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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 155 173 201
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +28
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 11 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.32% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.92% 1.03% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 2
Median daily rate £500 £425 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -3.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £325 £409
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £478 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £435 £450
% change year-on-year
-8.04% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
1199 1452 1734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.92% 30.97% 29.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 1211 1319
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 9
Median hourly rate £54.25 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.98% -22.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Histogram 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 September 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 25 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 16 (64.00%) Finance
3 14 (56.00%) IBM
3 14 (56.00%) IBM Integration Bus
4 12 (48.00%) Middleware
4 12 (48.00%) Java
4 12 (48.00%) XML
5 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
6 8 (32.00%) Oracle
6 8 (32.00%) Unix
6 8 (32.00%) Web Services
6 8 (32.00%) Banking
7 6 (24.00%) XML Messaging
7 6 (24.00%) .NET
7 6 (24.00%) FTP
8 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
8 5 (20.00%) Perl
8 5 (20.00%) AIX
8 5 (20.00%) XPath
9 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (16.00%) REST
9 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (16.00%) Retail
9 4 (16.00%) Asset Management
9 4 (16.00%) Subversion
9 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (16.00%) Fixed Income
9 4 (16.00%) Serena
9 4 (16.00%) Equities
9 4 (16.00%) SharePoint

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 25 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (12.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (4.00%) CICS
4 1 (4.00%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 1 (4.00%) JBoss
4 1 (4.00%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Exstream
2 1 (4.00%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) FTP
2 3 (12.00%) HTTP
3 2 (8.00%) NAS
4 1 (4.00%) DNS
4 1 (4.00%) Firewall
4 1 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.00%) DB2
3 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Subversion
1 4 (16.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (4.00%) Ant
General
1 16 (64.00%) Finance
2 8 (32.00%) Banking
3 4 (16.00%) Financial Institution
3 4 (16.00%) Retail
4 3 (12.00%) Back Office
4 3 (12.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Integration Specialist
2 5 (20.00%) Middleware Developer
2 5 (20.00%) WebSphere Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Middleware Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) WebSphere Architect
3 4 (16.00%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
3 4 (16.00%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
3 4 (16.00%) WebSphere Specialist
3 4 (16.00%) XML Specialist
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Integration Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Investment Banking Java Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (56.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 12 (48.00%) Middleware
2 12 (48.00%) XML
3 8 (32.00%) Web Services
4 6 (24.00%) .NET
4 6 (24.00%) XML Messaging
5 4 (16.00%) JMS
5 4 (16.00%) REST
5 4 (16.00%) XSLT
6 3 (12.00%) EJB
6 3 (12.00%) J2EE
7 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (8.00%) FpML
7 2 (8.00%) JDBC
7 2 (8.00%) JSP
7 2 (8.00%) ODBC
7 2 (8.00%) Servlets
7 2 (8.00%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Equities
1 4 (16.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) DataPower
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Unix
2 5 (20.00%) AIX
3 4 (16.00%) Linux
4 2 (8.00%) Windows
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Solaris
5 1 (4.00%) SUSE
5 1 (4.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Asset Management
1 4 (16.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.00%) ETL
3 2 (8.00%) Change Management
3 2 (8.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) MVC
3 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.00%) Release Management
4 1 (4.00%) SOA
4 1 (4.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) Java
2 5 (20.00%) Perl
2 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 5 (20.00%) XPath
3 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.00%) Python
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) PowerHA
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) IBM
2 8 (32.00%) Oracle
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) Serena
4 2 (8.00%) HP
4 2 (8.00%) Sun
4 2 (8.00%) TIBCO
5 1 (4.00%) Software AG
5 1 (4.00%) webMethods