Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 687 611 553
Rank change year-on-year -76 -58 -36
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 210 284 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.64% 0.89% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 165 169
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% -10.53%
10th Percentile £319 £316 £338
90th Percentile £613 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £400 £430
% change year-on-year -1.56% -6.98% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32931 31938 32467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.95% 30.42% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23241 22116 22267
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 372 557
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.60 £14.44 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.80 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +10.74%

WebSphere MQ
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere MQ in the UK

WebSphere MQ
Top 14 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 6 months to 24 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
England -79 195 £438 +6.06% 7
London -10 106 £500 - 6
UK excluding London -38 102 £394 -1.56% 2
North of England -3 33 £375 -6.25%
South East -5 33 £413 +11.49% 1
North West +8 19 £375 -6.25%
North East +58 13 £388 +24.00%
Scotland +6 13 £388 -8.82% 1
Midlands +30 12 £525 +31.25%
East of England +8 10 £456 -8.75%
West Midlands +22 6 £413 +3.13%
East Midlands -4 6 £550 +50.68%
Yorkshire -8 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -

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

1 199 (94.76%) WebSphere
2 120 (57.14%) IBM
3 93 (44.29%) Java
4 79 (37.62%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (33.33%) Finance
6 63 (30.00%) IBM Integration Bus
7 54 (25.71%) Oracle
8 53 (25.24%) SQL
9 52 (24.76%) Linux
10 51 (24.29%) XML
11 47 (22.38%) Banking
11 47 (22.38%) DevOps
12 46 (21.90%) Windows
13 45 (21.43%) Middleware
14 43 (20.48%) Unix
15 39 (18.57%) Puppet
16 36 (17.14%) WebSphere Application Server
17 34 (16.19%) Continuous Integration
18 32 (15.24%) JavaScript
18 32 (15.24%) Tomcat
19 31 (14.76%) DataPower
20 30 (14.29%) SOA
21 29 (13.81%) JMS
21 29 (13.81%) JBoss
21 29 (13.81%) .NET
21 29 (13.81%) Configuration Management
22 27 (12.86%) Scrum
23 26 (12.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 25 (11.90%) Spring
24 25 (11.90%) AIX

WebSphere MQ
Co-occurring 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
1 199 (94.76%) WebSphere
2 36 (17.14%) WebSphere Application Server
3 32 (15.24%) Tomcat
4 29 (13.81%) JBoss
5 21 (10.00%) WebLogic
6 17 (8.10%) IIS
7 12 (5.71%) MQSeries
8 7 (3.33%) Apache
8 7 (3.33%) Jetty
8 7 (3.33%) Mule
9 6 (2.86%) IBM HTTP Server
9 6 (2.86%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (1.90%) CICS
10 4 (1.90%) FileNet
10 4 (1.90%) Mule ESB
10 4 (1.90%) SharePoint
11 3 (1.43%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.95%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.48%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (6.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 11 (5.24%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.95%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.48%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.10%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.90%) PaaS
4 3 (1.43%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.95%) Boomi
5 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.95%) GitHub
5 2 (0.95%) IaaS
5 2 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.43%) SSL
2 19 (9.05%) HTTP
3 10 (4.76%) AMQP
3 10 (4.76%) SMTP
4 9 (4.29%) FTP
4 9 (4.29%) Internet
5 8 (3.81%) DNS
5 8 (3.81%) Firewall
5 8 (3.81%) X.21
6 7 (3.33%) Network Security
7 6 (2.86%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (2.38%) LDAP
9 4 (1.90%) SMS
10 2 (0.95%) LAN
10 2 (0.95%) SAN
10 2 (0.95%) WAN
11 1 (0.48%) DHCP
11 1 (0.48%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 14 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 14 (6.67%) Redis
3 10 (4.76%) Hadoop
4 7 (3.33%) Couchbase
4 7 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.33%) Riak
5 6 (2.86%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (2.38%) DB2
7 3 (1.43%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.95%) Big Data
8 2 (0.95%) DataStax
8 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.95%) Sybase IQ
9 1 (0.48%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.48%) MySQL
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 20 (9.52%) Jenkins
2 16 (7.62%) Maven
3 14 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 14 (6.67%) TeamCity
4 12 (5.71%) Git (software)
4 12 (5.71%) MSBuild
4 12 (5.71%) Octopus Deploy
5 9 (4.29%) Selenium
6 8 (3.81%) Subversion
7 7 (3.33%) Eclipse
7 7 (3.33%) FitNesse
7 7 (3.33%) SoapUI
7 7 (3.33%) Vagrant
8 5 (2.38%) Hudson
8 5 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.90%) Ant
9 4 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.43%) Gradle
11 2 (0.95%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.95%) Introscope
General
1 70 (33.33%) Finance
2 47 (22.38%) Banking
3 9 (4.29%) Back Office
4 6 (2.86%) Front Office
5 2 (0.95%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.95%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.95%) Retail
6 1 (0.48%) Advertising
6 1 (0.48%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.48%) French Language
6 1 (0.48%) International Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 79 (37.62%) Developer
2 37 (17.62%) Java Developer
3 26 (12.38%) WebSphere Developer
4 23 (10.95%) Architect
4 23 (10.95%) DevOps Engineer
5 17 (8.10%) Senior Developer
6 16 (7.62%) Analyst
6 16 (7.62%) Applications Developer
7 15 (7.14%) Consultant
8 13 (6.19%) Integration Developer
8 13 (6.19%) Senior Java Developer
9 12 (5.71%) PowerShell Engineer
9 12 (5.71%) Windows DevOps Engineer
9 12 (5.71%) Windows Engineer
10 11 (5.24%) Administrator
10 11 (5.24%) Applications Engineer
10 11 (5.24%) Integration Specialist
10 11 (5.24%) WebSphere Specialist
11 10 (4.76%) Integration Architect
12 7 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (30.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 51 (24.29%) XML
3 45 (21.43%) Middleware
4 29 (13.81%) .NET
4 29 (13.81%) JMS
5 25 (11.90%) Spring
6 23 (10.95%) HTML
7 19 (9.05%) Web Services
8 18 (8.57%) MSMQ
8 18 (8.57%) SOAP
9 17 (8.10%) REST
10 15 (7.14%) Hibernate
10 15 (7.14%) HTML5
10 15 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
11 14 (6.67%) RESTful
12 13 (6.19%) Software Packaging
12 13 (6.19%) XML Schema
12 13 (6.19%) XSLT
13 11 (5.24%) FIX Protocol
14 10 (4.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.76%) DataPower
2 19 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (6.67%) SWIFT
5 13 (6.19%) Private Cloud
6 8 (3.81%) Online Banking
7 7 (3.33%) Clustering
8 6 (2.86%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (2.38%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.38%) Replication
10 4 (1.90%) Derivative
10 4 (1.90%) Fixed Income
11 3 (1.43%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.43%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.95%) AS400
12 2 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.95%) PACS
13 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 52 (24.76%) Linux
2 46 (21.90%) Windows
3 43 (20.48%) Unix
4 26 (12.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (11.90%) AIX
6 12 (5.71%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.38%) Solaris
8 4 (1.90%) zOS
9 3 (1.43%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.43%) SUSE
10 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (37.62%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (22.38%) DevOps
3 34 (16.19%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (14.29%) SOA
5 29 (13.81%) Configuration Management
6 27 (12.86%) Scrum
7 24 (11.43%) Mentoring
8 23 (10.95%) OO
9 17 (8.10%) Integration Testing
9 17 (8.10%) TDD
9 17 (8.10%) Test Automation
10 16 (7.62%) API Development
11 14 (6.67%) ITIL
12 12 (5.71%) E-Commerce
12 12 (5.71%) Task Automation
13 11 (5.24%) Application Performance Management
13 11 (5.24%) EAI
13 11 (5.24%) High Availability
13 11 (5.24%) Performance Management
13 11 (5.24%) UML
Programming Languages
1 93 (44.29%) Java
2 53 (25.24%) SQL
3 32 (15.24%) JavaScript
4 21 (10.00%) Perl
5 19 (9.05%) Shell Script
6 17 (8.10%) PowerShell
7 14 (6.67%) Ruby
7 14 (6.67%) XPath
8 11 (5.24%) C++
9 9 (4.29%) ActionScript
9 9 (4.29%) ActionScript 2.0
9 9 (4.29%) ActionScript 3.0
9 9 (4.29%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.33%) PHP
10 7 (3.33%) Python
11 4 (1.90%) Tcl
12 3 (1.43%) C#
13 2 (0.95%) C
13 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.86%) Degree
4 5 (2.38%) AWS Certification
4 5 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.90%) PMP
6 3 (1.43%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.95%) CISA
7 2 (0.95%) CISM
7 2 (0.95%) CISSP
8 1 (0.48%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.48%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.62%) QA
2 11 (5.24%) MiFID
3 9 (4.29%) PCI DSS
3 9 (4.29%) RosettaNet
4 3 (1.43%) SEPA
4 3 (1.43%) TARGET2
5 2 (0.95%) FedRAMP
5 2 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (5.71%) Docker
2 5 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.95%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.48%) ACF2
4 1 (0.48%) HDFS
4 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.48%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.48%) RACF
4 1 (0.48%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.48%) vSphere
4 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 39 (18.57%) Puppet
2 24 (11.43%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (9.05%) Ansible
4 7 (3.33%) Cobbler
5 6 (2.86%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 5 (2.38%) Forum Sentry
6 5 (2.38%) Terraform
7 3 (1.43%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.95%) Kibana
8 2 (0.95%) logstash
9 1 (0.48%) Icinga
9 1 (0.48%) Nagios
9 1 (0.48%) SCOM
Vendors
1 120 (57.14%) IBM
2 54 (25.71%) Oracle
3 24 (11.43%) Red Hat
4 14 (6.67%) Informatica
5 13 (6.19%) Axway
5 13 (6.19%) HP
5 13 (6.19%) Microsoft
5 13 (6.19%) Siebel
6 11 (5.24%) AppDynamics
6 11 (5.24%) Bloomberg
6 11 (5.24%) Dynatrace
6 11 (5.24%) TIBCO
7 10 (4.76%) Citrix
7 10 (4.76%) VMware
8 9 (4.29%) New Relic
8 9 (4.29%) webMethods
9 8 (3.81%) RedGate
10 6 (2.86%) MuleSoft
11 5 (2.38%) SAP
11 5 (2.38%) Sun