The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the East of England 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 24 27 32
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing XML 203 141 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.67% 5.94% 5.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.51% 20.49% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 55 59
Average daily rate
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£390 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £222 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 22
Average hourly rate £37.11 £34.25 £32.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.35% +6.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.82 £27.50 £27.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £41.25 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £35.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-3.64% +11.11%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
902 688 822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 29.62% 28.97% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 375 426
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 39 67
Average hourly rate £33.73 £31.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% -3.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £22.66 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £38.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
XML
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Cambridgeshire +3 55 £413 +5.76% 16
Hertfordshire -4 41 £343 +24.54% 13
Essex -1 38 £425 +57.40% 9
Suffolk +5 34 £365 +8.14% 6
Bedfordshire -9 22 £388 +10.71% 6
Norfolk -2 9 £375 +87.50% 4
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 161 (44.72%) SQL
2 153 (42.50%) HTML
3 142 (39.44%) JavaScript
4 113 (31.39%) Java
5 106 (29.44%) Web Services
6 105 (29.17%) .NET
7 104 (28.89%) CSS
8 100 (27.78%) SQL Server
9 95 (26.39%) C#
10 89 (24.72%) UNIX
11 88 (24.44%) XSLT
12 76 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
13 75 (20.83%) Windows
14 71 (19.72%) Linux
14 71 (19.72%) Oracle
15 66 (18.33%) Finance
16 65 (18.06%) Microsoft
17 62 (17.22%) ASP.NET
17 62 (17.22%) MVC
18 56 (15.56%) JSON
19 55 (15.28%) Ajax
20 54 (15.00%) J2EE
21 51 (14.17%) E-Commerce
21 51 (14.17%) jQuery
22 50 (13.89%) WCF
22 50 (13.89%) SOAP
23 43 (11.94%) OO
23 43 (11.94%) Ant
23 43 (11.94%) Subversion
24 39 (10.83%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 29 (8.06%) WebSphere
2 27 (7.50%) IIS
3 25 (6.94%) Apache
4 23 (6.39%) MQSeries
5 20 (5.56%) SharePoint
6 18 (5.00%) Tomcat
7 17 (4.72%) WebLogic
8 16 (4.44%) CMS
9 11 (3.06%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (3.06%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (1.94%) Adobe CQ
10 7 (1.94%) Umbraco
11 6 (1.67%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
12 5 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (1.11%) Node.js
13 4 (1.11%) Apache ServiceMix
14 3 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.56%) Moodle
15 2 (0.56%) GlassFish
15 2 (0.56%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 37 (10.28%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.33%) MS Office
3 9 (2.50%) FrameMaker
3 9 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.94%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.56%) DOC1
6 2 (0.56%) PrintSoft PReS
6 2 (0.56%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.28%) XMetaL
7 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.11%) Tridion
3 3 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.56%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.83%) SaaS
4 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.28%) Force.com
5 1 (0.28%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.28%) Office 365
5 1 (0.28%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.78%) TCP/IP
1 28 (7.78%) Internet
2 19 (5.28%) VPN
3 18 (5.00%) Firewall
4 15 (4.17%) DNS
4 15 (4.17%) Reverse Proxy
5 14 (3.89%) HTTP
6 13 (3.61%) SAN
7 12 (3.33%) LDAP
8 6 (1.67%) HTTPS
8 6 (1.67%) Intranet
9 2 (0.56%) FTP
9 2 (0.56%) Extranet
10 1 (0.28%) SSH
10 1 (0.28%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.28%) CTI
10 1 (0.28%) SSL
10 1 (0.28%) GPRS
10 1 (0.28%) GSM
10 1 (0.28%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 39 (10.83%) Relational Database
3 33 (9.17%) MySQL
4 30 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (7.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 24 (6.67%) NoSQL
6 24 (6.67%) Oracle Database
7 22 (6.11%) RDBMS
8 21 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (3.89%) Ingres
9 14 (3.89%) Oracle Reports
10 13 (3.61%) DB2
11 12 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (2.22%) MariaDB
13 7 (1.94%) DbVisualizer
13 7 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (1.67%) DTS
15 5 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (1.39%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 43 (11.94%) Ant
1 43 (11.94%) Subversion
2 32 (8.89%) Visual Studio
3 28 (7.78%) Eclipse
4 24 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (6.39%) JUnit
6 17 (4.72%) JIRA
7 16 (4.44%) Maven
7 16 (4.44%) Git (software)
8 11 (3.06%) SoapUI
9 10 (2.78%) Log4j
10 8 (2.22%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (2.22%) LoadRunner
11 7 (1.94%) IntelliJ
11 7 (1.94%) Jenkins
12 6 (1.67%) Mockito
12 6 (1.67%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
12 6 (1.67%) Selenium
13 5 (1.39%) FxCop
13 5 (1.39%) StyleCop
General
1 66 (18.33%) Finance
2 28 (7.78%) Retail
3 17 (4.72%) Manufacturing
4 11 (3.06%) Marketing
5 8 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.67%) Publishing
6 6 (1.67%) Automotive
6 6 (1.67%) Legal
6 6 (1.67%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.39%) Banking
8 4 (1.11%) Games
9 3 (0.83%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.56%) Advertising
10 2 (0.56%) Electronics
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
11 1 (0.28%) Interactive Media
11 1 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 236 (65.56%) Developer
2 43 (11.94%) Java Developer
3 38 (10.56%) Analyst
3 38 (10.56%) .NET Developer
4 25 (6.94%) Web Developer
5 22 (6.11%) Architect
5 22 (6.11%) Author
5 22 (6.11%) Technical Author
6 18 (5.00%) VB Developer
7 17 (4.72%) ASP.NET Developer
7 17 (4.72%) C# Developer
8 16 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (3.89%) Tester
10 13 (3.61%) Senior Developer
10 13 (3.61%) CRM Developer
11 12 (3.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 12 (3.33%) Technical Architect
12 11 (3.06%) Business Analyst
12 11 (3.06%) VB6 Developer
12 11 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (42.50%) HTML
2 106 (29.44%) Web Services
3 105 (29.17%) .NET
4 104 (28.89%) CSS
5 88 (24.44%) XSLT
6 62 (17.22%) ASP.NET
7 56 (15.56%) JSON
8 55 (15.28%) Ajax
9 54 (15.00%) J2EE
10 51 (14.17%) jQuery
11 50 (13.89%) WCF
11 50 (13.89%) SOAP
12 33 (9.17%) Spring
13 29 (8.06%) JSP
14 28 (7.78%) Hibernate
14 28 (7.78%) .NET Framework
14 28 (7.78%) REST
15 25 (6.94%) HTML5
15 25 (6.94%) XHTML
16 21 (5.83%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.11%) Replication
2 16 (4.44%) N-Tier
2 16 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (4.17%) Web 2.0
4 7 (1.94%) Mainframe
4 7 (1.94%) Data Integration
5 5 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.11%) Copywriting
6 4 (1.11%) Open Source
6 4 (1.11%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.11%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.11%) Taxonomies
7 2 (0.56%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.56%) GIS
7 2 (0.56%) W3C
7 2 (0.56%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.56%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.56%) RIA
7 2 (0.56%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.56%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 89 (24.72%) UNIX
2 75 (20.83%) Windows
3 71 (19.72%) Linux
4 17 (4.72%) Solaris
5 15 (4.17%) Windows 7
6 14 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (3.33%) Windows XP
8 10 (2.78%) Mac OS X
9 8 (2.22%) HPUX
10 7 (1.94%) Android
11 6 (1.67%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.11%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.56%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.56%) CentOS
14 1 (0.28%) bada
14 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (17.22%) MVC
3 51 (14.17%) E-Commerce
4 43 (11.94%) OO
5 35 (9.72%) TDD
6 34 (9.44%) Migration
6 34 (9.44%) UML
7 33 (9.17%) Scrum
8 30 (8.33%) SOA
9 28 (7.78%) Web Development
10 27 (7.50%) ETL
11 26 (7.22%) Data Modelling
12 25 (6.94%) Content Management
13 24 (6.67%) Workflow
14 20 (5.56%) OOP
14 20 (5.56%) Unit Testing
15 19 (5.28%) CRM
15 19 (5.28%) Data Migration
16 17 (4.72%) System Testing
17 16 (4.44%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 161 (44.72%) SQL
2 142 (39.44%) JavaScript
3 113 (31.39%) Java
4 95 (26.39%) C#
5 37 (10.28%) PowerShell
6 35 (9.72%) Perl
7 26 (7.22%) Shell Script
8 22 (6.11%) PL/SQL
8 22 (6.11%) VB
9 19 (5.28%) VB6
10 15 (4.17%) VBScript
11 14 (3.89%) PHP
12 13 (3.61%) T-SQL
12 13 (3.61%) XPath
13 12 (3.33%) VBA
13 12 (3.33%) Python
14 9 (2.50%) C++
15 7 (1.94%) C
16 5 (1.39%) Bash Shell
17 4 (1.11%) XAML
Qualifications
1 37 (10.28%) Degree
2 24 (6.67%) Sun Certification
3 16 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 15 (4.17%) ISEB
5 14 (3.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (2.50%) MCITP
8 7 (1.94%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.83%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.28%) CBAP
11 1 (0.28%) ACCA
11 1 (0.28%) MBA
11 1 (0.28%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.06%) QA
2 6 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.67%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (1.39%) KVM
2 5 (1.39%) Docker
3 4 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (4.17%) Puppet
1 15 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.56%) SCCM
3 2 (0.56%) Opsview
4 1 (0.28%) SCOM
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 71 (19.72%) Oracle
2 65 (18.06%) Microsoft
3 32 (8.89%) IBM
4 17 (4.72%) Sun
4 17 (4.72%) HP
5 15 (4.17%) JBoss
6 10 (2.78%) AccuRev
7 9 (2.50%) FatWire
8 8 (2.22%) Interwoven
9 4 (1.11%) Adobe
9 4 (1.11%) Twitter
9 4 (1.11%) ATG
9 4 (1.11%) Blue Martini
9 4 (1.11%) Elastic Path
10 3 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.83%) webMethods
10 3 (0.83%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (0.83%) Apple
11 2 (0.56%) Software AG
11 2 (0.56%) Cognos
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