Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 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
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 765 778 709
Rank change year-on-year +13 -69 +17
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 93 121 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.58% 0.61% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 83 83
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £360 £287 £387
90th Percentile £575 £538 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -5.43% +9.38% +20.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
UK 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 16117 19888 20284
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.81% 18.37% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10418 13081 12543
UK median daily rate £438 £420 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 490 699
UK median hourly rate £19.30 £20.20 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.46% +0.98% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.95 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.00 £42.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -8.35% +3.65% +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 22 August 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 12 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 22 August 2017. 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 +22 72 £475 -2.56% 6
London +33 50 £500 +1.27% 4
UK excluding London +23 43 £414 -5.43% 2
Scotland +36 21 £422 +10.26%
North of England +41 8 £410 +43.11% 1
North East +42 7 £410 +43.86%
Midlands +26 5 £341 -7.77% 1
East Midlands -10 5 £341 -7.77% 1
East of England -9 4 - -
South West -2 3 £426 +8.60%
South East -7 2 - -
North West +35 1 £430 +14.67% 1

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 51 (54.84%) Linux
2 50 (53.76%) Unix
3 47 (50.54%) SQL
4 44 (47.31%) IBM
5 41 (44.09%) Middleware
6 38 (40.86%) Java
7 36 (38.71%) Finance
8 28 (30.11%) Shell Script
9 27 (29.03%) Perl
9 27 (29.03%) Banking
10 26 (27.96%) Microsoft Office
11 25 (26.88%) Sybase
12 22 (23.66%) E-Commerce
13 21 (22.58%) JMS
13 21 (22.58%) Tomcat
13 21 (22.58%) DB2
13 21 (22.58%) Oracle
13 21 (22.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 21 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (21.51%) J2EE
15 19 (20.43%) Apache
15 19 (20.43%) Solaris
16 17 (18.28%) XML
16 17 (18.28%) zOS
16 17 (18.28%) Mainframe
16 17 (18.28%) Assembly Language
16 17 (18.28%) Information Security
16 17 (18.28%) Multithreading
16 17 (18.28%) Time Management
17 16 (17.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 (22.58%) Tomcat
2 19 (20.43%) Apache
3 16 (17.20%) CICS
3 16 (17.20%) SAS
3 16 (17.20%) WebSphere
4 12 (12.90%) SharePoint
5 11 (11.83%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (11.83%) JBoss
6 10 (10.75%) OpenStack
7 9 (9.68%) iPlanet
7 9 (9.68%) Oracle Application Server
7 9 (9.68%) WebLogic
7 9 (9.68%) WebLogic Portal
8 3 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (2.15%) CMS
9 2 (2.15%) IBM Domino
9 2 (2.15%) IIS
9 2 (2.15%) Mule
9 2 (2.15%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (2.15%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 26 (27.96%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (17.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (17.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (10.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (2.15%) Kondor
3 1 (1.08%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.20%) Kerberos
1 16 (17.20%) LDAP
1 16 (17.20%) SSH
1 16 (17.20%) SSL
1 16 (17.20%) TCP/IP
2 13 (13.98%) NAS
3 12 (12.90%) Firewall
4 10 (10.75%) SAN
5 8 (8.60%) Internet
6 6 (6.45%) DNS
6 6 (6.45%) FCoE
6 6 (6.45%) iSCSI
6 6 (6.45%) WAN
7 5 (5.38%) HTTP
8 3 (3.23%) HTTPS
8 3 (3.23%) IPsec
8 3 (3.23%) Network Security
8 3 (3.23%) VLAN
8 3 (3.23%) VPN
8 3 (3.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.58%) DB2
2 8 (8.60%) MySQL
3 7 (7.53%) RDBMS
3 7 (7.53%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (6.45%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.15%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.15%) DbVisualizer
5 2 (2.15%) EDRMS
5 2 (2.15%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.15%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (9.68%) Maven
2 7 (7.53%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.45%) Eclipse
3 6 (6.45%) JUnit
3 6 (6.45%) Mockito
3 6 (6.45%) Subversion
4 4 (4.30%) Log4j
4 4 (4.30%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (3.23%) JIRA
5 3 (3.23%) Selenium
5 3 (3.23%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.15%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.08%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.08%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.08%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.08%) SoapUI
General
1 36 (38.71%) Finance
2 27 (29.03%) Banking
3 14 (15.05%) Investment Banking
4 8 (8.60%) Front Office
4 8 (8.60%) Retail
5 6 (6.45%) Games
6 5 (5.38%) Prime Brokerage
6 5 (5.38%) Telecoms
7 3 (3.23%) Legal
8 2 (2.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 42 (45.16%) Developer
2 15 (16.13%) Java Developer
3 11 (11.83%) C++ Developer
4 8 (8.60%) Analyst
5 6 (6.45%) Assembler Programmer
5 6 (6.45%) Mainframe Programmer
5 6 (6.45%) Programmer
5 6 (6.45%) RACF Programmer
5 6 (6.45%) SAS Programmer
5 6 (6.45%) Unix Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) AIX Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) Integration Developer
7 4 (4.30%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Technical Leader
8 3 (3.23%) Administrator
8 3 (3.23%) Consultant
8 3 (3.23%) Prime Brokerage Java Developer
8 3 (3.23%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (3.23%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (44.09%) Middleware
2 21 (22.58%) JMS
3 20 (21.51%) J2EE
4 17 (18.28%) XML
5 16 (17.20%) ISPF
5 16 (17.20%) SOAP
5 16 (17.20%) Web Services
6 15 (16.13%) REST
7 13 (13.98%) JSON
7 13 (13.98%) Spring
8 11 (11.83%) JDBC
9 10 (10.75%) Spring Boot
10 9 (9.68%) HTML
10 9 (9.68%) IBM Integration Bus
10 9 (9.68%) RESTful
10 9 (9.68%) XSLT
11 8 (8.60%) ActiveMQ
12 7 (7.53%) HTML5
13 6 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
13 6 (6.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 17 (18.28%) Mainframe
3 16 (17.20%) PKI
4 10 (10.75%) Clustering
5 6 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (6.45%) Data Centre
5 6 (6.45%) Grid Computing
6 3 (3.23%) Derivative
6 3 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.15%) AS400
7 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.15%) iPad
7 2 (2.15%) iSeries
7 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.15%) Online Banking
7 2 (2.15%) Reference Data
7 2 (2.15%) User Experience
8 1 (1.08%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.08%) Social Media
8 1 (1.08%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 51 (54.84%) Linux
2 50 (53.76%) Unix
3 19 (20.43%) Solaris
4 17 (18.28%) zOS
5 16 (17.20%) AIX
5 16 (17.20%) HPUX
6 14 (15.05%) Windows
7 10 (10.75%) SUSE
8 3 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.08%) OS/400
9 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.66%) E-Commerce
2 21 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (18.28%) Information Security
3 17 (18.28%) Multithreading
3 17 (18.28%) Time Management
4 16 (17.20%) Project Planning
4 16 (17.20%) Security Management
5 15 (16.13%) People Management
5 15 (16.13%) TDD
6 12 (12.90%) Electronic Trading
6 12 (12.90%) Load Balancing
7 10 (10.75%) High Availability
7 10 (10.75%) ITIL
8 9 (9.68%) Algorithmic Trading
8 9 (9.68%) Performance Testing
9 8 (8.60%) Unit Testing
9 8 (8.60%) Workflow
10 7 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (7.53%) ETL
10 7 (7.53%) OO
Programming Languages
1 47 (50.54%) SQL
2 38 (40.86%) Java
3 28 (30.11%) Shell Script
4 27 (29.03%) Perl
5 17 (18.28%) Assembly Language
6 16 (17.20%) CLIST
6 16 (17.20%) JCL
6 16 (17.20%) REXX
7 11 (11.83%) C++
8 10 (10.75%) Python
9 8 (8.60%) Bash Shell
10 7 (7.53%) C-shell
10 7 (7.53%) JavaScript
10 7 (7.53%) Korn
11 5 (5.38%) C#
11 5 (5.38%) PowerShell
12 3 (3.23%) Scala
13 2 (2.15%) RPG IV
13 2 (2.15%) Tcl
13 2 (2.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (10.75%) SC Cleared
1 10 (10.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) MiFID
2 2 (2.15%) QA
System Software
1 16 (17.20%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 16 (17.20%) RACF
1 16 (17.20%) Time Sharing Option
2 13 (13.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.75%) Hyper-V
3 10 (10.75%) KVM
3 10 (10.75%) Oracle RAC
3 10 (10.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 9 (9.68%) Samba
5 3 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.15%) Docker
7 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (17.20%) zSecure
2 10 (10.75%) OpenView
3 4 (4.30%) Puppet
4 2 (2.15%) Ansible
4 2 (2.15%) FTK
4 2 (2.15%) Icinga
4 2 (2.15%) Mesos
4 2 (2.15%) MOM
4 2 (2.15%) Nagios
4 2 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.08%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 44 (47.31%) IBM
2 25 (26.88%) Sybase
3 21 (22.58%) Oracle
4 16 (17.20%) CA
5 15 (16.13%) Red Hat
6 14 (15.05%) TIBCO
6 14 (15.05%) VMware
7 12 (12.90%) F5
7 12 (12.90%) HP
8 10 (10.75%) Cognos
8 10 (10.75%) Opsware
8 10 (10.75%) PlateSpin
8 10 (10.75%) Sun
8 10 (10.75%) Veritas
9 9 (9.68%) Cisco
10 4 (4.30%) Borland
10 4 (4.30%) Murex
10 4 (4.30%) Talend
11 3 (3.23%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.23%) NetApp