Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 773 795 834
Rank change year-on-year +22 +39 -50
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 124 103 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.100% 0.074%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.70% 0.60% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 61 43
UK median daily rate £513 £460 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.41% -1.08% +0.54%
10th Percentile £463 £350 £329
90th Percentile £600 £575 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £414 £393
% change year-on-year +23.87% +5.41% -7.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 8
UK median hourly rate £41.00 - £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 17,689 17,133 19,066
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.80% 16.58% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,409 11,371 12,314
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 412 451
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 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.99 £21.00
% change year-on-year +1.30% -4.83% +12.42%

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 12 December 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 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 12 December 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 +37 115 £513 +13.89%
UK excluding London +9 66 £513 +23.87% 1
London -8 55 £575 +21.05%
South East +30 44 £513 -
Wales -10 7 £413 -17.50%
East Midlands +11 6 £338 +5.47%
Midlands -8 6 £338 +5.47%
South West -25 5 £650 +52.49%
Scotland -17 2 - - 1
East of England -10 1 - -
North West -18 1 - -
North of England -36 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 94 (75.81%) Java
2 82 (66.13%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (59.68%) Web Services
3 74 (59.68%) JMS
4 72 (58.06%) Java 8
5 71 (57.26%) Spring
5 71 (57.26%) Git (software)
5 71 (57.26%) Jenkins
6 70 (56.45%) TDD
7 69 (55.65%) RESTful
7 69 (55.65%) Apache Cassandra
7 69 (55.65%) Greenfield Project
8 68 (54.84%) Maven
9 67 (54.03%) Docker
9 67 (54.03%) Spring Boot
10 66 (53.23%) Microservices
10 66 (53.23%) Couchbase
10 66 (53.23%) Play Framework
10 66 (53.23%) NoSQL
10 66 (53.23%) MongoDB
10 66 (53.23%) REST
10 66 (53.23%) Scala
10 66 (53.23%) BDD
10 66 (53.23%) Spring MVC
10 66 (53.23%) MVC
10 66 (53.23%) Hibernate
10 66 (53.23%) Java 9
11 42 (33.87%) Games
12 27 (21.77%) IBM
13 24 (19.35%) Amazon AWS

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 19 (15.32%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.84%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (4.03%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (3.23%) CICS
5 1 (0.81%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.81%) IIS
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.81%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Temenos T24
2 2 (1.61%) Actimize
2 2 (1.61%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.61%) MetaTrader
3 1 (0.81%) Magento
3 1 (0.81%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.81%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 24 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.42%) Apigee
2 3 (2.42%) GitHub
2 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.42%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.61%) HTTP
3 1 (0.81%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.81%) FTP
3 1 (0.81%) Internet
3 1 (0.81%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.81%) SNMP
3 1 (0.81%) SSH
3 1 (0.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (55.65%) Apache Cassandra
2 66 (53.23%) Couchbase
2 66 (53.23%) MongoDB
2 66 (53.23%) NoSQL
3 10 (8.06%) DB2
4 7 (5.65%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.42%) Easytrieve
6 2 (1.61%) MySQL
6 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.81%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.81%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 71 (57.26%) Git (software)
1 71 (57.26%) Jenkins
2 68 (54.84%) Maven
3 5 (4.03%) SoapUI
3 5 (4.03%) Subversion
3 5 (4.03%) XMLSpy
4 3 (2.42%) Selenium
5 2 (1.61%) JIRA
6 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
General
1 42 (33.87%) Games
2 17 (13.71%) Finance
3 11 (8.87%) Banking
4 4 (3.23%) General Ledger
5 3 (2.42%) Legal
6 2 (1.61%) Back Office
6 2 (1.61%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.81%) Front Office
7 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 91 (73.39%) Developer
2 74 (59.68%) Java Developer
3 27 (21.77%) Lead Developer
4 25 (20.16%) Team Leader
5 24 (19.35%) AWS Developer
5 24 (19.35%) Java Team Leader
5 24 (19.35%) Lead Java Developer
6 10 (8.06%) Analyst
7 8 (6.45%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.84%) Consultant
9 5 (4.03%) Architect
9 5 (4.03%) RPG Developer
9 5 (4.03%) T24 Developer
10 4 (3.23%) Applications Support
10 4 (3.23%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (3.23%) T24 Consultant
10 4 (3.23%) Technical Consultant
10 4 (3.23%) Technical Developer
11 3 (2.42%) Senior Technical Architect
11 3 (2.42%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (59.68%) JMS
1 74 (59.68%) Web Services
2 71 (57.26%) Spring
3 69 (55.65%) RESTful
4 67 (54.03%) Spring Boot
5 66 (53.23%) Hibernate
5 66 (53.23%) Play Framework
5 66 (53.23%) REST
5 66 (53.23%) Spring MVC
6 19 (15.32%) Middleware
7 12 (9.68%) WebSphere MQ
8 9 (7.26%) XML
9 8 (6.45%) IBM Integration Bus
10 5 (4.03%) FIX Protocol
10 5 (4.03%) SOAP
11 3 (2.42%) HTML
11 3 (2.42%) J2EE
11 3 (2.42%) Kafka
12 2 (1.61%) CSS
12 2 (1.61%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 69 (55.65%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (5.65%) SWIFT
3 6 (4.84%) iSeries
3 6 (4.84%) Mainframe
4 5 (4.03%) DataPower
4 5 (4.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.42%) AS400
5 3 (2.42%) VSAM
6 2 (1.61%) Clustering
6 2 (1.61%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.81%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.68%) AIX
2 11 (8.87%) Linux
3 10 (8.06%) Windows
4 9 (7.26%) Unix
5 6 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (4.03%) VMS
7 4 (3.23%) OpenVMS
8 2 (1.61%) Solaris
9 1 (0.81%) SUSE
9 1 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.81%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (66.13%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (56.45%) TDD
3 66 (53.23%) BDD
3 66 (53.23%) Microservices
3 66 (53.23%) MVC
4 7 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (5.65%) Project Management
5 5 (4.03%) DevOps
5 5 (4.03%) ITIL
5 5 (4.03%) Multithreading
6 4 (3.23%) Concurrent Programming
6 4 (3.23%) ETL
6 4 (3.23%) Fund Accounting
6 4 (3.23%) Scrum
6 4 (3.23%) SDLC
6 4 (3.23%) Storage Management
7 3 (2.42%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (2.42%) Open Source
7 3 (2.42%) Runbook
7 3 (2.42%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (75.81%) Java
2 72 (58.06%) Java 8
3 66 (53.23%) Java 9
3 66 (53.23%) Scala
4 21 (16.94%) SQL
5 7 (5.65%) RPG
6 5 (4.03%) RPG IV
7 4 (3.23%) JCL
7 4 (3.23%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.42%) VB
9 2 (1.61%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.61%) Perl
9 2 (1.61%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.61%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.81%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.81%) Korn
10 1 (0.81%) Python
10 1 (0.81%) REXX
10 1 (0.81%) Smalltalk
10 1 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (4.03%) Degree
2 3 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.61%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.81%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.42%) PSD2
1 3 (2.42%) QA
2 2 (1.61%) SLA
3 1 (0.81%) HL7
System Software
1 67 (54.03%) Docker
2 4 (3.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 4 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.81%) Gluster
3 1 (0.81%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (0.81%) RACF
3 1 (0.81%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (4.03%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.61%) Ansible
4 1 (0.81%) Puppet
4 1 (0.81%) zSecure
Vendors
1 27 (21.77%) IBM
2 11 (8.87%) Oracle
3 7 (5.65%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.84%) Red Hat
5 5 (4.03%) jBASE
5 5 (4.03%) Temenos
6 4 (3.23%) CA
7 3 (2.42%) F5
7 3 (2.42%) Syncsort
8 2 (1.61%) Guidewire
8 2 (1.61%) HP
8 2 (1.61%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.61%) Murex
8 2 (1.61%) SAP
8 2 (1.61%) Sybase
8 2 (1.61%) Xerox
9 1 (0.81%) Citrix
9 1 (0.81%) Dell
9 1 (0.81%) Hitachi
9 1 (0.81%) Sun