Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 711 634 531
Rank change year-on-year -77 -103 -26
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 142 211 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.23% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.43% 0.71% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 141 214
England median daily rate £500 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +9.09% -4.07%
10th Percentile £360 £325 £321
90th Percentile £665 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £436 £411
% change year-on-year +14.61% +6.08% -3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
England median hourly rate £100.50 - £37.25
10th Percentile £100.25 - £33.50
90th Percentile £100.75 - £40.00
UK median hourly rate £100.50 - £37.25

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 33,330 29,602 30,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.49% 32.50% 30.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,743 20,729 21,169
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
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% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 371 361
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +9.59% -1.35%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +4.22% +9.59% -1.35%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -12 78 £531 +1.19% 10
South East -23 22 £418 -14.36% 1
North of England -41 22 £470 +25.33% 4
Midlands -23 11 £381 -25.61% 1
North West -33 10 £368 -2.00% 2
West Midlands -17 8 £389 +0.32%
Yorkshire -9 7 £503 - 2
South West -17 7 £535 -0.47%
North East -19 5 £470 +21.29%
East Midlands +5 3 £285 -46.35% 1
East of England -27 2 £375 -6.25% 1
WebSphere MQ
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 131 (92.25%) WebSphere
2 84 (59.15%) IBM
3 68 (47.89%) Middleware
4 57 (40.14%) Java
5 53 (37.32%) Oracle
6 43 (30.28%) SQL
7 38 (26.76%) WebSphere Application Server
8 37 (26.06%) Linux
8 37 (26.06%) IBM Integration Bus
9 34 (23.94%) Finance
10 28 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (19.72%) Unix
10 28 (19.72%) Windows
11 27 (19.01%) Banking
12 26 (18.31%) Web Services
13 24 (16.90%) Python
13 24 (16.90%) SQL Server
13 24 (16.90%) REST
14 20 (14.08%) HTTP
15 19 (13.38%) C#
15 19 (13.38%) AIX
16 18 (12.68%) XML
16 18 (12.68%) Microsoft
16 18 (12.68%) TDD
16 18 (12.68%) DevOps
17 16 (11.27%) OO
17 16 (11.27%) DB2
17 16 (11.27%) WebLogic
18 15 (10.56%) C++
18 15 (10.56%) Perl

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
1 131 (92.25%) WebSphere
2 38 (26.76%) WebSphere Application Server
3 16 (11.27%) WebLogic
4 10 (7.04%) IBM HTTP Server
4 10 (7.04%) MQSeries
5 9 (6.34%) NServiceBus
6 8 (5.63%) Apache
6 8 (5.63%) JBoss
7 7 (4.93%) Tomcat
8 6 (4.23%) Apache Spark
9 4 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (2.82%) CICS
9 4 (2.82%) IIS
9 4 (2.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (2.82%) Site Server
10 3 (2.11%) GlassFish
10 3 (2.11%) Mule
10 3 (2.11%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (1.41%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 2 (1.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (6.34%) Spreadsheet
2 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.93%) Markit EDM
2 5 (3.52%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.70%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.70%) Summit
4 1 (0.70%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.70%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.70%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.70%) GitHub
3 1 (0.70%) Office 365
3 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.08%) HTTP
2 11 (7.75%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.63%) SSL
4 4 (2.82%) DNS
5 2 (1.41%) Internet
5 2 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.41%) LAN
5 2 (1.41%) Network Security
5 2 (1.41%) SMS
5 2 (1.41%) SMTP
5 2 (1.41%) SNMP
5 2 (1.41%) VPN
5 2 (1.41%) WAN
6 1 (0.70%) AMQP
6 1 (0.70%) Firewall
6 1 (0.70%) FTP
6 1 (0.70%) NAS
6 1 (0.70%) PABX
6 1 (0.70%) SAN
6 1 (0.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.90%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.27%) DB2
3 13 (9.15%) Oracle Database
4 12 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (5.63%) Hadoop
5 8 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (4.93%) Big Data
6 7 (4.93%) MongoDB
7 5 (3.52%) DataStage
7 5 (3.52%) MySQL
7 5 (3.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.82%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (2.82%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (8.45%) NUnit
1 12 (8.45%) Subversion
2 10 (7.04%) TeamCity
3 9 (6.34%) Artifactory
3 9 (6.34%) Bitbucket
3 9 (6.34%) Cucumber
3 9 (6.34%) JUnit
3 9 (6.34%) Moq
3 9 (6.34%) NCrunch
3 9 (6.34%) ReSharper
4 7 (4.93%) Git (software)
4 7 (4.93%) JIRA
5 6 (4.23%) Toad
6 4 (2.82%) jMock
6 4 (2.82%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (2.82%) XMLSpy
7 3 (2.11%) Ant
7 3 (2.11%) Maven
7 3 (2.11%) Oracle Forms
General
1 34 (23.94%) Finance
2 27 (19.01%) Banking
3 8 (5.63%) Retail
4 6 (4.23%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.41%) Back Office
5 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.70%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (40.85%) Developer
2 18 (12.68%) Architect
2 18 (12.68%) Java Developer
3 15 (10.56%) Senior Developer
4 14 (9.86%) Administrator
5 10 (7.04%) C# Developer
6 9 (6.34%) Senior C# Developer
6 9 (6.34%) WebSphere Developer
7 8 (5.63%) Analyst
7 8 (5.63%) SQL Developer
7 8 (5.63%) Technical Architect
8 7 (4.93%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.23%) Database Developer
9 6 (4.23%) Middleware Developer
9 6 (4.23%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.23%) WebSphere Administrator
9 6 (4.23%) WebSphere Specialist
10 5 (3.52%) .NET Developer
10 5 (3.52%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (47.89%) Middleware
2 37 (26.06%) IBM Integration Bus
3 26 (18.31%) Web Services
4 24 (16.90%) REST
5 18 (12.68%) XML
6 15 (10.56%) Spring
7 14 (9.86%) Hibernate
8 13 (9.15%) SOAP
8 13 (9.15%) WCF
9 11 (7.75%) .NET
9 11 (7.75%) WPF
10 10 (7.04%) JMS
10 10 (7.04%) MSMQ
10 10 (7.04%) WinForms
11 9 (6.34%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (6.34%) XSLT
12 8 (5.63%) JDBC
12 8 (5.63%) Spring MVC
13 7 (4.93%) J2EE
13 7 (4.93%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.15%) DataPower
3 8 (5.63%) SWIFT
4 7 (4.93%) Fixed Income
5 6 (4.23%) Clustering
5 6 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (4.23%) Mainframe
6 5 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.82%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.11%) CMDB
8 3 (2.11%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.11%) Equities
8 3 (2.11%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.11%) User Experience
9 2 (1.41%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.41%) iSeries
9 2 (1.41%) IVR
9 2 (1.41%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (26.06%) Linux
2 28 (19.72%) Unix
2 28 (19.72%) Windows
3 19 (13.38%) AIX
4 14 (9.86%) Windows Server
5 13 (9.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (5.63%) zOS
7 7 (4.93%) Solaris
8 5 (3.52%) VMS
9 3 (2.11%) SUSE
10 2 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.70%) HPUX
11 1 (0.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (12.68%) DevOps
2 18 (12.68%) TDD
3 16 (11.27%) OO
4 15 (10.56%) SDLC
5 13 (9.15%) Change Management
6 12 (8.45%) ITIL
7 10 (7.04%) ETL
8 9 (6.34%) Asset Management
8 9 (6.34%) Configuration Management
9 8 (5.63%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (4.93%) ATDD
10 7 (4.93%) E-Commerce
10 7 (4.93%) Load Balancing
10 7 (4.93%) OOD
10 7 (4.93%) Project Management
10 7 (4.93%) Scrum
11 6 (4.23%) PRINCE2
11 6 (4.23%) Service Management
11 6 (4.23%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 57 (40.14%) Java
2 43 (30.28%) SQL
3 24 (16.90%) Python
4 19 (13.38%) C#
5 15 (10.56%) C++
5 15 (10.56%) Perl
6 10 (7.04%) C
6 10 (7.04%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.93%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.52%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.52%) DCL
8 5 (3.52%) Jython
8 5 (3.52%) Korn
8 5 (3.52%) Ruby
9 4 (2.82%) COBOL
9 4 (2.82%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.82%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.11%) REXX
10 3 (2.11%) VB
10 3 (2.11%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (4.23%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.11%) Degree
3 3 (2.11%) OCPJP
3 3 (2.11%) Sun Certification
4 2 (1.41%) ISEB
4 2 (1.41%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.41%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.41%) PMP
5 1 (0.70%) CISA
5 1 (0.70%) CISSP
5 1 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.93%) ISO 20022
2 4 (2.82%) PSD2
3 2 (1.41%) QA
3 2 (1.41%) SEPA
4 1 (0.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (2.82%) OpenAM
2 3 (2.11%) ACF2
2 3 (2.11%) RACF
3 2 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.41%) Docker
3 2 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.70%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.70%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (7.04%) Ansible
2 5 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.52%) Puppet
3 4 (2.82%) Control-M
3 4 (2.82%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.11%) CA Wily
4 3 (2.11%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.41%) CA Endevor
5 2 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.41%) Forum Sentry
5 2 (1.41%) HP ALM
5 2 (1.41%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.41%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 2 (1.41%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
6 1 (0.70%) Automic
6 1 (0.70%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.70%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.70%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 84 (59.15%) IBM
2 53 (37.32%) Oracle
3 18 (12.68%) Microsoft
4 14 (9.86%) Red Hat
5 11 (7.75%) MuleSoft
5 11 (7.75%) TIBCO
6 9 (6.34%) DevExpress
7 8 (5.63%) HP
7 8 (5.63%) Informatica
8 6 (4.23%) Sun
8 6 (4.23%) Unisys
9 5 (3.52%) Axway
9 5 (3.52%) Perforce
9 5 (3.52%) SAP
9 5 (3.52%) Siebel
9 5 (3.52%) VMware
10 4 (2.82%) ForgeRock
11 3 (2.11%) Dell
12 2 (1.41%) Citrix
12 2 (1.41%) EMC