Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 208 174 198
Rank change year-on-year -34 +24 +29
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 10 28 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.48% 0.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 1.52% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 20 23
North West median daily rate £368 £375 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% -0.53% -19.79%
10th Percentile £320 £357 £328
90th Percentile £425 £427 £436
England median daily rate £500 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +11.11% +9.09% -4.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £100.50 - £37.25

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 2,090 1,843 1,942
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.23% 31.61% 26.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,418 1,241 1,352
North West median daily rate £400 £390 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +0.91% -3.38%
10th Percentile £300 £293 £275
90th Percentile £550 £500 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 56 39
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -13.33%
10th Percentile £12.05 £17.88 £18.14
90th Percentile £62.20 £50.00 £44.80
England median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% +9.59% -1.40%

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 21 September 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 -7 4 £310 -1.98% 2
Manchester -15 4 £425 +3.03%
Lancashire -21 2 - -
WebSphere MQ
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 10 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 9 (90.00%) Middleware
3 7 (70.00%) Unix
3 7 (70.00%) Linux
4 6 (60.00%) Oracle
5 5 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (50.00%) ITIL
6 4 (40.00%) Windows
6 4 (40.00%) SQL
6 4 (40.00%) Service Management
7 3 (30.00%) IBM
7 3 (30.00%) HTTP
7 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
7 3 (30.00%) AIX
7 3 (30.00%) Solaris
7 3 (30.00%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (20.00%) SDLC
8 2 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
8 2 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (20.00%) Jython
8 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
8 2 (20.00%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (20.00%) SMTP
8 2 (20.00%) DB2
8 2 (20.00%) MySQL
8 2 (20.00%) Java
8 2 (20.00%) Perl

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 10 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (30.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (10.00%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) HTTP
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) SMTP
2 2 (20.00%) SNMP
3 1 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) DB2
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Database Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Unix Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Middleware Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Middleware Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Server Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Developer
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) Middleware
2 2 (20.00%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Linux
1 7 (70.00%) Unix
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) AIX
3 3 (30.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Service Management
3 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Jython
2 2 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) IBM