Period
to 20 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for MQTT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MQTT over the 6 months to 20 October 2021 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.

Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 761 530 805
Rank change year-on-year -231 +275 +78
Contract jobs citing MQTT 41 5 27
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.016% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.12% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 3 21
10th Percentile £381 £404 £350
25th Percentile £411 £409 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £435 £550
Median % change year-on-year +12.07% -20.91% -8.33%
75th Percentile £616 £545 £575
90th Percentile £661 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £625 £425
% change year-on-year -26.00% +47.06% +25.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £47.50

MQTT 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 9,444 4,177 11,204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.19% 13.26% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,109 2,620 6,923
10th Percentile £213 £210 £193
25th Percentile £363 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £445 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% -
75th Percentile £581 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 182 592
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.00 £13.50
25th Percentile £14.25 £17.31 £16.25
Median hourly rate £22.00 £32.00 £25.84
Median % change year-on-year -31.25% +23.84% +38.18%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.40 £46.10
90th Percentile £65.00 £54.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £30.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -34.43% +29.79% +27.03%

MQTT
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MQTT in the UK

MQTT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for MQTT in the UK

MQTT
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MQTT over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for MQTT in the UK

MQTT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for MQTT in the UK

MQTT
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MQTT within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 2021. 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 -214 33 £475 +9.20% 14
Work from Home -214 18 £500 +14.94% 1
UK excluding London -156 17 £463 -26.00% 12
London -195 14 £640 +60.00% 1
South West - 9 £424 -
South East -86 6 £525 -16.00% 5
East Midlands - 1 £550 - 1
Midlands - 1 £550 - 2
East of England - 1 £400 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing MQTT 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 MQTT.

1 20 (48.78%) AWS
2 18 (43.90%) Microservices
2 18 (43.90%) Software Engineering
3 16 (39.02%) Scrum
4 15 (36.59%) Python
5 14 (34.15%) Docker
5 14 (34.15%) Kafka
6 13 (31.71%) Bluetooth
7 12 (29.27%) Linux
7 12 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (24.39%) Java
8 10 (24.39%) REST
8 10 (24.39%) Azure
8 10 (24.39%) Analytics
8 10 (24.39%) Kubernetes
9 9 (21.95%) Data Analytics
10 8 (19.51%) BDD
10 8 (19.51%) Algorithms
10 8 (19.51%) Gradle
10 8 (19.51%) Jenkins
10 8 (19.51%) Grafana
10 8 (19.51%) Prometheus
10 8 (19.51%) Event-Driven
10 8 (19.51%) Event-Driven Programming
10 8 (19.51%) C++
10 8 (19.51%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (19.51%) TDD
10 8 (19.51%) Pair Programming
10 8 (19.51%) Maven
10 8 (19.51%) Computer Science

MQTT
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 (9.76%) Confluence
2 1 (2.44%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 20 (48.78%) AWS
2 10 (24.39%) Azure
3 6 (14.63%) Amazon Cognito
3 6 (14.63%) Amazon S3
3 6 (14.63%) Amazon SQS
3 6 (14.63%) AWS KMS
3 6 (14.63%) AWS Lambda
3 6 (14.63%) Serverless
4 5 (12.20%) GCP
4 5 (12.20%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.44%) AWS IoT
5 1 (2.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (31.71%) Bluetooth
2 8 (19.51%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (17.07%) Wireless
4 6 (14.63%) DHCP
4 6 (14.63%) DNS
4 6 (14.63%) IPv4
4 6 (14.63%) IPv6
5 5 (12.20%) ZigBee
6 4 (9.76%) Ethernet
6 4 (9.76%) VLAN
6 4 (9.76%) VPN
6 4 (9.76%) VXLAN
7 3 (7.32%) AMQP
7 3 (7.32%) Modbus
8 2 (4.88%) Broadband
8 2 (4.88%) DOCSIS
8 2 (4.88%) HTTP
8 2 (4.88%) Internet
8 2 (4.88%) Profibus
8 2 (4.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) Amazon Athena
1 6 (14.63%) Amazon QuickSight
1 6 (14.63%) Amazon RDS
1 6 (14.63%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (14.63%) Presto
2 5 (12.20%) Power BI
3 3 (7.32%) Data Lake
4 2 (4.88%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (4.88%) MySQL
4 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.44%) Flink
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Git (software)
1 8 (19.51%) Gradle
1 8 (19.51%) Jenkins
1 8 (19.51%) Maven
2 5 (12.20%) git-flow
3 4 (9.76%) Arsenale Dataplane
3 4 (9.76%) JIRA
3 4 (9.76%) TestRail
4 2 (4.88%) Mocha
5 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (12.20%) Social Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Electronics
3 2 (4.88%) Back Office
3 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Automotive
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (63.41%) Developer
2 8 (19.51%) Java Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Analytics Developer
4 5 (12.20%) iOS Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Embedded Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Linux Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Python Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (4.88%) SCADA Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Software Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Telemetry Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Telemetry Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (34.15%) Kafka
2 10 (24.39%) REST
3 6 (14.63%) GraphQL
4 5 (12.20%) RxSwift
5 4 (9.76%) RESTful
6 3 (7.32%) Middleware
7 2 (4.88%) CSS
7 2 (4.88%) HTML
7 2 (4.88%) Jest
7 2 (4.88%) Knex.js
7 2 (4.88%) Node.js
7 2 (4.88%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (4.88%) React
7 2 (4.88%) React Native
7 2 (4.88%) Web Services
7 2 (4.88%) WebSockets
8 1 (2.44%) 802.1X
8 1 (2.44%) LESS
8 1 (2.44%) Sass
8 1 (2.44%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Algorithms
2 5 (12.20%) Industrial Internet of Things
2 5 (12.20%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (12.20%) User Experience
3 4 (9.76%) Device Driver
3 4 (9.76%) Raspberry Pi
3 4 (9.76%) SCADA
4 3 (7.32%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (7.32%) Internet of Things
5 2 (4.88%) Industry 4.0
5 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.88%) Video\Live Streaming
5 2 (4.88%) Web 2.0
6 1 (2.44%) CAN bus
6 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Linux
2 7 (17.07%) Embedded Linux
3 6 (14.63%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.88%) Android
5 1 (2.44%) Debian
5 1 (2.44%) Unix
5 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Microservices
1 18 (43.90%) Software Engineering
2 16 (39.02%) Scrum
3 12 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (24.39%) Analytics
5 9 (21.95%) Data Analytics
6 8 (19.51%) BDD
6 8 (19.51%) Computer Science
6 8 (19.51%) Event-Driven
6 8 (19.51%) Event-Driven Programming
6 8 (19.51%) Pair Programming
6 8 (19.51%) TDD
7 7 (17.07%) Mentoring
7 7 (17.07%) Software Delivery
8 6 (14.63%) Data Integration
8 6 (14.63%) Data Visualisation
8 6 (14.63%) Open Source
8 6 (14.63%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (14.63%) Test Automation
8 6 (14.63%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (36.59%) Python
2 10 (24.39%) Java
3 8 (19.51%) C++
4 7 (17.07%) C
4 7 (17.07%) SQL
5 5 (12.20%) Go
6 4 (9.76%) Apple Swift
6 4 (9.76%) Rust
7 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.88%) PHP
8 1 (2.44%) C#
8 1 (2.44%) Jython
8 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.44%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) CCNA
1 4 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) DICOM
System Software
1 14 (34.15%) Docker
2 4 (9.76%) iptables
2 4 (9.76%) KVM
2 4 (9.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) Kubernetes
2 8 (19.51%) Grafana
2 8 (19.51%) Prometheus
3 1 (2.44%) Ansible
3 1 (2.44%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) Atlassian
3 2 (4.88%) Siemens
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco
4 1 (2.44%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.44%) IBM
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) Splunk