The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the City of London region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MQSeries
Rank 183 205 209
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +4
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 12 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.21% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.23% 1.12% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 9
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £492 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £578 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-21.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £30.40
Application Platforms Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
976 1158 1320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.04% 16.29% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 792 894
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 55 39
Average hourly rate £18.60 £24.00 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -4.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 £59.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
MQSeries
London

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 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 12 (66.67%) Linux
1 12 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 11 (61.11%) Oracle
3 10 (55.56%) SQL
3 10 (55.56%) Middleware
4 9 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (44.44%) Banking
6 7 (38.89%) Java
6 7 (38.89%) Windows
6 7 (38.89%) IBM
6 7 (38.89%) Finance
7 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 6 (33.33%) ISO 9001
7 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
7 6 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (33.33%) Tivoli
7 6 (33.33%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
8 4 (22.22%) J2EE
8 4 (22.22%) UNIX
8 4 (22.22%) Python
8 4 (22.22%) ETL
8 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
8 4 (22.22%) Puppet
8 4 (22.22%) DevOps
9 3 (16.67%) MySQL
9 3 (16.67%) Ant

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 6 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (16.67%) WebLogic
3 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
4 1 (5.56%) CICS
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (5.56%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) MySQL
2 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (11.11%) DB2
4 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.56%) DataStage
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Ant
1 3 (16.67%) Subversion
1 3 (16.67%) Maven
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
1 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 3 (16.67%) Mercurial
1 3 (16.67%) Gerrit
2 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.11%) AnthillPro
2 2 (11.11%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (44.44%) Banking
2 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Support Specialist
1 3 (16.67%) Administrator
1 3 (16.67%) WebSphere Administrator
1 3 (16.67%) Developer
1 3 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
1 3 (16.67%) Middleware Specialist
2 2 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Deployment Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Leader
3 1 (5.56%) DataStage Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior DataStage Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) Middleware
2 9 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (22.22%) J2EE
4 2 (11.11%) .NET
4 2 (11.11%) XML
5 1 (5.56%) XSD
5 1 (5.56%) XSLT
5 1 (5.56%) JMS
5 1 (5.56%) Web Services
5 1 (5.56%) Spring
5 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
5 1 (5.56%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Kindle
2 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Linux
2 7 (38.89%) Windows
3 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (22.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 6 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (22.22%) DevOps
2 4 (22.22%) ETL
3 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (5.56%) UML
5 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 4 (22.22%) Python
3 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.56%) COBOL
4 1 (5.56%) JCL
4 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Tivoli
2 4 (22.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Oracle
2 7 (38.89%) IBM
3 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (5.56%) Software AG