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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
Rank 598 577 538
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -39
Contract jobs citing AMQP 15 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.023% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.17% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £588
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £393 £538
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £638
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
8077 6960 6776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.64% 13.20% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4501 3813 3334
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £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 455 381 538
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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
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 11 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 May 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 -20 14 £500 - 7
London +12 6 £525 +5.00% 5
City of London 0 3 £550 +10.00% 2
North West - 3 £500 -
Manchester - 3 £500 -
South East -19 2 £500 +29.03%
Milton Keynes - 2 £500 -
Sheffield - 2 £519 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £500 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £519 -
Yorkshire - 2 £519 -

AMQP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 38 (92.68%) Java
2 31 (75.61%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (73.17%) Linux
4 28 (68.29%) TDD
5 27 (65.85%) Windows
5 27 (65.85%) JMS
5 27 (65.85%) Scrum
6 26 (63.41%) Web Services
6 26 (63.41%) NoSQL
7 24 (58.54%) JIRA
7 24 (58.54%) Atlassian
7 24 (58.54%) Security Cleared
8 23 (56.10%) JSON
8 23 (56.10%) JUnit
9 22 (53.66%) Configuration Management
9 22 (53.66%) Java EE
9 22 (53.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (53.66%) DV Cleared
9 22 (53.66%) Mercurial
9 22 (53.66%) Hadoop
10 21 (51.22%) Confluence
10 21 (51.22%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (51.22%) Red Hat
10 21 (51.22%) Internet
10 21 (51.22%) Gradle
10 21 (51.22%) Software Delivery
11 20 (48.78%) Oracle Database
11 20 (48.78%) Oracle
11 20 (48.78%) MongoDB
12 19 (46.34%) OO

AMQP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (51.22%) Confluence
2 17 (41.46%) WebLogic
3 4 (9.76%) Node.js
3 4 (9.76%) Jetty
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.44%) JBoss
6 1 (2.44%) Apache
6 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (51.22%) Internet
2 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.88%) Multicast
4 1 (2.44%) MQTT
4 1 (2.44%) LDAP
4 1 (2.44%) FTP
4 1 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (63.41%) NoSQL
2 22 (53.66%) Hadoop
3 20 (48.78%) MongoDB
3 20 (48.78%) Oracle Database
4 17 (41.46%) Big Data
5 4 (9.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (4.88%) Couchbase
6 2 (4.88%) Hazelcast
7 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (58.54%) JIRA
2 23 (56.10%) JUnit
3 22 (53.66%) Mercurial
4 21 (51.22%) Gradle
5 18 (43.90%) Subversion
5 18 (43.90%) Cucumber
6 17 (41.46%) Ant
6 17 (41.46%) Eclipse
7 4 (9.76%) Mocha
7 4 (9.76%) Jasmine
8 3 (7.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (7.32%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (4.88%) JMeter
9 2 (4.88%) Maven
9 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
9 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
9 2 (4.88%) Apache Ivy
10 1 (2.44%) NeoLoad
10 1 (2.44%) GitLab
10 1 (2.44%) Selenium
General
1 5 (12.20%) Games
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (75.61%) Developer
2 24 (58.54%) Java Developer
3 5 (12.20%) C# Developer
4 4 (9.76%) .NET Developer
4 4 (9.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (7.32%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Lead Java Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Lead Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.88%) C# Web Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Middleware Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.44%) C# Application Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Principal Architect
7 1 (2.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Middleware Developer
7 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.44%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (65.85%) JMS
2 26 (63.41%) Web Services
3 23 (56.10%) JSON
4 22 (53.66%) Java EE
5 17 (41.46%) EJB
6 7 (17.07%) .NET
7 6 (14.63%) J2EE
8 5 (12.20%) Spring
9 4 (9.76%) Middleware
9 4 (9.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (9.76%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (7.32%) WPF
10 3 (7.32%) .NET Framework
10 3 (7.32%) AngularJS
10 3 (7.32%) OLE
10 3 (7.32%) WinForms
11 2 (4.88%) XMPP
11 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
11 2 (4.88%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (4.88%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (34.15%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.88%) Algorithms
2 2 (4.88%) Clustering
2 2 (4.88%) Mathematics
2 2 (4.88%) Physics
2 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) Online Games
3 1 (2.44%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 30 (73.17%) Linux
2 27 (65.85%) Windows
3 22 (53.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (75.61%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (68.29%) TDD
3 27 (65.85%) Scrum
4 22 (53.66%) Configuration Management
5 21 (51.22%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (51.22%) Software Delivery
6 19 (46.34%) MapReduce
6 19 (46.34%) OO
7 18 (43.90%) Open Source
8 17 (41.46%) SDLC
9 15 (36.59%) Test Scripting
10 14 (34.15%) User Stories
11 13 (31.71%) Software Engineering
12 7 (17.07%) BDD
13 5 (12.20%) DevOps
14 4 (9.76%) Low Latency
14 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
14 4 (9.76%) SOA
15 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
15 3 (7.32%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (92.68%) Java
2 9 (21.95%) C#
3 5 (12.20%) C
4 4 (9.76%) C++
5 3 (7.32%) Python
5 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.32%) R
6 2 (4.88%) Perl
7 1 (2.44%) SQL
7 1 (2.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 24 (58.54%) Security Cleared
2 22 (53.66%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.32%) MCPD
4 2 (4.88%) Degree
4 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (41.46%) Puppet
1 17 (41.46%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.44%) Ansible
Vendors
1 24 (58.54%) Atlassian
2 21 (51.22%) Red Hat
3 20 (48.78%) Oracle
4 2 (4.88%) IBM
4 2 (4.88%) Informatica
4 2 (4.88%) TIBCO
4 2 (4.88%) MuleSoft
4 2 (4.88%) Solace
5 1 (2.44%) Terracotta