Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 192 227
Rank change year-on-year +8 +35 -47
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 19 40 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.33% 0.59% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.05% 2.07% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 9
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - -3.61%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £315
90th Percentile £434 £468 £444
England median daily rate £438 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £62.50

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 1806 1929 2026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.74% 28.33% 23.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1240 1356 1265
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +14.71%
10th Percentile £295 £275 £275
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 26 70
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%
10th Percentile £18.38 £15.38 £16.16
90th Percentile £50.86 £44.88 £47.33
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

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 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 24 November 2017. 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
Lancashire +24 16 £375 -17.58%
Manchester +5 3 £435 +16.00%
WebSphere MQ
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 19 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 12 (63.16%) Oracle
3 11 (57.89%) Finance
3 11 (57.89%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (15.79%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (15.79%) IBM
5 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) Middleware
6 1 (5.26%) Subversion
6 1 (5.26%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (5.26%) Jython
6 1 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
6 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (5.26%) Java
6 1 (5.26%) Perl
6 1 (5.26%) DB2
6 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
6 1 (5.26%) Unix
6 1 (5.26%) AIX
6 1 (5.26%) Solaris
6 1 (5.26%) Linux
6 1 (5.26%) SMTP
6 1 (5.26%) HTTP
6 1 (5.26%) SNMP

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 19 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) SMTP
1 1 (5.26%) SNMP
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 11 (57.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Developer
1 14 (73.68%) WebSphere Developer
2 11 (57.89%) Applications Developer
3 2 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Middleware Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (10.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) AIX
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Solaris
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
1 1 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Java
1 1 (5.26%) Jython
1 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) IBM