The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
London / City of London
Rank 138 136 172
Rank change year-on-year -2 +36  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 16 22 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.53% 0.66% 0.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.53% 2.02% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 14
Median daily rate £575 £525 £556
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% -5.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £635 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +2.94% +0.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1049 1091 1530
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 35.04% 32.79% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 918 1224
Median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +100.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

WebSphere MQ
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere MQ in the City of London

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere MQ in the City of London

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere MQ in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere MQ in the City of London

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 City of London region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 20 (76.92%) WebSphere
2 19 (73.08%) Finance
3 13 (50.00%) Banking
3 13 (50.00%) Java
4 12 (46.15%) XML
4 12 (46.15%) IBM
5 11 (42.31%) SQL
5 11 (42.31%) Oracle
6 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
6 10 (38.46%) Linux
6 10 (38.46%) Unix
6 10 (38.46%) Shell Script
7 9 (34.62%) Investment Banking
7 9 (34.62%) IBM Integration Bus
8 8 (30.77%) SOAP
9 7 (26.92%) J2EE
9 7 (26.92%) Windows
9 7 (26.92%) JMS
9 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
9 7 (26.92%) Spring
10 6 (23.08%) Hibernate
10 6 (23.08%) Maven
10 6 (23.08%) ActiveMQ
10 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (23.08%) TDD
10 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing
10 6 (23.08%) Selenium
10 6 (23.08%) JSON
10 6 (23.08%) JIRA
10 6 (23.08%) Java EE

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 20 (76.92%) WebSphere
2 6 (23.08%) Mule
2 6 (23.08%) Tomcat
2 6 (23.08%) WebLogic
3 3 (11.54%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (7.69%) IIS
4 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Project
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) FTP
1 3 (11.54%) NAS
2 2 (7.69%) AMQP
2 2 (7.69%) Multicast
2 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) HTTP
3 1 (3.85%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.85%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
1 6 (23.08%) EasyMock
1 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
1 6 (23.08%) JIRA
1 6 (23.08%) JUnit
1 6 (23.08%) Maven
1 6 (23.08%) Mockito
1 6 (23.08%) Selenium
2 2 (7.69%) Subversion
2 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 19 (73.08%) Finance
2 13 (50.00%) Banking
3 9 (34.62%) Investment Banking
4 3 (11.54%) Financial Institution
4 3 (11.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) Java Developer
3 6 (23.08%) Senior Developer
3 6 (23.08%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Middleware Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Integration Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Middleware Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Release Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Release Manager
6 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Developer
6 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Specialist
7 1 (3.85%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) XML
2 9 (34.62%) IBM Integration Bus
3 8 (30.77%) SOAP
4 7 (26.92%) J2EE
4 7 (26.92%) JMS
4 7 (26.92%) Spring
5 6 (23.08%) ActiveMQ
5 6 (23.08%) Apache Camel
5 6 (23.08%) CSS
5 6 (23.08%) Hibernate
5 6 (23.08%) HTML
5 6 (23.08%) Java EE
5 6 (23.08%) JAXB
5 6 (23.08%) JPA
5 6 (23.08%) JSON
5 6 (23.08%) JSP
5 6 (23.08%) Middleware
5 6 (23.08%) REST
5 6 (23.08%) Spring Boot
6 3 (11.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Data Structures
1 6 (23.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (11.54%) Equities
2 3 (11.54%) Fixed Income
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Clustering
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Linux
1 10 (38.46%) Unix
2 7 (26.92%) Windows
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 3 (11.54%) Solaris
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (23.08%) BDD
1 6 (23.08%) Concurrent Programming
1 6 (23.08%) Microservices
1 6 (23.08%) Multithreading
1 6 (23.08%) OO
1 6 (23.08%) TDD
1 6 (23.08%) UML
1 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing
2 4 (15.38%) Asset Management
2 4 (15.38%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (11.54%) Change Management
3 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
3 3 (11.54%) System Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Low Latency
4 2 (7.69%) SDLC
5 1 (3.85%) Coaching
5 1 (3.85%) IT Strategy
5 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) Java
2 11 (42.31%) SQL
3 10 (38.46%) Shell Script
4 6 (23.08%) Bash Shell
4 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 6 (23.08%) Perl
4 6 (23.08%) PL/SQL
5 2 (7.69%) C
5 2 (7.69%) C++
5 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.69%) VB
6 1 (3.85%) Python
6 1 (3.85%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) IBM
2 11 (42.31%) Oracle
3 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 4 (15.38%) Serena
5 3 (11.54%) HP
6 2 (7.69%) Informatica
6 2 (7.69%) TIBCO
7 1 (3.85%) Remedy
7 1 (3.85%) Temenos