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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM MQSeries
London / City of London
Rank 153 155 188
Rank change year-on-year +2 +33  
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 2 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.066% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.35% 0.73% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 6
Median daily rate £425 £450 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £433 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £370 £418
% change year-on-year +14.86% -11.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MQSeries is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 574 550 831
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 18.94% 16.54% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 409 612
Median daily rate £475 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 22
Median hourly rate £28.67 £26.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.25% +18.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 £17.80 £14.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.07
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.00%  

MQSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing MQSeries as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MQSeries in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MQSeries in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MQSeries in the City of London

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) SWIFT
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (50.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (50.00%) Temenos
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) jBASE
2 2 (50.00%) Temenos T24
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) R
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) Hazelcast
3 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (25.00%) Akka
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Ansible
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Spring Boot
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Reference Data
3 1 (25.00%) iSeries
3 1 (25.00%) Scala
3 1 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) RPG IV
3 1 (25.00%) Spring
3 1 (25.00%) Maven

MQSeries
Top Related 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 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Temenos T24
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) Hazelcast
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) AS400 Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Payments Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Akka
1 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (25.00%) JMS
1 1 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Spring
1 1 (25.00%) Spring Boot
1 1 (25.00%) Spring Cloud
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (25.00%) AS400
2 1 (25.00%) iSeries
2 1 (25.00%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) R
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Kotlin
3 1 (25.00%) RPG
3 1 (25.00%) RPG IV
3 1 (25.00%) Scala
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) jBASE
1 2 (50.00%) Temenos
2 1 (25.00%) ION Trading
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