Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 218 243
Rank change year-on-year -2 +25 +34
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 28 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.39% 0.34% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.04% 0.96% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 17
City of London median daily rate £470 £500 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.00% +5.82% -0.53%
10th Percentile £413 £410 £313
90th Percentile £588 £588 £530
Central London median daily rate £484 £463 £473
% change year-on-year +4.59% -2.12% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
City of London median hourly rate - - £62.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £62.50

WebSphere MQ is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following 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 technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2696 2403 2806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.76% 35.88% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2265 2031 2316
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £464
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.43% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 14
City of London median hourly rate £22.99 £35.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.31% -9.68% +29.17%
10th Percentile £20.28 £19.00 £12.40
90th Percentile £33.75 £56.31 £66.25
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -38.57% -9.68% +29.17%

WebSphere MQ
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing WebSphere MQ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ in the City of London.

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 24 (85.71%) WebSphere
2 23 (82.14%) IBM
3 14 (50.00%) Banking
4 13 (46.43%) IBM Integration Bus
4 13 (46.43%) Middleware
4 13 (46.43%) Finance
5 12 (42.86%) Unix
6 11 (39.29%) Java
7 10 (35.71%) XML
7 10 (35.71%) Linux
8 9 (32.14%) Windows
9 8 (28.57%) Web Services
9 8 (28.57%) MQSeries
9 8 (28.57%) Perl
9 8 (28.57%) C++
9 8 (28.57%) .NET
10 7 (25.00%) Oracle
10 7 (25.00%) HTML
10 7 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (21.43%) XPath
11 6 (21.43%) REST
11 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
11 6 (21.43%) PHP
11 6 (21.43%) SOAP
11 6 (21.43%) JBoss
11 6 (21.43%) Tomcat
11 6 (21.43%) SOA
11 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
12 5 (17.86%) Shell Script
13 3 (10.71%) Degree

WebSphere MQ
Co-occurring 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 24 (85.71%) WebSphere
2 8 (28.57%) MQSeries
3 6 (21.43%) JBoss
3 6 (21.43%) Tomcat
4 2 (7.14%) IIS
4 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (3.57%) CICS
5 1 (3.57%) IBM HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) GitHub
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) SSL
2 1 (3.57%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.14%) Sybase IQ
3 1 (3.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 2 (7.14%) Maven
2 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (50.00%) Banking
2 13 (46.43%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Back Office
4 1 (3.57%) Front Office
4 1 (3.57%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Integration Specialist
2 6 (21.43%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) WebSphere Specialist
4 3 (10.71%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Middleware Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Middleware Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Support Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Technical Support
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Technical Support Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Unix Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Support
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Support Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Unix Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) IBM Integration Bus
1 13 (46.43%) Middleware
2 10 (35.71%) XML
3 8 (28.57%) .NET
3 8 (28.57%) Web Services
4 7 (25.00%) HTML
5 6 (21.43%) REST
5 6 (21.43%) SOAP
6 2 (7.14%) Rendezvous
6 2 (7.14%) XSLT
7 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.57%) HTML5
7 1 (3.57%) LINQ
7 1 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Unix
2 10 (35.71%) Linux
3 9 (32.14%) Windows
4 7 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.57%) AIX
5 1 (3.57%) Solaris
5 1 (3.57%) SUSE
5 1 (3.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) SOA
2 3 (10.71%) ITIL
3 2 (7.14%) Client Onboarding
3 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 2 (7.14%) Migration
3 2 (7.14%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.57%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
4 1 (3.57%) ETRM
4 1 (3.57%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (3.57%) Greeks
4 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) Java
2 8 (28.57%) C++
2 8 (28.57%) Perl
3 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 6 (21.43%) PHP
3 6 (21.43%) XPath
4 5 (17.86%) Shell Script
5 2 (7.14%) SQL
6 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 23 (82.14%) IBM
2 7 (25.00%) Oracle
3 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.14%) Sybase
4 2 (7.14%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.57%) DevExpress
5 1 (3.57%) Intel
5 1 (3.57%) VMware