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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 51 45 17
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -28
Contract jobs citing XML 18 21 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.03% 2.93% 6.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.86% 12.35% 29.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 18
Average daily rate
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£290 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £360 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+12.12% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.29 - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +20.00%
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
140 170 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 15.80% 23.71% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 95 74
Average daily rate £390 £398 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% +13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £488
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 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.55% +73.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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 21 (53.85%) SQL
2 17 (43.59%) Finance
3 14 (35.90%) QA
4 13 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (28.21%) Software Testing
5 11 (28.21%) ISEB
5 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
5 11 (28.21%) SAP
5 11 (28.21%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (25.64%) V-Model
6 10 (25.64%) Waterfall
6 10 (25.64%) Relational Database
6 10 (25.64%) Java
6 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
7 9 (23.08%) .NET
7 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (20.51%) J2EE
9 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
9 7 (17.95%) Degree
9 7 (17.95%) CMS
10 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (15.38%) Validation
10 6 (15.38%) Migration
10 6 (15.38%) Unit Testing
10 6 (15.38%) Test Management
10 6 (15.38%) Spring
10 6 (15.38%) Oracle
10 6 (15.38%) HTML
10 6 (15.38%) SOAP
10 6 (15.38%) Web Services

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (17.95%) CMS
2 4 (10.26%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.13%) IIS
4 1 (2.56%) Apache
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.56%) Drupal
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (2.56%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) HTTPS
1 2 (5.13%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) Network Security
2 1 (2.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) Relational Database
2 5 (12.82%) SAP BW
3 4 (10.26%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.26%) DB2
4 2 (5.13%) MySQL
5 1 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Eclipse
2 3 (7.69%) JUnit
2 3 (7.69%) JIRA
2 3 (7.69%) Selenium
2 3 (7.69%) WatiN
3 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.56%) Subversion
General
1 17 (43.59%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Publishing
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Analyst
2 12 (30.77%) Developer
3 9 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.26%) J2EE Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Test Leader
6 3 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Applications Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.56%) Programmer
8 1 (2.56%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Functional Consultant
8 1 (2.56%) Manual Tester
8 1 (2.56%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) .NET
2 8 (20.51%) J2EE
3 6 (15.38%) SOAP
3 6 (15.38%) Web Services
3 6 (15.38%) Spring
3 6 (15.38%) HTML
4 5 (12.82%) JSON
4 5 (12.82%) Hibernate
4 5 (12.82%) XSLT
5 4 (10.26%) Struts
5 4 (10.26%) jQuery
5 4 (10.26%) RESTful
6 3 (7.69%) JSP
6 3 (7.69%) Servlets
6 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 3 (7.69%) EJB
7 2 (5.13%) CSS
7 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (5.13%) HTML5
7 2 (5.13%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.69%) AS400
4 1 (2.56%) IVR
4 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.56%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
1 2 (5.13%) UNIX
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) AIX
2 1 (2.56%) zOS
2 1 (2.56%) CentOS
2 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (28.21%) Software Testing
3 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
3 10 (25.64%) V-Model
3 10 (25.64%) Waterfall
4 6 (15.38%) Unit Testing
4 6 (15.38%) Test Management
4 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (15.38%) Validation
4 6 (15.38%) Migration
5 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (12.82%) Time Management
6 4 (10.26%) Data Migration
6 4 (10.26%) Manual Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Use Case
6 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.69%) Web Design
7 3 (7.69%) Content Management
7 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
7 3 (7.69%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (53.85%) SQL
2 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
3 10 (25.64%) Java
4 5 (12.82%) C#
5 4 (10.26%) PHP
5 4 (10.26%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.56%) Perl
6 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.56%) VB
6 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.56%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.56%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) ISEB
2 7 (17.95%) Degree
3 3 (7.69%) HND
3 3 (7.69%) Sun Certification
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.90%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (28.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) SAP
2 6 (15.38%) Oracle
3 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.26%) Business Objects
5 3 (7.69%) Sun
5 3 (7.69%) Telerik
6 1 (2.56%) Twitter
6 1 (2.56%) Rackspace
6 1 (2.56%) HP
6 1 (2.56%) SumTotal
6 1 (2.56%) Saba
6 1 (2.56%) IBM