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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MQSeries
Rank 495 521 483
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -38
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 101 68 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.02% 0.73% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 35 46
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£500 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £343 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £545 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £381
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -8.19%
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
9939 9302 8275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.26% 17.47% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6207 5719 4671
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 319 426
Average hourly rate £20.19 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.13% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.79 £41.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.33% -13.15%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 +15 92 £500 +11.11% 11
London +28 67 £500 +11.11% 7
East of England -2 9 - - 2
Hertfordshire -9 9 - - 1
City of London +6 8 £500 +17.64% 3
Scotland +1 7 £394 +4.95%
Glasgow 0 7 £394 +4.95%
Watford -11 7 - - 1
South East -3 6 - -
Berkshire - 6 - -
Bracknell - 5 - -
North West -19 3 £600 +77.77%
Greenford 0 2 - -
Manchester -7 2 £600 -
Nottingham - 2 £347 -
East Midlands - 2 £347 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £347 -
South West +5 1 £600 -
Yorkshire -22 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £600 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 84 (43.52%) Oracle
1 84 (43.52%) IBM
2 77 (39.90%) Java
3 73 (37.82%) XML
4 72 (37.31%) WebSphere
5 48 (24.87%) UNIX
6 46 (23.83%) SQL
6 46 (23.83%) SOA
6 46 (23.83%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (23.32%) JavaScript
8 44 (22.80%) HTML
9 43 (22.28%) Banking
10 41 (21.24%) .NET
11 40 (20.73%) C#
12 39 (20.21%) DB2
12 39 (20.21%) MVC
13 37 (19.17%) Windows
14 34 (17.62%) Finance
15 33 (17.10%) WebLogic
16 32 (16.58%) ASP.NET
16 32 (16.58%) SQL Server
16 32 (16.58%) OOP
17 31 (16.06%) JBoss
18 30 (15.54%) Web Services
18 30 (15.54%) JUnit
19 29 (15.03%) Linux
19 29 (15.03%) AngularJS
20 28 (14.51%) HTML5
20 28 (14.51%) UML
20 28 (14.51%) AIX

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 72 (37.31%) WebSphere
2 33 (17.10%) WebLogic
3 31 (16.06%) JBoss
4 24 (12.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 21 (10.88%) IIS
6 14 (7.25%) CICS
6 14 (7.25%) BizTalk Server
7 13 (6.74%) Apache
7 13 (6.74%) WebSphere Application Server
8 11 (5.70%) Tomcat
9 5 (2.59%) JCAPS
10 4 (2.07%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (1.04%) WildFly
11 2 (1.04%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.04%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.04%) MS Exchange
11 2 (1.04%) iPlanet
11 2 (1.04%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (1.04%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.52%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 5 (2.59%) MS Office
1 5 (2.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.04%) MS Project
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.11%) Loan IQ
2 5 (2.59%) Tridion
3 3 (1.55%) BusinessWare
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.52%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.84%) TCP/IP
2 15 (7.77%) HTTP
3 8 (4.15%) Firewall
4 7 (3.63%) LDAP
5 5 (2.59%) Internet
6 4 (2.07%) FTP
7 3 (1.55%) WAN
7 3 (1.55%) SAN
7 3 (1.55%) DMZ
7 3 (1.55%) NAS
8 2 (1.04%) FCoE
8 2 (1.04%) VLAN
8 2 (1.04%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.04%) SMTP
8 2 (1.04%) ISDN
8 2 (1.04%) SNMP
8 2 (1.04%) Kerberos
8 2 (1.04%) DNS
8 2 (1.04%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (20.21%) DB2
2 32 (16.58%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.22%) DataStage
4 11 (5.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (5.70%) Relational Database
5 10 (5.18%) DbVisualizer
6 8 (4.15%) IBM InfoSphere
6 8 (4.15%) MongoDB
7 7 (3.63%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (2.59%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.59%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.55%) QualityStage
11 2 (1.04%) MySQL
11 2 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.04%) QlikView
12 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.52%) Oracle9i Database
12 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 30 (15.54%) JUnit
2 27 (13.99%) Ant
3 26 (13.47%) Git (software)
4 25 (12.95%) JIRA
5 24 (12.44%) Talend Open Studio
6 22 (11.40%) Selenium
7 11 (5.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (5.18%) QuickTest Pro
8 10 (5.18%) LoadRunner
9 9 (4.66%) Subversion
10 8 (4.15%) Visual Studio
11 7 (3.63%) Eclipse
11 7 (3.63%) NUnit
12 5 (2.59%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
12 5 (2.59%) Log4j
13 4 (2.07%) Introscope
14 3 (1.55%) Jenkins
15 2 (1.04%) Maven
16 1 (0.52%) MSBuild
16 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
General
1 43 (22.28%) Banking
2 34 (17.62%) Finance
3 23 (11.92%) Telecoms
4 13 (6.74%) Investment Banking
5 11 (5.70%) Retail
6 1 (0.52%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 81 (41.97%) Developer
2 35 (18.13%) Architect
3 24 (12.44%) Java Developer
4 20 (10.36%) Software Engineer
4 20 (10.36%) Analyst
5 19 (9.84%) Java Software Engineer
6 17 (8.81%) Consultant
7 15 (7.77%) .NET Developer
8 12 (6.22%) WebSphere Architect
9 11 (5.70%) Senior Developer
9 11 (5.70%) Programmer
10 10 (5.18%) Test Analyst
10 10 (5.18%) DataStage Developer
10 10 (5.18%) BizTalk Developer
11 9 (4.66%) WebSphere Consultant
11 9 (4.66%) C++ Developer
11 9 (4.66%) C# Developer
12 8 (4.15%) Senior Software Engineer
12 8 (4.15%) Applications Developer
12 8 (4.15%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (37.82%) XML
2 44 (22.80%) HTML
3 41 (21.24%) .NET
4 32 (16.58%) ASP.NET
5 30 (15.54%) Web Services
6 29 (15.03%) AngularJS
7 28 (14.51%) HTML5
8 27 (13.99%) jQuery
9 24 (12.44%) PhoneGap
9 24 (12.44%) Apache Camel
9 24 (12.44%) WCF
9 24 (12.44%) J2EE
10 23 (11.92%) JSON
11 22 (11.40%) CSS3
11 22 (11.40%) CSS
12 21 (10.88%) Middleware
12 21 (10.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 20 (10.36%) REST
13 20 (10.36%) WebSphere MQ
14 15 (7.77%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.84%) DataPower
3 16 (8.29%) Mainframe
4 10 (5.18%) Derivative
5 8 (4.15%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.15%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (3.63%) Clustering
6 7 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.59%) PKI
7 5 (2.59%) Web 2.0
8 4 (2.07%) VSAM
9 3 (1.55%) Grid Computing
9 3 (1.55%) iSeries
9 3 (1.55%) SWIFT
9 3 (1.55%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.04%) BYOD
10 2 (1.04%) DTCC
10 2 (1.04%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.04%) AS400
11 1 (0.52%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 48 (24.87%) UNIX
2 37 (19.17%) Windows
3 29 (15.03%) Linux
4 28 (14.51%) AIX
5 18 (9.33%) zOS
6 12 (6.22%) Solaris
7 10 (5.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (4.15%) HPUX
9 4 (2.07%) MVS
10 2 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.04%) SUSE
11 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (23.83%) SOA
1 46 (23.83%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (20.21%) MVC
3 32 (16.58%) OOP
4 28 (14.51%) UML
5 26 (13.47%) Unit Testing
6 25 (12.95%) Software Engineering
7 24 (12.44%) Mobile Development
8 19 (9.84%) Migration
9 18 (9.33%) EAI
9 18 (9.33%) Mentoring
10 16 (8.29%) E-Commerce
10 16 (8.29%) OO
10 16 (8.29%) Release Management
11 14 (7.25%) Multithreading
12 12 (6.22%) Regression Testing
13 11 (5.70%) Data Modelling
13 11 (5.70%) Web Application Development
14 10 (5.18%) ITIL
14 10 (5.18%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (39.90%) Java
2 46 (23.83%) SQL
3 45 (23.32%) JavaScript
4 40 (20.73%) C#
5 28 (14.51%) Ruby
6 24 (12.44%) Python
7 16 (8.29%) XPath
8 15 (7.77%) C++
9 11 (5.70%) Perl
9 11 (5.70%) XQuery
10 10 (5.18%) Shell Script
10 10 (5.18%) JCL
10 10 (5.18%) COBOL
11 9 (4.66%) REXX
12 8 (4.15%) Assembly Language
13 7 (3.63%) Bash Shell
14 4 (2.07%) Groovy
14 4 (2.07%) Scala
15 3 (1.55%) C
15 3 (1.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (13.47%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.77%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.25%) Degree
4 4 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.07%) ISEB
4 4 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.52%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.25%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (1.55%) RACF
1 3 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.04%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (1.04%) KVM
2 2 (1.04%) Samba
2 2 (1.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.52%) Firmware
3 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.07%) CA Wily
2 2 (1.04%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (1.04%) OpenView
2 2 (1.04%) MOM
3 1 (0.52%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 84 (43.52%) Oracle
1 84 (43.52%) IBM
2 25 (12.95%) TIBCO
3 24 (12.44%) Talend
4 20 (10.36%) Microsoft
5 14 (7.25%) HP
6 7 (3.63%) CA
7 6 (3.11%) Sybase
8 5 (2.59%) Interwoven
8 5 (2.59%) ATG
8 5 (2.59%) Blue Martini
8 5 (2.59%) Elastic Path
9 4 (2.07%) VMware
9 4 (2.07%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.07%) Cognos
9 4 (2.07%) Misys
10 3 (1.55%) Cisco
10 3 (1.55%) Sun
10 3 (1.55%) Vitria
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