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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 96 97 84
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 8 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.48% 0.46% 0.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.41% 1.84% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £363 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +20.68%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £444
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £50.00
WebSphere MQ
North West

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
567 489 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 33.79% 25.12% 30.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 286 309
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 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +166.66%
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 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 7 December 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 Manchester region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 19 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 12 (63.16%) Middleware
3 11 (57.89%) WebSphere Application Server
4 10 (52.63%) Oracle
4 10 (52.63%) HTTP
5 8 (42.11%) IBM
5 8 (42.11%) Unix
6 7 (36.84%) DB2
6 7 (36.84%) AIX
6 7 (36.84%) Java
7 6 (31.58%) WebLogic
7 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
8 5 (26.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 5 (26.32%) Perl
8 5 (26.32%) Solaris
8 5 (26.32%) Linux
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
8 5 (26.32%) SOAP
8 5 (26.32%) Jython
8 5 (26.32%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
8 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (21.05%) Finance
10 3 (15.79%) Clustering
10 3 (15.79%) Banking
10 3 (15.79%) Test Management
10 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
10 3 (15.79%) DNS

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 19 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 11 (57.89%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (31.58%) WebLogic
4 5 (26.32%) IBM HTTP Server
4 5 (26.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (15.79%) JBoss
6 2 (10.53%) IBM Transformation Extender
6 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (10.53%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) HTTP
2 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.79%) DNS
3 3 (15.79%) FTP
3 3 (15.79%) SMTP
3 3 (15.79%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) DB2
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.79%) Eclipse
2 3 (15.79%) Hudson
3 2 (10.53%) Maven
3 2 (10.53%) Selenium
3 2 (10.53%) Subversion
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
1 4 (21.05%) Developer
1 4 (21.05%) Java Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Middleware Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Middleware Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Java Developer
3 2 (10.53%) J2EE Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Server Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) OAT Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) Middleware
2 5 (26.32%) SOAP
3 3 (15.79%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (10.53%) J2EE
4 2 (10.53%) J2SE
4 2 (10.53%) JMS
4 2 (10.53%) REST
4 2 (10.53%) Servlets
4 2 (10.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Clustering
3 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Unix
2 7 (36.84%) AIX
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
3 5 (26.32%) Solaris
4 3 (15.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
2 3 (15.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (15.79%) SDLC
2 3 (15.79%) Server Virtualisation
2 3 (15.79%) Test Management
3 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
3 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (10.53%) OO
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) TDD
3 2 (10.53%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) Jython
2 5 (26.32%) Perl
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Oracle
2 8 (42.11%) IBM
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
3 3 (15.79%) VMware