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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 486 473 412
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -61
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 158 174 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.31% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.01% 1.11% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 85 103
Median daily rate £425 £425 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £322 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £540 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £62.50 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +65.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £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
15654 15651 14671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.93% 27.48% 27.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10946 10535 9510
Median daily rate £415 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 218 206
Median hourly rate £38.75 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.44 £16.16 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -44 146 £425 -3.13% 22
London -26 69 £513 +13.88% 6
South East -6 30 £350 -22.22% 10
Yorkshire +16 17 £525 +23.52% 3
Sheffield - 14 £525 - 2
South Yorkshire - 14 £525 - 2
City of London +35 13 £420 -6.66%
Buckinghamshire +21 12 £400 +25.49%
Milton Keynes +21 11 £400 +23.07%
Scotland +12 10 £350 -17.64%
North West -4 9 £369 -1.73% 1
Manchester - 9 £369 -
Hampshire +11 8 £413 +6.45% 1
South West +7 8 £413 -14.94%
East Midlands +1 8 £365 -12.57% 1
Farnborough +6 5 £500 -
East Sussex - 5 £350 - 3
Stirling - 5 £350 -
Glasgow +9 4 £300 -
Bromley -4 4 £518 +3.50%
Gloucestershire - 4 £413 -
Leicestershire +7 3 £365 +40.38% 1
Swindon 0 3 £450 -
West Yorkshire 0 3 £363 -14.70% 1
Leicester 0 3 £365 +40.38% 1
Wiltshire -5 3 £450 -
Coventry -13 3 £400 -
West Midlands -27 3 £400 -
West Sussex - 3 £310 - 3
Burgess Hill - 3 £310 -

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 281 (89.21%) WebSphere
2 177 (56.19%) IBM
3 136 (43.17%) Linux
4 125 (39.68%) Java
5 123 (39.05%) Finance
6 109 (34.60%) IBM Integration Bus
7 98 (31.11%) Oracle
8 96 (30.48%) Unix
9 86 (27.30%) AIX
9 86 (27.30%) Middleware
10 78 (24.76%) WebSphere Application Server
11 74 (23.49%) Agile Software Development
12 73 (23.17%) Windows
13 70 (22.22%) DataPower
14 69 (21.90%) Web Services
15 68 (21.59%) SQL
16 58 (18.41%) Banking
17 52 (16.51%) XML
18 50 (15.87%) DB2
19 49 (15.56%) SSL
19 49 (15.56%) JMS
20 43 (13.65%) HTTP
20 43 (13.65%) SOAP
20 43 (13.65%) REST
21 41 (13.02%) Shell Script
21 41 (13.02%) J2EE
21 41 (13.02%) Perl
21 41 (13.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 40 (12.70%) OO
23 39 (12.38%) Python

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
1 281 (89.21%) WebSphere
2 78 (24.76%) WebSphere Application Server
3 30 (9.52%) WebLogic
4 28 (8.89%) IBM HTTP Server
5 26 (8.25%) IIS
6 20 (6.35%) Confluence
7 17 (5.40%) WebSphere Portal
8 14 (4.44%) Apache
9 13 (4.13%) JBoss
10 12 (3.81%) CICS
11 11 (3.49%) WebSphere Process Server
12 10 (3.17%) IBM Transformation Extender
12 10 (3.17%) MQSeries
13 9 (2.86%) FileNet
13 9 (2.86%) Oracle Workflow
13 9 (2.86%) SharePoint
13 9 (2.86%) Tomcat
14 7 (2.22%) iPlanet
15 5 (1.59%) Mule
15 5 (1.59%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.95%) MS Office
4 2 (0.63%) MS Project
5 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (6.03%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 6 (1.90%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.95%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.95%) Exstream
4 2 (0.63%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.63%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.63%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.63%) Staffware
4 2 (0.63%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.32%) Documaker
5 1 (0.32%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.32%) Movex
5 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.32%) SAP hybris
5 1 (0.32%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.95%) OpenShift
3 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.32%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (15.56%) SSL
2 43 (13.65%) HTTP
3 23 (7.30%) FTP
4 14 (4.44%) DNS
5 12 (3.81%) LDAP
6 11 (3.49%) Firewall
7 9 (2.86%) TCP/IP
8 8 (2.54%) Network Security
9 7 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (1.59%) HTTPS
10 5 (1.59%) NAS
10 5 (1.59%) WinSCP
11 3 (0.95%) Internet
11 3 (0.95%) SMTP
11 3 (0.95%) SNMP
12 2 (0.63%) Intranet
12 2 (0.63%) SAN
13 1 (0.32%) LAN
13 1 (0.32%) PuTTY
13 1 (0.32%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (15.87%) DB2
2 29 (9.21%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 14 (4.44%) ObjectStore
5 11 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.27%) Hazelcast
8 4 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.27%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.95%) IBM InfoSphere
9 3 (0.95%) MySQL
9 3 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.95%) PowerCenter
9 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.63%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.63%) MS Access
10 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (9.52%) JIRA
2 28 (8.89%) JUnit
3 27 (8.57%) Cucumber
4 23 (7.30%) Ant
5 22 (6.98%) Maven
6 20 (6.35%) Jenkins
6 20 (6.35%) jMock
7 18 (5.71%) Selenium
8 17 (5.40%) SoapUI
9 14 (4.44%) Hudson
10 13 (4.13%) Gradle
10 13 (4.13%) JMeter
10 13 (4.13%) WebDriver
11 12 (3.81%) Subversion
12 10 (3.17%) Git (software)
13 7 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 6 (1.90%) Introscope
15 5 (1.59%) EasyMock
15 5 (1.59%) Mockito
16 4 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 123 (39.05%) Finance
2 58 (18.41%) Banking
3 16 (5.08%) Investment Banking
4 14 (4.44%) Retail
5 10 (3.17%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.90%) Back Office
7 4 (1.27%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.27%) Wholesale Banking
8 2 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.63%) Front Office
8 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 111 (35.24%) Developer
2 42 (13.33%) Administrator
3 37 (11.75%) Analyst
3 37 (11.75%) Java Developer
4 35 (11.11%) Architect
5 30 (9.52%) WebSphere Developer
6 27 (8.57%) Consultant
6 27 (8.57%) WebSphere Administrator
7 22 (6.98%) Middleware Developer
8 20 (6.35%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
9 18 (5.71%) WebSphere Consultant
9 18 (5.71%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
10 15 (4.76%) Analyst Developer
11 14 (4.44%) C++ Developer
11 14 (4.44%) Python Developer
11 14 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (3.81%) Designer
12 12 (3.81%) WebSphere Specialist
13 11 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
13 11 (3.49%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (34.60%) IBM Integration Bus
2 86 (27.30%) Middleware
3 69 (21.90%) Web Services
4 52 (16.51%) XML
5 49 (15.56%) JMS
6 43 (13.65%) REST
6 43 (13.65%) SOAP
7 41 (13.02%) J2EE
8 36 (11.43%) Spring
9 30 (9.52%) Hibernate
10 29 (9.21%) Java EE
11 22 (6.98%) XSLT
12 21 (6.67%) Ajax
13 16 (5.08%) .NET
13 16 (5.08%) JDBC
14 14 (4.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 14 (4.44%) Django
14 14 (4.44%) STL
14 14 (4.44%) Twisted
14 14 (4.44%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 70 (22.22%) DataPower
2 35 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (9.52%) Clustering
4 21 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (5.08%) Computer Science
6 15 (4.76%) Mainframe
7 14 (4.44%) Equities
8 12 (3.81%) Fixed Income
9 10 (3.17%) Derivative
10 8 (2.54%) Replication
11 7 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.90%) SWIFT
12 6 (1.90%) Virtual Team
13 5 (1.59%) Data Centre
13 5 (1.59%) IBM Mainframe
13 5 (1.59%) iSeries
13 5 (1.59%) User Experience
14 4 (1.27%) Private Cloud
14 4 (1.27%) Tandem
15 3 (0.95%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 136 (43.17%) Linux
2 96 (30.48%) Unix
3 86 (27.30%) AIX
4 73 (23.17%) Windows
5 41 (13.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (10.48%) Solaris
7 20 (6.35%) zOS
8 15 (4.76%) SUSE
9 8 (2.54%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (2.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.90%) Windows Server
11 4 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (23.49%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (12.70%) OO
3 38 (12.06%) SOA
4 30 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 29 (9.21%) TDD
6 24 (7.62%) Migration
7 23 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (7.30%) Unit Testing
8 21 (6.67%) ITIL
9 20 (6.35%) Domain-Driven Design
10 18 (5.71%) BDD
10 18 (5.71%) Change Management
10 18 (5.71%) DevOps
10 18 (5.71%) Multithreading
11 17 (5.40%) High Availability
12 15 (4.76%) ETL
12 15 (4.76%) Integration Testing
12 15 (4.76%) System Integration Testing
13 14 (4.44%) OOD
13 14 (4.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 125 (39.68%) Java
2 68 (21.59%) SQL
3 41 (13.02%) Perl
3 41 (13.02%) Shell Script
4 39 (12.38%) Python
5 35 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 24 (7.62%) C++
7 21 (6.67%) Jython
8 16 (5.08%) JavaScript
9 15 (4.76%) Korn
10 13 (4.13%) C#
10 13 (4.13%) Groovy
10 13 (4.13%) PL/SQL
11 10 (3.17%) C
12 7 (2.22%) XPath
13 5 (1.59%) COBOL
13 5 (1.59%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.63%) Scala
14 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (6.98%) Degree
2 18 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.13%) ISEB
3 13 (4.13%) ISTQB
3 13 (4.13%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.27%) IBM Certification
5 3 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.95%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.40%) QA
2 3 (0.95%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.95%) ISO15022
2 3 (0.95%) ISO20022
3 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.17%) Active Directory
1 10 (3.17%) Docker
1 10 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.90%) PowerHA
3 4 (1.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (0.63%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.63%) Samba
4 2 (0.63%) Sendmail
4 2 (0.63%) vCloud
4 2 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.32%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 21 (6.67%) Puppet
2 14 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (4.44%) Tivoli
3 11 (3.49%) CA Wily
4 9 (2.86%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 7 (2.22%) Control-M
6 5 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (1.59%) Netcool
6 5 (1.59%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 4 (1.27%) Nagios
7 4 (1.27%) SCOM
8 2 (0.63%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.63%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.63%) DameWare
8 2 (0.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.63%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.63%) SCCM
8 2 (0.63%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 177 (56.19%) IBM
2 98 (31.11%) Oracle
3 26 (8.25%) Red Hat
4 22 (6.98%) Informatica
5 21 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 18 (5.71%) HP
7 15 (4.76%) webMethods
8 13 (4.13%) Axway
8 13 (4.13%) Siebel
8 13 (4.13%) Software AG
9 12 (3.81%) Atlassian
9 12 (3.81%) Rally
9 12 (3.81%) SAP
9 12 (3.81%) VMware
10 11 (3.49%) Sun
11 8 (2.54%) Intel
11 8 (2.54%) TIBCO
12 7 (2.22%) Serena
13 6 (1.90%) Google
14 4 (1.27%) Ab Initio
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