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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 490 458 447
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -11
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 159 178 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.32% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.04% 1.15% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 83 92
Median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £306 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £537 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-9.41% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
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
15281 15440 15028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.48% 27.52% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10779 10321 9819
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 219 215
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.90 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.01% +8.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £18.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.85 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -8 148 £425 - 16
London +1 86 £525 +23.52% 10
South East +7 29 £368 -16.00% 6
City of London +43 14 £420 -6.66% 2
Yorkshire +18 11 £525 +31.25%
Buckinghamshire +16 10 - - 1
Scotland -9 9 £350 -17.64%
Hampshire +14 8 £413 +3.12% 2
North West -4 8 £360 -4.00%
Milton Keynes +10 7 - - 1
Manchester - 7 £360 -
East Sussex - 7 £350 - 1
South West +6 6 £413 -14.94%
Glasgow +6 6 £300 -29.41%
Sheffield - 6 £550 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £550 -
Bromley -5 5 £560 -
Farnborough - 5 £500 -
East Midlands -2 4 - -
North East -60 4 £325 +15.04%
Tyne and Wear -64 4 £325 +15.04%
West Yorkshire - 4 £400 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £413 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -61 3 £335 +18.67%
West Sussex - 3 £310 -
Burgess Hill - 3 £310 -
Halifax - 2 £400 -
Leeds - 2 £425 -
Cheltenham - 2 £413 -
Gloucester - 2 - -

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 257 (88.62%) WebSphere
2 155 (53.45%) IBM
3 141 (48.62%) Linux
4 114 (39.31%) Finance
5 112 (38.62%) Java
6 95 (32.76%) IBM Integration Bus
7 87 (30.00%) AIX
8 86 (29.66%) Unix
9 82 (28.28%) Oracle
10 79 (27.24%) WebSphere Application Server
11 76 (26.21%) Middleware
12 73 (25.17%) Agile Software Development
13 69 (23.79%) Web Services
14 66 (22.76%) Windows
15 63 (21.72%) DataPower
16 61 (21.03%) SQL
17 50 (17.24%) DB2
18 48 (16.55%) JMS
18 48 (16.55%) Banking
19 47 (16.21%) XML
20 46 (15.86%) SSL
21 44 (15.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 40 (13.79%) OO
23 39 (13.45%) Shell Script
23 39 (13.45%) REST
24 37 (12.76%) SOA
24 37 (12.76%) Solaris
25 36 (12.41%) Python
25 36 (12.41%) SOAP
26 35 (12.07%) HTTP

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
1 257 (88.62%) WebSphere
2 79 (27.24%) WebSphere Application Server
3 30 (10.34%) WebLogic
4 29 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 29 (10.00%) IIS
5 19 (6.55%) Confluence
5 19 (6.55%) WebSphere Portal
6 18 (6.21%) Apache
7 16 (5.52%) WebSphere Process Server
8 13 (4.48%) JBoss
9 11 (3.79%) iPlanet
9 11 (3.79%) MQSeries
10 10 (3.45%) CICS
10 10 (3.45%) Tomcat
11 9 (3.10%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (2.41%) FileNet
13 6 (2.07%) PowerExchange
13 6 (2.07%) SharePoint
14 5 (1.72%) Mule
14 5 (1.72%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 11 (3.79%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.69%) MS Office
4 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (6.55%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 6 (2.07%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (1.03%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.69%) Exstream
4 2 (0.69%) Staffware
5 1 (0.34%) Documaker
5 1 (0.34%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.34%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.34%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.34%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.34%) Movex
5 1 (0.34%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.34%) SAP hybris
5 1 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.34%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.38%) OpenShift
3 3 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.34%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (15.86%) SSL
2 35 (12.07%) HTTP
3 20 (6.90%) FTP
4 17 (5.86%) DNS
5 11 (3.79%) TCP/IP
6 10 (3.45%) Firewall
6 10 (3.45%) LDAP
7 8 (2.76%) Network Security
8 7 (2.41%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (1.72%) WinSCP
10 4 (1.38%) HTTPS
10 4 (1.38%) NAS
10 4 (1.38%) SMTP
10 4 (1.38%) SNMP
11 2 (0.69%) Internet
11 2 (0.69%) Intranet
11 2 (0.69%) SAN
12 1 (0.34%) LAN
12 1 (0.34%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (17.24%) DB2
2 28 (9.66%) SQL Server
3 14 (4.83%) ObjectStore
4 12 (4.14%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (2.07%) PowerCenter
6 6 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.72%) MySQL
7 5 (1.72%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.38%) Hazelcast
8 4 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.03%) IBM InfoSphere
9 3 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.03%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.69%) MS Access
10 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (10.34%) JIRA
2 28 (9.66%) JUnit
3 27 (9.31%) Cucumber
4 24 (8.28%) Ant
5 23 (7.93%) Maven
6 21 (7.24%) Jenkins
7 20 (6.90%) jMock
8 18 (6.21%) Selenium
9 16 (5.52%) SoapUI
10 13 (4.48%) Gradle
10 13 (4.48%) Hudson
10 13 (4.48%) JMeter
10 13 (4.48%) WebDriver
11 10 (3.45%) Git (software)
11 10 (3.45%) Subversion
12 5 (1.72%) EasyMock
12 5 (1.72%) Introscope
12 5 (1.72%) Mockito
12 5 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 114 (39.31%) Finance
2 48 (16.55%) Banking
3 15 (5.17%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.79%) Retail
5 8 (2.76%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.41%) Back Office
7 4 (1.38%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.38%) Wholesale Banking
8 3 (1.03%) Front Office
9 2 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.34%) Billing
10 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 101 (34.83%) Developer
2 36 (12.41%) Administrator
3 34 (11.72%) Java Developer
4 32 (11.03%) Architect
5 29 (10.00%) Consultant
6 28 (9.66%) Analyst
7 24 (8.28%) WebSphere Developer
8 22 (7.59%) WebSphere Administrator
9 18 (6.21%) WebSphere Consultant
10 17 (5.86%) Middleware Developer
10 17 (5.86%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
11 14 (4.83%) C++ Developer
11 14 (4.83%) Python Developer
11 14 (4.83%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
12 13 (4.48%) Applications Consultant
12 13 (4.48%) Designer
12 13 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (4.14%) Analyst Developer
14 11 (3.79%) QA Engineer
14 11 (3.79%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (32.76%) IBM Integration Bus
2 76 (26.21%) Middleware
3 69 (23.79%) Web Services
4 48 (16.55%) JMS
5 47 (16.21%) XML
6 39 (13.45%) REST
7 36 (12.41%) SOAP
8 34 (11.72%) J2EE
9 33 (11.38%) Spring
10 30 (10.34%) Hibernate
11 29 (10.00%) Java EE
12 20 (6.90%) Ajax
13 15 (5.17%) XSD
13 15 (5.17%) XSLT
14 14 (4.83%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 14 (4.83%) Django
14 14 (4.83%) STL
14 14 (4.83%) Twisted
14 14 (4.83%) ZeroMQ
15 12 (4.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 63 (21.72%) DataPower
2 35 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (8.97%) Clustering
4 21 (7.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 17 (5.86%) Computer Science
6 15 (5.17%) Mainframe
7 12 (4.14%) Equities
8 11 (3.79%) Derivative
9 10 (3.45%) Fixed Income
10 7 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (2.41%) Replication
11 6 (2.07%) Informatics
11 6 (2.07%) iSeries
12 5 (1.72%) Data Centre
12 5 (1.72%) IBM Mainframe
12 5 (1.72%) SWIFT
13 4 (1.38%) Private Cloud
13 4 (1.38%) Virtual Team
14 3 (1.03%) FMCG
14 3 (1.03%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 141 (48.62%) Linux
2 87 (30.00%) AIX
3 86 (29.66%) Unix
4 66 (22.76%) Windows
5 44 (15.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (12.76%) Solaris
7 22 (7.59%) zOS
8 14 (4.83%) SUSE
9 8 (2.76%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (2.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 6 (2.07%) Windows Server
11 4 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.34%) HPUX
13 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (25.17%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (13.79%) OO
3 37 (12.76%) SOA
4 29 (10.00%) TDD
5 27 (9.31%) Continuous Improvement
6 22 (7.59%) Migration
6 22 (7.59%) Unit Testing
7 20 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (6.90%) Domain-Driven Design
8 19 (6.55%) ITIL
9 18 (6.21%) BDD
9 18 (6.21%) DevOps
9 18 (6.21%) ETL
9 18 (6.21%) Multithreading
10 16 (5.52%) Workflow
11 15 (5.17%) Change Management
11 15 (5.17%) System Integration Testing
12 14 (4.83%) High Availability
12 14 (4.83%) Integration Testing
12 14 (4.83%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 112 (38.62%) Java
2 61 (21.03%) SQL
3 39 (13.45%) Shell Script
4 36 (12.41%) Python
5 33 (11.38%) Bash Shell
5 33 (11.38%) Perl
6 23 (7.93%) C++
7 15 (5.17%) JavaScript
8 14 (4.83%) Jython
9 13 (4.48%) Groovy
9 13 (4.48%) PL/SQL
10 12 (4.14%) C#
11 11 (3.79%) Korn
12 10 (3.45%) C
13 6 (2.07%) XPath
14 5 (1.72%) COBOL
15 3 (1.03%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.69%) Scala
16 2 (0.69%) VBScript
17 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (8.97%) Degree
2 15 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.48%) ISEB
3 13 (4.48%) ISTQB
4 10 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.03%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.03%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.52%) QA
2 6 (2.07%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.03%) ISO15022
3 3 (1.03%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.45%) Docker
3 6 (2.07%) PowerHA
4 4 (1.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 3 (1.03%) vCloud
6 2 (0.69%) Samba
6 2 (0.69%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.34%) KVM
7 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (7.24%) Puppet
2 14 (4.83%) Tivoli
3 13 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (3.10%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 7 (2.41%) CA Wily
6 6 (2.07%) Control-M
7 5 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (1.72%) Netcool
7 5 (1.72%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 3 (1.03%) Nagios
9 2 (0.69%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.69%) DameWare
9 2 (0.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.69%) ServiceCenter
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.34%) SCCM
10 1 (0.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 155 (53.45%) IBM
2 82 (28.28%) Oracle
3 26 (8.97%) Red Hat
4 24 (8.28%) Informatica
5 19 (6.55%) Microsoft
6 16 (5.52%) HP
7 15 (5.17%) webMethods
8 14 (4.83%) VMware
9 13 (4.48%) Axway
9 13 (4.48%) Siebel
10 12 (4.14%) Atlassian
10 12 (4.14%) Rally
10 12 (4.14%) Software AG
11 11 (3.79%) Sun
12 9 (3.10%) SAP
13 8 (2.76%) TIBCO
14 7 (2.41%) Intel
15 6 (2.07%) Google
16 4 (1.38%) Ab Initio
16 4 (1.38%) Citrix
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