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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 47 39 55
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Contract jobs citing XML 22 35 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.91% 3.86% 2.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.25% 16.91% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 28 6
Average daily rate £355 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £230 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £372 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £35.80
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.73%
XML
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
166 207 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 21.96% 22.82% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 122 95
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £255 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016, 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 41 (65.08%) JavaScript
2 39 (61.90%) HTML
3 35 (55.56%) Java
4 33 (52.38%) CSS
5 28 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (41.27%) SOAP
7 24 (38.10%) SQL
7 24 (38.10%) Finance
8 21 (33.33%) J2EE
9 20 (31.75%) C#
9 20 (31.75%) JSP
9 20 (31.75%) Spring
10 19 (30.16%) Banking
10 19 (30.16%) Struts
10 19 (30.16%) IBM
10 19 (30.16%) WebSphere
10 19 (30.16%) jQuery
11 18 (28.57%) Web Development
11 18 (28.57%) HTTP
11 18 (28.57%) .NET
12 16 (25.40%) MS Office
13 15 (23.81%) JDBC
13 15 (23.81%) JMS
13 15 (23.81%) Hibernate
14 14 (22.22%) TCP/IP
14 14 (22.22%) OOA/OOD
14 14 (22.22%) OO
14 14 (22.22%) Servlets
14 14 (22.22%) DHTML
14 14 (22.22%) SQL Server

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 19 (30.16%) WebSphere
2 13 (20.63%) Apache
2 13 (20.63%) IIS
3 2 (3.17%) Node.js
4 1 (1.59%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.59%) SAS
4 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (25.40%) MS Office
2 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.59%) MS Project
3 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.59%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 18 (28.57%) HTTP
2 14 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 11 (17.46%) LDAP
3 11 (17.46%) SMTP
4 8 (12.70%) Internet
5 3 (4.76%) Intranet
6 2 (3.17%) DNS
6 2 (3.17%) SSL
7 1 (1.59%) Firewall
7 1 (1.59%) LAN
7 1 (1.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 6 (9.52%) Oracle Database
4 5 (7.94%) Data Mining
4 5 (7.94%) DB2
5 2 (3.17%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.17%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.59%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.59%) SAP BI
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.76%) Ant
3 1 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.59%) Gradle
3 1 (1.59%) JIRA
3 1 (1.59%) JUnit
3 1 (1.59%) SoapUI
General
1 24 (38.10%) Finance
2 19 (30.16%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Automotive
3 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (74.60%) Developer
2 17 (26.98%) Java Developer
2 17 (26.98%) JavaScript Developer
3 14 (22.22%) J2EE Developer
3 14 (22.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 14 (22.22%) Senior Developer
3 14 (22.22%) Senior Java Developer
3 14 (22.22%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 12 (19.05%) Senior J2EE Developer
4 12 (19.05%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
5 11 (17.46%) Analyst
6 8 (12.70%) Test Analyst
7 7 (11.11%) C# Developer
8 6 (9.52%) .NET Developer
8 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 6 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (9.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (9.52%) Web Developer
9 5 (7.94%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (61.90%) HTML
2 33 (52.38%) CSS
3 26 (41.27%) SOAP
4 21 (33.33%) J2EE
5 20 (31.75%) JSP
5 20 (31.75%) Spring
6 19 (30.16%) jQuery
6 19 (30.16%) Struts
7 18 (28.57%) .NET
8 15 (23.81%) Hibernate
8 15 (23.81%) JDBC
8 15 (23.81%) JMS
9 14 (22.22%) DHTML
9 14 (22.22%) HTML5
9 14 (22.22%) Servlets
10 13 (20.63%) AngularJS
11 11 (17.46%) Laravel
11 11 (17.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (14.29%) JSON
12 9 (14.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Client/Server
1 6 (9.52%) User Experience
2 5 (7.94%) DataPower
3 4 (6.35%) Blockchain
3 4 (6.35%) Cryptocurrency
4 2 (3.17%) W3C
5 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.59%) Biometrics
5 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.59%) Ergonomics
5 1 (1.59%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.63%) Unix
2 11 (17.46%) zOS
3 4 (6.35%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.17%) Linux
5 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (28.57%) Web Development
3 14 (22.22%) OO
3 14 (22.22%) OOA/OOD
3 14 (22.22%) Open Source
3 14 (22.22%) Software Architecture
3 14 (22.22%) Use Case
3 14 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 11 (17.46%) DevOps
4 11 (17.46%) Project Management
4 11 (17.46%) Security Operations
4 11 (17.46%) Technical Analysis
4 11 (17.46%) Workflow
5 9 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 9 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (12.70%) Scrum
6 8 (12.70%) SDLC
6 8 (12.70%) V-Model
7 7 (11.11%) Migration
7 7 (11.11%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 41 (65.08%) JavaScript
2 35 (55.56%) Java
3 24 (38.10%) SQL
4 20 (31.75%) C#
5 11 (17.46%) PHP
5 11 (17.46%) PowerShell
5 11 (17.46%) VB
6 5 (7.94%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) ISEB
2 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.70%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) WCAG
3 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (17.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (12.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (30.16%) IBM
2 12 (19.05%) Oracle
3 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.59%) Compaq
4 1 (1.59%) HP
4 1 (1.59%) Tableau
4 1 (1.59%) Terracotta
4 1 (1.59%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.59%) webMethods