The table below looks at the statistics for MSMQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSMQ over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
England / North West
Rank - 157 139
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 0 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.026% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.095% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £538 £375
% change year-on-year
-30.23% +43.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
833 1056 845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.49% 27.65% 25.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 691 546
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £279 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 53 25
Median hourly rate £42.75 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.54% +64.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £16.93 £19.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +13.97%

MSMQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing MSMQ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

MSMQ Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MSMQ
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

MSMQ Daily Rate Trend in the North West