The first table below looks at the demand for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basildon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Basildon region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 9 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing XML 3 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 6.98% 14.29% 11.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.08% 46.15% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Average daily rate
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- £250 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.75 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +9.37%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Basildon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 30.23% 30.95% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
Average daily rate £450 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £40.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.27% -15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
XML
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XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Basildon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Basildon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the Basildon region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in Basildon

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Basildon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Basildon region.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Basildon

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basildon

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basildon region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML.

1 12 (100.00%) Java
1 12 (100.00%) SQL
2 11 (91.67%) UNIX
2 11 (91.67%) HTML
3 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (58.33%) Oracle
4 6 (50.00%) Web Services
4 6 (50.00%) J2EE
4 6 (50.00%) Linux
5 5 (41.67%) RUP
5 5 (41.67%) OO
5 5 (41.67%) XHTML
5 5 (41.67%) SOA
5 5 (41.67%) CSS
5 5 (41.67%) Windows
5 5 (41.67%) Solaris
5 5 (41.67%) Ajax
5 5 (41.67%) HTML5
5 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
6 4 (33.33%) Validation
6 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
6 4 (33.33%) Web Development
6 4 (33.33%) OOD
6 4 (33.33%) XSLT
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (33.33%) JAXB
6 4 (33.33%) Sun
6 4 (33.33%) Sun Certification
6 4 (33.33%) UML

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basildon region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (16.67%) LiveCycle
2 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (8.33%) Apache
3 1 (8.33%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Fireworks
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) PuTTY
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Ant
2 2 (16.67%) Subversion
2 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (25.00%) Legal
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Publishing
3 1 (8.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) HTML
2 6 (50.00%) Web Services
2 6 (50.00%) J2EE
3 5 (41.67%) XHTML
3 5 (41.67%) CSS
3 5 (41.67%) Ajax
3 5 (41.67%) HTML5
4 4 (33.33%) XSLT
4 4 (33.33%) JAXB
5 3 (25.00%) JSP
6 2 (16.67%) CSS3
6 2 (16.67%) JSON
6 2 (16.67%) Servlets
7 1 (8.33%) Middleware
7 1 (8.33%) TopLink
7 1 (8.33%) Java EE
7 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Web 2.0
2 2 (16.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) UNIX
2 6 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) RUP
2 5 (41.67%) OO
2 5 (41.67%) SOA
3 4 (33.33%) Validation
3 4 (33.33%) Web Development
3 4 (33.33%) OOD
3 4 (33.33%) UML
4 3 (25.00%) RAD
4 3 (25.00%) SEO
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Content Management
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Java
1 12 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Sun Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) Sun
3 3 (25.00%) JBoss
3 3 (25.00%) IBM
3 3 (25.00%) FatWire
3 3 (25.00%) AccuRev
4 2 (16.67%) Facebook
4 2 (16.67%) Twitter
4 2 (16.67%) Adobe