The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MQSeries
Rank 511 504 465
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -39
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 69 65 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.73% 0.74% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 45 56
Average daily rate
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£425 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £260 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £590 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-21.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Average hourly rate £29.25 - £30.40
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 - £28.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £36.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £30.40
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9475 8738 9792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.60% 17.14% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5598 4959 5534
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 442 452
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.51 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%

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 23 July 2014.

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 27 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 23 July 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
England -7 67 £425 -4.49% 5
London -11 28 £450 -10.00% 5
East of England +2 23 £275 -
City of London +27 11 £425 -22.72% 1
Hertfordshire +11 11 £295 -
South East -8 8 £425 +9.67%
Watford +3 7 - -
Greenford - 4 - -
Yorkshire +7 3 £325 -35.00%
North West - 3 £338 -
Rickmansworth - 3 £290 -
Leeds - 3 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
Lancashire - 1 £338 -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Luton - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - -

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 84 (57.53%) Java
2 83 (56.85%) WebSphere
3 79 (54.11%) Finance
4 72 (49.32%) SQL
5 68 (46.58%) Oracle
6 67 (45.89%) UNIX
7 65 (44.52%) XML
8 63 (43.15%) DB2
8 63 (43.15%) J2EE
9 62 (42.47%) IBM
10 54 (36.99%) Linux
11 44 (30.14%) JavaScript
11 44 (30.14%) Manufacturing
12 43 (29.45%) Retail
12 43 (29.45%) E-Commerce
13 41 (28.08%) HTML
14 36 (24.66%) Banking
15 32 (21.92%) Windows
16 30 (20.55%) Middleware
17 28 (19.18%) SQL Server
17 28 (19.18%) WebSphere Application Server
17 28 (19.18%) Relational Database
18 27 (18.49%) JMS
19 25 (17.12%) Web Services
19 25 (17.12%) Oracle Database
20 24 (16.44%) Struts
20 24 (16.44%) UML
20 24 (16.44%) Tomcat
20 24 (16.44%) WebLogic
20 24 (16.44%) RDBMS

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 83 (56.85%) WebSphere
2 28 (19.18%) WebSphere Application Server
3 24 (16.44%) WebLogic
3 24 (16.44%) Tomcat
4 12 (8.22%) IIS
5 11 (7.53%) Adobe CQ
6 8 (5.48%) CICS
6 8 (5.48%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (4.79%) CMS
7 7 (4.79%) Escenic
8 6 (4.11%) IBM HTTP Server
8 6 (4.11%) Apache
9 4 (2.74%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (2.05%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (1.37%) Tuxedo
12 1 (0.68%) Jetty
12 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.68%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 7 (4.79%) MS Office
2 5 (3.42%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (8.22%) Tridion
2 6 (4.11%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (2.05%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.37%) BPCS
4 2 (1.37%) Loan IQ
4 2 (1.37%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.68%) Global One
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.68%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.38%) Internet
2 11 (7.53%) HTTP
3 7 (4.79%) FTP
4 5 (3.42%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.74%) Firewall
6 3 (2.05%) LDAP
7 2 (1.37%) Intranet
8 1 (0.68%) NAS
8 1 (0.68%) AMQP
8 1 (0.68%) SAN
8 1 (0.68%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (43.15%) DB2
2 28 (19.18%) SQL Server
2 28 (19.18%) Relational Database
3 25 (17.12%) Oracle Database
4 24 (16.44%) RDBMS
5 17 (11.64%) DbVisualizer
6 16 (10.96%) MySQL
7 10 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (6.85%) Big Data
7 10 (6.85%) Hadoop
8 6 (4.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (3.42%) NoSQL
10 4 (2.74%) MongoDB
10 4 (2.74%) Redis
10 4 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (2.05%) PowerCenter
11 3 (2.05%) DataStage
12 2 (1.37%) IBM InfoSphere
13 1 (0.68%) IMS/DB
13 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (15.07%) Subversion
2 21 (14.38%) JUnit
3 20 (13.70%) Ant
4 17 (11.64%) QuickTest Pro
4 17 (11.64%) Log4j
5 16 (10.96%) Eclipse
6 13 (8.90%) LoadRunner
7 12 (8.22%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 10 (6.85%) Maven
9 6 (4.11%) JIRA
10 4 (2.74%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.74%) Mercurial
10 4 (2.74%) Gerrit
10 4 (2.74%) Jenkins
11 3 (2.05%) AnthillPro
11 3 (2.05%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.05%) ClearCase
12 2 (1.37%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.37%) PVCS
General
1 79 (54.11%) Finance
2 44 (30.14%) Manufacturing
3 43 (29.45%) Retail
4 36 (24.66%) Banking
5 11 (7.53%) Investment Banking
6 7 (4.79%) Front Office
7 5 (3.42%) Back Office
8 2 (1.37%) Automotive
9 1 (0.68%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.68%) French Language
9 1 (0.68%) German Language
9 1 (0.68%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 59 (40.41%) Developer
2 31 (21.23%) Java Developer
3 24 (16.44%) Analyst
4 16 (10.96%) Tester
5 15 (10.27%) Senior Developer
6 11 (7.53%) Support Analyst
7 10 (6.85%) Architect
8 8 (5.48%) Programmer
8 8 (5.48%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (4.79%) Developer Analyst
9 7 (4.79%) Senior Programmer
9 7 (4.79%) Senior Java Programmer
9 7 (4.79%) Applications Support
9 7 (4.79%) Oracle Developer
9 7 (4.79%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.79%) Consultant
9 7 (4.79%) Java Programmer
10 6 (4.11%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (4.11%) Technical Delivery Manager
10 6 (4.11%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (44.52%) XML
2 63 (43.15%) J2EE
3 41 (28.08%) HTML
4 30 (20.55%) Middleware
5 27 (18.49%) JMS
6 25 (17.12%) Web Services
7 24 (16.44%) Struts
7 24 (16.44%) Ajax
8 21 (14.38%) XSLT
9 19 (13.01%) .NET
9 19 (13.01%) EJB
9 19 (13.01%) WebSphere MQ
9 19 (13.01%) Spring
10 17 (11.64%) XMLBeans
10 17 (11.64%) Flash
10 17 (11.64%) Servlets
11 15 (10.27%) Hibernate
12 14 (9.59%) JSP
13 13 (8.90%) JDBC
13 13 (8.90%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.96%) Web 2.0
2 12 (8.22%) Mainframe
3 7 (4.79%) AS400
4 6 (4.11%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.11%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (3.42%) iSeries
5 5 (3.42%) N-Tier
5 5 (3.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (3.42%) Market Risk
6 4 (2.74%) Replication
7 3 (2.05%) Fixed Income
7 3 (2.05%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.05%) Kindle
7 3 (2.05%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.37%) Derivative
8 2 (1.37%) Equities
8 2 (1.37%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.68%) Clustering
9 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 67 (45.89%) UNIX
2 54 (36.99%) Linux
3 32 (21.92%) Windows
4 18 (12.33%) Solaris
5 16 (10.96%) HPUX
6 13 (8.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (7.53%) AIX
8 10 (6.85%) SUSE
9 5 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.42%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.68%) VMS
10 1 (0.68%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (29.45%) E-Commerce
2 24 (16.44%) UML
3 19 (13.01%) OO
4 18 (12.33%) ITIL
4 18 (12.33%) Regression Testing
5 17 (11.64%) System Testing
6 16 (10.96%) Content Management
6 16 (10.96%) ETL
7 14 (9.59%) Automated Testing
8 13 (8.90%) Data Analysis
9 12 (8.22%) RAD
10 11 (7.53%) Scrum
11 10 (6.85%) SOA
11 10 (6.85%) Data Modelling
12 9 (6.16%) TDD
12 9 (6.16%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (5.48%) Analytics
13 8 (5.48%) OOD
13 8 (5.48%) Low Latency
14 7 (4.79%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 84 (57.53%) Java
2 72 (49.32%) SQL
3 44 (30.14%) JavaScript
4 18 (12.33%) C#
5 17 (11.64%) Perl
5 17 (11.64%) Bash Shell
6 16 (10.96%) XPath
7 14 (9.59%) Python
8 12 (8.22%) PL/SQL
9 11 (7.53%) C++
10 9 (6.16%) Scala
11 8 (5.48%) JCL
11 8 (5.48%) COBOL
12 7 (4.79%) VBA
13 6 (4.11%) VB.NET
14 5 (3.42%) Shell Script
14 5 (3.42%) RPG
15 4 (2.74%) C
16 2 (1.37%) VB
16 2 (1.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (15.75%) Degree
2 18 (12.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 18 (12.33%) ISEB
3 5 (3.42%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.42%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.74%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.37%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.68%) Server+ Certification
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.85%) QA
2 6 (4.11%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.42%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.74%) RACF
3 3 (2.05%) vCloud
4 2 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (8.90%) Tivoli
2 5 (3.42%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.68%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 68 (46.58%) Oracle
2 62 (42.47%) IBM
3 23 (15.75%) HP
4 16 (10.96%) Interwoven
5 15 (10.27%) Red Hat
6 12 (8.22%) ATG
6 12 (8.22%) Blue Martini
6 12 (8.22%) Elastic Path
7 11 (7.53%) JBoss
8 10 (6.85%) Sun
9 9 (6.16%) TIBCO
10 6 (4.11%) Dell
11 5 (3.42%) VMware
12 4 (2.74%) Sybase
13 3 (2.05%) Microsoft
13 3 (2.05%) Software AG
13 3 (2.05%) Informatica
13 3 (2.05%) Google
13 3 (2.05%) Syncsort
13 3 (2.05%) Vertica