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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
Rank 187 184 174
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 3 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.059% 0.40% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 1.38% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 19
Average daily rate
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£575 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £318 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.11% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1531 1742 1747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.26% 29.13% 30.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1241 1316 1394
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 18
Average hourly rate £43.00 £31.42 £19.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.87% +58.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.96 £18.85 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £147.50 £86.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 27 January 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) WCF
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Sybase
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (25.00%) EJB
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) JBoss
3 1 (25.00%) JMS
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) JTS
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (25.00%) Control-M

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 (25.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (25.00%) JBoss
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (25.00%) jMock
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) EJB
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) JMS
3 1 (25.00%) JTS
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) WinForms
3 1 (25.00%) JTA
3 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Reference Data
1 1 (25.00%) Derivative
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) UML
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) ETL
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Data Management
1 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (25.00%) Analytics
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Data Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) COBOL
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Sybase
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) GoldenSource
2 1 (25.00%) DevExpress
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