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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
Rank 615 623 600
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -23
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 29 32 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.056% 0.062%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 22
Median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £574 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £411
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -5.77%
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
16134 16105 15692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.85% 28.01% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11187 10923 9942
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 286 217
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.89 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.86% +11.10%

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 29 August 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 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 29 August 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 0 26 £438 -2.77% 13
London -13 17 £463 -2.63% 7
East of England +20 4 £500 -18.36% 3
Hertfordshire +7 4 £500 -18.36% 2
City of London - 4 £450 -
Watford - 3 £475 -
Edinburgh - 3 £388 -
Scotland - 3 £388 - 1
Malvern - 2 £425 -
Bristol - 2 £350 -
Worcestershire - 2 £425 -
South West - 2 £350 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £425 - 1
South East +4 1 £400 +5.26% 1
Hampshire - 1 £400 -

MSMQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 44 (81.48%) .NET
2 39 (72.22%) C#
3 32 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (55.56%) SQL Server
5 29 (53.70%) WCF
6 28 (51.85%) MVC
7 23 (42.59%) JavaScript
8 22 (40.74%) SQL
8 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
9 21 (38.89%) ASP.NET
10 18 (33.33%) TDD
11 17 (31.48%) ASP.NET Web API
11 17 (31.48%) REST
11 17 (31.48%) NServiceBus
12 16 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (29.63%) SOAP
12 16 (29.63%) Web Services
13 14 (25.93%) Windows
13 14 (25.93%) Finance
14 13 (24.07%) Subversion
14 13 (24.07%) Git (software)
14 13 (24.07%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (24.07%) MongoDB
14 13 (24.07%) SOLID
15 12 (22.22%) SOA
16 11 (20.37%) Scrum
16 11 (20.37%) NoSQL
16 11 (20.37%) AngularJS
16 11 (20.37%) TeamCity
16 11 (20.37%) Opscode Chef

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 17 (31.48%) NServiceBus
2 8 (14.81%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (14.81%) IIS
3 6 (11.11%) WebSphere
4 4 (7.41%) Confluence
4 4 (7.41%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.85%) JBoss
6 1 (1.85%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.56%) IaaS
3 3 (5.56%) PaaS
4 2 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.70%) SaaS
5 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) Internet
2 3 (5.56%) Network Security
3 2 (3.70%) AMQP
4 1 (1.85%) DNS
4 1 (1.85%) Firewall
4 1 (1.85%) SAN
4 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 13 (24.07%) MongoDB
3 11 (20.37%) NoSQL
4 8 (14.81%) RavenDB
5 4 (7.41%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (3.70%) MySQL
7 2 (3.70%) Redis
8 1 (1.85%) Event Store
8 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (24.07%) Git (software)
1 13 (24.07%) Subversion
2 11 (20.37%) TeamCity
3 7 (12.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (11.11%) Artifactory
4 6 (11.11%) NuGet
5 5 (9.26%) JIRA
5 5 (9.26%) MSBuild
6 4 (7.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (7.41%) Hudson
6 4 (7.41%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (7.41%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (7.41%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.70%) MSTest
7 2 (3.70%) NUnit
7 2 (3.70%) ReSharper
7 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.85%) JUnit
8 1 (1.85%) Log4Net
8 1 (1.85%) Maven
General
1 14 (25.93%) Finance
2 9 (16.67%) Banking
3 8 (14.81%) Retail
4 5 (9.26%) Investment Banking
5 3 (5.56%) Back Office
5 3 (5.56%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.70%) Front Office
7 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (68.52%) Developer
2 28 (51.85%) .NET Developer
3 20 (37.04%) C# Developer
4 18 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 9 (16.67%) Senior Developer
7 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (14.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (14.81%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (14.81%) SQL Developer
8 6 (11.11%) AWS Developer
8 6 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (9.26%) Architect
9 5 (9.26%) Azure Developer
9 5 (9.26%) Senior C# Developer
10 4 (7.41%) ASP Developer
10 4 (7.41%) BizTalk Developer
10 4 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (7.41%) Technical Architect
11 3 (5.56%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (81.48%) .NET
2 29 (53.70%) WCF
3 21 (38.89%) ASP.NET
4 17 (31.48%) ASP.NET Web API
4 17 (31.48%) REST
5 16 (29.63%) SOAP
5 16 (29.63%) Web Services
6 13 (24.07%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (20.37%) AngularJS
8 9 (16.67%) WPF
9 8 (14.81%) jQuery
9 8 (14.81%) NHibernate
10 7 (12.96%) HTML
10 7 (12.96%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (12.96%) React
11 6 (11.11%) Ajax
11 6 (11.11%) CSS
11 6 (11.11%) Entity Framework
11 6 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.41%) Blackberry
1 4 (7.41%) Inversion of Control
1 4 (7.41%) iPhone
1 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.56%) Hedge funds
3 2 (3.70%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.85%) Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) Derivative
4 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.85%) Equities
4 1 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.85%) iPad
4 1 (1.85%) RIA
4 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) Windows
2 4 (7.41%) Android
2 4 (7.41%) Windows Phone
2 4 (7.41%) Windows Server
2 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.70%) Unix
5 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (51.85%) MVC
3 18 (33.33%) TDD
4 16 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (24.07%) SOLID
6 12 (22.22%) SOA
7 11 (20.37%) Scrum
8 9 (16.67%) SDLC
8 9 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 7 (12.96%) BDD
9 7 (12.96%) E-Commerce
9 7 (12.96%) OO
10 6 (11.11%) DevOps
11 5 (9.26%) Configuration Management
11 5 (9.26%) Dependency Injection
11 5 (9.26%) Extreme Programming
11 5 (9.26%) MVVM
11 5 (9.26%) Web Development
12 4 (7.41%) AOP
12 4 (7.41%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 39 (72.22%) C#
2 23 (42.59%) JavaScript
3 22 (40.74%) SQL
4 8 (14.81%) PowerShell
5 6 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.56%) Python
7 2 (3.70%) Java
8 1 (1.85%) F#
8 1 (1.85%) PHP
8 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (20.37%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (9.26%) Puppet
3 3 (5.56%) Ansible
3 3 (5.56%) Nagios
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.41%) Cisco
2 4 (7.41%) VMware
3 3 (5.56%) Infragistics
3 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.56%) Splunk
3 3 (5.56%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.70%) IBM
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (1.85%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.85%) Capita
5 1 (1.85%) Citrix
5 1 (1.85%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.85%) EMC
5 1 (1.85%) Murex
5 1 (1.85%) Sybase