Period
to 12 June 2021

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 12 June 2021 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
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 672 584 827
Rank change year-on-year -88 +243 -20
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 20 31 35
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.071% 0.039%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.25% 0.48% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 25
10th Percentile £392 £443 £363
25th Percentile £455 £488 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £606 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.23% +10.00% +2.04%
75th Percentile £688 £723 £600
90th Percentile £708 £790 "
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +7.35% -5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £40.50
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 8,088 6,410 14,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.19% 14.63% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,480 4,317 9,162
10th Percentile £300 £288 £275
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £484 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +1.79% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £575
90th Percentile £656 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 133 284
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.63 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.92 £12.50
Median hourly rate £25.50 £20.11 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +26.80% +14.91% -6.42%
75th Percentile £55.00 £33.75 £34.00
90th Percentile £65.54 £54.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £19.90 £16.36
% change year-on-year +17.71% +21.68% -6.54%

MQSeries
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MQSeries as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MQSeries in the UK

MQSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MQSeries.

Daily rate trend for MQSeries in the UK

MQSeries
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MQSeries over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for MQSeries in the UK

MQSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MQSeries.

Hourly rate trend for MQSeries in the UK

MQSeries
Top 8 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 12 June 2021. 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 -60 14 £675 +2.27% 3
Work from Home -259 9 £419 -20.24% 1
London -93 8 £675 -3.57% 1
UK excluding London +7 6 £456 +7.35% 2
East of England - 4 £438 -
Midlands - 1 £475 - 1
South East - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £475 - 1

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, 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 18 (90.00%) IBM
2 12 (60.00%) SQL
3 9 (45.00%) Java
3 9 (45.00%) Oracle
4 8 (40.00%) HTML
4 8 (40.00%) XML
5 7 (35.00%) TIBCO
5 7 (35.00%) E-Commerce
6 6 (30.00%) Rendezvous
6 6 (30.00%) Windows
6 6 (30.00%) Electronic Trading
6 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
7 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (25.00%) Banking
7 5 (25.00%) Unix
7 5 (25.00%) C#
7 5 (25.00%) DB2
8 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (20.00%) .NET
8 4 (20.00%) J2EE
8 4 (20.00%) COBOL
8 4 (20.00%) SOAP
8 4 (20.00%) Apache
8 4 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
8 4 (20.00%) Finance
8 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
8 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
8 4 (20.00%) REST
8 4 (20.00%) High Availability

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 4 (20.00%) Apache
2 3 (15.00%) Confluence
2 3 (15.00%) IBM Domino
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (10.00%) CICS
3 2 (10.00%) IIS
3 2 (10.00%) JBoss
3 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.00%) Anypoint
4 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Fuse
4 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Apigee
1 1 (5.00%) Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Boomi
1 1 (5.00%) GitHub
1 1 (5.00%) OpenShift
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
1 1 (5.00%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) DB2
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (15.00%) Apache Ignite
3 3 (15.00%) Data Lake
3 3 (15.00%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (15.00%) KDB
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.00%) Adabas
5 1 (5.00%) IMS/DB
5 1 (5.00%) MySQL
5 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) Postman
2 3 (15.00%) Selenium
2 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (5.00%) CA Gen
4 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (25.00%) Banking
2 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (15.00%) Front Office
3 3 (15.00%) Retail
3 3 (15.00%) Social Skills
4 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) COBOL Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Electronic Trading Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Low Latency Java Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Manual Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Tester
4 2 (10.00%) C++ Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) DB2 Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) HTML
1 8 (40.00%) XML
2 6 (30.00%) Rendezvous
3 4 (20.00%) .NET
3 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (20.00%) J2EE
3 4 (20.00%) REST
3 4 (20.00%) SOAP
4 3 (15.00%) Flash
4 3 (15.00%) HTML5
4 3 (15.00%) RESTful
5 2 (10.00%) Ajax
5 2 (10.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (10.00%) COM+
5 2 (10.00%) FpML
5 2 (10.00%) JMS
5 2 (10.00%) jQuery
5 2 (10.00%) STL
5 2 (10.00%) WCF
5 2 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (10.00%) Credit Derivative
2 2 (10.00%) Derivative
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (5.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) E-Commerce
2 6 (30.00%) Electronic Trading
2 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) High Availability
4 4 (20.00%) High-Frequency Trading
4 4 (20.00%) Low Latency
4 4 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (15.00%) Algorithmic Trading
5 3 (15.00%) API Design
5 3 (15.00%) DevOps
5 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Presales
5 3 (15.00%) QA Automation
5 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.00%) System Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.00%) Multithreading
6 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) Java
3 5 (25.00%) C#
4 4 (20.00%) COBOL
5 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (10.00%) C++
6 2 (10.00%) JCL
6 2 (10.00%) Micro Focus COBOL
6 2 (10.00%) Smalltalk
6 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (5.00%) Natural
7 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (5.00%) Python
7 1 (5.00%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Ansible
2 1 (5.00%) CA Endevor
2 1 (5.00%) CloudHub
2 1 (5.00%) Grafana
2 1 (5.00%) Kibana
2 1 (5.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (5.00%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) IBM
2 9 (45.00%) Oracle
3 7 (35.00%) TIBCO
4 4 (20.00%) Solace
5 3 (15.00%) Atlassian
5 3 (15.00%) Xerox
6 2 (10.00%) Micro Focus
6 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.00%) MuleSoft
6 2 (10.00%) SAP
7 1 (5.00%) Ariba
7 1 (5.00%) Axway
7 1 (5.00%) BEA
7 1 (5.00%) Dell
7 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow