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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MQSeries
Rank 499 505 458
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -47
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 91 63 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.03% 0.75% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 34 43
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £341 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £558 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
8838 8378 7636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.24% 17.40% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5594 5205 4384
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 299 423
Average hourly rate £20.19 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.13% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.95 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +32 68 £500 +11.11% 9
East of England +2 8 - - 1
South East 0 5 - - 1
North West -20 3 £600 +77.77%
East Midlands - 2 £347 -
South West +12 1 £600 - 1
Yorkshire -22 1 - -
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MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 80 (45.98%) IBM
2 79 (45.40%) Oracle
3 66 (37.93%) Java
4 65 (37.36%) XML
5 64 (36.78%) WebSphere
6 44 (25.29%) UNIX
7 43 (24.71%) Banking
8 40 (22.99%) JavaScript
8 40 (22.99%) SQL
8 40 (22.99%) .NET
9 39 (22.41%) HTML
9 39 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (21.84%) SOA
11 35 (20.11%) C#
11 35 (20.11%) DB2
11 35 (20.11%) Windows
12 33 (18.97%) MVC
13 31 (17.82%) Finance
13 31 (17.82%) ASP.NET
14 30 (17.24%) SQL Server
15 28 (16.09%) WebLogic
15 28 (16.09%) Web Services
16 27 (15.52%) AIX
16 27 (15.52%) OOP
17 26 (14.94%) JBoss
17 26 (14.94%) TIBCO
18 25 (14.37%) JUnit
19 24 (13.79%) Linux
19 24 (13.79%) AngularJS
20 23 (13.22%) HTML5

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 64 (36.78%) WebSphere
2 28 (16.09%) WebLogic
3 26 (14.94%) JBoss
4 21 (12.07%) IIS
5 19 (10.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 14 (8.05%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (8.05%) CICS
7 13 (7.47%) Apache
8 12 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
9 11 (6.32%) Tomcat
10 5 (2.87%) JCAPS
11 3 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (1.15%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (1.15%) iPlanet
12 2 (1.15%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (1.15%) MS Exchange
12 2 (1.15%) SharePoint
12 2 (1.15%) WildFly
12 2 (1.15%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.57%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 5 (2.87%) 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 5 (2.87%) Tridion
2 3 (1.72%) Loan IQ
2 3 (1.72%) BusinessWare
3 2 (1.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.92%) TCP/IP
2 13 (7.47%) HTTP
3 8 (4.60%) Firewall
4 7 (4.02%) LDAP
5 5 (2.87%) Internet
6 4 (2.30%) FTP
7 3 (1.72%) NAS
7 3 (1.72%) WAN
7 3 (1.72%) SAN
7 3 (1.72%) DMZ
8 2 (1.15%) Kerberos
8 2 (1.15%) ISDN
8 2 (1.15%) DNS
8 2 (1.15%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.15%) SSL
8 2 (1.15%) FCoE
8 2 (1.15%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.15%) VLAN
9 1 (0.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.11%) DB2
2 30 (17.24%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.32%) Relational Database
3 11 (6.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (5.17%) DbVisualizer
4 9 (5.17%) DataStage
5 8 (4.60%) IBM InfoSphere
6 7 (4.02%) MongoDB
6 7 (4.02%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (2.87%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.87%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.72%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.15%) MySQL
9 2 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.15%) QlikView
10 1 (0.57%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 25 (14.37%) JUnit
2 22 (12.64%) Ant
3 20 (11.49%) JIRA
3 20 (11.49%) Git (software)
4 19 (10.92%) Talend Open Studio
5 17 (9.77%) Selenium
6 11 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (5.17%) QuickTest Pro
7 9 (5.17%) LoadRunner
8 8 (4.60%) Subversion
8 8 (4.60%) Visual Studio
9 7 (4.02%) Eclipse
10 6 (3.45%) NUnit
11 5 (2.87%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
11 5 (2.87%) Log4j
12 4 (2.30%) Introscope
13 3 (1.72%) Jenkins
14 2 (1.15%) Maven
15 1 (0.57%) MSBuild
15 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
General
1 43 (24.71%) Banking
2 31 (17.82%) Finance
3 18 (10.34%) Telecoms
4 13 (7.47%) Investment Banking
5 10 (5.75%) Retail
6 2 (1.15%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 73 (41.95%) Developer
2 32 (18.39%) Architect
3 22 (12.64%) Java Developer
4 19 (10.92%) Analyst
5 15 (8.62%) Consultant
5 15 (8.62%) Software Engineer
5 15 (8.62%) .NET Developer
6 14 (8.05%) Java Software Engineer
7 12 (6.90%) WebSphere Architect
8 11 (6.32%) Senior Developer
8 11 (6.32%) Programmer
9 10 (5.75%) BizTalk Developer
10 9 (5.17%) WebSphere Consultant
10 9 (5.17%) C++ Developer
10 9 (5.17%) Test Analyst
11 8 (4.60%) Applications Developer
11 8 (4.60%) Software Developer
11 8 (4.60%) C# Developer
11 8 (4.60%) Senior Java Developer
12 7 (4.02%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (37.36%) XML
2 40 (22.99%) .NET
3 39 (22.41%) HTML
4 31 (17.82%) ASP.NET
5 28 (16.09%) Web Services
6 24 (13.79%) AngularJS
7 23 (13.22%) HTML5
7 23 (13.22%) WCF
7 23 (13.22%) J2EE
8 22 (12.64%) jQuery
9 21 (12.07%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 20 (11.49%) REST
11 19 (10.92%) PhoneGap
11 19 (10.92%) Apache Camel
11 19 (10.92%) WebSphere MQ
12 18 (10.34%) Middleware
12 18 (10.34%) JSON
13 17 (9.77%) CSS3
13 17 (9.77%) CSS
14 15 (8.62%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (10.92%) DataPower
3 16 (9.20%) Mainframe
4 10 (5.75%) Derivative
5 8 (4.60%) IBM Mainframe
5 8 (4.60%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.02%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (4.02%) Clustering
7 5 (2.87%) PKI
7 5 (2.87%) Web 2.0
8 4 (2.30%) VSAM
9 3 (1.72%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.72%) Grid Computing
10 2 (1.15%) BYOD
10 2 (1.15%) iSeries
10 2 (1.15%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.57%) AS400
11 1 (0.57%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 44 (25.29%) UNIX
2 35 (20.11%) Windows
3 27 (15.52%) AIX
4 24 (13.79%) Linux
5 18 (10.34%) zOS
6 11 (6.32%) Solaris
7 10 (5.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (4.60%) HPUX
9 4 (2.30%) MVS
10 2 (1.15%) SUSE
11 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (21.84%) SOA
3 33 (18.97%) MVC
4 27 (15.52%) OOP
5 23 (13.22%) UML
6 21 (12.07%) Unit Testing
7 20 (11.49%) Software Engineering
8 19 (10.92%) Mobile Development
8 19 (10.92%) Migration
9 17 (9.77%) EAI
10 15 (8.62%) Release Management
10 15 (8.62%) E-Commerce
10 15 (8.62%) OO
11 14 (8.05%) Multithreading
12 13 (7.47%) Mentoring
13 11 (6.32%) Web Application Development
13 11 (6.32%) Regression Testing
14 10 (5.75%) ITIL
15 9 (5.17%) System Testing
15 9 (5.17%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (37.93%) Java
2 40 (22.99%) JavaScript
2 40 (22.99%) SQL
3 35 (20.11%) C#
4 22 (12.64%) Ruby
5 19 (10.92%) Python
6 16 (9.20%) XPath
7 14 (8.05%) C++
8 11 (6.32%) XQuery
8 11 (6.32%) Shell Script
9 10 (5.75%) JCL
9 10 (5.75%) COBOL
10 9 (5.17%) Perl
10 9 (5.17%) REXX
11 8 (4.60%) Assembly Language
12 7 (4.02%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.72%) Groovy
13 3 (1.72%) Scala
14 2 (1.15%) Korn
14 2 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (12.07%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.05%) Degree
3 12 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.30%) ISEB
4 4 (2.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.57%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.47%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.72%) RACF
2 2 (1.15%) Samba
2 2 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.15%) KVM
2 2 (1.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (1.15%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (2.30%) CA Wily
2 2 (1.15%) OpenView
2 2 (1.15%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (0.57%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 80 (45.98%) IBM
2 79 (45.40%) Oracle
3 26 (14.94%) TIBCO
4 19 (10.92%) Talend
4 19 (10.92%) Microsoft
5 13 (7.47%) HP
6 7 (4.02%) CA
7 5 (2.87%) Elastic Path
7 5 (2.87%) Sybase
7 5 (2.87%) Interwoven
7 5 (2.87%) Blue Martini
7 5 (2.87%) ATG
8 4 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (2.30%) Cognos
9 3 (1.72%) F5
9 3 (1.72%) Misys
9 3 (1.72%) Cisco
9 3 (1.72%) Sun
9 3 (1.72%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.72%) Vitria
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