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 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple API for XML (SAX)
Rank 635 621 614
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Contract jobs citing SAX 9 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.004% 0.007%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.061% 0.013% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Median daily rate £425 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £425 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £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
14874 14894 14851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.72% 27.03% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10553 9808 9867
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 208 185
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £47.88 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

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 30 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 30 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 +14 9 £425 - 2
London +8 7 £425 - 2
City of London - 2 £381 - 1
Manchester - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

SAX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 9 (81.82%) iSeries
2 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 8 (72.73%) XML
3 7 (63.64%) Apache
4 6 (54.55%) CGI
4 6 (54.55%) SSL
4 6 (54.55%) RPG IV
4 6 (54.55%) IFS
5 5 (45.45%) SDLC
5 5 (45.45%) Apple iOS
5 5 (45.45%) IBM
5 5 (45.45%) DB2
5 5 (45.45%) Change Management
5 5 (45.45%) SAN
6 4 (36.36%) RPG
7 3 (27.27%) ITIL
7 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
7 3 (27.27%) Project Management
7 3 (27.27%) Finance
7 3 (27.27%) Pega
8 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
8 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
8 2 (18.18%) REST
8 2 (18.18%) Dependency Management
8 2 (18.18%) Subversion
8 2 (18.18%) UML
8 2 (18.18%) Web Services
8 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
8 2 (18.18%) JUnit
8 2 (18.18%) HTML

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 (63.64%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) JBoss
2 1 (9.09%) Node.js
2 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) SSL
2 5 (45.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
1 2 (18.18%) JUnit
1 2 (18.18%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (9.09%) DbUnit
2 1 (9.09%) EasyMock
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Toad
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Dutch Language
2 1 (9.09%) French Language
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Administrator
2 6 (54.55%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (45.45%) Systems Developer
4 2 (18.18%) DB2 Administrator
4 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
4 2 (18.18%) RPG Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Manager
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) DB2 Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Java Analyst Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Programme Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) XML
2 6 (54.55%) CGI
3 2 (18.18%) DOM
3 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
3 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 2 (18.18%) J2EE
3 2 (18.18%) REST
3 2 (18.18%) SOAP
3 2 (18.18%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) XSD
3 2 (18.18%) XSLT
4 1 (9.09%) Ajax
4 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 1 (9.09%) Apache Axis
4 1 (9.09%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (9.09%) HTML5
4 1 (9.09%) JPA
4 1 (9.09%) JSON
4 1 (9.09%) JTA
4 1 (9.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Change Management
1 5 (45.45%) SDLC
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Dependency Management
3 2 (18.18%) UML
3 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Coaching
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (9.09%) Escalation Management
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 1 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) RPG IV
3 4 (36.36%) RPG
4 2 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) Groovy
5 1 (9.09%) PHP
5 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) IFS
2 5 (45.45%) IBM
3 3 (27.27%) Pega
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
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