The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for WebSphere MQ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere MQ over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.63% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.83% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £374 £425
% change year-on-year +12.04% -12.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.80

WebSphere MQ is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 218 274 254
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 34.22% 29.56% 26.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 214 180
Median daily rate £438 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +10.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £570 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 10
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.78 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.99% +28.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.78 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £32.50 £33.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

WebSphere MQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing WebSphere MQ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere MQ in Cheshire

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere MQ in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 across the Cheshire region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 4 (80.00%) WebLogic
1 4 (80.00%) Unix
1 4 (80.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (60.00%) Clustering
2 3 (60.00%) WebLogic Portal
2 3 (60.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) iSeries
3 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (40.00%) Puppet
3 2 (40.00%) DB2
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) JBoss
3 2 (40.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (40.00%) Middleware
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) JPA
4 1 (20.00%) DataPower
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Java EE
4 1 (20.00%) Dojo
4 1 (20.00%) Spring Web Flow
4 1 (20.00%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (20.00%) YUI
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) GlassFish

WebSphere MQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 4 (80.00%) WebLogic
1 4 (80.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (60.00%) WebLogic Portal
2 3 (60.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (40.00%) JBoss
3 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (20.00%) Apache
4 1 (20.00%) GlassFish
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (20.00%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (20.00%) Hudson
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (20.00%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) Ajax
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) Dojo
2 1 (20.00%) EJB
2 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE
2 1 (20.00%) Java EE
2 1 (20.00%) JMS
2 1 (20.00%) JPA
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) JSF
2 1 (20.00%) JSP
2 1 (20.00%) JTA
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) Spring Web Flow
2 1 (20.00%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
2 2 (40.00%) iSeries
3 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (20.00%) DataPower
3 1 (20.00%) Derivative
3 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (40.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) AOP
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) BPEL
2 1 (20.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) SOLID
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Google
2 1 (20.00%) Kony
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) Sybase
2 1 (20.00%) Yahoo!