The first table below looks at the demand for MQSeries skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MQSeries over the 3 months to 11 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 East of England 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MQSeries
Rank 113 123 130
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 24 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.84% 0.13% 0.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.11% 0.70% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 5
Average daily rate
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£275 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £413 £385
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - -
Application Platforms Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
470 426 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.39% 18.14% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 179 228
Average daily rate £364 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.92% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 55 44
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £38.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
MQSeries
England

MQSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MQSeries across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

MQSeries Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MQSeries
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MQSeries across the East of England region.

MQSeries Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

MQSeries
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MQSeries across the East of England region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

MQSeries Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

MQSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MQSeries across the East of England region.

MQSeries Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

MQSeries
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MQSeries within the East of England region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +10 12 £295 - 2
Bedfordshire - - - -
MQSeries
England

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 26 (74.29%) DB2
2 24 (68.57%) Java
2 24 (68.57%) Finance
3 23 (65.71%) WebSphere
3 23 (65.71%) J2EE
3 23 (65.71%) IBM
4 21 (60.00%) Manufacturing
5 19 (54.29%) Linux
5 19 (54.29%) Oracle
5 19 (54.29%) XML
6 18 (51.43%) UNIX
6 18 (51.43%) E-Commerce
6 18 (51.43%) Retail
7 17 (48.57%) Oracle Database
8 16 (45.71%) SQL
9 15 (42.86%) WebSphere Application Server
10 14 (40.00%) Windows
11 13 (37.14%) JavaScript
12 12 (34.29%) HTML
12 12 (34.29%) HP
13 11 (31.43%) RDBMS
13 11 (31.43%) WebLogic
13 11 (31.43%) Relational Database
14 10 (28.57%) JMS
14 10 (28.57%) SUSE
14 10 (28.57%) Data Analysis
15 9 (25.71%) Degree
15 9 (25.71%) Web Services
16 8 (22.86%) XSLT
16 8 (22.86%) OO

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 23 (65.71%) WebSphere
2 15 (42.86%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (31.43%) WebLogic
4 8 (22.86%) Tomcat
5 7 (20.00%) IIS
6 6 (17.14%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (8.57%) CICS
8 2 (5.71%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (2.86%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (20.00%) MS Office
2 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Tridion
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) HTTP
2 6 (17.14%) Internet
3 3 (8.57%) FTP
4 1 (2.86%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (74.29%) DB2
2 17 (48.57%) Oracle Database
3 11 (31.43%) Relational Database
3 11 (31.43%) RDBMS
4 6 (17.14%) DbVisualizer
5 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (5.71%) MySQL
7 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.86%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Eclipse
1 6 (17.14%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (17.14%) Log4j
1 6 (17.14%) Subversion
1 6 (17.14%) Ant
1 6 (17.14%) JUnit
2 5 (14.29%) LoadRunner
3 4 (11.43%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Maven
5 1 (2.86%) Lombardi
5 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.86%) WebLogic Workshop
5 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (68.57%) Finance
2 21 (60.00%) Manufacturing
3 18 (51.43%) Retail
4 6 (17.14%) Banking
5 2 (5.71%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Developer
2 10 (28.57%) Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Project Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Tester
3 6 (17.14%) Services Delivery Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Service Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Java Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Technical Project Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Delivery Project Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Technical Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Delivery Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Technical Services Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 4 (11.43%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Applications Support
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (65.71%) J2EE
2 19 (54.29%) XML
3 12 (34.29%) HTML
4 10 (28.57%) JMS
5 9 (25.71%) Web Services
6 8 (22.86%) XSLT
7 7 (20.00%) Struts
7 7 (20.00%) Ajax
8 6 (17.14%) XMLBeans
8 6 (17.14%) Servlets
8 6 (17.14%) Flash
9 4 (11.43%) XHTML
9 4 (11.43%) SOAP
9 4 (11.43%) EJB
9 4 (11.43%) JDBC
9 4 (11.43%) JSP
9 4 (11.43%) JSTL
10 3 (8.57%) ISPF
11 2 (5.71%) JSON
11 2 (5.71%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Web 2.0
2 4 (11.43%) N-Tier
2 4 (11.43%) Mainframe
2 4 (11.43%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (8.57%) Replication
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) AS400
4 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 19 (54.29%) Linux
2 18 (51.43%) UNIX
3 14 (40.00%) Windows
4 10 (28.57%) SUSE
5 6 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (17.14%) AIX
5 6 (17.14%) HPUX
5 6 (17.14%) Solaris
6 1 (2.86%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) E-Commerce
2 10 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 8 (22.86%) OO
4 6 (17.14%) ITIL
4 6 (17.14%) UML
4 6 (17.14%) Project Management
4 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
4 6 (17.14%) Regression Testing
4 6 (17.14%) Web Development
4 6 (17.14%) Content Management
4 6 (17.14%) System Testing
4 6 (17.14%) Data Protection
5 5 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Database Tuning
6 4 (11.43%) RAD
6 4 (11.43%) Data Modelling
6 4 (11.43%) ETL
7 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
7 3 (8.57%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (68.57%) Java
2 16 (45.71%) SQL
3 13 (37.14%) JavaScript
4 7 (20.00%) VBA
5 6 (17.14%) XPath
6 4 (11.43%) Bash Shell
6 4 (11.43%) JCL
6 4 (11.43%) Perl
6 4 (11.43%) PL/SQL
7 3 (8.57%) COBOL
8 1 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) Degree
2 6 (17.14%) ISEB
3 2 (5.71%) Sun Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) RACF
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 23 (65.71%) IBM
2 19 (54.29%) Oracle
3 12 (34.29%) HP
4 8 (22.86%) Sun
5 6 (17.14%) Dell
5 6 (17.14%) Interwoven
5 6 (17.14%) Red Hat
6 4 (11.43%) ATG
6 4 (11.43%) Blue Martini
6 4 (11.43%) Elastic Path
7 3 (8.57%) Syncsort
8 1 (2.86%) Avaya
8 1 (2.86%) Cisco