The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for AMQP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AMQP over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
England / North West
Rank 127 - 147
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing AMQP 4 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% - 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.06% - 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Median daily rate £400 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £588 £500
% change year-on-year -31.91% +17.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

AMQP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 378 567 486
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.53% 14.77% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 325 224
Median daily rate £388 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 41
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.15 £40.00 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

AMQP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing AMQP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for AMQP in the North West

AMQP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AMQP in the North West

AMQP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AMQP within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Cheshire - 4 £400 -
AMQP
England

AMQP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing AMQP 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 North West region with a requirement for AMQP.

1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) MySQL
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Subversion
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Zend
2 4 (80.00%) Zend Framework
2 4 (80.00%) Kanban
2 4 (80.00%) Magento
2 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) LAMP
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) OOP
2 4 (80.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) Apache
2 4 (80.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) PHP
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (80.00%) Web Application Development
2 4 (80.00%) jQuery
2 4 (80.00%) Modular Programming
2 4 (80.00%) Front End Development
2 4 (80.00%) B2B
3 3 (60.00%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (20.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (20.00%) Jetty

AMQP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (80.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) Jetty
2 1 (20.00%) nginx
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (80.00%) Subversion
1 4 (80.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (80.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Angular Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) CSS
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) jQuery
1 4 (80.00%) LAMP
1 4 (80.00%) RabbitMQ
1 4 (80.00%) Zend Framework
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) JAX-RS
2 1 (20.00%) JMS
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) Spring Security
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) B2B
2 4 (80.00%) Front End Development
2 4 (80.00%) Kanban
2 4 (80.00%) Modular Programming
2 4 (80.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) OOP
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (20.00%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Zend