The first table below looks at the demand for MQSeries skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MQSeries over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Hertfordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MQSeries
Rank 58 54 69
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +15
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 11 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.42% 1.11% 0.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.59% 6.86% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £435
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
167 102 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.52% 16.14% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 49 70
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £223 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 19
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
MQSeries
East of England

MQSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MQSeries Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

MQSeries
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MQSeries Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

MQSeries
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MQSeries within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Watford -9 11 - - 2
Rickmansworth - - - -
MQSeries
East of England

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 15 (100.00%) UNIX
2 14 (93.33%) DB2
2 14 (93.33%) WebSphere
3 13 (86.67%) Retail
3 13 (86.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 13 (86.67%) E-Commerce
3 13 (86.67%) IBM
3 13 (86.67%) Finance
3 13 (86.67%) Manufacturing
4 12 (80.00%) Linux
5 9 (60.00%) XML
5 9 (60.00%) Oracle
5 9 (60.00%) Java
6 8 (53.33%) JMS
6 8 (53.33%) Relational Database
7 7 (46.67%) Tomcat
7 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
7 7 (46.67%) SQL
7 7 (46.67%) J2EE
7 7 (46.67%) HTML
7 7 (46.67%) Sun
7 7 (46.67%) HP
7 7 (46.67%) HTTP
8 6 (40.00%) RDBMS
8 6 (40.00%) Eclipse
8 6 (40.00%) Dell
8 6 (40.00%) Interwoven
8 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
8 6 (40.00%) Internet
8 6 (40.00%) Project Management

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 14 (93.33%) WebSphere
2 13 (86.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (46.67%) Tomcat
4 6 (40.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 6 (40.00%) IIS
5 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
6 1 (6.67%) Adobe CQ
Business Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) HTTP
2 6 (40.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (93.33%) DB2
2 8 (53.33%) Relational Database
3 6 (40.00%) RDBMS
3 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.67%) DbVisualizer
4 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (40.00%) Ant
1 6 (40.00%) JUnit
1 6 (40.00%) Subversion
1 6 (40.00%) Log4j
2 5 (33.33%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Maven
3 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 13 (86.67%) Retail
1 13 (86.67%) Finance
1 13 (86.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Project Manager
1 6 (40.00%) Delivery Project Manager
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
1 6 (40.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 6 (40.00%) Technical Project Manager
1 6 (40.00%) Services Delivery Manager
1 6 (40.00%) Service Manager
1 6 (40.00%) Java Developer
1 6 (40.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 6 (40.00%) Technical Manager
1 6 (40.00%) Delivery Manager
1 6 (40.00%) Technical Services Manager
1 6 (40.00%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
1 6 (40.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) XML
2 8 (53.33%) JMS
3 7 (46.67%) J2EE
3 7 (46.67%) HTML
4 6 (40.00%) Servlets
4 6 (40.00%) XSLT
4 6 (40.00%) Struts
4 6 (40.00%) XMLBeans
4 6 (40.00%) Ajax
5 5 (33.33%) JSTL
5 5 (33.33%) JDBC
5 5 (33.33%) JSP
5 5 (33.33%) EJB
5 5 (33.33%) XHTML
6 1 (6.67%) JSON
6 1 (6.67%) jQuery
6 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
6 1 (6.67%) Spring
6 1 (6.67%) REST
6 1 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) UNIX
2 12 (80.00%) Linux
3 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) AIX
3 6 (40.00%) HPUX
3 6 (40.00%) Solaris
3 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (40.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) E-Commerce
2 6 (40.00%) Project Management
2 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 6 (40.00%) OO
2 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) Content Management
2 6 (40.00%) Web Development
3 5 (33.33%) RAD
3 5 (33.33%) UML
4 1 (6.67%) System Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Java
2 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) XPath
4 5 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 5 (33.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) IBM
2 9 (60.00%) Oracle
3 7 (46.67%) Sun
3 7 (46.67%) HP
4 6 (40.00%) Dell
4 6 (40.00%) Interwoven
4 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (33.33%) Blue Martini
5 5 (33.33%) Elastic Path
5 5 (33.33%) ATG
6 2 (13.33%) TIBCO