Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 768 778 772
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6 -11
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 109 71 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.074% 0.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.67% 0.41% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 42 61
UK median daily rate £475 £458 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +7.65% +1.80%
10th Percentile £400 £327 £288
90th Percentile £563 £538 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £384 £425
% change year-on-year +12.05% -9.71% -5.56%
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 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 16,303 17,377 18,906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.51% 18.09% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,875 11,202 11,993
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £230
90th Percentile £622 £599 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +3.23% - +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 403 544
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £19.44 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.33% -7.45% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £45.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.34 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.30% - +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 21 January 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 15 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 21 January 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 +12 89 £475 +2.15% 9
London -3 77 £490 -0.25% 4
UK excluding London +19 32 £430 +12.05% 7
Northern Ireland - 8 £430 - 1
Scotland -9 7 - - 1
North of England +38 6 £375 +7.14% 2
Wales - 5 £500 -
Midlands +11 3 £339 -24.72% 1
East Midlands +4 3 £339 -24.72%
North West - 3 £385 - 2
North East +34 2 £338 -3.50%
Yorkshire +12 1 £475 -
South West +3 1 £418 +6.37%
East of England -10 1 - - 2
South East -19 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 64 (58.72%) Java
2 55 (50.46%) Unix
3 50 (45.87%) Finance
4 47 (43.12%) IBM
5 44 (40.37%) Banking
6 40 (36.70%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (35.78%) SQL
8 35 (32.11%) Linux
9 34 (31.19%) J2EE
10 32 (29.36%) JMS
10 32 (29.36%) Middleware
11 31 (28.44%) REST
12 30 (27.52%) WebSphere
13 29 (26.61%) TDD
14 28 (25.69%) Web Services
15 27 (24.77%) JSP
16 26 (23.85%) Spring
17 24 (22.02%) Perl
18 23 (21.10%) Solaris
18 23 (21.10%) Git (software)
18 23 (21.10%) Spring Boot
19 22 (20.18%) Oracle
19 22 (20.18%) Hibernate
20 21 (19.27%) JavaScript
20 21 (19.27%) XML
20 21 (19.27%) Tomcat
21 20 (18.35%) Maven
22 19 (17.43%) Investment Banking
22 19 (17.43%) BDD
23 18 (16.51%) RESTful

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 30 (27.52%) WebSphere
2 21 (19.27%) Tomcat
3 16 (14.68%) Apache
4 14 (12.84%) WebSphere Application Server
5 11 (10.09%) JBoss
6 8 (7.34%) CICS
7 6 (5.50%) CMS
7 6 (5.50%) SAS
8 4 (3.67%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (3.67%) iPlanet
8 4 (3.67%) OpenStack
8 4 (3.67%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (3.67%) SharePoint
8 4 (3.67%) WebLogic
8 4 (3.67%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (1.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.92%) GemFire
10 1 (0.92%) Mule
10 1 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 10 (9.17%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Actimize
1 4 (3.67%) Oracle Cash Management
1 4 (3.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (2.75%) Misys Midas
3 2 (1.83%) Kondor
3 2 (1.83%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) iPaaS
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.17%) SSL
2 8 (7.34%) Firewall
2 8 (7.34%) NAS
2 8 (7.34%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.50%) Kerberos
3 6 (5.50%) SSH
4 5 (4.59%) Internet
5 4 (3.67%) FTP
5 4 (3.67%) HTTP
5 4 (3.67%) HTTPS
5 4 (3.67%) IPsec
5 4 (3.67%) Network Security
5 4 (3.67%) SAN
5 4 (3.67%) VPN
6 3 (2.75%) tcpdump
6 3 (2.75%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.83%) DNS
7 2 (1.83%) FCoE
7 2 (1.83%) SNMP
7 2 (1.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.68%) DB2
2 13 (11.93%) Apache Cassandra
2 13 (11.93%) Couchbase
2 13 (11.93%) MongoDB
2 13 (11.93%) NoSQL
3 11 (10.09%) MySQL
3 11 (10.09%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.59%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.75%) Hazelcast
6 2 (1.83%) Jackrabbit
6 2 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.83%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.83%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 23 (21.10%) Git (software)
2 20 (18.35%) Maven
3 14 (12.84%) Jenkins
4 11 (10.09%) JUnit
4 11 (10.09%) Subversion
5 9 (8.26%) Eclipse
5 9 (8.26%) Mockito
6 5 (4.59%) Log4j
7 4 (3.67%) Ant
8 2 (1.83%) Introscope
8 2 (1.83%) JIRA
8 2 (1.83%) Rational Application Developer
8 2 (1.83%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 1 (0.92%) Appium
9 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.92%) Selendroid
9 1 (0.92%) Selenium
9 1 (0.92%) SpecFlow
General
1 50 (45.87%) Finance
2 44 (40.37%) Banking
3 19 (17.43%) Investment Banking
4 15 (13.76%) Games
5 5 (4.59%) Financial Institution
5 5 (4.59%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.67%) Front Office
7 3 (2.75%) Prime Brokerage
8 2 (1.83%) Back Office
9 1 (0.92%) International Banking
9 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (50.46%) Developer
2 39 (35.78%) Java Developer
3 22 (20.18%) Analyst
4 12 (11.01%) WebSphere Developer
5 10 (9.17%) Consultant
5 10 (9.17%) Senior Developer
6 9 (8.26%) Applications Support
6 9 (8.26%) Senior Java Developer
7 8 (7.34%) Applications Support Analyst
7 8 (7.34%) Java WebSphere Developer
7 8 (7.34%) Senior WebSphere Developer
7 8 (7.34%) Support Analyst
8 7 (6.42%) Compliance Analyst
9 6 (5.50%) Business Analyst
9 6 (5.50%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (5.50%) Unix Engineer
10 5 (4.59%) Agile Developer
10 5 (4.59%) Agile Java Developer
10 5 (4.59%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (4.59%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (31.19%) J2EE
2 32 (29.36%) JMS
2 32 (29.36%) Middleware
3 31 (28.44%) REST
4 28 (25.69%) Web Services
5 27 (24.77%) JSP
6 26 (23.85%) Spring
7 23 (21.10%) Spring Boot
8 22 (20.18%) Hibernate
9 21 (19.27%) XML
10 18 (16.51%) RESTful
11 14 (12.84%) HTML
11 14 (12.84%) SOAP
12 13 (11.93%) Play Framework
12 13 (11.93%) Spring MVC
13 12 (11.01%) .NET
13 12 (11.01%) Servlets
13 12 (11.01%) WebSphere MQ
14 10 (9.17%) JDBC
14 10 (9.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) SWIFT
2 9 (8.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (8.26%) Mainframe
3 8 (7.34%) Fedwire
3 8 (7.34%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (5.50%) Clustering
4 6 (5.50%) PKI
5 5 (4.59%) Online Games
6 4 (3.67%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.75%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.83%) AS400
8 2 (1.83%) Derivative
8 2 (1.83%) iPad
8 2 (1.83%) iSeries
8 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.83%) PACS
8 2 (1.83%) User Experience
9 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.92%) Equities
9 1 (0.92%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 55 (50.46%) Unix
2 35 (32.11%) Linux
3 23 (21.10%) Solaris
4 17 (15.60%) Windows
5 16 (14.68%) AIX
6 13 (11.93%) HPUX
7 10 (9.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (5.50%) zOS
9 3 (2.75%) SUSE
10 2 (1.83%) MVS
10 2 (1.83%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (36.70%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (26.61%) TDD
3 19 (17.43%) BDD
4 17 (15.60%) Microservices
5 15 (13.76%) MVC
6 14 (12.84%) E-Commerce
7 12 (11.01%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 12 (11.01%) Multithreading
8 10 (9.17%) RAD
8 10 (9.17%) Scrum
9 8 (7.34%) Load Balancing
10 7 (6.42%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (5.50%) Information Security
11 6 (5.50%) ITIL
11 6 (5.50%) Mentoring
11 6 (5.50%) People Management
11 6 (5.50%) Project Planning
11 6 (5.50%) Security Management
11 6 (5.50%) Time Management
12 5 (4.59%) OO
Programming Languages
1 64 (58.72%) Java
2 39 (35.78%) SQL
3 24 (22.02%) Perl
4 21 (19.27%) JavaScript
5 16 (14.68%) Scala
6 14 (12.84%) Shell Script
7 13 (11.93%) Java 9
8 11 (10.09%) C++
9 7 (6.42%) PHP
10 6 (5.50%) Assembly Language
10 6 (5.50%) Bash Shell
10 6 (5.50%) CLIST
10 6 (5.50%) JCL
10 6 (5.50%) REXX
11 4 (3.67%) Python
12 3 (2.75%) C#
12 3 (2.75%) Kotlin
12 3 (2.75%) RPG
12 3 (2.75%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.83%) ES6
Qualifications
1 6 (5.50%) SC Cleared
1 6 (5.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.83%) HP ASE
3 1 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.92%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.92%) Degree
3 1 (0.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.01%) SEPA
2 4 (3.67%) QA
3 3 (2.75%) MiFID
4 1 (0.92%) EMIR
System Software
1 13 (11.93%) Docker
2 7 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 6 (5.50%) RACF
3 6 (5.50%) Samba
3 6 (5.50%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (3.67%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.67%) KVM
4 4 (3.67%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (3.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (5.50%) OpenView
1 6 (5.50%) zSecure
2 5 (4.59%) Puppet
3 4 (3.67%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.75%) Ansible
4 3 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.83%) Icinga
5 2 (1.83%) Nagios
5 2 (1.83%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.92%) MOM
Vendors
1 47 (43.12%) IBM
2 22 (20.18%) Oracle
3 15 (13.76%) Red Hat
4 11 (10.09%) Sybase
5 8 (7.34%) F5
6 7 (6.42%) HP
6 7 (6.42%) VMware
7 6 (5.50%) CA
7 6 (5.50%) TIBCO
7 6 (5.50%) Veritas
8 4 (3.67%) Borland
8 4 (3.67%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.67%) Cisco
8 4 (3.67%) Cognos
8 4 (3.67%) NetApp
8 4 (3.67%) Opsware
8 4 (3.67%) PlateSpin
8 4 (3.67%) Sun
9 3 (2.75%) Cadence
9 3 (2.75%) Talend