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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM MQSeries
London / City of London
Rank - 148 182
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.099% 0.080%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 0.65% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £425 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £455
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -6.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
565 464 827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 19.26% 15.31% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 340 607
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 18
Median hourly rate £16.15 £19.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.17% +18.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 24 January 2017, 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 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (40.00%) Temenos T24
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (40.00%) SWIFT
3 2 (40.00%) R
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) jBASE
3 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) RPG
3 2 (40.00%) AS400
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (40.00%) Temenos
3 2 (40.00%) iSeries
3 2 (40.00%) RPG/400
3 2 (40.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 1 (20.00%) RPG IV
4 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) JBoss
4 1 (20.00%) JMS
4 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) General Ledger
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing

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 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (20.00%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Temenos T24
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (20.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) JMS
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) AS400
1 2 (40.00%) iSeries
1 2 (40.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) R
2 2 (40.00%) RPG
2 2 (40.00%) RPG/400
3 1 (20.00%) RPG IV
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) jBASE
1 2 (40.00%) Temenos
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Microgen