The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM MQSeries
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank - 57 57
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 0 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire - 0.15% 1.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 1.16% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £370 £418
% change year-on-year +14.86% -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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 104 86 147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 16.83% 12.78% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 42 75
Median daily rate £409 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £270 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +152.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year -2.85% +8.89%  

MQSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

MQSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MQSeries in Hertfordshire