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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM MQSeries
UK
Rank 562 569 507
Rank change year-on-year +7 -62  
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 24 61 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.31% 0.67% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 42 37
Median daily rate £425 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £253 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £370 £418
% change year-on-year +14.86% -11.37%  
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 7731 9147 8973
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.40% 17.32% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5052 5814 5332
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 232 318
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.92 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.59% +4.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

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 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MQSeries in the UK

MQSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 +22 21 £425 -
London +7 18 £431 +1.47%
Scotland +26 3 - - 1
Edinburgh +24 2 - -
City of London -2 2 £425 -5.55%
South East +10 1 - -
Canary Wharf -1 1 £650 -
East Midlands -5 1 £450 +21.62%
Glasgow -5 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes -6 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -11 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Nottingham - 1 £450 -
Leeds - 1 £400 -

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 28 (51.85%) Linux
2 27 (50.00%) Java
3 25 (46.30%) IBM
4 24 (44.44%) Unix
5 23 (42.59%) SQL
6 22 (40.74%) WebSphere
7 18 (33.33%) Finance
7 18 (33.33%) Oracle
7 18 (33.33%) DB2
8 16 (29.63%) Solaris
9 14 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (22.22%) SOAP
10 12 (22.22%) Web Services
10 12 (22.22%) XML
10 12 (22.22%) Middleware
10 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (22.22%) Spring
11 11 (20.37%) Windows
11 11 (20.37%) AIX
11 11 (20.37%) Apache
12 10 (18.52%) ITIL
12 10 (18.52%) E-Commerce
12 10 (18.52%) JavaScript
12 10 (18.52%) Spring Boot
12 10 (18.52%) REST
13 9 (16.67%) Microservices
13 9 (16.67%) HTML
13 9 (16.67%) J2EE
13 9 (16.67%) MySQL
13 9 (16.67%) SAP

MQSeries
Top Related 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 22 (40.74%) WebSphere
2 11 (20.37%) Apache
3 9 (16.67%) Tomcat
4 7 (12.96%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (11.11%) CMS
5 6 (11.11%) WebLogic
6 5 (9.26%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (7.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (5.56%) Confluence
8 3 (5.56%) iPlanet
8 3 (5.56%) NetWeaver
9 2 (3.70%) Apache Spark
9 2 (3.70%) JBoss
9 2 (3.70%) SAS
9 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
9 2 (3.70%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (1.85%) Anypoint
10 1 (1.85%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (1.85%) Mule ESB
10 1 (1.85%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.70%) Loan IQ
1 2 (3.70%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.85%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.85%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) HTTP
1 4 (7.41%) SSL
2 3 (5.56%) BIG-IP
2 3 (5.56%) Firewall
2 3 (5.56%) LDAP
2 3 (5.56%) SAN
3 2 (3.70%) FTP
3 2 (3.70%) NAS
3 2 (3.70%) SSH
4 1 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (33.33%) DB2
2 9 (16.67%) MySQL
3 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
4 5 (9.26%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.56%) DbVisualizer
5 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.70%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.85%) Hazelcast
7 1 (1.85%) Ingres
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Eclipse
2 7 (12.96%) Subversion
3 6 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 6 (11.11%) JUnit
3 6 (11.11%) Mockito
4 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.56%) JIRA
5 2 (3.70%) Maven
5 2 (3.70%) MSBuild
5 2 (3.70%) Selenium
5 2 (3.70%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.85%) Ant
6 1 (1.85%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.85%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.85%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 18 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (14.81%) Banking
3 5 (9.26%) Prime Brokerage
4 4 (7.41%) Retail
5 2 (3.70%) French Language
5 2 (3.70%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Law
6 1 (1.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (48.15%) Developer
2 9 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 8 (14.81%) Senior Developer
4 7 (12.96%) Analyst
4 7 (12.96%) WebSphere Developer
5 6 (11.11%) Consultant
5 6 (11.11%) Senior WebSphere Developer
6 5 (9.26%) AS400 Developer
6 5 (9.26%) Prime Brokerage Java Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Middleware Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) SAP Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Support Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Test Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Unix Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Administrator
8 2 (3.70%) Lead Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Software Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) Middleware
1 12 (22.22%) SOAP
1 12 (22.22%) Spring
1 12 (22.22%) Web Services
1 12 (22.22%) XML
2 10 (18.52%) REST
2 10 (18.52%) Spring Boot
3 9 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 9 (16.67%) HTML
3 9 (16.67%) J2EE
3 9 (16.67%) JMS
4 8 (14.81%) JSON
4 8 (14.81%) RESTful
4 8 (14.81%) XSLT
5 7 (12.96%) ActiveMQ
5 7 (12.96%) JDBC
5 7 (12.96%) Spring Security
5 7 (12.96%) XSD
6 6 (11.11%) HTML5
6 6 (11.11%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.96%) SWIFT
3 6 (11.11%) AS400
3 6 (11.11%) iSeries
4 5 (9.26%) Derivative
4 5 (9.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (9.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.70%) Clustering
5 2 (3.70%) Grid Computing
5 2 (3.70%) HP Storage
5 2 (3.70%) HP StoreVirtual
5 2 (3.70%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.70%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.85%) PDA
6 1 (1.85%) PKI
6 1 (1.85%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 28 (51.85%) Linux
2 24 (44.44%) Unix
3 16 (29.63%) Solaris
4 11 (20.37%) AIX
4 11 (20.37%) Windows
5 8 (14.81%) HPUX
6 3 (5.56%) OS/390
6 3 (5.56%) Windows Server
6 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.70%) MVS
8 1 (1.85%) OS/400
8 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.85%) VME
8 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.52%) E-Commerce
2 10 (18.52%) ITIL
3 9 (16.67%) Microservices
4 7 (12.96%) Change Management
4 7 (12.96%) Coaching
4 7 (12.96%) Mentoring
4 7 (12.96%) TDD
5 6 (11.11%) Migration
5 6 (11.11%) Project Management
5 6 (11.11%) RAD
6 5 (9.26%) Automated Testing
6 5 (9.26%) IT Strategy
6 5 (9.26%) ITIL V3
6 5 (9.26%) OO
6 5 (9.26%) Presales
6 5 (9.26%) Regression Testing
6 5 (9.26%) SDLC
6 5 (9.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.00%) Java
2 23 (42.59%) SQL
3 10 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.11%) RPG
4 6 (11.11%) RPG IV
5 4 (7.41%) C#
5 4 (7.41%) Perl
6 3 (5.56%) C
7 2 (3.70%) COBOL
7 2 (3.70%) Python
7 2 (3.70%) R
7 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.85%) ABAP
8 1 (1.85%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.85%) C++
8 1 (1.85%) JCL
8 1 (1.85%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.85%) RPG/400
8 1 (1.85%) Scala
8 1 (1.85%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.85%) Degree
4 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) QA
2 3 (5.56%) JSP 440
3 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.70%) Docker
2 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.85%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (3.70%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (3.70%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.70%) Mesos
2 2 (3.70%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.70%) OpenView
3 1 (1.85%) Ansible
3 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.85%) Puppet
3 1 (1.85%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 25 (46.30%) IBM
2 18 (33.33%) Oracle
3 9 (16.67%) SAP
4 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
4 8 (14.81%) Sybase
5 7 (12.96%) HP
5 7 (12.96%) VMware
6 6 (11.11%) Red Hat
7 4 (7.41%) EMC
7 4 (7.41%) Sun
8 3 (5.56%) BEA
8 3 (5.56%) Cisco
8 3 (5.56%) F5
8 3 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (5.56%) Symantec
9 2 (3.70%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.70%) BMC
9 2 (3.70%) NetApp
9 2 (3.70%) Temenos
9 2 (3.70%) Veritas