The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 for the Watford region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MQSeries
Rank 22 13 17
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 11 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 8.03% 8.05% 3.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 25.58% 28.00% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £435
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
43 25 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 31.39% 28.74% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 4
Average daily rate £400 £450 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +44.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
MQSeries
Hertfordshire

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 17 April 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 13 (100.00%) UNIX
1 13 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 13 (100.00%) IBM
1 13 (100.00%) Finance
1 13 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 13 (100.00%) Retail
2 12 (92.31%) WebSphere
2 12 (92.31%) Linux
2 12 (92.31%) DB2
3 11 (84.62%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (53.85%) SQL
4 7 (53.85%) J2EE
4 7 (53.85%) HTML
4 7 (53.85%) Java
4 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
4 7 (53.85%) Tomcat
4 7 (53.85%) Oracle
4 7 (53.85%) XML
4 7 (53.85%) Sun
4 7 (53.85%) HP
4 7 (53.85%) HTTP
5 6 (46.15%) RDBMS
5 6 (46.15%) JMS
5 6 (46.15%) Dell
5 6 (46.15%) Interwoven
5 6 (46.15%) Eclipse
5 6 (46.15%) Red Hat
5 6 (46.15%) Internet
5 6 (46.15%) Project Management
5 6 (46.15%) SUSE

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (92.31%) WebSphere
2 11 (84.62%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (53.85%) Tomcat
4 6 (46.15%) IBM HTTP Server
4 6 (46.15%) IIS
5 1 (7.69%) Adobe CQ
Business Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) HTTP
2 6 (46.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (92.31%) DB2
2 6 (46.15%) RDBMS
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle Database
2 6 (46.15%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Ant
1 6 (46.15%) JUnit
1 6 (46.15%) Eclipse
1 6 (46.15%) Log4j
1 6 (46.15%) Subversion
2 5 (38.46%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (7.69%) Maven
General
1 13 (100.00%) Finance
1 13 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 13 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
1 6 (46.15%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 6 (46.15%) Technical Project Manager
1 6 (46.15%) Delivery Project Manager
1 6 (46.15%) Services Delivery Manager
1 6 (46.15%) Service Manager
1 6 (46.15%) Java Developer
1 6 (46.15%) Infrastructure Manager
1 6 (46.15%) Technical Manager
1 6 (46.15%) Delivery Manager
1 6 (46.15%) Technical Services Manager
1 6 (46.15%) Project Manager
1 6 (46.15%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
1 6 (46.15%) Technical Delivery Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Tester
2 1 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) HTML
1 7 (53.85%) J2EE
1 7 (53.85%) XML
2 6 (46.15%) XSLT
2 6 (46.15%) Struts
2 6 (46.15%) JMS
2 6 (46.15%) XMLBeans
2 6 (46.15%) Ajax
2 6 (46.15%) Servlets
3 5 (38.46%) JDBC
3 5 (38.46%) JSP
3 5 (38.46%) EJB
3 5 (38.46%) JSTL
3 5 (38.46%) XHTML
4 1 (7.69%) jQuery
4 1 (7.69%) REST
4 1 (7.69%) CSS
4 1 (7.69%) SOAP
4 1 (7.69%) JSON
4 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) UNIX
2 12 (92.31%) Linux
3 6 (46.15%) SUSE
3 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) AIX
3 6 (46.15%) HPUX
3 6 (46.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) E-Commerce
2 6 (46.15%) Project Management
2 6 (46.15%) Service Delivery
2 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) OO
2 6 (46.15%) Content Management
2 6 (46.15%) Web Development
3 5 (38.46%) RAD
3 5 (38.46%) UML
4 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
1 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) XPath
3 5 (38.46%) Bash Shell
3 5 (38.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) IBM
2 7 (53.85%) Sun
2 7 (53.85%) HP
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle
3 6 (46.15%) Dell
3 6 (46.15%) Interwoven
3 6 (46.15%) Red Hat
4 5 (38.46%) ATG
4 5 (38.46%) Blue Martini
4 5 (38.46%) Elastic Path