The table below looks at the statistics for MQSeries skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MQSeries over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MQSeries
Rank 122 120 122
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 2 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.080% 0.24% 0.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.47% 1.35% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £225 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -52.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £330 £425
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -22.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £30.40
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
424 444 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 16.91% 17.65% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 217 192
Average daily rate £368 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £9.98 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

MQSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MQSeries across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

MQSeries Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MQSeries
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MQSeries across the Berkshire region.

MQSeries Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

MQSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MQSeries across the Berkshire region.

MQSeries Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing MQSeries also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MQSeries.

1 2 (100.00%) RPG
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) DSDM
1 2 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) ERwin
1 2 (100.00%) Six Sigma
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) AS400
1 2 (100.00%) Workflow
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Misys Midas
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (100.00%) Lean Six Sigma
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (100.00%) iSeries
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (100.00%) RPG/400
1 2 (100.00%) RPG IV
1 2 (100.00%) SWIFT
1 2 (100.00%) Web Application Development
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Analysis

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing MQSeries also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MQSeries. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) ERwin
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Consultant
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) AS400
1 2 (100.00%) iSeries
1 2 (100.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) DSDM
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Six Sigma
1 2 (100.00%) Workflow
1 2 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Lean Six Sigma
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (100.00%) Web Application Development
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) RPG
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) RPG/400
1 2 (100.00%) RPG IV
2 1 (50.00%) C
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM