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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
Rank 545 555 557
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 81 50 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.098% 0.085%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.55% 0.37% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 25 21
Average daily rate £493 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £356 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £575 £375 £318
% change year-on-year
+53.33% +18.11%
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
14629 13646 13172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.37% 26.67% 26.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10112 9088 8227
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 196 270
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.37 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £46.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 14 February 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 25 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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +13 70 £500 +25.00% 22
London +30 47 £473 -16.00% 9
Edinburgh - 11 £388 -
Scotland - 11 £388 -
South East +17 9 £575 +64.28% 4
East of England - 8 £625 - 1
St Albans - 7 £625 -
Hertfordshire - 7 £625 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £650 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £650 -
Kent -4 3 £363 -
West Yorkshire -6 3 £475 -
Yorkshire -12 3 £475 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £363 -
Enfield - 3 £625 -
Leeds - 3 £475 -
City of London +40 2 £463 -19.56% 1
South West -5 2 £320 -14.66% 1
Wiltshire -8 1 £300 -20.00%
North West -20 1 - - 3
Bedfordshire - 1 £625 -
Middlesex - 1 £500 -
Luton - 1 £625 -
Bristol - 1 £340 - 1
Trowbridge - 1 £300 -

MSMQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 141 (79.21%) SQL Server
2 123 (69.10%) C#
3 120 (67.42%) .NET
4 112 (62.92%) WCF
5 105 (58.99%) Agile Software Development
5 105 (58.99%) Microsoft
6 101 (56.74%) SQL
7 85 (47.75%) SOA
8 74 (41.57%) SOAP
9 70 (39.33%) TDD
10 61 (34.27%) REST
11 56 (31.46%) Finance
12 54 (30.34%) E-Commerce
13 45 (25.28%) Windows
14 44 (24.72%) BizTalk Server
15 39 (21.91%) MVC
15 39 (21.91%) OO
15 39 (21.91%) IIS
16 38 (21.35%) Web Services
16 38 (21.35%) ASP.NET
16 38 (21.35%) Team Foundation Server
17 37 (20.79%) RESTful
17 37 (20.79%) Banking
18 36 (20.22%) .NET Framework
19 35 (19.66%) Scrum
19 35 (19.66%) SDLC
20 34 (19.10%) Analytical Skills
21 33 (18.54%) IBM
22 32 (17.98%) JavaScript
23 31 (17.42%) MS Excel

MSMQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 44 (24.72%) BizTalk Server
2 39 (21.91%) IIS
3 25 (14.04%) WebSphere
4 18 (10.11%) NServiceBus
5 11 (6.18%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (6.18%) MQSeries
6 9 (5.06%) iPlanet
6 9 (5.06%) MS Exchange
6 9 (5.06%) WebLogic
7 8 (4.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (3.93%) Apache ServiceMix
8 7 (3.93%) Confluence
8 7 (3.93%) Mule
9 2 (1.12%) Apache
9 2 (1.12%) JBoss
Applications
1 31 (17.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (8.43%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (5.06%) BusinessWare
2 9 (5.06%) SAP R/3
3 7 (3.93%) HFM
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (10.67%) SaaS
3 17 (9.55%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (7.30%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.67%) Internet
2 10 (5.62%) Firewall
3 2 (1.12%) HTTP
4 1 (0.56%) SAN
4 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (79.21%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (12.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (12.36%) SQL Server 2014
4 11 (6.18%) MongoDB
4 11 (6.18%) Oracle ODI
5 10 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (5.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (5.06%) DB2
6 9 (5.06%) DB2 UDB
7 7 (3.93%) Essbase
8 3 (1.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 38 (21.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (10.11%) NUnit
3 16 (8.99%) SpecFlow
3 16 (8.99%) Visual Studio
4 15 (8.43%) Cucumber
4 15 (8.43%) Moq
4 15 (8.43%) Rhino Mocks
5 14 (7.87%) HP UFT
5 14 (7.87%) Selenium
6 13 (7.30%) TeamCity
7 11 (6.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 10 (5.62%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (3.93%) Git (software)
9 7 (3.93%) InstallShield
9 7 (3.93%) JIRA
9 7 (3.93%) MSI
9 7 (3.93%) Subversion
10 6 (3.37%) MSBuild
11 3 (1.69%) Jasmine
11 3 (1.69%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 56 (31.46%) Finance
2 37 (20.79%) Banking
3 23 (12.92%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (4.49%) Retail
5 7 (3.93%) Front Office
6 6 (3.37%) Back Office
7 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.56%) Games
8 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 73 (41.01%) Architect
2 54 (30.34%) Developer
3 43 (24.16%) Solutions Architect
4 41 (23.03%) .NET Developer
5 30 (16.85%) E-Commerce Architect
6 26 (14.61%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
7 21 (11.80%) BizTalk Developer
8 20 (11.24%) Technical Architect
9 16 (8.99%) C# Developer
9 16 (8.99%) Integration Architect
10 15 (8.43%) C# Software Engineer
10 15 (8.43%) E-Commerce Engineer
10 15 (8.43%) Senior Architect
10 15 (8.43%) Software Engineer
11 14 (7.87%) C# .NET Developer
12 12 (6.74%) Senior Solutions Architect
13 11 (6.18%) Analyst
13 11 (6.18%) BizTalk Integration Developer
13 11 (6.18%) Integration Developer
14 10 (5.62%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (67.42%) .NET
2 112 (62.92%) WCF
3 74 (41.57%) SOAP
4 61 (34.27%) REST
5 38 (21.35%) ASP.NET
5 38 (21.35%) Web Services
6 37 (20.79%) RESTful
7 36 (20.22%) .NET Framework
8 31 (17.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 30 (16.85%) XML
10 24 (13.48%) Middleware
11 22 (12.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 22 (12.36%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 22 (12.36%) Entity Framework
12 16 (8.99%) jQuery
13 15 (8.43%) Gherkin
14 14 (7.87%) CSS
14 14 (7.87%) HTML5
14 14 (7.87%) NHibernate
14 14 (7.87%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (19.10%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (10.67%) Data Integration
3 15 (8.43%) Client/Server
3 15 (8.43%) Derivative
4 14 (7.87%) User Experience
5 10 (5.62%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (5.06%) AS400
6 9 (5.06%) Inversion of Control
6 9 (5.06%) Management Information System
7 8 (4.49%) FMCG
8 6 (3.37%) Mathematics
8 6 (3.37%) Physics
9 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.12%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.12%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.12%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.12%) iPad
10 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.12%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.56%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 45 (25.28%) Windows
2 21 (11.80%) Windows Server
3 10 (5.62%) Linux
4 9 (5.06%) AIX
4 9 (5.06%) Solaris
4 9 (5.06%) Windows 7
4 9 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (5.06%) zOS
5 5 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.56%) Unix
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (58.99%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (47.75%) SOA
3 70 (39.33%) TDD
4 54 (30.34%) E-Commerce
5 39 (21.91%) MVC
5 39 (21.91%) OO
6 35 (19.66%) Scrum
6 35 (19.66%) SDLC
7 30 (16.85%) Software Engineering
8 29 (16.29%) Data Modelling
9 24 (13.48%) Automated Testing
10 23 (12.92%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (12.36%) Change Management
11 22 (12.36%) DevOps
12 21 (11.80%) Kanban
12 21 (11.80%) SOLID
13 19 (10.67%) BDD
14 16 (8.99%) OOP
15 15 (8.43%) Migration
15 15 (8.43%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 123 (69.10%) C#
2 101 (56.74%) SQL
3 32 (17.98%) JavaScript
4 28 (15.73%) PowerShell
5 21 (11.80%) T-SQL
6 15 (8.43%) Ruby
7 11 (6.18%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.69%) VB
9 2 (1.12%) XAML
10 1 (0.56%) Java
10 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.56%) XPath
10 1 (0.56%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 16 (8.99%) Degree
2 10 (5.62%) ISEB
2 10 (5.62%) ISTQB
3 9 (5.06%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 9 (5.06%) CCSP
3 9 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (5.06%) CISM
3 9 (5.06%) CISSP
3 9 (5.06%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.87%) QA
System Software
1 10 (5.62%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.06%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 11 (6.18%) Control-M
2 9 (5.06%) CA Single Sign-On
3 6 (3.37%) Nagios
3 6 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.37%) Puppet
3 6 (3.37%) ZABBIX
4 3 (1.69%) Ansible
Vendors
1 105 (58.99%) Microsoft
2 33 (18.54%) IBM
3 25 (14.04%) Oracle
4 19 (10.67%) Red Hat
5 10 (5.62%) Sybase
6 9 (5.06%) BEA
6 9 (5.06%) CA
6 9 (5.06%) CheckPoint
6 9 (5.06%) SAP
6 9 (5.06%) Vitria
7 7 (3.93%) Atlassian
7 7 (3.93%) Hyperion
7 7 (3.93%) JD Edwards
7 7 (3.93%) WSO2
8 2 (1.12%) DevExpress
8 2 (1.12%) HP
9 1 (0.56%) SOTI
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