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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
Rank 577 554 555
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +1
Contract jobs citing AMQP 38 15 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.029% 0.058%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.21% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 14
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£450 £625 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +19.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.29%

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
8367 7088 8477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.57% 13.54% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4735 3870 4027
Average daily rate £363 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 444 628
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing AMQP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

AMQP Daily Rate Histogram 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 7 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 22 October 2014. 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
England -22 19 £625 - 4
London +17 11 £665 +6.40% 3
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 1
Dunstable - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

AMQP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 41 (82.00%) Java
2 33 (66.00%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (60.00%) JSON
4 29 (58.00%) Scrum
5 27 (54.00%) Open Source
6 25 (50.00%) TDD
7 24 (48.00%) Spring
7 24 (48.00%) Windows
7 24 (48.00%) SOA
8 23 (46.00%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (44.00%) Linux
10 21 (42.00%) RabbitMQ
10 21 (42.00%) REST
11 19 (38.00%) MVC
11 19 (38.00%) SOAP
11 19 (38.00%) Jenkins
11 19 (38.00%) Relational Database
12 18 (36.00%) Web Services
13 17 (34.00%) GitHub
13 17 (34.00%) MongoDB
14 16 (32.00%) SQL
14 16 (32.00%) Spring MVC
15 14 (28.00%) JMS
16 13 (26.00%) RDBMS
16 13 (26.00%) UNIX
16 13 (26.00%) PostgreSQL
17 11 (22.00%) Java EE
17 11 (22.00%) Software Engineering
17 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
18 9 (18.00%) Oracle

AMQP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 7 (14.00%) Confluence
2 6 (12.00%) JBoss
3 2 (4.00%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.00%) Apache Solr
3 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.00%) Apache
4 1 (2.00%) Mule
4 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (34.00%) GitHub
2 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.00%) PaaS
3 1 (2.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) HTTP
2 3 (6.00%) Internet
3 2 (4.00%) Network Security
3 2 (4.00%) LDAP
4 1 (2.00%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (38.00%) Relational Database
2 17 (34.00%) MongoDB
3 13 (26.00%) RDBMS
3 13 (26.00%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (14.00%) NoSQL
5 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (8.00%) MySQL
6 3 (6.00%) Hadoop
6 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (4.00%) Apache Hive
7 2 (4.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (4.00%) DB2
7 2 (4.00%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 19 (38.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (16.00%) JIRA
3 6 (12.00%) Mercurial
3 6 (12.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (12.00%) JUnit
3 6 (12.00%) Subversion
4 5 (10.00%) Maven
4 5 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 5 (10.00%) Gradle
5 4 (8.00%) Ant
6 3 (6.00%) Selenium
6 3 (6.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (6.00%) ClearCase
6 3 (6.00%) Apache Ivy
7 2 (4.00%) Hudson
7 2 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.00%) jMock
8 1 (2.00%) FitNesse
8 1 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Investment Banking
2 4 (8.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 39 (78.00%) Developer
2 20 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 7 (14.00%) Web Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Java Web Developer
6 3 (6.00%) C++ Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Digital Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Digital Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (4.00%) GUI Developer
8 1 (2.00%) ScrumMaster
8 1 (2.00%) Lead Software Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.00%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.00%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Senior Web Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (60.00%) JSON
2 24 (48.00%) Spring
3 21 (42.00%) RabbitMQ
3 21 (42.00%) REST
4 19 (38.00%) SOAP
5 18 (36.00%) Web Services
6 16 (32.00%) Spring MVC
7 14 (28.00%) JMS
8 11 (22.00%) Java EE
9 7 (14.00%) .NET
10 6 (12.00%) Apache Camel
10 6 (12.00%) HTML
10 6 (12.00%) XML
11 5 (10.00%) EJB
12 4 (8.00%) HTML5
12 4 (8.00%) CSS
12 4 (8.00%) jQuery
13 3 (6.00%) WPF
13 3 (6.00%) Hibernate
13 3 (6.00%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (54.00%) Open Source
2 3 (6.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.00%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.00%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.00%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.00%) Social Network
3 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) Derivative
4 1 (2.00%) Statistics
4 1 (2.00%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.00%) Windows
2 22 (44.00%) Linux
3 13 (26.00%) UNIX
4 7 (14.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (66.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (58.00%) Scrum
3 25 (50.00%) TDD
4 24 (48.00%) SOA
5 23 (46.00%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (38.00%) MVC
7 11 (22.00%) Software Engineering
8 7 (14.00%) User Stories
9 6 (12.00%) DevOps
9 6 (12.00%) Configuration Management
9 6 (12.00%) OO
10 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (6.00%) BDD
11 2 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (4.00%) Microservices
11 2 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
11 2 (4.00%) Web Application Development
11 2 (4.00%) MapReduce
11 2 (4.00%) Software Architecture
11 2 (4.00%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 41 (82.00%) Java
2 16 (32.00%) SQL
3 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.00%) C
4 7 (14.00%) Python
5 4 (8.00%) C++
6 3 (6.00%) C#
7 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.00%) Ruby
8 1 (2.00%) RPG
8 1 (2.00%) RPG IV
8 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.00%) Scala
8 1 (2.00%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) MCPD
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Vagrant
1 2 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Oracle
2 8 (16.00%) Atlassian
3 7 (14.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.00%) Rackspace
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.00%) HP
4 2 (4.00%) Business Objects
4 2 (4.00%) Google
5 1 (2.00%) GoldenSource
5 1 (2.00%) Sybase
5 1 (2.00%) IBM