Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 535 454 458
Rank change year-on-year -81 +4 -50
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 96 133 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.21% 0.34% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.57% 0.95% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 82 89
London median daily rate £513 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £400 £413 £350
90th Percentile £650 £638 £651
England median daily rate £475 £475 £435
% change year-on-year - +9.20% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £40.00
England median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00

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 16,724 13,942 13,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.67% 35.34% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,793 10,399 10,544
London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +4.00%
10th Percentile £363 £330 £313
90th Percentile £656 £638 £634
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 88 65
London median hourly rate £43.25 £43.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.14% +2.94% +55.28%
10th Percentile £21.00 £19.25 £18.51
90th Percentile £67.75 £57.50 £84.00
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +4.36% +5.19% +10.00%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -48 30 £525 -4.55% 7
South London -45 3 £550 -
WebSphere MQ
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 86 (89.58%) WebSphere
2 57 (59.38%) Banking
3 55 (57.29%) IBM
4 48 (50.00%) Java
5 47 (48.96%) Finance
6 36 (37.50%) IBM Integration Bus
7 35 (36.46%) SQL
8 32 (33.33%) Linux
8 32 (33.33%) REST
9 31 (32.29%) XML
10 28 (29.17%) Web Services
11 24 (25.00%) SOAP
12 22 (22.92%) Middleware
12 22 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (21.88%) XPath
14 19 (19.79%) Windows
14 19 (19.79%) SOA
15 18 (18.75%) Unix
15 18 (18.75%) Oracle
16 14 (14.58%) Change Management
16 14 (14.58%) Perl
17 13 (13.54%) MSMQ
17 13 (13.54%) PowerShell
18 12 (12.50%) QA
18 12 (12.50%) DataPower
18 12 (12.50%) SQL Server
18 12 (12.50%) .NET
18 12 (12.50%) SDLC
19 11 (11.46%) WebSphere Application Server
20 10 (10.42%) Shell Script

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 86 (89.58%) WebSphere
2 11 (11.46%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (9.38%) IIS
4 5 (5.21%) GlassFish
5 4 (4.17%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (3.13%) Apache
6 3 (3.13%) MQSeries
6 3 (3.13%) Mule
6 3 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (3.13%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.08%) CICS
7 2 (2.08%) JBoss
7 2 (2.08%) MQSI
7 2 (2.08%) Mule ESB
8 1 (1.04%) CMS
8 1 (1.04%) JRun
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.04%) Summit
2 1 (1.04%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.13%) IaaS
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) Firewall
2 3 (3.13%) HTTP
2 3 (3.13%) SSL
3 2 (2.08%) Internet
4 1 (1.04%) DNS
4 1 (1.04%) FTP
4 1 (1.04%) LAN
4 1 (1.04%) SAN
4 1 (1.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.33%) Blockchain
3 4 (4.17%) DB2
3 4 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.04%) Big Data
5 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.04%) DataStage
5 1 (1.04%) Informix
5 1 (1.04%) MySQL
5 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (8.33%) SoapUI
1 8 (8.33%) TeamCity
2 7 (7.29%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.25%) HP UFT
3 6 (6.25%) MSBuild
3 6 (6.25%) Selenium
4 5 (5.21%) JIRA
4 5 (5.21%) NUnit
4 5 (5.21%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (4.17%) Subversion
6 3 (3.13%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.13%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.13%) JUnit
6 3 (3.13%) Toad
6 3 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.04%) Ant
7 1 (1.04%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.04%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.04%) NCrunch
7 1 (1.04%) SpecFlow
General
1 57 (59.38%) Banking
2 47 (48.96%) Finance
3 7 (7.29%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.21%) Front Office
5 2 (2.08%) Back Office
5 2 (2.08%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.04%) Retail
6 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.04%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (26.04%) Developer
2 20 (20.83%) Analyst
3 16 (16.67%) Integration Specialist
4 15 (15.63%) Applications Support
5 13 (13.54%) Support Analyst
6 11 (11.46%) Applications Support Analyst
7 10 (10.42%) Architect
8 8 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
8 8 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
9 6 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (6.25%) Banking Analyst
9 6 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (6.25%) Linux Support
9 6 (6.25%) QA Analyst
9 6 (6.25%) QA Automation Analyst
9 6 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
9 6 (6.25%) Senior DevOps
9 6 (6.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 6 (6.25%) Test Analyst
9 6 (6.25%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (37.50%) IBM Integration Bus
2 32 (33.33%) REST
3 31 (32.29%) XML
4 28 (29.17%) Web Services
5 24 (25.00%) SOAP
6 22 (22.92%) Middleware
7 13 (13.54%) MSMQ
8 12 (12.50%) .NET
9 7 (7.29%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (6.25%) RESTful
10 6 (6.25%) XSLT
11 5 (5.21%) JMS
11 5 (5.21%) WCF
11 5 (5.21%) XSD
12 4 (4.17%) Apache Camel
12 4 (4.17%) WPF
12 4 (4.17%) WSDL
13 3 (3.13%) Java EE
13 3 (3.13%) Spring
13 3 (3.13%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.50%) DataPower
2 6 (6.25%) SWIFT
3 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.21%) Online Banking
4 4 (4.17%) Fixed Income
5 3 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.13%) Equities
5 3 (3.13%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.13%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (3.13%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.08%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.08%) Clustering
6 2 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.08%) Derivative
6 2 (2.08%) Tandem
7 1 (1.04%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.04%) Replication
7 1 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 32 (33.33%) Linux
2 19 (19.79%) Windows
3 18 (18.75%) Unix
4 8 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 6 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.13%) Solaris
7 2 (2.08%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (19.79%) SOA
3 14 (14.58%) Change Management
4 12 (12.50%) SDLC
5 9 (9.38%) Configuration Management
5 9 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (9.38%) Scrum
6 7 (7.29%) DevOps
6 7 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (7.29%) Test Automation
7 6 (6.25%) API Integration
7 6 (6.25%) Deployment Automation
7 6 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 6 (6.25%) Regression Testing
8 5 (5.21%) Application Performance Management
8 5 (5.21%) ITIL
8 5 (5.21%) Performance Management
8 5 (5.21%) Statistics
8 5 (5.21%) Task Automation
8 5 (5.21%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 48 (50.00%) Java
2 35 (36.46%) SQL
3 21 (21.88%) XPath
4 14 (14.58%) Perl
5 13 (13.54%) PowerShell
6 10 (10.42%) Shell Script
7 9 (9.38%) Python
8 8 (8.33%) Bash Shell
9 7 (7.29%) C++
10 5 (5.21%) C#
10 5 (5.21%) PL/SQL
11 3 (3.13%) Ruby
12 2 (2.08%) C++/CLI
12 2 (2.08%) Tcl
13 1 (1.04%) C
13 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
13 1 (1.04%) Korn
13 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
13 1 (1.04%) VBA
13 1 (1.04%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (3.13%) Degree
1 3 (3.13%) OCPJP
1 3 (3.13%) Sun Certification
2 1 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.04%) IBM Certification
2 1 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.50%) QA
2 6 (6.25%) MiFID
3 4 (4.17%) PSD2
4 2 (2.08%) SEPA
5 1 (1.04%) EMIR
5 1 (1.04%) SLA
5 1 (1.04%) TARGET2
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) OpenAM
2 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (5.21%) Puppet
2 4 (4.17%) Control-M
3 3 (3.13%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.08%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 1 (1.04%) Automic
5 1 (1.04%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 55 (57.29%) IBM
2 18 (18.75%) Oracle
3 9 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 5 (5.21%) AppDynamics
5 5 (5.21%) CA
5 5 (5.21%) Dynatrace
5 5 (5.21%) MuleSoft
5 5 (5.21%) New Relic
6 4 (4.17%) ForgeRock
6 4 (4.17%) TIBCO
7 3 (3.13%) Bloomberg
7 3 (3.13%) Perforce
7 3 (3.13%) Sun
7 3 (3.13%) VMware
8 2 (2.08%) Apigee
8 2 (2.08%) DevExpress
8 2 (2.08%) F5
8 2 (2.08%) ION Trading
8 2 (2.08%) Okta