Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 727 619 558
Rank change year-on-year -108 -61 -25
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 142 255 315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.27% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.42% 0.82% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 169 173
England median daily rate £525 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -2.94%
10th Percentile £400 £313 £314
90th Percentile £650 £594 £550
UK median daily rate £525 £436 £413
% change year-on-year +20.34% +5.76% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
England median hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.89% +20.81% -
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year -8.89% +20.81% -

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 33,698 30,978 29,913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.11% 32.60% 31.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,061 22,092 20,807
England median daily rate £480 £470 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.13% +10.59% +2.41%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 354 338
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.13 £18.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £59.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.52 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.79% - +6.67%

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 14 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ in England over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 14 December 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 -9 86 £550 +10.00% 5
South East -54 14 £413 -10.81% 3
North of England -39 13 £500 +33.33% 2
Midlands -18 12 £488 -7.14% 1
East Midlands +14 11 £488 -11.36% 1
South West -26 8 £588 - 1
East of England -22 7 £473 +11.18%
North West -31 7 £588 +56.67% 1
Yorkshire -10 6 £469 -1.32% 1
West Midlands -29 1 - -
WebSphere MQ
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 134 (94.37%) WebSphere
2 82 (57.75%) IBM
3 62 (43.66%) Middleware
4 53 (37.32%) Java
5 52 (36.62%) Oracle
6 44 (30.99%) IBM Integration Bus
7 41 (28.87%) Finance
8 40 (28.17%) SQL
9 39 (27.46%) Linux
10 37 (26.06%) Windows
10 37 (26.06%) Banking
11 32 (22.54%) WebSphere Application Server
12 28 (19.72%) Unix
13 26 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (16.20%) Web Services
15 20 (14.08%) DevOps
15 20 (14.08%) Windows Server
16 19 (13.38%) SC Cleared
16 19 (13.38%) Security Cleared
16 19 (13.38%) TDD
16 19 (13.38%) Microsoft
17 17 (11.97%) C#
18 16 (11.27%) SQL Server
18 16 (11.27%) OO
18 16 (11.27%) Spring
19 15 (10.56%) SOAP
19 15 (10.56%) XML
19 15 (10.56%) REST
19 15 (10.56%) SDLC
20 14 (9.86%) Oracle Database

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
1 134 (94.37%) WebSphere
2 32 (22.54%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (7.75%) MQSeries
3 11 (7.75%) WebLogic
4 9 (6.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (5.63%) CICS
5 8 (5.63%) NServiceBus
6 6 (4.23%) NetWeaver
7 5 (3.52%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (3.52%) IIS
7 5 (3.52%) Mule
7 5 (3.52%) WildFly
8 4 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (2.82%) Site Server
9 3 (2.11%) Apache
9 3 (2.11%) JBoss
9 3 (2.11%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.41%) CMS
10 2 (1.41%) Confluence
10 2 (1.41%) IBM Transformation Extender
Applications
1 9 (6.34%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.63%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.23%) Markit EDM
2 5 (3.52%) HFM
2 5 (3.52%) Maximo
3 2 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.41%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.70%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.70%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.70%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.70%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.70%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.93%) Boomi
3 3 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.70%) GitHub
4 1 (0.70%) Office 365
4 1 (0.70%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.86%) HTTP
2 13 (9.15%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.63%) SSL
4 3 (2.11%) DNS
5 1 (0.70%) AMQP
5 1 (0.70%) Firewall
5 1 (0.70%) FTP
5 1 (0.70%) Internet
5 1 (0.70%) LAN
5 1 (0.70%) NAS
5 1 (0.70%) PABX
5 1 (0.70%) SAN
5 1 (0.70%) VoIP
5 1 (0.70%) VPN
5 1 (0.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.86%) Oracle Database
3 12 (8.45%) DB2
4 10 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.52%) Big Data
6 5 (3.52%) DataStage
6 5 (3.52%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (3.52%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (3.52%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (2.82%) Blockchain
8 3 (2.11%) Easytrieve
8 3 (2.11%) MySQL
8 3 (2.11%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.41%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.41%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (9.86%) Subversion
2 13 (9.15%) Cucumber
3 12 (8.45%) TeamCity
4 11 (7.75%) JUnit
5 9 (6.34%) JIRA
6 8 (5.63%) Artifactory
6 8 (5.63%) Bitbucket
6 8 (5.63%) Jenkins
6 8 (5.63%) Moq
6 8 (5.63%) NCrunch
6 8 (5.63%) NUnit
6 8 (5.63%) ReSharper
7 7 (4.93%) Toad
8 5 (3.52%) Git (software)
8 5 (3.52%) jMock
8 5 (3.52%) Maven
8 5 (3.52%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (3.52%) SoapUI
8 5 (3.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (3.52%) XMLSpy
General
1 41 (28.87%) Finance
2 37 (26.06%) Banking
3 7 (4.93%) Back Office
3 7 (4.93%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.52%) Aerospace
4 5 (3.52%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.52%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.52%) Retail
5 2 (1.41%) Games
6 1 (0.70%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.70%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (42.25%) Developer
2 26 (18.31%) Architect
3 21 (14.79%) Java Developer
4 16 (11.27%) Integration Architect
5 13 (9.15%) Administrator
6 10 (7.04%) C# Developer
6 10 (7.04%) Senior Developer
6 10 (7.04%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.34%) SQL Developer
7 9 (6.34%) WebSphere Architect
8 8 (5.63%) Analyst
8 8 (5.63%) Senior C# Developer
9 7 (4.93%) Database Developer
9 7 (4.93%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.93%) Middleware Developer
9 7 (4.93%) Oracle Developer
9 7 (4.93%) Technical Architect
9 7 (4.93%) WebSphere Developer
10 6 (4.23%) Consultant
11 5 (3.52%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (43.66%) Middleware
2 44 (30.99%) IBM Integration Bus
3 23 (16.20%) Web Services
4 16 (11.27%) Spring
5 15 (10.56%) REST
5 15 (10.56%) SOAP
5 15 (10.56%) XML
6 13 (9.15%) .NET
7 12 (8.45%) JMS
7 12 (8.45%) MSMQ
8 11 (7.75%) J2EE
8 11 (7.75%) Java EE
9 10 (7.04%) Ajax
9 10 (7.04%) RESTful
10 9 (6.34%) WCF
10 9 (6.34%) XSLT
11 8 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (5.63%) Hibernate
11 8 (5.63%) WinForms
11 8 (5.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.75%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (7.75%) Mainframe
2 11 (7.75%) SWIFT
3 10 (7.04%) DataPower
4 8 (5.63%) Clustering
5 5 (3.52%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (3.52%) Online Banking
6 4 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.82%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.11%) CMDB
7 3 (2.11%) Fixed Income
7 3 (2.11%) User Experience
7 3 (2.11%) VSAM
8 2 (1.41%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.41%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.41%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 39 (27.46%) Linux
2 37 (26.06%) Windows
3 28 (19.72%) Unix
4 20 (14.08%) Windows Server
5 11 (7.75%) AIX
5 11 (7.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (6.34%) Solaris
7 7 (4.93%) zOS
8 6 (4.23%) VMS
9 5 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (2.11%) SUSE
12 2 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.70%) HPUX
13 1 (0.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (14.08%) DevOps
3 19 (13.38%) TDD
4 16 (11.27%) OO
5 15 (10.56%) SDLC
6 13 (9.15%) Release Management
7 12 (8.45%) Scrum
7 12 (8.45%) UML
8 10 (7.04%) Integration Testing
8 10 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (7.04%) SOA
9 9 (6.34%) ATDD
9 9 (6.34%) BDD
9 9 (6.34%) Change Management
9 9 (6.34%) ETL
9 9 (6.34%) ITIL
9 9 (6.34%) OOA/OOD
9 9 (6.34%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (6.34%) Project Management
10 8 (5.63%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (37.32%) Java
2 40 (28.17%) SQL
3 17 (11.97%) C#
4 12 (8.45%) C
4 12 (8.45%) Shell Script
5 11 (7.75%) C++
6 9 (6.34%) Perl
6 9 (6.34%) PL/SQL
7 7 (4.93%) ABAP
7 7 (4.93%) Python
8 6 (4.23%) DCL
8 6 (4.23%) JavaScript
8 6 (4.23%) Ruby
9 5 (3.52%) COBOL
10 4 (2.82%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.82%) JCL
10 4 (2.82%) Korn
10 4 (2.82%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.11%) REXX
11 3 (2.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (13.38%) SC Cleared
1 19 (13.38%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.52%) Degree
3 2 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.41%) ISEB
3 2 (1.41%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.41%) OCPJP
3 2 (1.41%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.41%) PMP
3 2 (1.41%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.70%) CISA
4 1 (0.70%) CISSP
4 1 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.70%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.70%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.34%) ISO 20022
2 8 (5.63%) QA
3 5 (3.52%) SEPA
4 1 (0.70%) GDPR
4 1 (0.70%) TARGET2
System Software
1 9 (6.34%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.93%) Docker
4 6 (4.23%) vSphere
5 3 (2.11%) ACF2
5 3 (2.11%) Firmware
5 3 (2.11%) RACF
6 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.70%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.70%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (3.52%) Puppet
1 5 (3.52%) Tivoli
2 4 (2.82%) Control-M
2 4 (2.82%) Nagios
3 3 (2.11%) Ansible
3 3 (2.11%) CA Endevor
3 3 (2.11%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (1.41%) CA Wily
4 2 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.41%) HP ALM
4 2 (1.41%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.41%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
5 1 (0.70%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.70%) Terraform
5 1 (0.70%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 82 (57.75%) IBM
2 52 (36.62%) Oracle
3 19 (13.38%) Microsoft
4 12 (8.45%) Red Hat
4 12 (8.45%) SAP
5 11 (7.75%) TIBCO
6 10 (7.04%) Dell
7 9 (6.34%) Sun
7 9 (6.34%) VMware
8 8 (5.63%) DevExpress
8 8 (5.63%) MuleSoft
9 6 (4.23%) Perforce
9 6 (4.23%) Unisys
10 5 (3.52%) AppDynamics
10 5 (3.52%) Hyperion
11 4 (2.82%) Dynatrace
11 4 (2.82%) HP
11 4 (2.82%) New Relic
11 4 (2.82%) Splunk
12 3 (2.11%) CA