Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 551 499 461
Rank change year-on-year -52 -38 -65
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 75 105 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.25% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.43% 0.68% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 64 100
London median daily rate £525 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £415 £421 £363
90th Percentile £725 £668 £651
England median daily rate £500 £498 £425
% change year-on-year +0.50% +17.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £40.00
England median hourly rate - - £38.50

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 17,552 15,534 15,065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.50% 36.49% 33.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,355 11,544 11,349
London median daily rate £513 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £644 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 102 58
London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £36.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +8.31% -7.67%
10th Percentile £19.70 £19.03 £18.79
90th Percentile £75.50 £52.95 £57.07
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +9.59% -1.35%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -30 22 £525 +5.53% 7
South London -35 8 £568 -
West London - 3 £700 - 3
WebSphere MQ
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 71 (94.67%) WebSphere
2 49 (65.33%) IBM
3 40 (53.33%) Java
4 34 (45.33%) Middleware
5 30 (40.00%) Finance
6 28 (37.33%) SQL
7 27 (36.00%) IBM Integration Bus
8 24 (32.00%) XML
9 23 (30.67%) REST
10 22 (29.33%) Banking
11 18 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (24.00%) Oracle
12 17 (22.67%) Web Services
12 17 (22.67%) Linux
13 16 (21.33%) SQL Server
14 14 (18.67%) SOAP
14 14 (18.67%) Unix
14 14 (18.67%) Windows
15 12 (16.00%) SDLC
16 11 (14.67%) TDD
16 11 (14.67%) NUnit
16 11 (14.67%) XPath
16 11 (14.67%) C++
16 11 (14.67%) Change Management
17 10 (13.33%) C#
17 10 (13.33%) WCF
17 10 (13.33%) DataPower
17 10 (13.33%) MuleSoft
18 9 (12.00%) WPF
18 9 (12.00%) Asset Management

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 71 (94.67%) WebSphere
2 9 (12.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (9.33%) NServiceBus
4 5 (6.67%) IBM HTTP Server
4 5 (6.67%) IIS
5 4 (5.33%) Apache
5 4 (5.33%) GlassFish
5 4 (5.33%) WebLogic
6 3 (4.00%) JBoss
6 3 (4.00%) MQSeries
6 3 (4.00%) Mule
6 3 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (4.00%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.33%) JCAPS
8 1 (1.33%) JRun
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (1.33%) Site Server
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.33%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.33%) Summit
3 1 (1.33%) Temenos T24
3 1 (1.33%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.33%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.67%) HTTP
2 2 (2.67%) Firewall
2 2 (2.67%) Internet
2 2 (2.67%) LAN
2 2 (2.67%) SAN
2 2 (2.67%) VPN
2 2 (2.67%) WAN
3 1 (1.33%) DNS
3 1 (1.33%) FTP
3 1 (1.33%) NAS
3 1 (1.33%) PABX
3 1 (1.33%) SSL
3 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.67%) DataStage
3 5 (6.67%) DB2
4 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.67%) Big Data
6 2 (2.67%) Blockchain
6 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.33%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (1.33%) Informix
7 1 (1.33%) MySQL
7 1 (1.33%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (14.67%) NUnit
2 8 (10.67%) TeamCity
3 7 (9.33%) Artifactory
3 7 (9.33%) Bitbucket
3 7 (9.33%) Moq
3 7 (9.33%) NCrunch
3 7 (9.33%) ReSharper
4 6 (8.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (8.00%) JUnit
5 5 (6.67%) Cucumber
6 4 (5.33%) JIRA
6 4 (5.33%) Toad
7 3 (4.00%) Ant
7 3 (4.00%) jMock
7 3 (4.00%) Subversion
8 2 (2.67%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.67%) Maven
8 2 (2.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
General
1 30 (40.00%) Finance
2 22 (29.33%) Banking
3 5 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.33%) Retail
5 2 (2.67%) Back Office
5 2 (2.67%) Front Office
6 1 (1.33%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.33%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (44.00%) Developer
2 13 (17.33%) Java Developer
3 10 (13.33%) Architect
4 9 (12.00%) Integration Specialist
4 9 (12.00%) Senior Developer
5 8 (10.67%) C# Developer
6 7 (9.33%) Senior C# Developer
7 6 (8.00%) Administrator
7 6 (8.00%) Applications Support
7 6 (8.00%) SQL Developer
8 5 (6.67%) .NET Developer
8 5 (6.67%) Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) Technical Architect
9 4 (5.33%) ForgeRock Architect
9 4 (5.33%) Integration Developer
9 4 (5.33%) Middleware Developer
9 4 (5.33%) Payments Architect
9 4 (5.33%) Senior SQL Developer
9 4 (5.33%) Support Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Messaging Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (45.33%) Middleware
2 27 (36.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 24 (32.00%) XML
4 23 (30.67%) REST
5 17 (22.67%) Web Services
6 14 (18.67%) SOAP
7 10 (13.33%) WCF
8 9 (12.00%) WPF
9 8 (10.67%) JMS
9 8 (10.67%) MSMQ
9 8 (10.67%) WinForms
9 8 (10.67%) XSLT
10 7 (9.33%) .NET
10 7 (9.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (9.33%) Java EE
11 6 (8.00%) Spring
12 3 (4.00%) Ajax
12 3 (4.00%) AngularJS
12 3 (4.00%) Hibernate
12 3 (4.00%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) DataPower
2 8 (10.67%) SWIFT
3 7 (9.33%) Fixed Income
4 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.00%) Equities
5 3 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (4.00%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (2.67%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.67%) Tandem
7 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.33%) Derivative
7 1 (1.33%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.33%) iSeries
7 1 (1.33%) Replication
7 1 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.67%) Linux
2 14 (18.67%) Unix
2 14 (18.67%) Windows
3 6 (8.00%) AIX
3 6 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.67%) VMS
5 4 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (5.33%) Solaris
6 2 (2.67%) zOS
7 1 (1.33%) HPUX
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (16.00%) SDLC
3 11 (14.67%) Change Management
3 11 (14.67%) TDD
4 9 (12.00%) Asset Management
4 9 (12.00%) OO
4 9 (12.00%) SOA
5 7 (9.33%) ETL
5 7 (9.33%) Unit Testing
6 5 (6.67%) ATDD
6 5 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 5 (6.67%) Integration Testing
6 5 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (6.67%) Release Management
6 5 (6.67%) Statistics
7 4 (5.33%) Analytics
7 4 (5.33%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (5.33%) Risk Analytics
7 4 (5.33%) Scrum
7 4 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (53.33%) Java
2 28 (37.33%) SQL
3 11 (14.67%) C++
3 11 (14.67%) XPath
4 10 (13.33%) C#
5 9 (12.00%) Perl
6 8 (10.67%) Shell Script
7 7 (9.33%) C
7 7 (9.33%) PowerShell
8 5 (6.67%) DCL
8 5 (6.67%) PL/SQL
9 4 (5.33%) Python
10 3 (4.00%) Korn
11 2 (2.67%) C++/CLI
11 2 (2.67%) Ruby
11 2 (2.67%) Tcl
12 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.33%) VBA
12 1 (1.33%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (4.00%) OCPJP
1 3 (4.00%) Sun Certification
2 1 (1.33%) CISA
2 1 (1.33%) CISSP
2 1 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) ISO 20022
2 4 (5.33%) PSD2
3 2 (2.67%) MiFID
3 2 (2.67%) SEPA
4 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.33%) OpenAM
2 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) Control-M
2 2 (2.67%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.67%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 2 (2.67%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
3 1 (1.33%) Automic
3 1 (1.33%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.33%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.33%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 49 (65.33%) IBM
2 18 (24.00%) Oracle
3 10 (13.33%) MuleSoft
4 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (9.33%) DevExpress
6 6 (8.00%) TIBCO
7 5 (6.67%) Red Hat
8 4 (5.33%) ForgeRock
8 4 (5.33%) VMware
9 3 (4.00%) Bloomberg
9 3 (4.00%) CA
9 3 (4.00%) Sun
10 2 (2.67%) ION Trading
10 2 (2.67%) Perforce
10 2 (2.67%) Unisys
11 1 (1.33%) F5
11 1 (1.33%) Remedy
11 1 (1.33%) RIMES
11 1 (1.33%) Solace
11 1 (1.33%) StreamBase