The table below looks at the statistics for AMQP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AMQP over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
Rank 618 584 571
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -13
Contract jobs citing AMQP 8 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.054% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.36% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 25 11
Average daily rate £600 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £362 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £718 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £500 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7512 7718 6671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 14.90% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4416 4287 3494
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 445 391
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

AMQP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

AMQP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

AMQP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing AMQP within the UK.

AMQP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

AMQP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing AMQP within the UK.

AMQP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

AMQP
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AMQP within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -20 6 £600 +20.00% 2
South East +19 3 £600 +20.00%
London -6 2 £575 +15.00% 1
Surrey - 2 £600 -
City of London +33 1 £575 +15.00%
South West +5 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -

AMQP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 9 (52.94%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) JMS
2 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
3 6 (35.29%) Linux
3 6 (35.29%) Python
4 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) JIRA
5 4 (23.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (23.53%) Hadoop
5 4 (23.53%) NoSQL
5 4 (23.53%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (23.53%) WebSockets
5 4 (23.53%) Splunk
5 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
5 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
5 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 4 (23.53%) .NET
5 4 (23.53%) Web Services
5 4 (23.53%) Windows
5 4 (23.53%) ArcGIS
5 4 (23.53%) Nagios
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
5 4 (23.53%) Leaflet
5 4 (23.53%) ZeroMQ
5 4 (23.53%) DevOps
5 4 (23.53%) Docker
6 3 (17.65%) Low Latency
6 3 (17.65%) TDD

AMQP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (23.53%) ArcGIS
2 2 (11.76%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (11.76%) nginx
2 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.88%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.88%) Confluence
3 1 (5.88%) JBoss
3 1 (5.88%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (11.76%) PaaS
1 2 (11.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) Internet
2 2 (11.76%) NAS
2 2 (11.76%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (11.76%) SSH
2 2 (11.76%) SSL
2 2 (11.76%) VLAN
2 2 (11.76%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) FTP
3 1 (5.88%) MQTT
3 1 (5.88%) Multicast
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
3 1 (5.88%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Hadoop
1 4 (23.53%) NoSQL
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (11.76%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
2 2 (11.76%) Neo4j
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.88%) Hazelcast
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) JIRA
2 4 (23.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.76%) Gerrit
3 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.76%) JUnit
4 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.88%) Gradle
4 1 (5.88%) Mercurial
4 1 (5.88%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Billing
2 1 (5.88%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
2 3 (17.65%) UI Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Angular Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Cloud Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Informatica Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Architect
4 1 (5.88%) IoT Architect
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) UI/UX Developer
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) JMS
2 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
2 4 (23.53%) Leaflet
2 4 (23.53%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 4 (23.53%) WebSockets
2 4 (23.53%) ZeroMQ
3 3 (17.65%) Django
3 3 (17.65%) Kafka
3 3 (17.65%) Middleware
3 3 (17.65%) Spring
4 2 (11.76%) JSON
4 2 (11.76%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (11.76%) ServiceStack
4 2 (11.76%) SOAP
4 2 (11.76%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (11.76%) WCF
5 1 (5.88%) Apache Camel
5 1 (5.88%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) Data Integration
1 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.88%) TRADACOMS
1 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Windows
3 2 (11.76%) Debian
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (23.53%) DevOps
2 3 (17.65%) Low Latency
2 3 (17.65%) Scrum
2 3 (17.65%) TDD
3 2 (11.76%) Analytics
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (11.76%) Software Architecture
3 2 (11.76%) Wealth Management
4 1 (5.88%) ArchiMate
4 1 (5.88%) Change Data Capture
4 1 (5.88%) Concurrent Programming
4 1 (5.88%) Defect Management
4 1 (5.88%) Garbage Collection
4 1 (5.88%) High Availability
4 1 (5.88%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.88%) Software Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) Python
3 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
4 2 (11.76%) C
4 2 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) C++
4 2 (11.76%) Go
4 2 (11.76%) Perl
4 2 (11.76%) Ruby
5 1 (5.88%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) MCPD
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Docker
2 2 (11.76%) Xen
3 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Nagios
2 2 (11.76%) Ansible
2 2 (11.76%) Cacti
2 2 (11.76%) Ganglia
2 2 (11.76%) Graphite
2 2 (11.76%) Hyperic
2 2 (11.76%) Kubernetes
2 2 (11.76%) logstash
2 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (11.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Splunk
2 3 (17.65%) Atlassian
2 3 (17.65%) IBM
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) TIBCO
3 2 (11.76%) New Relic
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Informatica
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) Software AG
4 1 (5.88%) Solace
4 1 (5.88%) Talend
4 1 (5.88%) webMethods
4 1 (5.88%) WSO2