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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 49 45 31
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs citing XML 22 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.61% 2.73% 4.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.50% 12.64% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 12
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£295 £300 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £286 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £415 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £15.97 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
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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
176 174 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 20.90% 21.59% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 96 56
Average daily rate £325 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £15.97 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015, 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 24 (55.81%) SQL
2 22 (51.16%) Relational Database
3 21 (48.84%) Finance
4 20 (46.51%) QA
5 19 (44.19%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (44.19%) Test Scripting
5 19 (44.19%) V-Model
5 19 (44.19%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (44.19%) Waterfall
5 19 (44.19%) ISEB
5 19 (44.19%) Software Testing
6 18 (41.86%) Validation
6 18 (41.86%) SAP
6 18 (41.86%) Test Management
7 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
8 13 (30.23%) HTML
9 12 (27.91%) C#
9 12 (27.91%) .NET
9 12 (27.91%) CSS
9 12 (27.91%) SAP BW
9 12 (27.91%) jQuery
10 9 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (18.60%) Web Services
11 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
11 8 (18.60%) MVC
11 8 (18.60%) Manual Testing
12 7 (16.28%) CMS
12 7 (16.28%) Java
12 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET
13 6 (13.95%) Oracle

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (16.28%) CMS
2 4 (9.30%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.98%) IIS
4 2 (4.65%) SAS
4 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.33%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (2.33%) Apache Solr
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.33%) JBoss
5 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Office
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) SAP BCA
2 2 (4.65%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.33%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) HTTP
1 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.33%) Firewall
2 1 (2.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (51.16%) Relational Database
2 12 (27.91%) SAP BW
3 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
4 4 (9.30%) Data Mining
4 4 (9.30%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.65%) OLAP
5 2 (4.65%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (4.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.33%) SAP BI
6 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.33%) DB2
6 1 (2.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.65%) Ant
2 2 (4.65%) JUnit
3 1 (2.33%) NUnit
3 1 (2.33%) Maven
3 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 21 (48.84%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Publishing
2 2 (4.65%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Developer
2 17 (39.53%) Analyst
2 17 (39.53%) Test Analyst
3 15 (34.88%) Test Leader
4 4 (9.30%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Web Developer
5 3 (6.98%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.65%) SAS Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.65%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Web Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (2.33%) QA Leader
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 1 (2.33%) SOA Developer
7 1 (2.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.23%) HTML
2 12 (27.91%) .NET
2 12 (27.91%) CSS
2 12 (27.91%) jQuery
3 8 (18.60%) Web Services
4 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET
5 6 (13.95%) J2EE
6 5 (11.63%) Spring
6 5 (11.63%) .NET Framework
6 5 (11.63%) WCF
6 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (11.63%) HTML5
7 4 (9.30%) Hibernate
7 4 (9.30%) JMS
7 4 (9.30%) XSLT
7 4 (9.30%) JSP
7 4 (9.30%) Struts
8 3 (6.98%) Servlets
8 3 (6.98%) SOAP
8 3 (6.98%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.65%) Replication
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.65%) Open Source
3 1 (2.33%) Social Media
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) UNIX
3 2 (4.65%) Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Software Testing
1 19 (44.19%) User Acceptance Testing
1 19 (44.19%) Test Scripting
1 19 (44.19%) V-Model
1 19 (44.19%) Waterfall
2 18 (41.86%) Test Management
2 18 (41.86%) Validation
3 9 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (18.60%) Manual Testing
4 8 (18.60%) MVC
5 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (11.63%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Time Management
7 3 (6.98%) Data Migration
7 3 (6.98%) Migration
7 3 (6.98%) OO
7 3 (6.98%) Performance Improvement
8 2 (4.65%) Analytics
8 2 (4.65%) MVVM
8 2 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 24 (55.81%) SQL
2 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
3 12 (27.91%) C#
4 7 (16.28%) Java
5 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.33%) VB
6 1 (2.33%) XQuery
6 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (44.19%) ISEB
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (9.30%) MCITP
4 2 (4.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (46.51%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (44.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) SAP
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle
3 4 (9.30%) Business Objects
3 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.65%) Remedy
5 1 (2.33%) SumTotal
5 1 (2.33%) Saba
5 1 (2.33%) Apple
5 1 (2.33%) TIBCO