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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 57 56 25
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -31
Contract jobs citing XML 82 85 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.85% 3.06% 5.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.38% 15.95% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 50 48
Average daily rate
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£359 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.41% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £458 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 10
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
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
613 533 514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.32% 19.17% 23.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 306 225
Average daily rate £350 £363 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 39
Average hourly rate £35.50 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £40.00 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 +1 31 £338 -3.57% 21
Slough +3 11 £250 -31.03% 5
Bracknell +5 8 £375 +20.96% 8
Maidenhead +7 3 £250 -9.09% 1
Newbury -9 3 £275 -21.42% 1
Hungerford - - - -
Windsor - - - - 3
Wokingham - - - -
XML
South East

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 60 (40.82%) Web Services
2 42 (28.57%) HTML
2 42 (28.57%) Java
3 41 (27.89%) .NET
4 39 (26.53%) SQL
5 38 (25.85%) SOAP
6 36 (24.49%) JavaScript
7 35 (23.81%) Microsoft
8 32 (21.77%) Windows
9 25 (17.01%) UNIX
9 25 (17.01%) SQL Server
10 24 (16.33%) CSS
11 23 (15.65%) Linux
11 23 (15.65%) Oracle
11 23 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (14.97%) C#
13 20 (13.61%) jQuery
14 19 (12.93%) REST
14 19 (12.93%) ASP.NET
14 19 (12.93%) Telecoms
15 18 (12.24%) Finance
15 18 (12.24%) SharePoint
16 17 (11.56%) MVC
17 16 (10.88%) TDD
17 16 (10.88%) Apache
18 14 (9.52%) ITIL
18 14 (9.52%) J2EE
18 14 (9.52%) WebLogic
19 13 (8.84%) VBScript
19 13 (8.84%) JMS

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 18 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 16 (10.88%) Apache
3 14 (9.52%) WebLogic
4 12 (8.16%) WebSphere
5 11 (7.48%) Drupal
6 10 (6.80%) CMS
7 9 (6.12%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (4.08%) IIS
10 5 (3.40%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (3.40%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (3.40%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (2.72%) Node.js
12 3 (2.04%) Lync
12 3 (2.04%) Liferay
12 3 (2.04%) MQSeries
13 2 (1.36%) Tomcat
13 2 (1.36%) Apache ServiceMix
14 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.68%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.72%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.72%) MS Office
2 4 (2.72%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.68%) InDesign
3 1 (0.68%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.68%) Tridion
2 1 (0.68%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.76%) SaaS
2 4 (2.72%) Office 365
3 3 (2.04%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (2.04%) Yammer
4 2 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.84%) HTTP
1 13 (8.84%) TCP/IP
2 11 (7.48%) DHCP
2 11 (7.48%) DNS
3 7 (4.76%) MPLS
3 7 (4.76%) Ethernet
3 7 (4.76%) SDH
4 4 (2.72%) Internet
5 3 (2.04%) FTP
6 2 (1.36%) LDAP
6 2 (1.36%) 3G
6 2 (1.36%) 2G
6 2 (1.36%) LTE
6 2 (1.36%) 4G
6 2 (1.36%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.68%) NAS
7 1 (0.68%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.68%) RTSP
7 1 (0.68%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.68%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.01%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.16%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.44%) MySQL
4 7 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (4.08%) InterSystems Cache
5 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.08%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.04%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.36%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.36%) IDOL
9 2 (1.36%) PowerCenter
9 2 (1.36%) DB2
9 2 (1.36%) MS Access
10 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.68%) DTS
10 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (8.84%) Jenkins
2 12 (8.16%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.44%) Subversion
4 7 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (4.76%) Toad
5 6 (4.08%) JUnit
5 6 (4.08%) Visual Studio
5 6 (4.08%) JIRA
5 6 (4.08%) Bitbucket
6 4 (2.72%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (2.04%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.04%) Selenium
7 3 (2.04%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.36%) Maven
8 2 (1.36%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.36%) XMLSpy
8 2 (1.36%) Xcode
8 2 (1.36%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.68%) Ant
General
1 19 (12.93%) Telecoms
2 18 (12.24%) Finance
3 8 (5.44%) Back Office
4 5 (3.40%) Retail
5 4 (2.72%) Marketing
5 4 (2.72%) Front Office
6 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.68%) Electronics
6 1 (0.68%) Automotive
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
6 1 (0.68%) Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Billing
Job Titles
1 63 (42.86%) Developer
2 17 (11.56%) Architect
3 10 (6.80%) Consultant
3 10 (6.80%) Analyst
3 10 (6.80%) .NET Developer
4 8 (5.44%) Field Engineer
4 8 (5.44%) Java Developer
5 6 (4.08%) Designer
6 5 (3.40%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (3.40%) C# Developer
6 5 (3.40%) Web Developer
7 4 (2.72%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (2.72%) SAP Consultant
7 4 (2.72%) Senior Developer
7 4 (2.72%) Support Engineer
7 4 (2.72%) webMethods Developer
7 4 (2.72%) Salesforce.com Architect
7 4 (2.72%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (2.04%) Web Support Engineer
8 3 (2.04%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (40.82%) Web Services
2 42 (28.57%) HTML
3 41 (27.89%) .NET
4 38 (25.85%) SOAP
5 24 (16.33%) CSS
6 20 (13.61%) jQuery
7 19 (12.93%) REST
7 19 (12.93%) ASP.NET
8 14 (9.52%) J2EE
9 13 (8.84%) JMS
9 13 (8.84%) WSDL
10 12 (8.16%) COM+
11 11 (7.48%) JSON
12 10 (6.80%) WCF
12 10 (6.80%) Classic ASP
12 10 (6.80%) XSLT
12 10 (6.80%) XML-RPC
13 8 (5.44%) LAMP
13 8 (5.44%) Ajax
13 8 (5.44%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.48%) Open Source
2 8 (5.44%) Clustering
3 7 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.40%) User Experience
4 5 (3.40%) E-Learning
5 3 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.36%) iPhone
6 2 (1.36%) Semantic Web
6 2 (1.36%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.36%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.36%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.36%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.36%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.36%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.36%) iPad
7 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 32 (21.77%) Windows
2 25 (17.01%) UNIX
3 23 (15.65%) Linux
4 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (3.40%) Android
5 4 (2.72%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.36%) Solaris
7 1 (0.68%) AIX
7 1 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.68%) VMS
7 1 (0.68%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (11.56%) MVC
3 16 (10.88%) TDD
4 14 (9.52%) ITIL
5 12 (8.16%) CRM
5 12 (8.16%) SOA
6 11 (7.48%) Migration
6 11 (7.48%) Performance Monitoring
7 10 (6.80%) OO
8 8 (5.44%) E-Commerce
8 8 (5.44%) Scrum
8 8 (5.44%) Service Management
8 8 (5.44%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (5.44%) Customer Engagement
9 7 (4.76%) Data Migration
9 7 (4.76%) Content Management
9 7 (4.76%) Software Engineering
9 7 (4.76%) Service Delivery
9 7 (4.76%) Identity Management
10 6 (4.08%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 42 (28.57%) Java
2 39 (26.53%) SQL
3 36 (24.49%) JavaScript
4 22 (14.97%) C#
5 13 (8.84%) VBScript
6 12 (8.16%) PHP
7 11 (7.48%) PowerShell
8 8 (5.44%) PL/SQL
9 6 (4.08%) MUMPS
9 6 (4.08%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.72%) Python
10 4 (2.72%) VB
10 4 (2.72%) Perl
11 3 (2.04%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.36%) Ruby
12 2 (1.36%) XPath
12 2 (1.36%) Scala
12 2 (1.36%) C++
12 2 (1.36%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.68%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 11 (7.48%) Degree
2 9 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.44%) MCTS
3 8 (5.44%) MCITP
3 8 (5.44%) MCSE
3 8 (5.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.36%) HNC
6 2 (1.36%) HND
6 2 (1.36%) CCNP
6 2 (1.36%) CCNA
6 2 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.68%) VCP4
7 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.84%) QA
2 2 (1.36%) HL7
2 2 (1.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.08%) Active Directory
1 6 (4.08%) KVM
2 3 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.04%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.68%) vSphere
3 1 (0.68%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.68%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (7.48%) WMI
1 11 (7.48%) SCOM
1 11 (7.48%) SCSM
2 6 (4.08%) MOM
2 6 (4.08%) Puppet
2 6 (4.08%) Vagrant
2 6 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 23 (15.65%) Oracle
3 10 (6.80%) SAP
4 7 (4.76%) BEA
4 7 (4.76%) MetaSolv
4 7 (4.76%) Cramer
4 7 (4.76%) Sitecore
5 6 (4.08%) InterSystems
5 6 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.40%) webMethods
6 5 (3.40%) IBM
7 4 (2.72%) Software AG
7 4 (2.72%) VMware
8 3 (2.04%) HP
9 2 (1.36%) Apple
9 2 (1.36%) BMC
9 2 (1.36%) Informatica
9 2 (1.36%) Meridio
9 2 (1.36%) Sencha
10 1 (0.68%) Assembla
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