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 23 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 151 174
Rank change year-on-year -5 +23  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 10 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.30% 0.38% 0.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.80% 1.11% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 16
Median daily rate £463 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.11% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £395 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £600 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £374 £425
% change year-on-year +10.36% -12.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £62.50
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 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 1250 1176 1729
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.88% 34.75% 29.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1019 1007 1404
Median daily rate £500 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +4.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 12
Median hourly rate £24.86 £20.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.30% -17.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £20.00 £187.50
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 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 23 June 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 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 City of London region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 20 (76.92%) WebSphere
2 18 (69.23%) Banking
2 18 (69.23%) Finance
3 16 (61.54%) IBM
4 13 (50.00%) Java
5 12 (46.15%) Oracle
6 11 (42.31%) SQL
6 11 (42.31%) XML
7 10 (38.46%) Investment Banking
8 9 (34.62%) REST
8 9 (34.62%) SOAP
8 9 (34.62%) Linux
8 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
8 9 (34.62%) Shell Script
9 8 (30.77%) Middleware
9 8 (30.77%) JMS
9 8 (30.77%) Spring
10 7 (26.92%) Unix
10 7 (26.92%) J2EE
11 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
11 6 (23.08%) JAXB
11 6 (23.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (23.08%) Hibernate
11 6 (23.08%) UML
11 6 (23.08%) OO
11 6 (23.08%) Tomcat
11 6 (23.08%) ITIL
11 6 (23.08%) CSS
11 6 (23.08%) JSP
11 6 (23.08%) JUnit

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 20 (76.92%) WebSphere
2 6 (23.08%) IIS
2 6 (23.08%) Mule
2 6 (23.08%) Tomcat
2 6 (23.08%) WebLogic
2 6 (23.08%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) AMQP
1 2 (7.69%) Multicast
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) FTP
2 1 (3.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
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%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 18 (69.23%) Banking
1 18 (69.23%) Finance
2 10 (38.46%) Investment Banking
3 2 (7.69%) International Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Developer
1 8 (30.77%) Java Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Senior Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Senior Java Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Applications Support
5 3 (11.54%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Integration Specialist
5 3 (11.54%) Release Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Integration Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Java Middleware Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Middleware Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Middleware Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Release Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (42.31%) XML
2 9 (34.62%) REST
2 9 (34.62%) SOAP
3 8 (30.77%) JMS
3 8 (30.77%) Middleware
3 8 (30.77%) Spring
4 7 (26.92%) J2EE
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%) IBM Integration Bus
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%) Spring Boot
6 3 (11.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Data Structures
1 6 (23.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Equities
3 1 (3.85%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Linux
2 7 (26.92%) Unix
3 5 (19.23%) Windows
4 3 (11.54%) Solaris
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) 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%) ITIL
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%) Change Management
2 4 (15.38%) System Testing
3 3 (11.54%) SDLC
3 3 (11.54%) SOA
4 2 (7.69%) Low Latency
5 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.85%) Coaching
5 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.85%) Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) Java
2 11 (42.31%) SQL
3 9 (34.62%) Shell Script
4 6 (23.08%) Bash Shell
4 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 6 (23.08%) PL/SQL
5 3 (11.54%) Perl
5 3 (11.54%) XPath
6 2 (7.69%) C
6 2 (7.69%) C++
6 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 2 (7.69%) VB
7 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) IBM
2 12 (46.15%) Oracle
3 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.69%) Informatica
4 2 (7.69%) Serena
4 2 (7.69%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) Remedy
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