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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
North West / Manchester
Rank 88 93 94
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 4 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.30% 0.45% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.85% 1.60% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Median daily rate £360 £433 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.76% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +2.94% +1.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 472 501 383
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 35.65% 28.10% 23.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 328 241
Median daily rate £375 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £283 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £15.87 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 12 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (58.33%) IBM
2 7 (58.33%) Middleware
3 6 (50.00%) HTTP
3 6 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (41.67%) Oracle
4 5 (41.67%) DB2
5 4 (33.33%) Unix
5 4 (33.33%) AIX
5 4 (33.33%) Solaris
5 4 (33.33%) Linux
5 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (25.00%) Jython
6 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (25.00%) Perl
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (16.67%) DNS
7 2 (16.67%) SNMP
7 2 (16.67%) SMTP
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) J2EE
7 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
7 2 (16.67%) Servlets
7 2 (16.67%) SOAP
7 2 (16.67%) XML

WebSphere MQ
Top Related 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 12 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (33.33%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
5 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) HTTP
2 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (16.67%) DNS
3 2 (16.67%) SMTP
3 2 (16.67%) SNMP
4 1 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) DB2
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (16.67%) Maven
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
1 4 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) J2EE Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Server Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Middleware Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Middleware Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Middleware Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Middleware Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) Middleware
2 2 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (16.67%) J2EE
2 2 (16.67%) J2SE
2 2 (16.67%) JMS
2 2 (16.67%) REST
2 2 (16.67%) Servlets
2 2 (16.67%) SOAP
2 2 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) iSeries
3 1 (8.33%) AS400
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) AIX
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
1 4 (33.33%) Solaris
1 4 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (16.67%) OO
2 2 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (16.67%) TDD
2 2 (16.67%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) Jython
2 3 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) IBM
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle