The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere MQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere MQ over the 3 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
England / South East
Rank 214 252 240
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -12
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 29 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.13% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.47% 0.51% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 10
Median daily rate £438 £363 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -6.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £288 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £425 £564
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £438 £435
% change year-on-year
-0.28% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £50.00
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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1967 2167 2380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.93% 24.87% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1233 1464 1376
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 48 53
Median hourly rate £43.50 £47.83 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.05% +59.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.64 £15.00 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.89 £60.62 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

WebSphere MQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 South East

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Trend in the South East

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

WebSphere MQ
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

WebSphere MQ Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

WebSphere MQ
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 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
Hampshire - 21 £435 - 2
Surrey +9 5 £650 +52.94%
Buckinghamshire +1 2 £550 -
Berkshire +9 1 £500 +61.29%
WebSphere MQ
England

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 South East region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 44 (88.00%) WebSphere
2 35 (70.00%) Linux
3 32 (64.00%) IBM
4 29 (58.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 28 (56.00%) Security Cleared
6 27 (54.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (54.00%) IBM Integration Bus
6 27 (54.00%) SC Cleared
7 26 (52.00%) Tomcat
8 24 (48.00%) Red Hat
8 24 (48.00%) Bash Shell
9 23 (46.00%) Shell Script
10 22 (44.00%) JBoss
11 21 (42.00%) Open Source
11 21 (42.00%) Apache TomEE
11 21 (42.00%) Apache Geronimo
12 17 (34.00%) Analytics
12 17 (34.00%) Web Services
13 16 (32.00%) Java
14 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (24.00%) REST
15 11 (22.00%) Finance
15 11 (22.00%) Oracle
15 11 (22.00%) JMS
15 11 (22.00%) HTTP
16 10 (20.00%) Ajax
17 8 (16.00%) Middleware
17 8 (16.00%) SOAP
17 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
18 7 (14.00%) Integration Testing

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 44 (88.00%) WebSphere
2 29 (58.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 26 (52.00%) Tomcat
4 22 (44.00%) JBoss
5 21 (42.00%) Apache Geronimo
5 21 (42.00%) Apache TomEE
6 5 (10.00%) Apache
7 3 (6.00%) Confluence
7 3 (6.00%) IIS
7 3 (6.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (4.00%) OpenStack
9 1 (2.00%) Mule
9 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) IaaS
1 2 (4.00%) OpenShift
1 2 (4.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) HTTP
2 5 (10.00%) HTTPS
3 3 (6.00%) SSL
3 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (6.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Cucumber
1 7 (14.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.00%) JUnit
2 4 (8.00%) Maven
3 3 (6.00%) Ant
3 3 (6.00%) Gradle
3 3 (6.00%) Hudson
3 3 (6.00%) JIRA
3 3 (6.00%) JMeter
3 3 (6.00%) jMock
3 3 (6.00%) Mockito
3 3 (6.00%) Selenium
3 3 (6.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (6.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.00%) Introscope
5 1 (2.00%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.00%) JBehave
5 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Advertising
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Developer
2 11 (22.00%) WebSphere Specialist
3 9 (18.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 9 (18.00%) Java Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Applications Specialist
4 5 (10.00%) Server Specialist
5 3 (6.00%) Administrator
5 3 (6.00%) Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Lead Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Lead Java Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Linux Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Subject Matter Expert
5 3 (6.00%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) WebSphere Administrator
5 3 (6.00%) WebSphere Developer
5 3 (6.00%) WebSphere Expert
5 3 (6.00%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
5 3 (6.00%) WebSphere Server Specialist
6 2 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (54.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 17 (34.00%) Web Services
3 12 (24.00%) REST
4 11 (22.00%) JMS
5 10 (20.00%) Ajax
6 8 (16.00%) Middleware
6 8 (16.00%) SOAP
7 7 (14.00%) HTML
7 7 (14.00%) JSF
7 7 (14.00%) Spring
8 6 (12.00%) Hibernate
8 6 (12.00%) J2EE
9 5 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (8.00%) CSS
10 4 (8.00%) Java SE
10 4 (8.00%) JAXB
10 4 (8.00%) Oracle ADF
10 4 (8.00%) Spring Integration
10 4 (8.00%) XML
11 3 (6.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Clustering
1 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (6.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 35 (70.00%) Linux
2 27 (54.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (8.00%) Unix
4 1 (2.00%) AIX
4 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) Open Source
2 17 (34.00%) Analytics
3 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (14.00%) Integration Testing
6 6 (12.00%) TDD
6 6 (12.00%) Unit Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Cryptography
7 4 (8.00%) Multithreading
7 4 (8.00%) Release Management
8 3 (6.00%) BDD
8 3 (6.00%) Compatibility Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Domain-Driven Design
8 3 (6.00%) OWASP
8 3 (6.00%) Performance Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Scrum
8 3 (6.00%) SOA
8 3 (6.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.00%) Bash Shell
2 23 (46.00%) Shell Script
3 16 (32.00%) Java
4 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.00%) Groovy
5 3 (6.00%) Jython
5 3 (6.00%) Korn
5 3 (6.00%) Python
6 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (56.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (54.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) Degree
4 3 (6.00%) ISEB
4 3 (6.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) QA
2 5 (10.00%) PA-DSS
2 5 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Docker
2 2 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Puppet
2 3 (6.00%) CA Wily
3 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (64.00%) IBM
2 24 (48.00%) Red Hat
3 11 (22.00%) Oracle
4 3 (6.00%) Atlassian
4 3 (6.00%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (4.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.00%) Axway
6 1 (2.00%) HP
6 1 (2.00%) Informatica
6 1 (2.00%) MuleSoft
6 1 (2.00%) Siebel