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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MQSeries
Rank 203 223 223
Rank change year-on-year
+20 0
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 3 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.051% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.31% 0.75% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
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£550 £525 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £330 £425
% change year-on-year
+28.78% -22.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.75 £33.95
% change year-on-year
- -30.04%
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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
972 1203 1264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.44% 16.66% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 823 898
Average daily rate £400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 45
Average hourly rate £17.68 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.79% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £94.95 £48.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 29 September 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 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 12 (70.59%) WebSphere
3 10 (58.82%) SQL
3 10 (58.82%) Oracle
3 10 (58.82%) Middleware
4 9 (52.94%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (47.06%) Finance
6 7 (41.18%) Banking
6 7 (41.18%) IBM
6 7 (41.18%) Java
7 6 (35.29%) Windows
7 6 (35.29%) Red Hat
7 6 (35.29%) ISO 9001
7 6 (35.29%) Tivoli
7 6 (35.29%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (35.29%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (35.29%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (29.41%) Subversion
8 5 (29.41%) UNIX
8 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
9 4 (23.53%) J2EE
9 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
9 4 (23.53%) Python
9 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
9 4 (23.53%) Puppet
9 4 (23.53%) DevOps
10 3 (17.65%) Kindle

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 12 (70.59%) WebSphere
2 6 (35.29%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
3 3 (17.65%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (11.76%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (5.88%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (17.65%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Subversion
2 3 (17.65%) Gerrit
2 3 (17.65%) Maven
2 3 (17.65%) JIRA
2 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (17.65%) Mercurial
2 3 (17.65%) Ant
3 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
3 2 (11.76%) AnthillPro
3 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Middleware Specialist
2 3 (17.65%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Support Specialist
2 3 (17.65%) Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
2 3 (17.65%) WebSphere Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) Deployment Manager
3 2 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) Middleware
2 9 (52.94%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (23.53%) J2EE
4 3 (17.65%) Spring
4 3 (17.65%) JMS
4 3 (17.65%) XML
5 2 (11.76%) FpML
5 2 (11.76%) Hibernate
6 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
6 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
6 1 (5.88%) .NET
6 1 (5.88%) XSD
6 1 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Kindle
2 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (29.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
1 6 (35.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (23.53%) DevOps
4 3 (17.65%) ETL
5 2 (11.76%) SOA
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
3 4 (23.53%) Python
3 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Tivoli
2 4 (23.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Oracle
2 7 (41.18%) IBM
3 6 (35.29%) Red Hat
4 2 (11.76%) Sybase
4 2 (11.76%) TIBCO
4 2 (11.76%) VMware