The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
UK / England
Rank 533 567 535
Rank change year-on-year +34 -32  
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 44 45 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.092% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% 0.33% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 27 27
Median daily rate £400 £493 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.78% +15.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £370 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £488 £375
% change year-on-year -23.07% +30.00%  
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 England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13018 13721 12913
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.56% 28.19% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9027 9615 8469
Median daily rate £425 £410 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +5.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 215 175
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

MSMQ
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

MSMQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSMQ in England

MSMQ
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSMQ in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSMQ in England

MSMQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSMQ in England

MSMQ
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 MSMQ within the England region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 24 £518 +5.07% 10
Yorkshire +17 10 £363 -23.68%
South East +16 7 £375 -30.23% 2
East Midlands - 2 £375 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
MSMQ
UK

MSMQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 England region with a requirement for MSMQ.

1 66 (75.86%) .NET
2 61 (70.11%) C#
3 53 (60.92%) SQL
4 47 (54.02%) ASP.NET Web API
5 46 (52.87%) SQL Server
5 46 (52.87%) Microsoft Azure
6 43 (49.43%) ASP.NET
7 40 (45.98%) JavaScript
7 40 (45.98%) Microsoft
8 38 (43.68%) TDD
9 36 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (31.03%) Windows
11 26 (29.89%) MVC
12 25 (28.74%) AngularJS
13 24 (27.59%) Microservices
13 24 (27.59%) Git (software)
13 24 (27.59%) Azure SQL Database
14 23 (26.44%) RabbitMQ
14 23 (26.44%) BDD
15 21 (24.14%) PowerShell
15 21 (24.14%) Web Services
15 21 (24.14%) Middleware
16 20 (22.99%) CSS
16 20 (22.99%) HTML
16 20 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
16 20 (22.99%) NoSQL
17 19 (21.84%) Windows Server
17 19 (21.84%) Finance
18 18 (20.69%) Subversion
18 18 (20.69%) OO

MSMQ
Top Related 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 16 (18.39%) NServiceBus
2 12 (13.79%) IIS
3 8 (9.20%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (9.20%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.45%) Confluence
4 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.45%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.30%) Apache
5 2 (2.30%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.15%) JBoss
6 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (12.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (52.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.05%) SaaS
3 5 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.60%) GitHub
5 2 (2.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.54%) AMQP
2 16 (18.39%) TCP/IP
3 11 (12.64%) HTTP
4 8 (9.20%) Firewall
5 4 (4.60%) DNS
5 4 (4.60%) SAN
6 1 (1.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (52.87%) SQL Server
2 24 (27.59%) Azure SQL Database
3 20 (22.99%) NoSQL
4 12 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (12.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (9.20%) Relational Database
7 7 (8.05%) RDBMS
8 4 (4.60%) Redis
8 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (3.45%) RavenDB
10 2 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (2.30%) DB2
10 2 (2.30%) MySQL
10 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (1.15%) Couchbase
11 1 (1.15%) Event Store
11 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
11 1 (1.15%) Oracle8/8i Database
11 1 (1.15%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 24 (27.59%) Git (software)
2 18 (20.69%) Subversion
3 17 (19.54%) SpecFlow
4 12 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (11.49%) MSBuild
6 8 (9.20%) TeamCity
6 8 (9.20%) Visual Studio
7 7 (8.05%) JIRA
7 7 (8.05%) JSUnit
8 6 (6.90%) GoCD
8 6 (6.90%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (5.75%) Jenkins
10 4 (4.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (4.60%) Hudson
10 4 (4.60%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (2.30%) Fiddler
11 2 (2.30%) NUnit
12 1 (1.15%) jMock
12 1 (1.15%) JUnit
12 1 (1.15%) Selenium
General
1 19 (21.84%) Finance
2 10 (11.49%) Banking
3 9 (10.34%) Retail
4 6 (6.90%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Advertising
5 1 (1.15%) Automotive
5 1 (1.15%) Back Office
5 1 (1.15%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.15%) French Language
5 1 (1.15%) Front Office
5 1 (1.15%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (44.83%) Developer
2 26 (29.89%) .NET Developer
2 26 (29.89%) C# Developer
3 20 (22.99%) C# .NET Developer
4 16 (18.39%) Angular Developer
4 16 (18.39%) Architect
5 15 (17.24%) ASP.NET Developer
5 15 (17.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (12.64%) Azure Developer
6 11 (12.64%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (10.34%) C# WPF Developer
7 9 (10.34%) Support Engineer
7 9 (10.34%) WPF Developer
8 8 (9.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (9.20%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (9.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (9.20%) Applications Support
9 7 (8.05%) Windows Engineer
10 6 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (6.90%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (75.86%) .NET
2 47 (54.02%) ASP.NET Web API
3 43 (49.43%) ASP.NET
4 25 (28.74%) AngularJS
5 23 (26.44%) RabbitMQ
6 21 (24.14%) Middleware
6 21 (24.14%) Web Services
7 20 (22.99%) CSS
7 20 (22.99%) HTML
8 18 (20.69%) .NET Framework
8 18 (20.69%) WPF
9 17 (19.54%) Entity Framework
9 17 (19.54%) React
9 17 (19.54%) Reactive Extensions
9 17 (19.54%) WCF
10 16 (18.39%) NancyFx
10 16 (18.39%) SignalR
10 16 (18.39%) WebSockets
11 15 (17.24%) Angular 2
11 15 (17.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.39%) Fintech
2 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.60%) Clustering
4 3 (3.45%) User Experience
5 2 (2.30%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.30%) RIA
5 2 (2.30%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.15%) Equities
6 1 (1.15%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.15%) NHS
6 1 (1.15%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 27 (31.03%) Windows
2 19 (21.84%) Windows Server
3 8 (9.20%) Linux
3 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.75%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (43.68%) TDD
2 36 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (29.89%) MVC
4 24 (27.59%) Microservices
5 23 (26.44%) BDD
6 20 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (20.69%) Domain-Driven Design
7 18 (20.69%) Load Balancing
7 18 (20.69%) OO
7 18 (20.69%) Software Engineering
8 15 (17.24%) DevOps
8 15 (17.24%) MVVM
9 14 (16.09%) SOLID
10 13 (14.94%) E-Commerce
11 12 (13.79%) SOA
12 11 (12.64%) SDLC
13 10 (11.49%) ITIL
13 10 (11.49%) OOP
14 9 (10.34%) Unit Testing
15 8 (9.20%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 61 (70.11%) C#
2 53 (60.92%) SQL
3 40 (45.98%) JavaScript
4 21 (24.14%) PowerShell
5 15 (17.24%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.60%) C++
7 2 (2.30%) Python
7 2 (2.30%) Ruby
8 1 (1.15%) C
8 1 (1.15%) Java
8 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (6.90%) Degree
2 1 (1.15%) MCP
2 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.05%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.60%) vSphere
3 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.75%) Ansible
3 4 (4.60%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (4.60%) Puppet
4 3 (3.45%) Nagios
5 1 (1.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (45.98%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.49%) VMware
3 8 (9.20%) Cisco
4 6 (6.90%) Splunk
5 5 (5.75%) Oracle
6 4 (4.60%) EMC
7 3 (3.45%) F5
8 2 (2.30%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.30%) SAP
8 2 (2.30%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.15%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.15%) Murex
9 1 (1.15%) Sybase
9 1 (1.15%) Telerik
9 1 (1.15%) Xamarin