Period
to 18 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 18 July 2018 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
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 815 753 772
Rank change year-on-year -62 +19 -68
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 76 87 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.092% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.44% 0.54% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 47 93
UK median daily rate £513 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.89% +4.05% -9.90%
10th Percentile £406 £363 £282
90th Percentile £531 £605 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £419 £439
% change year-on-year +22.46% -4.62% +5.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
UK median hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 17,174 16,079 19,629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.59% 16.92% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,287 10,383 12,844
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.24% +6.79%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 394 470
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.50 £45.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.39
% change year-on-year - -6.82% +10.22%

MQSeries
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MQSeries in the UK

MQSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MQSeries in the UK

MQSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MQSeries over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MQSeries in the UK

MQSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MQSeries in the UK

MQSeries
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MQSeries within the UK over the 6 months to 18 July 2018. 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
England -49 63 £513 +5.13% 7
London -42 43 £513 +4.06% 3
UK excluding London -26 32 £513 +22.46% 5
South East -8 10 £513 - 2
Wales - 6 £413 -
Scotland -52 5 - - 1
East Midlands +12 4 - -
Midlands -6 4 - -
South West +6 3 - -
East of England +5 3 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MQSeries also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for MQSeries.

1 50 (65.79%) Java
2 45 (59.21%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (47.37%) JMS
4 35 (46.05%) TDD
5 33 (43.42%) Web Services
6 32 (42.11%) REST
7 31 (40.79%) RESTful
8 30 (39.47%) Git (software)
8 30 (39.47%) Java 8
9 29 (38.16%) Spring
10 28 (36.84%) Hibernate
10 28 (36.84%) Spring Boot
11 27 (35.53%) SQL
12 25 (32.89%) Greenfield Project
13 24 (31.58%) Microservices
13 24 (31.58%) Docker
13 24 (31.58%) Games
13 24 (31.58%) Maven
13 24 (31.58%) BDD
13 24 (31.58%) Jenkins
14 23 (30.26%) Couchbase
14 23 (30.26%) Play Framework
14 23 (30.26%) Scala
14 23 (30.26%) MongoDB
14 23 (30.26%) Apache Cassandra
14 23 (30.26%) NoSQL
14 23 (30.26%) Spring MVC
14 23 (30.26%) MVC
14 23 (30.26%) IBM
14 23 (30.26%) Java 9

MQSeries
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 20 (26.32%) WebSphere
2 7 (9.21%) Apache
3 6 (7.89%) CMS
3 6 (7.89%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.95%) CICS
4 3 (3.95%) SAS
4 3 (3.95%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.32%) Confluence
6 1 (1.32%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (3.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (3.95%) Actimize
3 1 (1.32%) Kondor
3 1 (1.32%) Magento
3 1 (1.32%) Misys Midas
3 1 (1.32%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) SSL
2 3 (3.95%) Internet
2 3 (3.95%) Kerberos
2 3 (3.95%) SSH
3 2 (2.63%) FTP
3 2 (2.63%) HTTP
3 2 (2.63%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.63%) VPN
4 1 (1.32%) Firewall
4 1 (1.32%) IPsec
4 1 (1.32%) NAS
4 1 (1.32%) Network Security
4 1 (1.32%) SAN
4 1 (1.32%) SNMP
4 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (30.26%) Apache Cassandra
1 23 (30.26%) Couchbase
1 23 (30.26%) MongoDB
1 23 (30.26%) NoSQL
2 9 (11.84%) DB2
2 9 (11.84%) MySQL
3 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.32%) DbVisualizer
5 1 (1.32%) Jackrabbit
5 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.32%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 30 (39.47%) Git (software)
2 24 (31.58%) Jenkins
2 24 (31.58%) Maven
3 6 (7.89%) Eclipse
3 6 (7.89%) JUnit
3 6 (7.89%) Mockito
3 6 (7.89%) Subversion
4 2 (2.63%) Selenium
5 1 (1.32%) Ant
5 1 (1.32%) Appium
5 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.32%) JIRA
5 1 (1.32%) Log4j
5 1 (1.32%) Selendroid
5 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 24 (31.58%) Games
2 18 (23.68%) Finance
3 8 (10.53%) Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.63%) Retail
6 1 (1.32%) Back Office
6 1 (1.32%) Front Office
6 1 (1.32%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (55.26%) Developer
2 32 (42.11%) Java Developer
3 10 (13.16%) Analyst
3 10 (13.16%) Support Analyst
4 7 (9.21%) Applications Support
5 6 (7.89%) Consultant
6 5 (6.58%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Systems Support
6 5 (6.58%) Systems Support Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) WebSphere Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Integration Specialist
8 3 (3.95%) Applications Consultant
8 3 (3.95%) Applications Specialist
8 3 (3.95%) C++ Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Compliance Consultant
8 3 (3.95%) Security Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) AIX Support
9 2 (2.63%) Tivoli Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Tivoli Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (47.37%) JMS
2 33 (43.42%) Web Services
3 32 (42.11%) REST
4 31 (40.79%) RESTful
5 29 (38.16%) Spring
6 28 (36.84%) Hibernate
6 28 (36.84%) Spring Boot
7 23 (30.26%) Play Framework
7 23 (30.26%) Spring MVC
8 16 (21.05%) XML
9 9 (11.84%) JSON
10 8 (10.53%) Middleware
10 8 (10.53%) SOAP
11 7 (9.21%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (7.89%) Apache Camel
12 6 (7.89%) FIX Protocol
12 6 (7.89%) JDBC
12 6 (7.89%) XSD
12 6 (7.89%) XSLT
13 5 (6.58%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (32.89%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) SWIFT
3 4 (5.26%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.95%) PKI
5 2 (2.63%) AS400
5 2 (2.63%) DataPower
5 2 (2.63%) Derivative
5 2 (2.63%) iSeries
5 2 (2.63%) OTC Derivatives
5 2 (2.63%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.32%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.32%) Fedwire
6 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.32%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.68%) Windows
2 16 (21.05%) Linux
2 16 (21.05%) Unix
3 12 (15.79%) AIX
4 8 (10.53%) Solaris
5 6 (7.89%) HPUX
5 6 (7.89%) OpenVMS
5 6 (7.89%) VMS
5 6 (7.89%) Windows Server
6 5 (6.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.95%) zOS
8 1 (1.32%) Android
8 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.32%) SUSE
8 1 (1.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (59.21%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (46.05%) TDD
3 24 (31.58%) BDD
3 24 (31.58%) Microservices
4 23 (30.26%) MVC
5 9 (11.84%) E-Commerce
5 9 (11.84%) Multithreading
6 7 (9.21%) ITIL
7 6 (7.89%) Concurrent Programming
7 6 (7.89%) RAD
8 5 (6.58%) Coaching
8 5 (6.58%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.58%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (5.26%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 4 (5.26%) Cash Management
9 4 (5.26%) DevOps
9 4 (5.26%) ETL
9 4 (5.26%) OO
9 4 (5.26%) Project Planning
9 4 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (65.79%) Java
2 30 (39.47%) Java 8
3 27 (35.53%) SQL
4 23 (30.26%) Java 9
4 23 (30.26%) Scala
5 7 (9.21%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.58%) C++
6 5 (6.58%) Perl
7 4 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.26%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.26%) VBA
8 3 (3.95%) Assembly Language
8 3 (3.95%) C#
8 3 (3.95%) CLIST
8 3 (3.95%) JCL
8 3 (3.95%) REXX
8 3 (3.95%) VB
9 2 (2.63%) Python
9 2 (2.63%) RPG
10 1 (1.32%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) HP ASE
3 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) QA
2 4 (5.26%) SEPA
3 1 (1.32%) FATCA
3 1 (1.32%) ISO 20022
3 1 (1.32%) PSD2
3 1 (1.32%) TARGET2
System Software
1 24 (31.58%) Docker
2 6 (7.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (3.95%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 3 (3.95%) RACF
3 3 (3.95%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (1.32%) Samba
4 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) Tivoli
2 5 (6.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (3.95%) zSecure
4 2 (2.63%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 1 (1.32%) OpenView
5 1 (1.32%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 23 (30.26%) IBM
2 15 (19.74%) Oracle
3 5 (6.58%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.58%) TIBCO
4 4 (5.26%) Sybase
5 3 (3.95%) CA
5 3 (3.95%) VMware
6 2 (2.63%) Dell
6 2 (2.63%) HP
6 2 (2.63%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.63%) WSO2
7 1 (1.32%) Citrix
7 1 (1.32%) EMC
7 1 (1.32%) Guidewire
7 1 (1.32%) Hitachi
7 1 (1.32%) NetApp
7 1 (1.32%) SAP
7 1 (1.32%) Sun
7 1 (1.32%) Temenos
7 1 (1.32%) Veritas