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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MQSeries
Rank 498 519 462
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -57
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 102 76 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.00% 0.80% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 26 58
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£475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £375 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £400 £381
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
10231 9473 8557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.33% 17.39% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6242 5848 4829
Average daily rate £388 £375 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +6.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 315 429
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.20 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.89% -9.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%

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 1 May 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 30 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 1 May 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 +20 93 £500 +11.11% 13
London +20 61 £500 +8.10% 8
North West -16 10 £415 -
South East -3 8 £450 - 1
Berkshire - 8 £450 -
Scotland +1 7 £394 -14.89% 2
Glasgow 0 7 £394 +4.95% 2
City of London 0 5 £520 +38.66% 3
South West +6 4 £413 -
East of England -5 4 £445 +4.70% 1
Bracknell - 4 £450 -
Cheshire - 4 - -
Lancashire +2 3 £380 -
Manchester -16 3 £450 -
Nottingham - 3 £347 -
Reading - 3 £450 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £396 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £347 -
East Midlands - 3 £347 -
Bedfordshire +3 2 £445 +4.70% 1
Greenford +1 2 - -
Watford -8 2 - -
Hertfordshire -9 2 - -
Lytham St Annes - 2 £380 -
Gloucester - 2 £380 -
Yorkshire -10 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £600 -
Cheltenham - 1 £413 -
Knutsford - 1 - -

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 86 (50.29%) Oracle
2 70 (40.94%) IBM
3 67 (39.18%) Java
3 67 (39.18%) XML
4 61 (35.67%) WebSphere
5 43 (25.15%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (23.98%) UNIX
7 40 (23.39%) JavaScript
7 40 (23.39%) SOA
8 39 (22.81%) HTML
9 38 (22.22%) .NET
10 37 (21.64%) Banking
11 34 (19.88%) Finance
12 33 (19.30%) MVC
12 33 (19.30%) C#
12 33 (19.30%) WebLogic
13 32 (18.71%) Windows
13 32 (18.71%) OOP
14 30 (17.54%) ASP.NET
14 30 (17.54%) SQL
15 29 (16.96%) SQL Server
15 29 (16.96%) DB2
15 29 (16.96%) JBoss
15 29 (16.96%) AngularJS
16 27 (15.79%) JUnit
16 27 (15.79%) jQuery
16 27 (15.79%) HTML5
17 26 (15.20%) Security Cleared
17 26 (15.20%) Unit Testing
17 26 (15.20%) AIX

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 61 (35.67%) WebSphere
2 33 (19.30%) WebLogic
3 29 (16.96%) JBoss
4 24 (14.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 19 (11.11%) IIS
6 16 (9.36%) BizTalk Server
7 13 (7.60%) CICS
8 11 (6.43%) Apache
8 11 (6.43%) Tomcat
9 8 (4.68%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (2.92%) JCAPS
11 2 (1.17%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.17%) MS Exchange
11 2 (1.17%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (1.17%) iPlanet
11 2 (1.17%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (1.17%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.17%) WildFly
12 1 (0.58%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
12 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (2.34%) MS Office
1 4 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.17%) MS Project
3 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.51%) Loan IQ
2 3 (1.75%) BusinessWare
3 2 (1.17%) Tridion
3 2 (1.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.58%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 15 (8.77%) HTTP
3 8 (4.68%) Firewall
4 7 (4.09%) LDAP
5 4 (2.34%) FTP
6 3 (1.75%) NAS
6 3 (1.75%) SAN
6 3 (1.75%) DMZ
6 3 (1.75%) WAN
7 2 (1.17%) DNS
7 2 (1.17%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.17%) SMTP
7 2 (1.17%) ISDN
7 2 (1.17%) SNMP
7 2 (1.17%) Internet
7 2 (1.17%) VLAN
7 2 (1.17%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.17%) FCoE
8 1 (0.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (16.96%) SQL Server
1 29 (16.96%) DB2
2 13 (7.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (6.43%) DataStage
4 8 (4.68%) IBM InfoSphere
5 6 (3.51%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.92%) DbVisualizer
6 5 (2.92%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (2.34%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.75%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.75%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.17%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.17%) QualityStage
9 2 (1.17%) QlikView
10 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 27 (15.79%) JUnit
2 25 (14.62%) JIRA
3 24 (14.04%) Talend Open Studio
3 24 (14.04%) Ant
4 22 (12.87%) Selenium
4 22 (12.87%) Git (software)
5 10 (5.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (4.68%) Visual Studio
7 7 (4.09%) NUnit
8 5 (2.92%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (2.92%) LoadRunner
9 4 (2.34%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.34%) Introscope
10 3 (1.75%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.17%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
11 2 (1.17%) Log4j
11 2 (1.17%) Maven
11 2 (1.17%) Subversion
12 1 (0.58%) Toad
General
1 37 (21.64%) Banking
2 34 (19.88%) Finance
3 23 (13.45%) Telecoms
4 11 (6.43%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.51%) Retail
6 5 (2.92%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 74 (43.27%) Developer
2 28 (16.37%) Architect
3 20 (11.70%) Software Engineer
4 19 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 19 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
5 18 (10.53%) Consultant
6 14 (8.19%) Analyst
7 12 (7.02%) .NET Developer
8 11 (6.43%) WebSphere Consultant
9 10 (5.85%) BizTalk Developer
9 10 (5.85%) Senior Developer
9 10 (5.85%) Programmer
9 10 (5.85%) WebSphere Architect
10 9 (5.26%) DataStage Developer
10 9 (5.26%) C++ Developer
11 8 (4.68%) Applications Developer
11 8 (4.68%) Software Developer
11 8 (4.68%) Senior Software Engineer
11 8 (4.68%) Senior Java Developer
12 7 (4.09%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (39.18%) XML
2 39 (22.81%) HTML
3 38 (22.22%) .NET
4 30 (17.54%) ASP.NET
5 29 (16.96%) AngularJS
6 27 (15.79%) jQuery
6 27 (15.79%) HTML5
7 24 (14.04%) PhoneGap
7 24 (14.04%) Apache Camel
7 24 (14.04%) Web Services
8 23 (13.45%) JSON
9 22 (12.87%) WCF
9 22 (12.87%) CSS3
9 22 (12.87%) CSS
10 21 (12.28%) WebSphere MQ
11 20 (11.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 18 (10.53%) REST
13 17 (9.94%) Middleware
14 16 (9.36%) J2EE
15 15 (8.77%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (10.53%) DataPower
3 15 (8.77%) Mainframe
4 10 (5.85%) Derivative
5 8 (4.68%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.68%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (4.09%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (4.09%) Clustering
7 4 (2.34%) PKI
7 4 (2.34%) VSAM
8 3 (1.75%) Grid Computing
9 2 (1.17%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.17%) Web 2.0
9 2 (1.17%) DTCC
9 2 (1.17%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.17%) BYOD
10 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.58%) iSeries
10 1 (0.58%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.58%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 41 (23.98%) UNIX
2 32 (18.71%) Windows
3 26 (15.20%) AIX
4 25 (14.62%) Linux
5 17 (9.94%) zOS
6 10 (5.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (5.26%) Solaris
8 4 (2.34%) HPUX
8 4 (2.34%) MVS
9 2 (1.17%) SUSE
9 2 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (25.15%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (23.39%) SOA
3 33 (19.30%) MVC
4 32 (18.71%) OOP
5 26 (15.20%) Unit Testing
6 25 (14.62%) UML
6 25 (14.62%) Software Engineering
7 24 (14.04%) Mobile Development
8 18 (10.53%) Mentoring
9 17 (9.94%) EAI
10 16 (9.36%) Migration
11 15 (8.77%) Multithreading
12 12 (7.02%) Release Management
13 11 (6.43%) OO
13 11 (6.43%) Web Application Development
14 10 (5.85%) Data Modelling
15 8 (4.68%) ITIL
15 8 (4.68%) E-Commerce
16 7 (4.09%) User Acceptance Testing
16 7 (4.09%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (39.18%) Java
2 40 (23.39%) JavaScript
3 33 (19.30%) C#
4 30 (17.54%) SQL
5 24 (14.04%) Ruby
5 24 (14.04%) Python
6 13 (7.60%) XPath
7 11 (6.43%) Shell Script
7 11 (6.43%) XQuery
7 11 (6.43%) C++
8 10 (5.85%) COBOL
9 9 (5.26%) JCL
10 8 (4.68%) REXX
11 7 (4.09%) Assembly Language
11 7 (4.09%) Perl
12 4 (2.34%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.75%) C
14 2 (1.17%) Korn
14 2 (1.17%) C-shell
14 2 (1.17%) R
Qualifications
1 26 (15.20%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.77%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.43%) Degree
4 2 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.17%) ISEB
4 2 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.58%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.85%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.17%) Samba
2 2 (1.17%) RACF
2 2 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (1.17%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.17%) KVM
3 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.58%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (2.34%) CA Wily
2 3 (1.75%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (1.17%) OpenView
3 2 (1.17%) MOM
4 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.58%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.58%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 86 (50.29%) Oracle
2 70 (40.94%) IBM
3 24 (14.04%) Talend
3 24 (14.04%) TIBCO
4 19 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 8 (4.68%) HP
6 6 (3.51%) CA
7 5 (2.92%) Murex
8 4 (2.34%) Cognos
8 4 (2.34%) Misys
8 4 (2.34%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.34%) VMware
8 4 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.75%) F5
9 3 (1.75%) GoldenSource
9 3 (1.75%) Vitria
9 3 (1.75%) Cisco
9 3 (1.75%) Calypso
9 3 (1.75%) Sybase
9 3 (1.75%) SAP
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