Period
to 16 November 2019

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 6 months to 16 November 2019 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
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 769 793 850
Rank change year-on-year +24 +57 +8
Contract jobs citing AMQP 36 109 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.10% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.80% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 81 42
UK median daily rate £525 £575 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.70% +27.78% +2.27%
10th Percentile £419 £413 £319
90th Percentile £625 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £494 £425
% change year-on-year -16.46% +16.18% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

AMQP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 11,238 13,585 14,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.49% 13.07% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,741 8,154 8,538
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £193 £200 £181
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 640 747
UK median hourly rate £25.68 £19.39 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.47% -0.59% -13.33%
10th Percentile £13.35 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £47.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £19.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +23.68% -1.30% -23.00%

AMQP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing AMQP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 7 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 6 months to 16 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +38 35 £525 -8.70% 4
London +30 26 £525 -12.50% 2
UK excluding London +45 10 £413 -16.46% 2
South East +37 8 £375 -25.00% 1
Yorkshire +33 1 - -
North of England +33 1 - -
Wales +29 1 £450 +12.50%

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing AMQP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for AMQP.

1 28 (77.78%) TDD
2 27 (75.00%) RabbitMQ
3 26 (72.22%) NoSQL
3 26 (72.22%) .NET
4 25 (69.44%) Kafka
5 24 (66.67%) SQL
6 23 (63.89%) Middleware
7 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (58.33%) C++
9 20 (55.56%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (52.78%) NUnit
10 19 (52.78%) Derivative
10 19 (52.78%) C#
10 19 (52.78%) CQRS
10 19 (52.78%) SpecFlow
10 19 (52.78%) Functional Programming
10 19 (52.78%) Reactive Extensions
10 19 (52.78%) Proprietary Trading
11 18 (50.00%) F#
11 18 (50.00%) Protocol Buffers
11 18 (50.00%) Apache Avro
11 18 (50.00%) FIX Protocol
12 10 (27.78%) Java
13 9 (25.00%) Python
13 9 (25.00%) Azure
13 9 (25.00%) AWS
13 9 (25.00%) Open Source
14 8 (22.22%) REST
14 8 (22.22%) Jenkins
15 7 (19.44%) DevOps

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 4 (11.11%) Cloud Foundry
1 4 (11.11%) OpenStack
2 3 (8.33%) Apache Qpid
2 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.78%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.00%) AWS
1 9 (25.00%) Azure
2 7 (19.44%) Heroku
3 4 (11.11%) PaaS
4 3 (8.33%) Amazon S3
4 3 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (8.33%) Kong
4 3 (8.33%) Serverless
5 2 (5.56%) AdWords
5 2 (5.56%) GCP
5 2 (5.56%) Google App Engine
5 2 (5.56%) OpenShift
6 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (72.22%) NoSQL
2 20 (55.56%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.56%) Big Data
5 1 (2.78%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 19 (52.78%) NUnit
1 19 (52.78%) SpecFlow
2 8 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 5 (13.89%) Selenium
4 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 4 (11.11%) TeamCity
5 3 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 3 (8.33%) JUnit
5 3 (8.33%) Maven
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Automotive
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Law
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (69.44%) Developer
2 20 (55.56%) .NET Developer
3 18 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 18 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 18 (50.00%) F# Developer
3 18 (50.00%) NoSQL Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Node.js Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Middleware Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) AWS Architect
7 1 (2.78%) AWS Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Azure Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Azure Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Cloud Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (75.00%) RabbitMQ
2 26 (72.22%) .NET
3 25 (69.44%) Kafka
4 23 (63.89%) Middleware
5 19 (52.78%) Reactive Extensions
6 18 (50.00%) Apache Avro
6 18 (50.00%) FIX Protocol
6 18 (50.00%) Protocol Buffers
7 8 (22.22%) REST
8 7 (19.44%) JMS
9 6 (16.67%) Node.js
10 4 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (11.11%) Spring
11 3 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (8.33%) AngularJS
11 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
11 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (8.33%) gRPC
11 3 (8.33%) TIBCO EMS
11 3 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (52.78%) Derivative
2 3 (8.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
1 3 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (77.78%) TDD
2 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (52.78%) CQRS
3 19 (52.78%) Functional Programming
3 19 (52.78%) Proprietary Trading
4 9 (25.00%) Open Source
5 7 (19.44%) DevOps
6 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (16.67%) Scrum
6 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 4 (11.11%) Analytics
7 4 (11.11%) Data Privacy
7 4 (11.11%) Information Security
7 4 (11.11%) Product Roadmap
7 4 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance
8 3 (8.33%) API Design
8 3 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
8 3 (8.33%) Pair Programming
8 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (66.67%) SQL
2 21 (58.33%) C++
3 19 (52.78%) C#
4 18 (50.00%) F#
5 10 (27.78%) Java
6 9 (25.00%) Python
7 7 (19.44%) Bash Shell
8 6 (16.67%) Go
9 4 (11.11%) Ruby
10 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
10 3 (8.33%) Perl
11 1 (2.78%) PHP
11 1 (2.78%) TypeScript
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Docker
2 4 (11.11%) vCloud
2 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Kubernetes
2 4 (11.11%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (11.11%) OpenView
3 2 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) HP
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 4 (11.11%) New Relic
1 4 (11.11%) Splunk
1 4 (11.11%) VMware
2 3 (8.33%) IBM
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) TIBCO
3 2 (5.56%) Facebook
3 2 (5.56%) Google
3 2 (5.56%) Twitter