Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 667 595 607
Rank change year-on-year -72 +12 -28
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 178 237 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.59% 0.84% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 146 122
England median daily rate £435 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.58% +1.76% -9.09%
10th Percentile £327 £309 £307
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% -5.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
England median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £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 30,126 28,284 28,588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.30% 31.79% 29.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,663 19,689 19,987
England median daily rate £475 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £630 £600 £594
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 322 502
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £18.75 £15.75 £16.03
90th Percentile £55.00 £51.69 £56.95
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -11 112 £475 -5.00% 3
South East -30 31 £413 -2.94% 3
North of England -18 13 £375 +7.14% 1
Midlands +10 11 £325 -21.21% 3
East of England +2 11 £450 -10.00% 1
North West -4 10 £375 -3.23% 1
West Midlands +11 7 £350 -17.65% 1
East Midlands +8 3 £400 - 2
Yorkshire -10 2 £475 -9.52%
North East +21 1 - -
WebSphere MQ
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 158 (88.76%) WebSphere
2 97 (54.49%) IBM
3 87 (48.88%) Java
4 71 (39.89%) Banking
5 69 (38.76%) Finance
6 63 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
7 62 (34.83%) SQL
7 62 (34.83%) IBM Integration Bus
8 49 (27.53%) XML
9 42 (23.60%) Linux
10 37 (20.79%) Windows
11 34 (19.10%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (18.54%) .NET
12 33 (18.54%) Configuration Management
13 32 (17.98%) REST
14 30 (16.85%) Unix
15 29 (16.29%) Oracle
16 27 (15.17%) Web Services
16 27 (15.17%) Tomcat
16 27 (15.17%) DevOps
17 25 (14.04%) DataPower
17 25 (14.04%) Puppet
17 25 (14.04%) MSMQ
17 25 (14.04%) Middleware
18 24 (13.48%) Scrum
19 23 (12.92%) QA
19 23 (12.92%) SOA
20 22 (12.36%) JMS
20 22 (12.36%) Jenkins
21 21 (11.80%) Mentoring

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
1 158 (88.76%) WebSphere
2 27 (15.17%) Tomcat
3 20 (11.24%) WebSphere Application Server
4 18 (10.11%) IIS
5 11 (6.18%) MQSeries
6 8 (4.49%) JBoss
7 3 (1.69%) Apache
7 3 (1.69%) CICS
7 3 (1.69%) GemFire
7 3 (1.69%) Mule
7 3 (1.69%) Mule ESB
8 2 (1.12%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.12%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.12%) MQSI
8 2 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.12%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.56%) FileNet
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.81%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.12%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.56%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.69%) Boomi
2 3 (1.69%) PaaS
3 2 (1.12%) GitHub
3 2 (1.12%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.56%) IaaS
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.24%) SSL
2 18 (10.11%) HTTP
3 11 (6.18%) SMTP
4 10 (5.62%) FTP
4 10 (5.62%) Internet
5 6 (3.37%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.81%) Firewall
7 3 (1.69%) DNS
8 2 (1.12%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.56%) DHCP
9 1 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.56%) Network Security
9 1 (0.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.49%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.93%) MongoDB
3 7 (3.93%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.93%) Redis
4 6 (3.37%) Blockchain
5 5 (2.81%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.69%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.12%) DB2
7 2 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.12%) Sybase IQ
8 1 (0.56%) Adabas
8 1 (0.56%) Big Data
8 1 (0.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (12.36%) Jenkins
2 18 (10.11%) TeamCity
3 17 (9.55%) MSBuild
3 17 (9.55%) Octopus Deploy
4 11 (6.18%) Cucumber
5 10 (5.62%) Git (software)
5 10 (5.62%) Maven
5 10 (5.62%) SoapUI
6 9 (5.06%) Eclipse
7 8 (4.49%) HP UFT
7 8 (4.49%) Selenium
8 5 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (2.25%) Hudson
10 3 (1.69%) Mockito
11 2 (1.12%) Gradle
11 2 (1.12%) Introscope
11 2 (1.12%) Subversion
11 2 (1.12%) Toad
12 1 (0.56%) JIRA
General
1 71 (39.89%) Banking
2 69 (38.76%) Finance
3 6 (3.37%) Front Office
4 4 (2.25%) Back Office
4 4 (2.25%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.69%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.56%) Advertising
6 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (32.58%) Developer
2 29 (16.29%) Analyst
3 22 (12.36%) Java Developer
4 18 (10.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 17 (9.55%) Windows DevOps Engineer
5 17 (9.55%) Windows Engineer
6 15 (8.43%) Applications Engineer
6 15 (8.43%) Integration Specialist
6 15 (8.43%) WebSphere Developer
7 14 (7.87%) Applications Support
8 13 (7.30%) Applications Support Analyst
8 13 (7.30%) Senior Developer
8 13 (7.30%) Support Analyst
9 12 (6.74%) Consultant
9 12 (6.74%) PowerShell Engineer
10 11 (6.18%) Senior Java Developer
10 11 (6.18%) SQL Analyst
11 10 (5.62%) Architect
11 10 (5.62%) Financial Analyst
11 10 (5.62%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (34.83%) IBM Integration Bus
2 49 (27.53%) XML
3 33 (18.54%) .NET
4 32 (17.98%) REST
5 27 (15.17%) Web Services
6 25 (14.04%) Middleware
6 25 (14.04%) MSMQ
7 22 (12.36%) JMS
8 20 (11.24%) RESTful
8 20 (11.24%) SOAP
9 16 (8.99%) Spring
10 15 (8.43%) HTML
11 12 (6.74%) Hibernate
12 11 (6.18%) XSLT
13 10 (5.62%) cXML
13 10 (5.62%) ebXML
13 10 (5.62%) EDI
13 10 (5.62%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (5.62%) Spring Integration
13 10 (5.62%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.04%) DataPower
2 14 (7.87%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (7.30%) Online Banking
4 11 (6.18%) SWIFT
5 8 (4.49%) Clustering
6 7 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.81%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.81%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.69%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.69%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.12%) PACS
10 1 (0.56%) AS400
10 1 (0.56%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.56%) Derivative
10 1 (0.56%) iSeries
10 1 (0.56%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 42 (23.60%) Linux
2 37 (20.79%) Windows
3 30 (16.85%) Unix
4 16 (8.99%) Windows Server
5 11 (6.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.69%) AIX
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.56%) Solaris
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (19.10%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (18.54%) Configuration Management
4 27 (15.17%) DevOps
5 24 (13.48%) Scrum
6 23 (12.92%) SOA
7 21 (11.80%) Mentoring
8 17 (9.55%) API Development
8 17 (9.55%) Task Automation
9 16 (8.99%) Application Performance Management
9 16 (8.99%) Performance Management
9 16 (8.99%) Test Automation
10 12 (6.74%) B2B
10 12 (6.74%) Integration Testing
11 10 (5.62%) Data Security
11 10 (5.62%) EAI
11 10 (5.62%) E-Commerce
11 10 (5.62%) High Availability
11 10 (5.62%) MVC
12 9 (5.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 87 (48.88%) Java
2 62 (34.83%) SQL
3 21 (11.80%) Perl
4 20 (11.24%) PowerShell
5 19 (10.67%) JavaScript
6 16 (8.99%) Shell Script
7 15 (8.43%) XPath
8 13 (7.30%) C++
9 10 (5.62%) ActionScript
9 10 (5.62%) ActionScript 2.0
9 10 (5.62%) ActionScript 3.0
10 9 (5.06%) Bash Shell
11 8 (4.49%) Ruby
12 7 (3.93%) PHP
13 5 (2.81%) Python
14 3 (1.69%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.69%) Tcl
15 2 (1.12%) C#
15 2 (1.12%) JCL
16 1 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (2.81%) Degree
1 5 (2.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.56%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.92%) QA
2 10 (5.62%) RosettaNet
3 7 (3.93%) MiFID
3 7 (3.93%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.69%) SEPA
4 3 (1.69%) TARGET2
5 2 (1.12%) SLA
6 1 (0.56%) EMIR
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) ACF2
1 1 (0.56%) RACF
1 1 (0.56%) Time Sharing Option
1 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (14.04%) Puppet
2 8 (4.49%) Ansible
3 6 (3.37%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 5 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.69%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.56%) Forum Sentry
6 1 (0.56%) Nagios
6 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 97 (54.49%) IBM
2 29 (16.29%) Oracle
3 16 (8.99%) AppDynamics
3 16 (8.99%) Dynatrace
4 14 (7.87%) New Relic
5 13 (7.30%) Red Hat
6 10 (5.62%) webMethods
7 9 (5.06%) Microsoft
8 8 (4.49%) RedGate
9 5 (2.81%) Bloomberg
10 4 (2.25%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.69%) Dell
11 3 (1.69%) ION Trading
11 3 (1.69%) SAP
11 3 (1.69%) VMware
12 2 (1.12%) CA
12 2 (1.12%) Calypso
12 2 (1.12%) Citrix
12 2 (1.12%) Siebel
12 2 (1.12%) Sybase