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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 104 94 85
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 10 5 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.23% 1.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.80% 0.93% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 20
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £315 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £375 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £440
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.77%
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
557 536 557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.94% 25.13% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 321 292
Average daily rate £371 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 21
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.54% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 30 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 27 (90.00%) IBM
3 24 (80.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 21 (70.00%) UNIX
5 14 (46.67%) Java
6 11 (36.67%) SQL
7 8 (26.67%) zOS
7 8 (26.67%) Windows
7 8 (26.67%) DataPower
8 7 (23.33%) FTP
8 7 (23.33%) SAP
8 7 (23.33%) SOAP
8 7 (23.33%) Web Services
8 7 (23.33%) Middleware
9 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
9 6 (20.00%) Linux
9 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
10 5 (16.67%) XML
10 5 (16.67%) XSD
10 5 (16.67%) SOA
11 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
11 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
11 3 (10.00%) HTTP
11 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
11 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
11 3 (10.00%) SoapUI
11 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
11 3 (10.00%) Performance Management
12 2 (6.67%) RESTful

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 30 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.33%) IBM HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) TRIRIGA
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) FTP
2 3 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Developer
3 7 (23.33%) WebSphere Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Middleware Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Support Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Integration Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) WebSphere Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Designer
7 2 (6.67%) Integration Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Messaging Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Integration Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Administrator
7 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Administrator
8 1 (3.33%) Messaging Specialist
8 1 (3.33%) Systems Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (80.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 7 (23.33%) SOAP
2 7 (23.33%) Web Services
2 7 (23.33%) Middleware
3 5 (16.67%) XML
3 5 (16.67%) XSD
4 2 (6.67%) RESTful
4 2 (6.67%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) DataPower
2 2 (6.67%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) UNIX
2 8 (26.67%) zOS
2 8 (26.67%) Windows
3 6 (20.00%) Linux
3 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (16.67%) SOA
3 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.67%) B2B
4 2 (6.67%) UML
4 2 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) Java
2 11 (36.67%) SQL
3 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.67%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (6.67%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) BC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Vendors
1 27 (90.00%) IBM
2 7 (23.33%) SAP
3 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.33%) Remedy
5 1 (3.33%) BMC