The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 32 20 15
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs citing XML 14 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.93% 4.64% 6.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.74% 21.43% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 4
Average daily rate
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£438 £325 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -6.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £325 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
XML
Oxfordshire

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 Oxford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
95 42 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 26.69% 21.65% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 31 20
Average daily rate £400 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £361 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.33% +114.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Oxford region.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 39 (79.59%) Java
2 32 (65.31%) Oracle
3 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (53.06%) XSLT
5 25 (51.02%) Spring
6 23 (46.94%) WebLogic
7 21 (42.86%) TDD
8 20 (40.82%) Publishing
8 20 (40.82%) Oracle ADF
8 20 (40.82%) SOA
8 20 (40.82%) XQuery
8 20 (40.82%) HTML
8 20 (40.82%) XPath
8 20 (40.82%) Oracle Fusion
8 20 (40.82%) Oracle BPM
8 20 (40.82%) Oracle Identity Management
8 20 (40.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 19 (38.78%) Software Engineering
9 19 (38.78%) SQL
10 17 (34.69%) Linux
11 16 (32.65%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (30.61%) Maven
13 13 (26.53%) J2EE
14 12 (24.49%) CSS
14 12 (24.49%) Tomcat
14 12 (24.49%) JSON
14 12 (24.49%) Ajax
15 11 (22.45%) HTML5
15 11 (22.45%) EJB
16 10 (20.41%) JMS

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 23 (46.94%) WebLogic
2 20 (40.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (24.49%) Tomcat
4 8 (16.33%) Apache
5 6 (12.24%) CMS
5 6 (12.24%) Alfresco
6 4 (8.16%) WebSphere
6 4 (8.16%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (8.16%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Office
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 20 (40.82%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.16%) Amazon SQS
2 4 (8.16%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) MySQL
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.16%) Data Mart
3 4 (8.16%) SAP Data Services
3 4 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.04%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 15 (30.61%) Maven
2 9 (18.37%) Ant
3 7 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 6 (12.24%) Jenkins
5 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
5 4 (8.16%) JUnit
6 1 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 20 (40.82%) Publishing
2 1 (2.04%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 44 (89.80%) Developer
2 22 (44.90%) Java Developer
3 16 (32.65%) Software Engineer
4 15 (30.61%) Lead Developer
5 12 (24.49%) Java Software Engineer
6 10 (20.41%) Lead Software Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (8.16%) Senior Developer
9 3 (6.12%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (6.12%) .NET Developer
9 3 (6.12%) Senior Oracle Developer
9 3 (6.12%) Middleware Developer
9 3 (6.12%) Oracle SOA Developer
9 3 (6.12%) SOA Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Database Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Software Developer
11 1 (2.04%) PHP Developer
11 1 (2.04%) Flash Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (53.06%) XSLT
2 25 (51.02%) Spring
3 20 (40.82%) Oracle ADF
3 20 (40.82%) HTML
3 20 (40.82%) Oracle Fusion
4 13 (26.53%) J2EE
5 12 (24.49%) CSS
5 12 (24.49%) JSON
5 12 (24.49%) Ajax
6 11 (22.45%) HTML5
6 11 (22.45%) EJB
7 10 (20.41%) JSF
7 10 (20.41%) JMS
8 9 (18.37%) Web Services
8 9 (18.37%) RESTful
9 7 (14.29%) CSS3
9 7 (14.29%) EJB 3.0
9 7 (14.29%) Middleware
9 7 (14.29%) Hibernate
10 6 (12.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Digital Media
1 10 (20.41%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.16%) Data Extraction
3 3 (6.12%) W3C
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.69%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.86%) TDD
3 20 (40.82%) SOA
4 19 (38.78%) Software Engineering
5 16 (32.65%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (18.37%) Scrum
7 7 (14.29%) Workflow
7 7 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 6 (12.24%) BDD
8 6 (12.24%) Process Management
9 5 (10.20%) MVC
10 4 (8.16%) ETL
10 4 (8.16%) Dimensional Modelling
10 4 (8.16%) Data Mapping
10 4 (8.16%) Data Architecture
10 4 (8.16%) Web Development
11 3 (6.12%) OO
11 3 (6.12%) User Stories
11 3 (6.12%) MVVM
12 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 39 (79.59%) Java
2 20 (40.82%) XQuery
2 20 (40.82%) XPath
3 19 (38.78%) SQL
4 9 (18.37%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.16%) C#
6 4 (8.16%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.04%) PHP
7 1 (2.04%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) VCP4
Systems Management
1 20 (40.82%) Oracle Identity Management
2 9 (18.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 32 (65.31%) Oracle
2 4 (8.16%) Business Objects
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) Adobe