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 27 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)
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 48 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 -  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.30% 0.23% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.59% 0.99% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £440 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £374 £425
% change year-on-year +12.04% -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 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 63 101 75
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 18.92% 22.85% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 66 54
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £475 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
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 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

For the 6 months to 27 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared

WebSphere MQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared