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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 24 29 32
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing XML 14 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.88% 3.01% 3.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.67% 10.00% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 7
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£340 £344 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.09% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £325 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £450 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -16.66%
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
84 80 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 29.27% 30.08% 21.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 52 52
Average daily rate £320 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £35.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Tunbridge Wells - 5 - - 2
Maidstone +5 3 £340 -2.85% 2
Margate - - - -
Rochester - - - - 1
Sevenoaks - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Canterbury - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Folkestone - - - - 1
Gravesend - - - -
XML
South East

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 37 (86.05%) SQL
2 24 (55.81%) REST
3 22 (51.16%) JSON
4 16 (37.21%) Internet
4 16 (37.21%) SQL Server
5 15 (34.88%) JavaScript
5 15 (34.88%) HTML
5 15 (34.88%) SOA
6 14 (32.56%) CSS
6 14 (32.56%) TDD
6 14 (32.56%) Mobile App
7 13 (30.23%) Mobile Application Development
7 13 (30.23%) Facebook
7 13 (30.23%) Twitter
7 13 (30.23%) Rapid Prototyping
7 13 (30.23%) Google
7 13 (30.23%) Use Case
7 13 (30.23%) OAuth
7 13 (30.23%) ASP.NET
7 13 (30.23%) Java
7 13 (30.23%) C#
7 13 (30.23%) .NET
7 13 (30.23%) MVC
8 11 (25.58%) Unit Testing
8 11 (25.58%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (23.26%) T-SQL
9 10 (23.26%) VB.NET
9 10 (23.26%) Web Services
9 10 (23.26%) OOP
10 9 (20.93%) WCF

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (2.33%) IIS
1 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 16 (37.21%) Internet
2 2 (4.65%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (2.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (37.21%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.28%) Relational Database
3 6 (13.95%) RDBMS
4 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (9.30%) PowerCenter
5 4 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (6.98%) MySQL
7 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (11.63%) Subversion
2 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.98%) Maven
3 3 (6.98%) JIRA
3 3 (6.98%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.65%) PHPUnit
4 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.65%) ReSharper
4 2 (4.65%) Zend Studio
5 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (18.60%) Games
2 1 (2.33%) Back Office
2 1 (2.33%) Legal
2 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (86.05%) Developer
2 13 (30.23%) Mobile Developer
3 8 (18.60%) Web Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Front-End Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Informatica Developer
5 4 (9.30%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Lead Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.98%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.65%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Test Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Junior Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Documentation Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (55.81%) REST
2 22 (51.16%) JSON
3 15 (34.88%) HTML
4 14 (32.56%) CSS
5 13 (30.23%) .NET
5 13 (30.23%) ASP.NET
5 13 (30.23%) OAuth
6 11 (25.58%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (23.26%) Web Services
8 9 (20.93%) HTML5
8 9 (20.93%) WCF
8 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 8 (18.60%) jQuery
9 8 (18.60%) Spring
10 6 (13.95%) Java ME
10 6 (13.95%) J2ME
11 5 (11.63%) XHTML
11 5 (11.63%) Unity DI Container
11 5 (11.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 4 (9.30%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 14 (32.56%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Algorithms
2 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.65%) Clustering
3 1 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.33%) W3C
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
1 2 (4.65%) Ubuntu
1 2 (4.65%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) SOA
2 14 (32.56%) TDD
3 13 (30.23%) MVC
3 13 (30.23%) Use Case
3 13 (30.23%) Rapid Prototyping
3 13 (30.23%) Mobile Application Development
4 11 (25.58%) Unit Testing
5 10 (23.26%) OOP
6 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (18.60%) Game Development
7 8 (18.60%) E-Commerce
8 6 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (11.63%) Automation Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Requirements Analysis
11 3 (6.98%) Manual Testing
11 3 (6.98%) System Testing
11 3 (6.98%) Responsive Web Design
11 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
11 3 (6.98%) ETL
11 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 37 (86.05%) SQL
2 15 (34.88%) JavaScript
3 13 (30.23%) C#
3 13 (30.23%) Java
4 10 (23.26%) T-SQL
4 10 (23.26%) VB.NET
5 8 (18.60%) PHP
6 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) ISEB
1 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) Google
1 13 (30.23%) Facebook
1 13 (30.23%) Twitter
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.30%) Informatica
4 3 (6.98%) Telerik
4 3 (6.98%) DevExpress
5 2 (4.65%) Red Gate
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle
5 2 (4.65%) Zend
5 2 (4.65%) HP
6 1 (2.33%) Thunderhead
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