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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MQSeries
Rank 242 253 238
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -15
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 15 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.063% 0.096%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.97% 0.35% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 4
Average daily rate £510 £470 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.51% -3.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £444
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £470 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MQSeries
England

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
1549 1698 1487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.10% 17.93% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 981 953 744
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 76 82
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £15.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +23.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MQSeries across the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

MQSeries Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 11 £525 -
Surrey - 2 £425 -
Berkshire 0 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £500 -
MQSeries
England

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 15 (88.24%) IBM
2 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) zOS
2 13 (76.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (70.59%) JCL
3 12 (70.59%) CICS
3 12 (70.59%) Assembly Language
3 12 (70.59%) CA
3 12 (70.59%) REXX
3 12 (70.59%) C++
3 12 (70.59%) COBOL
3 12 (70.59%) Windows Server
4 9 (52.94%) Mentoring
5 8 (47.06%) CLIST
5 8 (47.06%) ISPF
5 8 (47.06%) Easytrieve
6 6 (35.29%) HP
7 4 (23.53%) XML
8 3 (17.65%) AIX
8 3 (17.65%) Linux
8 3 (17.65%) Oracle
8 3 (17.65%) DB2
8 3 (17.65%) IIS
8 3 (17.65%) MSMQ
8 3 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (17.65%) WebSphere
8 3 (17.65%) Finance
9 2 (11.76%) Fixed Income
9 2 (11.76%) Equities
9 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (70.59%) CICS
2 3 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (17.65%) IIS
2 3 (17.65%) WebSphere
3 2 (11.76%) Apache
3 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (5.88%) iPlanet
4 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) BusinessWare
1 1 (5.88%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) Easytrieve
2 3 (17.65%) DB2
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Architect
2 8 (47.06%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.76%) BizTalk Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Information Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.88%) Business Process Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Information Systems Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Security Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Strategy Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) ISPF
2 4 (23.53%) XML
3 3 (17.65%) MSMQ
4 2 (11.76%) .NET
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
4 2 (11.76%) EDI
4 2 (11.76%) HTML
4 2 (11.76%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (11.76%) J2EE
4 2 (11.76%) WCF
4 2 (11.76%) Web Services
4 2 (11.76%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (11.76%) XSD
4 2 (11.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Derivative
1 2 (11.76%) Equities
1 2 (11.76%) Fixed Income
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) AS400
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
1 13 (76.47%) Windows Server 2003
1 13 (76.47%) zOS
2 12 (70.59%) Windows Server
3 3 (17.65%) AIX
3 3 (17.65%) Linux
4 2 (11.76%) Unix
5 1 (5.88%) Solaris
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Mentoring
2 2 (11.76%) Fund Accounting
2 2 (11.76%) Investment Management
2 2 (11.76%) SOA
2 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Change Management
3 1 (5.88%) DoDAF
3 1 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance
3 1 (5.88%) Information Management
3 1 (5.88%) Information Security
3 1 (5.88%) MODAF
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) SABSA
3 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
3 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) Assembly Language
1 12 (70.59%) C++
1 12 (70.59%) COBOL
1 12 (70.59%) JCL
1 12 (70.59%) REXX
2 8 (47.06%) CLIST
3 2 (11.76%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
3 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 1 (5.88%) CCSP
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) CISM
2 1 (5.88%) CISSP
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Control-M
2 1 (5.88%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) IBM
2 12 (70.59%) CA
3 6 (35.29%) HP
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle
5 2 (11.76%) Charles River
5 2 (11.76%) Fiserv
5 2 (11.76%) Informatica
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) Sybase
6 1 (5.88%) BEA
6 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.88%) SAP
6 1 (5.88%) Vitria