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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple API for XML (SAX)
Rank 613 635 640
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +5
Contract jobs citing SAX 11 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.020% 0.028%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.072% 0.069% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 10
Median daily rate £325 £413 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +10.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £371
% change year-on-year
- -12.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.50 -

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
15333 15939 15512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.99% 28.79% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10591 11100 10567
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 261 171
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.41 £19.23 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.30 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 4 December 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 7 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 4 December 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 +10 11 £325 -21.21%
London -1 5 £475 +5.55%
North West +3 3 £340 +4.61%
Manchester +2 3 £340 +4.61%
East Midlands - 3 £325 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £325 -
Northampton - 3 £325 -

SAX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 16 (94.12%) Java
1 16 (94.12%) XML
2 12 (70.59%) HTML
2 12 (70.59%) Relational Database
3 10 (58.82%) Spring
3 10 (58.82%) Maven
3 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
3 10 (58.82%) Linux
3 10 (58.82%) Eclipse
4 9 (52.94%) JAXB
4 9 (52.94%) Oracle
4 9 (52.94%) SQL
4 9 (52.94%) Git (software)
5 8 (47.06%) JIRA
5 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (47.06%) JUnit
5 8 (47.06%) DOM
5 8 (47.06%) XSLT
5 8 (47.06%) IntelliJ
5 8 (47.06%) Oracle Database
6 7 (41.18%) HTML5
6 7 (41.18%) Windows
6 7 (41.18%) Perforce
6 7 (41.18%) TeamCity
6 7 (41.18%) JBehave
6 7 (41.18%) JSON
7 6 (35.29%) Finance
7 6 (35.29%) JDBC
7 6 (35.29%) REST
7 6 (35.29%) Opscode Chef

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 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.76%) Apache
2 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (5.88%) GemFire
3 1 (5.88%) JBoss
3 1 (5.88%) JCAPS
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) FTP
1 1 (5.88%) Skype
1 1 (5.88%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) Relational Database
2 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
3 8 (47.06%) Oracle Database
4 4 (23.53%) MySQL
5 2 (11.76%) Couchbase
5 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
5 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
5 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
6 1 (5.88%) Hazelcast
6 1 (5.88%) Infinispan
6 1 (5.88%) Jackrabbit
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Eclipse
1 10 (58.82%) Maven
2 9 (52.94%) Git (software)
3 8 (47.06%) IntelliJ
3 8 (47.06%) JIRA
3 8 (47.06%) JUnit
4 7 (41.18%) JBehave
4 7 (41.18%) TeamCity
5 2 (11.76%) Ant
6 1 (5.88%) JBuilder
6 1 (5.88%) JDeveloper
6 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.88%) Jtest
6 1 (5.88%) NetBeans
6 1 (5.88%) Optimizeit
6 1 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Developer
2 11 (64.71%) Java Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Java Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Lead Developer
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) HTML Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Java Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Java Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Java Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Middleware Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) XML
2 12 (70.59%) HTML
3 10 (58.82%) Spring
4 9 (52.94%) JAXB
5 8 (47.06%) DOM
5 8 (47.06%) XSLT
6 7 (41.18%) HTML5
6 7 (41.18%) JSON
7 6 (35.29%) JDBC
7 6 (35.29%) REST
8 5 (29.41%) JSP
8 5 (29.41%) Servlets
8 5 (29.41%) SOAP
8 5 (29.41%) Web Services
9 4 (23.53%) Hibernate
9 4 (23.53%) J2EE
9 4 (23.53%) XML Schema
10 3 (17.65%) Ajax
10 3 (17.65%) Java EE
10 3 (17.65%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Algorithms
1 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
1 2 (11.76%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) Android
3 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Scrum
3 3 (17.65%) Kanban
3 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
3 3 (17.65%) OO
3 3 (17.65%) Pair Programming
3 3 (17.65%) SDLC
3 3 (17.65%) TDD
3 3 (17.65%) Web Development
4 2 (11.76%) Coaching
4 2 (11.76%) Refactoring
4 2 (11.76%) UML
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.88%) Process Management
5 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Use Case
5 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) Java
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 3 (17.65%) Python
5 2 (11.76%) Groovy
5 2 (11.76%) Ruby
5 2 (11.76%) Scala
6 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.88%) C++
6 1 (5.88%) ECMAScript
6 1 (5.88%) Perl
6 1 (5.88%) PHP
6 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CITP
1 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (5.88%) MOM
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Oracle
2 7 (41.18%) Perforce
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) Adobe
4 1 (5.88%) IBM
4 1 (5.88%) Pega
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat