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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 159 185 179
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -6
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 14 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.40% 0.36% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.12% 1.19% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 12
Median daily rate £460 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £325 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £545 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £62.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.50
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
1249 1686 1716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.43% 30.52% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1055 1382 1270
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 12
Median hourly rate £20.00 £62.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +15.44%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 27 (93.10%) WebSphere
2 16 (55.17%) Finance
2 16 (55.17%) IBM
3 14 (48.28%) Java
3 14 (48.28%) IBM Integration Bus
4 13 (44.83%) Middleware
5 12 (41.38%) XML
6 11 (37.93%) Unix
7 9 (31.03%) AIX
7 9 (31.03%) Oracle
7 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
7 9 (31.03%) Banking
8 8 (27.59%) Web Services
8 8 (27.59%) Linux
8 8 (27.59%) Shell Script
9 7 (24.14%) Perl
9 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (20.69%) XML Messaging
10 6 (20.69%) .NET
10 6 (20.69%) JMS
10 6 (20.69%) FTP
11 5 (17.24%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (17.24%) XPath
12 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (13.79%) Subversion
12 4 (13.79%) Retail
12 4 (13.79%) Asset Management
12 4 (13.79%) Serena
12 4 (13.79%) Fixed Income

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 27 (93.10%) WebSphere
2 5 (17.24%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) CICS
4 1 (3.45%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 1 (3.45%) JBoss
4 1 (3.45%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Exstream
2 1 (3.45%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) FTP
2 3 (10.34%) DNS
2 3 (10.34%) Firewall
2 3 (10.34%) HTTP
2 3 (10.34%) NAS
2 3 (10.34%) SSL
3 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.90%) DB2
3 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Subversion
1 4 (13.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.90%) jMock
2 2 (6.90%) JUnit
3 1 (3.45%) Ant
General
1 16 (55.17%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Banking
3 4 (13.79%) Financial Institution
3 4 (13.79%) Retail
4 3 (10.34%) Back Office
4 3 (10.34%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.45%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Middleware Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Integration Specialist
3 5 (17.24%) Java Developer
3 5 (17.24%) WebSphere Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Analyst Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Middleware Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 4 (13.79%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
4 4 (13.79%) WebSphere Specialist
4 4 (13.79%) XML Specialist
5 3 (10.34%) Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Investment Banking Java Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (10.34%) WebSphere Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Integration Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (48.28%) IBM Integration Bus
2 13 (44.83%) Middleware
3 12 (41.38%) XML
4 8 (27.59%) Web Services
5 6 (20.69%) .NET
5 6 (20.69%) JMS
5 6 (20.69%) XML Messaging
6 4 (13.79%) REST
6 4 (13.79%) XSLT
7 3 (10.34%) EJB
7 3 (10.34%) J2EE
8 2 (6.90%) Akka
8 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
8 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
8 2 (6.90%) Hibernate
8 2 (6.90%) JDBC
8 2 (6.90%) JSP
8 2 (6.90%) ODBC
8 2 (6.90%) Servlets
8 2 (6.90%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) DataPower
1 4 (13.79%) Equities
1 4 (13.79%) Fixed Income
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) CMDB
2 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.45%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Unix
2 9 (31.03%) AIX
3 8 (27.59%) Linux
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (10.34%) SUSE
4 3 (10.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (6.90%) Solaris
5 2 (6.90%) Windows
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.79%) Asset Management
2 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
3 3 (10.34%) Change Management
3 3 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (10.34%) ETL
3 3 (10.34%) ITIL
3 3 (10.34%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.90%) ATDD
4 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.90%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (6.90%) Extreme Programming
4 2 (6.90%) Functional Programming
4 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) MVC
4 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.90%) TDD
4 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) Java
2 8 (27.59%) Shell Script
3 7 (24.14%) Perl
4 5 (17.24%) XPath
5 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
6 3 (10.34%) Python
7 2 (6.90%) Scala
8 1 (3.45%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) PowerHA
1 1 (3.45%) Samba
1 1 (3.45%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) BladeLogic
1 1 (3.45%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (3.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (3.45%) Netcool
1 1 (3.45%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) IBM
2 9 (31.03%) Oracle
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.79%) Serena
4 3 (10.34%) Software AG
4 3 (10.34%) webMethods
5 2 (6.90%) HP
5 2 (6.90%) Sun
5 2 (6.90%) TIBCO
6 1 (3.45%) BMC
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix
6 1 (3.45%) DataSynapse
6 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.45%) Reuters
6 1 (3.45%) Solace
6 1 (3.45%) Splunk
6 1 (3.45%) Veritas