Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 567 811 818
Rank change year-on-year +244 +7 +1
Contract jobs citing AMQP 13 52 76
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.055% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.44% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 44 57
Median daily rate £515 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £419 £483 £406
90th Percentile £583 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -11.90% +5.00% +8.11%
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 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 5,473 11,901 13,793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.34% 12.66% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,129 7,327 8,491
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £190 £201 £203
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £403 £391
% change year-on-year +1.86% +3.07% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 577 758
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.00 £19.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.73% +12.76% -1.96%
10th Percentile £14.07 £12.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £52.95 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £22.19 £21.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year +5.65% +8.33% +2.03%

AMQP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for AMQP in the UK

AMQP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AMQP.

Daily rate trend for AMQP in the UK

AMQP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AMQP over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for AMQP in the UK

AMQP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AMQP.

Hourly rate trend for AMQP in the UK

AMQP
Top 5 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 12 July 2020. 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 +213 9 £463 -11.90% 1
England +226 7 £463 -11.90% 1
Wales - 6 £520 -
London +166 4 £550 +4.76%
South East +156 3 £438 +2.94%

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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 9 (69.23%) SOA
2 8 (61.54%) MySQL
2 8 (61.54%) Python
2 8 (61.54%) Microservices
2 8 (61.54%) GCP
3 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
4 6 (46.15%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 6 (46.15%) C#
4 6 (46.15%) Kubernetes
4 6 (46.15%) Docker
5 5 (38.46%) Kafka
5 5 (38.46%) SQL
5 5 (38.46%) Java
5 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
5 5 (38.46%) Node.js
5 5 (38.46%) MongoDB
5 5 (38.46%) NoSQL
5 5 (38.46%) Azure
5 5 (38.46%) AWS
6 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
6 4 (30.77%) Multithreading
6 4 (30.77%) OO
6 4 (30.77%) HTML
6 4 (30.77%) SOAP
6 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
6 4 (30.77%) Technical Leadership
7 3 (23.08%) Kong
7 3 (23.08%) Serverless
7 3 (23.08%) Concurrent Programming

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:

Cloud Services
1 8 (61.54%) GCP
2 5 (38.46%) AWS
2 5 (38.46%) Azure
3 3 (23.08%) Amazon S3
3 3 (23.08%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (23.08%) Heroku
3 3 (23.08%) Kong
3 3 (23.08%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) DHCP
1 2 (15.38%) DOCSIS
1 2 (15.38%) HTTP
1 2 (15.38%) MQTT
1 2 (15.38%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) MySQL
2 5 (38.46%) MongoDB
2 5 (38.46%) NoSQL
3 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (15.38%) Aerospike
4 2 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (15.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
2 3 (23.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
2 3 (23.08%) JUnit
2 3 (23.08%) Selenium
3 2 (15.38%) Sonatype Nexus
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Node.js Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Architect
4 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) MySQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Python Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Python Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Python Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Subject Matter Expert
5 1 (7.69%) Test Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) Kafka
1 5 (38.46%) Node.js
2 4 (30.77%) HTML
2 4 (30.77%) SOAP
3 3 (23.08%) Middleware
3 3 (23.08%) REST
3 3 (23.08%) RESTful
4 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
4 2 (15.38%) CSS
4 2 (15.38%) HTML5
4 2 (15.38%) JMS
4 2 (15.38%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) SOA
2 8 (61.54%) Microservices
3 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
4 6 (46.15%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
5 4 (30.77%) Multithreading
5 4 (30.77%) OO
5 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 4 (30.77%) Technical Leadership
6 3 (23.08%) Concurrent Programming
6 3 (23.08%) Data Integration
6 3 (23.08%) ETL
6 3 (23.08%) Scrum
7 2 (15.38%) DevOps
7 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
7 2 (15.38%) MapReduce
7 2 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
7 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Python
2 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 6 (46.15%) C#
4 5 (38.46%) Java
4 5 (38.46%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) ActionScript
5 2 (15.38%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CCNA
1 2 (15.38%) CCNP
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco
1 2 (15.38%) Gemalto
1 2 (15.38%) Juniper
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 2 (15.38%) Nokia