The table below looks at the statistics for SAX skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAX over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple API for XML (SAX)
Rank 594 571 572
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +1
Contract jobs citing SAX 12 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.015% 0.033%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.076% 0.053% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £383 £400
% change year-on-year
- -4.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15698 15095 15547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.76% 28.64% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9962 9698 9555
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 265 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

SAX
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SAX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SAX
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAX within the UK.

SAX Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SAX
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAX within the UK.

SAX Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SAX
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAX within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
England -14 9 - - 1
London +16 4 - -
Manchester - 3 - - 1
Salford - 3 - - 1
North West - 3 - - 1
South East - 2 - -
Scotland - - - -
Stockport - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Sale - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - -

SAX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAX 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 SAX.

1 16 (100.00%) Java
2 15 (93.75%) DOM
3 14 (87.50%) XML
4 13 (81.25%) Spring
5 10 (62.50%) XSLT
5 10 (62.50%) SQL
6 9 (56.25%) Oracle
6 9 (56.25%) XPath
7 8 (50.00%) Web Services
7 8 (50.00%) JSF
8 6 (37.50%) Eclipse
8 6 (37.50%) XSD
8 6 (37.50%) JMS
8 6 (37.50%) WebLogic
9 5 (31.25%) Servlets
9 5 (31.25%) J2EE
9 5 (31.25%) J2SE
9 5 (31.25%) HTTP
9 5 (31.25%) Maven
9 5 (31.25%) Scrum
9 5 (31.25%) RESTful
9 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database
10 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
10 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (25.00%) WSDL
10 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
10 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (25.00%) Linux
10 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL

SAX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAX 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 SAX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
3 3 (18.75%) Liferay
4 2 (12.50%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
3 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 3 (18.75%) Hazelcast
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Eclipse
2 5 (31.25%) Maven
3 3 (18.75%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (12.50%) NWDS
4 2 (12.50%) NetBeans
4 2 (12.50%) Subversion
5 1 (6.25%) Selenium
5 1 (6.25%) JDeveloper
5 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
5 1 (6.25%) Ant
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (6.25%) Hudson
5 1 (6.25%) Redmine
5 1 (6.25%) Gradle
5 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 1 (6.25%) Mercurial
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Developer
2 13 (81.25%) Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) DOM
2 14 (87.50%) XML
3 13 (81.25%) Spring
4 10 (62.50%) XSLT
5 8 (50.00%) JSF
5 8 (50.00%) Web Services
6 6 (37.50%) XSD
6 6 (37.50%) JMS
7 5 (31.25%) Servlets
7 5 (31.25%) J2EE
7 5 (31.25%) J2SE
7 5 (31.25%) RESTful
8 4 (25.00%) JDBC
8 4 (25.00%) WSDL
9 3 (18.75%) XML Schema
9 3 (18.75%) EJB
9 3 (18.75%) Grails
9 3 (18.75%) JAX-WS
9 3 (18.75%) EJB 3.0
9 3 (18.75%) JAXP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Android
2 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Scrum
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) TDD
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
3 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Web Application Development
4 2 (12.50%) User Stories
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.25%) Software Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) OO
5 1 (6.25%) ERP
5 1 (6.25%) SOA
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (62.50%) SQL
3 9 (56.25%) XPath
4 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
2 3 (18.75%) Talend
3 2 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) JBoss
4 1 (6.25%) Sun