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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
Rank 575 583 538
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -45
Contract jobs citing AMQP 22 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.029% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.22% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £388 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -27.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £528
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £575 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £388 -
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -

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
8170 7142 7348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.68% 13.11% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4445 3770 3665
Average daily rate £350 £357 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 393 577
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 27 April 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 12 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 27 April 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 +5 20 £500 +29.03% 6
London -8 10 £475 +8.57% 5
City of London +10 4 £500 -13.04% 2
South East -19 4 £500 +29.03%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £500 -
Manchester - 3 £500 -
North West - 3 £500 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £519 -
Yorkshire - 2 £519 -
Sheffield - 2 £519 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -

AMQP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 44 (86.27%) Java
2 39 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (68.63%) Linux
4 34 (66.67%) TDD
5 27 (52.94%) JMS
5 27 (52.94%) Windows
5 27 (52.94%) Scrum
5 27 (52.94%) Open Source
6 26 (50.98%) NoSQL
7 25 (49.02%) Security Cleared
8 24 (47.06%) Java EE
8 24 (47.06%) Web Services
9 23 (45.10%) JIRA
9 23 (45.10%) Atlassian
10 22 (43.14%) Hadoop
10 22 (43.14%) Internet
11 21 (41.18%) JSON
11 21 (41.18%) DV Cleared
12 20 (39.22%) Oracle Database
12 20 (39.22%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (39.22%) Configuration Management
12 20 (39.22%) Oracle
12 20 (39.22%) JUnit
13 19 (37.25%) Mercurial
13 19 (37.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 19 (37.25%) MongoDB
13 19 (37.25%) Big Data
14 18 (35.29%) MapReduce
14 18 (35.29%) Gradle
14 18 (35.29%) Confluence

AMQP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 18 (35.29%) Confluence
2 15 (29.41%) WebLogic
3 6 (11.76%) JBoss
4 4 (7.84%) Node.js
4 4 (7.84%) Jetty
5 3 (5.88%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
6 2 (3.92%) Apache
7 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) GitHub
1 2 (3.92%) iPaaS
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (43.14%) Internet
2 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.92%) Multicast
3 2 (3.92%) MQTT
4 1 (1.96%) LDAP
4 1 (1.96%) FTP
4 1 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (50.98%) NoSQL
2 22 (43.14%) Hadoop
3 20 (39.22%) Oracle Database
4 19 (37.25%) MongoDB
4 19 (37.25%) Big Data
5 8 (15.69%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (7.84%) DataStax
7 2 (3.92%) Couchbase
7 2 (3.92%) Hazelcast
7 2 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (45.10%) JIRA
2 20 (39.22%) JUnit
3 19 (37.25%) Mercurial
4 18 (35.29%) Gradle
5 16 (31.37%) Subversion
5 16 (31.37%) Cucumber
6 15 (29.41%) Ant
6 15 (29.41%) Eclipse
7 5 (9.80%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (9.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (7.84%) Mocha
8 4 (7.84%) Jasmine
9 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
10 2 (3.92%) Apache Ivy
10 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
10 2 (3.92%) JMeter
10 2 (3.92%) Maven
10 2 (3.92%) GitLab
11 1 (1.96%) Selenium
11 1 (1.96%) WebLOAD
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (70.59%) Developer
2 25 (49.02%) Java Developer
3 7 (13.73%) C# Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Architect
4 6 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 6 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Senior Architect
5 3 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Digital Architect
5 3 (5.88%) Senior Digital Architect
5 3 (5.88%) Lead Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Lead Java Developer
6 2 (3.92%) C# Web Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Integration Architect
6 2 (3.92%) Web Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Middleware Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Scala Developer
7 1 (1.96%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (1.96%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (52.94%) JMS
2 24 (47.06%) Web Services
2 24 (47.06%) Java EE
3 21 (41.18%) JSON
4 15 (29.41%) EJB
5 13 (25.49%) .NET
6 10 (19.61%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (11.76%) J2EE
7 6 (11.76%) Spring
8 5 (9.80%) WinForms
8 5 (9.80%) Middleware
8 5 (9.80%) WPF
8 5 (9.80%) .NET Framework
9 4 (7.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (5.88%) Apache Camel
10 3 (5.88%) REST
10 3 (5.88%) OLE
10 3 (5.88%) AngularJS
11 2 (3.92%) JMX
11 2 (3.92%) JAAS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (52.94%) Open Source
2 12 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (11.76%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.92%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.92%) Internet of Things
4 2 (3.92%) Clustering
4 2 (3.92%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.92%) Physics
4 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Online Games
5 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (68.63%) Linux
2 27 (52.94%) Windows
3 19 (37.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (66.67%) TDD
3 27 (52.94%) Scrum
4 20 (39.22%) Configuration Management
4 20 (39.22%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (35.29%) MapReduce
5 18 (35.29%) Software Delivery
6 17 (33.33%) OO
7 13 (25.49%) Software Engineering
7 13 (25.49%) Test Scripting
8 12 (23.53%) User Stories
9 7 (13.73%) BDD
10 6 (11.76%) DevOps
11 5 (9.80%) Unit Testing
11 5 (9.80%) SOA
12 4 (7.84%) ETL
12 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
12 4 (7.84%) Low Latency
12 4 (7.84%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 44 (86.27%) Java
2 15 (29.41%) C#
3 7 (13.73%) Scala
3 7 (13.73%) R
4 4 (7.84%) C++
4 4 (7.84%) C
5 3 (5.88%) Python
5 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.92%) Perl
6 2 (3.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (49.02%) Security Cleared
2 21 (41.18%) DV Cleared
3 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (9.80%) MCPD
4 2 (3.92%) Degree
4 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (29.41%) Puppet
1 15 (29.41%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.96%) Ansible
Vendors
1 23 (45.10%) Atlassian
2 20 (39.22%) Oracle
3 18 (35.29%) Red Hat
4 6 (11.76%) MuleSoft
5 2 (3.92%) Solace
5 2 (3.92%) TIBCO
5 2 (3.92%) IBM
5 2 (3.92%) Informatica
6 1 (1.96%) Terracotta