The table below looks at the statistics for XQuery skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XQuery over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XQuery
Rank 109 127 123
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -4
Contract jobs citing XQuery 19 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.037% 0.038%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.77% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
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£408 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
XQuery
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1074 949 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.84% 35.19% 37.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 550 562
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 47
Average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £15.55 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.20 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

XQuery
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XQuery across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

XQuery Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

XQuery
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XQuery across the North West region.

XQuery Daily Rate Trend in the North West

XQuery
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XQuery within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 8 £375 -
XQuery
England

XQuery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing XQuery 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 XQuery.

1 22 (100.00%) XML
2 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) OOP
3 13 (59.09%) Web Services
4 12 (54.55%) Java
4 12 (54.55%) SOA
5 10 (45.45%) HTTP
5 10 (45.45%) Windows
5 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 10 (45.45%) IIS
5 10 (45.45%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (45.45%) XPath
5 10 (45.45%) WCF
5 10 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (45.45%) REST
5 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (40.91%) Release Management
6 9 (40.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
6 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET
6 9 (40.91%) C#
6 9 (40.91%) .NET
6 9 (40.91%) MQSeries
6 9 (40.91%) OO
6 9 (40.91%) MSMQ
6 9 (40.91%) XSLT
6 9 (40.91%) UNIX
6 9 (40.91%) Web Application Development
7 8 (36.36%) XML Schema
7 8 (36.36%) HTML

XQuery
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing XQuery 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 XQuery. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (45.45%) IIS
1 10 (45.45%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (40.91%) MQSeries
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (18.18%) WebLogic
4 3 (13.64%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle ODI
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (36.36%) Visual Studio
3 3 (13.64%) Hudson
3 3 (13.64%) Maven
4 1 (4.55%) Ant
Job Titles
1 21 (95.45%) Developer
2 9 (40.91%) BizTalk Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Applications Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.55%) XML Developer
5 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) XML
2 13 (59.09%) Web Services
3 10 (45.45%) WCF
3 10 (45.45%) REST
4 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET
4 9 (40.91%) .NET
4 9 (40.91%) MSMQ
4 9 (40.91%) XSLT
5 8 (36.36%) XML Schema
5 8 (36.36%) HTML
5 8 (36.36%) CSS
5 8 (36.36%) Saxon XSLT
6 4 (18.18%) Middleware
6 4 (18.18%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (9.09%) JSON
8 1 (4.55%) WSDL
8 1 (4.55%) XSD
8 1 (4.55%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
1 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (40.91%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (72.73%) OOP
2 12 (54.55%) SOA
3 9 (40.91%) Release Management
3 9 (40.91%) OO
3 9 (40.91%) Web Application Development
4 8 (36.36%) TDD
4 8 (36.36%) Regression Testing
4 8 (36.36%) Unit Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) Java
2 10 (45.45%) XPath
3 9 (40.91%) C#
4 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 7 (31.82%) Scala
6 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle
3 3 (13.64%) BEA