Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 546 532 478
Rank change year-on-year -14 -54 -67
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 83 85 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.19% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 0.51% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 53 78
London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £420 £410 £363
90th Percentile £725 £670 £629
England median daily rate £500 £450 £414
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.76% -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £100.50 - -
England median hourly rate £100.50 - £37.00

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 18,150 16,631 15,285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.31% 37.01% 34.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,637 12,614 11,457
London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £375 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 91 68
London median hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.33% -29.41% +21.43%
10th Percentile £19.51 £18.50 £19.00
90th Percentile £72.36 £50.00 £82.93
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +0.68%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -37 14 £538 +8.04% 2
South London -20 8 £568 -
West London - 4 £700 - 2
WebSphere MQ
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 77 (92.77%) WebSphere
2 49 (59.04%) IBM
3 43 (51.81%) Middleware
4 32 (38.55%) Java
5 31 (37.35%) Finance
6 30 (36.14%) SQL
7 28 (33.73%) Oracle
8 26 (31.33%) IBM Integration Bus
9 25 (30.12%) Banking
10 19 (22.89%) Linux
11 17 (20.48%) SQL Server
11 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
12 16 (19.28%) XML
12 16 (19.28%) TDD
13 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (18.07%) REST
14 14 (16.87%) SDLC
14 14 (16.87%) Windows
14 14 (16.87%) C#
15 12 (14.46%) WebSphere Application Server
15 12 (14.46%) Unix
15 12 (14.46%) MuleSoft
16 11 (13.25%) SWIFT
16 11 (13.25%) OO
16 11 (13.25%) C++
16 11 (13.25%) Change Management
16 11 (13.25%) NUnit
16 11 (13.25%) Subversion
16 11 (13.25%) Spring
17 10 (12.05%) WCF

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 77 (92.77%) WebSphere
2 12 (14.46%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (10.84%) NServiceBus
3 9 (10.84%) WebLogic
4 7 (8.43%) MQSeries
5 3 (3.61%) Apache
5 3 (3.61%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.61%) GlassFish
5 3 (3.61%) Mule
5 3 (3.61%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.41%) CICS
6 2 (2.41%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (2.41%) IIS
6 2 (2.41%) JBoss
7 1 (1.20%) CMS
7 1 (1.20%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 1 (1.20%) JRun
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.20%) Site Server
Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (10.84%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.20%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.20%) Summit
3 1 (1.20%) Temenos T24
3 1 (1.20%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.61%) HTTP
3 2 (2.41%) VPN
4 1 (1.20%) Firewall
4 1 (1.20%) FTP
4 1 (1.20%) Internet
4 1 (1.20%) LAN
4 1 (1.20%) NAS
4 1 (1.20%) PABX
4 1 (1.20%) SAN
4 1 (1.20%) SSL
4 1 (1.20%) VoIP
4 1 (1.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.48%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (8.43%) DB2
3 7 (8.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (7.23%) Oracle Database
5 5 (6.02%) DataStage
5 5 (6.02%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (6.02%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.41%) Blockchain
9 1 (1.20%) Big Data
9 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.20%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (1.20%) Informix
9 1 (1.20%) MySQL
9 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (13.25%) NUnit
1 11 (13.25%) Subversion
2 10 (12.05%) TeamCity
3 9 (10.84%) Artifactory
3 9 (10.84%) Bitbucket
3 9 (10.84%) Cucumber
3 9 (10.84%) JUnit
3 9 (10.84%) Moq
3 9 (10.84%) NCrunch
3 9 (10.84%) ReSharper
4 6 (7.23%) JIRA
4 6 (7.23%) Toad
5 5 (6.02%) jMock
5 5 (6.02%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (6.02%) SoapUI
5 5 (6.02%) XMLSpy
6 4 (4.82%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (3.61%) Ant
8 2 (2.41%) Maven
General
1 31 (37.35%) Finance
2 25 (30.12%) Banking
3 6 (7.23%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.82%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Back Office
5 1 (1.20%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.20%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (49.40%) Developer
2 15 (18.07%) Java Developer
3 11 (13.25%) Administrator
3 11 (13.25%) Architect
3 11 (13.25%) Senior Developer
4 9 (10.84%) C# Developer
4 9 (10.84%) Senior C# Developer
5 8 (9.64%) SQL Developer
6 6 (7.23%) Analyst
6 6 (7.23%) Middleware Developer
7 5 (6.02%) Technical Architect
7 5 (6.02%) WebLogic Administrator
8 4 (4.82%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Database Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Oracle Applications Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (4.82%) PL/SQL Developer
8 4 (4.82%) SQL Database Developer
8 4 (4.82%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (51.81%) Middleware
2 26 (31.33%) IBM Integration Bus
3 16 (19.28%) XML
4 15 (18.07%) REST
5 11 (13.25%) Spring
6 10 (12.05%) JMS
6 10 (12.05%) MSMQ
6 10 (12.05%) WCF
6 10 (12.05%) WPF
7 9 (10.84%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (10.84%) Web Services
7 9 (10.84%) WinForms
8 8 (9.64%) .NET
8 8 (9.64%) Java EE
8 8 (9.64%) SOAP
8 8 (9.64%) XSLT
9 5 (6.02%) Ajax
9 5 (6.02%) Hibernate
9 5 (6.02%) jQuery
9 5 (6.02%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) SWIFT
2 8 (9.64%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (8.43%) Fixed Income
4 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.23%) DataPower
5 5 (6.02%) Clustering
5 5 (6.02%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.61%) Equities
6 3 (3.61%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.41%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.20%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.20%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.89%) Linux
2 14 (16.87%) Windows
3 12 (14.46%) Unix
4 6 (7.23%) VMS
4 6 (7.23%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.82%) AIX
5 4 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.61%) Solaris
7 2 (2.41%) zOS
8 1 (1.20%) HPUX
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.20%) SUSE
8 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.28%) TDD
2 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (16.87%) SDLC
4 11 (13.25%) Change Management
4 11 (13.25%) OO
5 10 (12.05%) ETL
6 8 (9.64%) Asset Management
6 8 (9.64%) ATDD
6 8 (9.64%) Integration Testing
6 8 (9.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (8.43%) Unit Testing
8 6 (7.23%) Migration
8 6 (7.23%) OOD
8 6 (7.23%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (7.23%) Project Management
8 6 (7.23%) Release Management
8 6 (7.23%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (6.02%) BDD
9 5 (6.02%) Domain-Driven Design
9 5 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (38.55%) Java
2 30 (36.14%) SQL
3 14 (16.87%) C#
4 11 (13.25%) C++
5 10 (12.05%) C
6 9 (10.84%) Shell Script
7 8 (9.64%) Perl
8 6 (7.23%) DCL
8 6 (7.23%) PL/SQL
9 4 (4.82%) Ruby
10 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.61%) Python
10 3 (3.61%) XPath
11 2 (2.41%) COBOL
11 2 (2.41%) Korn
12 1 (1.20%) C++/CLI
12 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.20%) VB
12 1 (1.20%) VB6
12 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (3.61%) OCPJP
1 3 (3.61%) Sun Certification
2 2 (2.41%) Degree
3 1 (1.20%) CISA
3 1 (1.20%) CISSP
3 1 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.20%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.84%) ISO 20022
2 4 (4.82%) PSD2
2 4 (4.82%) SEPA
3 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.82%) OpenAM
2 2 (2.41%) Docker
2 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) Control-M
2 4 (4.82%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.41%) CA Endevor
3 2 (2.41%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (2.41%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
4 1 (1.20%) Automic
4 1 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.20%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.20%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.20%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 49 (59.04%) IBM
2 28 (33.73%) Oracle
3 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
4 12 (14.46%) MuleSoft
5 9 (10.84%) DevExpress
6 8 (9.64%) TIBCO
7 5 (6.02%) Perforce
7 5 (6.02%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.82%) ForgeRock
9 3 (3.61%) Sun
9 3 (3.61%) VMware
10 2 (2.41%) MKS
10 2 (2.41%) Unisys
11 1 (1.20%) Citrix
11 1 (1.20%) Dell
11 1 (1.20%) EMC
11 1 (1.20%) HP
11 1 (1.20%) SAP
11 1 (1.20%) Sybase
11 1 (1.20%) Temenos