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 3 months to 28 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
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 384 404 364
Rank change year-on-year +20 -40  
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 18 22 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.092% 0.099% 0.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.49% 0.58% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 23
Median daily rate £431 £425 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.47% -10.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £480 £545
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 London with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 3701 3771 3795
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.98% 16.91% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2569 2604 2501
Median daily rate £475 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £294 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 51 100
Median hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +11.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.80 £52.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

MQSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MQSeries in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MQSeries in London

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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

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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 3 months to 28 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
City of London -10 2 £425 -5.55% 1
Canary Wharf -2 1 £650 -
MQSeries
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region with a requirement for MQSeries.

1 22 (68.75%) Java
2 19 (59.38%) SQL
2 19 (59.38%) Linux
2 19 (59.38%) IBM
3 16 (50.00%) Unix
3 16 (50.00%) Finance
4 15 (46.88%) WebSphere
5 11 (34.38%) Spring
5 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (34.38%) SOAP
5 11 (34.38%) XML
5 11 (34.38%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (31.25%) REST
6 10 (31.25%) DB2
6 10 (31.25%) E-Commerce
7 9 (28.13%) HTML
7 9 (28.13%) Web Services
7 9 (28.13%) Hibernate
7 9 (28.13%) Spring Boot
8 8 (25.00%) Microservices
8 8 (25.00%) RESTful
8 8 (25.00%) JSON
8 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 8 (25.00%) MySQL
8 8 (25.00%) Apache
8 8 (25.00%) JMS
8 8 (25.00%) Eclipse
9 7 (21.88%) Tomcat
9 7 (21.88%) Middleware
9 7 (21.88%) Sybase

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 15 (46.88%) WebSphere
2 8 (25.00%) Apache
3 7 (21.88%) Tomcat
4 6 (18.75%) CMS
5 3 (9.38%) Confluence
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (3.13%) Anypoint
7 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
7 1 (3.13%) CICS
7 1 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (3.13%) Mule
7 1 (3.13%) Mule ESB
7 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Loan IQ
1 2 (6.25%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
1 1 (3.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) DB2
2 8 (25.00%) MySQL
3 3 (9.38%) DbVisualizer
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.13%) Hazelcast
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 7 (21.88%) Subversion
3 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
3 6 (18.75%) JUnit
3 6 (18.75%) Mockito
4 3 (9.38%) JIRA
5 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.25%) Maven
5 2 (6.25%) Selenium
5 2 (6.25%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.13%) Ant
6 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
6 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.13%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (21.88%) Banking
3 5 (15.63%) Prime Brokerage
4 4 (12.50%) Retail
5 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
6 1 (3.13%) French Language
6 1 (3.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) Java Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Senior Developer
3 7 (21.88%) WebSphere Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Senior WebSphere Developer
5 5 (15.63%) Prime Brokerage Java Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) AS400 Developer
6 3 (9.38%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Unix Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Lead Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Leader
8 1 (3.13%) Java WebSphere Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Payments Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Unix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) SOAP
1 11 (34.38%) Spring
1 11 (34.38%) XML
2 10 (31.25%) REST
3 9 (28.13%) Hibernate
3 9 (28.13%) HTML
3 9 (28.13%) Spring Boot
3 9 (28.13%) Web Services
4 8 (25.00%) JMS
4 8 (25.00%) JSON
4 8 (25.00%) RESTful
5 7 (21.88%) ActiveMQ
5 7 (21.88%) JDBC
5 7 (21.88%) Middleware
5 7 (21.88%) Spring Security
5 7 (21.88%) XSD
5 7 (21.88%) XSLT
6 6 (18.75%) Apache Camel
6 6 (18.75%) HTML5
7 5 (15.63%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.63%) Derivative
2 5 (15.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (15.63%) SWIFT
3 4 (12.50%) AS400
3 4 (12.50%) iSeries
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) PKI
4 1 (3.13%) Reference Data
4 1 (3.13%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Linux
2 16 (50.00%) Unix
3 7 (21.88%) HPUX
3 7 (21.88%) Solaris
4 1 (3.13%) AIX
4 1 (3.13%) OS/400
4 1 (3.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) E-Commerce
3 8 (25.00%) Microservices
4 7 (21.88%) Coaching
4 7 (21.88%) Mentoring
4 7 (21.88%) TDD
5 6 (18.75%) Change Management
5 6 (18.75%) RAD
6 5 (15.63%) OO
6 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 4 (12.50%) SDLC
8 3 (9.38%) Data Modelling
8 3 (9.38%) ITIL
8 3 (9.38%) Migration
8 3 (9.38%) Presales
8 3 (9.38%) Release Management
8 3 (9.38%) System Testing
8 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 22 (68.75%) Java
2 19 (59.38%) SQL
3 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.50%) RPG
4 4 (12.50%) RPG IV
5 3 (9.38%) Perl
6 2 (6.25%) C#
6 2 (6.25%) R
7 1 (3.13%) Assembly Language
7 1 (3.13%) COBOL
7 1 (3.13%) JCL
7 1 (3.13%) Kotlin
7 1 (3.13%) Python
7 1 (3.13%) RPG/400
7 1 (3.13%) Scala
7 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Docker
1 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Ansible
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.13%) Mesos
1 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) IBM
2 7 (21.88%) Sybase
3 6 (18.75%) Oracle
4 3 (9.38%) SAP
5 2 (6.25%) Atlassian
5 2 (6.25%) HP
5 2 (6.25%) jBASE
5 2 (6.25%) Temenos
6 1 (3.13%) IFS
6 1 (3.13%) ION Trading
6 1 (3.13%) MuleSoft
6 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (3.13%) Talend
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