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 2014 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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MQSeries
Rank 534 498 484
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -14
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 78 76 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.78% 0.84% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 49 48
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£330 £440 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +2.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £580 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £315 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.09% -25.88%
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

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
10036 9075 10101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.03% 17.23% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5926 5281 5739
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 380 466
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 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 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 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 -16 72 £330 -25.21% 13
London -12 26 £375 -21.05% 11
East of England -8 24 £256 - 1
Hertfordshire -9 11 £290 - 1
South East -9 9 £388 -
Greenford - 9 - -
Watford 0 8 - - 1
City of London +15 6 £375 -28.57% 5
North West -1 2 - -
Rickmansworth - 2 £283 -
Yorkshire +5 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £350 -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Bedford - 1 - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Scotland - - - - 4

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 87 (60.00%) Java
2 78 (53.79%) SQL
2 78 (53.79%) WebSphere
3 74 (51.03%) Oracle
4 73 (50.34%) Finance
5 67 (46.21%) J2EE
5 67 (46.21%) UNIX
6 62 (42.76%) IBM
7 61 (42.07%) DB2
8 60 (41.38%) XML
9 56 (38.62%) Linux
10 43 (29.66%) Manufacturing
11 41 (28.28%) E-Commerce
12 39 (26.90%) JavaScript
12 39 (26.90%) Middleware
13 37 (25.52%) HTML
13 37 (25.52%) Retail
14 35 (24.14%) Windows
15 30 (20.69%) Tomcat
15 30 (20.69%) JMS
15 30 (20.69%) Banking
16 28 (19.31%) SQL Server
17 27 (18.62%) WebSphere Application Server
18 25 (17.24%) Web Services
19 24 (16.55%) WebLogic
19 24 (16.55%) Relational Database
20 23 (15.86%) Degree
20 23 (15.86%) JUnit
20 23 (15.86%) C#
20 23 (15.86%) Spring

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 78 (53.79%) WebSphere
2 30 (20.69%) Tomcat
3 27 (18.62%) WebSphere Application Server
4 24 (16.55%) WebLogic
5 14 (9.66%) IIS
5 14 (9.66%) Adobe CQ
6 9 (6.21%) CICS
6 9 (6.21%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (6.21%) IBM HTTP Server
7 7 (4.83%) Escenic
7 7 (4.83%) CMS
8 6 (4.14%) Apache
9 4 (2.76%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (2.07%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (1.38%) Jetty
11 2 (1.38%) Tuxedo
12 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
12 1 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (8.97%) MS Office
2 5 (3.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.83%) Tridion
2 6 (4.14%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (2.07%) Misys Midas
3 3 (2.07%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.38%) BPCS
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.69%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.69%) Global One
5 1 (0.69%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.69%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.79%) Internet
2 17 (11.72%) HTTP
3 15 (10.34%) FTP
4 5 (3.45%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.76%) Firewall
6 3 (2.07%) LDAP
7 2 (1.38%) Intranet
8 1 (0.69%) NAS
8 1 (0.69%) AMQP
8 1 (0.69%) SAN
8 1 (0.69%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (42.07%) DB2
2 28 (19.31%) SQL Server
3 24 (16.55%) Relational Database
4 20 (13.79%) RDBMS
4 20 (13.79%) Oracle Database
5 19 (13.10%) MySQL
6 14 (9.66%) DbVisualizer
7 11 (7.59%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (6.90%) Big Data
8 10 (6.90%) Hadoop
9 6 (4.14%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (3.45%) NoSQL
11 4 (2.76%) MongoDB
11 4 (2.76%) Redis
11 4 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (2.07%) PowerCenter
13 1 (0.69%) IMS/DB
13 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.69%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 23 (15.86%) JUnit
2 22 (15.17%) Subversion
3 18 (12.41%) Ant
4 15 (10.34%) Log4j
5 14 (9.66%) Eclipse
5 14 (9.66%) QuickTest Pro
5 14 (9.66%) Maven
6 11 (7.59%) LoadRunner
7 7 (4.83%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 6 (4.14%) JIRA
9 5 (3.45%) Jenkins
10 4 (2.76%) Gerrit
10 4 (2.76%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.76%) Mercurial
11 3 (2.07%) AnthillPro
11 3 (2.07%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.07%) ERwin
11 3 (2.07%) ClearCase
12 2 (1.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 73 (50.34%) Finance
2 43 (29.66%) Manufacturing
3 37 (25.52%) Retail
4 30 (20.69%) Banking
5 10 (6.90%) Investment Banking
6 7 (4.83%) Front Office
7 5 (3.45%) Back Office
8 2 (1.38%) Automotive
9 1 (0.69%) Legal
9 1 (0.69%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.69%) French Language
9 1 (0.69%) German Language
9 1 (0.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 59 (40.69%) Developer
2 30 (20.69%) Analyst
3 29 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 18 (12.41%) Support Analyst
5 15 (10.34%) Tester
6 12 (8.28%) Architect
6 12 (8.28%) Senior Developer
6 12 (8.28%) Consultant
7 8 (5.52%) Programmer
7 8 (5.52%) Senior Java Developer
8 7 (4.83%) Oracle Developer
8 7 (4.83%) Developer Analyst
8 7 (4.83%) Java Programmer
8 7 (4.83%) Senior Programmer
8 7 (4.83%) Senior Java Programmer
8 7 (4.83%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 7 (4.83%) Applications Support
8 7 (4.83%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.14%) Applications Developer
9 6 (4.14%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (46.21%) J2EE
2 60 (41.38%) XML
3 39 (26.90%) Middleware
4 37 (25.52%) HTML
5 30 (20.69%) JMS
6 25 (17.24%) Web Services
7 23 (15.86%) Spring
8 22 (15.17%) Struts
8 22 (15.17%) Ajax
9 21 (14.48%) .NET
10 20 (13.79%) Hibernate
10 20 (13.79%) WebSphere MQ
11 19 (13.10%) XSLT
12 16 (11.03%) Servlets
13 15 (10.34%) CSS
13 15 (10.34%) JDBC
13 15 (10.34%) XMLBeans
14 14 (9.66%) jQuery
14 14 (9.66%) Flash
14 14 (9.66%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.03%) Mainframe
2 14 (9.66%) Web 2.0
3 9 (6.21%) AS400
4 6 (4.14%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.14%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (4.14%) iSeries
5 5 (3.45%) N-Tier
5 5 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (3.45%) Market Risk
6 4 (2.76%) VSAM
6 4 (2.76%) Replication
6 4 (2.76%) SWIFT
7 3 (2.07%) Kindle
7 3 (2.07%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.07%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.38%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.38%) Equities
8 2 (1.38%) Derivative
9 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.69%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 67 (46.21%) UNIX
2 56 (38.62%) Linux
3 35 (24.14%) Windows
4 22 (15.17%) Solaris
5 14 (9.66%) HPUX
6 12 (8.28%) AIX
7 9 (6.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (4.14%) SUSE
9 5 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.45%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.07%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (28.28%) E-Commerce
2 21 (14.48%) ITIL
3 17 (11.72%) UML
3 17 (11.72%) OO
4 15 (10.34%) Regression Testing
4 15 (10.34%) SOA
4 15 (10.34%) Automated Testing
5 14 (9.66%) System Testing
5 14 (9.66%) Content Management
6 13 (8.97%) Data Analysis
6 13 (8.97%) ETL
7 11 (7.59%) Scrum
7 11 (7.59%) TDD
8 10 (6.90%) Data Modelling
8 10 (6.90%) Problem Management
9 9 (6.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (5.52%) Analytics
10 8 (5.52%) Low Latency
10 8 (5.52%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (5.52%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 87 (60.00%) Java
2 78 (53.79%) SQL
3 39 (26.90%) JavaScript
4 23 (15.86%) C#
5 19 (13.10%) Perl
5 19 (13.10%) Bash Shell
6 14 (9.66%) XPath
6 14 (9.66%) Python
7 13 (8.97%) C++
7 13 (8.97%) PL/SQL
7 13 (8.97%) Scala
8 9 (6.21%) JCL
9 7 (4.83%) RPG
9 7 (4.83%) COBOL
9 7 (4.83%) VBA
10 6 (4.14%) Shell Script
10 6 (4.14%) C
11 5 (3.45%) VB.NET
12 4 (2.76%) VB
12 4 (2.76%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 23 (15.86%) Degree
2 15 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 15 (10.34%) ISEB
3 8 (5.52%) Sun Certification
4 5 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.45%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.38%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.69%) Server+ Certification
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.90%) QA
2 6 (4.14%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.38%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.76%) RACF
3 3 (2.07%) vCloud
4 2 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (8.97%) Tivoli
2 5 (3.45%) Puppet
3 2 (1.38%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.69%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 74 (51.03%) Oracle
2 62 (42.76%) IBM
3 16 (11.03%) HP
4 14 (9.66%) Interwoven
5 11 (7.59%) Red Hat
5 11 (7.59%) JBoss
6 10 (6.90%) Microsoft
7 9 (6.21%) Sun
7 9 (6.21%) TIBCO
8 7 (4.83%) ATG
8 7 (4.83%) Blue Martini
8 7 (4.83%) Elastic Path
9 5 (3.45%) VMware
9 5 (3.45%) Sybase
10 3 (2.07%) Google
10 3 (2.07%) Syncsort
10 3 (2.07%) Informatica
10 3 (2.07%) Vertica
11 2 (1.38%) Teradata
11 2 (1.38%) Dell
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