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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
Rank 603 603 563
Rank change year-on-year
0 -40
Contract jobs citing AMQP 25 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.022% 0.025%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 5
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£500 £406 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £635
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 - -
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
7874 7610 7018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.92% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4511 4058 3620
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 416 473
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 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 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 30 July 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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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 -16 25 £500 +23.07%
London +11 21 £500 +23.07%
City of London +1 10 £500 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £550 -
Cambridge - 2 £550 -
East of England - 2 £550 -
South West -4 1 - -
North West - 1 £500 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £500 -

AMQP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 40 (86.96%) Java
2 37 (80.43%) Linux
3 33 (71.74%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (63.04%) TDD
4 29 (63.04%) Windows
5 28 (60.87%) JMS
6 26 (56.52%) Scrum
6 26 (56.52%) JIRA
6 26 (56.52%) Atlassian
6 26 (56.52%) Security Cleared
7 25 (54.35%) DV Cleared
7 25 (54.35%) NoSQL
8 22 (47.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (47.83%) Mercurial
8 22 (47.83%) JSON
8 22 (47.83%) Red Hat
8 22 (47.83%) Web Services
9 21 (45.65%) Confluence
10 20 (43.48%) Oracle
10 20 (43.48%) JUnit
10 20 (43.48%) Internet
10 20 (43.48%) Configuration Management
10 20 (43.48%) Oracle Database
11 19 (41.30%) Software Delivery
12 18 (39.13%) Gradle
12 18 (39.13%) MongoDB
12 18 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (39.13%) Java EE
13 17 (36.96%) Hadoop
13 17 (36.96%) Big Data

AMQP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 21 (45.65%) Confluence
2 11 (23.91%) WebLogic
3 6 (13.04%) Node.js
4 4 (8.70%) Jetty
4 4 (8.70%) Apache Spark
5 2 (4.35%) JBoss
5 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.35%) CMS
5 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (2.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) CloudFront
2 1 (2.17%) Route 53
2 1 (2.17%) GitHub
2 1 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 20 (43.48%) Internet
2 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.35%) Multicast
4 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (54.35%) NoSQL
2 20 (43.48%) Oracle Database
3 18 (39.13%) MongoDB
4 17 (36.96%) Big Data
4 17 (36.96%) Hadoop
5 8 (17.39%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (6.52%) DataStax
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (4.35%) MySQL
7 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
7 2 (4.35%) Couchbase
8 1 (2.17%) Hazelcast
8 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (56.52%) JIRA
2 22 (47.83%) Mercurial
3 20 (43.48%) JUnit
4 18 (39.13%) Gradle
5 15 (32.61%) Subversion
6 14 (30.43%) Eclipse
7 13 (28.26%) Cucumber
8 12 (26.09%) Ant
9 4 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (8.70%) Jasmine
9 4 (8.70%) Mocha
10 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
10 2 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
11 1 (2.17%) Maven
11 1 (2.17%) Apache Ivy
11 1 (2.17%) GitLab
11 1 (2.17%) gulp
11 1 (2.17%) Mockito
General
1 3 (6.52%) Games
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Publishing
3 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (82.61%) Developer
2 26 (56.52%) Java Developer
3 4 (8.70%) C# Developer
4 2 (4.35%) Java Web Developer
4 2 (4.35%) GUI Developer
4 2 (4.35%) .NET Developer
4 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
4 2 (4.35%) Web Developer
4 2 (4.35%) Software Developer
4 2 (4.35%) Architect
4 2 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (4.35%) Middleware Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Scala Developer
5 1 (2.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (2.17%) Big Data Developer
5 1 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.17%) Lead Developer
5 1 (2.17%) Principal Architect
5 1 (2.17%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (2.17%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (60.87%) JMS
2 22 (47.83%) Web Services
2 22 (47.83%) JSON
3 18 (39.13%) Java EE
4 12 (26.09%) EJB
5 10 (21.74%) .NET
5 10 (21.74%) RabbitMQ
5 10 (21.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (17.39%) HTML
7 7 (15.22%) HTML5
7 7 (15.22%) Spring
8 6 (13.04%) CSS
8 6 (13.04%) jQuery
9 5 (10.87%) WPF
9 5 (10.87%) REST
9 5 (10.87%) CSS3
9 5 (10.87%) .NET Framework
9 5 (10.87%) Middleware
9 5 (10.87%) AngularJS
10 4 (8.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) Mathematics
2 5 (10.87%) Algorithms
3 4 (8.70%) Internet of Things
4 2 (4.35%) Clustering
5 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.17%) Physics
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 37 (80.43%) Linux
2 29 (63.04%) Windows
3 22 (47.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (71.74%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (63.04%) TDD
3 26 (56.52%) Scrum
4 20 (43.48%) Configuration Management
5 19 (41.30%) Software Delivery
6 18 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (34.78%) Open Source
7 16 (34.78%) Test Scripting
8 15 (32.61%) OO
9 13 (28.26%) User Stories
10 12 (26.09%) MapReduce
10 12 (26.09%) Software Engineering
11 11 (23.91%) SDLC
12 5 (10.87%) BDD
13 4 (8.70%) Web Application Development
14 3 (6.52%) Low Latency
14 3 (6.52%) DevOps
14 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
14 3 (6.52%) Microservices
14 3 (6.52%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 40 (86.96%) Java
2 12 (26.09%) C#
3 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 8 (17.39%) C
4 4 (8.70%) Python
4 4 (8.70%) Scala
5 3 (6.52%) R
5 3 (6.52%) C++
6 2 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 25 (54.35%) DV Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (8.70%) MCPD
4 1 (2.17%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Varnish
1 2 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (34.78%) Puppet
2 15 (32.61%) Vagrant
3 2 (4.35%) MOM
4 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 26 (56.52%) Atlassian
2 22 (47.83%) Red Hat
3 20 (43.48%) Oracle
4 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.35%) SAP
5 2 (4.35%) IBM
5 2 (4.35%) TIBCO
5 2 (4.35%) MuleSoft
5 2 (4.35%) Solace
5 2 (4.35%) Informatica
6 1 (2.17%) Adobe