The first table below looks at the demand for XBRL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XBRL over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL)
Rank 592 566 581
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +15
Contract jobs citing XBRL 2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.008% 0.005%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.013% 0.028% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£505 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15090 14302 15031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.58% 27.98% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9690 9078 9190
Average daily rate £375 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 285 369
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

XBRL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XBRL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XBRL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

XBRL
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XBRL within the UK.

XBRL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

XBRL
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XBRL within the UK.

XBRL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

XBRL
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XBRL within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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 +20 2 £505 -
England -29 2 £505 -
City of London +24 1 £510 -
South East - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

XBRL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing XBRL 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 XBRL.

1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (75.00%) Spring
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) XSLT
3 2 (50.00%) UML
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) JBoss
3 2 (50.00%) Sybase
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) JMS
3 2 (50.00%) JTS
3 2 (50.00%) Murex
3 2 (50.00%) Fidessa
3 2 (50.00%) Middleware
3 2 (50.00%) Bloomberg
3 2 (50.00%) FIXML
3 2 (50.00%) FpML
3 2 (50.00%) JTA
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Fixed Income
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (50.00%) Java EE

XBRL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing XBRL 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 XBRL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Mule
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) HFM
1 1 (25.00%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) DataStage
2 1 (25.00%) Essbase
2 1 (25.00%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) Maven
1 1 (25.00%) jMock
1 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Front Office
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Sales Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Hyperion Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) XML
1 3 (75.00%) Hibernate
1 3 (75.00%) Spring
2 2 (50.00%) XSLT
2 2 (50.00%) Java EE
2 2 (50.00%) JMS
2 2 (50.00%) JTS
2 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) FIXML
2 2 (50.00%) FpML
2 2 (50.00%) JTA
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE
3 1 (25.00%) EJB
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) JSP
3 1 (25.00%) Servlets
3 1 (25.00%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (25.00%) Taxonomies
2 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) UML
1 2 (50.00%) OO
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) BPEL
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Solvency II
1 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (25.00%) CRD IV
1 1 (25.00%) COREP
1 1 (25.00%) FINREP
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Sybase
1 2 (50.00%) JBoss
1 2 (50.00%) Murex
1 2 (50.00%) Fidessa
1 2 (50.00%) Bloomberg
2 1 (25.00%) Ab Initio
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Hyperion
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat