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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
UK
Rank 488 507 451
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -56
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 105 105 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.21% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.76% 0.73% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 54 81
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £444
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 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
13830 14448 13620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.83% 28.90% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9494 9997 9159
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 254 184
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £22.30 £20.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £57.00 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 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
England +31 103 £455 +7.05% 11
London +25 52 £525 +10.52% 7
South East +24 26 £435 +2.35% 1
Hampshire +25 20 £435 +2.35% 1
City of London +14 17 £575 +27.77% 1
Winchester - 8 £430 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £322 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £322 -
North East - 8 £322 -
North West +9 6 £375 -6.25%
South West +7 6 £460 -22.03%
Surrey +20 5 £650 +52.94%
Somerset - 4 - -
Guildford - 4 £625 -
Manchester +2 3 £375 +25.00%
Yeovil - 3 - -
Cheshire +21 2 £338 -20.58%
Scotland +16 2 £425 -15.00%
Edinburgh +15 2 £425 -15.00%
Yorkshire +12 2 £550 +10.00%
Farnborough -3 2 - -
West Midlands -7 2 £366 -18.61% 1
Sheffield -8 2 £550 +10.00%
South Yorkshire -10 2 £550 +10.00%
Wimbledon - 2 £475 -
Knutsford +5 1 £338 -20.58%
Swindon +4 1 - -
Milton Keynes +3 1 - -
East of England +1 1 £500 -
Buckinghamshire -2 1 - -

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 234 (91.41%) WebSphere
2 139 (54.30%) IBM
3 131 (51.17%) Linux
4 100 (39.06%) Oracle
5 97 (37.89%) WebSphere Application Server
6 91 (35.55%) Java
7 88 (34.38%) Finance
8 85 (33.20%) Unix
9 83 (32.42%) IBM Integration Bus
10 78 (30.47%) Middleware
11 65 (25.39%) JBoss
12 60 (23.44%) Red Hat
12 60 (23.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 58 (22.66%) Windows
14 56 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
15 50 (19.53%) Banking
15 50 (19.53%) SQL
16 47 (18.36%) WebLogic
17 43 (16.80%) Tomcat
18 42 (16.41%) Perl
19 40 (15.63%) AIX
19 40 (15.63%) Shell Script
19 40 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
20 35 (13.67%) JMS
20 35 (13.67%) SOAP
20 35 (13.67%) Web Services
21 34 (13.28%) SQL Server
21 34 (13.28%) HTTP
21 34 (13.28%) Security Cleared
22 31 (12.11%) SSL

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
1 234 (91.41%) WebSphere
2 97 (37.89%) WebSphere Application Server
3 65 (25.39%) JBoss
4 47 (18.36%) WebLogic
5 43 (16.80%) Tomcat
6 23 (8.98%) IIS
7 19 (7.42%) Apache Geronimo
7 19 (7.42%) Apache TomEE
8 17 (6.64%) Apache
9 15 (5.86%) IBM HTTP Server
10 12 (4.69%) Confluence
11 10 (3.91%) FileNet
11 10 (3.91%) MQSeries
12 9 (3.52%) CICS
12 9 (3.52%) WebSphere Portal
13 8 (3.13%) Mule
13 8 (3.13%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (2.34%) SharePoint
14 6 (2.34%) WebLogic Portal
15 5 (1.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (2.73%) MS Excel
1 7 (2.73%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (1.95%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (8.59%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 5 (1.95%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (1.17%) Exstream
4 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.78%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.39%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.17%) GitHub
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (13.28%) HTTP
2 31 (12.11%) SSL
3 30 (11.72%) TCP/IP
4 15 (5.86%) LDAP
5 10 (3.91%) DNS
5 10 (3.91%) FTP
6 9 (3.52%) Network Security
7 8 (3.13%) HTTPS
7 8 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (1.95%) AMQP
9 4 (1.56%) Multicast
10 3 (1.17%) Firewall
10 3 (1.17%) NAS
10 3 (1.17%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.17%) SMTP
10 3 (1.17%) SNMP
11 2 (0.78%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.78%) DHCP
12 1 (0.39%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.28%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.77%) Oracle Database
3 23 (8.98%) DB2
4 12 (4.69%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (3.13%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (2.34%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (1.95%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.95%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.17%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.17%) Oracle OWB
9 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.78%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 1 (0.39%) InterSystems Cache
11 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 31 (12.11%) Jenkins
2 20 (7.81%) JIRA
3 18 (7.03%) Maven
4 17 (6.64%) Hudson
5 16 (6.25%) JUnit
6 14 (5.47%) Cucumber
7 13 (5.08%) Git (software)
7 13 (5.08%) Selenium
8 10 (3.91%) Eclipse
9 9 (3.52%) Subversion
10 8 (3.13%) Ant
10 8 (3.13%) JMeter
11 7 (2.73%) Mockito
11 7 (2.73%) SoapUI
11 7 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (2.34%) Gradle
12 6 (2.34%) jMock
12 6 (2.34%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (2.34%) TeamCity
12 6 (2.34%) WebDriver
General
1 88 (34.38%) Finance
2 50 (19.53%) Banking
3 9 (3.52%) Investment Banking
3 9 (3.52%) Retail
4 6 (2.34%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.17%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Back Office
6 2 (0.78%) Prime Brokerage
6 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.39%) Advertising
7 1 (0.39%) Billing
7 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.39%) Electronics
7 1 (0.39%) Front Office
7 1 (0.39%) Law
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (19.53%) Developer
2 37 (14.45%) Administrator
3 32 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 29 (11.33%) Analyst
5 26 (10.16%) WebSphere Specialist
6 25 (9.77%) DevOps Engineer
7 22 (8.59%) Architect
8 20 (7.81%) Consultant
9 19 (7.42%) WebSphere Administrator
10 14 (5.47%) WebSphere Developer
10 14 (5.47%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
11 13 (5.08%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 13 (5.08%) Senior Developer
11 13 (5.08%) Senior Java Developer
12 11 (4.30%) WebSphere Engineer
13 10 (3.91%) Test Analyst
13 10 (3.91%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
14 9 (3.52%) WebSphere Consultant
15 8 (3.13%) Integration Specialist
15 8 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (32.42%) IBM Integration Bus
2 78 (30.47%) Middleware
3 35 (13.67%) JMS
3 35 (13.67%) SOAP
3 35 (13.67%) Web Services
4 31 (12.11%) XML
5 28 (10.94%) Spring
6 27 (10.55%) REST
7 24 (9.38%) J2EE
8 22 (8.59%) HTML
9 21 (8.20%) Hibernate
9 21 (8.20%) Java EE
10 19 (7.42%) CSS
11 18 (7.03%) Ajax
12 17 (6.64%) Software Packaging
13 16 (6.25%) .NET
14 13 (5.08%) ActiveMQ
15 11 (4.30%) JAXB
15 11 (4.30%) JPA
16 10 (3.91%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.98%) Clustering
3 19 (7.42%) DataPower
4 18 (7.03%) iSeries
5 11 (4.30%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (3.13%) Data Structures
7 7 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.73%) Private Cloud
8 6 (2.34%) Replication
9 5 (1.95%) Equities
10 4 (1.56%) Fixed Income
11 3 (1.17%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (1.17%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.17%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.78%) Biometrics
12 2 (0.78%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.78%) Derivative
12 2 (0.78%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 131 (51.17%) Linux
2 85 (33.20%) Unix
3 60 (23.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 58 (22.66%) Windows
5 40 (15.63%) AIX
6 31 (12.11%) Solaris
7 14 (5.47%) Windows Server
8 10 (3.91%) zOS
9 9 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (2.34%) SUSE
10 6 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.39%) HPUX
13 1 (0.39%) i5/OS
13 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (12.11%) OO
3 28 (10.94%) DevOps
4 24 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (8.20%) Open Source
5 21 (8.20%) TDD
6 19 (7.42%) Configuration Management
6 19 (7.42%) Unit Testing
7 17 (6.64%) Performance Tuning
8 16 (6.25%) Analytics
8 16 (6.25%) BDD
9 14 (5.47%) SOA
10 13 (5.08%) Change Control
10 13 (5.08%) High Availability
10 13 (5.08%) SDLC
11 12 (4.69%) Multithreading
11 12 (4.69%) System Integration Testing
11 12 (4.69%) UML
12 11 (4.30%) Functional Testing
12 11 (4.30%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 91 (35.55%) Java
2 50 (19.53%) SQL
3 42 (16.41%) Perl
4 40 (15.63%) Shell Script
5 30 (11.72%) Bash Shell
6 16 (6.25%) JavaScript
7 14 (5.47%) PowerShell
8 13 (5.08%) Jython
8 13 (5.08%) Python
9 9 (3.52%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.73%) Korn
11 6 (2.34%) Groovy
11 6 (2.34%) VB
12 5 (1.95%) C
13 4 (1.56%) C++
14 3 (1.17%) C#
14 3 (1.17%) VBScript
15 2 (0.78%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.78%) VB6
15 2 (0.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 34 (13.28%) Security Cleared
2 29 (11.33%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.47%) Degree
4 11 (4.30%) ISEB
5 6 (2.34%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.91%) QA
2 6 (2.34%) PA-DSS
2 6 (2.34%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.39%) HL7
3 1 (0.39%) ISO15022
3 1 (0.39%) ISO20022
3 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.95%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (1.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.56%) Docker
4 3 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.78%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.39%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.39%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 31 (12.11%) Puppet
2 26 (10.16%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.73%) Control-M
4 6 (2.34%) Nagios
5 5 (1.95%) CA Wily
5 5 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.95%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.95%) SCOM
6 4 (1.56%) Ansible
6 4 (1.56%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.78%) HP SiteScope
8 2 (0.78%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.39%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 139 (54.30%) IBM
2 100 (39.06%) Oracle
3 60 (23.44%) Red Hat
4 26 (10.16%) Informatica
5 22 (8.59%) HP
6 21 (8.20%) Siebel
7 20 (7.81%) Axway
7 20 (7.81%) VMware
8 18 (7.03%) Sun
9 17 (6.64%) Microsoft
10 9 (3.52%) MuleSoft
10 9 (3.52%) TIBCO
11 7 (2.73%) Atlassian
11 7 (2.73%) Splunk
12 6 (2.34%) CA Agile Central
12 6 (2.34%) Intel
13 5 (1.95%) Citrix
13 5 (1.95%) Intel Security
14 4 (1.56%) Serena
15 3 (1.17%) SAP
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