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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
Rank 523 510 489
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -21
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 48 49 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.10% 0.092%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.35% 0.37% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 36
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £357 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £555 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £318 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.11% -2.30%
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
13557 13167 12846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 26.96% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9084 8265 8122
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 270 329
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 28 January 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 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 28 January 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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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 -20 46 £375 -6.25% 22
London -11 16 £525 +31.25% 8
North West - 10 £408 - 3
South West -12 8 £375 - 4
Wiltshire - 8 £375 - 3
Swindon - 6 £375 - 3
South East -10 5 £350 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 5 £488 -
East of England - 5 £488 - 1
City of London -6 4 £575 +43.75% 5
Hampshire - 3 £350 - 1
Basingstoke - 2 £350 - 1
Kent -9 1 - -
Yorkshire -9 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 £350 - 1
South Wales - 1 £450 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 £330 - 2
Portsmouth - 1 £400 -
Wales - 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
Scotland - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Warwick - - - - 1
Windsor - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Newport - - - -

MSMQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 76 (87.36%) .NET
2 66 (75.86%) C#
3 48 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (54.02%) SQL Server
5 37 (42.53%) WCF
6 33 (37.93%) SQL
7 31 (35.63%) Microsoft
7 31 (35.63%) TDD
8 30 (34.48%) E-Commerce
9 29 (33.33%) ASP.NET
10 27 (31.03%) IIS
11 25 (28.74%) Windows
12 24 (27.59%) OO
12 24 (27.59%) SOA
13 23 (26.44%) Team Foundation Server
14 21 (24.14%) Finance
15 20 (22.99%) Web Services
16 19 (21.84%) RabbitMQ
17 18 (20.69%) MVC
17 18 (20.69%) XML
17 18 (20.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 17 (19.54%) Oracle
18 17 (19.54%) Firewall
18 17 (19.54%) BDD
19 15 (17.24%) Migration
19 15 (17.24%) BizTalk Server
19 15 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
20 14 (16.09%) REST
20 14 (16.09%) VB.NET
20 14 (16.09%) .NET Framework

MSMQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 27 (31.03%) IIS
2 15 (17.24%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (12.64%) MQSeries
4 5 (5.75%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.60%) Confluence
5 4 (4.60%) WebSphere
6 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.45%) MS Exchange
6 3 (3.45%) JBoss
7 2 (2.30%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.30%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.30%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.15%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (1.15%) Apache
8 1 (1.15%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 12 (13.79%) MS Visio
2 5 (5.75%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.15%) SaaS
2 1 (1.15%) PaaS
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.54%) Firewall
2 13 (14.94%) HTTP
3 3 (3.45%) DHCP
3 3 (3.45%) RIP
3 3 (3.45%) VPN
3 3 (3.45%) DNS
4 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.30%) SAN
5 1 (1.15%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.15%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (54.02%) SQL Server
2 18 (20.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.60%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.45%) Couchbase
6 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.30%) RavenDB
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.15%) DataStage
7 1 (1.15%) MySQL
7 1 (1.15%) DB2
7 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.15%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 23 (26.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (14.94%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.90%) TeamCity
4 5 (5.75%) JIRA
4 5 (5.75%) Git (software)
5 4 (4.60%) NUnit
6 3 (3.45%) Selenium
6 3 (3.45%) FitNesse
6 3 (3.45%) Log4Net
6 3 (3.45%) FinalBuilder
6 3 (3.45%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.30%) JUnit
7 2 (2.30%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (2.30%) MSTest
7 2 (2.30%) jMock
7 2 (2.30%) Subversion
8 1 (1.15%) Maven
8 1 (1.15%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
General
1 21 (24.14%) Finance
2 11 (12.64%) Retail
3 10 (11.49%) Games
4 6 (6.90%) Banking
5 4 (4.60%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.30%) Front Office
7 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.15%) Marketing
7 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 51 (58.62%) Developer
2 29 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 19 (21.84%) C# Developer
4 16 (18.39%) C# .NET Developer
4 16 (18.39%) Senior Developer
5 15 (17.24%) Architect
6 13 (14.94%) Senior C# Developer
6 13 (14.94%) Senior .NET Developer
7 10 (11.49%) BizTalk Developer
8 7 (8.05%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (6.90%) Applications Developer
9 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (5.75%) Applications Architect
11 4 (4.60%) Configuration Engineer
11 4 (4.60%) Agile .NET Developer
12 3 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 3 (3.45%) Software Developer
12 3 (3.45%) Analyst
12 3 (3.45%) Test Analyst
12 3 (3.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (87.36%) .NET
2 37 (42.53%) WCF
3 29 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 20 (22.99%) Web Services
5 19 (21.84%) RabbitMQ
6 18 (20.69%) XML
7 14 (16.09%) REST
7 14 (16.09%) .NET Framework
8 12 (13.79%) jQuery
8 12 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (10.34%) SOAP
9 9 (10.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 7 (8.05%) LINQ
10 7 (8.05%) HTML
11 6 (6.90%) LINQ to SQL
11 6 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 6 (6.90%) WPF
12 5 (5.75%) NHibernate
12 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4 (4.60%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.60%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.45%) PKI
2 3 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.45%) Data Integration
2 3 (3.45%) Replication
2 3 (3.45%) Clustering
2 3 (3.45%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.30%) Fixed Income
3 2 (2.30%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.15%) Derivative
4 1 (1.15%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.15%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.15%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.15%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.15%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.15%) Open Source
4 1 (1.15%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.15%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 25 (28.74%) Windows
2 15 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.05%) Linux
5 6 (6.90%) UNIX
6 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (35.63%) TDD
3 30 (34.48%) E-Commerce
4 24 (27.59%) OO
4 24 (27.59%) SOA
5 18 (20.69%) MVC
6 17 (19.54%) BDD
7 15 (17.24%) Migration
8 13 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (13.79%) Web Application Development
10 11 (12.64%) Scrum
11 10 (11.49%) OOP
11 10 (11.49%) Release Management
12 8 (9.20%) OOD
12 8 (9.20%) Waterfall
13 6 (6.90%) Configuration Management
14 5 (5.75%) ETL
15 4 (4.60%) UML
16 3 (3.45%) Network Load Balancing
16 3 (3.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (75.86%) C#
2 33 (37.93%) SQL
3 14 (16.09%) VB.NET
4 11 (12.64%) XPath
4 11 (12.64%) XQuery
5 10 (11.49%) Java
5 10 (11.49%) JavaScript
6 9 (10.34%) PowerShell
7 8 (9.20%) VB
8 4 (4.60%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.45%) VB6
10 2 (2.30%) VBScript
11 1 (1.15%) Ruby
11 1 (1.15%) PHP5
11 1 (1.15%) PHP
11 1 (1.15%) C
11 1 (1.15%) COBOL
11 1 (1.15%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (3.45%) Degree
2 2 (2.30%) ISEB
2 2 (2.30%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) HL7
2 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (12.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.15%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.15%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 7 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.75%) Puppet
3 3 (3.45%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (3.45%) SCCM
3 3 (3.45%) SCOM
3 3 (3.45%) Nagios
3 3 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.30%) Control-M
5 1 (1.15%) logstash
Vendors
1 31 (35.63%) Microsoft
2 17 (19.54%) Oracle
3 8 (9.20%) VMware
4 5 (5.75%) Citrix
5 4 (4.60%) HP
5 4 (4.60%) Sybase
6 3 (3.45%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.45%) McAfee
6 3 (3.45%) Clearswift
6 3 (3.45%) IBM
7 2 (2.30%) Splunk
7 2 (2.30%) Unisys
7 2 (2.30%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.30%) GoldenSource
8 1 (1.15%) Endeca
8 1 (1.15%) RedPrairie
8 1 (1.15%) DevExpress
8 1 (1.15%) Lotus
8 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.15%) Informatica
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