The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
UK
Rank 455 516 508
Rank change year-on-year +61 -8  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 128 124 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.91% 0.83% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 80 69
Median daily rate £495 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £578
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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14119 14879 14337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.43% 27.95% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9794 10317 9294
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 227 192
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

WebSphere MQ
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere MQ in the UK

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere MQ in the UK

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere MQ in the UK

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England +62 125 £500 +11.11% 7
London +53 73 £525 -4.54% 4
South East +25 31 £465 +35.27%
Hampshire - 21 £435 -
City of London -3 16 £575 +9.52%
Buckinghamshire -10 8 £550 +51.72%
Winchester - 7 £425 -
North West +21 6 £360 -15.29% 2
East of England - 6 £500 -
Watford - 6 £500 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £500 -
Manchester +10 5 £360 -16.76% 1
East Midlands -2 5 £400 -
Scotland +14 3 £403 -10.55% 2
Milton Keynes -5 3 - -
Canary Wharf -3 2 £573 -16.42%
Glasgow -3 2 £355 -3.40% 2
North East -11 2 £405 +28.57%
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 2 £405 +28.57%
Tyne and Wear -14 2 £405 +28.57%
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Northampton - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Bromley - 2 £525 -
Wimbledon - 2 £550 -
Farnborough - 2 - -
Berkshire +27 1 £500 +100.00%
Cheshire +26 1 £338 -20.58% 1
Reading +21 1 £500 +100.00%

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 204 (92.73%) WebSphere
2 133 (60.45%) IBM
3 94 (42.73%) Java
4 92 (41.82%) Linux
5 77 (35.00%) IBM Integration Bus
6 74 (33.64%) Finance
7 71 (32.27%) Oracle
8 67 (30.45%) WebSphere Application Server
9 61 (27.73%) Unix
10 59 (26.82%) Middleware
10 59 (26.82%) Agile Software Development
11 49 (22.27%) Banking
12 47 (21.36%) JBoss
13 46 (20.91%) Tomcat
13 46 (20.91%) SQL
14 44 (20.00%) XML
14 44 (20.00%) Shell Script
14 44 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 41 (18.64%) Red Hat
16 37 (16.82%) OO
17 36 (16.36%) Windows
18 35 (15.91%) Open Source
19 33 (15.00%) Security Cleared
20 31 (14.09%) DevOps
20 31 (14.09%) Web Services
20 31 (14.09%) Spring
21 30 (13.64%) SQL Server
22 29 (13.18%) Perl
22 29 (13.18%) AIX
22 29 (13.18%) SOAP

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 204 (92.73%) WebSphere
2 67 (30.45%) WebSphere Application Server
3 47 (21.36%) JBoss
4 46 (20.91%) Tomcat
5 28 (12.73%) WebLogic
6 18 (8.18%) Apache Geronimo
6 18 (8.18%) Apache TomEE
6 18 (8.18%) IIS
7 16 (7.27%) Apache
8 15 (6.82%) Mule
9 11 (5.00%) IBM HTTP Server
10 7 (3.18%) WebSphere Process Server
11 5 (2.27%) FileNet
11 5 (2.27%) OpenStack
11 5 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (2.27%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (1.82%) SharePoint
12 4 (1.82%) WebSphere Portal
13 3 (1.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 3 (1.36%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (1.82%) MS Office
1 4 (1.82%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.36%) MS Project
3 1 (0.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (6.82%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 5 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.27%) Fredhopper
2 5 (2.27%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.82%) SAP HCM
4 3 (1.36%) Exstream
5 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.45%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.27%) IaaS
2 5 (2.27%) OpenShift
2 5 (2.27%) PaaS
3 4 (1.82%) Boomi
3 4 (1.82%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.27%) HTTP
2 20 (9.09%) SSL
2 20 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 10 (4.55%) LDAP
4 8 (3.64%) Network Security
5 7 (3.18%) DNS
5 7 (3.18%) FTP
5 7 (3.18%) HTTPS
6 5 (2.27%) AMQP
6 5 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (1.82%) Multicast
7 4 (1.82%) NetScaler
8 3 (1.36%) NAS
9 2 (0.91%) SAN
9 2 (0.91%) SMTP
9 2 (0.91%) SNMP
10 1 (0.45%) DHCP
10 1 (0.45%) Firewall
10 1 (0.45%) Internet
10 1 (0.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.91%) Oracle Database
3 21 (9.55%) DB2
4 15 (6.82%) Relational Database
5 13 (5.91%) RDBMS
6 7 (3.18%) MongoDB
6 7 (3.18%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (2.27%) Endeca
7 5 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.36%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.36%) Oracle OWB
9 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.91%) DataStax
10 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 17 (7.73%) Maven
3 16 (7.27%) Git (software)
4 13 (5.91%) JIRA
5 10 (4.55%) Cucumber
5 10 (4.55%) JUnit
5 10 (4.55%) Mockito
5 10 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (3.64%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (3.64%) Subversion
7 7 (3.18%) Hudson
7 7 (3.18%) Selenium
8 6 (2.73%) EasyMock
9 5 (2.27%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.82%) Ant
10 4 (1.82%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.36%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (33.64%) Finance
2 49 (22.27%) Banking
3 14 (6.36%) Investment Banking
3 14 (6.36%) Retail
4 7 (3.18%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.82%) Back Office
6 3 (1.36%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.91%) Billing
7 2 (0.91%) Prime Brokerage
7 2 (0.91%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Electronics
8 1 (0.45%) Front Office
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Marketing
8 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.45%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (28.64%) Developer
2 40 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 26 (11.82%) Architect
4 22 (10.00%) WebSphere Developer
5 18 (8.18%) Analyst
5 18 (8.18%) DevOps Engineer
5 18 (8.18%) WebSphere Specialist
6 14 (6.36%) Senior Developer
6 14 (6.36%) Senior Java Developer
7 13 (5.91%) Consultant
8 11 (5.00%) Administrator
9 10 (4.55%) WebSphere Engineer
10 9 (4.09%) Integration Developer
11 8 (3.64%) Integration Architect
11 8 (3.64%) Java WebSphere Developer
11 8 (3.64%) Messaging Engineer
11 8 (3.64%) WebSphere Consultant
12 7 (3.18%) Middleware Developer
12 7 (3.18%) Technical Architect
12 7 (3.18%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (35.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 59 (26.82%) Middleware
3 44 (20.00%) XML
4 31 (14.09%) Spring
4 31 (14.09%) Web Services
5 29 (13.18%) SOAP
6 28 (12.73%) J2EE
6 28 (12.73%) JMS
7 27 (12.27%) REST
8 26 (11.82%) HTML
9 22 (10.00%) CSS
10 20 (9.09%) Hibernate
11 19 (8.64%) .NET
12 17 (7.73%) RESTful
13 15 (6.82%) Ajax
13 15 (6.82%) JSP
13 15 (6.82%) XSLT
14 14 (6.36%) JSON
15 13 (5.91%) JPA
15 13 (5.91%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (11.82%) DataPower
3 11 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (4.55%) Clustering
5 8 (3.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (3.64%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.18%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.18%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.73%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.27%) iSeries
9 4 (1.82%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.82%) Equities
10 3 (1.36%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.36%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.36%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.91%) Derivative
11 2 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.91%) Replication
12 1 (0.45%) AS400
12 1 (0.45%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 92 (41.82%) Linux
2 61 (27.73%) Unix
3 44 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 36 (16.36%) Windows
5 29 (13.18%) AIX
6 20 (9.09%) Solaris
7 12 (5.45%) Windows Server
8 8 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.73%) zOS
10 5 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.91%) SUSE
11 2 (0.91%) VMS
12 1 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.45%) OS/400
12 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (26.82%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (16.82%) OO
3 35 (15.91%) Open Source
4 31 (14.09%) DevOps
5 22 (10.00%) TDD
6 20 (9.09%) SDLC
7 19 (8.64%) Configuration Management
8 18 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (7.73%) High Availability
9 17 (7.73%) Unit Testing
10 15 (6.82%) BDD
11 14 (6.36%) Analytics
11 14 (6.36%) SOA
12 13 (5.91%) UML
13 12 (5.45%) Enterprise Architecture
13 12 (5.45%) Mentoring
14 11 (5.00%) Change Management
14 11 (5.00%) Multithreading
15 10 (4.55%) Cryptography
15 10 (4.55%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 94 (42.73%) Java
2 46 (20.91%) SQL
3 44 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 29 (13.18%) Perl
5 26 (11.82%) Bash Shell
5 26 (11.82%) JavaScript
6 19 (8.64%) PowerShell
7 11 (5.00%) C
7 11 (5.00%) C++
7 11 (5.00%) PL/SQL
8 10 (4.55%) VB
9 6 (2.73%) Jython
9 6 (2.73%) Python
10 4 (1.82%) Korn
11 3 (1.36%) C#
11 3 (1.36%) XPath
12 2 (0.91%) DCL
12 2 (0.91%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.91%) VB6
12 2 (0.91%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (13.18%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.27%) Degree
4 4 (1.82%) IBM Certification
5 2 (0.91%) CISA
5 2 (0.91%) CISM
5 2 (0.91%) CISSP
6 1 (0.45%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.64%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.73%) PA-DSS
3 5 (2.27%) QA
4 3 (1.36%) ISO20022
5 2 (0.91%) FedRAMP
5 2 (0.91%) MiFID
6 1 (0.45%) ISO15022
6 1 (0.45%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (4.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 9 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.36%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.91%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.45%) Docker
5 1 (0.45%) HDFS
5 1 (0.45%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.45%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (8.64%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (8.64%) Puppet
2 9 (4.09%) Tivoli
3 7 (3.18%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 5 (2.27%) Ansible
4 5 (2.27%) Forum Sentry
5 4 (1.82%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 4 (1.82%) Nagios
6 2 (0.91%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.91%) Kibana
6 2 (0.91%) logstash
6 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.45%) Control-M
7 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 133 (60.45%) IBM
2 71 (32.27%) Oracle
3 41 (18.64%) Red Hat
4 25 (11.36%) Informatica
5 19 (8.64%) Microsoft
6 17 (7.73%) HP
7 15 (6.82%) Siebel
8 14 (6.36%) Axway
9 9 (4.09%) VMware
10 8 (3.64%) TIBCO
11 7 (3.18%) Serena
12 5 (2.27%) ATG
12 5 (2.27%) Dell
12 5 (2.27%) Demandware
12 5 (2.27%) hybris
12 5 (2.27%) Omniture
12 5 (2.27%) SAP
12 5 (2.27%) Sun
13 3 (1.36%) Cloudera
13 3 (1.36%) Kony
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