Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 768 798 756
Rank change year-on-year +30 -42 -29
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 89 75 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.094% 0.077% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.56% 0.41% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 42 66
England median daily rate £450 £470 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% -1.05% +18.75%
10th Percentile £348 £313 £323
90th Percentile £575 £559 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £458 £475
% change year-on-year -1.64% -3.68% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
England median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £36.00 -

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 England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 15814 18137 18404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.67% 18.55% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10486 11824 11695
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £235
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +6.26% +5.88% +5.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 450 552
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.05 £12.15 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.83 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

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

MQSeries
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

MQSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MQSeries in England over the 6 months to 23 November 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

MQSeries
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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +13 65 £475 -5.00% 3
North of England +50 9 £410 +21.48%
North East +51 8 £405 +20.00%
Midlands +31 6 £320 +6.67%
East Midlands -2 6 £320 +6.67%
East of England -16 5 - - 1
South West -6 3 £426 +8.60%
South East -2 1 - -
North West - 1 £430 -
MQSeries
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region with a requirement for MQSeries.

1 48 (53.93%) Linux
2 44 (49.44%) Unix
3 40 (44.94%) Banking
4 36 (40.45%) Java
5 32 (35.96%) SQL
5 32 (35.96%) Finance
5 32 (35.96%) IBM
6 31 (34.83%) Tomcat
7 30 (33.71%) J2EE
8 28 (31.46%) Solaris
9 27 (30.34%) Middleware
10 26 (29.21%) Oracle
10 26 (29.21%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (29.21%) REST
11 24 (26.97%) Windows
11 24 (26.97%) Apache
12 23 (25.84%) Red Hat
13 22 (24.72%) HPUX
14 21 (23.60%) JMS
15 20 (22.47%) AIX
15 20 (22.47%) Perl
15 20 (22.47%) E-Commerce
16 19 (21.35%) Web Services
16 19 (21.35%) LDAP
16 19 (21.35%) Investment Banking
17 18 (20.22%) Spring
17 18 (20.22%) JBoss
18 17 (19.10%) TCP/IP
18 17 (19.10%) TDD
19 16 (17.98%) Git (software)

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 31 (34.83%) Tomcat
2 24 (26.97%) Apache
3 18 (20.22%) JBoss
4 15 (16.85%) WebSphere
5 14 (15.73%) SharePoint
6 13 (14.61%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (13.48%) OpenStack
8 11 (12.36%) iPlanet
8 11 (12.36%) Oracle Application Server
8 11 (12.36%) WebLogic
8 11 (12.36%) WebLogic Portal
9 3 (3.37%) CMS
9 3 (3.37%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (2.25%) Apache Solr
10 2 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (2.25%) GemFire
10 2 (2.25%) IBM Domino
10 2 (2.25%) Mule
10 2 (2.25%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (2.25%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 12 (13.48%) Microsoft Office
1 12 (13.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (13.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (3.37%) Misys Midas
3 2 (2.25%) Actimize
3 2 (2.25%) Kondor
3 2 (2.25%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) iPaaS
2 2 (2.25%) Office 365
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.35%) LDAP
2 17 (19.10%) TCP/IP
3 16 (17.98%) NAS
4 15 (16.85%) Firewall
5 12 (13.48%) SAN
6 9 (10.11%) Internet
7 6 (6.74%) DNS
7 6 (6.74%) FCoE
7 6 (6.74%) iSCSI
7 6 (6.74%) WAN
8 4 (4.49%) FTP
8 4 (4.49%) HTTP
8 4 (4.49%) HTTPS
8 4 (4.49%) IPsec
8 4 (4.49%) Network Security
8 4 (4.49%) VPN
9 3 (3.37%) SSL
9 3 (3.37%) tcpdump
9 3 (3.37%) VLAN
9 3 (3.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.61%) MySQL
2 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.74%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.62%) DB2
4 5 (5.62%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.62%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (4.49%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (4.49%) Couchbase
5 4 (4.49%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.49%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.25%) EDRMS
6 2 (2.25%) Hazelcast
7 1 (1.12%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.12%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 16 (17.98%) Git (software)
2 14 (15.73%) Maven
3 10 (11.24%) Eclipse
3 10 (11.24%) JUnit
3 10 (11.24%) Mockito
3 10 (11.24%) Subversion
4 8 (8.99%) Log4j
5 7 (7.87%) Talend Open Studio
6 5 (5.62%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.25%) Introscope
7 2 (2.25%) JIRA
7 2 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.12%) Ant
8 1 (1.12%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.12%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 40 (44.94%) Banking
2 32 (35.96%) Finance
3 19 (21.35%) Investment Banking
4 10 (11.24%) Games
5 7 (7.87%) Front Office
6 3 (3.37%) Financial Institution
6 3 (3.37%) Legal
6 3 (3.37%) Prime Brokerage
7 1 (1.12%) International Banking
7 1 (1.12%) Retail
7 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (42.70%) Developer
2 17 (19.10%) Analyst
3 14 (15.73%) Java Developer
4 10 (11.24%) Unix Engineer
5 9 (10.11%) C++ Developer
5 9 (10.11%) Technical Analyst
6 8 (8.99%) Consultant
7 6 (6.74%) Applications Support
8 5 (5.62%) AIX Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) Integration Consultant
9 4 (4.49%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) Senior Technical Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) Technical Leader
10 3 (3.37%) C# Developer
10 3 (3.37%) Senior Support Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) Senior Technical Support Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (33.71%) J2EE
2 27 (30.34%) Middleware
3 26 (29.21%) REST
4 21 (23.60%) JMS
5 19 (21.35%) Web Services
6 18 (20.22%) Spring
7 15 (16.85%) SOAP
7 15 (16.85%) Spring Boot
8 14 (15.73%) JSP
9 13 (14.61%) .NET
9 13 (14.61%) XML
10 12 (13.48%) JDBC
10 12 (13.48%) JSON
11 11 (12.36%) ActiveMQ
11 11 (12.36%) WebSphere MQ
11 11 (12.36%) XSLT
12 10 (11.24%) HTML
12 10 (11.24%) XSD
13 9 (10.11%) Hibernate
13 9 (10.11%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 14 (15.73%) Clustering
3 6 (6.74%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.74%) Grid Computing
3 6 (6.74%) SWIFT
4 4 (4.49%) Fedwire
5 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.25%) AS400
5 2 (2.25%) Derivative
5 2 (2.25%) Equities
5 2 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.25%) iPad
5 2 (2.25%) iSeries
5 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.25%) Online Games
5 2 (2.25%) PACS
5 2 (2.25%) User Experience
6 1 (1.12%) DataPower
6 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.12%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 48 (53.93%) Linux
2 44 (49.44%) Unix
3 28 (31.46%) Solaris
4 24 (26.97%) Windows
5 22 (24.72%) HPUX
6 20 (22.47%) AIX
7 11 (12.36%) SUSE
8 10 (11.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.21%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (22.47%) E-Commerce
3 17 (19.10%) TDD
4 15 (16.85%) Load Balancing
5 14 (15.73%) Multithreading
6 12 (13.48%) High Availability
7 10 (11.24%) ITIL
7 10 (11.24%) RAD
8 9 (10.11%) Algorithmic Trading
8 9 (10.11%) BDD
8 9 (10.11%) Electronic Trading
8 9 (10.11%) Performance Testing
9 8 (8.99%) ETL
10 7 (7.87%) Dependency Management
10 7 (7.87%) Microservices
10 7 (7.87%) Scrum
11 6 (6.74%) Anti-Money Laundering
11 6 (6.74%) Procure-to-Pay
11 6 (6.74%) Unit Testing
11 6 (6.74%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (40.45%) Java
2 32 (35.96%) SQL
3 20 (22.47%) Perl
4 16 (17.98%) C++
5 11 (12.36%) JavaScript
6 9 (10.11%) Bash Shell
6 9 (10.11%) Shell Script
7 7 (7.87%) PHP
7 7 (7.87%) Scala
8 6 (6.74%) C#
8 6 (6.74%) C-shell
8 6 (6.74%) Korn
8 6 (6.74%) Python
9 5 (5.62%) PowerShell
10 4 (4.49%) Java 9
11 3 (3.37%) RPG
11 3 (3.37%) TypeScript
12 2 (2.25%) C
12 2 (2.25%) Tcl
12 2 (2.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (13.48%) SC Cleared
1 12 (13.48%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) SEPA
2 5 (5.62%) MiFID
3 2 (2.25%) QA
System Software
1 15 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (13.48%) Hyper-V
2 12 (13.48%) KVM
2 12 (13.48%) Oracle RAC
2 12 (13.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 10 (11.24%) Samba
4 4 (4.49%) Docker
5 3 (3.37%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (13.48%) OpenView
2 4 (4.49%) Puppet
3 2 (2.25%) Ansible
3 2 (2.25%) FTK
3 2 (2.25%) Icinga
3 2 (2.25%) MOM
3 2 (2.25%) Nagios
3 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.25%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.12%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 32 (35.96%) IBM
2 26 (29.21%) Oracle
3 23 (25.84%) Red Hat
4 15 (16.85%) F5
4 15 (16.85%) VMware
5 14 (15.73%) HP
6 12 (13.48%) Cognos
6 12 (13.48%) Opsware
6 12 (13.48%) PlateSpin
6 12 (13.48%) Sun
6 12 (13.48%) Veritas
7 11 (12.36%) Cisco
8 9 (10.11%) TIBCO
9 7 (7.87%) Talend
10 6 (6.74%) Borland
10 6 (6.74%) Sybase
11 4 (4.49%) CheckPoint
11 4 (4.49%) NetApp
12 3 (3.37%) Cadence
12 3 (3.37%) Murex