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 6 May 2016 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple API for XML (SAX)
Rank 631 630 612
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Contract jobs citing SAX 10 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.004% 0.005%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.065% 0.013% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Median daily rate £425 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £450 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £325
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
15298 15029 14921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.52% 26.86% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10714 9731 9797
Median daily rate £415 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 201 205
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.72 £19.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.08% +5.71%

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 6 May 2016.

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 5 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 6 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -16 10 £425 -5.55% 1
London -6 8 £425 -5.55% 1
City of London - 2 £381 -
Manchester - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

SAX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, 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 13 (72.22%) XML
2 12 (66.67%) SQL
3 9 (50.00%) iSeries
4 8 (44.44%) SDLC
4 8 (44.44%) Java
5 7 (38.89%) J2EE
5 7 (38.89%) SOAP
5 7 (38.89%) Web Services
5 7 (38.89%) DOM
5 7 (38.89%) Apache
5 7 (38.89%) Eclipse
5 7 (38.89%) REST
6 6 (33.33%) RPG IV
6 6 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 6 (33.33%) CGI
6 6 (33.33%) SSL
6 6 (33.33%) Hibernate
6 6 (33.33%) UML
6 6 (33.33%) XSLT
6 6 (33.33%) Oracle
6 6 (33.33%) HTML
6 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 6 (33.33%) IFS
7 5 (27.78%) DB2
7 5 (27.78%) JUnit
7 5 (27.78%) CSS
7 5 (27.78%) XSD
7 5 (27.78%) Change Management
7 5 (27.78%) Finance
7 5 (27.78%) IBM

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 7 (38.89%) Apache
2 4 (22.22%) Node.js
2 4 (22.22%) Tomcat
3 2 (11.11%) JBoss
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) SSL
2 5 (27.78%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) DB2
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle Database
2 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Eclipse
2 5 (27.78%) JUnit
2 5 (27.78%) Subversion
3 4 (22.22%) EasyMock
3 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (22.22%) Toad
4 1 (5.56%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (5.56%) DbUnit
4 1 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Dutch Language
3 1 (5.56%) French Language
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Developer
2 7 (38.89%) Java Developer
3 6 (33.33%) Administrator
3 6 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (27.78%) Systems Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (11.11%) DB2 Administrator
6 2 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
6 2 (11.11%) RPG Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Technical Manager
6 2 (11.11%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (11.11%) XML Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) Java Analyst Developer
7 1 (5.56%) PHP Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) XML
2 7 (38.89%) DOM
2 7 (38.89%) J2EE
2 7 (38.89%) REST
2 7 (38.89%) SOAP
2 7 (38.89%) Web Services
3 6 (33.33%) CGI
3 6 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 6 (33.33%) HTML
3 6 (33.33%) XSLT
4 5 (27.78%) CSS
4 5 (27.78%) JAXB
4 5 (27.78%) Spring
4 5 (27.78%) XSD
5 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
5 4 (22.22%) JSON
6 3 (16.67%) Servlets
7 2 (11.11%) Ajax
7 2 (11.11%) JDBC
7 2 (11.11%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) iSeries
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Life Science
2 1 (5.56%) Visualisation
2 1 (5.56%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) SDLC
2 6 (33.33%) UML
2 6 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Change Management
4 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Coaching
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 4 (22.22%) TDD
5 3 (16.67%) ITIL
5 3 (16.67%) Project Management
6 2 (11.11%) Dependency Management
6 2 (11.11%) OO
6 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
7 1 (5.56%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Release Management
7 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 8 (44.44%) Java
3 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (33.33%) RPG IV
4 4 (22.22%) Groovy
4 4 (22.22%) PHP
4 4 (22.22%) RPG
4 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) IFS
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (27.78%) IBM
3 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 3 (16.67%) Pega
5 1 (5.56%) VMware