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 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.

IBM MQSeries
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 557 579 504
Rank change year-on-year +22 -75  
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 20 47 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.048% 0.095% 0.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.27% 0.55% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 32 39
Median daily rate £400 £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -4.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £418
% change year-on-year +8.10% -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 England with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7286 8567 8474
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.46% 17.25% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4767 5521 5073
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £575 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 209 317
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

MQSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 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 +26 18 £431 +1.47% 1
South East +10 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
MQSeries
UK

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

1 27 (55.10%) Java
2 25 (51.02%) Linux
3 24 (48.98%) Unix
3 24 (48.98%) IBM
4 21 (42.86%) SQL
5 19 (38.78%) WebSphere
6 17 (34.69%) Finance
6 17 (34.69%) Oracle
7 16 (32.65%) DB2
8 15 (30.61%) Solaris
9 14 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (24.49%) SOAP
10 12 (24.49%) Web Services
10 12 (24.49%) XML
10 12 (24.49%) Middleware
10 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (24.49%) Spring
11 10 (20.41%) Windows
11 10 (20.41%) JavaScript
11 10 (20.41%) E-Commerce
11 10 (20.41%) ITIL
11 10 (20.41%) Spring Boot
11 10 (20.41%) REST
12 9 (18.37%) Microservices
12 9 (18.37%) Apache
12 9 (18.37%) JMS
12 9 (18.37%) HTML
12 9 (18.37%) J2EE
12 9 (18.37%) MySQL
12 9 (18.37%) SAP

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 19 (38.78%) WebSphere
2 9 (18.37%) Apache
3 7 (14.29%) Tomcat
4 6 (12.24%) CMS
4 6 (12.24%) WebLogic
5 5 (10.20%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (8.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (8.16%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (6.12%) Confluence
7 3 (6.12%) iPlanet
7 3 (6.12%) NetWeaver
8 2 (4.08%) Apache Spark
8 2 (4.08%) SAS
8 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
8 2 (4.08%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (2.04%) Anypoint
9 1 (2.04%) CICS
9 1 (2.04%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (2.04%) Mule ESB
9 1 (2.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.08%) Loan IQ
1 2 (4.08%) Temenos T24
2 1 (2.04%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.04%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) HTTP
1 4 (8.16%) SSL
2 3 (6.12%) BIG-IP
2 3 (6.12%) Firewall
2 3 (6.12%) LDAP
3 2 (4.08%) FTP
3 2 (4.08%) NAS
3 2 (4.08%) SAN
3 2 (4.08%) SSH
4 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (32.65%) DB2
2 9 (18.37%) MySQL
3 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database
5 3 (6.12%) DbVisualizer
6 2 (4.08%) Hadoop
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.04%) Hazelcast
7 1 (2.04%) Ingres
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Eclipse
2 7 (14.29%) Subversion
3 6 (12.24%) Git (software)
3 6 (12.24%) JUnit
3 6 (12.24%) Mockito
4 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.12%) JIRA
5 2 (4.08%) Maven
5 2 (4.08%) MSBuild
5 2 (4.08%) Selenium
5 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.04%) Ant
6 1 (2.04%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.04%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 17 (34.69%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Banking
3 5 (10.20%) Prime Brokerage
4 4 (8.16%) Retail
5 2 (4.08%) French Language
5 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) Developer
2 9 (18.37%) Java Developer
3 7 (14.29%) Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 7 (14.29%) WebSphere Developer
4 6 (12.24%) Consultant
4 6 (12.24%) Senior WebSphere Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Prime Brokerage Java Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Architect
6 3 (6.12%) AS400 Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Middleware Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) SAP Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Support Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Unix Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) BizTalk Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Lead Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) Middleware
1 12 (24.49%) SOAP
1 12 (24.49%) Spring
1 12 (24.49%) Web Services
1 12 (24.49%) XML
2 10 (20.41%) REST
2 10 (20.41%) Spring Boot
3 9 (18.37%) Hibernate
3 9 (18.37%) HTML
3 9 (18.37%) J2EE
3 9 (18.37%) JMS
4 8 (16.33%) JSON
4 8 (16.33%) RESTful
4 8 (16.33%) XSLT
5 7 (14.29%) ActiveMQ
5 7 (14.29%) JDBC
5 7 (14.29%) Spring Security
5 7 (14.29%) XSD
6 6 (12.24%) Apache Camel
6 6 (12.24%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.20%) Derivative
2 5 (10.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (10.20%) SWIFT
3 4 (8.16%) AS400
3 4 (8.16%) iSeries
3 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.08%) Clustering
4 2 (4.08%) Grid Computing
4 2 (4.08%) HP Storage
4 2 (4.08%) HP StoreVirtual
4 2 (4.08%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.08%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.04%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.04%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.04%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 25 (51.02%) Linux
2 24 (48.98%) Unix
3 15 (30.61%) Solaris
4 10 (20.41%) Windows
5 8 (16.33%) AIX
5 8 (16.33%) HPUX
6 3 (6.12%) OS/390
6 3 (6.12%) Windows Server
6 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.08%) MVS
8 1 (2.04%) OS/400
8 1 (2.04%) VME
8 1 (2.04%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.41%) E-Commerce
2 10 (20.41%) ITIL
3 9 (18.37%) Microservices
4 7 (14.29%) Coaching
4 7 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 7 (14.29%) TDD
5 6 (12.24%) Change Management
5 6 (12.24%) Migration
5 6 (12.24%) Project Management
5 6 (12.24%) RAD
6 5 (10.20%) Automated Testing
6 5 (10.20%) IT Strategy
6 5 (10.20%) ITIL V3
6 5 (10.20%) OO
6 5 (10.20%) Presales
6 5 (10.20%) Regression Testing
6 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.16%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 27 (55.10%) Java
2 21 (42.86%) SQL
3 10 (20.41%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.16%) C#
4 4 (8.16%) Perl
4 4 (8.16%) RPG
4 4 (8.16%) RPG IV
5 3 (6.12%) C
6 2 (4.08%) COBOL
6 2 (4.08%) Python
6 2 (4.08%) R
6 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.04%) ABAP
7 1 (2.04%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.04%) C++
7 1 (2.04%) JCL
7 1 (2.04%) Kotlin
7 1 (2.04%) RPG/400
7 1 (2.04%) Scala
7 1 (2.04%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.04%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) JSP 440
1 3 (6.12%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.08%) Docker
2 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (6.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (4.08%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (4.08%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (4.08%) Mesos
2 2 (4.08%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.08%) OpenView
3 1 (2.04%) Ansible
3 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.04%) Puppet
3 1 (2.04%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 24 (48.98%) IBM
2 17 (34.69%) Oracle
3 9 (18.37%) SAP
4 8 (16.33%) Sybase
5 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 6 (12.24%) HP
6 6 (12.24%) VMware
7 4 (8.16%) Sun
8 3 (6.12%) BEA
8 3 (6.12%) Cisco
8 3 (6.12%) EMC
8 3 (6.12%) F5
8 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
8 3 (6.12%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (4.08%) 3PAR
9 2 (4.08%) Atlassian
9 2 (4.08%) jBASE
9 2 (4.08%) Opsware
9 2 (4.08%) Qualys
9 2 (4.08%) Symantec
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