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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 12 16 21
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing XML 61 55 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 11.49% 8.87% 6.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.88% 35.03% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 15
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£383 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £290 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Average hourly rate £41.30 £38.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £29.20 £27.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £42.15 £31.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% +13.21%
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
170 157 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 32.02% 25.32% 26.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 88 64
Average daily rate £400 £350 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +45.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £283 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 21
Average hourly rate £40.60 £40.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.83 £30.25 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £46.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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 +7 21 £400 - 2
Chelmsford 0 12 - -
Brentwood -1 7 £243 -15.06%
Southend-on-Sea -5 1 £450 +9.09%
XML
East of England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 78 (64.46%) Java
2 74 (61.16%) SQL
3 68 (56.20%) HTML
4 65 (53.72%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (50.41%) Web Services
6 56 (46.28%) J2EE
7 53 (43.80%) SOAP
8 46 (38.02%) JavaScript
9 45 (37.19%) CSS
10 43 (35.54%) TDD
10 43 (35.54%) HTML5
11 40 (33.06%) UNIX
12 39 (32.23%) SQL Server
13 37 (30.58%) Linux
13 37 (30.58%) TopLink
14 34 (28.10%) Windows
14 34 (28.10%) Relational Database
15 33 (27.27%) Ajax
16 31 (25.62%) Oracle
16 31 (25.62%) EclipseLink
17 29 (23.97%) REST
18 28 (23.14%) Solaris
18 28 (23.14%) OO
19 25 (20.66%) Eclipse
19 25 (20.66%) IBM
20 24 (19.83%) XHTML
20 24 (19.83%) Ant
20 24 (19.83%) WebSphere
21 23 (19.01%) Content Management
21 23 (19.01%) User Stories

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 24 (19.83%) WebSphere
2 15 (12.40%) WebLogic
2 15 (12.40%) JBoss
3 7 (5.79%) IIS
4 6 (4.96%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (4.96%) GlassFish
5 4 (3.31%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (2.48%) CMS
6 3 (2.48%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.83%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.83%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 6 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.83%) MS Office
2 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (13.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 12 (9.92%) Oracle iProcurement
3 9 (7.44%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.65%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.83%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) SaaS
2 1 (0.83%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.61%) LDAP
2 4 (3.31%) HTTP
3 3 (2.48%) Internet
4 2 (1.65%) Network Security
4 2 (1.65%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.83%) Intranet
5 1 (0.83%) FTP
5 1 (0.83%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (32.23%) SQL Server
2 34 (28.10%) Relational Database
3 9 (7.44%) MySQL
4 8 (6.61%) MariaDB
5 4 (3.31%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (3.31%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (20.66%) Eclipse
2 24 (19.83%) Ant
3 17 (14.05%) SoapUI
4 14 (11.57%) AccuRev
5 7 (5.79%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 7 (5.79%) JUnit
6 6 (4.96%) Maven
6 6 (4.96%) Subversion
6 6 (4.96%) Git (software)
6 6 (4.96%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.65%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.65%) Hudson
8 2 (1.65%) Selenium
8 2 (1.65%) JIRA
8 2 (1.65%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (1.65%) JMeter
9 1 (0.83%) Rational Rose
General
1 19 (15.70%) Finance
2 18 (14.88%) Marketing
3 12 (9.92%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.96%) Legal
5 4 (3.31%) Automotive
6 3 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.48%) Banking
7 2 (1.65%) Local Government
8 1 (0.83%) Publishing
8 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.83%) Back Office
8 1 (0.83%) Retail
8 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (70.25%) Developer
2 57 (47.11%) Java Developer
3 23 (19.01%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 16 (13.22%) Consultant
5 14 (11.57%) Analyst
5 14 (11.57%) Functional Consultant
6 13 (10.74%) Senior Developer
7 12 (9.92%) Oracle Consultant
8 10 (8.26%) Oracle Functional Consultant
8 10 (8.26%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (8.26%) J2EE Developer
9 9 (7.44%) Supply Chain Consultant
10 6 (4.96%) E-Business Consultant
11 5 (4.13%) Software Developer
11 5 (4.13%) Oracle Supply Chain Functional Consultant
12 4 (3.31%) .NET Developer
12 4 (3.31%) AWS Developer
13 3 (2.48%) Project Manager
13 3 (2.48%) Business Analyst
13 3 (2.48%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (56.20%) HTML
2 61 (50.41%) Web Services
3 56 (46.28%) J2EE
4 53 (43.80%) SOAP
5 45 (37.19%) CSS
6 43 (35.54%) HTML5
7 37 (30.58%) TopLink
8 33 (27.27%) Ajax
9 31 (25.62%) EclipseLink
10 29 (23.97%) REST
11 24 (19.83%) XHTML
12 19 (15.70%) JAX-RS
12 19 (15.70%) JAX-WS
12 19 (15.70%) Hibernate
13 18 (14.88%) JSF
14 17 (14.05%) PrimeFaces
15 16 (13.22%) Struts
16 15 (12.40%) JPA
16 15 (12.40%) JAXB
17 14 (11.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.61%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.31%) Hedge funds
2 4 (3.31%) Visualisation
2 4 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.48%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.48%) Web 2.0
4 2 (1.65%) NHS
5 1 (0.83%) User Experience
5 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.83%) Replication
5 1 (0.83%) Clustering
5 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.83%) Life Science
5 1 (0.83%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 40 (33.06%) UNIX
2 37 (30.58%) Linux
3 34 (28.10%) Windows
4 28 (23.14%) Solaris
5 6 (4.96%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (53.72%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (35.54%) TDD
3 28 (23.14%) OO
4 23 (19.01%) Content Management
4 23 (19.01%) User Stories
5 19 (15.70%) Web Development
5 19 (15.70%) Use Case
6 18 (14.88%) MVC
7 17 (14.05%) Scrum
8 16 (13.22%) Digital Marketing
9 15 (12.40%) Validation
10 14 (11.57%) B2C
11 13 (10.74%) RUP
12 10 (8.26%) SOA
13 9 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (4.96%) Web Design
14 6 (4.96%) Configuration Management
14 6 (4.96%) Workflow
14 6 (4.96%) Analytics
15 5 (4.13%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 78 (64.46%) Java
2 74 (61.16%) SQL
3 46 (38.02%) JavaScript
4 17 (14.05%) PL/SQL
5 8 (6.61%) C#
6 4 (3.31%) Perl
7 2 (1.65%) VB6
7 2 (1.65%) VB
7 2 (1.65%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.83%) XQuery
8 1 (0.83%) VBA
8 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.83%) XPath
8 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (4.13%) Sun Certification
2 2 (1.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.65%) Degree
2 2 (1.65%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.83%) OCP
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.83%) MCP
3 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) QA
1 2 (1.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (25.62%) Oracle
2 25 (20.66%) IBM
3 6 (4.96%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.13%) Sun
4 5 (4.13%) Adobe
5 4 (3.31%) FatWire
6 3 (2.48%) MKS
7 2 (1.65%) Software AG
7 2 (1.65%) HP
7 2 (1.65%) Citrix
7 2 (1.65%) webMethods
8 1 (0.83%) BT
8 1 (0.83%) Omniture
8 1 (0.83%) Google
8 1 (0.83%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.83%) Terracotta