Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 819 818 792
Rank change year-on-year -1 -26 0
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 63 67 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.064% 0.095%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.21% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 48 73
UK median daily rate £463 £439 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -16.43% +27.27%
10th Percentile £319 £323 £373
90th Percentile £601 £634 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £413 £563
% change year-on-year -7.88% -26.67% +45.16%
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 32130 31687 31900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.07% 30.07% 27.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22571 22049 21755
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £299 £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 368 369 528
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.35 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.10 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +13.19% -4.00% +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 23 October 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 12 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 October 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 +12 59 £475 +8.26% 25
UK excluding London +45 34 £380 -7.88% 11
London -10 28 £513 +10.81% 15
North of England +72 11 £600 +33.33% 3
South East +12 10 £370 -1.33% 1
North West - 8 £600 - 3
East of England -27 5 £500 - 2
Midlands +31 4 £336 -20.88% 1
Scotland +10 4 £350 -9.68%
East Midlands - 4 £336 -
North East - 2 - -
Yorkshire +21 1 £310 -31.11%

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 51 (80.95%) .NET
2 42 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (52.38%) C#
4 30 (47.62%) SQL Server
5 28 (44.44%) SQL
6 27 (42.86%) Windows
7 24 (38.10%) JavaScript
8 21 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 21 (33.33%) TDD
8 21 (33.33%) REST
9 20 (31.75%) Finance
10 18 (28.57%) CSS
10 18 (28.57%) HTML
10 18 (28.57%) .NET Framework
11 17 (26.98%) RabbitMQ
11 17 (26.98%) SOA
12 16 (25.40%) Java
13 15 (23.81%) Entity Framework
13 15 (23.81%) NServiceBus
13 15 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (23.81%) Ansible
13 15 (23.81%) DevOps
14 14 (22.22%) WCF
14 14 (22.22%) Web Services
14 14 (22.22%) Banking
15 13 (20.63%) MVC
15 13 (20.63%) PowerShell
16 12 (19.05%) TeamCity
16 12 (19.05%) WebSphere
16 12 (19.05%) Scrum

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 15 (23.81%) NServiceBus
2 12 (19.05%) WebSphere
3 10 (15.87%) IIS
4 5 (7.94%) CMS
5 4 (6.35%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (3.17%) Apache Spark
7 2 (3.17%) Confluence
7 2 (3.17%) JBoss
8 1 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (1.59%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (11.11%) SaaS
2 5 (7.94%) PaaS
3 2 (3.17%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) AMQP
2 3 (4.76%) Internet
2 3 (4.76%) Intranet
3 2 (3.17%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.17%) SSL
3 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.59%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 7 (11.11%) Hadoop
4 5 (7.94%) MySQL
4 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.76%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.17%) Big Data
6 2 (3.17%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Anywhere
Development Applications
1 12 (19.05%) TeamCity
2 11 (17.46%) Octopus Deploy
3 9 (14.29%) MSBuild
3 9 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (11.11%) Hudson
5 6 (9.52%) JSUnit
6 5 (7.94%) PostCSS
7 3 (4.76%) NUnit
8 2 (3.17%) FishEye
8 2 (3.17%) JIRA
8 2 (3.17%) jMock
8 2 (3.17%) JUnit
8 2 (3.17%) Maven
8 2 (3.17%) MSTest
8 2 (3.17%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.17%) Subversion
8 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.59%) Moq
General
1 20 (31.75%) Finance
2 14 (22.22%) Banking
3 6 (9.52%) Marketing
4 4 (6.35%) Back Office
4 4 (6.35%) Electronics
4 4 (6.35%) Manufacturing
4 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (61.90%) Developer
2 17 (26.98%) C# Developer
3 16 (25.40%) .NET Developer
3 16 (25.40%) Architect
4 11 (17.46%) Senior Developer
5 9 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) PowerShell Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) Windows DevOps Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) Java Developer
7 6 (9.52%) Senior C# Developer
7 6 (9.52%) SQL Developer
8 5 (7.94%) Cloud Architect
8 5 (7.94%) Software Developer
9 4 (6.35%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Developer
9 4 (6.35%) Technical Architect
9 4 (6.35%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (80.95%) .NET
2 21 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 21 (33.33%) REST
3 18 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 18 (28.57%) CSS
3 18 (28.57%) HTML
4 17 (26.98%) RabbitMQ
5 15 (23.81%) Entity Framework
6 14 (22.22%) WCF
6 14 (22.22%) Web Services
7 11 (17.46%) RESTful
7 11 (17.46%) WebSphere MQ
8 10 (15.87%) AngularJS
8 10 (15.87%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (14.29%) XML
10 7 (11.11%) HTML5
10 7 (11.11%) J2EE
11 6 (9.52%) Angular 2
11 6 (9.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Fixed Income
1 6 (9.52%) User Experience
2 5 (7.94%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.94%) Public Cloud
3 4 (6.35%) Derivative
3 4 (6.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (6.35%) Online Banking
3 4 (6.35%) SWIFT
4 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.76%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.59%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 27 (42.86%) Windows
2 12 (19.05%) Unix
3 6 (9.52%) Windows Server
4 5 (7.94%) Linux
5 3 (4.76%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (33.33%) TDD
3 17 (26.98%) SOA
4 15 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (23.81%) DevOps
5 13 (20.63%) MVC
6 12 (19.05%) Microservices
6 12 (19.05%) Scrum
7 11 (17.46%) Configuration Management
7 11 (17.46%) Domain-Driven Design
7 11 (17.46%) Unit Testing
8 7 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 7 (11.11%) OO
8 7 (11.11%) Task Automation
8 7 (11.11%) Test Automation
9 6 (9.52%) API Development
9 6 (9.52%) Application Performance Management
9 6 (9.52%) Change Management
9 6 (9.52%) CRM
9 6 (9.52%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 33 (52.38%) C#
2 28 (44.44%) SQL
3 24 (38.10%) JavaScript
4 16 (25.40%) Java
5 13 (20.63%) PowerShell
6 12 (19.05%) C++
7 11 (17.46%) T-SQL
8 8 (12.70%) TypeScript
9 7 (11.11%) Go
9 7 (11.11%) Python
9 7 (11.11%) Shell Script
10 5 (7.94%) Scala
11 4 (6.35%) VB
11 4 (6.35%) VB.NET
12 3 (4.76%) ECMAScript
13 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
13 2 (3.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) Degree
2 4 (6.35%) PMP
3 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) MiFID
2 3 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (23.81%) Ansible
2 10 (15.87%) Puppet
3 7 (11.11%) Mesos
3 7 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.17%) SCCM
5 1 (1.59%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (15.87%) Oracle
2 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.52%) AppDynamics
3 6 (9.52%) Citrix
3 6 (9.52%) Dynatrace
4 5 (7.94%) IBM
4 5 (7.94%) SAP
5 4 (6.35%) Bloomberg
5 4 (6.35%) Charles River
5 4 (6.35%) Fiserv
5 4 (6.35%) New Relic
5 4 (6.35%) Reuters
6 3 (4.76%) Cisco
6 3 (4.76%) RedGate
7 2 (3.17%) Atlassian
7 2 (3.17%) Murex
7 2 (3.17%) Remedy
7 2 (3.17%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.17%) Sybase
7 2 (3.17%) VMware