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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 56 60 24
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -36
Contract jobs citing XML 98 88 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.95% 2.84% 5.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.48% 10.53% 22.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 60 85
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£375 £319 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £173 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £19.46 - £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.51 £33.73 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -0.80%
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
854 836 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.67% 26.98% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 576 380
Average daily rate £365 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.95% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
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 56 17 14
Average hourly rate £42.75 £35.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.14% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £20.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+16.17% -

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 5 August 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 27 £363 -2.02% 9
Wiltshire -5 23 £381 +17.30% 22
Somerset +2 15 £361 +18.93% 8
Devon -1 10 £413 +32.00% 11
Bristol -2 10 £388 +7.63% 23
Cornwall +5 1 - -
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 (43.62%) SQL
2 81 (43.09%) HTML
3 75 (39.89%) Web Services
4 74 (39.36%) Java
5 71 (37.77%) JavaScript
6 61 (32.45%) C#
7 60 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
8 57 (30.32%) .NET
9 55 (29.26%) CSS
9 55 (29.26%) SOAP
10 50 (26.60%) Security Cleared
11 43 (22.87%) ASP.NET
11 43 (22.87%) Finance
12 42 (22.34%) Oracle
13 41 (21.81%) SQL Server
14 40 (21.28%) TDD
15 36 (19.15%) Hibernate
16 33 (17.55%) REST
17 29 (15.43%) DV Cleared
17 29 (15.43%) JSON
17 29 (15.43%) Scrum
18 28 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
19 27 (14.36%) C++
20 26 (13.83%) jQuery
21 25 (13.30%) IIS
21 25 (13.30%) Spring
22 24 (12.77%) MVC
22 24 (12.77%) JUnit
22 24 (12.77%) .NET Framework
23 22 (11.70%) Unit Testing

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 25 (13.30%) IIS
2 11 (5.85%) JBoss
2 11 (5.85%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (3.19%) Liferay
4 6 (3.19%) Apache
4 6 (3.19%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.66%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.66%) CMS
5 5 (2.66%) Mule
5 5 (2.66%) Mule ESB
6 4 (2.13%) LiveLink
7 3 (1.60%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.06%) Confluence
8 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.06%) Node.js
8 2 (1.06%) Jetty
8 2 (1.06%) SAS
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (3.19%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.60%) MS Office
3 3 (1.60%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.60%) Acrobat
4 2 (1.06%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.06%) MS Project
4 2 (1.06%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.06%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (4.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (2.66%) Summit
3 3 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.06%) Office 365
1 2 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.85%) HTTP
2 9 (4.79%) HTTPS
3 7 (3.72%) Internet
4 3 (1.60%) SSL
5 2 (1.06%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.53%) DNS
6 1 (0.53%) LDAP
6 1 (0.53%) DHCP
6 1 (0.53%) SAN
6 1 (0.53%) Intranet
6 1 (0.53%) Telnet
6 1 (0.53%) Firewall
6 1 (0.53%) SSH
6 1 (0.53%) VLAN
6 1 (0.53%) NAS
6 1 (0.53%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (21.81%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 17 (9.04%) NoSQL
3 16 (8.51%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.79%) SQL Server 2000
4 9 (4.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.72%) Oracle Database
7 6 (3.19%) Oracle ODI
7 6 (3.19%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.19%) RDBMS
7 6 (3.19%) MySQL
8 4 (2.13%) SQLite
8 4 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.60%) Big Data
10 2 (1.06%) PerformancePoint
10 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (12.77%) JUnit
3 15 (7.98%) Visual Studio
3 15 (7.98%) Maven
3 15 (7.98%) JIRA
4 11 (5.85%) SoapUI
4 11 (5.85%) Jenkins
5 10 (5.32%) Selenium
5 10 (5.32%) Git (software)
6 9 (4.79%) JBehave
7 8 (4.26%) JMeter
7 8 (4.26%) NUnit
8 6 (3.19%) Cucumber
8 6 (3.19%) LoadRunner
9 5 (2.66%) Rhino Mocks
9 5 (2.66%) Subversion
10 4 (2.13%) Mockito
11 2 (1.06%) JDeveloper
11 2 (1.06%) Firebug
11 2 (1.06%) Liquibase
General
1 43 (22.87%) Finance
2 12 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.85%) Marketing
4 10 (5.32%) Electronics
5 9 (4.79%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.13%) Military
7 3 (1.60%) Retail
7 3 (1.60%) Back Office
8 2 (1.06%) Publishing
8 2 (1.06%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.53%) Banking
9 1 (0.53%) Games
9 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.53%) Automotive
9 1 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 140 (74.47%) Developer
2 40 (21.28%) Java Developer
3 25 (13.30%) .NET Developer
3 25 (13.30%) C# Developer
4 16 (8.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (5.85%) Author
6 10 (5.32%) Senior Developer
7 9 (4.79%) Technical Author
8 8 (4.26%) Architect
8 8 (4.26%) Web Developer
9 7 (3.72%) Software Developer
9 7 (3.72%) Analyst
9 7 (3.72%) Android Developer
10 6 (3.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (3.19%) Front-End Developer
10 6 (3.19%) Software Engineer
11 5 (2.66%) Test Manager
11 5 (2.66%) ETL Developer
11 5 (2.66%) AWS Developer
12 4 (2.13%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (43.09%) HTML
2 75 (39.89%) Web Services
3 57 (30.32%) .NET
4 55 (29.26%) CSS
4 55 (29.26%) SOAP
5 43 (22.87%) ASP.NET
6 36 (19.15%) Hibernate
7 33 (17.55%) REST
8 29 (15.43%) JSON
9 26 (13.83%) jQuery
10 25 (13.30%) Spring
11 24 (12.77%) .NET Framework
12 21 (11.17%) JPA
13 20 (10.64%) JAXB
14 19 (10.11%) J2EE
15 18 (9.57%) XML Schema
16 17 (9.04%) XSLT
17 16 (8.51%) Ajax
18 15 (7.98%) XSL
18 15 (7.98%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.79%) DTV
2 6 (3.19%) GIS
2 6 (3.19%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.66%) Mathematics
3 5 (2.66%) Wiki
4 4 (2.13%) User Experience
4 4 (2.13%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.60%) Derivative
5 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.06%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.06%) Social Network
6 2 (1.06%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.06%) W3C
7 1 (0.53%) Social Media
7 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.53%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.53%) Animation
7 1 (0.53%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.11%) Windows
2 13 (6.91%) Linux
3 9 (4.79%) Android
4 8 (4.26%) UNIX
5 5 (2.66%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.60%) CentOS
6 3 (1.60%) Debian
6 3 (1.60%) VMS
7 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.06%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.53%) AIX
8 1 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (21.28%) TDD
3 29 (15.43%) Scrum
4 24 (12.77%) MVC
5 22 (11.70%) Unit Testing
6 20 (10.64%) BDD
7 17 (9.04%) Web Development
8 16 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (7.98%) Content Management
10 14 (7.45%) E-Commerce
11 13 (6.91%) ETL
12 12 (6.38%) Software Engineering
12 12 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (5.85%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (4.79%) Data Modelling
14 9 (4.79%) Programme Management
14 9 (4.79%) Digital Marketing
15 8 (4.26%) ITIL
15 8 (4.26%) UML
15 8 (4.26%) OO
Programming Languages
1 82 (43.62%) SQL
2 74 (39.36%) Java
3 71 (37.77%) JavaScript
4 61 (32.45%) C#
5 27 (14.36%) C++
6 21 (11.17%) Python
7 15 (7.98%) PL/SQL
8 14 (7.45%) T-SQL
9 10 (5.32%) C
10 9 (4.79%) VB
11 8 (4.26%) PHP
12 7 (3.72%) VB.NET
13 6 (3.19%) XQuery
13 6 (3.19%) VB6
14 5 (2.66%) XPath
15 4 (2.13%) PowerShell
16 3 (1.60%) VBA
17 2 (1.06%) ActionScript
17 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
17 2 (1.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 50 (26.60%) Security Cleared
2 29 (15.43%) DV Cleared
3 16 (8.51%) SC Cleared
4 12 (6.38%) Degree
5 7 (3.72%) ISEB
5 7 (3.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.13%) BC Cleared
6 4 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.79%) QA
2 5 (2.66%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.66%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.06%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.06%) COREP
3 2 (1.06%) FINREP
4 1 (0.53%) SLA
4 1 (0.53%) HIPAA
System Software
1 3 (1.60%) Xen
2 2 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.53%) Firmware
3 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.53%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (2.66%) Puppet
2 3 (1.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (1.60%) Bcfg2
2 3 (1.60%) Ganeti
3 2 (1.06%) Zenoss
3 2 (1.06%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.53%) logstash
4 1 (0.53%) WSUS
4 1 (0.53%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 42 (22.34%) Oracle
2 14 (7.45%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.79%) SAP
4 5 (2.66%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.13%) i2
5 4 (2.13%) IBM
6 3 (1.60%) Apple
6 3 (1.60%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.06%) Informatica
7 2 (1.06%) BMC
7 2 (1.06%) CA
7 2 (1.06%) Adobe
7 2 (1.06%) Teradata
7 2 (1.06%) Appcelerator
8 1 (0.53%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.53%) Google
8 1 (0.53%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.53%) Dell
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco
8 1 (0.53%) Ektron
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