The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
England / North West
Rank 126 147 150
Rank change year-on-year +21 +3  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 5 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.19% 0.29% 0.056%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.62% 1.08% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 0
Median daily rate £360 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +2.94% +0.59%  
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 the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 812 1019 815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.22% 26.55% 23.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 679 498
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.26 £19.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere MQ in the North West

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere MQ in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere MQ in the North West

WebSphere MQ
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +11 4 £360 -16.76% 1
Cheshire +25 1 £338 -20.58% 1
WebSphere MQ
England

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 23 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 11 (47.83%) Java
2 11 (47.83%) IBM
2 11 (47.83%) Middleware
3 10 (43.48%) Oracle
3 10 (43.48%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (39.13%) DB2
4 9 (39.13%) Finance
5 8 (34.78%) HTTP
6 7 (30.43%) SOAP
6 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
7 6 (26.09%) XML
7 6 (26.09%) Unix
7 6 (26.09%) WebLogic
7 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
7 6 (26.09%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (21.74%) Subversion
8 5 (21.74%) CSS
8 5 (21.74%) HTML
8 5 (21.74%) AIX
8 5 (21.74%) Linux
8 5 (21.74%) JBoss
9 4 (17.39%) Tomcat
9 4 (17.39%) LDAP
9 4 (17.39%) Solaris
9 4 (17.39%) EJB
9 4 (17.39%) Perl
9 4 (17.39%) Eclipse
9 4 (17.39%) MVC

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 23 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 10 (43.48%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (26.09%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (26.09%) WebLogic
4 5 (21.74%) JBoss
5 4 (17.39%) Tomcat
6 3 (13.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (8.70%) WebLogic Integration
8 1 (4.35%) Apache
8 1 (4.35%) GlassFish
8 1 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (4.35%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) HTTP
2 4 (17.39%) LDAP
3 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.70%) DNS
4 2 (8.70%) SMTP
4 2 (8.70%) SNMP
5 1 (4.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) DB2
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
3 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
2 5 (21.74%) Subversion
3 4 (17.39%) Eclipse
3 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
4 3 (13.04%) JUnit
5 2 (8.70%) Maven
5 2 (8.70%) Selenium
6 1 (4.35%) Hudson
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Prime Brokerage
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Developer
1 9 (39.13%) Java Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Java WebSphere Developer
2 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Java Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) J2EE Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Middleware Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Server Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Integration Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Middleware Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Middleware Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Middleware Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Middleware Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) Middleware
2 7 (30.43%) SOAP
3 6 (26.09%) XML
4 5 (21.74%) CSS
4 5 (21.74%) HTML
5 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
5 4 (17.39%) CSS3
5 4 (17.39%) EJB
5 4 (17.39%) Hibernate
5 4 (17.39%) HTML5
5 4 (17.39%) jQuery
5 4 (17.39%) REST
5 4 (17.39%) Spring
6 3 (13.04%) EJB 3.0
6 3 (13.04%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (13.04%) JMS
6 3 (13.04%) Spring Boot
6 3 (13.04%) Spring MVC
6 3 (13.04%) Spring Security
6 3 (13.04%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) iSeries
3 1 (4.35%) AS400
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) DataPower
3 1 (4.35%) Derivative
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Unix
2 5 (21.74%) AIX
2 5 (21.74%) Linux
3 4 (17.39%) Solaris
4 1 (4.35%) OS/400
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) MVC
2 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
2 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (13.04%) OO
3 3 (13.04%) TDD
3 3 (13.04%) UML
4 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (4.35%) AOP
5 1 (4.35%) BDD
5 1 (4.35%) BPEL
5 1 (4.35%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (4.35%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.35%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) Perl
3 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.04%) Jython
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) IBM
2 10 (43.48%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.35%) Google
4 1 (4.35%) Kony
4 1 (4.35%) Sybase
4 1 (4.35%) Yahoo!
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