The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
England / Yorkshire
Rank - 136 130
Contract jobs citing WebSphere MQ 0 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire - 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.70% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 6
Median daily rate - £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +2.94% +0.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 718 861 796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 33.72% 30.33% 29.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 609 493
Median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Median hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.76% -18.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

WebSphere MQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

WebSphere MQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere MQ in Yorkshire

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for WebSphere MQ.

1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Intel
2 2 (50.00%) CICS
2 2 (50.00%) zOS
2 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) DB2
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) AIX
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) SUSE
2 2 (50.00%) Replication
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) iSeries
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (25.00%) JDBC

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 2 (50.00%) CICS
1 2 (50.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (25.00%) JDBC
2 1 (25.00%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) AIX
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) SUSE
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) zOS
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Feasibility Study
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Intel
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft