Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 775 782 797
Rank change year-on-year +7 +15 -33
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 111 98 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.099% 0.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.64% 0.59% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 57 72
UK median daily rate £513 £440 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.48% -9.74% +1.56%
10th Percentile £455 £348 £313
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £410 £450
% change year-on-year +25.00% -8.89% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
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 17,325 16,659 19,809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.81% 16.76% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,274 10,892 12,956
UK median daily rate £450 £441 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.98% +5.06% +5.00%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 412 514
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.80 £48.75 £47.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year +5.00% -3.52% +9.11%

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 19 October 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 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 19 October 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 -5 98 £513 +15.17% 9
UK excluding London +3 65 £513 +25.00% 6
London -13 46 £525 +6.60% 6
South East +36 44 £513 -
Wales - 9 £434 -
East Midlands +2 4 - -
Midlands -10 4 - - 1
Scotland -40 4 - - 3
East of England -1 2 - -
South West -21 2 £725 +70.09%

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 80 (72.07%) Java
2 73 (65.77%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (57.66%) JMS
4 63 (56.76%) Java 8
5 61 (54.95%) Web Services
5 61 (54.95%) TDD
6 60 (54.05%) Spring
7 58 (52.25%) RESTful
7 58 (52.25%) Greenfield Project
8 57 (51.35%) Git (software)
8 57 (51.35%) Maven
8 57 (51.35%) Jenkins
9 56 (50.45%) Docker
9 56 (50.45%) Spring Boot
10 55 (49.55%) Play Framework
10 55 (49.55%) Microservices
10 55 (49.55%) Couchbase
10 55 (49.55%) BDD
10 55 (49.55%) MongoDB
10 55 (49.55%) Apache Cassandra
10 55 (49.55%) NoSQL
10 55 (49.55%) REST
10 55 (49.55%) Scala
10 55 (49.55%) Spring MVC
10 55 (49.55%) MVC
10 55 (49.55%) Hibernate
10 55 (49.55%) Java 9
11 45 (40.54%) Games
12 25 (22.52%) IBM
13 21 (18.92%) SQL

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 16 (14.41%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.70%) CICS
2 3 (2.70%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (2.70%) SAS
2 3 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.90%) IIS
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (7.21%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.50%) Temenos T24
2 2 (1.80%) Actimize
2 2 (1.80%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.80%) MetaTrader
3 1 (0.90%) Magento
3 1 (0.90%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.90%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.70%) HTTP
2 3 (2.70%) Kerberos
2 3 (2.70%) SSH
2 3 (2.70%) SSL
3 1 (0.90%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.90%) FTP
3 1 (0.90%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (49.55%) Apache Cassandra
1 55 (49.55%) Couchbase
1 55 (49.55%) MongoDB
1 55 (49.55%) NoSQL
2 8 (7.21%) DB2
3 6 (5.41%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.80%) MySQL
4 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.90%) DbVisualizer
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 57 (51.35%) Git (software)
1 57 (51.35%) Jenkins
1 57 (51.35%) Maven
2 5 (4.50%) SoapUI
2 5 (4.50%) Subversion
2 5 (4.50%) XMLSpy
3 2 (1.80%) JIRA
4 1 (0.90%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.90%) Selenium
General
1 45 (40.54%) Games
2 19 (17.12%) Finance
3 8 (7.21%) Banking
4 4 (3.60%) General Ledger
5 3 (2.70%) Legal
6 2 (1.80%) Back Office
6 2 (1.80%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.80%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.90%) Front Office
7 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 82 (73.87%) Developer
2 65 (58.56%) Java Developer
3 13 (11.71%) Lead Developer
4 11 (9.91%) Team Leader
5 10 (9.01%) Analyst
5 10 (9.01%) AWS Developer
5 10 (9.01%) Java Team Leader
5 10 (9.01%) Lead Java Developer
5 10 (9.01%) Support Analyst
6 6 (5.41%) Consultant
7 5 (4.50%) RPG Developer
7 5 (4.50%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (4.50%) Systems Support
7 5 (4.50%) Systems Support Analyst
8 4 (3.60%) Applications Support
8 4 (3.60%) Applications Support Analyst
8 4 (3.60%) T24 Consultant
8 4 (3.60%) T24 Developer
9 3 (2.70%) Architect
9 3 (2.70%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (57.66%) JMS
2 61 (54.95%) Web Services
3 60 (54.05%) Spring
4 58 (52.25%) RESTful
5 56 (50.45%) Spring Boot
6 55 (49.55%) Hibernate
6 55 (49.55%) Play Framework
6 55 (49.55%) REST
6 55 (49.55%) Spring MVC
7 17 (15.32%) Middleware
8 11 (9.91%) WebSphere MQ
9 9 (8.11%) XML
10 8 (7.21%) IBM Integration Bus
11 7 (6.31%) FIX Protocol
12 5 (4.50%) SOAP
13 3 (2.70%) HTML
13 3 (2.70%) ISPF
13 3 (2.70%) J2EE
13 3 (2.70%) Kafka
14 2 (1.80%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 58 (52.25%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (6.31%) SWIFT
3 6 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (5.41%) iSeries
4 4 (3.60%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.70%) AS400
5 3 (2.70%) PKI
6 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.80%) DataPower
6 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.90%) Clustering
7 1 (0.90%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.61%) AIX
2 11 (9.91%) Unix
2 11 (9.91%) Windows
3 7 (6.31%) Linux
4 6 (5.41%) OpenVMS
4 6 (5.41%) VMS
5 3 (2.70%) zOS
6 2 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.80%) Solaris
7 1 (0.90%) SUSE
7 1 (0.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (65.77%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (54.95%) TDD
3 55 (49.55%) BDD
3 55 (49.55%) Microservices
3 55 (49.55%) MVC
4 8 (7.21%) Multithreading
5 7 (6.31%) Project Management
6 6 (5.41%) Concurrent Programming
6 6 (5.41%) Storage Management
7 5 (4.50%) Information Security
8 4 (3.60%) DevOps
8 4 (3.60%) Fund Accounting
8 4 (3.60%) ITIL
8 4 (3.60%) Scrum
8 4 (3.60%) SDLC
9 3 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (2.70%) People Management
9 3 (2.70%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.70%) Project Planning
9 3 (2.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (72.07%) Java
2 63 (56.76%) Java 8
3 55 (49.55%) Java 9
3 55 (49.55%) Scala
4 21 (18.92%) SQL
5 7 (6.31%) RPG
6 5 (4.50%) RPG IV
7 4 (3.60%) Perl
7 4 (3.60%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.60%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.70%) Assembly Language
8 3 (2.70%) CLIST
8 3 (2.70%) JCL
8 3 (2.70%) REXX
8 3 (2.70%) VB
9 2 (1.80%) C++
9 2 (1.80%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.90%) C#
10 1 (0.90%) COBOL
10 1 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (1.80%) Degree
2 1 (0.90%) RHCE
System Software
1 56 (50.45%) Docker
2 6 (5.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (2.70%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 3 (2.70%) RACF
3 3 (2.70%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.90%) Gluster
4 1 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (6.31%) Tivoli
2 5 (4.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (2.70%) zSecure
4 1 (0.90%) Ansible
4 1 (0.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (22.52%) IBM
2 8 (7.21%) Oracle
3 5 (4.50%) jBASE
3 5 (4.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.50%) Temenos
4 4 (3.60%) Sybase
5 3 (2.70%) CA
6 2 (1.80%) Guidewire
6 2 (1.80%) HP
6 2 (1.80%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.80%) Murex
6 2 (1.80%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.80%) SAP
7 1 (0.90%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.90%) hybris
7 1 (0.90%) Intershop
7 1 (0.90%) Splunk
7 1 (0.90%) Syncfusion
7 1 (0.90%) Telerik
7 1 (0.90%) Xerox