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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 24 26 28
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing XML 186 151 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.14% 5.30% 4.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.17% 19.19% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 61 70
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £280 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 5
Average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £27.75 £27.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £35.58 £36.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
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
739 787 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 28.38% 27.60% 27.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 433 368
Average daily rate £388 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £264 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 26
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £22.00 £27.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 +11 72 £400 +14.28% 6
Cambridgeshire +28 54 £400 +23.07% 16
Hertfordshire -6 37 £375 +7.14% 13
Suffolk -1 21 £400 +3.22% 8
Bedfordshire -7 8 £300 +1.69% 1
Norfolk -2 7 £400 - 1
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 169 (48.42%) SQL
2 153 (43.84%) HTML
3 150 (42.98%) Web Services
4 147 (42.12%) Agile Software Development
5 132 (37.82%) Java
6 103 (29.51%) JavaScript
7 99 (28.37%) TDD
8 91 (26.07%) Oracle
9 88 (25.21%) CSS
10 86 (24.64%) SQL Server
11 85 (24.36%) .NET
11 85 (24.36%) SOAP
12 83 (23.78%) C#
13 78 (22.35%) UNIX
14 73 (20.92%) Linux
15 65 (18.62%) J2EE
16 62 (17.77%) Relational Database
17 59 (16.91%) MVC
18 57 (16.33%) HTML5
19 55 (15.76%) Windows
20 53 (15.19%) REST
21 51 (14.61%) PL/SQL
22 49 (14.04%) Ant
22 49 (14.04%) Web Development
23 43 (12.32%) XSLT
24 42 (12.03%) Hibernate
24 42 (12.03%) Content Management
25 41 (11.75%) Scrum
26 40 (11.46%) Spring
26 40 (11.46%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 39 (11.17%) BizTalk Server
2 38 (10.89%) JBoss
3 32 (9.17%) WebSphere
4 26 (7.45%) WebLogic
5 16 (4.58%) IIS
6 15 (4.30%) Documentum
7 11 (3.15%) Tomcat
8 10 (2.87%) CMS
8 10 (2.87%) Oracle Workflow
8 10 (2.87%) MQSeries
9 9 (2.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (2.29%) SharePoint
11 5 (1.43%) Apache
12 2 (0.57%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.57%) Confluence
12 2 (0.57%) Liferay
13 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.29%) WebLogic Portal
13 1 (0.29%) LiveLink
13 1 (0.29%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 16 (4.58%) FrameMaker
2 8 (2.29%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.29%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.15%) MS Office
4 2 (0.57%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.29%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.29%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 12 (3.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (2.29%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (1.43%) Oracle iProcurement
3 5 (1.43%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 4 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.86%) Magento
6 2 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.29%) AWD
7 1 (0.29%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.01%) SaaS
1 7 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.57%) Office 365
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 31 (8.88%) LDAP
2 16 (4.58%) Internet
2 16 (4.58%) HTTP
3 13 (3.72%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.58%) VPN
5 8 (2.29%) FTP
6 7 (2.01%) Intranet
7 6 (1.72%) SSL
8 4 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (1.15%) Firewall
8 4 (1.15%) SAN
8 4 (1.15%) DNS
9 2 (0.57%) SSH
9 2 (0.57%) Network Security
9 2 (0.57%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (24.64%) SQL Server
2 62 (17.77%) Relational Database
3 39 (11.17%) MySQL
4 27 (7.74%) MariaDB
5 16 (4.58%) Oracle Database
6 15 (4.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (4.01%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (2.58%) SQL Server 2000
8 9 (2.58%) Neo4j
8 9 (2.58%) MongoDB
9 8 (2.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 8 (2.29%) NoSQL
10 7 (2.01%) OLAP
10 7 (2.01%) RDBMS
10 7 (2.01%) Oracle OLAP
10 7 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.72%) DTS
12 5 (1.43%) DB2
12 5 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 49 (14.04%) Ant
2 30 (8.60%) JIRA
2 30 (8.60%) Eclipse
3 28 (8.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (6.59%) JUnit
5 21 (6.02%) Git (software)
6 20 (5.73%) Subversion
7 17 (4.87%) Selenium
7 17 (4.87%) SoapUI
8 16 (4.58%) AccuRev
9 11 (3.15%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 10 (2.87%) Jenkins
11 9 (2.58%) Talend Open Studio
11 9 (2.58%) Maven
12 8 (2.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (1.72%) WebDriver
13 6 (1.72%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.86%) IntelliJ
14 3 (0.86%) PHPUnit
14 3 (0.86%) Mockito
General
1 32 (9.17%) Finance
2 21 (6.02%) Marketing
3 18 (5.16%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.01%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.15%) Electronics
6 8 (2.29%) Retail
7 6 (1.72%) Publishing
8 5 (1.43%) Back Office
9 4 (1.15%) Legal
10 3 (0.86%) Local Government
11 2 (0.57%) Billing
11 2 (0.57%) Banking
11 2 (0.57%) Games
11 2 (0.57%) Advertising
11 2 (0.57%) Automotive
12 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 209 (59.89%) Developer
2 79 (22.64%) Java Developer
3 42 (12.03%) .NET Developer
4 35 (10.03%) Architect
5 32 (9.17%) Analyst
6 28 (8.02%) Consultant
7 25 (7.16%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 23 (6.59%) C# Developer
9 22 (6.30%) BizTalk Developer
9 22 (6.30%) C# .NET Developer
10 19 (5.44%) Author
10 19 (5.44%) Technical Author
11 16 (4.58%) Agile .NET Developer
11 16 (4.58%) Agile C# Developer
12 15 (4.30%) Systems Analyst
12 15 (4.30%) Software Developer
12 15 (4.30%) Senior Developer
13 14 (4.01%) J2EE Developer
13 14 (4.01%) AWS Developer
14 11 (3.15%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (43.84%) HTML
2 150 (42.98%) Web Services
3 88 (25.21%) CSS
4 85 (24.36%) .NET
4 85 (24.36%) SOAP
5 65 (18.62%) J2EE
6 57 (16.33%) HTML5
7 53 (15.19%) REST
8 43 (12.32%) XSLT
9 42 (12.03%) Hibernate
10 40 (11.46%) Spring
10 40 (11.46%) .NET Framework
10 40 (11.46%) WCF
11 39 (11.17%) ASP.NET
12 35 (10.03%) TopLink
13 34 (9.74%) Ajax
14 29 (8.31%) JSON
14 29 (8.31%) Spring MVC
15 27 (7.74%) JAAS
16 26 (7.45%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.60%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.30%) Client/Server
4 14 (4.01%) Visualisation
5 10 (2.87%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.01%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.72%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.43%) Streaming Media
8 5 (1.43%) IPTV
9 4 (1.15%) User Experience
9 4 (1.15%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.15%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (1.15%) Replication
10 3 (0.86%) DataPower
10 3 (0.86%) Web 2.0
11 2 (0.57%) Tandem
11 2 (0.57%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.57%) 3D Graphics
11 2 (0.57%) DTV
11 2 (0.57%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 78 (22.35%) UNIX
2 73 (20.92%) Linux
3 55 (15.76%) Windows
4 24 (6.88%) Mac OS X
5 22 (6.30%) Solaris
6 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.57%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.29%) AIX
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (42.12%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (28.37%) TDD
3 59 (16.91%) MVC
4 49 (14.04%) Web Development
5 42 (12.03%) Content Management
6 41 (11.75%) Scrum
7 39 (11.17%) OO
8 35 (10.03%) SOA
9 31 (8.88%) Use Case
10 29 (8.31%) E-Commerce
10 29 (8.31%) UML
11 28 (8.02%) Workflow
12 26 (7.45%) Validation
13 22 (6.30%) User Stories
14 20 (5.73%) OOD
15 19 (5.44%) Web Design
16 18 (5.16%) Unit Testing
16 18 (5.16%) Digital Marketing
16 18 (5.16%) Software Engineering
17 17 (4.87%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 169 (48.42%) SQL
2 132 (37.82%) Java
3 103 (29.51%) JavaScript
4 83 (23.78%) C#
5 51 (14.61%) PL/SQL
6 23 (6.59%) Python
6 23 (6.59%) VB
7 20 (5.73%) T-SQL
8 19 (5.44%) VB.NET
8 19 (5.44%) PowerShell
9 15 (4.30%) Perl
10 14 (4.01%) C++
11 13 (3.72%) VBScript
12 11 (3.15%) C
13 10 (2.87%) Ruby
13 10 (2.87%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.72%) VB6
15 5 (1.43%) PHP
15 5 (1.43%) XPath
16 4 (1.15%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 20 (5.73%) Degree
2 15 (4.30%) Sun Certification
3 13 (3.72%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.01%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.86%) MCP
7 1 (0.29%) OCP
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.87%) QA
2 4 (1.15%) SLA
3 1 (0.29%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 5 (1.43%) Docker
2 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.15%) Puppet
2 3 (0.86%) OpenAM
3 2 (0.57%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 91 (26.07%) Oracle
2 39 (11.17%) Microsoft
3 25 (7.16%) IBM
4 15 (4.30%) SAP
5 13 (3.72%) Sun
6 10 (2.87%) Perforce
7 9 (2.58%) Talend
8 6 (1.72%) EMC
9 5 (1.43%) Kofax
9 5 (1.43%) FatWire
9 5 (1.43%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.15%) ForgeRock
10 4 (1.15%) HP
10 4 (1.15%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.86%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.86%) Adobe
11 3 (0.86%) MKS
12 2 (0.57%) Rackspace
12 2 (0.57%) hybris
12 2 (0.57%) KANA
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