The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 27 48 35
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -13
Contract jobs citing XML 48 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 6.24% 2.63% 4.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.37% 11.48% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 14 14
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£320 £306 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.48% -33.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £265 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
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Buckinghamshire

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 Milton Keynes region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
197 209 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 25.62% 22.89% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 115 74
Average daily rate £325 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £435 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £18.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 37 (52.11%) HTML
2 30 (42.25%) SQL
3 27 (38.03%) .NET
4 24 (33.80%) JavaScript
5 23 (32.39%) CSS
5 23 (32.39%) Finance
6 22 (30.99%) C#
7 20 (28.17%) SOAP
8 19 (26.76%) jQuery
9 18 (25.35%) Relational Database
10 17 (23.94%) Visual Studio
10 17 (23.94%) MVC
11 16 (22.54%) Test Scripting
12 15 (21.13%) Java
13 14 (19.72%) ASP.NET
13 14 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (18.31%) Web Services
14 13 (18.31%) Oracle
14 13 (18.31%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (18.31%) QA
15 12 (16.90%) JSON
15 12 (16.90%) User Acceptance Testing
15 12 (16.90%) Software Testing
15 12 (16.90%) HP Quality Center
15 12 (16.90%) V-Model
15 12 (16.90%) Test Management
15 12 (16.90%) SDLC
15 12 (16.90%) Waterfall
15 12 (16.90%) ISEB
15 12 (16.90%) Spring

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (8.45%) IIS
2 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.63%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.82%) JBoss
3 2 (2.82%) SAS
3 2 (2.82%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.82%) Moodle
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.41%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.41%) Mule
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (14.08%) MS Office
2 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) SAP BCA
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.41%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.41%) HFM
2 1 (1.41%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.68%) LDAP
2 6 (8.45%) HTTP
2 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.35%) Relational Database
2 10 (14.08%) DB2
3 9 (12.68%) DB2 UDB
4 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
5 7 (9.86%) SAP BW
6 5 (7.04%) Oracle Database
7 4 (5.63%) Data Mining
8 2 (2.82%) OLAP
8 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (2.82%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.41%) SQLite
9 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.41%) MySQL
9 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (23.94%) Visual Studio
2 5 (7.04%) Ant
2 5 (7.04%) JUnit
3 4 (5.63%) Maven
3 4 (5.63%) Selenium
3 4 (5.63%) WebDriver
3 4 (5.63%) SpecFlow
3 4 (5.63%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.41%) NUnit
4 1 (1.41%) Subversion
4 1 (1.41%) Xcode
General
1 23 (32.39%) Finance
2 11 (15.49%) Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (47.89%) Developer
2 25 (35.21%) Analyst
3 15 (21.13%) Test Analyst
4 12 (16.90%) Test Leader
5 9 (12.68%) Security Analyst
5 9 (12.68%) Web Developer
6 6 (8.45%) IT Security Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Front-End Developer
7 5 (7.04%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (5.63%) Architect
8 4 (5.63%) SharePoint Developer
8 4 (5.63%) Front-End Web Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Java Architect
9 3 (4.23%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.23%) .NET Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Trainer
9 3 (4.23%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.82%) J2EE Developer
10 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (52.11%) HTML
2 27 (38.03%) .NET
3 23 (32.39%) CSS
4 20 (28.17%) SOAP
5 19 (26.76%) jQuery
6 14 (19.72%) ASP.NET
7 13 (18.31%) Web Services
7 13 (18.31%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (16.90%) JSON
8 12 (16.90%) Spring
9 11 (15.49%) Hibernate
9 11 (15.49%) JSP
10 10 (14.08%) J2EE
10 10 (14.08%) .NET Framework
11 9 (12.68%) REST
11 9 (12.68%) JMS
12 8 (11.27%) Struts
12 8 (11.27%) WCF
13 7 (9.86%) Ajax
13 7 (9.86%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Management Information System
2 8 (11.27%) Client/Server
3 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.82%) Replication
6 2 (2.82%) NHS
6 2 (2.82%) iPhone
6 2 (2.82%) iPad
7 1 (1.41%) Social Media
7 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.41%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.41%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.63%) Windows
2 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.23%) UNIX
3 2 (2.82%) Linux
4 1 (1.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.94%) MVC
2 16 (22.54%) Test Scripting
3 14 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (16.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (16.90%) Software Testing
4 12 (16.90%) V-Model
4 12 (16.90%) Test Management
4 12 (16.90%) SDLC
4 12 (16.90%) Waterfall
4 12 (16.90%) Validation
5 10 (14.08%) OO
6 9 (12.68%) Technical Analysis
6 9 (12.68%) Project Management
7 8 (11.27%) Security Management
7 8 (11.27%) Data Protection
8 7 (9.86%) Information Security
9 6 (8.45%) OOA/OOD
9 6 (8.45%) Unit Testing
9 6 (8.45%) Manual Testing
9 6 (8.45%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 30 (42.25%) SQL
2 24 (33.80%) JavaScript
3 22 (30.99%) C#
4 15 (21.13%) Java
5 9 (12.68%) PowerShell
5 9 (12.68%) VB
6 3 (4.23%) VBScript
7 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.82%) XQuery
8 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.41%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (16.90%) ISEB
2 9 (12.68%) CISSP
3 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (7.04%) Degree
5 4 (5.63%) MCITP
6 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.31%) QA
2 7 (9.86%) SLA
3 1 (1.41%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (16.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.41%) Control-M
Vendors
1 13 (18.31%) Oracle
2 11 (15.49%) SAP
3 5 (7.04%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.23%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (1.41%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.41%) Apple
5 1 (1.41%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.41%) OpenText