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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 536 486 465
Rank change year-on-year -50 -21  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 71 165 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.31% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.47% 1.09% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 109 83
Median daily rate £495 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.47% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £374 £425
% change year-on-year +10.36% -12.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.80

WebSphere MQ is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15051 15100 15398
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.01% 28.45% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10395 10636 10284
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 180 213
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

WebSphere MQ
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WebSphere MQ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 26 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -52 68 £496 +16.76% 14
London -54 38 £525 -2.32% 10
City of London -6 11 £480 +14.28% 2
North West +24 9 £394 +9.37% 1
South East +9 8 £550 +57.14% 2
Bedfordshire - 8 £400 -
East of England - 8 £400 -
Bedford - 7 £400 -
Buckinghamshire -23 6 £550 -
Manchester +10 4 £375 +4.16% 1
Cheshire - 4 - -
Milton Keynes -21 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 £388 -
Scotland +27 2 £425 +21.42% 2
Glasgow +5 2 £425 +41.66% 2
Yorkshire +15 1 - - 1
Sheffield +6 1 - -
Lancashire +4 1 £440 -
South Yorkshire +2 1 - -
East Midlands -11 1 £350 -
Surrey - 1 £425 -
South Wales - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £600 -
Guildford - 1 £425 -
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere MQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 179 (90.86%) WebSphere
2 129 (65.48%) IBM
3 99 (50.25%) Java
4 74 (37.56%) IBM Integration Bus
5 70 (35.53%) Finance
6 58 (29.44%) Middleware
7 54 (27.41%) Oracle
7 54 (27.41%) XML
7 54 (27.41%) Linux
8 51 (25.89%) Banking
9 49 (24.87%) Unix
10 48 (24.37%) WebSphere Application Server
10 48 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (21.83%) SQL
12 38 (19.29%) Web Services
12 38 (19.29%) Shell Script
13 37 (18.78%) Tomcat
14 35 (17.77%) REST
15 34 (17.26%) Open Source
16 31 (15.74%) SOAP
16 31 (15.74%) Microsoft
17 29 (14.72%) JBoss
17 29 (14.72%) JMS
17 29 (14.72%) Spring
18 28 (14.21%) OO
19 25 (12.69%) SOA
19 25 (12.69%) Windows
19 25 (12.69%) JavaScript
19 25 (12.69%) HTML
19 25 (12.69%) SDLC

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
1 179 (90.86%) WebSphere
2 48 (24.37%) WebSphere Application Server
3 37 (18.78%) Tomcat
4 29 (14.72%) JBoss
5 19 (9.64%) IIS
5 19 (9.64%) Mule
6 18 (9.14%) WebLogic
7 12 (6.09%) Apache
7 12 (6.09%) Apache Geronimo
7 12 (6.09%) Apache TomEE
8 7 (3.55%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (3.55%) OpenStack
9 6 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (3.05%) WebSphere Process Server
10 5 (2.54%) Apache Solr
10 5 (2.54%) IBM Transformation Extender
10 5 (2.54%) WebLogic Portal
10 5 (2.54%) WebSphere Portal
11 4 (2.03%) IBM HTTP Server
11 4 (2.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (4.57%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.05%) Fredhopper
2 4 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.03%) SAP HCM
3 3 (1.52%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 3 (1.52%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.51%) Exstream
4 1 (0.51%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.55%) IaaS
2 7 (3.55%) OpenShift
2 7 (3.55%) PaaS
3 6 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.03%) Boomi
4 4 (2.03%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.60%) HTTP
1 13 (6.60%) TCP/IP
2 9 (4.57%) SSL
3 7 (3.55%) FTP
4 5 (2.54%) Firewall
4 5 (2.54%) Network Security
5 4 (2.03%) AMQP
5 4 (2.03%) Multicast
6 3 (1.52%) DNS
6 3 (1.52%) SAN
7 2 (1.02%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.51%) Internet
8 1 (0.51%) Intranet
8 1 (0.51%) LAN
8 1 (0.51%) NAS
8 1 (0.51%) SMS
8 1 (0.51%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.64%) Oracle Database
3 14 (7.11%) DB2
4 12 (6.09%) Relational Database
5 11 (5.58%) RDBMS
6 9 (4.57%) MongoDB
7 7 (3.55%) Hadoop
8 6 (3.05%) Endeca
9 5 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.54%) DataStax
9 5 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.52%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.52%) HBase
10 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.52%) Sqoop
11 2 (1.02%) MariaDB
11 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.51%) Big Data
12 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (9.64%) Jenkins
2 16 (8.12%) Maven
3 12 (6.09%) Cucumber
4 11 (5.58%) Hudson
4 11 (5.58%) JIRA
5 10 (5.08%) Git (software)
6 9 (4.57%) Mockito
6 9 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (4.06%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (3.55%) JUnit
9 6 (3.05%) EasyMock
9 6 (3.05%) Selenium
9 6 (3.05%) TeamCity
10 4 (2.03%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.52%) Ant
11 3 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.52%) MSBuild
11 3 (1.52%) XMLSpy
12 2 (1.02%) Gradle
12 2 (1.02%) SoapUI
General
1 70 (35.53%) Finance
2 51 (25.89%) Banking
3 15 (7.61%) Investment Banking
4 13 (6.60%) Retail
5 8 (4.06%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.52%) Back Office
7 2 (1.02%) Billing
7 2 (1.02%) International Banking
7 2 (1.02%) Prime Brokerage
8 1 (0.51%) Front Office
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.51%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (31.98%) Developer
2 32 (16.24%) Java Developer
3 28 (14.21%) Architect
4 20 (10.15%) WebSphere Developer
5 19 (9.64%) Integration Developer
6 18 (9.14%) Analyst
7 17 (8.63%) Consultant
8 15 (7.61%) Senior Developer
8 15 (7.61%) Senior Java Developer
9 10 (5.08%) Integration Specialist
9 10 (5.08%) Technical Architect
9 10 (5.08%) WebSphere Specialist
10 8 (4.06%) Administrator
10 8 (4.06%) Integration Architect
10 8 (4.06%) Messaging Engineer
10 8 (4.06%) WebSphere Consultant
10 8 (4.06%) WebSphere Engineer
11 7 (3.55%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.55%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
12 6 (3.05%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (37.56%) IBM Integration Bus
2 58 (29.44%) Middleware
3 54 (27.41%) XML
4 38 (19.29%) Web Services
5 35 (17.77%) REST
6 31 (15.74%) SOAP
7 29 (14.72%) JMS
7 29 (14.72%) Spring
8 25 (12.69%) HTML
9 24 (12.18%) .NET
9 24 (12.18%) J2EE
10 20 (10.15%) RESTful
11 19 (9.64%) JSON
12 18 (9.14%) CSS
12 18 (9.14%) Hibernate
13 17 (8.63%) JSP
14 14 (7.11%) Ajax
14 14 (7.11%) XSLT
15 12 (6.09%) JPA
15 12 (6.09%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.17%) DataPower
2 19 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (5.08%) Clustering
4 10 (5.08%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.06%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (3.05%) Data Structures
7 6 (3.05%) iSeries
7 6 (3.05%) Private Cloud
7 6 (3.05%) SWIFT
8 5 (2.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (2.54%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.03%) Derivative
9 4 (2.03%) Equities
10 3 (1.52%) AS400
10 3 (1.52%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.52%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.52%) Fixed Income
11 2 (1.02%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 54 (27.41%) Linux
2 49 (24.87%) Unix
3 25 (12.69%) Windows
4 21 (10.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (7.61%) Solaris
6 12 (6.09%) AIX
7 6 (3.05%) Windows Server
8 5 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.52%) VMS
10 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.52%) zOS
11 2 (1.02%) OS/400
12 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (17.26%) Open Source
3 28 (14.21%) OO
4 25 (12.69%) SDLC
4 25 (12.69%) SOA
5 21 (10.66%) TDD
5 21 (10.66%) UML
6 20 (10.15%) DevOps
6 20 (10.15%) Enterprise Architecture
7 19 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (8.63%) BDD
9 15 (7.61%) Microservices
10 13 (6.60%) Configuration Management
10 13 (6.60%) High Availability
10 13 (6.60%) Mentoring
11 12 (6.09%) Change Management
11 12 (6.09%) ITIL
11 12 (6.09%) Unit Testing
12 11 (5.58%) System Testing
13 9 (4.57%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 99 (50.25%) Java
2 43 (21.83%) SQL
3 38 (19.29%) Shell Script
4 25 (12.69%) JavaScript
5 20 (10.15%) Bash Shell
6 15 (7.61%) Perl
6 15 (7.61%) PowerShell
7 14 (7.11%) C++
8 13 (6.60%) C
8 13 (6.60%) XPath
9 12 (6.09%) PL/SQL
10 7 (3.55%) VB
11 5 (2.54%) Python
12 3 (1.52%) C#
12 3 (1.52%) DCL
12 3 (1.52%) Korn
13 2 (1.02%) Jython
14 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.51%) VB6
14 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (11.17%) Security Cleared
2 21 (10.66%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.57%) Degree
4 5 (2.54%) CISA
4 5 (2.54%) CISM
4 5 (2.54%) CISSP
4 5 (2.54%) IBM Certification
5 2 (1.02%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.51%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.05%) PCI DSS
1 6 (3.05%) QA
2 5 (2.54%) FedRAMP
2 5 (2.54%) MiFID
3 4 (2.03%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.51%) ISO 15022
4 1 (0.51%) PA-DSS
4 1 (0.51%) SEPA
System Software
1 10 (5.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 6 (3.05%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.52%) Docker
3 3 (1.52%) HDFS
3 3 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.02%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.02%) PowerHA
4 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.02%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (5.08%) Tivoli
2 9 (4.57%) Puppet
3 7 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.55%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 5 (2.54%) Ansible
4 5 (2.54%) Kibana
4 5 (2.54%) logstash
5 4 (2.03%) Nagios
6 3 (1.52%) Marathon
6 3 (1.52%) Mesos
7 1 (0.51%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 129 (65.48%) IBM
2 54 (27.41%) Oracle
3 31 (15.74%) Microsoft
4 23 (11.68%) Red Hat
5 13 (6.60%) Informatica
6 8 (4.06%) TIBCO
7 7 (3.55%) Demandware
7 7 (3.55%) SAP
8 6 (3.05%) ATG
8 6 (3.05%) Cloudera
8 6 (3.05%) Dell
8 6 (3.05%) hybris
8 6 (3.05%) Omniture
9 5 (2.54%) Serena
10 4 (2.03%) Ab Initio
10 4 (2.03%) HP
10 4 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (2.03%) VMware
11 3 (1.52%) EMC
11 3 (1.52%) Remedy
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