Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 825 839 858
Rank change year-on-year +14 +19 -56
Contract jobs citing AMQP 50 57 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.054% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.35% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 31 21
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% -12.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £319 £331 £350
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £488
% change year-on-year +3.66% -15.90% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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 13924 16275 15970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.52% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8473 9837 9234
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 831 1028
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £48.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +2.50%

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 19 November 2017.

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 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
UK excluding London +43 40 £425 +3.66% 8
England +5 38 £450 - 9
South East +11 12 £450 +24.14% 3
Scotland - 9 £338 - 1
North of England +59 7 £401 -7.76% 4
London -50 7 £550 +4.76% 2
East of England -12 5 £500 -
Yorkshire - 5 £413 - 2
Midlands +32 4 £540 -
Wales - 3 £450 -
West Midlands - 3 £540 -
North West +20 2 £325 -25.29% 2
East Midlands +10 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 (78.00%) Java
2 32 (64.00%) RabbitMQ
3 31 (62.00%) JMS
4 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (58.00%) TDD
6 25 (50.00%) Spring
7 22 (44.00%) SQL
8 21 (42.00%) Scrum
8 21 (42.00%) Git (software)
9 20 (40.00%) NoSQL
9 20 (40.00%) Hibernate
10 19 (38.00%) Maven
10 19 (38.00%) Subversion
10 19 (38.00%) MongoDB
11 18 (36.00%) Apache Camel
12 17 (34.00%) Docker
12 17 (34.00%) Kanban
12 17 (34.00%) C#
12 17 (34.00%) SOAP
12 17 (34.00%) Tomcat
13 16 (32.00%) JBoss
13 16 (32.00%) Web Services
13 16 (32.00%) Linux
13 16 (32.00%) BDD
13 16 (32.00%) Ansible
13 16 (32.00%) Jenkins
14 15 (30.00%) REST
14 15 (30.00%) Integration Testing
14 15 (30.00%) ActiveMQ
15 14 (28.00%) Finance

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 17 (34.00%) Tomcat
2 16 (32.00%) JBoss
3 12 (24.00%) Jetty
3 12 (24.00%) WebLogic
4 11 (22.00%) WebSphere
5 5 (10.00%) Confluence
5 5 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (10.00%) Tornado
6 4 (8.00%) Apache Solr
6 4 (8.00%) Mule
7 3 (6.00%) Mule ESB
7 3 (6.00%) nginx
8 2 (4.00%) CMS
9 1 (2.00%) Apache
9 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
9 1 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (2.00%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (6.00%) Amazon S3
4 2 (4.00%) SaaS
5 1 (2.00%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (2.00%) npm
5 1 (2.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) HTTP
1 6 (12.00%) Internet
2 5 (10.00%) SSL
3 2 (4.00%) DNS
3 2 (4.00%) MQTT
4 1 (2.00%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.00%) Intranet
4 1 (2.00%) SMTP
4 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (40.00%) NoSQL
2 19 (38.00%) MongoDB
3 14 (28.00%) Hadoop
4 12 (24.00%) Couchbase
4 12 (24.00%) Redis
4 12 (24.00%) Riak
5 8 (16.00%) MySQL
6 6 (12.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database
7 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
7 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (42.00%) Git (software)
2 19 (38.00%) Maven
2 19 (38.00%) Subversion
3 16 (32.00%) Jenkins
4 12 (24.00%) Cucumber
4 12 (24.00%) FitNesse
4 12 (24.00%) Selenium
4 12 (24.00%) Vagrant
5 10 (20.00%) JIRA
6 9 (18.00%) JUnit
7 5 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (10.00%) JBehave
7 5 (10.00%) Mockito
8 3 (6.00%) Ant
8 3 (6.00%) FishEye
8 3 (6.00%) Hudson
8 3 (6.00%) IntelliJ
8 3 (6.00%) jMock
8 3 (6.00%) SoapUI
8 3 (6.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (28.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Banking
2 3 (6.00%) Investment Banking
2 3 (6.00%) Legal
3 2 (4.00%) Games
4 1 (2.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 42 (84.00%) Developer
2 32 (64.00%) Java Developer
3 10 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 8 (16.00%) Architect
4 8 (16.00%) Integration Developer
5 7 (14.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (12.00%) Technical Architect
7 5 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (10.00%) SQL Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Designer
8 4 (8.00%) ERP Developer
9 3 (6.00%) C# Developer
9 3 (6.00%) Messaging Developer
9 3 (6.00%) Senior Architect
9 3 (6.00%) Senior Designer
9 3 (6.00%) Senior Technical Architect
9 3 (6.00%) Technical Designer
9 3 (6.00%) Technical Developer
10 2 (4.00%) Broadcast Architect
10 2 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (64.00%) RabbitMQ
2 31 (62.00%) JMS
3 25 (50.00%) Spring
4 20 (40.00%) Hibernate
5 18 (36.00%) Apache Camel
6 17 (34.00%) SOAP
7 16 (32.00%) Web Services
8 15 (30.00%) ActiveMQ
8 15 (30.00%) REST
9 14 (28.00%) JPA
9 14 (28.00%) Kafka
10 13 (26.00%) XML
11 12 (24.00%) RESTful
12 11 (22.00%) AngularJS
13 10 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
14 8 (16.00%) HTML
14 8 (16.00%) HTML5
14 8 (16.00%) JSON
14 8 (16.00%) Middleware
14 8 (16.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.00%) Media Streaming
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.00%) Linux
2 6 (12.00%) Unix
3 4 (8.00%) Windows
4 3 (6.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (58.00%) TDD
3 21 (42.00%) Scrum
4 17 (34.00%) Kanban
5 16 (32.00%) BDD
6 15 (30.00%) Integration Testing
7 12 (24.00%) DSDM
7 12 (24.00%) Microservices
7 12 (24.00%) OO
7 12 (24.00%) RUP
7 12 (24.00%) Test Automation
8 11 (22.00%) SOA
9 10 (20.00%) Mentoring
9 10 (20.00%) UML
10 9 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (16.00%) DevOps
11 8 (16.00%) ERP
11 8 (16.00%) Multithreading
11 8 (16.00%) OOP
12 7 (14.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 39 (78.00%) Java
2 22 (44.00%) SQL
3 17 (34.00%) C#
4 13 (26.00%) Bash Shell
4 13 (26.00%) JavaScript
4 13 (26.00%) Python
5 12 (24.00%) Ruby
6 5 (10.00%) C++
6 5 (10.00%) PL/SQL
7 3 (6.00%) XPath
8 2 (4.00%) Go
8 2 (4.00%) Groovy
8 2 (4.00%) PHP
8 2 (4.00%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) BC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) MCPD
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) QA
System Software
1 17 (34.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (32.00%) Ansible
2 13 (26.00%) Puppet
3 12 (24.00%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (14.00%) Cobbler
5 2 (4.00%) HAProxy
5 2 (4.00%) MOM
6 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (28.00%) Oracle
2 9 (18.00%) IBM
2 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.00%) TIBCO
4 5 (10.00%) Atlassian
5 4 (8.00%) MuleSoft
6 3 (6.00%) Murex
6 3 (6.00%) Sybase
6 3 (6.00%) WSO2
7 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.00%) Bloomberg
8 1 (2.00%) Informatica
8 1 (2.00%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (2.00%) SAP
8 1 (2.00%) Workday