The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 29 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 / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 257 258
Rank change year-on-year +10 +1  
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 1 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.013% 0.096% 0.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.078% 0.55% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 6
Median daily rate - £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.26%  
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 the South East with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1289 1650 1656
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.38% 17.66% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 1076 916
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 49 74
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.69 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.30 £49.85 £43.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

MQSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

MQSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MQSeries in the South East

MQSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MQSeries in the South East

MQSeries
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MQSeries within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 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
Buckinghamshire -11 1 - -
MQSeries
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region with a requirement for MQSeries.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) EAI
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (100.00%) Kafka
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
1 1 (100.00%) Docker
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Mesos
1 1 (100.00%) Microservices
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery

MQSeries
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) Kafka
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Spring Boot
1 1 (100.00%) Spring Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Data Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) EAI
1 1 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (100.00%) Microservices
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Python
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Mesos
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM