The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere MQ skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere MQ over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 502 499 516
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +17
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 162 148 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.05% 0.97% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 75 58
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £311 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £575 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £402 £450
% change year-on-year
-6.60% -10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% -
UK excluding London average 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
15410 15204 14820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.57% 26.80% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10764 9851 9713
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 204 205
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

WebSphere MQ
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere MQ within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 154 £450 +12.50% 10
London -13 86 £531 +25.00% 5
South East -8 28 £350 -17.64% 2
City of London +44 25 £550 +11.39% 1
Buckinghamshire +18 15 £363 +3.57%
North East -21 13 £320 +17.00%
Tyne and Wear -24 13 £320 +17.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 12 £320 +17.00%
Milton Keynes +9 10 £363 +3.57%
South West +13 8 £400 -
North West - 8 £393 - 1
Swindon +8 6 £400 -
East Sussex +4 6 £356 -
Wiltshire +2 6 £400 -
West Midlands -11 6 £444 +4.41%
Scotland -22 6 £463 +8.82% 1
Manchester - 5 £343 - 1
Yorkshire -5 4 £492 +23.00% 1
Edinburgh -12 4 £450 +5.88% 1
Bromley - 4 £556 -
Berkshire -7 3 £250 -44.44%
West Sussex - 3 £319 -
Glasgow +7 2 £475 +11.76%
Canary Wharf +4 2 £685 +24.54%
Leeds +2 2 £492 +23.00% 1
West Yorkshire -3 2 £492 +23.00% 1
Reading -11 2 £250 -41.17%
Knutsford - 2 £425 -
Cheshire - 2 £425 -
Brighton +5 1 £363 -

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WebSphere MQ also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WebSphere MQ.

1 243 (88.36%) WebSphere
2 153 (55.64%) IBM
3 122 (44.36%) Linux
4 99 (36.00%) Unix
5 97 (35.27%) Finance
6 96 (34.91%) Java
7 91 (33.09%) AIX
8 85 (30.91%) IBM Integration Bus
9 83 (30.18%) Oracle
10 82 (29.82%) WebSphere Application Server
11 80 (29.09%) Middleware
12 66 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
13 64 (23.27%) DataPower
14 58 (21.09%) Web Services
15 56 (20.36%) SQL
16 53 (19.27%) Windows
17 52 (18.91%) SSL
18 51 (18.55%) DB2
19 50 (18.18%) Shell Script
20 47 (17.09%) Banking
21 42 (15.27%) XML
21 42 (15.27%) HTTP
22 41 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
23 39 (14.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 38 (13.82%) JMS
24 38 (13.82%) Solaris
25 37 (13.45%) WebLogic
25 37 (13.45%) Bash Shell
26 34 (12.36%) J2EE
27 33 (12.00%) SOAP

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WebSphere MQ also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WebSphere MQ. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 243 (88.36%) WebSphere
2 82 (29.82%) WebSphere Application Server
3 37 (13.45%) WebLogic
4 28 (10.18%) IBM HTTP Server
5 24 (8.73%) Apache
5 24 (8.73%) IIS
6 20 (7.27%) JBoss
7 18 (6.55%) WebSphere Portal
8 15 (5.45%) WebSphere Process Server
9 14 (5.09%) Confluence
9 14 (5.09%) Tomcat
10 12 (4.36%) iPlanet
10 12 (4.36%) MQSeries
11 10 (3.64%) Oracle Workflow
12 8 (2.91%) PowerExchange
13 7 (2.55%) Mule
14 5 (1.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 4 (1.45%) CICS
15 4 (1.45%) FileNet
16 3 (1.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (4.36%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.55%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.73%) MS Office
4 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (5.82%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.36%) Documaker
2 1 (0.36%) Eikon
2 1 (0.36%) Exstream
2 1 (0.36%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP hybris
2 1 (0.36%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.36%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.73%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.45%) OpenShift
3 3 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.73%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (18.91%) SSL
2 42 (15.27%) HTTP
3 21 (7.64%) DNS
4 17 (6.18%) FTP
4 17 (6.18%) TCP/IP
5 11 (4.00%) Firewall
6 9 (3.27%) LDAP
7 8 (2.91%) Network Security
7 8 (2.91%) SMTP
7 8 (2.91%) SNMP
8 7 (2.55%) HTTPS
8 7 (2.55%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (2.18%) WinSCP
10 3 (1.09%) Internet
10 3 (1.09%) Intranet
10 3 (1.09%) NAS
11 2 (0.73%) SAN
12 1 (0.36%) AMQP
12 1 (0.36%) LAN
12 1 (0.36%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (18.55%) DB2
2 22 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 14 (5.09%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.91%) PowerCenter
5 7 (2.55%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.18%) ObjectStore
7 5 (1.82%) Big Data
8 4 (1.45%) MySQL
8 4 (1.45%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.09%) Hazelcast
9 3 (1.09%) MS Access
9 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.09%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.09%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.36%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (9.09%) JIRA
2 22 (8.00%) JUnit
2 22 (8.00%) Maven
3 21 (7.64%) Ant
3 21 (7.64%) Jenkins
4 19 (6.91%) Cucumber
5 14 (5.09%) jMock
6 13 (4.73%) Selenium
7 12 (4.36%) Hudson
8 11 (4.00%) Git (software)
9 9 (3.27%) Eclipse
9 9 (3.27%) Gradle
9 9 (3.27%) SoapUI
10 8 (2.91%) JMeter
10 8 (2.91%) Subversion
10 8 (2.91%) WebDriver
11 7 (2.55%) Introscope
12 5 (1.82%) EasyMock
12 5 (1.82%) Mockito
12 5 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 97 (35.27%) Finance
2 47 (17.09%) Banking
3 13 (4.73%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.55%) Back Office
4 7 (2.55%) Retail
5 5 (1.82%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.45%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.09%) Wholesale Banking
8 2 (0.73%) Front Office
9 1 (0.36%) Billing
9 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Legal
9 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 90 (32.73%) Developer
2 34 (12.36%) Consultant
3 33 (12.00%) Administrator
3 33 (12.00%) Java Developer
4 30 (10.91%) Architect
5 23 (8.36%) Analyst
6 20 (7.27%) WebSphere Administrator
6 20 (7.27%) WebSphere Consultant
7 16 (5.82%) WebSphere Developer
8 14 (5.09%) Designer
8 14 (5.09%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
9 13 (4.73%) Applications Consultant
10 12 (4.36%) WebSphere Architect
11 11 (4.00%) Applications Support
12 10 (3.64%) Cloud Engineer
12 10 (3.64%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.64%) Middleware Developer
12 10 (3.64%) Senior Developer
12 10 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (3.27%) WebSphere Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (30.91%) IBM Integration Bus
2 80 (29.09%) Middleware
3 58 (21.09%) Web Services
4 42 (15.27%) XML
5 38 (13.82%) JMS
6 34 (12.36%) J2EE
7 33 (12.00%) SOAP
8 32 (11.64%) REST
9 27 (9.82%) Spring
10 23 (8.36%) Hibernate
11 19 (6.91%) Java EE
12 18 (6.55%) XSD
13 16 (5.82%) XSLT
14 14 (5.09%) Ajax
15 13 (4.73%) JSON
16 11 (4.00%) Software Packaging
17 9 (3.27%) XML Schema
18 8 (2.91%) .NET
18 8 (2.91%) HTML
18 8 (2.91%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 64 (23.27%) DataPower
2 41 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (8.73%) Clustering
4 17 (6.18%) Mainframe
5 16 (5.82%) Computer Science
6 14 (5.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (4.73%) Derivative
8 10 (3.64%) Equities
8 10 (3.64%) Fixed Income
9 7 (2.55%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (2.18%) Informatics
10 6 (2.18%) iSeries
11 5 (1.82%) Credit Derivative
12 4 (1.45%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.45%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.45%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.45%) Private Cloud
13 3 (1.09%) AS400
13 3 (1.09%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 122 (44.36%) Linux
2 99 (36.00%) Unix
3 91 (33.09%) AIX
4 53 (19.27%) Windows
5 39 (14.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (13.82%) Solaris
7 17 (6.18%) zOS
8 10 (3.64%) SUSE
9 8 (2.91%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (2.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.45%) Windows Server
11 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.36%) HPUX
12 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (12.00%) OO
3 32 (11.64%) SOA
4 24 (8.73%) Migration
5 23 (8.36%) TDD
6 22 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 20 (7.27%) ITIL
8 18 (6.55%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (6.55%) Workflow
9 17 (6.18%) ETL
10 16 (5.82%) Unit Testing
11 15 (5.45%) DevOps
12 14 (5.09%) Change Management
12 14 (5.09%) Domain-Driven Design
13 13 (4.73%) BDD
13 13 (4.73%) Continuous Delivery
13 13 (4.73%) EAI
14 12 (4.36%) Multithreading
15 11 (4.00%) Load Balancing
15 11 (4.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 96 (34.91%) Java
2 56 (20.36%) SQL
3 50 (18.18%) Shell Script
4 37 (13.45%) Bash Shell
5 28 (10.18%) Python
6 27 (9.82%) Perl
7 16 (5.82%) C++
7 16 (5.82%) Korn
8 15 (5.45%) JavaScript
8 15 (5.45%) PL/SQL
9 14 (5.09%) Jython
10 11 (4.00%) C
11 10 (3.64%) C#
12 8 (2.91%) Groovy
13 6 (2.18%) XPath
14 5 (1.82%) COBOL
15 4 (1.45%) AWK
15 4 (1.45%) sed
16 3 (1.09%) Scala
16 3 (1.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (7.64%) Degree
2 12 (4.36%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.91%) ISEB
3 8 (2.91%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.18%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.09%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.73%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.73%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.91%) Data Quality
1 8 (2.91%) QA
2 3 (1.09%) ISO15022
2 3 (1.09%) ISO20022
3 2 (0.73%) SLA
4 1 (0.36%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (2.55%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.45%) Docker
3 4 (1.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (1.09%) PowerHA
4 3 (1.09%) vCloud
5 2 (0.73%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.73%) Samba
5 2 (0.73%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.36%) KVM
6 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (6.18%) Tivoli
2 15 (5.45%) Puppet
3 13 (4.73%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (3.64%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 8 (2.91%) Control-M
6 6 (2.18%) CA Wily
7 5 (1.82%) Netcool
7 5 (1.82%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 4 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (1.09%) DameWare
9 3 (1.09%) Nagios
9 3 (1.09%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.73%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.73%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.36%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.36%) OMEGAMON
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 153 (55.64%) IBM
2 83 (30.18%) Oracle
3 29 (10.55%) Red Hat
4 26 (9.45%) Informatica
5 18 (6.55%) Microsoft
6 16 (5.82%) HP
7 15 (5.45%) webMethods
8 13 (4.73%) Ab Initio
8 13 (4.73%) Axway
8 13 (4.73%) Siebel
9 12 (4.36%) VMware
10 11 (4.00%) Software AG
11 10 (3.64%) Sun
12 7 (2.55%) Atlassian
12 7 (2.55%) Rally
13 6 (2.18%) Google
13 6 (2.18%) SAP
13 6 (2.18%) Sybase
14 4 (1.45%) TIBCO
15 3 (1.09%) Veritas