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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 28 30 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing XML 15 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.97% 3.42% 2.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.96% 11.90% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £450 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £390 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £450 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
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 84 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 31.13% 28.77% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 52 53
Average daily rate £315 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £35.50 £11.00 £89.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+222.72% -87.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £11.00 £170.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Maidstone - 7 £225 - 1
Tunbridge Wells +4 4 £350 - 2
Whitstable - - - -
Dartford - - - - 2
Folkestone - - - - 1
Gravesend - - - -
Margate - - - -
Sevenoaks - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - - 1
Tonbridge - - - - 2
XML
South East

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 62 (98.41%) SQL
2 41 (65.08%) JSON
2 41 (65.08%) REST
3 29 (46.03%) Internet
4 27 (42.86%) Mobile App
5 26 (41.27%) Mobile Application Development
5 26 (41.27%) Facebook
5 26 (41.27%) Twitter
5 26 (41.27%) SOA
5 26 (41.27%) OAuth
5 26 (41.27%) Google
6 25 (39.68%) TDD
7 24 (38.10%) Rapid Prototyping
7 24 (38.10%) Use Case
8 23 (36.51%) HTML
9 22 (34.92%) C#
9 22 (34.92%) JavaScript
9 22 (34.92%) .NET
9 22 (34.92%) ASP.NET
10 20 (31.75%) CSS
11 19 (30.16%) SQL Server
11 19 (30.16%) Java
11 19 (30.16%) MVC
12 18 (28.57%) VB.NET
13 17 (26.98%) ASP.NET MVC
14 16 (25.40%) Unit Testing
14 16 (25.40%) T-SQL
15 15 (23.81%) WCF
15 15 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (23.81%) Spring

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 3 (4.76%) Apache
1 3 (4.76%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.59%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 29 (46.03%) Internet
2 2 (3.17%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (1.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (30.16%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.94%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.35%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.76%) MySQL
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.17%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 11 (17.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (9.52%) JIRA
2 6 (9.52%) Subversion
3 5 (7.94%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.76%) Maven
4 3 (4.76%) JUnit
4 3 (4.76%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.17%) ReSharper
5 2 (3.17%) Zend Studio
5 2 (3.17%) PHPUnit
5 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (19.05%) Games
2 2 (3.17%) Banking
2 2 (3.17%) Finance
3 1 (1.59%) Publishing
3 1 (1.59%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 59 (93.65%) Developer
2 23 (36.51%) Mobile Developer
3 15 (23.81%) Lead Developer
4 14 (22.22%) Web Developer
5 9 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.35%) Java Developer
7 4 (6.35%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Software Developer
8 3 (4.76%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Tester
9 2 (3.17%) Consultant
9 2 (3.17%) Test Consultant
10 1 (1.59%) Junior Java Developer
10 1 (1.59%) Business Project Manager
10 1 (1.59%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (65.08%) JSON
1 41 (65.08%) REST
2 26 (41.27%) OAuth
3 23 (36.51%) HTML
4 22 (34.92%) .NET
4 22 (34.92%) ASP.NET
5 20 (31.75%) CSS
6 17 (26.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (23.81%) WCF
7 15 (23.81%) Spring
7 15 (23.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 14 (22.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 14 (22.22%) Web Services
9 12 (19.05%) HTML5
9 12 (19.05%) Unity DI Container
10 10 (15.87%) jQuery
11 7 (11.11%) Hibernate
12 6 (9.52%) J2ME
12 6 (9.52%) JPA
12 6 (9.52%) Java ME
Miscellaneous
1 27 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.17%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.17%) Clustering
3 2 (3.17%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.59%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.59%) W3C
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) User Experience
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.17%) UNIX
1 2 (3.17%) Windows
1 2 (3.17%) Ubuntu
1 2 (3.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.27%) SOA
1 26 (41.27%) Mobile Application Development
2 25 (39.68%) TDD
3 24 (38.10%) Use Case
3 24 (38.10%) Rapid Prototyping
4 19 (30.16%) MVC
5 16 (25.40%) Unit Testing
6 15 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (22.22%) OOP
8 12 (19.05%) E-Commerce
8 12 (19.05%) Game Development
9 8 (12.70%) Automation Testing
10 5 (7.94%) Web Development
10 5 (7.94%) Test Automation
10 5 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (7.94%) UML
10 5 (7.94%) OO
11 4 (6.35%) OOD
11 4 (6.35%) Scrum
11 4 (6.35%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (98.41%) SQL
2 22 (34.92%) C#
2 22 (34.92%) JavaScript
3 19 (30.16%) Java
4 18 (28.57%) VB.NET
5 16 (25.40%) T-SQL
6 10 (15.87%) PHP
7 2 (3.17%) C
7 2 (3.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) OCPJP
1 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.17%) ISEB
2 2 (3.17%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (41.27%) Google
1 26 (41.27%) Facebook
1 26 (41.27%) Twitter
2 5 (7.94%) DevExpress
2 5 (7.94%) Oracle
2 5 (7.94%) Telerik
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.17%) HP
3 2 (3.17%) Zend
3 2 (3.17%) Red Gate
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