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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM MQSeries
UK
Rank 573 575 560
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 22 43 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.086% 0.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.29% 0.51% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 20
Median daily rate £475 £425 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £225 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £504 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £453
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -6.07%
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
7661 8432 8680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.11% 16.90% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4887 5341 5450
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.53% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 238 311
Median hourly rate £19.19 £22.50 £19.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.63 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.84%

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 17 January 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 9 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 17 January 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 22 £475 +11.76% 4
London +8 12 £515 +15.73% 3
South West +13 3 £393 +18.93%
Bristol +8 3 £393 +9.02%
East Midlands +3 3 £473 +11.17%
Nottinghamshire 0 3 £473 +11.17%
Nottingham -3 3 £473 +11.17%
City of London -8 2 £553 +30.00% 1
Midlands - 2 £450 -

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 41 (55.41%) IBM
2 38 (51.35%) Unix
3 36 (48.65%) WebSphere
4 32 (43.24%) Oracle
5 30 (40.54%) Java
6 28 (37.84%) Windows
6 28 (37.84%) Solaris
6 28 (37.84%) Linux
7 24 (32.43%) ITIL
8 23 (31.08%) SQL
9 21 (28.38%) Microsoft
10 19 (25.68%) Middleware
10 19 (25.68%) WebSphere Application Server
10 19 (25.68%) AIX
11 17 (22.97%) DB2
11 17 (22.97%) Release Management
12 16 (21.62%) J2EE
13 15 (20.27%) WebLogic
13 15 (20.27%) JMS
13 15 (20.27%) Finance
14 14 (18.92%) IBM Integration Bus
14 14 (18.92%) Web Services
14 14 (18.92%) XML
15 13 (17.57%) OS/390
15 13 (17.57%) Problem Management
15 13 (17.57%) Windows Server
16 12 (16.22%) Change Management
16 12 (16.22%) Perl
17 11 (14.86%) SOAP
17 11 (14.86%) Tuxedo

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 36 (48.65%) WebSphere
2 19 (25.68%) WebSphere Application Server
3 15 (20.27%) WebLogic
4 11 (14.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 11 (14.86%) Tuxedo
5 8 (10.81%) Apache
5 8 (10.81%) CMS
6 7 (9.46%) AquaLogic
6 7 (9.46%) JBoss
6 7 (9.46%) Oracle Application Server
7 6 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
8 5 (6.76%) Tomcat
9 4 (5.41%) iPlanet
9 4 (5.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (4.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (4.05%) NetWeaver
10 3 (4.05%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (2.70%) CICS
11 2 (2.70%) Mule
Applications
1 10 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (9.46%) OpenText MBPM
2 3 (4.05%) Markit EDM
3 2 (2.70%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.70%) Temenos T24
4 1 (1.35%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.16%) SSL
2 5 (6.76%) Firewall
2 5 (6.76%) Internet
2 5 (6.76%) LDAP
3 4 (5.41%) BIG-IP
3 4 (5.41%) FTP
3 4 (5.41%) HTTP
3 4 (5.41%) NAS
4 3 (4.05%) SAN
4 3 (4.05%) SSH
5 1 (1.35%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.35%) IPsec
5 1 (1.35%) Network Security
5 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.35%) tcpdump
5 1 (1.35%) VPN
5 1 (1.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.97%) DB2
2 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.11%) MySQL
4 5 (6.76%) Oracle Database
5 4 (5.41%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.05%) Jackrabbit
6 3 (4.05%) QlikView
6 3 (4.05%) RDBMS
6 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.70%) DbVisualizer
7 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.35%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 10 (13.51%) Eclipse
1 10 (13.51%) Subversion
2 9 (12.16%) JUnit
3 8 (10.81%) Git (software)
3 8 (10.81%) Mockito
4 5 (6.76%) Selenium
5 4 (5.41%) Log4j
5 4 (5.41%) NSubstitute
5 4 (5.41%) NUnit
5 4 (5.41%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (4.05%) Ant
6 3 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.05%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.70%) Maven
7 2 (2.70%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.35%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.35%) JIRA
8 1 (1.35%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.35%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (20.27%) Finance
2 11 (14.86%) Banking
3 4 (5.41%) Investment Banking
3 4 (5.41%) Retail
4 2 (2.70%) French Language
5 1 (1.35%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.35%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (28.38%) Developer
2 10 (13.51%) Analyst
3 8 (10.81%) Java Developer
4 7 (9.46%) Consultant
5 5 (6.76%) Senior Developer
5 5 (6.76%) WebSphere Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Administrator
6 4 (5.41%) Architect
6 4 (5.41%) Lead Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Senior WebSphere Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Technical Leader
7 3 (4.05%) BizTalk Developer
7 3 (4.05%) E-Commerce Developer
7 3 (4.05%) J2EE Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Middleware Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) Middleware Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) SAP Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.68%) Middleware
2 16 (21.62%) J2EE
3 15 (20.27%) JMS
4 14 (18.92%) IBM Integration Bus
4 14 (18.92%) Web Services
4 14 (18.92%) XML
5 11 (14.86%) REST
5 11 (14.86%) SOAP
6 10 (13.51%) WebSphere MQ
6 10 (13.51%) XSLT
7 9 (12.16%) JDBC
7 9 (12.16%) XSD
8 8 (10.81%) JSON
8 8 (10.81%) Spring
9 7 (9.46%) Hibernate
9 7 (9.46%) HTML
9 7 (9.46%) JSP
9 7 (9.46%) RESTful
9 7 (9.46%) Spring Boot
10 5 (6.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) iSeries
2 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.11%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.76%) AS400
4 5 (6.76%) SWIFT
5 4 (5.41%) Clustering
5 4 (5.41%) Mainframe
6 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.05%) Grid Computing
6 3 (4.05%) HP Storage
6 3 (4.05%) HP StoreVirtual
6 3 (4.05%) iPad
6 3 (4.05%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.70%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.35%) PDA
8 1 (1.35%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 38 (51.35%) Unix
2 28 (37.84%) Linux
2 28 (37.84%) Solaris
2 28 (37.84%) Windows
3 19 (25.68%) AIX
4 13 (17.57%) OS/390
4 13 (17.57%) Windows Server
5 9 (12.16%) HPUX
6 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.05%) zOS
8 2 (2.70%) MVS
8 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.35%) VME
9 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.43%) ITIL
2 17 (22.97%) Release Management
3 13 (17.57%) Problem Management
4 12 (16.22%) Change Management
5 11 (14.86%) Configuration Management
5 11 (14.86%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (13.51%) E-Commerce
6 10 (13.51%) QMS
7 9 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (12.16%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (12.16%) Service Delivery
7 9 (12.16%) TDD
7 9 (12.16%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (10.81%) ITIL V3
8 8 (10.81%) Migration
8 8 (10.81%) RAD
8 8 (10.81%) SDLC
8 8 (10.81%) Security Management
9 7 (9.46%) Mentoring
10 6 (8.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (40.54%) Java
2 23 (31.08%) SQL
3 12 (16.22%) Perl
4 8 (10.81%) C
4 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
5 7 (9.46%) C#
6 6 (8.11%) C++
7 5 (6.76%) RPG
8 4 (5.41%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.05%) RPG IV
10 2 (2.70%) COBOL
10 2 (2.70%) Python
10 2 (2.70%) R
10 2 (2.70%) RPG/400
10 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.70%) XPath
11 1 (1.35%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.35%) JCL
Qualifications
1 11 (14.86%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.11%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (5.41%) Degree
5 3 (4.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.35%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) JSP 440
2 3 (4.05%) SLA
3 2 (2.70%) QA
4 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.35%) GMP
4 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.35%) SEPA
System Software
1 8 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.35%) Samba
4 1 (1.35%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (5.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (4.05%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (4.05%) Control-M
2 3 (4.05%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (4.05%) NetBackup
2 3 (4.05%) OpenView
3 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.35%) Nagios
3 1 (1.35%) Puppet
3 1 (1.35%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 41 (55.41%) IBM
2 32 (43.24%) Oracle
3 21 (28.38%) Microsoft
4 11 (14.86%) Sun
5 9 (12.16%) SAP
5 9 (12.16%) VMware
6 8 (10.81%) Axway
7 7 (9.46%) HP
7 7 (9.46%) Red Hat
8 5 (6.76%) EMC
8 5 (6.76%) F5
8 5 (6.76%) Fujitsu
8 5 (6.76%) Sybase
9 4 (5.41%) BEA
9 4 (5.41%) Cisco
9 4 (5.41%) NetApp
9 4 (5.41%) Symantec
10 3 (4.05%) ATG
10 3 (4.05%) Blue Martini
10 3 (4.05%) TIBCO
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