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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 566 596 584
Rank change year-on-year +30 -12  
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 42 43 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.080% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.30% 0.29% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 28
Median daily rate £388 £496 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.91% +13.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £500 £375
% change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 14193 14997 14342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.48% 27.99% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9846 10410 9296
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 223 192
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

MSMQ
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MSMQ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSMQ in the UK

MSMQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSMQ in the UK

MSMQ
Top 16 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +30 42 £388 -21.91% 20
London +17 22 £518 +5.07% 7
Yorkshire +25 10 £363 -23.68% 1
West Yorkshire +19 9 £369 -22.36% 1
Leeds +17 9 £369 -22.36% 1
South East +12 7 £375 -30.23% 3
Leatherhead - 7 £375 -
Surrey - 7 £375 -
Hammersmith - 2 £518 -
East Midlands - 2 £375 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Derby - 1 £375 -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £375 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -

MSMQ
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 64 (77.11%) .NET
2 58 (69.88%) C#
3 53 (63.86%) SQL
4 46 (55.42%) ASP.NET Web API
5 45 (54.22%) SQL Server
6 44 (53.01%) Microsoft Azure
7 41 (49.40%) ASP.NET
8 38 (45.78%) JavaScript
9 37 (44.58%) Microsoft
9 37 (44.58%) TDD
10 34 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (31.33%) Windows
12 25 (30.12%) AngularJS
13 24 (28.92%) Azure SQL Database
13 24 (28.92%) Git (software)
14 23 (27.71%) RabbitMQ
14 23 (27.71%) MVC
14 23 (27.71%) Microservices
15 22 (26.51%) BDD
16 21 (25.30%) PowerShell
17 19 (22.89%) Windows Server
17 19 (22.89%) NoSQL
17 19 (22.89%) Finance
17 19 (22.89%) CSS
17 19 (22.89%) HTML
18 18 (21.69%) Web Services
18 18 (21.69%) Middleware
18 18 (21.69%) Domain-Driven Design
18 18 (21.69%) Load Balancing
18 18 (21.69%) Continuous Integration

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 16 (19.28%) NServiceBus
2 12 (14.46%) IIS
3 8 (9.64%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (9.64%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.61%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.41%) Apache
5 2 (2.41%) Confluence
5 2 (2.41%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (10.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (53.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.43%) SaaS
3 5 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.82%) GitHub
5 2 (2.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.28%) AMQP
2 14 (16.87%) TCP/IP
3 9 (10.84%) HTTP
4 8 (9.64%) Firewall
5 4 (4.82%) DNS
5 4 (4.82%) SAN
6 1 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (54.22%) SQL Server
2 24 (28.92%) Azure SQL Database
3 19 (22.89%) NoSQL
4 12 (14.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (13.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (8.43%) RDBMS
6 7 (8.43%) Relational Database
7 4 (4.82%) Redis
7 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (3.61%) RavenDB
9 2 (2.41%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (2.41%) DB2
9 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (1.20%) Couchbase
10 1 (1.20%) MySQL
10 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (1.20%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 1 (1.20%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 24 (28.92%) Git (software)
2 17 (20.48%) SpecFlow
2 17 (20.48%) Subversion
3 11 (13.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (12.05%) MSBuild
5 8 (9.64%) TeamCity
5 8 (9.64%) Visual Studio
6 7 (8.43%) JSUnit
7 6 (7.23%) GoCD
7 6 (7.23%) JIRA
7 6 (7.23%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (6.02%) Jenkins
9 4 (4.82%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (3.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (3.61%) Hudson
11 2 (2.41%) Fiddler
11 2 (2.41%) NUnit
12 1 (1.20%) ReSharper
12 1 (1.20%) Selenium
12 1 (1.20%) StyleCop
General
1 19 (22.89%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) Banking
3 8 (9.64%) Retail
4 5 (6.02%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Advertising
5 1 (1.20%) Automotive
5 1 (1.20%) Back Office
5 1 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (44.58%) Developer
2 26 (31.33%) .NET Developer
2 26 (31.33%) C# Developer
3 20 (24.10%) C# .NET Developer
4 16 (19.28%) Angular Developer
5 15 (18.07%) ASP.NET Developer
5 15 (18.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 14 (16.87%) Architect
7 11 (13.25%) Azure Developer
8 10 (12.05%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (10.84%) C# WPF Developer
9 9 (10.84%) Support Engineer
9 9 (10.84%) WPF Developer
10 8 (9.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 8 (9.64%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (9.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (9.64%) Applications Support
11 7 (8.43%) Windows Engineer
12 6 (7.23%) DevOps Engineer
12 6 (7.23%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (77.11%) .NET
2 46 (55.42%) ASP.NET Web API
3 41 (49.40%) ASP.NET
4 25 (30.12%) AngularJS
5 23 (27.71%) RabbitMQ
6 19 (22.89%) CSS
6 19 (22.89%) HTML
7 18 (21.69%) Middleware
7 18 (21.69%) Web Services
8 17 (20.48%) .NET Framework
8 17 (20.48%) Entity Framework
8 17 (20.48%) React
8 17 (20.48%) Reactive Extensions
8 17 (20.48%) WPF
9 16 (19.28%) NancyFx
9 16 (19.28%) SignalR
9 16 (19.28%) WebSockets
10 15 (18.07%) Angular 2
11 14 (16.87%) WCF
12 13 (15.66%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.28%) Fintech
2 8 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.82%) Clustering
4 3 (3.61%) User Experience
5 2 (2.41%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.41%) RIA
5 2 (2.41%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.20%) Equities
6 1 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.20%) NHS
6 1 (1.20%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 26 (31.33%) Windows
2 19 (22.89%) Windows Server
3 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (8.43%) Linux
5 5 (6.02%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (44.58%) TDD
2 34 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (27.71%) Microservices
3 23 (27.71%) MVC
4 22 (26.51%) BDD
5 18 (21.69%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (21.69%) Domain-Driven Design
5 18 (21.69%) Load Balancing
6 17 (20.48%) Software Engineering
7 16 (19.28%) OO
8 15 (18.07%) DevOps
8 15 (18.07%) MVVM
9 14 (16.87%) SOLID
10 12 (14.46%) SOA
11 11 (13.25%) E-Commerce
12 10 (12.05%) ITIL
13 9 (10.84%) OOP
13 9 (10.84%) Unit Testing
14 8 (9.64%) Performance Tuning
14 8 (9.64%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 58 (69.88%) C#
2 53 (63.86%) SQL
3 38 (45.78%) JavaScript
4 21 (25.30%) PowerShell
5 15 (18.07%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.82%) C++
7 2 (2.41%) Python
7 2 (2.41%) Ruby
8 1 (1.20%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (7.23%) Degree
2 1 (1.20%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.82%) vSphere
3 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.02%) Ansible
3 4 (4.82%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (4.82%) Puppet
4 3 (3.61%) Nagios
5 1 (1.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (44.58%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.05%) VMware
3 8 (9.64%) Cisco
4 6 (7.23%) Splunk
5 5 (6.02%) Oracle
6 4 (4.82%) EMC
7 3 (3.61%) F5
8 2 (2.41%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.41%) SAP
8 2 (2.41%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.20%) Telerik
9 1 (1.20%) Xamarin