The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 24 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 - 113
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 3 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.15% - 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.61% - 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Median daily rate £388 - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £374 £425
% change year-on-year +10.36% -12.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £37.80
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 490 766 549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.41% 25.37% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 490 353
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 11
Median hourly rate £31.00 £24.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.16% +1.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £39.55
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 in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere MQ in the West Midlands

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere MQ in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Middleware
2 3 (75.00%) XMLSpy
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (75.00%) FTP
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) SAP
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) DataPower
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) REST

WebSphere MQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) FTP
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) XMLSpy
General
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Middleware
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) RESTful
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) SAP