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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
Rank 580 507 562
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +55
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 35 62 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.12% 0.045%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.41% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 41 14
Average daily rate
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£425 £390 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +25.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £313 £298
% change year-on-year
+36.00% +5.04%
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
15521 15181 15281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 29.01% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10288 9859 9171
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
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 170 276 389
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.26 £17.91 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -53 33 £450 +14.64% 27
East of England - 13 £450 -
London -8 12 £425 +6.25% 14
Cambridgeshire - 9 £650 -
South East -19 5 £398 +27.20% 7
East Midlands 0 4 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Berkshire +9 1 - - 1
City of London +6 1 £700 +79.48% 5
Scotland -15 1 £325 +35.41% 1
Wales - 1 £275 - 2
South Wales - 1 £275 - 2
Glasgow - 1 £325 - 1
Kent - 1 £388 - 6
Surrey - 1 - -
Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Fife - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Newport - - - - 1

MSMQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 64 (81.01%) .NET
2 54 (68.35%) SQL Server
3 53 (67.09%) C#
4 42 (53.16%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (37.97%) WCF
6 28 (35.44%) SOA
7 27 (34.18%) Windows
8 26 (32.91%) IIS
8 26 (32.91%) ASP.NET
8 26 (32.91%) TDD
9 23 (29.11%) MVC
10 22 (27.85%) OO
11 21 (26.58%) Web Services
12 20 (25.32%) Visual Studio
12 20 (25.32%) Microsoft
12 20 (25.32%) Finance
13 19 (24.05%) HTML
14 18 (22.78%) E-Commerce
14 18 (22.78%) jQuery
15 17 (21.52%) PowerShell
15 17 (21.52%) SQL Server 2008
15 17 (21.52%) XML
15 17 (21.52%) Scrum
16 16 (20.25%) SQL
17 15 (18.99%) Oracle
17 15 (18.99%) EAI
17 15 (18.99%) Middleware
17 15 (18.99%) .NET Framework
18 14 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
18 14 (17.72%) JMS

MSMQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 26 (32.91%) IIS
2 13 (16.46%) SharePoint
3 8 (10.13%) MS Exchange
3 8 (10.13%) Apache Solr
4 7 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (8.86%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (7.59%) NServiceBus
6 5 (6.33%) JCAPS
6 5 (6.33%) Confluence
7 3 (3.80%) Node.js
8 2 (2.53%) JBoss
8 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.53%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (12.66%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) Firewall
1 3 (3.80%) SAN
2 2 (2.53%) DHCP
2 2 (2.53%) HTTP
2 2 (2.53%) RIP
2 2 (2.53%) VPN
2 2 (2.53%) DNS
3 1 (1.27%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.27%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.27%) AMQP
3 1 (1.27%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (68.35%) SQL Server
2 17 (21.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (16.46%) Relational Database
4 11 (13.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (12.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (11.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (10.13%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (8.86%) NoSQL
9 6 (7.59%) RavenDB
10 4 (5.06%) DataStage
10 4 (5.06%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (2.53%) DTS
11 2 (2.53%) Couchbase
12 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (1.27%) MySQL
12 1 (1.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 20 (25.32%) Visual Studio
2 12 (15.19%) TeamCity
2 12 (15.19%) NUnit
3 10 (12.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (10.13%) Rhino Mocks
5 7 (8.86%) Maven
6 5 (6.33%) MSBuild
6 5 (6.33%) Git (software)
6 5 (6.33%) MSTest
6 5 (6.33%) Log4Net
6 5 (6.33%) Subversion
6 5 (6.33%) JIRA
7 4 (5.06%) FinalBuilder
8 3 (3.80%) ClearQuest
9 2 (2.53%) JUnit
9 2 (2.53%) jMock
9 2 (2.53%) FitNesse
9 2 (2.53%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.27%) Hudson
10 1 (1.27%) Artifactory
General
1 20 (25.32%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Billing
3 5 (6.33%) Banking
3 5 (6.33%) Retail
4 4 (5.06%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Marketing
5 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.27%) Legal
5 1 (1.27%) Advertising
5 1 (1.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (59.49%) Developer
2 27 (34.18%) .NET Developer
3 14 (17.72%) C# Developer
4 11 (13.92%) Senior Developer
5 9 (11.39%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (10.13%) Senior .NET Developer
7 6 (7.59%) Senior C# Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Configuration Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Software Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Software Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) Programmer
9 4 (5.06%) Team Leader
9 4 (5.06%) Senior Programmer
9 4 (5.06%) Agile .NET Developer
9 4 (5.06%) Product Owner
10 3 (3.80%) QA Specialist
10 3 (3.80%) Senior Analyst Programmer
10 3 (3.80%) Test Specialist
10 3 (3.80%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (81.01%) .NET
2 30 (37.97%) WCF
3 26 (32.91%) ASP.NET
4 21 (26.58%) Web Services
5 19 (24.05%) HTML
6 18 (22.78%) jQuery
7 17 (21.52%) XML
8 15 (18.99%) Middleware
8 15 (18.99%) .NET Framework
9 14 (17.72%) JMS
10 13 (16.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 13 (16.46%) REST
11 12 (15.19%) SOAP
12 10 (12.66%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (11.39%) JSON
13 9 (11.39%) XSLT
13 9 (11.39%) CSS
14 8 (10.13%) NHibernate
14 8 (10.13%) Unity DI Container
15 7 (8.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) W3C
1 6 (7.59%) Data Integration
2 4 (5.06%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.80%) Hedge funds
3 3 (3.80%) Mathematics
3 3 (3.80%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.53%) Replication
4 2 (2.53%) Clustering
4 2 (2.53%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.53%) PKI
4 2 (2.53%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.53%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.27%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.27%) Derivative
5 1 (1.27%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.27%) CMDB
5 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (34.18%) Windows
2 14 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (13.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (10.13%) Linux
5 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.06%) UNIX
7 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.53%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (53.16%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (35.44%) SOA
3 26 (32.91%) TDD
4 23 (29.11%) MVC
5 22 (27.85%) OO
6 18 (22.78%) E-Commerce
7 17 (21.52%) Scrum
8 15 (18.99%) EAI
9 11 (13.92%) Project Management
10 10 (12.66%) Business Analysis
11 9 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (11.39%) Data Modelling
12 8 (10.13%) UML
12 8 (10.13%) Configuration Management
12 8 (10.13%) Unit Testing
12 8 (10.13%) BDD
13 7 (8.86%) Kalman Filter
14 6 (7.59%) CRM
14 6 (7.59%) Use Case
15 5 (6.33%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 53 (67.09%) C#
2 17 (21.52%) PowerShell
3 16 (20.25%) SQL
4 13 (16.46%) VB
4 13 (16.46%) JavaScript
5 8 (10.13%) VB6
6 6 (7.59%) T-SQL
6 6 (7.59%) VBScript
7 2 (2.53%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.53%) PHP
7 2 (2.53%) Java
7 2 (2.53%) Delphi
8 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.86%) Degree
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.19%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (11.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (8.86%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (7.59%) Puppet
3 2 (2.53%) Nagios
3 2 (2.53%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (2.53%) SCCM
3 2 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.27%) logstash
4 1 (1.27%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (25.32%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.99%) Oracle
3 7 (8.86%) VMware
4 6 (7.59%) SAP
5 5 (6.33%) Citrix
5 5 (6.33%) IBM
5 5 (6.33%) Sybase
6 4 (5.06%) HP
6 4 (5.06%) Lotus
7 3 (3.80%) Business Objects
8 2 (2.53%) Clearswift
8 2 (2.53%) McAfee
8 2 (2.53%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.53%) GoldenSource
8 2 (2.53%) Splunk
9 1 (1.27%) Facebook
9 1 (1.27%) New Relic
9 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.27%) Dell
9 1 (1.27%) EMC
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