Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 11 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)
England > London
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 547 541 493
Rank change year-on-year -6 -48 -33
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 86 108 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.47% 0.61% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 63 54
London median daily rate £550 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £421 £410 £363
90th Percentile £684 £638 £600
England median daily rate £525 £450 £410
% change year-on-year +16.67% +9.76% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £100.50 - -
England 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 London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 18,416 17,566 15,419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.10% 36.99% 34.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,925 13,460 11,485
London median daily rate £525 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38% +4.44%
10th Percentile £373 £350 £320
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £476 £468 £425
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 100 71
London median hourly rate £38.44 £30.19 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.34% -24.54% +14.29%
10th Percentile £21.31 £19.00 £19.23
90th Percentile £61.68 £47.83 £57.50
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £39.60
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.01% +5.60%

WebSphere MQ
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing WebSphere MQ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere MQ in London

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere MQ in London

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ in London over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere MQ in London

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere MQ in London

WebSphere MQ
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 11 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
Central London -24 17 £538 +14.36% 5
South London - 7 £568 -
East London - 4 - -
West London - 3 £700 -
WebSphere MQ
England

For the 6 months to 11 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 London region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 78 (90.70%) WebSphere
2 46 (53.49%) IBM
3 38 (44.19%) Middleware
4 36 (41.86%) Java
5 32 (37.21%) SQL
5 32 (37.21%) Finance
6 30 (34.88%) Banking
6 30 (34.88%) Oracle
7 29 (33.72%) IBM Integration Bus
8 19 (22.09%) Windows
9 18 (20.93%) Linux
9 18 (20.93%) Microsoft
9 18 (20.93%) TDD
10 16 (18.60%) Unix
11 15 (17.44%) SQL Server
11 15 (17.44%) C#
11 15 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (15.12%) TeamCity
12 13 (15.12%) MSMQ
12 13 (15.12%) REST
13 12 (13.95%) Cucumber
13 12 (13.95%) OO
13 12 (13.95%) XML
14 11 (12.79%) Subversion
14 11 (12.79%) SWIFT
14 11 (12.79%) SDLC
14 11 (12.79%) Greenfield Project
15 10 (11.63%) Windows Server
15 10 (11.63%) Spring
15 10 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008

WebSphere MQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 78 (90.70%) WebSphere
2 10 (11.63%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (10.47%) NServiceBus
4 7 (8.14%) WebLogic
5 6 (6.98%) MQSeries
6 5 (5.81%) IIS
6 5 (5.81%) Mule
7 3 (3.49%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.33%) Apache
8 2 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.33%) CICS
8 2 (2.33%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (2.33%) JBoss
8 2 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (1.16%) CMS
9 1 (1.16%) Commerce Server
9 1 (1.16%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (1.16%) Site Server
Applications
1 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (10.47%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.33%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.16%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.16%) Temenos T24
3 1 (1.16%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.16%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.98%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.33%) HTTP
2 2 (2.33%) VPN
3 1 (1.16%) Firewall
3 1 (1.16%) Internet
3 1 (1.16%) LAN
3 1 (1.16%) NAS
3 1 (1.16%) PABX
3 1 (1.16%) SAN
3 1 (1.16%) SSL
3 1 (1.16%) VoIP
3 1 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.44%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (9.30%) Oracle Database
4 7 (8.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (6.98%) DB2
5 6 (6.98%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (5.81%) Big Data
6 5 (5.81%) DataStage
6 5 (5.81%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (5.81%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (4.65%) Blockchain
8 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.16%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (1.16%) Informix
9 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (15.12%) TeamCity
2 12 (13.95%) Cucumber
3 11 (12.79%) Subversion
4 9 (10.47%) Artifactory
4 9 (10.47%) Bitbucket
4 9 (10.47%) Moq
4 9 (10.47%) NCrunch
4 9 (10.47%) NUnit
4 9 (10.47%) ReSharper
5 8 (9.30%) JUnit
6 7 (8.14%) JIRA
6 7 (8.14%) Toad
7 5 (5.81%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.81%) jMock
7 5 (5.81%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (5.81%) SoapUI
7 5 (5.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (5.81%) XMLSpy
8 4 (4.65%) MSBuild
8 4 (4.65%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 32 (37.21%) Finance
2 30 (34.88%) Banking
3 6 (6.98%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.65%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.65%) Retail
5 2 (2.33%) Games
6 1 (1.16%) Back Office
6 1 (1.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 43 (50.00%) Developer
2 15 (17.44%) Java Developer
3 11 (12.79%) C# Developer
3 11 (12.79%) Senior Developer
4 10 (11.63%) Architect
4 10 (11.63%) SQL Developer
5 9 (10.47%) Senior C# Developer
6 8 (9.30%) Integration Architect
6 8 (9.30%) WebSphere Architect
7 7 (8.14%) Administrator
7 7 (8.14%) Analyst
7 7 (8.14%) Oracle Developer
8 6 (6.98%) Middleware Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Database Developer
9 5 (5.81%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (5.81%) Oracle Applications Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Oracle Database Developer
9 5 (5.81%) PL/SQL Developer
9 5 (5.81%) SQL Database Developer
9 5 (5.81%) WebLogic Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (44.19%) Middleware
2 29 (33.72%) IBM Integration Bus
3 13 (15.12%) MSMQ
3 13 (15.12%) REST
4 12 (13.95%) XML
5 10 (11.63%) .NET
5 10 (11.63%) Spring
6 9 (10.47%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (10.47%) Java EE
6 9 (10.47%) JMS
6 9 (10.47%) WCF
6 9 (10.47%) WinForms
6 9 (10.47%) WPF
7 8 (9.30%) J2EE
7 8 (9.30%) XSLT
8 7 (8.14%) Apache Camel
8 7 (8.14%) Hibernate
8 7 (8.14%) SOAP
8 7 (8.14%) Web Services
9 5 (5.81%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) Greenfield Project
1 11 (12.79%) SWIFT
2 8 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.81%) Clustering
3 5 (5.81%) Online Banking
4 4 (4.65%) Mainframe
4 4 (4.65%) Virtual Team
5 3 (3.49%) DataPower
5 3 (3.49%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.33%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.33%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.16%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.16%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.16%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.09%) Windows
2 18 (20.93%) Linux
3 16 (18.60%) Unix
4 10 (11.63%) Windows Server
5 6 (6.98%) VMS
6 5 (5.81%) AIX
6 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.33%) Solaris
9 2 (2.33%) SUSE
9 2 (2.33%) zOS
10 1 (1.16%) HPUX
10 1 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.93%) TDD
2 15 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (13.95%) OO
4 11 (12.79%) SDLC
5 10 (11.63%) ETL
5 10 (11.63%) Release Management
6 9 (10.47%) ATDD
7 8 (9.30%) BDD
7 8 (9.30%) Integration Testing
7 8 (9.30%) Unit Testing
8 7 (8.14%) Asset Management
8 7 (8.14%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (8.14%) Project Management
8 7 (8.14%) UML
8 7 (8.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (6.98%) Change Management
9 6 (6.98%) Migration
9 6 (6.98%) OOD
10 5 (5.81%) DevOps
10 5 (5.81%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 36 (41.86%) Java
2 32 (37.21%) SQL
3 15 (17.44%) C#
4 10 (11.63%) C
4 10 (11.63%) Shell Script
5 9 (10.47%) C++
5 9 (10.47%) PL/SQL
6 6 (6.98%) DCL
6 6 (6.98%) Perl
7 5 (5.81%) Ruby
8 4 (4.65%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.33%) COBOL
9 2 (2.33%) Java 8
9 2 (2.33%) Korn
10 1 (1.16%) Python
10 1 (1.16%) VB
10 1 (1.16%) VB6
10 1 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.16%) CISA
1 1 (1.16%) CISSP
1 1 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.16%) Degree
1 1 (1.16%) IBM Certification
1 1 (1.16%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.47%) ISO 20022
2 4 (4.65%) QA
2 4 (4.65%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) Docker
1 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) Tivoli
2 4 (4.65%) Nagios
2 4 (4.65%) Puppet
3 2 (2.33%) CA Endevor
3 2 (2.33%) Control-M
3 2 (2.33%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (2.33%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
4 1 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.16%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.16%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.16%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 46 (53.49%) IBM
2 30 (34.88%) Oracle
3 18 (20.93%) Microsoft
4 9 (10.47%) DevExpress
4 9 (10.47%) TIBCO
5 8 (9.30%) MuleSoft
6 6 (6.98%) Perforce
7 4 (4.65%) AppDynamics
7 4 (4.65%) Dynatrace
7 4 (4.65%) New Relic
7 4 (4.65%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.65%) Splunk
8 2 (2.33%) Bloomberg
8 2 (2.33%) Dell
8 2 (2.33%) HP
8 2 (2.33%) MKS
8 2 (2.33%) Unisys
8 2 (2.33%) VMware
9 1 (1.16%) RIMES
9 1 (1.16%) Sybase