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 28 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)
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 151 150
Rank change year-on-year +23 -1  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 8 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.21% 0.055%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.89% 0.83% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
Median daily rate £413 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -4.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £365 £425
% change year-on-year +14.64% -14.05%  
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 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 895 961 803
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 30.31% 25.49% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2259 2582 2115
Median daily rate £388 £399 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.88% +6.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 49 44
Median hourly rate £41.25 £28.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -32.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £18.80 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £57.25
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 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 3 months to 28 June 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
Cheshire - 4 - -
Manchester +10 3 £394 +9.37% 1
Lancashire +6 1 £440 -
WebSphere MQ
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 12 (92.31%) WebSphere
2 9 (69.23%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (53.85%) Middleware
4 6 (46.15%) WebLogic
5 5 (38.46%) Unix
5 5 (38.46%) Clustering
5 5 (38.46%) Banking
5 5 (38.46%) iSeries
6 4 (30.77%) Hudson
6 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
6 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
6 4 (30.77%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
6 4 (30.77%) JBoss
6 4 (30.77%) Eclipse
7 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (15.38%) Puppet
7 2 (15.38%) OS/400
7 2 (15.38%) SSL
7 2 (15.38%) IBM
7 2 (15.38%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (15.38%) Financial Institution
7 2 (15.38%) AS400
8 1 (7.69%) Change Management
8 1 (7.69%) DB2
8 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
8 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 1 (7.69%) ITIL

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 12 (92.31%) WebSphere
2 9 (69.23%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (46.15%) WebLogic
4 4 (30.77%) JBoss
5 2 (15.38%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (7.69%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SSL
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Eclipse
1 4 (30.77%) Hudson
1 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (38.46%) Banking
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Administrator
2 5 (38.46%) Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Middleware Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Middleware Administrator
4 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Administrator
4 2 (15.38%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Middleware Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Server Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Clustering
1 5 (38.46%) iSeries
2 2 (15.38%) AS400
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Unix
2 2 (15.38%) OS/400
3 1 (7.69%) AIX
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
1 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (7.69%) Change Management
2 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
2 1 (7.69%) SOA
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
2 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft