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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 9 25 16
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -9
Contract jobs citing XML 66 27 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 13.20% 5.49% 7.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.11% 21.60% 36.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 11 6
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£435 £450 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +63.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £300 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £550 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 13
Average hourly rate £33.73 £22.98 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.75% -28.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.55 £21.98 £24.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.35 £33.29 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £39.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-12.82% +32.20%
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
188 125 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 37.60% 25.41% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 60 42
Average daily rate £425 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £519 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 20
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.35 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.29 £37.50 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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
Saffron Walden - 13 - -
Southend-on-Sea -4 12 £473 -17.82% 2
Basildon +2 7 - -
Brentwood - 3 £335 -
Chelmsford +6 2 £225 -
XML
East of England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 78 (74.29%) Java
2 69 (65.71%) HTML
3 68 (64.76%) SQL
4 63 (60.00%) UNIX
5 51 (48.57%) Oracle
6 47 (44.76%) Linux
7 46 (43.81%) JavaScript
8 44 (41.90%) CSS
9 39 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (35.24%) Relational Database
11 33 (31.43%) MVC
12 32 (30.48%) Spring
13 30 (28.57%) PL/SQL
14 29 (27.62%) Hibernate
15 28 (26.67%) MySQL
15 28 (26.67%) JBoss
16 27 (25.71%) Spring MVC
17 26 (24.76%) Ajax
18 25 (23.81%) Web Development
19 23 (21.90%) LDAP
19 23 (21.90%) Web Services
20 22 (20.95%) J2EE
21 21 (20.00%) Scrum
21 21 (20.00%) JPA
22 20 (19.05%) Mac OS X
22 20 (19.05%) JAAS
22 20 (19.05%) JSP
22 20 (19.05%) Windows
23 19 (18.10%) XSLT
23 19 (18.10%) HTML5

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 15 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 12 (11.43%) WebLogic
2 12 (11.43%) Apache
3 9 (8.57%) Tomcat
4 6 (5.71%) IIS
4 6 (5.71%) CMS
5 5 (4.76%) Umbraco
6 4 (3.81%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.90%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.90%) LiveCycle
7 2 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.90%) Node.js
7 2 (1.90%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 13 (12.38%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (4.76%) MS Office
3 2 (1.90%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.90%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) SaaS
1 1 (0.95%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.90%) LDAP
2 10 (9.52%) HTTP
3 7 (6.67%) Internet
4 2 (1.90%) Firewall
4 2 (1.90%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.95%) VPN
5 1 (0.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (35.24%) Relational Database
2 28 (26.67%) MySQL
3 19 (18.10%) MariaDB
4 13 (12.38%) SQL Server
5 9 (8.57%) Oracle Database
6 8 (7.62%) MongoDB
6 8 (7.62%) DTS
6 8 (7.62%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (5.71%) Ingres
7 6 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (4.76%) Neo4j
9 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.95%) dBASE
11 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (10.48%) Eclipse
2 10 (9.52%) Ant
2 10 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.76%) Subversion
3 5 (4.76%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.86%) PowerDesigner
5 2 (1.90%) Maven
5 2 (1.90%) JIRA
5 2 (1.90%) VisualVM
5 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.95%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (15.24%) Finance
2 11 (10.48%) Publishing
3 7 (6.67%) Automotive
3 7 (6.67%) Legal
4 2 (1.90%) Marketing
5 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.95%) Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (68.57%) Developer
2 35 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 18 (17.14%) Analyst
4 9 (8.57%) Systems Analyst
5 7 (6.67%) Web Developer
5 7 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 6 (5.71%) Project Leader
6 6 (5.71%) Software Project Leader
7 5 (4.76%) UI Developer
7 5 (4.76%) UI Programmer
7 5 (4.76%) VB Developer
8 4 (3.81%) C# Developer
8 4 (3.81%) Data Analyst
8 4 (3.81%) SQL Developer
8 4 (3.81%) Business Analyst
9 3 (2.86%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.86%) Lead Developer
9 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (2.86%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (65.71%) HTML
2 44 (41.90%) CSS
3 32 (30.48%) Spring
4 29 (27.62%) Hibernate
5 27 (25.71%) Spring MVC
6 26 (24.76%) Ajax
7 23 (21.90%) Web Services
8 22 (20.95%) J2EE
9 21 (20.00%) JPA
10 20 (19.05%) JSP
10 20 (19.05%) JAAS
11 19 (18.10%) XSLT
11 19 (18.10%) HTML5
12 17 (16.19%) REST
13 15 (14.29%) .NET
14 13 (12.38%) XHTML
14 13 (12.38%) jQuery
15 12 (11.43%) SOAP
16 11 (10.48%) DHTML
16 11 (10.48%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.19%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (10.48%) Biology
2 11 (10.48%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.62%) Life Science
3 8 (7.62%) N-Tier
4 7 (6.67%) Data Integration
5 6 (5.71%) Mathematics
6 5 (4.76%) Web 2.0
6 5 (4.76%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.86%) User Experience
8 2 (1.90%) Open Source
9 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.95%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 63 (60.00%) UNIX
2 47 (44.76%) Linux
3 20 (19.05%) Windows
3 20 (19.05%) Mac OS X
4 7 (6.67%) Solaris
5 6 (5.71%) Windows XP
5 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.71%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.90%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.95%) Android
7 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (31.43%) MVC
3 25 (23.81%) Web Development
4 21 (20.00%) Scrum
5 18 (17.14%) OO
6 15 (14.29%) UML
7 13 (12.38%) Bioinformatics
7 13 (12.38%) TDD
7 13 (12.38%) Content Management
7 13 (12.38%) Responsive Web Design
8 11 (10.48%) Validation
8 11 (10.48%) SOA
9 10 (9.52%) RUP
9 10 (9.52%) Web Design
10 9 (8.57%) Release Management
11 8 (7.62%) RAD
11 8 (7.62%) Configuration Management
12 7 (6.67%) Mentoring
13 6 (5.71%) Build Automation
13 6 (5.71%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 78 (74.29%) Java
2 68 (64.76%) SQL
3 46 (43.81%) JavaScript
4 30 (28.57%) PL/SQL
5 12 (11.43%) C#
6 11 (10.48%) Shell Script
7 6 (5.71%) VB6
7 6 (5.71%) VB
7 6 (5.71%) VBA
7 6 (5.71%) Perl
8 5 (4.76%) C++
9 2 (1.90%) PHP
9 2 (1.90%) Python
10 1 (0.95%) PeopleCode
10 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.95%) FQL
10 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (10.48%) Degree
2 7 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.76%) Sun Certification
4 4 (3.81%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.90%) Opsview
2 1 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 51 (48.57%) Oracle
2 28 (26.67%) JBoss
3 11 (10.48%) IBM
4 9 (8.57%) FatWire
4 9 (8.57%) AccuRev
5 8 (7.62%) Microsoft
6 5 (4.76%) Sun
7 4 (3.81%) Adobe
7 4 (3.81%) webMethods
8 3 (2.86%) Twitter
8 3 (2.86%) Software AG
9 2 (1.90%) Splunk
10 1 (0.95%) Facebook
10 1 (0.95%) Terracotta
10 1 (0.95%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.95%) Vignette
10 1 (0.95%) PeopleSoft