The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 24 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)
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 63 68
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 2 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.31% 0.85% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.74% 2.63% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Median daily rate £425 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.66% -29.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £374 £425
% change year-on-year +10.36% -12.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Glasgow with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 270 228 225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 41.35% 32.20% 24.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 155 92
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.49 - £65.00
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 Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ in Glasgow.

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere MQ in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 24 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) AIX
2 3 (75.00%) Solaris
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) EMC
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Dell
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) MQSeries
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Symantec
4 1 (25.00%) AS400
4 1 (25.00%) Time Management
4 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) Veritas
4 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager

WebSphere MQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 4 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (50.00%) MQSeries
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Designer
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Designer
2 1 (25.00%) AIX Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Unix Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Unix Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) AIX
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) High Availability
1 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (25.00%) Time Management
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (25.00%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle ZFS
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Satellite
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) EMC
1 3 (75.00%) IBM
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas