The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for MSMQ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MSMQ over the 3 months to 22 April 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.

Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 162 180
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 0 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - 0.029% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.087% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 8
Median daily rate - £425 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -27.65%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £538 £406
% change year-on-year -31.39% +32.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MSMQ is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1167 1145 1642
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 35.48% 32.89% 30.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 976 1287
Median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £313 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 9
Median hourly rate £26.80 £22.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.81% -19.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £16.52 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.94 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +9.21% +4.10%  

MSMQ
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing MSMQ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for MSMQ in the City of London

MSMQ
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 MSMQ in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for MSMQ in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 April 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for MSMQ.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (66.67%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Splunk
2 2 (66.67%) GitHub
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Hedge funds
3 1 (33.33%) SWIFT
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) Wealth Management
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Management
3 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Equities

MSMQ
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 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Equities
1 1 (33.33%) Hedge funds
1 1 (33.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (33.33%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Splunk
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow