Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 561 713 789
Rank change year-on-year +152 +76 -3
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 39 50 108
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.068% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.66% 0.47% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 27 91
Median daily rate £574 £555 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.38% +8.29% +7.89%
10th Percentile £467 £365 £463
90th Percentile £650 £828 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £425 £513
% change year-on-year +23.53% -17.07% +19.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 5,899 10,558 16,382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.43% 14.40% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,961 7,002 10,711
Median daily rate £475 £450 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 238 329
Median hourly rate £26.96 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.80% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.60 £12.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £51.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% - -5.26%

MQSeries
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MQSeries in the UK

MQSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MQSeries.

Daily rate trend for MQSeries in the UK

MQSeries
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MQSeries over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for MQSeries in the UK

MQSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MQSeries.

Hourly rate trend for MQSeries in the UK

MQSeries
Top 8 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 15 January 2021. 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 +185 26 £520 -22.96% 2
London +120 19 £540 -25.52% 1
Work from Home -169 16 £600 -
UK excluding London +182 6 £525 +23.53% 1
Midlands +68 3 £388 +19.23%
Wales - 2 £525 -
West Midlands +47 1 £475 +46.15%
Northern Ireland +8 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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 31 (79.49%) Oracle
2 29 (74.36%) XML
3 26 (66.67%) SQL
3 26 (66.67%) Java
4 24 (61.54%) ActiveMQ
4 24 (61.54%) RabbitMQ
4 24 (61.54%) MuleSoft
5 23 (58.97%) Apache Camel
5 23 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (58.97%) JSON
6 22 (56.41%) Security Cleared
6 22 (56.41%) Hibernate
6 22 (56.41%) MSMQ
6 22 (56.41%) AWS
7 21 (53.85%) WebLogic
8 20 (51.28%) SQL Server
8 20 (51.28%) Azure
9 19 (48.72%) Red Hat
9 19 (48.72%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (46.15%) Sybase
10 18 (46.15%) PL/SQL
10 18 (46.15%) JBoss
11 17 (43.59%) Axway
11 17 (43.59%) Red Hat Fuse
12 16 (41.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 16 (41.03%) T-SQL
13 15 (38.46%) JIRA
13 15 (38.46%) SC Cleared
13 15 (38.46%) Confluence
13 15 (38.46%) Waterfall

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 21 (53.85%) WebLogic
2 18 (46.15%) JBoss
3 17 (43.59%) Red Hat Fuse
4 15 (38.46%) Confluence
5 9 (23.08%) Tomcat
5 9 (23.08%) WebSphere
6 8 (20.51%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (20.51%) Jetty
6 8 (20.51%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 5 (12.82%) CICS
7 5 (12.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (7.69%) Tuxedo
9 2 (5.13%) Apache Qpid
9 2 (5.13%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (2.56%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 22 (56.41%) AWS
2 20 (51.28%) Azure
3 5 (12.82%) Boomi
4 2 (5.13%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (5.13%) GCP
4 2 (5.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) SSH
2 2 (5.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (51.28%) SQL Server
2 19 (48.72%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (28.21%) MySQL
4 9 (23.08%) Oracle Database
5 8 (20.51%) Hadoop
5 8 (20.51%) MongoDB
6 4 (10.26%) DB2
7 2 (5.13%) Adabas
7 2 (5.13%) MariaDB
7 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
8 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 15 (38.46%) JIRA
2 12 (30.77%) Cucumber
2 12 (30.77%) Selenium
3 10 (25.64%) Git (software)
3 10 (25.64%) Hudson
3 10 (25.64%) Jenkins
4 8 (20.51%) Ant
4 8 (20.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (20.51%) ClearCase
4 8 (20.51%) Eclipse
4 8 (20.51%) FishEye
4 8 (20.51%) Gradle
4 8 (20.51%) IntelliJ
4 8 (20.51%) Leiningen
4 8 (20.51%) Maven
4 8 (20.51%) Mercurial
4 8 (20.51%) Poseidon for UML
4 8 (20.51%) Subversion
4 8 (20.51%) Vagrant
5 2 (5.13%) CruiseControl
General
1 10 (25.64%) Public Sector
2 6 (15.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (74.36%) Architect
2 12 (30.77%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (15.38%) Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Integration Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Pega Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Lead Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Architect
6 2 (5.13%) COBOL Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Data Architect
7 1 (2.56%) Java Architect
7 1 (2.56%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Programmer
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (74.36%) XML
2 24 (61.54%) ActiveMQ
2 24 (61.54%) RabbitMQ
3 23 (58.97%) Apache Camel
3 23 (58.97%) JSON
4 22 (56.41%) Hibernate
4 22 (56.41%) MSMQ
5 10 (25.64%) XSD
6 9 (23.08%) JMS
6 9 (23.08%) REST
6 9 (23.08%) Spring
7 8 (20.51%) AngularJS
7 8 (20.51%) GWT
7 8 (20.51%) HTML
7 8 (20.51%) HTML5
7 8 (20.51%) jQuery
7 8 (20.51%) Node.js
7 8 (20.51%) Play Framework
7 8 (20.51%) React
7 8 (20.51%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Derivative
1 12 (30.77%) User Experience
2 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.13%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.13%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.56%) Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Linux
2 10 (25.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (20.51%) Android
3 8 (20.51%) Apple iOS
3 8 (20.51%) CentOS
3 8 (20.51%) Debian
3 8 (20.51%) Mac OS X
3 8 (20.51%) Ubuntu
3 8 (20.51%) Windows
4 3 (7.69%) Unix
5 2 (5.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 15 (38.46%) Waterfall
4 14 (35.90%) DevOps
5 12 (30.77%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (30.77%) Deployment Automation
5 12 (30.77%) Kanban
5 12 (30.77%) Scrum
5 12 (30.77%) TDD
5 12 (30.77%) Test Automation
6 8 (20.51%) JVM Tuning
6 8 (20.51%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (20.51%) Systems Engineering
6 8 (20.51%) UML
7 6 (15.38%) ETL
8 5 (12.82%) MODAF
8 5 (12.82%) SOA
8 5 (12.82%) TOGAF
8 5 (12.82%) Visualisation
8 5 (12.82%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 26 (66.67%) Java
1 26 (66.67%) SQL
2 18 (46.15%) PL/SQL
3 16 (41.03%) T-SQL
4 13 (33.33%) Python
5 10 (25.64%) Bash Shell
5 10 (25.64%) C++
6 9 (23.08%) Perl
7 8 (20.51%) Clojure
7 8 (20.51%) ClojureScript
7 8 (20.51%) Groovy
7 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
7 8 (20.51%) Ruby
7 8 (20.51%) Scala
8 5 (12.82%) VBA
9 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
10 2 (5.13%) C
10 2 (5.13%) COBOL
10 2 (5.13%) JCL
10 2 (5.13%) Natural
Qualifications
1 22 (56.41%) Security Cleared
2 15 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 8 (20.51%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) Puppet
1 8 (20.51%) Salt
2 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (79.49%) Oracle
2 24 (61.54%) MuleSoft
3 19 (48.72%) Red Hat
4 18 (46.15%) Sybase
5 17 (43.59%) Axway
6 12 (30.77%) Sparx
7 10 (25.64%) IBM
8 8 (20.51%) Cloudera
8 8 (20.51%) Hortonworks
9 6 (15.38%) TIBCO
10 5 (12.82%) Dell
10 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
10 5 (12.82%) Pega
10 5 (12.82%) Talend
10 5 (12.82%) webMethods
11 2 (5.13%) Google
12 1 (2.56%) BEA
12 1 (2.56%) Informatica