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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
Rank 596 566 569
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +3
Contract jobs citing AMQP 15 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.032% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.24% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 5
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£413 £638 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

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
8189 7193 8881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.50% 13.46% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4449 3894 4022
Average daily rate £360 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 416 690
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 9 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 2 September 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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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 -17 15 £413 -35.29% 1
London +7 8 £400 -37.25% 1
Manchester - 4 £450 -
North West - 4 £450 -
City of London +31 2 - -
Leeds - - - -
Southwark - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

AMQP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 26 (96.30%) Linux
2 16 (59.26%) JSON
2 16 (59.26%) Java
3 14 (51.85%) Web Services
4 13 (48.15%) Windows
4 13 (48.15%) JavaScript
4 13 (48.15%) Scrum
4 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (44.44%) JIRA
6 11 (40.74%) JMS
6 11 (40.74%) Mercurial
7 10 (37.04%) MongoDB
7 10 (37.04%) Python
7 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
8 9 (33.33%) Middleware
8 9 (33.33%) XML
9 8 (29.63%) Oracle
9 8 (29.63%) Java EE
9 8 (29.63%) NoSQL
9 8 (29.63%) REST
10 7 (25.93%) Puppet
10 7 (25.93%) Confluence
10 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
10 7 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (25.93%) Atlassian
10 7 (25.93%) TDD
10 7 (25.93%) Subversion
10 7 (25.93%) JUnit
10 7 (25.93%) CSS
10 7 (25.93%) Red Hat

AMQP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (25.93%) Confluence
2 5 (18.52%) Mule
3 2 (7.41%) Apache Solr
4 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.70%) Apache
4 1 (3.70%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Internet
2 2 (7.41%) Network Security
2 2 (7.41%) LDAP
3 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) MongoDB
2 8 (29.63%) NoSQL
3 6 (22.22%) MySQL
4 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
4 5 (18.52%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
5 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
6 2 (7.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (7.41%) Hadoop
6 2 (7.41%) Apache Hive
6 2 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (7.41%) DB2
6 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
6 2 (7.41%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 12 (44.44%) JIRA
2 11 (40.74%) Mercurial
3 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
3 7 (25.93%) Subversion
3 7 (25.93%) JUnit
4 5 (18.52%) Eclipse
4 5 (18.52%) Maven
4 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
4 5 (18.52%) Gradle
5 4 (14.81%) Ant
6 3 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (11.11%) ClearCase
6 3 (11.11%) Apache Ivy
7 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
7 2 (7.41%) jMock
8 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Banking
1 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
1 2 (7.41%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Advertising
2 1 (3.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 22 (81.48%) Developer
2 12 (44.44%) Java Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Senior Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (11.11%) C++ Developer
4 3 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.41%) GUI Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Django Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Hadoop Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Integration Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Integration Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.70%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (59.26%) JSON
2 14 (51.85%) Web Services
3 11 (40.74%) JMS
4 9 (33.33%) XML
4 9 (33.33%) Middleware
5 8 (29.63%) Java EE
5 8 (29.63%) REST
6 7 (25.93%) CSS
7 6 (22.22%) jQuery
8 5 (18.52%) EJB
8 5 (18.52%) Hibernate
8 5 (18.52%) Spring
8 5 (18.52%) Django
9 4 (14.81%) HTML
10 3 (11.11%) MSMQ
10 3 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (7.41%) WCF
11 2 (7.41%) WPF
11 2 (7.41%) CSS3
11 2 (7.41%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Open Source
2 2 (7.41%) Digital Media
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) Wiki
2 2 (7.41%) Social Network
2 2 (7.41%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.70%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.70%) Statistics
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (96.30%) Linux
2 13 (48.15%) Windows
3 7 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (14.81%) UNIX
5 3 (11.11%) Android
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Scrum
1 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) TDD
2 7 (25.93%) OO
3 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (22.22%) User Stories
4 5 (18.52%) DevOps
5 4 (14.81%) SOA
5 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
6 3 (11.11%) Android Development
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (7.41%) Web Application Development
7 2 (7.41%) Image Processing
7 2 (7.41%) Market Research
7 2 (7.41%) Software Architecture
7 2 (7.41%) BDD
7 2 (7.41%) MapReduce
7 2 (7.41%) Release Management
7 2 (7.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) Java
2 13 (48.15%) JavaScript
3 10 (37.04%) Python
4 4 (14.81%) SQL
4 4 (14.81%) C
5 3 (11.11%) C++
6 2 (7.41%) C#
6 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
6 2 (7.41%) Ruby
7 1 (3.70%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) HDFS
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) Puppet
2 5 (18.52%) Ansible
3 2 (7.41%) Vagrant
4 1 (3.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Oracle
2 7 (25.93%) Red Hat
2 7 (25.93%) Atlassian
3 5 (18.52%) Splunk
4 3 (11.11%) JBoss
4 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.41%) Murex
5 2 (7.41%) Fidessa
5 2 (7.41%) Bloomberg
5 2 (7.41%) Sybase
5 2 (7.41%) Business Objects
5 2 (7.41%) Rackspace
5 2 (7.41%) Google
6 1 (3.70%) VMware
6 1 (3.70%) Veritas