The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 49 33 28
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Contract jobs citing XML 78 132 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.18% 5.08% 4.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.60% 21.82% 25.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 67 55
Average daily rate
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£406 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £213 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +30.90%
XML
South East

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 Berkshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
500 605 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.39% 23.29% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 350 221
Average daily rate £363 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 17
Average hourly rate £14.00 £36.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £32.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £36.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

XML
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +2 33 £483 +28.66% 5
Maidenhead -5 10 £350 +20.68% 3
Slough -17 5 £330 -5.71% 7
Newbury 0 3 £400 +100.00% 5
Windsor - 2 £450 - 3
Wokingham - 1 £370 - 2
Ascot - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 2
XML
South East

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 77 (45.29%) .NET
2 65 (38.24%) HTML
3 61 (35.88%) JavaScript
4 58 (34.12%) SQL Server
5 55 (32.35%) Web Services
6 54 (31.76%) SQL
7 53 (31.18%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (30.00%) C#
9 49 (28.82%) Microsoft
10 47 (27.65%) ASP.NET
11 43 (25.29%) Java
12 40 (23.53%) SOAP
13 38 (22.35%) CSS
13 38 (22.35%) MVC
14 37 (21.76%) Windows
14 37 (21.76%) Security Cleared
15 30 (17.65%) SC Cleared
16 29 (17.06%) jQuery
17 28 (16.47%) SQL Server 2005
18 27 (15.88%) J2EE
18 27 (15.88%) SharePoint
19 26 (15.29%) MS Office
20 25 (14.71%) Visual Studio
20 25 (14.71%) CRM
20 25 (14.71%) Scrum
21 24 (14.12%) Workflow
21 24 (14.12%) E-Commerce
22 23 (13.53%) Ajax
22 23 (13.53%) Web Development
22 23 (13.53%) SQL Server 2008

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 27 (15.88%) SharePoint
2 17 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (7.65%) WebSphere
3 13 (7.65%) Apache
3 13 (7.65%) CMS
4 12 (7.06%) SharePoint Server
5 10 (5.88%) Drupal
6 9 (5.29%) Liferay
7 8 (4.71%) Tomcat
8 7 (4.12%) IIS
9 6 (3.53%) Confluence
10 4 (2.35%) IBM Notes
10 4 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (2.35%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (1.76%) Alfresco
11 3 (1.76%) TIBCO EMS
11 3 (1.76%) Node.js
11 3 (1.76%) Lync
11 3 (1.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (15.29%) MS Office
2 20 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.76%) InfoPath
3 3 (1.76%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.76%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (1.76%) WebTrends
3 2 (1.18%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.18%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.18%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.18%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.71%) Force.com
3 4 (2.35%) SaaS
4 3 (1.76%) GitHub
5 1 (0.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.65%) Internet
2 10 (5.88%) LDAP
2 10 (5.88%) HTTP
3 5 (2.94%) 4G
4 4 (2.35%) IPv6
4 4 (2.35%) DNS
4 4 (2.35%) SSL
4 4 (2.35%) GPRS
4 4 (2.35%) GSM
4 4 (2.35%) DAB
5 3 (1.76%) UMTS
6 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.18%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.18%) SDH
6 2 (1.18%) MPLS
7 1 (0.59%) SGSN
7 1 (0.59%) Network Security
7 1 (0.59%) LTE
7 1 (0.59%) RTSP
7 1 (0.59%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (34.12%) SQL Server
2 28 (16.47%) SQL Server 2005
3 23 (13.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (9.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (7.06%) MySQL
6 11 (6.47%) IDOL
7 10 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (5.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (4.71%) OLAP
9 8 (4.71%) DTS
9 8 (4.71%) MongoDB
10 5 (2.94%) Relational Database
11 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (2.35%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (1.18%) DB2
13 2 (1.18%) PowerCenter
13 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
13 2 (1.18%) SAP BW
14 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 25 (14.71%) Visual Studio
2 20 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 15 (8.82%) JIRA
4 14 (8.24%) Subversion
5 11 (6.47%) Git (software)
6 9 (5.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (5.29%) JUnit
7 8 (4.71%) Eclipse
8 7 (4.12%) Bitbucket
9 5 (2.94%) Selenium
10 4 (2.35%) Ant
10 4 (2.35%) IntelliJ
10 4 (2.35%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.35%) Gradle
11 3 (1.76%) Dreamweaver
12 2 (1.18%) Toad
12 2 (1.18%) JMeter
12 2 (1.18%) Hudson
12 2 (1.18%) Maven
12 2 (1.18%) jMock
General
1 15 (8.82%) Telecoms
2 12 (7.06%) Marketing
3 11 (6.47%) Finance
4 3 (1.76%) Danish Language
4 3 (1.76%) Dutch Language
4 3 (1.76%) German Language
4 3 (1.76%) Italian Language
4 3 (1.76%) Japanese Language
4 3 (1.76%) Korean Language
4 3 (1.76%) Portuguese Language
4 3 (1.76%) Spanish Language
4 3 (1.76%) Swedish Language
4 3 (1.76%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.76%) Electronics
5 1 (0.59%) Military
5 1 (0.59%) Advertising
5 1 (0.59%) Automotive
5 1 (0.59%) Games
5 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 96 (56.47%) Developer
2 19 (11.18%) Architect
3 17 (10.00%) Consultant
4 16 (9.41%) Java Developer
5 15 (8.82%) Web Developer
6 12 (7.06%) SharePoint Developer
7 10 (5.88%) CRM Consultant
7 10 (5.88%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 10 (5.88%) Microsoft Consultant
7 10 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 8 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (4.71%) .NET Developer
8 8 (4.71%) Technical Leader
9 7 (4.12%) BizTalk Developer
10 6 (3.53%) SQL DBA
10 6 (3.53%) DBA
10 6 (3.53%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.53%) Lead Developer
10 6 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (2.94%) Hybris Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (45.29%) .NET
2 65 (38.24%) HTML
3 55 (32.35%) Web Services
4 47 (27.65%) ASP.NET
5 40 (23.53%) SOAP
6 38 (22.35%) CSS
7 29 (17.06%) jQuery
8 27 (15.88%) J2EE
9 23 (13.53%) Ajax
9 23 (13.53%) REST
10 22 (12.94%) Spring
11 20 (11.76%) WCF
12 17 (10.00%) .NET Framework
13 16 (9.41%) XSLT
14 14 (8.24%) JSON
14 14 (8.24%) HTML5
15 11 (6.47%) RESTful
15 11 (6.47%) JSP
16 10 (5.88%) XSD
16 10 (5.88%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.24%) Open Source
2 10 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.94%) User Experience
4 5 (2.94%) Mobile Computing
5 4 (2.35%) Replication
5 4 (2.35%) Clustering
5 4 (2.35%) Smart Meter
5 4 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.76%) Wiki
6 3 (1.76%) iPhone
6 3 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.76%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.76%) DTV
6 3 (1.76%) W3C
7 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.18%) AS400
7 2 (1.18%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.18%) iPad
7 2 (1.18%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 37 (21.76%) Windows
2 22 (12.94%) UNIX
3 19 (11.18%) Linux
4 14 (8.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (4.71%) Apple iOS
6 7 (4.12%) Android
7 5 (2.94%) Solaris
8 4 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.76%) AIX
10 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.59%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.59%) SUSE
11 1 (0.59%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (31.18%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (22.35%) MVC
3 25 (14.71%) CRM
3 25 (14.71%) Scrum
4 24 (14.12%) Workflow
4 24 (14.12%) E-Commerce
5 23 (13.53%) Web Development
6 21 (12.35%) SOA
7 16 (9.41%) Migration
8 15 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (8.82%) Validation
9 13 (7.65%) OO
10 12 (7.06%) B2C
11 11 (6.47%) Analytics
11 11 (6.47%) Project Management
11 11 (6.47%) TDD
12 10 (5.88%) Document Management
13 9 (5.29%) ITIL
14 8 (4.71%) E-business
14 8 (4.71%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (35.88%) JavaScript
2 54 (31.76%) SQL
3 51 (30.00%) C#
4 43 (25.29%) Java
5 14 (8.24%) T-SQL
6 11 (6.47%) PHP
7 9 (5.29%) C++
8 8 (4.71%) Apex Code
9 7 (4.12%) Bash Shell
9 7 (4.12%) C
10 6 (3.53%) Perl
10 6 (3.53%) Scala
11 5 (2.94%) Groovy
11 5 (2.94%) SOQL
11 5 (2.94%) SOSL
11 5 (2.94%) VB
12 4 (2.35%) VBScript
12 4 (2.35%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.35%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 37 (21.76%) Security Cleared
2 30 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.29%) DV Cleared
5 7 (4.12%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (3.53%) Degree
7 5 (2.94%) MCTS
7 5 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.76%) ISEB
9 2 (1.18%) MCSE
10 1 (0.59%) CCNP
10 1 (0.59%) MCSD
10 1 (0.59%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.88%) SLA
2 6 (3.53%) QA
3 2 (1.18%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (4.12%) KVM
2 3 (1.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.59%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.12%) Vagrant
1 7 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.53%) Puppet
3 5 (2.94%) SCCM
3 5 (2.94%) SCOM
4 3 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 49 (28.82%) Microsoft
2 20 (11.76%) Oracle
3 11 (6.47%) Meridio
3 11 (6.47%) SAP
3 11 (6.47%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (4.12%) HP
5 6 (3.53%) IBM
6 5 (2.94%) hybris
7 4 (2.35%) Cisco
7 4 (2.35%) Siebel
7 4 (2.35%) TIBCO
7 4 (2.35%) Lotus
7 4 (2.35%) Open Text
7 4 (2.35%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.76%) GigaSpaces
8 3 (1.76%) Omniture
8 3 (1.76%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.76%) Metastorm
8 3 (1.76%) Adobe
8 3 (1.76%) Informatica
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