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 30 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MQSeries
Rank 118 118 114
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 14 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.11% 0.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.71% 0.73% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£415 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.29% -2.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
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
517 409 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.44% 15.32% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 207 263
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £202 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 37
Average hourly rate £18.25 £21.77 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.16% +18.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £9.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.31 £25.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (66.67%) C#
1 10 (66.67%) .NET
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (60.00%) Web Services
2 9 (60.00%) XML
2 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) IIS
2 9 (60.00%) MSMQ
2 9 (60.00%) HTTP
2 9 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) XQuery
2 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (60.00%) XPath
2 9 (60.00%) WCF
2 9 (60.00%) Release Management
2 9 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (60.00%) REST
2 9 (60.00%) Web Application Development
2 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) SOA
3 7 (46.67%) Visual Studio
3 7 (46.67%) OOP
3 7 (46.67%) OO
4 5 (33.33%) zOS
4 5 (33.33%) IBM
5 4 (26.67%) MVS
5 4 (26.67%) CA

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (60.00%) IIS
1 9 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.67%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) HTTP
2 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (46.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 8 (53.33%) BizTalk Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Applications Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Programmer
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Programmer
6 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) .NET
2 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (60.00%) Web Services
2 9 (60.00%) XML
2 9 (60.00%) MSMQ
2 9 (60.00%) WCF
2 9 (60.00%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (6.67%) ISPF
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
1 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (33.33%) zOS
3 4 (26.67%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Release Management
1 9 (60.00%) Web Application Development
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) SOA
2 7 (46.67%) OOP
2 7 (46.67%) OO
3 1 (6.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) C#
2 9 (60.00%) XQuery
2 9 (60.00%) XPath
3 1 (6.67%) JCL
3 1 (6.67%) REXX
3 1 (6.67%) Assembly Language
3 1 (6.67%) COBOL
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) IBM
3 4 (26.67%) CA