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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
Rank 564 518 552
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +34
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 37 59 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.11% 0.032%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.24% 0.40% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 42 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.06% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £314 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £313 £220
% change year-on-year
+28.00% +42.04%
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
15194 14688 14710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.69% 28.34% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10345 9494 8963
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 281 374
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £17.04 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.20 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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
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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 -60 36 £401 +0.12% 33
East of England - 17 £650 - 5
Cambridgeshire - 16 £650 -
London -28 12 £401 +0.12% 10
South East -29 5 £400 +28.00% 9
East Midlands 0 4 - -
City of London +13 2 £700 +75.00% 3
Surrey - 2 £350 - 1
Berkshire 0 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £275 -
Wales - 1 £275 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £400 - 3
Portsmouth - 1 £400 -
Reading - - - -
Rochester - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Street - - - -
Swindon - - - - 4
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 2
Windsor - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - - 2
Bristol - - - -
Cobham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Halifax - - - - 1
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - -

MSMQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 66 (89.19%) .NET
2 53 (71.62%) C#
3 41 (55.41%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (54.05%) SQL Server
5 27 (36.49%) TDD
5 27 (36.49%) WCF
6 25 (33.78%) E-Commerce
6 25 (33.78%) SOA
7 21 (28.38%) Windows
7 21 (28.38%) ASP.NET
8 20 (27.03%) SQL
9 19 (25.68%) IIS
10 18 (24.32%) Finance
11 17 (22.97%) RabbitMQ
11 17 (22.97%) MVC
11 17 (22.97%) Web Services
11 17 (22.97%) HTML
12 16 (21.62%) jQuery
13 15 (20.27%) Visual Studio
13 15 (20.27%) OO
13 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
14 14 (18.92%) XML
14 14 (18.92%) .NET Framework
15 13 (17.57%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (17.57%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (17.57%) Scrum
16 12 (16.22%) Oracle
16 12 (16.22%) PowerShell
16 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
17 11 (14.86%) TeamCity

MSMQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (25.68%) IIS
2 8 (10.81%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.11%) Confluence
4 5 (6.76%) Apache Solr
5 4 (5.41%) NServiceBus
5 4 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (5.41%) MS Exchange
6 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.70%) JBoss
7 2 (2.70%) JCAPS
8 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (8.11%) MS Excel
1 6 (8.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.86%) Firewall
2 3 (4.05%) DHCP
2 3 (4.05%) RIP
2 3 (4.05%) VPN
2 3 (4.05%) DNS
3 2 (2.70%) SAN
3 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.70%) HTTP
4 1 (1.35%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.35%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (54.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (12.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (8.11%) NoSQL
4 6 (8.11%) Relational Database
4 6 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (6.76%) RavenDB
6 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (2.70%) Couchbase
7 2 (2.70%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (2.70%) DataStage
7 2 (2.70%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.35%) DTS
8 1 (1.35%) DB2
8 1 (1.35%) MySQL
8 1 (1.35%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 15 (20.27%) Visual Studio
2 13 (17.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (14.86%) TeamCity
4 8 (10.81%) NUnit
5 7 (9.46%) Git (software)
6 6 (8.11%) JIRA
6 6 (8.11%) Subversion
7 5 (6.76%) MSTest
7 5 (6.76%) Log4Net
8 4 (5.41%) FinalBuilder
8 4 (5.41%) Rhino Mocks
8 4 (5.41%) Maven
9 3 (4.05%) FitNesse
9 3 (4.05%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.70%) MSBuild
10 2 (2.70%) Artifactory
10 2 (2.70%) JUnit
10 2 (2.70%) jMock
11 1 (1.35%) ReSharper
11 1 (1.35%) Selenium
General
1 18 (24.32%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Retail
3 4 (5.41%) Games
4 3 (4.05%) Billing
5 2 (2.70%) Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Marketing
6 1 (1.35%) Legal
6 1 (1.35%) Advertising
6 1 (1.35%) Publishing
6 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 43 (58.11%) Developer
2 29 (39.19%) .NET Developer
3 18 (24.32%) C# Developer
4 16 (21.62%) Senior Developer
5 15 (20.27%) C# .NET Developer
6 13 (17.57%) Senior .NET Developer
7 12 (16.22%) Senior C# Developer
8 9 (12.16%) Architect
9 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (6.76%) Configuration Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) Product Owner
10 4 (5.41%) Agile .NET Developer
10 4 (5.41%) Applications Architect
11 3 (4.05%) Applications Developer
11 3 (4.05%) Software Developer
11 3 (4.05%) Analyst
12 2 (2.70%) Wintel Systems Administrator
12 2 (2.70%) Software Configuration Engineer
12 2 (2.70%) Business Analyst
12 2 (2.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (89.19%) .NET
2 27 (36.49%) WCF
3 21 (28.38%) ASP.NET
4 17 (22.97%) RabbitMQ
4 17 (22.97%) Web Services
4 17 (22.97%) HTML
5 16 (21.62%) jQuery
6 14 (18.92%) XML
6 14 (18.92%) .NET Framework
7 9 (12.16%) SOAP
8 8 (10.81%) JMS
8 8 (10.81%) NHibernate
9 7 (9.46%) HTML5
9 7 (9.46%) CSS
9 7 (9.46%) Middleware
9 7 (9.46%) Unity DI Container
9 7 (9.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (9.46%) REST
10 6 (8.11%) XSLT
10 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Data Integration
2 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.41%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.05%) Replication
3 3 (4.05%) PKI
3 3 (4.05%) Clustering
3 3 (4.05%) W3C
3 3 (4.05%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.70%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.70%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.35%) CMDB
5 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.35%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.35%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (28.38%) Windows
2 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.81%) Linux
4 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (8.11%) UNIX
6 4 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.05%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (55.41%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.49%) TDD
3 25 (33.78%) E-Commerce
3 25 (33.78%) SOA
4 17 (22.97%) MVC
5 15 (20.27%) OO
6 13 (17.57%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (17.57%) Scrum
7 11 (14.86%) BDD
8 9 (12.16%) EAI
9 8 (10.81%) Configuration Management
10 7 (9.46%) Unit Testing
10 7 (9.46%) Migration
11 6 (8.11%) Business Analysis
12 5 (6.76%) Data Modelling
12 5 (6.76%) UML
12 5 (6.76%) Project Management
12 5 (6.76%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (6.76%) User Stories
12 5 (6.76%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 53 (71.62%) C#
2 20 (27.03%) SQL
3 12 (16.22%) PowerShell
4 11 (14.86%) JavaScript
5 10 (13.51%) VB
6 8 (10.81%) VB.NET
7 5 (6.76%) VB6
7 5 (6.76%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.05%) VBScript
9 2 (2.70%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.70%) Java
10 1 (1.35%) C
10 1 (1.35%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) Degree
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) HL7
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (12.16%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (8.11%) Puppet
3 3 (4.05%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (4.05%) SCCM
3 3 (4.05%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (4.05%) Nagios
4 1 (1.35%) SCOM
4 1 (1.35%) logstash
Vendors
1 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.22%) Oracle
3 7 (9.46%) VMware
4 5 (6.76%) Citrix
5 4 (5.41%) HP
6 3 (4.05%) SAP
6 3 (4.05%) CheckPoint
6 3 (4.05%) Clearswift
6 3 (4.05%) McAfee
7 2 (2.70%) Splunk
7 2 (2.70%) IBM
7 2 (2.70%) Lotus
7 2 (2.70%) Sybase
7 2 (2.70%) GoldenSource
8 1 (1.35%) Endeca
8 1 (1.35%) RedPrairie
8 1 (1.35%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.35%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.35%) New Relic
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