The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MQSeries
Rank 384 375 339
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -36
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 19 42 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.083% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.45% 0.95% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 35
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£425 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £360 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MQSeries
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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 London region.

Application Platforms Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
4254 4423 3891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.69% 18.59% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3049 3051 2559
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £256 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 78 155
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £33.50 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.74% -7.89%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 +1 3 - - 3
Greenford - - - -
MQSeries
England

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 27 (61.36%) Finance
2 25 (56.82%) Java
2 25 (56.82%) UNIX
3 23 (52.27%) Linux
4 18 (40.91%) TIBCO
4 18 (40.91%) XML
5 16 (36.36%) Oracle
6 15 (34.09%) SQL
7 14 (31.82%) DB2
7 14 (31.82%) Middleware
8 12 (27.27%) HTML
8 12 (27.27%) E-Commerce
9 11 (25.00%) IBM
9 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 10 (22.73%) Rendezvous
11 9 (20.45%) Manufacturing
11 9 (20.45%) Front Office
11 9 (20.45%) Retail
11 9 (20.45%) Subversion
11 9 (20.45%) WebSphere
11 9 (20.45%) J2EE
11 9 (20.45%) JDBC
11 9 (20.45%) JMS
11 9 (20.45%) CICS
12 8 (18.18%) Banking
12 8 (18.18%) VSAM
12 8 (18.18%) Spring
12 8 (18.18%) Hibernate
12 8 (18.18%) Mainframe
12 8 (18.18%) JCL

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (20.45%) CICS
1 9 (20.45%) WebSphere
2 7 (15.91%) TIBCO EMS
3 6 (13.64%) Tomcat
4 4 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (6.82%) IIS
5 3 (6.82%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (4.55%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (4.55%) GemFire
6 2 (4.55%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (4.55%) WebLogic
6 2 (4.55%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.27%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (15.91%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.27%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) FTP
2 5 (11.36%) HTTP
3 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.82%) DB2
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (4.55%) MySQL
4 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (20.45%) Subversion
2 4 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (9.09%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.55%) Log4j
3 2 (4.55%) Ant
3 2 (4.55%) JUnit
3 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.55%) Maven
General
1 27 (61.36%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Manufacturing
2 9 (20.45%) Retail
2 9 (20.45%) Front Office
3 8 (18.18%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) Developer
2 14 (31.82%) Java Developer
3 9 (20.45%) Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Senior Developer
4 6 (13.64%) Support Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Consultant
5 5 (11.36%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Administrator
6 4 (9.09%) Mainframe Consultant
6 4 (9.09%) Tester
7 3 (6.82%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.82%) Operations Support Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Operations Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce Support Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Middleware Administrator
8 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Architect
8 2 (4.55%) Business Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.91%) XML
2 14 (31.82%) Middleware
3 12 (27.27%) HTML
4 10 (22.73%) Rendezvous
5 9 (20.45%) JMS
5 9 (20.45%) J2EE
5 9 (20.45%) JDBC
6 8 (18.18%) Hibernate
6 8 (18.18%) Spring
7 7 (15.91%) FpML
8 4 (9.09%) .NET
8 4 (9.09%) Flash
9 3 (6.82%) Web Services
9 3 (6.82%) XSLT
10 2 (4.55%) CSS
10 2 (4.55%) Servlets
10 2 (4.55%) SOAP
10 2 (4.55%) Struts
10 2 (4.55%) XMLBeans
10 2 (4.55%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Mainframe
1 8 (18.18%) VSAM
2 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.82%) AS400
3 3 (6.82%) Fixed Income
4 2 (4.55%) Web 2.0
5 1 (2.27%) Derivative
5 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.27%) iSeries
5 1 (2.27%) Grid Computing
5 1 (2.27%) Equities
5 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (56.82%) UNIX
2 23 (52.27%) Linux
3 7 (15.91%) Windows
4 5 (11.36%) zOS
4 5 (11.36%) Solaris
5 3 (6.82%) Windows 2000
5 3 (6.82%) AIX
6 2 (4.55%) HPUX
6 2 (4.55%) Windows NT
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) E-Commerce
2 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (15.91%) TDD
2 7 (15.91%) Low Latency
2 7 (15.91%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (15.91%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (13.64%) Multithreading
4 5 (11.36%) ITIL
5 4 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 4 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 4 (9.09%) System Testing
5 4 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.82%) Web Development
7 2 (4.55%) Information Assurance
7 2 (4.55%) Security Testing
7 2 (4.55%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.55%) Software Testing
7 2 (4.55%) OO
7 2 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 25 (56.82%) Java
2 15 (34.09%) SQL
3 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (18.18%) JCL
5 6 (13.64%) COBOL
5 6 (13.64%) Shell Script
6 5 (11.36%) Perl
7 4 (9.09%) C#
8 3 (6.82%) C++
8 3 (6.82%) Bash Shell
9 2 (4.55%) XPath
10 1 (2.27%) RPG/400
10 1 (2.27%) RPG IV
10 1 (2.27%) REXX
10 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.27%) RPG
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) ISEB
1 6 (13.64%) Degree
1 6 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (4.55%) Sun Certification
2 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (40.91%) TIBCO
2 16 (36.36%) Oracle
3 11 (25.00%) IBM
4 7 (15.91%) Sybase
5 5 (11.36%) Murex
6 4 (9.09%) HP
6 4 (9.09%) 29West
7 3 (6.82%) Calypso
7 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.82%) Sun
8 2 (4.55%) Interwoven