The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Middlesex region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 15 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing XML 16 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 6.96% 3.00% 1.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.57% 19.44% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £287 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £420 £289
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £35.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-3.64% +11.11%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
56 36 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 24.35% 15.45% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 17
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £50.50 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%
XML
South East

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

XML Daily Rate Histogram 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 July 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 9 (47.37%) CSS
1 9 (47.37%) HTML
1 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
2 8 (42.11%) SQL
3 7 (36.84%) PHP
3 7 (36.84%) MVC
3 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (31.58%) Data Management
4 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL
4 6 (31.58%) Cognos
4 6 (31.58%) SAS
4 6 (31.58%) Spotfire
4 6 (31.58%) CDISC
4 6 (31.58%) Data Mapping
5 5 (26.32%) Symfony
5 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
5 5 (26.32%) Visualisation
5 5 (26.32%) BDD
5 5 (26.32%) Big Data
5 5 (26.32%) OOP
5 5 (26.32%) OO
5 5 (26.32%) MySQL
5 5 (26.32%) LAMP
5 5 (26.32%) JSON
5 5 (26.32%) Subversion
5 5 (26.32%) TDD
5 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
6 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
6 3 (15.79%) .NET
6 3 (15.79%) Java

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 6 (31.58%) SAS
2 1 (5.26%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Force.com
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Spotfire
2 5 (26.32%) Big Data
2 5 (26.32%) MySQL
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.26%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
1 5 (26.32%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
1 1 (5.26%) Electronics
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) SAS Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) PHP Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Senior Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Senior PHP Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Android Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) CSS
1 9 (47.37%) HTML
2 5 (26.32%) Symfony
2 5 (26.32%) LAMP
2 5 (26.32%) JSON
3 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
3 3 (15.79%) .NET
3 3 (15.79%) Web Services
3 3 (15.79%) HTML5
4 2 (10.53%) CSS3
4 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (10.53%) XHTML
4 2 (10.53%) SOAP
5 1 (5.26%) Ajax
5 1 (5.26%) J2EE
5 1 (5.26%) DHTML
5 1 (5.26%) DOM
5 1 (5.26%) XSL
5 1 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Visualisation
1 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) W3C
2 1 (5.26%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) MVC
1 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Data Management
2 6 (31.58%) Data Mapping
3 5 (26.32%) BDD
3 5 (26.32%) OOP
3 5 (26.32%) OO
3 5 (26.32%) TDD
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
4 2 (10.53%) CRM
4 2 (10.53%) Web Development
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (5.26%) Workflow
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
2 8 (42.11%) SQL
3 7 (36.84%) PHP
4 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL
5 3 (15.79%) Java
5 3 (15.79%) C#
6 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
6 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
7 1 (5.26%) VBScript
7 1 (5.26%) VB
7 1 (5.26%) C++
7 1 (5.26%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) CDISC
2 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Cognos
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com