The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 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)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 90 90
Rank change year-on-year -11 0  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 1 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.065% 0.26% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 1.10% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £350 - £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £374 £425
% change year-on-year +10.36% -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 the East Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 486 364 426
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 31.58% 23.99% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 233 271
Median daily rate £375 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 £35.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.86% +138.33%  
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 East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 East Midlands

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere MQ in the East Midlands

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere MQ in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 5 (83.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (50.00%) REST
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Servlets
2 3 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (50.00%) UML
2 3 (50.00%) JMS
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (33.33%) J2SE
3 2 (33.33%) HTTP
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Maven
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (16.67%) Kony
4 1 (16.67%) SOLID
4 1 (16.67%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) Java EE
4 1 (16.67%) Dojo
4 1 (16.67%) Spring Web Flow
4 1 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) GlassFish

WebSphere MQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 5 (83.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (16.67%) Apache
3 1 (16.67%) GlassFish
3 1 (16.67%) JBoss
3 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (16.67%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (16.67%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) Intranet
2 1 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Maven
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) JMS
1 3 (50.00%) REST
1 3 (50.00%) Servlets
1 3 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) J2SE
3 1 (16.67%) Ajax
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) Dojo
3 1 (16.67%) EJB
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) J2EE
3 1 (16.67%) Java EE
3 1 (16.67%) JPA
3 1 (16.67%) JSP
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) Struts
3 1 (16.67%) Struts2
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) DataPower
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) AOP
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (16.67%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Kony
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Sybase