere MQ Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WebSphere MQ
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 MQ across the West Midlands region.

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

WebSphere MQ
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 MQ across the West Midlands region.

WebSphere MQ Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 36 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 31 (86.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 29 (80.56%) IBM
4 25 (69.44%) UNIX
5 17 (47.22%) SAP
6 13 (36.11%) DataPower
7 11 (30.56%) Migration
7 11 (30.56%) Windows
7 11 (30.56%) zOS
8 10 (27.78%) Java
8 10 (27.78%) SQL
9 8 (22.22%) Web Services
9 8 (22.22%) SOA
10 7 (19.44%) Automotive
10 7 (19.44%) Middleware
10 7 (19.44%) FTP
11 6 (16.67%) HTTP
11 6 (16.67%) ETL
11 6 (16.67%) Linux
11 6 (16.67%) Red Hat
11 6 (16.67%) PLM
11 6 (16.67%) TOGAF
11 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing
11 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (16.67%) SAP Data Services
11 6 (16.67%) Data Migration
11 6 (16.67%) Data Mapping
12 5 (13.89%) Problem Management
12 5 (13.89%) Performance Management

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 36 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.78%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.78%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Process Server
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) FTP
2 6 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (19.44%) Automotive
2 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Architect
1 12 (33.33%) Integration Architect
2 11 (30.56%) Developer
3 8 (22.22%) WebSphere Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Messaging Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
6 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Lead Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Administrator
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Administrator
7 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Messaging Specialist
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (86.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 8 (22.22%) Web Services
3 7 (19.44%) Middleware
4 5 (13.89%) SOAP
5 2 (5.56%) XML
5 2 (5.56%) XSD
5 2 (5.56%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (36.11%) DataPower
2 5 (13.89%) AS400
3 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (69.44%) UNIX
2 11 (30.56%) Windows
2 11 (30.56%) zOS
3 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Migration
2 8 (22.22%) SOA
3 6 (16.67%) ETL
3 6 (16.67%) PLM
3 6 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 6 (16.67%) Data Mapping
4 5 (13.89%) Performance Management
4 5 (13.89%) Incident Management
4 5 (13.89%) UML
4 5 (13.89%) Problem Management
5 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.56%) B2B
6 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.78%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.78%) Change Management
7 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) Java
1 10 (27.78%) SQL
2 5 (13.89%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.56%) ActionScript 2.0
3 2 (5.56%) ActionScript
4 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
Vendors
1 29 (80.56%) IBM
2 17 (47.22%) SAP
3 6 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.78%) Citrix
5 1 (2.78%) BMC
5 1 (2.78%) Remedy
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle