Period
to 18 November 2018

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 6 months to 18 November 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 > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 209 179 186
Rank change year-on-year -30 +7 +33
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 9 24 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.42% 0.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.45% 1.33% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 20 25
North West median daily rate £506 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £341 £357 £340
90th Percentile £594 £450 £465
England median daily rate £500 £450 £405
% change year-on-year +11.11% +11.11% -5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £100.50 £45.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +123.33% +21.62% -40.80%

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 the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,998 1,798 1,950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.07% 31.61% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,388 1,219 1,366
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £311 £295 £278
90th Percentile £550 £533 £500
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 48 27
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £11.70 £18.53 £15.40
90th Percentile £57.70 £50.51 £44.85
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -

WebSphere MQ
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing WebSphere MQ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ in the North West over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 November 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
Cheshire +8 4 £310 -3.13%
Manchester -17 2 £425 -2.30% 2
Lancashire -30 2 - -
Merseyside - 1 £588 -
WebSphere MQ
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 North West region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 9 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (77.78%) Middleware
3 6 (66.67%) Linux
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle
4 5 (55.56%) ITIL
4 5 (55.56%) Unix
4 5 (55.56%) Windows
5 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 4 (44.44%) Service Management
6 3 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (22.22%) MySQL
7 2 (22.22%) SDLC
8 1 (11.11%) Banking
8 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
8 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (11.11%) Change Management
8 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
8 1 (11.11%) Finance
8 1 (11.11%) Migration
8 1 (11.11%) CMS
8 1 (11.11%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
8 1 (11.11%) .NET
8 1 (11.11%) AIX
8 1 (11.11%) Solaris
8 1 (11.11%) JBoss
8 1 (11.11%) Python
8 1 (11.11%) HTTP
8 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 1 (11.11%) SSL

WebSphere MQ
Co-occurring 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 9 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (11.11%) CMS
3 1 (11.11%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (11.11%) JBoss
3 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
1 1 (11.11%) SSL
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Database Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Unix Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Payments Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Server Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Delivery Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
3 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Developer
3 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Unix
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) AIX
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 1 (11.11%) Cash Management
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) V-Model
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SEPA
1 1 (11.11%) TARGET2
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) IBM