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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 102 108 80
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -28
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 6 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.047% 0.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.28% 0.19% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 13
Average daily rate
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£435 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
- +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
+81.81% -
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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
469 539 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.02% 25.47% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 311 281
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 22
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.37 £14.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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
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 29 January 2015, 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 27 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 26 (96.30%) IBM
3 21 (77.78%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 18 (66.67%) UNIX
5 16 (59.26%) Java
6 10 (37.04%) SQL
6 10 (37.04%) Middleware
6 10 (37.04%) Unit Testing
7 8 (29.63%) zOS
7 8 (29.63%) FTP
7 8 (29.63%) Windows
8 7 (25.93%) Linux
8 7 (25.93%) SOAP
8 7 (25.93%) Web Services
8 7 (25.93%) SOA
9 6 (22.22%) XML
10 5 (18.52%) XSD
10 5 (18.52%) QA
11 4 (14.81%) TortoiseSVN
11 4 (14.81%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (14.81%) DataPower
11 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (14.81%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
11 4 (14.81%) Subversion
11 4 (14.81%) HPUX
11 4 (14.81%) Oracle
11 4 (14.81%) DB2
11 4 (14.81%) SAP
11 4 (14.81%) RDBMS

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 27 (100.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) TRIRIGA
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) FTP
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
1 4 (14.81%) DB2
1 4 (14.81%) RDBMS
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) TortoiseSVN
1 4 (14.81%) Subversion
1 4 (14.81%) ClearCase
2 3 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.70%) Ant
3 1 (3.70%) Maven
3 1 (3.70%) CruiseControl
3 1 (3.70%) Hudson
General
1 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Support Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) WebSphere Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Middleware Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Integration Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) WebSphere Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Designer
6 2 (7.41%) WebSphere Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Messaging Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Systems Integrator
6 2 (7.41%) Integration Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Messaging Specialist
7 1 (3.70%) Systems Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (77.78%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 10 (37.04%) Middleware
3 7 (25.93%) SOAP
3 7 (25.93%) Web Services
4 6 (22.22%) XML
5 5 (18.52%) XSD
6 2 (7.41%) RESTful
7 1 (3.70%) HTML
7 1 (3.70%) XSLT
7 1 (3.70%) WSDL
7 1 (3.70%) Spring
7 1 (3.70%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) DataPower
2 1 (3.70%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 18 (66.67%) UNIX
2 8 (29.63%) zOS
2 8 (29.63%) Windows
3 7 (25.93%) Linux
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (14.81%) HPUX
4 4 (14.81%) Windows NT
5 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Unit Testing
2 7 (25.93%) SOA
3 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (14.81%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (14.81%) EAI
3 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
4 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.70%) UML
5 1 (3.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) Java
2 10 (37.04%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) IBM Certification
2 1 (3.70%) BC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
Vendors
1 26 (96.30%) IBM
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) SAP
3 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) HP