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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MQSeries
Rank 124 119 124
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 1 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.038% 0.082% 0.24%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.25% 0.51% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Average daily rate
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- £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -
MQSeries
South East

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
405 394 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.54% 16.23% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 203 220
Average daily rate £400 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 17
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £13.05 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £19.30 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MQSeries within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough 0 1 - -
MQSeries
South East

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) DB2
2 6 (85.71%) XML
2 6 (85.71%) UNIX
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) IBM
2 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
3 5 (71.43%) DbVisualizer
3 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (71.43%) HP
3 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Retail
3 5 (71.43%) Automated Testing
3 5 (71.43%) System Testing
3 5 (71.43%) J2EE
3 5 (71.43%) Flash
3 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
3 5 (71.43%) HP UFT
3 5 (71.43%) LoadRunner
3 5 (71.43%) HTML
3 5 (71.43%) Java
3 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
4 3 (42.86%) ISEB
4 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) AS400
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management
5 1 (14.29%) iSeries

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessWare
1 1 (14.29%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) DB2
2 5 (71.43%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) HP UFT
1 5 (71.43%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (71.43%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) XML
2 5 (71.43%) Flash
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) AS400
2 1 (14.29%) iSeries
2 1 (14.29%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
1 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Automated Testing
1 5 (71.43%) System Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) RPG
3 1 (14.29%) RPG/400
3 1 (14.29%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) IBM
2 5 (71.43%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Vitria
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle