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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
Rank 598 569 538
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -31
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 22 42 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.077% 0.080%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.28% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 26 29
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £314 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £445 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £328 £320
% change year-on-year
+16.03% +2.34%
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
15587 15227 14467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 27.86% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10478 9801 9188
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 225 284
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 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 10 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 31 July 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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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 -41 22 £400 - 19
London -10 11 £400 -1.65% 9
South East -13 6 £380 -38.21% 5
Milton Keynes - 5 £310 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £310 -
East of England +1 4 - - 2
Cambridge - 4 - -
Cambridgeshire - 4 - -
Berkshire +3 1 £450 +40.07% 1
Sidcup - 1 £400 -

MSMQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 65 (84.42%) .NET
2 56 (72.73%) C#
3 50 (64.94%) WCF
4 49 (63.64%) SQL Server
5 47 (61.04%) SQL
6 40 (51.95%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (40.26%) Finance
8 30 (38.96%) Microsoft
9 25 (32.47%) OO
10 23 (29.87%) IIS
10 23 (29.87%) Unit Testing
11 21 (27.27%) TDD
12 20 (25.97%) XML
12 20 (25.97%) WPF
13 19 (24.68%) Web Services
14 18 (23.38%) BizTalk Server
14 18 (23.38%) .NET Framework
15 17 (22.08%) SOA
16 16 (20.78%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (19.48%) Banking
18 14 (18.18%) MVC
18 14 (18.18%) BDD
19 13 (16.88%) Team Foundation Server
19 13 (16.88%) RESTful
19 13 (16.88%) Scrum
20 12 (15.58%) Windows
20 12 (15.58%) JavaScript
20 12 (15.58%) LINQ
21 11 (14.29%) QA
21 11 (14.29%) Selenium

MSMQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 23 (29.87%) IIS
2 18 (23.38%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (7.79%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.19%) Apache
4 4 (5.19%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.60%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.60%) Node.js
5 2 (2.60%) NServiceBus
5 2 (2.60%) CMS
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (12.99%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.19%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.60%) SaaS
2 2 (2.60%) PaaS
2 2 (2.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.30%) GSM
2 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.30%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.90%) Couchbase
4 3 (3.90%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.90%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.30%) Redis
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (16.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (14.29%) Selenium
3 10 (12.99%) Visual Studio
3 10 (12.99%) HP UFT
4 5 (6.49%) NUnit
4 5 (6.49%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (5.19%) Fiddler
5 4 (5.19%) Subversion
6 3 (3.90%) NetAdvantage
7 2 (2.60%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.60%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.60%) Moq
7 2 (2.60%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.60%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.60%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.60%) MSTest
8 1 (1.30%) NuGet
8 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 31 (40.26%) Finance
2 15 (19.48%) Banking
3 9 (11.69%) Investment Banking
4 6 (7.79%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.60%) Retail
5 2 (2.60%) Front Office
6 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.30%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.30%) French Language
Job Titles
1 52 (67.53%) Developer
2 19 (24.68%) Analyst
3 18 (23.38%) C# Developer
4 15 (19.48%) .NET Developer
5 13 (16.88%) BizTalk Developer
6 10 (12.99%) QA Analyst
7 8 (10.39%) QA Test Analyst
7 8 (10.39%) Senior Developer
7 8 (10.39%) Test Analyst
7 8 (10.39%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (7.79%) Integration Analyst
9 5 (6.49%) QA Tester
9 5 (6.49%) Tester
9 5 (6.49%) Analyst Developer
10 4 (5.19%) BizTalk Consultant
10 4 (5.19%) Software Developer
10 4 (5.19%) Development Manager
10 4 (5.19%) Consultant
11 3 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (3.90%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (84.42%) .NET
2 50 (64.94%) WCF
3 20 (25.97%) WPF
3 20 (25.97%) XML
4 19 (24.68%) Web Services
5 18 (23.38%) .NET Framework
6 13 (16.88%) RESTful
7 12 (15.58%) LINQ
8 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET
9 9 (11.69%) jQuery
10 8 (10.39%) WinForms
10 8 (10.39%) SOAP
10 8 (10.39%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (9.09%) REST
11 7 (9.09%) CSS
11 7 (9.09%) HTML
12 6 (7.79%) Entity Framework
12 6 (7.79%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (7.79%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Derivative
1 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.79%) Hedge funds
3 5 (6.49%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.90%) Data Integration
4 3 (3.90%) Mathematics
4 3 (3.90%) Physics
4 3 (3.90%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.60%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.60%) Equities
5 2 (2.60%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.58%) Windows
2 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (1.30%) Android
2 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (51.95%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (32.47%) OO
3 23 (29.87%) Unit Testing
4 21 (27.27%) TDD
5 17 (22.08%) SOA
6 16 (20.78%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (18.18%) BDD
7 14 (18.18%) MVC
8 13 (16.88%) Scrum
9 11 (14.29%) MVVM
10 10 (12.99%) Analytics
10 10 (12.99%) Test Automation
10 10 (12.99%) UML
11 9 (11.69%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (11.69%) SDLC
12 8 (10.39%) ITIL
12 8 (10.39%) PRINCE2
12 8 (10.39%) Software Engineering
13 7 (9.09%) ETL
13 7 (9.09%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (72.73%) C#
2 47 (61.04%) SQL
3 12 (15.58%) JavaScript
4 9 (11.69%) PL/SQL
5 6 (7.79%) T-SQL
5 6 (7.79%) Java
6 3 (3.90%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.60%) PHP
7 2 (2.60%) Python
7 2 (2.60%) Ruby
7 2 (2.60%) PHP5
8 1 (1.30%) C
8 1 (1.30%) C++
8 1 (1.30%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (1.30%) Go
8 1 (1.30%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) ISEB
1 8 (10.39%) ISTQB
2 7 (9.09%) Degree
3 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.29%) QA
2 3 (3.90%) HL7
3 1 (1.30%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) Control-M
2 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (38.96%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.39%) Sybase
3 7 (9.09%) Oracle
4 5 (6.49%) DevExpress
5 4 (5.19%) TIBCO
6 3 (3.90%) Infragistics
7 1 (1.30%) Metastorm
7 1 (1.30%) StreamBase
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