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 27 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
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 396 412 371
Rank change year-on-year +16 -41  
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 28 15 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.069% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.79% 0.37% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 35
Median daily rate £493 £393 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.47% -21.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £393 £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -15.00% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 -

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 3545 4051 4317
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.03% 18.60% 18.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2486 2924 2889
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 96
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £34.54 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.76% +23.80%  

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

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +6 8 £475 - 2
Canary Wharf +1 1 £800 +23.07%
MQSeries
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region with a requirement for MQSeries.

1 32 (69.57%) Java
2 27 (58.70%) Linux
3 22 (47.83%) SQL
4 20 (43.48%) IBM
4 20 (43.48%) Banking
5 18 (39.13%) Finance
6 17 (36.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 17 (36.96%) Unix
7 16 (34.78%) Middleware
7 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (30.43%) E-Commerce
8 14 (30.43%) JMS
9 13 (28.26%) XML
9 13 (28.26%) SOAP
9 13 (28.26%) WebSphere
10 12 (26.09%) Web Services
10 12 (26.09%) Multithreading
11 11 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (21.74%) JSON
12 10 (21.74%) TIBCO
12 10 (21.74%) TDD
13 9 (19.57%) Workflow
13 9 (19.57%) HTML
13 9 (19.57%) RESTful
14 8 (17.39%) Electronic Trading
14 8 (17.39%) IBM Integration Bus
14 8 (17.39%) Sybase
14 8 (17.39%) DB2
14 8 (17.39%) Spring
15 7 (15.22%) Retail

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 13 (28.26%) WebSphere
2 5 (10.87%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.52%) Apache
4 2 (4.35%) Apache Solr
4 2 (4.35%) Confluence
4 2 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (4.35%) IBM Domino
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.17%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.17%) CMS
5 1 (2.17%) GemFire
5 1 (2.17%) Mule
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Kondor
1 2 (4.35%) Loan IQ
2 1 (2.17%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.35%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) LDAP
2 2 (4.35%) Internet
2 2 (4.35%) S/MIME
2 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.17%) HTTP
3 1 (2.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) DB2
2 5 (10.87%) MySQL
2 5 (10.87%) RDBMS
2 5 (10.87%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.35%) DbVisualizer
4 2 (4.35%) EDRMS
4 2 (4.35%) Hazelcast
5 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Maven
2 3 (6.52%) Selenium
2 3 (6.52%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.35%) JIRA
3 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.17%) Ant
4 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.17%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.17%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.17%) JUnit
4 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.17%) Mockito
4 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.17%) Subversion
4 1 (2.17%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 20 (43.48%) Banking
2 18 (39.13%) Finance
3 7 (15.22%) Retail
4 6 (13.04%) Investment Banking
5 5 (10.87%) Front Office
5 5 (10.87%) Prime Brokerage
5 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
6 2 (4.35%) Games
6 2 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (80.43%) Developer
2 16 (34.78%) Java Developer
3 7 (15.22%) C++ Developer
4 5 (10.87%) Integration Developer
4 5 (10.87%) Prime Brokerage Java Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Architect
5 3 (6.52%) AS400 Developer
5 3 (6.52%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) C++ Team Leader
6 2 (4.35%) Core Java Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Front Office Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Lead Developer
6 2 (4.35%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.35%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Unix Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.78%) Middleware
2 14 (30.43%) JMS
3 13 (28.26%) SOAP
3 13 (28.26%) XML
4 12 (26.09%) Web Services
5 10 (21.74%) JSON
6 9 (19.57%) HTML
6 9 (19.57%) RESTful
7 8 (17.39%) IBM Integration Bus
7 8 (17.39%) Spring
8 7 (15.22%) HTML5
8 7 (15.22%) REST
9 6 (13.04%) JDBC
10 5 (10.87%) Hibernate
10 5 (10.87%) J2EE
10 5 (10.87%) J2SE
10 5 (10.87%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (10.87%) Rendezvous
11 4 (8.70%) ActiveMQ
11 4 (8.70%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.87%) Derivative
4 4 (8.70%) AS400
4 4 (8.70%) iSeries
5 3 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (6.52%) SWIFT
6 2 (4.35%) Online Banking
6 2 (4.35%) Reference Data
7 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.17%) Credit Risk
7 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.17%) DataPower
7 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.17%) Fintech
7 1 (2.17%) Fixed Income
7 1 (2.17%) PKI
7 1 (2.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (58.70%) Linux
2 17 (36.96%) Unix
3 2 (4.35%) HPUX
3 2 (4.35%) Solaris
4 1 (2.17%) AIX
4 1 (2.17%) OS/400
4 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (30.43%) E-Commerce
3 12 (26.09%) Multithreading
4 10 (21.74%) TDD
5 9 (19.57%) Workflow
6 8 (17.39%) Electronic Trading
7 7 (15.22%) Data Integration
7 7 (15.22%) Microservices
7 7 (15.22%) OO
8 6 (13.04%) Change Management
8 6 (13.04%) Data Analysis
8 6 (13.04%) Pair Programming
9 5 (10.87%) Algorithmic Trading
9 5 (10.87%) B2B
9 5 (10.87%) Logistics
9 5 (10.87%) Performance Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
10 4 (8.70%) DevOps
10 4 (8.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 32 (69.57%) Java
2 22 (47.83%) SQL
3 7 (15.22%) C#
3 7 (15.22%) C++
3 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.04%) Python
5 5 (10.87%) Shell Script
6 4 (8.70%) Perl
6 4 (8.70%) RPG
6 4 (8.70%) RPG IV
7 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
7 3 (6.52%) Scala
8 2 (4.35%) Kotlin
8 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.17%) AWK
9 1 (2.17%) C-shell
9 1 (2.17%) Groovy
9 1 (2.17%) Korn
9 1 (2.17%) RPG/400
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Ansible
1 2 (4.35%) FTK
1 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.35%) Puppet
2 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.17%) Mesos
2 1 (2.17%) MOM
2 1 (2.17%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 20 (43.48%) IBM
2 10 (21.74%) TIBCO
3 8 (17.39%) Sybase
4 6 (13.04%) Oracle
5 4 (8.70%) Murex
6 2 (4.35%) Calypso
6 2 (4.35%) HP
6 2 (4.35%) ION Trading
6 2 (4.35%) Nuix
7 1 (2.17%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.17%) IFS
7 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.17%) SAP
7 1 (2.17%) Talend
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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