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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple API for XML (SAX)
Rank 594 596 527
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -69
Contract jobs citing SAX 3 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.006% 0.031%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.020% 0.020% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -
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 - - -

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
14917 14887 12863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.80% 27.33% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9662 9655 8037
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 219 349
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.05 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -

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 5 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 27 April 2015. 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 -1 3 £450 +38.46% 2
Shropshire - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
London - 1 £450 -
Telford - 1 - -

SAX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 20 (95.24%) Java
2 16 (76.19%) SQL
3 15 (71.43%) UNIX
4 14 (66.67%) Oracle
4 14 (66.67%) PL/SQL
5 12 (57.14%) webMethods
6 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (42.86%) OO
6 9 (42.86%) Waterfall
7 8 (38.10%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (38.10%) J2EE
8 7 (33.33%) Perl
8 7 (33.33%) WebLogic
8 7 (33.33%) XML
8 7 (33.33%) DOM
8 7 (33.33%) RUP
8 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
8 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
9 6 (28.57%) BEA
9 6 (28.57%) Spring
9 6 (28.57%) Problem Management
9 6 (28.57%) Tomcat
9 6 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (28.57%) Data Modelling
9 6 (28.57%) Servlets
10 5 (23.81%) Business Objects
10 5 (23.81%) Informatica
10 5 (23.81%) Shell Script
11 4 (19.05%) CSS
11 4 (19.05%) HTML

SAX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 7 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 6 (28.57%) Tomcat
3 3 (14.29%) JBoss
3 3 (14.29%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.76%) Apache Pig
4 1 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (4.76%) Apache
4 1 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Weka
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (14.29%) Hazelcast
3 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.76%) Pentaho
3 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.76%) Apache Hive
3 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.76%) HBase
3 1 (4.76%) Mahout
3 1 (4.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Maven
Job Titles
1 20 (95.24%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) Web Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Java Developer
4 5 (23.81%) webMethods Developer
5 2 (9.52%) AWS Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) ETL Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Data Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Big Data Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Hybris Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) J2EE
2 7 (33.33%) XML
2 7 (33.33%) DOM
3 6 (28.57%) Servlets
3 6 (28.57%) Spring
4 4 (19.05%) XML Schema
4 4 (19.05%) HTML
4 4 (19.05%) CSS
5 3 (14.29%) JSP
5 3 (14.29%) SOAP
5 3 (14.29%) Web Services
5 3 (14.29%) XSLT
5 3 (14.29%) J2SE
5 3 (14.29%) JMS
5 3 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (14.29%) Ajax
5 3 (14.29%) Java EE
5 3 (14.29%) Grails
5 3 (14.29%) REST
6 2 (9.52%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Web 2.0
3 1 (4.76%) Wiki
3 1 (4.76%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) UNIX
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Android
2 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) OO
1 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 8 (38.10%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 7 (33.33%) RUP
3 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 6 (28.57%) Data Modelling
4 6 (28.57%) Problem Management
5 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.52%) MVC
7 1 (4.76%) Scrum
7 1 (4.76%) ETL
7 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Content Management
7 1 (4.76%) MapReduce
7 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.76%) Change Control
7 1 (4.76%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) Java
2 16 (76.19%) SQL
3 14 (66.67%) PL/SQL
4 7 (33.33%) Perl
5 5 (23.81%) Shell Script
6 3 (14.29%) XPath
6 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Oozie
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Oracle
2 12 (57.14%) webMethods
3 6 (28.57%) BEA
4 5 (23.81%) Informatica
4 5 (23.81%) Business Objects
5 4 (19.05%) Pega
6 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.76%) TIBCO
7 1 (4.76%) hybris
7 1 (4.76%) Tableau
7 1 (4.76%) Cloudera
7 1 (4.76%) IBM