The table below looks at the statistics for MSMQ skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSMQ over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
Rank 591 538 611
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +73
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 36 99 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.18% 0.066%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.63% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 77 20
Median daily rate £475 £563 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +40.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £390 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £656 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £563 £400
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +40.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15571 15735 15493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.03% 28.77% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10772 10959 10575
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 258 172
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.41 £19.23 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

MSMQ
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MSMQ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

MSMQ Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MSMQ
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSMQ within the UK.

MSMQ Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MSMQ
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSMQ within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

MSMQ Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MSMQ
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MSMQ within the UK.

MSMQ Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MSMQ
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSMQ within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -55 35 £475 -19.14% 17
London -34 30 £500 -16.66% 5
City of London -4 2 £600 -
Edinburgh +12 1 - -
South East +8 1 £450 -25.00% 6
Scotland +2 1 - -
Hertfordshire -5 1 £500 -20.00% 2
East of England -7 1 £500 -14.89% 2
West Midlands - 1 £425 - 1
Basingstoke - 1 £450 -
Watford - 1 £500 -
Harrogate - 1 £450 -
Malvern - 1 £425 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Hampshire - 1 £450 -
Worcestershire - 1 £425 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 1

MSMQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MSMQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MSMQ.

1 47 (72.31%) .NET
2 43 (66.15%) C#
3 35 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 35 (53.85%) MVC
4 34 (52.31%) ASP.NET
5 32 (49.23%) SQL Server
6 31 (47.69%) Microsoft
6 31 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (44.62%) SQL
8 25 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
9 23 (35.38%) SOAP
9 23 (35.38%) Microsoft Azure
10 22 (33.85%) WCF
10 22 (33.85%) HTML
11 21 (32.31%) Web Services
12 19 (29.23%) XML
12 19 (29.23%) Middleware
13 18 (27.69%) CSS
13 18 (27.69%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (26.15%) Windows
14 17 (26.15%) OO
14 17 (26.15%) Finance
15 14 (21.54%) Retail
15 14 (21.54%) Subversion
15 14 (21.54%) E-Commerce
15 14 (21.54%) TCP/IP
15 14 (21.54%) Microservices
15 14 (21.54%) SDLC
16 13 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 13 (20.00%) Windows Server

MSMQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (18.46%) NServiceBus
2 9 (13.85%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (13.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (13.85%) MS Exchange
3 8 (12.31%) IIS
4 5 (7.69%) Confluence
5 4 (6.15%) WebSphere
6 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.62%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (3.08%) CMS
7 2 (3.08%) JBoss
8 1 (1.54%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (35.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.08%) IaaS
3 2 (3.08%) PaaS
4 1 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.54%) TCP/IP
2 12 (18.46%) HTTP
3 9 (13.85%) Firewall
4 6 (9.23%) AMQP
4 6 (9.23%) Internet
5 5 (7.69%) DNS
5 5 (7.69%) SAN
6 2 (3.08%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (49.23%) SQL Server
2 13 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 10 (15.38%) MongoDB
4 8 (12.31%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (6.15%) MySQL
6 4 (6.15%) RavenDB
6 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (4.62%) Redis
8 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.54%) Event Store
9 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (21.54%) Subversion
2 12 (18.46%) Git (software)
3 7 (10.77%) TeamCity
4 6 (9.23%) JIRA
4 6 (9.23%) SpecFlow
4 6 (9.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (7.69%) Hudson
6 4 (6.15%) MSBuild
6 4 (6.15%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (4.62%) Artifactory
7 3 (4.62%) NuGet
8 2 (3.08%) FishEye
8 2 (3.08%) jMock
8 2 (3.08%) JUnit
8 2 (3.08%) Maven
8 2 (3.08%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (1.54%) Log4Net
9 1 (1.54%) NUnit
9 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (26.15%) Finance
2 14 (21.54%) Retail
3 10 (15.38%) Banking
4 7 (10.77%) Investment Banking
5 5 (7.69%) Back Office
6 4 (6.15%) Financial Institution
7 2 (3.08%) Front Office
7 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.54%) Dutch Language
8 1 (1.54%) French Language
Job Titles
1 30 (46.15%) Developer
2 19 (29.23%) .NET Developer
3 18 (27.69%) Architect
4 16 (24.62%) C# Developer
5 14 (21.54%) C# .NET Developer
6 13 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (15.38%) SQL Developer
8 9 (13.85%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (12.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (12.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (12.31%) Support Engineer
10 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (10.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (10.77%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 6 (9.23%) Azure Developer
12 5 (7.69%) ASP Developer
12 5 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
13 4 (6.15%) Cisco Engineer
13 4 (6.15%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (72.31%) .NET
2 34 (52.31%) ASP.NET
3 25 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
4 23 (35.38%) SOAP
5 22 (33.85%) HTML
5 22 (33.85%) WCF
6 21 (32.31%) Web Services
7 19 (29.23%) Middleware
7 19 (29.23%) XML
8 18 (27.69%) CSS
9 13 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (18.46%) JSON
10 12 (18.46%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (16.92%) WPF
12 10 (15.38%) .NET Framework
12 10 (15.38%) AngularJS
13 9 (13.85%) jQuery
14 8 (12.31%) Ajax
14 8 (12.31%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Clustering
1 5 (7.69%) Hedge funds
2 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.15%) Fintech
3 3 (4.62%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (3.08%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.08%) RIA
4 2 (3.08%) User Experience
5 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.54%) iPhone
5 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.54%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.15%) Windows
2 13 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.62%) Unix
5 2 (3.08%) Linux
6 1 (1.54%) Android
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (53.85%) MVC
2 31 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (27.69%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (26.15%) OO
5 14 (21.54%) E-Commerce
5 14 (21.54%) Microservices
5 14 (21.54%) SDLC
6 13 (20.00%) TDD
7 11 (16.92%) OOP
8 10 (15.38%) ITIL
9 9 (13.85%) Load Balancing
10 8 (12.31%) BDD
10 8 (12.31%) MVVM
11 7 (10.77%) Scrum
11 7 (10.77%) SOA
11 7 (10.77%) Software Engineering
11 7 (10.77%) SOLID
11 7 (10.77%) Unit Testing
12 6 (9.23%) Logistics
12 6 (9.23%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (66.15%) C#
2 35 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 29 (44.62%) SQL
4 7 (10.77%) T-SQL
5 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
6 5 (7.69%) Java
7 2 (3.08%) C++
7 2 (3.08%) Delphi
7 2 (3.08%) VB
7 2 (3.08%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.54%) F#
8 1 (1.54%) PHP
8 1 (1.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (7.69%) vSphere
2 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (6.15%) Puppet
4 3 (4.62%) Ansible
4 3 (4.62%) Nagios
Vendors
1 31 (47.69%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.85%) Cisco
2 9 (13.85%) VMware
3 5 (7.69%) EMC
3 5 (7.69%) Oracle
4 3 (4.62%) Splunk
5 2 (3.08%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.08%) Murex
5 2 (3.08%) Sybase
6 1 (1.54%) Capita
6 1 (1.54%) Citrix
6 1 (1.54%) Infragistics
6 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.54%) TIBCO
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