The first table below looks at the demand for MSMQ 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 MSMQ over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the City of London region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
Rank 195 189 204
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 13 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.19% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.68% 0.67% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 19
Average daily rate - £500 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £278 £300
% change year-on-year
+71.17% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1904 1791 1956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.51% 28.15% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1434 1422 1407
Average daily rate £425 £415 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 20
Average hourly rate £41.00 £135.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.62% +321.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £25.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £135.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
MSMQ
London

MSMQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSMQ across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

MSMQ Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MSMQ
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 MSMQ across the City of London region.

MSMQ Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

MSMQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MSMQ 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 MSMQ.

1 35 (94.59%) .NET
2 30 (81.08%) C#
3 29 (78.38%) SQL Server
4 26 (70.27%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (64.86%) WCF
6 23 (62.16%) WPF
7 22 (59.46%) JavaScript
7 22 (59.46%) MVC
8 21 (56.76%) HTML
8 21 (56.76%) ASP.NET
8 21 (56.76%) CSS
8 21 (56.76%) NUnit
9 20 (54.05%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (54.05%) Multithreading
9 20 (54.05%) MVVM
10 19 (51.35%) MSBuild
10 19 (51.35%) ASP.NET Web API
10 19 (51.35%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (51.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 14 (37.84%) TDD
12 10 (27.03%) Finance
13 9 (24.32%) SQL
14 8 (21.62%) Banking
15 7 (18.92%) Investment Banking
15 7 (18.92%) Risk Analytics
15 7 (18.92%) Analytics
15 7 (18.92%) Windows
15 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
16 6 (16.22%) OO
16 6 (16.22%) NServiceBus

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MSMQ 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 MSMQ. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (16.22%) NServiceBus
2 1 (2.70%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.70%) Apache
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) AMQP
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (78.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (56.76%) NUnit
2 19 (51.35%) MSBuild
3 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
4 3 (8.11%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.41%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.70%) jMock
6 1 (2.70%) Subversion
6 1 (2.70%) CruiseControl
6 1 (2.70%) Maven
6 1 (2.70%) JUnit
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Banking
3 7 (18.92%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Front Office
5 1 (2.70%) Private Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (91.89%) Developer
2 13 (35.14%) Software Developer
3 8 (21.62%) Web Developer
4 7 (18.92%) C# Developer
5 6 (16.22%) .NET Developer
6 4 (10.81%) QA Specialist
7 3 (8.11%) Agile C# Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Test Specialist
8 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (2.70%) WPF Developer
9 1 (2.70%) QA Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) .NET Programmer
9 1 (2.70%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.70%) Programmer
9 1 (2.70%) Support Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (94.59%) .NET
2 24 (64.86%) WCF
3 23 (62.16%) WPF
4 21 (56.76%) HTML
4 21 (56.76%) ASP.NET
4 21 (56.76%) CSS
5 19 (51.35%) ASP.NET Web API
5 19 (51.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (8.11%) Spring
6 3 (8.11%) Web Services
6 3 (8.11%) XML
7 2 (5.41%) ADO.NET
7 2 (5.41%) Classic ASP
7 2 (5.41%) COM+
7 2 (5.41%) XSLT
7 2 (5.41%) Ajax
7 2 (5.41%) JSON
7 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.41%) jQuery
7 2 (5.41%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 19 (51.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
2 4 (10.81%) Hedge funds
3 3 (8.11%) Credit Risk
4 2 (5.41%) W3C
5 1 (2.70%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (2.70%) Market Risk
5 1 (2.70%) Derivative
5 1 (2.70%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (2.70%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.70%) UNIX
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (70.27%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (59.46%) MVC
3 20 (54.05%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (54.05%) Multithreading
3 20 (54.05%) MVVM
4 14 (37.84%) TDD
5 7 (18.92%) Risk Analytics
5 7 (18.92%) Analytics
6 6 (16.22%) OO
7 4 (10.81%) UML
7 4 (10.81%) Validation
7 4 (10.81%) Scrum
7 4 (10.81%) BDD
8 3 (8.11%) Test Automation
8 3 (8.11%) Extreme Programming
9 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.41%) Use Case
9 2 (5.41%) Portfolio Management
10 1 (2.70%) Change Control
10 1 (2.70%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (81.08%) C#
2 22 (59.46%) JavaScript
3 9 (24.32%) SQL
4 3 (8.11%) Java
5 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.41%) VBScript
5 2 (5.41%) VB
5 2 (5.41%) VB6
6 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) Sybase
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) DataSynapse
4 1 (2.70%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.70%) Bloomberg
4 1 (2.70%) JBoss
4 1 (2.70%) Murex
4 1 (2.70%) Fidessa