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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
Rank 626 620 566
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -54
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 35 22 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.039% 0.082%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.14% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 9 27
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £342 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £520 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +16.92%
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
15635 15673 14872
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.94% 27.51% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10934 10539 9618
Median daily rate £415 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.40% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 220 211
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.55 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.58 £16.51 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.10%

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 25 July 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 22 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 25 July 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 +6 32 £425 +6.25% 25
London 0 16 £475 +18.75% 13
East of England +21 5 £500 - 3
South West - 5 £338 - 1
Bristol - 5 £338 -
South East +1 4 £375 -1.31% 3
Hertfordshire - 4 £500 - 3
Berkshire +1 3 £375 -16.66%
Edinburgh - 3 £388 -
Scotland - 3 £388 -
Reading - 3 £375 -
Watford - 3 £475 -
City of London - 2 £413 - 2
Luton - 1 £588 -
Harrogate - 1 £450 -
Malvern - 1 £425 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Hampshire - 1 £400 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £425 -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 £425 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £588 -

MSMQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 45 (73.77%) .NET
2 33 (54.10%) C#
3 30 (49.18%) SQL Server
4 29 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (39.34%) SQL
5 24 (39.34%) MVC
6 23 (37.70%) Microsoft
7 22 (36.07%) WCF
8 21 (34.43%) JavaScript
9 18 (29.51%) Windows
9 18 (29.51%) TDD
10 17 (27.87%) Finance
10 17 (27.87%) NServiceBus
11 16 (26.23%) REST
11 16 (26.23%) ASP.NET Web API
12 15 (24.59%) ASP.NET
12 15 (24.59%) SOAP
13 13 (21.31%) Web Services
14 12 (19.67%) SOA
14 12 (19.67%) Banking
14 12 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (18.03%) Unit Testing
15 11 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (18.03%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
16 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Azure
16 10 (16.39%) Investment Banking
16 10 (16.39%) SOLID
17 9 (14.75%) WebSphere
17 9 (14.75%) Retail

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 17 (27.87%) NServiceBus
2 11 (18.03%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (14.75%) IIS
3 9 (14.75%) WebSphere
4 8 (13.11%) MS Exchange
5 4 (6.56%) iPlanet
5 4 (6.56%) MQSeries
5 4 (6.56%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.28%) Confluence
7 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.64%) JBoss
7 1 (1.64%) NetWeaver
7 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) BusinessWare
1 4 (6.56%) SAP R/3
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.92%) IaaS
3 3 (4.92%) PaaS
3 3 (4.92%) SaaS
4 2 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) Internet
2 5 (8.20%) Firewall
3 3 (4.92%) Network Security
4 2 (3.28%) AMQP
4 2 (3.28%) DNS
5 1 (1.64%) LAN
5 1 (1.64%) SAN
5 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (49.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.11%) MongoDB
2 8 (13.11%) NoSQL
3 6 (9.84%) RavenDB
4 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (6.56%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (6.56%) DB2
5 4 (6.56%) DB2 UDB
6 3 (4.92%) Redis
7 2 (3.28%) MySQL
7 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
1 9 (14.75%) Selenium
1 9 (14.75%) Subversion
2 8 (13.11%) HP UFT
3 7 (11.48%) TeamCity
4 5 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (6.56%) Artifactory
5 4 (6.56%) NuGet
6 3 (4.92%) Jasmine
6 3 (4.92%) JIRA
6 3 (4.92%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (4.92%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (4.92%) SpecFlow
6 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.28%) Hudson
7 2 (3.28%) MSBuild
7 2 (3.28%) MSTest
7 2 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (3.28%) ReSharper
General
1 17 (27.87%) Finance
2 12 (19.67%) Banking
3 10 (16.39%) Investment Banking
4 9 (14.75%) Retail
5 4 (6.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (3.28%) Front Office
7 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (54.10%) Developer
2 23 (37.70%) .NET Developer
3 14 (22.95%) C# Developer
4 12 (19.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (18.03%) Architect
6 10 (16.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 9 (14.75%) JavaScript Developer
7 9 (14.75%) Senior Developer
8 6 (9.84%) Analyst
8 6 (9.84%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (9.84%) AWS Developer
8 6 (9.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (9.84%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (8.20%) Azure Developer
9 5 (8.20%) Senior C# Developer
9 5 (8.20%) Technical Architect
10 4 (6.56%) QA Tester
10 4 (6.56%) Quantitative Analyst
10 4 (6.56%) Risk Analyst
10 4 (6.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (73.77%) .NET
2 22 (36.07%) WCF
3 16 (26.23%) ASP.NET Web API
3 16 (26.23%) REST
4 15 (24.59%) ASP.NET
4 15 (24.59%) SOAP
5 13 (21.31%) Web Services
6 9 (14.75%) jQuery
7 8 (13.11%) AngularJS
7 8 (13.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (13.11%) HTML
8 7 (11.48%) .NET Framework
8 7 (11.48%) CSS
8 7 (11.48%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (9.84%) Entity Framework
9 6 (9.84%) NHibernate
9 6 (9.84%) WPF
10 5 (8.20%) Middleware
10 5 (8.20%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (8.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.20%) Derivative
3 4 (6.56%) AS400
3 4 (6.56%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.56%) iPhone
3 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.56%) Mathematics
3 4 (6.56%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.56%) Physics
4 3 (4.92%) Credit Risk
4 3 (4.92%) FMCG
5 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.28%) Fixed Income
5 2 (3.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (3.28%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (3.28%) iPad
6 1 (1.64%) Clustering
6 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.64%) Equities
6 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (29.51%) Windows
2 5 (8.20%) Linux
2 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.56%) AIX
3 4 (6.56%) Android
3 4 (6.56%) Solaris
3 4 (6.56%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.56%) Windows Phone
3 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (6.56%) zOS
4 3 (4.92%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.28%) Unix
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (39.34%) MVC
3 18 (29.51%) TDD
4 12 (19.67%) SOA
5 11 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (18.03%) Unit Testing
6 10 (16.39%) SOLID
7 9 (14.75%) Scrum
7 9 (14.75%) Test Automation
8 8 (13.11%) Analytics
8 8 (13.11%) E-Commerce
8 8 (13.11%) ITIL
8 8 (13.11%) SDLC
9 6 (9.84%) BDD
9 6 (9.84%) Migration
10 5 (8.20%) DevOps
10 5 (8.20%) Extreme Programming
10 5 (8.20%) OO
10 5 (8.20%) Web Development
11 4 (6.56%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (54.10%) C#
2 24 (39.34%) SQL
3 21 (34.43%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.20%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.92%) Python
5 3 (4.92%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.28%) Java
7 1 (1.64%) PHP
7 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) Degree
2 5 (8.20%) PhD
3 4 (6.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 4 (6.56%) CCSP
3 4 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.56%) CISM
3 4 (6.56%) CISSP
3 4 (6.56%) ISEB
3 4 (6.56%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) QA
System Software
1 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.56%) ClearTrust
3 3 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.56%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (4.92%) Puppet
4 1 (1.64%) Ansible
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.64%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (37.70%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.84%) IBM
2 6 (9.84%) Oracle
3 5 (8.20%) Sybase
4 4 (6.56%) BEA
4 4 (6.56%) CA
4 4 (6.56%) CheckPoint
4 4 (6.56%) Cisco
4 4 (6.56%) Red Hat
4 4 (6.56%) SAP
4 4 (6.56%) TIBCO
4 4 (6.56%) Vitria
4 4 (6.56%) VMware
5 3 (4.92%) Infragistics
6 1 (1.64%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.64%) Capita
6 1 (1.64%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.64%) SOTI
6 1 (1.64%) Splunk
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