The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for AMQP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AMQP over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 153 189
Rank change year-on-year -7 +36  
Contract jobs citing AMQP 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.065% 0.030% 0.077%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 0.25% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Median daily rate £573 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.70% -15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £425 £465
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £588 £500
% change year-on-year -31.91% +17.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

AMQP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 350 396 702
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 11.43% 11.81% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 294 512
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £285 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £23.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.39% +22.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £19.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.73 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

AMQP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing AMQP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for AMQP in the City of London

AMQP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing AMQP in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for AMQP in the City of London

AMQP
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing AMQP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for AMQP.

1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) JSON
1 4 (66.67%) RESTful
1 4 (66.67%) REST
1 4 (66.67%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Python
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) MySQL
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) Informatica
3 2 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (33.33%) TIBCO
3 2 (33.33%) Middleware
3 2 (33.33%) MSI
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) Advertising
3 2 (33.33%) Sybase
3 2 (33.33%) DB2
3 2 (33.33%) JUnit
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) XSD

AMQP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) IaaS
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Multicast
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) DB2
2 2 (33.33%) MariaDB
2 2 (33.33%) MySQL
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JUnit
1 2 (33.33%) Mockito
1 2 (33.33%) MSI
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Advertising
2 2 (33.33%) Games
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Database Developer
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) JSON
1 4 (66.67%) RabbitMQ
1 4 (66.67%) REST
1 4 (66.67%) RESTful
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) JPA
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) Middleware
3 2 (33.33%) Node.js
3 2 (33.33%) Spring
3 2 (33.33%) Spring Boot
3 2 (33.33%) Spring MVC
3 2 (33.33%) Swagger
3 2 (33.33%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (33.33%) Ultra Messaging
3 2 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Microservices
1 2 (33.33%) MVC
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 2 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (16.67%) Low Latency
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
1 2 (33.33%) Informatica
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) Sybase
1 2 (33.33%) Teradata
1 2 (33.33%) TIBCO