The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MQSeries
Rank 121 118 111
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 24 6 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.77% 0.25% 0.90%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.10% 1.47% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 10
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£256 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 - £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 - £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £315 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.09% -25.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Average hourly rate £29.25 - £30.40
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 - £28.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £36.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £30.40
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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 East of England region.

Application Platforms Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
586 407 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.71% 16.84% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 168 247
Average daily rate £393 £350 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 40 36
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.95 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £38.50 £37.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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
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 27 August 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 -8 11 £290 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
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MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 28 (80.00%) Java
2 26 (74.29%) J2EE
3 23 (65.71%) XML
3 23 (65.71%) IBM
3 23 (65.71%) Finance
4 22 (62.86%) DB2
5 20 (57.14%) SQL
5 20 (57.14%) Manufacturing
5 20 (57.14%) WebSphere
6 18 (51.43%) Oracle
6 18 (51.43%) UNIX
7 17 (48.57%) Linux
7 17 (48.57%) E-Commerce
7 17 (48.57%) Retail
8 16 (45.71%) JavaScript
9 15 (42.86%) HTML
10 13 (37.14%) Degree
10 13 (37.14%) Oracle Database
11 12 (34.29%) JMS
11 12 (34.29%) Web Services
12 11 (31.43%) RDBMS
12 11 (31.43%) WebSphere Application Server
12 11 (31.43%) WebLogic
12 11 (31.43%) Relational Database
13 10 (28.57%) Windows
13 10 (28.57%) XSLT
13 10 (28.57%) OO
13 10 (28.57%) Data Analysis
14 9 (25.71%) Ajax
14 9 (25.71%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 20 (57.14%) WebSphere
2 11 (31.43%) WebSphere Application Server
2 11 (31.43%) WebLogic
3 7 (20.00%) Tomcat
4 5 (14.29%) Adobe CQ
5 3 (8.57%) CICS
5 3 (8.57%) IIS
6 2 (5.71%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (5.71%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (2.86%) Apache
7 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 7 (20.00%) MS Office
2 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Tridion
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) Internet
2 7 (20.00%) HTTP
3 3 (8.57%) FTP
4 1 (2.86%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (62.86%) DB2
2 13 (37.14%) Oracle Database
3 11 (31.43%) Relational Database
3 11 (31.43%) RDBMS
4 7 (20.00%) DbVisualizer
5 5 (14.29%) MySQL
6 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.86%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Eclipse
1 8 (22.86%) Log4j
1 8 (22.86%) Subversion
1 8 (22.86%) Ant
1 8 (22.86%) JUnit
2 7 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (17.14%) LoadRunner
4 5 (14.29%) Maven
5 3 (8.57%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.86%) Lombardi
6 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.86%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 23 (65.71%) Finance
2 20 (57.14%) Manufacturing
3 17 (48.57%) Retail
4 6 (17.14%) Banking
5 2 (5.71%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Developer
2 10 (28.57%) Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 8 (22.86%) Java Developer
4 7 (20.00%) Tester
5 5 (14.29%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Applications Support
7 2 (5.71%) Services Delivery Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Service Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Delivery Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Delivery Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (74.29%) J2EE
2 23 (65.71%) XML
3 15 (42.86%) HTML
4 12 (34.29%) JMS
4 12 (34.29%) Web Services
5 10 (28.57%) XSLT
6 9 (25.71%) Ajax
6 9 (25.71%) Struts
7 8 (22.86%) Servlets
7 8 (22.86%) XMLBeans
8 7 (20.00%) Flash
8 7 (20.00%) SOAP
9 5 (14.29%) CSS
9 5 (14.29%) Hibernate
9 5 (14.29%) Spring
9 5 (14.29%) JSON
9 5 (14.29%) jQuery
9 5 (14.29%) REST
10 3 (8.57%) JSTL
10 3 (8.57%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) 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 18 (51.43%) UNIX
2 17 (48.57%) Linux
3 10 (28.57%) Windows
4 8 (22.86%) HPUX
4 8 (22.86%) Solaris
5 6 (17.14%) SUSE
6 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.71%) AIX
7 1 (2.86%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) E-Commerce
2 10 (28.57%) Data Analysis
2 10 (28.57%) OO
3 8 (22.86%) Content Management
4 7 (20.00%) System Testing
4 7 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 6 (17.14%) UML
5 6 (17.14%) Data Protection
5 6 (17.14%) Automated Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (11.43%) Database Tuning
7 4 (11.43%) ETL
7 4 (11.43%) Data Modelling
8 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
8 3 (8.57%) RAD
8 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (8.57%) Release Management
9 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Web Development
9 2 (5.71%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 28 (80.00%) Java
2 20 (57.14%) SQL
3 16 (45.71%) JavaScript
4 8 (22.86%) XPath
5 7 (20.00%) VBA
6 4 (11.43%) PL/SQL
6 4 (11.43%) JCL
7 3 (8.57%) Perl
7 3 (8.57%) COBOL
7 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
8 2 (5.71%) C#
9 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) Degree
2 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (20.00%) ISEB
3 5 (14.29%) 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 18 (51.43%) Oracle
3 9 (25.71%) HP
4 8 (22.86%) Interwoven
5 7 (20.00%) Sun
6 3 (8.57%) ATG
6 3 (8.57%) Blue Martini
6 3 (8.57%) Syncsort
6 3 (8.57%) Elastic Path
7 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.71%) Dell
8 1 (2.86%) Avaya
8 1 (2.86%) Cisco
8 1 (2.86%) Microsoft