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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MQSeries
Rank 545 506 491
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -15
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 67 80 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.65% 0.87% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 45 54
Average daily rate
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£330 £443 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.42% +0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £285 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £700 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £29.25 £23.75 £33.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.15% -30.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 £23.75 £28.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.85 £23.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £23.75 £30.40
% change year-on-year
+23.15% -21.87%

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
10240 9236 10077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.78% 17.51% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6163 5455 5642
Average daily rate £375 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 372 494
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 19 September 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 22 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 19 September 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 -20 62 £330 -25.42% 20
London -6 28 £330 -30.52% 13
East of England -10 15 £238 - 6
Greenford - 9 - - 1
South East +2 7 £388 -7.73%
Watford -2 7 - - 2
Hertfordshire -21 7 - - 4
City of London +22 4 £463 -11.90% 9
North West -4 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £438 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £575 - 2
Bedford - 2 £575 -
Surrey - 1 £350 -
West Sussex - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 2
Horsham - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Luton - - - - 2
Scotland - - - - 3

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 84 (58.33%) Java
2 74 (51.39%) SQL
3 72 (50.00%) WebSphere
4 71 (49.31%) Finance
5 69 (47.92%) Oracle
6 65 (45.14%) UNIX
7 61 (42.36%) XML
7 61 (42.36%) J2EE
8 59 (40.97%) DB2
9 58 (40.28%) Linux
9 58 (40.28%) IBM
10 41 (28.47%) Middleware
11 37 (25.69%) Manufacturing
12 35 (24.31%) E-Commerce
13 33 (22.92%) Windows
13 33 (22.92%) JavaScript
13 33 (22.92%) HTML
14 30 (20.83%) JMS
14 30 (20.83%) Retail
15 28 (19.44%) Banking
15 28 (19.44%) SQL Server
16 27 (18.75%) Tomcat
17 26 (18.06%) Web Services
18 24 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
18 24 (16.67%) WebLogic
18 24 (16.67%) Subversion
19 23 (15.97%) Spring
19 23 (15.97%) C#
19 23 (15.97%) Relational Database
20 21 (14.58%) .NET

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 72 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 27 (18.75%) Tomcat
3 24 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 24 (16.67%) WebLogic
4 14 (9.72%) Adobe CQ
5 12 (8.33%) CICS
5 12 (8.33%) IIS
6 9 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (4.86%) Escenic
7 7 (4.86%) CMS
7 7 (4.86%) IBM HTTP Server
8 6 (4.17%) Apache
9 3 (2.08%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (2.08%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (1.39%) Tuxedo
10 2 (1.39%) Jetty
11 1 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 13 (9.03%) MS Office
2 5 (3.47%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Tridion
2 5 (3.47%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (3.47%) Misys Midas
3 3 (2.08%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.39%) BPCS
5 1 (0.69%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.69%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.58%) Internet
2 15 (10.42%) FTP
2 15 (10.42%) HTTP
3 5 (3.47%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.78%) Firewall
5 3 (2.08%) LDAP
6 2 (1.39%) Intranet
7 1 (0.69%) NAS
7 1 (0.69%) AMQP
7 1 (0.69%) SAN
7 1 (0.69%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (40.97%) DB2
2 28 (19.44%) SQL Server
3 23 (15.97%) Relational Database
4 19 (13.19%) RDBMS
5 18 (12.50%) MySQL
6 17 (11.81%) Oracle Database
7 13 (9.03%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (7.64%) DbVisualizer
9 10 (6.94%) Hadoop
9 10 (6.94%) Big Data
10 5 (3.47%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (2.08%) Redis
11 3 (2.08%) MongoDB
11 3 (2.08%) NoSQL
11 3 (2.08%) PowerCenter
11 3 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.69%) OLTP
12 1 (0.69%) IMS/DB
12 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (16.67%) Subversion
2 20 (13.89%) JUnit
3 17 (11.81%) Ant
4 13 (9.03%) Maven
4 13 (9.03%) Log4j
4 13 (9.03%) Eclipse
5 11 (7.64%) QuickTest Pro
6 10 (6.94%) LoadRunner
7 6 (4.17%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 5 (3.47%) Jenkins
8 5 (3.47%) ERwin
9 4 (2.78%) JIRA
9 4 (2.78%) Git (software)
9 4 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.78%) Mercurial
9 4 (2.78%) Gerrit
10 3 (2.08%) AnthillPro
10 3 (2.08%) TeamCity
10 3 (2.08%) ClearCase
11 2 (1.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 71 (49.31%) Finance
2 37 (25.69%) Manufacturing
3 30 (20.83%) Retail
4 28 (19.44%) Banking
5 7 (4.86%) Investment Banking
6 6 (4.17%) Front Office
7 5 (3.47%) Back Office
8 2 (1.39%) Automotive
8 2 (1.39%) Dutch Language
8 2 (1.39%) French Language
9 1 (0.69%) Legal
9 1 (0.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 61 (42.36%) Developer
2 30 (20.83%) Java Developer
2 30 (20.83%) Analyst
3 18 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 16 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 13 (9.03%) Consultant
5 13 (9.03%) Architect
6 12 (8.33%) Tester
7 11 (7.64%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (5.56%) Programmer
9 7 (4.86%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 7 (4.86%) Applications Support
9 7 (4.86%) Administrator
9 7 (4.86%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.86%) Oracle Developer
9 7 (4.86%) Developer Analyst
9 7 (4.86%) Java Programmer
9 7 (4.86%) Senior Java Programmer
9 7 (4.86%) Senior Programmer
10 6 (4.17%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (42.36%) XML
1 61 (42.36%) J2EE
2 41 (28.47%) Middleware
3 33 (22.92%) HTML
4 30 (20.83%) JMS
5 26 (18.06%) Web Services
6 23 (15.97%) Spring
7 21 (14.58%) .NET
7 21 (14.58%) Struts
7 21 (14.58%) Ajax
8 20 (13.89%) Hibernate
8 20 (13.89%) WebSphere MQ
9 19 (13.19%) XSLT
10 15 (10.42%) Servlets
10 15 (10.42%) CSS
11 14 (9.72%) jQuery
12 13 (9.03%) XMLBeans
12 13 (9.03%) EJB
12 13 (9.03%) JDBC
13 12 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.58%) Mainframe
2 18 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.03%) Web 2.0
4 11 (7.64%) AS400
5 8 (5.56%) iSeries
6 6 (4.17%) VSAM
6 6 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (3.47%) SWIFT
7 5 (3.47%) Market Risk
7 5 (3.47%) N-Tier
7 5 (3.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (3.47%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.78%) Replication
9 3 (2.08%) Kindle
9 3 (2.08%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.69%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 65 (45.14%) UNIX
2 58 (40.28%) Linux
3 33 (22.92%) Windows
4 21 (14.58%) Solaris
5 13 (9.03%) HPUX
6 10 (6.94%) AIX
7 7 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.47%) zOS
8 5 (3.47%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.78%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (24.31%) E-Commerce
2 21 (14.58%) ITIL
3 19 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (11.81%) UML
5 16 (11.11%) SOA
6 15 (10.42%) TDD
6 15 (10.42%) OO
7 14 (9.72%) Automated Testing
8 13 (9.03%) Data Analysis
8 13 (9.03%) Content Management
8 13 (9.03%) ETL
9 11 (7.64%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (7.64%) System Testing
9 11 (7.64%) Problem Management
9 11 (7.64%) Regression Testing
10 10 (6.94%) Data Modelling
11 9 (6.25%) Mentoring
11 9 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (6.25%) Scrum
12 8 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 84 (58.33%) Java
2 74 (51.39%) SQL
3 33 (22.92%) JavaScript
4 23 (15.97%) C#
5 18 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 17 (11.81%) Perl
7 14 (9.72%) Python
8 13 (9.03%) Scala
8 13 (9.03%) XPath
8 13 (9.03%) PL/SQL
9 12 (8.33%) C++
10 11 (7.64%) JCL
11 9 (6.25%) COBOL
11 9 (6.25%) RPG
12 7 (4.86%) VBA
12 7 (4.86%) C
12 7 (4.86%) Shell Script
13 6 (4.17%) RPG/400
13 6 (4.17%) RPG IV
14 5 (3.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (13.89%) Degree
2 12 (8.33%) ISEB
2 12 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (6.25%) Sun Certification
4 5 (3.47%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.47%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.69%) Server+ Certification
5 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.56%) QA
2 6 (4.17%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.47%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.78%) RACF
3 3 (2.08%) vCloud
4 2 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (9.03%) Tivoli
2 5 (3.47%) Puppet
3 4 (2.78%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.69%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 69 (47.92%) Oracle
2 58 (40.28%) IBM
3 13 (9.03%) Interwoven
4 11 (7.64%) HP
5 10 (6.94%) TIBCO
5 10 (6.94%) Microsoft
6 9 (6.25%) Red Hat
7 8 (5.56%) Sybase
7 8 (5.56%) JBoss
8 7 (4.86%) Sun
9 6 (4.17%) Blue Martini
9 6 (4.17%) ATG
9 6 (4.17%) Elastic Path
10 5 (3.47%) VMware
11 3 (2.08%) Vertica
11 3 (2.08%) Syncsort
11 3 (2.08%) Informatica
11 3 (2.08%) Google
12 2 (1.39%) Teradata
13 1 (0.69%) SAP
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