The table below looks at the statistics for MQSeries skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MQSeries over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MQSeries
Rank 105 87 83
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.055% 0.28% 0.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.35% 1.63% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £433 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.79% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MQSeries
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Application Platforms Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
286 245 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.78% 17.16% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 142 120
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 12
Average hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.63% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.57 £13.70 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

MQSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

MQSeries Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MQSeries
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

MQSeries Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

MQSeries
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Integration Bus

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Team Leader
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM