The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 12 31 29
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Contract jobs citing XML 30 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 10.31% 2.40% 1.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.91% 8.97% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 2
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£250 - £374
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 - £367
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +45.45%
XML
South East

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 Kent region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
94 78 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 32.30% 26.71% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 46 39
Average daily rate £275 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £11.00 £170.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+263.63% -93.52%
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 Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the Kent region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in Kent

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Kent region.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

XML
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 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
Tunbridge Wells +2 14 £350 - 1
Maidstone - 4 £213 -
Margate - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - -
Whitstable - - - -
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - - 1
Folkestone - - - -
Gravesend - - - - 1
XML
South East

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (98.59%) SQL
2 54 (76.06%) JSON
3 53 (74.65%) REST
4 40 (56.34%) Mobile App
4 40 (56.34%) SOA
4 40 (56.34%) Internet
5 39 (54.93%) Mobile Application Development
5 39 (54.93%) Facebook
5 39 (54.93%) Twitter
5 39 (54.93%) OAuth
5 39 (54.93%) Google
6 36 (50.70%) Use Case
6 36 (50.70%) TDD
6 36 (50.70%) Rapid Prototyping
7 32 (45.07%) Java
8 27 (38.03%) Spring
9 23 (32.39%) Games
9 23 (32.39%) Game Development
10 21 (29.58%) JavaScript
10 21 (29.58%) HTML
11 19 (26.76%) CSS
12 18 (25.35%) ASP.NET
12 18 (25.35%) C#
12 18 (25.35%) .NET
12 18 (25.35%) SQL Server
13 17 (23.94%) VB.NET
14 16 (22.54%) MVC
14 16 (22.54%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 15 (21.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 15 (21.13%) ASP.NET MVC

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 4 (5.63%) Apache
1 4 (5.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 40 (56.34%) Internet
2 1 (1.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.82%) Ingres
3 2 (2.82%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (15.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (8.45%) JIRA
3 4 (5.63%) JUnit
3 4 (5.63%) Subversion
4 3 (4.23%) Maven
4 3 (4.23%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.23%) Git (software)
General
1 23 (32.39%) Games
2 2 (2.82%) Banking
2 2 (2.82%) Finance
3 1 (1.41%) Publishing
3 1 (1.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 68 (95.77%) Developer
2 32 (45.07%) Mobile Developer
3 26 (36.62%) Lead Developer
4 14 (19.72%) Web Developer
4 14 (19.72%) Front-End Developer
5 6 (8.45%) Java Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (2.82%) Test Consultant
7 2 (2.82%) Tester
7 2 (2.82%) Consultant
8 1 (1.41%) Applications Developer
8 1 (1.41%) .NET Developer
8 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (1.41%) Junior Developer
8 1 (1.41%) Junior
8 1 (1.41%) Junior Java Developer
8 1 (1.41%) webMethods Developer
8 1 (1.41%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (76.06%) JSON
2 53 (74.65%) REST
3 39 (54.93%) OAuth
4 27 (38.03%) Spring
5 21 (29.58%) HTML
6 19 (26.76%) CSS
7 18 (25.35%) ASP.NET
7 18 (25.35%) .NET
8 16 (22.54%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 15 (21.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 15 (21.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (19.72%) Unity DI Container
11 13 (18.31%) WCF
12 12 (16.90%) HTML5
13 11 (15.49%) Web Services
14 8 (11.27%) jQuery
14 8 (11.27%) Hibernate
15 6 (8.45%) JPA
15 6 (8.45%) J2ME
15 6 (8.45%) Java ME
Miscellaneous
1 40 (56.34%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) User Experience
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (56.34%) SOA
2 39 (54.93%) Mobile Application Development
3 36 (50.70%) Use Case
3 36 (50.70%) Rapid Prototyping
3 36 (50.70%) TDD
4 23 (32.39%) Game Development
5 16 (22.54%) MVC
6 12 (16.90%) E-Commerce
6 12 (16.90%) Unit Testing
7 11 (15.49%) OOP
7 11 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (11.27%) Automation Testing
9 5 (7.04%) Test Automation
9 5 (7.04%) OO
9 5 (7.04%) OOD
10 4 (5.63%) Software Engineering
10 4 (5.63%) Web Development
10 4 (5.63%) System Testing
11 3 (4.23%) Responsive Web Design
11 3 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 70 (98.59%) SQL
2 32 (45.07%) Java
3 21 (29.58%) JavaScript
4 18 (25.35%) C#
5 17 (23.94%) VB.NET
6 15 (21.13%) T-SQL
7 8 (11.27%) PHP
8 2 (2.82%) C
8 2 (2.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (4.23%) OCPJP
2 2 (2.82%) Degree
2 2 (2.82%) ISEB
3 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (54.93%) Google
1 39 (54.93%) Facebook
1 39 (54.93%) Twitter
2 5 (7.04%) DevExpress
2 5 (7.04%) Telerik
3 3 (4.23%) Oracle
4 2 (2.82%) HP
4 2 (2.82%) Red Gate
5 1 (1.41%) Software AG
5 1 (1.41%) webMethods
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft