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 28 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 53 53 35
Rank change year-on-year
0 -18
Contract jobs citing XML 89 106 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.88% 3.50% 5.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.35% 12.93% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 75 66
Average daily rate
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£375 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £417 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £19.46 £47.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.04% +93.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.09 £30.90 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.09 £55.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
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
784 820 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.37% 27.11% 23.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 572 317
Average daily rate £363 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £223
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 31 17 7
Average hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +63.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.62 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.48% -

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 28 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

XML Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 May 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
Gloucestershire +13 26 £365 +32.72% 6
Wiltshire -8 16 £381 +8.92% 13
Devon +2 14 £398 +30.32% 4
Somerset -2 13 £361 +17.47% 18
Bristol -10 13 £388 +9.15% 21
Cornwall +3 1 - -
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 82 (44.09%) HTML
2 79 (42.47%) Java
2 79 (42.47%) SQL
3 75 (40.32%) Web Services
4 56 (30.11%) JavaScript
5 53 (28.49%) CSS
6 51 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
7 49 (26.34%) C#
7 49 (26.34%) .NET
8 48 (25.81%) Oracle
8 48 (25.81%) Security Cleared
9 45 (24.19%) Hibernate
10 40 (21.51%) SOAP
11 39 (20.97%) Finance
12 37 (19.89%) SQL Server
13 33 (17.74%) MVC
14 32 (17.20%) ASP.NET
15 30 (16.13%) Spring
15 30 (16.13%) JPA
15 30 (16.13%) REST
16 28 (15.05%) DV Cleared
16 28 (15.05%) JUnit
17 27 (14.52%) JSON
18 26 (13.98%) TDD
19 25 (13.44%) Scrum
19 25 (13.44%) J2EE
20 22 (11.83%) jQuery
21 21 (11.29%) XSLT
22 20 (10.75%) JAXB
22 20 (10.75%) JSF

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 17 (9.14%) IIS
2 16 (8.60%) JBoss
3 11 (5.91%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.30%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (4.30%) Mule ESB
4 8 (4.30%) Mule
5 7 (3.76%) CMS
6 6 (3.23%) WebLogic
6 6 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.69%) SAS
7 5 (2.69%) Liferay
7 5 (2.69%) Node.js
8 4 (2.15%) Apache
8 4 (2.15%) LiveLink
9 3 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.54%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 10 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (3.23%) MS Project
4 5 (2.69%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.69%) MS Office
5 3 (1.61%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.08%) PowerPivot
6 2 (1.08%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 6 (3.23%) Summit
2 3 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.54%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.61%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.08%) Office 365
4 1 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.38%) Internet
1 10 (5.38%) HTTP
2 4 (2.15%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.54%) Firewall
4 1 (0.54%) VLAN
4 1 (0.54%) DNS
4 1 (0.54%) SSL
4 1 (0.54%) WLAN
4 1 (0.54%) DHCP
4 1 (0.54%) SAN
4 1 (0.54%) Intranet
4 1 (0.54%) NAS
4 1 (0.54%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (19.89%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (7.53%) NoSQL
4 13 (6.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (5.91%) MongoDB
7 9 (4.84%) Oracle Database
8 8 (4.30%) Relational Database
8 8 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (3.76%) MySQL
10 6 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (2.69%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 5 (2.69%) Oracle ODI
12 4 (2.15%) SQLite
12 4 (2.15%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (1.61%) Big Data
14 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (1.08%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 28 (15.05%) JUnit
2 20 (10.75%) JIRA
3 19 (10.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (9.68%) Git (software)
4 18 (9.68%) SoapUI
5 15 (8.06%) Maven
6 13 (6.99%) Visual Studio
7 8 (4.30%) Subversion
8 7 (3.76%) Selenium
9 5 (2.69%) Jenkins
10 4 (2.15%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 4 (2.15%) Mockito
11 3 (1.61%) TestNG
12 2 (1.08%) Bitbucket
12 2 (1.08%) JBehave
12 2 (1.08%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.08%) JMeter
13 1 (0.54%) Log4Net
13 1 (0.54%) NUnit
13 1 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (20.97%) Finance
2 10 (5.38%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.84%) Marketing
4 7 (3.76%) Electronics
5 6 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.69%) Retail
7 4 (2.15%) Banking
7 4 (2.15%) Military
8 2 (1.08%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.08%) Law
8 2 (1.08%) Back Office
8 2 (1.08%) Publishing
9 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.54%) Automotive
9 1 (0.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 142 (76.34%) Developer
2 49 (26.34%) Java Developer
3 23 (12.37%) .NET Developer
4 17 (9.14%) Senior Developer
5 15 (8.06%) C# Developer
6 12 (6.45%) Architect
7 11 (5.91%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (5.38%) Senior .NET Developer
8 10 (5.38%) Web Developer
9 9 (4.84%) Author
9 9 (4.84%) Technical Author
10 7 (3.76%) Analyst
11 6 (3.23%) Database Developer
12 5 (2.69%) ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (2.69%) ETL Developer
12 5 (2.69%) BizTalk Developer
12 5 (2.69%) Senior BizTalk Developer
13 4 (2.15%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 4 (2.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 4 (2.15%) C++/Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (44.09%) HTML
2 75 (40.32%) Web Services
3 53 (28.49%) CSS
4 49 (26.34%) .NET
5 45 (24.19%) Hibernate
6 40 (21.51%) SOAP
7 32 (17.20%) ASP.NET
8 30 (16.13%) Spring
8 30 (16.13%) JPA
8 30 (16.13%) REST
9 27 (14.52%) JSON
10 25 (13.44%) J2EE
11 22 (11.83%) jQuery
12 21 (11.29%) XSLT
13 20 (10.75%) JAXB
13 20 (10.75%) JSF
14 19 (10.22%) WCF
15 17 (9.14%) EJB 3.0
15 17 (9.14%) EJB
16 15 (8.06%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.23%) DTV
1 6 (3.23%) GIS
2 5 (2.69%) Data Integration
2 5 (2.69%) Wiki
3 3 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.61%) Derivative
3 3 (1.61%) W3C
3 3 (1.61%) User Experience
3 3 (1.61%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.08%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.08%) Social Network
4 2 (1.08%) Animation
4 2 (1.08%) Reference Data
4 2 (1.08%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.54%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.54%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.54%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.06%) Windows
2 12 (6.45%) Linux
3 8 (4.30%) Apple iOS
3 8 (4.30%) Android
3 8 (4.30%) UNIX
4 5 (2.69%) Windows Phone
5 3 (1.61%) Debian
5 3 (1.61%) VMS
5 3 (1.61%) CentOS
6 2 (1.08%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.54%) bada
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (17.74%) MVC
3 26 (13.98%) TDD
4 25 (13.44%) Scrum
5 19 (10.22%) E-Commerce
6 16 (8.60%) Content Management
7 15 (8.06%) Unit Testing
7 15 (8.06%) BDD
8 14 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (6.99%) ETL
9 13 (6.99%) Web Development
10 12 (6.45%) Software Engineering
10 12 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (5.91%) Responsive Web Design
12 10 (5.38%) UML
13 9 (4.84%) Data Modelling
14 8 (4.30%) Workflow
15 7 (3.76%) Migration
15 7 (3.76%) SDLC
16 6 (3.23%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (42.47%) Java
1 79 (42.47%) SQL
2 56 (30.11%) JavaScript
3 49 (26.34%) C#
4 19 (10.22%) Python
5 14 (7.53%) T-SQL
6 13 (6.99%) PHP
6 13 (6.99%) PL/SQL
7 12 (6.45%) VB
7 12 (6.45%) C++
8 11 (5.91%) C
9 10 (5.38%) VB.NET
10 6 (3.23%) VBA
11 5 (2.69%) XPath
12 4 (2.15%) XQuery
12 4 (2.15%) VB6
13 3 (1.61%) Ruby
13 3 (1.61%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.61%) Go
14 2 (1.08%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 48 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 28 (15.05%) DV Cleared
3 14 (7.53%) SC Cleared
4 11 (5.91%) Degree
5 4 (2.15%) BC Cleared
5 4 (2.15%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.08%) ISEB
7 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.54%) HND
7 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.76%) QA
2 6 (3.23%) ISO 9001
2 6 (3.23%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.08%) COREP
3 2 (1.08%) FINREP
4 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.61%) Xen
3 1 (0.54%) NFS
3 1 (0.54%) Firmware
3 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.23%) Puppet
1 6 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (1.61%) Ganeti
2 3 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.61%) Bcfg2
3 2 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (25.81%) Oracle
2 18 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.76%) SAP
4 5 (2.69%) Business Objects
5 4 (2.15%) Appcelerator
5 4 (2.15%) i2
5 4 (2.15%) IBM
6 3 (1.61%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.08%) hybris
7 2 (1.08%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.08%) Apple
7 2 (1.08%) HP
7 2 (1.08%) Adobe
7 2 (1.08%) Teradata
8 1 (0.54%) VMware
8 1 (0.54%) Google
8 1 (0.54%) Cisco
8 1 (0.54%) Symbian
8 1 (0.54%) Dell
8 1 (0.54%) Sencha
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