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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
Rank 608 597 569
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -28
Contract jobs citing AMQP 23 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.027% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 9
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£500 £413 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -36.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £625
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £488 -
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
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
8211 8177 7143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.82% 14.69% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4684 4427 3853
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 £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 532 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -22 23 £500 +21.21% 1
London +14 19 £500 +25.00% 1
City of London +3 8 £450 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £550 -
Cambridge - 2 £550 -
East of England - 2 £550 -
South West -6 1 - -
South East - 1 £350 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £350 -

AMQP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 27 (79.41%) Java
1 27 (79.41%) Linux
2 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (61.76%) JMS
4 20 (58.82%) Security Cleared
5 19 (55.88%) JIRA
5 19 (55.88%) Atlassian
5 19 (55.88%) Windows
6 18 (52.94%) Scrum
6 18 (52.94%) Web Services
6 18 (52.94%) DV Cleared
7 17 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (50.00%) Mercurial
7 17 (50.00%) Red Hat
7 17 (50.00%) TDD
8 16 (47.06%) JSON
8 16 (47.06%) Confluence
9 15 (44.12%) NoSQL
9 15 (44.12%) Configuration Management
9 15 (44.12%) JUnit
10 14 (41.18%) Software Delivery
11 13 (38.24%) Oracle Database
11 13 (38.24%) Oracle
11 13 (38.24%) MongoDB
11 13 (38.24%) Gradle
11 13 (38.24%) Java EE
12 12 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (35.29%) Big Data
12 12 (35.29%) Internet
13 11 (32.35%) Puppet

AMQP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 16 (47.06%) Confluence
2 6 (17.65%) WebLogic
3 4 (11.76%) Apache Spark
4 3 (8.82%) Node.js
5 2 (5.88%) CMS
5 2 (5.88%) JBoss
5 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.94%) ArcGIS
6 1 (2.94%) Jetty
6 1 (2.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) CloudFront
2 1 (2.94%) Route 53
2 1 (2.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (44.12%) NoSQL
2 13 (38.24%) MongoDB
2 13 (38.24%) Oracle Database
3 12 (35.29%) Big Data
4 9 (26.47%) Hadoop
5 5 (14.71%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (8.82%) DataStax
6 3 (8.82%) MySQL
7 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (5.88%) Couchbase
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
8 1 (2.94%) Hazelcast
8 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (55.88%) JIRA
2 17 (50.00%) Mercurial
3 15 (44.12%) JUnit
4 13 (38.24%) Gradle
5 10 (29.41%) Subversion
6 9 (26.47%) Eclipse
7 8 (23.53%) Cucumber
8 7 (20.59%) Ant
9 2 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
10 1 (2.94%) Mockito
10 1 (2.94%) Mocha
10 1 (2.94%) Jasmine
10 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (5.88%) Publishing
1 2 (5.88%) Games
1 2 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (82.35%) Developer
2 19 (55.88%) Java Developer
3 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
3 2 (5.88%) Web Developer
3 2 (5.88%) Java Web Developer
3 2 (5.88%) GUI Developer
3 2 (5.88%) Architect
3 2 (5.88%) UI Developer
3 2 (5.88%) Scala Developer
4 1 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (2.94%) Big Data Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (2.94%) UX Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Software Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Principal Architect
4 1 (2.94%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (2.94%) Senior Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Lead Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (61.76%) JMS
2 18 (52.94%) Web Services
3 16 (47.06%) JSON
4 13 (38.24%) Java EE
5 10 (29.41%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (23.53%) HTML
7 7 (20.59%) EJB
7 7 (20.59%) HTML5
7 7 (20.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (17.65%) jQuery
8 6 (17.65%) CSS
8 6 (17.65%) .NET
9 5 (14.71%) CSS3
10 4 (11.76%) D3.js
10 4 (11.76%) AngularJS
10 4 (11.76%) REST
10 4 (11.76%) Spring
11 3 (8.82%) .NET Framework
11 3 (8.82%) WPF
11 3 (8.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) Algorithms
2 4 (11.76%) Mathematics
3 3 (8.82%) Internet of Things
4 2 (5.88%) Clustering
5 1 (2.94%) User Experience
5 1 (2.94%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 27 (79.41%) Linux
2 19 (55.88%) Windows
3 17 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) Scrum
3 17 (50.00%) TDD
4 15 (44.12%) Configuration Management
5 14 (41.18%) Software Delivery
6 12 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (32.35%) Open Source
7 11 (32.35%) Test Scripting
8 10 (29.41%) Software Engineering
9 9 (26.47%) OO
10 8 (23.53%) User Stories
11 7 (20.59%) MapReduce
12 6 (17.65%) SDLC
13 4 (11.76%) Web Application Development
14 3 (8.82%) Microservices
14 3 (8.82%) ETL
15 2 (5.88%) ERP
15 2 (5.88%) SOA
15 2 (5.88%) Content Management
15 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (79.41%) Java
2 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
3 7 (20.59%) C#
4 6 (17.65%) C
5 4 (11.76%) Scala
6 3 (8.82%) R
7 2 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 18 (52.94%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.88%) MCPD
3 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Varnish
2 1 (2.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (32.35%) Puppet
2 10 (29.41%) Vagrant
3 2 (5.88%) MOM
4 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.94%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) Atlassian
2 17 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 13 (38.24%) Oracle
4 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.88%) SAP
6 1 (2.94%) Adobe