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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 33 38 22
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Contract jobs citing XML 11 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.34% 2.02% 4.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.25% 5.69% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 7
Average daily rate
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£373 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £340 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.32% -4.14%
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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
83 123 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 25.23% 35.55% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 94 34
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £438 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.82% +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

XML Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 July 2015, 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 (87.50%) SQL
2 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) TDD
3 11 (68.75%) Subversion
3 11 (68.75%) BDD
3 11 (68.75%) PHP
3 11 (68.75%) Scrum
4 10 (62.50%) Internet
4 10 (62.50%) OO
4 10 (62.50%) REST
4 10 (62.50%) Web Development
4 10 (62.50%) PHPUnit
4 10 (62.50%) Unit Testing
5 9 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (56.25%) JSON
5 9 (56.25%) Git (software)
5 9 (56.25%) Linux
5 9 (56.25%) Apache
6 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
7 7 (43.75%) Change Control
7 7 (43.75%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (37.50%) RESTful
9 5 (31.25%) SOAP
9 5 (31.25%) Web Services
10 4 (25.00%) MySQL
10 4 (25.00%) OOP
11 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
11 3 (18.75%) .NET
11 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
11 3 (18.75%) Finance

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 9 (56.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (6.25%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (25.00%) MySQL
3 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) Subversion
2 10 (62.50%) PHPUnit
3 9 (56.25%) Git (software)
4 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.25%) QUnit
5 1 (6.25%) Ant
5 1 (6.25%) Maven
5 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) PHP Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Magento Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) REST
2 9 (56.25%) JSON
3 6 (37.50%) RESTful
4 5 (31.25%) SOAP
4 5 (31.25%) Web Services
5 3 (18.75%) .NET
6 2 (12.50%) LAMP
6 2 (12.50%) HTML
6 2 (12.50%) Spring
7 1 (6.25%) HTML5
7 1 (6.25%) Dojo
7 1 (6.25%) Spring MVC
7 1 (6.25%) Apache CXF
7 1 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (6.25%) J2EE
7 1 (6.25%) XSD
7 1 (6.25%) WSDL
7 1 (6.25%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Replication
1 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (75.00%) TDD
2 11 (68.75%) Scrum
2 11 (68.75%) BDD
3 10 (62.50%) Web Development
3 10 (62.50%) Unit Testing
3 10 (62.50%) OO
4 9 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (43.75%) Change Control
6 4 (25.00%) OOP
7 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
8 2 (12.50%) SOA
9 1 (6.25%) B2B
9 1 (6.25%) MVC
9 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
9 1 (6.25%) OWASP
9 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) SQL
2 11 (68.75%) PHP
3 3 (18.75%) PHP5
4 2 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Guidewire