The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MQSeries
Rank 521 499 489
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -10
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 74 71 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.77% 0.79% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 33 46
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£500 £375 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -15.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £246 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £474 £313 £375
% change year-on-year
+51.60% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £29.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -
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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 England region.

Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9558 8949 8019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.55% 18.13% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6236 5396 4654
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 370 403
Average hourly rate £21.15 £18.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.47% -16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £35.80 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
London +17 49 £500 +17.64% 5
East of England -15 9 - -
North West -21 8 £500 +48.14% 1
South East -11 7 - -
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MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 98 (56.32%) IBM
2 75 (43.10%) Java
2 75 (43.10%) SQL
3 73 (41.95%) Oracle
4 62 (35.63%) WebSphere
5 52 (29.89%) XML
6 49 (28.16%) UNIX
6 49 (28.16%) C#
6 49 (28.16%) Banking
7 43 (24.71%) SOA
8 42 (24.14%) MVC
9 41 (23.56%) DB2
10 40 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (20.69%) HTML
11 36 (20.69%) JavaScript
12 35 (20.11%) .NET
13 32 (18.39%) C++
14 31 (17.82%) TIBCO
15 30 (17.24%) JMS
15 30 (17.24%) Finance
15 30 (17.24%) Multithreading
15 30 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
16 29 (16.67%) AIX
16 29 (16.67%) Linux
17 28 (16.09%) Windows
18 27 (15.52%) Ruby
19 26 (14.94%) Middleware
19 26 (14.94%) J2EE
19 26 (14.94%) Git (software)
20 25 (14.37%) QA

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 62 (35.63%) WebSphere
2 19 (10.92%) JBoss
2 19 (10.92%) Apache
3 18 (10.34%) WebLogic
4 16 (9.20%) CICS
4 16 (9.20%) Cloud Foundry
5 15 (8.62%) IIS
6 13 (7.47%) WebSphere Application Server
7 12 (6.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 11 (6.32%) Tomcat
9 7 (4.02%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.15%) iPlanet
10 2 (1.15%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.15%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (1.15%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.15%) MS Exchange
10 2 (1.15%) SAS
10 2 (1.15%) WildFly
10 2 (1.15%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (3.45%) MS Office
2 4 (2.30%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.15%) MS Project
4 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.02%) Tridion
2 3 (1.72%) BusinessWare
2 3 (1.72%) Loan IQ
3 2 (1.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.57%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.77%) TCP/IP
2 10 (5.75%) SSL
3 9 (5.17%) LDAP
3 9 (5.17%) SSH
4 8 (4.60%) Kerberos
4 8 (4.60%) Firewall
5 7 (4.02%) Internet
6 4 (2.30%) FTP
6 4 (2.30%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.72%) NAS
7 3 (1.72%) WAN
7 3 (1.72%) SAN
7 3 (1.72%) DMZ
8 2 (1.15%) DNS
8 2 (1.15%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.15%) ISDN
8 2 (1.15%) HTTP
8 2 (1.15%) FCoE
8 2 (1.15%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (23.56%) DB2
2 22 (12.64%) MongoDB
3 20 (11.49%) SQL Server
4 17 (9.77%) Relational Database
5 16 (9.20%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (5.75%) NoSQL
6 10 (5.75%) DbVisualizer
7 9 (5.17%) DataStage
8 8 (4.60%) IBM InfoSphere
9 7 (4.02%) RDBMS
9 7 (4.02%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.72%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.15%) QlikView
12 2 (1.15%) MySQL
13 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.57%) Oracle9i Database
13 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 26 (14.94%) Git (software)
2 23 (13.22%) Subversion
3 21 (12.07%) JUnit
4 17 (9.77%) Ant
5 12 (6.90%) Talend Open Studio
6 11 (6.32%) JIRA
7 10 (5.75%) Selenium
7 10 (5.75%) HP UFT
7 10 (5.75%) LoadRunner
8 9 (5.17%) Eclipse
9 7 (4.02%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 7 (4.02%) Log4j
10 4 (2.30%) Introscope
10 4 (2.30%) Fiddler
11 3 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.72%) MSBuild
11 3 (1.72%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.15%) Maven
13 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
13 1 (0.57%) Toad
General
1 49 (28.16%) Banking
2 30 (17.24%) Finance
3 14 (8.05%) Investment Banking
4 11 (6.32%) Retail
5 10 (5.75%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.15%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 83 (47.70%) Developer
2 40 (22.99%) Java Developer
3 25 (14.37%) Architect
4 19 (10.92%) Analyst
5 18 (10.34%) .NET Developer
6 16 (9.20%) Senior Developer
6 16 (9.20%) Core Java Developer
7 15 (8.62%) Consultant
7 15 (8.62%) C++ Developer
7 15 (8.62%) Agile Java Developer
8 12 (6.90%) WebSphere Architect
9 11 (6.32%) Test Analyst
10 9 (5.17%) Programmer
10 9 (5.17%) WebSphere Consultant
10 9 (5.17%) Senior Java Developer
11 8 (4.60%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (4.60%) Software Engineer
11 8 (4.60%) C# Developer
12 7 (4.02%) Integration Architect
12 7 (4.02%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (29.89%) XML
2 36 (20.69%) HTML
3 35 (20.11%) .NET
4 30 (17.24%) JMS
5 26 (14.94%) Middleware
5 26 (14.94%) J2EE
6 23 (13.22%) ASP.NET
6 23 (13.22%) Web Services
6 23 (13.22%) .NET Framework
7 21 (12.07%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 20 (11.49%) Spring
9 19 (10.92%) WebSphere MQ
9 19 (10.92%) HTML5
10 18 (10.34%) AngularJS
11 17 (9.77%) Hibernate
12 16 (9.20%) Spring MVC
12 16 (9.20%) iBATIS
13 15 (8.62%) jQuery
13 15 (8.62%) JAX-RS
13 15 (8.62%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (11.49%) Mainframe
3 19 (10.92%) DataPower
4 18 (10.34%) Derivative
5 8 (4.60%) PKI
6 7 (4.02%) Web 2.0
6 7 (4.02%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.02%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (4.02%) Clustering
7 6 (3.45%) Credit Derivative
8 3 (1.72%) Equities
8 3 (1.72%) iSeries
8 3 (1.72%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.72%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.15%) BYOD
9 2 (1.15%) VSAM
9 2 (1.15%) AS400
9 2 (1.15%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 49 (28.16%) UNIX
2 29 (16.67%) AIX
2 29 (16.67%) Linux
3 28 (16.09%) Windows
4 17 (9.77%) zOS
5 15 (8.62%) Solaris
6 10 (5.75%) HPUX
7 3 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.15%) SUSE
9 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (24.71%) SOA
2 42 (24.14%) MVC
3 40 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (17.24%) Multithreading
5 22 (12.64%) Scrum
6 21 (12.07%) TDD
6 21 (12.07%) BDD
7 20 (11.49%) Unit Testing
8 19 (10.92%) Kanban
8 19 (10.92%) Pair Programming
9 18 (10.34%) UML
9 18 (10.34%) E-Commerce
10 16 (9.20%) Migration
10 16 (9.20%) Release Management
10 16 (9.20%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (8.62%) Open Source
12 13 (7.47%) Software Engineering
12 13 (7.47%) OO
13 12 (6.90%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 75 (43.10%) Java
1 75 (43.10%) SQL
2 49 (28.16%) C#
3 36 (20.69%) JavaScript
4 32 (18.39%) C++
5 27 (15.52%) Ruby
6 15 (8.62%) Groovy
6 15 (8.62%) Scala
7 12 (6.90%) Python
8 11 (6.32%) Perl
9 9 (5.17%) REXX
9 9 (5.17%) Shell Script
9 9 (5.17%) Bash Shell
9 9 (5.17%) CLIST
10 8 (4.60%) JCL
10 8 (4.60%) Assembly Language
10 8 (4.60%) T-SQL
11 7 (4.02%) COBOL
11 7 (4.02%) XPath
12 6 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (7.47%) Degree
1 13 (7.47%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.02%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.30%) ISEB
3 4 (2.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.57%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (14.37%) QA
2 2 (1.15%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.57%) EMIR
System Software
1 9 (5.17%) RACF
2 7 (4.02%) Time Sharing Option
2 7 (4.02%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 4 (2.30%) KVM
4 3 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.15%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.15%) PowerHA
5 2 (1.15%) RHEV
5 2 (1.15%) Samba
5 2 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.45%) zSecure
2 4 (2.30%) CA Wily
3 2 (1.15%) yum
3 2 (1.15%) OpenView
3 2 (1.15%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.15%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.57%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 98 (56.32%) IBM
2 73 (41.95%) Oracle
3 31 (17.82%) TIBCO
4 14 (8.05%) Sybase
4 14 (8.05%) Microsoft
4 14 (8.05%) HP
5 12 (6.90%) Talend
6 9 (5.17%) CA
7 7 (4.02%) Interwoven
7 7 (4.02%) Blue Martini
7 7 (4.02%) Elastic Path
7 7 (4.02%) ATG
8 5 (2.87%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.30%) Cognos
10 3 (1.72%) Cisco
10 3 (1.72%) Sun
10 3 (1.72%) Misys
10 3 (1.72%) Vitria
10 3 (1.72%) VMware
10 3 (1.72%) GoldenSource
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