The first table below looks at the demand for MQSeries skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MQSeries over the 3 months to 25 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 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MQSeries
Rank 503 480 459
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -21
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 67 62 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.76% 0.77% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 42 49
Average daily rate
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£425 £445 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% +3.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £253 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £598 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-21.87% -
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
Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
8816 8021 9094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.86% 17.24% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5312 4651 5282
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 417 426
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% +4.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £41.00 £39.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
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MQSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

MQSeries Jobs Demand Trend in England

MQSeries
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

MQSeries Daily Rate Trend in England

MQSeries
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MQSeries across the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

MQSeries Daily Rate Histogram in England

MQSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

MQSeries Hourly Rate Trend in England

MQSeries
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 25 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London -10 28 £450 -10.00% 6
East of England -6 23 £275 - 1
South East -11 8 £425 +9.67%
Yorkshire +10 3 £325 -35.00%
North West - 3 £338 -
South West - - - -
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MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 81 (61.83%) Java
2 79 (60.31%) WebSphere
3 71 (54.20%) Finance
4 69 (52.67%) SQL
5 64 (48.85%) Oracle
6 63 (48.09%) J2EE
6 63 (48.09%) UNIX
7 61 (46.56%) XML
7 61 (46.56%) IBM
8 60 (45.80%) DB2
9 53 (40.46%) Linux
10 44 (33.59%) JavaScript
10 44 (33.59%) Manufacturing
11 43 (32.82%) Retail
11 43 (32.82%) E-Commerce
12 41 (31.30%) HTML
13 31 (23.66%) Windows
14 30 (22.90%) Banking
15 29 (22.14%) Middleware
16 28 (21.37%) WebSphere Application Server
17 27 (20.61%) JMS
17 27 (20.61%) Relational Database
18 26 (19.85%) SQL Server
19 24 (18.32%) WebLogic
19 24 (18.32%) Struts
19 24 (18.32%) Ajax
20 23 (17.56%) UML
20 23 (17.56%) Tomcat
20 23 (17.56%) RDBMS
20 23 (17.56%) HP

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 79 (60.31%) WebSphere
2 28 (21.37%) WebSphere Application Server
3 24 (18.32%) WebLogic
4 23 (17.56%) Tomcat
5 12 (9.16%) IIS
6 11 (8.40%) Adobe CQ
7 8 (6.11%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (5.34%) CMS
8 7 (5.34%) Escenic
9 6 (4.58%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (3.82%) CICS
11 4 (3.05%) Apache
11 4 (3.05%) TIBCO EMS
12 3 (2.29%) Oracle Service Bus
13 1 (0.76%) Jetty
13 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (5.34%) MS Office
2 5 (3.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (9.16%) Tridion
2 6 (4.58%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (2.29%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.53%) BPCS
4 2 (1.53%) Loan IQ
4 2 (1.53%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.76%) Global One
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.76%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.03%) Internet
2 10 (7.63%) HTTP
3 7 (5.34%) FTP
4 4 (3.05%) Firewall
5 3 (2.29%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.53%) Intranet
7 1 (0.76%) LDAP
7 1 (0.76%) SAN
7 1 (0.76%) CTI
7 1 (0.76%) NAS
7 1 (0.76%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (45.80%) DB2
2 27 (20.61%) Relational Database
3 26 (19.85%) SQL Server
4 23 (17.56%) RDBMS
4 23 (17.56%) Oracle Database
5 17 (12.98%) DbVisualizer
6 16 (12.21%) MySQL
7 10 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (7.63%) Big Data
7 10 (7.63%) Hadoop
8 6 (4.58%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (3.82%) NoSQL
10 4 (3.05%) MongoDB
10 4 (3.05%) Redis
10 4 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (2.29%) PowerCenter
11 3 (2.29%) DataStage
12 2 (1.53%) IBM InfoSphere
13 1 (0.76%) IMS/DB
13 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (16.79%) Subversion
2 21 (16.03%) JUnit
3 20 (15.27%) Ant
4 17 (12.98%) QuickTest Pro
4 17 (12.98%) Log4j
5 16 (12.21%) Eclipse
6 13 (9.92%) LoadRunner
7 12 (9.16%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 10 (7.63%) Maven
9 6 (4.58%) JIRA
10 4 (3.05%) Git (software)
10 4 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (3.05%) Mercurial
10 4 (3.05%) Gerrit
10 4 (3.05%) Jenkins
11 3 (2.29%) AnthillPro
11 3 (2.29%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.53%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.53%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.53%) ERwin
General
1 71 (54.20%) Finance
2 44 (33.59%) Manufacturing
3 43 (32.82%) Retail
4 30 (22.90%) Banking
5 10 (7.63%) Investment Banking
6 7 (5.34%) Front Office
7 5 (3.82%) Back Office
8 2 (1.53%) Automotive
9 1 (0.76%) German Language
9 1 (0.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 55 (41.98%) Developer
2 30 (22.90%) Java Developer
3 22 (16.79%) Analyst
4 16 (12.21%) Tester
5 15 (11.45%) Senior Developer
6 11 (8.40%) Support Analyst
7 10 (7.63%) Architect
8 8 (6.11%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (5.34%) Developer Analyst
9 7 (5.34%) Java Programmer
9 7 (5.34%) Senior Programmer
9 7 (5.34%) Senior Java Programmer
9 7 (5.34%) Applications Support
9 7 (5.34%) Programmer
9 7 (5.34%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (5.34%) Oracle Developer
10 6 (4.58%) Services Delivery Manager
10 6 (4.58%) Service Manager
10 6 (4.58%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.58%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (48.09%) J2EE
2 61 (46.56%) XML
3 41 (31.30%) HTML
4 29 (22.14%) Middleware
5 27 (20.61%) JMS
6 24 (18.32%) Ajax
6 24 (18.32%) Struts
7 22 (16.79%) Web Services
8 19 (14.50%) XSLT
8 19 (14.50%) .NET
8 19 (14.50%) EJB
8 19 (14.50%) Spring
9 18 (13.74%) WebSphere MQ
10 17 (12.98%) Flash
10 17 (12.98%) Servlets
10 17 (12.98%) XMLBeans
11 15 (11.45%) Hibernate
12 14 (10.69%) JSP
13 13 (9.92%) JDBC
13 13 (9.92%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.21%) Web 2.0
2 9 (6.87%) Mainframe
3 6 (4.58%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.58%) AS400
3 6 (4.58%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (3.82%) iSeries
4 5 (3.82%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (3.82%) Market Risk
5 4 (3.05%) Replication
6 3 (2.29%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.29%) Kindle
6 3 (2.29%) SWIFT
6 3 (2.29%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.53%) Derivative
7 2 (1.53%) Grid Computing
7 2 (1.53%) Equities
8 1 (0.76%) PKI
8 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 63 (48.09%) UNIX
2 53 (40.46%) Linux
3 31 (23.66%) Windows
4 18 (13.74%) Solaris
5 16 (12.21%) HPUX
6 13 (9.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (7.63%) SUSE
8 9 (6.87%) AIX
9 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.82%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (32.82%) E-Commerce
2 23 (17.56%) UML
3 19 (14.50%) OO
4 18 (13.74%) ITIL
4 18 (13.74%) Regression Testing
5 17 (12.98%) System Testing
6 16 (12.21%) Content Management
7 15 (11.45%) ETL
7 15 (11.45%) Automated Testing
8 13 (9.92%) Data Analysis
9 12 (9.16%) RAD
10 11 (8.40%) Scrum
11 9 (6.87%) TDD
11 9 (6.87%) Data Modelling
11 9 (6.87%) SOA
11 9 (6.87%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (6.11%) Analytics
12 8 (6.11%) Low Latency
12 8 (6.11%) OOD
13 7 (5.34%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 81 (61.83%) Java
2 69 (52.67%) SQL
3 44 (33.59%) JavaScript
4 18 (13.74%) C#
5 17 (12.98%) Bash Shell
6 16 (12.21%) XPath
7 15 (11.45%) Perl
8 14 (10.69%) Python
9 12 (9.16%) PL/SQL
10 10 (7.63%) C++
11 9 (6.87%) Scala
12 7 (5.34%) VBA
13 6 (4.58%) VB.NET
14 5 (3.82%) JCL
15 4 (3.05%) Shell Script
15 4 (3.05%) COBOL
15 4 (3.05%) RPG
16 2 (1.53%) C
16 2 (1.53%) Ruby
16 2 (1.53%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 23 (17.56%) Degree
2 18 (13.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 18 (13.74%) ISEB
3 5 (3.82%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.82%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.05%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.53%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.63%) QA
2 6 (4.58%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.53%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.82%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (3.05%) RACF
3 3 (2.29%) vCloud
4 2 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (8.40%) Tivoli
2 5 (3.82%) Puppet
3 1 (0.76%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.76%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 64 (48.85%) Oracle
2 61 (46.56%) IBM
3 23 (17.56%) HP
4 16 (12.21%) Interwoven
5 15 (11.45%) Red Hat
6 12 (9.16%) ATG
6 12 (9.16%) Blue Martini
6 12 (9.16%) Elastic Path
7 11 (8.40%) JBoss
8 10 (7.63%) Sun
9 9 (6.87%) TIBCO
10 6 (4.58%) Dell
11 5 (3.82%) VMware
12 3 (2.29%) Google
12 3 (2.29%) Syncsort
12 3 (2.29%) Vertica
12 3 (2.29%) Informatica
12 3 (2.29%) Sybase
13 2 (1.53%) Microsoft
13 2 (1.53%) Software AG
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