The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 29 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
UK > England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 550 558 559
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1  
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 44 64 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.61% 0.72% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 51 37
England median daily rate £493 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.50% -  
10th Percentile £405 £280 £405
90th Percentile £788 £538 £650
UK median daily rate £463 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -7.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK 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 England with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7249 8846 9074
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.77% 17.95% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7475 9879 9665
England median daily rate £440 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +13.33%  
10th Percentile £263 £263 £220
90th Percentile £588 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +1.17% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 375 463
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.04% -  
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £44.90 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  

MQSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing MQSeries as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for MQSeries in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MQSeries in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MQSeries in England over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MQSeries in England

MQSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MQSeries in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MQSeries within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +23 32 £493 +4.50% 4
North East +65 5 £410 +43.85%
North of England +51 5 £410 +43.85%
East Midlands - 3 - -
Midlands - 3 - - 1
South West -3 2 £435 +10.82%
East of England -6 2 - -
MQSeries
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 England region with a requirement for MQSeries.

1 39 (60.94%) Linux
2 35 (54.69%) Java
3 29 (45.31%) SQL
4 27 (42.19%) Unix
5 24 (37.50%) Banking
6 23 (35.94%) IBM
7 22 (34.38%) Finance
8 21 (32.81%) Middleware
9 19 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (28.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (26.56%) E-Commerce
11 17 (26.56%) JMS
12 16 (25.00%) Oracle
13 15 (23.44%) SOAP
13 15 (23.44%) Web Services
13 15 (23.44%) XML
14 14 (21.88%) WebSphere
15 13 (20.31%) Multithreading
16 12 (18.75%) JSON
16 12 (18.75%) TDD
16 12 (18.75%) J2EE
16 12 (18.75%) Solaris
16 12 (18.75%) Tomcat
16 12 (18.75%) REST
17 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (17.19%) Apache
17 11 (17.19%) TIBCO
17 11 (17.19%) Spring
18 10 (15.63%) HP
18 10 (15.63%) HPUX

MQSeries
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 14 (21.88%) WebSphere
2 12 (18.75%) Tomcat
3 11 (17.19%) Apache
4 8 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 6 (9.38%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (9.38%) OpenStack
6 5 (7.81%) iPlanet
6 5 (7.81%) JBoss
6 5 (7.81%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (7.81%) WebLogic
6 5 (7.81%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (3.13%) Apache Solr
7 2 (3.13%) Apache Spark
7 2 (3.13%) Confluence
7 2 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (3.13%) IBM Domino
7 2 (3.13%) IIS
7 2 (3.13%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.56%) GemFire
8 1 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (3.13%) Kondor
2 2 (3.13%) Loan IQ
3 1 (1.56%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.13%) Office 365
3 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.06%) LDAP
1 9 (14.06%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.38%) Internet
2 6 (9.38%) NAS
2 6 (9.38%) SAN
3 5 (7.81%) Firewall
4 3 (4.69%) DNS
4 3 (4.69%) FCoE
4 3 (4.69%) iSCSI
4 3 (4.69%) VLAN
4 3 (4.69%) WAN
5 2 (3.13%) HTTP
5 2 (3.13%) S/MIME
6 1 (1.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) DB2
2 7 (10.94%) MySQL
2 7 (10.94%) RDBMS
2 7 (10.94%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.69%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.13%) Data Mining
5 2 (3.13%) DbVisualizer
5 2 (3.13%) EDRMS
5 2 (3.13%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.13%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Maven
2 4 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.69%) Eclipse
3 3 (4.69%) JUnit
3 3 (4.69%) Mockito
3 3 (4.69%) Selenium
3 3 (4.69%) Subversion
3 3 (4.69%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (4.69%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.13%) JIRA
4 2 (3.13%) Log4j
4 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.56%) Ant
5 1 (1.56%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.56%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.56%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
General
1 24 (37.50%) Banking
2 22 (34.38%) Finance
3 9 (14.06%) Investment Banking
4 8 (12.50%) Front Office
5 7 (10.94%) Retail
6 5 (7.81%) Prime Brokerage
6 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
7 4 (6.25%) Games
8 3 (4.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (64.06%) Developer
2 16 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 8 (12.50%) C++ Developer
4 7 (10.94%) Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) AIX Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Integration Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Prime Brokerage Java Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Architect
6 3 (4.69%) AS400 Developer
6 3 (4.69%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) Applications Support
7 2 (3.13%) Front Office Developer
7 2 (3.13%) Lead Developer
7 2 (3.13%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.81%) Middleware
2 17 (26.56%) JMS
3 15 (23.44%) SOAP
3 15 (23.44%) Web Services
3 15 (23.44%) XML
4 12 (18.75%) J2EE
4 12 (18.75%) JSON
4 12 (18.75%) REST
5 11 (17.19%) Spring
6 9 (14.06%) HTML
6 9 (14.06%) IBM Integration Bus
6 9 (14.06%) RESTful
7 8 (12.50%) JDBC
8 7 (10.94%) HTML5
8 7 (10.94%) Spring Boot
9 6 (9.38%) ActiveMQ
9 6 (9.38%) XSLT
10 5 (7.81%) Hibernate
10 5 (7.81%) J2SE
10 5 (7.81%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.38%) Clustering
3 6 (9.38%) Grid Computing
4 5 (7.81%) Derivative
5 4 (6.25%) AS400
5 4 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 4 (6.25%) iSeries
6 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (4.69%) SWIFT
7 2 (3.13%) Online Banking
7 2 (3.13%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.56%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.56%) DataPower
8 1 (1.56%) Equities
8 1 (1.56%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.56%) PKI
8 1 (1.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 39 (60.94%) Linux
2 27 (42.19%) Unix
3 12 (18.75%) Solaris
4 10 (15.63%) HPUX
5 9 (14.06%) AIX
5 9 (14.06%) Windows
6 6 (9.38%) SUSE
7 1 (1.56%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.56%) E-Commerce
3 13 (20.31%) Multithreading
4 12 (18.75%) TDD
5 9 (14.06%) Electronic Trading
5 9 (14.06%) Workflow
6 8 (12.50%) Microservices
7 7 (10.94%) Data Integration
7 7 (10.94%) OO
8 6 (9.38%) Algorithmic Trading
8 6 (9.38%) Change Management
8 6 (9.38%) Data Analysis
8 6 (9.38%) DevOps
8 6 (9.38%) ETL
8 6 (9.38%) High Availability
8 6 (9.38%) Pair Programming
8 6 (9.38%) Performance Testing
9 5 (7.81%) B2B
9 5 (7.81%) Load Balancing
9 5 (7.81%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 35 (54.69%) Java
2 29 (45.31%) SQL
3 8 (12.50%) C++
3 8 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 7 (10.94%) C#
4 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.94%) Perl
4 7 (10.94%) Python
5 5 (7.81%) PowerShell
6 4 (6.25%) C-shell
6 4 (6.25%) Korn
6 4 (6.25%) RPG
6 4 (6.25%) RPG IV
7 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.69%) Scala
8 2 (3.13%) C
8 2 (3.13%) Kotlin
8 2 (3.13%) Tcl
8 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
1 6 (9.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) MiFID
1 3 (4.69%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.38%) Hyper-V
1 6 (9.38%) KVM
1 6 (9.38%) Oracle RAC
1 6 (9.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.69%) Samba
3 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) OpenView
2 2 (3.13%) Ansible
2 2 (3.13%) FTK
2 2 (3.13%) Mesos
2 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.13%) Puppet
3 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.56%) MOM
3 1 (1.56%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 23 (35.94%) IBM
2 16 (25.00%) Oracle
3 11 (17.19%) TIBCO
4 10 (15.63%) HP
5 8 (12.50%) Sybase
6 6 (9.38%) Cognos
6 6 (9.38%) Opsware
6 6 (9.38%) PlateSpin
6 6 (9.38%) Red Hat
6 6 (9.38%) Sun
6 6 (9.38%) Veritas
6 6 (9.38%) VMware
7 5 (7.81%) Cisco
7 5 (7.81%) F5
8 4 (6.25%) Murex
9 3 (4.69%) Talend
10 2 (3.13%) Calypso
10 2 (3.13%) ION Trading
10 2 (3.13%) Nuix
10 2 (3.13%) SAP
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