Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 721 742 682
Rank change year-on-year +21 -60 -112
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 83 158 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.31% 0.44% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 100 138
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +16.28% +4.24%
10th Percentile £386 £360 £313
90th Percentile £580 £676 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £100.50 -
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 26,513 35,698 31,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.04% 34.93% 32.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,422 25,121 22,215
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £311
90th Percentile £650 £635 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 330 375
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £41.52 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.99% +3.79% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.26 £15.24 £18.60
90th Percentile £67.50 £58.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.25% +11.11%

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 14 October 2019.

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 12 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 14 October 2019. 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 +26 70 £475 -5.00% 9
UK excluding London +20 43 £425 - 3
London +19 36 £550 - 7
South East +41 14 £425 +10.03% 2
Scotland +25 13 £425 +21.43% 1
Midlands +40 6 £413 +6.45%
West Midlands +33 5 £413 +6.11%
East of England +33 4 £400 -15.57%
North of England +15 4 £494 +1.80%
Yorkshire +30 2 £494 -1.25%
North West +3 2 - -
South West -17 2 £450 -23.40%

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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 71 (85.54%) WebSphere
2 29 (34.94%) Java
3 28 (33.73%) Linux
4 24 (28.92%) IBM
4 24 (28.92%) Middleware
5 21 (25.30%) XML
5 21 (25.30%) Windows
5 21 (25.30%) Oracle
6 18 (21.69%) Spring
6 18 (21.69%) JSON
7 17 (20.48%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (20.48%) Unix
8 16 (19.28%) SSL
8 16 (19.28%) Finance
8 16 (19.28%) REST
9 15 (18.07%) Banking
10 14 (16.87%) DevOps
11 12 (14.46%) IBM Integration Bus
11 12 (14.46%) Hibernate
11 12 (14.46%) AIX
11 12 (14.46%) SOAP
12 11 (13.25%) Tomcat
12 11 (13.25%) Java EE
12 11 (13.25%) Jenkins
13 10 (12.05%) AngularJS
13 10 (12.05%) Web Services
13 10 (12.05%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (12.05%) WebLogic
13 10 (12.05%) MQSeries
14 9 (10.84%) WSDL

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 71 (85.54%) WebSphere
2 11 (13.25%) Tomcat
3 10 (12.05%) MQSeries
3 10 (12.05%) WebLogic
3 10 (12.05%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (8.43%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (4.82%) IBM Transformation Extender
6 3 (3.61%) JBoss
6 3 (3.61%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (2.41%) Apache
7 2 (2.41%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (2.41%) Mule
7 2 (2.41%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.20%) CMS
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 5 (6.02%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) GitHub
2 3 (3.61%) Azure
2 3 (3.61%) Boomi
3 2 (2.41%) Azure Functions
3 2 (2.41%) Serverless
4 1 (1.20%) AWS
4 1 (1.20%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.28%) SSL
2 4 (4.82%) HTTP
3 3 (3.61%) Firewall
4 2 (2.41%) DMZ
4 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) Hazelcast
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.41%) DB2
3 2 (2.41%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.20%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (13.25%) Jenkins
2 7 (8.43%) Bitbucket
2 7 (8.43%) Maven
3 4 (4.82%) Cucumber
3 4 (4.82%) jMock
3 4 (4.82%) JUnit
4 2 (2.41%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (2.41%) Introscope
4 2 (2.41%) JMeter
4 2 (2.41%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.41%) Selenium
4 2 (2.41%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.41%) Subversion
General
1 16 (19.28%) Finance
2 15 (18.07%) Banking
3 3 (3.61%) Back Office
4 2 (2.41%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (30.12%) Developer
2 15 (18.07%) Administrator
3 12 (14.46%) WebSphere Administrator
4 11 (13.25%) Analyst
5 10 (12.05%) Java Developer
6 7 (8.43%) Consultant
6 7 (8.43%) Middleware Analyst
6 7 (8.43%) Support Analyst
6 7 (8.43%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
7 6 (7.23%) WebSphere Developer
8 5 (6.02%) Architect
8 5 (6.02%) Middleware Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Senior Developer
8 5 (6.02%) WebSphere Consultant
9 4 (4.82%) WebSphere Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Designer
10 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (3.61%) Middleware Administrator
10 3 (3.61%) Senior Java Developer
11 2 (2.41%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (28.92%) Middleware
2 21 (25.30%) XML
3 18 (21.69%) JSON
3 18 (21.69%) Spring
4 16 (19.28%) REST
5 12 (14.46%) Hibernate
5 12 (14.46%) IBM Integration Bus
5 12 (14.46%) SOAP
6 11 (13.25%) Java EE
7 10 (12.05%) AngularJS
7 10 (12.05%) Web Services
8 9 (10.84%) WSDL
8 9 (10.84%) XML Schema
9 8 (9.64%) Node.js
9 8 (9.64%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (8.43%) TIBCO EMS
11 6 (7.23%) J2EE
12 5 (6.02%) .NET
12 5 (6.02%) jBPM
12 5 (6.02%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) Clustering
1 6 (7.23%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.61%) DataPower
3 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.41%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.41%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.20%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.20%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 28 (33.73%) Linux
2 21 (25.30%) Windows
3 17 (20.48%) Unix
4 12 (14.46%) AIX
5 4 (4.82%) Solaris
6 1 (1.20%) HPUX
6 1 (1.20%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.20%) SUSE
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.48%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (16.87%) DevOps
3 9 (10.84%) Scrum
3 9 (10.84%) Unit Testing
4 8 (9.64%) ITIL
4 8 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (8.43%) Load Balancing
6 6 (7.23%) Change Management
6 6 (7.23%) OO
6 6 (7.23%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (6.02%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (4.82%) ATDD
8 4 (4.82%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (4.82%) Extreme Programming
8 4 (4.82%) Functional Programming
8 4 (4.82%) OOA/OOD
8 4 (4.82%) TDD
9 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
9 3 (3.61%) Integration Testing
9 3 (3.61%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (34.94%) Java
2 9 (10.84%) JavaScript
3 8 (9.64%) SQL
4 7 (8.43%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.82%) Python
6 2 (2.41%) C
6 2 (2.41%) C#
6 2 (2.41%) C++
6 2 (2.41%) Perl
6 2 (2.41%) Ruby
7 1 (1.20%) Java 8
7 1 (1.20%) Java 9
7 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.02%) Degree
1 5 (6.02%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.41%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) SEPA
1 2 (2.41%) TARGET2
2 1 (1.20%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.43%) Docker
2 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) Ansible
2 4 (4.82%) Rundeck
3 2 (2.41%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.41%) Puppet
3 2 (2.41%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 24 (28.92%) IBM
2 21 (25.30%) Oracle
3 8 (9.64%) TIBCO
4 5 (6.02%) MuleSoft
5 3 (3.61%) Dell
5 3 (3.61%) Splunk
6 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.41%) SAP
6 2 (2.41%) VMware
7 1 (1.20%) Axway
7 1 (1.20%) Citrix
7 1 (1.20%) EMC
7 1 (1.20%) HP
7 1 (1.20%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (1.20%) Informatica
7 1 (1.20%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.20%) Serena
7 1 (1.20%) Symantec
7 1 (1.20%) WSO2