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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
UK
Rank 543 528 548
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +20
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 48 90 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.087%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.35% 0.61% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 65 26
Median daily rate £450 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £385 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £575 £375
% change year-on-year
-31.52% +53.33%
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
13725 14711 13932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.69% 28.92% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9437 10132 9429
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 265 184
Median hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +14.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.50 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.55 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

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 19 January 2017.

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 15 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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +9 47 £450 -14.28% 19
London 0 35 £500 +5.26% 8
Yorkshire +17 8 £375 -21.05% 1
Leeds +14 7 £381 -19.73% 1
West Yorkshire +14 7 £381 -19.73% 1
City of London -9 3 £450 -2.70% 1
Midlands - 2 £450 -
South East +18 1 £450 -30.76% 3
Scotland +17 1 - -
Edinburgh +13 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £450 -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £450 -

MSMQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 59 (73.75%) .NET
2 54 (67.50%) C#
3 47 (58.75%) SQL
4 45 (56.25%) ASP.NET
5 44 (55.00%) SQL Server
6 40 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 38 (47.50%) JavaScript
8 37 (46.25%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (42.50%) Microsoft Azure
10 33 (41.25%) MVC
11 32 (40.00%) Microsoft
12 26 (32.50%) TDD
13 24 (30.00%) Windows
14 23 (28.75%) Microservices
15 22 (27.50%) OO
15 22 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (26.25%) Subversion
17 20 (25.00%) Finance
17 20 (25.00%) Git (software)
17 20 (25.00%) WCF
17 20 (25.00%) NoSQL
18 19 (23.75%) RabbitMQ
18 19 (23.75%) WPF
18 19 (23.75%) Middleware
18 19 (23.75%) SOAP
18 19 (23.75%) HTML
18 19 (23.75%) Windows Server
19 18 (22.50%) BDD
20 17 (21.25%) MVVM
20 17 (21.25%) ASP.NET MVC

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 11 (13.75%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (11.25%) IIS
3 8 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.00%) MS Exchange
4 5 (6.25%) Confluence
4 5 (6.25%) WebSphere
5 4 (5.00%) NServiceBus
5 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.50%) CMS
6 2 (2.50%) JBoss
6 2 (2.50%) MQSeries
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (42.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.00%) GitHub
3 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.75%) AMQP
2 13 (16.25%) TCP/IP
3 12 (15.00%) HTTP
4 8 (10.00%) Firewall
5 4 (5.00%) DNS
5 4 (5.00%) SAN
6 3 (3.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 15 (18.75%) Azure SQL Database
4 11 (13.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (11.25%) Relational Database
7 8 (10.00%) MongoDB
7 8 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (8.75%) RDBMS
9 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (3.75%) MySQL
10 3 (3.75%) Redis
11 2 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (2.50%) DB2
11 2 (2.50%) RavenDB
11 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (1.25%) Event Store
12 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 21 (26.25%) Subversion
2 20 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 14 (17.50%) SpecFlow
4 11 (13.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (12.50%) MSBuild
6 9 (11.25%) JIRA
7 7 (8.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (8.75%) Hudson
7 7 (8.75%) TeamCity
8 5 (6.25%) Jenkins
8 5 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.50%) Artifactory
11 2 (2.50%) FishEye
11 2 (2.50%) jMock
11 2 (2.50%) JUnit
11 2 (2.50%) Maven
11 2 (2.50%) NuGet
12 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (25.00%) Finance
2 17 (21.25%) Banking
3 11 (13.75%) Investment Banking
4 10 (12.50%) Retail
5 6 (7.50%) Back Office
6 4 (5.00%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.50%) Front Office
8 1 (1.25%) Dutch Language
8 1 (1.25%) French Language
8 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (48.75%) Developer
2 24 (30.00%) .NET Developer
2 24 (30.00%) C# Developer
3 19 (23.75%) C# .NET Developer
4 18 (22.50%) Architect
5 13 (16.25%) ASP.NET Developer
5 13 (16.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 13 (16.25%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (16.25%) SQL Developer
6 10 (12.50%) Angular Developer
7 9 (11.25%) Azure Developer
7 9 (11.25%) Support Engineer
7 9 (11.25%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (8.75%) C# WPF Developer
9 7 (8.75%) WPF Developer
10 6 (7.50%) Applications Support
10 6 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (73.75%) .NET
2 45 (56.25%) ASP.NET
3 40 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 20 (25.00%) WCF
5 19 (23.75%) HTML
5 19 (23.75%) Middleware
5 19 (23.75%) RabbitMQ
5 19 (23.75%) SOAP
5 19 (23.75%) WPF
6 17 (21.25%) AngularJS
6 17 (21.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (21.25%) Web Services
7 16 (20.00%) CSS
7 16 (20.00%) XML
8 15 (18.75%) React
8 15 (18.75%) SignalR
9 14 (17.50%) NancyFx
10 13 (16.25%) Angular 2
10 13 (16.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 13 (16.25%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) Fintech
2 6 (7.50%) Hedge funds
3 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.00%) Clustering
4 4 (5.00%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (2.50%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.50%) RIA
5 2 (2.50%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.25%) Equities
6 1 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.25%) NHS
6 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.00%) Windows
2 19 (23.75%) Windows Server
3 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.00%) Linux
4 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.50%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (46.25%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (41.25%) MVC
3 26 (32.50%) TDD
4 23 (28.75%) Microservices
5 22 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (27.50%) OO
6 18 (22.50%) BDD
7 17 (21.25%) MVVM
8 15 (18.75%) Load Balancing
9 13 (16.25%) E-Commerce
9 13 (16.25%) SDLC
10 11 (13.75%) OOP
11 10 (12.50%) ITIL
12 9 (11.25%) SOLID
13 8 (10.00%) DevOps
13 8 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
13 8 (10.00%) Software Architecture
14 6 (7.50%) Risk Management
14 6 (7.50%) SOA
14 6 (7.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 54 (67.50%) C#
2 47 (58.75%) SQL
3 38 (47.50%) JavaScript
4 12 (15.00%) PowerShell
5 9 (11.25%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.00%) Java
7 2 (2.50%) C++
7 2 (2.50%) Delphi
7 2 (2.50%) VB
8 1 (1.25%) C
8 1 (1.25%) F#
8 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.00%) vSphere
3 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.25%) Ansible
2 5 (6.25%) Nagios
2 5 (6.25%) Puppet
3 4 (5.00%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 32 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.50%) VMware
3 8 (10.00%) Cisco
4 7 (8.75%) Splunk
5 6 (7.50%) Oracle
6 4 (5.00%) EMC
7 3 (3.75%) F5
8 2 (2.50%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.50%) Murex
8 2 (2.50%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.50%) SAP
8 2 (2.50%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.50%) Sybase
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