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 3 months to 23 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 559 572 543
Rank change year-on-year +13 -29  
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 43 71 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.55% 0.73% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 51 41
Median daily rate £493 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £282 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £525 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -15.00% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7754 9705 10032
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.56% 18.03% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4957 6467 6260
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.69% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 233 340
Median hourly rate £24.00 £20.39 £20.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.70% +0.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.49 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +9.52%  

MQSeries
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 16 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 3 months to 23 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
England -1 33 £493 -1.50% 9
London +17 27 £496 +26.43% 8
Scotland +44 10 £422 +27.80% 1
Glasgow - 10 £422 - 1
City of London +4 7 £456 - 3
East Midlands - 3 - -
South West +1 2 £435 +10.82%
Bristol -2 2 £435 -10.76%
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Canary Wharf +1 1 £800 +23.07%
East of England -7 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Derby - 1 - -

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

1 37 (55.22%) Linux
2 36 (53.73%) SQL
3 34 (50.75%) Java
4 32 (47.76%) IBM
5 29 (43.28%) Unix
6 28 (41.79%) Finance
7 27 (40.30%) Middleware
8 20 (29.85%) Banking
9 18 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (26.87%) WebSphere
9 18 (26.87%) DB2
10 17 (25.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 16 (23.88%) Sybase
12 15 (22.39%) E-Commerce
12 15 (22.39%) JMS
13 14 (20.90%) Web Services
13 14 (20.90%) XML
13 14 (20.90%) Oracle
14 13 (19.40%) SOAP
15 12 (17.91%) Shell Script
15 12 (17.91%) Multithreading
16 11 (16.42%) JSON
16 11 (16.42%) TDD
16 11 (16.42%) Perl
16 11 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (14.93%) TIBCO
18 9 (13.43%) HTML
18 9 (13.43%) Solaris
18 9 (13.43%) AIX
18 9 (13.43%) Tomcat

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 18 (26.87%) WebSphere
2 9 (13.43%) Tomcat
3 8 (11.94%) Apache
4 7 (10.45%) CICS
4 7 (10.45%) SAS
5 5 (7.46%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (4.48%) JBoss
6 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.99%) Apache Solr
7 2 (2.99%) Apache Spark
7 2 (2.99%) Confluence
7 2 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (2.99%) IBM Domino
7 2 (2.99%) IIS
7 2 (2.99%) iPlanet
7 2 (2.99%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (2.99%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.99%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.49%) GemFire
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (10.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Kondor
1 2 (2.99%) Loan IQ
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.49%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.99%) Office 365
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.94%) SSH
1 8 (11.94%) SSL
2 7 (10.45%) Kerberos
3 5 (7.46%) Internet
3 5 (7.46%) LDAP
3 5 (7.46%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.48%) SAN
5 2 (2.99%) Firewall
5 2 (2.99%) HTTP
5 2 (2.99%) NAS
5 2 (2.99%) S/MIME
6 1 (1.49%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.49%) DNS
6 1 (1.49%) FCoE
6 1 (1.49%) FTP
6 1 (1.49%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.49%) VLAN
6 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.87%) DB2
2 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.96%) MySQL
3 6 (8.96%) RDBMS
3 6 (8.96%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.99%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.99%) DbVisualizer
4 2 (2.99%) EDRMS
4 2 (2.99%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.49%) Hazelcast
5 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Maven
2 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.48%) Selenium
2 3 (4.48%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.99%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.99%) JIRA
3 2 (2.99%) JUnit
3 2 (2.99%) Mockito
3 2 (2.99%) Subversion
3 2 (2.99%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.49%) Ant
4 1 (1.49%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.49%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.49%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.49%) Log4j
4 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
General
1 28 (41.79%) Finance
2 20 (29.85%) Banking
3 7 (10.45%) Retail
4 6 (8.96%) Investment Banking
5 5 (7.46%) Front Office
5 5 (7.46%) Prime Brokerage
5 5 (7.46%) Telecoms
6 3 (4.48%) Games
7 2 (2.99%) Law
7 2 (2.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (59.70%) Developer
2 15 (22.39%) Java Developer
3 7 (10.45%) C++ Developer
4 5 (7.46%) Integration Developer
4 5 (7.46%) Prime Brokerage Java Developer
5 4 (5.97%) Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) Architect
5 4 (5.97%) AS400 Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Administrator
6 3 (4.48%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Software Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) C++ Team Leader
7 2 (2.99%) Front Office Developer
7 2 (2.99%) SAS Programmer
7 2 (2.99%) Team Leader
7 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Administrator
7 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (40.30%) Middleware
2 15 (22.39%) JMS
3 14 (20.90%) Web Services
3 14 (20.90%) XML
4 13 (19.40%) SOAP
5 11 (16.42%) JSON
6 9 (13.43%) HTML
6 9 (13.43%) IBM Integration Bus
6 9 (13.43%) RESTful
6 9 (13.43%) Spring
7 8 (11.94%) J2EE
8 7 (10.45%) HTML5
8 7 (10.45%) ISPF
8 7 (10.45%) JDBC
8 7 (10.45%) REST
9 5 (7.46%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (7.46%) J2SE
9 5 (7.46%) Rendezvous
9 5 (7.46%) Spring Boot
9 5 (7.46%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (11.94%) Mainframe
3 8 (11.94%) PKI
4 5 (7.46%) AS400
4 5 (7.46%) Derivative
4 5 (7.46%) iSeries
5 4 (5.97%) SWIFT
6 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.99%) Clustering
7 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.99%) Grid Computing
7 2 (2.99%) Online Banking
7 2 (2.99%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.49%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.49%) DataPower
8 1 (1.49%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.49%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 37 (55.22%) Linux
2 29 (43.28%) Unix
3 9 (13.43%) AIX
3 9 (13.43%) Solaris
4 8 (11.94%) zOS
5 7 (10.45%) Windows
6 4 (5.97%) HPUX
7 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.49%) OS/400
8 1 (1.49%) SUSE
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.39%) E-Commerce
3 12 (17.91%) Multithreading
4 11 (16.42%) TDD
5 9 (13.43%) Workflow
6 8 (11.94%) Electronic Trading
6 8 (11.94%) Information Security
6 8 (11.94%) Microservices
6 8 (11.94%) Time Management
7 7 (10.45%) Data Integration
7 7 (10.45%) OO
7 7 (10.45%) Project Planning
7 7 (10.45%) Security Management
8 6 (8.96%) Change Management
8 6 (8.96%) Data Analysis
8 6 (8.96%) Pair Programming
8 6 (8.96%) People Management
9 5 (7.46%) DevOps
9 5 (7.46%) Logistics
9 5 (7.46%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (53.73%) SQL
2 34 (50.75%) Java
3 12 (17.91%) Shell Script
4 11 (16.42%) Perl
5 8 (11.94%) Assembly Language
6 7 (10.45%) C#
6 7 (10.45%) C++
6 7 (10.45%) CLIST
6 7 (10.45%) JavaScript
6 7 (10.45%) JCL
6 7 (10.45%) Python
6 7 (10.45%) REXX
7 5 (7.46%) PowerShell
7 5 (7.46%) RPG
7 5 (7.46%) RPG IV
8 2 (2.99%) C
8 2 (2.99%) Korn
8 2 (2.99%) Tcl
8 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.45%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 7 (10.45%) RACF
1 7 (10.45%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.99%) Docker
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.99%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.49%) KVM
4 1 (1.49%) Samba
4 1 (1.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) zSecure
2 2 (2.99%) FTK
2 2 (2.99%) Mesos
2 2 (2.99%) OpenView
3 1 (1.49%) Ansible
3 1 (1.49%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.49%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.49%) MOM
3 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.49%) Puppet
3 1 (1.49%) Rundeck
3 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 32 (47.76%) IBM
2 16 (23.88%) Sybase
3 14 (20.90%) Oracle
4 10 (14.93%) TIBCO
5 7 (10.45%) CA
6 6 (8.96%) HP
6 6 (8.96%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.97%) Murex
7 4 (5.97%) VMware
8 3 (4.48%) EMC
8 3 (4.48%) Symantec
9 2 (2.99%) Calypso
9 2 (2.99%) Cisco
9 2 (2.99%) Citrix
9 2 (2.99%) Cognos
9 2 (2.99%) Dell
9 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.99%) SAP
9 2 (2.99%) Sun
9 2 (2.99%) Veritas
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