Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for MSMQ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MSMQ over the 6 months to 24 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.

Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 824 824 764
Rank change year-on-year 0 -60 +38
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 72 62 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.059% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.19% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 40 95
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% -21.78% +36.36%
10th Percentile £320 £324 £359
90th Percentile £600 £656 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £425 £575
% change year-on-year -10.59% -26.09% +43.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MSMQ is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32931 31938 32467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.95% 30.42% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23241 22116 22267
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 372 557
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.60 £14.44 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.80 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +10.74%

MSMQ
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MSMQ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MSMQ in the UK

MSMQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MSMQ.

Contractor daily rate trend for MSMQ in the UK

MSMQ
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSMQ over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSMQ in the UK

MSMQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSMQ.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSMQ in the UK

MSMQ
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 MSMQ within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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
England +3 69 £475 +7.95% 21
London -13 40 £488 +10.80% 7
UK excluding London +48 32 £380 -10.59% 14
North of England +65 10 £600 +54.54% 7
South East +12 10 £370 -12.94% 3
North West - 6 £600 - 3
East of England -1 5 £500 - 3
Midlands +32 4 £338 -20.59%
Scotland +3 3 £350 -9.68%
North East - 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 3 £338 -
Yorkshire +25 1 £310 -20.15% 3
West Midlands +18 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MSMQ 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 MSMQ.

1 57 (79.17%) .NET
2 51 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (48.61%) C#
4 34 (47.22%) SQL
5 31 (43.06%) SQL Server
6 29 (40.28%) Windows
7 26 (36.11%) Finance
8 25 (34.72%) JavaScript
9 23 (31.94%) REST
10 21 (29.17%) Banking
10 21 (29.17%) ASP.NET
10 21 (29.17%) TDD
11 20 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (27.78%) RabbitMQ
11 20 (27.78%) DevOps
12 19 (26.39%) Scrum
13 18 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
13 18 (25.00%) HTML
13 18 (25.00%) SOA
13 18 (25.00%) TeamCity
13 18 (25.00%) PowerShell
13 18 (25.00%) WebSphere
14 17 (23.61%) .NET Framework
14 17 (23.61%) Java
14 17 (23.61%) CSS
14 17 (23.61%) Configuration Management
14 17 (23.61%) Octopus Deploy
15 16 (22.22%) Ansible
16 15 (20.83%) IIS
16 15 (20.83%) Puppet

MSMQ
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 18 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 15 (20.83%) IIS
3 13 (18.06%) NServiceBus
4 5 (6.94%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (6.94%) CMS
5 3 (4.17%) Confluence
5 3 (4.17%) JBoss
5 3 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.39%) Apache
6 1 (1.39%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.39%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.39%) Sitefinity
6 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.72%) SaaS
3 5 (6.94%) PaaS
4 3 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.72%) AMQP
2 3 (4.17%) Internet
2 3 (4.17%) Intranet
3 2 (2.78%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.78%) SSL
3 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.39%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (43.06%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.33%) Hadoop
3 6 (8.33%) MySQL
4 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.39%) Big Data
7 1 (1.39%) DB2
7 1 (1.39%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (25.00%) TeamCity
2 17 (23.61%) Octopus Deploy
3 14 (19.44%) MSBuild
4 8 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (9.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (9.72%) Hudson
6 6 (8.33%) JSUnit
7 5 (6.94%) PostCSS
8 3 (4.17%) JIRA
8 3 (4.17%) Maven
9 2 (2.78%) FishEye
9 2 (2.78%) HP UFT
9 2 (2.78%) jMock
9 2 (2.78%) JUnit
9 2 (2.78%) MSTest
9 2 (2.78%) Selenium
9 2 (2.78%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.78%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.78%) Subversion
9 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (36.11%) Finance
2 21 (29.17%) Banking
3 5 (6.94%) Marketing
4 4 (5.56%) Back Office
5 3 (4.17%) Electronics
5 3 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 41 (56.94%) Developer
2 17 (23.61%) .NET Developer
3 15 (20.83%) Architect
3 15 (20.83%) C# Developer
4 12 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (16.67%) PowerShell Engineer
4 12 (16.67%) Windows DevOps Engineer
4 12 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
5 10 (13.89%) Applications Engineer
5 10 (13.89%) Senior Developer
6 8 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (11.11%) Java Developer
7 6 (8.33%) SQL Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Senior C# Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Software Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Designer
9 4 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Technical Architect
9 4 (5.56%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (79.17%) .NET
2 23 (31.94%) REST
3 21 (29.17%) ASP.NET
4 20 (27.78%) RabbitMQ
5 18 (25.00%) HTML
5 18 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
6 17 (23.61%) .NET Framework
6 17 (23.61%) CSS
7 14 (19.44%) Entity Framework
7 14 (19.44%) RESTful
7 14 (19.44%) Web Services
8 13 (18.06%) WCF
8 13 (18.06%) XML
9 11 (15.28%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (13.89%) AngularJS
11 9 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (11.11%) J2EE
13 7 (9.72%) SOAP
14 6 (8.33%) Hibernate
14 6 (8.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Online Banking
2 6 (8.33%) Fixed Income
2 6 (8.33%) User Experience
3 5 (6.94%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.56%) Derivative
4 4 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (5.56%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.56%) SWIFT
5 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.17%) Data Structures
5 3 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.39%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 29 (40.28%) Windows
2 11 (15.28%) Unix
2 11 (15.28%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.94%) Linux
4 3 (4.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (29.17%) TDD
3 20 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (27.78%) DevOps
4 19 (26.39%) Scrum
5 18 (25.00%) SOA
6 17 (23.61%) Configuration Management
7 13 (18.06%) Microservices
7 13 (18.06%) MVC
8 12 (16.67%) Task Automation
9 11 (15.28%) Application Performance Management
9 11 (15.28%) Performance Management
10 10 (13.89%) Domain-Driven Design
10 10 (13.89%) Unit Testing
11 9 (12.50%) Test Automation
12 8 (11.11%) Mentoring
13 7 (9.72%) E-Commerce
13 7 (9.72%) OO
13 7 (9.72%) SOLID
14 6 (8.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 35 (48.61%) C#
2 34 (47.22%) SQL
3 25 (34.72%) JavaScript
4 18 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 17 (23.61%) Java
6 12 (16.67%) C++
7 9 (12.50%) T-SQL
8 8 (11.11%) TypeScript
9 6 (8.33%) Go
9 6 (8.33%) Python
9 6 (8.33%) Shell Script
10 5 (6.94%) Scala
10 5 (6.94%) VB
11 3 (4.17%) ECMAScript
11 3 (4.17%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.39%) Delphi
12 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.39%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) Degree
2 4 (5.56%) PMP
3 1 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.39%) OCP
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.89%) QA
2 5 (6.94%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (22.22%) Ansible
2 15 (20.83%) Puppet
3 8 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (8.33%) Mesos
5 2 (2.78%) SCCM
6 1 (1.39%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.39%) Nagios
6 1 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (16.67%) Oracle
2 11 (15.28%) AppDynamics
2 11 (15.28%) Dynatrace
3 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.50%) New Relic
4 8 (11.11%) RedGate
5 6 (8.33%) Citrix
5 6 (8.33%) IBM
6 4 (5.56%) Bloomberg
6 4 (5.56%) Charles River
6 4 (5.56%) Fiserv
6 4 (5.56%) Reuters
7 3 (4.17%) Cisco
7 3 (4.17%) SAP
8 2 (2.78%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.78%) Murex
8 2 (2.78%) Remedy
8 2 (2.78%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.78%) Sybase
8 2 (2.78%) VMware