Period
to 9 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for AMQP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AMQP over the 6 months to 9 December 2019 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)
UK > England
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 722 787 822
Rank change year-on-year +65 +35 -16
Contract jobs citing AMQP 30 83 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.041% 0.087% 0.040%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.67% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 74 29
England median daily rate £525 £600 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33% -10.00%
10th Percentile £418 £463 £402
90th Percentile £616 £625 £575
UK median daily rate £525 £600 £450
% change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

AMQP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 10,013 12,386 12,849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.60% 12.97% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,065 7,541 7,975
England median daily rate £415 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 573 647
England median hourly rate £24.25 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.25% +6.95% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £44.41
UK median hourly rate £25.06 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +25.30% +6.67% -16.67%

AMQP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing AMQP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for AMQP in England

AMQP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AMQP in England

AMQP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AMQP in England over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AMQP in England

AMQP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing AMQP in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for AMQP in England

AMQP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AMQP within the England region over the 6 months to 9 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +45 22 £525 -12.50% 5
South East +61 7 £375 -25.00% 1
Yorkshire +34 1 - -
North of England +23 1 - - 1
AMQP
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing AMQP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for AMQP.

1 24 (80.00%) .NET
1 24 (80.00%) RabbitMQ
2 23 (76.67%) NoSQL
2 23 (76.67%) Kafka
2 23 (76.67%) TDD
3 21 (70.00%) Middleware
4 20 (66.67%) SQL
4 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (63.33%) C++
6 17 (56.67%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (56.67%) NUnit
6 17 (56.67%) Derivative
6 17 (56.67%) C#
6 17 (56.67%) SpecFlow
6 17 (56.67%) Reactive Extensions
6 17 (56.67%) CQRS
6 17 (56.67%) Functional Programming
6 17 (56.67%) Proprietary Trading
7 16 (53.33%) Protocol Buffers
7 16 (53.33%) Apache Avro
7 16 (53.33%) FIX Protocol
7 16 (53.33%) F#
8 9 (30.00%) Java
9 8 (26.67%) Azure
9 8 (26.67%) AWS
10 6 (20.00%) Open Source
10 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
10 6 (20.00%) Heroku
10 6 (20.00%) Jenkins

AMQP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (10.00%) Apache Qpid
1 3 (10.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (10.00%) OpenStack
1 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.33%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) AWS
1 8 (26.67%) Azure
2 6 (20.00%) Heroku
3 3 (10.00%) Amazon S3
3 3 (10.00%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (10.00%) Kong
3 3 (10.00%) PaaS
3 3 (10.00%) Serverless
4 2 (6.67%) OpenShift
5 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (3.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (76.67%) NoSQL
2 17 (56.67%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 17 (56.67%) NUnit
1 17 (56.67%) SpecFlow
2 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (13.33%) TeamCity
4 3 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (10.00%) JUnit
4 3 (10.00%) Maven
4 3 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Automotive
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Law
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Developer
2 18 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 16 (53.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 16 (53.33%) C# Developer
3 16 (53.33%) F# Developer
3 16 (53.33%) NoSQL Developer
4 3 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Middleware Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (3.33%) .NET Architect
6 1 (3.33%) AWS Architect
6 1 (3.33%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Azure Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Azure Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (80.00%) .NET
1 24 (80.00%) RabbitMQ
2 23 (76.67%) Kafka
3 21 (70.00%) Middleware
4 17 (56.67%) Reactive Extensions
5 16 (53.33%) Apache Avro
5 16 (53.33%) FIX Protocol
5 16 (53.33%) Protocol Buffers
6 6 (20.00%) JMS
6 6 (20.00%) REST
7 3 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
7 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (10.00%) Node.js
7 3 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (10.00%) Spring
7 3 (10.00%) TIBCO EMS
7 3 (10.00%) Web Services
8 1 (3.33%) Apache Flex
8 1 (3.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (56.67%) Derivative
2 3 (10.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
1 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) TDD
2 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (56.67%) CQRS
3 17 (56.67%) Functional Programming
3 17 (56.67%) Proprietary Trading
4 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (20.00%) DevOps
4 6 (20.00%) Open Source
4 6 (20.00%) Scrum
4 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.00%) Analytics
5 3 (10.00%) Data Integration
5 3 (10.00%) EAI
5 3 (10.00%) ETL
5 3 (10.00%) Extreme Programming
5 3 (10.00%) Information Security
5 3 (10.00%) MVC
5 3 (10.00%) Pair Programming
5 3 (10.00%) SOA
5 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (66.67%) SQL
2 19 (63.33%) C++
3 17 (56.67%) C#
4 16 (53.33%) F#
5 9 (30.00%) Java
6 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
6 6 (20.00%) Python
7 3 (10.00%) Go
7 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (10.00%) Perl
7 3 (10.00%) Ruby
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Docker
2 3 (10.00%) vCloud
2 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) HP SiteScope
1 3 (10.00%) Kubernetes
1 3 (10.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) HP
2 3 (10.00%) IBM
2 3 (10.00%) New Relic
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) Splunk
2 3 (10.00%) TIBCO
2 3 (10.00%) VMware