The first table below looks at the demand for MQSeries skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MQSeries over the 3 months to 11 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 London 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MQSeries
Rank 374 359 379
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +20
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 32 44 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.75% 1.02% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 32 32
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £600 £670
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £413 £385
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - -
Application Platforms Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
4290 4313 4390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.83% 18.08% 16.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2851 2736 2762
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £575 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 145 162
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
MQSeries
England

MQSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

MQSeries Jobs Demand Trend in London

MQSeries
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

MQSeries Daily Rate Trend in London

MQSeries
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MQSeries across the London region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

MQSeries Daily Rate Histogram in London

MQSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

MQSeries Hourly Rate Trend in London

MQSeries
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MQSeries within the London region over the 3 months to 11 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
City of London +22 13 £425 -19.04% 7
MQSeries
England

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 48 (67.61%) SQL
2 45 (63.38%) Java
3 37 (52.11%) WebSphere
4 34 (47.89%) UNIX
5 32 (45.07%) Linux
6 31 (43.66%) Finance
7 30 (42.25%) XML
8 29 (40.85%) Oracle
9 26 (36.62%) J2EE
9 26 (36.62%) IBM
10 24 (33.80%) Banking
11 23 (32.39%) DB2
12 22 (30.99%) E-Commerce
13 21 (29.58%) Retail
14 20 (28.17%) JavaScript
14 20 (28.17%) Manufacturing
15 19 (26.76%) Middleware
16 18 (25.35%) HTML
17 16 (22.54%) Windows
18 15 (21.13%) Relational Database
19 14 (19.72%) SQL Server
19 14 (19.72%) Python
19 14 (19.72%) JMS
19 14 (19.72%) Subversion
19 14 (19.72%) Investment Banking
20 13 (18.31%) Bash Shell
20 13 (18.31%) Ant
21 12 (16.90%) .NET
22 11 (15.49%) JUnit
22 11 (15.49%) Perl

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 37 (52.11%) WebSphere
2 8 (11.27%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (9.86%) WebLogic
4 6 (8.45%) TIBCO EMS
4 6 (8.45%) Tomcat
4 6 (8.45%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (7.04%) IIS
6 3 (4.23%) Apache
7 1 (1.41%) Jetty
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.41%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Tridion
2 6 (8.45%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (4.23%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.82%) BPCS
4 2 (2.82%) Loan IQ
5 1 (1.41%) Global One
5 1 (1.41%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.68%) Internet
2 3 (4.23%) Firewall
2 3 (4.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.41%) SAN
3 1 (1.41%) NAS
3 1 (1.41%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (32.39%) DB2
2 15 (21.13%) Relational Database
3 14 (19.72%) SQL Server
4 11 (15.49%) RDBMS
5 10 (14.08%) DbVisualizer
6 7 (9.86%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (7.04%) MySQL
7 5 (7.04%) NoSQL
8 4 (5.63%) MongoDB
8 4 (5.63%) Redis
8 4 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (5.63%) Oracle Database
9 3 (4.23%) PowerCenter
9 3 (4.23%) DataStage
9 3 (4.23%) Big Data
9 3 (4.23%) Hadoop
10 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (2.82%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (19.72%) Subversion
2 13 (18.31%) Ant
3 11 (15.49%) JUnit
4 10 (14.08%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (12.68%) Log4j
6 8 (11.27%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 8 (11.27%) Eclipse
7 7 (9.86%) LoadRunner
8 6 (8.45%) Maven
8 6 (8.45%) JIRA
9 5 (7.04%) Jenkins
10 4 (5.63%) Gerrit
10 4 (5.63%) Git (software)
10 4 (5.63%) Mercurial
11 3 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (4.23%) AnthillPro
11 3 (4.23%) TeamCity
12 2 (2.82%) PVCS
12 2 (2.82%) Cucumber
13 1 (1.41%) Oracle APEX
General
1 31 (43.66%) Finance
2 24 (33.80%) Banking
3 21 (29.58%) Retail
4 20 (28.17%) Manufacturing
5 14 (19.72%) Investment Banking
6 11 (15.49%) Front Office
7 5 (7.04%) Back Office
8 1 (1.41%) Advertising
8 1 (1.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 27 (38.03%) Developer
2 17 (23.94%) Java Developer
3 8 (11.27%) Tester
4 6 (8.45%) Applications Support
5 5 (7.04%) Senior Developer
5 5 (7.04%) Architect
6 4 (5.63%) Administrator
7 3 (4.23%) Support Specialist
7 3 (4.23%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.23%) Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) WebSphere Administrator
7 3 (4.23%) Data Warehouse Architect
7 3 (4.23%) DataStage Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Senior DataStage Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Test Leader
7 3 (4.23%) Middleware Specialist
7 3 (4.23%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) SQL Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Technical Leader
8 2 (2.82%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (42.25%) XML
2 26 (36.62%) J2EE
3 19 (26.76%) Middleware
4 18 (25.35%) HTML
5 14 (19.72%) JMS
6 12 (16.90%) .NET
7 11 (15.49%) WebSphere MQ
8 10 (14.08%) Flash
9 9 (12.68%) Web Services
9 9 (12.68%) XSLT
9 9 (12.68%) EJB
9 9 (12.68%) JDBC
9 9 (12.68%) JSP
9 9 (12.68%) Servlets
9 9 (12.68%) XMLBeans
9 9 (12.68%) JSTL
10 8 (11.27%) Ajax
10 8 (11.27%) XHTML
10 8 (11.27%) Struts
11 7 (9.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Web 2.0
2 6 (8.45%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (7.04%) Market Risk
4 3 (4.23%) Kindle
4 3 (4.23%) Fixed Income
4 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.82%) Grid Computing
5 2 (2.82%) AS400
5 2 (2.82%) iSeries
5 2 (2.82%) Derivative
5 2 (2.82%) Equities
6 1 (1.41%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.41%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.41%) Replication
6 1 (1.41%) Clustering
6 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.41%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 34 (47.89%) UNIX
2 32 (45.07%) Linux
3 16 (22.54%) Windows
4 10 (14.08%) Solaris
5 8 (11.27%) HPUX
6 7 (9.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (7.04%) Windows XP
7 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.99%) E-Commerce
2 11 (15.49%) OO
2 11 (15.49%) Regression Testing
3 10 (14.08%) ETL
3 10 (14.08%) ITIL
3 10 (14.08%) UML
3 10 (14.08%) System Testing
4 8 (11.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (11.27%) Analytics
4 8 (11.27%) Low Latency
4 8 (11.27%) RAD
4 8 (11.27%) Content Management
5 7 (9.86%) Automated Testing
6 6 (8.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.04%) ITIL V3
7 5 (7.04%) Portfolio Management
7 5 (7.04%) DevOps
7 5 (7.04%) Risk Management
8 4 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 48 (67.61%) SQL
2 45 (63.38%) Java
3 20 (28.17%) JavaScript
4 14 (19.72%) Python
5 13 (18.31%) Bash Shell
6 11 (15.49%) Perl
7 9 (12.68%) C#
8 8 (11.27%) PL/SQL
8 8 (11.27%) XPath
9 6 (8.45%) C++
9 6 (8.45%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.82%) RPG
10 2 (2.82%) Ruby
11 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.41%) JCL
11 1 (1.41%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 11 (15.49%) Degree
2 10 (14.08%) ISEB
3 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.82%) QA
3 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) vCloud
2 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) Tivoli
2 5 (7.04%) Puppet
3 1 (1.41%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.41%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 29 (40.85%) Oracle
2 26 (36.62%) IBM
3 10 (14.08%) HP
4 9 (12.68%) TIBCO
5 8 (11.27%) ATG
5 8 (11.27%) Blue Martini
5 8 (11.27%) Interwoven
5 8 (11.27%) Elastic Path
6 7 (9.86%) Red Hat
7 6 (8.45%) Sybase
8 5 (7.04%) VMware
9 4 (5.63%) JBoss
10 3 (4.23%) Google
10 3 (4.23%) Informatica
10 3 (4.23%) Vertica
11 2 (2.82%) Software AG
12 1 (1.41%) Microsoft
12 1 (1.41%) Fidessa
12 1 (1.41%) SunGard
12 1 (1.41%) Veritas