The table below looks at the statistics for MQSeries skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MQSeries over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MQSeries
Rank 153 129 -
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 4 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.20% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.68% 1.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£600 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £356 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.28% -8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 North West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
585 414 407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.71% 13.48% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 220 180
Average daily rate £365 £325 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +1.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £434 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 33
Average hourly rate £16.84 £25.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.64% +29.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+18.73% -12.82%

MQSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

MQSeries Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MQSeries
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

MQSeries Daily Rate Trend in the North West

MQSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

MQSeries Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

MQSeries
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MQSeries within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. 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
Manchester -7 2 £600 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
MQSeries
England

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 16 (61.54%) IBM
2 13 (50.00%) zOS
3 12 (46.15%) C#
3 12 (46.15%) .NET
3 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
4 11 (42.31%) TCP/IP
5 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
5 10 (38.46%) Windows
5 10 (38.46%) Mainframe
6 9 (34.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (34.62%) XPath
6 9 (34.62%) MSMQ
6 9 (34.62%) Web Services
6 9 (34.62%) XML
6 9 (34.62%) DB2
6 9 (34.62%) IIS
6 9 (34.62%) XQuery
6 9 (34.62%) CICS
6 9 (34.62%) HTTP
6 9 (34.62%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (34.62%) WCF
6 9 (34.62%) Release Management
6 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (34.62%) REST
6 9 (34.62%) Web Application Development
6 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
7 7 (26.92%) ISPF

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (34.62%) IIS
1 9 (34.62%) CICS
1 9 (34.62%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.85%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) TCP/IP
2 9 (34.62%) HTTP
3 1 (3.85%) Kerberos
3 1 (3.85%) RIP
3 1 (3.85%) SSL
3 1 (3.85%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (34.62%) DB2
2 9 (34.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) Programmer
2 8 (30.77%) BizTalk Developer
3 6 (23.08%) Applications Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Software Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Systems Programmer
4 3 (11.54%) Mainframe Programmer
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.85%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) .NET
2 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
3 9 (34.62%) Web Services
3 9 (34.62%) XML
3 9 (34.62%) MSMQ
3 9 (34.62%) WCF
3 9 (34.62%) REST
4 7 (26.92%) ISPF
5 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
5 3 (11.54%) jQuery
5 3 (11.54%) Entity Framework
6 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Mainframe
2 6 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 6 (23.08%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (7.69%) VSAM
4 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) zOS
2 10 (38.46%) Windows
3 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (15.38%) MVS
5 3 (11.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Release Management
1 9 (34.62%) Web Application Development
2 7 (26.92%) OOP
2 7 (26.92%) OO
2 7 (26.92%) SOA
2 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) MVC
4 1 (3.85%) Information Security
4 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.85%) Security Management
4 1 (3.85%) People Management
4 1 (3.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) C#
2 9 (34.62%) XQuery
2 9 (34.62%) XPath
3 7 (26.92%) REXX
4 6 (23.08%) Assembly Language
4 6 (23.08%) COBOL
4 6 (23.08%) JCL
5 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.85%) Perl
6 1 (3.85%) SQL
6 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) RACF
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) IBM
2 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 7 (26.92%) CA
4 1 (3.85%) Sybase