The table below looks at the statistics for AMQP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AMQP over the 3 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
UK
Rank 554 609 574
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -35
Contract jobs citing AMQP 46 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.018% 0.054%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 0.12% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 5 25
Median daily rate £550 £600 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £575 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £630 £718
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £600 £500
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 - -

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
6869 7404 7386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.32% 14.56% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4162 4306 4176
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 373 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.66 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.22% +21.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.92 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

AMQP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing AMQP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AMQP within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +61 44 £550 -8.33% 4
London +30 24 £550 -4.34%
South East +25 7 £340 -43.33% 4
City of London -9 5 £500 -13.04%
Leeds - 4 £575 -
Yorkshire - 4 £575 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £575 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £340 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £340 -
Hampshire +10 2 - - 2
Cheshire - 2 £400 -
Crewe - 2 £400 -
North West - 2 £400 -
South West +11 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -

AMQP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing AMQP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for AMQP.

1 36 (50.70%) Linux
2 31 (43.66%) JavaScript
3 30 (42.25%) Git (software)
3 30 (42.25%) Microservices
4 26 (36.62%) AngularJS
5 25 (35.21%) NoSQL
5 25 (35.21%) Java
5 25 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (35.21%) TDD
6 24 (33.80%) .NET
7 22 (30.99%) Python
8 21 (29.58%) C#
9 20 (28.17%) SQL Server
9 20 (28.17%) JSON
10 19 (26.76%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (25.35%) BDD
11 18 (25.35%) MySQL
11 18 (25.35%) Subversion
11 18 (25.35%) Spring
12 17 (23.94%) Scrum
12 17 (23.94%) XML
12 17 (23.94%) JMS
12 17 (23.94%) Docker
13 16 (22.54%) Bash Shell
13 16 (22.54%) RESTful
13 16 (22.54%) Microsoft Azure
13 16 (22.54%) RabbitMQ
14 15 (21.13%) JIRA
14 15 (21.13%) MSMQ
14 15 (21.13%) PHP

AMQP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (18.31%) Confluence
2 9 (12.68%) Apache
2 9 (12.68%) Apache Qpid
2 9 (12.68%) Tomcat
3 6 (8.45%) nginx
4 5 (7.04%) Jetty
4 5 (7.04%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.23%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (2.82%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.82%) CMS
6 2 (2.82%) JBoss
7 1 (1.41%) GemFire
7 1 (1.41%) Mule
7 1 (1.41%) Mule ESB
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Magento
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (22.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.04%) PaaS
3 4 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.63%) IaaS
4 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.41%) GitHub
4 1 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.41%) SaaS
4 1 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.72%) TCP/IP
2 12 (16.90%) HTTP
3 8 (11.27%) Internet
4 7 (9.86%) VoIP
4 7 (9.86%) Wireshark
5 4 (5.63%) MQTT
5 4 (5.63%) Multicast
5 4 (5.63%) Network Security
6 2 (2.82%) Wireless
7 1 (1.41%) DNS
7 1 (1.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (35.21%) NoSQL
2 20 (28.17%) SQL Server
3 18 (25.35%) MySQL
4 13 (18.31%) Azure SQL Database
5 10 (14.08%) MongoDB
6 7 (9.86%) Relational Database
7 5 (7.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (7.04%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (5.63%) Hadoop
9 2 (2.82%) Big Data
9 2 (2.82%) DB2
9 2 (2.82%) Informix
9 2 (2.82%) MariaDB
9 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
9 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.41%) HBase
Development Applications
1 30 (42.25%) Git (software)
2 18 (25.35%) Subversion
3 15 (21.13%) JIRA
4 13 (18.31%) Jenkins
4 13 (18.31%) SpecFlow
5 10 (14.08%) Bitbucket
6 9 (12.68%) JUnit
7 7 (9.86%) CMake
7 7 (9.86%) GoogleTest
7 7 (9.86%) Valgrind
8 5 (7.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (7.04%) GoCD
8 5 (7.04%) Gradle
8 5 (7.04%) Jasmine
8 5 (7.04%) Maven
8 5 (7.04%) Mockito
8 5 (7.04%) Vagrant
9 3 (4.23%) Eclipse
9 3 (4.23%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (4.23%) Spock
General
1 6 (8.45%) Banking
2 5 (7.04%) Investment Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Finance
4 3 (4.23%) Front Office
4 3 (4.23%) Games
5 2 (2.82%) Advertising
6 1 (1.41%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.41%) Electronics
6 1 (1.41%) iGaming
6 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.41%) Marketing
6 1 (1.41%) Online Betting
6 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (73.24%) Developer
2 17 (23.94%) C# Developer
3 12 (16.90%) Angular Developer
3 12 (16.90%) Java Developer
4 11 (15.49%) Architect
5 10 (14.08%) .NET Developer
5 10 (14.08%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (12.68%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (11.27%) ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (11.27%) Azure Developer
7 8 (11.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (11.27%) Senior Developer
8 7 (9.86%) C# WPF Developer
8 7 (9.86%) C++ Developer
8 7 (9.86%) WPF Developer
9 6 (8.45%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (8.45%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (7.04%) Software Developer
11 4 (5.63%) Messaging Engineer
11 4 (5.63%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (36.62%) AngularJS
2 24 (33.80%) .NET
3 20 (28.17%) JSON
4 18 (25.35%) Spring
5 17 (23.94%) JMS
5 17 (23.94%) XML
6 16 (22.54%) RabbitMQ
6 16 (22.54%) RESTful
7 15 (21.13%) MSMQ
8 14 (19.72%) ASP.NET
8 14 (19.72%) ASP.NET Web API
8 14 (19.72%) React
8 14 (19.72%) REST
9 13 (18.31%) Angular 2
9 13 (18.31%) NancyFx
9 13 (18.31%) Reactive Extensions
9 13 (18.31%) SignalR
9 13 (18.31%) WebSockets
9 13 (18.31%) WPF
10 11 (15.49%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.72%) Fintech
2 10 (14.08%) Algorithms
3 7 (9.86%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (8.45%) Virtual Team
5 4 (5.63%) Clustering
6 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.82%) Fixed Income
7 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.82%) RIA
8 1 (1.41%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.41%) Equities
8 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 36 (50.70%) Linux
2 13 (18.31%) Windows
3 10 (14.08%) Unix
4 7 (9.86%) CentOS
5 4 (5.63%) Solaris
6 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (42.25%) Microservices
2 25 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (35.21%) TDD
3 19 (26.76%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (25.35%) BDD
5 17 (23.94%) Scrum
6 14 (19.72%) Continuous Delivery
7 13 (18.31%) Domain-Driven Design
7 13 (18.31%) MVVM
8 12 (16.90%) DevOps
9 11 (15.49%) MVC
10 10 (14.08%) OO
11 8 (11.27%) Software Engineering
12 7 (9.86%) Automated Testing
12 7 (9.86%) Memory Management
12 7 (9.86%) SOA
13 6 (8.45%) API Development
14 5 (7.04%) SDLC
14 5 (7.04%) SOLID
15 4 (5.63%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 31 (43.66%) JavaScript
2 25 (35.21%) Java
3 22 (30.99%) Python
4 21 (29.58%) C#
5 16 (22.54%) Bash Shell
6 15 (21.13%) PHP
6 15 (21.13%) SQL
7 14 (19.72%) C++
7 14 (19.72%) Ruby
8 12 (16.90%) C
9 10 (14.08%) Perl
10 9 (12.68%) Go
11 5 (7.04%) F#
11 5 (7.04%) Haskell
11 5 (7.04%) OCaml
11 5 (7.04%) Rust
12 3 (4.23%) Embedded C
12 3 (4.23%) Embedded C++
12 3 (4.23%) Groovy
13 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) DV Cleared
1 9 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.82%) MCPD
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 17 (23.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) Kubernetes
1 5 (7.04%) Puppet
2 1 (1.41%) Consul
2 1 (1.41%) HAProxy
2 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.41%) SELinux
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) Google
1 9 (12.68%) Oracle
2 8 (11.27%) IBM
3 6 (8.45%) Atlassian
4 5 (7.04%) Informatica
4 5 (7.04%) TIBCO
5 4 (5.63%) Sybase
6 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.23%) WSO2
7 2 (2.82%) Murex
7 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.82%) Teradata
7 2 (2.82%) Zend
8 1 (1.41%) GigaSpaces
8 1 (1.41%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.41%) SAP
8 1 (1.41%) Solace