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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
Rank 555 524 515
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -9
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 54 58 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.11% 0.080%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.36% 0.38% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 25 25
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £360 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £496 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £450 £380
% change year-on-year
-26.94% +18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
15064 15068 12977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.94% 27.61% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9784 9859 8111
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 216 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.61 £18.80 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 5 May 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 18 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 5 May 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 -26 54 £500 +11.11% 16
London +7 36 £550 +22.22% 12
City of London +11 12 £600 - 6
South East -21 8 £325 -30.48% 2
South West +9 5 £425 +41.66%
Hampshire -8 5 £328 -22.94%
Petersfield - 4 £328 -
Wiltshire - 4 £425 -
Buckinghamshire -7 2 £310 -39.21%
Manchester - 2 £328 - 2
Milton Keynes - 2 £310 -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
North West - 2 £328 - 2
West Midlands - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £475 -
West Sussex - 1 £475 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -

MSMQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 87 (85.29%) .NET
2 81 (79.41%) C#
3 67 (65.69%) SQL Server
4 66 (64.71%) WCF
5 57 (55.88%) SQL
6 55 (53.92%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (40.20%) OO
7 41 (40.20%) Microsoft
8 34 (33.33%) Finance
9 33 (32.35%) TDD
10 29 (28.43%) IIS
10 29 (28.43%) Web Services
11 27 (26.47%) ASP.NET
12 25 (24.51%) SOA
13 24 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
14 22 (21.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 22 (21.57%) BizTalk Server
14 22 (21.57%) XML
15 20 (19.61%) BDD
16 19 (18.63%) WPF
17 18 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (17.65%) MVC
17 18 (17.65%) E-Commerce
18 17 (16.67%) Windows
18 17 (16.67%) Visual Studio
18 17 (16.67%) Oracle
19 16 (15.69%) JavaScript
19 16 (15.69%) .NET Framework
19 16 (15.69%) REST
20 15 (14.71%) Migration

MSMQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 29 (28.43%) IIS
2 22 (21.57%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (10.78%) MQSeries
4 8 (7.84%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.96%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.96%) NServiceBus
5 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.96%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.96%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.96%) CMS
6 1 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.98%) JBoss
6 1 (0.98%) Apache
6 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.98%) Confluence
6 1 (0.98%) Node.js
6 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.86%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.90%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.94%) SaaS
2 3 (2.94%) PaaS
2 3 (2.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.78%) HTTP
2 9 (8.82%) Firewall
3 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.98%) VPN
4 1 (0.98%) DNS
4 1 (0.98%) RIP
4 1 (0.98%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (65.69%) SQL Server
2 22 (21.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.90%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.90%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.94%) Couchbase
5 3 (2.94%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.96%) RavenDB
6 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.98%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.98%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 24 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 13 (12.75%) Selenium
4 12 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (4.90%) NUnit
5 5 (4.90%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (3.92%) Subversion
7 3 (2.94%) NetAdvantage
8 2 (1.96%) JIRA
8 2 (1.96%) Moq
8 2 (1.96%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.96%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.96%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.96%) MSTest
9 1 (0.98%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.98%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.98%) NuGet
9 1 (0.98%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 34 (33.33%) Finance
2 13 (12.75%) Banking
3 12 (11.76%) Investment Banking
4 9 (8.82%) Retail
5 7 (6.86%) Games
6 4 (3.92%) Front Office
7 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 66 (64.71%) Developer
2 25 (24.51%) C# Developer
3 24 (23.53%) .NET Developer
4 20 (19.61%) Analyst
5 18 (17.65%) BizTalk Developer
6 13 (12.75%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (11.76%) QA Analyst
8 11 (10.78%) Test Analyst
9 10 (9.80%) Senior Developer
9 10 (9.80%) QA Test Analyst
10 8 (7.84%) Architect
11 7 (6.86%) Tester
11 7 (6.86%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (6.86%) Senior C# Developer
11 7 (6.86%) QA Tester
12 6 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
12 6 (5.88%) Integration Analyst
13 5 (4.90%) Analyst Developer
13 5 (4.90%) Applications Developer
14 4 (3.92%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (85.29%) .NET
2 66 (64.71%) WCF
3 29 (28.43%) Web Services
4 27 (26.47%) ASP.NET
5 22 (21.57%) XML
6 19 (18.63%) WPF
7 16 (15.69%) REST
7 16 (15.69%) .NET Framework
8 14 (13.73%) Entity Framework
9 13 (12.75%) SOAP
9 13 (12.75%) LINQ
9 13 (12.75%) jQuery
10 12 (11.76%) RESTful
11 11 (10.78%) LINQ to SQL
11 11 (10.78%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (9.80%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (8.82%) WinForms
14 8 (7.84%) Silverlight
15 7 (6.86%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 6 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.82%) Derivative
2 8 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.88%) Hedge funds
4 5 (4.90%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.94%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.94%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.94%) Equities
5 3 (2.94%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.96%) Physics
6 2 (1.96%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.98%) Open Source
7 1 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.98%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.98%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.98%) Replication
7 1 (0.98%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.67%) Windows
2 11 (10.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.96%) UNIX
3 2 (1.96%) Linux
3 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.98%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (53.92%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (40.20%) OO
3 33 (32.35%) TDD
4 25 (24.51%) SOA
5 20 (19.61%) BDD
6 18 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (17.65%) MVC
6 18 (17.65%) E-Commerce
7 15 (14.71%) Migration
8 13 (12.75%) OOP
8 13 (12.75%) Unit Testing
8 13 (12.75%) Test Automation
8 13 (12.75%) MVVM
8 13 (12.75%) Analytics
9 12 (11.76%) Waterfall
9 12 (11.76%) OOD
10 11 (10.78%) ITIL
10 11 (10.78%) Web Application Development
11 10 (9.80%) PRINCE2
11 10 (9.80%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 81 (79.41%) C#
2 57 (55.88%) SQL
3 16 (15.69%) JavaScript
4 14 (13.73%) Java
5 11 (10.78%) VB.NET
5 11 (10.78%) XQuery
5 11 (10.78%) XPath
6 8 (7.84%) PL/SQL
7 5 (4.90%) VB
8 4 (3.92%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.94%) Python
9 3 (2.94%) PHP5
9 3 (2.94%) VB6
9 3 (2.94%) Ruby
9 3 (2.94%) PHP
10 2 (1.96%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.96%) VBScript
11 1 (0.98%) C
11 1 (0.98%) C++
11 1 (0.98%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 10 (9.80%) ISEB
1 10 (9.80%) ISTQB
2 7 (6.86%) Degree
3 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.98%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.75%) QA
2 2 (1.96%) HL7
3 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.98%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.98%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 6 (5.88%) Control-M
2 2 (1.96%) SCOM
2 2 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.98%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.98%) Nagios
3 1 (0.98%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (40.20%) Microsoft
2 17 (16.67%) Oracle
3 10 (9.80%) Sybase
4 6 (5.88%) TIBCO
4 6 (5.88%) DevExpress
5 3 (2.94%) Infragistics
6 2 (1.96%) Unisys
6 2 (1.96%) VMware
6 2 (1.96%) IBM
7 1 (0.98%) Endeca
7 1 (0.98%) Cisco
7 1 (0.98%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.98%) HP
7 1 (0.98%) Citrix
7 1 (0.98%) Informatica
7 1 (0.98%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.98%) Metastorm
7 1 (0.98%) McAfee
7 1 (0.98%) Clearswift
7 1 (0.98%) RedPrairie
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