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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 55 19 38
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +19
Contract jobs citing XML 99 149 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.05% 6.62% 4.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.74% 24.71% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 104 73
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£325 £339 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% +9.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.10% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 15
Average hourly rate - £55.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +10.16%
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
843 603 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.93% 26.80% 21.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 402 368
Average daily rate £350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 35
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +28.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.56 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 2 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 2 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 +10 33 £325 -3.70% 16
Gloucestershire -20 19 £390 +5.05% 10
Bristol -37 15 £360 +44.00% 16
Somerset -31 9 £325 +2.36% 3
Devon -19 6 £550 +22.22% 3
Dorset -8 5 £275 -40.54% 11
Cornwall - - - - 1
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 110 (55.56%) HTML
2 95 (47.98%) CSS
3 94 (47.47%) JavaScript
4 93 (46.97%) SQL
5 87 (43.94%) Java
6 64 (32.32%) .NET
7 57 (28.79%) SQL Server
8 55 (27.78%) Spring
9 53 (26.77%) jQuery
10 52 (26.26%) C#
11 48 (24.24%) Oracle
12 37 (18.69%) Scrum
13 36 (18.18%) ASP.NET
13 36 (18.18%) Web Services
14 35 (17.68%) Hibernate
15 33 (16.67%) TDD
16 32 (16.16%) MVC
16 32 (16.16%) XSLT
17 31 (15.66%) Tomcat
17 31 (15.66%) J2EE
18 30 (15.15%) Finance
19 28 (14.14%) MySQL
20 27 (13.64%) Microsoft
20 27 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
20 27 (13.64%) Ajax
21 25 (12.63%) Subversion
21 25 (12.63%) JUnit
22 24 (12.12%) JSP
22 24 (12.12%) Relational Database
23 23 (11.62%) CSS3

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 31 (15.66%) Tomcat
2 18 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 11 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 11 (5.56%) WebSphere
4 10 (5.05%) Apache
5 8 (4.04%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (4.04%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (4.04%) CMS
5 8 (4.04%) Umbraco
6 7 (3.54%) Confluence
6 7 (3.54%) Oracle Service Bus
7 6 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (3.03%) IIS
8 5 (2.53%) ColdFusion
8 5 (2.53%) Railo
9 4 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (1.52%) Drupal
10 3 (1.52%) Magnolia
Applications
1 12 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.55%) InfoPath
3 7 (3.54%) MS Office
4 3 (1.52%) MS Project
5 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.51%) GIMP
5 1 (0.51%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.51%) CATIA
5 1 (0.51%) Windchill
5 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 6 (3.03%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.51%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.51%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.02%) GitHub
2 2 (1.01%) SaaS
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.08%) LDAP
2 11 (5.56%) Internet
3 8 (4.04%) HTTP
4 4 (2.02%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.52%) SSL
5 3 (1.52%) Intranet
5 3 (1.52%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (1.01%) DVB
7 1 (0.51%) Firewall
7 1 (0.51%) Extranet
7 1 (0.51%) DMZ
7 1 (0.51%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (28.79%) SQL Server
2 28 (14.14%) MySQL
3 24 (12.12%) Relational Database
4 22 (11.11%) Oracle Database
5 20 (10.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (9.60%) RDBMS
7 15 (7.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (3.54%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (3.03%) MongoDB
11 6 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (2.53%) Hadoop
13 3 (1.52%) Jackrabbit
13 3 (1.52%) NoSQL
13 3 (1.52%) Couchbase
13 3 (1.52%) MS Access
14 2 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (12.63%) JUnit
1 25 (12.63%) Subversion
2 17 (8.59%) Eclipse
3 16 (8.08%) Visual Studio
4 15 (7.58%) Git (software)
5 13 (6.57%) Maven
6 11 (5.56%) Ant
6 11 (5.56%) Jenkins
7 9 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (4.55%) WebDriver
7 9 (4.55%) JIRA
7 9 (4.55%) Selenium
8 4 (2.02%) JDeveloper
9 3 (1.52%) NUnit
9 3 (1.52%) ReSharper
9 3 (1.52%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.52%) NuGet
10 2 (1.01%) Hudson
10 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (15.15%) Finance
2 7 (3.54%) Electronics
2 7 (3.54%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.54%) Marketing
3 6 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.53%) Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Retail
5 1 (0.51%) Billing
Job Titles
1 145 (73.23%) Developer
2 54 (27.27%) Java Developer
3 18 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 15 (7.58%) Architect
5 13 (6.57%) Web Developer
6 12 (6.06%) Analyst
7 11 (5.56%) Senior Developer
8 10 (5.05%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 6 (3.03%) Integration Specialist
9 6 (3.03%) UI Developer
9 6 (3.03%) Hybris Developer
9 6 (3.03%) Lead Developer
9 6 (3.03%) Consultant
9 6 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (2.53%) PHP Developer
10 5 (2.53%) SharePoint Developer
11 4 (2.02%) Front-End Developer
11 4 (2.02%) UI Programmer
11 4 (2.02%) BizTalk Developer
11 4 (2.02%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (55.56%) HTML
2 95 (47.98%) CSS
3 64 (32.32%) .NET
4 55 (27.78%) Spring
5 53 (26.77%) jQuery
6 36 (18.18%) ASP.NET
6 36 (18.18%) Web Services
7 35 (17.68%) Hibernate
8 32 (16.16%) XSLT
9 31 (15.66%) J2EE
10 27 (13.64%) Ajax
11 24 (12.12%) JSP
12 23 (11.62%) CSS3
13 21 (10.61%) HTML5
14 20 (10.10%) XHTML
14 20 (10.10%) XML Schema
14 20 (10.10%) REST
15 18 (9.09%) JSON
16 17 (8.59%) WCF
17 16 (8.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.04%) DTV
2 6 (3.03%) Informatics
2 6 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.02%) Open Source
3 4 (2.02%) GIS
3 4 (2.02%) N-Tier
3 4 (2.02%) NHS
4 3 (1.52%) Streaming Video
4 3 (1.52%) Taxonomies
4 3 (1.52%) Mashup
4 3 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.52%) PKI
5 2 (1.01%) IPTV
5 2 (1.01%) MPEG
6 1 (0.51%) W3C
6 1 (0.51%) Replication
6 1 (0.51%) STB
6 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.51%) CMDB
6 1 (0.51%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.10%) UNIX
2 16 (8.08%) Linux
3 15 (7.58%) Windows
4 4 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.51%) Solaris
5 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.69%) Scrum
2 33 (16.67%) TDD
3 32 (16.16%) MVC
4 27 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 17 (8.59%) OO
7 15 (7.58%) Software Engineering
8 14 (7.07%) UML
9 13 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (6.06%) SOA
11 11 (5.56%) Configuration Management
11 11 (5.56%) Unit Testing
11 11 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (5.05%) Integration Testing
12 10 (5.05%) Data Modelling
12 10 (5.05%) OOD
13 9 (4.55%) Project Management
14 8 (4.04%) Web Development
14 8 (4.04%) Kanban
15 7 (3.54%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 94 (47.47%) JavaScript
2 93 (46.97%) SQL
3 87 (43.94%) Java
4 52 (26.26%) C#
5 18 (9.09%) PL/SQL
6 11 (5.56%) PHP
7 10 (5.05%) VB.NET
8 9 (4.55%) C++
8 9 (4.55%) VBA
9 8 (4.04%) C
10 7 (3.54%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.53%) CFML
11 5 (2.53%) Ruby
11 5 (2.53%) VB
12 4 (2.02%) Python
13 3 (1.52%) Scala
13 3 (1.52%) Perl
14 2 (1.01%) ABAP
14 2 (1.01%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.01%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (7.58%) Degree
1 15 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.53%) DV Cleared
3 4 (2.02%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.01%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.01%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.51%) HNC
5 1 (0.51%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.05%) QA
2 9 (4.55%) HL7
3 4 (2.02%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.02%) SLA
4 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.51%) WCAG
5 1 (0.51%) COBIT
5 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (3.54%) Shibboleth
2 5 (2.53%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.52%) UAG
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (1.52%) MIIS
1 3 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.51%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 48 (24.24%) Oracle
2 27 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.56%) Sitecore
4 8 (4.04%) SAP
4 8 (4.04%) IBM
5 6 (3.03%) hybris
6 5 (2.53%) JBoss
7 3 (1.52%) Sun
7 3 (1.52%) ForgeRock
8 2 (1.01%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.01%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.01%) CA
9 1 (0.51%) Informatica
9 1 (0.51%) CODA
9 1 (0.51%) Remedy
9 1 (0.51%) Serena
9 1 (0.51%) Google
9 1 (0.51%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.51%) Facebook
9 1 (0.51%) Twitter
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Posted: 13 hours ago
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