Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 796 812 835
Rank change year-on-year +16 +23 +50
Contract jobs citing AMQP 38 84 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.082% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.33% 0.61% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 63 22
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £500 £406 £389
90th Percentile £625 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £494 £500
% change year-on-year +16.46% -1.25% -28.57%
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 11,646 13,745 12,996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.94% 13.45% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,085 8,421 7,799
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £200 £203 £200
90th Percentile £603 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 762 736
UK median hourly rate £24.13 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.63% +5.26% -24.00%
10th Percentile £12.54 £12.23 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +23.68% +5.56% -28.00%

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 20 August 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 6 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 20 August 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 +2 38 £525 - 9
London +22 32 £525 -8.70% 4
UK excluding London +22 6 £575 +16.46% 5
South East +27 4 £625 +25.00% 1
West Midlands - 2 £525 -
Midlands - 2 £525 -

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 33 (86.84%) RabbitMQ
2 28 (73.68%) SQL
3 25 (65.79%) TDD
4 23 (60.53%) .NET
4 23 (60.53%) NoSQL
5 22 (57.89%) Kafka
6 20 (52.63%) C++
6 20 (52.63%) Middleware
7 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (47.37%) Protocol Buffers
9 17 (44.74%) Apache Avro
9 17 (44.74%) SpecFlow
9 17 (44.74%) CQRS
9 17 (44.74%) Reactive Extensions
9 17 (44.74%) Functional Programming
9 17 (44.74%) Proprietary Trading
9 17 (44.74%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (44.74%) C#
9 17 (44.74%) NUnit
9 17 (44.74%) Derivative
9 17 (44.74%) FIX Protocol
9 17 (44.74%) F#
10 16 (42.11%) Python
10 16 (42.11%) Open Source
11 14 (36.84%) Jenkins
11 14 (36.84%) Kubernetes
12 11 (28.95%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (26.32%) Docker
14 9 (23.68%) DevOps
14 9 (23.68%) AngularJS

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 6 (15.79%) Apache
2 4 (10.53%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (10.53%) OpenStack
3 3 (7.89%) Apache Qpid
3 3 (7.89%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.95%) Google Cloud Platform
2 9 (23.68%) AdWords
2 9 (23.68%) Google App Engine
3 6 (15.79%) PaaS
3 6 (15.79%) Serverless
4 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (10.53%) Heroku
6 3 (7.89%) GitHub
7 2 (5.26%) IaaS
7 2 (5.26%) OpenShift
7 2 (5.26%) SaaS
8 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (60.53%) NoSQL
2 17 (44.74%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (23.68%) Big Data
4 6 (15.79%) Redis
5 2 (5.26%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 17 (44.74%) NUnit
1 17 (44.74%) SpecFlow
2 14 (36.84%) Jenkins
3 9 (23.68%) Selenium
4 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
4 4 (10.53%) TeamCity
5 3 (7.89%) Maven
General
1 9 (23.68%) Advertising
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (73.68%) Developer
2 18 (47.37%) .NET Developer
3 17 (44.74%) C# .NET Developer
3 17 (44.74%) C# Developer
3 17 (44.74%) F# Developer
3 17 (44.74%) NoSQL Developer
4 8 (21.05%) Python Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Backend Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Applications Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Cloud Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Middleware Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) .NET Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Python Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (86.84%) RabbitMQ
2 23 (60.53%) .NET
3 22 (57.89%) Kafka
4 20 (52.63%) Middleware
5 18 (47.37%) Protocol Buffers
6 17 (44.74%) Apache Avro
6 17 (44.74%) FIX Protocol
6 17 (44.74%) Reactive Extensions
7 9 (23.68%) AngularJS
7 9 (23.68%) gRPC
7 9 (23.68%) Node.js
7 9 (23.68%) REST
8 7 (18.42%) JMS
9 6 (15.79%) Spring
10 5 (13.16%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (10.53%) Django
11 4 (10.53%) Flask
11 4 (10.53%) Spring Boot
12 3 (7.89%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (7.89%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (44.74%) Derivative
2 3 (7.89%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.26%) Cloud Native
3 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.26%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (65.79%) TDD
2 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (44.74%) CQRS
3 17 (44.74%) Functional Programming
3 17 (44.74%) Proprietary Trading
4 16 (42.11%) Open Source
5 9 (23.68%) DevOps
6 7 (18.42%) BDD
6 7 (18.42%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (15.79%) BPMN
7 6 (15.79%) ERD
7 6 (15.79%) Microservices
7 6 (15.79%) Sequence Diagram
8 4 (10.53%) Analytics
8 4 (10.53%) Data Privacy
8 4 (10.53%) Extreme Programming
8 4 (10.53%) Information Security
8 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
8 4 (10.53%) Product Roadmap
8 4 (10.53%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 28 (73.68%) SQL
2 20 (52.63%) C++
3 17 (44.74%) C#
3 17 (44.74%) F#
4 16 (42.11%) Python
5 9 (23.68%) Java
6 7 (18.42%) Bash Shell
6 7 (18.42%) Go
7 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 6 (15.79%) TypeScript
8 5 (13.16%) Ruby
9 3 (7.89%) Perl
10 2 (5.26%) Java 8
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 10 (26.32%) Docker
2 4 (10.53%) vCloud
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (36.84%) Kubernetes
2 9 (23.68%) Terraform
3 4 (10.53%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (10.53%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Facebook
1 9 (23.68%) Twitter
2 4 (10.53%) Google
2 4 (10.53%) HP
2 4 (10.53%) New Relic
2 4 (10.53%) Splunk
2 4 (10.53%) VMware
3 3 (7.89%) IBM
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle
3 3 (7.89%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft