Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 739 662 569
Rank change year-on-year -77 -93 +36
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 121 217 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.39% 0.66% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 131 158
UK median daily rate £488 £463 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -0.54% +6.90%
10th Percentile £358 £325 £350
90th Percentile £575 £588 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -8.11% +8.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.89% +12.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

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 31,289 33,013 29,051
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.86% 32.66% 31.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,016 23,256 20,042
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +9.20% +2.35%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 331 366
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +1.23% +4.52%
10th Percentile £18.35 £16.25 £15.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £58.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.23%

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 23 April 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 11 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 23 April 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 -84 111 £488 +2.63% 12
London -7 68 £525 +5.00% 8
UK excluding London -57 47 £425 -8.11% 4
South East -30 14 £413 -10.81% 1
Midlands -4 11 £500 +29.87%
East Midlands +25 8 £508 +125.56%
Scotland +15 8 £550 +29.41%
East of England +14 8 £420 -13.85% 3
Yorkshire +10 6 £494 -2.23%
North of England -9 6 £494 +27.01%
West Midlands -26 3 £413 +1.85%

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 106 (87.60%) WebSphere
2 58 (47.93%) IBM
3 57 (47.11%) Java
4 50 (41.32%) Banking
5 43 (35.54%) Oracle
6 41 (33.88%) SQL
6 41 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (33.06%) Finance
8 38 (31.40%) Linux
9 37 (30.58%) Windows
10 36 (29.75%) Middleware
11 29 (23.97%) Spring
12 27 (22.31%) WebLogic
12 27 (22.31%) Unix
13 26 (21.49%) DevOps
14 25 (20.66%) IBM Integration Bus
14 25 (20.66%) Java EE
15 23 (19.01%) JMS
15 23 (19.01%) Web Services
15 23 (19.01%) Shell Script
15 23 (19.01%) Windows Server
15 23 (19.01%) Problem-Solving
16 22 (18.18%) XML
17 21 (17.36%) OO
17 21 (17.36%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (15.70%) Scrum
18 19 (15.70%) WebSphere Application Server
19 18 (14.88%) JUnit
19 18 (14.88%) Configuration Management
20 17 (14.05%) SQL Server

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
1 106 (87.60%) WebSphere
2 27 (22.31%) WebLogic
3 19 (15.70%) WebSphere Application Server
4 16 (13.22%) Tomcat
5 11 (9.09%) GlassFish
6 9 (7.44%) JBoss
6 9 (7.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (6.61%) MQSeries
8 7 (5.79%) IIS
8 7 (5.79%) NetWeaver
9 6 (4.96%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (4.96%) JCAPS
10 4 (3.31%) CICS
10 4 (3.31%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (3.31%) Mule
10 4 (3.31%) WebSphere Portal
10 4 (3.31%) WildFly
11 2 (1.65%) Apache
11 2 (1.65%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 2 (1.65%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.13%) HFM
1 5 (4.13%) Maximo
2 2 (1.65%) JDE World
2 2 (1.65%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.83%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.83%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.44%) Boomi
2 5 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.83%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.26%) FTP
2 6 (4.96%) HTTP
3 4 (3.31%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.48%) SSL
5 2 (1.65%) SAN
6 1 (0.83%) AMQP
6 1 (0.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.05%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.57%) Relational Database
3 11 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 8 (6.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.31%) Big Data
5 4 (3.31%) Blockchain
5 4 (3.31%) Easytrieve
5 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.48%) DB2
6 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.48%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.65%) Hazelcast
7 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.65%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.83%) Endeca
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 18 (14.88%) JUnit
2 17 (14.05%) Maven
3 16 (13.22%) Subversion
4 15 (12.40%) Jenkins
5 11 (9.09%) Ant
6 10 (8.26%) Cucumber
7 9 (7.44%) TeamCity
8 7 (5.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (5.79%) GitLab
8 7 (5.79%) MSBuild
8 7 (5.79%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (4.96%) Bitbucket
9 6 (4.96%) jMock
10 5 (4.13%) Mockito
11 3 (2.48%) ClearCase
11 3 (2.48%) Git (software)
11 3 (2.48%) JIRA
11 3 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.65%) Toad
12 2 (1.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 50 (41.32%) Banking
2 40 (33.06%) Finance
3 13 (10.74%) Back Office
4 7 (5.79%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.96%) Aerospace
5 6 (4.96%) Financial Institution
5 6 (4.96%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.96%) Wholesale Banking
6 2 (1.65%) Games
7 1 (0.83%) Retail
7 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (34.71%) Developer
2 20 (16.53%) Java Developer
3 16 (13.22%) Architect
4 14 (11.57%) Integration Developer
5 12 (9.92%) Integration Architect
6 9 (7.44%) Consultant
7 8 (6.61%) Integration Engineer
7 8 (6.61%) WebSphere Specialist
8 7 (5.79%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) Windows DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Analyst
9 6 (4.96%) Integration Specialist
9 6 (4.96%) Support Specialist
10 5 (4.13%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Lead Architect
10 5 (4.13%) Technical Architect
10 5 (4.13%) Technical Leader
10 5 (4.13%) WebSphere Architect
11 4 (3.31%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (29.75%) Middleware
2 29 (23.97%) Spring
3 25 (20.66%) IBM Integration Bus
3 25 (20.66%) Java EE
4 23 (19.01%) JMS
4 23 (19.01%) Web Services
5 22 (18.18%) XML
6 17 (14.05%) .NET
7 15 (12.40%) Hibernate
8 14 (11.57%) J2EE
8 14 (11.57%) JDBC
9 13 (10.74%) RESTful
10 11 (9.09%) DOM
10 11 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (9.09%) SAX
11 10 (8.26%) AngularJS
11 10 (8.26%) SOAP
12 9 (7.44%) Ajax
12 9 (7.44%) MSMQ
13 8 (6.61%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.36%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.92%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (7.44%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (6.61%) Mainframe
4 8 (6.61%) Online Banking
5 7 (5.79%) Virtual Team
6 6 (4.96%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.31%) Clustering
7 4 (3.31%) VSAM
8 3 (2.48%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.48%) Data Structures
8 3 (2.48%) DataPower
9 2 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.65%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.83%) AS400
10 1 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.83%) Equities
10 1 (0.83%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.83%) iSeries
10 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 38 (31.40%) Linux
2 37 (30.58%) Windows
3 27 (22.31%) Unix
4 23 (19.01%) Windows Server
5 16 (13.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (9.92%) Solaris
7 7 (5.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (5.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (4.96%) AIX
9 2 (1.65%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.83%) Android
10 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.83%) SUSE
10 1 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (21.49%) DevOps
3 23 (19.01%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (17.36%) OO
5 19 (15.70%) Scrum
6 18 (14.88%) Configuration Management
7 16 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (12.40%) SDLC
8 15 (12.40%) UML
9 12 (9.92%) OOA/OOD
9 12 (9.92%) SOA
10 9 (7.44%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (7.44%) TDD
10 9 (7.44%) TOGAF
10 9 (7.44%) Unit Testing
11 8 (6.61%) ATDD
11 8 (6.61%) Computer Science
11 8 (6.61%) Migration
12 7 (5.79%) Release Management
12 7 (5.79%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 57 (47.11%) Java
2 41 (33.88%) SQL
3 23 (19.01%) Shell Script
4 11 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.09%) XPath
5 8 (6.61%) ABAP
6 7 (5.79%) C#
6 7 (5.79%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.31%) JCL
7 4 (3.31%) Perl
7 4 (3.31%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.31%) Ruby
8 3 (2.48%) Python
9 2 (1.65%) C
9 2 (1.65%) Java 8
9 2 (1.65%) R
9 2 (1.65%) RPG
Qualifications
1 17 (14.05%) SC Cleared
1 17 (14.05%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.92%) Degree
3 7 (5.79%) OCPJP
3 7 (5.79%) Sun Certification
4 3 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.83%) ISEB
5 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.40%) QA
2 2 (1.65%) SEPA
2 2 (1.65%) TARGET2
3 1 (0.83%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.79%) Docker
3 7 (5.79%) vSphere
4 2 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.65%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (7.44%) Puppet
2 7 (5.79%) Control-M
2 7 (5.79%) Nagios
3 4 (3.31%) Ansible
4 3 (2.48%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.65%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.83%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 58 (47.93%) IBM
2 43 (35.54%) Oracle
3 16 (13.22%) Red Hat
4 15 (12.40%) Sun
5 11 (9.09%) Dell
5 11 (9.09%) SAP
6 9 (7.44%) VMware
7 8 (6.61%) AppDynamics
8 7 (5.79%) Dynatrace
8 7 (5.79%) Microsoft
8 7 (5.79%) MuleSoft
8 7 (5.79%) New Relic
8 7 (5.79%) Splunk
8 7 (5.79%) TIBCO
9 5 (4.13%) Hyperion
10 4 (3.31%) CA
10 4 (3.31%) Syncsort
11 3 (2.48%) Sybase
12 2 (1.65%) Informatica
12 2 (1.65%) JD Edwards