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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
UK
Rank 581 633 593
Rank change year-on-year +52 -40  
Contract jobs citing AMQP 28 8 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.015% 0.056%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.10% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 24
Median daily rate £480 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.72% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £412 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £588 £500
% change year-on-year -31.91% +17.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 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 6534 7871 7887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4036 4697 4305
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 337 437
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +17.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AMQP over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AMQP in the UK

AMQP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for AMQP in the UK

AMQP
Top 13 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 26 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
England +60 28 £480 -12.72% 10
London +43 17 £600 +11.62% 4
North West - 4 £400 - 1
Crewe - 4 £400 -
Cheshire - 4 £400 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £450 -
South West - 3 £450 -
South East +24 2 £340 -43.33% 1
City of London +5 2 £573 +34.70% 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £340 -
Durham - 2 £475 - 2
North East - 2 £475 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £340 -

AMQP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for AMQP.

1 39 (59.09%) Git (software)
2 32 (48.48%) Linux
3 31 (46.97%) JavaScript
4 27 (40.91%) .NET
4 27 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (39.39%) C#
6 24 (36.36%) SQL
6 24 (36.36%) TDD
7 23 (34.85%) Python
7 23 (34.85%) NoSQL
7 23 (34.85%) Microservices
8 22 (33.33%) Java
9 21 (31.82%) SQL Server
9 21 (31.82%) Subversion
10 20 (30.30%) AngularJS
11 19 (28.79%) Jenkins
11 19 (28.79%) JIRA
12 18 (27.27%) Bash Shell
12 18 (27.27%) BDD
12 18 (27.27%) Docker
13 17 (25.76%) Fintech
13 17 (25.76%) Microsoft Azure
13 17 (25.76%) MSMQ
14 16 (24.24%) Perl
14 16 (24.24%) ASP.NET
14 16 (24.24%) Ruby
14 16 (24.24%) Confluence
14 16 (24.24%) Azure SQL Database
14 16 (24.24%) RabbitMQ
14 16 (24.24%) WebSockets

AMQP
Top Related 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 16 (24.24%) Confluence
2 13 (19.70%) Apache Qpid
3 10 (15.15%) Apache
4 7 (10.61%) Tomcat
4 7 (10.61%) WebSphere
5 4 (6.06%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (4.55%) JBoss
7 2 (3.03%) CMS
8 1 (1.52%) Anypoint
8 1 (1.52%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.52%) GemFire
8 1 (1.52%) Jetty
8 1 (1.52%) Mule
8 1 (1.52%) Mule ESB
8 1 (1.52%) nginx
8 1 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (6.06%) Magento
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (25.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.06%) PaaS
3 2 (3.03%) IaaS
4 1 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.52%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.52%) GitHub
4 1 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.21%) TCP/IP
2 13 (19.70%) VoIP
2 13 (19.70%) Wireshark
3 7 (10.61%) Internet
4 5 (7.58%) HTTP
5 4 (6.06%) Multicast
5 4 (6.06%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (34.85%) NoSQL
2 21 (31.82%) SQL Server
3 16 (24.24%) Azure SQL Database
4 15 (22.73%) MySQL
5 6 (9.09%) MongoDB
6 5 (7.58%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (7.58%) dBASE
6 5 (7.58%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (7.58%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (6.06%) Hadoop
8 3 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database
9 2 (3.03%) DB2
9 2 (3.03%) Informix
9 2 (3.03%) MariaDB
9 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
9 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.52%) HBase
10 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (59.09%) Git (software)
2 21 (31.82%) Subversion
3 19 (28.79%) Jenkins
3 19 (28.79%) JIRA
4 16 (24.24%) Bitbucket
4 16 (24.24%) SpecFlow
5 13 (19.70%) CMake
5 13 (19.70%) GoogleTest
6 11 (16.67%) Valgrind
7 7 (10.61%) JUnit
8 5 (7.58%) Mockito
9 4 (6.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (6.06%) Gradle
9 4 (6.06%) Maven
9 4 (6.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (4.55%) Spock
10 3 (4.55%) VTune
11 2 (3.03%) Eclipse
11 2 (3.03%) MSI
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Banking
3 4 (6.06%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Games
5 2 (3.03%) Advertising
5 2 (3.03%) Front Office
6 1 (1.52%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.52%) Electronics
6 1 (1.52%) iGaming
6 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.52%) Marketing
6 1 (1.52%) Online Betting
6 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (75.76%) Developer
2 19 (28.79%) C# Developer
3 13 (19.70%) Angular Developer
4 12 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 12 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (15.15%) Architect
5 10 (15.15%) ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (15.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (13.64%) C# WPF Developer
6 9 (13.64%) WPF Developer
7 8 (12.12%) Azure Developer
7 8 (12.12%) Java Developer
8 7 (10.61%) C++ Developer
9 6 (9.09%) Applications Developer
9 6 (9.09%) Oracle Applications Developer
9 6 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
9 6 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (7.58%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (6.06%) PHP Developer
11 4 (6.06%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (40.91%) .NET
2 20 (30.30%) AngularJS
3 17 (25.76%) MSMQ
4 16 (24.24%) ASP.NET
4 16 (24.24%) ASP.NET Web API
4 16 (24.24%) NancyFx
4 16 (24.24%) RabbitMQ
4 16 (24.24%) React
4 16 (24.24%) Reactive Extensions
4 16 (24.24%) SignalR
4 16 (24.24%) WebSockets
5 15 (22.73%) Angular 2
5 15 (22.73%) WPF
6 13 (19.70%) Spring
7 12 (18.18%) HTML
7 12 (18.18%) REST
7 12 (18.18%) XML
8 10 (15.15%) CSS
8 10 (15.15%) Middleware
8 10 (15.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.76%) Fintech
2 10 (15.15%) Algorithms
3 7 (10.61%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (6.06%) Clustering
4 4 (6.06%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.03%) Cloud Native
6 2 (3.03%) RIA
7 1 (1.52%) Equities
7 1 (1.52%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (48.48%) Linux
2 11 (16.67%) Windows
3 9 (13.64%) Unix
4 7 (10.61%) CentOS
5 4 (6.06%) Solaris
6 2 (3.03%) Android
6 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (36.36%) TDD
3 23 (34.85%) Microservices
4 18 (27.27%) BDD
5 15 (22.73%) MVVM
5 15 (22.73%) Scrum
6 14 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (19.70%) Automated Testing
7 13 (19.70%) Domain-Driven Design
8 9 (13.64%) MVC
9 7 (10.61%) Memory Management
10 6 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (9.09%) DevOps
10 6 (9.09%) ETL
10 6 (9.09%) SOA
11 5 (7.58%) OO
12 4 (6.06%) B2B
12 4 (6.06%) OOP
12 4 (6.06%) Software Engineering
12 4 (6.06%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (46.97%) JavaScript
2 26 (39.39%) C#
3 24 (36.36%) SQL
4 23 (34.85%) Python
5 22 (33.33%) Java
6 18 (27.27%) Bash Shell
7 16 (24.24%) Perl
7 16 (24.24%) Ruby
8 13 (19.70%) PHP
9 11 (16.67%) C++
10 6 (9.09%) PL/SQL
11 4 (6.06%) C
12 3 (4.55%) Erlang
12 3 (4.55%) Go
12 3 (4.55%) Groovy
13 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
14 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (19.70%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.15%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) MCPD
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 18 (27.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) Galera Cluster
2 1 (1.52%) Ansible
2 1 (1.52%) Puppet
2 1 (1.52%) SELinux
Vendors
1 15 (22.73%) Oracle
2 13 (19.70%) Google
3 8 (12.12%) IBM
4 5 (7.58%) Informatica
4 5 (7.58%) TIBCO
5 4 (6.06%) Atlassian
5 4 (6.06%) Zend
6 3 (4.55%) MuleSoft
6 3 (4.55%) Sybase
7 2 (3.03%) Teradata
7 2 (3.03%) WorldPay
8 1 (1.52%) GigaSpaces
8 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.52%) Murex
8 1 (1.52%) SAP
8 1 (1.52%) Solace
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