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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MQSeries
Rank 488 472 453
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -19
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 81 67 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.94% 0.81% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 29 38
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£415 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £302 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MQSeries
UK

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
8650 8223 7365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.13% 17.67% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5371 4916 4221
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 300 374
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £12.46 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.05 £40.57 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -0.96%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -9 30 £350 -22.22% 6
East of England +11 11 £445 - 1
South East -14 10 £470 -3.58% 2
South West -15 3 £396 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
North East - - - - 1
MQSeries
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MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 51 (40.48%) Oracle
2 49 (38.89%) Java
3 47 (37.30%) XML
4 43 (34.13%) Finance
5 36 (28.57%) IBM
6 34 (26.98%) .NET
7 33 (26.19%) UNIX
8 31 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (23.02%) Linux
9 29 (23.02%) SQL Server
10 26 (20.63%) Mainframe
11 25 (19.84%) TIBCO
12 24 (19.05%) C#
12 24 (19.05%) WebSphere
13 23 (18.25%) Banking
13 23 (18.25%) SOA
14 22 (17.46%) Windows
14 22 (17.46%) Middleware
15 21 (16.67%) JavaScript
16 20 (15.87%) SQL
16 20 (15.87%) ASP.NET
16 20 (15.87%) OOP
17 19 (15.08%) DB2
17 19 (15.08%) TCP/IP
17 19 (15.08%) MVC
18 18 (14.29%) WCF
18 18 (14.29%) zOS
18 18 (14.29%) WebLogic
18 18 (14.29%) Web Services
19 16 (12.70%) jQuery

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 24 (19.05%) WebSphere
2 18 (14.29%) WebLogic
3 15 (11.90%) CICS
3 15 (11.90%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (11.11%) IIS
5 12 (9.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (7.94%) TIBCO EMS
6 10 (7.94%) JBoss
7 6 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (3.97%) JCAPS
9 4 (3.17%) Apache
9 4 (3.17%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.59%) MS Exchange
10 2 (1.59%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.59%) WebSphere Portal
10 2 (1.59%) GemFire
11 1 (0.79%) Jetty
11 1 (0.79%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
11 1 (0.79%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 5 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.59%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.56%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (2.38%) Loan IQ
3 2 (1.59%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.79%) BusinessWare
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.08%) TCP/IP
2 12 (9.52%) HTTP
3 7 (5.56%) FTP
4 4 (3.17%) Firewall
4 4 (3.17%) LDAP
5 2 (1.59%) ISDN
5 2 (1.59%) DMZ
5 2 (1.59%) Internet
6 1 (0.79%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.79%) SSL
6 1 (0.79%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.02%) SQL Server
2 19 (15.08%) DB2
3 13 (10.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (7.14%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.76%) DataStage
6 5 (3.97%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (10.32%) JIRA
2 12 (9.52%) Talend Open Studio
3 11 (8.73%) JUnit
4 10 (7.94%) Ant
4 10 (7.94%) Selenium
4 10 (7.94%) Git (software)
4 10 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (6.35%) Visual Studio
6 7 (5.56%) Subversion
7 6 (4.76%) NUnit
8 4 (3.17%) Jenkins
8 4 (3.17%) Introscope
9 2 (1.59%) ERwin
10 1 (0.79%) Maven
10 1 (0.79%) Artifactory
General
1 43 (34.13%) Finance
2 23 (18.25%) Banking
3 13 (10.32%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.35%) Front Office
5 4 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.17%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.59%) Automotive
7 1 (0.79%) Retail
7 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.79%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.79%) French Language
Job Titles
1 55 (43.65%) Developer
2 22 (17.46%) Architect
3 14 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 13 (10.32%) Software Engineer
5 12 (9.52%) Java Software Engineer
6 11 (8.73%) Analyst
6 11 (8.73%) Consultant
7 10 (7.94%) BizTalk Developer
8 9 (7.14%) Applications Developer
8 9 (7.14%) Senior Developer
8 9 (7.14%) Programmer
9 7 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.97%) .NET Developer
10 5 (3.97%) DataStage Developer
10 5 (3.97%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (3.17%) Administrator
11 4 (3.17%) Senior Software Engineer
11 4 (3.17%) Enterprise Architect
11 4 (3.17%) Support Analyst
12 3 (2.38%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (37.30%) XML
2 34 (26.98%) .NET
3 22 (17.46%) Middleware
4 20 (15.87%) ASP.NET
5 18 (14.29%) Web Services
5 18 (14.29%) WCF
6 16 (12.70%) jQuery
7 15 (11.90%) REST
7 15 (11.90%) HTML
8 13 (10.32%) AngularJS
9 12 (9.52%) Apache Camel
9 12 (9.52%) PhoneGap
10 11 (8.73%) MSMQ
11 10 (7.94%) CSS
11 10 (7.94%) JSON
11 10 (7.94%) CSS3
11 10 (7.94%) HTML5
12 9 (7.14%) ISPF
12 9 (7.14%) Rendezvous
13 8 (6.35%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.63%) Mainframe
2 8 (6.35%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.35%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.76%) VSAM
4 5 (3.97%) Clustering
5 4 (3.17%) PKI
5 4 (3.17%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.38%) AS400
7 2 (1.59%) Grid Computing
7 2 (1.59%) Derivative
7 2 (1.59%) iSeries
7 2 (1.59%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 33 (26.19%) UNIX
2 29 (23.02%) Linux
3 22 (17.46%) Windows
4 18 (14.29%) zOS
5 10 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.17%) Solaris
6 4 (3.17%) MVS
7 3 (2.38%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.59%) Windows NT
8 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (18.25%) SOA
3 20 (15.87%) OOP
4 19 (15.08%) MVC
5 14 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 13 (10.32%) EAI
7 12 (9.52%) Release Management
7 12 (9.52%) Web Application Development
8 11 (8.73%) UML
9 10 (7.94%) Migration
9 10 (7.94%) Unit Testing
10 9 (7.14%) ITIL
10 9 (7.14%) Data Modelling
11 8 (6.35%) OO
11 8 (6.35%) TDD
12 7 (5.56%) TOGAF
12 7 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
13 6 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (4.76%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 49 (38.89%) Java
2 24 (19.05%) C#
3 21 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 20 (15.87%) SQL
5 13 (10.32%) COBOL
6 12 (9.52%) Python
6 12 (9.52%) JCL
6 12 (9.52%) Ruby
7 11 (8.73%) XPath
7 11 (8.73%) XQuery
8 10 (7.94%) Shell Script
9 9 (7.14%) REXX
10 7 (5.56%) Assembly Language
10 7 (5.56%) C
11 5 (3.97%) C++
12 4 (3.17%) VB
12 4 (3.17%) Pascal
13 2 (1.59%) RPG
13 2 (1.59%) RPG/400
13 2 (1.59%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 15 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.94%) Degree
3 9 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.79%) ISEB
5 1 (0.79%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.79%) VCP4
5 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.94%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.79%) Firmware
2 1 (0.79%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (3.97%) OMEGAMON
2 4 (3.17%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.79%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 51 (40.48%) Oracle
2 36 (28.57%) IBM
3 25 (19.84%) TIBCO
4 15 (11.90%) Microsoft
5 12 (9.52%) Talend
6 8 (6.35%) Sybase
7 7 (5.56%) SAP
8 5 (3.97%) Murex
8 5 (3.97%) CA
9 4 (3.17%) 29West
10 3 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (2.38%) GoldenSource
10 3 (2.38%) Misys
10 3 (2.38%) Calypso
11 2 (1.59%) Kofax
12 1 (0.79%) Alias
12 1 (0.79%) Vitria
12 1 (0.79%) Pega
12 1 (0.79%) Dell
12 1 (0.79%) BMC
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