The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple API for XML (SAX)
Rank 584 527 579
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +52
Contract jobs citing SAX 3 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.036% 0.015%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.020% 0.13% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 7
Average daily rate £325 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £370 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 10 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -90 3 £325 - 1
East of England - - - -
London - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Watford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

SAX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 4 (100.00%) DOM
1 4 (100.00%) XSLT
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (75.00%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (75.00%) XPath
2 3 (75.00%) Liferay
2 3 (75.00%) RESTful
2 3 (75.00%) Talend
2 3 (75.00%) XSD
2 3 (75.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (75.00%) JAXP
2 3 (75.00%) Spring
2 3 (75.00%) JSF
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) JAX-RS
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (25.00%) Apache Axis
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Drools
4 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (25.00%) Front Office
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) EJB

SAX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (100.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (75.00%) Liferay
3 1 (25.00%) TIBCO EMS
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Talend Open Studio
1 3 (75.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (25.00%) Front Office
1 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Java Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) DOM
1 4 (100.00%) XSLT
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (75.00%) RESTful
2 3 (75.00%) XSD
2 3 (75.00%) JAXP
2 3 (75.00%) Spring
2 3 (75.00%) JSF
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) JAX-RS
4 1 (25.00%) Apache Axis
4 1 (25.00%) Drools
4 1 (25.00%) EJB
4 1 (25.00%) JMS
4 1 (25.00%) XMLBeans
4 1 (25.00%) jBPM
4 1 (25.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) XPath
3 1 (25.00%) C#
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) Talend
3 1 (25.00%) Sybase
3 1 (25.00%) JBoss
3 1 (25.00%) TIBCO