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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XQuery
Rank 203 202 211
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing XQuery 1 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.10% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.038% 0.24% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 9
Average daily rate
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£500 £325 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -11.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £200 £350
% change year-on-year
+90.62% -42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.75 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+178.75% +14.28%
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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
2657 2494 3120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.70% 42.28% 43.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2181 1936 2404
Average daily rate £475 £451 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 32
Average hourly rate £23.75 £29.74 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.14% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.37 £14.58 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.00 £67.64 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 23 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSD
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) Java EE
2 1 (50.00%) XPath
2 1 (50.00%) Dojo
2 1 (50.00%) JPA
2 1 (50.00%) LDAP
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) JAXB

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LDAP
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
2 1 (50.00%) JAXB
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) Java EE
2 1 (50.00%) Dojo
2 1 (50.00%) JPA
2 1 (50.00%) XSD
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) XPath
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM