Period
to 23 April 2018

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 23 April 2018 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 804 766 778
Rank change year-on-year -38 +12 -27
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 73 72 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.078% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.25% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 56 82
UK median daily rate £465 £428 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.77% -14.50% +19.05%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £357
90th Percentile £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £575
% change year-on-year - -34.78% +53.33%
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 33,005 29,090 30,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.65% 31.62% 28.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,261 20,066 21,070
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 366 467
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +4.52% +10.71%
10th Percentile £16.33 £15.75 £14.75
90th Percentile £59.88 £52.50 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +7.64%

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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 2018. 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 -35 73 £465 +8.77% 46
London -50 53 £550 +10.00% 20
UK excluding London -50 20 £375 - 26
Midlands 0 11 £375 - 3
West Midlands +9 7 £375 -
South East -18 6 £425 +13.33% 7
East Midlands +3 4 £350 -6.67% 3
North of England -7 3 £275 -24.14% 8
North West -11 2 £275 - 6
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MSMQ 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 MSMQ.

1 51 (69.86%) .NET
2 42 (57.53%) C#
3 37 (50.68%) SQL
4 35 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (41.10%) SQL Server
6 27 (36.99%) TDD
7 26 (35.62%) Finance
7 26 (35.62%) NServiceBus
8 24 (32.88%) BDD
8 24 (32.88%) Scrum
9 23 (31.51%) Microsoft
10 22 (30.14%) Banking
10 22 (30.14%) QA
10 22 (30.14%) REST
10 22 (30.14%) PowerShell
11 21 (28.77%) Microsoft Azure
11 21 (28.77%) RabbitMQ
11 21 (28.77%) Octopus Deploy
12 20 (27.40%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (26.03%) TeamCity
13 19 (26.03%) MVC
13 19 (26.03%) WebSphere MQ
14 18 (24.66%) JavaScript
14 18 (24.66%) RESTful
14 18 (24.66%) SOLID
15 17 (23.29%) ASP.NET
16 16 (21.92%) Windows
16 16 (21.92%) .NET Framework
16 16 (21.92%) DevOps
17 15 (20.55%) 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 26 (35.62%) NServiceBus
2 15 (20.55%) WebSphere
3 11 (15.07%) IIS
4 6 (8.22%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (5.48%) JBoss
5 4 (5.48%) OpenStack
6 3 (4.11%) Confluence
6 3 (4.11%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.37%) Apache
7 1 (1.37%) CMS
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 21 (28.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (12.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.37%) Boomi
3 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.37%) NuGet
3 1 (1.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) FTP
1 5 (6.85%) HTTP
1 5 (6.85%) SMTP
2 2 (2.74%) Network Security
3 1 (1.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (41.10%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.22%) NoSQL
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (6.85%) DB2
3 5 (6.85%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.85%) MySQL
3 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (5.48%) MariaDB
4 4 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (5.48%) Redis
5 3 (4.11%) Cloud Spanner
6 2 (2.74%) RavenDB
6 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.37%) Big Data
7 1 (1.37%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.37%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.37%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 21 (28.77%) Octopus Deploy
2 19 (26.03%) TeamCity
3 13 (17.81%) MSBuild
3 13 (17.81%) NUnit
4 12 (16.44%) SpecFlow
5 11 (15.07%) Jenkins
5 11 (15.07%) Selenium
5 11 (15.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (10.96%) Git (software)
6 8 (10.96%) HP UFT
6 8 (10.96%) SoapUI
7 6 (8.22%) ER Studio
7 6 (8.22%) Subversion
8 3 (4.11%) JIRA
9 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.37%) Artifactory
10 1 (1.37%) ERwin
10 1 (1.37%) Maven
General
1 26 (35.62%) Finance
2 22 (30.14%) Banking
3 4 (5.48%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Law
4 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (63.01%) Developer
2 21 (28.77%) C# Developer
3 20 (27.40%) .NET Developer
4 16 (21.92%) Senior Developer
5 11 (15.07%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (13.70%) Windows DevOps Engineer
6 10 (13.70%) Windows Engineer
7 8 (10.96%) Analyst
7 8 (10.96%) Applications Engineer
7 8 (10.96%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (10.96%) Banking Analyst
7 8 (10.96%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (10.96%) Financial Analyst
7 8 (10.96%) QA Analyst
7 8 (10.96%) QA Automation Analyst
7 8 (10.96%) QA Test Analyst
7 8 (10.96%) SQL Analyst
7 8 (10.96%) Test Analyst
7 8 (10.96%) XML Analyst
8 6 (8.22%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (69.86%) .NET
2 22 (30.14%) REST
3 21 (28.77%) RabbitMQ
4 19 (26.03%) WebSphere MQ
5 18 (24.66%) RESTful
6 17 (23.29%) ASP.NET
7 16 (21.92%) .NET Framework
8 15 (20.55%) XML
9 14 (19.18%) Entity Framework
9 14 (19.18%) Web Services
10 12 (16.44%) SOAP
11 11 (15.07%) AngularJS
11 11 (15.07%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (13.70%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (12.33%) WCF
14 8 (10.96%) NHibernate
15 7 (9.59%) HTML
16 6 (8.22%) CSS
16 6 (8.22%) KnockoutJS
17 5 (6.85%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Online Banking
2 5 (6.85%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (5.48%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.74%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.37%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.92%) Windows
2 10 (13.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.37%) Unix
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.99%) TDD
3 24 (32.88%) BDD
3 24 (32.88%) Scrum
4 20 (27.40%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (26.03%) MVC
6 18 (24.66%) SOLID
7 16 (21.92%) DevOps
8 15 (20.55%) OO
8 15 (20.55%) OOP
9 13 (17.81%) Mentoring
10 12 (16.44%) Configuration Management
10 12 (16.44%) CQRS
10 12 (16.44%) SOA
10 12 (16.44%) Test Automation
11 11 (15.07%) Deployment Automation
12 10 (13.70%) Application Performance Management
12 10 (13.70%) Performance Management
12 10 (13.70%) Task Automation
13 9 (12.33%) Inversion of Control
Programming Languages
1 42 (57.53%) C#
2 37 (50.68%) SQL
3 22 (30.14%) PowerShell
4 18 (24.66%) JavaScript
5 9 (12.33%) Java
6 6 (8.22%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.48%) Java 8
7 4 (5.48%) Python
8 3 (4.11%) Ruby
9 2 (2.74%) C++
9 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.74%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.74%) VB
10 1 (1.37%) Delphi
10 1 (1.37%) Go
10 1 (1.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) OCP
1 4 (5.48%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (2.74%) Degree
3 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (30.14%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (20.55%) Puppet
2 7 (9.59%) Ansible
2 7 (9.59%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (6.85%) Control-M
4 4 (5.48%) Kubernetes
4 4 (5.48%) Terraform
5 1 (1.37%) Mesos
5 1 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (31.51%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.70%) AppDynamics
2 10 (13.70%) Dynatrace
2 10 (13.70%) New Relic
3 9 (12.33%) Oracle
4 5 (6.85%) Embarcadero
4 5 (6.85%) RedGate
5 4 (5.48%) IBM
6 3 (4.11%) Google
7 1 (1.37%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.37%) Informatica
7 1 (1.37%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.37%) Splunk
7 1 (1.37%) TIBCO