Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 660 605 550
Rank change year-on-year -55 -55 -37
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 190 274 334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.28% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.62% 0.92% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 161 158
England median daily rate £436 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.06% -5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £338
90th Percentile £613 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £425
% change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
England median hourly rate - - £62.50
UK median hourly rate - - £62.50

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 30485 29636 30170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.41% 30.67% 28.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 21696 20704 20910
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 342 509
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.70 £14.56 £14.98
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -20 103 £500 +5.26% 12
North of England -2 32 £375 -6.25% 2
South East -4 32 £381 +3.04%
North West -2 18 £375 -6.25% 2
North East +57 13 £388 +24.00%
Midlands +19 12 £525 +31.25%
East of England - 10 £456 -
West Midlands +26 6 £413 +3.13%
East Midlands -1 6 £550 +50.68%
Yorkshire -19 1 - -
WebSphere MQ
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 181 (95.26%) WebSphere
2 107 (56.32%) IBM
3 85 (44.74%) Java
4 69 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (33.68%) Finance
6 60 (31.58%) IBM Integration Bus
7 51 (26.84%) SQL
7 51 (26.84%) Oracle
8 49 (25.79%) XML
9 48 (25.26%) Linux
10 46 (24.21%) DevOps
11 44 (23.16%) Banking
12 42 (22.11%) Windows
13 41 (21.58%) Unix
13 41 (21.58%) Middleware
14 33 (17.37%) WebSphere Application Server
15 32 (16.84%) Continuous Integration
16 31 (16.32%) Puppet
17 29 (15.26%) DataPower
18 28 (14.74%) .NET
18 28 (14.74%) SOA
19 27 (14.21%) Configuration Management
20 25 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 24 (12.63%) Tomcat
21 24 (12.63%) JavaScript
22 23 (12.11%) Red Hat
23 22 (11.58%) SSL
23 22 (11.58%) OO
23 22 (11.58%) JBoss
23 22 (11.58%) AIX

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
1 181 (95.26%) WebSphere
2 33 (17.37%) WebSphere Application Server
3 24 (12.63%) Tomcat
4 22 (11.58%) JBoss
5 16 (8.42%) IIS
6 14 (7.37%) WebLogic
7 11 (5.79%) MQSeries
8 7 (3.68%) Apache
8 7 (3.68%) Mule
9 6 (3.16%) IBM HTTP Server
9 6 (3.16%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (2.11%) FileNet
10 4 (2.11%) Mule ESB
10 4 (2.11%) SharePoint
11 3 (1.58%) CICS
11 3 (1.58%) OpenStack
12 2 (1.05%) Apache Solr
12 2 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.53%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (6.84%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 10 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.05%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.84%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.11%) PaaS
4 3 (1.58%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.05%) Boomi
5 2 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.05%) GitHub
5 2 (1.05%) IaaS
5 2 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.58%) SSL
2 19 (10.00%) HTTP
3 10 (5.26%) SMTP
4 9 (4.74%) FTP
4 9 (4.74%) Internet
5 8 (4.21%) DNS
5 8 (4.21%) X.21
6 7 (3.68%) Firewall
6 7 (3.68%) Network Security
7 6 (3.16%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (2.63%) LDAP
9 4 (2.11%) SMS
10 3 (1.58%) AMQP
11 2 (1.05%) LAN
11 2 (1.05%) SAN
11 2 (1.05%) WAN
12 1 (0.53%) DHCP
12 1 (0.53%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.68%) MongoDB
2 7 (3.68%) NoSQL
2 7 (3.68%) Redis
3 6 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.16%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.11%) DB2
6 3 (1.58%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.58%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.05%) Big Data
7 2 (1.05%) DataStax
7 2 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.05%) Sybase IQ
8 1 (0.53%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.53%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (0.53%) HBase
8 1 (0.53%) MySQL
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.53%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 19 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 15 (7.89%) Maven
3 13 (6.84%) TeamCity
4 12 (6.32%) Git (software)
5 11 (5.79%) MSBuild
5 11 (5.79%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (4.21%) Subversion
7 7 (3.68%) Cucumber
8 6 (3.16%) Eclipse
8 6 (3.16%) SoapUI
9 5 (2.63%) Hudson
9 5 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.11%) Ant
10 4 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.05%) Gradle
11 2 (1.05%) Introscope
12 1 (0.53%) JUnit
12 1 (0.53%) ProC
12 1 (0.53%) Selenium
12 1 (0.53%) Toad
General
1 64 (33.68%) Finance
2 44 (23.16%) Banking
3 8 (4.21%) Back Office
4 6 (3.16%) Front Office
5 2 (1.05%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.05%) Retail
6 1 (0.53%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.53%) French Language
6 1 (0.53%) International Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 68 (35.79%) Developer
2 30 (15.79%) Java Developer
3 25 (13.16%) WebSphere Developer
4 22 (11.58%) DevOps Engineer
5 21 (11.05%) Architect
6 15 (7.89%) Analyst
6 15 (7.89%) Applications Developer
6 15 (7.89%) Senior Developer
7 14 (7.37%) Consultant
8 13 (6.84%) Integration Developer
9 11 (5.79%) Administrator
9 11 (5.79%) Integration Specialist
9 11 (5.79%) PowerShell Engineer
9 11 (5.79%) Senior Java Developer
9 11 (5.79%) WebSphere Specialist
9 11 (5.79%) Windows DevOps Engineer
9 11 (5.79%) Windows Engineer
10 10 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
11 9 (4.74%) Integration Architect
12 7 (3.68%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (31.58%) IBM Integration Bus
2 49 (25.79%) XML
3 41 (21.58%) Middleware
4 28 (14.74%) .NET
5 20 (10.53%) JMS
6 18 (9.47%) Web Services
7 16 (8.42%) MSMQ
7 16 (8.42%) SOAP
7 16 (8.42%) Spring
8 15 (7.89%) HTML
8 15 (7.89%) REST
9 13 (6.84%) Software Packaging
9 13 (6.84%) XML Schema
10 12 (6.32%) RESTful
10 12 (6.32%) XSLT
11 10 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
11 10 (5.26%) FIX Protocol
12 9 (4.74%) cXML
12 9 (4.74%) ebXML
12 9 (4.74%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.26%) DataPower
2 18 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (6.84%) Private Cloud
4 13 (6.84%) SWIFT
5 7 (3.68%) Online Banking
6 6 (3.16%) Clustering
6 6 (3.16%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.63%) Replication
8 4 (2.11%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.11%) Derivative
8 4 (2.11%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.58%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.05%) AS400
10 2 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.05%) PACS
11 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 48 (25.26%) Linux
2 42 (22.11%) Windows
3 41 (21.58%) Unix
4 25 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (11.58%) AIX
6 11 (5.79%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.11%) Solaris
7 4 (2.11%) zOS
8 3 (1.58%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.58%) SUSE
9 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (24.21%) DevOps
3 32 (16.84%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (14.74%) SOA
5 27 (14.21%) Configuration Management
6 22 (11.58%) OO
7 18 (9.47%) Scrum
8 17 (8.95%) Mentoring
9 16 (8.42%) API Development
10 14 (7.37%) ITIL
11 12 (6.32%) E-Commerce
12 11 (5.79%) EAI
12 11 (5.79%) High Availability
12 11 (5.79%) Task Automation
13 10 (5.26%) Application Performance Management
13 10 (5.26%) B2B
13 10 (5.26%) Change Control
13 10 (5.26%) Coaching
13 10 (5.26%) Migration
13 10 (5.26%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (44.74%) Java
2 51 (26.84%) SQL
3 24 (12.63%) JavaScript
4 20 (10.53%) Perl
5 17 (8.95%) Shell Script
6 16 (8.42%) PowerShell
7 13 (6.84%) XPath
8 11 (5.79%) C++
9 9 (4.74%) ActionScript
9 9 (4.74%) ActionScript 2.0
9 9 (4.74%) ActionScript 3.0
10 7 (3.68%) PHP
10 7 (3.68%) Ruby
11 4 (2.11%) Tcl
12 3 (1.58%) C#
13 2 (1.05%) C
13 2 (1.05%) Jython
13 2 (1.05%) Korn
13 2 (1.05%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (8.95%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.37%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.16%) Degree
4 5 (2.63%) AWS Certification
4 5 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.11%) PMP
6 2 (1.05%) CISA
6 2 (1.05%) CISM
6 2 (1.05%) CISSP
7 1 (0.53%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.53%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.79%) MiFID
2 9 (4.74%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.74%) RosettaNet
3 8 (4.21%) QA
4 3 (1.58%) SEPA
4 3 (1.58%) TARGET2
5 2 (1.05%) FedRAMP
5 2 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.63%) Docker
1 5 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.05%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.53%) ACF2
3 1 (0.53%) HDFS
3 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.53%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.53%) RACF
3 1 (0.53%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (16.32%) Puppet
2 17 (8.95%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (6.32%) Ansible
4 6 (3.16%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 5 (2.63%) Forum Sentry
5 5 (2.63%) Terraform
6 3 (1.58%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.05%) Kibana
7 2 (1.05%) logstash
8 1 (0.53%) Icinga
8 1 (0.53%) Nagios
8 1 (0.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 107 (56.32%) IBM
2 51 (26.84%) Oracle
3 23 (12.11%) Red Hat
4 13 (6.84%) Axway
4 13 (6.84%) HP
4 13 (6.84%) Informatica
4 13 (6.84%) Siebel
5 11 (5.79%) Microsoft
6 10 (5.26%) AppDynamics
6 10 (5.26%) Bloomberg
6 10 (5.26%) Dynatrace
7 9 (4.74%) Citrix
7 9 (4.74%) VMware
7 9 (4.74%) webMethods
8 8 (4.21%) New Relic
9 7 (3.68%) RedGate
10 6 (3.16%) MuleSoft
11 5 (2.63%) SAP
11 5 (2.63%) Sun
12 4 (2.11%) Juniper