The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere MQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere MQ over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
North West / Manchester
Rank 87 95 89
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 3 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% 0.63% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.68% 2.20% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Median daily rate £375 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £444
% change year-on-year
- -4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £50.00

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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
441 545 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 32.79% 28.64% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 329 285
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +3.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

WebSphere MQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester 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 Manchester

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 17 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 11 (64.71%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (58.82%) Oracle
3 10 (58.82%) HTTP
3 10 (58.82%) Middleware
4 8 (47.06%) IBM
4 8 (47.06%) Unix
5 7 (41.18%) DB2
5 7 (41.18%) Java
6 6 (35.29%) WebLogic
6 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
7 5 (29.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 5 (29.41%) Perl
7 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
7 5 (29.41%) SOAP
7 5 (29.41%) AIX
7 5 (29.41%) Solaris
7 5 (29.41%) Linux
7 5 (29.41%) Jython
7 5 (29.41%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
7 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (23.53%) Finance
9 3 (17.65%) Clustering
9 3 (17.65%) Banking
9 3 (17.65%) VMware
9 3 (17.65%) IBM Integration Bus
9 3 (17.65%) Test Management
9 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 17 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 11 (64.71%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (35.29%) WebLogic
4 5 (29.41%) IBM HTTP Server
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (17.65%) JBoss
6 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (11.76%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) HTTP
2 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
3 3 (17.65%) DNS
3 3 (17.65%) FTP
3 3 (17.65%) SMTP
3 3 (17.65%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) DB2
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
2 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
2 3 (17.65%) Hudson
3 2 (11.76%) Maven
3 2 (11.76%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) Subversion
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Developer
1 4 (23.53%) Java Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Middleware Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Middleware Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Java Developer
3 2 (11.76%) J2EE Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Server Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) OAT Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) Middleware
2 5 (29.41%) SOAP
3 3 (17.65%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (11.76%) J2EE
4 2 (11.76%) J2SE
4 2 (11.76%) JMS
4 2 (11.76%) REST
4 2 (11.76%) Servlets
4 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (17.65%) Clustering
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Unix
2 5 (29.41%) AIX
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Solaris
3 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
2 3 (17.65%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (17.65%) SDLC
2 3 (17.65%) Server Virtualisation
2 3 (17.65%) Test Management
3 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
3 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (11.76%) OO
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) TDD
3 2 (11.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) Jython
2 5 (29.41%) Perl
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Oracle
2 8 (47.06%) IBM
3 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
3 3 (17.65%) VMware