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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 20 15 20
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing XML 44 44 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.79% 9.22% 7.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.03% 28.39% 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 14
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£340 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £460 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 2
Average hourly rate £34.59 £33.73 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.55% +3.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £31.55 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £34.35 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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
157 155 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 24.23% 32.49% 25.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 86 55
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 15
Average hourly rate £36.67 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.23% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £25.00 £13.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £40.12 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +3 21 £340 - 1
Brentwood -2 6 £200 -50.00% 1
Chelmsford -16 1 £225 -
XML
East of England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 56 (54.90%) SQL
2 54 (52.94%) HTML
3 53 (51.96%) Java
4 50 (49.02%) J2EE
4 50 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (48.04%) Web Services
6 40 (39.22%) JavaScript
7 37 (36.27%) CSS
8 33 (32.35%) SOAP
9 30 (29.41%) SQL Server
10 29 (28.43%) Windows
11 27 (26.47%) UNIX
12 26 (25.49%) Ant
12 26 (25.49%) Linux
12 26 (25.49%) Ajax
12 26 (25.49%) HTML5
13 25 (24.51%) WebSphere
13 25 (24.51%) TopLink
13 25 (24.51%) Struts
14 22 (21.57%) Solaris
14 22 (21.57%) TDD
14 22 (21.57%) Finance
14 22 (21.57%) AccuRev
14 22 (21.57%) EclipseLink
15 21 (20.59%) OO
16 20 (19.61%) IBM
16 20 (19.61%) Oracle
16 20 (19.61%) Relational Database
17 19 (18.63%) JSP
17 19 (18.63%) XHTML

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 25 (24.51%) WebSphere
2 10 (9.80%) WebLogic
3 8 (7.84%) JBoss
4 6 (5.88%) IIS
4 6 (5.88%) GlassFish
5 4 (3.92%) CMS
5 4 (3.92%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.98%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (13.73%) Oracle EBS R12
2 12 (11.76%) Oracle iProcurement
3 9 (8.82%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.98%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.84%) Google Analytics
2 6 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.94%) FTP
1 3 (2.94%) SSH
2 2 (1.96%) LDAP
2 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 20 (19.61%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 4 (3.92%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.96%) MySQL
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.98%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 26 (25.49%) Ant
2 22 (21.57%) AccuRev
3 18 (17.65%) Eclipse
4 9 (8.82%) JUnit
4 9 (8.82%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 9 (8.82%) SoapUI
5 6 (5.88%) Maven
6 4 (3.92%) Subversion
7 3 (2.94%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.96%) JIRA
8 2 (1.96%) Selenium
8 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.96%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.96%) Hudson
8 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.96%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.96%) JMeter
9 1 (0.98%) TestDirector
General
1 22 (21.57%) Finance
2 12 (11.76%) Manufacturing
2 12 (11.76%) Marketing
3 9 (8.82%) Automotive
4 6 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.94%) Legal
6 2 (1.96%) Banking
7 1 (0.98%) Retail
7 1 (0.98%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 66 (64.71%) Developer
2 40 (39.22%) Java Developer
3 17 (16.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 14 (13.73%) Consultant
4 14 (13.73%) Functional Consultant
5 11 (10.78%) Senior Developer
5 11 (10.78%) J2EE Developer
6 10 (9.80%) Oracle Consultant
6 10 (9.80%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 10 (9.80%) Senior Java Developer
7 9 (8.82%) Analyst
7 9 (8.82%) Supply Chain Consultant
8 7 (6.86%) AWS Developer
9 6 (5.88%) E-Business Consultant
10 5 (4.90%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.90%) Oracle Supply Chain Functional Consultant
11 4 (3.92%) Applications Support
11 4 (3.92%) SQL Developer
11 4 (3.92%) SQL Server Developer
12 3 (2.94%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (52.94%) HTML
2 50 (49.02%) J2EE
3 49 (48.04%) Web Services
4 37 (36.27%) CSS
5 33 (32.35%) SOAP
6 26 (25.49%) Ajax
6 26 (25.49%) HTML5
7 25 (24.51%) TopLink
7 25 (24.51%) Struts
8 22 (21.57%) EclipseLink
9 19 (18.63%) XHTML
9 19 (18.63%) JSP
10 16 (15.69%) Hibernate
11 14 (13.73%) .NET
11 14 (13.73%) REST
12 11 (10.78%) JAX-RS
12 11 (10.78%) AngularJS
12 11 (10.78%) JAX-WS
13 10 (9.80%) JAXB
13 10 (9.80%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.84%) Web 2.0
2 5 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.92%) Hedge funds
4 2 (1.96%) EFT
4 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.96%) User Experience
5 1 (0.98%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.98%) Replication
5 1 (0.98%) Clustering
5 1 (0.98%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.98%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (28.43%) Windows
2 27 (26.47%) UNIX
3 26 (25.49%) Linux
4 22 (21.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (21.57%) TDD
3 21 (20.59%) OO
4 17 (16.67%) Content Management
5 16 (15.69%) User Stories
6 15 (14.71%) Web Development
7 13 (12.75%) B2C
8 10 (9.80%) Analytics
9 9 (8.82%) Digital Marketing
9 9 (8.82%) MVC
10 8 (7.84%) SEO
10 8 (7.84%) Scrum
10 8 (7.84%) SOA
10 8 (7.84%) Use Case
11 7 (6.86%) RAD
12 6 (5.88%) ERP
12 6 (5.88%) OOD
12 6 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (5.88%) UML
12 6 (5.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 56 (54.90%) SQL
2 53 (51.96%) Java
3 40 (39.22%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.84%) C#
4 8 (7.84%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.92%) Perl
6 3 (2.94%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.96%) XQuery
7 2 (1.96%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.96%) XPath
7 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.98%) VB
8 1 (0.98%) PeopleCode
8 1 (0.98%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.98%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (2.94%) Degree
2 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.96%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (1.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (19.61%) IBM
1 20 (19.61%) Oracle
2 8 (7.84%) FatWire
2 8 (7.84%) Google
3 7 (6.86%) Omniture
4 5 (4.90%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.94%) Adobe
5 3 (2.94%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (2.94%) HP
6 2 (1.96%) SunGard
6 2 (1.96%) Red Gate
6 2 (1.96%) MKS
7 1 (0.98%) BT