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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple API for XML (SAX)
Rank 565 552 516
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -36
Contract jobs citing SAX 18 1 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.002% 0.052%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.008% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 5
Average daily rate
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£388 £500 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £500 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 - £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
13821 12977 12603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.94% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9280 8153 7957
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 267 323
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £14.03 £19.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 12 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 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 18 £388 -22.50% 2
West Midlands - 10 £394 - 1
London -3 3 £450 -10.00% 1
Manchester - 3 - -
Salford - 3 - -
North West - 3 - -
Birmingham - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Watford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East of England - - - -

SAX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 31 (93.94%) Java
2 21 (63.64%) DOM
3 19 (57.58%) XML
4 18 (54.55%) SQL
5 17 (51.52%) Spring
6 15 (45.45%) Oracle
6 15 (45.45%) Servlets
7 14 (42.42%) Tomcat
8 13 (39.39%) HTTP
8 13 (39.39%) UNIX
8 13 (39.39%) PL/SQL
9 12 (36.36%) OO
9 12 (36.36%) JMS
9 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (33.33%) XML Schema
10 11 (33.33%) J2SE
10 11 (33.33%) webMethods
10 11 (33.33%) J2EE
10 11 (33.33%) XSLT
11 10 (30.30%) Linux
11 10 (30.30%) Maven
12 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
12 9 (27.27%) WebSphere
12 9 (27.27%) XPath
12 9 (27.27%) Computer Science
12 9 (27.27%) Grails
12 9 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (27.27%) Android
12 9 (27.27%) Waterfall
12 9 (27.27%) Hazelcast

SAX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14 (42.42%) Tomcat
2 9 (27.27%) WebSphere
3 7 (21.21%) WebLogic
4 6 (18.18%) JBoss
5 2 (6.06%) NetWeaver
5 2 (6.06%) Apache
6 1 (3.03%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (39.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) Hazelcast
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
3 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.06%) MySQL
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Maven
2 2 (6.06%) Eclipse
2 2 (6.06%) NetBeans
2 2 (6.06%) NWDS
3 1 (3.03%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 1 (3.03%) Hudson
3 1 (3.03%) Redmine
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.03%) Subversion
3 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.03%) Bugzilla
General
1 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (96.97%) Developer
2 17 (51.52%) Java Developer
3 7 (21.21%) Web Developer
4 4 (12.12%) webMethods Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Hybris Developer
6 1 (3.03%) iOS Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (63.64%) DOM
2 19 (57.58%) XML
3 17 (51.52%) Spring
4 15 (45.45%) Servlets
5 12 (36.36%) JMS
6 11 (33.33%) XML Schema
6 11 (33.33%) J2SE
6 11 (33.33%) J2EE
6 11 (33.33%) XSLT
7 9 (27.27%) Grails
7 9 (27.27%) WebSphere MQ
8 7 (21.21%) Web Services
8 7 (21.21%) REST
8 7 (21.21%) Java EE
9 6 (18.18%) Ajax
9 6 (18.18%) HTML
9 6 (18.18%) JSP
9 6 (18.18%) SOAP
9 6 (18.18%) CSS
10 4 (12.12%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.09%) Web 2.0
3 2 (6.06%) Wiki
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) UNIX
2 10 (30.30%) Linux
3 9 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (27.27%) Android
3 9 (27.27%) Windows
4 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) OO
1 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 9 (27.27%) Waterfall
3 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
3 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (21.21%) RUP
4 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 6 (18.18%) Problem Management
4 6 (18.18%) Data Modelling
5 3 (9.09%) MVC
6 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.06%) Scrum
6 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
6 2 (6.06%) User Stories
7 1 (3.03%) Software Architecture
7 1 (3.03%) iOS Development
7 1 (3.03%) Web Application Development
7 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 31 (93.94%) Java
2 18 (54.55%) SQL
3 13 (39.39%) PL/SQL
4 9 (27.27%) XPath
5 7 (21.21%) Perl
6 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.03%) VB6
8 1 (3.03%) C#
8 1 (3.03%) VB
8 1 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Oracle
2 11 (33.33%) webMethods
3 9 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 6 (18.18%) BEA
5 4 (12.12%) Informatica
5 4 (12.12%) Business Objects
5 4 (12.12%) Pega
6 2 (6.06%) SAP
6 2 (6.06%) hybris
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
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