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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
Rank 515 529 471
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -58
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 64 54 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.11% 0.086%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.47% 0.39% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 21 26
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £375 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £450 £278
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +62.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MSMQ
UK

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
13752 13864 11648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.10% 27.06% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9015 9070 7417
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 210 331
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £52.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -1 38 £550 +22.22% 15
North West - 9 £408 -
South East -2 8 £325 -23.52% 6
South West - 5 £425 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 4
East of England - - - -
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MSMQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 92 (87.62%) .NET
2 85 (80.95%) C#
3 66 (62.86%) WCF
4 63 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 60 (57.14%) SQL
6 55 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (39.05%) OO
8 40 (38.10%) Microsoft
9 35 (33.33%) Finance
10 34 (32.38%) TDD
11 28 (26.67%) SOA
12 27 (25.71%) IIS
12 27 (25.71%) Web Services
13 25 (23.81%) ASP.NET
13 25 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
14 22 (20.95%) BizTalk Server
15 21 (20.00%) XML
15 21 (20.00%) E-Commerce
15 21 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 20 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
16 20 (19.05%) BDD
17 19 (18.10%) WPF
18 18 (17.14%) Migration
19 17 (16.19%) MVC
19 17 (16.19%) Oracle
20 16 (15.24%) Visual Studio
20 16 (15.24%) .NET Framework
21 15 (14.29%) VB.NET
21 15 (14.29%) Windows
21 15 (14.29%) REST

MSMQ
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 27 (25.71%) IIS
2 22 (20.95%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (10.48%) MQSeries
4 8 (7.62%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.90%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.90%) NServiceBus
5 2 (1.90%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.95%) CMS
6 1 (0.95%) JBoss
6 1 (0.95%) Apache
6 1 (0.95%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.95%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.95%) Confluence
6 1 (0.95%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (10.48%) MS Visio
2 9 (8.57%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.90%) SaaS
2 2 (1.90%) PaaS
2 2 (1.90%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.38%) Firewall
2 11 (10.48%) HTTP
3 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.95%) VPN
4 1 (0.95%) DNS
4 1 (0.95%) RIP
4 1 (0.95%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.81%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.81%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.90%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.90%) RavenDB
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.95%) DataStax
6 1 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 25 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (15.24%) Visual Studio
3 13 (12.38%) Selenium
4 12 (11.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (4.76%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (3.81%) NUnit
6 4 (3.81%) Subversion
7 3 (2.86%) NetAdvantage
8 2 (1.90%) JIRA
8 2 (1.90%) Moq
8 2 (1.90%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.90%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.90%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.90%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.90%) MSTest
9 1 (0.95%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.95%) NuGet
9 1 (0.95%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.95%) MSBuild
General
1 35 (33.33%) Finance
2 13 (12.38%) Banking
3 12 (11.43%) Investment Banking
4 10 (9.52%) Retail
5 9 (8.57%) Games
6 4 (3.81%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 66 (62.86%) Developer
2 28 (26.67%) C# Developer
3 27 (25.71%) .NET Developer
4 20 (19.05%) Analyst
5 18 (17.14%) BizTalk Developer
6 17 (16.19%) C# .NET Developer
7 13 (12.38%) Senior Developer
8 12 (11.43%) Architect
8 12 (11.43%) QA Analyst
9 11 (10.48%) Test Analyst
9 11 (10.48%) Senior C# Developer
10 10 (9.52%) Senior .NET Developer
10 10 (9.52%) QA Test Analyst
11 7 (6.67%) Tester
11 7 (6.67%) QA Tester
12 6 (5.71%) Integration Analyst
12 6 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (4.76%) Applications Developer
13 5 (4.76%) Analyst Developer
14 4 (3.81%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (87.62%) .NET
2 66 (62.86%) WCF
3 27 (25.71%) Web Services
4 25 (23.81%) ASP.NET
5 21 (20.00%) XML
6 19 (18.10%) WPF
7 16 (15.24%) .NET Framework
8 15 (14.29%) REST
9 14 (13.33%) RabbitMQ
9 14 (13.33%) Entity Framework
10 13 (12.38%) SOAP
10 13 (12.38%) LINQ
11 12 (11.43%) RESTful
12 11 (10.48%) jQuery
12 11 (10.48%) LINQ to SQL
13 9 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (8.57%) WinForms
14 8 (7.62%) Silverlight
15 7 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Derivative
2 8 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.76%) Hedge funds
4 3 (2.86%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.86%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.86%) Equities
4 3 (2.86%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.90%) Physics
5 2 (1.90%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.95%) Open Source
6 1 (0.95%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.95%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.95%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.95%) Replication
6 1 (0.95%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.29%) Windows
2 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.90%) UNIX
3 2 (1.90%) Linux
4 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (39.05%) OO
3 34 (32.38%) TDD
4 28 (26.67%) SOA
5 21 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 20 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (19.05%) BDD
7 18 (17.14%) Migration
8 17 (16.19%) MVC
9 13 (12.38%) Test Automation
9 13 (12.38%) Analytics
10 12 (11.43%) Waterfall
10 12 (11.43%) Unit Testing
10 12 (11.43%) OOP
10 12 (11.43%) OOD
11 11 (10.48%) ITIL
11 11 (10.48%) MVVM
11 11 (10.48%) Web Application Development
12 10 (9.52%) Release Management
12 10 (9.52%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 85 (80.95%) C#
2 60 (57.14%) SQL
3 15 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 14 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 13 (12.38%) Java
6 11 (10.48%) XQuery
6 11 (10.48%) XPath
7 8 (7.62%) PL/SQL
8 5 (4.76%) VB
9 4 (3.81%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.86%) VB6
11 2 (1.90%) Ruby
11 2 (1.90%) PHP5
11 2 (1.90%) VBScript
11 2 (1.90%) Python
11 2 (1.90%) PHP
12 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.95%) C
12 1 (0.95%) C++
12 1 (0.95%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 10 (9.52%) ISEB
1 10 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 7 (6.67%) Degree
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.38%) QA
2 2 (1.90%) HL7
3 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.95%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 6 (5.71%) Control-M
2 2 (1.90%) SCOM
2 2 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.95%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.95%) Nagios
3 1 (0.95%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 17 (16.19%) Oracle
3 10 (9.52%) Sybase
4 6 (5.71%) DevExpress
5 5 (4.76%) TIBCO
6 3 (2.86%) Infragistics
7 2 (1.90%) Unisys
7 2 (1.90%) IBM
8 1 (0.95%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.95%) HP
8 1 (0.95%) Citrix
8 1 (0.95%) Informatica
8 1 (0.95%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.95%) VMware
8 1 (0.95%) Endeca
8 1 (0.95%) McAfee
8 1 (0.95%) Clearswift
8 1 (0.95%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.95%) Tableau
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