The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for MQSeries skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MQSeries over the 3 months to 22 June 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 140 -
Contract jobs citing MQSeries 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.033% -
As % of the Application Platforms category - 0.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -15.00% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 -

MQSeries is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 357 498 446
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 17.60% 16.56% 18.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 315 258
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 28
Median hourly rate £14.22 £11.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.60% -45.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.75 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £19.00 £37.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing MQSeries as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for MQSeries in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MQSeries in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for MQSeries in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MQSeries in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MQSeries in the West Midlands