The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere MQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere MQ over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 129 136 130
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 19 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.51% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.97% 2.16% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 3
Median daily rate £400 £399 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.31% +37.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £438
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £50.00
WebSphere MQ
England

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
966 971 812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.37% 23.38% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 587 527
Median daily rate £375 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 35 14
Median hourly rate £42.50 £30.85 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.78% -11.87%
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 North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 North West

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Trend in the North West

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ across the North West region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

WebSphere MQ
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

WebSphere MQ Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

WebSphere MQ
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 8 £363 +3.57%
Merseyside - 7 £470 -
Cheshire +5 3 £425 +3.34%
WebSphere MQ
England

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 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 North West region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 40 (97.56%) WebSphere
2 22 (53.66%) WebSphere Application Server
3 19 (46.34%) Middleware
4 17 (41.46%) HTTP
4 17 (41.46%) Oracle
4 17 (41.46%) Unix
5 15 (36.59%) IBM
6 13 (31.71%) Java
7 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
7 12 (29.27%) SOAP
7 12 (29.27%) JBoss
7 12 (29.27%) Jenkins
8 11 (26.83%) WebLogic
8 11 (26.83%) DB2
9 9 (21.95%) AIX
9 9 (21.95%) Eclipse
9 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
9 9 (21.95%) Finance
10 8 (19.51%) IBM HTTP Server
10 8 (19.51%) Clustering
10 8 (19.51%) Red Hat
10 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (17.07%) Banking
11 7 (17.07%) Linux
12 6 (14.63%) Windows
12 6 (14.63%) Tomcat
12 6 (14.63%) Jython
12 6 (14.63%) FTP
12 6 (14.63%) VMware
12 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 40 (97.56%) WebSphere
2 22 (53.66%) WebSphere Application Server
3 12 (29.27%) JBoss
4 11 (26.83%) WebLogic
5 8 (19.51%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (14.63%) Tomcat
7 5 (12.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (4.88%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 1 (2.44%) Apache
9 1 (2.44%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
1 5 (12.20%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (12.20%) MS Project
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 17 (41.46%) HTTP
2 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
3 6 (14.63%) FTP
4 5 (12.20%) LDAP
5 3 (7.32%) DNS
5 3 (7.32%) SMTP
5 3 (7.32%) SNMP
6 2 (4.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (26.83%) DB2
3 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) Jenkins
2 9 (21.95%) Eclipse
3 6 (14.63%) Hudson
4 5 (12.20%) Subversion
5 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
6 3 (7.32%) JUnit
7 2 (4.88%) Maven
7 2 (4.88%) Selenium
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 7 (17.07%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Developer
1 8 (19.51%) Java Developer
2 7 (17.07%) Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) Consultant
3 6 (14.63%) Administrator
4 5 (12.20%) WebSphere Specialist
5 4 (9.76%) Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Java WebSphere Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Middleware Administrator
5 4 (9.76%) OAT Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) OAT Test Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Test Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) WebSphere Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Middleware Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Middleware Specialist
7 2 (4.88%) Agile Java Developer
7 2 (4.88%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Middleware Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (46.34%) Middleware
2 12 (29.27%) SOAP
3 5 (12.20%) IBM Integration Bus
3 5 (12.20%) XML
4 4 (9.76%) AngularJS
4 4 (9.76%) CSS
4 4 (9.76%) CSS3
4 4 (9.76%) HTML
4 4 (9.76%) HTML5
5 3 (7.32%) EJB
5 3 (7.32%) EJB 3.0
5 3 (7.32%) Hibernate
5 3 (7.32%) jQuery
5 3 (7.32%) REST
5 3 (7.32%) Spring
5 3 (7.32%) Spring Boot
5 3 (7.32%) Spring MVC
5 3 (7.32%) Spring Security
5 3 (7.32%) WSDL
6 2 (4.88%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (19.51%) Clustering
2 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (41.46%) Unix
2 9 (21.95%) AIX
3 7 (17.07%) Linux
4 6 (14.63%) Windows
5 5 (12.20%) Solaris
6 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (14.63%) Mentoring
1 6 (14.63%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 6 (14.63%) Performance Tuning
1 6 (14.63%) SDLC
2 5 (12.20%) Functional Testing
2 5 (12.20%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
3 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (7.32%) MVC
4 3 (7.32%) Server Virtualisation
4 3 (7.32%) Test Management
5 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.88%) Integration Testing
5 2 (4.88%) Migration
5 2 (4.88%) OO
5 2 (4.88%) SOA
5 2 (4.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) Java
2 6 (14.63%) Jython
3 5 (12.20%) Perl
4 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.88%) SQL
6 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Degree
1 5 (12.20%) ISEB
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.44%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.44%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) Oracle
2 15 (36.59%) IBM
3 8 (19.51%) Red Hat
4 6 (14.63%) VMware
5 1 (2.44%) CA
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft