The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 13 19 17
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing XML 83 39 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 15.60% 7.18% 7.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 40.69% 30.47% 31.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 21 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £127 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £550 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+12.12% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 9
Average hourly rate £33.73 £25.48 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -21.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.55 £22.13 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.35 £30.00 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +20.00%
XML
East of 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 Essex region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
204 128 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 38.35% 23.57% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 65 39
Average daily rate £425 £373 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.94% +10.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 13
Average hourly rate £33.73 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.41% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £22.28 £22.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.13 £37.15 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Essex

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

XML
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Southend-on-Sea -8 25 £475 +80.15% 1
Saffron Walden - 13 - -
Basildon +1 7 - - 1
Brentwood - 4 £306 - 1
Chelmsford +2 2 £225 -18.18%
Colchester - 1 £225 -
XML
East of England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

1 100 (85.47%) Java
2 93 (79.49%) HTML
3 84 (71.79%) SQL
4 80 (68.38%) UNIX
5 69 (58.97%) Linux
6 66 (56.41%) Oracle
6 66 (56.41%) CSS
7 60 (51.28%) Relational Database
8 55 (47.01%) JavaScript
9 54 (46.15%) Spring
10 51 (43.59%) PL/SQL
11 49 (41.88%) Hibernate
11 49 (41.88%) MVC
11 49 (41.88%) Web Development
11 49 (41.88%) Spring MVC
12 48 (41.03%) MySQL
12 48 (41.03%) JBoss
13 47 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
14 43 (36.75%) Web Services
14 43 (36.75%) LDAP
15 41 (35.04%) JAAS
15 41 (35.04%) JPA
16 39 (33.33%) Mac OS X
16 39 (33.33%) MariaDB
17 38 (32.48%) Enterprise Software
18 32 (27.35%) TDD
19 28 (23.93%) REST
19 28 (23.93%) J2EE
20 27 (23.08%) Ajax
21 25 (21.37%) Scrum

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 48 (41.03%) JBoss
2 18 (15.38%) WebSphere
3 16 (13.68%) WebLogic
4 11 (9.40%) Apache
5 8 (6.84%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.42%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.71%) LiveCycle
7 2 (1.71%) Node.js
7 2 (1.71%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (1.71%) CMS
7 2 (1.71%) IIS
8 1 (0.85%) GlassFish
Applications
1 12 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.27%) MS Office
2 5 (4.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.71%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 8 (6.84%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (36.75%) LDAP
2 19 (16.24%) HTTP
3 6 (5.13%) Internet
4 2 (1.71%) PuTTY
4 2 (1.71%) VPN
4 2 (1.71%) SSL
5 1 (0.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (51.28%) Relational Database
2 48 (41.03%) MySQL
3 39 (33.33%) MariaDB
4 16 (13.68%) MongoDB
5 14 (11.97%) Neo4j
6 11 (9.40%) SQL Server
7 9 (7.69%) Oracle Database
8 8 (6.84%) DTS
9 4 (3.42%) Ingres
9 4 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.85%) dBASE
Development Applications
1 16 (13.68%) Eclipse
2 13 (11.11%) Ant
3 11 (9.40%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.27%) SoapUI
5 4 (3.42%) Subversion
6 3 (2.56%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 2 (1.71%) Maven
7 2 (1.71%) JIRA
8 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.85%) PowerDesigner
8 1 (0.85%) VisualVM
General
1 11 (9.40%) Publishing
2 7 (5.98%) Marketing
2 7 (5.98%) Finance
3 6 (5.13%) Automotive
3 6 (5.13%) Legal
4 2 (1.71%) Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 90 (76.92%) Developer
2 61 (52.14%) Java Developer
3 12 (10.26%) Analyst
4 6 (5.13%) Project Leader
4 6 (5.13%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 6 (5.13%) Software Project Leader
5 5 (4.27%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (4.27%) UI Developer
5 5 (4.27%) UI Programmer
5 5 (4.27%) Senior Developer
5 5 (4.27%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (3.42%) Business Analyst
6 4 (3.42%) VB Developer
6 4 (3.42%) SQL Developer
7 3 (2.56%) J2EE Developer
7 3 (2.56%) C++ Developer
7 3 (2.56%) Web Developer
7 3 (2.56%) Lead Developer
8 2 (1.71%) Applications Support
8 2 (1.71%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (79.49%) HTML
2 66 (56.41%) CSS
3 54 (46.15%) Spring
4 49 (41.88%) Hibernate
4 49 (41.88%) Spring MVC
5 43 (36.75%) Web Services
6 41 (35.04%) JAAS
6 41 (35.04%) JPA
7 28 (23.93%) REST
7 28 (23.93%) J2EE
8 27 (23.08%) Ajax
9 24 (20.51%) XSLT
10 22 (18.80%) HTML5
11 21 (17.95%) Struts
12 20 (17.09%) JAX-RS
13 18 (15.38%) JSP
14 16 (13.68%) XHTML
14 16 (13.68%) SOAP
15 13 (11.11%) JAX-RPC
15 13 (11.11%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 38 (32.48%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (12.82%) Visualisation
3 11 (9.40%) Biology
3 11 (9.40%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.84%) Life Science
4 8 (6.84%) N-Tier
5 7 (5.98%) Data Integration
6 6 (5.13%) Mathematics
7 4 (3.42%) Web 2.0
8 3 (2.56%) User Experience
9 2 (1.71%) Open Source
10 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 80 (68.38%) UNIX
2 69 (58.97%) Linux
3 39 (33.33%) Mac OS X
4 20 (17.09%) Windows
5 11 (9.40%) Solaris
6 4 (3.42%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.42%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.71%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (41.88%) MVC
1 49 (41.88%) Web Development
2 47 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (27.35%) TDD
4 25 (21.37%) Scrum
5 23 (19.66%) Responsive Web Design
6 21 (17.95%) OO
7 20 (17.09%) Web Design
8 18 (15.38%) UML
8 18 (15.38%) Configuration Management
9 16 (13.68%) Content Management
10 14 (11.97%) Validation
10 14 (11.97%) Mentoring
10 14 (11.97%) Microservices
11 13 (11.11%) Bioinformatics
11 13 (11.11%) RUP
12 9 (7.69%) OOD
12 9 (7.69%) SOA
12 9 (7.69%) Release Management
13 7 (5.98%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 100 (85.47%) Java
2 84 (71.79%) SQL
3 55 (47.01%) JavaScript
4 51 (43.59%) PL/SQL
5 12 (10.26%) Shell Script
6 6 (5.13%) Perl
6 6 (5.13%) C++
7 5 (4.27%) C#
8 4 (3.42%) VB6
8 4 (3.42%) VB
8 4 (3.42%) VBA
9 3 (2.56%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.71%) Python
10 2 (1.71%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.71%) PHP
11 1 (0.85%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 1 (0.85%) PeopleCode
11 1 (0.85%) FQL
Qualifications
1 11 (9.40%) Degree
2 9 (7.69%) Sun Certification
2 9 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.85%) Opsview
Vendors
1 66 (56.41%) Oracle
2 13 (11.11%) IBM
2 13 (11.11%) AccuRev
3 9 (7.69%) Sun
4 8 (6.84%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.98%) FatWire
6 4 (3.42%) Adobe
7 3 (2.56%) webMethods
7 3 (2.56%) Twitter
8 2 (1.71%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.71%) Software AG
9 1 (0.85%) Vignette
9 1 (0.85%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.85%) Terracotta
9 1 (0.85%) Splunk
9 1 (0.85%) Facebook
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