Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 770 811 758
Rank change year-on-year +41 -53 +9
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 109 77 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.074% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.64% 0.40% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 43 71
UK median daily rate £445 £465 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.30% -2.11% +22.58%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £321
90th Percentile £575 £558 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +11.33% +4.17% -15.29%
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 17020 19258 20138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.64% 18.51% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11189 12483 12665
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £228
90th Percentile £606 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 478 608
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.52% +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 20 November 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 13 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 20 November 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 +40 86 £445 -6.32% 5
London +11 61 £475 -6.17% 3
UK excluding London +47 48 £418 +11.33% 1
Scotland +3 18 £422 -0.76%
North of England +48 9 £410 +21.48%
North East +51 8 £405 +20.00%
Midlands +26 7 £320 +6.67%
East Midlands +8 7 £320 +6.67%
East of England -14 5 - - 1
Wales - 5 £500 -
South West +10 3 £426 +8.60%
South East -1 1 - -
North West - 1 £430 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 58 (53.21%) Unix
2 50 (45.87%) Linux
3 49 (44.95%) SQL
4 47 (43.12%) IBM
4 47 (43.12%) Finance
5 46 (42.20%) Middleware
6 38 (34.86%) Banking
7 34 (31.19%) Java
7 34 (31.19%) Perl
8 32 (29.36%) Tomcat
9 30 (27.52%) J2EE
10 28 (25.69%) Solaris
11 27 (24.77%) Oracle
11 27 (24.77%) Microsoft Office
12 25 (22.94%) Windows
12 25 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (22.02%) Apache
13 24 (22.02%) Red Hat
14 23 (21.10%) Shell Script
14 23 (21.10%) REST
15 22 (20.18%) HPUX
16 21 (19.27%) Sybase
16 21 (19.27%) DB2
17 20 (18.35%) AIX
17 20 (18.35%) JMS
17 20 (18.35%) E-Commerce
18 19 (17.43%) LDAP
19 18 (16.51%) JBoss
19 18 (16.51%) XML
19 18 (16.51%) SSL

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 32 (29.36%) Tomcat
2 24 (22.02%) Apache
3 18 (16.51%) JBoss
4 16 (14.68%) WebSphere
5 15 (13.76%) CICS
5 15 (13.76%) SAS
6 14 (12.84%) SharePoint
7 13 (11.93%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (11.01%) OpenStack
9 11 (10.09%) iPlanet
9 11 (10.09%) Oracle Application Server
9 11 (10.09%) WebLogic
9 11 (10.09%) WebLogic Portal
10 4 (3.67%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (2.75%) CMS
11 3 (2.75%) GemFire
11 3 (2.75%) Mule
11 3 (2.75%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (1.83%) Apache Solr
12 2 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 27 (24.77%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (13.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (13.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (11.01%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (2.75%) Misys Midas
3 2 (1.83%) Actimize
3 2 (1.83%) Kondor
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) iPaaS
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.43%) LDAP
2 18 (16.51%) SSL
3 17 (15.60%) TCP/IP
4 16 (14.68%) NAS
5 15 (13.76%) Firewall
5 15 (13.76%) Kerberos
5 15 (13.76%) SSH
6 12 (11.01%) SAN
7 10 (9.17%) Internet
8 6 (5.50%) DNS
8 6 (5.50%) FCoE
8 6 (5.50%) iSCSI
8 6 (5.50%) WAN
9 4 (3.67%) FTP
9 4 (3.67%) HTTP
9 4 (3.67%) HTTPS
9 4 (3.67%) IPsec
9 4 (3.67%) Network Security
9 4 (3.67%) VPN
10 3 (2.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.27%) DB2
2 13 (11.93%) MySQL
3 9 (8.26%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.59%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (4.59%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.67%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.75%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.83%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.83%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.83%) EDRMS
7 2 (1.83%) Hazelcast
7 2 (1.83%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.92%) Jackrabbit
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (12.84%) Git (software)
2 12 (11.01%) Maven
3 10 (9.17%) Eclipse
3 10 (9.17%) JUnit
3 10 (9.17%) Mockito
3 10 (9.17%) Subversion
4 8 (7.34%) Log4j
5 7 (6.42%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (2.75%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.83%) Introscope
7 2 (1.83%) JIRA
7 2 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.92%) Ant
8 1 (0.92%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.92%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 47 (43.12%) Finance
2 38 (34.86%) Banking
3 17 (15.60%) Investment Banking
4 8 (7.34%) Games
5 7 (6.42%) Front Office
6 5 (4.59%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.75%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.75%) Legal
7 3 (2.75%) Prime Brokerage
8 1 (0.92%) International Banking
8 1 (0.92%) Retail
8 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (33.94%) Developer
2 22 (20.18%) Analyst
3 13 (11.93%) Java Developer
4 10 (9.17%) Unix Engineer
5 9 (8.26%) C++ Developer
5 9 (8.26%) Technical Analyst
6 8 (7.34%) Consultant
7 6 (5.50%) Applications Support
7 6 (5.50%) Assembler Programmer
7 6 (5.50%) Business Analyst
7 6 (5.50%) Mainframe Programmer
7 6 (5.50%) Programmer
7 6 (5.50%) RACF Programmer
7 6 (5.50%) SAS Programmer
8 5 (4.59%) AIX Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (4.59%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.59%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (42.20%) Middleware
2 30 (27.52%) J2EE
3 23 (21.10%) REST
4 20 (18.35%) JMS
5 18 (16.51%) XML
6 17 (15.60%) Spring
6 17 (15.60%) Web Services
7 15 (13.76%) ISPF
8 14 (12.84%) SOAP
9 13 (11.93%) JDBC
9 13 (11.93%) JSP
9 13 (11.93%) Spring Boot
10 12 (11.01%) .NET
10 12 (11.01%) JSON
10 12 (11.01%) WebSphere MQ
11 11 (10.09%) ActiveMQ
11 11 (10.09%) XSLT
12 10 (9.17%) HTML
12 10 (9.17%) XSD
13 9 (8.26%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 16 (14.68%) Mainframe
2 15 (13.76%) PKI
3 14 (12.84%) Clustering
4 6 (5.50%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.50%) Grid Computing
4 6 (5.50%) SWIFT
5 3 (2.75%) AS400
5 3 (2.75%) Fedwire
5 3 (2.75%) iSeries
6 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.83%) Derivative
6 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.83%) Equities
6 2 (1.83%) iPad
6 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.83%) Online Games
6 2 (1.83%) PACS
6 2 (1.83%) User Experience
7 1 (0.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 58 (53.21%) Unix
2 50 (45.87%) Linux
3 28 (25.69%) Solaris
4 25 (22.94%) Windows
5 22 (20.18%) HPUX
6 20 (18.35%) AIX
7 15 (13.76%) zOS
8 11 (10.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (10.09%) SUSE
9 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.35%) E-Commerce
3 16 (14.68%) Information Security
3 16 (14.68%) Time Management
4 15 (13.76%) Load Balancing
4 15 (13.76%) Multithreading
4 15 (13.76%) Project Planning
4 15 (13.76%) Security Management
4 15 (13.76%) TDD
5 14 (12.84%) People Management
6 12 (11.01%) High Availability
7 11 (10.09%) ITIL
8 10 (9.17%) RAD
9 9 (8.26%) Algorithmic Trading
9 9 (8.26%) Electronic Trading
9 9 (8.26%) ETL
9 9 (8.26%) Performance Testing
10 7 (6.42%) BDD
10 7 (6.42%) Dependency Management
10 7 (6.42%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 49 (44.95%) SQL
2 34 (31.19%) Java
2 34 (31.19%) Perl
3 23 (21.10%) Shell Script
4 16 (14.68%) C++
5 15 (13.76%) Assembly Language
5 15 (13.76%) CLIST
5 15 (13.76%) JCL
5 15 (13.76%) REXX
6 11 (10.09%) JavaScript
7 9 (8.26%) Bash Shell
8 7 (6.42%) PHP
9 6 (5.50%) C-shell
9 6 (5.50%) Korn
9 6 (5.50%) PowerShell
9 6 (5.50%) Python
10 5 (4.59%) C#
10 5 (4.59%) Scala
11 4 (3.67%) RPG
12 3 (2.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (12.84%) SC Cleared
1 14 (12.84%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.92%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.59%) MiFID
1 5 (4.59%) SEPA
2 3 (2.75%) QA
System Software
1 15 (13.76%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 15 (13.76%) RACF
1 15 (13.76%) Time Sharing Option
1 15 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (11.01%) Hyper-V
2 12 (11.01%) KVM
2 12 (11.01%) Oracle RAC
2 12 (11.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 10 (9.17%) Samba
4 3 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.83%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.83%) Docker
6 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (13.76%) zSecure
2 12 (11.01%) OpenView
3 4 (3.67%) Puppet
4 3 (2.75%) MOM
5 2 (1.83%) Ansible
5 2 (1.83%) FTK
5 2 (1.83%) Icinga
5 2 (1.83%) Nagios
5 2 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.83%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.92%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 47 (43.12%) IBM
2 27 (24.77%) Oracle
3 24 (22.02%) Red Hat
4 21 (19.27%) Sybase
5 16 (14.68%) VMware
6 15 (13.76%) CA
6 15 (13.76%) F5
7 14 (12.84%) HP
8 12 (11.01%) Cognos
8 12 (11.01%) Opsware
8 12 (11.01%) PlateSpin
8 12 (11.01%) Sun
8 12 (11.01%) Veritas
9 11 (10.09%) Cisco
10 9 (8.26%) TIBCO
11 7 (6.42%) Talend
12 6 (5.50%) Borland
13 4 (3.67%) CheckPoint
13 4 (3.67%) NetApp
14 3 (2.75%) Murex