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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 481 477 477
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 169 196 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.04% 1.20% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 101 97
Median daily rate £400 £430 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -9.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £435 £450
% change year-on-year
-8.04% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
16252 16367 15677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.72% 28.23% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11254 11273 10177
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 306 180
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £17.33 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £71.00
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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +8 162 £400 -7.94% 18
London -20 57 £425 - 4
Yorkshire +23 25 £500 +17.64% 3
South East +1 25 £370 -17.77% 3
North West +38 23 £400 -7.78% 5
South Yorkshire - 21 £525 - 3
Sheffield - 21 £525 - 3
City of London +12 12 £500 +17.64% 1
South West +23 11 £400 -24.88%
Wiltshire +22 11 £400 -13.97%
Swindon +19 11 £400 -13.97%
Manchester +5 11 £400 -14.89% 4
Hampshire +1 9 £400 -5.32% 1
North East - 9 £310 -
Tyne and Wear - 9 £310 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £310 -
Winchester - 8 £400 -
Buckinghamshire +27 7 £375 -3.22%
Milton Keynes +18 7 £375 -3.22%
Scotland +15 7 £405 -4.70%
East Midlands -8 6 £365 -15.99% 1
Cheshire +15 5 £388 -2.51%
Lancashire - 5 £455 -
East Sussex - 5 £344 - 1
Leicestershire +5 4 £398 -7.55%
Leicester -1 4 £398 -7.55%
West Midlands -21 4 £400 +3.22% 2
Coventry - 4 £400 - 1
Glasgow +11 3 £405 -14.73%
West Yorkshire -3 3 £400 -5.88%

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 298 (90.03%) WebSphere
2 169 (51.06%) IBM
3 136 (41.09%) Linux
4 134 (40.48%) Java
5 129 (38.97%) Finance
6 115 (34.74%) IBM Integration Bus
7 114 (34.44%) Oracle
8 105 (31.72%) Unix
9 96 (29.00%) Middleware
10 90 (27.19%) WebSphere Application Server
11 88 (26.59%) Windows
12 73 (22.05%) SQL
13 67 (20.24%) AIX
14 66 (19.94%) Web Services
15 62 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
16 54 (16.31%) Banking
17 50 (15.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 49 (14.80%) Perl
19 47 (14.20%) DataPower
20 46 (13.90%) JMS
21 45 (13.60%) HTTP
22 44 (13.29%) SSL
23 43 (12.99%) DB2
23 43 (12.99%) Solaris
24 41 (12.39%) XML
24 41 (12.39%) Red Hat
25 40 (12.08%) SOAP
25 40 (12.08%) REST
25 40 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
26 38 (11.48%) OO

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
1 298 (90.03%) WebSphere
2 90 (27.19%) WebSphere Application Server
3 37 (11.18%) WebLogic
4 36 (10.88%) JBoss
5 32 (9.67%) IIS
6 28 (8.46%) IBM HTTP Server
7 25 (7.55%) Confluence
8 19 (5.74%) WebSphere Portal
9 18 (5.44%) CICS
10 17 (5.14%) Apache
11 16 (4.83%) MQSeries
12 12 (3.63%) FileNet
12 12 (3.63%) IBM Transformation Extender
13 11 (3.32%) Tomcat
14 10 (3.02%) Oracle Workflow
15 8 (2.42%) SharePoint
15 8 (2.42%) WebLogic Portal
15 8 (2.42%) WebSphere Process Server
16 5 (1.51%) iPlanet
16 5 (1.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (2.72%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.42%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.11%) MS Project
4 5 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 22 (6.65%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 7 (2.11%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.91%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.60%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.60%) Exstream
4 2 (0.60%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.60%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.60%) SAP MDM
4 2 (0.60%) Staffware
4 2 (0.60%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.30%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.30%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.91%) OpenShift
2 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.30%) GitHub
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (13.60%) HTTP
2 44 (13.29%) SSL
3 25 (7.55%) FTP
4 17 (5.14%) TCP/IP
5 16 (4.83%) LDAP
6 10 (3.02%) Network Security
7 9 (2.72%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (2.11%) DNS
9 6 (1.81%) Firewall
10 5 (1.51%) HTTPS
10 5 (1.51%) WinSCP
11 2 (0.60%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.60%) Internet
11 2 (0.60%) NAS
12 1 (0.30%) DHCP
12 1 (0.30%) DMZ
12 1 (0.30%) Intranet
12 1 (0.30%) PuTTY
12 1 (0.30%) SMTP
12 1 (0.30%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (12.99%) DB2
2 34 (10.27%) SQL Server
3 25 (7.55%) Oracle Database
4 14 (4.23%) ObjectStore
5 12 (3.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (2.72%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.81%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.51%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (1.21%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.91%) Hazelcast
12 3 (0.91%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.91%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.60%) IBM InfoSphere
13 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 26 (7.85%) JIRA
2 24 (7.25%) Hudson
3 23 (6.95%) Jenkins
4 22 (6.65%) Cucumber
4 22 (6.65%) JUnit
5 21 (6.34%) Ant
6 19 (5.74%) jMock
6 19 (5.74%) SoapUI
7 17 (5.14%) JMeter
7 17 (5.14%) Maven
8 15 (4.53%) Gradle
8 15 (4.53%) Selenium
8 15 (4.53%) WebDriver
9 12 (3.63%) Git (software)
10 10 (3.02%) Eclipse
10 10 (3.02%) Subversion
11 8 (2.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 6 (1.81%) Introscope
13 5 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (1.21%) TeamCity
General
1 129 (38.97%) Finance
2 54 (16.31%) Banking
3 12 (3.63%) Retail
4 9 (2.72%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.42%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.81%) Back Office
7 4 (1.21%) Wholesale Banking
8 2 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.60%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.60%) Front Office
9 1 (0.30%) Law
9 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (28.70%) Developer
2 54 (16.31%) Administrator
3 49 (14.80%) Analyst
4 35 (10.57%) Architect
5 33 (9.97%) WebSphere Developer
6 31 (9.37%) WebSphere Administrator
7 29 (8.76%) Java Developer
8 28 (8.46%) Consultant
9 24 (7.25%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
10 23 (6.95%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
11 21 (6.34%) Middleware Developer
12 19 (5.74%) Test Analyst
13 18 (5.44%) DevOps Engineer
14 17 (5.14%) Solutions Architect
14 17 (5.14%) WebSphere Consultant
14 17 (5.14%) WebSphere Specialist
15 15 (4.53%) Analyst Developer
16 14 (4.23%) C++ Developer
16 14 (4.23%) Python Developer
17 13 (3.93%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (34.74%) IBM Integration Bus
2 96 (29.00%) Middleware
3 66 (19.94%) Web Services
4 46 (13.90%) JMS
5 41 (12.39%) XML
6 40 (12.08%) REST
6 40 (12.08%) SOAP
7 31 (9.37%) Spring
8 30 (9.06%) J2EE
9 28 (8.46%) Java EE
10 24 (7.25%) Ajax
10 24 (7.25%) Hibernate
10 24 (7.25%) XSLT
11 18 (5.44%) .NET
12 17 (5.14%) Software Packaging
13 14 (4.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 14 (4.23%) Django
13 14 (4.23%) JDBC
13 14 (4.23%) STL
13 14 (4.23%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 47 (14.20%) DataPower
2 40 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (11.18%) Clustering
4 20 (6.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 18 (5.44%) Computer Science
6 17 (5.14%) iSeries
7 12 (3.63%) Replication
8 10 (3.02%) Mainframe
9 8 (2.42%) Equities
9 8 (2.42%) Fixed Income
10 7 (2.11%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.81%) SWIFT
12 5 (1.51%) Derivative
12 5 (1.51%) User Experience
13 4 (1.21%) Tandem
14 3 (0.91%) Credit Derivative
14 3 (0.91%) Data Centre
15 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
15 2 (0.60%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 136 (41.09%) Linux
2 105 (31.72%) Unix
3 88 (26.59%) Windows
4 67 (20.24%) AIX
5 50 (15.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (12.99%) Solaris
7 25 (7.55%) zOS
8 13 (3.93%) SUSE
9 8 (2.42%) Windows Server
10 4 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.30%) HPUX
13 1 (0.30%) i5/OS
13 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (11.48%) OO
3 30 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (8.76%) SOA
5 26 (7.85%) Continuous Improvement
6 24 (7.25%) DevOps
7 23 (6.95%) TDD
8 22 (6.65%) System Integration Testing
9 20 (6.04%) Domain-Driven Design
9 20 (6.04%) Functional Testing
9 20 (6.04%) Migration
10 18 (5.44%) Configuration Management
10 18 (5.44%) Unit Testing
11 17 (5.14%) High Availability
11 17 (5.14%) Integration Testing
12 16 (4.83%) BDD
13 15 (4.53%) Compatibility Testing
13 15 (4.53%) Multithreading
13 15 (4.53%) Performance Testing
13 15 (4.53%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 134 (40.48%) Java
2 73 (22.05%) SQL
3 49 (14.80%) Perl
4 32 (9.67%) Python
5 25 (7.55%) Shell Script
6 23 (6.95%) Jython
7 18 (5.44%) C++
8 17 (5.14%) Bash Shell
9 15 (4.53%) Groovy
10 13 (3.93%) Korn
11 10 (3.02%) JavaScript
12 9 (2.72%) C#
13 7 (2.11%) PowerShell
13 7 (2.11%) XPath
14 5 (1.51%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.21%) C
16 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.30%) ActionScript
17 1 (0.30%) VB
17 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (9.06%) Degree
2 28 (8.46%) Security Cleared
3 23 (6.95%) SC Cleared
4 20 (6.04%) ISEB
5 15 (4.53%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.91%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.60%) IBM Certification
7 2 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.30%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.04%) QA
2 3 (0.91%) ISO15022
2 3 (0.91%) ISO20022
3 2 (0.60%) SLA
4 1 (0.30%) HL7
4 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (3.93%) Docker
3 9 (2.72%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (1.81%) PowerHA
6 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (9.67%) Puppet
2 21 (6.34%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (3.02%) CA Wily
3 10 (3.02%) Control-M
4 9 (2.72%) SCOM
5 7 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (2.11%) Nagios
5 7 (2.11%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.91%) Ansible
7 2 (0.60%) DameWare
7 2 (0.60%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.60%) SCCM
7 2 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.60%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.30%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 169 (51.06%) IBM
2 114 (34.44%) Oracle
3 41 (12.39%) Red Hat
4 23 (6.95%) Microsoft
4 23 (6.95%) Sun
4 23 (6.95%) VMware
5 22 (6.65%) Informatica
6 21 (6.34%) HP
7 17 (5.14%) Axway
7 17 (5.14%) Siebel
8 16 (4.83%) Atlassian
9 15 (4.53%) Rally
10 12 (3.63%) Intel
11 9 (2.72%) SAP
12 8 (2.42%) Serena
13 7 (2.11%) Intel Security
13 7 (2.11%) TIBCO
14 5 (1.51%) Software AG
14 5 (1.51%) Splunk
14 5 (1.51%) webMethods
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