The table below looks at the statistics for MSMQ skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSMQ over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
Rank 527 515 491
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -24
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 55 44 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.089% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.41% 0.33% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 41
Average daily rate
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£408 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £370 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £560 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £306 £278
% change year-on-year
+22.44% +10.36%
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 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
13576 13373 12086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.64% 27.09% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8850 8409 7599
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 245 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

MSMQ
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSMQ within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 6 March 2015.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSMQ within the UK over the 3 months to 6 March 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 -15 54 £400 -8.57% 35
London -13 25 £575 +27.77% 17
City of London +7 11 £575 +41.10% 8
North West - 9 £415 - 3
South West -1 8 £375 - 10
South East -3 8 £330 -12.00% 2
Wiltshire - 8 £375 - 2
Hampshire - 7 £340 -
Swindon - 7 £375 - 1
Yorkshire 0 3 - -
Basingstoke - 2 £350 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £450 -
Wales - 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
East of England - - - - 3
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Norfolk - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Windsor - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 2
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 8

MSMQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MSMQ 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 MSMQ.

1 86 (91.49%) .NET
2 71 (75.53%) C#
3 53 (56.38%) SQL
4 50 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (47.87%) WCF
6 43 (45.74%) SQL Server
7 33 (35.11%) TDD
8 30 (31.91%) Microsoft
9 29 (30.85%) Finance
10 28 (29.79%) E-Commerce
11 27 (28.72%) OO
12 25 (26.60%) SOA
12 25 (26.60%) ASP.NET
13 22 (23.40%) Team Foundation Server
14 21 (22.34%) Web Services
15 20 (21.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 19 (20.21%) RabbitMQ
16 19 (20.21%) IIS
16 19 (20.21%) Windows
16 19 (20.21%) Migration
17 17 (18.09%) MVC
17 17 (18.09%) Firewall
17 17 (18.09%) BDD
18 16 (17.02%) Oracle
18 16 (17.02%) VB.NET
19 15 (15.96%) WPF
20 14 (14.89%) REST
20 14 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
21 13 (13.83%) .NET Framework
21 13 (13.83%) Visual Studio

MSMQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MSMQ 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 MSMQ. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (20.21%) IIS
2 13 (13.83%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (11.70%) MQSeries
4 7 (7.45%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.19%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.13%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.13%) NServiceBus
6 2 (2.13%) JBoss
7 1 (1.06%) Apache
7 1 (1.06%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (1.06%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (12.77%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.26%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (4.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.32%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.06%) SaaS
2 1 (1.06%) PaaS
2 1 (1.06%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.09%) Firewall
2 11 (11.70%) HTTP
3 3 (3.19%) RIP
3 3 (3.19%) VPN
3 3 (3.19%) DNS
3 3 (3.19%) DHCP
4 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.06%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.06%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (45.74%) SQL Server
2 20 (21.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.26%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.19%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.13%) RavenDB
7 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.06%) DB2
7 1 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.06%) DataStage
7 1 (1.06%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.06%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.06%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 22 (23.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (13.83%) Visual Studio
3 12 (12.77%) Selenium
4 11 (11.70%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (5.32%) Subversion
6 3 (3.19%) NetAdvantage
6 3 (3.19%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.13%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.13%) JIRA
7 2 (2.13%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.13%) NUnit
8 1 (1.06%) JUnit
8 1 (1.06%) Maven
8 1 (1.06%) JMeter
8 1 (1.06%) jMock
8 1 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.06%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.06%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.06%) Hudson
8 1 (1.06%) SpecFlow
General
1 29 (30.85%) Finance
2 11 (11.70%) Banking
3 10 (10.64%) Investment Banking
3 10 (10.64%) Games
4 8 (8.51%) Retail
5 2 (2.13%) Front Office
6 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 54 (57.45%) Developer
2 30 (31.91%) .NET Developer
3 26 (27.66%) C# Developer
4 22 (23.40%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (18.09%) Senior Developer
6 15 (15.96%) Senior .NET Developer
7 14 (14.89%) Senior C# Developer
8 13 (13.83%) Architect
9 12 (12.77%) Analyst
10 11 (11.70%) Test Analyst
10 11 (11.70%) QA Analyst
11 10 (10.64%) BizTalk Developer
11 10 (10.64%) QA Test Analyst
12 8 (8.51%) Tester
13 7 (7.45%) Solutions Architect
13 7 (7.45%) QA Tester
14 6 (6.38%) Applications Developer
15 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Architect
15 5 (5.32%) Applications Architect
16 4 (4.26%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (91.49%) .NET
2 45 (47.87%) WCF
3 25 (26.60%) ASP.NET
4 21 (22.34%) Web Services
5 19 (20.21%) RabbitMQ
6 15 (15.96%) WPF
7 14 (14.89%) REST
8 13 (13.83%) .NET Framework
8 13 (13.83%) XML
9 11 (11.70%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (11.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 9 (9.57%) LINQ
10 9 (9.57%) jQuery
11 8 (8.51%) Silverlight
11 8 (8.51%) WinForms
11 8 (8.51%) LINQ to SQL
12 7 (7.45%) SOAP
12 7 (7.45%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 5 (5.32%) CSLA.NET
14 4 (4.26%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.32%) Derivative
1 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.26%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.19%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.19%) Replication
3 3 (3.19%) Clustering
3 3 (3.19%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.19%) PKI
3 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.13%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.13%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.06%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.06%) Physics
5 1 (1.06%) Equities
5 1 (1.06%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.06%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.06%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.06%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.06%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.21%) Windows
2 14 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (6.38%) Linux
4 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.32%) UNIX
5 3 (3.19%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.13%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (35.11%) TDD
3 28 (29.79%) E-Commerce
4 27 (28.72%) OO
5 25 (26.60%) SOA
6 19 (20.21%) Migration
7 17 (18.09%) MVC
7 17 (18.09%) BDD
8 12 (12.77%) Test Automation
8 12 (12.77%) Analytics
9 11 (11.70%) Web Application Development
9 11 (11.70%) ITIL
9 11 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (10.64%) Release Management
10 10 (10.64%) PRINCE2
11 9 (9.57%) OOP
11 9 (9.57%) Scrum
11 9 (9.57%) OOD
11 9 (9.57%) Waterfall
12 8 (8.51%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 71 (75.53%) C#
2 53 (56.38%) SQL
3 16 (17.02%) VB.NET
4 12 (12.77%) JavaScript
5 11 (11.70%) XQuery
5 11 (11.70%) XPath
6 10 (10.64%) Java
7 9 (9.57%) PL/SQL
8 5 (5.32%) VB
8 5 (5.32%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.19%) VB6
10 2 (2.13%) VBScript
11 1 (1.06%) PHP
11 1 (1.06%) C
11 1 (1.06%) COBOL
11 1 (1.06%) Ruby
11 1 (1.06%) PHP5
11 1 (1.06%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (10.64%) ISEB
1 10 (10.64%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.26%) Degree
3 2 (2.13%) VCP4
4 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.70%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) HL7
2 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.06%) GridGain
3 1 (1.06%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) Control-M
2 3 (3.19%) Nagios
2 3 (3.19%) SCCM
2 3 (3.19%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (3.19%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (31.91%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.02%) Oracle
3 11 (11.70%) Sybase
4 5 (5.32%) DevExpress
4 5 (5.32%) VMware
5 3 (3.19%) IBM
5 3 (3.19%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.19%) TIBCO
5 3 (3.19%) McAfee
5 3 (3.19%) Clearswift
5 3 (3.19%) Infragistics
5 3 (3.19%) HP
5 3 (3.19%) Citrix
6 2 (2.13%) Unisys
7 1 (1.06%) Cisco
7 1 (1.06%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.06%) Informatica
7 1 (1.06%) Lotus
7 1 (1.06%) RedPrairie
7 1 (1.06%) F5
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