The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XQuery
Rank 206 185 222
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +37
Contract jobs citing XQuery 4 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.062% 0.19% 0.025%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.47% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 1
Average daily rate £450 £325 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -40.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2740 2559 2912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.45% 41.06% 36.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2103 2001 2138
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 27
Average hourly rate £30.34 £47.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.12% +86.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £16.69 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.00 £72.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
XQuery
London

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 18 April 2014, 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 9 (75.00%) HTML
1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) Web Services
2 8 (66.67%) Publishing
3 7 (58.33%) TDD
3 7 (58.33%) XSLT
3 7 (58.33%) RESTful
4 6 (50.00%) XML
4 6 (50.00%) CSS
4 6 (50.00%) J2EE
4 6 (50.00%) XPath
5 5 (41.67%) Squid
5 5 (41.67%) Spring
5 5 (41.67%) Spring MVC
5 5 (41.67%) jQuery
5 5 (41.67%) MVC
5 5 (41.67%) MySQL
5 5 (41.67%) Oracle
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 5 (41.67%) JSP
5 5 (41.67%) Struts
5 5 (41.67%) Apache
5 5 (41.67%) JMS
5 5 (41.67%) JSTL
5 5 (41.67%) Semantic Web
5 5 (41.67%) MarkLogic
5 5 (41.67%) Apache Jena
5 5 (41.67%) Triplestore
6 4 (33.33%) SQL
7 3 (25.00%) SOAP

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (41.67%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
1 2 (16.67%) SSL
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) MySQL
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
1 5 (41.67%) MarkLogic
1 5 (41.67%) Triplestore
2 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Ant
1 3 (25.00%) JUnit
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
1 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) Mercurial
2 2 (16.67%) JBehave
2 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (16.67%) Hudson
2 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) Apache Ivy
2 2 (16.67%) Maven
2 2 (16.67%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) FitNesse
General
1 8 (66.67%) Publishing
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Trainer
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Trainer
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Test Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) HTML
2 8 (66.67%) Web Services
3 7 (58.33%) XSLT
3 7 (58.33%) RESTful
4 6 (50.00%) XML
4 6 (50.00%) CSS
4 6 (50.00%) J2EE
5 5 (41.67%) Spring
5 5 (41.67%) Spring MVC
5 5 (41.67%) jQuery
5 5 (41.67%) JSP
5 5 (41.67%) Struts
5 5 (41.67%) JMS
5 5 (41.67%) JSTL
5 5 (41.67%) Apache Jena
6 3 (25.00%) SOAP
7 2 (16.67%) JSON
7 2 (16.67%) DOM
7 2 (16.67%) XSL
8 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Semantic Web
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Data Conversion
3 1 (8.33%) Derivative
3 1 (8.33%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) TDD
2 5 (41.67%) MVC
3 3 (25.00%) Validation
3 3 (25.00%) Test Management
3 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) SOA
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) XPath
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Groovy
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) XAML
5 1 (8.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Perforce