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 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
Rank 580 524 563
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +39
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 32 50 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.095% 0.054%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.33% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 31 22
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +26.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £280 £330
% change year-on-year
+46.87% -15.15%
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
15477 15084 15543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.81% 28.64% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9801 9697 9556
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 265 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 August 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 28 August 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 -38 27 £425 +9.32% 14
London -15 11 £425 +7.59% 8
South East -8 6 £398 +24.21% 3
East of England -22 6 £450 +5.88%
Scotland - 5 £338 - 2
Edinburgh - 4 £350 - 2
South West - 2 £313 - 2
Gloucester - 2 £313 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £313 -
Surrey - 2 £900 -
Berkshire +9 1 - -
City of London +7 1 - - 3
North East - 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 £388 -
Glasgow - 1 £325 -
Essex - 1 - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bristol - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Poole - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 3
Rochester - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Swindon - - - -

MSMQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 71 (73.20%) .NET
2 70 (72.16%) SQL Server
3 63 (64.95%) C#
4 42 (43.30%) WCF
5 36 (37.11%) Windows
6 35 (36.08%) ASP.NET
7 33 (34.02%) SQL
7 33 (34.02%) MVC
8 32 (32.99%) IIS
8 32 (32.99%) Oracle
9 29 (29.90%) TDD
10 28 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (27.84%) Visual Studio
11 27 (27.84%) Finance
11 27 (27.84%) Microsoft
12 26 (26.80%) OO
13 25 (25.77%) SOA
13 25 (25.77%) Web Services
13 25 (25.77%) HTML
14 23 (23.71%) JavaScript
15 21 (21.65%) jQuery
16 20 (20.62%) Scrum
16 20 (20.62%) XML
17 19 (19.59%) Middleware
17 19 (19.59%) REST
18 18 (18.56%) EAI
18 18 (18.56%) TeamCity
19 17 (17.53%) JMS
20 16 (16.49%) VB
20 16 (16.49%) PowerShell

MSMQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 32 (32.99%) IIS
2 13 (13.40%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (11.34%) SharePoint
4 9 (9.28%) Apache Solr
4 9 (9.28%) NServiceBus
5 7 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (7.22%) WebSphere
5 7 (7.22%) JCAPS
5 7 (7.22%) MS Exchange
6 6 (6.19%) Confluence
7 3 (3.09%) Node.js
8 2 (2.06%) MQSeries
8 2 (2.06%) Apache
9 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (13.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.09%) SAN
1 3 (3.09%) AMQP
2 1 (1.03%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.03%) HTTP
2 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.03%) VPN
2 1 (1.03%) Internet
2 1 (1.03%) Firewall
2 1 (1.03%) WEP
2 1 (1.03%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (72.16%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (13.40%) NoSQL
3 13 (13.40%) Relational Database
4 11 (11.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (10.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (9.28%) RavenDB
7 8 (8.25%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (7.22%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (7.22%) Oracle Database
9 4 (4.12%) DataStage
9 4 (4.12%) Couchbase
9 4 (4.12%) IBM InfoSphere
9 4 (4.12%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (4.12%) MySQL
10 3 (3.09%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (3.09%) Hadoop
10 3 (3.09%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 27 (27.84%) Visual Studio
2 18 (18.56%) TeamCity
3 13 (13.40%) NUnit
4 11 (11.34%) Maven
5 9 (9.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (9.28%) Subversion
6 8 (8.25%) Rhino Mocks
7 7 (7.22%) Git (software)
8 6 (6.19%) JIRA
8 6 (6.19%) Log4Net
8 6 (6.19%) MSBuild
9 4 (4.12%) FinalBuilder
9 4 (4.12%) CruiseControl
9 4 (4.12%) MSTest
10 3 (3.09%) JUnit
10 3 (3.09%) ClearQuest
10 3 (3.09%) Jenkins
11 2 (2.06%) Artifactory
11 2 (2.06%) SpecFlow
11 2 (2.06%) jMock
General
1 27 (27.84%) Finance
2 14 (14.43%) Banking
3 13 (13.40%) Retail
3 13 (13.40%) Investment Banking
4 6 (6.19%) Billing
5 3 (3.09%) Front Office
6 2 (2.06%) Advertising
6 2 (2.06%) Marketing
7 1 (1.03%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.03%) Publishing
7 1 (1.03%) Electronics
7 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.03%) Legal
7 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (59.79%) Developer
2 33 (34.02%) .NET Developer
3 13 (13.40%) C# Developer
3 13 (13.40%) Senior Developer
4 8 (8.25%) Software Engineer
4 8 (8.25%) Senior .NET Developer
4 8 (8.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (6.19%) Configuration Engineer
5 6 (6.19%) Software Developer
6 5 (5.15%) Analyst
6 5 (5.15%) Programmer
6 5 (5.15%) Team Leader
6 5 (5.15%) Test Specialist
6 5 (5.15%) QA Specialist
7 4 (4.12%) Senior Programmer
7 4 (4.12%) Agile .NET Developer
7 4 (4.12%) Architect
8 3 (3.09%) Analyst Programmer
8 3 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.09%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (73.20%) .NET
2 42 (43.30%) WCF
3 35 (36.08%) ASP.NET
4 25 (25.77%) HTML
4 25 (25.77%) Web Services
5 21 (21.65%) jQuery
6 20 (20.62%) XML
7 19 (19.59%) Middleware
7 19 (19.59%) REST
8 17 (17.53%) JMS
9 16 (16.49%) .NET Framework
10 13 (13.40%) SOAP
10 13 (13.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 12 (12.37%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (12.37%) CSS
12 11 (11.34%) WPF
13 9 (9.28%) HTML5
13 9 (9.28%) ADO.NET
13 9 (9.28%) Spring
14 8 (8.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.25%) Derivative
2 6 (6.19%) Credit Risk
2 6 (6.19%) W3C
3 5 (5.15%) Data Integration
3 5 (5.15%) Equity Derivative
3 5 (5.15%) Mathematics
3 5 (5.15%) Hedge funds
4 4 (4.12%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.09%) Visualisation
5 3 (3.09%) Credit Derivative
5 3 (3.09%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.06%) EPoS
6 2 (2.06%) CMDB
7 1 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.03%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.03%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.03%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.03%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 36 (37.11%) Windows
2 12 (12.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (11.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (10.31%) Linux
5 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.06%) UNIX
7 1 (1.03%) Solaris
7 1 (1.03%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (34.02%) MVC
2 29 (29.90%) TDD
3 28 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (26.80%) OO
5 25 (25.77%) SOA
6 20 (20.62%) Scrum
7 18 (18.56%) EAI
8 12 (12.37%) Unit Testing
9 11 (11.34%) Risk Analytics
9 11 (11.34%) Analytics
9 11 (11.34%) Project Management
10 9 (9.28%) Data Modelling
10 9 (9.28%) E-Commerce
10 9 (9.28%) Business Analysis
10 9 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (9.28%) Multithreading
11 8 (8.25%) UML
12 7 (7.22%) CRM
12 7 (7.22%) OOD
12 7 (7.22%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (64.95%) C#
2 33 (34.02%) SQL
3 23 (23.71%) JavaScript
4 16 (16.49%) VB
4 16 (16.49%) PowerShell
5 8 (8.25%) VB6
5 8 (8.25%) VBScript
6 7 (7.22%) T-SQL
7 6 (6.19%) Java
8 2 (2.06%) PHP
8 2 (2.06%) Delphi
8 2 (2.06%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (8.25%) Degree
2 3 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.03%) MBA
4 1 (1.03%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.43%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) HL7
System Software
1 15 (15.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (7.22%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.15%) Puppet
3 1 (1.03%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.03%) logstash
3 1 (1.03%) SCOM
3 1 (1.03%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 32 (32.99%) Oracle
2 27 (27.84%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.28%) IBM
4 7 (7.22%) Sybase
4 7 (7.22%) SAP
5 6 (6.19%) VMware
6 4 (4.12%) JBoss
6 4 (4.12%) Lotus
7 3 (3.09%) Bloomberg
7 3 (3.09%) Citrix
7 3 (3.09%) Business Objects
7 3 (3.09%) Fidessa
7 3 (3.09%) DataSynapse
8 2 (2.06%) HP
8 2 (2.06%) Murex
9 1 (1.03%) Veritas
9 1 (1.03%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.03%) Dell
9 1 (1.03%) EMC
9 1 (1.03%) Cisco
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