Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 22 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
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 572 546
Rank change year-on-year -4 -26 +10
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 63 36 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.080% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.78% 0.40% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 23 47
London median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +33.33%
10th Percentile £406 £402 £395
90th Percentile £620 £595 £534
England median daily rate £448 £470 £475
% change year-on-year -4.79% -1.05% +22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 8058 8933 8353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.10% 19.75% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5752 6167 5663
London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £250
90th Percentile £638 £621 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 109 114
London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £56.87 £43.70
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.43
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.96% +7.92%

MQSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for MQSeries in London

MQSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MQSeries in London

MQSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MQSeries in London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MQSeries in London

MQSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MQSeries in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MQSeries in London

MQSeries
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MQSeries within the London region over the 6 months to 22 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
Central London +10 19 £425 -15.00%
South London - 4 £475 -
East London - 1 £800 -
MQSeries
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region with a requirement for MQSeries.

1 39 (61.90%) Banking
2 29 (46.03%) Finance
3 28 (44.44%) Java
3 28 (44.44%) Linux
4 26 (41.27%) IBM
5 24 (38.10%) Middleware
6 23 (36.51%) Unix
6 23 (36.51%) SQL
7 21 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (30.16%) REST
9 18 (28.57%) Investment Banking
10 16 (25.40%) C++
10 16 (25.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 16 (25.40%) Tomcat
11 15 (23.81%) E-Commerce
11 15 (23.81%) JMS
12 14 (22.22%) WebSphere
12 14 (22.22%) Multithreading
13 13 (20.63%) Spring
13 13 (20.63%) Web Services
14 12 (19.05%) J2EE
14 12 (19.05%) TDD
15 11 (17.46%) WebSphere MQ
15 11 (17.46%) .NET
15 11 (17.46%) Perl
15 11 (17.46%) Red Hat
16 10 (15.87%) JavaScript
16 10 (15.87%) Oracle
16 10 (15.87%) Windows
16 10 (15.87%) Git (software)

MQSeries
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 16 (25.40%) Tomcat
2 14 (22.22%) WebSphere
3 8 (12.70%) Apache
4 7 (11.11%) JBoss
5 2 (3.17%) Apache Solr
5 2 (3.17%) CMS
5 2 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (3.17%) GemFire
5 2 (3.17%) IBM Domino
5 2 (3.17%) Mule
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Misys Midas
2 2 (3.17%) Actimize
2 2 (3.17%) Kondor
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) iPaaS
2 2 (3.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) LDAP
2 3 (4.76%) Internet
2 3 (4.76%) SSL
3 2 (3.17%) Firewall
3 2 (3.17%) FTP
3 2 (3.17%) HTTP
3 2 (3.17%) HTTPS
3 2 (3.17%) IPsec
3 2 (3.17%) NAS
3 2 (3.17%) Network Security
3 2 (3.17%) S/MIME
3 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.17%) VPN
4 1 (1.59%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.59%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) MySQL
2 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.35%) DB2
3 4 (6.35%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (4.76%) Couchbase
4 3 (4.76%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.17%) EDRMS
5 2 (3.17%) Hazelcast
5 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (15.87%) Git (software)
2 9 (14.29%) Maven
3 5 (7.94%) Eclipse
3 5 (7.94%) JUnit
3 5 (7.94%) Mockito
3 5 (7.94%) Subversion
4 4 (6.35%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.76%) Log4j
5 3 (4.76%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (3.17%) Introscope
6 2 (3.17%) JIRA
6 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.59%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
General
1 39 (61.90%) Banking
2 29 (46.03%) Finance
3 18 (28.57%) Investment Banking
4 7 (11.11%) Front Office
5 5 (7.94%) Games
6 3 (4.76%) Financial Institution
6 3 (4.76%) Legal
6 3 (4.76%) Prime Brokerage
7 1 (1.59%) International Banking
7 1 (1.59%) Retail
7 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (50.79%) Developer
2 14 (22.22%) Analyst
3 12 (19.05%) Java Developer
4 9 (14.29%) C++ Developer
4 9 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) Applications Support
6 4 (6.35%) Integration Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Compliance Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Middleware Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Middleware Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Support Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Technical Support
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Technical Support Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Unix Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (38.10%) Middleware
2 19 (30.16%) REST
3 15 (23.81%) JMS
4 13 (20.63%) Spring
4 13 (20.63%) Web Services
5 12 (19.05%) J2EE
6 11 (17.46%) .NET
6 11 (17.46%) WebSphere MQ
7 10 (15.87%) Spring Boot
8 9 (14.29%) HTML
8 9 (14.29%) JSP
8 9 (14.29%) SOAP
9 8 (12.70%) Hibernate
9 8 (12.70%) XML
10 7 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
10 7 (11.11%) JDBC
10 7 (11.11%) JSON
10 7 (11.11%) RESTful
11 6 (9.52%) XSLT
12 5 (7.94%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (9.52%) SWIFT
3 4 (6.35%) Fedwire
4 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.17%) AS400
4 2 (3.17%) Clustering
4 2 (3.17%) Derivative
4 2 (3.17%) Equities
4 2 (3.17%) iSeries
4 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.17%) Online Games
4 2 (3.17%) PACS
4 2 (3.17%) User Experience
5 1 (1.59%) DataPower
5 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.59%) iPad
5 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.59%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (1.59%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (44.44%) Linux
2 23 (36.51%) Unix
3 10 (15.87%) Windows
4 9 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (14.29%) Solaris
5 6 (9.52%) AIX
6 5 (7.94%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.81%) E-Commerce
3 14 (22.22%) Multithreading
4 12 (19.05%) TDD
5 9 (14.29%) Algorithmic Trading
5 9 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
5 9 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 8 (12.70%) BDD
7 7 (11.11%) Scrum
8 6 (9.52%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 6 (9.52%) Wealth Management
9 5 (7.94%) Microservices
9 5 (7.94%) RAD
10 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (6.35%) DevOps
10 4 (6.35%) Integration Testing
10 4 (6.35%) MVC
10 4 (6.35%) Risk Management
10 4 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 28 (44.44%) Java
2 23 (36.51%) SQL
3 16 (25.40%) C++
4 11 (17.46%) Perl
5 10 (15.87%) JavaScript
6 7 (11.11%) PHP
7 6 (9.52%) Scala
8 5 (7.94%) C#
9 4 (6.35%) Python
10 3 (4.76%) Java 9
10 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
10 3 (4.76%) RPG
10 3 (4.76%) TypeScript
11 2 (3.17%) ES6
11 2 (3.17%) Kotlin
11 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.59%) Groovy
12 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) SEPA
2 5 (7.94%) MiFID
3 2 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Docker
2 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) Samba
3 1 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) Puppet
2 2 (3.17%) Ansible
2 2 (3.17%) FTK
2 2 (3.17%) MOM
2 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.17%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.59%) Icinga
3 1 (1.59%) Nagios
3 1 (1.59%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 26 (41.27%) IBM
2 11 (17.46%) Red Hat
3 10 (15.87%) Oracle
4 9 (14.29%) TIBCO
5 6 (9.52%) Sybase
6 3 (4.76%) Cadence
6 3 (4.76%) Murex
6 3 (4.76%) Talend
7 2 (3.17%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.17%) F5
7 2 (3.17%) NetApp
7 2 (3.17%) Nuix
8 1 (1.59%) HP
8 1 (1.59%) ION Trading
8 1 (1.59%) Sophis
8 1 (1.59%) VMware