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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM MQSeries
UK
Rank 575 571 526
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -45
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 22 58 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.28% 0.66% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 43 28
Median daily rate £450 £425 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £246 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £370 £445
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -16.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
7832 8793 9169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.49% 16.93% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5107 5583 5595
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 228 316
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%

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 26 February 2017.

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 16 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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +1 21 £450 +5.88% 2
London +9 14 £494 +16.17% 2
East Midlands +7 3 £473 +27.70%
Nottingham - 3 £473 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £473 -
Midlands - 2 £450 -
Yorkshire +20 1 £400 -6.97%
Scotland +17 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire +16 1 £400 -6.97%
South East +7 1 - -
City of London -2 1 £325 -27.77%
Canary Wharf -3 1 £650 -
Milton Keynes -5 1 - -
Glasgow -9 1 - - 3
Buckinghamshire -11 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £400 -

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 34 (50.75%) IBM
2 32 (47.76%) Unix
3 31 (46.27%) Java
4 29 (43.28%) SQL
4 29 (43.28%) WebSphere
5 26 (38.81%) Linux
6 25 (37.31%) Solaris
6 25 (37.31%) Oracle
7 21 (31.34%) Windows
8 19 (28.36%) DB2
9 17 (25.37%) Middleware
9 17 (25.37%) Finance
10 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
10 16 (23.88%) Web Services
10 16 (23.88%) ITIL
11 15 (22.39%) WebSphere Application Server
12 14 (20.90%) XML
12 14 (20.90%) SOAP
12 14 (20.90%) AIX
12 14 (20.90%) REST
13 13 (19.40%) J2EE
13 13 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (17.91%) Release Management
14 12 (17.91%) E-Commerce
14 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (16.42%) HPUX
15 11 (16.42%) Apache
15 11 (16.42%) XSLT
15 11 (16.42%) Eclipse
15 11 (16.42%) IBM Integration Bus

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 29 (43.28%) WebSphere
2 15 (22.39%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (16.42%) Apache
4 10 (14.93%) WebLogic
5 9 (13.43%) CMS
6 7 (10.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 7 (10.45%) Tomcat
6 7 (10.45%) Tuxedo
7 5 (7.46%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (7.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
8 4 (5.97%) AquaLogic
8 4 (5.97%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (4.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (4.48%) iPlanet
9 3 (4.48%) NetWeaver
10 2 (2.99%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (2.99%) Confluence
10 2 (2.99%) Mule
10 2 (2.99%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) OpenText MBPM
2 3 (4.48%) Markit EDM
3 2 (2.99%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.99%) Loan IQ
3 2 (2.99%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.99%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) SSL
2 4 (5.97%) Internet
3 3 (4.48%) BIG-IP
3 3 (4.48%) Firewall
3 3 (4.48%) HTTP
3 3 (4.48%) LDAP
3 3 (4.48%) SAN
4 2 (2.99%) FTP
4 2 (2.99%) NAS
4 2 (2.99%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (28.36%) DB2
2 9 (13.43%) MySQL
3 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
4 5 (7.46%) Oracle Database
5 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.48%) Jackrabbit
6 3 (4.48%) QlikView
6 3 (4.48%) RDBMS
6 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.99%) DbVisualizer
7 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.49%) Ingres
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 11 (16.42%) Eclipse
1 11 (16.42%) Subversion
2 9 (13.43%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.43%) JUnit
2 9 (13.43%) Mockito
3 5 (7.46%) Selenium
4 4 (5.97%) Ant
4 4 (5.97%) NSubstitute
4 4 (5.97%) NUnit
4 4 (5.97%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.48%) Log4j
5 3 (4.48%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 2 (2.99%) JIRA
6 2 (2.99%) Maven
6 2 (2.99%) MSBuild
6 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.49%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.49%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 17 (25.37%) Finance
2 10 (14.93%) Banking
3 4 (5.97%) Retail
4 2 (2.99%) French Language
4 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Prime Brokerage
5 1 (1.49%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.49%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 28 (41.79%) Developer
2 10 (14.93%) Analyst
3 9 (13.43%) Java Developer
4 8 (11.94%) Senior Developer
5 7 (10.45%) WebSphere Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Consultant
6 6 (8.96%) Senior WebSphere Developer
7 5 (7.46%) AS400 Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Lead Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Architect
9 3 (4.48%) C# Developer
9 3 (4.48%) E-Commerce Developer
9 3 (4.48%) J2EE Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Java E-Commerce Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Middleware Consultant
9 3 (4.48%) Middleware Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) SAP Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Support Consultant
9 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.37%) Middleware
2 16 (23.88%) Web Services
3 14 (20.90%) REST
3 14 (20.90%) SOAP
3 14 (20.90%) XML
4 13 (19.40%) J2EE
5 11 (16.42%) IBM Integration Bus
5 11 (16.42%) JSON
5 11 (16.42%) Spring
5 11 (16.42%) XSLT
6 10 (14.93%) JDBC
6 10 (14.93%) JMS
6 10 (14.93%) XSD
7 9 (13.43%) Hibernate
7 9 (13.43%) HTML
7 9 (13.43%) RESTful
7 9 (13.43%) Spring Boot
8 7 (10.45%) ActiveMQ
8 7 (10.45%) Spring Security
9 6 (8.96%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.45%) AS400
2 7 (10.45%) SWIFT
3 6 (8.96%) iSeries
4 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.99%) Clustering
6 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.99%) Derivative
6 2 (2.99%) Grid Computing
6 2 (2.99%) HP Storage
6 2 (2.99%) HP StoreVirtual
6 2 (2.99%) iPad
6 2 (2.99%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.99%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.49%) PDA
7 1 (1.49%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 32 (47.76%) Unix
2 26 (38.81%) Linux
3 25 (37.31%) Solaris
4 21 (31.34%) Windows
5 14 (20.90%) AIX
6 11 (16.42%) HPUX
7 9 (13.43%) OS/390
7 9 (13.43%) Windows Server
8 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.99%) MVS
9 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.49%) VME
10 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.88%) ITIL
2 13 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (17.91%) E-Commerce
3 12 (17.91%) Release Management
4 11 (16.42%) Change Management
4 11 (16.42%) TDD
5 9 (13.43%) Mentoring
5 9 (13.43%) RAD
6 8 (11.94%) Configuration Management
6 8 (11.94%) Problem Management
7 7 (10.45%) Coaching
7 7 (10.45%) Migration
7 7 (10.45%) OO
7 7 (10.45%) SDLC
8 6 (8.96%) Microservices
8 6 (8.96%) Project Management
8 6 (8.96%) QMS
8 6 (8.96%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (8.96%) Service Delivery
8 6 (8.96%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 31 (46.27%) Java
2 29 (43.28%) SQL
3 10 (14.93%) Perl
4 9 (13.43%) JavaScript
5 8 (11.94%) C#
6 7 (10.45%) RPG
7 6 (8.96%) RPG IV
8 5 (7.46%) C
9 4 (5.97%) Bash Shell
10 3 (4.48%) C++
11 2 (2.99%) COBOL
11 2 (2.99%) Python
11 2 (2.99%) R
11 2 (2.99%) RPG/400
11 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.49%) ABAP
12 1 (1.49%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.49%) JCL
12 1 (1.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.97%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.99%) Degree
5 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) QA
2 3 (4.48%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.99%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.99%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.49%) Docker
3 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) Control-M
1 3 (4.48%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (4.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.99%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (2.99%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.99%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.99%) OpenView
3 1 (1.49%) Mesos
3 1 (1.49%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 34 (50.75%) IBM
2 25 (37.31%) Oracle
3 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
4 8 (11.94%) SAP
5 7 (10.45%) HP
5 7 (10.45%) Sun
5 7 (10.45%) VMware
6 5 (7.46%) Axway
6 5 (7.46%) Red Hat
6 5 (7.46%) Sybase
7 4 (5.97%) EMC
8 3 (4.48%) ATG
8 3 (4.48%) BEA
8 3 (4.48%) Blue Martini
8 3 (4.48%) Cisco
8 3 (4.48%) Elastic Path
8 3 (4.48%) F5
8 3 (4.48%) Interwoven
8 3 (4.48%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (4.48%) Symantec