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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 150 146 134
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 8 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.21% 0.054% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.83% 0.24% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Median daily rate £360 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-9.41% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.80 £37.80
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
966 826 673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.79% 22.22% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 542 406
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 7
Median hourly rate £28.50 £42.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.94% +47.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.16 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £56.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%

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
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 30 June 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 - 7 £360 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
WebSphere MQ
England

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 18 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 11 (61.11%) Unix
3 10 (55.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (55.56%) Middleware
4 8 (44.44%) AIX
5 7 (38.89%) Windows
5 7 (38.89%) Linux
5 7 (38.89%) IBM
5 7 (38.89%) Finance
5 7 (38.89%) IBM Integration Bus
6 6 (33.33%) Banking
6 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 6 (33.33%) DB2
6 6 (33.33%) Oracle
7 5 (27.78%) Solaris
7 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
8 4 (22.22%) Web Services
8 4 (22.22%) SMTP
8 4 (22.22%) SNMP
8 4 (22.22%) DNS
8 4 (22.22%) SSL
8 4 (22.22%) Java
8 4 (22.22%) WebLogic
8 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
8 4 (22.22%) Subversion
8 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (22.22%) Server Virtualisation
9 3 (16.67%) React
9 3 (16.67%) Spring
9 3 (16.67%) Grails

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 18 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 10 (55.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (22.22%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.56%) Apache
4 1 (5.56%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (5.56%) MQSeries
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Process Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (22.22%) DNS
2 4 (22.22%) SMTP
2 4 (22.22%) SNMP
2 4 (22.22%) SSL
3 2 (11.11%) Firewall
3 2 (11.11%) FTP
3 2 (11.11%) HTTP
3 2 (11.11%) WinSCP
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) DB2
2 3 (16.67%) Hazelcast
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.11%) MS Access
4 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Subversion
2 2 (11.11%) HP UFT
2 2 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 2 (11.11%) Toad
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 6 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Administrator
1 5 (27.78%) WebSphere Specialist
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
3 3 (16.67%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Linux Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Middleware Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) OAT Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) OAT Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Middleware Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Server Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Server Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) Middleware
2 7 (38.89%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (22.22%) Web Services
4 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 3 (16.67%) Grails
4 3 (16.67%) React
4 3 (16.67%) Spring
5 2 (11.11%) JMS
5 2 (11.11%) SOAP
6 1 (5.56%) J2EE
6 1 (5.56%) JDBC
6 1 (5.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 3 (16.67%) Clustering
2 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Unix
2 8 (44.44%) AIX
3 7 (38.89%) Linux
3 7 (38.89%) Windows
4 5 (27.78%) Solaris
5 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Server Virtualisation
2 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (16.67%) Scrum
2 3 (16.67%) TDD
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
3 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.11%) Load Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) Test Management
3 2 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
4 1 (5.56%) ERP
4 1 (5.56%) High Availability
4 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
2 4 (22.22%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.56%) Perl
5 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) DameWare
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (11.11%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) IBM
2 6 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) LexisNexis
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) Informatica
4 1 (5.56%) Sun