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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 59 36 39
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +3
Contract jobs citing XML 92 113 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.79% 4.78% 4.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.74% 19.19% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 75 65
Average daily rate
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£338 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 4
Average hourly rate £50.00 £30.00 £54.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.65% -44.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £27.00 £34.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £32.50 £54.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -16.66%
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
857 589 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.02% 24.94% 25.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 401 408
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 32
Average hourly rate £47.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £19.72 £17.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.00 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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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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
Bristol +3 28 £388 +8.77% 22
Wiltshire -9 27 £375 +23.96% 12
Gloucestershire -16 18 £331 +12.28% 10
Somerset -28 7 £325 -18.75% 11
Dorset -10 2 - - 5
Devon -16 2 £300 -14.28% 3
Cornwall - - - - 1
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 96 (53.04%) HTML
2 86 (47.51%) JavaScript
3 77 (42.54%) SQL
4 74 (40.88%) Java
5 67 (37.02%) CSS
6 63 (34.81%) .NET
7 56 (30.94%) C#
8 53 (29.28%) Web Services
9 40 (22.10%) Oracle
10 39 (21.55%) SQL Server
11 37 (20.44%) ASP.NET
12 36 (19.89%) Agile Software Development
13 35 (19.34%) MVC
14 34 (18.78%) jQuery
15 32 (17.68%) Finance
16 30 (16.57%) Hibernate
16 30 (16.57%) Spring
17 28 (15.47%) Ajax
17 28 (15.47%) JSON
18 27 (14.92%) TDD
18 27 (14.92%) XSLT
19 26 (14.36%) Visual Studio
19 26 (14.36%) Scrum
19 26 (14.36%) HTML5
20 24 (13.26%) WCF
21 22 (12.15%) Microsoft
21 22 (12.15%) CSS3
22 21 (11.60%) Security Cleared
22 21 (11.60%) J2EE
22 21 (11.60%) Linux

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (8.84%) CMS
1 16 (8.84%) Tomcat
2 15 (8.29%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.63%) WebSphere
4 11 (6.08%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (4.42%) JBoss
6 5 (2.76%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (2.76%) ColdFusion
6 5 (2.76%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.76%) IIS
6 5 (2.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (2.76%) Node.js
6 5 (2.76%) Railo
7 4 (2.21%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (2.21%) Umbraco
8 3 (1.66%) Joomla!
8 3 (1.66%) Drupal
8 3 (1.66%) GlassFish
8 3 (1.66%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (1.66%) Magnolia
Applications
1 13 (7.18%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.08%) Photoshop
3 7 (3.87%) MS Office
3 7 (3.87%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (3.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (3.31%) MS Project
5 3 (1.66%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.10%) Edge Animate
7 1 (0.55%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.55%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 6 (3.31%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (2.21%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.10%) SAP ECC
4 2 (1.10%) SAP ERP
4 2 (1.10%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.55%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.55%) Findur
5 1 (0.55%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.55%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.66%) GitHub
2 2 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.10%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.63%) Internet
2 8 (4.42%) HTTP
3 6 (3.31%) LDAP
4 3 (1.66%) FTP
4 3 (1.66%) Intranet
4 3 (1.66%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (1.10%) Firewall
5 2 (1.10%) DVB
5 2 (1.10%) SSL
6 1 (0.55%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.55%) WLAN
6 1 (0.55%) DMZ
6 1 (0.55%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (21.55%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.05%) Relational Database
3 18 (9.94%) RDBMS
4 17 (9.39%) MySQL
5 16 (8.84%) Oracle Database
6 14 (7.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (7.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (6.63%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (5.52%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (4.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (3.87%) NoSQL
12 4 (2.21%) Redis
12 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (1.66%) Jackrabbit
13 3 (1.66%) Hadoop
13 3 (1.66%) Couchbase
13 3 (1.66%) MongoDB
13 3 (1.66%) Aerospike
Development Applications
1 26 (14.36%) Visual Studio
2 18 (9.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (8.84%) JUnit
4 15 (8.29%) Git (software)
5 9 (4.97%) Hudson
6 8 (4.42%) Subversion
6 8 (4.42%) Maven
7 7 (3.87%) Eclipse
7 7 (3.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 7 (3.87%) SoapUI
7 7 (3.87%) Jenkins
8 6 (3.31%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (2.76%) JIRA
10 4 (2.21%) Ant
11 3 (1.66%) Dreamweaver
11 3 (1.66%) NetBeans
11 3 (1.66%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 2 (1.10%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.10%) Selenium
13 1 (0.55%) NUnit
General
1 32 (17.68%) Finance
2 11 (6.08%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.42%) Marketing
4 7 (3.87%) Banking
5 5 (2.76%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.76%) Electronics
6 2 (1.10%) Back Office
7 1 (0.55%) Games
7 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.55%) Billing
7 1 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 131 (72.38%) Developer
2 46 (25.41%) Java Developer
3 24 (13.26%) Senior Developer
4 17 (9.39%) .NET Developer
5 15 (8.29%) Architect
6 12 (6.63%) C# Developer
7 9 (4.97%) Senior .NET Developer
8 8 (4.42%) Designer
8 8 (4.42%) Software Engineer
8 8 (4.42%) Web Developer
9 7 (3.87%) Oracle Developer
9 7 (3.87%) C++ Developer
9 7 (3.87%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 7 (3.87%) C++/Java Developer
10 6 (3.31%) Senior C# Developer
10 6 (3.31%) Consultant
10 6 (3.31%) Software Developer
11 5 (2.76%) Front-End Developer
11 5 (2.76%) C# .NET Developer
12 4 (2.21%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (53.04%) HTML
2 67 (37.02%) CSS
3 63 (34.81%) .NET
4 53 (29.28%) Web Services
5 37 (20.44%) ASP.NET
6 34 (18.78%) jQuery
7 30 (16.57%) Hibernate
7 30 (16.57%) Spring
8 28 (15.47%) Ajax
8 28 (15.47%) JSON
9 27 (14.92%) XSLT
10 26 (14.36%) HTML5
11 24 (13.26%) WCF
12 22 (12.15%) CSS3
13 21 (11.60%) J2EE
14 20 (11.05%) JSP
15 18 (9.94%) XHTML
16 17 (9.39%) SOAP
17 15 (8.29%) JDBC
18 14 (7.73%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.42%) User Experience
1 8 (4.42%) DTV
1 8 (4.42%) W3C
2 7 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.31%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.76%) NHS
4 5 (2.76%) Open Source
5 4 (2.21%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.21%) Streaming Video
6 3 (1.66%) MPEG
6 3 (1.66%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.66%) Mashup
6 3 (1.66%) Social Media
6 3 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.10%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.10%) Animation
7 2 (1.10%) Informatics
7 2 (1.10%) Physics
7 2 (1.10%) PKI
7 2 (1.10%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.60%) Linux
2 16 (8.84%) Windows
3 13 (7.18%) UNIX
4 4 (2.21%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.21%) Windows Phone
4 4 (2.21%) Android
5 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.10%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.55%) bada
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.89%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (19.34%) MVC
3 27 (14.92%) TDD
4 26 (14.36%) Scrum
5 17 (9.39%) Software Engineering
5 17 (9.39%) Responsive Web Design
6 13 (7.18%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (7.18%) Content Management
7 12 (6.63%) SOA
7 12 (6.63%) ITIL
8 11 (6.08%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (5.52%) Migration
9 10 (5.52%) E-Commerce
10 9 (4.97%) Software Testing
10 9 (4.97%) Unit Testing
11 8 (4.42%) Workflow
11 8 (4.42%) Regression Testing
11 8 (4.42%) UML
11 8 (4.42%) OO
11 8 (4.42%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 86 (47.51%) JavaScript
2 77 (42.54%) SQL
3 74 (40.88%) Java
4 56 (30.94%) C#
5 17 (9.39%) C++
6 13 (7.18%) T-SQL
7 12 (6.63%) PL/SQL
7 12 (6.63%) VB.NET
8 9 (4.97%) C
8 9 (4.97%) PHP
9 7 (3.87%) Bash Shell
10 6 (3.31%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.76%) CFML
11 5 (2.76%) VB
12 4 (2.21%) XPath
12 4 (2.21%) Ruby
13 3 (1.66%) Python
13 3 (1.66%) VBScript
14 2 (1.10%) Golang
14 2 (1.10%) VB6
Qualifications
1 21 (11.60%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.18%) Degree
3 8 (4.42%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.31%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.21%) HND
6 3 (1.66%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.10%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.55%) ISEB
8 1 (0.55%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.31%) QA
1 6 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.76%) HL7
3 4 (2.21%) SLA
4 3 (1.66%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.10%) WCAG
6 1 (0.55%) COBIT
6 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (4.97%) Shibboleth
2 2 (1.10%) UAG
2 2 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (1.10%) Puppet
1 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.10%) MIIS
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.55%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 40 (22.10%) Oracle
2 22 (12.15%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.08%) IBM
4 9 (4.97%) Adobe
5 8 (4.42%) SAP
6 6 (3.31%) Sitecore
7 4 (2.21%) New Relic
8 3 (1.66%) Sun
8 3 (1.66%) Appcelerator
8 3 (1.66%) ForgeRock
9 2 (1.10%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.55%) Symbian
10 1 (0.55%) Software AG
10 1 (0.55%) Cerner
10 1 (0.55%) Informatica
10 1 (0.55%) CODA
10 1 (0.55%) Murex
10 1 (0.55%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.55%) DevExpress
10 1 (0.55%) Trapeze
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