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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 62 51 48
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing XML 82 98 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.80% 3.17% 3.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.95% 12.48% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 53 79
Average daily rate £375 £364 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 4
Average hourly rate £35.63 £44.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.03% -7.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.39 £44.00 £30.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £35.80
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.73%
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
686 785 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.41% 25.37% 24.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 498 506
Average daily rate £350 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 23 13
Average hourly rate £39.38 £37.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% -17.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.39 £32.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol -2 21 £375 +11.11% 8
Gloucestershire -9 16 £375 +7.14% 14
Wiltshire -5 13 £430 +16.61% 5
Somerset +12 10 £451 +12.62% 4
Devon -1 7 £375 -5.95% 6
Dorset -1 3 £440 - 6
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 77 (48.73%) HTML
2 76 (48.10%) SQL
3 62 (39.24%) Java
4 58 (36.71%) JavaScript
5 51 (32.28%) CSS
6 49 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (27.85%) .NET
8 42 (26.58%) SQL Server
8 42 (26.58%) Security Cleared
9 41 (25.95%) Microsoft
10 39 (24.68%) C#
10 39 (24.68%) Web Services
11 34 (21.52%) Oracle
12 33 (20.89%) Scrum
12 33 (20.89%) MVC
13 31 (19.62%) Finance
13 31 (19.62%) UML
14 27 (17.09%) OO
14 27 (17.09%) Spring
15 26 (16.46%) jQuery
16 21 (13.29%) Jenkins
16 21 (13.29%) Relational Database
17 20 (12.66%) SC Cleared
18 19 (12.03%) Tomcat
18 19 (12.03%) XSLT
18 19 (12.03%) Business Intelligence
19 18 (11.39%) SOA
19 18 (11.39%) XSL
19 18 (11.39%) Hibernate
19 18 (11.39%) JPA

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 19 (12.03%) Tomcat
2 15 (9.49%) SharePoint
3 10 (6.33%) IIS
3 10 (6.33%) WebSphere
4 9 (5.70%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (5.70%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (4.43%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (4.43%) Mule
5 7 (4.43%) Mule ESB
6 6 (3.80%) Apache
6 6 (3.80%) Confluence
7 4 (2.53%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.90%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.27%) Apache Pig
9 2 (1.27%) CMS
9 2 (1.27%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.27%) SAS
9 2 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (5.70%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.06%) InfoPath
3 4 (2.53%) Acrobat
3 4 (2.53%) MS Office
3 4 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.27%) SPSS
5 1 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.63%) Revit
Business Applications
1 9 (5.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (4.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.27%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.63%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.63%) Magento
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle TCA
5 1 (0.63%) Primavera
5 1 (0.63%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.63%) SAP hybris
5 1 (0.63%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.06%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (4.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (3.16%) SaaS
5 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.27%) PaaS
7 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.63%) AWS OpsWorks
7 1 (0.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.80%) HTTP
1 6 (3.80%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.53%) VPN
3 3 (1.90%) Firewall
3 3 (1.90%) Internet
4 2 (1.27%) DNS
4 2 (1.27%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.63%) Extranet
5 1 (0.63%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (26.58%) SQL Server
2 21 (13.29%) Relational Database
3 11 (6.96%) RDBMS
4 9 (5.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (3.80%) MongoDB
7 6 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (3.16%) MySQL
8 5 (3.16%) Oracle Database
8 5 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.90%) MariaDB
9 3 (1.90%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.27%) Apache Accumulo
10 2 (1.27%) Big Data
10 2 (1.27%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.27%) IBM InfoSphere
10 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (1.27%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 21 (13.29%) Jenkins
2 17 (10.76%) Subversion
3 14 (8.86%) Visual Studio
4 13 (8.23%) Eclipse
5 9 (5.70%) Maven
6 8 (5.06%) ClearCase
6 8 (5.06%) Git (software)
6 8 (5.06%) JIRA
6 8 (5.06%) Vagrant
7 6 (3.80%) Selenium
7 6 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.53%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.53%) Eclipse RCP
8 4 (2.53%) JUnit
9 3 (1.90%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.27%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.27%) Toad
11 1 (0.63%) HP UFT
11 1 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (19.62%) Finance
2 14 (8.86%) Telecoms
3 12 (7.59%) Manufacturing
3 12 (7.59%) Marketing
4 9 (5.70%) Electronics
5 6 (3.80%) Aerospace
6 5 (3.16%) Back Office
7 4 (2.53%) Local Government
8 3 (1.90%) Banking
9 1 (0.63%) Advertising
9 1 (0.63%) Automotive
9 1 (0.63%) Billing
9 1 (0.63%) Games
9 1 (0.63%) Law
9 1 (0.63%) Legal
9 1 (0.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 96 (60.76%) Developer
2 39 (24.68%) Java Developer
3 18 (11.39%) Architect
4 13 (8.23%) Consultant
4 13 (8.23%) Senior Developer
5 12 (7.59%) Software Engineer
6 9 (5.70%) Author
6 9 (5.70%) Senior Java Developer
6 9 (5.70%) Technical Author
7 8 (5.06%) .NET Developer
7 8 (5.06%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 7 (4.43%) Analyst
8 7 (4.43%) Digital Architect
8 7 (4.43%) Digital Developer
8 7 (4.43%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.80%) Integration Developer
10 5 (3.16%) Applications Developer
10 5 (3.16%) EDI Consultant
10 5 (3.16%) Navision Consultant
10 5 (3.16%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (48.73%) HTML
2 51 (32.28%) CSS
3 44 (27.85%) .NET
4 39 (24.68%) Web Services
5 27 (17.09%) Spring
6 26 (16.46%) jQuery
7 19 (12.03%) XSLT
8 18 (11.39%) Hibernate
8 18 (11.39%) JPA
8 18 (11.39%) XSL
9 17 (10.76%) Apache Camel
10 16 (10.13%) .NET Framework
10 16 (10.13%) RESTful
10 16 (10.13%) SOAP
11 15 (9.49%) Ajax
11 15 (9.49%) ASP.NET
11 15 (9.49%) JSON
12 14 (8.86%) JSP
12 14 (8.86%) REST
13 13 (8.23%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.53%) Derivative
2 4 (2.53%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.53%) User Experience
3 3 (1.90%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.27%) Data Extraction
4 2 (1.27%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.27%) Wiki
5 1 (0.63%) DataPower
5 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.63%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.63%) Replication
5 1 (0.63%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.63%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.86%) Unix
2 6 (3.80%) Windows
3 4 (2.53%) Linux
4 2 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.63%) OS/400
5 1 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (20.89%) MVC
2 33 (20.89%) Scrum
3 31 (19.62%) UML
4 27 (17.09%) OO
5 19 (12.03%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (11.39%) SOA
7 17 (10.76%) Software Engineering
8 16 (10.13%) SDLC
9 14 (8.86%) Data Modelling
9 14 (8.86%) OOD
9 14 (8.86%) Web Development
9 14 (8.86%) Workflow
10 13 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (8.23%) Programme Management
10 13 (8.23%) Project Management
11 11 (6.96%) ETL
11 11 (6.96%) Migration
12 10 (6.33%) Integration Testing
13 9 (5.70%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 76 (48.10%) SQL
2 62 (39.24%) Java
3 58 (36.71%) JavaScript
4 39 (24.68%) C#
5 11 (6.96%) Python
5 11 (6.96%) Ruby
6 10 (6.33%) Perl
7 9 (5.70%) C++
7 9 (5.70%) Delphi
7 9 (5.70%) PowerShell
8 8 (5.06%) PHP
8 8 (5.06%) PL/1
8 8 (5.06%) VBScript
9 7 (4.43%) VB.NET
10 6 (3.80%) PL/SQL
11 5 (3.16%) T-SQL
11 5 (3.16%) VB
12 4 (2.53%) C
12 4 (2.53%) XPath
12 4 (2.53%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 42 (26.58%) Security Cleared
2 20 (12.66%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.86%) DV Cleared
4 10 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.43%) MCAD
5 7 (4.43%) MCITP
5 7 (4.43%) MCSD
5 7 (4.43%) MCTS
6 4 (2.53%) Degree
7 3 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.63%) ISEB
8 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.80%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.90%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.63%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (4.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.63%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 3 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.27%) Kibana
3 1 (0.63%) Ansible
3 1 (0.63%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Flashback
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.63%) Puppet
3 1 (0.63%) Salt
Vendors
1 41 (25.95%) Microsoft
2 34 (21.52%) Oracle
3 14 (8.86%) IBM
4 11 (6.96%) SAP
5 3 (1.90%) ILOG
5 3 (1.90%) PTC
5 3 (1.90%) Tableau
6 2 (1.27%) Rally
6 2 (1.27%) Siemens
6 2 (1.27%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.27%) Zend
7 1 (0.63%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.63%) BEA
7 1 (0.63%) Capita
7 1 (0.63%) HP
7 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.63%) Sybase
7 1 (0.63%) Telerik
7 1 (0.63%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.63%) webMethods
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