The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML 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
XML
Rank 47 37 31
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs citing XML 20 40 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.40% 4.00% 5.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.66% 14.87% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 16
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £27.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -26.02%
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Berkshire

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 Reading region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
207 269 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.85% 26.87% 26.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 150 120
Average daily rate £363 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £270 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 - £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Reading

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Reading region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 28 (47.46%) .NET
2 27 (45.76%) Web Services
3 22 (37.29%) SQL
4 21 (35.59%) SQL Server
5 19 (32.20%) JavaScript
6 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
7 16 (27.12%) HTML
7 16 (27.12%) Windows
8 15 (25.42%) Security Cleared
9 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET
10 12 (20.34%) Finance
11 11 (18.64%) C#
11 11 (18.64%) SC Cleared
11 11 (18.64%) SCOM
12 10 (16.95%) Classic ASP
12 10 (16.95%) SharePoint
12 10 (16.95%) XML-RPC
13 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (15.25%) MS Excel
13 9 (15.25%) SOAP
13 9 (15.25%) COM+
13 9 (15.25%) CSS
13 9 (15.25%) Java
13 9 (15.25%) MCTS
14 8 (13.56%) UNIX
15 7 (11.86%) MVC
15 7 (11.86%) Migration
15 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (11.86%) CRM
15 7 (11.86%) SQL Server 2005

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 10 (16.95%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.17%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (8.47%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (8.47%) CMS
4 4 (6.78%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (6.78%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (5.08%) WebLogic
5 3 (5.08%) Apache
5 3 (5.08%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (5.08%) WebSphere
6 2 (3.39%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (1.69%) Liferay
7 1 (1.69%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (15.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.78%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) SaaS
2 2 (3.39%) Office 365
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) DNS
1 6 (10.17%) DHCP
2 2 (3.39%) 4G
2 2 (3.39%) LTE
2 2 (3.39%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (3.39%) SDH
2 2 (3.39%) Ethernet
2 2 (3.39%) HTTP
2 2 (3.39%) LDAP
2 2 (3.39%) Internet
2 2 (3.39%) 3G
2 2 (3.39%) MPLS
2 2 (3.39%) 2G
3 1 (1.69%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (35.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (5.08%) IDOL
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (3.39%) MS Access
6 2 (3.39%) DTS
6 2 (3.39%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.39%) Toad
2 2 (3.39%) JUnit
3 1 (1.69%) Subversion
3 1 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.69%) Firebug
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.39%) Back Office
4 1 (1.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (44.07%) Developer
2 8 (13.56%) Architect
3 6 (10.17%) .NET Developer
4 5 (8.47%) DBA
4 5 (8.47%) Field Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) SQL DBA
5 4 (6.78%) CRM Developer
5 4 (6.78%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (6.78%) Java Developer
5 4 (6.78%) Web Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Team Leader
6 3 (5.08%) SharePoint Specialist
6 3 (5.08%) Lead Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Web Support Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Web Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) SharePoint Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (47.46%) .NET
2 27 (45.76%) Web Services
3 16 (27.12%) HTML
4 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET
5 10 (16.95%) Classic ASP
5 10 (16.95%) XML-RPC
6 9 (15.25%) SOAP
6 9 (15.25%) COM+
6 9 (15.25%) CSS
7 6 (10.17%) jQuery
8 5 (8.47%) JMS
8 5 (8.47%) REST
8 5 (8.47%) .NET Framework
8 5 (8.47%) WCF
9 4 (6.78%) J2EE
9 4 (6.78%) Middleware
10 3 (5.08%) XSD
10 3 (5.08%) XSLT
10 3 (5.08%) WSDL
10 3 (5.08%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Clustering
2 4 (6.78%) Replication
3 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.39%) Open Source
4 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.69%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.69%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.69%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.12%) Windows
2 8 (13.56%) UNIX
3 4 (6.78%) Linux
4 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.69%) Solaris
5 1 (1.69%) VMS
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.86%) MVC
1 7 (11.86%) Migration
1 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (11.86%) CRM
2 6 (10.17%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (10.17%) Workflow
3 5 (8.47%) Service Management
3 5 (8.47%) TDD
3 5 (8.47%) ITIL
3 5 (8.47%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (6.78%) Web Development
4 4 (6.78%) Performance Management
4 4 (6.78%) Mentoring
4 4 (6.78%) SOA
4 4 (6.78%) TOGAF
5 3 (5.08%) Document Management
5 3 (5.08%) OOP
5 3 (5.08%) OO
5 3 (5.08%) Data Modelling
5 3 (5.08%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 22 (37.29%) SQL
2 19 (32.20%) JavaScript
3 11 (18.64%) C#
4 9 (15.25%) Java
5 6 (10.17%) PowerShell
5 6 (10.17%) VBScript
6 3 (5.08%) Perl
6 3 (5.08%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.39%) XPath
7 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.69%) VB
8 1 (1.69%) C++
8 1 (1.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.64%) SC Cleared
3 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (15.25%) MCTS
4 6 (10.17%) Degree
5 5 (8.47%) MCSE
5 5 (8.47%) MCITP
6 4 (6.78%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.39%) CCNP
7 2 (3.39%) CCNA
7 2 (3.39%) HNC
7 2 (3.39%) HND
7 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (18.64%) SCOM
2 6 (10.17%) WMI
2 6 (10.17%) SCSM
3 5 (8.47%) MOM
3 5 (8.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.47%) Oracle
3 4 (6.78%) Sitecore
4 3 (5.08%) Meridio
5 2 (3.39%) Cramer
5 2 (3.39%) BEA
5 2 (3.39%) BMC
5 2 (3.39%) MetaSolv
6 1 (1.69%) Alterian
6 1 (1.69%) Ektron
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