The first table below looks at the demand for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the South West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 57 26 49
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +23
Contract jobs citing XML 85 117 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.77% 5.46% 3.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.12% 21.91% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 79 57
Average daily rate
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£313 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £442 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 13
Average hourly rate - £54.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +98.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £35.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-3.64% +11.11%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
840 534 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.41% 24.92% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 365 334
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 32
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +27.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £54.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%
XML
England

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

XML
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in the South West

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

XML
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Wiltshire +5 25 £325 -3.70% 19
Somerset -21 18 £304 -2.80% 5
Devon -14 10 £313 -24.69% 2
Bristol -34 9 £360 +30.90% 23
Dorset +1 6 £250 -44.44% 20
Gloucestershire -38 6 £370 -1.33% 12
Cornwall - 1 £98 - 2
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 116 (56.31%) HTML
2 109 (52.91%) CSS
3 93 (45.15%) Java
4 92 (44.66%) JavaScript
5 91 (44.17%) SQL
6 69 (33.50%) Spring
7 67 (32.52%) jQuery
8 61 (29.61%) .NET
9 55 (26.70%) C#
9 55 (26.70%) Oracle
9 55 (26.70%) SQL Server
10 40 (19.42%) Subversion
10 40 (19.42%) Finance
11 39 (18.93%) Web Services
12 36 (17.48%) JUnit
13 34 (16.50%) J2EE
14 33 (16.02%) XML Schema
14 33 (16.02%) Scrum
14 33 (16.02%) TDD
15 32 (15.53%) ASP.NET
15 32 (15.53%) XSLT
16 30 (14.56%) Tomcat
16 30 (14.56%) MVC
17 29 (14.08%) Hibernate
18 28 (13.59%) MySQL
18 28 (13.59%) Eclipse
19 27 (13.11%) UNIX
19 27 (13.11%) Oracle Database
20 26 (12.62%) CSS3
20 26 (12.62%) PL/SQL

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 30 (14.56%) Tomcat
2 25 (12.14%) WebLogic
3 20 (9.71%) SharePoint
4 15 (7.28%) Apache
5 11 (5.34%) IIS
6 8 (3.88%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (3.88%) CMS
7 7 (3.40%) Confluence
7 7 (3.40%) Umbraco
8 6 (2.91%) Oracle Service Bus
8 6 (2.91%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (2.43%) SAS
10 4 (1.94%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.94%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.97%) Escenic
11 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.97%) Adobe CQ
11 2 (0.97%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.37%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.94%) MS Office
4 3 (1.46%) CATIA
4 3 (1.46%) Windchill
5 2 (0.97%) MS Project
6 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.49%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.49%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 6 (2.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (2.43%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.49%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.94%) SaaS
2 2 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.97%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.71%) LDAP
2 10 (4.85%) HTTP
3 8 (3.88%) Internet
4 7 (3.40%) SSL
5 6 (2.91%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.94%) X.509
6 4 (1.94%) Intranet
7 3 (1.46%) VPN
8 2 (0.97%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (26.70%) SQL Server
2 28 (13.59%) MySQL
3 27 (13.11%) Oracle Database
4 22 (10.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (7.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (6.80%) Relational Database
7 10 (4.85%) RDBMS
8 9 (4.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.94%) MS Access
11 4 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (1.46%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.97%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.97%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 2 (0.97%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 40 (19.42%) Subversion
2 36 (17.48%) JUnit
3 28 (13.59%) Eclipse
4 25 (12.14%) Maven
5 24 (11.65%) Ant
6 22 (10.68%) Jenkins
7 16 (7.77%) Git (software)
8 15 (7.28%) Visual Studio
9 10 (4.85%) JIRA
9 10 (4.85%) Mockito
10 9 (4.37%) WebDriver
11 8 (3.88%) Selenium
11 8 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (2.43%) NUnit
12 5 (2.43%) NuGet
12 5 (2.43%) ReSharper
13 4 (1.94%) JDeveloper
14 3 (1.46%) Gradle
15 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 2 (0.97%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 40 (19.42%) Finance
2 9 (4.37%) Marketing
3 7 (3.40%) Electronics
4 6 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.91%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.43%) Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.49%) Automotive
6 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.49%) Billing
6 1 (0.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 149 (72.33%) Developer
2 52 (25.24%) Java Developer
3 19 (9.22%) .NET Developer
4 13 (6.31%) Web Developer
4 13 (6.31%) Analyst
5 10 (4.85%) Senior Developer
6 9 (4.37%) Architect
7 8 (3.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 8 (3.88%) Consultant
8 7 (3.40%) PHP Developer
8 7 (3.40%) UI Developer
9 6 (2.91%) Integration Specialist
9 6 (2.91%) Project Manager
9 6 (2.91%) Lead Developer
10 5 (2.43%) C# Developer
10 5 (2.43%) Technical Leader
10 5 (2.43%) ServiceNow Developer
10 5 (2.43%) UI Programmer
11 4 (1.94%) BizTalk Developer
11 4 (1.94%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (56.31%) HTML
2 109 (52.91%) CSS
3 69 (33.50%) Spring
4 67 (32.52%) jQuery
5 61 (29.61%) .NET
6 39 (18.93%) Web Services
7 34 (16.50%) J2EE
8 33 (16.02%) XML Schema
9 32 (15.53%) ASP.NET
9 32 (15.53%) XSLT
10 29 (14.08%) Hibernate
11 26 (12.62%) CSS3
12 22 (10.68%) JSF
13 20 (9.71%) Ajax
14 19 (9.22%) HTML5
15 17 (8.25%) WCF
15 17 (8.25%) JSON
16 16 (7.77%) JAX-WS
16 16 (7.77%) REST
17 15 (7.28%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.88%) DTV
2 7 (3.40%) N-Tier
3 6 (2.91%) CMDB
3 6 (2.91%) Informatics
4 4 (1.94%) GIS
5 3 (1.46%) Streaming Video
5 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.46%) PKI
6 2 (0.97%) IPTV
6 2 (0.97%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.97%) MPEG
6 2 (0.97%) NHS
6 2 (0.97%) Replication
6 2 (0.97%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.49%) W3C
7 1 (0.49%) iSeries
7 1 (0.49%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.11%) UNIX
2 23 (11.17%) Linux
3 14 (6.80%) Windows
4 4 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.97%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.49%) Solaris
6 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (16.02%) Scrum
1 33 (16.02%) TDD
2 30 (14.56%) MVC
3 24 (11.65%) Configuration Management
4 22 (10.68%) OO
4 22 (10.68%) E-Commerce
5 20 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (6.80%) UML
6 14 (6.80%) Software Engineering
7 13 (6.31%) OOD
7 13 (6.31%) SOA
8 12 (5.83%) Project Management
8 12 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (5.34%) Unit Testing
10 10 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (4.85%) Web Development
10 10 (4.85%) B2C
10 10 (4.85%) Validation
11 9 (4.37%) Integration Testing
12 8 (3.88%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 93 (45.15%) Java
2 92 (44.66%) JavaScript
3 91 (44.17%) SQL
4 55 (26.70%) C#
5 26 (12.62%) PL/SQL
6 14 (6.80%) PHP
7 11 (5.34%) VB.NET
8 10 (4.85%) VBA
9 9 (4.37%) C++
10 7 (3.40%) Python
11 6 (2.91%) C
11 6 (2.91%) Ruby
12 5 (2.43%) Perl
12 5 (2.43%) VB
12 5 (2.43%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 3 (1.46%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.46%) Scala
13 3 (1.46%) PHP5
14 2 (0.97%) XPath
14 2 (0.97%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (6.80%) Degree
2 7 (3.40%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.46%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.46%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.97%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.49%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.85%) QA
2 6 (2.91%) HL7
3 4 (1.94%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.46%) SLA
5 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.49%) COBIT
5 1 (0.49%) WCAG
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (2.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.46%) UAG
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.49%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (1.46%) MIIS
1 3 (1.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.49%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 55 (26.70%) Oracle
2 24 (11.65%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.85%) Sitecore
4 8 (3.88%) ServiceNow
4 8 (3.88%) SAP
5 6 (2.91%) hybris
6 2 (0.97%) Google
6 2 (0.97%) Facebook
6 2 (0.97%) Twitter
6 2 (0.97%) HP
6 2 (0.97%) CA
6 2 (0.97%) Business Objects
6 2 (0.97%) JBoss
6 2 (0.97%) PTC
6 2 (0.97%) MKS
7 1 (0.49%) Serena
7 1 (0.49%) Telerik
7 1 (0.49%) Yantra
7 1 (0.49%) CODA
7 1 (0.49%) Remedy
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 12 days ago
Gloucestershire
Mason Frank
Rate: £450 - £575 per day
Posted: 26 days ago