Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 788 814 742
Rank change year-on-year +26 -72 +41
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 69 59 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.073% 0.060% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.20% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 38 94
England median daily rate £475 £440 £569
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% -22.64% +33.82%
10th Percentile £320 £325 £354
90th Percentile £600 £656 £650
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £569
% change year-on-year +2.27% -22.64% +37.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

MSMQ is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks 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 technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30652 30033 30024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.32% 30.71% 28.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 21811 20965 20810
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 347 505
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.68 £14.56 £14.53
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.37
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

MSMQ
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -21 39 £488 +10.80% 10
North of England +70 11 £600 +54.54% 7
South East +13 10 £370 -12.94% 5
North West - 7 £600 - 2
East of England -18 5 £500 - 5
Midlands +27 4 £338 -20.59%
North East - 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 3 £338 -
West Midlands +32 1 - -
Yorkshire +20 1 £310 -20.15% 4
MSMQ
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 55 (79.71%) .NET
2 49 (71.01%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (47.83%) C#
4 32 (46.38%) SQL
5 30 (43.48%) SQL Server
6 28 (40.58%) Windows
7 24 (34.78%) JavaScript
7 24 (34.78%) Finance
8 22 (31.88%) REST
9 21 (30.43%) TDD
9 21 (30.43%) ASP.NET
10 20 (28.99%) Banking
10 20 (28.99%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (28.99%) DevOps
11 19 (27.54%) RabbitMQ
12 18 (26.09%) TeamCity
12 18 (26.09%) PowerShell
12 18 (26.09%) WebSphere
12 18 (26.09%) .NET Framework
12 18 (26.09%) Scrum
12 18 (26.09%) SOA
13 17 (24.64%) HTML
13 17 (24.64%) Java
13 17 (24.64%) Configuration Management
13 17 (24.64%) WebSphere MQ
13 17 (24.64%) Octopus Deploy
14 16 (23.19%) Ansible
14 16 (23.19%) CSS
15 15 (21.74%) Entity Framework
15 15 (21.74%) Puppet

MSMQ
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 18 (26.09%) WebSphere
2 14 (20.29%) IIS
3 13 (18.84%) NServiceBus
4 5 (7.25%) CMS
5 4 (5.80%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (4.35%) Confluence
6 3 (4.35%) JBoss
6 3 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.45%) Apache
7 1 (1.45%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.45%) Sitefinity
7 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.14%) SaaS
3 5 (7.25%) PaaS
4 3 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.90%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.45%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.14%) AMQP
2 3 (4.35%) Internet
2 3 (4.35%) Intranet
3 2 (2.90%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.90%) SSL
3 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.70%) Hadoop
3 6 (8.70%) MySQL
4 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.35%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.45%) Big Data
7 1 (1.45%) DB2
7 1 (1.45%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (26.09%) TeamCity
2 17 (24.64%) Octopus Deploy
3 14 (20.29%) MSBuild
4 8 (11.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (10.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (10.14%) Hudson
6 6 (8.70%) JSUnit
7 5 (7.25%) PostCSS
8 3 (4.35%) JIRA
8 3 (4.35%) Maven
8 3 (4.35%) NUnit
9 2 (2.90%) FishEye
9 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.90%) jMock
9 2 (2.90%) JUnit
9 2 (2.90%) MSTest
9 2 (2.90%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.90%) Subversion
9 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.45%) SoapUI
General
1 24 (34.78%) Finance
2 20 (28.99%) Banking
3 5 (7.25%) Marketing
4 4 (5.80%) Back Office
5 3 (4.35%) Electronics
5 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.45%) Law
7 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (56.52%) Developer
2 15 (21.74%) .NET Developer
2 15 (21.74%) Architect
3 14 (20.29%) C# Developer
4 12 (17.39%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (17.39%) PowerShell Engineer
4 12 (17.39%) Windows DevOps Engineer
4 12 (17.39%) Windows Engineer
5 10 (14.49%) Applications Engineer
5 10 (14.49%) Senior Developer
6 8 (11.59%) Java Developer
7 7 (10.14%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (8.70%) SQL Developer
9 5 (7.25%) Senior C# Developer
9 5 (7.25%) Software Developer
10 4 (5.80%) Designer
10 4 (5.80%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Developer
10 4 (5.80%) Technical Architect
10 4 (5.80%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (79.71%) .NET
2 22 (31.88%) REST
3 21 (30.43%) ASP.NET
4 19 (27.54%) RabbitMQ
5 18 (26.09%) .NET Framework
6 17 (24.64%) HTML
6 17 (24.64%) WebSphere MQ
7 16 (23.19%) CSS
8 15 (21.74%) Entity Framework
9 14 (20.29%) Web Services
10 13 (18.84%) RESTful
10 13 (18.84%) WCF
11 11 (15.94%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (15.94%) XML
12 9 (13.04%) AngularJS
12 9 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (11.59%) J2EE
14 6 (8.70%) Hibernate
14 6 (8.70%) HTML5
14 6 (8.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Online Banking
2 6 (8.70%) Fixed Income
2 6 (8.70%) User Experience
3 5 (7.25%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.80%) Derivative
4 4 (5.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (5.80%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.80%) SWIFT
5 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.35%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.45%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 28 (40.58%) Windows
2 11 (15.94%) Unix
2 11 (15.94%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.25%) Linux
4 3 (4.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (71.01%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.43%) TDD
3 20 (28.99%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (28.99%) DevOps
4 18 (26.09%) Scrum
4 18 (26.09%) SOA
5 17 (24.64%) Configuration Management
6 13 (18.84%) Microservices
6 13 (18.84%) MVC
7 12 (17.39%) Task Automation
8 11 (15.94%) Application Performance Management
8 11 (15.94%) Performance Management
8 11 (15.94%) Unit Testing
9 10 (14.49%) Domain-Driven Design
10 8 (11.59%) Mentoring
10 8 (11.59%) Test Automation
11 7 (10.14%) OO
11 7 (10.14%) SOLID
12 6 (8.70%) Change Management
12 6 (8.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 33 (47.83%) C#
2 32 (46.38%) SQL
3 24 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 18 (26.09%) PowerShell
5 17 (24.64%) Java
6 12 (17.39%) C++
7 9 (13.04%) T-SQL
8 8 (11.59%) TypeScript
9 6 (8.70%) Go
9 6 (8.70%) Python
9 6 (8.70%) Shell Script
10 5 (7.25%) Scala
11 4 (5.80%) VB
12 3 (4.35%) ECMAScript
13 2 (2.90%) VB.NET
14 1 (1.45%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) Degree
2 4 (5.80%) PMP
3 1 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.45%) OCP
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.04%) QA
2 5 (7.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (23.19%) Ansible
2 15 (21.74%) Puppet
3 8 (11.59%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (8.70%) Mesos
5 2 (2.90%) SCCM
6 1 (1.45%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.45%) Nagios
6 1 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (15.94%) AppDynamics
1 11 (15.94%) Dynatrace
1 11 (15.94%) Oracle
2 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.04%) New Relic
3 8 (11.59%) RedGate
4 6 (8.70%) Citrix
4 6 (8.70%) IBM
5 4 (5.80%) Bloomberg
5 4 (5.80%) Charles River
5 4 (5.80%) Fiserv
5 4 (5.80%) Reuters
6 3 (4.35%) Cisco
6 3 (4.35%) SAP
7 2 (2.90%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.90%) Murex
7 2 (2.90%) Remedy
7 2 (2.90%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.90%) Sybase
7 2 (2.90%) VMware