The table below looks at the statistics for MSMQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSMQ over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
Rank 555 550 523
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -27
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 34 27 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.064% 0.054% 0.100%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.19% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 30
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +9.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £363 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £460 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £411 £280
% change year-on-year
+9.42% +46.87%
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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15141 14259 14334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.49% 28.34% 29.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10442 9185 9380
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 195 249
Average hourly rate £39.38 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

MSMQ
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

MSMQ Jobs Demand Trend in England

MSMQ
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSMQ across the England region.

MSMQ Daily Rate Trend in England

MSMQ
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSMQ across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

MSMQ Daily Rate Histogram in England

MSMQ
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MSMQ across the England region.

MSMQ Hourly Rate Trend in England

MSMQ
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSMQ within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +24 17 £475 +11.76% 6
South East -15 10 £450 +13.20% 4
East of England +3 6 £613 +36.11% 1
North West - 1 £325 - 1
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MSMQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 60 (81.08%) C#
2 58 (78.38%) .NET
3 53 (71.62%) SQL Server
4 51 (68.92%) WCF
5 39 (52.70%) Microsoft
6 38 (51.35%) SQL
7 34 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (39.19%) IIS
9 27 (36.49%) SOA
9 27 (36.49%) BizTalk Server
10 25 (33.78%) XML
10 25 (33.78%) Unit Testing
11 23 (31.08%) OO
12 22 (29.73%) Finance
12 22 (29.73%) TDD
13 20 (27.03%) .NET Framework
13 20 (27.03%) Web Services
14 18 (24.32%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (22.97%) RESTful
16 15 (20.27%) MVC
17 14 (18.92%) MS Excel
18 13 (17.57%) Windows
18 13 (17.57%) WPF
18 13 (17.57%) Team Foundation Server
18 13 (17.57%) SDLC
19 12 (16.22%) BDD
19 12 (16.22%) Scrum
19 12 (16.22%) SOAP
20 11 (14.86%) ASP.NET
20 11 (14.86%) LINQ

MSMQ
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 29 (39.19%) IIS
2 27 (36.49%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (12.16%) MQSeries
4 7 (9.46%) Apache
5 5 (6.76%) WebSphere
6 4 (5.41%) NServiceBus
7 3 (4.05%) MS Exchange
8 2 (2.70%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.70%) iPlanet
8 2 (2.70%) CMS
8 2 (2.70%) Node.js
8 2 (2.70%) Umbraco
9 1 (1.35%) Mule
9 1 (1.35%) Confluence
9 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.35%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) BusinessWare
1 2 (2.70%) SAP R/3
2 1 (1.35%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.05%) SaaS
2 3 (4.05%) PaaS
3 2 (2.70%) IaaS
4 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.46%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.70%) Firewall
3 1 (1.35%) GSM
3 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.35%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (71.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.05%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.05%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.05%) Couchbase
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.70%) DB2
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.70%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.35%) SQL CLR
5 1 (1.35%) Redis
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (17.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (12.16%) Visual Studio
3 7 (9.46%) Fiddler
4 6 (8.11%) Rhino Mocks
4 6 (8.11%) NUnit
5 4 (5.41%) Selenium
6 3 (4.05%) HP UFT
6 3 (4.05%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.70%) Moq
7 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.70%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.70%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.70%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.70%) MSTest
8 1 (1.35%) NuGet
8 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.35%) JMeter
8 1 (1.35%) Subversion
General
1 22 (29.73%) Finance
2 10 (13.51%) Banking
3 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.41%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Retail
5 2 (2.70%) Front Office
5 2 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.35%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 49 (66.22%) Developer
2 17 (22.97%) BizTalk Developer
3 13 (17.57%) C# Developer
4 12 (16.22%) Analyst
5 10 (13.51%) .NET Developer
6 7 (9.46%) Consultant
6 7 (9.46%) BizTalk Consultant
7 6 (8.11%) Integration Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Architect
8 5 (6.76%) Senior Developer
8 5 (6.76%) Analyst Developer
9 4 (5.41%) Development Manager
10 3 (4.05%) QA Analyst
11 2 (2.70%) QA Test Analyst
11 2 (2.70%) Security Architect
11 2 (2.70%) Applications Support Analyst
11 2 (2.70%) Information Architect
11 2 (2.70%) Support Analyst
11 2 (2.70%) Applications Support
11 2 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (78.38%) .NET
2 51 (68.92%) WCF
3 25 (33.78%) XML
4 20 (27.03%) .NET Framework
4 20 (27.03%) Web Services
5 17 (22.97%) RESTful
6 13 (17.57%) WPF
7 12 (16.22%) SOAP
8 11 (14.86%) ASP.NET
8 11 (14.86%) LINQ
9 9 (12.16%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (12.16%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (10.81%) jQuery
10 8 (10.81%) REST
11 7 (9.46%) CSS
11 7 (9.46%) XSD
11 7 (9.46%) XSLT
11 7 (9.46%) EDI
12 6 (8.11%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (6.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.11%) Derivative
2 6 (8.11%) Hedge funds
3 4 (5.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.70%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.70%) FMCG
4 2 (2.70%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.70%) AS400
4 2 (2.70%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.70%) Equities
4 2 (2.70%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.70%) Physics
5 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.57%) Windows
2 2 (2.70%) AIX
2 2 (2.70%) Solaris
2 2 (2.70%) Linux
2 2 (2.70%) zOS
2 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.49%) SOA
3 25 (33.78%) Unit Testing
4 23 (31.08%) OO
5 22 (29.73%) TDD
6 18 (24.32%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (20.27%) MVC
8 13 (17.57%) SDLC
9 12 (16.22%) Scrum
9 12 (16.22%) BDD
10 10 (13.51%) MVVM
10 10 (13.51%) Change Management
11 9 (12.16%) Software Engineering
11 9 (12.16%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (12.16%) Multithreading
12 8 (10.81%) UML
13 6 (8.11%) E-Commerce
13 6 (8.11%) Investment Management
13 6 (8.11%) Refactoring
14 4 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 60 (81.08%) C#
2 38 (51.35%) SQL
3 9 (12.16%) T-SQL
4 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.81%) PL/SQL
5 5 (6.76%) Java
6 3 (4.05%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.70%) PHP5
7 2 (2.70%) Python
7 2 (2.70%) Ruby
7 2 (2.70%) PHP
8 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.35%) C
8 1 (1.35%) C++
8 1 (1.35%) XPath
8 1 (1.35%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (1.35%) Go
8 1 (1.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.81%) Degree
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.70%) CISM
3 2 (2.70%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.70%) CCSP
3 2 (2.70%) ISEB
3 2 (2.70%) CISSP
3 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) QA
2 2 (2.70%) HL7
3 1 (1.35%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.70%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.35%) Control-M
Vendors
1 39 (52.70%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.81%) Oracle
3 3 (4.05%) TIBCO
4 2 (2.70%) Sybase
4 2 (2.70%) SAP
4 2 (2.70%) IBM
4 2 (2.70%) BEA
4 2 (2.70%) CA
4 2 (2.70%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.70%) Vitria
5 1 (1.35%) Metastorm
5 1 (1.35%) Telerik
5 1 (1.35%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.35%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.35%) WSO2
5 1 (1.35%) StreamBase
5 1 (1.35%) HP
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