Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 805 845 815
Rank change year-on-year +40 -30 -49
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 53 54 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.050% 0.066%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.17% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 38 43
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% -10.53% +12.83%
10th Percentile £318 £323 £317
90th Percentile £600 £606 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £329
% change year-on-year -1.94% +17.87% -15.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MSMQ is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 30821 31294 31160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.15% 28.90% 27.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21283 21878 20729
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £308 £294 £269
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 374 482
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -1.46% +5.83%
10th Percentile £15.08 £12.25 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.80 £50.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.02
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.76% +8.88%

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 22 August 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 10 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 22 August 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 +53 49 £430 +1.18% 20
UK excluding London +75 35 £380 -1.94% 14
London +5 17 £518 +15.00% 6
South East +33 13 £375 - 4
North of England +63 9 £600 +33.33% 8
North West - 9 £600 - 6
East of England -14 5 £500 - 1
Midlands +28 4 £336 -20.88% 1
Scotland +25 4 £350 -9.68%
East Midlands - 4 £336 -

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 42 (79.25%) .NET
2 38 (71.70%) C#
3 35 (66.04%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (54.72%) SQL Server
5 28 (52.83%) JavaScript
6 23 (43.40%) REST
7 22 (41.51%) .NET Framework
7 22 (41.51%) HTML
7 22 (41.51%) CSS
8 21 (39.62%) SQL
8 21 (39.62%) TDD
9 20 (37.74%) NServiceBus
10 19 (35.85%) ASP.NET
10 19 (35.85%) SOA
11 18 (33.96%) Windows
11 18 (33.96%) T-SQL
11 18 (33.96%) Entity Framework
11 18 (33.96%) WCF
12 16 (30.19%) Unit Testing
12 16 (30.19%) Domain-Driven Design
12 16 (30.19%) AngularJS
12 16 (30.19%) ASP.NET Web API
13 15 (28.30%) DevOps
13 15 (28.30%) Web Services
13 15 (28.30%) Finance
14 13 (24.53%) HTML5
14 13 (24.53%) Java
14 13 (24.53%) C++
15 12 (22.64%) Change Management
15 12 (22.64%) MVC

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 20 (37.74%) NServiceBus
2 5 (9.43%) CMS
3 4 (7.55%) Confluence
3 4 (7.55%) IIS
3 4 (7.55%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.77%) Apache Spark
4 2 (3.77%) JBoss
5 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.89%) Sitefinity
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (18.87%) SaaS
3 5 (9.43%) PaaS
4 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (3.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) AMQP
2 2 (3.77%) Ethernet
2 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (54.72%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.98%) Relational Database
3 7 (13.21%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (13.21%) Hadoop
4 3 (5.66%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.66%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.77%) Big Data
5 2 (3.77%) MySQL
5 2 (3.77%) RavenDB
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.89%) Redis
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Anywhere
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (22.64%) JSUnit
2 6 (11.32%) GoCD
2 6 (11.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (9.43%) PostCSS
4 4 (7.55%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.55%) JIRA
4 4 (7.55%) TeamCity
4 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.66%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (5.66%) Subversion
6 2 (3.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (3.77%) Fiddler
6 2 (3.77%) FishEye
6 2 (3.77%) Hudson
6 2 (3.77%) jMock
6 2 (3.77%) JUnit
6 2 (3.77%) Maven
6 2 (3.77%) MSBuild
6 2 (3.77%) NUnit
7 1 (1.89%) Moq
General
1 15 (28.30%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Marketing
3 6 (11.32%) Banking
4 4 (7.55%) Back Office
4 4 (7.55%) Electronics
4 4 (7.55%) Manufacturing
4 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.77%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.89%) Advertising
6 1 (1.89%) Automotive
6 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (67.92%) Developer
2 20 (37.74%) .NET Developer
2 20 (37.74%) C# Developer
3 14 (26.42%) C# .NET Developer
3 14 (26.42%) Senior Developer
4 11 (20.75%) Architect
5 9 (16.98%) Senior C# Developer
6 6 (11.32%) Java Developer
7 5 (9.43%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (7.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Designer
8 4 (7.55%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 4 (7.55%) SQL Developer
8 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Technical Architect
8 4 (7.55%) XML Developer
9 3 (5.66%) Senior Technical Architect
9 3 (5.66%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (79.25%) .NET
2 23 (43.40%) REST
3 22 (41.51%) .NET Framework
3 22 (41.51%) CSS
3 22 (41.51%) HTML
4 19 (35.85%) ASP.NET
5 18 (33.96%) Entity Framework
5 18 (33.96%) WCF
6 16 (30.19%) AngularJS
6 16 (30.19%) ASP.NET Web API
7 15 (28.30%) Web Services
8 13 (24.53%) HTML5
9 12 (22.64%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (16.98%) XML
11 8 (15.09%) RESTful
12 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (11.32%) Angular 2
13 6 (11.32%) LESS
13 6 (11.32%) SOAP
14 5 (9.43%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Fixed Income
1 6 (11.32%) User Experience
2 5 (9.43%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.43%) Public Cloud
3 4 (7.55%) Derivative
3 4 (7.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (7.55%) SWIFT
4 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.77%) Fintech
5 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.96%) Windows
2 9 (16.98%) Unix
3 3 (5.66%) Linux
3 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.89%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (66.04%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (39.62%) TDD
3 19 (35.85%) SOA
4 16 (30.19%) Domain-Driven Design
4 16 (30.19%) Unit Testing
5 15 (28.30%) DevOps
6 12 (22.64%) Change Management
6 12 (22.64%) MVC
7 11 (20.75%) SOLID
8 9 (16.98%) Microservices
9 8 (15.09%) E-Commerce
10 6 (11.32%) API Development
10 6 (11.32%) BDD
10 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (11.32%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (11.32%) Web Development
11 5 (9.43%) Issue Tracking
11 5 (9.43%) IT Strategy
11 5 (9.43%) Test Automation
11 5 (9.43%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 38 (71.70%) C#
2 28 (52.83%) JavaScript
3 21 (39.62%) SQL
4 18 (33.96%) T-SQL
5 13 (24.53%) C++
5 13 (24.53%) Java
6 10 (18.87%) PowerShell
7 9 (16.98%) Python
8 8 (15.09%) TypeScript
9 7 (13.21%) Go
9 7 (13.21%) Shell Script
10 5 (9.43%) Scala
11 4 (7.55%) VB.NET
12 3 (5.66%) ECMAScript
13 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
13 2 (3.77%) Ruby
13 2 (3.77%) VB
13 2 (3.77%) VB6
14 1 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Degree
2 4 (7.55%) PMP
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) Ansible
2 7 (13.21%) Mesos
3 4 (7.55%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.32%) Oracle
3 5 (9.43%) SAP
4 4 (7.55%) Bloomberg
4 4 (7.55%) Charles River
4 4 (7.55%) Citrix
4 4 (7.55%) Fiserv
4 4 (7.55%) IBM
4 4 (7.55%) Reuters
5 2 (3.77%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.77%) Murex
5 2 (3.77%) Splunk
5 2 (3.77%) Sybase
6 1 (1.89%) CA
6 1 (1.89%) Pega
6 1 (1.89%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.89%) Telerik
6 1 (1.89%) TIBCO