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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MQSeries
Rank 598 601 588
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 51 69 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.51% 0.66% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 37 19
Median daily rate £475 £480 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.04% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - -

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
9936 10378 10160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.78% 17.90% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6493 6614 6075
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 327 403
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.18 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £42.75 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+23.59% +27.14%

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 25 September 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 29 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 25 September 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 +10 47 £481 +0.26% 7
London -10 21 £488 -2.50% 5
North East -18 12 £318 +0.79%
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 12 £318 -0.78%
Tyne and Wear -22 12 £318 +0.79%
South East +20 7 £500 - 1
Berkshire - 4 £500 - 1
City of London +18 3 £475 -
East of England +10 3 - -
Hertfordshire -4 3 - -
Watford -6 3 - -
Maidenhead - 3 £513 -
Scotland +16 2 £425 -10.52% 1
Buckinghamshire +17 1 £510 -
Edinburgh +13 1 £425 -10.52%
Glasgow +8 1 £425 -10.52% 1
South West - 1 £393 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £300 -
Dorset - 1 £393 - 1
Derbyshire - 1 £300 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £375 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 £510 -
Chesterfield - 1 £300 -
Bracknell - 1 £488 -
Bournemouth - 1 £393 - 1

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 61 (50.00%) Unix
2 57 (46.72%) Java
3 56 (45.90%) IBM
4 50 (40.98%) Middleware
4 50 (40.98%) Oracle
4 50 (40.98%) Windows
5 49 (40.16%) WebSphere
6 45 (36.89%) ITIL
7 41 (33.61%) Finance
8 40 (32.79%) J2EE
9 39 (31.97%) Axway
10 36 (29.51%) Solaris
11 35 (28.69%) Perl
11 35 (28.69%) WebSphere Application Server
12 34 (27.87%) Linux
12 34 (27.87%) AIX
13 31 (25.41%) SOAP
14 30 (24.59%) Microsoft
14 30 (24.59%) IBM Integration Bus
15 29 (23.77%) Service Delivery
16 28 (22.95%) Release Management
16 28 (22.95%) TIBCO
16 28 (22.95%) WebLogic
17 26 (21.31%) OS/390
17 26 (21.31%) REST
17 26 (21.31%) Windows Server
18 25 (20.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 25 (20.49%) Sun
18 25 (20.49%) Tuxedo
18 25 (20.49%) Change Management

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 49 (40.16%) WebSphere
2 35 (28.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 28 (22.95%) WebLogic
4 25 (20.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 25 (20.49%) Tuxedo
5 20 (16.39%) Oracle Application Server
6 18 (14.75%) AquaLogic
7 12 (9.84%) JBoss
8 8 (6.56%) WebLogic Portal
9 7 (5.74%) Apache
10 6 (4.92%) iPlanet
11 3 (2.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (2.46%) CICS
11 3 (2.46%) CMS
11 3 (2.46%) SharePoint
12 2 (1.64%) IBM Transformation Extender
12 2 (1.64%) MQSI
12 2 (1.64%) Mule
13 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (4.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 24 (19.67%) BusinessWorks
2 18 (14.75%) OpenText MBPM
3 3 (2.46%) Markit EDM
4 2 (1.64%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.64%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.82%) BPCS
5 1 (0.82%) Global One
5 1 (0.82%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.82%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.82%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.67%) SSL
2 22 (18.03%) FTP
3 19 (15.57%) HTTP
4 17 (13.93%) Firewall
4 17 (13.93%) LDAP
5 15 (12.30%) HTTPS
5 15 (12.30%) NAS
6 11 (9.02%) IPsec
6 11 (9.02%) Network Security
6 11 (9.02%) TCP/IP
6 11 (9.02%) tcpdump
6 11 (9.02%) VPN
6 11 (9.02%) Wireshark
7 6 (4.92%) BIG-IP
7 6 (4.92%) Internet
8 5 (4.10%) SAN
9 4 (3.28%) SSH
9 4 (3.28%) WinSCP
10 1 (0.82%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.11%) DB2
2 11 (9.02%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.74%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.10%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (4.10%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (3.28%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.46%) Jackrabbit
6 3 (2.46%) QlikView
6 3 (2.46%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.82%) UniData
Development Applications
1 5 (4.10%) JUnit
1 5 (4.10%) Log4j
2 4 (3.28%) Build Forge
2 4 (3.28%) NSubstitute
2 4 (3.28%) NUnit
2 4 (3.28%) Rhino Mocks
2 4 (3.28%) Selenium
2 4 (3.28%) Subversion
2 4 (3.28%) XMLSpy
3 3 (2.46%) Ant
3 3 (2.46%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.46%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.46%) Mockito
3 3 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.46%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 2 (1.64%) Maven
5 1 (0.82%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.82%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.82%) JIRA
5 1 (0.82%) PVCS
General
1 41 (33.61%) Finance
2 10 (8.20%) Banking
3 3 (2.46%) Retail
4 2 (1.64%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.82%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.82%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (25.41%) Architect
2 25 (20.49%) Developer
3 14 (11.48%) TIBCO Architect
4 13 (10.66%) Integration Architect
5 10 (8.20%) Middleware Architect
5 10 (8.20%) Middleware Engineer
6 8 (6.56%) Java Developer
6 8 (6.56%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.74%) Designer
7 7 (5.74%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (4.92%) Administrator
8 6 (4.92%) TIBCO BusinessWorks Architect
9 5 (4.10%) Analyst
9 5 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.10%) TOGAF Architect
9 5 (4.10%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
10 4 (3.28%) COBOL Developer
10 4 (3.28%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.28%) Linux Engineer
11 3 (2.46%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (40.98%) Middleware
2 40 (32.79%) J2EE
3 31 (25.41%) SOAP
4 30 (24.59%) IBM Integration Bus
5 26 (21.31%) REST
6 22 (18.03%) TIBCO EMS
7 18 (14.75%) JMS
8 16 (13.11%) WebSphere MQ
9 13 (10.66%) Web Services
10 12 (9.84%) XML
11 10 (8.20%) JSP
12 8 (6.56%) XSD
12 8 (6.56%) XSLT
13 7 (5.74%) JSON
14 6 (4.92%) .NET
14 6 (4.92%) JDBC
15 4 (3.28%) HTML
15 4 (3.28%) Servlets
15 4 (3.28%) WSDL
15 4 (3.28%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.66%) iPad
2 11 (9.02%) iSeries
3 9 (7.38%) Clustering
4 6 (4.92%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.92%) SWIFT
5 5 (4.10%) DataPower
5 5 (4.10%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.28%) AS400
6 4 (3.28%) Grid Computing
6 4 (3.28%) HP Storage
6 4 (3.28%) HP StoreVirtual
6 4 (3.28%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.46%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (2.46%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.82%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 61 (50.00%) Unix
2 50 (40.98%) Windows
3 36 (29.51%) Solaris
4 34 (27.87%) AIX
4 34 (27.87%) Linux
5 26 (21.31%) OS/390
5 26 (21.31%) Windows Server
6 7 (5.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.28%) zOS
8 3 (2.46%) HPUX
9 2 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (36.89%) ITIL
2 29 (23.77%) Service Delivery
3 28 (22.95%) Release Management
4 25 (20.49%) Change Management
5 24 (19.67%) Configuration Management
6 23 (18.85%) Problem Management
6 23 (18.85%) QMS
7 21 (17.21%) TOGAF
8 18 (14.75%) Root Cause Analysis
9 17 (13.93%) Security Management
10 13 (10.66%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (9.84%) Load Balancing
12 9 (7.38%) System Integration Testing
13 8 (6.56%) EAI
13 8 (6.56%) ITIL V3
13 8 (6.56%) Migration
13 8 (6.56%) SDLC
14 7 (5.74%) Scrum
14 7 (5.74%) SOA
14 7 (5.74%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (46.72%) Java
2 35 (28.69%) Perl
3 19 (15.57%) C
3 19 (15.57%) C++
4 18 (14.75%) SQL
5 15 (12.30%) Shell Script
6 12 (9.84%) Python
7 7 (5.74%) C#
8 5 (4.10%) COBOL
8 5 (4.10%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.10%) Smalltalk
9 4 (3.28%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.28%) RPG
10 2 (1.64%) RPG IV
10 2 (1.64%) RPG/400
11 1 (0.82%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.82%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (13.93%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.66%) BPSS Clearance
3 12 (9.84%) SC Cleared
4 11 (9.02%) Degree
5 3 (2.46%) MBA
6 2 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (4.92%) JSP 440
3 5 (4.10%) SLA
4 4 (3.28%) SEPA
5 1 (0.82%) GMP
5 1 (0.82%) HL7
5 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 17 (13.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (9.02%) Samba
2 11 (9.02%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.28%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.82%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (11.48%) Nagios
2 11 (9.02%) Puppet
3 6 (4.92%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (4.92%) OpenView
3 6 (4.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (3.28%) BladeLogic
4 4 (3.28%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (3.28%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (3.28%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.46%) Control-M
6 2 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 56 (45.90%) IBM
2 50 (40.98%) Oracle
3 39 (31.97%) Axway
4 30 (24.59%) Microsoft
5 28 (22.95%) TIBCO
6 25 (20.49%) Sun
7 19 (15.57%) Red Hat
8 18 (14.75%) VMware
9 17 (13.93%) F5
9 17 (13.93%) Fujitsu
10 15 (12.30%) NetApp
11 11 (9.02%) CheckPoint
12 9 (7.38%) HP
13 7 (5.74%) Cisco
13 7 (5.74%) SAP
14 6 (4.92%) BEA
14 6 (4.92%) Cognos
14 6 (4.92%) Opsware
15 5 (4.10%) EMC
15 5 (4.10%) Symantec
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