The table below looks at the statistics for MQSeries skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MQSeries over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MQSeries
Rank 240 234 242
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 6 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.066% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.36% 0.66% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Average daily rate
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£388 £420 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.73% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £298 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £488 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £23.75 £30.40
% change year-on-year
+23.15% -21.87%
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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 South East region.

Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1661 1509 1803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.16% 17.21% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 908 840 856
Average daily rate £360 £355 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +5.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 62 91
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.04 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.23% -12.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.13 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.93% -5.10%

MQSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

MQSeries Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MQSeries
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

MQSeries Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MQSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

MQSeries Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MQSeries
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MQSeries within the South East region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
Surrey - 1 £350 -
West Sussex - - - -
MQSeries
England

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 12 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 9 (75.00%) DB2
3 8 (66.67%) UNIX
4 6 (50.00%) Oracle
4 6 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 5 (41.67%) Tivoli
5 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (41.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
6 4 (33.33%) Linux
6 4 (33.33%) IBM
7 3 (25.00%) Internet
7 3 (25.00%) ITIL
7 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
7 3 (25.00%) DSDM
7 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (25.00%) RPG
7 3 (25.00%) Java
7 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
7 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (25.00%) ERwin
7 3 (25.00%) Six Sigma
7 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
7 3 (25.00%) AS400
7 3 (25.00%) Technical Analysis

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 12 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (41.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (16.67%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (16.67%) Escenic
4 2 (16.67%) CMS
4 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
5 1 (8.33%) IBM HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) DB2
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
4 2 (16.67%) Big Data
4 2 (16.67%) MySQL
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) ERwin
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) Applications Developer
3 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Java Programmer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Programmer
4 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Programmer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Java Programmer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Web Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) AS400 Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Web Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (16.67%) jQuery
3 2 (16.67%) Ajax
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (16.67%) HTML5
3 2 (16.67%) CSS3
3 2 (16.67%) Middleware
3 2 (16.67%) Spring
3 2 (16.67%) JSF
3 2 (16.67%) LAMP
3 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (16.67%) .NET
3 2 (16.67%) J2EE
3 2 (16.67%) EJB
3 2 (16.67%) CSS
3 2 (16.67%) Struts
3 2 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (16.67%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (25.00%) AS400
1 3 (25.00%) SWIFT
1 3 (25.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) UNIX
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (25.00%) DSDM
2 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (25.00%) Six Sigma
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
3 2 (16.67%) BDD
3 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 2 (16.67%) Workflow
3 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) UML
3 2 (16.67%) OOP
3 2 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) RPG
2 3 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (25.00%) RPG/400
2 3 (25.00%) RPG IV
3 2 (16.67%) Scala
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
4 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) JBoss