The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Milton Keynes region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 48 34 27
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Contract jobs citing XML 21 35 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.37% 5.11% 5.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.94% 21.21% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 14
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.33% +10.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £540 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +10.23%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
192 165 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 21.69% 24.09% 25.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 93 88
Average daily rate £368 £375 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
XML
Buckinghamshire

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 23 July 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 17 (40.48%) JavaScript
1 17 (40.48%) SQL
2 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 12 (28.57%) Finance
3 11 (26.19%) Web Services
3 11 (26.19%) .NET
3 11 (26.19%) HTML
4 10 (23.81%) Java
4 10 (23.81%) Oracle
5 9 (21.43%) J2EE
6 8 (19.05%) C#
7 7 (16.67%) SOAP
7 7 (16.67%) DB2
7 7 (16.67%) XSLT
7 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 7 (16.67%) Spring
7 7 (16.67%) Time Management
8 6 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 6 (14.29%) WebSphere
8 6 (14.29%) Migration
8 6 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 6 (14.29%) Struts
9 5 (11.90%) CSS
9 5 (11.90%) JSP
9 5 (11.90%) MS Office
9 5 (11.90%) Eclipse
9 5 (11.90%) Hibernate
9 5 (11.90%) E-Learning
9 5 (11.90%) Content Management

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 6 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (4.76%) Apache
4 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.38%) Drupal
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (2.38%) Moodle
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (2.38%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) DNS
1 2 (4.76%) HTTPS
1 2 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (2.38%) Firewall
2 1 (2.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) DB2
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.76%) MySQL
5 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Eclipse
2 4 (9.52%) JUnit
3 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.76%) Subversion
5 1 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Banking
3 4 (9.52%) Publishing
4 2 (4.76%) Retail
5 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (59.52%) Developer
2 11 (26.19%) Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 5 (11.90%) .NET Developer
4 5 (11.90%) J2EE Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Applications Architect
7 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Web Content Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Python Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Web Content Editor
8 1 (2.38%) Content Editor
8 1 (2.38%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) HTML
1 11 (26.19%) .NET
1 11 (26.19%) Web Services
2 9 (21.43%) J2EE
3 7 (16.67%) SOAP
3 7 (16.67%) XSLT
3 7 (16.67%) Spring
4 6 (14.29%) Struts
5 5 (11.90%) CSS
5 5 (11.90%) JSP
5 5 (11.90%) JSON
5 5 (11.90%) Hibernate
5 5 (11.90%) RESTful
6 4 (9.52%) jQuery
6 4 (9.52%) .NET Framework
6 4 (9.52%) EJB
6 4 (9.52%) Servlets
7 3 (7.14%) XSL
7 3 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (7.14%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) E-Learning
2 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.14%) CESG
3 3 (7.14%) AS400
4 2 (4.76%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.38%) Statistics
5 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.38%) VLE
5 1 (2.38%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) UNIX
3 1 (2.38%) AIX
3 1 (2.38%) zOS
3 1 (2.38%) CentOS
3 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Time Management
2 6 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 6 (14.29%) Migration
3 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (11.90%) Content Management
3 5 (11.90%) Web Development
4 4 (9.52%) Use Case
4 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (9.52%) Unit Testing
4 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
5 3 (7.14%) V-Model
5 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
5 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (7.14%) MVC
6 2 (4.76%) SOA
6 2 (4.76%) Security Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Scrum
6 2 (4.76%) UML
6 2 (4.76%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) JavaScript
1 17 (40.48%) SQL
2 10 (23.81%) Java
3 8 (19.05%) C#
4 3 (7.14%) T-SQL
4 3 (7.14%) VB
4 3 (7.14%) PHP
5 2 (4.76%) ActionScript
5 2 (4.76%) Python
6 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.38%) C
6 1 (2.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) ISEB
1 4 (9.52%) Sun Certification
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Oracle
2 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.52%) Sun
3 4 (9.52%) SAP
4 2 (4.76%) IBM
4 2 (4.76%) Rackspace