Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 776 791 774
Rank change year-on-year +15 -17 -90
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 101 47 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.100% 0.051% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.61% 0.30% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 24 82
UK median daily rate £490 £490 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.79% -8.33%
10th Percentile £412 £350 £273
90th Percentile £538 £628 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -8.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 16,656 15,727 18,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.48% 17.09% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,037 10,132 11,717
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +6.45% -0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 324 461
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% -7.14% +13.51%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.40 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% -5.00% +14.29%

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 23 April 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 10 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 23 April 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 +9 90 £500 +2.04% 4
London -9 81 £500 +1.27% 3
UK excluding London -37 19 £430 +1.18% 5
Northern Ireland - 9 £430 -
North of England +4 4 £395 -1.25%
South West +9 3 - -
North West - 3 £385 -
East of England - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -13 1 £475 +18.75%
Scotland -33 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 80 (79.21%) Java
2 51 (50.50%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (44.55%) JMS
4 44 (43.56%) Web Services
5 43 (42.57%) SQL
5 43 (42.57%) REST
6 41 (40.59%) TDD
7 40 (39.60%) Unix
8 38 (37.62%) Spring
9 37 (36.63%) Spring Boot
10 36 (35.64%) Git (software)
11 35 (34.65%) IBM
11 35 (34.65%) Finance
11 35 (34.65%) Hibernate
12 34 (33.66%) RESTful
12 34 (33.66%) Banking
13 31 (30.69%) WebSphere
13 31 (30.69%) Java 8
14 30 (29.70%) J2EE
14 30 (29.70%) JSP
15 29 (28.71%) Maven
16 28 (27.72%) XML
16 28 (27.72%) Oracle
17 26 (25.74%) Games
17 26 (25.74%) Scala
17 26 (25.74%) Microservices
18 25 (24.75%) BDD
18 25 (24.75%) Solaris
19 24 (23.76%) MVC
20 23 (22.77%) MongoDB

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 31 (30.69%) WebSphere
2 17 (16.83%) Apache
3 15 (14.85%) WebSphere Application Server
4 13 (12.87%) Tomcat
5 10 (9.90%) CMS
6 2 (1.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.98%) CICS
6 2 (1.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.99%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 8 (7.92%) Oracle Cash Management
2 7 (6.93%) Actimize
3 4 (3.96%) Misys Midas
4 3 (2.97%) Kondor
5 2 (1.98%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.97%) iPaaS
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.93%) Internet
2 5 (4.95%) SSL
3 3 (2.97%) FTP
3 3 (2.97%) HTTPS
3 3 (2.97%) SNMP
3 3 (2.97%) VPN
4 2 (1.98%) Firewall
4 2 (1.98%) HTTP
4 2 (1.98%) IPsec
4 2 (1.98%) NAS
4 2 (1.98%) Network Security
4 2 (1.98%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.99%) Intranet
5 1 (0.99%) SAN
5 1 (0.99%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (22.77%) Apache Cassandra
1 23 (22.77%) Couchbase
1 23 (22.77%) MongoDB
1 23 (22.77%) NoSQL
2 18 (17.82%) MySQL
3 13 (12.87%) DB2
3 13 (12.87%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.96%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.97%) Hazelcast
5 3 (2.97%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (1.98%) Jackrabbit
6 2 (1.98%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.99%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 36 (35.64%) Git (software)
2 29 (28.71%) Maven
3 23 (22.77%) Jenkins
4 15 (14.85%) JUnit
4 15 (14.85%) Subversion
5 13 (12.87%) Eclipse
5 13 (12.87%) Mockito
6 5 (4.95%) Log4j
7 4 (3.96%) Ant
8 3 (2.97%) Selenium
9 2 (1.98%) Appium
9 2 (1.98%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.98%) Introscope
9 2 (1.98%) Rational Application Developer
9 2 (1.98%) Selendroid
9 2 (1.98%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.98%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 1 (0.99%) JIRA
10 1 (0.99%) SoapUI
General
1 35 (34.65%) Finance
2 34 (33.66%) Banking
3 26 (25.74%) Games
4 12 (11.88%) Investment Banking
5 7 (6.93%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.97%) Back Office
6 3 (2.97%) Front Office
7 2 (1.98%) Retail
8 1 (0.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 63 (62.38%) Developer
2 47 (46.53%) Java Developer
3 16 (15.84%) WebSphere Developer
4 11 (10.89%) Applications Support
5 10 (9.90%) Senior Developer
6 9 (8.91%) Senior Java Developer
7 8 (7.92%) Analyst
7 8 (7.92%) Consultant
7 8 (7.92%) Java WebSphere Developer
7 8 (7.92%) Senior WebSphere Developer
8 7 (6.93%) Applications Consultant
8 7 (6.93%) Applications Support Analyst
8 7 (6.93%) Compliance Analyst
8 7 (6.93%) Compliance Consultant
8 7 (6.93%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) Agile Developer
9 5 (4.95%) Agile Java Developer
9 5 (4.95%) Applications Specialist
10 4 (3.96%) Integration Specialist
10 4 (3.96%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (44.55%) JMS
2 44 (43.56%) Web Services
3 43 (42.57%) REST
4 38 (37.62%) Spring
5 37 (36.63%) Spring Boot
6 35 (34.65%) Hibernate
7 34 (33.66%) RESTful
8 30 (29.70%) J2EE
8 30 (29.70%) JSP
9 28 (27.72%) XML
10 23 (22.77%) Play Framework
10 23 (22.77%) Spring MVC
11 19 (18.81%) SOAP
12 16 (15.84%) JSON
13 13 (12.87%) JDBC
13 13 (12.87%) XSD
13 13 (12.87%) XSLT
14 12 (11.88%) Servlets
15 11 (10.89%) ActiveMQ
15 11 (10.89%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.81%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (15.84%) SWIFT
3 9 (8.91%) Fedwire
4 5 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.95%) Online Games
5 3 (2.97%) AS400
5 3 (2.97%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.97%) iSeries
5 3 (2.97%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.97%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.98%) Clustering
6 2 (1.98%) DataPower
6 2 (1.98%) Derivative
6 2 (1.98%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.98%) OTC Derivatives
6 2 (1.98%) PACS
6 2 (1.98%) PDA
6 2 (1.98%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 40 (39.60%) Unix
2 25 (24.75%) Solaris
3 22 (21.78%) Linux
4 16 (15.84%) AIX
5 13 (12.87%) HPUX
5 13 (12.87%) Windows
6 8 (7.92%) Windows Server
7 5 (4.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.98%) Android
8 2 (1.98%) MVS
9 1 (0.99%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (50.50%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (40.59%) TDD
3 26 (25.74%) Microservices
4 25 (24.75%) BDD
5 24 (23.76%) MVC
6 16 (15.84%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 15 (14.85%) E-Commerce
8 14 (13.86%) RAD
9 9 (8.91%) Mentoring
10 8 (7.92%) Cash Management
10 8 (7.92%) Coaching
10 8 (7.92%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (7.92%) Multithreading
11 7 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (6.93%) SDLC
11 7 (6.93%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (5.94%) Scrum
13 5 (4.95%) Concurrent Programming
13 5 (4.95%) DNA
13 5 (4.95%) OO
Programming Languages
1 80 (79.21%) Java
2 43 (42.57%) SQL
3 31 (30.69%) Java 8
4 26 (25.74%) Scala
5 23 (22.77%) Java 9
6 14 (13.86%) JavaScript
7 6 (5.94%) Perl
8 5 (4.95%) C#
9 4 (3.96%) C++
9 4 (3.96%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.96%) RPG
9 4 (3.96%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.97%) Kotlin
10 3 (2.97%) Python
10 3 (2.97%) VBA
11 2 (1.98%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.98%) PL/1
12 1 (0.99%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.99%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.99%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.96%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.97%) HP ASE
3 2 (1.98%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.98%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.98%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.99%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.84%) SEPA
2 9 (8.91%) QA
3 1 (0.99%) EMIR
3 1 (0.99%) FATCA
3 1 (0.99%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.99%) MiFID
3 1 (0.99%) PSD2
3 1 (0.99%) TARGET2
System Software
1 23 (22.77%) Docker
2 2 (1.98%) Samba
3 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.95%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.97%) Ansible
2 3 (2.97%) OpenView
2 3 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.97%) Puppet
2 3 (2.97%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 2 (1.98%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 35 (34.65%) IBM
2 28 (27.72%) Oracle
3 7 (6.93%) Red Hat
4 6 (5.94%) TIBCO
5 3 (2.97%) Hitachi
5 3 (2.97%) HP
5 3 (2.97%) Reuters
5 3 (2.97%) Sybase
5 3 (2.97%) Talend
5 3 (2.97%) Veritas
5 3 (2.97%) VMware
6 2 (1.98%) ATG
6 2 (1.98%) Blue Martini
6 2 (1.98%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.98%) Demandware
6 2 (1.98%) Elastic Path
6 2 (1.98%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.98%) NetApp
6 2 (1.98%) Syncsort
6 2 (1.98%) WSO2