The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Essex 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 15 28 21
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing XML 60 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 8.16% 4.33% 5.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 34.48% 21.95% 32.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 7 14
Average daily rate £315 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £204 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £340 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 6
Average hourly rate £35.80 £27.50 £26.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.18% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £27.49 £26.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £34.43 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.40 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +16.66%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
174 82 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 23.67% 19.71% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 44 40
Average daily rate £350 £265 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.88% -2.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £190 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 13
Average hourly rate £35.80 £27.50 £29.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.18% -5.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.48 £26.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
XML
East of England

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 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
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 2014.

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 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea - 15 £400 - 1
Basildon +7 9 - -
Brentwood -2 6 £290 -
Chelmsford -8 2 - - 1
Colchester -1 1 £383 +39.09%
Witham - 1 - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Wickford - - - -
XML
East of England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 70 (67.31%) SQL
2 62 (59.62%) HTML
3 56 (53.85%) JavaScript
4 52 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 49 (47.12%) Oracle
6 39 (37.50%) Java
7 36 (34.62%) .NET
8 35 (33.65%) C#
9 33 (31.73%) UNIX
10 31 (29.81%) Windows
11 28 (26.92%) CSS
12 27 (25.96%) Web Services
13 25 (24.04%) UML
14 21 (20.19%) PL/SQL
14 21 (20.19%) Microsoft
14 21 (20.19%) Ajax
14 21 (20.19%) Oracle Database
15 20 (19.23%) ETL
16 19 (18.27%) XSLT
16 19 (18.27%) Data Modelling
17 18 (17.31%) EAI
17 18 (17.31%) ASP.NET
18 17 (16.35%) XSD
18 17 (16.35%) J2EE
18 17 (16.35%) MVC
18 17 (16.35%) Finance
18 17 (16.35%) SQL Server 2005
19 16 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
19 16 (15.38%) jQuery
19 16 (15.38%) Middleware

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (8.65%) IIS
2 8 (7.69%) Umbraco
3 7 (6.73%) WebLogic
3 7 (6.73%) CMS
4 3 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.88%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.88%) LiveCycle
5 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.92%) OpenROAD
5 2 (1.92%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.96%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.96%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.88%) Fireworks
3 2 (1.92%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Trello
1 1 (0.96%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) DNS
2 2 (1.92%) FTP
3 1 (0.96%) LDAP
3 1 (0.96%) Internet
3 1 (0.96%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (20.19%) Oracle Database
3 17 (16.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (14.42%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (10.58%) Relational Database
6 10 (9.62%) Ingres
7 9 (8.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (6.73%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (6.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (3.85%) EDRMS
10 3 (2.88%) DTS
11 1 (0.96%) OLTP
11 1 (0.96%) MS Access
11 1 (0.96%) OLAP
11 1 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.96%) dBASE
11 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (13.46%) Visual Studio
2 10 (9.62%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 9 (8.65%) PowerDesigner
4 4 (3.85%) Subversion
4 4 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (2.88%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.92%) Ant
7 1 (0.96%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.96%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.96%) NUnit
General
1 17 (16.35%) Finance
2 8 (7.69%) Marketing
3 4 (3.85%) Retail
4 3 (2.88%) Automotive
4 3 (2.88%) Back Office
4 3 (2.88%) Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Legal
5 1 (0.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 64 (61.54%) Developer
2 28 (26.92%) Analyst
3 17 (16.35%) Data Analyst
3 17 (16.35%) .NET Developer
4 10 (9.62%) C# Developer
5 9 (8.65%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (7.69%) VB Developer
6 8 (7.69%) Web Developer
6 8 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (5.77%) Programmer
7 6 (5.77%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.81%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) Data Modeller
9 4 (3.85%) Analyst Programmer
10 3 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (2.88%) Applications Developer
10 3 (2.88%) Administrator
10 3 (2.88%) VB6 Developer
11 2 (1.92%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (59.62%) HTML
2 36 (34.62%) .NET
3 28 (26.92%) CSS
4 27 (25.96%) Web Services
5 21 (20.19%) Ajax
6 19 (18.27%) XSLT
7 18 (17.31%) ASP.NET
8 17 (16.35%) J2EE
8 17 (16.35%) XSD
9 16 (15.38%) Middleware
9 16 (15.38%) jQuery
10 13 (12.50%) XHTML
11 12 (11.54%) JAXB
12 11 (10.58%) HTML5
12 11 (10.58%) XML Schema
13 10 (9.62%) JSON
14 8 (7.69%) WCF
14 8 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 7 (6.73%) Java EE
16 6 (5.77%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.69%) N-Tier
2 4 (3.85%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.85%) GIS
2 4 (3.85%) iPhone
2 4 (3.85%) Open Source
2 4 (3.85%) Social Media
2 4 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.88%) LLPG
4 2 (1.92%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.96%) Replication
5 1 (0.96%) Web 2.0
5 1 (0.96%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 33 (31.73%) UNIX
2 31 (29.81%) Windows
3 11 (10.58%) Windows 7
4 8 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (7.69%) Windows XP
5 7 (6.73%) Linux
6 6 (5.77%) Solaris
7 4 (3.85%) Android
7 4 (3.85%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.04%) UML
2 20 (19.23%) ETL
3 19 (18.27%) Data Modelling
4 18 (17.31%) EAI
5 17 (16.35%) MVC
6 16 (15.38%) OOD
6 16 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (13.46%) Systems Analysis
8 13 (12.50%) Migration
8 13 (12.50%) Web Development
9 12 (11.54%) OO
9 12 (11.54%) E-Commerce
9 12 (11.54%) Data Analysis
10 11 (10.58%) SOA
11 9 (8.65%) ITIL
11 9 (8.65%) Data Migration
12 7 (6.73%) RUP
12 7 (6.73%) Configuration Management
13 5 (4.81%) Validation
14 4 (3.85%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 70 (67.31%) SQL
2 56 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 39 (37.50%) Java
4 35 (33.65%) C#
5 21 (20.19%) PL/SQL
6 13 (12.50%) VB
6 13 (12.50%) VB6
7 11 (10.58%) C++
8 8 (7.69%) PHP
8 8 (7.69%) VBA
9 6 (5.77%) Shell Script
10 5 (4.81%) T-SQL
11 4 (3.85%) Python
11 4 (3.85%) Ruby
12 3 (2.88%) Perl
13 2 (1.92%) C
14 1 (0.96%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 1 (0.96%) VBScript
14 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (13.46%) Sun Certification
2 8 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.96%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 49 (47.12%) Oracle
2 21 (20.19%) Microsoft
3 14 (13.46%) Sun
4 9 (8.65%) AccuRev
5 5 (4.81%) Business Objects
6 4 (3.85%) JBoss
6 4 (3.85%) Lagan
6 4 (3.85%) ESRI
6 4 (3.85%) Facebook
6 4 (3.85%) Twitter
6 4 (3.85%) Civica
7 3 (2.88%) Adobe
7 3 (2.88%) Northgate
7 3 (2.88%) IBM
8 2 (1.92%) FatWire
8 2 (1.92%) ICL
9 1 (0.96%) Splunk
9 1 (0.96%) HP
9 1 (0.96%) Software AG
9 1 (0.96%) Red Hat