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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MQSeries
Rank 260 240 226
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -14
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 7 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.074% 0.087% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.41% 0.47% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 8
Average daily rate
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- £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.67%
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 South East region.

Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1700 1718 1384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.86% 18.66% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1073 925 765
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 80 85
Average hourly rate £18.68 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.88% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.30 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £47.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 3 August 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
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Berkshire 0 3 - -
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England

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 11 (73.33%) XML
2 10 (66.67%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) Java
3 8 (53.33%) DB2
4 7 (46.67%) UNIX
5 6 (40.00%) SOA
5 6 (40.00%) IBM
5 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
6 5 (33.33%) Retail
6 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 5 (33.33%) System Testing
6 5 (33.33%) HP
6 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 5 (33.33%) HP UFT
6 5 (33.33%) LoadRunner
6 5 (33.33%) Flash
6 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 5 (33.33%) J2EE
6 5 (33.33%) Oracle
6 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 5 (33.33%) HTML
6 5 (33.33%) DbVisualizer
6 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (26.67%) Fiddler
7 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Wireshark
7 4 (26.67%) WCF
7 4 (26.67%) C#
7 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
7 4 (26.67%) .NET

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (26.67%) IIS
2 4 (26.67%) Apache
2 4 (26.67%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
4 1 (6.67%) JCAPS
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) BusinessWare
2 1 (6.67%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Wireshark
2 2 (13.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) DB2
2 5 (33.33%) DbVisualizer
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 5 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 4 (26.67%) Fiddler
3 2 (13.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) BizTalk Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) XML
2 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 5 (33.33%) J2EE
2 5 (33.33%) Flash
3 4 (26.67%) MSMQ
3 4 (26.67%) EDI
3 4 (26.67%) Web Services
3 4 (26.67%) .NET
3 4 (26.67%) XSD
3 4 (26.67%) XSLT
3 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
3 4 (26.67%) WCF
4 2 (13.33%) PhoneGap
4 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (13.33%) Apache Camel
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) AS400
2 1 (6.67%) iSeries
2 1 (6.67%) SWIFT
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) UNIX
2 2 (13.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) SOA
2 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 5 (33.33%) System Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
4 2 (13.33%) OOP
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile Development
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) MVC
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.67%) EAI
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) Java
3 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (26.67%) PL/SQL
4 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
4 4 (26.67%) C#
5 2 (13.33%) Python
5 2 (13.33%) Ruby
6 1 (6.67%) RPG/400
6 1 (6.67%) RPG IV
6 1 (6.67%) RPG
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) IBM
2 5 (33.33%) HP
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) Vitria
4 2 (13.33%) Talend