The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere MQ skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere MQ over the 3 months to 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 482 453 517
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +64
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 162 159 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.29% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.09% 1.09% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 85 47
Median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £307 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
-9.37% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.80 £37.80

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14869 14628 14562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.72% 26.99% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10542 9658 9678
Median daily rate £418 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.44% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 202 181
Median hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £17.64 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

WebSphere MQ
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 UK

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Trend

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

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WebSphere MQ
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

WebSphere MQ Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WebSphere MQ
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere MQ within the UK.

WebSphere MQ Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 31 May 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
England -4 149 £425 +6.25% 12
London +7 80 £525 +23.52% 3
South East -14 31 £385 -6.66% 4
Buckinghamshire +27 17 £363 +11.53%
City of London +31 16 £438 -2.77%
Tyne and Wear -39 13 £320 +13.27% 1
North East -41 13 £320 +13.27% 1
Milton Keynes +12 12 £363 +11.53%
Newcastle upon Tyne -49 12 £320 +13.27% 1
Scotland -13 11 £350 -17.64%
South West 0 8 £413 -
North West -8 8 £360 -
East Sussex +8 7 £350 -
Hampshire +4 7 £425 +6.25% 3
Manchester - 7 £360 -
Glasgow +8 6 £300 -29.41%
Yorkshire -4 6 £459 +14.75% 1
Farnborough +7 5 £500 -
Bromley -7 5 £560 -
West Yorkshire +6 4 £459 +14.75% 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £413 -
Edinburgh -19 3 £428 +0.58%
East Midlands +1 2 - - 1
Wiltshire -2 2 £425 -
Leeds -6 2 £492 +23.00%
Swindon - 2 £425 -
Halifax - 2 £400 - 1
Cheltenham - 2 £413 -
Gloucester - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £400 -

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 249 (89.25%) WebSphere
2 157 (56.27%) IBM
3 136 (48.75%) Linux
4 104 (37.28%) Finance
5 97 (34.77%) Java
6 90 (32.26%) IBM Integration Bus
7 88 (31.54%) Unix
8 86 (30.82%) AIX
9 81 (29.03%) WebSphere Application Server
10 78 (27.96%) Oracle
11 72 (25.81%) Middleware
12 67 (24.01%) Agile Software Development
13 61 (21.86%) DataPower
14 60 (21.51%) Web Services
15 55 (19.71%) DB2
16 53 (19.00%) SQL
16 53 (19.00%) Windows
17 49 (17.56%) SSL
17 49 (17.56%) Banking
18 42 (15.05%) JMS
19 40 (14.34%) XML
20 39 (13.98%) Shell Script
20 39 (13.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 37 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
22 36 (12.90%) HTTP
22 36 (12.90%) OO
23 35 (12.54%) Solaris
23 35 (12.54%) SOA
24 34 (12.19%) Bash Shell
25 32 (11.47%) REST

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 249 (89.25%) WebSphere
2 81 (29.03%) WebSphere Application Server
3 30 (10.75%) WebLogic
4 27 (9.68%) IBM HTTP Server
5 26 (9.32%) IIS
6 19 (6.81%) Apache
7 18 (6.45%) WebSphere Portal
8 17 (6.09%) WebSphere Process Server
9 16 (5.73%) Confluence
10 14 (5.02%) JBoss
11 13 (4.66%) MQSeries
12 12 (4.30%) iPlanet
13 11 (3.94%) Oracle Workflow
14 10 (3.58%) Tomcat
15 7 (2.51%) PowerExchange
16 6 (2.15%) CICS
17 5 (1.79%) Mule
18 4 (1.43%) FileNet
18 4 (1.43%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
19 3 (1.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.51%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.72%) MS Office
4 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (7.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.72%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.72%) Staffware
4 1 (0.36%) Documaker
4 1 (0.36%) Exstream
4 1 (0.36%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.36%) SAP hybris
4 1 (0.36%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.66%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.43%) OpenShift
3 3 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.72%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (17.56%) SSL
2 36 (12.90%) HTTP
3 19 (6.81%) DNS
4 18 (6.45%) FTP
5 14 (5.02%) TCP/IP
6 10 (3.58%) Firewall
7 8 (2.87%) Network Security
8 7 (2.51%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (2.51%) LDAP
9 6 (2.15%) SMTP
9 6 (2.15%) SNMP
9 6 (2.15%) WinSCP
10 4 (1.43%) HTTPS
11 3 (1.08%) NAS
12 2 (0.72%) Internet
12 2 (0.72%) Intranet
12 2 (0.72%) SAN
13 1 (0.36%) AMQP
13 1 (0.36%) LAN
13 1 (0.36%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (19.71%) DB2
2 22 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 13 (4.66%) Oracle Database
4 10 (3.58%) ObjectStore
5 7 (2.51%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (2.51%) PowerCenter
6 4 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.43%) MySQL
6 4 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.43%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.08%) Hazelcast
7 3 (1.08%) MS Access
7 3 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.08%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.72%) Big Data
8 2 (0.72%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.72%) SAP Data Services
9 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (9.68%) JIRA
2 24 (8.60%) Cucumber
2 24 (8.60%) JUnit
3 22 (7.89%) Ant
4 20 (7.17%) Maven
5 19 (6.81%) Jenkins
6 17 (6.09%) jMock
7 15 (5.38%) Selenium
8 11 (3.94%) Hudson
8 11 (3.94%) SoapUI
9 10 (3.58%) Git (software)
9 10 (3.58%) Gradle
9 10 (3.58%) JMeter
9 10 (3.58%) WebDriver
10 8 (2.87%) Subversion
11 5 (1.79%) EasyMock
11 5 (1.79%) Introscope
11 5 (1.79%) Mockito
11 5 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (1.43%) Eclipse
General
1 104 (37.28%) Finance
2 49 (17.56%) Banking
3 14 (5.02%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.51%) Back Office
4 7 (2.51%) Retail
5 4 (1.43%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.43%) Spanish Language
5 4 (1.43%) Wholesale Banking
6 2 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.72%) Front Office
6 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.36%) Billing
7 1 (0.36%) Legal
7 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 90 (32.26%) Developer
2 35 (12.54%) Administrator
3 31 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 30 (10.75%) Consultant
5 28 (10.04%) Architect
6 27 (9.68%) Analyst
7 22 (7.89%) WebSphere Administrator
8 19 (6.81%) WebSphere Consultant
9 18 (6.45%) WebSphere Developer
10 16 (5.73%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
11 13 (4.66%) Applications Consultant
11 13 (4.66%) Designer
12 11 (3.94%) Middleware Developer
12 11 (3.94%) Senior Developer
12 11 (3.94%) WebSphere Architect
13 10 (3.58%) C++ Developer
13 10 (3.58%) Cloud Engineer
13 10 (3.58%) Python Developer
13 10 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
13 10 (3.58%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (32.26%) IBM Integration Bus
2 72 (25.81%) Middleware
3 60 (21.51%) Web Services
4 42 (15.05%) JMS
5 40 (14.34%) XML
6 32 (11.47%) REST
7 31 (11.11%) J2EE
7 31 (11.11%) SOAP
8 28 (10.04%) Spring
9 26 (9.32%) Hibernate
10 23 (8.24%) Java EE
11 17 (6.09%) Ajax
12 14 (5.02%) XSD
13 11 (3.94%) JSON
13 11 (3.94%) Software Packaging
13 11 (3.94%) ZeroMQ
14 10 (3.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 10 (3.58%) Django
14 10 (3.58%) Twisted
14 10 (3.58%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 61 (21.86%) DataPower
2 37 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (10.04%) Clustering
4 19 (6.81%) Mainframe
5 17 (6.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 16 (5.73%) Computer Science
7 13 (4.66%) Derivative
8 10 (3.58%) Equities
9 9 (3.23%) Fixed Income
10 7 (2.51%) IBM Mainframe
11 6 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (2.15%) Informatics
11 6 (2.15%) iSeries
12 5 (1.79%) Client/Server
13 4 (1.43%) Credit Derivative
13 4 (1.43%) Cryptography
13 4 (1.43%) Data Centre
13 4 (1.43%) Private Cloud
13 4 (1.43%) SWIFT
14 3 (1.08%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 136 (48.75%) Linux
2 88 (31.54%) Unix
3 86 (30.82%) AIX
4 53 (19.00%) Windows
5 39 (13.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (12.54%) Solaris
7 19 (6.81%) zOS
8 10 (3.58%) SUSE
9 8 (2.87%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (2.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.43%) Windows Server
11 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.36%) HPUX
12 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (24.01%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (12.90%) OO
3 35 (12.54%) SOA
4 25 (8.96%) Continuous Improvement
4 25 (8.96%) TDD
5 23 (8.24%) Migration
6 20 (7.17%) ITIL
7 18 (6.45%) Workflow
8 17 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (6.09%) DevOps
8 17 (6.09%) Domain-Driven Design
8 17 (6.09%) Unit Testing
9 16 (5.73%) ETL
10 15 (5.38%) BDD
10 15 (5.38%) Change Management
10 15 (5.38%) Multithreading
11 14 (5.02%) High Availability
12 13 (4.66%) Continuous Delivery
13 12 (4.30%) Integration Testing
13 12 (4.30%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 97 (34.77%) Java
2 53 (19.00%) SQL
3 39 (13.98%) Shell Script
4 34 (12.19%) Bash Shell
5 32 (11.47%) Python
6 29 (10.39%) Perl
7 20 (7.17%) C++
8 14 (5.02%) JavaScript
9 12 (4.30%) Korn
9 12 (4.30%) PL/SQL
10 11 (3.94%) C
10 11 (3.94%) C#
10 11 (3.94%) Jython
11 10 (3.58%) Groovy
12 5 (1.79%) COBOL
13 4 (1.43%) XPath
14 3 (1.08%) VBScript
15 2 (0.72%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.72%) Scala
16 1 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (8.60%) Degree
2 17 (6.09%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.58%) ISEB
3 10 (3.58%) ISTQB
3 10 (3.58%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.43%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.72%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.72%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.58%) QA
2 7 (2.51%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.08%) ISO15022
3 3 (1.08%) ISO20022
4 2 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.58%) Docker
2 7 (2.51%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.15%) PowerHA
4 4 (1.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 3 (1.08%) vCloud
6 2 (0.72%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.72%) Samba
6 2 (0.72%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.36%) KVM
7 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (7.53%) Puppet
2 16 (5.73%) Tivoli
3 13 (4.66%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (3.23%) Control-M
4 9 (3.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 6 (2.15%) CA Wily
6 5 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (1.79%) Netcool
6 5 (1.79%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 3 (1.08%) DameWare
7 3 (1.08%) Nagios
7 3 (1.08%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.72%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 157 (56.27%) IBM
2 78 (27.96%) Oracle
3 27 (9.68%) Red Hat
4 26 (9.32%) Informatica
5 16 (5.73%) HP
5 16 (5.73%) Microsoft
6 15 (5.38%) webMethods
7 13 (4.66%) Axway
7 13 (4.66%) Siebel
8 12 (4.30%) Software AG
9 10 (3.58%) Sun
9 10 (3.58%) VMware
10 9 (3.23%) Atlassian
10 9 (3.23%) Rally
11 7 (2.51%) SAP
12 6 (2.15%) Ab Initio
12 6 (2.15%) Google
12 6 (2.15%) Sybase
12 6 (2.15%) TIBCO
13 3 (1.08%) Fiserv
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