The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the South West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 60 30 45
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +15
Contract jobs citing XML 87 111 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.86% 5.17% 3.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.43% 21.02% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 75 60
Average daily rate
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£310 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £446 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 12
Average hourly rate - £54.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +98.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +9.37%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
834 528 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.39% 24.59% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 369 343
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 31
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £54.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
XML
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +8 25 £325 -3.70% 17
Somerset -18 20 £304 -3.18% 6
Bristol -34 10 £360 +33.95% 18
Devon -12 9 £313 -18.30% 2
Dorset +2 7 £275 -38.88% 16
Gloucestershire -33 6 £370 -3.26% 13
Cornwall - 1 £98 - 4
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 114 (55.88%) HTML
2 109 (53.43%) CSS
3 93 (45.59%) Java
4 91 (44.61%) JavaScript
5 90 (44.12%) SQL
6 68 (33.33%) Spring
7 66 (32.35%) jQuery
8 61 (29.90%) .NET
9 55 (26.96%) C#
9 55 (26.96%) Oracle
9 55 (26.96%) SQL Server
10 40 (19.61%) Subversion
10 40 (19.61%) Web Services
11 39 (19.12%) Finance
12 36 (17.65%) JUnit
13 34 (16.67%) J2EE
14 33 (16.18%) XML Schema
14 33 (16.18%) Scrum
14 33 (16.18%) TDD
15 32 (15.69%) ASP.NET
15 32 (15.69%) XSLT
16 30 (14.71%) Tomcat
17 29 (14.22%) MVC
18 28 (13.73%) Hibernate
18 28 (13.73%) MySQL
18 28 (13.73%) Eclipse
19 27 (13.24%) UNIX
19 27 (13.24%) Oracle Database
20 26 (12.75%) CSS3
20 26 (12.75%) PL/SQL

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 30 (14.71%) Tomcat
2 25 (12.25%) WebLogic
3 20 (9.80%) SharePoint
4 15 (7.35%) Apache
5 11 (5.39%) IIS
6 8 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (3.92%) CMS
7 7 (3.43%) Umbraco
7 7 (3.43%) Confluence
8 6 (2.94%) Oracle Service Bus
8 6 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (2.45%) SAS
10 4 (1.96%) WebLogic Portal
10 4 (1.96%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.98%) Adobe CQ
11 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.98%) Escenic
11 2 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.98%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.41%) InfoPath
3 3 (1.47%) CATIA
3 3 (1.47%) Windchill
3 3 (1.47%) MS Office
4 2 (0.98%) MS Project
5 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.49%) GIMP
5 1 (0.49%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (2.45%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.49%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.96%) SaaS
2 2 (0.98%) GitHub
2 2 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.80%) LDAP
2 10 (4.90%) HTTP
3 7 (3.43%) SSL
3 7 (3.43%) Internet
4 6 (2.94%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.96%) X.509
5 4 (1.96%) Intranet
6 3 (1.47%) VPN
7 2 (0.98%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (26.96%) SQL Server
2 28 (13.73%) MySQL
3 27 (13.24%) Oracle Database
4 22 (10.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (7.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (6.86%) Relational Database
7 10 (4.90%) RDBMS
8 9 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.96%) MS Access
12 3 (1.47%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.98%) Big Data
13 2 (0.98%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.98%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 40 (19.61%) Subversion
2 36 (17.65%) JUnit
3 28 (13.73%) Eclipse
4 25 (12.25%) Maven
5 24 (11.76%) Ant
6 22 (10.78%) Jenkins
7 16 (7.84%) Git (software)
8 15 (7.35%) Visual Studio
9 10 (4.90%) JIRA
9 10 (4.90%) Mockito
10 9 (4.41%) WebDriver
11 8 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (3.92%) Selenium
12 5 (2.45%) ReSharper
12 5 (2.45%) NUnit
12 5 (2.45%) NuGet
13 4 (1.96%) JDeveloper
14 3 (1.47%) Gradle
15 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 2 (0.98%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 39 (19.12%) Finance
2 9 (4.41%) Marketing
3 7 (3.43%) Electronics
4 6 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.45%) Banking
6 2 (0.98%) Retail
7 1 (0.49%) Billing
7 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.49%) Automotive
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 148 (72.55%) Developer
2 51 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 19 (9.31%) .NET Developer
4 13 (6.37%) Analyst
4 13 (6.37%) Web Developer
5 10 (4.90%) Senior Developer
5 10 (4.90%) Architect
6 8 (3.92%) Consultant
7 7 (3.43%) PHP Developer
7 7 (3.43%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 7 (3.43%) UI Developer
8 6 (2.94%) Integration Specialist
8 6 (2.94%) Lead Developer
9 5 (2.45%) C# Developer
9 5 (2.45%) Project Manager
9 5 (2.45%) Technical Leader
9 5 (2.45%) UI Programmer
9 5 (2.45%) ServiceNow Developer
10 4 (1.96%) BizTalk Developer
10 4 (1.96%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (55.88%) HTML
2 109 (53.43%) CSS
3 68 (33.33%) Spring
4 66 (32.35%) jQuery
5 61 (29.90%) .NET
6 40 (19.61%) Web Services
7 34 (16.67%) J2EE
8 33 (16.18%) XML Schema
9 32 (15.69%) XSLT
9 32 (15.69%) ASP.NET
10 28 (13.73%) Hibernate
11 26 (12.75%) CSS3
12 22 (10.78%) JSF
13 20 (9.80%) Ajax
14 19 (9.31%) HTML5
15 17 (8.33%) JSON
15 17 (8.33%) WCF
16 16 (7.84%) JAX-WS
17 15 (7.35%) SOAP
17 15 (7.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.92%) DTV
2 7 (3.43%) N-Tier
3 6 (2.94%) Informatics
3 6 (2.94%) CMDB
4 4 (1.96%) GIS
5 3 (1.47%) Streaming Video
5 3 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.47%) PKI
6 2 (0.98%) IPTV
6 2 (0.98%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.98%) Replication
6 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.98%) MPEG
6 2 (0.98%) NHS
7 1 (0.49%) W3C
7 1 (0.49%) iSeries
7 1 (0.49%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.24%) UNIX
2 23 (11.27%) Linux
3 13 (6.37%) Windows
4 4 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.49%) Solaris
6 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (16.18%) Scrum
1 33 (16.18%) TDD
2 29 (14.22%) MVC
3 24 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 22 (10.78%) OO
4 22 (10.78%) E-Commerce
5 21 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (6.86%) Software Engineering
6 14 (6.86%) UML
6 14 (6.86%) SOA
7 13 (6.37%) OOD
8 12 (5.88%) Project Management
8 12 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (5.39%) Unit Testing
10 10 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (4.90%) Web Development
10 10 (4.90%) B2C
10 10 (4.90%) Validation
11 9 (4.41%) Integration Testing
12 8 (3.92%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 93 (45.59%) Java
2 91 (44.61%) JavaScript
3 90 (44.12%) SQL
4 55 (26.96%) C#
5 26 (12.75%) PL/SQL
6 14 (6.86%) PHP
7 11 (5.39%) VB.NET
8 10 (4.90%) VBA
9 9 (4.41%) C++
10 7 (3.43%) Python
11 6 (2.94%) C
11 6 (2.94%) Ruby
12 5 (2.45%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 5 (2.45%) Perl
12 5 (2.45%) VB
13 3 (1.47%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.47%) PHP5
13 3 (1.47%) Scala
14 2 (0.98%) Groovy
14 2 (0.98%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (6.37%) Degree
2 7 (3.43%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.47%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.98%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.98%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.49%) ISEB
5 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.41%) QA
2 6 (2.94%) HL7
3 4 (1.96%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.47%) SLA
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.49%) WCAG
5 1 (0.49%) COBIT
5 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.47%) UAG
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.49%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 3 (1.47%) MIIS
1 3 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.49%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 55 (26.96%) Oracle
2 24 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.90%) Sitecore
4 8 (3.92%) SAP
4 8 (3.92%) ServiceNow
5 6 (2.94%) hybris
6 2 (0.98%) Facebook
6 2 (0.98%) Twitter
6 2 (0.98%) MKS
6 2 (0.98%) PTC
6 2 (0.98%) JBoss
6 2 (0.98%) Business Objects
6 2 (0.98%) HP
6 2 (0.98%) CA
6 2 (0.98%) Google
7 1 (0.49%) Nintex
7 1 (0.49%) CODA
7 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.49%) Remedy
7 1 (0.49%) IBM
Wiltshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £435 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucestershire
Mason Frank
Rate: £450 - £575 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Posted: 23 days ago