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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 37 32 25
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing XML 4 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.53% 1.87% 4.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.65% 6.15% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £110 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+263.63% -61.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £110 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £110 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
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
86 65 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 32.95% 30.37% 30.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 41 40
Average daily rate £325 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £37.62 £17.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.29% +36.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 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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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
Tunbridge Wells -8 2 £400 +263.63% 6
Dartford - - - - 1
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 1
Sevenoaks - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - - 1
Tonbridge - - - -
XML
South East

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (55.00%) Web Services
3 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (45.00%) CSS
4 9 (45.00%) MVC
5 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (40.00%) jQuery
5 8 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (40.00%) Relational Database
6 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
7 6 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (30.00%) RDBMS
7 6 (30.00%) .NET
7 6 (30.00%) C#
7 6 (30.00%) HTML
8 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio
8 5 (25.00%) CRM
8 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
8 5 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (25.00%) Unit Testing
8 5 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (20.00%) Informatica

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 5 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Internet
2 2 (10.00%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (5.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (30.00%) RDBMS
4 4 (20.00%) PowerCenter
4 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.00%) Subversion
2 2 (10.00%) ReSharper
2 2 (10.00%) Zend Studio
2 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.00%) PHPUnit
2 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Legal
1 1 (5.00%) Publishing
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 5 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Informatica Developer
4 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Documentation Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Documentation Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) Web Services
2 9 (45.00%) CSS
3 8 (40.00%) jQuery
4 6 (30.00%) HTML
4 6 (30.00%) .NET
4 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (15.00%) XSLT
7 2 (10.00%) XHTML
7 2 (10.00%) EDIFACT
7 2 (10.00%) LAMP
7 2 (10.00%) Ajax
7 2 (10.00%) WCF
7 2 (10.00%) DHTML
7 2 (10.00%) Zend Framework
7 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
8 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (5.00%) PrimeFaces
8 1 (5.00%) Ionic Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Clustering
1 2 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.00%) W3C
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
1 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
1 2 (10.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) MVC
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (25.00%) CRM
4 5 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) OOP
7 2 (10.00%) OO
7 2 (10.00%) Validation
7 2 (10.00%) Scrum
7 2 (10.00%) Web Development
7 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) UML
7 2 (10.00%) Data Transformation
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (10.00%) Multithreading
8 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
8 1 (5.00%) System Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (30.00%) C#
4 2 (10.00%) Java
4 2 (10.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) VBScript
5 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Informatica
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) Zend
5 1 (5.00%) Thunderhead
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago