Period
to 23 May 2018

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 23 May 2018 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 685 581 587
Rank change year-on-year -104 +6 -50
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 196 254 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.28% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.59% 0.88% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 154 195
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.83% -0.57%
10th Percentile £358 £354 £313
90th Percentile £610 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £406
% change year-on-year +3.45% +7.08% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 33,090 28,841 30,122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.83% 31.96% 28.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,303 19,927 20,999
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 353 439
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.26 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.98% +5.95% +8.57%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.03 £13.50
90th Percentile £65.83 £53.75 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%

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 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 2018. 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 -98 184 £475 -2.06% 27
London -91 97 £513 -2.38% 14
UK excluding London -43 96 £450 +3.45% 13
South East -34 36 £463 -3.65% 2
North of England -10 24 £430 +14.67% 6
Midlands -4 21 £388 - 3
West Midlands -10 17 £390 +0.65% 2
North East +21 12 £465 +47.62% 1
North West -24 8 £350 -6.67% 3
Scotland -41 7 £438 +8.70%
East of England -9 6 £525 +27.27% 2
Yorkshire -15 4 £505 -8.18% 2
East Midlands +4 3 £225 -40.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £430 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere MQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 167 (85.20%) WebSphere
2 113 (57.65%) IBM
3 111 (56.63%) Java
4 70 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (35.20%) Finance
6 66 (33.67%) Banking
7 64 (32.65%) Linux
8 61 (31.12%) Oracle
8 61 (31.12%) Web Services
9 60 (30.61%) IBM Integration Bus
10 56 (28.57%) SQL
11 49 (25.00%) REST
12 48 (24.49%) Unix
13 45 (22.96%) WebSphere Application Server
14 44 (22.45%) Middleware
15 42 (21.43%) XML
16 34 (17.35%) Tomcat
16 34 (17.35%) Hibernate
17 33 (16.84%) SQL Server
18 32 (16.33%) Spring
19 29 (14.80%) DevOps
20 28 (14.29%) SOAP
21 27 (13.78%) Windows
21 27 (13.78%) DataPower
22 26 (13.27%) SOA
23 25 (12.76%) Scrum
23 25 (12.76%) JMS
23 25 (12.76%) HTTP
24 23 (11.73%) Shell Script
24 23 (11.73%) Python

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
1 167 (85.20%) WebSphere
2 45 (22.96%) WebSphere Application Server
3 34 (17.35%) Tomcat
4 19 (9.69%) WebLogic
5 17 (8.67%) Apache
5 17 (8.67%) JBoss
6 10 (5.10%) GemFire
6 10 (5.10%) IIS
7 8 (4.08%) MQSeries
8 7 (3.57%) IBM HTTP Server
9 6 (3.06%) Apache Spark
9 6 (3.06%) FileNet
9 6 (3.06%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (2.55%) Confluence
10 5 (2.55%) GlassFish
10 5 (2.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (1.53%) CICS
12 3 (1.53%) Mule
12 3 (1.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.02%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (6.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (1.53%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.51%) Summit
3 1 (0.51%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.53%) IaaS
3 3 (1.53%) PaaS
4 1 (0.51%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.76%) HTTP
2 14 (7.14%) SSL
3 12 (6.12%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (3.06%) Network Security
5 5 (2.55%) DNS
6 4 (2.04%) Firewall
7 3 (1.53%) Internet
7 3 (1.53%) SMTP
8 2 (1.02%) AMQP
8 2 (1.02%) FTP
8 2 (1.02%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.02%) LAN
8 2 (1.02%) SAN
8 2 (1.02%) SMS
8 2 (1.02%) SNMP
8 2 (1.02%) WAN
9 1 (0.51%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.84%) SQL Server
2 21 (10.71%) Oracle Database
3 15 (7.65%) Relational Database
4 11 (5.61%) DB2
5 10 (5.10%) RDBMS
6 8 (4.08%) Blockchain
6 8 (4.08%) Hadoop
6 8 (4.08%) MongoDB
7 7 (3.57%) Big Data
8 6 (3.06%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (1.02%) Couchbase
11 2 (1.02%) Redis
11 2 (1.02%) Riak
11 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (9.69%) Jenkins
2 16 (8.16%) Cucumber
3 11 (5.61%) JIRA
4 10 (5.10%) Mockito
4 10 (5.10%) Selenium
5 9 (4.59%) Maven
5 9 (4.59%) SoapUI
6 8 (4.08%) Git (software)
6 8 (4.08%) TeamCity
7 7 (3.57%) Eclipse
7 7 (3.57%) HP UFT
7 7 (3.57%) Subversion
8 6 (3.06%) MSBuild
9 5 (2.55%) JUnit
9 5 (2.55%) NUnit
9 5 (2.55%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (1.53%) Ant
10 3 (1.53%) Toad
10 3 (1.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (1.53%) WebStorm
General
1 69 (35.20%) Finance
2 66 (33.67%) Banking
3 8 (4.08%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.06%) Retail
5 5 (2.55%) Front Office
6 2 (1.02%) Back Office
6 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.51%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (35.71%) Developer
2 33 (16.84%) Java Developer
3 26 (13.27%) Analyst
4 20 (10.20%) Architect
5 19 (9.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 19 (9.69%) Senior Developer
6 18 (9.18%) Applications Support
6 18 (9.18%) Senior Java Developer
7 16 (8.16%) Integration Specialist
7 16 (8.16%) Support Analyst
8 13 (6.63%) Applications Support Analyst
9 10 (5.10%) SQL Analyst
9 10 (5.10%) WebSphere Developer
10 9 (4.59%) Administrator
10 9 (4.59%) Financial Analyst
11 8 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (3.57%) Banking Analyst
12 7 (3.57%) QA Analyst
12 7 (3.57%) QA Test Analyst
12 7 (3.57%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (31.12%) Web Services
2 60 (30.61%) IBM Integration Bus
3 49 (25.00%) REST
4 44 (22.45%) Middleware
5 42 (21.43%) XML
6 34 (17.35%) Hibernate
7 32 (16.33%) Spring
8 28 (14.29%) SOAP
9 25 (12.76%) JMS
10 19 (9.69%) .NET
10 19 (9.69%) HTML
11 17 (8.67%) J2EE
11 17 (8.67%) RESTful
12 16 (8.16%) AngularJS
13 15 (7.65%) JDBC
13 15 (7.65%) MSMQ
14 14 (7.14%) Ajax
15 13 (6.63%) JSP
15 13 (6.63%) RabbitMQ
16 12 (6.12%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.78%) DataPower
2 19 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.57%) Private Cloud
5 6 (3.06%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.06%) Online Banking
5 6 (3.06%) SWIFT
6 5 (2.55%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.55%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.04%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.53%) Clustering
8 3 (1.53%) Equities
8 3 (1.53%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (1.53%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.02%) Derivative
9 2 (1.02%) iSeries
9 2 (1.02%) IVR
9 2 (1.02%) Tandem
10 1 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 64 (32.65%) Linux
2 48 (24.49%) Unix
3 27 (13.78%) Windows
4 20 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (8.16%) AIX
6 13 (6.63%) Windows Server
7 6 (3.06%) Solaris
8 4 (2.04%) zOS
9 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.51%) SUSE
9 1 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (14.80%) DevOps
3 26 (13.27%) SOA
4 25 (12.76%) Scrum
5 22 (11.22%) SDLC
6 17 (8.67%) TDD
6 17 (8.67%) Test Automation
7 16 (8.16%) Change Management
7 16 (8.16%) Configuration Management
7 16 (8.16%) Unit Testing
8 15 (7.65%) ITIL
8 15 (7.65%) OO
9 14 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (7.14%) System Testing
10 13 (6.63%) CRM
11 12 (6.12%) Integration Testing
12 11 (5.61%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (5.10%) OWASP
13 10 (5.10%) UML
13 10 (5.10%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 111 (56.63%) Java
2 56 (28.57%) SQL
3 23 (11.73%) Perl
3 23 (11.73%) Python
3 23 (11.73%) Shell Script
4 21 (10.71%) XPath
5 13 (6.63%) JavaScript
5 13 (6.63%) PowerShell
6 10 (5.10%) Bash Shell
6 10 (5.10%) Java 8
7 9 (4.59%) C++
8 7 (3.57%) C#
8 7 (3.57%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.55%) Ruby
10 2 (1.02%) C++/CLI
10 2 (1.02%) JCL
10 2 (1.02%) Jython
10 2 (1.02%) Tcl
11 1 (0.51%) Natural
11 1 (0.51%) REXX
Qualifications
1 12 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.08%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.57%) Degree
4 3 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.53%) OCPJP
4 3 (1.53%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.51%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.22%) QA
2 6 (3.06%) MiFID
3 4 (2.04%) PSD2
4 2 (1.02%) SEPA
5 1 (0.51%) COBIT
5 1 (0.51%) EMIR
5 1 (0.51%) RosettaNet
5 1 (0.51%) SLA
5 1 (0.51%) TARGET2
System Software
1 4 (2.04%) Docker
1 4 (2.04%) OpenAM
2 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.51%) ACF2
3 1 (0.51%) RACF
3 1 (0.51%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (9.18%) Puppet
2 14 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (5.10%) Ansible
4 6 (3.06%) Forum Sentry
4 6 (3.06%) Tivoli
4 6 (3.06%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 4 (2.04%) Control-M
5 4 (2.04%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
6 2 (1.02%) Cobbler
6 2 (1.02%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.51%) Automic
7 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 113 (57.65%) IBM
2 61 (31.12%) Oracle
3 20 (10.20%) Red Hat
4 15 (7.65%) Microsoft
5 13 (6.63%) Informatica
6 12 (6.12%) Axway
6 12 (6.12%) Siebel
7 10 (5.10%) HP
7 10 (5.10%) Sun
8 6 (3.06%) TIBCO
9 5 (2.55%) AppDynamics
9 5 (2.55%) CA
9 5 (2.55%) Dynatrace
9 5 (2.55%) MuleSoft
9 5 (2.55%) New Relic
10 4 (2.04%) ForgeRock
10 4 (2.04%) VMware
11 3 (1.53%) Bloomberg
11 3 (1.53%) Dell
11 3 (1.53%) Perforce