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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MQSeries
Rank 195 187 202
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +15
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 8 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.80% 1.32% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 11
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £375 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £475 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £548 £300 £413
% change year-on-year
+82.50% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -
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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
1000 986 1108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.53% 17.20% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 747 673 774
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 55
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £26.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% -23.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £42.71 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MQSeries across the City of London region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

MQSeries Daily Rate Histogram 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 6 July 2015, 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 11 (73.33%) IBM
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (53.33%) NHibernate
3 8 (53.33%) .NET Framework
3 8 (53.33%) Technical Architecture
3 8 (53.33%) Entity Framework
3 8 (53.33%) Relational Database
3 8 (53.33%) Middleware
3 8 (53.33%) EAI
3 8 (53.33%) SOA
3 8 (53.33%) MVC
3 8 (53.33%) C#
3 8 (53.33%) Java
3 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
3 8 (53.33%) .NET
3 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET
4 7 (46.67%) SOAP
4 7 (46.67%) REST
4 7 (46.67%) NoSQL
4 7 (46.67%) WCF
4 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (46.67%) Systems Analysis
5 6 (40.00%) Project Planning
5 6 (40.00%) Scrum
6 5 (33.33%) Apache
6 5 (33.33%) Banking
6 5 (33.33%) BDD
6 5 (33.33%) MongoDB
6 5 (33.33%) Dapper ORM
7 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web API

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 5 (33.33%) Apache
2 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
3 3 (20.00%) JBoss
4 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (6.67%) CICS
5 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) LDAP
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) SSL
2 1 (6.67%) DMZ
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
1 8 (53.33%) Relational Database
2 7 (46.67%) NoSQL
3 5 (33.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (6.67%) DB2
4 1 (6.67%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) TeamCity
1 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (20.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (6.67%) Introscope
General
1 5 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 8 (53.33%) .NET Developer
3 6 (40.00%) Senior Developer
3 6 (40.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Integration Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Programmer
6 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 1 (6.67%) UNIX Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Programmer
6 1 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Build Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# Programmer
6 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Web Hosting Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) .NET
1 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET
1 8 (53.33%) Middleware
1 8 (53.33%) NHibernate
1 8 (53.33%) .NET Framework
1 8 (53.33%) Entity Framework
2 7 (46.67%) REST
2 7 (46.67%) WCF
2 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (46.67%) SOAP
3 5 (33.33%) Dapper ORM
4 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (26.67%) Java EE
5 3 (20.00%) HTML5
5 3 (20.00%) OAuth
5 3 (20.00%) HTML
5 3 (20.00%) Servlets
5 3 (20.00%) J2EE
5 3 (20.00%) OAuth2
6 2 (13.33%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) PKI
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) UNIX
2 2 (13.33%) Solaris
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) zOS
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) EAI
2 8 (53.33%) SOA
2 8 (53.33%) MVC
2 8 (53.33%) Technical Architecture
3 7 (46.67%) Systems Analysis
4 6 (40.00%) Project Planning
4 6 (40.00%) Scrum
5 5 (33.33%) BDD
6 4 (26.67%) TDD
7 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (20.00%) Kanban
8 2 (13.33%) Microservices
8 2 (13.33%) Pair Programming
8 2 (13.33%) Change Management
9 1 (6.67%) E-business
9 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
9 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
9 1 (6.67%) Workflow
9 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Java
1 8 (53.33%) C#
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) JCL
3 1 (6.67%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) PowerHA
1 1 (6.67%) KVM
1 1 (6.67%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) BladeLogic
1 1 (6.67%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (6.67%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (6.67%) CA Wily
1 1 (6.67%) yum
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) IBM
2 3 (20.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) EMC
4 1 (6.67%) BMC
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat