The table below looks at the statistics for SonicMQ skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SonicMQ 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
Progress SonicMQ
Rank 570 555 529
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -26
Contract jobs citing SonicMQ 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.008% 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.007% 0.030% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate
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- £325 £508
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -35.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £325 -
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%

SonicMQ
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SonicMQ within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SonicMQ Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SonicMQ
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SonicMQ within the UK.

SonicMQ Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SonicMQ
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SonicMQ within the UK.

SonicMQ Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SonicMQ
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SonicMQ 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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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
Leicester - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Sale - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
England - - - -

SonicMQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SonicMQ 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 SonicMQ.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) J2EE
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) RUP
2 2 (66.67%) Middleware
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Hibernate
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Extreme Programming
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Spring
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) OSGi
2 2 (66.67%) Apache Camel
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (33.33%) JSF
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) French Language
3 1 (33.33%) GWT
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Scalability Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) MFGPRO
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle

SonicMQ
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SonicMQ 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 SonicMQ. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MFGPRO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Java Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) J2EE
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
1 2 (66.67%) Hibernate
1 2 (66.67%) Spring
1 2 (66.67%) OSGi
1 2 (66.67%) Apache Camel
2 1 (33.33%) JSF
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) GWT
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) RUP
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Extreme Programming
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Scalability Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle