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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
Rank 560 569 536
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -33
Contract jobs citing AMQP 35 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.025% 0.042%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.44% 0.19% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 17
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£500 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £550 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £704 £550 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.29%

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
7932 6951 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.47% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 3786 3830
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 418 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 2014.

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 13 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 19 December 2014. 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 -15 26 £513 -6.81% 3
London +22 18 £625 +13.63%
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - - 2
Basingstoke - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Leeds - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

AMQP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 51 (82.26%) Java
2 41 (66.13%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (62.90%) Open Source
4 33 (53.23%) TDD
5 30 (48.39%) Scrum
5 30 (48.39%) JSON
6 28 (45.16%) RabbitMQ
7 26 (41.94%) Linux
8 25 (40.32%) SOA
8 25 (40.32%) Windows
9 24 (38.71%) Spring
10 23 (37.10%) Web Services
10 23 (37.10%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (33.87%) MVC
11 21 (33.87%) REST
12 20 (32.26%) Jenkins
12 20 (32.26%) Relational Database
12 20 (32.26%) SOAP
13 19 (30.65%) JMS
13 19 (30.65%) GitLab
13 19 (30.65%) MongoDB
14 18 (29.03%) GitHub
14 18 (29.03%) Java EE
15 17 (27.42%) Spring MVC
16 16 (25.81%) SQL
17 15 (24.19%) Software Engineering
18 14 (22.58%) PostgreSQL
18 14 (22.58%) RDBMS
18 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
19 13 (20.97%) UNIX

AMQP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 11 (17.74%) JBoss
2 7 (11.29%) Confluence
3 3 (4.84%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.23%) Apache Spark
4 2 (3.23%) Apache
4 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.61%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 18 (29.03%) GitHub
2 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.61%) PaaS
3 1 (1.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.29%) Internet
1 7 (11.29%) HTTP
2 2 (3.23%) MQTT
2 2 (3.23%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (32.26%) Relational Database
2 19 (30.65%) MongoDB
3 14 (22.58%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (22.58%) RDBMS
4 9 (14.52%) NoSQL
5 8 (12.90%) Hadoop
6 7 (11.29%) Big Data
7 6 (9.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (9.68%) Oracle Database
7 6 (9.68%) DataStax
8 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
9 4 (6.45%) MySQL
10 2 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (3.23%) Apache Hive
10 2 (3.23%) DB2
11 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (32.26%) Jenkins
2 19 (30.65%) GitLab
3 10 (16.13%) JIRA
4 8 (12.90%) Cucumber
4 8 (12.90%) JUnit
5 7 (11.29%) Eclipse
5 7 (11.29%) Subversion
5 7 (11.29%) Mercurial
5 7 (11.29%) Gradle
6 5 (8.06%) Ant
7 4 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (6.45%) Maven
7 4 (6.45%) Selenium
8 3 (4.84%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (3.23%) Hudson
9 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
9 2 (3.23%) Apache Ivy
9 2 (3.23%) JMeter
9 2 (3.23%) ClearCase
9 2 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Investment Banking
2 4 (6.45%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Games
4 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 43 (69.35%) Developer
2 22 (35.48%) Java Developer
3 10 (16.13%) Architect
4 8 (12.90%) Web Developer
5 6 (9.68%) Digital Architect
5 6 (9.68%) Senior Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Senior Digital Architect
6 5 (8.06%) Senior Architect
7 4 (6.45%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Integration Architect
8 3 (4.84%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Java Web Developer
8 3 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Scala Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Senior Technical Architect
9 2 (3.23%) C++ Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.23%) Tester
9 2 (3.23%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (48.39%) JSON
2 28 (45.16%) RabbitMQ
3 24 (38.71%) Spring
4 23 (37.10%) Web Services
5 21 (33.87%) REST
6 20 (32.26%) SOAP
7 19 (30.65%) JMS
8 18 (29.03%) Java EE
9 17 (27.42%) Spring MVC
10 12 (19.35%) .NET
11 8 (12.90%) Apache Camel
12 7 (11.29%) EJB
13 6 (9.68%) XML
14 4 (6.45%) .NET Framework
14 4 (6.45%) Middleware
14 4 (6.45%) HTML
15 3 (4.84%) WinForms
15 3 (4.84%) WPF
15 3 (4.84%) RESTful
16 2 (3.23%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 39 (62.90%) Open Source
2 5 (8.06%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.23%) Social Network
5 1 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.61%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.61%) Online Games
5 1 (1.61%) Derivative
5 1 (1.61%) Statistics
5 1 (1.61%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.61%) User Experience
5 1 (1.61%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 26 (41.94%) Linux
2 25 (40.32%) Windows
3 13 (20.97%) UNIX
4 7 (11.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (66.13%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (53.23%) TDD
3 30 (48.39%) Scrum
4 25 (40.32%) SOA
5 23 (37.10%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (33.87%) MVC
7 15 (24.19%) Software Engineering
8 8 (12.90%) DevOps
8 8 (12.90%) Configuration Management
9 6 (9.68%) MapReduce
9 6 (9.68%) OO
10 5 (8.06%) ETL
10 5 (8.06%) Enterprise Architecture
11 4 (6.45%) BDD
11 4 (6.45%) User Stories
12 3 (4.84%) E-Commerce
12 3 (4.84%) Unit Testing
12 3 (4.84%) Test Scripting
12 3 (4.84%) Test Automation
13 2 (3.23%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 51 (82.26%) Java
2 16 (25.81%) SQL
3 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 8 (12.90%) C#
4 7 (11.29%) Scala
5 6 (9.68%) R
5 6 (9.68%) Python
6 4 (6.45%) C
7 3 (4.84%) C++
8 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.61%) RPG
9 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.61%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.90%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.84%) MCPD
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Vagrant
1 3 (4.84%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) Oracle
2 10 (16.13%) Atlassian
3 7 (11.29%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.23%) Rackspace
4 2 (3.23%) Google
4 2 (3.23%) HP
4 2 (3.23%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.61%) Sybase
5 1 (1.61%) IBM
5 1 (1.61%) GoldenSource
5 1 (1.61%) Terracotta