The table below looks at the statistics for XQuery 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 XQuery over the 3 months to 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XQuery
Rank 176 189 191
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs citing XQuery 9 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.10% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.39% 0.24% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 11
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£400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 £17.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2306 2547 2372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.03% 43.40% 40.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1888 1905 1854
Average daily rate £475 £468 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 34
Average hourly rate £27.37 £41.75 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.44% -7.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £27.50 £16.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 £147.50 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

XQuery
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XQuery across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

XQuery Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

XQuery
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 XQuery across the City of London region.

XQuery Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

XQuery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing XQuery 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 XQuery.

1 10 (90.91%) XML
1 10 (90.91%) XSLT
2 9 (81.82%) Java
3 7 (63.64%) Finance
4 5 (45.45%) XPath
4 5 (45.45%) XSD
5 4 (36.36%) HTML
6 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 3 (27.27%) SQL
6 3 (27.27%) Ant
6 3 (27.27%) Subversion
6 3 (27.27%) Spring
6 3 (27.27%) Maven
7 2 (18.18%) JSF
7 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (18.18%) Publishing
7 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
7 2 (18.18%) NetBeans
7 2 (18.18%) Groovy
7 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (18.18%) MySQL
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle
7 2 (18.18%) DHTML
7 2 (18.18%) CSS
7 2 (18.18%) JSP
7 2 (18.18%) Struts
7 2 (18.18%) Web Services
7 2 (18.18%) Swing
7 2 (18.18%) Linux
7 2 (18.18%) UML

XQuery
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing XQuery 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 XQuery. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) JBoss
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Solr
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Pig
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Navigator
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Hive
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) MarkLogic
2 1 (9.09%) Triplestore
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Subversion
1 3 (27.27%) Maven
1 3 (27.27%) Ant
2 2 (18.18%) NetBeans
3 1 (9.09%) JUnit
3 1 (9.09%) ClearQuest
3 1 (9.09%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Publishing
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) French Language
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) XML Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Scientist
4 1 (9.09%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) XML
1 10 (90.91%) XSLT
2 5 (45.45%) XSD
3 4 (36.36%) HTML
4 3 (27.27%) Spring
5 2 (18.18%) JSF
5 2 (18.18%) Java EE
5 2 (18.18%) Swing
5 2 (18.18%) JAXB
5 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
5 2 (18.18%) CSS
5 2 (18.18%) JSP
5 2 (18.18%) Struts
5 2 (18.18%) Web Services
5 2 (18.18%) Grails
5 2 (18.18%) DHTML
6 1 (9.09%) RESTful
6 1 (9.09%) Apache Camel
6 1 (9.09%) Apache Jena
6 1 (9.09%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Statistics
2 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
2 1 (9.09%) Applied Mathematics
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Semantic Web
2 1 (9.09%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) UML
1 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) TDD
2 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Operations Research
2 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
2 1 (9.09%) MapReduce
2 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
2 1 (9.09%) Business Analytics
2 1 (9.09%) Analytics
2 1 (9.09%) OOP
2 1 (9.09%) RUP
2 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
2 1 (9.09%) RDF
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
2 1 (9.09%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) XPath
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Groovy
5 1 (9.09%) SPARQL
5 1 (9.09%) Scala
5 1 (9.09%) Python
5 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) PhD
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) Red Hat