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 26 February 2015 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
Rank 546 558 531
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -27
Contract jobs citing AMQP 26 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.031% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.24% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 8
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £300 £510
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £715
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - -
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
7532 6678 7173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 13.12% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4090 3404 3469
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 383 622
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -8.09%

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 26 February 2015.

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 13 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 26 February 2015. 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 0 20 £500 - 8
London +5 13 £450 -10.00% 6
South East - 2 £500 - 1
Newbury - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Ealing - - - -
East of England - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Dunstable - - - -

AMQP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 61 (85.92%) Java
2 54 (76.06%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (66.20%) TDD
4 46 (64.79%) Open Source
5 39 (54.93%) Scrum
6 33 (46.48%) JSON
6 33 (46.48%) Windows
7 32 (45.07%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (40.85%) Linux
9 27 (38.03%) Web Services
10 26 (36.62%) JMS
11 25 (35.21%) Spring
11 25 (35.21%) MongoDB
11 25 (35.21%) RabbitMQ
12 24 (33.80%) Java EE
13 23 (32.39%) SOA
14 21 (29.58%) Jenkins
15 20 (28.17%) REST
15 20 (28.17%) Security Cleared
15 20 (28.17%) SOAP
15 20 (28.17%) Software Engineering
15 20 (28.17%) MVC
16 19 (26.76%) NoSQL
16 19 (26.76%) GitLab
17 18 (25.35%) Relational Database
17 18 (25.35%) GitHub
17 18 (25.35%) Hadoop
17 18 (25.35%) JIRA
17 18 (25.35%) Atlassian
17 18 (25.35%) Internet

AMQP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 13 (18.31%) Confluence
2 12 (16.90%) JBoss
3 11 (15.49%) WebLogic
4 3 (4.23%) Node.js
4 3 (4.23%) Apache
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle Coherence
4 3 (4.23%) Jetty
5 2 (2.82%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.82%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.41%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 18 (25.35%) GitHub
2 1 (1.41%) IaaS
2 1 (1.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (25.35%) Internet
2 8 (11.27%) HTTP
3 3 (4.23%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.23%) MQTT
4 2 (2.82%) Multicast
5 1 (1.41%) LDAP
5 1 (1.41%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (35.21%) MongoDB
2 19 (26.76%) NoSQL
3 18 (25.35%) Hadoop
3 18 (25.35%) Relational Database
4 16 (22.54%) Oracle Database
5 15 (21.13%) Big Data
6 14 (19.72%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (16.90%) RDBMS
8 7 (9.86%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (5.63%) DataStax
10 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
11 2 (2.82%) Hazelcast
12 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (29.58%) Jenkins
2 19 (26.76%) GitLab
3 18 (25.35%) JIRA
4 16 (22.54%) JUnit
4 16 (22.54%) Cucumber
5 13 (18.31%) Mercurial
5 13 (18.31%) Subversion
5 13 (18.31%) Gradle
6 11 (15.49%) Ant
6 11 (15.49%) Eclipse
7 6 (8.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (7.04%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (5.63%) Selenium
9 4 (5.63%) Maven
10 3 (4.23%) Mocha
10 3 (4.23%) Jasmine
11 2 (2.82%) Apache Ivy
11 2 (2.82%) Hudson
11 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
11 2 (2.82%) JMeter
General
1 12 (16.90%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Banking
2 4 (5.63%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Games
4 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 49 (69.01%) Developer
2 28 (39.44%) Java Developer
3 10 (14.08%) Architect
4 9 (12.68%) Web Developer
5 7 (9.86%) C# Developer
6 6 (8.45%) .NET Developer
6 6 (8.45%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (8.45%) Digital Architect
7 5 (7.04%) Senior Digital Architect
7 5 (7.04%) Senior Architect
8 4 (5.63%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Lead Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Integration Architect
9 3 (4.23%) Java Web Developer
9 3 (4.23%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.82%) Middleware Engineer
10 2 (2.82%) Scala Developer
10 2 (2.82%) Lead Java Developer
10 2 (2.82%) C# Web Developer
10 2 (2.82%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (46.48%) JSON
2 27 (38.03%) Web Services
3 26 (36.62%) JMS
4 25 (35.21%) Spring
4 25 (35.21%) RabbitMQ
5 24 (33.80%) Java EE
6 20 (28.17%) REST
6 20 (28.17%) SOAP
7 17 (23.94%) .NET
8 16 (22.54%) Spring MVC
9 11 (15.49%) EJB
10 9 (12.68%) Apache Camel
11 6 (8.45%) .NET Framework
12 5 (7.04%) WinForms
12 5 (7.04%) WPF
12 5 (7.04%) J2EE
12 5 (7.04%) Middleware
13 4 (5.63%) XML
13 4 (5.63%) AngularJS
14 3 (4.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 46 (64.79%) Open Source
2 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.45%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.82%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.82%) Internet of Things
4 2 (2.82%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.82%) Physics
4 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.41%) Online Games
5 1 (1.41%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.41%) User Experience
5 1 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.41%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.41%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 33 (46.48%) Windows
2 29 (40.85%) Linux
3 14 (19.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (15.49%) UNIX
5 2 (2.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (76.06%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (66.20%) TDD
3 39 (54.93%) Scrum
4 32 (45.07%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (32.39%) SOA
6 20 (28.17%) MVC
6 20 (28.17%) Software Engineering
7 17 (23.94%) Configuration Management
8 14 (19.72%) OO
8 14 (19.72%) MapReduce
9 10 (14.08%) DevOps
10 9 (12.68%) BDD
10 9 (12.68%) User Stories
10 9 (12.68%) Test Scripting
11 5 (7.04%) Test Automation
11 5 (7.04%) Unit Testing
11 5 (7.04%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (5.63%) ETL
12 4 (5.63%) Low Latency
13 3 (4.23%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 61 (85.92%) Java
2 14 (19.72%) SQL
3 13 (18.31%) C#
4 8 (11.27%) Scala
5 7 (9.86%) R
6 6 (8.45%) C
7 5 (7.04%) C++
7 5 (7.04%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.63%) Python
9 2 (2.82%) Perl
10 1 (1.41%) RPG
10 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.41%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 20 (28.17%) Security Cleared
2 17 (23.94%) DV Cleared
3 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.04%) MCPD
4 2 (2.82%) Degree
5 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (15.49%) Puppet
1 11 (15.49%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 18 (25.35%) Atlassian
2 17 (23.94%) Oracle
3 13 (18.31%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.23%) IBM
5 2 (2.82%) HP
5 2 (2.82%) Informatica
5 2 (2.82%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.41%) GoldenSource
6 1 (1.41%) Terracotta
6 1 (1.41%) Sybase
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