Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 662 603 620
Rank change year-on-year -59 +17 -25
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 196 246 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.61% 0.81% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 149 139
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £319 £308 £313
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
UK median hourly rate - £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 32,109 30,272 31,230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.92% 31.55% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,873 20,941 21,627
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 338 550
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £18.13 £15.43 £16.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.00 £56.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.61 £38.75 £38.88
% change year-on-year +7.38% -0.32% +11.07%

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 17 February 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 13 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 17 February 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 -73 178 £435 +2.35% 15
London -27 111 £475 -5.00% 6
UK excluding London -45 82 £400 - 13
South East -31 31 £413 -2.94% 2
Scotland -8 15 £363 -10.49% 4
North of England -23 13 £375 +7.14% 1
Midlands +11 12 £350 -15.15% 2
East of England -14 11 £450 -10.00% 1
North West -5 10 £375 -3.23%
West Midlands +12 7 £350 -17.65%
East Midlands -4 4 £513 +28.13% 2
Yorkshire -8 2 £475 -9.52%
North East +29 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 176 (89.80%) WebSphere
2 113 (57.65%) IBM
3 94 (47.96%) Java
4 72 (36.73%) Finance
5 71 (36.22%) Banking
6 70 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
7 68 (34.69%) IBM Integration Bus
8 62 (31.63%) SQL
9 50 (25.51%) XML
10 45 (22.96%) Linux
11 41 (20.92%) Windows
12 36 (18.37%) .NET
13 34 (17.35%) Oracle
13 34 (17.35%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (16.84%) Tomcat
14 33 (16.84%) Configuration Management
14 33 (16.84%) Middleware
15 32 (16.33%) Puppet
16 31 (15.82%) REST
16 31 (15.82%) Unix
17 30 (15.31%) Scrum
18 29 (14.80%) JavaScript
19 28 (14.29%) Web Services
19 28 (14.29%) JMS
19 28 (14.29%) QA
19 28 (14.29%) DevOps
20 27 (13.78%) Mentoring
20 27 (13.78%) DataPower
20 27 (13.78%) SOA
21 26 (13.27%) MSMQ

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
1 176 (89.80%) WebSphere
2 33 (16.84%) Tomcat
3 21 (10.71%) WebSphere Application Server
4 18 (9.18%) IIS
5 15 (7.65%) JBoss
6 11 (5.61%) MQSeries
7 9 (4.59%) WebLogic
8 7 (3.57%) Jetty
9 4 (2.04%) CICS
10 3 (1.53%) Apache
10 3 (1.53%) Mule
10 3 (1.53%) Mule ESB
11 2 (1.02%) GemFire
11 2 (1.02%) GlassFish
11 2 (1.02%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (1.02%) MQSI
11 2 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (1.02%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.51%) FileNet
Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.55%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.02%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.51%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.51%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.63%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.53%) Boomi
2 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.53%) PaaS
3 2 (1.02%) GitHub
3 2 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.51%) IaaS
4 1 (0.51%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.22%) SSL
2 20 (10.20%) HTTP
3 11 (5.61%) SMTP
4 10 (5.10%) FTP
4 10 (5.10%) Internet
5 7 (3.57%) AMQP
5 7 (3.57%) Firewall
6 6 (3.06%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.04%) DNS
8 2 (1.02%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.51%) DHCP
9 1 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.51%) Network Security
9 1 (0.51%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 14 (7.14%) NoSQL
1 14 (7.14%) Redis
2 13 (6.63%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (4.59%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.57%) Couchbase
4 7 (3.57%) Hadoop
4 7 (3.57%) Riak
5 6 (3.06%) Blockchain
6 4 (2.04%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.53%) DB2
7 3 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.02%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.02%) Sybase IQ
9 1 (0.51%) Adabas
9 1 (0.51%) Big Data
9 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 21 (10.71%) Jenkins
2 18 (9.18%) TeamCity
3 17 (8.67%) Cucumber
3 17 (8.67%) MSBuild
3 17 (8.67%) Octopus Deploy
4 15 (7.65%) Selenium
5 10 (5.10%) Git (software)
5 10 (5.10%) Maven
5 10 (5.10%) SoapUI
6 9 (4.59%) Eclipse
7 8 (4.08%) HP UFT
8 7 (3.57%) FitNesse
8 7 (3.57%) Vagrant
9 5 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.04%) Hudson
11 2 (1.02%) Gradle
11 2 (1.02%) Mockito
11 2 (1.02%) Subversion
11 2 (1.02%) Toad
General
1 72 (36.73%) Finance
2 71 (36.22%) Banking
3 6 (3.06%) Front Office
4 5 (2.55%) Back Office
5 4 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.53%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.51%) Advertising
7 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 67 (34.18%) Developer
2 29 (14.80%) Analyst
2 29 (14.80%) Java Developer
3 18 (9.18%) DevOps Engineer
4 17 (8.67%) WebSphere Developer
4 17 (8.67%) Windows DevOps Engineer
4 17 (8.67%) Windows Engineer
5 15 (7.65%) Applications Engineer
6 14 (7.14%) Applications Support
6 14 (7.14%) Architect
6 14 (7.14%) Integration Specialist
7 13 (6.63%) Applications Support Analyst
7 13 (6.63%) Consultant
7 13 (6.63%) Senior Developer
7 13 (6.63%) Support Analyst
8 12 (6.12%) PowerShell Engineer
9 11 (5.61%) Senior Java Developer
9 11 (5.61%) SQL Analyst
10 10 (5.10%) Financial Analyst
10 10 (5.10%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (34.69%) IBM Integration Bus
2 50 (25.51%) XML
3 36 (18.37%) .NET
4 33 (16.84%) Middleware
5 31 (15.82%) REST
6 28 (14.29%) JMS
6 28 (14.29%) Web Services
7 26 (13.27%) MSMQ
8 23 (11.73%) HTML
9 22 (11.22%) Spring
10 20 (10.20%) SOAP
11 19 (9.69%) RESTful
12 18 (9.18%) Hibernate
13 17 (8.67%) RabbitMQ
14 12 (6.12%) XSLT
15 11 (5.61%) HTML5
16 10 (5.10%) ebXML
16 10 (5.10%) EDI
16 10 (5.10%) JSON
16 10 (5.10%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.78%) DataPower
2 13 (6.63%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (6.63%) Online Banking
3 12 (6.12%) SWIFT
4 9 (4.59%) Clustering
5 8 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.57%) Mainframe
7 6 (3.06%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.55%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.53%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.53%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.02%) Derivative
10 2 (1.02%) PACS
11 1 (0.51%) AS400
11 1 (0.51%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.51%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.51%) iSeries
11 1 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 45 (22.96%) Linux
2 41 (20.92%) Windows
3 31 (15.82%) Unix
4 16 (8.16%) Windows Server
5 11 (5.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.57%) AIX
7 3 (1.53%) zOS
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.51%) Solaris
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (17.35%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (16.84%) Configuration Management
4 30 (15.31%) Scrum
5 28 (14.29%) DevOps
6 27 (13.78%) Mentoring
6 27 (13.78%) SOA
7 23 (11.73%) Test Automation
8 18 (9.18%) Integration Testing
9 17 (8.67%) API Development
9 17 (8.67%) Task Automation
10 16 (8.16%) Application Performance Management
10 16 (8.16%) Performance Management
11 14 (7.14%) UML
12 13 (6.63%) TDD
13 12 (6.12%) B2B
14 10 (5.10%) Data Security
14 10 (5.10%) EAI
14 10 (5.10%) E-Commerce
14 10 (5.10%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 94 (47.96%) Java
2 62 (31.63%) SQL
3 29 (14.80%) JavaScript
4 22 (11.22%) Perl
5 20 (10.20%) PowerShell
6 17 (8.67%) Shell Script
7 16 (8.16%) Bash Shell
8 15 (7.65%) Ruby
8 15 (7.65%) XPath
9 13 (6.63%) C++
10 12 (6.12%) Python
11 10 (5.10%) ActionScript
11 10 (5.10%) ActionScript 2.0
11 10 (5.10%) ActionScript 3.0
12 7 (3.57%) PHP
13 3 (1.53%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.53%) Tcl
14 2 (1.02%) C#
14 2 (1.02%) JCL
15 1 (0.51%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (5.61%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.55%) Degree
3 4 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.53%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.51%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.51%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (14.29%) QA
2 10 (5.10%) RosettaNet
3 8 (4.08%) MiFID
4 7 (3.57%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.53%) SEPA
5 3 (1.53%) TARGET2
6 2 (1.02%) SLA
7 1 (0.51%) EMIR
System Software
1 7 (3.57%) Docker
2 1 (0.51%) ACF2
2 1 (0.51%) RACF
2 1 (0.51%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (16.33%) Puppet
2 15 (7.65%) Ansible
3 12 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.57%) Cobbler
5 6 (3.06%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 3 (1.53%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.51%) Forum Sentry
7 1 (0.51%) Nagios
7 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 113 (57.65%) IBM
2 34 (17.35%) Oracle
3 16 (8.16%) AppDynamics
3 16 (8.16%) Dynatrace
4 14 (7.14%) New Relic
5 13 (6.63%) Red Hat
6 12 (6.12%) Microsoft
7 11 (5.61%) TIBCO
8 10 (5.10%) webMethods
9 8 (4.08%) RedGate
10 6 (3.06%) Bloomberg
11 4 (2.04%) Citrix
11 4 (2.04%) SAP
11 4 (2.04%) VMware
12 3 (1.53%) Ab Initio
12 3 (1.53%) Dell
12 3 (1.53%) ION Trading
13 2 (1.02%) CA
13 2 (1.02%) Calypso
13 2 (1.02%) Juniper