The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for JMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JMS over the 3 months to 30 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.

Java Messaging Service (JMS)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 94 88
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6  
Contract jobs citing JMS 4 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.30% 0.45% 0.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.85% 1.61% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 7
Median daily rate £350 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +15.38% -2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - -

JMS 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 Manchester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 469 497 389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 35.42% 27.66% 23.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 325 243
Median daily rate £375 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £291 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.30 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

JMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for JMS in Manchester

JMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JMS in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JMS 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 Manchester region with a requirement for JMS.

1 9 (64.29%) XML
2 8 (57.14%) HTTP
3 7 (50.00%) Unix
3 7 (50.00%) Oracle
3 7 (50.00%) JDBC
4 6 (42.86%) MySQL
4 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 6 (42.86%) Java
4 6 (42.86%) Linux
4 6 (42.86%) SSL
4 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) WebSphere
5 5 (35.71%) High Availability
6 4 (28.57%) ActionScript 3.0
6 4 (28.57%) ActionScript 2.0
6 4 (28.57%) REST
6 4 (28.57%) Axway
6 4 (28.57%) TDD
6 4 (28.57%) Retail
6 4 (28.57%) HTTPS
6 4 (28.57%) EDIFACT
6 4 (28.57%) IBM
6 4 (28.57%) Web Services
6 4 (28.57%) FTP
6 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) ODBC
6 4 (28.57%) ActionScript
6 4 (28.57%) J2EE
7 3 (21.43%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (21.43%) Shell Script

JMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 5 (35.71%) WebSphere
2 3 (21.43%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (21.43%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
4 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) HTTP
2 6 (42.86%) SSL
3 4 (28.57%) FTP
3 4 (28.57%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) MySQL
2 2 (14.29%) MarkLogic
2 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 2 (14.29%) SAP HANA
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Subversion
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (14.29%) JUnit
2 2 (14.29%) Maven
2 2 (14.29%) Mercurial
3 1 (7.14%) Ant
3 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.14%) Toad
General
1 4 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
1 4 (28.57%) Java Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Integration Specialist
2 3 (21.43%) Product Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Server Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Server Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) UI Developer
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) XML
2 7 (50.00%) JDBC
3 4 (28.57%) EDIFACT
3 4 (28.57%) J2EE
3 4 (28.57%) ODBC
3 4 (28.57%) REST
3 4 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (14.29%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (14.29%) CSS
4 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (14.29%) J2SE
4 2 (14.29%) Node.js
4 2 (14.29%) RESTful
4 2 (14.29%) Servlets
4 2 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
5 1 (7.14%) Java SE
5 1 (7.14%) JSF
5 1 (7.14%) SOAP
5 1 (7.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Unix
2 6 (42.86%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) High Availability
3 4 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (14.29%) BDD
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) UML
5 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Java
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) ActionScript
2 4 (28.57%) ActionScript 2.0
2 4 (28.57%) ActionScript 3.0
3 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
4 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) Axway
2 4 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (7.14%) Guidewire