The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 25 April 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 West
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 137 147
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 0 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 1.23% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 3
Median daily rate - £393 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £415
% change year-on-year +4.23% -7.53%  
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 West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 468 486 543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.84% 16.29% 16.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 341 328
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 19
Median hourly rate £47.50 £19.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -5.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £8.88 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.95 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00%  

MQSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

MQSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MQSeries in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 West region with a requirement for MQSeries.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) NetWeaver
1 1 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared

MQSeries
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (100.00%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) SAP Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Software Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy
1 1 (100.00%) SAP