The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
Rank 147 193 185
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -8
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 3 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.095% 0.12% 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.30% 0.38% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Average daily rate £463 £575 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.56% +47.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £575 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £575 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £375 £318
% change year-on-year
+43.33% +18.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MSMQ
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1001 1580 1707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 31.78% 30.75% 29.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 1276 1272
Average daily rate £463 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Average hourly rate £55.00 £27.37 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.94% -26.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 8 February 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (85.71%) SQL
3 11 (78.57%) Banking
4 10 (71.43%) .NET
4 10 (71.43%) MVC
4 10 (71.43%) C#
4 10 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (71.43%) WCF
5 8 (57.14%) Silverlight
5 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (57.14%) MVVM
5 8 (57.14%) User Stories
5 8 (57.14%) T-SQL
5 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET
5 8 (57.14%) Finance
5 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (57.14%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 6 (42.86%) Web Application Development
6 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 6 (42.86%) Back Office
6 6 (42.86%) Subversion
6 6 (42.86%) Risk Management
6 6 (42.86%) Ajax
6 6 (42.86%) WPF
6 6 (42.86%) Investment Banking
6 6 (42.86%) Logistics
7 4 (28.57%) Derivative
7 4 (28.57%) Windows
8 2 (14.29%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (14.29%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (14.29%) PaaS
1 2 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Subversion
2 2 (14.29%) InstallShield
2 2 (14.29%) MSI
2 2 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (78.57%) Banking
2 8 (57.14%) Finance
3 6 (42.86%) Back Office
3 6 (42.86%) Investment Banking
4 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
4 2 (14.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 8 (57.14%) .NET Developer
3 6 (42.86%) ASP Developer
3 6 (42.86%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (42.86%) C# Developer
3 6 (42.86%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
3 6 (42.86%) Silverlight Developer
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Azure Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Environment Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) .NET
1 10 (71.43%) WCF
2 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (57.14%) Silverlight
3 6 (42.86%) Ajax
3 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 6 (42.86%) WPF
4 2 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Derivative
2 2 (14.29%) Hedge funds
2 2 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (14.29%) Online Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) MVC
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Anti-Money Laundering
2 8 (57.14%) MVVM
2 8 (57.14%) User Stories
3 6 (42.86%) Logistics
3 6 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 6 (42.86%) Web Application Development
4 2 (14.29%) AOP
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (14.29%) CRM
4 2 (14.29%) SDLC
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 10 (71.43%) C#
3 8 (57.14%) T-SQL
4 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) HP
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle