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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere MQ over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 132 115 108
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 1 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.035% 0.35% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 1.49% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 5
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
-9.68% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.80 £37.80
WebSphere MQ
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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
677 603 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.89% 23.31% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 390 322
Median daily rate £383 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.17% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 19
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.47 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.55% +38.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £22.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £45.60 £37.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

WebSphere MQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing WebSphere MQ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere MQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 10 (100.00%) Web Services
1 10 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (80.00%) XML
3 7 (70.00%) XSD
3 7 (70.00%) Linux
3 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
3 7 (70.00%) EAI
3 7 (70.00%) ETL
3 7 (70.00%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (70.00%) Workflow
3 7 (70.00%) Migration
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) Informatica
3 7 (70.00%) PowerCenter
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) PowerExchange
3 7 (70.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (70.00%) Data Quality
3 7 (70.00%) Data Transformation
4 6 (60.00%) Informatics
5 3 (30.00%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (30.00%) IBM
5 3 (30.00%) SAP
6 2 (20.00%) SOAP
6 2 (20.00%) FTP
6 2 (20.00%) SOA
6 2 (20.00%) DataPower
7 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Middleware

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (70.00%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) FTP
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) PowerCenter
2 1 (10.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Ant
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 7 (70.00%) Informatica Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) Web Services
2 8 (80.00%) XML
3 7 (70.00%) XSD
4 3 (30.00%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (20.00%) SOAP
6 1 (10.00%) BAPI
6 1 (10.00%) Middleware
6 1 (10.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Informatics
2 2 (20.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Linux
1 7 (70.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (70.00%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) Data Transformation
1 7 (70.00%) EAI
1 7 (70.00%) ETL
1 7 (70.00%) Migration
1 7 (70.00%) Workflow
2 2 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) COBOL
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) R
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Informatica
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) IBM
2 3 (30.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle