The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 32 22 14
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing XML 8 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.80% 5.04% 8.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.79% 18.06% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Average daily rate
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£311 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £39.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.82% +41.81%
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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 Slough region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
91 72 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 31.82% 27.91% 32.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 38 23
Average daily rate £330 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £413 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Slough

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 9 (56.25%) Java
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) SOAP
3 7 (43.75%) Eclipse
3 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
4 6 (37.50%) Web Services
4 6 (37.50%) J2EE
5 5 (31.25%) .NET
5 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
5 5 (31.25%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (31.25%) HTTP
5 5 (31.25%) Migration
5 5 (31.25%) RESTful
5 5 (31.25%) Force.com
5 5 (31.25%) Visualforce
5 5 (31.25%) Apex Code
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
6 4 (25.00%) Validation
6 4 (25.00%) MVC
6 4 (25.00%) TDD
6 4 (25.00%) Solaris
6 4 (25.00%) Internet
6 4 (25.00%) HTML
6 4 (25.00%) Ant
6 4 (25.00%) CRM
6 4 (25.00%) Siebel
6 4 (25.00%) Analytics
6 4 (25.00%) SOQL

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Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 3 (18.75%) Apache
1 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
1 3 (18.75%) Alfresco
1 3 (18.75%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Force.com
2 3 (18.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) HTTP
2 4 (25.00%) Internet
3 3 (18.75%) GPRS
3 3 (18.75%) GSM
3 3 (18.75%) DAB
3 3 (18.75%) UMTS
3 3 (18.75%) SSL
3 3 (18.75%) IPv6
3 3 (18.75%) 4G
4 1 (6.25%) LDAP
4 1 (6.25%) SMS
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) SS7
4 1 (6.25%) ISUP
4 1 (6.25%) INAP
4 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Eclipse
2 4 (25.00%) Ant
3 3 (18.75%) Gradle
3 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
3 3 (18.75%) IntelliJ
3 3 (18.75%) Subversion
3 3 (18.75%) JIRA
General
1 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 3 (18.75%) Electronics
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
2 3 (18.75%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Designer
4 2 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) PHP Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Web Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Informatica Developer
5 1 (6.25%) PHP Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) SOAP
2 6 (37.50%) Web Services
2 6 (37.50%) J2EE
3 5 (31.25%) .NET
3 5 (31.25%) RESTful
3 5 (31.25%) Visualforce
4 4 (25.00%) HTML
5 3 (18.75%) XSLT
5 3 (18.75%) Struts
5 3 (18.75%) XHTML
5 3 (18.75%) WML
5 3 (18.75%) WAP
5 3 (18.75%) Spring
5 3 (18.75%) Servlets
5 3 (18.75%) Velocity
5 3 (18.75%) JSR 168
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
6 1 (6.25%) CSS
6 1 (6.25%) Rendezvous
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (18.75%) DTV
1 3 (18.75%) Smart Meter
1 3 (18.75%) Open Source
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) SCORM
3 1 (6.25%) IVR
3 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Solaris
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Migration
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 4 (25.00%) Validation
3 4 (25.00%) MVC
3 4 (25.00%) TDD
3 4 (25.00%) CRM
3 4 (25.00%) Analytics
4 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
4 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
4 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (18.75%) Pair Programming
4 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
4 3 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Web Application Development
5 2 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) Apex Code
3 4 (25.00%) SOQL
3 4 (25.00%) SOSL
4 3 (18.75%) Groovy
4 3 (18.75%) Scala
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (6.25%) C#
6 1 (6.25%) C++
6 1 (6.25%) Perl
6 1 (6.25%) PHP
6 1 (6.25%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) NFS
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (25.00%) Siebel
3 3 (18.75%) SAP
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco
3 3 (18.75%) HP
3 3 (18.75%) GigaSpaces
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) Informatica
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) TIBCO
5 1 (6.25%) Redknee