Period
to 23 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 801 766 701
Rank change year-on-year -35 -65 +84
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 70 84 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.088% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.28% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 64 129
UK median daily rate £463 £445 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% -19.09% +37.50%
10th Percentile £320 £330 £375
90th Percentile £599 £601 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £575
% change year-on-year -6.67% -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 32,345 30,282 31,317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.89% 31.55% 28.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,020 20,984 21,682
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 339 344 546
UK median hourly rate £40.31 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.76% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £19.80 £15.58 £16.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.17 £56.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +7.69% +0.65% +10.71%

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 February 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 11 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 February 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 -34 70 £463 +3.93% 25
London -52 51 £525 +5.00% 5
UK excluding London -5 19 £350 -6.67% 20
Midlands +6 7 £350 -17.65% 3
South East +1 7 £400 - 5
North of England +27 5 £310 -14.48% 9
West Midlands +8 4 £375 -11.76% 1
East Midlands +2 3 £350 -6.67% 2
North East - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -12 1 £310 -14.48% 1
North West - 1 - - 7

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 54 (77.14%) .NET
2 46 (65.71%) SQL
3 41 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 29 (41.43%) TeamCity
5 29 (41.43%) Octopus Deploy
5 29 (41.43%) Finance
5 29 (41.43%) Scrum
6 28 (40.00%) C#
6 28 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (38.57%) Banking
8 25 (35.71%) Windows
8 25 (35.71%) WebSphere MQ
9 24 (34.29%) SQL Server
10 23 (32.86%) Configuration Management
10 23 (32.86%) Puppet
11 22 (31.43%) DevOps
11 22 (31.43%) WebSphere
12 21 (30.00%) RabbitMQ
12 21 (30.00%) REST
12 21 (30.00%) QA
13 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
13 20 (28.57%) IIS
14 18 (25.71%) RESTful
14 18 (25.71%) MSBuild
15 17 (24.29%) Microsoft Azure
15 17 (24.29%) Task Automation
16 16 (22.86%) Windows Server
16 16 (22.86%) Performance Management
16 16 (22.86%) NServiceBus

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 22 (31.43%) WebSphere
2 20 (28.57%) IIS
3 16 (22.86%) NServiceBus
4 7 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (5.71%) JBoss
5 4 (5.71%) OpenStack
6 3 (4.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (2.86%) Confluence
7 2 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.43%) Apache
8 1 (1.43%) CMS
8 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (24.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.29%) SaaS
4 2 (2.86%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) Internet
2 3 (4.29%) FTP
2 3 (4.29%) HTTP
2 3 (4.29%) Intranet
2 3 (4.29%) SMTP
3 2 (2.86%) SSL
4 1 (1.43%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (34.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.43%) MySQL
3 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.71%) DB2
4 4 (5.71%) MariaDB
4 4 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.29%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.86%) RavenDB
7 1 (1.43%) Big Data
7 1 (1.43%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.43%) Redis
7 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (41.43%) Octopus Deploy
1 29 (41.43%) TeamCity
2 18 (25.71%) MSBuild
3 10 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 10 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (11.43%) HP UFT
4 8 (11.43%) Selenium
4 8 (11.43%) SoapUI
5 7 (10.00%) NUnit
5 7 (10.00%) SpecFlow
6 5 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (7.14%) Git (software)
6 5 (7.14%) Hudson
6 5 (7.14%) Subversion
7 2 (2.86%) JIRA
7 2 (2.86%) MSTest
7 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.43%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.43%) Maven
8 1 (1.43%) NuGet
General
1 29 (41.43%) Finance
2 27 (38.57%) Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Law
3 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (50.00%) Developer
2 18 (25.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (24.29%) Windows DevOps Engineer
3 17 (24.29%) Windows Engineer
4 15 (21.43%) Applications Engineer
5 13 (18.57%) .NET Developer
5 13 (18.57%) C# Developer
6 12 (17.14%) PowerShell Engineer
7 10 (14.29%) Senior Developer
8 8 (11.43%) Analyst
8 8 (11.43%) Automation Test Analyst
8 8 (11.43%) Banking Analyst
8 8 (11.43%) Financial Analyst
8 8 (11.43%) QA Analyst
8 8 (11.43%) QA Automation Analyst
8 8 (11.43%) QA Test Analyst
8 8 (11.43%) SQL Analyst
8 8 (11.43%) Test Analyst
8 8 (11.43%) XML Analyst
9 6 (8.57%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (77.14%) .NET
2 25 (35.71%) WebSphere MQ
3 21 (30.00%) RabbitMQ
3 21 (30.00%) REST
4 18 (25.71%) RESTful
5 14 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 14 (20.00%) Web Services
6 13 (18.57%) XML
7 11 (15.71%) .NET Framework
7 11 (15.71%) Entity Framework
8 8 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (11.43%) SOAP
9 7 (10.00%) Hibernate
9 7 (10.00%) J2EE
9 7 (10.00%) JPA
9 7 (10.00%) Spring
9 7 (10.00%) WCF
10 6 (8.57%) Node.js
11 5 (7.14%) AngularJS
11 5 (7.14%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.00%) Online Banking
2 3 (4.29%) Data Structures
2 3 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.43%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.71%) Windows
2 16 (22.86%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.71%) Unix
4 3 (4.29%) HPUX
4 3 (4.29%) Linux
5 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (41.43%) Scrum
3 28 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (32.86%) Configuration Management
5 22 (31.43%) DevOps
6 17 (24.29%) Task Automation
7 16 (22.86%) Application Performance Management
7 16 (22.86%) Performance Management
7 16 (22.86%) TDD
8 13 (18.57%) Mentoring
8 13 (18.57%) MVC
9 11 (15.71%) SOA
9 11 (15.71%) Test Automation
10 10 (14.29%) Microservices
10 10 (14.29%) OO
10 10 (14.29%) SOLID
11 8 (11.43%) API Integration
11 8 (11.43%) Regression Testing
12 7 (10.00%) BDD
12 7 (10.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 46 (65.71%) SQL
2 30 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 28 (40.00%) C#
4 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
5 11 (15.71%) Java
6 5 (7.14%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.71%) Python
7 4 (5.71%) VB
8 3 (4.29%) Ruby
9 2 (2.86%) C++
9 2 (2.86%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.43%) Delphi
10 1 (1.43%) Go
10 1 (1.43%) Scala
10 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.71%) OCP
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (1.43%) Degree
2 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (7.14%) Docker
2 2 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (32.86%) Puppet
2 15 (21.43%) Ansible
3 12 (17.14%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.71%) Control-M
4 4 (5.71%) Kubernetes
4 4 (5.71%) Terraform
5 2 (2.86%) SCCM
6 1 (1.43%) Mesos
6 1 (1.43%) Nagios
6 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 16 (22.86%) AppDynamics
2 16 (22.86%) Dynatrace
3 14 (20.00%) New Relic
4 10 (14.29%) Oracle
5 8 (11.43%) RedGate
6 5 (7.14%) IBM
7 4 (5.71%) Embarcadero
8 3 (4.29%) Cisco
9 2 (2.86%) Citrix
9 2 (2.86%) Google
9 2 (2.86%) Remedy
9 2 (2.86%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.86%) VMware
10 1 (1.43%) Splunk
10 1 (1.43%) TIBCO