The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
Rank 533 499 521
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +22
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 54 39 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.082% 0.098%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.31% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 43
Average daily rate £475 £450 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +31.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £214 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £278 £300
% change year-on-year
+71.17% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14764 12753 15212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 26.74% 25.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9559 7969 8989
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 349 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -35 52 £463 +2.77% 10
London +5 41 £463 -7.50% 5
City of London +2 13 - - 2
East of England -16 8 - -
Hertfordshire - 7 - -
South East -1 3 £468 +16.14% 2
West Drayton - 3 £475 -
Hampshire +10 1 £425 - 1
Berkshire -11 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £510 -
Portsmouth - 1 £425 - 1
Slough - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Windsor - - - -
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Kent - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Norwich - - - -

MSMQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 75 (72.12%) C#
1 75 (72.12%) .NET
2 70 (67.31%) SQL Server
3 51 (49.04%) WCF
4 47 (45.19%) MVC
5 42 (40.38%) TDD
6 41 (39.42%) ASP.NET
7 40 (38.46%) SQL
7 40 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (37.50%) WPF
8 39 (37.50%) JavaScript
9 36 (34.62%) Windows
10 35 (33.65%) Oracle
11 34 (32.69%) Microsoft
12 33 (31.73%) HTML
12 33 (31.73%) Continuous Integration
13 31 (29.81%) Multithreading
14 30 (28.85%) ASP.NET MVC
15 27 (25.96%) NUnit
15 27 (25.96%) MSBuild
16 26 (25.00%) Finance
16 26 (25.00%) CSS
17 23 (22.12%) MVVM
18 22 (21.15%) ASP.NET Web API
19 20 (19.23%) OO
19 20 (19.23%) Banking
20 19 (18.27%) Investment Banking
20 19 (18.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 19 (18.27%) NServiceBus
21 18 (17.31%) Visual Studio

MSMQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 (18.27%) NServiceBus
2 16 (15.38%) IIS
3 8 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (5.77%) WebSphere
4 6 (5.77%) TIBCO EMS
5 5 (4.81%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.88%) Apache
7 2 (1.92%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.92%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.92%) JCAPS
7 2 (1.92%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.92%) Node.js
8 1 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.96%) Confluence
8 1 (0.96%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (6.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.88%) AMQP
2 2 (1.92%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.96%) VPN
3 1 (0.96%) DNS
3 1 (0.96%) Internet
3 1 (0.96%) Firewall
3 1 (0.96%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (67.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.62%) Oracle Database
3 9 (8.65%) NoSQL
3 9 (8.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (6.73%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (6.73%) Oracle ODI
6 6 (5.77%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (5.77%) RavenDB
7 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (3.85%) MySQL
8 4 (3.85%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.88%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (2.88%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (2.88%) Couchbase
9 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.96%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 27 (25.96%) NUnit
1 27 (25.96%) MSBuild
2 18 (17.31%) Visual Studio
3 17 (16.35%) TeamCity
4 13 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (6.73%) CruiseControl
5 7 (6.73%) Subversion
6 6 (5.77%) SpecFlow
7 5 (4.81%) Rhino Mocks
7 5 (4.81%) Maven
7 5 (4.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (3.85%) Ant
8 4 (3.85%) Git (software)
9 3 (2.88%) JUnit
9 3 (2.88%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.88%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.92%) Moq
10 2 (1.92%) MSTest
10 2 (1.92%) ClearQuest
10 2 (1.92%) jMock
General
1 26 (25.00%) Finance
2 20 (19.23%) Banking
3 19 (18.27%) Investment Banking
4 12 (11.54%) Retail
5 3 (2.88%) Front Office
6 1 (0.96%) Electronics
6 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.96%) Advertising
6 1 (0.96%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 72 (69.23%) Developer
2 32 (30.77%) .NET Developer
3 22 (21.15%) C# Developer
4 13 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 10 (9.62%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (8.65%) Senior Developer
7 8 (7.69%) Web Developer
8 6 (5.77%) Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (5.77%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Programmer
9 5 (4.81%) Tools Developer
10 4 (3.85%) QA Specialist
10 4 (3.85%) Technical Specialist
10 4 (3.85%) Analyst Programmer
10 4 (3.85%) Java Developer
11 3 (2.88%) Software Engineer
11 3 (2.88%) Support Specialist
11 3 (2.88%) Test Specialist
11 3 (2.88%) C# Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (72.12%) .NET
2 51 (49.04%) WCF
3 41 (39.42%) ASP.NET
4 39 (37.50%) WPF
5 33 (31.73%) HTML
6 30 (28.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 26 (25.00%) CSS
8 22 (21.15%) ASP.NET Web API
9 14 (13.46%) jQuery
9 14 (13.46%) Web Services
9 14 (13.46%) .NET Framework
10 12 (11.54%) XML
11 10 (9.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 8 (7.69%) Middleware
13 7 (6.73%) Spring
13 7 (6.73%) ADO.NET
13 7 (6.73%) REST
14 6 (5.77%) COM+
14 6 (5.77%) XSLT
14 6 (5.77%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (9.62%) Derivative
3 9 (8.65%) Credit Risk
4 7 (6.73%) Mathematics
4 7 (6.73%) Inversion of Control
5 6 (5.77%) Credit Derivative
6 5 (4.81%) Visualisation
6 5 (4.81%) W3C
7 4 (3.85%) Equity Derivative
7 4 (3.85%) Hedge funds
8 3 (2.88%) Physics
8 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.92%) Market Risk
9 2 (1.92%) EPoS
10 1 (0.96%) NHS
10 1 (0.96%) DTV
10 1 (0.96%) Replication
10 1 (0.96%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.96%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.96%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 36 (34.62%) Windows
2 9 (8.65%) Linux
3 7 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.85%) UNIX
6 1 (0.96%) Solaris
6 1 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.96%) CentOS
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (45.19%) MVC
2 42 (40.38%) TDD
3 40 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (31.73%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (29.81%) Multithreading
6 23 (22.12%) MVVM
7 20 (19.23%) OO
8 17 (16.35%) Scrum
9 13 (12.50%) SOA
9 13 (12.50%) Risk Analytics
9 13 (12.50%) Analytics
10 11 (10.58%) Unit Testing
11 10 (9.62%) ITIL
12 9 (8.65%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (7.69%) UML
14 6 (5.77%) Risk Management
14 6 (5.77%) Incident Management
14 6 (5.77%) BDD
15 5 (4.81%) Use Case
15 5 (4.81%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 75 (72.12%) C#
2 40 (38.46%) SQL
3 39 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.62%) PowerShell
5 9 (8.65%) Java
6 8 (7.69%) VB
7 7 (6.73%) VBScript
8 5 (4.81%) VB6
9 3 (2.88%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (6.73%) ITIL Certification
1 7 (6.73%) Degree
2 2 (1.92%) MBA
2 2 (1.92%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.54%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (8.65%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.88%) vSphere
4 1 (0.96%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) Data Guard
1 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 35 (33.65%) Oracle
2 34 (32.69%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.73%) TIBCO
4 6 (5.77%) Sybase
4 6 (5.77%) VMware
4 6 (5.77%) DataSynapse
5 5 (4.81%) IBM
5 5 (4.81%) Perforce
6 4 (3.85%) Business Objects
6 4 (3.85%) JBoss
7 3 (2.88%) Bloomberg
7 3 (2.88%) Fidessa
7 3 (2.88%) Retalix
8 2 (1.92%) Typemock
8 2 (1.92%) Murex
9 1 (0.96%) Cisco
9 1 (0.96%) SAP
9 1 (0.96%) Citrix
9 1 (0.96%) Veritas
9 1 (0.96%) Lotus
Paddington, London
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Rate: Contract £500-£650 per day - initial 6 month contract
Posted: 17 days ago