The table below looks at the statistics for MQSeries skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MQSeries over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MQSeries
Rank 203 209 188
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -21
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 3 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.053% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.31% 0.66% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 10
Average daily rate
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- £438 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -23.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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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 City of London region.

Application Platforms Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
971 1217 1076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.19% 17.82% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 866 764
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 48
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £16.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.72% -20.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £12.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £23.70 £55.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.51% -9.34%

MQSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

MQSeries Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MQSeries
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

MQSeries Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

MQSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

MQSeries Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (87.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) TIBCO
2 5 (62.50%) UNIX
2 5 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) JDBC
3 3 (37.50%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) Rendezvous
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Multithreading
3 3 (37.50%) TIBCO EMS
3 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
3 3 (37.50%) Low Latency
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Kindle
4 2 (25.00%) 29West
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Subversion
4 2 (25.00%) Spring
4 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (25.00%) Java EE
4 2 (25.00%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (25.00%) Middleware

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 3 (37.50%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (12.50%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Front Office
4 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Java Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Middleware Specialist
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Support Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) JDBC
1 3 (37.50%) XML
1 3 (37.50%) Rendezvous
2 2 (25.00%) Spring
2 2 (25.00%) Java EE
2 2 (25.00%) Middleware
2 2 (25.00%) FpML
2 2 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) JMS
3 1 (12.50%) XSD
3 1 (12.50%) XSLT
3 1 (12.50%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Kindle
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Multithreading
1 3 (37.50%) Low Latency
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) TIBCO
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) 29West
2 2 (25.00%) Murex
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (25.00%) Sybase
3 1 (12.50%) IBM