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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 9 17 28
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +11
Contract jobs citing XML 86 61 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.80% 8.21% 4.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 45.26% 34.46% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 27 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £290 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 4
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.80 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% +30.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.59 £28.00 £27.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 £41.20 £34.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.99% +1.14%
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
190 177 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 37.11% 23.82% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 92 44
Average daily rate £400 £350 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.44% +31.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £290 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 16
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.80 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.14% +30.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £26.00 £27.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 April 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

XML Hourly Rate Histogram 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 April 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
Basildon +4 21 £338 -
Brentwood +3 14 £253 -12.93%
Chelmsford +4 11 - - 1
Southend-on-Sea +5 8 £425 +6.25%
XML
East of England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 75 (61.48%) SQL
2 74 (60.66%) Java
3 70 (57.38%) HTML
4 65 (53.28%) Web Services
5 61 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 56 (45.90%) J2EE
7 50 (40.98%) JavaScript
8 49 (40.16%) SOAP
9 43 (35.25%) HTML5
10 42 (34.43%) CSS
11 41 (33.61%) TDD
12 40 (32.79%) UNIX
12 40 (32.79%) SQL Server
13 35 (28.69%) Oracle
14 34 (27.87%) Windows
14 34 (27.87%) TopLink
15 33 (27.05%) Linux
15 33 (27.05%) Relational Database
16 30 (24.59%) Ajax
17 26 (21.31%) REST
17 26 (21.31%) Solaris
18 25 (20.49%) OO
19 24 (19.67%) IBM
20 23 (18.85%) XHTML
20 23 (18.85%) Content Management
20 23 (18.85%) WebSphere
21 22 (18.03%) Ant
22 21 (17.21%) PL/SQL
23 20 (16.39%) Eclipse
23 20 (16.39%) Web Development

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 23 (18.85%) WebSphere
2 13 (10.66%) WebLogic
3 12 (9.84%) JBoss
4 9 (7.38%) Oracle Workflow
5 7 (5.74%) IIS
6 4 (3.28%) GlassFish
6 4 (3.28%) CMS
7 3 (2.46%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (2.46%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (1.64%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.82%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.82%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 5 (4.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.82%) MS Office
2 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.82%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 18 (14.75%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (9.02%) Oracle iProcurement
3 8 (6.56%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (4.10%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 2 (1.64%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.82%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.92%) SaaS
2 1 (0.82%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.84%) LDAP
2 5 (4.10%) SSL
2 5 (4.10%) VPN
3 4 (3.28%) HTTP
4 3 (2.46%) Internet
5 2 (1.64%) Network Security
5 2 (1.64%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (32.79%) SQL Server
2 33 (27.05%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.56%) MariaDB
3 8 (6.56%) MySQL
4 7 (5.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (3.28%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (18.03%) Ant
2 20 (16.39%) Eclipse
3 16 (13.11%) SoapUI
4 15 (12.30%) AccuRev
5 8 (6.56%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 7 (5.74%) JUnit
7 6 (4.92%) Jenkins
7 6 (4.92%) Git (software)
7 6 (4.92%) Subversion
8 5 (4.10%) Maven
9 3 (2.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (1.64%) Selenium
10 2 (1.64%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.64%) Hudson
10 2 (1.64%) JIRA
10 2 (1.64%) JMeter
10 2 (1.64%) QuickTest Pro
11 1 (0.82%) Rational Rose
11 1 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (14.75%) Finance
2 17 (13.93%) Marketing
3 11 (9.02%) Manufacturing
4 7 (5.74%) Legal
5 3 (2.46%) Automotive
6 2 (1.64%) Local Government
6 2 (1.64%) Banking
6 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.82%) Publishing
7 1 (0.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 84 (68.85%) Developer
2 52 (42.62%) Java Developer
3 23 (18.85%) Consultant
4 22 (18.03%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 14 (11.48%) Oracle Consultant
5 14 (11.48%) Functional Consultant
6 12 (9.84%) Analyst
7 11 (9.02%) J2EE Developer
8 10 (8.20%) Oracle Functional Consultant
8 10 (8.20%) Senior Developer
9 8 (6.56%) Supply Chain Consultant
10 7 (5.74%) Senior Java Developer
11 5 (4.10%) Software Developer
11 5 (4.10%) E-Business Consultant
11 5 (4.10%) .NET Developer
11 5 (4.10%) Implementation Consultant
11 5 (4.10%) ServiceNow Consultant
11 5 (4.10%) AWS Developer
12 4 (3.28%) Oracle Supply Chain Functional Consultant
13 3 (2.46%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (57.38%) HTML
2 65 (53.28%) Web Services
3 56 (45.90%) J2EE
4 49 (40.16%) SOAP
5 43 (35.25%) HTML5
6 42 (34.43%) CSS
7 34 (27.87%) TopLink
8 30 (24.59%) Ajax
9 26 (21.31%) REST
10 23 (18.85%) XHTML
11 18 (14.75%) JSF
12 17 (13.93%) Hibernate
12 17 (13.93%) JAX-WS
12 17 (13.93%) JAX-RS
12 17 (13.93%) PrimeFaces
13 16 (13.11%) JAXB
14 14 (11.48%) Struts
14 14 (11.48%) .NET
15 12 (9.84%) JSP
16 11 (9.02%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.56%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.28%) Hedge funds
2 4 (3.28%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.46%) Web 2.0
3 3 (2.46%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.64%) NHS
5 1 (0.82%) Replication
5 1 (0.82%) Clustering
5 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.82%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.82%) User Experience
5 1 (0.82%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 40 (32.79%) UNIX
2 34 (27.87%) Windows
3 33 (27.05%) Linux
4 26 (21.31%) Solaris
5 6 (4.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (33.61%) TDD
3 25 (20.49%) OO
4 23 (18.85%) Content Management
5 20 (16.39%) Web Development
5 20 (16.39%) User Stories
6 18 (14.75%) Use Case
7 15 (12.30%) Scrum
7 15 (12.30%) Validation
7 15 (12.30%) Workflow
7 15 (12.30%) Digital Marketing
8 14 (11.48%) MVC
8 14 (11.48%) B2C
9 12 (9.84%) RUP
10 10 (8.20%) SOA
11 9 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (5.74%) Analytics
13 6 (4.92%) Web Design
13 6 (4.92%) Configuration Management
13 6 (4.92%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 75 (61.48%) SQL
2 74 (60.66%) Java
3 50 (40.98%) JavaScript
4 21 (17.21%) PL/SQL
5 8 (6.56%) C#
6 4 (3.28%) Perl
7 3 (2.46%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.64%) VB6
8 2 (1.64%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.64%) VB
9 1 (0.82%) C++
9 1 (0.82%) VBA
9 1 (0.82%) XQuery
9 1 (0.82%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.82%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (5.74%) Sun Certification
2 2 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (1.64%) Degree
2 2 (1.64%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.82%) MCP
3 1 (0.82%) OCP
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.64%) QA
1 2 (1.64%) SLA
2 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (28.69%) Oracle
2 24 (19.67%) IBM
3 7 (5.74%) Sun
4 5 (4.10%) Adobe
4 5 (4.10%) FatWire
4 5 (4.10%) ServiceNow
5 4 (3.28%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.46%) MKS
7 2 (1.64%) webMethods
7 2 (1.64%) Software AG
7 2 (1.64%) HP
7 2 (1.64%) Citrix
8 1 (0.82%) BT
8 1 (0.82%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.82%) Terracotta
8 1 (0.82%) Omniture
8 1 (0.82%) Google