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 3 months to 27 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)
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 534 468 466
Rank change year-on-year -66 -2  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 67 156 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 1.08% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 101 75
Median daily rate £498 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.05% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £350 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £374 £425
% change year-on-year +12.04% -12.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.82%  
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 England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13919 14406 14028
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.19% 29.05% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9670 10258 9554
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 175 197
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £18.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -46 38 £525 -1.17% 10
North West +20 8 £413 +14.58% 1
East of England - 8 £400 -
South East -7 7 £523 +49.28% 2
West Midlands - 4 £388 -
Yorkshire +20 1 - - 1
East Midlands -8 1 £350 -
WebSphere MQ
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 173 (90.10%) WebSphere
2 124 (64.58%) IBM
3 99 (51.56%) Java
4 72 (37.50%) IBM Integration Bus
5 64 (33.33%) Finance
6 58 (30.21%) Middleware
7 54 (28.13%) XML
8 53 (27.60%) Linux
9 51 (26.56%) Oracle
9 51 (26.56%) Banking
10 49 (25.52%) Unix
11 48 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
12 44 (22.92%) WebSphere Application Server
13 43 (22.40%) SQL
14 38 (19.79%) Shell Script
15 37 (19.27%) Web Services
15 37 (19.27%) Tomcat
16 34 (17.71%) Open Source
16 34 (17.71%) REST
17 31 (16.15%) SOAP
18 29 (15.10%) Microsoft
19 28 (14.58%) JBoss
19 28 (14.58%) JMS
19 28 (14.58%) Spring
20 27 (14.06%) OO
21 25 (13.02%) SOA
21 25 (13.02%) JavaScript
21 25 (13.02%) SDLC
22 24 (12.50%) HTML
22 24 (12.50%) .NET

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
1 173 (90.10%) WebSphere
2 44 (22.92%) WebSphere Application Server
3 37 (19.27%) Tomcat
4 28 (14.58%) JBoss
5 20 (10.42%) Mule
6 19 (9.90%) IIS
7 17 (8.85%) WebLogic
8 12 (6.25%) Apache Geronimo
8 12 (6.25%) Apache TomEE
9 11 (5.73%) Apache
10 7 (3.65%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (3.65%) OpenStack
11 6 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (2.60%) Apache Solr
12 5 (2.60%) IBM HTTP Server
12 5 (2.60%) IBM Transformation Extender
12 5 (2.60%) WebSphere Process Server
13 4 (2.08%) SharePoint
13 4 (2.08%) WebLogic Portal
13 4 (2.08%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 9 (4.69%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.60%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.13%) Fredhopper
2 4 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.08%) SAP HCM
3 3 (1.56%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.52%) Exstream
5 1 (0.52%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.65%) IaaS
3 7 (3.65%) OpenShift
3 7 (3.65%) PaaS
4 6 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.08%) Boomi
5 4 (2.08%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.29%) HTTP
2 13 (6.77%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.21%) SSL
4 7 (3.65%) FTP
5 5 (2.60%) AMQP
5 5 (2.60%) Firewall
5 5 (2.60%) Network Security
6 4 (2.08%) Multicast
7 3 (1.56%) DNS
8 2 (1.04%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.04%) SMS
9 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.52%) Internet
9 1 (0.52%) Intranet
9 1 (0.52%) LAN
9 1 (0.52%) NAS
9 1 (0.52%) SAN
9 1 (0.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.85%) Oracle Database
3 14 (7.29%) DB2
4 11 (5.73%) Relational Database
5 10 (5.21%) RDBMS
6 9 (4.69%) MongoDB
7 7 (3.65%) Hadoop
8 6 (3.13%) Endeca
9 5 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.60%) DataStax
9 5 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.56%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.56%) HBase
10 3 (1.56%) Sqoop
11 2 (1.04%) MariaDB
11 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.52%) Big Data
12 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 20 (10.42%) Jenkins
2 17 (8.85%) Maven
3 12 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 11 (5.73%) Git (software)
4 11 (5.73%) Hudson
4 11 (5.73%) JIRA
5 9 (4.69%) Mockito
5 9 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (3.65%) JUnit
8 6 (3.13%) EasyMock
8 6 (3.13%) Selenium
8 6 (3.13%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.08%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.56%) Ant
10 3 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.56%) MSBuild
10 3 (1.56%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.56%) XMLSpy
11 2 (1.04%) Gradle
General
1 64 (33.33%) Finance
2 51 (26.56%) Banking
3 15 (7.81%) Investment Banking
4 13 (6.77%) Retail
5 8 (4.17%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.56%) Back Office
7 2 (1.04%) Billing
7 2 (1.04%) International Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Front Office
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.52%) Prime Brokerage
8 1 (0.52%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (32.81%) Developer
2 32 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 27 (14.06%) Architect
4 20 (10.42%) WebSphere Developer
5 19 (9.90%) Integration Developer
6 18 (9.38%) Analyst
7 16 (8.33%) Consultant
8 15 (7.81%) Senior Developer
8 15 (7.81%) Senior Java Developer
9 10 (5.21%) Integration Specialist
9 10 (5.21%) Technical Architect
10 9 (4.69%) WebSphere Specialist
11 8 (4.17%) Administrator
11 8 (4.17%) Messaging Engineer
11 8 (4.17%) WebSphere Consultant
11 8 (4.17%) WebSphere Engineer
12 7 (3.65%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (3.65%) Integration Architect
12 7 (3.65%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
13 6 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (37.50%) IBM Integration Bus
2 58 (30.21%) Middleware
3 54 (28.13%) XML
4 37 (19.27%) Web Services
5 34 (17.71%) REST
6 31 (16.15%) SOAP
7 28 (14.58%) JMS
7 28 (14.58%) Spring
8 24 (12.50%) .NET
8 24 (12.50%) HTML
9 23 (11.98%) J2EE
10 20 (10.42%) JSON
10 20 (10.42%) RESTful
11 17 (8.85%) CSS
11 17 (8.85%) Hibernate
12 16 (8.33%) JSP
13 14 (7.29%) XSLT
14 13 (6.77%) Ajax
15 12 (6.25%) Spring Boot
16 11 (5.73%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.42%) DataPower
2 19 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (5.21%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.69%) Clustering
6 7 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (3.65%) Mobile App
7 6 (3.13%) Data Structures
7 6 (3.13%) iSeries
7 6 (3.13%) Private Cloud
7 6 (3.13%) SWIFT
8 5 (2.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (2.60%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.08%) Equities
10 3 (1.56%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.56%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.56%) Derivative
10 3 (1.56%) Fixed Income
11 2 (1.04%) AS400
11 2 (1.04%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 53 (27.60%) Linux
2 49 (25.52%) Unix
3 24 (12.50%) Windows
4 19 (9.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (6.77%) Solaris
6 10 (5.21%) AIX
7 6 (3.13%) Windows Server
8 4 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.08%) zOS
9 3 (1.56%) VMS
9 3 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.04%) OS/400
11 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.52%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (17.71%) Open Source
3 27 (14.06%) OO
4 25 (13.02%) SDLC
4 25 (13.02%) SOA
5 21 (10.94%) TDD
6 20 (10.42%) DevOps
6 20 (10.42%) Enterprise Architecture
6 20 (10.42%) UML
7 19 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (8.33%) BDD
9 15 (7.81%) Microservices
10 13 (6.77%) Configuration Management
10 13 (6.77%) Mentoring
11 12 (6.25%) Change Management
11 12 (6.25%) High Availability
11 12 (6.25%) ITIL
11 12 (6.25%) Unit Testing
12 11 (5.73%) System Testing
13 9 (4.69%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 99 (51.56%) Java
2 43 (22.40%) SQL
3 38 (19.79%) Shell Script
4 25 (13.02%) JavaScript
5 20 (10.42%) Bash Shell
6 15 (7.81%) PowerShell
7 14 (7.29%) C++
7 14 (7.29%) Perl
8 13 (6.77%) C
8 13 (6.77%) XPath
9 11 (5.73%) PL/SQL
10 7 (3.65%) VB
11 5 (2.60%) Python
12 3 (1.56%) C#
12 3 (1.56%) DCL
12 3 (1.56%) Korn
13 2 (1.04%) Jython
14 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.52%) VB6
14 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (11.46%) Security Cleared
2 21 (10.94%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.69%) Degree
4 5 (2.60%) CISA
4 5 (2.60%) CISM
4 5 (2.60%) CISSP
5 4 (2.08%) IBM Certification
6 2 (1.04%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.52%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.13%) PCI DSS
1 6 (3.13%) QA
2 5 (2.60%) FedRAMP
2 5 (2.60%) MiFID
3 4 (2.08%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.52%) ISO 15022
4 1 (0.52%) PA-DSS
4 1 (0.52%) SEPA
System Software
1 10 (5.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 6 (3.13%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.56%) Docker
3 3 (1.56%) HDFS
4 2 (1.04%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.52%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (5.21%) Tivoli
2 9 (4.69%) Puppet
3 7 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.65%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 6 (3.13%) Ansible
5 5 (2.60%) Kibana
5 5 (2.60%) logstash
6 4 (2.08%) Nagios
7 3 (1.56%) Marathon
7 3 (1.56%) Mesos
8 1 (0.52%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 124 (64.58%) IBM
2 51 (26.56%) Oracle
3 29 (15.10%) Microsoft
4 20 (10.42%) Red Hat
5 13 (6.77%) Informatica
6 8 (4.17%) TIBCO
7 7 (3.65%) Demandware
7 7 (3.65%) SAP
8 6 (3.13%) ATG
8 6 (3.13%) Cloudera
8 6 (3.13%) hybris
8 6 (3.13%) Omniture
9 5 (2.60%) Serena
10 4 (2.08%) Ab Initio
10 4 (2.08%) Dell
10 4 (2.08%) HP
10 4 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.56%) Axway
11 3 (1.56%) Remedy
11 3 (1.56%) Siebel
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