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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 23 17 33
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +16
Contract jobs citing XML 10 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.12% 8.77% 2.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.53% 25.00% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 2
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£450 £350 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +18.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% +13.21%
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
95 80 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 39.09% 35.09% 24.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 39 38
Average daily rate £338 £350 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +17.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £38.81 - £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.62 - £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £18.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
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 May 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 -6 8 - - 3
XML
South East

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 14 (60.87%) Web Services
2 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (34.78%) REST
3 8 (34.78%) Mobile App
4 7 (30.43%) Memory Management
4 7 (30.43%) Degree
4 7 (30.43%) JSON
4 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
4 7 (30.43%) Mobile Development
4 7 (30.43%) SQL
4 7 (30.43%) CSS
4 7 (30.43%) OpenGL
5 6 (26.09%) MVC
5 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
5 6 (26.09%) jQuery
6 5 (21.74%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
6 5 (21.74%) Java
6 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
7 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
7 4 (17.39%) Informatica
7 4 (17.39%) PowerCenter

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (21.74%) SharePoint 2010
1 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Intranet
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
4 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
4 4 (17.39%) PowerCenter
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
2 4 (17.39%) Xcode
3 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
3 3 (13.04%) Eclipse
4 2 (8.70%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
1 1 (4.35%) Banking
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Legal
1 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Informatica Developer
3 4 (17.39%) iOS Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Android Developer
5 2 (8.70%) ETL Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Documentation Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Integration Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Documentation Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) Web Services
2 8 (34.78%) REST
3 7 (30.43%) JSON
3 7 (30.43%) CSS
3 7 (30.43%) OpenGL
4 6 (26.09%) jQuery
5 4 (17.39%) Cocoa
5 4 (17.39%) Cocoa Touch
6 3 (13.04%) Android SDK
6 3 (13.04%) HTML
7 2 (8.70%) .NET
7 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
7 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
8 1 (4.35%) PhoneGap
8 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (4.35%) PrimeFaces
8 1 (4.35%) Ionic Framework
8 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Mobile App
2 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
3 4 (17.39%) iPad
3 4 (17.39%) iPhone
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
2 3 (13.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) Memory Management
2 7 (30.43%) Mobile Development
3 6 (26.09%) MVC
4 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (17.39%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) CRM
4 4 (17.39%) iOS Development
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (13.04%) Android Development
5 3 (13.04%) ETL
6 2 (8.70%) System Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Investment Management
7 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
2 7 (30.43%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) Java
4 4 (17.39%) Objective-C
5 2 (8.70%) C#
6 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Informatica
3 2 (8.70%) Talend
3 2 (8.70%) Altova
4 1 (4.35%) Thunderhead
4 1 (4.35%) webMethods
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle