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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 610 622
Rank change year-on-year +28 +12  
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 19 34 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.063% 0.043%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.22% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 28 17
Median daily rate £380 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.58% -15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £338 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £544 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £328
% change year-on-year +1.33% +14.50%  
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 14826 15294 15382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.05% 28.44% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10246 10766 10266
Median daily rate £426 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.30% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 181 209
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 24 June 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 15 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 24 June 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 +36 17 £385 -9.41% 31
South East +35 7 £365 -2.66% 4
North West - 7 £600 - 3
Leatherhead - 6 £365 -
Manchester - 6 £600 - 2
Surrey - 6 £365 - 1
Scotland +44 2 £375 -3.22%
Edinburgh +17 2 £375 -3.22%
East Midlands - 2 £330 - 2
Northamptonshire - 2 £330 - 1
Northampton - 2 £330 - 1
Oxford - 1 £385 -
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £385 -
Runcorn - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 61 (96.83%) .NET
2 49 (77.78%) C#
3 45 (71.43%) SQL
4 38 (60.32%) TDD
5 36 (57.14%) SQL Server
6 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (53.97%) ASP.NET Web API
8 30 (47.62%) .NET Framework
8 30 (47.62%) ASP.NET
9 27 (42.86%) JavaScript
10 26 (41.27%) Entity Framework
11 25 (39.68%) AngularJS
12 24 (38.10%) NServiceBus
13 23 (36.51%) Domain-Driven Design
14 22 (34.92%) Microsoft Azure
15 21 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
15 21 (33.33%) T-SQL
16 19 (30.16%) DevOps
17 18 (28.57%) Unit Testing
17 18 (28.57%) Windows
17 18 (28.57%) WCF
18 17 (26.98%) CSS
18 17 (26.98%) HTML
18 17 (26.98%) PowerShell
18 17 (26.98%) Git (software)
18 17 (26.98%) SOLID
19 16 (25.40%) Web Services
19 16 (25.40%) MVC
20 15 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
20 15 (23.81%) Azure SQL Database

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 24 (38.10%) NServiceBus
2 9 (14.29%) IIS
3 5 (7.94%) CMS
4 3 (4.76%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.17%) Apache
5 2 (3.17%) Apache Spark
5 2 (3.17%) Confluence
6 1 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.59%) Sitefinity
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (34.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (17.46%) SaaS
3 5 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.76%) PaaS
5 2 (3.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.29%) AMQP
2 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 15 (23.81%) Azure SQL Database
3 12 (19.05%) Relational Database
4 10 (15.87%) NoSQL
5 8 (12.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (12.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (11.11%) RDBMS
7 5 (7.94%) Hadoop
8 3 (4.76%) RavenDB
9 2 (3.17%) Big Data
9 2 (3.17%) Redis
9 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (1.59%) Couchbase
10 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (1.59%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 1 (1.59%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (1.59%) SQL Anywhere
10 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (26.98%) Git (software)
2 13 (20.63%) JSUnit
3 11 (17.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (15.87%) SpecFlow
4 10 (15.87%) Subversion
5 8 (12.70%) MSBuild
5 8 (12.70%) TeamCity
6 7 (11.11%) Visual Studio
7 6 (9.52%) GoCD
7 6 (9.52%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (7.94%) PostCSS
9 3 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (4.76%) Hudson
9 3 (4.76%) NUnit
10 2 (3.17%) Fiddler
10 2 (3.17%) JIRA
11 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
11 1 (1.59%) Moq
11 1 (1.59%) MSTest
11 1 (1.59%) ReSharper
General
1 11 (17.46%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Banking
2 3 (4.76%) Marketing
3 2 (3.17%) Electronics
3 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
4 1 (1.59%) Automotive
4 1 (1.59%) Back Office
4 1 (1.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (60.32%) Developer
2 30 (47.62%) .NET Developer
3 29 (46.03%) C# Developer
4 22 (34.92%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (19.05%) Angular Developer
5 12 (19.05%) ASP.NET Developer
5 12 (19.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (12.70%) C# WPF Developer
6 8 (12.70%) WPF Developer
7 7 (11.11%) Senior Developer
8 6 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (9.52%) Senior C# Developer
8 6 (9.52%) Software Engineer
9 5 (7.94%) Architect
9 5 (7.94%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (7.94%) SQL Developer
10 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 4 (6.35%) Azure Developer
10 4 (6.35%) Real Time Engineer
11 3 (4.76%) Windows DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (96.83%) .NET
2 34 (53.97%) ASP.NET Web API
3 30 (47.62%) .NET Framework
3 30 (47.62%) ASP.NET
4 26 (41.27%) Entity Framework
5 25 (39.68%) AngularJS
6 21 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
7 18 (28.57%) WCF
8 17 (26.98%) CSS
8 17 (26.98%) HTML
9 16 (25.40%) Web Services
10 15 (23.81%) REST
11 14 (22.22%) Angular 2
11 14 (22.22%) HTML5
12 13 (20.63%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (19.05%) React
13 12 (19.05%) WPF
14 10 (15.87%) Reactive Extensions
14 10 (15.87%) SignalR
15 9 (14.29%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Fintech
2 8 (12.70%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (9.52%) User Experience
4 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.94%) Public Cloud
5 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.59%) NHS
6 1 (1.59%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.59%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.57%) Windows
2 7 (11.11%) Linux
3 5 (7.94%) Ubuntu
3 5 (7.94%) Unix
3 5 (7.94%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (60.32%) TDD
2 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (36.51%) Domain-Driven Design
4 19 (30.16%) DevOps
5 18 (28.57%) Unit Testing
6 17 (26.98%) SOLID
7 16 (25.40%) MVC
8 15 (23.81%) BDD
8 15 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (20.63%) SOA
10 12 (19.05%) Software Engineering
11 11 (17.46%) Microservices
12 9 (14.29%) Test Automation
13 8 (12.70%) Change Management
13 8 (12.70%) MVVM
14 7 (11.11%) OO
14 7 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
14 7 (11.11%) Software Architecture
15 6 (9.52%) Dependency Injection
15 6 (9.52%) Inversion of Control
Programming Languages
1 49 (77.78%) C#
2 45 (71.43%) SQL
3 27 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 21 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 17 (26.98%) PowerShell
6 10 (15.87%) C++
7 7 (11.11%) Python
8 6 (9.52%) TypeScript
9 5 (7.94%) Go
9 5 (7.94%) Java
9 5 (7.94%) Shell Script
10 3 (4.76%) ECMAScript
10 3 (4.76%) Scala
11 2 (3.17%) C
11 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
11 2 (3.17%) Ruby
11 2 (3.17%) VB
11 2 (3.17%) VB.NET
11 2 (3.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) Ansible
2 8 (12.70%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (9.52%) Puppet
4 5 (7.94%) Mesos
5 3 (4.76%) Nagios
6 1 (1.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.76%) Oracle
2 3 (4.76%) SAP
3 2 (3.17%) Splunk
3 2 (3.17%) Telerik
4 1 (1.59%) CA
4 1 (1.59%) Pega
4 1 (1.59%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.59%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.59%) Xamarin
Northampton, Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago