Period
to 17 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 738 618 578
Rank change year-on-year -120 -40 -40
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 152 275 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.27% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.42% 0.83% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 185 175
UK median daily rate £525 £435 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +5.45% -2.94%
10th Percentile £394 £313 £320
90th Percentile £650 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +21.21% +3.13% -6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.89% +20.81% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year - +20.81% -

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 36,427 33,031 31,605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.72% 32.19% 31.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,766 23,346 21,802
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 362 358
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.00 £17.78 £14.56
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.45 £51.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £39.60
% change year-on-year +3.83% +1.01% +5.60%

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 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WebSphere MQ in the UK

WebSphere MQ
Top 14 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 December 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 -108 142 £525 +16.67% 13
London -17 86 £550 +10.00% 6
UK excluding London -121 61 £500 +21.21% 7
South East -58 14 £413 -10.81% 3
North of England -44 13 £500 +33.33% 2
Midlands -22 12 £488 -6.02% 1
East Midlands +12 11 £488 -11.36% 1
South West -13 8 £588 - 1
Scotland -15 7 £350 -9.68%
East of England -23 7 £473 +11.18%
North West -31 7 £588 +56.67% 1
Yorkshire -7 6 £469 -1.32% 1
West Midlands -24 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 144 (94.74%) WebSphere
2 89 (58.55%) IBM
3 63 (41.45%) Middleware
4 58 (38.16%) Java
5 52 (34.21%) Oracle
6 45 (29.61%) IBM Integration Bus
7 42 (27.63%) Finance
8 40 (26.32%) SQL
9 39 (25.66%) Linux
9 39 (25.66%) Banking
10 38 (25.00%) Windows
11 33 (21.71%) WebSphere Application Server
12 31 (20.39%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (18.42%) Unix
14 24 (15.79%) TDD
15 23 (15.13%) Web Services
16 21 (13.82%) Spring
17 20 (13.16%) DevOps
17 20 (13.16%) Windows Server
18 19 (12.50%) SC Cleared
18 19 (12.50%) Security Cleared
18 19 (12.50%) Microsoft
19 18 (11.84%) Cucumber
20 17 (11.18%) C#
20 17 (11.18%) UML
20 17 (11.18%) JMS
20 17 (11.18%) Scrum
21 16 (10.53%) OO
21 16 (10.53%) SQL Server
21 16 (10.53%) WebLogic

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
1 144 (94.74%) WebSphere
2 33 (21.71%) WebSphere Application Server
3 16 (10.53%) WebLogic
4 12 (7.89%) MQSeries
5 9 (5.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (5.26%) CICS
6 8 (5.26%) JBoss
6 8 (5.26%) NServiceBus
6 8 (5.26%) Tomcat
7 6 (3.95%) NetWeaver
8 5 (3.29%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (3.29%) IIS
8 5 (3.29%) Jetty
8 5 (3.29%) Mule
8 5 (3.29%) WildFly
9 4 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (2.63%) Site Server
10 3 (1.97%) Apache
11 2 (1.32%) CMS
11 2 (1.32%) GlassFish
Applications
1 9 (5.92%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.95%) Markit EDM
2 5 (3.29%) HFM
2 5 (3.29%) Maximo
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.66%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.66%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.66%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.66%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.66%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.61%) Boomi
3 4 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.66%) GitHub
4 1 (0.66%) Office 365
4 1 (0.66%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.21%) HTTP
2 13 (8.55%) TCP/IP
3 9 (5.92%) SSL
4 6 (3.95%) AMQP
5 3 (1.97%) DNS
6 1 (0.66%) Firewall
6 1 (0.66%) FTP
6 1 (0.66%) Internet
6 1 (0.66%) LAN
6 1 (0.66%) NAS
6 1 (0.66%) PABX
6 1 (0.66%) SAN
6 1 (0.66%) VoIP
6 1 (0.66%) VPN
6 1 (0.66%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.21%) Oracle Database
3 12 (7.89%) DB2
4 10 (6.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (4.61%) Hadoop
5 7 (4.61%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.95%) Couchbase
6 6 (3.95%) MongoDB
6 6 (3.95%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (3.95%) Redis
6 6 (3.95%) Riak
6 6 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.29%) Big Data
7 5 (3.29%) DataStage
7 5 (3.29%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (3.29%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (3.29%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (2.63%) Blockchain
9 3 (1.97%) MySQL
9 3 (1.97%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (11.84%) Cucumber
2 14 (9.21%) Subversion
3 12 (7.89%) TeamCity
4 11 (7.24%) JUnit
5 9 (5.92%) JIRA
5 9 (5.92%) Selenium
6 8 (5.26%) Artifactory
6 8 (5.26%) Bitbucket
6 8 (5.26%) Jenkins
6 8 (5.26%) Moq
6 8 (5.26%) NCrunch
6 8 (5.26%) NUnit
6 8 (5.26%) ReSharper
7 7 (4.61%) Toad
8 6 (3.95%) FitNesse
8 6 (3.95%) Vagrant
9 5 (3.29%) Git (software)
9 5 (3.29%) jMock
9 5 (3.29%) Maven
9 5 (3.29%) SoapUI
General
1 42 (27.63%) Finance
2 39 (25.66%) Banking
3 7 (4.61%) Back Office
3 7 (4.61%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.29%) Aerospace
4 5 (3.29%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.29%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.29%) Retail
5 2 (1.32%) Games
6 1 (0.66%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.66%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (42.76%) Developer
2 27 (17.76%) Architect
3 26 (17.11%) Java Developer
4 17 (11.18%) Integration Architect
5 14 (9.21%) Administrator
6 10 (6.58%) Analyst
6 10 (6.58%) C# Developer
6 10 (6.58%) Senior Developer
6 10 (6.58%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (5.92%) SQL Developer
7 9 (5.92%) WebSphere Architect
8 8 (5.26%) Senior C# Developer
9 7 (4.61%) Database Developer
9 7 (4.61%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.61%) Middleware Developer
9 7 (4.61%) Oracle Developer
9 7 (4.61%) Technical Architect
9 7 (4.61%) WebSphere Developer
10 6 (3.95%) Consultant
11 5 (3.29%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (41.45%) Middleware
2 45 (29.61%) IBM Integration Bus
3 23 (15.13%) Web Services
4 21 (13.82%) Spring
5 17 (11.18%) JMS
6 15 (9.87%) REST
6 15 (9.87%) SOAP
6 15 (9.87%) XML
7 13 (8.55%) .NET
7 13 (8.55%) Hibernate
8 12 (7.89%) MSMQ
8 12 (7.89%) RabbitMQ
9 11 (7.24%) HTML
9 11 (7.24%) J2EE
9 11 (7.24%) Java EE
10 10 (6.58%) Ajax
10 10 (6.58%) RESTful
11 9 (5.92%) WCF
11 9 (5.92%) XSLT
12 8 (5.26%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.89%) DataPower
2 12 (7.89%) Mainframe
3 11 (7.24%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (7.24%) SWIFT
4 8 (5.26%) Clustering
5 5 (3.29%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (3.29%) Online Banking
6 4 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.63%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.97%) CMDB
7 3 (1.97%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.97%) User Experience
7 3 (1.97%) VSAM
8 2 (1.32%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.32%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.32%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 39 (25.66%) Linux
2 38 (25.00%) Windows
3 28 (18.42%) Unix
4 20 (13.16%) Windows Server
5 12 (7.89%) AIX
6 11 (7.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (5.92%) Solaris
8 8 (5.26%) zOS
9 7 (4.61%) VMS
10 5 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.97%) SUSE
13 2 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.66%) Android
14 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.66%) HPUX
14 1 (0.66%) OpenVMS
14 1 (0.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.39%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (15.79%) TDD
3 20 (13.16%) DevOps
4 17 (11.18%) Scrum
4 17 (11.18%) UML
5 16 (10.53%) OO
6 15 (9.87%) Integration Testing
6 15 (9.87%) SDLC
7 14 (9.21%) BDD
8 13 (8.55%) Release Management
9 11 (7.24%) RUP
10 10 (6.58%) Deployment Automation
10 10 (6.58%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (6.58%) SOA
11 9 (5.92%) ATDD
11 9 (5.92%) Change Management
11 9 (5.92%) ETL
11 9 (5.92%) OOA/OOD
11 9 (5.92%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (5.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (38.16%) Java
2 40 (26.32%) SQL
3 17 (11.18%) C#
4 12 (7.89%) C
4 12 (7.89%) Python
4 12 (7.89%) Shell Script
5 11 (7.24%) C++
5 11 (7.24%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.24%) Ruby
6 9 (5.92%) Bash Shell
6 9 (5.92%) Perl
6 9 (5.92%) PL/SQL
7 7 (4.61%) ABAP
8 6 (3.95%) DCL
9 5 (3.29%) COBOL
9 5 (3.29%) JCL
10 4 (2.63%) Korn
10 4 (2.63%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.63%) REXX
11 3 (1.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 19 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.29%) Degree
3 2 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.32%) ISEB
3 2 (1.32%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.32%) OCPJP
3 2 (1.32%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.32%) PMP
3 2 (1.32%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.66%) CISA
4 1 (0.66%) CISSP
4 1 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.66%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.66%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.55%) QA
2 9 (5.92%) ISO 20022
3 5 (3.29%) SEPA
4 1 (0.66%) GDPR
4 1 (0.66%) TARGET2
System Software
1 12 (7.89%) Docker
2 9 (5.92%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.95%) vSphere
5 4 (2.63%) ACF2
5 4 (2.63%) RACF
6 3 (1.97%) Firmware
7 2 (1.32%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.66%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.66%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (6.58%) Puppet
2 8 (5.26%) Ansible
3 6 (3.95%) Cobbler
3 6 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.95%) Tivoli
4 4 (2.63%) Control-M
4 4 (2.63%) Nagios
5 3 (1.97%) CA Endevor
5 3 (1.97%) OMEGAMON
5 3 (1.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.32%) CA Wily
6 2 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.32%) HP ALM
6 2 (1.32%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.32%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
7 1 (0.66%) Terraform
7 1 (0.66%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 89 (58.55%) IBM
2 52 (34.21%) Oracle
3 19 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 16 (10.53%) TIBCO
5 12 (7.89%) Red Hat
5 12 (7.89%) SAP
6 10 (6.58%) Dell
7 9 (5.92%) Sun
7 9 (5.92%) VMware
8 8 (5.26%) DevExpress
8 8 (5.26%) Informatica
8 8 (5.26%) MuleSoft
9 6 (3.95%) Perforce
9 6 (3.95%) Unisys
10 5 (3.29%) AppDynamics
10 5 (3.29%) Hyperion
11 4 (2.63%) Dynatrace
11 4 (2.63%) HP
11 4 (2.63%) New Relic
11 4 (2.63%) Splunk