Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 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.

Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
UK > England
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 706 786 802
Rank change year-on-year +80 +16 +15
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 50 89 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.068% 0.092% 0.069%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.26% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 73 34
England median daily rate £545 £600 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.17% +24.68% +6.94%
10th Percentile £318 £474 £325
90th Percentile £779 £650 £609
UK median daily rate £545 £600 £475
% change year-on-year -9.17% +26.32% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 22,372 33,888 30,943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.54% 35.14% 32.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,634 24,175 22,058
England median daily rate £500 £478 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +1.60% +10.59%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £493 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 282 356
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +1.01%
10th Percentile £17.24 £18.51 £18.25
90th Percentile £78.75 £57.50 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 11 December 2019.

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 11 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 +85 44 £550 -8.33% 4
South East +54 3 £400 -20.00% 3
North of England - 2 £375 - 7
North West - 2 £375 - 4
MSMQ
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing MSMQ 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 MSMQ.

1 45 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 36 (72.00%) SQL
3 32 (64.00%) RabbitMQ
4 30 (60.00%) Java
5 29 (58.00%) WebLogic
5 29 (58.00%) Oracle
5 29 (58.00%) XML
5 29 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (46.00%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (46.00%) Hibernate
6 23 (46.00%) ActiveMQ
6 23 (46.00%) JSON
6 23 (46.00%) Axway
6 23 (46.00%) JBoss
6 23 (46.00%) MQSeries
6 23 (46.00%) Sybase
6 23 (46.00%) PL/SQL
6 23 (46.00%) T-SQL
6 23 (46.00%) Azure
6 23 (46.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 23 (46.00%) Apache Camel
6 23 (46.00%) MuleSoft
7 22 (44.00%) AWS
7 22 (44.00%) Red Hat
8 21 (42.00%) SC Cleared
8 21 (42.00%) Security Cleared
9 19 (38.00%) .NET
10 18 (36.00%) JIRA
10 18 (36.00%) Confluence
10 18 (36.00%) Waterfall

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 29 (58.00%) WebLogic
2 23 (46.00%) JBoss
2 23 (46.00%) MQSeries
3 18 (36.00%) Confluence
4 6 (12.00%) WebLogic Integration
5 2 (4.00%) IIS
6 1 (2.00%) Apache Spark
6 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.00%) MTS
Business Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (12.00%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (12.00%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (4.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (46.00%) Azure
2 22 (44.00%) AWS
3 6 (12.00%) Power Platform
4 2 (4.00%) GCP
4 2 (4.00%) SaaS
4 2 (4.00%) Serverless
5 1 (2.00%) Azure Functions
5 1 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (46.00%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (14.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (14.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (12.00%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (12.00%) Power BI
4 6 (12.00%) QlikView
4 6 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.00%) Big Data
6 1 (2.00%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (36.00%) JIRA
2 6 (12.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.00%) Moq
3 1 (2.00%) NUnit
3 1 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (32.00%) Finance
2 11 (22.00%) Front Office
3 4 (8.00%) Public Sector
4 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.00%) Electronics
5 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.00%) Marketing
6 1 (2.00%) Banking
6 1 (2.00%) Law
6 1 (2.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (42.00%) Architect
2 18 (36.00%) Developer
3 13 (26.00%) C# Developer
3 13 (26.00%) Technical Architect
4 9 (18.00%) Applications Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Informatica Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Java Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Junior
6 3 (6.00%) Junior C# Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Junior Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Senior C# Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Senior SQL Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Senior SQL Server Developer
6 3 (6.00%) SQL Developer
6 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Cloud Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Java Technical Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Security Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Security Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (64.00%) RabbitMQ
2 29 (58.00%) XML
3 23 (46.00%) ActiveMQ
3 23 (46.00%) Apache Camel
3 23 (46.00%) Hibernate
3 23 (46.00%) JSON
4 19 (38.00%) .NET
5 12 (24.00%) Web Services
6 11 (22.00%) REST
6 11 (22.00%) WCF
7 10 (20.00%) Middleware
8 8 (16.00%) WPF
9 7 (14.00%) SOAP
10 6 (12.00%) J2EE
10 6 (12.00%) ZeroMQ
11 5 (10.00%) .NET Framework
12 4 (8.00%) .NET Core
12 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET
13 3 (6.00%) Kafka
13 3 (6.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Hedge funds
1 6 (12.00%) Reinsurance
2 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.00%) Frameworx
3 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (46.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 18 (36.00%) Waterfall
4 13 (26.00%) Computer Science
5 11 (22.00%) ETL
6 8 (16.00%) CRM
7 7 (14.00%) Investment Management
7 7 (14.00%) Migration
8 6 (12.00%) Data Architecture
8 6 (12.00%) Data Integration
8 6 (12.00%) Data Migration
8 6 (12.00%) Data Modelling
8 6 (12.00%) Mathematics
8 6 (12.00%) Physics
8 6 (12.00%) Project Management
9 5 (10.00%) Quantitative Trading
9 5 (10.00%) SOA
9 5 (10.00%) TDD
10 4 (8.00%) Kanban
10 4 (8.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 36 (72.00%) SQL
2 30 (60.00%) Java
3 23 (46.00%) PL/SQL
3 23 (46.00%) T-SQL
4 15 (30.00%) C#
5 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (12.00%) Python
7 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (6.00%) VB
7 3 (6.00%) VB.NET
8 2 (4.00%) Apex Code
9 1 (2.00%) C++
9 1 (2.00%) Scala
9 1 (2.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (42.00%) SC Cleared
1 21 (42.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 10 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
1 1 (2.00%) RosettaNet
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 29 (58.00%) Oracle
2 23 (46.00%) Axway
2 23 (46.00%) MuleSoft
2 23 (46.00%) Sybase
3 22 (44.00%) Red Hat
4 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (12.00%) CODA
5 6 (12.00%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (8.00%) Informatica
7 2 (4.00%) SAP
8 1 (2.00%) JD Edwards
8 1 (2.00%) Telerik