The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
Rank 527 526 540
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 45 37 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.074% 0.072%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.31% 0.27% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 27 34
Average daily rate
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£400 £390 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +17.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £240 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14579 13950 14796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.64% 27.74% 25.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9420 8837 8996
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 312 363
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +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 14 July 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 14 July 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 -4 42 £400 +1.26% 25
London +4 23 £413 -2.94% 7
South East 0 9 £615 +62.91% 9
South West - 6 £315 - 3
Gloucestershire - 6 £315 -
Gloucester - 6 £315 -
City of London +23 5 £415 -10.27% 1
Surrey -1 4 £900 +104.54% 1
Berkshire +1 3 £321 -10.13%
Slough - 3 £321 -
Scotland - 3 £350 -
East of England -15 2 - - 4
Essex - 2 - - 2
North East - 2 - - 1
West Drayton - 1 £475 -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Swindon - - - - 3
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Manchester - - - -

MSMQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 72 (69.90%) .NET
2 70 (67.96%) SQL Server
3 68 (66.02%) C#
4 48 (46.60%) WCF
5 42 (40.78%) SQL
6 41 (39.81%) MVC
7 37 (35.92%) Oracle
8 36 (34.95%) ASP.NET
9 33 (32.04%) TDD
10 31 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (29.13%) JavaScript
11 30 (29.13%) Windows
11 30 (29.13%) Microsoft
12 28 (27.18%) Finance
13 27 (26.21%) SOA
14 26 (25.24%) HTML
14 26 (25.24%) Visual Studio
15 25 (24.27%) OO
16 22 (21.36%) IIS
16 22 (21.36%) Banking
16 22 (21.36%) Investment Banking
16 22 (21.36%) TeamCity
17 21 (20.39%) Web Services
18 20 (19.42%) WPF
18 20 (19.42%) QA
18 20 (19.42%) Continuous Integration
19 19 (18.45%) Multithreading
19 19 (18.45%) Middleware
20 18 (17.48%) ASP.NET MVC
20 18 (17.48%) NUnit

MSMQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 22 (21.36%) IIS
2 12 (11.65%) NServiceBus
3 11 (10.68%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (8.74%) SharePoint
5 8 (7.77%) Apache Solr
6 7 (6.80%) WebSphere
6 7 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (6.80%) JCAPS
6 7 (6.80%) MS Exchange
7 5 (4.85%) TIBCO EMS
8 3 (2.91%) Node.js
9 2 (1.94%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.94%) Apache
9 2 (1.94%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.94%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.97%) Confluence
10 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (11.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.91%) AMQP
2 1 (0.97%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (0.97%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.97%) VPN
2 1 (0.97%) SAN
2 1 (0.97%) Internet
2 1 (0.97%) Firewall
2 1 (0.97%) WEP
2 1 (0.97%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (67.96%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.56%) NoSQL
3 14 (13.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (12.62%) Relational Database
5 11 (10.68%) RavenDB
5 11 (10.68%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (8.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (8.74%) Oracle Database
7 8 (7.77%) SQL Server 2000
7 8 (7.77%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (6.80%) Oracle ODI
9 6 (5.83%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (4.85%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (3.88%) DataStage
11 4 (3.88%) MySQL
11 4 (3.88%) IBM InfoSphere
12 3 (2.91%) Couchbase
12 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (2.91%) Hadoop
12 3 (2.91%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 26 (25.24%) Visual Studio
2 22 (21.36%) TeamCity
3 18 (17.48%) NUnit
3 18 (17.48%) MSBuild
4 11 (10.68%) Maven
5 10 (9.71%) Subversion
6 8 (7.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (6.80%) Rhino Mocks
8 6 (5.83%) CruiseControl
9 5 (4.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (3.88%) Ant
10 4 (3.88%) Git (software)
11 3 (2.91%) JUnit
11 3 (2.91%) ClearQuest
11 3 (2.91%) Jenkins
11 3 (2.91%) Jasmine
12 2 (1.94%) MSTest
12 2 (1.94%) jMock
12 2 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.97%) JIRA
General
1 28 (27.18%) Finance
2 22 (21.36%) Banking
2 22 (21.36%) Investment Banking
3 13 (12.62%) Retail
4 6 (5.83%) Billing
5 3 (2.91%) Front Office
6 1 (0.97%) Electronics
6 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.97%) Legal
6 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.97%) Advertising
6 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (62.14%) Developer
2 33 (32.04%) .NET Developer
3 17 (16.50%) C# Developer
4 11 (10.68%) Senior Developer
4 11 (10.68%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (7.77%) Senior .NET Developer
5 8 (7.77%) Web Developer
6 7 (6.80%) QA Specialist
7 6 (5.83%) Team Leader
7 6 (5.83%) Software Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (5.83%) Test Specialist
8 5 (4.85%) Programmer
8 5 (4.85%) Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Tools Developer
9 4 (3.88%) Technical Specialist
9 4 (3.88%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.88%) Senior Programmer
10 3 (2.91%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (69.90%) .NET
2 48 (46.60%) WCF
3 36 (34.95%) ASP.NET
4 26 (25.24%) HTML
5 21 (20.39%) Web Services
6 20 (19.42%) WPF
7 19 (18.45%) Middleware
8 18 (17.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (16.50%) REST
9 17 (16.50%) JMS
10 16 (15.53%) CSS
10 16 (15.53%) jQuery
11 15 (14.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 15 (14.56%) XML
12 12 (11.65%) .NET Framework
13 11 (10.68%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (8.74%) Spring
14 9 (8.74%) SOAP
14 9 (8.74%) ADO.NET
15 7 (6.80%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.71%) Derivative
2 8 (7.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (7.77%) Credit Risk
3 7 (6.80%) Mathematics
3 7 (6.80%) Hedge funds
4 6 (5.83%) W3C
5 5 (4.85%) Equity Derivative
5 5 (4.85%) Visualisation
5 5 (4.85%) Credit Derivative
6 3 (2.91%) SWIFT
6 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.94%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.94%) EPoS
8 1 (0.97%) DTV
8 1 (0.97%) Replication
8 1 (0.97%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.97%) CMDB
8 1 (0.97%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.97%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 30 (29.13%) Windows
2 12 (11.65%) Linux
3 7 (6.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.88%) UNIX
6 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.97%) CentOS
7 1 (0.97%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (39.81%) MVC
2 33 (32.04%) TDD
3 31 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (26.21%) SOA
5 25 (24.27%) OO
6 20 (19.42%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (18.45%) Multithreading
8 17 (16.50%) EAI
9 16 (15.53%) Scrum
10 15 (14.56%) Risk Analytics
10 15 (14.56%) Analytics
11 13 (12.62%) Unit Testing
12 10 (9.71%) Project Management
13 9 (8.74%) Data Modelling
13 9 (8.74%) CRM
13 9 (8.74%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (7.77%) MVVM
14 8 (7.77%) ITIL
14 8 (7.77%) UML
14 8 (7.77%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 68 (66.02%) C#
2 42 (40.78%) SQL
3 30 (29.13%) JavaScript
4 11 (10.68%) VB
5 10 (9.71%) PowerShell
6 9 (8.74%) Java
7 8 (7.77%) VBScript
7 8 (7.77%) VB6
8 6 (5.83%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.94%) PHP
9 2 (1.94%) Delphi
9 2 (1.94%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (7.77%) Degree
2 7 (6.80%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.94%) MBA
3 2 (1.94%) CFA
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (19.42%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.97%) Data Guard
1 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.97%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 37 (35.92%) Oracle
2 30 (29.13%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.74%) IBM
3 9 (8.74%) Sybase
4 7 (6.80%) SAP
5 6 (5.83%) TIBCO
6 5 (4.85%) DataSynapse
6 5 (4.85%) Perforce
7 4 (3.88%) Lotus
7 4 (3.88%) JBoss
8 3 (2.91%) Business Objects
8 3 (2.91%) Fidessa
8 3 (2.91%) VMware
8 3 (2.91%) Retalix
8 3 (2.91%) Bloomberg
9 2 (1.94%) Murex
10 1 (0.97%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.97%) Endeca
10 1 (0.97%) HP
10 1 (0.97%) Dell
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