Period
to 23 April 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 808 778 787
Rank change year-on-year -30 +9 -9
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 52 101 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.100% 0.051%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.34% 0.61% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 69 24
UK median daily rate £600 £490 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.45% - +18.79%
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +27.91% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK 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 15,121 16,642 15,767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.88% 16.46% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,681 11,019 10,161
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +4.85% +5.91% -0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 378 324
UK median hourly rate £18.73 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% -2.56% -7.14%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.86% -7.89% -5.00%

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 -34 48 £600 +20.00%
London -25 27 £600 +20.00%
UK excluding London +8 21 £550 +27.91%
North of England +11 7 £438 +10.76%
North West +11 7 £438 +13.64%
South West -24 5 £600 -
Scotland +19 4 £550 -
East Midlands - 3 £338 -
Midlands - 3 £338 -
East of England +18 2 - -

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 37 (71.15%) Java
2 29 (55.77%) Jenkins
3 28 (53.85%) JMS
4 27 (51.92%) Git (software)
5 26 (50.00%) RESTful
6 25 (48.08%) Spring Boot
6 25 (48.08%) Spring
7 24 (46.15%) Apache Cassandra
8 23 (44.23%) Amazon AWS
8 23 (44.23%) Microservices
8 23 (44.23%) Java 8
8 23 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (40.38%) Maven
9 21 (40.38%) Web Services
9 21 (40.38%) Greenfield Project
9 21 (40.38%) Docker
10 20 (38.46%) REST
10 20 (38.46%) TDD
10 20 (38.46%) MVC
11 19 (36.54%) Hibernate
11 19 (36.54%) Spring MVC
11 19 (36.54%) MongoDB
11 19 (36.54%) NoSQL
11 19 (36.54%) BDD
11 19 (36.54%) Scala
11 19 (36.54%) Play Framework
11 19 (36.54%) Couchbase
11 19 (36.54%) Java 9
12 18 (34.62%) WebSphere
12 18 (34.62%) IBM

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 (34.62%) WebSphere
2 8 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (11.54%) CICS
4 5 (9.62%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (5.77%) Confluence
6 2 (3.85%) JBoss
6 2 (3.85%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.92%) Commerce Server
7 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Actimize
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (44.23%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.62%) Apigee
2 5 (9.62%) GitHub
2 5 (9.62%) OpenShift
3 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.77%) DSL
3 2 (3.85%) SAN
4 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (46.15%) Apache Cassandra
2 19 (36.54%) Couchbase
2 19 (36.54%) MongoDB
2 19 (36.54%) NoSQL
3 12 (23.08%) DB2
4 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
5 4 (7.69%) Easytrieve
6 3 (5.77%) DbVisualizer
6 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.92%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (55.77%) Jenkins
2 27 (51.92%) Git (software)
3 21 (40.38%) Maven
4 9 (17.31%) Selenium
5 6 (11.54%) JUnit
6 5 (9.62%) JIRA
7 4 (7.69%) Hamcrest
7 4 (7.69%) Mockito
8 3 (5.77%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.85%) Cucumber
9 2 (3.85%) Eclipse
9 2 (3.85%) Gradle
10 1 (1.92%) Hudson
10 1 (1.92%) Serilog
General
1 10 (19.23%) Banking
2 8 (15.38%) Finance
3 4 (7.69%) Retail
4 3 (5.77%) Games
5 2 (3.85%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (59.62%) Developer
2 25 (48.08%) Java Developer
3 19 (36.54%) AWS Developer
3 19 (36.54%) Java Team Leader
3 19 (36.54%) Lead Developer
3 19 (36.54%) Lead Java Developer
3 19 (36.54%) Team Leader
4 7 (13.46%) Architect
5 5 (9.62%) Technical Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Technical Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Manual Tester
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Tester
8 2 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Mainframe Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (53.85%) JMS
2 26 (50.00%) RESTful
3 25 (48.08%) Spring
3 25 (48.08%) Spring Boot
4 21 (40.38%) Web Services
5 20 (38.46%) REST
6 19 (36.54%) Hibernate
6 19 (36.54%) Play Framework
6 19 (36.54%) Spring MVC
7 9 (17.31%) Middleware
8 8 (15.38%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (13.46%) AngularJS
10 6 (11.54%) XML
11 4 (7.69%) .NET
11 4 (7.69%) HTML
11 4 (7.69%) MyBatis
11 4 (7.69%) Spring Integration
11 4 (7.69%) Swagger
12 3 (5.77%) J2EE
12 3 (5.77%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 21 (40.38%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (13.46%) Mainframe
3 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.62%) DataPower
4 4 (7.69%) VSAM
5 2 (3.85%) Equities
5 2 (3.85%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.92%) Clustering
6 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Linux
1 10 (19.23%) Unix
2 9 (17.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (7.69%) Windows
4 3 (5.77%) AIX
4 3 (5.77%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.85%) Mac OS
5 2 (3.85%) Solaris
6 1 (1.92%) SUSE
6 1 (1.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (44.23%) Microservices
2 20 (38.46%) MVC
2 20 (38.46%) TDD
3 19 (36.54%) BDD
4 9 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (11.54%) Test Automation
6 5 (9.62%) Open Source
7 4 (7.69%) E-Commerce
7 4 (7.69%) Presales
7 4 (7.69%) Runbook
8 3 (5.77%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (5.77%) Integration Testing
8 3 (5.77%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.77%) Regression Testing
8 3 (5.77%) Software Architecture
8 3 (5.77%) System Testing
8 3 (5.77%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 37 (71.15%) Java
2 23 (44.23%) Java 8
3 19 (36.54%) Java 9
3 19 (36.54%) Scala
4 13 (25.00%) SQL
5 4 (7.69%) JCL
6 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.77%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.85%) COBOL
7 2 (3.85%) PL/1
8 1 (1.92%) C#
8 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.92%) Python
8 1 (1.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) QA
2 3 (5.77%) PSD2
3 2 (3.85%) SLA
4 1 (1.92%) HL7
System Software
1 21 (40.38%) Docker
2 4 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (34.62%) IBM
2 9 (17.31%) Oracle
2 9 (17.31%) Red Hat
3 6 (11.54%) Syncsort
4 5 (9.62%) F5
5 4 (7.69%) CA
6 3 (5.77%) Atlassian
6 3 (5.77%) Dell
6 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
6 3 (5.77%) VMware
7 2 (3.85%) Citrix
7 2 (3.85%) EMC
7 2 (3.85%) Sybase
7 2 (3.85%) Symantec
7 2 (3.85%) Xerox
8 1 (1.92%) HP
8 1 (1.92%) hybris
8 1 (1.92%) Sun