Period
to 27 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 27 May 2018 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)
UK > England
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 671 573 584
Rank change year-on-year -98 +11 -57
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 181 247 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.59% 0.91% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 151 178
England median daily rate £475 £495 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.04% +15.45% -1.44%
10th Percentile £359 £363 £318
90th Percentile £613 £625 £614
UK median daily rate £475 £495 £428
% change year-on-year -4.04% +15.79% -1.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
England median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00

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 England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30,620 27,054 28,126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.25% 32.15% 28.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,757 18,786 19,847
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 334 405
England median hourly rate £42.27 £41.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £17.35 £18.75 £14.50
90th Percentile £61.00 £53.93 £57.00
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.38 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.67% +7.68% +7.14%

WebSphere MQ
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WebSphere MQ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere MQ in England

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere MQ in England

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ in England over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere MQ in England

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere MQ in England

WebSphere MQ
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ within the England region over the 6 months to 27 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -100 96 £513 -2.38% 15
South East -32 36 £463 -3.65% 2
North of England -12 23 £465 +24.00% 4
Midlands -2 21 £388 - 4
West Midlands -7 17 £390 +0.65% 1
North East +15 12 £465 +47.62%
North West -22 7 £338 -10.00% 2
East of England -8 5 £525 +27.27% 1
Yorkshire -12 4 £505 -8.18% 2
East Midlands -2 3 £225 -40.00% 3
WebSphere MQ
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere MQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 153 (84.53%) WebSphere
2 102 (56.35%) Java
2 102 (56.35%) IBM
3 67 (37.02%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (34.25%) Finance
4 62 (34.25%) Banking
4 62 (34.25%) Linux
5 59 (32.60%) Web Services
6 55 (30.39%) Oracle
7 54 (29.83%) IBM Integration Bus
8 52 (28.73%) SQL
9 48 (26.52%) REST
10 44 (24.31%) Unix
11 41 (22.65%) WebSphere Application Server
12 40 (22.10%) Middleware
13 39 (21.55%) XML
14 32 (17.68%) Tomcat
14 32 (17.68%) Hibernate
15 30 (16.57%) Spring
16 29 (16.02%) SQL Server
17 28 (15.47%) SOAP
17 28 (15.47%) DevOps
18 27 (14.92%) DataPower
19 25 (13.81%) Windows
20 23 (12.71%) Scrum
20 23 (12.71%) JMS
20 23 (12.71%) Perl
20 23 (12.71%) SOA
20 23 (12.71%) HTTP
21 22 (12.15%) Shell Script

WebSphere MQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 153 (84.53%) WebSphere
2 41 (22.65%) WebSphere Application Server
3 32 (17.68%) Tomcat
4 17 (9.39%) Apache
4 17 (9.39%) WebLogic
5 15 (8.29%) JBoss
6 10 (5.52%) GemFire
6 10 (5.52%) IIS
7 7 (3.87%) IBM HTTP Server
8 6 (3.31%) Apache Spark
8 6 (3.31%) FileNet
8 6 (3.31%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (2.76%) Confluence
9 5 (2.76%) GlassFish
9 5 (2.76%) MQSeries
10 4 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.66%) CICS
11 3 (1.66%) Mule
11 3 (1.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (1.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (6.63%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.10%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.55%) Summit
3 1 (0.55%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.63%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.66%) IaaS
3 3 (1.66%) PaaS
4 1 (0.55%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.71%) HTTP
2 13 (7.18%) SSL
3 12 (6.63%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.31%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (3.31%) Network Security
5 5 (2.76%) DNS
6 4 (2.21%) Firewall
7 3 (1.66%) Internet
7 3 (1.66%) SMTP
8 2 (1.10%) FTP
8 2 (1.10%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.10%) LAN
8 2 (1.10%) SMS
8 2 (1.10%) SNMP
8 2 (1.10%) WAN
9 1 (0.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (16.02%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.94%) Oracle Database
3 14 (7.73%) Relational Database
4 10 (5.52%) RDBMS
5 9 (4.97%) DB2
6 8 (4.42%) Blockchain
7 7 (3.87%) Big Data
8 6 (3.31%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (3.31%) Hadoop
8 6 (3.31%) MongoDB
9 4 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.66%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (1.10%) MySQL
11 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.55%) Informix
12 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (9.94%) Jenkins
2 13 (7.18%) Cucumber
3 11 (6.08%) JIRA
4 10 (5.52%) Mockito
5 9 (4.97%) Maven
6 8 (4.42%) SoapUI
6 8 (4.42%) TeamCity
7 7 (3.87%) Eclipse
7 7 (3.87%) Git (software)
8 6 (3.31%) HP UFT
8 6 (3.31%) MSBuild
8 6 (3.31%) Selenium
9 5 (2.76%) NUnit
9 5 (2.76%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (2.76%) Subversion
10 3 (1.66%) JUnit
10 3 (1.66%) Toad
10 3 (1.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (1.66%) WebStorm
11 1 (0.55%) Bitbucket
General
1 62 (34.25%) Banking
1 62 (34.25%) Finance
2 7 (3.87%) Investment Banking
3 6 (3.31%) Retail
4 5 (2.76%) Front Office
5 2 (1.10%) Back Office
5 2 (1.10%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.55%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (34.81%) Developer
2 28 (15.47%) Java Developer
3 24 (13.26%) Analyst
4 19 (10.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 18 (9.94%) Senior Developer
6 17 (9.39%) Applications Support
6 17 (9.39%) Senior Java Developer
7 16 (8.84%) Integration Specialist
8 15 (8.29%) Architect
8 15 (8.29%) Support Analyst
9 12 (6.63%) Applications Support Analyst
10 8 (4.42%) Administrator
10 8 (4.42%) Financial Analyst
10 8 (4.42%) SQL Analyst
11 6 (3.31%) Automation Test Analyst
11 6 (3.31%) QA Automation Analyst
11 6 (3.31%) Senior DevOps
11 6 (3.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 6 (3.31%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (3.31%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (32.60%) Web Services
2 54 (29.83%) IBM Integration Bus
3 48 (26.52%) REST
4 40 (22.10%) Middleware
5 39 (21.55%) XML
6 32 (17.68%) Hibernate
7 30 (16.57%) Spring
8 28 (15.47%) SOAP
9 23 (12.71%) JMS
10 16 (8.84%) .NET
10 16 (8.84%) AngularJS
10 16 (8.84%) RESTful
11 15 (8.29%) JDBC
12 14 (7.73%) J2EE
12 14 (7.73%) MSMQ
13 13 (7.18%) HTML
14 11 (6.08%) JSP
15 10 (5.52%) Ajax
15 10 (5.52%) JPA
15 10 (5.52%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.92%) DataPower
2 19 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.73%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.87%) Private Cloud
5 6 (3.31%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.31%) Online Banking
5 6 (3.31%) SWIFT
6 5 (2.76%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.21%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.66%) Clustering
8 3 (1.66%) Equities
8 3 (1.66%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.66%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (1.66%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.10%) Derivative
9 2 (1.10%) iSeries
9 2 (1.10%) IVR
9 2 (1.10%) Tandem
10 1 (0.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 62 (34.25%) Linux
2 44 (24.31%) Unix
3 25 (13.81%) Windows
4 19 (10.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (7.18%) AIX
6 11 (6.08%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.76%) Solaris
8 1 (0.55%) SUSE
8 1 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.55%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (37.02%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (15.47%) DevOps
3 23 (12.71%) Scrum
3 23 (12.71%) SOA
4 22 (12.15%) SDLC
5 16 (8.84%) Configuration Management
5 16 (8.84%) Unit Testing
6 15 (8.29%) Change Management
6 15 (8.29%) OO
6 15 (8.29%) TDD
7 14 (7.73%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (7.73%) ITIL
8 13 (7.18%) Test Automation
9 12 (6.63%) CRM
9 12 (6.63%) System Testing
10 10 (5.52%) Integration Testing
10 10 (5.52%) OWASP
11 9 (4.97%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (4.97%) Waterfall
12 8 (4.42%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 102 (56.35%) Java
2 52 (28.73%) SQL
3 23 (12.71%) Perl
4 22 (12.15%) Shell Script
5 21 (11.60%) Python
5 21 (11.60%) XPath
6 13 (7.18%) PowerShell
7 10 (5.52%) Java 8
8 9 (4.97%) C++
9 8 (4.42%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.87%) C#
10 7 (3.87%) JavaScript
11 6 (3.31%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.66%) Ruby
13 2 (1.10%) C++/CLI
13 2 (1.10%) Jython
13 2 (1.10%) Tcl
14 1 (0.55%) ActionScript 2.0
14 1 (0.55%) ActionScript 3.0
14 1 (0.55%) Natural
Qualifications
1 10 (5.52%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.42%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.87%) Degree
4 3 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.66%) OCPJP
4 3 (1.66%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.55%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.50%) QA
2 6 (3.31%) MiFID
3 4 (2.21%) PSD2
4 2 (1.10%) SEPA
5 1 (0.55%) COBIT
5 1 (0.55%) EMIR
5 1 (0.55%) RosettaNet
5 1 (0.55%) SLA
5 1 (0.55%) TARGET2
System Software
1 4 (2.21%) OpenAM
2 2 (1.10%) Docker
3 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (8.84%) Puppet
2 12 (6.63%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.87%) Ansible
4 6 (3.31%) Forum Sentry
4 6 (3.31%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 5 (2.76%) Tivoli
6 4 (2.21%) Control-M
6 4 (2.21%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
7 2 (1.10%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.55%) Automic
8 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 102 (56.35%) IBM
2 55 (30.39%) Oracle
3 19 (10.50%) Red Hat
4 13 (7.18%) Microsoft
5 12 (6.63%) Axway
5 12 (6.63%) Informatica
5 12 (6.63%) Siebel
6 10 (5.52%) HP
6 10 (5.52%) Sun
7 5 (2.76%) AppDynamics
7 5 (2.76%) CA
7 5 (2.76%) Dynatrace
7 5 (2.76%) MuleSoft
7 5 (2.76%) New Relic
8 4 (2.21%) ForgeRock
8 4 (2.21%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.66%) Apple
9 3 (1.66%) Bloomberg
9 3 (1.66%) Perforce
9 3 (1.66%) VMware