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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 17 23 28
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing XML 13 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 5.31% 2.80% 1.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.03% 13.79% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
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£463 £350 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% +84.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +45.45%
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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
59 58 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 24.08% 20.28% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 28 19
Average daily rate £350 £320 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £265 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 23 September 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 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 10 (45.45%) PL/SQL
2 10 (45.45%) Cognos
2 10 (45.45%) SAS
2 10 (45.45%) Data Management
2 10 (45.45%) Spotfire
2 10 (45.45%) CDISC
2 10 (45.45%) Data Mapping
3 8 (36.36%) CSS
3 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 8 (36.36%) HTML
4 7 (31.82%) MVC
5 6 (27.27%) PHP
6 5 (22.73%) MySQL
6 5 (22.73%) OOP
6 5 (22.73%) OO
6 5 (22.73%) LAMP
6 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (22.73%) TDD
6 5 (22.73%) Symfony
6 5 (22.73%) Subversion
6 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
6 5 (22.73%) Visualisation
6 5 (22.73%) BDD
6 5 (22.73%) Big Data
6 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
7 4 (18.18%) JSON
8 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
8 3 (13.64%) SOAP
8 3 (13.64%) Web Services

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 10 (45.45%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Force.com
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) Spotfire
2 5 (22.73%) Big Data
2 5 (22.73%) MySQL
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.55%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Subversion
1 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
1 1 (4.55%) Electronics
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Consultant
1 10 (45.45%) SAS Consultant
2 9 (40.91%) Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Senior PHP Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Developer
3 5 (22.73%) PHP Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Android Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) HTML
1 8 (36.36%) CSS
2 5 (22.73%) LAMP
2 5 (22.73%) Symfony
3 4 (18.18%) JSON
4 3 (13.64%) SOAP
4 3 (13.64%) Web Services
4 3 (13.64%) .NET
4 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (9.09%) HTML5
5 2 (9.09%) Android SDK
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (4.55%) CSS3
6 1 (4.55%) WebKit
6 1 (4.55%) Mason
6 1 (4.55%) Visualforce
6 1 (4.55%) DHTML
6 1 (4.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
1 5 (22.73%) Visualisation
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Open Source
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) W3C
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.55%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Data Management
1 10 (45.45%) Data Mapping
2 7 (31.82%) MVC
3 5 (22.73%) OOP
3 5 (22.73%) OO
3 5 (22.73%) BDD
3 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) TDD
4 2 (9.09%) CRM
4 2 (9.09%) Android Development
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Test Planning
5 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.55%) People Management
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 10 (45.45%) PL/SQL
3 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 6 (27.27%) PHP
5 3 (13.64%) C#
5 3 (13.64%) Java
6 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
6 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.55%) VBScript
7 1 (4.55%) VB
7 1 (4.55%) C++
7 1 (4.55%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (45.45%) CDISC
2 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Cognos
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com