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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MQSeries
Rank 97 83 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.062% 0.16% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.36% 1.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£600 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £474 £313 £375
% change year-on-year
+51.60% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -
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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 Manchester region.

Application Platforms Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
277 193 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.18% 15.60% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 100 102
Average daily rate £388 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 25
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.95 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £24.10 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.60 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+29.51% -14.87%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) CICS
2 3 (75.00%) DB2
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) zOS
3 2 (50.00%) RACF
3 2 (50.00%) CA
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (50.00%) VSAM
4 1 (25.00%) ISPF
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (25.00%) CLIST
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) COBOL
4 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) REXX
4 1 (25.00%) JCL
4 1 (25.00%) Mainframe

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) CICS
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Programmer
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) VSAM
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) zOS
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) COBOL
1 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (25.00%) REXX
1 1 (25.00%) JCL
1 1 (25.00%) CLIST
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) RACF
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) CA
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft