The table below looks at the statistics for XML Messaging skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML Messaging over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML Messaging
Rank 206 223 204
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -19
Contract jobs citing XML Messaging 1 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.028% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.056% 0.091% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 11
Average daily rate
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£300 £575 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.82% +27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1785 2186 1924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.63% 30.39% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1394 1674 1482
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 17
Average hourly rate £19.50 £27.50 £16.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.09% +69.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

XML Messaging
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

XML Messaging Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

XML Messaging
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

XML Messaging Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

XML Messaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing XML Messaging 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 Messaging.

1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (33.33%) XML Schema
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (33.33%) Acrobat
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) FrameMaker
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) CMS
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Data Mapping
3 1 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (33.33%) Sitecore
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3

XML Messaging
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing XML Messaging 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 Messaging. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) CMS
1 1 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (33.33%) Acrobat
1 1 (33.33%) FrameMaker
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Author
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Author
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Documentation Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 1 (33.33%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) XML Schema
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) OOP
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Sitecore