The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MQSeries
Rank 519 494 465
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -29
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 75 76 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.78% 0.87% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 51 54
Average daily rate
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£375 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £250 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -6.25%
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
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9665 8688 9870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.66% 17.00% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5699 4963 5630
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 423 443
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.15 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -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 31 July 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 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 31 July 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 -27 71 £375 -16.66% 6
London +1 30 £425 -10.52% 6
East of England -1 24 £275 -
Hertfordshire +5 11 £295 -
City of London +19 10 £425 -19.04%
South East -11 8 £425 +9.67%
Watford +3 7 - -
Greenford - 7 - - 2
Yorkshire +5 3 £325 -35.00%
Rickmansworth - 3 £290 -
North West - 3 £338 -
Leeds - 3 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £338 -
Bedford - 1 - -
Bristol - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 88 (58.67%) Java
2 86 (57.33%) WebSphere
3 81 (54.00%) Finance
4 79 (52.67%) SQL
5 72 (48.00%) UNIX
6 70 (46.67%) XML
7 69 (46.00%) Oracle
8 67 (44.67%) IBM
9 66 (44.00%) DB2
9 66 (44.00%) J2EE
10 57 (38.00%) Linux
11 48 (32.00%) Manufacturing
12 47 (31.33%) E-Commerce
13 46 (30.67%) JavaScript
13 46 (30.67%) Retail
14 44 (29.33%) HTML
15 34 (22.67%) Windows
16 33 (22.00%) Banking
17 32 (21.33%) Middleware
18 30 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
19 28 (18.67%) Tomcat
19 28 (18.67%) JMS
19 28 (18.67%) Relational Database
20 27 (18.00%) Web Services
21 26 (17.33%) SQL Server
21 26 (17.33%) Degree
22 25 (16.67%) Ajax
22 25 (16.67%) Struts
23 24 (16.00%) UML
23 24 (16.00%) WebLogic

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 86 (57.33%) WebSphere
2 30 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 28 (18.67%) Tomcat
4 24 (16.00%) WebLogic
5 14 (9.33%) IIS
6 13 (8.67%) Adobe CQ
7 9 (6.00%) CICS
7 9 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (5.33%) IBM HTTP Server
9 7 (4.67%) Escenic
9 7 (4.67%) CMS
10 6 (4.00%) Apache
11 4 (2.67%) TIBCO EMS
12 3 (2.00%) Oracle Service Bus
13 2 (1.33%) Jetty
13 2 (1.33%) Tuxedo
14 1 (0.67%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
14 1 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.67%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 9 (6.00%) MS Office
2 5 (3.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (7.33%) Tridion
2 6 (4.00%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (2.00%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.33%) Loan IQ
4 2 (1.33%) Misys Midas
4 2 (1.33%) BPCS
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.67%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.67%) Global One
5 1 (0.67%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.67%) Internet
2 15 (10.00%) HTTP
3 9 (6.00%) FTP
4 5 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.67%) Firewall
6 3 (2.00%) LDAP
7 2 (1.33%) Intranet
8 1 (0.67%) NAS
8 1 (0.67%) AMQP
8 1 (0.67%) SAN
8 1 (0.67%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (44.00%) DB2
2 28 (18.67%) Relational Database
3 26 (17.33%) SQL Server
4 24 (16.00%) RDBMS
5 23 (15.33%) Oracle Database
6 18 (12.00%) MySQL
6 18 (12.00%) DbVisualizer
7 10 (6.67%) Big Data
7 10 (6.67%) Hadoop
7 10 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (3.33%) NoSQL
10 4 (2.67%) MongoDB
10 4 (2.67%) Redis
10 4 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (2.00%) PowerCenter
11 3 (2.00%) DataStage
12 2 (1.33%) IBM InfoSphere
13 1 (0.67%) IMS/DB
13 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (16.00%) Subversion
2 22 (14.67%) JUnit
3 21 (14.00%) Ant
4 18 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 18 (12.00%) Log4j
5 17 (11.33%) Eclipse
6 14 (9.33%) LoadRunner
7 13 (8.67%) Maven
8 11 (7.33%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 6 (4.00%) JIRA
10 5 (3.33%) Jenkins
11 4 (2.67%) Gerrit
11 4 (2.67%) Git (software)
11 4 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (2.67%) Mercurial
12 3 (2.00%) AnthillPro
12 3 (2.00%) TeamCity
12 3 (2.00%) ClearCase
13 2 (1.33%) Visual Studio
13 2 (1.33%) PVCS
General
1 81 (54.00%) Finance
2 48 (32.00%) Manufacturing
3 46 (30.67%) Retail
4 33 (22.00%) Banking
5 10 (6.67%) Investment Banking
6 7 (4.67%) Front Office
7 5 (3.33%) Back Office
8 2 (1.33%) Automotive
8 2 (1.33%) Dutch Language
8 2 (1.33%) French Language
9 1 (0.67%) German Language
9 1 (0.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 59 (39.33%) Developer
2 31 (20.67%) Java Developer
3 26 (17.33%) Analyst
4 17 (11.33%) Tester
5 15 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 13 (8.67%) Support Analyst
7 10 (6.67%) Consultant
7 10 (6.67%) Architect
8 8 (5.33%) Programmer
8 8 (5.33%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (4.67%) Java Programmer
9 7 (4.67%) Oracle Developer
9 7 (4.67%) Developer Analyst
9 7 (4.67%) Senior Programmer
9 7 (4.67%) Senior Java Programmer
9 7 (4.67%) Applications Support
9 7 (4.67%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (4.00%) Services Delivery Manager
10 6 (4.00%) Service Manager
10 6 (4.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (46.67%) XML
2 66 (44.00%) J2EE
3 44 (29.33%) HTML
4 32 (21.33%) Middleware
5 28 (18.67%) JMS
6 27 (18.00%) Web Services
7 25 (16.67%) Struts
7 25 (16.67%) Ajax
8 23 (15.33%) XSLT
9 21 (14.00%) Spring
10 20 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
10 20 (13.33%) .NET
11 19 (12.67%) Servlets
12 18 (12.00%) EJB
12 18 (12.00%) Flash
12 18 (12.00%) Hibernate
12 18 (12.00%) XMLBeans
13 14 (9.33%) CSS
13 14 (9.33%) JDBC
13 14 (9.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.33%) Web 2.0
2 13 (8.67%) Mainframe
3 8 (5.33%) AS400
4 6 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (3.33%) iSeries
5 5 (3.33%) N-Tier
5 5 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (3.33%) Market Risk
6 4 (2.67%) Replication
7 3 (2.00%) Fixed Income
7 3 (2.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.00%) Kindle
7 3 (2.00%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.33%) Derivative
8 2 (1.33%) Equities
8 2 (1.33%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.67%) Clustering
9 1 (0.67%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 72 (48.00%) UNIX
2 57 (38.00%) Linux
3 34 (22.67%) Windows
4 21 (14.00%) Solaris
5 17 (11.33%) HPUX
6 13 (8.67%) AIX
6 13 (8.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (6.67%) SUSE
8 5 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.33%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.67%) VMS
9 1 (0.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (31.33%) E-Commerce
2 24 (16.00%) UML
3 20 (13.33%) OO
3 20 (13.33%) ITIL
4 19 (12.67%) Regression Testing
5 18 (12.00%) System Testing
6 17 (11.33%) Content Management
7 16 (10.67%) Automated Testing
8 15 (10.00%) ETL
9 13 (8.67%) Data Analysis
10 11 (7.33%) Scrum
10 11 (7.33%) SOA
10 11 (7.33%) RAD
11 10 (6.67%) Data Modelling
11 10 (6.67%) TDD
12 9 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (5.33%) Analytics
13 8 (5.33%) OOD
13 8 (5.33%) Low Latency
14 7 (4.67%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 88 (58.67%) Java
2 79 (52.67%) SQL
3 46 (30.67%) JavaScript
4 19 (12.67%) C#
5 18 (12.00%) Perl
5 18 (12.00%) Bash Shell
6 17 (11.33%) XPath
7 14 (9.33%) Python
8 13 (8.67%) PL/SQL
9 10 (6.67%) C++
10 9 (6.00%) Scala
10 9 (6.00%) JCL
11 8 (5.33%) COBOL
12 7 (4.67%) VBA
13 6 (4.00%) Shell Script
13 6 (4.00%) VB.NET
13 6 (4.00%) RPG
14 3 (2.00%) C
14 3 (2.00%) RPG/400
14 3 (2.00%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 26 (17.33%) Degree
2 19 (12.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 19 (12.67%) ISEB
3 7 (4.67%) Sun Certification
4 5 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.67%) Server+ Certification
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.67%) QA
2 6 (4.00%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.67%) RACF
3 3 (2.00%) vCloud
4 2 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (8.67%) Tivoli
2 5 (3.33%) Puppet
3 1 (0.67%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.67%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 69 (46.00%) Oracle
2 67 (44.67%) IBM
3 24 (16.00%) HP
4 17 (11.33%) Interwoven
5 15 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 12 (8.00%) Sun
7 11 (7.33%) JBoss
7 11 (7.33%) ATG
7 11 (7.33%) Blue Martini
7 11 (7.33%) Elastic Path
8 8 (5.33%) TIBCO
9 6 (4.00%) Dell
9 6 (4.00%) Microsoft
10 5 (3.33%) VMware
11 4 (2.67%) Sybase
12 3 (2.00%) Google
12 3 (2.00%) Syncsort
12 3 (2.00%) Informatica
12 3 (2.00%) Vertica
13 2 (1.33%) Software AG
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