The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 31 28 27
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing XML 14 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 4.03% 3.73% 2.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.39% 16.44% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 4
Average daily rate
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£394 £325 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% +32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £245 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £333
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.94 £36.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £31.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -10.00%
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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 Southampton region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
113 73 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 32.56% 22.67% 26.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 49 27
Average daily rate £355 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the Southampton region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Southampton region.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (63.64%) HTML
2 12 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 11 (50.00%) JSON
4 9 (40.91%) Java
4 9 (40.91%) TDD
4 9 (40.91%) OO
5 8 (36.36%) Scrum
5 8 (36.36%) CSS
5 8 (36.36%) RESTful
6 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
6 7 (31.82%) Spring
6 7 (31.82%) Unit Testing
6 7 (31.82%) Web Services
6 7 (31.82%) Apache
7 6 (27.27%) Internet
7 6 (27.27%) Subversion
7 6 (27.27%) Linux
7 6 (27.27%) SOAP
7 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (27.27%) Ajax
7 6 (27.27%) HTML5
7 6 (27.27%) REST
7 6 (27.27%) Change Control
7 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
8 5 (22.73%) Web Development
8 5 (22.73%) jQuery
8 5 (22.73%) PHP
8 5 (22.73%) SQL
8 5 (22.73%) OOP

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 7 (31.82%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 2 (9.09%) TeamSite
2 2 (9.09%) CMS
2 2 (9.09%) Drupal
2 2 (9.09%) WordPress
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (4.55%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
2 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 6 (27.27%) Subversion
3 4 (18.18%) QUnit
4 3 (13.64%) PHPUnit
5 2 (9.09%) Maven
5 2 (9.09%) Ant
6 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
6 1 (4.55%) JDeveloper
6 1 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 1 (4.55%) Publishing
1 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Java Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.64%) PHP Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior PHP Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Developer
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Web Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (4.55%) SOA Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Web Content Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (63.64%) HTML
2 11 (50.00%) JSON
3 8 (36.36%) RESTful
3 8 (36.36%) CSS
4 7 (31.82%) Web Services
4 7 (31.82%) Spring
5 6 (27.27%) Ajax
5 6 (27.27%) HTML5
5 6 (27.27%) REST
5 6 (27.27%) SOAP
6 5 (22.73%) jQuery
7 4 (18.18%) CSS3
7 4 (18.18%) Dojo
8 3 (13.64%) Spring MVC
8 3 (13.64%) KML
8 3 (13.64%) PostGIS
8 3 (13.64%) Leaflet
8 3 (13.64%) Google Maps API
8 3 (13.64%) Hibernate
9 2 (9.09%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Web 2.0
2 1 (4.55%) Statistics
2 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) TDD
2 9 (40.91%) OO
3 8 (36.36%) Scrum
4 7 (31.82%) Unit Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (27.27%) Change Control
6 5 (22.73%) OOP
6 5 (22.73%) Web Development
7 4 (18.18%) Content Management
7 4 (18.18%) MVC
7 4 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (13.64%) BDD
8 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
8 3 (13.64%) SOA
9 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 1 (4.55%) SysML
10 1 (4.55%) Use Case
10 1 (4.55%) BPEL
10 1 (4.55%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 9 (40.91%) Java
3 5 (22.73%) PHP
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
4 3 (13.64%) PHP5
5 2 (9.09%) C#
6 1 (4.55%) C
6 1 (4.55%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) BC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) HNC
4 1 (4.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Google
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
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