The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 36 44 36
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing XML 458 372 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.89% 4.15% 4.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.83% 17.13% 18.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 201 186
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 35
Average hourly rate £15.50 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.52% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £19.60 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £48.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.28% +7.85%
XML
England

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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2432 2172 2081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.99% 24.25% 25.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1549 1216 1104
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 54 93
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £19.00 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.85 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

XML
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in the South East

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

XML Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

XML
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 July 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
Surrey +1 93 £400 +23.07% 24
Hampshire +3 75 £380 +1.33% 35
Berkshire -8 73 £400 +4.23% 23
Buckinghamshire +24 72 £320 +6.66% 12
Oxfordshire +25 67 £410 +29.64% 13
West Sussex +11 27 £350 +12.00% 4
Kent -19 16 £450 +55.84% 8
East Sussex -8 10 £325 +62.50% 13
Middlesex -8 1 - - 2
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 392 (44.29%) SQL
2 299 (33.79%) HTML
3 274 (30.96%) Java
4 250 (28.25%) Web Services
5 215 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
6 211 (23.84%) JavaScript
7 191 (21.58%) SOAP
8 185 (20.90%) Oracle
9 184 (20.79%) CSS
10 176 (19.89%) .NET
11 163 (18.42%) Security Cleared
12 157 (17.74%) C#
13 146 (16.50%) SC Cleared
14 138 (15.59%) SQL Server
15 129 (14.58%) UNIX
15 129 (14.58%) Microsoft
16 125 (14.12%) JSON
17 120 (13.56%) jQuery
18 113 (12.77%) ASP.NET
19 109 (12.32%) XSLT
20 103 (11.64%) Linux
21 100 (11.30%) HP
22 99 (11.19%) REST
23 97 (10.96%) Windows
24 96 (10.85%) Finance
25 92 (10.40%) TDD
25 92 (10.40%) Visual Studio
26 87 (9.83%) HP Quality Center
26 87 (9.83%) Ajax
27 85 (9.60%) PL/SQL

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 54 (6.10%) WebSphere
2 49 (5.54%) JBoss
3 47 (5.31%) CMS
4 43 (4.86%) WebLogic
5 40 (4.52%) Apache
6 39 (4.41%) BizTalk Server
7 38 (4.29%) Tomcat
8 31 (3.50%) SharePoint
9 29 (3.28%) IIS
10 21 (2.37%) WebSphere Application Server
11 15 (1.69%) Confluence
12 14 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 13 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
14 10 (1.13%) MQSeries
14 10 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (0.79%) Node.js
16 6 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
17 5 (0.56%) Apache Solr
17 5 (0.56%) Drupal
17 5 (0.56%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 75 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 40 (4.52%) MS Office
3 15 (1.69%) RoboHelp
3 15 (1.69%) FrameMaker
4 13 (1.47%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 9 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (0.90%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.56%) MS Project
9 3 (0.34%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.11%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 15 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.13%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.45%) Magento
5 3 (0.34%) Fredhopper
5 3 (0.34%) SAP BCA
5 3 (0.34%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.23%) BusinessWare
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.11%) HFM
7 1 (0.11%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 40 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.03%) Amazon SQS
2 18 (2.03%) Amazon S3
3 10 (1.13%) SaaS
4 6 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.68%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.23%) Office 365
6 2 (0.23%) Boomi
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 68 (7.68%) HTTP
2 54 (6.10%) Internet
3 53 (5.99%) TCP/IP
4 17 (1.92%) Intranet
5 15 (1.69%) FTP
5 15 (1.69%) LDAP
6 12 (1.36%) 3G
6 12 (1.36%) 2G
6 12 (1.36%) 4G
6 12 (1.36%) LTE
7 11 (1.24%) Radio Access Network
8 9 (1.02%) Extranet
9 8 (0.90%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.68%) DNS
10 6 (0.68%) Firewall
10 6 (0.68%) Skype
11 4 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.45%) SAN
11 4 (0.45%) DHCP
12 3 (0.34%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (15.59%) SQL Server
2 68 (7.68%) Oracle Database
3 56 (6.33%) Relational Database
4 48 (5.42%) MySQL
5 44 (4.97%) DB2
6 34 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (3.39%) Oracle Database 10g
8 26 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
9 24 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 23 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (2.37%) Oracle9i Database
11 21 (2.37%) Big Data
11 21 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
12 20 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
13 15 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (1.58%) MS Access
15 13 (1.47%) RDBMS
15 13 (1.47%) MarkLogic
16 12 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 11 (1.24%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 92 (10.40%) Visual Studio
2 73 (8.25%) SoapUI
3 71 (8.02%) JUnit
4 68 (7.68%) Subversion
5 47 (5.31%) Git (software)
6 46 (5.20%) Jenkins
6 46 (5.20%) Selenium
7 45 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 38 (4.29%) Maven
9 36 (4.07%) JIRA
10 26 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
11 25 (2.82%) Ant
12 20 (2.26%) Cucumber
13 19 (2.15%) Eclipse
14 16 (1.81%) LoadRunner
15 14 (1.58%) Xcode
15 14 (1.58%) WebDriver
16 11 (1.24%) PHPUnit
17 10 (1.13%) Gradle
17 10 (1.13%) FindBugs
General
1 96 (10.85%) Finance
2 67 (7.57%) Telecoms
3 50 (5.65%) Publishing
4 28 (3.16%) Banking
5 23 (2.60%) Retail
6 21 (2.37%) Marketing
7 14 (1.58%) Legal
8 9 (1.02%) Back Office
9 8 (0.90%) Automotive
10 7 (0.79%) German Language
10 7 (0.79%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.79%) Military
11 6 (0.68%) Electronics
11 6 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.68%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.45%) Front Office
13 3 (0.34%) Law
13 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.34%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 412 (46.55%) Developer
2 171 (19.32%) Analyst
3 101 (11.41%) Test Analyst
4 63 (7.12%) Java Developer
5 44 (4.97%) Architect
6 43 (4.86%) .NET Developer
7 37 (4.18%) Web Developer
8 35 (3.95%) Consultant
9 31 (3.50%) Oracle Developer
10 28 (3.16%) Software Engineer
10 28 (3.16%) Senior Developer
11 26 (2.94%) C# Developer
11 26 (2.94%) ServiceNow Developer
12 25 (2.82%) Test Manager
12 25 (2.82%) Tester
13 22 (2.49%) Author
13 22 (2.49%) Technical Author
13 22 (2.49%) Designer
14 19 (2.15%) Front-End Developer
14 19 (2.15%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (33.79%) HTML
2 250 (28.25%) Web Services
3 191 (21.58%) SOAP
4 184 (20.79%) CSS
5 176 (19.89%) .NET
6 125 (14.12%) JSON
7 120 (13.56%) jQuery
8 113 (12.77%) ASP.NET
9 109 (12.32%) XSLT
10 99 (11.19%) REST
11 87 (9.83%) Ajax
12 83 (9.38%) Spring
13 70 (7.91%) JMS
14 66 (7.46%) WCF
15 61 (6.89%) HTML5
16 57 (6.44%) .NET Framework
17 54 (6.10%) J2EE
18 52 (5.88%) XML Messaging
19 49 (5.54%) XSD
20 47 (5.31%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 59 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.39%) Computer Science
3 27 (3.05%) CMDB
4 24 (2.71%) Management Information System
5 23 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 17 (1.92%) User Experience
7 16 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.58%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.36%) W3C
9 12 (1.36%) iPhone
9 12 (1.36%) DataPower
9 12 (1.36%) iPad
10 11 (1.24%) Data Integration
11 10 (1.13%) Replication
11 10 (1.13%) Visualisation
11 10 (1.13%) Inversion of Control
12 8 (0.90%) N-Tier
12 8 (0.90%) NHS
13 7 (0.79%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.68%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 129 (14.58%) UNIX
2 103 (11.64%) Linux
3 97 (10.96%) Windows
4 17 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (1.81%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (1.58%) AIX
7 13 (1.47%) Android
7 13 (1.47%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.13%) CentOS
9 8 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.45%) Solaris
11 4 (0.45%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.11%) VMS
12 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.11%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.11%) HPUX
12 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (10.40%) TDD
3 83 (9.38%) ITIL
4 78 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
5 74 (8.36%) MVC
6 72 (8.14%) Unit Testing
7 70 (7.91%) System Testing
7 70 (7.91%) Test Scripting
8 68 (7.68%) Scrum
9 67 (7.57%) SOA
10 66 (7.46%) OO
11 65 (7.34%) Web Development
12 62 (7.01%) Test Management
13 60 (6.78%) BDD
14 58 (6.55%) Use Case
15 57 (6.44%) User Acceptance Testing
15 57 (6.44%) SDLC
16 49 (5.54%) UML
16 49 (5.54%) CRM
17 48 (5.42%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 392 (44.29%) SQL
2 274 (30.96%) Java
3 211 (23.84%) JavaScript
4 157 (17.74%) C#
5 85 (9.60%) PL/SQL
6 57 (6.44%) VBScript
7 55 (6.21%) PowerShell
8 48 (5.42%) Shell Script
8 48 (5.42%) Perl
9 47 (5.31%) Python
10 36 (4.07%) VB
11 35 (3.95%) XQuery
12 34 (3.84%) T-SQL
13 32 (3.62%) PHP
14 30 (3.39%) XPath
15 29 (3.28%) C++
16 19 (2.15%) VB.NET
17 13 (1.47%) VB6
18 12 (1.36%) Objective-C
19 11 (1.24%) C
Qualifications
1 163 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 146 (16.50%) SC Cleared
3 57 (6.44%) Degree
4 52 (5.88%) ISTQB
5 43 (4.86%) ISEB
6 34 (3.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (3.16%) MCITP
8 21 (2.37%) MCSA
9 16 (1.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (1.24%) CISSP
11 7 (0.79%) HND
11 7 (0.79%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.68%) CCNP
12 6 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.68%) HNC
13 5 (0.56%) CCNA
14 4 (0.45%) MCDBA
14 4 (0.45%) MCAD
14 4 (0.45%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (7.57%) QA
2 9 (1.02%) SLA
3 2 (0.23%) TickIT
3 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.11%) HL7
4 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 28 (3.16%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.36%) Hyper-V
3 11 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.23%) Firmware
4 2 (0.23%) vSphere
4 2 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 87 (9.83%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.69%) Puppet
3 11 (1.24%) Ansible
4 10 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.90%) Oracle Identity Management
5 8 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 6 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (0.68%) WMI
7 4 (0.45%) SCOM
7 4 (0.45%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.45%) SCSM
8 3 (0.34%) MOM
9 2 (0.23%) OVSD
9 2 (0.23%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.23%) HP NNM
10 1 (0.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 1 (0.11%) WebInspect
10 1 (0.11%) Control-M
10 1 (0.11%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (0.11%) Netcool
Vendors
1 185 (20.90%) Oracle
2 129 (14.58%) Microsoft
3 100 (11.30%) HP
4 41 (4.63%) IBM
5 34 (3.84%) SAP
6 32 (3.62%) CA
7 30 (3.39%) BMC
7 30 (3.39%) ServiceNow
8 28 (3.16%) Business Objects
9 26 (2.94%) Adobe
10 19 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (1.81%) webMethods
12 12 (1.36%) VMware
13 11 (1.24%) Google
14 10 (1.13%) Progress
15 8 (0.90%) Tableau
16 7 (0.79%) Ab Initio
16 7 (0.79%) Software AG
17 6 (0.68%) TIBCO
17 6 (0.68%) Sencha
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