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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple API for XML (SAX)
Rank 616 606 571
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -35
Contract jobs citing SAX 4 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.009% 0.016%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.026% 0.033% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
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£475 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 - £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £383
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
15587 15227 14467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 27.86% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10478 9801 9188
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 225 284
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 3 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 31 July 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
London 0 4 £475 - 1
England -23 4 £475 - 2
City of London - 1 £525 - 1

SAX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (85.71%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) XML
2 5 (71.43%) DOM
3 4 (57.14%) HTML
3 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 4 (57.14%) Spring
4 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) J2EE
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle
4 3 (42.86%) EJB
4 3 (42.86%) JSP
4 3 (42.86%) Servlets
4 3 (42.86%) SOAP
4 3 (42.86%) UNIX
4 3 (42.86%) OO
4 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
4 3 (42.86%) jQuery
4 3 (42.86%) REST
5 2 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
5 2 (28.57%) JSON
5 2 (28.57%) XHR
5 2 (28.57%) PaaS
5 2 (28.57%) MooTools
5 2 (28.57%) BPMN
5 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) AOP
5 2 (28.57%) Master Data Management
5 2 (28.57%) Dojo

SAX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
2 1 (14.29%) Apache Pig
2 1 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (14.29%) JBoss
2 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (14.29%) Pentaho
1 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 1 (14.29%) Apache Hive
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 1 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
1 1 (14.29%) HBase
1 1 (14.29%) Mahout
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) VisualAge
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) Ant
2 1 (14.29%) JUnit
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
1 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Financial Institution
2 1 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) webMethods Developer
2 1 (14.29%) ETL Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Data Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Java Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Big Data Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) AWS Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) XML
1 5 (71.43%) DOM
2 4 (57.14%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) Spring
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) REST
3 3 (42.86%) jQuery
3 3 (42.86%) J2EE
3 3 (42.86%) EJB
3 3 (42.86%) JSP
3 3 (42.86%) Servlets
3 3 (42.86%) SOAP
4 2 (28.57%) XSD
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) XSL
4 2 (28.57%) Swing
4 2 (28.57%) J2ME
4 2 (28.57%) RSS
4 2 (28.57%) WSDL
4 2 (28.57%) JAXP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) Web 2.0
2 1 (14.29%) Data Integration
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) OO
2 2 (28.57%) UML
2 2 (28.57%) OOP
2 2 (28.57%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (28.57%) EAI
2 2 (28.57%) OOD
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Process Management
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) RDF
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
2 2 (28.57%) Data Management
2 2 (28.57%) BPEL
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) AOP
2 2 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Use Case
2 2 (28.57%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 1 (14.29%) Perl
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Oozie
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Informatica
3 1 (14.29%) TIBCO
3 1 (14.29%) webMethods
3 1 (14.29%) Tableau
3 1 (14.29%) Cloudera