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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 119 104 101
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -3
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 6 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.30% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.88% 1.20% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £363
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +24.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 -
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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
683 585 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.67% 25.02% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 329 214
Average daily rate £340 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 17
Average hourly rate £34.20 £32.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% +22.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £36.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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
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 MQ within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. 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
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire -3 4 £425 +54.54%
Coventry +2 1 - -
WebSphere MQ
England

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 11 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (72.73%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 8 (72.73%) IBM
3 6 (54.55%) zOS
3 6 (54.55%) DB2
4 5 (45.45%) Migration
5 4 (36.36%) RDBMS
5 4 (36.36%) Middleware
5 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
5 4 (36.36%) Java
5 4 (36.36%) Oracle
5 4 (36.36%) Web Services
5 4 (36.36%) UNIX
5 4 (36.36%) Windows
5 4 (36.36%) HPUX
5 4 (36.36%) Linux
5 4 (36.36%) Windows NT
5 4 (36.36%) ClearCase
5 4 (36.36%) EAI
5 4 (36.36%) SOA
5 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (36.36%) IBM Certification
5 4 (36.36%) Subversion
5 4 (36.36%) QA
5 4 (36.36%) TortoiseSVN
5 4 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
6 3 (27.27%) SAP Data Services

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 11 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (18.18%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) TRIRIGA
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) DB2
2 4 (36.36%) RDBMS
2 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
3 3 (27.27%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) ClearCase
1 4 (36.36%) Subversion
1 4 (36.36%) TortoiseSVN
2 2 (18.18%) Ant
3 1 (9.09%) Hudson
3 1 (9.09%) Maven
3 1 (9.09%) CruiseControl
General
1 2 (18.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Architect
1 2 (18.18%) Integration Architect
1 2 (18.18%) Developer
1 2 (18.18%) Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Administrator
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Administrator
1 2 (18.18%) Systems Integrator
2 1 (9.09%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 4 (36.36%) Web Services
2 4 (36.36%) Middleware
3 2 (18.18%) SOAP
4 1 (9.09%) HTML
4 1 (9.09%) Spring
4 1 (9.09%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) XSLT
4 1 (9.09%) WSDL
4 1 (9.09%) RESTful
4 1 (9.09%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
1 2 (18.18%) DataPower
1 2 (18.18%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) zOS
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 2000 Server
2 4 (36.36%) UNIX
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) HPUX
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Migration
2 4 (36.36%) EAI
2 4 (36.36%) SOA
2 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
2 4 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) TOGAF
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Data Mapping
3 3 (27.27%) ETL
4 2 (18.18%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) IBM
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) SAP
4 1 (9.09%) HP