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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
Rank 196 201 225
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +24
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 1 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.22% 0.038%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.058% 0.76% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 3
Average daily rate
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£700 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -2.43%
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
1732 2119 2168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.57% 29.52% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1310 1616 1657
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 10
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.25 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -6.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 September 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 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) C#
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
2 6 (66.67%) Banking
2 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) Investment Banking
3 5 (55.56%) Risk Analytics
3 5 (55.56%) Analytics
3 5 (55.56%) Sybase
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
4 4 (44.44%) OO
4 4 (44.44%) Spring
5 3 (33.33%) Validation
5 3 (33.33%) Middleware
5 3 (33.33%) XML
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle
5 3 (33.33%) UML
5 3 (33.33%) JMS
5 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (33.33%) Hedge funds
5 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 3 (33.33%) Mathematics
5 3 (33.33%) QA
5 3 (33.33%) WCF
6 2 (22.22%) Apache Camel
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) NServiceBus
1 1 (11.11%) Apache Solr
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (22.22%) MySQL
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (11.11%) RavenDB
3 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
2 2 (22.22%) Maven
2 2 (22.22%) jMock
2 2 (22.22%) JUnit
3 1 (11.11%) NUnit
3 1 (11.11%) Subversion
3 1 (11.11%) ClearQuest
3 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 1 (11.11%) MSBuild
3 1 (11.11%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (66.67%) Banking
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
1 6 (66.67%) Investment Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Front Office
3 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Test Specialist
2 3 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) QA Specialist
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) Spring
3 3 (33.33%) Middleware
3 3 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (33.33%) JMS
3 3 (33.33%) WCF
4 2 (22.22%) Apache Camel
4 2 (22.22%) Java EE
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) XSLT
5 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
5 1 (11.11%) JTA
5 1 (11.11%) HTML
5 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET
5 1 (11.11%) Classic ASP
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (11.11%) COM+
5 1 (11.11%) CSS
5 1 (11.11%) JTS
5 1 (11.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Hedge funds
1 3 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 2 (22.22%) Credit Risk
3 1 (11.11%) W3C
3 1 (11.11%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) Risk Analytics
3 5 (55.56%) Analytics
4 4 (44.44%) OO
5 3 (33.33%) Validation
5 3 (33.33%) UML
5 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (11.11%) Data Management
6 1 (11.11%) MVC
6 1 (11.11%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Project Management
6 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Data Management
6 1 (11.11%) Use Case
6 1 (11.11%) BDD
6 1 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (11.11%) VB6
5 1 (11.11%) VBScript
5 1 (11.11%) VB
5 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Sybase
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) JBoss
4 1 (11.11%) GoldenSource
4 1 (11.11%) Bloomberg
4 1 (11.11%) Business Objects
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Murex
4 1 (11.11%) Fidessa
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat