Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 744 667 560
Rank change year-on-year -77 -107 -54
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 157 209 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.21% 0.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.44% 0.65% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 139 209
UK median daily rate £500 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £360 £313 £313
90th Percentile £676 £613 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £394 £400
% change year-on-year +7.94% -1.56% -6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
UK median hourly rate £100.50 - £37.00
10th Percentile £100.25 - £32.95
90th Percentile £100.75 - £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.00

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 35,957 31,985 32,119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.86% 32.24% 30.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,298 22,427 22,354
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £311 £295
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 375 382
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +0.13%
10th Percentile £15.25 £18.60 £13.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £50.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -4.00%

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 16 October 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 15 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 16 October 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 -58 144 £500 +11.11% 15
London -14 83 £550 +4.76% 9
UK excluding London -81 72 £425 +7.94% 8
North of England -36 23 £485 +29.33% 2
Midlands -15 14 £388 -24.39% 2
South East -27 14 £386 -9.12%
North West -13 11 £506 +35.00% 1
Scotland -17 9 £350 -3.45% 2
South West -19 8 £588 +9.30%
West Midlands -24 8 £389 +0.32%
Yorkshire -17 7 £500 - 1
East Midlands -1 6 £375 -29.41% 2
North East -4 5 £470 +21.29%
East of England -10 3 £474 +11.47% 2
Wales -16 2 - -

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 151 (96.18%) WebSphere
2 94 (59.87%) IBM
3 66 (42.04%) Middleware
4 58 (36.94%) Java
5 51 (32.48%) Oracle
6 45 (28.66%) WebSphere Application Server
7 40 (25.48%) SQL
7 40 (25.48%) Finance
7 40 (25.48%) IBM Integration Bus
8 39 (24.84%) Linux
9 35 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
10 33 (21.02%) Banking
11 32 (20.38%) Windows
12 27 (17.20%) Spring
12 27 (17.20%) TDD
12 27 (17.20%) WebLogic
13 26 (16.56%) Python
14 25 (15.92%) Unix
15 22 (14.01%) SQL Server
16 21 (13.38%) Web Services
16 21 (13.38%) REST
17 20 (12.74%) Ansible
17 20 (12.74%) AIX
17 20 (12.74%) JMS
18 19 (12.10%) Microsoft
18 19 (12.10%) HTTP
18 19 (12.10%) TIBCO
18 19 (12.10%) Integration Testing
18 19 (12.10%) Cucumber
19 18 (11.46%) Hibernate

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
1 151 (96.18%) WebSphere
2 45 (28.66%) WebSphere Application Server
3 27 (17.20%) WebLogic
4 17 (10.83%) JBoss
5 16 (10.19%) Tomcat
6 12 (7.64%) MQSeries
7 9 (5.73%) Jetty
7 9 (5.73%) NServiceBus
8 8 (5.10%) IBM HTTP Server
9 7 (4.46%) Apache
10 6 (3.82%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (3.18%) CICS
12 4 (2.55%) IIS
12 4 (2.55%) Site Server
13 3 (1.91%) GlassFish
13 3 (1.91%) Mule
13 3 (1.91%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (1.27%) Confluence
14 2 (1.27%) IBM Transformation Extender
14 2 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (5.73%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (5.73%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (1.91%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.82%) Markit EDM
2 5 (3.18%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.64%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.64%) Summit
4 1 (0.64%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.64%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.64%) GitHub
3 1 (0.64%) Office 365
3 1 (0.64%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.10%) HTTP
2 12 (7.64%) SSL
2 12 (7.64%) TCP/IP
3 10 (6.37%) AMQP
4 7 (4.46%) DNS
5 2 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.27%) LAN
5 2 (1.27%) Network Security
5 2 (1.27%) SMS
5 2 (1.27%) SMTP
5 2 (1.27%) SNMP
5 2 (1.27%) VPN
5 2 (1.27%) WAN
6 1 (0.64%) Firewall
6 1 (0.64%) FTP
6 1 (0.64%) Internet
6 1 (0.64%) NAS
6 1 (0.64%) PABX
6 1 (0.64%) SAN
6 1 (0.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.01%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.19%) DB2
3 13 (8.28%) Oracle Database
4 11 (7.01%) Hadoop
4 11 (7.01%) NoSQL
4 11 (7.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (6.37%) Couchbase
5 10 (6.37%) MongoDB
5 10 (6.37%) Redis
5 10 (6.37%) Riak
6 7 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.18%) DataStage
7 5 (3.18%) MySQL
7 5 (3.18%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (3.18%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (2.55%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (2.55%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.91%) Blockchain
10 2 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 19 (12.10%) Cucumber
2 13 (8.28%) Subversion
3 11 (7.01%) NUnit
3 11 (7.01%) Selenium
4 10 (6.37%) FitNesse
4 10 (6.37%) JUnit
4 10 (6.37%) TeamCity
4 10 (6.37%) Vagrant
5 9 (5.73%) Artifactory
5 9 (5.73%) Bitbucket
5 9 (5.73%) Moq
5 9 (5.73%) NCrunch
5 9 (5.73%) ReSharper
6 8 (5.10%) JIRA
7 7 (4.46%) Git (software)
8 6 (3.82%) Toad
9 5 (3.18%) jMock
9 5 (3.18%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (3.18%) SoapUI
9 5 (3.18%) XMLSpy
General
1 40 (25.48%) Finance
2 33 (21.02%) Banking
3 7 (4.46%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.18%) Retail
5 1 (0.64%) Back Office
5 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.64%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.64%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (42.04%) Developer
2 28 (17.83%) Java Developer
3 19 (12.10%) Administrator
3 19 (12.10%) Architect
4 14 (8.92%) Senior Developer
5 13 (8.28%) Analyst
6 9 (5.73%) C# Developer
6 9 (5.73%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (5.73%) Senior C# Developer
6 9 (5.73%) WebSphere Developer
7 8 (5.10%) SQL Developer
7 8 (5.10%) Technical Architect
8 6 (3.82%) Database Developer
8 6 (3.82%) Integration Architect
8 6 (3.82%) Middleware Developer
8 6 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.18%) Applications Developer
9 5 (3.18%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (3.18%) WebLogic Administrator
9 5 (3.18%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (42.04%) Middleware
2 40 (25.48%) IBM Integration Bus
3 27 (17.20%) Spring
4 21 (13.38%) REST
4 21 (13.38%) Web Services
5 20 (12.74%) JMS
6 18 (11.46%) Hibernate
7 17 (10.83%) XML
8 12 (7.64%) HTML
9 11 (7.01%) .NET
9 11 (7.01%) RabbitMQ
9 11 (7.01%) SOAP
9 11 (7.01%) TIBCO EMS
9 11 (7.01%) WCF
10 10 (6.37%) HTML5
10 10 (6.37%) JPA
10 10 (6.37%) Kafka
10 10 (6.37%) MSMQ
10 10 (6.37%) WPF
11 9 (5.73%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (8.92%) DataPower
2 12 (7.64%) SWIFT
3 8 (5.10%) Clustering
3 8 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (4.46%) Fixed Income
5 6 (3.82%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.82%) Mainframe
6 5 (3.18%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (2.55%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.55%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.91%) CMDB
8 3 (1.91%) Equities
8 3 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.91%) User Experience
9 2 (1.27%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.27%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.27%) iSeries
9 2 (1.27%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (24.84%) Linux
2 32 (20.38%) Windows
3 25 (15.92%) Unix
4 20 (12.74%) AIX
5 13 (8.28%) Windows Server
6 12 (7.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (5.10%) VMS
7 8 (5.10%) zOS
8 6 (3.82%) Solaris
9 3 (1.91%) SUSE
10 2 (1.27%) OpenVMS
10 2 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.64%) HPUX
11 1 (0.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (17.20%) TDD
3 19 (12.10%) Integration Testing
4 17 (10.83%) SDLC
5 16 (10.19%) Change Management
6 15 (9.55%) BDD
6 15 (9.55%) OO
7 13 (8.28%) DevOps
7 13 (8.28%) Scrum
8 12 (7.64%) ITIL
9 11 (7.01%) System Testing
9 11 (7.01%) Test Automation
10 10 (6.37%) DSDM
10 10 (6.37%) ETL
10 10 (6.37%) Kanban
10 10 (6.37%) Release Management
10 10 (6.37%) RUP
10 10 (6.37%) Software Engineering
10 10 (6.37%) UML
10 10 (6.37%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (36.94%) Java
2 40 (25.48%) SQL
3 26 (16.56%) Python
4 17 (10.83%) C#
5 15 (9.55%) C++
6 14 (8.92%) Bash Shell
6 14 (8.92%) Perl
6 14 (8.92%) Ruby
7 12 (7.64%) C
7 12 (7.64%) JavaScript
8 9 (5.73%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.82%) DCL
9 6 (3.82%) PL/SQL
10 5 (3.18%) COBOL
10 5 (3.18%) Jython
10 5 (3.18%) Korn
11 4 (2.55%) REXX
12 3 (1.91%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.91%) VB
12 3 (1.91%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (3.82%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.18%) Degree
2 5 (3.18%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.91%) OCPJP
3 3 (1.91%) Sun Certification
4 2 (1.27%) ISEB
4 2 (1.27%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.27%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.27%) PMP
5 1 (0.64%) CISA
5 1 (0.64%) CISSP
5 1 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.64%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.64%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.01%) QA
2 9 (5.73%) ISO 20022
3 5 (3.18%) SEPA
4 4 (2.55%) PSD2
5 1 (0.64%) GDPR
5 1 (0.64%) TARGET2
System Software
1 13 (8.28%) Docker
2 4 (2.55%) ACF2
2 4 (2.55%) OpenAM
2 4 (2.55%) RACF
3 3 (1.91%) Firmware
4 2 (1.27%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.27%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (1.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.64%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 20 (12.74%) Ansible
2 14 (8.92%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (8.92%) Puppet
3 10 (6.37%) Cobbler
4 6 (3.82%) Tivoli
5 5 (3.18%) Control-M
6 4 (2.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (1.91%) CA Endevor
7 3 (1.91%) CA Wily
7 3 (1.91%) OMEGAMON
7 3 (1.91%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.27%) Forum Sentry
8 2 (1.27%) HP ALM
8 2 (1.27%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.27%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
9 1 (0.64%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.64%) Terraform
9 1 (0.64%) TIBCO Hawk
9 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 94 (59.87%) IBM
2 51 (32.48%) Oracle
3 19 (12.10%) Microsoft
3 19 (12.10%) TIBCO
4 16 (10.19%) Informatica
5 13 (8.28%) Red Hat
6 12 (7.64%) MuleSoft
7 9 (5.73%) DevExpress
8 8 (5.10%) HP
9 6 (3.82%) Sun
9 6 (3.82%) Unisys
10 5 (3.18%) Axway
10 5 (3.18%) Perforce
10 5 (3.18%) SAP
10 5 (3.18%) Siebel
11 4 (2.55%) ForgeRock
11 4 (2.55%) VMware
12 3 (1.91%) Dell
12 3 (1.91%) MKS
13 2 (1.27%) EMC