Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 184 188
Rank change year-on-year +13 +4 -6
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 16 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.32% 0.046% 0.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.91% 0.23% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.53% -
10th Percentile £410 £413 £345
90th Percentile £440 £438 £508
UK median daily rate £450 £458 £475
% change year-on-year -1.64% -3.68% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 837 862 978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.60% 19.89% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 522 502
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.44% -4.33%
10th Percentile £225 £219 £180
90th Percentile £538 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +6.26% +5.88% +5.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 26
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.00% +100.00%
10th Percentile £15.89 £13.35 £13.75
90th Percentile £26.88 £42.00 £40.38
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

MQSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for MQSeries in Scotland

MQSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MQSeries in Scotland

MQSeries
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MQSeries within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 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
Glasgow +5 16 £425 -
MQSeries
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MQSeries.

1 16 (100.00%) Finance
2 15 (93.75%) Time Management
2 15 (93.75%) IBM
3 14 (87.50%) CICS
3 14 (87.50%) Assembly Language
3 14 (87.50%) CA
3 14 (87.50%) REXX
3 14 (87.50%) Shell Script
3 14 (87.50%) RACF
3 14 (87.50%) JCL
3 14 (87.50%) Middleware
3 14 (87.50%) zOS
3 14 (87.50%) Mainframe
3 14 (87.50%) Perl
3 14 (87.50%) SQL
3 14 (87.50%) Sybase
3 14 (87.50%) DB2
3 14 (87.50%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (87.50%) Unix
3 14 (87.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (87.50%) SAS
3 14 (87.50%) Kerberos
3 14 (87.50%) SSL
3 14 (87.50%) Project Planning
3 14 (87.50%) People Management
3 14 (87.50%) Time Sharing Option
3 14 (87.50%) CLIST
3 14 (87.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 14 (87.50%) Information Security
3 14 (87.50%) Security Management

MQSeries
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 14 (87.50%) CICS
1 14 (87.50%) SAS
2 1 (6.25%) GemFire
2 1 (6.25%) Mule
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft Office
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) Kerberos
1 14 (87.50%) SSH
1 14 (87.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (87.50%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 16 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Assembler Programmer
1 6 (37.50%) Mainframe Programmer
1 6 (37.50%) Programmer
1 6 (37.50%) RACF Programmer
1 6 (37.50%) SAS Programmer
2 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) ISPF
1 14 (87.50%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) JDBC
2 1 (6.25%) JMS
2 1 (6.25%) JNDI
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (87.50%) Mainframe
1 14 (87.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Unix
1 14 (87.50%) zOS
2 1 (6.25%) AIX
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Solaris
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Time Management
2 14 (87.50%) Information Security
2 14 (87.50%) People Management
2 14 (87.50%) Project Planning
2 14 (87.50%) Security Management
3 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) Assembly Language
1 14 (87.50%) CLIST
1 14 (87.50%) JCL
1 14 (87.50%) Perl
1 14 (87.50%) REXX
1 14 (87.50%) Shell Script
1 14 (87.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 14 (87.50%) RACF
1 14 (87.50%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (87.50%) zSecure
2 1 (6.25%) MOM
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) IBM
2 14 (87.50%) CA
2 14 (87.50%) Sybase
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Dell
3 1 (6.25%) EMC
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec
3 1 (6.25%) VMware