The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere MQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere MQ over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 153 191 185
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -6
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 12 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.37% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.97% 1.24% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 14
Median daily rate £420 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £311 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £62.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.15
WebSphere MQ
London

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 City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1236 1775 1733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.50% 29.90% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1056 1448 1293
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 11
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.23 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.45% -46.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

WebSphere MQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London 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 City of London

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ across the City of London region.

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

WebSphere MQ
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere MQ across the City of London region.

WebSphere MQ Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 City of London region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 30 (81.08%) WebSphere
2 24 (64.86%) Finance
3 21 (56.76%) Java
4 19 (51.35%) IBM
5 17 (45.95%) Unix
6 16 (43.24%) XML
6 16 (43.24%) Oracle
6 16 (43.24%) Linux
7 15 (40.54%) Banking
7 15 (40.54%) IBM Integration Bus
8 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (35.14%) Middleware
8 13 (35.14%) Shell Script
9 12 (32.43%) AIX
10 11 (29.73%) Bash Shell
11 10 (27.03%) JMS
11 10 (27.03%) J2EE
12 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
12 9 (24.32%) REST
13 8 (21.62%) Investment Banking
13 8 (21.62%) Equities
13 8 (21.62%) Fixed Income
14 7 (18.92%) Hibernate
14 7 (18.92%) TDD
14 7 (18.92%) JUnit
14 7 (18.92%) SQL
14 7 (18.92%) Web Services
14 7 (18.92%) WebLogic
14 7 (18.92%) JSP
14 7 (18.92%) OO

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 30 (81.08%) WebSphere
2 7 (18.92%) WebLogic
3 6 (16.22%) Tomcat
3 6 (16.22%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (13.51%) Mule
5 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.70%) Apache
6 1 (2.70%) IBM Transformation Extender
6 1 (2.70%) IIS
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Exstream
2 1 (2.70%) Documaker
2 1 (2.70%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) FTP
2 5 (13.51%) DNS
3 4 (10.81%) Firewall
3 4 (10.81%) SSL
4 3 (8.11%) HTTP
4 3 (8.11%) NAS
5 1 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) DB2
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.70%) MySQL
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Cucumber
1 7 (18.92%) JUnit
2 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
2 6 (16.22%) JIRA
2 6 (16.22%) Maven
3 5 (13.51%) EasyMock
3 5 (13.51%) Mockito
3 5 (13.51%) Selenium
4 3 (8.11%) Subversion
4 3 (8.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (5.41%) Ant
5 2 (5.41%) jMock
6 1 (2.70%) Gerrit
6 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (64.86%) Finance
2 15 (40.54%) Banking
3 8 (21.62%) Investment Banking
4 5 (13.51%) Financial Institution
5 3 (8.11%) Back Office
5 3 (8.11%) Retail
6 1 (2.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Developer
2 10 (27.03%) Java Developer
3 7 (18.92%) Senior Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (13.51%) Architect
5 5 (13.51%) Integration Specialist
5 5 (13.51%) Middleware Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Middleware Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) WebSphere Developer
6 4 (10.81%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
6 4 (10.81%) WebSphere Specialist
6 4 (10.81%) XML Specialist
7 3 (8.11%) Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Investment Banking Java Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Middleware Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (8.11%) WebSphere Architect
7 3 (8.11%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (43.24%) XML
2 15 (40.54%) IBM Integration Bus
3 13 (35.14%) Middleware
4 10 (27.03%) J2EE
4 10 (27.03%) JMS
5 9 (24.32%) REST
6 7 (18.92%) Hibernate
6 7 (18.92%) Java EE
6 7 (18.92%) JSP
6 7 (18.92%) Spring
6 7 (18.92%) Web Services
7 6 (16.22%) XML Messaging
8 5 (13.51%) .NET
8 5 (13.51%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (13.51%) CSS
8 5 (13.51%) HTML
8 5 (13.51%) JAXB
8 5 (13.51%) JPA
8 5 (13.51%) JSON
8 5 (13.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Equities
1 8 (21.62%) Fixed Income
2 5 (13.51%) DataPower
2 5 (13.51%) Derivative
2 5 (13.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.70%) CMDB
4 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.70%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (45.95%) Unix
2 16 (43.24%) Linux
3 12 (32.43%) AIX
4 5 (13.51%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (10.81%) SUSE
5 4 (10.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 4 (10.81%) Windows
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.41%) Solaris
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.92%) OO
2 7 (18.92%) TDD
2 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
3 5 (13.51%) BDD
3 5 (13.51%) Concurrent Programming
3 5 (13.51%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (13.51%) ITIL
3 5 (13.51%) Microservices
3 5 (13.51%) Multithreading
3 5 (13.51%) UML
4 4 (10.81%) Change Management
4 4 (10.81%) ETL
4 4 (10.81%) Load Balancing
5 3 (8.11%) Asset Management
5 3 (8.11%) Data Modelling
5 3 (8.11%) SOA
6 2 (5.41%) Extreme Programming
6 2 (5.41%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 21 (56.76%) Java
2 13 (35.14%) Shell Script
3 11 (29.73%) Bash Shell
4 7 (18.92%) SQL
5 6 (16.22%) PL/SQL
6 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
6 5 (13.51%) Perl
6 5 (13.51%) XPath
7 4 (10.81%) Python
8 2 (5.41%) C
8 2 (5.41%) C++
8 2 (5.41%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) PowerHA
1 1 (2.70%) Samba
1 1 (2.70%) Sendmail
1 1 (2.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) BladeLogic
1 1 (2.70%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (2.70%) Control-M
1 1 (2.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (2.70%) Netcool
1 1 (2.70%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 19 (51.35%) IBM
2 16 (43.24%) Oracle
3 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.81%) Software AG
3 4 (10.81%) webMethods
4 3 (8.11%) Serena
5 2 (5.41%) Google
5 2 (5.41%) HP
5 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.41%) Sun
5 2 (5.41%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.70%) BMC
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix
6 1 (2.70%) DataSynapse
6 1 (2.70%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (2.70%) Informatica
6 1 (2.70%) Solace
6 1 (2.70%) Splunk
6 1 (2.70%) Veritas
6 1 (2.70%) WorldPay