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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 16 23 26
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing XML 9 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 5.06% 2.13% 0.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.50% 16.67% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £270 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -32.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.57%
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
40 30 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 22.47% 12.77% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 20
Average daily rate £350 £369 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% -13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £233 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £491 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 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 12 (75.00%) CSS
1 12 (75.00%) jQuery
2 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
3 8 (50.00%) Web Services
4 7 (43.75%) SharePoint
5 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 6 (37.50%) C#
5 6 (37.50%) HTML
5 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 6 (37.50%) .NET
5 6 (37.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
6 5 (31.25%) Java
6 5 (31.25%) JSP
7 4 (25.00%) SQL
7 4 (25.00%) DOM
7 4 (25.00%) Ajax
7 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
7 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 4 (25.00%) IBM
7 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (25.00%) Spring
8 3 (18.75%) Animation
8 3 (18.75%) JSON
8 3 (18.75%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (18.75%) Flash
8 3 (18.75%) ActionScript
8 3 (18.75%) PHP
8 3 (18.75%) Wiki
8 3 (18.75%) HTML5

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (43.75%) SharePoint
2 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (12.50%) Apache
3 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 1 (6.25%) Confluence
4 1 (6.25%) Adobe CQ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQLite
2 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 2 (12.50%) JUnit
1 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
1 2 (12.50%) IntelliJ
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (12.50%) Log4j
1 2 (12.50%) Maven
General
1 6 (37.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Web Developer
4 2 (12.50%) ScrumMaster
4 2 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) J2EE Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) CSS
1 12 (75.00%) jQuery
2 8 (50.00%) Web Services
3 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 6 (37.50%) HTML
3 6 (37.50%) .NET
3 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
4 5 (31.25%) JSP
5 4 (25.00%) DOM
5 4 (25.00%) Ajax
5 4 (25.00%) Spring
6 3 (18.75%) JSON
6 3 (18.75%) Flash
6 3 (18.75%) HTML5
7 2 (12.50%) REST
7 2 (12.50%) JAX-RS
7 2 (12.50%) RESTEasy
7 2 (12.50%) Servlets
7 2 (12.50%) SOAP
7 2 (12.50%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Animation
1 3 (18.75%) Wiki
2 2 (12.50%) Blog
2 2 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (12.50%) Analytics
3 2 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) Web Development
3 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (12.50%) Parallel Computing
3 2 (12.50%) MVC
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Scrum
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (6.25%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C#
1 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) ActionScript
4 3 (18.75%) PHP
5 2 (12.50%) R
5 2 (12.50%) XPath
5 2 (12.50%) Perl
5 2 (12.50%) Python
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Adobe
3 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) SAP