The table below looks at the statistics for MQSeries skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MQSeries over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MQSeries
Rank 601 589 560
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -29
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 33 75 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.33% 0.72% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 40 26
Median daily rate £488 £480 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £400 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £474 £305
% change year-on-year
-17.15% +55.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
Median hourly rate £36.00 - £29.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - £29.25

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9910 10445 10083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.59% 17.90% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6474 6560 5896
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £539 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 331 429
Median hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% +18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.75 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +26.76%

MQSeries
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MQSeries as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

MQSeries Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MQSeries
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MQSeries within the UK.

MQSeries Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MQSeries
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MQSeries within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

MQSeries Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MQSeries
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MQSeries within the UK.

MQSeries Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MQSeries
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MQSeries within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -26 29 £500 +4.16% 11
London -25 16 £513 +6.77% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £265 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £265 -
North East - 8 £265 -
South East +5 3 £431 - 2
Scotland +11 2 £425 -
City of London +29 1 £500 +20.48%
Glasgow +11 1 £425 -
Berkshire +8 1 £488 - 2
Dorset - 1 £393 - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £375 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 £393 - 2
Bracknell - 1 £488 -
Edinburgh - 1 £425 -
South West - 1 £393 - 2

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MQSeries also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MQSeries.

1 58 (51.79%) Java
2 57 (50.89%) Unix
3 45 (40.18%) Oracle
4 44 (39.29%) IBM
4 44 (39.29%) WebSphere
5 43 (38.39%) Middleware
6 41 (36.61%) ITIL
6 41 (36.61%) Windows
7 40 (35.71%) Finance
8 39 (34.82%) J2EE
9 35 (31.25%) Axway
10 34 (30.36%) SOAP
11 32 (28.57%) Linux
12 31 (27.68%) Perl
13 28 (25.00%) AIX
14 27 (24.11%) Solaris
14 27 (24.11%) TIBCO
15 25 (22.32%) WebSphere Application Server
16 24 (21.43%) WebLogic
16 24 (21.43%) FTP
16 24 (21.43%) IBM Integration Bus
17 23 (20.54%) Service Delivery
17 23 (20.54%) BusinessWorks
17 23 (20.54%) REST
18 22 (19.64%) Microsoft
18 22 (19.64%) Sun
19 21 (18.75%) SSL
19 21 (18.75%) HTTP
19 21 (18.75%) TIBCO EMS
20 20 (17.86%) TOGAF

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (39.29%) WebSphere
2 25 (22.32%) WebSphere Application Server
3 24 (21.43%) WebLogic
4 19 (16.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 19 (16.96%) Tuxedo
5 17 (15.18%) Oracle Application Server
6 16 (14.29%) JBoss
7 15 (13.39%) AquaLogic
8 8 (7.14%) WebLogic Portal
9 6 (5.36%) iPlanet
10 4 (3.57%) Apache
11 3 (2.68%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (2.68%) CICS
11 3 (2.68%) IBM Transformation Extender
12 2 (1.79%) MQSI
12 2 (1.79%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.89%) Mule
13 1 (0.89%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (2.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 23 (20.54%) BusinessWorks
2 15 (13.39%) OpenText MBPM
3 2 (1.79%) Global One
3 2 (1.79%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.79%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.89%) BPCS
4 1 (0.89%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.89%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (21.43%) FTP
2 21 (18.75%) HTTP
2 21 (18.75%) SSL
3 18 (16.07%) Firewall
3 18 (16.07%) LDAP
4 17 (15.18%) HTTPS
5 16 (14.29%) NAS
6 12 (10.71%) IPsec
6 12 (10.71%) Network Security
6 12 (10.71%) TCP/IP
6 12 (10.71%) VPN
7 11 (9.82%) tcpdump
7 11 (9.82%) Wireshark
8 6 (5.36%) BIG-IP
9 5 (4.46%) SAN
9 5 (4.46%) WinSCP
10 4 (3.57%) Internet
10 4 (3.57%) SSH
11 1 (0.89%) CTI
11 1 (0.89%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.50%) DB2
2 11 (9.82%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.36%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.46%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (4.46%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (4.46%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.79%) UniData
6 1 (0.89%) DbVisualizer
6 1 (0.89%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (7.14%) JUnit
2 7 (6.25%) JIRA
3 5 (4.46%) Selenium
3 5 (4.46%) XMLSpy
4 4 (3.57%) Build Forge
4 4 (3.57%) Burp Suite
4 4 (3.57%) DbUnit
4 4 (3.57%) JMeter
4 4 (3.57%) Spock
4 4 (3.57%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.68%) Log4j
5 3 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.79%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.79%) Maven
6 2 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.89%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.89%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.89%) PVCS
General
1 40 (35.71%) Finance
2 10 (8.93%) Banking
3 3 (2.68%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.68%) Retail
4 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (27.68%) Architect
2 21 (18.75%) Developer
3 14 (12.50%) TIBCO Architect
4 13 (11.61%) Integration Architect
5 10 (8.93%) Middleware Architect
6 8 (7.14%) Analyst
6 8 (7.14%) Designer
6 8 (7.14%) Middleware Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) Test Analyst
8 6 (5.36%) TIBCO BusinessWorks Architect
9 5 (4.46%) Administrator
9 5 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.46%) TOGAF Architect
9 5 (4.46%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
10 4 (3.57%) COBOL Developer
10 4 (3.57%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (38.39%) Middleware
2 39 (34.82%) J2EE
3 34 (30.36%) SOAP
4 24 (21.43%) IBM Integration Bus
5 23 (20.54%) REST
6 21 (18.75%) TIBCO EMS
7 18 (16.07%) JMS
8 16 (14.29%) XML
9 14 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
10 9 (8.04%) .NET
10 9 (8.04%) Web Services
11 8 (7.14%) JSP
12 6 (5.36%) HTML
12 6 (5.36%) XSD
12 6 (5.36%) XSLT
13 5 (4.46%) JSON
13 5 (4.46%) WSDL
13 5 (4.46%) XSL
14 4 (3.57%) jQuery
14 4 (3.57%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.82%) iPad
2 9 (8.04%) Clustering
2 9 (8.04%) iSeries
3 7 (6.25%) SWIFT
4 6 (5.36%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.46%) DataPower
6 4 (3.57%) Grid Computing
6 4 (3.57%) HP Storage
6 4 (3.57%) HP StoreVirtual
6 4 (3.57%) Mainframe
6 4 (3.57%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.68%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (2.68%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.79%) Equities
9 1 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.89%) AS400
9 1 (0.89%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (50.89%) Unix
2 41 (36.61%) Windows
3 32 (28.57%) Linux
4 28 (25.00%) AIX
5 27 (24.11%) Solaris
6 20 (17.86%) OS/390
6 20 (17.86%) Windows Server
7 7 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.57%) zOS
9 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (36.61%) ITIL
2 23 (20.54%) Service Delivery
3 20 (17.86%) TOGAF
4 19 (16.96%) QMS
5 18 (16.07%) Release Management
6 17 (15.18%) Configuration Management
6 17 (15.18%) Problem Management
7 16 (14.29%) Change Management
8 13 (11.61%) Enterprise Architecture
8 13 (11.61%) Security Management
9 12 (10.71%) Load Balancing
9 12 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (8.93%) EAI
10 10 (8.93%) SDLC
11 9 (8.04%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (8.04%) ITIL V3
11 9 (8.04%) System Integration Testing
12 8 (7.14%) SOA
13 7 (6.25%) Project Management
13 7 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (51.79%) Java
2 31 (27.68%) Perl
3 20 (17.86%) C
4 18 (16.07%) C++
4 18 (16.07%) SQL
5 15 (13.39%) Shell Script
6 12 (10.71%) Python
7 9 (8.04%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.36%) C#
9 5 (4.46%) COBOL
9 5 (4.46%) Smalltalk
10 1 (0.89%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.89%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.89%) RPG
10 1 (0.89%) Scala
10 1 (0.89%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.39%) SC Cleared
3 12 (10.71%) BPSS Clearance
3 12 (10.71%) Degree
4 3 (2.68%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.68%) MBA
5 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.89%) HND
6 1 (0.89%) ISEB
6 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (5.36%) JSP 440
3 5 (4.46%) SEPA
3 5 (4.46%) SLA
4 2 (1.79%) HL7
5 1 (0.89%) GMP
5 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 18 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (10.71%) Samba
2 12 (10.71%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.89%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (13.39%) Nagios
2 12 (10.71%) Puppet
3 6 (5.36%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (5.36%) OpenView
3 6 (5.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (3.57%) BladeLogic
4 4 (3.57%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (3.57%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (3.57%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 45 (40.18%) Oracle
2 44 (39.29%) IBM
3 35 (31.25%) Axway
4 27 (24.11%) TIBCO
5 22 (19.64%) Microsoft
5 22 (19.64%) Sun
6 19 (16.96%) Red Hat
6 19 (16.96%) VMware
7 18 (16.07%) F5
8 16 (14.29%) NetApp
9 15 (13.39%) Fujitsu
10 11 (9.82%) CheckPoint
11 10 (8.93%) HP
12 8 (7.14%) SAP
13 7 (6.25%) Cisco
14 6 (5.36%) BEA
14 6 (5.36%) Cognos
14 6 (5.36%) Opsware
15 5 (4.46%) Atlassian
15 5 (4.46%) Micro Focus
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