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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 53 35 18
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -17
Contract jobs citing XML 20 25 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.22% 3.44% 8.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.35% 15.53% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 22
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£290 £288 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -22.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £224 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £340 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.29 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -16.66%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
162 161 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 17.98% 22.15% 25.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 92 69
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.29 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.55% -27.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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
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 19 December 2014, 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 19 (61.29%) SQL
2 15 (48.39%) Finance
3 14 (45.16%) QA
4 12 (38.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (38.71%) Test Scripting
5 11 (35.48%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (35.48%) Relational Database
5 11 (35.48%) Software Testing
5 11 (35.48%) .NET
5 11 (35.48%) SAP
5 11 (35.48%) ISEB
6 10 (32.26%) HTML
6 10 (32.26%) Waterfall
6 10 (32.26%) V-Model
7 9 (29.03%) C#
8 8 (25.81%) Java
8 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
8 8 (25.81%) Validation
8 8 (25.81%) Test Management
9 7 (22.58%) jQuery
9 7 (22.58%) CMS
9 7 (22.58%) Oracle
9 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
9 7 (22.58%) CSS
10 6 (19.35%) J2EE
10 6 (19.35%) Web Services
10 6 (19.35%) MVC
10 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
10 6 (19.35%) HTML5

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 7 (22.58%) CMS
2 4 (12.90%) IIS
3 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.23%) JBoss
4 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (3.23%) Apache Solr
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.23%) Node.js
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Firewall
2 2 (6.45%) Network Security
3 1 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) Relational Database
2 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
3 5 (16.13%) SAP BW
4 4 (12.90%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (6.45%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (6.45%) MySQL
6 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (3.23%) DB2
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) JIRA
1 3 (9.68%) Selenium
1 3 (9.68%) WatiN
2 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.23%) NUnit
3 1 (3.23%) Ant
3 1 (3.23%) JUnit
3 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
2 2 (6.45%) Publishing
3 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Developer
2 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Test Leader
4 4 (12.90%) Tester
5 2 (6.45%) QA Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Functional Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Programmer
6 1 (3.23%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.23%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Manual Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) .NET
2 10 (32.26%) HTML
3 7 (22.58%) jQuery
3 7 (22.58%) CSS
4 6 (19.35%) J2EE
4 6 (19.35%) Web Services
4 6 (19.35%) HTML5
5 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
5 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
6 4 (12.90%) SOAP
7 3 (9.68%) Spring
7 3 (9.68%) JSON
7 3 (9.68%) Ajax
7 3 (9.68%) XSLT
7 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (9.68%) REST
7 3 (9.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (9.68%) AngularJS
8 2 (6.45%) CSS3
8 2 (6.45%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) IVR
2 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) UNIX
3 1 (3.23%) zOS
3 1 (3.23%) AIX
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) User Acceptance Testing
1 12 (38.71%) Test Scripting
2 11 (35.48%) Software Testing
3 10 (32.26%) Waterfall
3 10 (32.26%) V-Model
4 8 (25.81%) Validation
4 8 (25.81%) Test Management
5 6 (19.35%) MVC
5 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Manual Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Migration
8 3 (9.68%) Web Design
8 3 (9.68%) Workflow
8 3 (9.68%) Content Management
8 3 (9.68%) SOA
8 3 (9.68%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 19 (61.29%) SQL
2 9 (29.03%) C#
3 8 (25.81%) Java
3 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
4 5 (16.13%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.45%) PHP
5 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.45%) VB
6 1 (3.23%) XAML
6 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.23%) Perl
6 1 (3.23%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) ISEB
2 5 (16.13%) Degree
3 3 (9.68%) HND
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (45.16%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) SAP
2 7 (22.58%) Oracle
3 4 (12.90%) Business Objects
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.68%) Telerik
5 2 (6.45%) Remedy
5 2 (6.45%) SumTotal
5 2 (6.45%) Saba
6 1 (3.23%) Apple
6 1 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) IBM
6 1 (3.23%) Twitter