The table below looks at the statistics for SAX skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAX over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple API for XML (SAX)
UK
Rank 587 615 605
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -10
Contract jobs citing SAX 9 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.006% 0.027%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.064% 0.021% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 6
Median daily rate £340 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £450 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 - £394
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
14102 14557 14091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.10% 28.46% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9793 10039 9321
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 245 190
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £20.60 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +13.97%

SAX
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SAX as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAX within the UK over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

SAX Daily Rate Histogram 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 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAX within the UK over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +50 9 £340 -24.44% 2
North West - 7 £340 -
Manchester - 4 £339 -
Lancashire - 3 £500 -
London +5 2 £475 +5.55% 1
Blackpool - 1 £500 -

SAX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SAX.

1 15 (100.00%) XML
2 14 (93.33%) Java
3 13 (86.67%) SQL
4 12 (80.00%) Relational Database
5 11 (73.33%) HTML
5 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
6 10 (66.67%) DOM
6 10 (66.67%) Spring
7 9 (60.00%) Git (software)
7 9 (60.00%) Oracle
8 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (46.67%) Maven
9 7 (46.67%) XML Schema
9 7 (46.67%) Linux
10 6 (40.00%) XSLT
10 6 (40.00%) JUnit
10 6 (40.00%) CSS
10 6 (40.00%) Servlets
10 6 (40.00%) SOAP
10 6 (40.00%) Web Services
10 6 (40.00%) MySQL
10 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
10 6 (40.00%) JAXB
10 6 (40.00%) TDD
10 6 (40.00%) Pair Programming
10 6 (40.00%) Banking
10 6 (40.00%) Ajax
10 6 (40.00%) JIRA
10 6 (40.00%) REST
11 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database

SAX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (33.33%) Apache
2 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (6.67%) JCAPS
3 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) FTP
2 1 (6.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) Relational Database
2 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
3 6 (40.00%) MySQL
4 5 (33.33%) MongoDB
4 5 (33.33%) NoSQL
4 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
5 3 (20.00%) CouchDB
5 3 (20.00%) Neo4j
5 3 (20.00%) Riak
6 2 (13.33%) Couchbase
6 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
7 1 (6.67%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (46.67%) Maven
3 6 (40.00%) JIRA
3 6 (40.00%) JUnit
4 5 (33.33%) Eclipse
4 5 (33.33%) IntelliJ
4 5 (33.33%) JBehave
4 5 (33.33%) TeamCity
5 1 (6.67%) Ant
5 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 6 (40.00%) Banking
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 2 (13.33%) Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (73.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Lead Developer
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Middleware Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Middleware Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Agile Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Agile Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) XML
2 11 (73.33%) HTML
3 10 (66.67%) DOM
3 10 (66.67%) Spring
4 7 (46.67%) XML Schema
5 6 (40.00%) Ajax
5 6 (40.00%) CSS
5 6 (40.00%) JAXB
5 6 (40.00%) REST
5 6 (40.00%) Servlets
5 6 (40.00%) SOAP
5 6 (40.00%) Web Services
5 6 (40.00%) XSLT
6 5 (33.33%) HTML5
6 5 (33.33%) JSON
7 3 (20.00%) JDBC
7 3 (20.00%) JSP
8 2 (13.33%) JMS
8 2 (13.33%) Middleware
8 2 (13.33%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Algorithms
1 2 (13.33%) User Experience
1 2 (13.33%) Wiki
2 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Android
3 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Pair Programming
2 6 (40.00%) TDD
3 5 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) Kanban
4 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (26.67%) Refactoring
5 3 (20.00%) BDD
5 3 (20.00%) SDLC
5 3 (20.00%) Web Development
6 2 (13.33%) Coaching
6 2 (13.33%) MVC
6 2 (13.33%) SEO
7 1 (6.67%) Android Development
7 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 1 (6.67%) iOS Development
7 1 (6.67%) KYC
7 1 (6.67%) Process Management
7 1 (6.67%) SOA
7 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) Java
2 13 (86.67%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (33.33%) Python
5 4 (26.67%) Groovy
5 4 (26.67%) Ruby
5 4 (26.67%) Scala
6 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (6.67%) ECMAScript
6 1 (6.67%) Perl
6 1 (6.67%) PHP
6 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
6 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
6 1 (6.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (6.67%) MOM
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) Perforce
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Adobe
4 1 (6.67%) IBM
4 1 (6.67%) Pega