The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
North West / Lancashire
Rank - 52 -
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 0.23% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.97% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +2.94% +1.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 Lancashire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 49 103 95
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 23.90% 24.07% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 55 56
Median daily rate £325 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.68% +18.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £266 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £491 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 5
Median hourly rate £55.00 £38.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -17.39%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

WebSphere MQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere MQ in Lancashire