The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 28 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.

Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 159 147
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 0 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.026% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.097% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £500 £375
% change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33%  
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 the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 814 1027 841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.50% 26.70% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 685 513
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 41 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.30 £19.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

MSMQ
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

MSMQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSMQ in the North West