The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 30 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 16 18 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing XML 9 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 5.08% 4.19% 1.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.36% 29.63% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £268 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.84% -36.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.33% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £27.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -26.02%
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 Middlesex region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
55 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 31.07% 14.14% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 15 24
Average daily rate £400 £369 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -12.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £270 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 10 (52.63%) jQuery
1 10 (52.63%) CSS
2 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
3 7 (36.84%) Web Services
3 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
4 6 (31.58%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (31.58%) .NET Framework
4 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
4 6 (31.58%) .NET
4 6 (31.58%) C#
4 6 (31.58%) SQL
5 4 (21.05%) PL/SQL
5 4 (21.05%) HTML
5 4 (21.05%) Java
5 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 4 (21.05%) Cognos
5 4 (21.05%) SAS
5 4 (21.05%) DOM
5 4 (21.05%) Spotfire
5 4 (21.05%) CDISC
5 4 (21.05%) Ajax
5 4 (21.05%) Data Management
5 4 (21.05%) Data Mapping
6 3 (15.79%) Animation
6 3 (15.79%) Flash
6 3 (15.79%) PHP
6 3 (15.79%) ActionScript
6 3 (15.79%) JSP
7 2 (10.53%) JDBC
7 2 (10.53%) Perl

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
2 4 (21.05%) SAS
3 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.26%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (5.26%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) Spotfire
3 2 (10.53%) SQLite
3 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
General
1 6 (31.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (21.05%) SAS Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Web Developer
5 2 (10.53%) ScrumMaster
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Android Developer
6 1 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) jQuery
1 10 (52.63%) CSS
2 7 (36.84%) Web Services
3 6 (31.58%) .NET Framework
3 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
3 6 (31.58%) .NET
4 4 (21.05%) HTML
4 4 (21.05%) DOM
4 4 (21.05%) Ajax
5 3 (15.79%) Flash
5 3 (15.79%) JSP
6 2 (10.53%) JDBC
6 2 (10.53%) WSDL
6 2 (10.53%) XML Schema
6 2 (10.53%) XSL
6 2 (10.53%) XSLT
6 2 (10.53%) XSD
6 2 (10.53%) JSON
6 2 (10.53%) Spring
6 2 (10.53%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Animation
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) iPhone
2 1 (5.26%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.26%) Wiki
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Data Management
1 4 (21.05%) Data Mapping
2 2 (10.53%) Web Development
2 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
2 2 (10.53%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Scrum
2 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (10.53%) Parallel Computing
2 2 (10.53%) Analytics
3 1 (5.26%) Android Development
3 1 (5.26%) OOP
3 1 (5.26%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) C#
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) PL/SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.79%) PHP
3 3 (15.79%) ActionScript
4 2 (10.53%) Perl
4 2 (10.53%) Python
4 2 (10.53%) XPath
4 2 (10.53%) R
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) CDISC
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Cognos
2 2 (10.53%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) Adobe
3 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) SAP