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 29 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
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 565 570 534
Rank change year-on-year +5 -36  
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 31 79 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.39% 0.81% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 53 42
Median daily rate £493 £400 £471
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.12% -15.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £286 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £703 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £419
% change year-on-year - -4.47%  
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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 8043 9736 9930
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.07% 17.43% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5214 6327 5971
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £570 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 216 380
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.80 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year +13.23% -15.77%  

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 29 April 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 13 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 29 April 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 -5 28 £493 +23.12% 4
London +25 26 £493 +20.48% 4
City of London -10 5 £625 +38.88%
Scotland +42 3 - - 1
Edinburgh +17 2 - -
Glasgow +3 1 - - 1
Canary Wharf -1 1 £650 -
South East -3 1 - -
Milton Keynes -4 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -19 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Leeds - 1 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £400 -

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

1 32 (68.09%) Linux
2 31 (65.96%) Java
3 23 (48.94%) Unix
4 22 (46.81%) IBM
5 20 (42.55%) SQL
6 18 (38.30%) WebSphere
7 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (36.17%) Finance
8 14 (29.79%) Oracle
8 14 (29.79%) Web Services
8 14 (29.79%) XML
9 13 (27.66%) SOAP
10 12 (25.53%) Spring
10 12 (25.53%) DB2
10 12 (25.53%) E-Commerce
10 12 (25.53%) Middleware
10 12 (25.53%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (23.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (23.40%) JMS
11 11 (23.40%) Solaris
11 11 (23.40%) Apache
11 11 (23.40%) Tomcat
11 11 (23.40%) Banking
12 10 (21.28%) TDD
12 10 (21.28%) JSON
12 10 (21.28%) RESTful
12 10 (21.28%) HTML
12 10 (21.28%) JDBC
12 10 (21.28%) Spring Boot
12 10 (21.28%) REST

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 (38.30%) WebSphere
2 11 (23.40%) Apache
2 11 (23.40%) Tomcat
3 6 (12.77%) CMS
4 4 (8.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (8.51%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (6.38%) iPlanet
5 3 (6.38%) WebLogic
6 2 (4.26%) Apache Spark
6 2 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (4.26%) Confluence
6 2 (4.26%) JBoss
6 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.26%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (2.13%) Anypoint
7 1 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (2.13%) Mule
7 1 (2.13%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.26%) Loan IQ
2 1 (2.13%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) HTTP
2 3 (6.38%) BIG-IP
2 3 (6.38%) Firewall
2 3 (6.38%) Internet
2 3 (6.38%) LDAP
2 3 (6.38%) SAN
3 2 (4.26%) FTP
3 2 (4.26%) NAS
3 2 (4.26%) SSH
3 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.53%) DB2
2 8 (17.02%) MySQL
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.38%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.26%) DbVisualizer
5 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.13%) Hazelcast
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Subversion
2 6 (12.77%) Eclipse
2 6 (12.77%) Git (software)
2 6 (12.77%) JUnit
2 6 (12.77%) Mockito
3 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.38%) Maven
3 3 (6.38%) Selenium
4 2 (4.26%) JIRA
4 2 (4.26%) MSBuild
4 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.13%) Ant
5 1 (2.13%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.13%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (36.17%) Finance
2 11 (23.40%) Banking
3 5 (10.64%) Prime Brokerage
3 5 (10.64%) Retail
4 3 (6.38%) Front Office
5 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.26%) Law
5 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.13%) French Language
6 1 (2.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (68.09%) Developer
2 13 (27.66%) Java Developer
3 7 (14.89%) Senior Developer
3 7 (14.89%) WebSphere Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Senior WebSphere Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Prime Brokerage Java Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Lead Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Architect
7 3 (6.38%) AS400 Developer
7 3 (6.38%) C++ Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Administrator
8 2 (4.26%) Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Core Java Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Integration Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Team Leader
8 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.79%) Web Services
1 14 (29.79%) XML
2 13 (27.66%) SOAP
3 12 (25.53%) Middleware
3 12 (25.53%) Spring
4 11 (23.40%) JMS
5 10 (21.28%) HTML
5 10 (21.28%) JDBC
5 10 (21.28%) JSON
5 10 (21.28%) REST
5 10 (21.28%) RESTful
5 10 (21.28%) Spring Boot
6 9 (19.15%) Hibernate
6 9 (19.15%) XSLT
7 8 (17.02%) HTML5
8 7 (14.89%) ActiveMQ
8 7 (14.89%) J2EE
8 7 (14.89%) Spring Security
8 7 (14.89%) XSD
9 6 (12.77%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (23.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (10.64%) Derivative
4 4 (8.51%) AS400
4 4 (8.51%) iSeries
5 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.38%) SWIFT
6 2 (4.26%) Clustering
6 2 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (4.26%) Grid Computing
6 2 (4.26%) HP Storage
6 2 (4.26%) HP StoreVirtual
6 2 (4.26%) Online Banking
6 2 (4.26%) Virtual Team
7 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.13%) Credit Risk
7 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.13%) Fixed Income
7 1 (2.13%) PKI
7 1 (2.13%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 32 (68.09%) Linux
2 23 (48.94%) Unix
3 11 (23.40%) Solaris
4 7 (14.89%) AIX
4 7 (14.89%) HPUX
4 7 (14.89%) Windows
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.13%) OS/400
6 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) E-Commerce
3 10 (21.28%) TDD
4 9 (19.15%) Microservices
5 7 (14.89%) Coaching
5 7 (14.89%) Mentoring
6 6 (12.77%) Change Management
6 6 (12.77%) OO
6 6 (12.77%) Project Management
6 6 (12.77%) RAD
7 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (10.64%) IT Strategy
7 5 (10.64%) ITIL
7 5 (10.64%) Multithreading
8 4 (8.51%) Automated Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Electronic Trading
8 4 (8.51%) ITIL V3
8 4 (8.51%) Presales
8 4 (8.51%) SOA
8 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (65.96%) Java
2 20 (42.55%) SQL
3 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.64%) C#
4 5 (10.64%) Shell Script
5 4 (8.51%) Python
5 4 (8.51%) RPG
5 4 (8.51%) RPG IV
6 3 (6.38%) C++
6 3 (6.38%) Perl
7 1 (2.13%) ABAP
7 1 (2.13%) Kotlin
7 1 (2.13%) RPG/400
7 1 (2.13%) Scala
7 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) JSP 440
1 3 (6.38%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.26%) Docker
2 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (6.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (4.26%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (4.26%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (4.26%) Mesos
2 2 (4.26%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.26%) OpenView
3 1 (2.13%) Ansible
3 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.13%) Puppet
3 1 (2.13%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 22 (46.81%) IBM
2 14 (29.79%) Oracle
3 7 (14.89%) Sybase
4 6 (12.77%) Red Hat
4 6 (12.77%) TIBCO
4 6 (12.77%) VMware
5 5 (10.64%) HP
5 5 (10.64%) SAP
6 3 (6.38%) BEA
6 3 (6.38%) Cisco
6 3 (6.38%) EMC
6 3 (6.38%) F5
6 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.38%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (6.38%) Sun
6 3 (6.38%) Symantec
7 2 (4.26%) 3PAR
7 2 (4.26%) Murex
7 2 (4.26%) Opsware
7 2 (4.26%) Qualys
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