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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 55 39 30
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -9
Contract jobs citing XML 12 26 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.44% 3.54% 5.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.05% 14.05% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 12
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£288 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £308 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £450 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £39.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-12.82% +32.20%
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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
149 185 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 17.91% 25.20% 23.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 93 95
Average daily rate £398 £388 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 (53.13%) SQL
2 12 (37.50%) Finance
3 11 (34.38%) JavaScript
4 9 (28.13%) .NET
4 9 (28.13%) Java
5 8 (25.00%) J2EE
5 8 (25.00%) Web Services
5 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (21.88%) SOAP
6 7 (21.88%) Degree
6 7 (21.88%) JSON
6 7 (21.88%) Computer Science
6 7 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Unit Testing
7 6 (18.75%) QA
7 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Oracle
7 6 (18.75%) HTML
8 5 (15.63%) C#
8 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
8 5 (15.63%) DB2
8 5 (15.63%) XSLT
8 5 (15.63%) Spring
8 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (12.50%) Hibernate
9 4 (12.50%) WebSphere
9 4 (12.50%) Use Case
9 4 (12.50%) Struts
9 4 (12.50%) SAP

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.13%) Drupal
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (3.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (3.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) DNS
1 2 (6.25%) HTTPS
1 2 (6.25%) Internet
1 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) Network Security
2 1 (3.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
1 5 (15.63%) DB2
2 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.25%) MySQL
3 2 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 3 (9.38%) JUnit
2 3 (9.38%) JIRA
2 3 (9.38%) Selenium
2 3 (9.38%) WatiN
3 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Architect
3 4 (12.50%) Tester
3 4 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 4 (12.50%) J2EE Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (6.25%) QA Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Applications Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Python Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.13%) Programmer
6 1 (3.13%) Functional Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Manual Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) .NET
2 8 (25.00%) J2EE
2 8 (25.00%) Web Services
3 7 (21.88%) SOAP
3 7 (21.88%) JSON
4 6 (18.75%) HTML
5 5 (15.63%) Spring
5 5 (15.63%) XSLT
6 4 (12.50%) Hibernate
6 4 (12.50%) Struts
6 4 (12.50%) jQuery
6 4 (12.50%) RESTful
7 3 (9.38%) REST
7 3 (9.38%) JSP
7 3 (9.38%) Servlets
7 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
7 3 (9.38%) EJB
8 2 (6.25%) CSS
8 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (6.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (21.88%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.38%) AS400
4 1 (3.13%) IVR
4 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.13%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.13%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
1 2 (6.25%) UNIX
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) AIX
2 1 (3.13%) zOS
2 1 (3.13%) CentOS
2 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (18.75%) Unit Testing
2 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
3 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.50%) Use Case
5 3 (9.38%) Automated Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Workflow
5 3 (9.38%) Migration
5 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
5 3 (9.38%) Time Management
5 3 (9.38%) V-Model
5 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.25%) Information Assurance
6 2 (6.25%) Manual Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Security Testing
6 2 (6.25%) MVC
7 1 (3.13%) UML
7 1 (3.13%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) SQL
2 11 (34.38%) JavaScript
3 9 (28.13%) Java
4 5 (15.63%) C#
5 4 (12.50%) PHP
5 4 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.25%) Python
7 1 (3.13%) XAML
7 1 (3.13%) Perl
7 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.13%) VB
7 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.13%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Degree
2 4 (12.50%) ISEB
3 3 (9.38%) HND
3 3 (9.38%) Sun Certification
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) SAP
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) Sun
3 3 (9.38%) Telerik
4 1 (3.13%) Twitter
4 1 (3.13%) Rackspace
4 1 (3.13%) IBM
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) SumTotal
4 1 (3.13%) Saba