The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
UK / Scotland
Rank 104 116 118
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 3 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.17% 0.43% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.58% 1.90% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
Median daily rate £403 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.55% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +2.94% +1.19%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 517 579 568
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.48% 22.51% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 334 346
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 8
Median hourly rate £52.17 £18.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.24% -58.33%  
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere MQ in Scotland

WebSphere MQ
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 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
Glasgow +4 2 £355 -3.40% 2
WebSphere MQ
UK

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 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 Scotland region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 6 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) IBM
3 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Retail
4 2 (33.33%) High Availability
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) SAN
4 2 (33.33%) Middleware
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) AIX
4 2 (33.33%) Solaris
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (33.33%) EMC
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (16.67%) IBM Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Dell
5 1 (16.67%) MQSeries
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) SOA
5 1 (16.67%) Perl
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) Symantec

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 6 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (16.67%) MQSeries
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) AIX Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) Designer
1 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Designer
1 1 (16.67%) Linux Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) Solaris Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) Unix Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) Unix Technical Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) AIX
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) PowerHA
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle ZFS
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Satellite
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) EMC
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Symantec
4 1 (16.67%) Veritas