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 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
Scotland > Glasgow
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 - 65
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 10 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.50% - 0.89%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.90% - 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Glasgow median daily rate £422 - £400
10th Percentile £394 - £337
90th Percentile £439 - £430
Scotland median daily rate £422 £330 £400
% change year-on-year +27.80% -17.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland 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 101 135 182
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 15.17% 18.96% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 116 142
Glasgow median daily rate £388 £338 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.81% +8.00%  
10th Percentile £226 £210 £238
90th Percentile £475 £475 £423
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Glasgow median hourly rate £25.00 - £14.00
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £36.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -51.38% +157.14%  

MQSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

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 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for MQSeries.

1 10 (90.91%) IBM
2 9 (81.82%) DB2
2 9 (81.82%) SQL
3 8 (72.73%) Sybase
3 8 (72.73%) Assembly Language
3 8 (72.73%) zOS
3 8 (72.73%) Middleware
3 8 (72.73%) Mainframe
3 8 (72.73%) Finance
3 8 (72.73%) Time Management
4 7 (63.64%) ISPF
4 7 (63.64%) Security Management
4 7 (63.64%) SSH
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (63.64%) PKI
4 7 (63.64%) Project Planning
4 7 (63.64%) RACF
4 7 (63.64%) JCL
4 7 (63.64%) CA
4 7 (63.64%) REXX
4 7 (63.64%) CICS
4 7 (63.64%) SAS
4 7 (63.64%) Kerberos
4 7 (63.64%) SSL
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (63.64%) Unix
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (63.64%) Time Sharing Option
4 7 (63.64%) CLIST
4 7 (63.64%) Job Entry Subsystem

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 7 (63.64%) CICS
1 7 (63.64%) SAS
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Kerberos
1 7 (63.64%) SSH
1 7 (63.64%) SSL
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) DB2
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Security Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Assembler Programmer
2 2 (18.18%) Designer
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Designer
2 2 (18.18%) Mainframe Programmer
2 2 (18.18%) Programmer
2 2 (18.18%) RACF Programmer
2 2 (18.18%) SAS Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) AS400 Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) Middleware
2 7 (63.64%) ISPF
3 2 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Mainframe
2 7 (63.64%) PKI
3 1 (9.09%) AS400
3 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (9.09%) iSeries
3 1 (9.09%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) zOS
2 7 (63.64%) Unix
3 2 (18.18%) AIX
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Solaris
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Time Management
2 7 (63.64%) Project Planning
2 7 (63.64%) Security Management
3 6 (54.55%) Information Security
3 6 (54.55%) People Management
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 8 (72.73%) Assembly Language
3 7 (63.64%) CLIST
3 7 (63.64%) JCL
3 7 (63.64%) REXX
4 6 (54.55%) Perl
4 6 (54.55%) Shell Script
5 1 (9.09%) RPG
5 1 (9.09%) RPG IV
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 7 (63.64%) RACF
1 7 (63.64%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (18.18%) XenDesktop
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) zSecure
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) IBM
2 8 (72.73%) Sybase
3 7 (63.64%) CA
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) Dell
4 2 (18.18%) EMC
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
4 2 (18.18%) Symantec
4 2 (18.18%) VMware