The table below looks at the statistics for MQSeries skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MQSeries over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MQSeries
Rank 24 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 2 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 1.39% 4.17% 10.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.53% 14.29% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -36.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Application Platforms Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
19 28 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 13.19% 29.17% 36.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 7
Average daily rate £250 £298 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.96% -20.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £165 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £450 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 £46.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -9.32%

MQSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MQSeries across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

MQSeries Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

MQSeries
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MQSeries across the Watford region.

MQSeries Daily Rate Trend in Watford

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region 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 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) Java
1 10 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
1 10 (100.00%) J2EE
1 10 (100.00%) XML
1 10 (100.00%) UNIX
1 10 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 10 (100.00%) IBM
1 10 (100.00%) Finance
1 10 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 10 (100.00%) Retail
2 9 (90.00%) Degree
3 7 (70.00%) WebSphere
3 7 (70.00%) DB2
4 6 (60.00%) Flash
4 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (60.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (60.00%) HP
4 6 (60.00%) ISEB
4 6 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (60.00%) LoadRunner
4 6 (60.00%) System Testing
4 6 (60.00%) DbVisualizer
4 6 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (40.00%) Interwoven
5 4 (40.00%) Internet
5 4 (40.00%) Log4j
5 4 (40.00%) XMLBeans

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region 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 7 (70.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (30.00%) Adobe CQ
2 3 (30.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Internet
2 3 (30.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) DB2
2 6 (60.00%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (30.00%) MySQL
4 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (60.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (40.00%) Log4j
2 4 (40.00%) Subversion
2 4 (40.00%) Ant
2 4 (40.00%) JUnit
2 4 (40.00%) Eclipse
3 3 (30.00%) Maven
4 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 10 (100.00%) Finance
1 10 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 10 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Tester
2 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) J2EE
1 10 (100.00%) XML
2 6 (60.00%) Flash
3 4 (40.00%) XSLT
3 4 (40.00%) XMLBeans
3 4 (40.00%) Ajax
3 4 (40.00%) Servlets
3 4 (40.00%) Struts
3 4 (40.00%) JMS
4 3 (30.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (30.00%) Spring
4 3 (30.00%) jQuery
4 3 (30.00%) REST
4 3 (30.00%) Web Services
4 3 (30.00%) SOAP
4 3 (30.00%) CSS
4 3 (30.00%) JSON
5 1 (10.00%) JSTL
5 1 (10.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) UNIX
2 4 (40.00%) HPUX
2 4 (40.00%) Solaris
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) E-Commerce
2 6 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (60.00%) System Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Content Management
3 4 (40.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) UML
5 1 (10.00%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Java
1 10 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) XPath
3 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) Degree
2 6 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (60.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) IBM
2 6 (60.00%) HP
3 4 (40.00%) Interwoven
4 3 (30.00%) Sun
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) ATG
5 1 (10.00%) Blue Martini
5 1 (10.00%) Elastic Path