Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 175 179
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 -8
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 13 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.26% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.97% 0.91% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 9
Scotland median daily rate £388 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% - +18.06%
10th Percentile £319 £329 £376
90th Percentile £436 £460 £498
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 Scotland with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1343 1203 1261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 26.88% 27.34% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 833 728 672
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £273 £263 £269
90th Percentile £525 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 17
Scotland median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.47% +5.25% -3.86%
10th Percentile £18.75 £22.50 £25.00
90th Percentile £43.39 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

WebSphere MQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing WebSphere MQ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 17 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
Glasgow -5 9 £363 -10.49% 1
Edinburgh -18 4 £410 -3.53%
West Lothian - 1 - -
WebSphere MQ
UK

For the 6 months to 17 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 Scotland region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 13 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 11 (84.62%) IBM
3 7 (53.85%) TIBCO
3 7 (53.85%) Hibernate
3 7 (53.85%) Scrum
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) TDD
3 7 (53.85%) TIBCO EMS
3 7 (53.85%) Spring
3 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
3 7 (53.85%) Ruby
3 7 (53.85%) Integration Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Jetty
3 7 (53.85%) Multithreading
3 7 (53.85%) Selenium
3 7 (53.85%) FitNesse
3 7 (53.85%) Kanban
3 7 (53.85%) HTML
3 7 (53.85%) JMS
3 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 7 (53.85%) WebLogic
3 7 (53.85%) UML
3 7 (53.85%) JBoss
3 7 (53.85%) RUP
3 7 (53.85%) Tomcat
3 7 (53.85%) DSDM
3 7 (53.85%) Python
3 7 (53.85%) JPA
3 7 (53.85%) AMQP
3 7 (53.85%) Test Automation

WebSphere MQ
Co-occurring 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 13 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (53.85%) JBoss
2 7 (53.85%) Jetty
2 7 (53.85%) Tomcat
2 7 (53.85%) WebLogic
3 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (7.69%) CICS
4 1 (7.69%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) AMQP
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) Couchbase
1 7 (53.85%) Hadoop
1 7 (53.85%) MongoDB
1 7 (53.85%) NoSQL
1 7 (53.85%) Redis
1 7 (53.85%) Riak
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
1 7 (53.85%) FitNesse
1 7 (53.85%) Selenium
1 7 (53.85%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Full Stack Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Middleware Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Middleware Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Hibernate
1 7 (53.85%) HTML
1 7 (53.85%) HTML5
1 7 (53.85%) JMS
1 7 (53.85%) JPA
1 7 (53.85%) Kafka
1 7 (53.85%) RabbitMQ
1 7 (53.85%) Spring
1 7 (53.85%) TIBCO EMS
2 3 (23.08%) Middleware
3 1 (7.69%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (7.69%) JSON
3 1 (7.69%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) WSDL
3 1 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) XSD
3 1 (7.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) DataPower
1 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) AIX
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) BDD
1 7 (53.85%) Concurrent Programming
1 7 (53.85%) DSDM
1 7 (53.85%) Integration Testing
1 7 (53.85%) Kanban
1 7 (53.85%) Multithreading
1 7 (53.85%) RUP
1 7 (53.85%) Scrum
1 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
1 7 (53.85%) TDD
1 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
1 7 (53.85%) UML
2 6 (46.15%) Mentoring
2 6 (46.15%) System Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Business Transformation
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
4 1 (7.69%) SOA
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Bash Shell
1 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
1 7 (53.85%) Python
1 7 (53.85%) Ruby
2 6 (46.15%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) BC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) QA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Docker
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) Ansible
1 7 (53.85%) Cobbler
1 7 (53.85%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (53.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) IBM
2 7 (53.85%) TIBCO
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) EMC
3 1 (7.69%) Informatica
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec
3 1 (7.69%) VMware