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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XQuery
Rank 150 133 115
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -18
Contract jobs citing XQuery 2 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.055% 0.097% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.33% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Average daily rate
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- £500 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +55.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.46 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
-2.72% -
XQuery
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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
1160 918 756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.92% 29.60% 32.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 530 379
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 35
Average hourly rate £34.00 £32.47 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.23 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.37 £42.50 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +1.42%

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 2 June 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
Merseyside -15 1 - -
XQuery
England

XQuery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 18 (100.00%) XML
2 13 (72.22%) Web Services
3 12 (66.67%) OOP
3 12 (66.67%) SOA
3 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
5 10 (55.56%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (55.56%) XPath
5 10 (55.56%) WCF
5 10 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (55.56%) HTTP
5 10 (55.56%) Windows
5 10 (55.56%) .NET
5 10 (55.56%) IIS
5 10 (55.56%) REST
5 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (50.00%) Web Application Development
6 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
6 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 9 (50.00%) C#
6 9 (50.00%) MSMQ
6 9 (50.00%) MQSeries
6 9 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (50.00%) Release Management
7 8 (44.44%) OO
7 8 (44.44%) Java
7 8 (44.44%) Visual Studio
8 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
8 5 (27.78%) XSLT
8 5 (27.78%) UNIX

XQuery
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (55.56%) BizTalk Server
1 10 (55.56%) IIS
2 9 (50.00%) MQSeries
3 3 (16.67%) WebLogic
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (11.11%) AquaLogic
5 1 (5.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.56%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (44.44%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) Ant
3 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 17 (94.44%) Developer
2 9 (50.00%) BizTalk Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Applications Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) XML Developer
5 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) XML
2 13 (72.22%) Web Services
3 10 (55.56%) WCF
3 10 (55.56%) .NET
3 10 (55.56%) REST
4 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 9 (50.00%) MSMQ
5 5 (27.78%) XSLT
6 4 (22.22%) Saxon XSLT
6 4 (22.22%) XML Schema
6 4 (22.22%) HTML
6 4 (22.22%) CSS
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (16.67%) Middleware
8 1 (5.56%) J2EE
8 1 (5.56%) XSD
8 1 (5.56%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
1 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (27.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) OOP
1 12 (66.67%) SOA
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Web Application Development
2 9 (50.00%) Release Management
3 8 (44.44%) OO
4 4 (22.22%) TDD
4 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.56%) Open Source
5 1 (5.56%) Process Management
5 1 (5.56%) EAI
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) XPath
2 9 (50.00%) C#
3 8 (44.44%) Java
4 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
5 4 (22.22%) Scala
6 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) BEA
4 1 (5.56%) Capita