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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MQSeries
Rank 491 489 459
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -30
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 85 77 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.91% 0.87% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 34 43
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£414 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.05% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.25% -
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
9391 8858 8065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.90% 17.62% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5772 5203 4518
Average daily rate £400 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 306 400
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.72 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.30%

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 27 February 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 25 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 27 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 79 £414 -8.05% 15
London -31 30 £350 -22.22% 8
East of England +9 11 £445 - 1
Hertfordshire +14 9 - - 1
Berkshire +8 9 £470 -6.00% 2
South East -26 9 £470 -3.58% 2
City of London +13 4 £408 -5.50% 3
South West -20 3 £396 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £396 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £413 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - - 1
Leeds - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Rickmansworth - - - -
Watford - - - -
North East - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 55 (41.04%) Oracle
2 54 (40.30%) Java
3 51 (38.06%) XML
4 47 (35.07%) Finance
5 39 (29.10%) IBM
6 36 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (26.12%) .NET
8 33 (24.63%) WebSphere
9 32 (23.88%) UNIX
10 30 (22.39%) SQL Server
11 29 (21.64%) Linux
12 28 (20.90%) SOA
13 26 (19.40%) JavaScript
13 26 (19.40%) Middleware
14 25 (18.66%) Mainframe
14 25 (18.66%) TIBCO
14 25 (18.66%) OOP
15 24 (17.91%) C#
15 24 (17.91%) MVC
16 23 (17.16%) WebLogic
16 23 (17.16%) Windows
17 22 (16.42%) Banking
18 21 (15.67%) jQuery
18 21 (15.67%) ASP.NET
19 20 (14.93%) HTML
19 20 (14.93%) SQL
19 20 (14.93%) Security Cleared
20 19 (14.18%) WCF
20 19 (14.18%) Software Engineering
21 18 (13.43%) JIRA

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 33 (24.63%) WebSphere
2 23 (17.16%) WebLogic
3 17 (12.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 15 (11.19%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (11.19%) JBoss
5 14 (10.45%) IIS
5 14 (10.45%) CICS
6 10 (7.46%) TIBCO EMS
7 6 (4.48%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (3.73%) JCAPS
9 4 (2.99%) Apache
9 4 (2.99%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.49%) MS Exchange
10 2 (1.49%) WebSphere Portal
10 2 (1.49%) GemFire
10 2 (1.49%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.75%) PegaRULES
11 1 (0.75%) Jetty
11 1 (0.75%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 5 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.22%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (2.24%) Loan IQ
3 2 (1.49%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.43%) TCP/IP
2 12 (8.96%) HTTP
3 6 (4.48%) FTP
4 4 (2.99%) Firewall
4 4 (2.99%) LDAP
5 2 (1.49%) ISDN
5 2 (1.49%) DMZ
5 2 (1.49%) Internet
6 1 (0.75%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.75%) SSL
6 1 (0.75%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (22.39%) SQL Server
2 17 (12.69%) DB2
3 13 (9.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (6.72%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.48%) DataStage
6 5 (3.73%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (13.43%) JIRA
2 17 (12.69%) Talend Open Studio
3 16 (11.94%) JUnit
4 15 (11.19%) Ant
4 15 (11.19%) Selenium
4 15 (11.19%) Git (software)
5 10 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (5.97%) Visual Studio
7 7 (5.22%) NUnit
7 7 (5.22%) Subversion
8 4 (2.99%) Introscope
8 4 (2.99%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.49%) ERwin
10 1 (0.75%) Maven
10 1 (0.75%) Artifactory
General
1 47 (35.07%) Finance
2 22 (16.42%) Banking
3 18 (13.43%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.97%) Front Office
5 4 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.99%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.49%) Automotive
7 1 (0.75%) Retail
7 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.75%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.75%) French Language
Job Titles
1 54 (40.30%) Developer
2 22 (16.42%) Architect
3 18 (13.43%) Software Engineer
4 17 (12.69%) Java Software Engineer
5 14 (10.45%) Java Developer
6 12 (8.96%) Consultant
7 11 (8.21%) Analyst
8 10 (7.46%) BizTalk Developer
9 9 (6.72%) Applications Developer
9 9 (6.72%) Senior Developer
10 8 (5.97%) Programmer
11 7 (5.22%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (4.48%) Senior Software Engineer
13 5 (3.73%) .NET Developer
13 5 (3.73%) Senior Java Developer
13 5 (3.73%) Lead Software Engineer
13 5 (3.73%) Senior Java Software Engineer
13 5 (3.73%) DataStage Developer
14 4 (2.99%) Infrastructure Designer
14 4 (2.99%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (38.06%) XML
2 35 (26.12%) .NET
3 26 (19.40%) Middleware
4 21 (15.67%) ASP.NET
4 21 (15.67%) jQuery
5 20 (14.93%) HTML
6 19 (14.18%) WCF
7 18 (13.43%) Web Services
7 18 (13.43%) AngularJS
8 17 (12.69%) Apache Camel
8 17 (12.69%) PhoneGap
9 15 (11.19%) HTML5
9 15 (11.19%) REST
9 15 (11.19%) CSS3
9 15 (11.19%) CSS
9 15 (11.19%) JSON
10 11 (8.21%) MSMQ
11 10 (7.46%) WebSphere MQ
12 9 (6.72%) Rendezvous
13 8 (5.97%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.66%) Mainframe
2 7 (5.22%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.22%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.48%) VSAM
4 5 (3.73%) Clustering
5 4 (2.99%) PKI
5 4 (2.99%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.24%) AS400
7 2 (1.49%) Grid Computing
7 2 (1.49%) Derivative
7 2 (1.49%) iSeries
7 2 (1.49%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 32 (23.88%) UNIX
2 29 (21.64%) Linux
3 23 (17.16%) Windows
4 17 (12.69%) zOS
5 10 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.99%) MVS
6 4 (2.99%) Solaris
7 3 (2.24%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.49%) Windows NT
8 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (20.90%) SOA
3 25 (18.66%) OOP
4 24 (17.91%) MVC
5 19 (14.18%) Software Engineering
6 16 (11.94%) UML
7 15 (11.19%) Unit Testing
8 14 (10.45%) EAI
9 12 (8.96%) Web Application Development
9 12 (8.96%) Release Management
10 11 (8.21%) Mentoring
11 10 (7.46%) Migration
12 9 (6.72%) Data Modelling
12 9 (6.72%) ITIL
13 8 (5.97%) OO
13 8 (5.97%) TDD
14 7 (5.22%) TOGAF
14 7 (5.22%) Performance Tuning
15 6 (4.48%) Performance Monitoring
15 6 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 54 (40.30%) Java
2 26 (19.40%) JavaScript
3 24 (17.91%) C#
4 20 (14.93%) SQL
5 17 (12.69%) Python
5 17 (12.69%) Ruby
6 12 (8.96%) COBOL
7 11 (8.21%) XQuery
7 11 (8.21%) XPath
7 11 (8.21%) JCL
8 10 (7.46%) Shell Script
9 8 (5.97%) REXX
10 7 (5.22%) C
11 6 (4.48%) Assembly Language
12 5 (3.73%) C++
13 4 (2.99%) VB
13 4 (2.99%) Pascal
14 2 (1.49%) RPG
14 2 (1.49%) RPG/400
14 2 (1.49%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 20 (14.93%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.96%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.72%) Degree
4 2 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.75%) ISEB
5 1 (0.75%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.72%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.75%) Firmware
2 1 (0.75%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (3.73%) OMEGAMON
2 4 (2.99%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.75%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 55 (41.04%) Oracle
2 39 (29.10%) IBM
3 25 (18.66%) TIBCO
4 17 (12.69%) Talend
5 15 (11.19%) Microsoft
6 8 (5.97%) Sybase
7 7 (5.22%) SAP
8 5 (3.73%) Murex
8 5 (3.73%) CA
9 4 (2.99%) 29West
10 3 (2.24%) GoldenSource
10 3 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (2.24%) Misys
10 3 (2.24%) Calypso
11 2 (1.49%) Kofax
12 1 (0.75%) Alias
12 1 (0.75%) Pega
12 1 (0.75%) Dell
12 1 (0.75%) BMC
12 1 (0.75%) Sun
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £387.00 - £387.19 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 14 days ago