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 26 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 / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 240 249 238
Rank change year-on-year +9 -11  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 8 29 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.10% 0.33% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 1.23% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 15
Median daily rate £550 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.14% -17.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £374 £425
% change year-on-year +10.36% -12.05%  
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 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 2129 2357 2407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.32% 26.73% 25.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1359 1512 1525
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 55 29
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £55.00 £50.00
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 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 26 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 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
Buckinghamshire -23 6 £550 -
Surrey - 1 £425 -
WebSphere MQ
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 33 (86.84%) WebSphere
2 22 (57.89%) Tomcat
2 22 (57.89%) IBM
3 20 (52.63%) Linux
4 17 (44.74%) SC Cleared
4 17 (44.74%) Security Cleared
5 16 (42.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (42.11%) IBM Integration Bus
6 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (39.47%) Shell Script
7 14 (36.84%) Red Hat
7 14 (36.84%) WebSphere Application Server
8 13 (34.21%) JBoss
8 13 (34.21%) Bash Shell
9 12 (31.58%) Open Source
9 12 (31.58%) Java
9 12 (31.58%) Middleware
9 12 (31.58%) Apache TomEE
9 12 (31.58%) Apache Geronimo
10 10 (26.32%) Unix
11 9 (23.68%) Analytics
12 8 (21.05%) DevOps
12 8 (21.05%) Oracle
12 8 (21.05%) Web Services
13 7 (18.42%) OpenShift
13 7 (18.42%) IaaS
13 7 (18.42%) PaaS
13 7 (18.42%) REST
13 7 (18.42%) OpenStack
14 6 (15.79%) Cucumber

WebSphere MQ
Co-occurring 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 33 (86.84%) WebSphere
2 22 (57.89%) Tomcat
3 14 (36.84%) WebSphere Application Server
4 13 (34.21%) JBoss
5 12 (31.58%) Apache Geronimo
5 12 (31.58%) Apache TomEE
6 7 (18.42%) OpenStack
7 1 (2.63%) Apache
7 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) IaaS
1 7 (18.42%) OpenShift
1 7 (18.42%) PaaS
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) HTTP
2 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (7.89%) RDBMS
2 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Cucumber
2 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.89%) Mockito
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Developer
2 8 (21.05%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.79%) WebSphere Specialist
4 5 (13.16%) Architect
4 5 (13.16%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (7.89%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Server Specialist
5 3 (7.89%) Subject Matter Expert
5 3 (7.89%) WebSphere Expert
5 3 (7.89%) WebSphere Server Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Middleware Project Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) IBM Integration Bus
2 12 (31.58%) Middleware
3 8 (21.05%) Web Services
4 7 (18.42%) REST
5 6 (15.79%) Ajax
5 6 (15.79%) HTML
5 6 (15.79%) JSF
5 6 (15.79%) Spring Boot
6 5 (13.16%) JMS
6 5 (13.16%) XML
7 4 (10.53%) ActiveMQ
7 4 (10.53%) Hibernate
7 4 (10.53%) J2EE
7 4 (10.53%) JSP
7 4 (10.53%) Spring
8 3 (7.89%) Java SE
8 3 (7.89%) JPA
8 3 (7.89%) JSON
8 3 (7.89%) Kafka
8 3 (7.89%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Clustering
3 1 (2.63%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 20 (52.63%) Linux
2 16 (42.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (26.32%) Unix
4 1 (2.63%) AIX
4 1 (2.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) Open Source
3 9 (23.68%) Analytics
4 8 (21.05%) DevOps
5 4 (10.53%) System Testing
5 4 (10.53%) Unit Testing
6 3 (7.89%) BDD
6 3 (7.89%) Integration Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Microservices
6 3 (7.89%) OWASP
6 3 (7.89%) Scrum
6 3 (7.89%) SDLC
6 3 (7.89%) TDD
7 2 (5.26%) Migration
8 1 (2.63%) Change Control
8 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.63%) OO
8 1 (2.63%) SOA
8 1 (2.63%) UML
8 1 (2.63%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) Shell Script
2 13 (34.21%) Bash Shell
3 12 (31.58%) Java
4 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) C++
5 1 (2.63%) DCL
5 1 (2.63%) Jython
5 1 (2.63%) Korn
5 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.63%) Python
5 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (44.74%) SC Cleared
1 17 (44.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) ISO 20022
2 1 (2.63%) PA-DSS
2 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Docker
2 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Marathon
1 3 (7.89%) Mesos
2 1 (2.63%) Ansible
2 1 (2.63%) CA Wily
2 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (57.89%) IBM
2 14 (36.84%) Red Hat
3 8 (21.05%) Oracle
4 3 (7.89%) Informatica
5 1 (2.63%) Axway
5 1 (2.63%) Cognizant
5 1 (2.63%) Fujitsu
5 1 (2.63%) HP
5 1 (2.63%) Siebel
5 1 (2.63%) VMware