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 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 22 21 26
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing XML 6 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.06% 2.78% 0.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.76% 14.63% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £265 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -36.90%
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%
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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
51 41 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 26.02% 18.98% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 26 25
Average daily rate £350 £360 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -13.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £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 £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 2014, 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 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 9 (52.94%) PL/SQL
2 9 (52.94%) Cognos
2 9 (52.94%) SAS
2 9 (52.94%) Data Management
2 9 (52.94%) Data Mapping
2 9 (52.94%) Spotfire
2 9 (52.94%) CDISC
3 5 (29.41%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 4 (23.53%) HTML
4 4 (23.53%) CSS
4 4 (23.53%) DOM
4 4 (23.53%) Ajax
4 4 (23.53%) jQuery
5 3 (17.65%) Animation
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
5 3 (17.65%) PHP
5 3 (17.65%) ActionScript
5 3 (17.65%) JSP
5 3 (17.65%) Flash
6 2 (11.76%) XSD
6 2 (11.76%) JMS
6 2 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (11.76%) WSDL
6 2 (11.76%) IBM
6 2 (11.76%) JDBC
6 2 (11.76%) XSL
6 2 (11.76%) XSLT
6 2 (11.76%) JSON

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 9 (52.94%) SAS
2 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.88%) Confluence
3 1 (5.88%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Force.com
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) Spotfire
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.76%) SQLite
4 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Consultant
1 9 (52.94%) SAS Consultant
2 5 (29.41%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Web Developer
4 2 (11.76%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (5.88%) Android Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) HTML
1 4 (23.53%) CSS
1 4 (23.53%) DOM
1 4 (23.53%) Ajax
1 4 (23.53%) jQuery
2 3 (17.65%) Flash
2 3 (17.65%) JSP
3 2 (11.76%) XSL
3 2 (11.76%) XSLT
3 2 (11.76%) JDBC
3 2 (11.76%) JMS
3 2 (11.76%) WSDL
3 2 (11.76%) Spring
3 2 (11.76%) XSD
3 2 (11.76%) JSON
4 1 (5.88%) Java EE
4 1 (5.88%) J2EE
4 1 (5.88%) SOAP
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Animation
2 1 (5.88%) Wiki
2 1 (5.88%) iPhone
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Data Management
1 9 (52.94%) Data Mapping
2 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Scrum
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) OOP
3 1 (5.88%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (5.88%) CRM
3 1 (5.88%) Workflow
3 1 (5.88%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 9 (52.94%) PL/SQL
3 5 (29.41%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 3 (17.65%) PHP
4 3 (17.65%) ActionScript
5 2 (11.76%) XPath
6 1 (5.88%) Apex Code
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) CDISC
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Cognos
2 2 (11.76%) IBM
2 2 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.88%) Adobe
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) SAP