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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MQSeries over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MQSeries
Rank 163 192 196
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +4
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 1 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.030% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.16% 0.83% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 10
Median daily rate - £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £400 £356
% change year-on-year
+21.87% +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
MQSeries
London

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
645 967 1015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 19.07% 17.75% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 735 726
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.97% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 14
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.80 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.20 £20.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-1.48% +20.58%

MQSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing MQSeries as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MQSeries also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for MQSeries.

1 6 (100.00%) Unix
1 6 (100.00%) Shell Script
2 5 (83.33%) Control-M
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) Fixed Income
2 5 (83.33%) Equities
2 5 (83.33%) Sybase
2 5 (83.33%) Derivative
3 4 (66.67%) Banking
3 4 (66.67%) PuTTY
3 4 (66.67%) SDLC
3 4 (66.67%) C++
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Solaris
3 4 (66.67%) Remedy
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (16.67%) Murex
5 1 (16.67%) Calypso
5 1 (16.67%) Informatica
5 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (16.67%) J2EE
5 1 (16.67%) HTML
5 1 (16.67%) DB2
5 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
1 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Applications Support
2 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Applications Support Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Production Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
1 1 (16.67%) Java EE
1 1 (16.67%) JDBC
1 1 (16.67%) Rendezvous
1 1 (16.67%) TIBCO EMS
1 1 (16.67%) Ultra Messaging
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Derivative
1 5 (83.33%) Equities
1 5 (83.33%) Fixed Income
2 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Unix
2 4 (66.67%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Concurrent Programming
2 1 (16.67%) Electronic Trading
2 1 (16.67%) Fund Accounting
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
2 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (66.67%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Java
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Sybase
2 4 (66.67%) Remedy
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) Calypso
4 1 (16.67%) Charles River
4 1 (16.67%) Fiserv
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Informatica
4 1 (16.67%) Murex
4 1 (16.67%) TIBCO