The table below looks at the statistics for AMQP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AMQP over the 3 months to 23 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
Rank 136 - 137
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing AMQP 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% - 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% - 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£450 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.29%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
461 424 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.19% 15.39% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 193 177
Average daily rate £350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 41 32
Average hourly rate £18.03 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.43% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.90 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

AMQP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing AMQP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

AMQP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

AMQP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

AMQP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

AMQP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing AMQP 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 AMQP.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) JMS
1 5 (100.00%) Java EE
2 4 (80.00%) Mercurial
2 4 (80.00%) JSON
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Atlassian
2 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Eclipse
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (80.00%) JUnit
2 4 (80.00%) EJB
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Confluence
2 4 (80.00%) Gradle
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (40.00%) JavaBeans
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (20.00%) Scala
5 1 (20.00%) Open Source
5 1 (20.00%) Apache CXF
5 1 (20.00%) JMX
5 1 (20.00%) JAAS

AMQP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing AMQP 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 AMQP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) Confluence
2 1 (20.00%) JBoss
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) MQTT
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JUnit
1 4 (80.00%) Eclipse
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
1 4 (80.00%) Mercurial
1 4 (80.00%) Gradle
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
1 5 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) JMS
1 5 (100.00%) Java EE
2 4 (80.00%) JSON
2 4 (80.00%) EJB
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) JavaBeans
4 1 (20.00%) JMX
4 1 (20.00%) JAAS
4 1 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (20.00%) Apache CXF
4 1 (20.00%) Apache Camel
4 1 (20.00%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (80.00%) Atlassian