Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for MQSeries skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MQSeries over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM MQSeries
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 222 235 262
Rank change year-on-year +13 +27 +33
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 19 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.27% 0.075% 0.099%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.84% 0.42% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 4
City of London median daily rate £425 £500 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +17.30% +0.29%
10th Percentile £408 £426 £394
90th Percentile £500 £568 £522
Central London median daily rate £425 £500 £426
% change year-on-year -15.00% +17.30% +13.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

MQSeries is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1030 1187 1493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.40% 17.80% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 809 930 1127
City of London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £278 £312 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
Central London median daily rate £498 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +10.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 21
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.67% +5.76%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £27.50 £55.93 £42.25
Central London median hourly rate £17.85 £17.30 £17.74
% change year-on-year +3.18% -2.48% +7.52%

MQSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MQSeries as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for MQSeries in the City of London

MQSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MQSeries in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for MQSeries in the City of London

MQSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MQSeries in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MQSeries in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for MQSeries.

1 18 (94.74%) Banking
2 15 (78.95%) Finance
3 11 (57.89%) Unix
4 10 (52.63%) Middleware
5 9 (47.37%) IBM
6 8 (42.11%) WebSphere MQ
6 8 (42.11%) .NET
6 8 (42.11%) WebSphere
7 7 (36.84%) Perl
7 7 (36.84%) Windows
7 7 (36.84%) Linux
8 6 (31.58%) JBoss
8 6 (31.58%) Tomcat
8 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
8 6 (31.58%) PHP
8 6 (31.58%) C++
8 6 (31.58%) HTML
8 6 (31.58%) Java
8 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
8 6 (31.58%) Oracle
8 6 (31.58%) Investment Banking
8 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (26.32%) SWIFT
9 5 (26.32%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 5 (26.32%) SEPA
9 5 (26.32%) JSP
9 5 (26.32%) J2EE
9 5 (26.32%) AIX
10 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
10 4 (21.05%) Front Office

MQSeries
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 8 (42.11%) WebSphere
2 6 (31.58%) JBoss
2 6 (31.58%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Actimize
1 2 (10.53%) Kondor
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Cash Management
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) Hazelcast
3 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) Maven
General
1 18 (94.74%) Banking
2 15 (78.95%) Finance
3 6 (31.58%) Investment Banking
4 4 (21.05%) Front Office
5 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Applications Support
4 3 (15.79%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Compliance Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Middleware Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Support Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Technical Support
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Technical Support Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Unix Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Technical Support
4 3 (15.79%) Technical Support Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) Middleware
2 8 (42.11%) .NET
2 8 (42.11%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (31.58%) HTML
4 5 (26.32%) J2EE
4 5 (26.32%) JSP
5 4 (21.05%) REST
6 2 (10.53%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (10.53%) FpML
6 2 (10.53%) Java EE
6 2 (10.53%) SOAP
6 2 (10.53%) Web Services
7 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
7 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
7 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
7 1 (5.26%) JMS
7 1 (5.26%) NHibernate
7 1 (5.26%) WCF
7 1 (5.26%) XML
7 1 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) SWIFT
2 3 (15.79%) Fedwire
3 2 (10.53%) Equities
3 2 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Unix
2 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (26.32%) AIX
5 3 (15.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Anti-Money Laundering
2 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (10.53%) Cash Management
4 2 (10.53%) Greeks
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Multithreaded Programming
4 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (10.53%) Regulatory Compliance
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.53%) SDLC
4 2 (10.53%) Wealth Management
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps
5 1 (5.26%) EAI
5 1 (5.26%) Microservices
5 1 (5.26%) MVC
5 1 (5.26%) Release Management
5 1 (5.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Perl
2 6 (31.58%) C++
2 6 (31.58%) Java
2 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
2 6 (31.58%) PHP
3 3 (15.79%) C#
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Kotlin
5 1 (5.26%) Scala
5 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) SEPA
2 2 (10.53%) MiFID
2 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) IBM
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
3 2 (10.53%) Murex
3 2 (10.53%) Sybase
4 1 (5.26%) ION Trading