The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
England / South East
Rank 215 246 245
Rank change year-on-year +31 -1  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 30 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.38% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.45% 0.82% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 14
Median daily rate £465 £344 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.27% -16.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £281 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £394 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +2.94% +0.59%  
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 the South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2072 2182 2313
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.40% 23.67% 23.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1251 1462 1340
Median daily rate £400 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% +1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 50 53
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £57.50
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere MQ in the South East

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ in the South East over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere MQ in the South East

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere MQ in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere MQ in the South East

WebSphere MQ
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Hampshire - 21 £435 -
Buckinghamshire -10 7 £550 +51.72%
Berkshire +23 1 £500 +100.00%
Surrey +10 1 £438 +2.94%
WebSphere MQ
England

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 41 (85.42%) WebSphere
2 32 (66.67%) Linux
3 28 (58.33%) IBM
4 27 (56.25%) Tomcat
5 26 (54.17%) Security Cleared
6 25 (52.08%) SC Cleared
6 25 (52.08%) WebSphere Application Server
7 23 (47.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (47.92%) IBM Integration Bus
8 22 (45.83%) Bash Shell
8 22 (45.83%) Shell Script
9 21 (43.75%) Red Hat
10 20 (41.67%) JBoss
11 19 (39.58%) Open Source
11 19 (39.58%) Apache TomEE
11 19 (39.58%) Apache Geronimo
12 16 (33.33%) Web Services
13 15 (31.25%) Analytics
14 14 (29.17%) Java
15 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (22.92%) Middleware
16 11 (22.92%) HTTP
17 10 (20.83%) JMS
17 10 (20.83%) Oracle
17 10 (20.83%) Finance
17 10 (20.83%) REST
18 8 (16.67%) SOAP
18 8 (16.67%) Ajax
18 8 (16.67%) Oracle Database
19 7 (14.58%) JSF

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 41 (85.42%) WebSphere
2 27 (56.25%) Tomcat
3 25 (52.08%) WebSphere Application Server
4 20 (41.67%) JBoss
5 19 (39.58%) Apache Geronimo
5 19 (39.58%) Apache TomEE
6 5 (10.42%) Apache
7 4 (8.33%) OpenStack
8 1 (2.08%) Confluence
8 1 (2.08%) IIS
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) IaaS
1 4 (8.33%) OpenShift
1 4 (8.33%) PaaS
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.92%) HTTP
2 5 (10.42%) HTTPS
3 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Cucumber
1 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.33%) Mockito
3 1 (2.08%) Ant
3 1 (2.08%) Gradle
3 1 (2.08%) Hudson
3 1 (2.08%) Introscope
3 1 (2.08%) JIRA
3 1 (2.08%) JMeter
3 1 (2.08%) jMock
3 1 (2.08%) JUnit
3 1 (2.08%) Maven
3 1 (2.08%) Selenium
3 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Advertising
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Developer
2 11 (22.92%) WebSphere Specialist
3 9 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Applications Specialist
4 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 5 (10.42%) Server Specialist
5 4 (8.33%) Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) Lead Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Lead Java Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Linux Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Subject Matter Expert
6 3 (6.25%) WebSphere Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) WebSphere Expert
6 3 (6.25%) WebSphere Server Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) Applications Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Middleware Project Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (47.92%) IBM Integration Bus
2 16 (33.33%) Web Services
3 11 (22.92%) Middleware
4 10 (20.83%) JMS
4 10 (20.83%) REST
5 8 (16.67%) Ajax
5 8 (16.67%) SOAP
6 7 (14.58%) HTML
6 7 (14.58%) JSF
7 6 (12.50%) J2EE
8 5 (10.42%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (10.42%) Hibernate
8 5 (10.42%) Spring
9 4 (8.33%) Java SE
9 4 (8.33%) JAXB
9 4 (8.33%) JPA
9 4 (8.33%) PrimeFaces
9 4 (8.33%) RESTful
9 4 (8.33%) Spring Boot
9 4 (8.33%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.25%) Clustering
3 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 32 (66.67%) Linux
2 23 (47.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (12.50%) Unix
4 1 (2.08%) AIX
4 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (39.58%) Open Source
2 15 (31.25%) Analytics
3 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (10.42%) DevOps
5 5 (10.42%) Integration Testing
5 5 (10.42%) TDD
5 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
6 4 (8.33%) Cryptography
6 4 (8.33%) Multithreading
6 4 (8.33%) OWASP
6 4 (8.33%) Release Management
6 4 (8.33%) Scrum
6 4 (8.33%) SDLC
6 4 (8.33%) System Testing
7 3 (6.25%) Garbage Collection
7 3 (6.25%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.17%) Biometrics
8 2 (4.17%) Migration
8 2 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) Bash Shell
1 22 (45.83%) Shell Script
2 14 (29.17%) Java
3 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.25%) Jython
3 3 (6.25%) Korn
3 3 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (2.08%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 26 (54.17%) Security Cleared
2 25 (52.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) ISEB
3 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) PA-DSS
1 5 (10.42%) PCI DSS
1 5 (10.42%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) CA Wily
2 2 (4.17%) Puppet
3 1 (2.08%) Ansible
3 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (58.33%) IBM
2 21 (43.75%) Red Hat
3 10 (20.83%) Oracle
4 3 (6.25%) Informatica
5 2 (4.17%) VMware
6 1 (2.08%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.08%) Axway
6 1 (2.08%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (2.08%) Cognizant
6 1 (2.08%) Fujitsu
6 1 (2.08%) HP
6 1 (2.08%) Siebel