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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
Rank 195 204 217
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +13
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 4 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.069% 0.14% 0.064%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.24% 0.48% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
Average daily rate
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£415 £390 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% +21.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+2.34% +4.06%
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
1696 2092 2207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.23% 29.52% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1266 1610 1720
Average daily rate £438 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 16
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%
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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 30 July 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 16 (94.12%) .NET
1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (88.24%) C#
3 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
4 9 (52.94%) TDD
4 9 (52.94%) Banking
4 9 (52.94%) Investment Banking
4 9 (52.94%) WCF
5 8 (47.06%) Risk Analytics
5 8 (47.06%) Analytics
5 8 (47.06%) Finance
5 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
5 8 (47.06%) SQL
6 7 (41.18%) HTML
6 7 (41.18%) Sybase
6 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
6 7 (41.18%) CSS
6 7 (41.18%) MVC
6 7 (41.18%) NUnit
6 7 (41.18%) MSBuild
7 6 (35.29%) MVVM
7 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (35.29%) WPF
7 6 (35.29%) Mathematics
7 6 (35.29%) QA
7 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (35.29%) Multithreading
7 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
7 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (35.29%) Hedge funds

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1 (5.88%) NServiceBus
1 1 (5.88%) Apache Solr
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.88%) RavenDB
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) NUnit
1 7 (41.18%) MSBuild
2 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
3 2 (11.76%) Maven
4 1 (5.88%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.88%) jMock
4 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
4 1 (5.88%) JUnit
4 1 (5.88%) ClearQuest
4 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 9 (52.94%) Banking
1 9 (52.94%) Investment Banking
2 8 (47.06%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Front Office
4 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) QA Specialist
2 6 (35.29%) Web Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Software Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Software Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Test Specialist
4 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
5 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) .NET
2 9 (52.94%) WCF
3 7 (41.18%) HTML
3 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
3 7 (41.18%) CSS
4 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (35.29%) WPF
4 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (23.53%) Spring
6 2 (11.76%) Middleware
6 2 (11.76%) Web Services
6 2 (11.76%) XML
6 2 (11.76%) JMS
6 2 (11.76%) Apache Camel
7 1 (5.88%) Unity DI Container
7 1 (5.88%) jQuery
7 1 (5.88%) Ajax
7 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
7 1 (5.88%) Java EE
7 1 (5.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Mathematics
1 6 (35.29%) Hedge funds
1 6 (35.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (11.76%) Credit Risk
3 1 (5.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) TDD
3 8 (47.06%) Risk Analytics
3 8 (47.06%) Analytics
4 7 (41.18%) MVC
5 6 (35.29%) MVVM
5 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (35.29%) Multithreading
5 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
5 6 (35.29%) Validation
6 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
7 3 (17.65%) OO
8 2 (11.76%) UML
9 1 (5.88%) Use Case
9 1 (5.88%) BDD
9 1 (5.88%) Portfolio Management
9 1 (5.88%) Dependency Injection
9 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) C#
2 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
2 8 (47.06%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.88%) VBScript
4 1 (5.88%) VB
4 1 (5.88%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Sybase
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Murex
3 1 (5.88%) Fidessa
3 1 (5.88%) JBoss
3 1 (5.88%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.88%) Bloomberg