Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 769 778 756
Rank change year-on-year +9 -22 -8
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 92 109 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.55% 0.55% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 72 67
UK median daily rate £450 £488 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +1.56% +23.87%
10th Percentile £344 £313 £340
90th Percentile £575 £538 £559
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £450 £350
% change year-on-year -8.89% +28.57% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
UK median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 -

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 16617 19816 20256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.72% 18.60% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10853 12975 12767
UK median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 517 634
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.96 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.35 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.73 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.52% +9.11% +8.57%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +11 72 £468 -6.50% 10
London +13 47 £500 - 8
UK excluding London +3 45 £410 -8.89% 2
Scotland +31 20 £422 +24.04%
North of England +62 9 £410 +17.14%
North East +57 8 £405 +15.71%
Midlands +34 7 £320 +6.67%
East Midlands +12 7 £320 +6.67%
East of England -14 5 - - 1
South West +3 3 £426 +8.60%
South East -12 1 - -
North West - 1 £430 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 49 (53.26%) SQL
1 49 (53.26%) Unix
2 46 (50.00%) Linux
3 42 (45.65%) IBM
4 39 (42.39%) Middleware
5 35 (38.04%) Finance
6 31 (33.70%) Java
7 29 (31.52%) Banking
8 28 (30.43%) Perl
8 28 (30.43%) Microsoft Office
9 26 (28.26%) Shell Script
10 24 (26.09%) E-Commerce
11 23 (25.00%) J2EE
11 23 (25.00%) Sybase
12 22 (23.91%) Oracle
12 22 (23.91%) Solaris
13 21 (22.83%) DB2
13 21 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (21.74%) Tomcat
15 19 (20.65%) HPUX
15 19 (20.65%) JMS
15 19 (20.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 18 (19.57%) Apache
16 18 (19.57%) LDAP
16 18 (19.57%) Investment Banking
16 18 (19.57%) Multithreading
16 18 (19.57%) REST
17 17 (18.48%) Time Management
17 17 (18.48%) Information Security
17 17 (18.48%) zOS

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 20 (21.74%) Tomcat
2 18 (19.57%) Apache
3 16 (17.39%) CICS
3 16 (17.39%) SAS
4 14 (15.22%) SharePoint
5 13 (14.13%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (13.04%) OpenStack
7 11 (11.96%) iPlanet
7 11 (11.96%) JBoss
7 11 (11.96%) Oracle Application Server
7 11 (11.96%) WebLogic
7 11 (11.96%) WebLogic Portal
7 11 (11.96%) WebSphere
8 3 (3.26%) CMS
8 3 (3.26%) GemFire
8 3 (3.26%) Mule
8 3 (3.26%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (2.17%) IBM Domino
9 2 (2.17%) IIS
9 2 (2.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 28 (30.43%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (17.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (13.04%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (13.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (2.17%) Kondor
3 1 (1.09%) Magento
3 1 (1.09%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.57%) LDAP
2 16 (17.39%) Kerberos
2 16 (17.39%) SSH
2 16 (17.39%) SSL
2 16 (17.39%) TCP/IP
3 15 (16.30%) NAS
4 14 (15.22%) Firewall
5 12 (13.04%) SAN
6 7 (7.61%) Internet
7 6 (6.52%) DNS
7 6 (6.52%) FCoE
7 6 (6.52%) iSCSI
7 6 (6.52%) WAN
8 3 (3.26%) FTP
8 3 (3.26%) HTTP
8 3 (3.26%) HTTPS
8 3 (3.26%) IPsec
8 3 (3.26%) tcpdump
8 3 (3.26%) VLAN
8 3 (3.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.83%) DB2
2 8 (8.70%) MySQL
3 7 (7.61%) SQL Server
4 6 (6.52%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.43%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (5.43%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.17%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.17%) EDRMS
7 1 (1.09%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (1.09%) Hazelcast
7 1 (1.09%) Jackrabbit
7 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (8.70%) Git (software)
1 8 (8.70%) Maven
2 7 (7.61%) Eclipse
2 7 (7.61%) JUnit
2 7 (7.61%) Mockito
2 7 (7.61%) Subversion
3 5 (5.43%) Log4j
4 4 (4.35%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (3.26%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.17%) JIRA
6 2 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.09%) Ant
7 1 (1.09%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.09%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.09%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.09%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 35 (38.04%) Finance
2 29 (31.52%) Banking
3 18 (19.57%) Investment Banking
4 7 (7.61%) Front Office
5 6 (6.52%) Retail
6 5 (5.43%) Games
7 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
8 3 (3.26%) Legal
8 3 (3.26%) Prime Brokerage
9 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.09%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (41.30%) Developer
2 12 (13.04%) C++ Developer
3 11 (11.96%) Java Developer
4 10 (10.87%) Analyst
5 7 (7.61%) Unix Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Assembler Programmer
6 6 (6.52%) Consultant
6 6 (6.52%) Mainframe Programmer
6 6 (6.52%) Programmer
6 6 (6.52%) RACF Programmer
6 6 (6.52%) SAS Programmer
7 5 (5.43%) AIX Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Integration Consultant
8 4 (4.35%) Integration Developer
8 4 (4.35%) Security Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Technical Leader
9 3 (3.26%) Applications Support Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.26%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (42.39%) Middleware
2 23 (25.00%) J2EE
3 19 (20.65%) JMS
4 18 (19.57%) REST
5 16 (17.39%) ISPF
5 16 (17.39%) Web Services
5 16 (17.39%) XML
6 15 (16.30%) SOAP
7 13 (14.13%) JSON
8 12 (13.04%) Spring
9 10 (10.87%) JDBC
9 10 (10.87%) XSLT
10 9 (9.78%) IBM Integration Bus
11 8 (8.70%) ActiveMQ
11 8 (8.70%) RESTful
12 7 (7.61%) Spring Boot
12 7 (7.61%) XSD
13 6 (6.52%) Apache Camel
13 6 (6.52%) Spring Security
14 5 (5.43%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 17 (18.48%) Mainframe
3 16 (17.39%) PKI
4 12 (13.04%) Clustering
5 6 (6.52%) Data Centre
5 6 (6.52%) Grid Computing
6 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.17%) Derivative
7 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.17%) Equities
7 2 (2.17%) iPad
7 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.17%) User Experience
8 1 (1.09%) AS400
8 1 (1.09%) DataPower
8 1 (1.09%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.09%) iSeries
8 1 (1.09%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.09%) Social Media
8 1 (1.09%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 49 (53.26%) Unix
2 46 (50.00%) Linux
3 22 (23.91%) Solaris
4 19 (20.65%) HPUX
5 17 (18.48%) zOS
6 16 (17.39%) Windows
7 15 (16.30%) AIX
8 11 (11.96%) SUSE
9 3 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.09%) E-Commerce
2 21 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (19.57%) Multithreading
4 17 (18.48%) Information Security
4 17 (18.48%) Time Management
5 16 (17.39%) Project Planning
5 16 (17.39%) Security Management
5 16 (17.39%) TDD
6 15 (16.30%) People Management
7 14 (15.22%) Load Balancing
8 12 (13.04%) Algorithmic Trading
8 12 (13.04%) Electronic Trading
8 12 (13.04%) High Availability
8 12 (13.04%) Performance Testing
9 10 (10.87%) ITIL
10 8 (8.70%) Unit Testing
11 7 (7.61%) RAD
11 7 (7.61%) Workflow
12 6 (6.52%) ETL
12 6 (6.52%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 49 (53.26%) SQL
2 31 (33.70%) Java
3 28 (30.43%) Perl
4 26 (28.26%) Shell Script
5 17 (18.48%) Assembly Language
6 16 (17.39%) CLIST
6 16 (17.39%) JCL
6 16 (17.39%) REXX
7 12 (13.04%) C++
8 9 (9.78%) Bash Shell
9 7 (7.61%) C-shell
9 7 (7.61%) Korn
10 6 (6.52%) C#
10 6 (6.52%) PowerShell
10 6 (6.52%) Python
11 5 (5.43%) JavaScript
12 3 (3.26%) T-SQL
12 3 (3.26%) TypeScript
12 3 (3.26%) VBA
13 2 (2.17%) ES6
Qualifications
1 12 (13.04%) SC Cleared
1 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.09%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) MiFID
2 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 16 (17.39%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 16 (17.39%) RACF
1 16 (17.39%) Time Sharing Option
2 15 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (13.04%) Hyper-V
3 12 (13.04%) KVM
3 12 (13.04%) Oracle RAC
3 12 (13.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 9 (9.78%) Samba
5 3 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
7 1 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (17.39%) zSecure
2 12 (13.04%) OpenView
3 3 (3.26%) MOM
3 3 (3.26%) Puppet
4 2 (2.17%) FTK
4 2 (2.17%) Icinga
4 2 (2.17%) Nagios
5 1 (1.09%) Ansible
5 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.09%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 42 (45.65%) IBM
2 23 (25.00%) Sybase
3 22 (23.91%) Oracle
4 16 (17.39%) CA
4 16 (17.39%) VMware
5 15 (16.30%) HP
6 14 (15.22%) F5
6 14 (15.22%) Red Hat
6 14 (15.22%) TIBCO
7 12 (13.04%) Cognos
7 12 (13.04%) Opsware
7 12 (13.04%) PlateSpin
7 12 (13.04%) Sun
7 12 (13.04%) Veritas
8 11 (11.96%) Cisco
9 6 (6.52%) Borland
10 4 (4.35%) Talend
11 3 (3.26%) Cadence
11 3 (3.26%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.26%) Murex