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 27 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 162 193
Rank change year-on-year +6 +31  
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 8 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.24% 0.030% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.58% 0.18% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 7
Median daily rate £475 - £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 - £409
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 - £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -15.00% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 -

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 507 565 988
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 15.35% 16.68% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 438 744
Median daily rate £493 £445 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% +9.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £300 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £564
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 22
Median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.42% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.50 £22.00 £36.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.76% +23.80%  

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

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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

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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 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MQSeries in the City of London

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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 27 June 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 5 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 5 (50.00%) Java
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
1 5 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 4 (40.00%) Maven
2 4 (40.00%) Middleware
3 3 (30.00%) Front Office
3 3 (30.00%) Murex
3 3 (30.00%) JMS
3 3 (30.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) SOAP
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Release Management
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Spring
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (30.00%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (30.00%) Technical Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (30.00%) REST
4 2 (20.00%) Kotlin
4 2 (20.00%) Hazelcast
4 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (20.00%) Akka
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (20.00%) Multithreaded Programming
4 2 (20.00%) Spring Cloud

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 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Kondor
2 1 (10.00%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) Hazelcast
3 1 (10.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Maven
2 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Front Office
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C++ Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C++ Team Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Lead Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) AS400 Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Core Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Front Office Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Messaging Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Middleware
2 3 (30.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (30.00%) JMS
2 3 (30.00%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (30.00%) REST
2 3 (30.00%) SOAP
2 3 (30.00%) Spring
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) Akka
3 2 (20.00%) Rendezvous
3 2 (20.00%) Spring Boot
3 2 (20.00%) Spring Cloud
4 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) JDBC
4 1 (10.00%) jQuery
4 1 (10.00%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (10.00%) XML
4 1 (10.00%) XSL
4 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (20.00%) Reference Data
3 1 (10.00%) AS400
3 1 (10.00%) Fintech
3 1 (10.00%) iSeries
3 1 (10.00%) Online Banking
3 1 (10.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Release Management
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) Greeks
3 2 (20.00%) Multithreaded Programming
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Concurrent Programming
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) OOP
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) UML
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) Kotlin
3 2 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) Scala
4 1 (10.00%) AWK
4 1 (10.00%) C-shell
4 1 (10.00%) Korn
4 1 (10.00%) RPG
4 1 (10.00%) RPG IV
4 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Ansible
1 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Murex
2 2 (20.00%) ION Trading
2 2 (20.00%) Sybase
2 2 (20.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (10.00%) Calypso
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
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