The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 57 21 37
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +16
Contract jobs citing XML 92 164 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.80% 7.33% 4.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.41% 26.67% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 119 75
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£325 £339 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% +9.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £451 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 14
Average hourly rate - £55.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +64.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £39.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-12.82% +32.20%
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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
806 615 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.52% 27.49% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 417 355
Average daily rate £350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 33
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £15.39 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 29 £325 -3.70% 14
Gloucestershire -17 21 £390 +7.58% 6
Bristol -37 14 £380 +52.00% 29
Devon -30 6 £550 +22.22% 9
Somerset -36 6 £325 +2.36% 9
Dorset -16 3 £300 -36.84% 7
Cornwall - - - - 1
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 106 (54.64%) HTML
2 90 (46.39%) CSS
3 88 (45.36%) JavaScript
4 87 (44.85%) Java
4 87 (44.85%) SQL
5 68 (35.05%) .NET
6 54 (27.84%) C#
6 54 (27.84%) SQL Server
7 49 (25.26%) Spring
7 49 (25.26%) jQuery
8 48 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
9 46 (23.71%) Oracle
10 38 (19.59%) ASP.NET
10 38 (19.59%) Scrum
11 37 (19.07%) Web Services
12 33 (17.01%) XSLT
12 33 (17.01%) Hibernate
13 32 (16.49%) TDD
14 31 (15.98%) MVC
14 31 (15.98%) J2EE
15 28 (14.43%) MySQL
15 28 (14.43%) Tomcat
15 28 (14.43%) Microsoft
15 28 (14.43%) Ajax
16 25 (12.89%) Finance
16 25 (12.89%) Relational Database
17 24 (12.37%) JSP
17 24 (12.37%) JUnit
18 22 (11.34%) Subversion
18 22 (11.34%) CSS3

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 28 (14.43%) Tomcat
2 17 (8.76%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.19%) WebLogic
4 11 (5.67%) WebSphere
5 9 (4.64%) Umbraco
6 8 (4.12%) CMS
6 8 (4.12%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (4.12%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (3.61%) Apache
7 7 (3.61%) Oracle Service Bus
8 6 (3.09%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (3.09%) Confluence
9 5 (2.58%) IIS
9 5 (2.58%) ColdFusion
9 5 (2.58%) Railo
10 4 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (1.55%) Magnolia
11 3 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.55%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (1.55%) Drupal
Applications
1 11 (5.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.09%) MS Office
3 4 (2.06%) MS Project
3 4 (2.06%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.03%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.52%) GIMP
5 1 (0.52%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.52%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.52%) CATIA
5 1 (0.52%) Windchill
5 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.61%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (3.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.52%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.52%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.06%) GitHub
2 2 (1.03%) SaaS
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.73%) LDAP
2 11 (5.67%) Internet
3 6 (3.09%) HTTP
4 3 (1.55%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.55%) SSL
4 3 (1.55%) Intranet
4 3 (1.55%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (1.03%) DVB
5 2 (1.03%) Firewall
6 1 (0.52%) DMZ
6 1 (0.52%) Extranet
6 1 (0.52%) VPN
6 1 (0.52%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (27.84%) SQL Server
2 28 (14.43%) MySQL
3 25 (12.89%) Relational Database
4 21 (10.82%) Oracle Database
5 20 (10.31%) RDBMS
6 19 (9.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (7.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (5.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (3.61%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (3.09%) MongoDB
12 5 (2.58%) Hadoop
13 4 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (1.55%) Couchbase
14 3 (1.55%) NoSQL
14 3 (1.55%) Jackrabbit
15 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 2 (1.03%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 24 (12.37%) JUnit
2 22 (11.34%) Subversion
3 17 (8.76%) Visual Studio
4 16 (8.25%) Eclipse
5 14 (7.22%) Git (software)
6 12 (6.19%) Maven
7 10 (5.15%) Ant
7 10 (5.15%) Jenkins
8 8 (4.12%) WebDriver
8 8 (4.12%) JIRA
8 8 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (4.12%) Selenium
9 5 (2.58%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.06%) JDeveloper
11 2 (1.03%) NUnit
11 2 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (1.03%) ReSharper
11 2 (1.03%) Hudson
11 2 (1.03%) NuGet
11 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 25 (12.89%) Finance
2 8 (4.12%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.61%) Electronics
3 7 (3.61%) Marketing
4 6 (3.09%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.03%) Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Retail
6 1 (0.52%) Billing
6 1 (0.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 139 (71.65%) Developer
2 51 (26.29%) Java Developer
3 17 (8.76%) Architect
3 17 (8.76%) .NET Developer
4 13 (6.70%) Senior Developer
5 12 (6.19%) Analyst
6 11 (5.67%) Web Developer
7 10 (5.15%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 6 (3.09%) Integration Specialist
8 6 (3.09%) Hybris Developer
8 6 (3.09%) Lead Developer
8 6 (3.09%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (2.58%) C++ Developer
9 5 (2.58%) C# Developer
9 5 (2.58%) Consultant
9 5 (2.58%) C++/Java Developer
9 5 (2.58%) UI Developer
10 4 (2.06%) Front-End Developer
10 4 (2.06%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (2.06%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (54.64%) HTML
2 90 (46.39%) CSS
3 68 (35.05%) .NET
4 49 (25.26%) Spring
4 49 (25.26%) jQuery
5 38 (19.59%) ASP.NET
6 37 (19.07%) Web Services
7 33 (17.01%) XSLT
7 33 (17.01%) Hibernate
8 31 (15.98%) J2EE
9 28 (14.43%) Ajax
10 24 (12.37%) JSP
11 22 (11.34%) CSS3
12 21 (10.82%) XHTML
13 20 (10.31%) HTML5
14 19 (9.79%) JSON
15 18 (9.28%) XML Schema
16 17 (8.76%) XSD
16 17 (8.76%) WCF
16 17 (8.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.12%) DTV
2 7 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.09%) Informatics
4 5 (2.58%) NHS
4 5 (2.58%) User Experience
5 4 (2.06%) GIS
5 4 (2.06%) Open Source
6 3 (1.55%) Mashup
6 3 (1.55%) PKI
6 3 (1.55%) Streaming Video
6 3 (1.55%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.55%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.03%) MPEG
7 2 (1.03%) IPTV
7 2 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.52%) CMDB
8 1 (0.52%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.52%) iSeries
8 1 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.28%) UNIX
2 15 (7.73%) Windows
2 15 (7.73%) Linux
3 4 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.52%) Solaris
4 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (19.59%) Scrum
3 32 (16.49%) TDD
4 31 (15.98%) MVC
5 18 (9.28%) E-Commerce
6 15 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (7.73%) UML
6 15 (7.73%) Software Engineering
7 13 (6.70%) SOA
8 12 (6.19%) Unit Testing
9 11 (5.67%) OO
9 11 (5.67%) Data Modelling
9 11 (5.67%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (5.15%) Configuration Management
10 10 (5.15%) Integration Testing
11 9 (4.64%) Software Testing
11 9 (4.64%) Project Management
12 8 (4.12%) OOD
12 8 (4.12%) Web Development
12 8 (4.12%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (45.36%) JavaScript
2 87 (44.85%) Java
2 87 (44.85%) SQL
3 54 (27.84%) C#
4 15 (7.73%) PL/SQL
5 11 (5.67%) VB.NET
6 10 (5.15%) PHP
7 9 (4.64%) C++
7 9 (4.64%) C
8 8 (4.12%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.58%) CFML
9 5 (2.58%) VBA
9 5 (2.58%) VB
10 4 (2.06%) Ruby
11 3 (1.55%) Python
11 3 (1.55%) Scala
11 3 (1.55%) Perl
12 2 (1.03%) ABAP
12 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.03%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 17 (8.76%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.22%) Degree
3 7 (3.61%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.58%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.03%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.03%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.52%) HNC
6 1 (0.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.15%) QA
2 9 (4.64%) HL7
3 4 (2.06%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.06%) SLA
4 3 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.52%) WCAG
5 1 (0.52%) COBIT
5 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (3.61%) Shibboleth
2 4 (2.06%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.55%) UAG
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (1.55%) MIIS
1 3 (1.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.52%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 46 (23.71%) Oracle
2 28 (14.43%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.67%) Sitecore
4 8 (4.12%) SAP
4 8 (4.12%) IBM
5 7 (3.61%) JBoss
6 6 (3.09%) hybris
7 3 (1.55%) Sun
7 3 (1.55%) ForgeRock
8 2 (1.03%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.03%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.03%) CA
9 1 (0.52%) Informatica
9 1 (0.52%) CODA
9 1 (0.52%) Remedy
9 1 (0.52%) Serena
9 1 (0.52%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.52%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.52%) Software AG
9 1 (0.52%) Cerner
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