The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 26 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 / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 96 -
Rank change year-on-year +10 -  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 4 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.29% 0.40% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.95% 1.59% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Median daily rate £375 £360 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £374 £425
% change year-on-year +10.36% -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 Manchester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 423 441 339
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 30.30% 24.96% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 306 233
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
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 Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere MQ in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 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 Manchester region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 8 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (87.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (75.00%) Middleware
4 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
4 3 (37.50%) JBoss
4 3 (37.50%) Eclipse
4 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 3 (37.50%) Hudson
4 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
4 3 (37.50%) Clustering
4 3 (37.50%) Banking
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) iSeries
5 2 (25.00%) OS/400
5 2 (25.00%) AS400
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (12.50%) Change Management
6 1 (12.50%) HTTP
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (12.50%) SSL
6 1 (12.50%) IBM
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL
6 1 (12.50%) Unix
6 1 (12.50%) AIX
6 1 (12.50%) Solaris
6 1 (12.50%) Linux
6 1 (12.50%) Incident Management

WebSphere MQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 8 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (87.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (37.50%) JBoss
3 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
4 1 (12.50%) IBM HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Eclipse
1 3 (37.50%) Hudson
1 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Middleware Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Middleware Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Middleware Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Server Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Clustering
1 3 (37.50%) iSeries
2 2 (25.00%) AS400
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) OS/400
2 1 (12.50%) AIX
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Solaris
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
1 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) IBM