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 3 months to 28 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 146 127
Rank change year-on-year +39 -19  
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 10 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.45% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.90% 0.78% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Median daily rate £422 £330 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.80% -17.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £321 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £339 £430
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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 345 638 518
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.65% 21.69% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 632 403
Median daily rate £375 £350 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £223 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 32 25
Median hourly rate £17.50 £36.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.38% +157.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.48 £14.12 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £42.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

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 3 months to 28 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
Glasgow - 10 £422 - 1
MQSeries
UK

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

1 10 (76.92%) IBM
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 9 (69.23%) DB2
3 8 (61.54%) Sybase
3 8 (61.54%) Assembly Language
3 8 (61.54%) zOS
3 8 (61.54%) Middleware
3 8 (61.54%) Mainframe
3 8 (61.54%) Finance
3 8 (61.54%) Time Management
4 7 (53.85%) ISPF
4 7 (53.85%) SSH
4 7 (53.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (53.85%) PKI
4 7 (53.85%) Project Planning
4 7 (53.85%) Security Management
4 7 (53.85%) RACF
4 7 (53.85%) JCL
4 7 (53.85%) CA
4 7 (53.85%) REXX
4 7 (53.85%) CICS
4 7 (53.85%) SAS
4 7 (53.85%) Kerberos
4 7 (53.85%) SSL
4 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (53.85%) Unix
4 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (53.85%) Time Sharing Option
4 7 (53.85%) CLIST
4 7 (53.85%) Job Entry Subsystem

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 7 (53.85%) CICS
1 7 (53.85%) SAS
2 4 (30.77%) WebSphere
2 4 (30.77%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (15.38%) Apache
3 2 (15.38%) JBoss
3 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Kerberos
1 7 (53.85%) SSH
1 7 (53.85%) SSL
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) DB2
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Security Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Assembler Programmer
2 2 (15.38%) Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Mainframe Programmer
2 2 (15.38%) Programmer
2 2 (15.38%) RACF Programmer
2 2 (15.38%) SAS Programmer
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) AS400 Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) Middleware
2 7 (53.85%) ISPF
3 2 (15.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Mainframe
2 7 (53.85%) PKI
3 1 (7.69%) AS400
3 1 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (7.69%) iSeries
3 1 (7.69%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) zOS
2 7 (53.85%) Unix
3 4 (30.77%) AIX
3 4 (30.77%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Solaris
4 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Time Management
2 7 (53.85%) Project Planning
2 7 (53.85%) Security Management
3 6 (46.15%) Information Security
3 6 (46.15%) People Management
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) Assembly Language
3 7 (53.85%) CLIST
3 7 (53.85%) JCL
3 7 (53.85%) REXX
4 6 (46.15%) Perl
4 6 (46.15%) Shell Script
5 1 (7.69%) RPG
5 1 (7.69%) RPG IV
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 7 (53.85%) RACF
1 7 (53.85%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) zSecure
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) IBM
2 8 (61.54%) Sybase
3 7 (53.85%) CA
4 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
5 2 (15.38%) Citrix
5 2 (15.38%) Dell
5 2 (15.38%) EMC
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 2 (15.38%) Symantec
5 2 (15.38%) VMware