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 9 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 515 512 475
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -37
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 106 133 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.24% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.69% 0.84% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 59 93
Median daily rate £425 £425 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £514 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £438
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £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 across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15273 15835 15252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.81% 28.73% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 10539 11026 10410
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 255 172
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £17.43 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £54.00
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

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 9 December 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 9 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
England -11 104 £423 +2.42% 11
London +4 42 £500 +23.07% 5
South East +18 19 £400 -5.88% 4
North West +3 18 £375 -5.95%
Tyne and Wear - 13 £320 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £320 -
North East - 13 £320 -
Hampshire +21 10 £400 -5.88% 1
City of London -5 10 £525 +10.52%
Manchester -2 8 £363 +3.57%
Winchester - 8 £400 -
Merseyside - 7 £470 -
Yorkshire +20 5 £500 +29.44% 1
South West +5 4 - -
Bootle - 4 - -
South Yorkshire - 4 £500 - 1
Sheffield - 4 £500 - 1
Milton Keynes +11 3 - -
Buckinghamshire +8 3 - -
Surrey - 3 £650 - 3
Somerset - 3 - -
Liverpool - 3 £470 -
Edinburgh +17 2 £425 -5.55%
Cheshire +8 2 £425 +3.34%
Scotland +3 2 £425 -15.00%
Yeovil - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 £625 - 3
West Yorkshire +21 1 - -
Leeds +17 1 - -
Knutsford +2 1 £425 -

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 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 with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 254 (93.73%) WebSphere
2 144 (53.14%) IBM
3 110 (40.59%) Linux
4 109 (40.22%) Java
4 109 (40.22%) Oracle
5 106 (39.11%) Unix
6 99 (36.53%) Finance
7 92 (33.95%) WebSphere Application Server
8 89 (32.84%) IBM Integration Bus
9 86 (31.73%) Middleware
10 63 (23.25%) Windows
11 58 (21.40%) Perl
12 53 (19.56%) SQL
13 48 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
13 48 (17.71%) Banking
13 48 (17.71%) AIX
14 47 (17.34%) JBoss
14 47 (17.34%) Red Hat
14 47 (17.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 44 (16.24%) Web Services
15 44 (16.24%) WebLogic
16 41 (15.13%) XML
16 41 (15.13%) HTTP
17 39 (14.39%) SQL Server
17 39 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
18 35 (12.92%) SSL
19 34 (12.55%) SOAP
20 31 (11.44%) Shell Script
21 30 (11.07%) J2EE
21 30 (11.07%) Solaris

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
1 254 (93.73%) WebSphere
2 92 (33.95%) WebSphere Application Server
3 47 (17.34%) JBoss
4 44 (16.24%) WebLogic
5 21 (7.75%) Tomcat
6 20 (7.38%) IIS
7 19 (7.01%) IBM HTTP Server
8 17 (6.27%) WebSphere Portal
9 15 (5.54%) Apache
9 15 (5.54%) FileNet
10 12 (4.43%) CICS
10 12 (4.43%) Confluence
10 12 (4.43%) SharePoint
11 10 (3.69%) MQSeries
12 9 (3.32%) WebLogic Portal
13 8 (2.95%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (2.58%) IBM Transformation Extender
14 7 (2.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 6 (2.21%) Apache TomEE
16 3 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (3.69%) MS Visio
2 9 (3.32%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.58%) MS Project
4 5 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 21 (7.75%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 6 (2.21%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (1.11%) Exstream
4 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.74%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.74%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.74%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.74%) SAP MDM
4 2 (0.74%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.11%) GitHub
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (15.13%) HTTP
2 35 (12.92%) SSL
3 23 (8.49%) TCP/IP
4 20 (7.38%) LDAP
5 12 (4.43%) FTP
6 9 (3.32%) Network Security
7 8 (2.95%) DNS
7 8 (2.95%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (2.21%) HTTPS
9 3 (1.11%) Firewall
9 3 (1.11%) NAS
9 3 (1.11%) SMTP
9 3 (1.11%) SNMP
10 2 (0.74%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.74%) DHCP
10 2 (0.74%) Internet
11 1 (0.37%) AMQP
11 1 (0.37%) DMZ
11 1 (0.37%) Intranet
11 1 (0.37%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.39%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.86%) DB2
3 19 (7.01%) Oracle Database
4 14 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (4.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (3.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (3.32%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.95%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (2.21%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.48%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.11%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.11%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.74%) MySQL
12 2 (0.74%) ObjectStore
12 2 (0.74%) Oracle OWB
12 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 24 (8.86%) Jenkins
2 16 (5.90%) Hudson
2 16 (5.90%) Subversion
3 14 (5.17%) JIRA
4 13 (4.80%) Eclipse
5 11 (4.06%) Git (software)
5 11 (4.06%) JUnit
5 11 (4.06%) Maven
6 10 (3.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 9 (3.32%) Ant
7 9 (3.32%) SoapUI
8 8 (2.95%) JMeter
8 8 (2.95%) Selenium
9 7 (2.58%) Cucumber
10 6 (2.21%) Gradle
10 6 (2.21%) Introscope
10 6 (2.21%) jMock
10 6 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (2.21%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.48%) TeamCity
General
1 99 (36.53%) Finance
2 48 (17.71%) Banking
3 14 (5.17%) Retail
4 10 (3.69%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.85%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.48%) Back Office
7 2 (0.74%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.74%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.74%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) Electronics
8 1 (0.37%) Front Office
8 1 (0.37%) Law
8 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 60 (22.14%) Developer
2 49 (18.08%) Administrator
3 41 (15.13%) Analyst
4 29 (10.70%) WebSphere Administrator
5 26 (9.59%) Architect
5 26 (9.59%) Java Developer
6 25 (9.23%) WebSphere Developer
7 22 (8.12%) Consultant
7 22 (8.12%) DevOps Engineer
7 22 (8.12%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
8 20 (7.38%) WebSphere Specialist
9 13 (4.80%) Middleware Developer
9 13 (4.80%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
10 12 (4.43%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 12 (4.43%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
11 11 (4.06%) Middleware Analyst
12 10 (3.69%) Analyst Developer
12 10 (3.69%) Integration Specialist
12 10 (3.69%) Test Analyst
12 10 (3.69%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (32.84%) IBM Integration Bus
2 86 (31.73%) Middleware
3 44 (16.24%) Web Services
4 41 (15.13%) XML
5 34 (12.55%) SOAP
6 30 (11.07%) J2EE
7 28 (10.33%) JMS
8 21 (7.75%) REST
8 21 (7.75%) Spring
9 19 (7.01%) .NET
9 19 (7.01%) XSLT
10 16 (5.90%) Software Packaging
11 15 (5.54%) Java EE
11 15 (5.54%) JDBC
12 13 (4.80%) Ajax
13 12 (4.43%) Hibernate
13 12 (4.43%) HTML
14 11 (4.06%) CSS
15 10 (3.69%) JNDI
16 8 (2.95%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (10.70%) DataPower
3 26 (9.59%) Clustering
4 20 (7.38%) iSeries
5 11 (4.06%) Equities
6 10 (3.69%) Fixed Income
7 8 (2.95%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.95%) Replication
8 7 (2.58%) Private Cloud
9 6 (2.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.48%) Cryptography
10 4 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.48%) Tandem
11 3 (1.11%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.11%) User Experience
12 2 (0.74%) Biometrics
12 2 (0.74%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.74%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.74%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 110 (40.59%) Linux
2 106 (39.11%) Unix
3 63 (23.25%) Windows
4 48 (17.71%) AIX
5 47 (17.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (11.07%) Solaris
7 13 (4.80%) Windows Server
7 13 (4.80%) zOS
8 8 (2.95%) SUSE
9 7 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.37%) HPUX
12 1 (0.37%) i5/OS
12 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (9.23%) DevOps
2 25 (9.23%) OO
3 22 (8.12%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (7.01%) Configuration Management
4 19 (7.01%) Performance Tuning
4 19 (7.01%) SOA
5 17 (6.27%) High Availability
6 15 (5.54%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (4.80%) Asset Management
7 13 (4.80%) Migration
7 13 (4.80%) System Integration Testing
7 13 (4.80%) Unit Testing
8 12 (4.43%) Change Control
8 12 (4.43%) Data Modelling
8 12 (4.43%) SDLC
8 12 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (4.43%) Workflow
9 11 (4.06%) Functional Testing
10 10 (3.69%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 109 (40.22%) Java
2 58 (21.40%) Perl
3 53 (19.56%) SQL
4 31 (11.44%) Shell Script
5 24 (8.86%) Jython
6 17 (6.27%) Bash Shell
6 17 (6.27%) Python
7 12 (4.43%) JavaScript
8 11 (4.06%) Korn
9 10 (3.69%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.21%) Groovy
11 4 (1.48%) XPath
12 3 (1.11%) C++
12 3 (1.11%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.11%) VB
12 3 (1.11%) VBScript
13 2 (0.74%) C#
13 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (8.86%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.01%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.17%) Degree
4 11 (4.06%) ISEB
5 6 (2.21%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.37%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.06%) QA
2 4 (1.48%) PA-DSS
2 4 (1.48%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.37%) HL7
3 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.58%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 6 (2.21%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.48%) Docker
5 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.74%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.37%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 29 (10.70%) Puppet
2 24 (8.86%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (3.69%) CA Wily
4 9 (3.32%) Control-M
4 9 (3.32%) SCOM
5 7 (2.58%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.48%) Nagios
8 3 (1.11%) Ansible
8 3 (1.11%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.74%) HP SiteScope
9 2 (0.74%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.74%) SCCM
10 1 (0.37%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 144 (53.14%) IBM
2 109 (40.22%) Oracle
3 47 (17.34%) Red Hat
4 29 (10.70%) Microsoft
5 24 (8.86%) Informatica
6 22 (8.12%) HP
6 22 (8.12%) Sun
7 21 (7.75%) VMware
8 20 (7.38%) Siebel
9 19 (7.01%) Axway
10 10 (3.69%) Serena
11 9 (3.32%) MuleSoft
12 8 (2.95%) Intel
13 7 (2.58%) Atlassian
13 7 (2.58%) Intel Security
13 7 (2.58%) SAP
13 7 (2.58%) Splunk
14 6 (2.21%) CA Agile Central
14 6 (2.21%) Citrix
15 5 (1.85%) TIBCO
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