The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 23 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.

Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 617 620
Rank change year-on-year +22 +3  
Contract jobs citing AMQP 7 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.048% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.30% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 24 14
Median daily rate £513 £550 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.81% +7.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £750 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £750 £500
% change year-on-year -40.00% +50.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6347 8686 8118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.56% 16.14% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3768 5279 4580
Median daily rate £400 £389 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.82% +8.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 426 473
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.17% +20.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

AMQP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

AMQP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AMQP in the UK

AMQP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for AMQP in the UK

AMQP
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AMQP within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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
England +13 7 £513 -6.81% 7
London -8 3 £531 +8.97% 2
North West +22 1 - - 1
Berkshire +20 1 £450 -25.00% 1
South East +1 1 £450 -40.00% 2
South West - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £450 - 1
Durham - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 with a requirement for AMQP.

1 21 (58.33%) Git (software)
2 19 (52.78%) JavaScript
2 19 (52.78%) NoSQL
3 16 (44.44%) C#
3 16 (44.44%) SQL
3 16 (44.44%) .NET
3 16 (44.44%) Linux
3 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (41.67%) TDD
5 14 (38.89%) Java
6 13 (36.11%) Subversion
6 13 (36.11%) Microservices
7 11 (30.56%) Oracle
8 10 (27.78%) HTML
8 10 (27.78%) CSS
8 10 (27.78%) Python
8 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (27.78%) AngularJS
9 9 (25.00%) SpecFlow
9 9 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (25.00%) WebSockets
9 9 (25.00%) Reactive Extensions
9 9 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (25.00%) BDD
9 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (25.00%) Docker
9 9 (25.00%) SignalR
9 9 (25.00%) NancyFx
9 9 (25.00%) React
9 9 (25.00%) Fintech

AMQP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (19.44%) WebSphere
2 6 (16.67%) Apache Qpid
2 6 (16.67%) Confluence
3 5 (13.89%) Apache
3 5 (13.89%) Tomcat
4 3 (8.33%) JBoss
5 2 (5.56%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (5.56%) CMS
5 2 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (5.56%) nginx
6 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (11.11%) Magento
3 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (19.44%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.56%) PaaS
3 2 (5.56%) SaaS
4 1 (2.78%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (2.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (2.78%) Heroku
4 1 (2.78%) IaaS
4 1 (2.78%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) VoIP
1 6 (16.67%) Wireshark
2 5 (13.89%) Internet
2 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
3 4 (11.11%) Multicast
4 2 (5.56%) DNS
4 2 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (52.78%) NoSQL
2 9 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (25.00%) MySQL
2 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (13.89%) dBASE
3 5 (13.89%) MongoDB
3 5 (13.89%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (13.89%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (11.11%) Hadoop
5 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (58.33%) Git (software)
2 13 (36.11%) Subversion
3 9 (25.00%) JIRA
3 9 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 8 (22.22%) Bitbucket
4 8 (22.22%) Jenkins
5 6 (16.67%) CMake
5 6 (16.67%) GoogleTest
6 4 (11.11%) Valgrind
6 4 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (8.33%) JUnit
7 3 (8.33%) VTune
8 2 (5.56%) Gradle
8 2 (5.56%) Maven
8 2 (5.56%) Mockito
8 2 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (5.56%) Spock
9 1 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
2 3 (8.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Electronics
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (69.44%) Developer
2 11 (30.56%) C# Developer
3 8 (22.22%) Angular Developer
3 8 (22.22%) C# WPF Developer
3 8 (22.22%) WPF Developer
4 6 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Applications Developer
4 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Oracle Applications Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Messaging Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Middleware Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) PHP Developer
5 4 (11.11%) WebSphere Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (44.44%) .NET
2 10 (27.78%) AngularJS
2 10 (27.78%) CSS
2 10 (27.78%) HTML
3 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (25.00%) MSMQ
3 9 (25.00%) NancyFx
3 9 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
3 9 (25.00%) React
3 9 (25.00%) Reactive Extensions
3 9 (25.00%) SignalR
3 9 (25.00%) WebSockets
4 8 (22.22%) Angular 2
4 8 (22.22%) JMS
4 8 (22.22%) Middleware
4 8 (22.22%) WPF
5 5 (13.89%) Spring
6 4 (11.11%) jQuery
6 4 (11.11%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Fintech
2 8 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 3 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (5.56%) Streaming Media
6 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.78%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Linux
2 8 (22.22%) Windows
3 4 (11.11%) Solaris
4 3 (8.33%) Android
4 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) TDD
3 13 (36.11%) Microservices
4 9 (25.00%) BDD
4 9 (25.00%) Scrum
5 8 (22.22%) MVVM
6 7 (19.44%) Domain-Driven Design
7 6 (16.67%) Kanban
7 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (13.89%) ETL
9 4 (11.11%) B2B
9 4 (11.11%) Front End Development
9 4 (11.11%) Modular Programming
9 4 (11.11%) MVC
9 4 (11.11%) OO
9 4 (11.11%) OOP
9 4 (11.11%) SOA
9 4 (11.11%) Web Application Development
10 3 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) JavaScript
2 16 (44.44%) C#
2 16 (44.44%) SQL
3 14 (38.89%) Java
4 10 (27.78%) Python
5 9 (25.00%) Perl
6 8 (22.22%) Ruby
7 7 (19.44%) Bash Shell
7 7 (19.44%) PHP
8 6 (16.67%) PL/SQL
9 4 (11.11%) Go
10 3 (8.33%) C
10 3 (8.33%) C++
11 2 (5.56%) Groovy
12 1 (2.78%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) DV Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) MCPD
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Ansible
1 2 (5.56%) HAProxy
1 2 (5.56%) MOM
1 2 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Oracle
2 6 (16.67%) Google
2 6 (16.67%) IBM
3 4 (11.11%) Informatica
3 4 (11.11%) TIBCO
3 4 (11.11%) Zend
4 3 (8.33%) Atlassian
4 3 (8.33%) MuleSoft
4 3 (8.33%) WorldPay
5 1 (2.78%) SAP
5 1 (2.78%) VMware