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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
Rank 623 596 608
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +12
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 25 64 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.11% 0.047%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.39% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 43 18
Median daily rate £425 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £400 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £575 £425
% change year-on-year
-26.08% +35.29%
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
16430 16404 15521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.75% 28.23% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11396 11302 10100
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 302 174
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £17.20 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 28 September 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 11 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 28 September 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 -19 25 £425 -10.52% 22
London -27 19 £440 -7.36% 9
City of London +20 4 - - 1
Malvern - 3 £425 -
Worcestershire - 3 £425 -
West Midlands - 3 £425 -
South East +5 1 £400 -28.88% 7
Yorkshire - 1 £327 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £327 -
Hampshire - 1 £400 -
Leeds - 1 £327 -

MSMQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 46 (79.31%) .NET
2 42 (72.41%) C#
3 33 (56.90%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (56.90%) WCF
4 32 (55.17%) SQL Server
5 31 (53.45%) MVC
6 26 (44.83%) JavaScript
7 25 (43.10%) ASP.NET
8 23 (39.66%) SQL
9 22 (37.93%) Microsoft
10 21 (36.21%) Web Services
11 19 (32.76%) SOAP
11 19 (32.76%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (27.59%) ASP.NET Web API
12 16 (27.59%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (27.59%) REST
12 16 (27.59%) NServiceBus
12 16 (27.59%) TDD
13 15 (25.86%) Windows
14 14 (24.14%) Subversion
14 14 (24.14%) MongoDB
15 13 (22.41%) Finance
16 12 (20.69%) XML
16 12 (20.69%) HTML
16 12 (20.69%) Git (software)
17 11 (18.97%) Opscode Chef
17 11 (18.97%) SOLID
17 11 (18.97%) SDLC
17 11 (18.97%) TeamCity
17 11 (18.97%) NoSQL

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 16 (27.59%) NServiceBus
2 10 (17.24%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (13.79%) IIS
4 6 (10.34%) WebSphere
5 5 (8.62%) Confluence
6 4 (6.90%) MS Exchange
7 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
7 3 (5.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (3.45%) CMS
8 2 (3.45%) JBoss
9 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (1.72%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.17%) IaaS
3 3 (5.17%) PaaS
4 2 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.52%) Internet
2 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.17%) HTTP
3 3 (5.17%) Network Security
4 2 (3.45%) AMQP
5 1 (1.72%) DNS
5 1 (1.72%) Firewall
5 1 (1.72%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (55.17%) SQL Server
2 14 (24.14%) MongoDB
3 11 (18.97%) NoSQL
4 8 (13.79%) RavenDB
5 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (5.17%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (5.17%) MySQL
7 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.72%) Event Store
8 1 (1.72%) Redis
8 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (24.14%) Subversion
2 12 (20.69%) Git (software)
3 11 (18.97%) TeamCity
4 8 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (10.34%) Artifactory
5 6 (10.34%) JIRA
5 6 (10.34%) NuGet
6 5 (8.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (8.62%) Hudson
6 5 (8.62%) MSBuild
7 4 (6.90%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (6.90%) Rhino Mocks
8 3 (5.17%) SpecFlow
9 2 (3.45%) FishEye
9 2 (3.45%) jMock
9 2 (3.45%) Maven
9 2 (3.45%) MSTest
9 2 (3.45%) NUnit
9 2 (3.45%) ReSharper
9 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 11 (18.97%) Banking
3 8 (13.79%) Retail
4 7 (12.07%) Investment Banking
5 5 (8.62%) Back Office
6 4 (6.90%) Financial Institution
7 3 (5.17%) Front Office
8 1 (1.72%) Dutch Language
8 1 (1.72%) French Language
8 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (67.24%) Developer
2 27 (46.55%) .NET Developer
3 20 (34.48%) C# Developer
4 18 (31.03%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 10 (17.24%) SQL Developer
7 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (15.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (15.52%) Senior Developer
8 7 (12.07%) Architect
8 7 (12.07%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (10.34%) AWS Developer
9 6 (10.34%) BizTalk Developer
10 5 (8.62%) ASP Developer
10 5 (8.62%) Senior .NET Developer
11 4 (6.90%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
11 4 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (6.90%) Java Developer
11 4 (6.90%) Senior C# Developer
11 4 (6.90%) Silverlight Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (79.31%) .NET
2 33 (56.90%) WCF
3 25 (43.10%) ASP.NET
4 21 (36.21%) Web Services
5 19 (32.76%) SOAP
6 16 (27.59%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (27.59%) ASP.NET Web API
6 16 (27.59%) REST
7 12 (20.69%) HTML
7 12 (20.69%) XML
8 10 (17.24%) AngularJS
8 10 (17.24%) WPF
9 9 (15.52%) .NET Framework
9 9 (15.52%) jQuery
9 9 (15.52%) NHibernate
10 8 (13.79%) CSS
10 8 (13.79%) Middleware
11 7 (12.07%) Ajax
11 7 (12.07%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (10.34%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.90%) Blackberry
1 4 (6.90%) Hedge funds
1 4 (6.90%) Inversion of Control
1 4 (6.90%) iPhone
1 4 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.17%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.72%) Clustering
4 1 (1.72%) Derivative
4 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.72%) Equities
4 1 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) RIA
4 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.86%) Windows
2 4 (6.90%) Android
2 4 (6.90%) Windows Phone
2 4 (6.90%) Windows Server
2 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (5.17%) Unix
3 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (56.90%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (53.45%) MVC
3 19 (32.76%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (27.59%) TDD
5 11 (18.97%) Scrum
5 11 (18.97%) SDLC
5 11 (18.97%) SOLID
6 10 (17.24%) OO
7 9 (15.52%) SOA
7 9 (15.52%) Unit Testing
8 8 (13.79%) E-Commerce
9 7 (12.07%) BDD
10 6 (10.34%) Risk Management
11 5 (8.62%) AOP
11 5 (8.62%) Configuration Management
11 5 (8.62%) Dependency Injection
11 5 (8.62%) DevOps
11 5 (8.62%) Extreme Programming
11 5 (8.62%) Logistics
12 4 (6.90%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 42 (72.41%) C#
2 26 (44.83%) JavaScript
3 23 (39.66%) SQL
4 8 (13.79%) PowerShell
5 7 (12.07%) T-SQL
6 5 (8.62%) Java
7 3 (5.17%) Python
8 2 (3.45%) C++
8 2 (3.45%) Delphi
8 2 (3.45%) VB
8 2 (3.45%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.72%) F#
9 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.62%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (18.97%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (8.62%) Puppet
3 3 (5.17%) Ansible
3 3 (5.17%) Nagios
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 22 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.90%) Cisco
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle
2 4 (6.90%) VMware
3 3 (5.17%) Infragistics
3 3 (5.17%) Splunk
3 3 (5.17%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.45%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.45%) IBM
4 2 (3.45%) Murex
4 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.45%) Sybase
5 1 (1.72%) Capita
5 1 (1.72%) Citrix
5 1 (1.72%) EMC