The table below looks at the statistics for AMQP skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AMQP over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
Rank 204 218 217
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Contract jobs citing AMQP 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.050% 0.055% 0.028%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.46% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
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£705 £675 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +63.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.29%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
798 872 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.34% 11.99% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 553 617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 33
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £51.75 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

AMQP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing AMQP across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

AMQP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

AMQP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing AMQP across the City of London region.

AMQP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

AMQP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing AMQP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited AMQP.

1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
1 4 (80.00%) JMS
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) JSON
1 4 (80.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (80.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (60.00%) Open Source
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) MySQL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) DB2
3 2 (40.00%) Business Objects
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) JSP
3 2 (40.00%) Servlets
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) XSD
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 2 (40.00%) LDAP
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) CRM

AMQP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing AMQP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited AMQP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Confluence
2 1 (20.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LDAP
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (80.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) DB2
2 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) Mercurial
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) GUI Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) JSON
1 4 (80.00%) JMS
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) JSP
3 2 (40.00%) Servlets
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) XSD
3 2 (40.00%) WPF
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) RESTful
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) CSS3
3 2 (40.00%) D3.js
3 2 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Open Source
2 2 (40.00%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) OO
1 2 (40.00%) CRM
1 2 (40.00%) SOA
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (40.00%) Workflow
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) TDD
1 2 (40.00%) Network Design
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (40.00%) Market Research
1 2 (40.00%) Web Application Development
1 2 (40.00%) User Stories
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
1 2 (40.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Business Objects
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (40.00%) Google
2 2 (40.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (40.00%) Rackspace