The table below looks at the statistics 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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 8 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing XML 8 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 17.02% 16.00% 9.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 50.00% 66.67% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate
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- £195 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -32.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -16.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Basildon region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Basildon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
16 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 34.04% 24.00% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 4
Average daily rate £430 £200 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+115.00% -30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £250 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £31.00 £35.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.28% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 December 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 15 (100.00%) Java
1 15 (100.00%) SQL
2 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (80.00%) HTML
4 10 (66.67%) J2EE
4 10 (66.67%) UNIX
5 9 (60.00%) Web Services
6 8 (53.33%) Linux
6 8 (53.33%) Content Management
6 8 (53.33%) WebSphere
7 7 (46.67%) Oracle
7 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
8 6 (40.00%) CSS
8 6 (40.00%) Windows
8 6 (40.00%) XHTML
8 6 (40.00%) Validation
8 6 (40.00%) Ajax
8 6 (40.00%) HTML5
9 5 (33.33%) AccuRev
9 5 (33.33%) Eclipse
9 5 (33.33%) B2C
9 5 (33.33%) IBM
9 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
10 4 (26.67%) Solaris
10 4 (26.67%) JSP
10 4 (26.67%) Ant
10 4 (26.67%) Legal
10 4 (26.67%) FatWire
10 4 (26.67%) Scrum
10 4 (26.67%) TopLink

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (53.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (20.00%) CMS
2 3 (20.00%) JBoss
3 2 (13.33%) Apache
3 2 (13.33%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (6.67%) LiveCycle
4 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (6.67%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 4 (26.67%) Ant
3 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Subversion
4 1 (6.67%) jEdit
General
1 4 (26.67%) Legal
2 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (13.33%) Publishing
3 2 (13.33%) Marketing
3 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 2 (13.33%) Automotive
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) HTML
2 10 (66.67%) J2EE
3 9 (60.00%) Web Services
4 6 (40.00%) CSS
4 6 (40.00%) XHTML
4 6 (40.00%) Ajax
4 6 (40.00%) HTML5
5 4 (26.67%) TopLink
5 4 (26.67%) JSP
6 3 (20.00%) XSLT
7 2 (13.33%) SOAP
7 2 (13.33%) JAXB
7 2 (13.33%) Middleware
7 2 (13.33%) JAX-RS
7 2 (13.33%) JAX-WS
8 1 (6.67%) .NET
8 1 (6.67%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) UNIX
2 8 (53.33%) Linux
3 6 (40.00%) Windows
4 4 (26.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Content Management
3 6 (40.00%) Validation
4 5 (33.33%) B2C
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 4 (26.67%) Release Management
6 3 (20.00%) Web Development
6 3 (20.00%) OOD
6 3 (20.00%) UML
6 3 (20.00%) RUP
6 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (13.33%) OO
7 2 (13.33%) RAD
7 2 (13.33%) SOA
7 2 (13.33%) SEO
7 2 (13.33%) Use Case
7 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) TDD
7 2 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) Java
1 15 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (6.67%) VBA
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Sun Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) MCP
2 1 (6.67%) OCP
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Certification
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) IBM
2 5 (33.33%) AccuRev
3 4 (26.67%) FatWire
4 3 (20.00%) Sun
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) Adobe