The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 51 67
Rank change year-on-year -5 +16  
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 1 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.19% 1.37% 0.24%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.18% 9.64% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 2
Median daily rate - £225 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -41.88%  
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 Glasgow with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 85 83 113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 16.10% 14.24% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 53 70
Median daily rate £358 £300 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.16% -25.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.58%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

MQSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

MQSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MQSeries in Glasgow

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 Glasgow region with a requirement for MQSeries.

1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) EMC
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database

MQSeries
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Designer
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) EMC
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) VMware