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 26 May 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
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 591 637 589
Rank change year-on-year +46 -48  
Contract jobs citing MSMQ 15 23 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.043% 0.083%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.10% 0.15% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 30
Median daily rate £430 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% -15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £339 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £586 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £329
% change year-on-year +7.33% +14.06%  
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 14795 15006 14704
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.97% 27.91% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10171 10602 9655
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 177 198
Median hourly rate £42.50 £34.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.18% -1.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.00 £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +30.76% -13.33%  

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +49 14 £430 +1.17% 23
London +4 5 £500 +11.11% 10
South East +18 4 £403 +7.33% 3
Leatherhead - 4 £403 -
Surrey - 4 £403 - 1
North West - 3 £525 - 5
Hammersmith - 2 £518 -
Manchester - 2 £525 - 4
Northampton - 1 £325 -
Runcorn - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £325 -
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 58 (85.29%) .NET
2 54 (79.41%) SQL
3 50 (73.53%) C#
4 44 (64.71%) SQL Server
5 37 (54.41%) TDD
6 36 (52.94%) ASP.NET Web API
7 33 (48.53%) Microsoft Azure
7 33 (48.53%) ASP.NET
8 30 (44.12%) JavaScript
9 27 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (36.76%) AngularJS
11 24 (35.29%) Git (software)
12 23 (33.82%) Azure SQL Database
13 22 (32.35%) BDD
13 22 (32.35%) Windows
14 21 (30.88%) PowerShell
15 19 (27.94%) Domain-Driven Design
15 19 (27.94%) .NET Framework
15 19 (27.94%) WPF
16 18 (26.47%) RabbitMQ
16 18 (26.47%) NoSQL
16 18 (26.47%) Entity Framework
16 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
16 18 (26.47%) Microservices
16 18 (26.47%) React
17 17 (25.00%) T-SQL
17 17 (25.00%) Subversion
17 17 (25.00%) Reactive Extensions
17 17 (25.00%) SpecFlow
17 17 (25.00%) SignalR

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 (23.53%) NServiceBus
2 11 (16.18%) IIS
3 5 (7.35%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (4.41%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.94%) Apache
5 2 (2.94%) Confluence
5 2 (2.94%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.47%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.47%) CMS
6 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (48.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.29%) SaaS
3 5 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.88%) GitHub
5 2 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.53%) AMQP
2 4 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.47%) Firewall
3 1 (1.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 23 (33.82%) Azure SQL Database
3 18 (26.47%) NoSQL
4 10 (14.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (11.76%) Relational Database
6 7 (10.29%) RDBMS
7 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (4.41%) RavenDB
8 3 (4.41%) Redis
8 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (2.94%) DB2
9 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.47%) Big Data
10 1 (1.47%) Couchbase
10 1 (1.47%) Event Store
10 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.47%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 1 (1.47%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 24 (35.29%) Git (software)
2 17 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 17 (25.00%) Subversion
3 11 (16.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (14.71%) MSBuild
5 8 (11.76%) TeamCity
6 7 (10.29%) JSUnit
6 7 (10.29%) Visual Studio
7 6 (8.82%) GoCD
7 6 (8.82%) JIRA
7 6 (8.82%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (7.35%) Jenkins
9 4 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (4.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (4.41%) Hudson
10 3 (4.41%) NUnit
11 2 (2.94%) Fiddler
12 1 (1.47%) Moq
12 1 (1.47%) MSTest
12 1 (1.47%) ReSharper
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 9 (13.24%) Banking
3 5 (7.35%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Marketing
5 1 (1.47%) Advertising
5 1 (1.47%) Automotive
5 1 (1.47%) Back Office
5 1 (1.47%) Electronics
5 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.47%) Publishing
5 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (55.88%) Developer
2 28 (41.18%) .NET Developer
2 28 (41.18%) C# Developer
3 21 (30.88%) C# .NET Developer
4 16 (23.53%) Angular Developer
5 15 (22.06%) ASP.NET Developer
5 15 (22.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 10 (14.71%) Azure Developer
7 9 (13.24%) C# WPF Developer
7 9 (13.24%) WPF Developer
8 8 (11.76%) Applications Support
9 6 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (8.82%) Software Engineer
10 5 (7.35%) Senior Developer
10 5 (7.35%) SQL Developer
11 4 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
11 4 (5.88%) Applications Support Specialist
11 4 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
11 4 (5.88%) Support Specialist
11 4 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (85.29%) .NET
2 36 (52.94%) ASP.NET Web API
3 33 (48.53%) ASP.NET
4 25 (36.76%) AngularJS
5 19 (27.94%) .NET Framework
5 19 (27.94%) WPF
6 18 (26.47%) Entity Framework
6 18 (26.47%) RabbitMQ
6 18 (26.47%) React
7 17 (25.00%) Reactive Extensions
7 17 (25.00%) SignalR
8 16 (23.53%) NancyFx
8 16 (23.53%) WebSockets
9 15 (22.06%) Angular 2
10 14 (20.59%) WCF
11 11 (16.18%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (16.18%) CSS
11 11 (16.18%) HTML
11 11 (16.18%) Web Services
12 9 (13.24%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.53%) Fintech
1 16 (23.53%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) Hedge funds
3 2 (2.94%) SWIFT
3 2 (2.94%) User Experience
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.47%) Equities
4 1 (1.47%) NHS
4 1 (1.47%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.47%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.35%) Windows
2 12 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (10.29%) Linux
5 5 (7.35%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.47%) Unix
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (54.41%) TDD
2 27 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (32.35%) BDD
4 19 (27.94%) Domain-Driven Design
5 18 (26.47%) Microservices
6 15 (22.06%) DevOps
6 15 (22.06%) MVC
6 15 (22.06%) MVVM
7 14 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (20.59%) SOLID
8 12 (17.65%) Software Engineering
9 11 (16.18%) Load Balancing
10 10 (14.71%) SOA
11 9 (13.24%) Test Automation
11 9 (13.24%) Unit Testing
12 7 (10.29%) CQRS
12 7 (10.29%) OO
12 7 (10.29%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (10.29%) Software Architecture
13 6 (8.82%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (79.41%) SQL
2 50 (73.53%) C#
3 30 (44.12%) JavaScript
4 21 (30.88%) PowerShell
5 17 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 6 (8.82%) C++
7 3 (4.41%) Python
8 2 (2.94%) C
8 2 (2.94%) Ruby
9 1 (1.47%) Go
9 1 (1.47%) Java
9 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.47%) VB
9 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) Degree
2 1 (1.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (8.82%) Ansible
3 5 (7.35%) Puppet
4 4 (5.88%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (4.41%) Nagios
6 1 (1.47%) Mesos
6 1 (1.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.82%) Splunk
3 4 (5.88%) Oracle
3 4 (5.88%) SAP
4 3 (4.41%) F5
4 3 (4.41%) VMware
5 2 (2.94%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.94%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.94%) Telerik
6 1 (1.47%) CA
6 1 (1.47%) Cisco
6 1 (1.47%) Pega
6 1 (1.47%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.47%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.47%) Xamarin
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