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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 - 150
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 7 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.24% - 0.055%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.78% - 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £600 - £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £328
% change year-on-year +1.33% +14.50%  
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 895 961 803
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 30.31% 25.49% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2259 2582 2115
Median daily rate £388 £399 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.88% +6.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 49 44
Median hourly rate £41.25 £28.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -32.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £18.80 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £57.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

MSMQ
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing MSMQ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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

MSMQ
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 MSMQ within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Manchester - 6 £600 - 2
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
MSMQ
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 North West region with a requirement for MSMQ.

1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) C++
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) Java
3 5 (71.43%) Python
3 5 (71.43%) Unix
3 5 (71.43%) Shell Script
3 5 (71.43%) Degree
3 5 (71.43%) Hadoop
3 5 (71.43%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (71.43%) Go
3 5 (71.43%) Relational Database
3 5 (71.43%) Ansible
3 5 (71.43%) DevOps
3 5 (71.43%) Mesos
3 5 (71.43%) Public Cloud
4 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
4 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
5 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (42.86%) Refactoring
5 3 (42.86%) Mathematics
5 3 (42.86%) Physics
5 3 (42.86%) ATDD
5 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 3 (42.86%) Scala
5 3 (42.86%) PaaS
5 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
5 3 (42.86%) Management Information System

MSMQ
Co-occurring 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 2 (28.57%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) Hadoop
2 5 (71.43%) Relational Database
3 2 (28.57%) Big Data
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Moq
1 1 (14.29%) NUnit
General
1 2 (28.57%) Electronics
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
1 2 (28.57%) Marketing
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Architect
1 5 (71.43%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Lead DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) Ajax
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) LINQ
4 1 (14.29%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (14.29%) NHibernate
4 1 (14.29%) Ninject
4 1 (14.29%) SignalR
4 1 (14.29%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (14.29%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (14.29%) WCF
4 1 (14.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Public Cloud
2 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) DevOps
2 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) ATDD
3 3 (42.86%) Change Control
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) Issue Tracking
3 3 (42.86%) IT Strategy
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) Mathematics
3 3 (42.86%) Physics
3 3 (42.86%) Refactoring
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (28.57%) Machine Learning
4 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C++
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) Go
2 5 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) Python
2 5 (71.43%) Shell Script
3 3 (42.86%) Scala
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 1 (14.29%) C
5 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) Ansible
1 5 (71.43%) Mesos
2 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (28.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) CA
2 1 (14.29%) Pega
2 1 (14.29%) Telerik
2 1 (14.29%) TIBCO