Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 788 856 770
Rank change year-on-year +68 -86 +86
Contract jobs citing AMQP 72 32 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.032% 0.068%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 0.24% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 18 39
UK median daily rate £538 £450 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.44% -13.46% -11.49%
10th Percentile £420 £328 £383
90th Percentile £650 £579 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £433 £450
% change year-on-year +12.72% -3.89% -35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £41.50

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 12,040 13,373 13,141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.61% 13.22% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,421 8,265 7,991
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +2.47% +1.25%
10th Percentile £202 £200 £209
90th Percentile £610 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £385 £380
% change year-on-year +6.49% +1.32% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 739 731
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.49 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.49% -11.43% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £47.50 £51.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.41 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -8.37% -9.52% -16.00%

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 22 April 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 11 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 22 April 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 +59 63 £538 +16.22% 6
London +65 43 £600 +33.33% 3
UK excluding London +16 26 £488 +12.72% 3
South East +18 11 £425 +16.44% 1
Midlands - 5 £525 - 2
West Midlands - 5 £525 - 2
Scotland +21 3 - -
Wales - 3 - -
North of England +11 2 £538 -28.33%
South West - 2 £600 -
North West - 2 £538 -

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 48 (66.67%) SQL
2 41 (56.94%) TDD
3 40 (55.56%) RabbitMQ
4 35 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (41.67%) C#
6 29 (40.28%) BDD
6 29 (40.28%) NoSQL
6 29 (40.28%) Microservices
7 28 (38.89%) AngularJS
7 28 (38.89%) JavaScript
7 28 (38.89%) .NET
8 24 (33.33%) Reactive Extensions
8 24 (33.33%) SpecFlow
8 24 (33.33%) Git (software)
9 23 (31.94%) Microsoft Azure
9 23 (31.94%) SQL Server
10 22 (30.56%) MSMQ
11 21 (29.17%) Linux
11 21 (29.17%) Microsoft
11 21 (29.17%) REST
12 20 (27.78%) Java
13 19 (26.39%) ASP.NET
13 19 (26.39%) Subversion
14 17 (23.61%) Middleware
14 17 (23.61%) React
14 17 (23.61%) MVVM
14 17 (23.61%) Greenfield Project
15 15 (20.83%) Fintech
15 15 (20.83%) Angular 2
15 15 (20.83%) WPF

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 8 (11.11%) Apache
2 4 (5.56%) Confluence
2 4 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (5.56%) JBoss
3 3 (4.17%) Mule
3 3 (4.17%) Mule ESB
4 2 (2.78%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.78%) CMS
4 2 (2.78%) nginx
4 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.39%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) InVision
1 1 (1.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 23 (31.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (12.50%) AdWords
2 9 (12.50%) Google App Engine
2 9 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (11.11%) Serverless
4 7 (9.72%) PaaS
5 4 (5.56%) IaaS
6 3 (4.17%) SaaS
7 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (2.78%) GitHub
7 2 (2.78%) npm
7 2 (2.78%) Slack
7 2 (2.78%) Trello
8 1 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) DNS
1 4 (5.56%) Firewall
2 3 (4.17%) DHCP
2 3 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (4.17%) Network Security
3 1 (1.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (40.28%) NoSQL
2 23 (31.94%) SQL Server
3 15 (20.83%) Azure SQL Database
4 14 (19.44%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (18.06%) Big Data
6 9 (12.50%) MySQL
7 8 (11.11%) Redis
7 8 (11.11%) Relational Database
8 7 (9.72%) MongoDB
9 5 (6.94%) MariaDB
10 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (4.17%) Hadoop
11 3 (4.17%) RDBMS
12 2 (2.78%) Hazelcast
13 1 (1.39%) Blockchain
13 1 (1.39%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 24 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 24 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 19 (26.39%) Subversion
3 13 (18.06%) Jenkins
3 13 (18.06%) Selenium
4 9 (12.50%) NUnit
5 8 (11.11%) Maven
6 6 (8.33%) Cucumber
7 5 (6.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (6.94%) JIRA
8 4 (5.56%) FishEye
8 4 (5.56%) Hudson
8 4 (5.56%) jMock
8 4 (5.56%) JUnit
8 4 (5.56%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (2.78%) Jasmine
9 2 (2.78%) Liquibase
9 2 (2.78%) Mocha
9 2 (2.78%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.78%) webpack
General
1 8 (11.11%) Advertising
2 5 (6.94%) Banking
2 5 (6.94%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Front Office
2 5 (6.94%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 53 (73.61%) Developer
2 24 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 17 (23.61%) React Developer
4 15 (20.83%) Full Stack Developer
5 12 (16.67%) Java Developer
6 9 (12.50%) .NET Developer
6 9 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (12.50%) F# Developer
6 9 (12.50%) NoSQL Developer
6 9 (12.50%) Python Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Architect
7 4 (5.56%) Azure Architect
7 4 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Angular Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Big Data Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Architect
8 3 (4.17%) Network Specialist
8 3 (4.17%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (55.56%) RabbitMQ
2 28 (38.89%) .NET
2 28 (38.89%) AngularJS
3 24 (33.33%) Reactive Extensions
4 22 (30.56%) MSMQ
5 21 (29.17%) REST
6 19 (26.39%) ASP.NET
7 17 (23.61%) Middleware
7 17 (23.61%) React
8 15 (20.83%) Angular 2
8 15 (20.83%) ASP.NET Web API
8 15 (20.83%) NancyFx
8 15 (20.83%) SignalR
8 15 (20.83%) WebSockets
8 15 (20.83%) WPF
9 14 (19.44%) Node.js
9 14 (19.44%) Spring
10 13 (18.06%) Kafka
11 11 (15.28%) JMS
11 11 (15.28%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.61%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (20.83%) Fintech
3 10 (13.89%) Derivative
4 4 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (5.56%) Fixed Income
5 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.39%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (29.17%) Linux
2 10 (13.89%) Windows
3 4 (5.56%) Unix
4 2 (2.78%) CentOS
4 2 (2.78%) SUSE
4 2 (2.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (56.94%) TDD
2 35 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (40.28%) BDD
3 29 (40.28%) Microservices
4 17 (23.61%) MVVM
5 11 (15.28%) Open Source
6 10 (13.89%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (12.50%) CQRS
7 9 (12.50%) Extreme Programming
7 9 (12.50%) Functional Programming
7 9 (12.50%) Proprietary Trading
8 8 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (11.11%) DevOps
9 6 (8.33%) BPMN
9 6 (8.33%) Computer Science
9 6 (8.33%) Data Protection
9 6 (8.33%) ERD
9 6 (8.33%) Sequence Diagram
9 6 (8.33%) SOLID
9 6 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 48 (66.67%) SQL
2 30 (41.67%) C#
3 28 (38.89%) JavaScript
4 20 (27.78%) Java
5 15 (20.83%) Python
6 12 (16.67%) C++
7 9 (12.50%) F#
8 8 (11.11%) Java 8
8 8 (11.11%) TypeScript
9 7 (9.72%) Ruby
10 4 (5.56%) Bash Shell
10 4 (5.56%) Go
11 2 (2.78%) Apple Swift
11 2 (2.78%) C
11 2 (2.78%) ES6
11 2 (2.78%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.78%) PHP
11 2 (2.78%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.78%) R
11 2 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (15.28%) Degree
2 4 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.39%) CFA
3 1 (1.39%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.11%) QA
2 4 (5.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (19.44%) Docker
2 3 (4.17%) Samba
2 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) Kubernetes
2 9 (12.50%) Terraform
3 8 (11.11%) Ansible
4 5 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (6.94%) Puppet
5 2 (2.78%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (1.39%) Graylog
6 1 (1.39%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 21 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.50%) Facebook
2 9 (12.50%) IBM
2 9 (12.50%) Twitter
3 4 (5.56%) Atlassian
3 4 (5.56%) Murex
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle
3 4 (5.56%) Sybase
4 3 (4.17%) Google
4 3 (4.17%) GUPTA
4 3 (4.17%) VMware
5 2 (2.78%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 1 (1.39%) Adobe