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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple API for XML (SAX)
Rank 576 - 529
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SAX 19 0 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% - 0.056%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% - 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 11
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£375 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 - £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 - £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - £350
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
14868 14366 14021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.95% 27.84% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10163 9229 8765
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 300 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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
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 19 December 2014.

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 12 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 19 December 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 - 19 £375 - 4
West Midlands - 9 £394 - 1
London - 6 £375 - 3
Manchester - 2 £290 -
Salford - 2 £290 -
North West - 2 £290 -
City of London - 1 £375 -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Chessington - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

SAX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 31 (93.94%) Java
2 22 (66.67%) DOM
3 20 (60.61%) XML
4 19 (57.58%) SQL
5 17 (51.52%) Oracle
5 17 (51.52%) Spring
6 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (42.42%) J2EE
8 12 (36.36%) PL/SQL
8 12 (36.36%) XSLT
8 12 (36.36%) UNIX
8 12 (36.36%) Servlets
8 12 (36.36%) OO
9 11 (33.33%) Tomcat
9 11 (33.33%) webMethods
10 10 (30.30%) XPath
10 10 (30.30%) JMS
10 10 (30.30%) HTTP
10 10 (30.30%) Web Services
10 10 (30.30%) WebLogic
11 9 (27.27%) J2SE
11 9 (27.27%) Waterfall
12 8 (24.24%) Maven
12 8 (24.24%) Linux
12 8 (24.24%) XML Schema
13 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (21.21%) Red Hat
13 7 (21.21%) WebSphere MQ
13 7 (21.21%) RUP
13 7 (21.21%) Perl

SAX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 10 (30.30%) WebLogic
3 7 (21.21%) WebSphere
4 5 (15.15%) JBoss
5 2 (6.06%) NetWeaver
6 1 (3.03%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) Hazelcast
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
3 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.03%) MySQL
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Maven
2 2 (6.06%) NWDS
2 2 (6.06%) NetBeans
2 2 (6.06%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.03%) JDeveloper
3 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.03%) Subversion
3 1 (3.03%) Bugzilla
3 1 (3.03%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 1 (3.03%) Hudson
3 1 (3.03%) Redmine
General
1 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (96.97%) Developer
2 17 (51.52%) Java Developer
3 7 (21.21%) Web Developer
4 4 (12.12%) webMethods Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Hybris Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.03%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (66.67%) DOM
2 20 (60.61%) XML
3 17 (51.52%) Spring
4 14 (42.42%) J2EE
5 12 (36.36%) XSLT
5 12 (36.36%) Servlets
6 10 (30.30%) JMS
6 10 (30.30%) Web Services
7 9 (27.27%) J2SE
8 8 (24.24%) XML Schema
9 7 (21.21%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (21.21%) Grails
10 6 (18.18%) REST
10 6 (18.18%) Java EE
10 6 (18.18%) CSS
10 6 (18.18%) HTML
10 6 (18.18%) JAXB
11 5 (15.15%) SOAP
11 5 (15.15%) JSP
11 5 (15.15%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.09%) Web 2.0
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) UNIX
2 8 (24.24%) Linux
3 7 (21.21%) Windows
3 7 (21.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (21.21%) Android
4 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) OO
3 9 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (21.21%) RUP
4 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
4 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
5 6 (18.18%) Problem Management
5 6 (18.18%) Scrum
5 6 (18.18%) Data Modelling
6 5 (15.15%) Test Strategy
6 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Web Application Development
8 3 (9.09%) TDD
8 3 (9.09%) MVC
9 2 (6.06%) User Stories
10 1 (3.03%) iOS Development
10 1 (3.03%) SOA
10 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
10 1 (3.03%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 31 (93.94%) Java
2 19 (57.58%) SQL
3 12 (36.36%) PL/SQL
4 10 (30.30%) XPath
5 7 (21.21%) Perl
6 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
7 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.03%) C#
8 1 (3.03%) VB
8 1 (3.03%) VBA
8 1 (3.03%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) Oracle
2 11 (33.33%) webMethods
3 7 (21.21%) Red Hat
4 6 (18.18%) BEA
5 4 (12.12%) Pega
5 4 (12.12%) Business Objects
5 4 (12.12%) Informatica
6 2 (6.06%) SAP
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.03%) hybris