The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 26 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 / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 275 263
Rank change year-on-year +34 -12  
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.090% 0.034% 0.021%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.33% 0.13% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Median daily rate £365 £375 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% -4.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £375 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year - +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 South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2129 2357 2407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.32% 26.73% 25.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1359 1512 1525
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 55 29
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £55.00 £50.00
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 South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

MSMQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSMQ in the South East

MSMQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSMQ in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSMQ in the South East

MSMQ
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSMQ within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 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
Surrey - 6 £365 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £385 -
MSMQ
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for MSMQ.

1 14 (100.00%) C#
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
1 14 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 14 (100.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 14 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 14 (100.00%) NServiceBus
2 13 (92.86%) REST
2 13 (92.86%) HTML5
2 13 (92.86%) WCF
2 13 (92.86%) Unit Testing
2 13 (92.86%) JSUnit
2 13 (92.86%) CSS
2 13 (92.86%) Web Services
2 13 (92.86%) SOA
2 13 (92.86%) T-SQL
2 13 (92.86%) HTML
2 13 (92.86%) JavaScript
2 13 (92.86%) AngularJS
2 13 (92.86%) ASP.NET Web API
3 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (78.57%) SaaS
4 11 (78.57%) TDD
5 10 (71.43%) SOLID
6 8 (57.14%) Change Management
6 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
7 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
7 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (50.00%) PowerShell
7 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (50.00%) DevOps

MSMQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 14 (100.00%) NServiceBus
2 4 (28.57%) CMS
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) Sitefinity
Cloud Services
1 11 (78.57%) SaaS
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (42.86%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (7.14%) Couchbase
3 1 (7.14%) CouchDB
3 1 (7.14%) Event Store
3 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.14%) RavenDB
3 1 (7.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (92.86%) JSUnit
2 6 (42.86%) GoCD
3 5 (35.71%) PostCSS
4 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
2 13 (92.86%) C# Developer
3 12 (85.71%) .NET Developer
4 11 (78.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (28.57%) Angular Developer
5 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (28.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (28.57%) Senior C# Developer
5 4 (28.57%) Senior Developer
6 3 (21.43%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (21.43%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (21.43%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 3 (21.43%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (14.29%) .NET Web Developer
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Developer
7 2 (14.29%) C# WCF Developer
7 2 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (14.29%) HTML CSS Developer
7 2 (14.29%) HTML Developer
7 2 (14.29%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
1 14 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 14 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 13 (92.86%) AngularJS
2 13 (92.86%) ASP.NET Web API
2 13 (92.86%) CSS
2 13 (92.86%) HTML
2 13 (92.86%) HTML5
2 13 (92.86%) REST
2 13 (92.86%) WCF
2 13 (92.86%) Web Services
3 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (50.00%) LESS
4 6 (42.86%) Angular 2
4 6 (42.86%) RESTful
5 5 (35.71%) Sass
6 3 (21.43%) CSS3
7 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (7.14%) Durandal
7 1 (7.14%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 13 (92.86%) SOA
2 13 (92.86%) Unit Testing
3 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (78.57%) TDD
5 10 (71.43%) SOLID
6 8 (57.14%) Change Management
7 7 (50.00%) DevOps
7 7 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (28.57%) Front End Development
8 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
9 2 (14.29%) MVC
9 2 (14.29%) Web Development
10 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (92.86%) JavaScript
2 13 (92.86%) T-SQL
3 7 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 6 (42.86%) TypeScript
5 3 (21.43%) ECMAScript
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft