The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 28 29 38
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing XML 166 143 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.85% 5.90% 4.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.93% 20.37% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 82 74
Average daily rate
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£425 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £128 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £518 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 5
Average hourly rate £35.18 £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.32% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.96 £26.90 £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.57 £36.20 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -16.66%
XML
England

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 East of England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
877 702 827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 30.89% 28.95% 29.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 387 464
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 45 41
Average hourly rate £38.75 £32.50 £33.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -2.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £11.15 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

XML
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML across the East of England region.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

XML
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

XML Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

XML
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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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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
Essex +1 59 £425 +105.06% 5
Cambridgeshire +3 43 £400 +23.07% 21
Hertfordshire -2 34 £375 -11.76% 15
Suffolk 0 17 £450 +20.00% 3
Bedfordshire -16 7 £550 +73.91% 4
Norfolk +5 2 - - 4
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

1 205 (53.81%) SQL
2 177 (46.46%) Java
3 174 (45.67%) HTML
4 153 (40.16%) Web Services
5 146 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
6 135 (35.43%) UNIX
7 121 (31.76%) Linux
7 121 (31.76%) JavaScript
8 112 (29.40%) CSS
9 110 (28.87%) Oracle
10 87 (22.83%) .NET
11 82 (21.52%) MVC
12 81 (21.26%) Spring
13 80 (21.00%) TDD
13 80 (21.00%) Relational Database
14 79 (20.73%) XSLT
15 76 (19.95%) MySQL
16 73 (19.16%) SOAP
17 70 (18.37%) REST
18 69 (18.11%) PL/SQL
19 67 (17.59%) C#
20 66 (17.32%) Hibernate
21 62 (16.27%) Ant
21 62 (16.27%) Web Development
22 61 (16.01%) Windows
23 60 (15.75%) Scrum
24 59 (15.49%) SQL Server
25 58 (15.22%) J2EE
26 56 (14.70%) JSON
27 52 (13.65%) Ajax

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 50 (13.12%) JBoss
2 36 (9.45%) WebSphere
3 31 (8.14%) Apache
4 26 (6.82%) Tomcat
5 24 (6.30%) BizTalk Server
6 22 (5.77%) CMS
7 19 (4.99%) WebLogic
8 14 (3.67%) IIS
9 11 (2.89%) MQSeries
9 11 (2.89%) SharePoint
10 8 (2.10%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
11 7 (1.84%) Adobe CQ
11 7 (1.84%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (1.31%) Apache ServiceMix
12 5 (1.31%) Liferay
13 4 (1.05%) IBM HTTP Server
14 3 (0.79%) Node.js
15 2 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
15 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.52%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 28 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.94%) MS Office
3 12 (3.15%) FrameMaker
4 5 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.52%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (4.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.62%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (1.31%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.79%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.26%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.26%) Magento
6 1 (0.26%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.36%) SaaS
1 9 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.26%) Office 365
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 46 (12.07%) LDAP
2 32 (8.40%) TCP/IP
3 30 (7.87%) HTTP
4 25 (6.56%) Internet
5 19 (4.99%) VPN
6 13 (3.41%) Reverse Proxy
6 13 (3.41%) Firewall
6 13 (3.41%) DNS
7 11 (2.89%) SAN
8 7 (1.84%) FTP
9 6 (1.57%) SSL
10 4 (1.05%) Intranet
11 2 (0.52%) X.25
11 2 (0.52%) SSH
11 2 (0.52%) PuTTY
12 1 (0.26%) LTE
12 1 (0.26%) GPRS
12 1 (0.26%) GSM
12 1 (0.26%) 3GPP
12 1 (0.26%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (21.00%) Relational Database
2 76 (19.95%) MySQL
3 59 (15.49%) SQL Server
4 39 (10.24%) MariaDB
5 23 (6.04%) NoSQL
6 17 (4.46%) MongoDB
7 16 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (3.67%) Neo4j
8 14 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (3.15%) Oracle Database
9 12 (3.15%) RDBMS
9 12 (3.15%) OLAP
9 12 (3.15%) Oracle OLAP
10 11 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (2.62%) DTS
11 10 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (1.57%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 62 (16.27%) Ant
2 42 (11.02%) Eclipse
3 32 (8.40%) Git (software)
3 32 (8.40%) Subversion
4 24 (6.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (6.30%) JIRA
4 24 (6.30%) Maven
5 17 (4.46%) JUnit
6 15 (3.94%) Jenkins
7 10 (2.62%) IntelliJ
7 10 (2.62%) SoapUI
7 10 (2.62%) Mockito
8 8 (2.10%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 8 (2.10%) Selenium
9 7 (1.84%) FxCop
9 7 (1.84%) StyleCop
10 5 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (1.05%) QuickTest Pro
11 4 (1.05%) LoadRunner
11 4 (1.05%) WebDriver
General
1 50 (13.12%) Finance
2 18 (4.72%) Marketing
3 16 (4.20%) Publishing
4 13 (3.41%) Retail
4 13 (3.41%) Manufacturing
4 13 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.10%) Legal
6 6 (1.57%) Automotive
6 6 (1.57%) Banking
7 4 (1.05%) Back Office
8 3 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.52%) Electronics
9 2 (0.52%) Advertising
9 2 (0.52%) Local Government
10 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 245 (64.30%) Developer
2 86 (22.57%) Java Developer
3 41 (10.76%) .NET Developer
4 31 (8.14%) Analyst
5 24 (6.30%) Consultant
5 24 (6.30%) Senior Developer
6 23 (6.04%) Author
6 23 (6.04%) Technical Author
7 22 (5.77%) Architect
8 15 (3.94%) Software Developer
9 14 (3.67%) C# Developer
9 14 (3.67%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (3.67%) CRM Developer
10 13 (3.41%) Senior Java Developer
11 12 (3.15%) Systems Analyst
11 12 (3.15%) Business Analyst
12 11 (2.89%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 10 (2.62%) Tester
13 10 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 8 (2.10%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (45.67%) HTML
2 153 (40.16%) Web Services
3 112 (29.40%) CSS
4 87 (22.83%) .NET
5 81 (21.26%) Spring
6 79 (20.73%) XSLT
7 73 (19.16%) SOAP
8 70 (18.37%) REST
9 66 (17.32%) Hibernate
10 58 (15.22%) J2EE
11 56 (14.70%) JSON
12 52 (13.65%) Ajax
13 49 (12.86%) Spring MVC
14 46 (12.07%) WCF
15 44 (11.55%) ASP.NET
16 42 (11.02%) JAAS
17 41 (10.76%) JPA
18 37 (9.71%) JSP
19 35 (9.19%) HTML5
20 28 (7.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.50%) Enterprise Software
2 29 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.46%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.94%) Visualisation
5 13 (3.41%) Data Integration
5 13 (3.41%) Replication
5 13 (3.41%) User Experience
6 11 (2.89%) Biology
7 8 (2.10%) N-Tier
7 8 (2.10%) Life Science
8 7 (1.84%) Web 2.0
8 7 (1.84%) Open Source
8 7 (1.84%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.57%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.31%) Streaming Media
10 5 (1.31%) IPTV
10 5 (1.31%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.05%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.05%) Social Media
12 3 (0.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 135 (35.43%) UNIX
2 121 (31.76%) Linux
3 61 (16.01%) Windows
4 39 (10.24%) Mac OS X
5 15 (3.94%) Solaris
6 7 (1.84%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.79%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.79%) HPUX
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.52%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.52%) Android
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.26%) bada
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (21.52%) MVC
3 80 (21.00%) TDD
4 62 (16.27%) Web Development
5 60 (15.75%) Scrum
6 46 (12.07%) OO
7 43 (11.29%) UML
8 36 (9.45%) SOA
9 33 (8.66%) Workflow
10 30 (7.87%) E-Commerce
10 30 (7.87%) Content Management
11 27 (7.09%) Configuration Management
11 27 (7.09%) Responsive Web Design
12 26 (6.82%) Waterfall
13 25 (6.56%) Web Design
14 22 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (5.77%) BDD
15 20 (5.25%) Software Engineering
16 19 (4.99%) Unit Testing
16 19 (4.99%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 205 (53.81%) SQL
2 177 (46.46%) Java
3 121 (31.76%) JavaScript
4 69 (18.11%) PL/SQL
5 67 (17.59%) C#
6 46 (12.07%) Perl
7 39 (10.24%) PowerShell
8 31 (8.14%) Shell Script
9 22 (5.77%) Python
10 19 (4.99%) C++
10 19 (4.99%) VBScript
11 16 (4.20%) VB.NET
11 16 (4.20%) C
12 15 (3.94%) VB
12 15 (3.94%) T-SQL
13 8 (2.10%) PHP
14 6 (1.57%) XPath
15 5 (1.31%) VB6
16 2 (0.52%) COBOL
16 2 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (11.29%) Degree
2 22 (5.77%) Sun Certification
3 12 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (3.15%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.62%) MCITP
5 8 (2.10%) ISEB
6 7 (1.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.57%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.52%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.26%) CBAP
9 1 (0.26%) MBA
9 1 (0.26%) ACCA
9 1 (0.26%) MCP
9 1 (0.26%) OCP
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.35%) QA
2 5 (1.31%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (2.62%) Docker
2 1 (0.26%) KVM
2 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (3.41%) Puppet
1 13 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.79%) OpenAM
2 3 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.52%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 110 (28.87%) Oracle
2 48 (12.60%) Microsoft
3 37 (9.71%) IBM
4 18 (4.72%) Sun
5 17 (4.46%) AccuRev
6 9 (2.36%) Perforce
6 9 (2.36%) HP
7 8 (2.10%) SAP
7 8 (2.10%) FatWire
8 6 (1.57%) Informatica
8 6 (1.57%) MicroStrategy
8 6 (1.57%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.31%) ForgeRock
9 5 (1.31%) Business Objects
9 5 (1.31%) Adobe
10 4 (1.05%) Cognos
10 4 (1.05%) BEA
10 4 (1.05%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.05%) Teradata
10 4 (1.05%) Twitter
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