The table below looks at the statistics for MQSeries skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MQSeries over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MQSeries
Rank 548 538 512
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -26
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 77 78 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.69% 0.76% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 27 49
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£480 £330 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £29.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
11091 10235 9072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.94% 18.40% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7076 6050 5272
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 422 380
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

MQSeries
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MQSeries within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2015.

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 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MQSeries within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England -10 74 £480 +45.45% 11
London +39 47 £490 +30.66% 6
South East -20 8 - -
Hertfordshire -2 7 - -
Watford -5 7 - -
East of England -14 7 - -
Buckinghamshire - 7 - -
Milton Keynes - 7 - -
North West -27 6 £400 - 3
Liverpool - 6 £400 -
Merseyside - 6 £400 -
City of London +3 5 £415 +10.66% 1
Tyne and Wear -25 5 £315 +1.61% 2
North East -25 5 £315 +1.61% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 4 £320 +3.22% 1
Glasgow - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - - 1
Bromley - 2 £475 -
Slough 0 1 - -
West Midlands -2 1 - -
Berkshire -5 1 - -
Brentford - 1 £425 -

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 93 (51.96%) IBM
2 89 (49.72%) SQL
3 79 (44.13%) Java
4 73 (40.78%) Oracle
5 72 (40.22%) WebSphere
6 57 (31.84%) UNIX
7 55 (30.73%) C#
8 50 (27.93%) XML
9 46 (25.70%) SOA
10 43 (24.02%) DB2
11 42 (23.46%) Linux
12 41 (22.91%) Agile Software Development
12 41 (22.91%) Banking
13 39 (21.79%) Windows
13 39 (21.79%) C++
14 38 (21.23%) AIX
15 37 (20.67%) HTML
16 36 (20.11%) J2EE
16 36 (20.11%) Analytical Skills
17 35 (19.55%) JMS
17 35 (19.55%) Middleware
18 34 (18.99%) MVC
19 33 (18.44%) .NET
19 33 (18.44%) JavaScript
19 33 (18.44%) Multithreading
20 30 (16.76%) Web Services
21 28 (15.64%) TIBCO
21 28 (15.64%) Subversion
22 26 (14.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
22 26 (14.53%) Git (software)

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 72 (40.22%) WebSphere
2 24 (13.41%) WebLogic
3 21 (11.73%) Apache
4 19 (10.61%) WebSphere Application Server
4 19 (10.61%) Cloud Foundry
5 17 (9.50%) IIS
6 16 (8.94%) JBoss
7 12 (6.70%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (5.03%) Tomcat
9 8 (4.47%) CICS
9 8 (4.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (3.91%) Oracle Application Server
11 5 (2.79%) AquaLogic
11 5 (2.79%) Tuxedo
11 5 (2.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 4 (2.23%) iPlanet
13 3 (1.68%) SharePoint
14 2 (1.12%) MS Exchange
14 2 (1.12%) SAS
14 2 (1.12%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.35%) MS Office
3 2 (1.12%) MS Project
4 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.47%) Tridion
2 4 (2.23%) BusinessWare
3 3 (1.68%) Loan IQ
4 2 (1.12%) SAP R/3
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.56%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.38%) SSL
2 9 (5.03%) SSH
3 8 (4.47%) Kerberos
3 8 (4.47%) Internet
4 7 (3.91%) Firewall
4 7 (3.91%) Wireshark
5 6 (3.35%) HTTP
6 5 (2.79%) FTP
6 5 (2.79%) LDAP
6 5 (2.79%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.68%) WAN
7 3 (1.68%) SAN
7 3 (1.68%) NAS
8 2 (1.12%) FCoE
8 2 (1.12%) VLAN
8 2 (1.12%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.12%) SMTP
8 2 (1.12%) SNMP
8 2 (1.12%) DNS
8 2 (1.12%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (24.02%) DB2
2 25 (13.97%) MongoDB
3 19 (10.61%) Apache Cassandra
3 19 (10.61%) SQL Server
4 17 (9.50%) Relational Database
5 13 (7.26%) DbVisualizer
6 10 (5.59%) NoSQL
7 9 (5.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (4.47%) RDBMS
9 5 (2.79%) DataStage
10 4 (2.23%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.68%) MySQL
11 3 (1.68%) IBM InfoSphere
12 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.12%) QualityStage
12 2 (1.12%) DB2 UDB
12 2 (1.12%) QlikView
12 2 (1.12%) Oracle Exadata
13 1 (0.56%) Informix
13 1 (0.56%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 28 (15.64%) Subversion
2 26 (14.53%) Git (software)
3 20 (11.17%) JUnit
4 16 (8.94%) Ant
5 13 (7.26%) HP UFT
5 13 (7.26%) LoadRunner
6 10 (5.59%) Eclipse
7 8 (4.47%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 8 (4.47%) Log4j
8 7 (3.91%) JIRA
8 7 (3.91%) Selenium
8 7 (3.91%) Fiddler
8 7 (3.91%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (1.68%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.68%) MSBuild
10 2 (1.12%) Maven
11 1 (0.56%) Toad
11 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.56%) SoapUI
General
1 41 (22.91%) Banking
2 24 (13.41%) Finance
3 14 (7.82%) Retail
4 13 (7.26%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.79%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.68%) Front Office
7 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 83 (46.37%) Developer
2 43 (24.02%) Java Developer
3 33 (18.44%) Architect
4 19 (10.61%) Analyst
4 19 (10.61%) Consultant
4 19 (10.61%) Core Java Developer
5 18 (10.06%) Agile Java Developer
6 16 (8.94%) .NET Developer
7 15 (8.38%) C++ Developer
7 15 (8.38%) Senior Developer
8 14 (7.82%) Test Analyst
9 12 (6.70%) WebSphere Architect
10 10 (5.59%) C# Developer
11 9 (5.03%) Senior Java Developer
11 9 (5.03%) WebSphere Consultant
12 8 (4.47%) Integration Architect
12 8 (4.47%) C# .NET Developer
13 7 (3.91%) Senior .NET Developer
13 7 (3.91%) BizTalk Consultant
14 6 (3.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (27.93%) XML
2 37 (20.67%) HTML
3 36 (20.11%) J2EE
4 35 (19.55%) JMS
4 35 (19.55%) Middleware
5 33 (18.44%) .NET
6 30 (16.76%) Web Services
7 26 (14.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 23 (12.85%) WebSphere MQ
9 22 (12.29%) Spring
10 21 (11.73%) ASP.NET
10 21 (11.73%) .NET Framework
11 20 (11.17%) Hibernate
12 19 (10.61%) iBATIS
13 18 (10.06%) Spring MVC
13 18 (10.06%) Ehcache
13 18 (10.06%) RESTful
13 18 (10.06%) JAX-RS
13 18 (10.06%) XSLT
14 16 (8.94%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 36 (20.11%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (10.61%) Derivative
2 19 (10.61%) DataPower
3 10 (5.59%) Mainframe
4 8 (4.47%) Web 2.0
5 6 (3.35%) Credit Derivative
6 5 (2.79%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.79%) AS400
7 4 (2.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.23%) Clustering
7 4 (2.23%) PKI
7 4 (2.23%) iSeries
8 3 (1.68%) DTCC
8 3 (1.68%) Equities
8 3 (1.68%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.68%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.12%) FMCG
9 2 (1.12%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.12%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 57 (31.84%) UNIX
2 42 (23.46%) Linux
3 39 (21.79%) Windows
4 38 (21.23%) AIX
5 21 (11.73%) Solaris
6 12 (6.70%) zOS
7 11 (6.15%) HPUX
8 9 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.35%) OS/390
10 4 (2.23%) SUSE
11 3 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.56%) CentOS
13 1 (0.56%) Fedora
13 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.70%) SOA
2 41 (22.91%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (18.99%) MVC
4 33 (18.44%) Multithreading
5 25 (13.97%) Scrum
6 24 (13.41%) BDD
7 23 (12.85%) Release Management
7 23 (12.85%) TDD
7 23 (12.85%) E-Commerce
8 22 (12.29%) Kanban
9 21 (11.73%) Unit Testing
9 21 (11.73%) Pair Programming
10 19 (10.61%) Performance Tuning
11 18 (10.06%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (10.06%) Open Source
12 16 (8.94%) UML
13 15 (8.38%) OO
14 13 (7.26%) Regression Testing
14 13 (7.26%) System Testing
14 13 (7.26%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (49.72%) SQL
2 79 (44.13%) Java
3 55 (30.73%) C#
4 39 (21.79%) C++
5 33 (18.44%) JavaScript
6 26 (14.53%) Ruby
7 19 (10.61%) Perl
8 18 (10.06%) Groovy
8 18 (10.06%) Scala
9 12 (6.70%) Bash Shell
10 11 (6.15%) T-SQL
11 9 (5.03%) PL/SQL
12 8 (4.47%) Python
12 8 (4.47%) XPath
13 7 (3.91%) C
13 7 (3.91%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.12%) JCL
14 2 (1.12%) Korn
14 2 (1.12%) Assembly Language
14 2 (1.12%) REXX
Qualifications
1 11 (6.15%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.91%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.35%) Degree
4 4 (2.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.23%) ISEB
5 3 (1.68%) CISSP
6 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.12%) CISM
6 2 (1.12%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.61%) QA
2 2 (1.12%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.56%) EMIR
System Software
1 8 (4.47%) RACF
2 7 (3.91%) Time Sharing Option
2 7 (3.91%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 4 (2.23%) KVM
3 4 (2.23%) VMware ESX
3 4 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.12%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.12%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (1.12%) ClearTrust
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.12%) Samba
4 2 (1.12%) RHEV
4 2 (1.12%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.12%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (3.35%) zSecure
2 3 (1.68%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.12%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.12%) yum
3 2 (1.12%) OpenView
3 2 (1.12%) MOM
3 2 (1.12%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.56%) Ansible
4 1 (0.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 93 (51.96%) IBM
2 73 (40.78%) Oracle
3 28 (15.64%) TIBCO
4 22 (12.29%) Microsoft
5 17 (9.50%) HP
6 16 (8.94%) Sybase
7 11 (6.15%) Red Hat
8 10 (5.59%) CA
9 8 (4.47%) ATG
9 8 (4.47%) Blue Martini
9 8 (4.47%) Sun
9 8 (4.47%) Interwoven
9 8 (4.47%) Elastic Path
10 7 (3.91%) F5
10 7 (3.91%) Talend
10 7 (3.91%) EMC
10 7 (3.91%) VMware
11 5 (2.79%) Axway
11 5 (2.79%) Fujitsu
11 5 (2.79%) CheckPoint
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