Period
to 16 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 720 648 568
Rank change year-on-year -72 -80 -55
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 168 215 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.22% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 0.69% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 130 206
UK median daily rate £500 £498 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +17.06% -
10th Percentile £360 £338 £325
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.69% - -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
UK median hourly rate - - £38.50
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 35,252 31,010 31,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.46% 32.41% 29.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,904 21,394 22,142
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £306 £293
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +5.75% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 384 386
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11% -2.70%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +0.63% +11.11% -2.70%

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 August 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 August 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 -113 153 £500 +0.50% 34
UK excluding London -49 91 £419 +4.69% 13
London -36 75 £525 -2.33% 23
South East -15 30 £418 -24.09% 5
North of England -22 23 £465 +24.00% 4
Midlands -3 16 £386 -15.34%
West Midlands -19 13 £389 -14.79%
North East -7 12 £465 +20.00%
Scotland -28 11 £394 +1.61% 2
North West -32 6 £350 -6.67% 3
South West -7 5 £525 -2.33% 1
Yorkshire -9 5 £505 - 1
East of England -27 4 £450 +16.13% 1
East Midlands -1 3 £285 -36.67%
Wales -15 2 - -

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 150 (89.29%) WebSphere
2 101 (60.12%) IBM
3 84 (50.00%) Java
4 60 (35.71%) Middleware
4 60 (35.71%) Oracle
5 56 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (27.98%) WebSphere Application Server
7 46 (27.38%) Finance
8 44 (26.19%) Linux
9 42 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
10 39 (23.21%) Web Services
10 39 (23.21%) SQL
11 37 (22.02%) Unix
12 35 (20.83%) REST
13 31 (18.45%) TDD
13 31 (18.45%) WebLogic
14 30 (17.86%) Python
14 30 (17.86%) Spring
14 30 (17.86%) Hibernate
15 28 (16.67%) Banking
15 28 (16.67%) Windows
16 26 (15.48%) Tomcat
16 26 (15.48%) JMS
17 25 (14.88%) AIX
17 25 (14.88%) XML
17 25 (14.88%) SQL Server
17 25 (14.88%) DevOps
18 24 (14.29%) JBoss
19 23 (13.69%) Scrum
19 23 (13.69%) Cucumber

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
1 150 (89.29%) WebSphere
2 47 (27.98%) WebSphere Application Server
3 31 (18.45%) WebLogic
4 26 (15.48%) Tomcat
5 24 (14.29%) JBoss
6 9 (5.36%) Jetty
7 8 (4.76%) Apache
7 8 (4.76%) GemFire
7 8 (4.76%) IBM HTTP Server
8 7 (4.17%) IIS
8 7 (4.17%) MQSeries
8 7 (4.17%) NServiceBus
9 6 (3.57%) Apache Spark
9 6 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (3.57%) FileNet
9 6 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (2.38%) Site Server
11 3 (1.79%) GlassFish
11 3 (1.79%) Mule
Applications
1 7 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (7.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 5 (2.98%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.60%) Summit
4 1 (0.60%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.60%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.60%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.60%) GitHub
3 1 (0.60%) Office 365
3 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.31%) HTTP
2 14 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 13 (7.74%) SSL
4 9 (5.36%) AMQP
5 6 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (3.57%) Network Security
6 5 (2.98%) DNS
7 3 (1.79%) LAN
7 3 (1.79%) SAN
7 3 (1.79%) WAN
8 2 (1.19%) Firewall
8 2 (1.19%) Internet
8 2 (1.19%) SMS
8 2 (1.19%) SMTP
8 2 (1.19%) SNMP
8 2 (1.19%) VPN
9 1 (0.60%) FTP
9 1 (0.60%) NAS
9 1 (0.60%) PABX
9 1 (0.60%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.88%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.31%) Oracle Database
3 16 (9.52%) Hadoop
4 15 (8.93%) MongoDB
5 12 (7.14%) Relational Database
6 10 (5.95%) NoSQL
6 10 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (5.36%) Couchbase
7 9 (5.36%) DB2
7 9 (5.36%) Redis
7 9 (5.36%) Riak
8 8 (4.76%) Big Data
8 8 (4.76%) RDBMS
9 6 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (2.98%) DataStage
10 5 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.79%) Blockchain
11 3 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (13.69%) Cucumber
2 13 (7.74%) Jenkins
3 11 (6.55%) NUnit
4 10 (5.95%) Selenium
5 9 (5.36%) FitNesse
5 9 (5.36%) Vagrant
6 8 (4.76%) Artifactory
6 8 (4.76%) Mockito
6 8 (4.76%) TeamCity
7 7 (4.17%) Bitbucket
7 7 (4.17%) Moq
7 7 (4.17%) NCrunch
7 7 (4.17%) ReSharper
8 6 (3.57%) Git (software)
8 6 (3.57%) JIRA
8 6 (3.57%) JUnit
9 5 (2.98%) Subversion
10 4 (2.38%) Maven
10 4 (2.38%) Toad
11 3 (1.79%) jMock
General
1 46 (27.38%) Finance
2 28 (16.67%) Banking
3 8 (4.76%) Retail
4 6 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.19%) Back Office
5 2 (1.19%) Front Office
5 2 (1.19%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.60%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (39.88%) Developer
2 32 (19.05%) Java Developer
3 19 (11.31%) Architect
4 14 (8.33%) Administrator
4 14 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 13 (7.74%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (6.55%) Analyst
7 10 (5.95%) WebSphere Developer
8 9 (5.36%) C# Developer
9 8 (4.76%) Applications Support
9 8 (4.76%) Integration Specialist
9 8 (4.76%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.76%) Technical Architect
10 7 (4.17%) Senior C# Developer
10 7 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
11 6 (3.57%) SQL Developer
11 6 (3.57%) WebSphere Administrator
11 6 (3.57%) WebSphere Specialist
12 5 (2.98%) .NET Developer
12 5 (2.98%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (35.71%) Middleware
2 42 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 39 (23.21%) Web Services
4 35 (20.83%) REST
5 30 (17.86%) Hibernate
5 30 (17.86%) Spring
6 26 (15.48%) JMS
7 25 (14.88%) XML
8 20 (11.90%) HTML
9 17 (10.12%) JPA
9 17 (10.12%) SOAP
10 15 (8.93%) Kafka
11 13 (7.74%) Ajax
11 13 (7.74%) RabbitMQ
11 13 (7.74%) WCF
12 12 (7.14%) .NET
13 11 (6.55%) Spring Boot
14 10 (5.95%) Java EE
14 10 (5.95%) JSF
14 10 (5.95%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.10%) DataPower
2 18 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.55%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (4.76%) SWIFT
5 7 (4.17%) Fixed Income
5 7 (4.17%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.98%) Clustering
6 5 (2.98%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.79%) CMDB
8 3 (1.79%) Equities
8 3 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.79%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (1.19%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.19%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.19%) iSeries
9 2 (1.19%) IVR
9 2 (1.19%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.19%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 44 (26.19%) Linux
2 37 (22.02%) Unix
3 28 (16.67%) Windows
4 25 (14.88%) AIX
5 18 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (8.33%) Windows Server
7 9 (5.36%) zOS
8 7 (4.17%) Solaris
8 7 (4.17%) VMS
9 3 (1.79%) SUSE
10 2 (1.19%) OpenVMS
10 2 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.60%) HPUX
11 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (18.45%) TDD
3 25 (14.88%) DevOps
4 23 (13.69%) Scrum
5 22 (13.10%) Integration Testing
6 21 (12.50%) SDLC
7 20 (11.90%) OO
8 17 (10.12%) System Testing
9 15 (8.93%) Unit Testing
10 12 (7.14%) BDD
10 12 (7.14%) Change Management
10 12 (7.14%) SOA
10 12 (7.14%) UML
11 11 (6.55%) Configuration Management
11 11 (6.55%) Test Automation
12 10 (5.95%) Deployment Automation
12 10 (5.95%) RUP
12 10 (5.95%) Software Engineering
13 9 (5.36%) Concurrent Programming
13 9 (5.36%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 84 (50.00%) Java
2 39 (23.21%) SQL
3 30 (17.86%) Python
4 17 (10.12%) Perl
4 17 (10.12%) Shell Script
5 13 (7.74%) C#
5 13 (7.74%) C++
5 13 (7.74%) JavaScript
6 12 (7.14%) Bash Shell
7 11 (6.55%) Ruby
8 9 (5.36%) XPath
9 8 (4.76%) Java 8
10 7 (4.17%) C
10 7 (4.17%) PowerShell
11 6 (3.57%) Korn
12 5 (2.98%) DCL
12 5 (2.98%) Jython
12 5 (2.98%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.19%) JCL
13 2 (1.19%) REXX
Qualifications
1 13 (7.74%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.55%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.98%) Degree
4 3 (1.79%) OCPJP
4 3 (1.79%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.60%) CISA
6 1 (0.60%) CISSP
6 1 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.52%) QA
2 7 (4.17%) ISO 20022
3 4 (2.38%) PSD2
4 2 (1.19%) MiFID
4 2 (1.19%) SEPA
5 1 (0.60%) COBIT
5 1 (0.60%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (5.95%) Docker
2 4 (2.38%) OpenAM
3 3 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.19%) ACF2
4 2 (1.19%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.19%) RACF
4 2 (1.19%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (1.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.60%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (11.90%) Puppet
2 19 (11.31%) Ansible
2 19 (11.31%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (5.36%) Cobbler
4 6 (3.57%) Forum Sentry
4 6 (3.57%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 5 (2.98%) Tivoli
6 4 (2.38%) Control-M
6 4 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (1.79%) CA Wily
7 3 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.79%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
8 2 (1.19%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.60%) Automic
9 1 (0.60%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.60%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 101 (60.12%) IBM
2 60 (35.71%) Oracle
3 21 (12.50%) Informatica
4 19 (11.31%) Red Hat
5 16 (9.52%) TIBCO
6 12 (7.14%) Axway
6 12 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 11 (6.55%) HP
7 11 (6.55%) Siebel
8 10 (5.95%) MuleSoft
8 10 (5.95%) Sun
9 7 (4.17%) DevExpress
10 6 (3.57%) Unisys
10 6 (3.57%) VMware
11 5 (2.98%) SAP
12 4 (2.38%) Dell
12 4 (2.38%) ForgeRock
13 3 (1.79%) CA
13 3 (1.79%) Citrix
13 3 (1.79%) EMC