The table below looks at the statistics for XHTML skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XHTML over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML)
Rank 486 390 264
Rank change year-on-year
-96 -126
Contract jobs citing XHTML 142 223 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.44% 0.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.97% 1.63% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 145 193
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £197 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 13
Average hourly rate £28.00 £22.04 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.04% +4.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

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
14629 13646 13172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.37% 26.67% 26.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10112 9088 8227
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 196 270
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.37 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £46.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

XHTML
Jobs Demand Trend

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

XHTML Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

XHTML
Daily Rate Trend

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

XHTML Daily Rate Trend in the UK

XHTML
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XHTML within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

XHTML Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

XHTML
Hourly Rate Trend

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

XHTML Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

XHTML
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XHTML within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -93 127 £375 +7.14% 101
London -35 47 £408 +5.84% 26
North West -3 16 £363 +16.46% 9
East of England -18 15 £415 +10.66% 3
South West +8 13 £375 +15.38% 12
Manchester -16 13 £345 +10.84% 8
East Midlands -12 12 £275 -13.72% 11
North East - 10 £443 - 2
City of London +34 9 £400 - 5
South East -34 9 £325 - 26
Tyne and Wear - 9 £443 - 2
Bristol - 9 £375 - 6
Hertfordshire +7 8 £415 - 1
Watford +2 8 £415 - 1
Wales -8 8 £365 -2.66% 2
South Wales -9 8 £365 +65.90% 2
Cardiff -10 8 £365 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £443 - 2
Leicestershire -4 7 £275 -15.38% 1
Nottinghamshire -8 4 £375 +78.57% 1
Essex -13 4 £450 +12.50%
Nottingham -17 4 £375 +78.57% 1
Surrey -7 3 £325 -8.45% 2
West Yorkshire -10 3 £375 +5.26% 1
West Midlands -13 3 £288 -4.16% 8
Yorkshire -15 3 £375 +3.44% 4
Leeds -19 3 £375 +7.14%
Somerset - 3 £225 -
Hampshire +8 2 £550 +57.14% 9
Birmingham -3 2 £288 - 2

XHTML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing XHTML 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 XHTML.

1 331 (100.00%) HTML
2 307 (92.75%) CSS
3 264 (79.76%) JavaScript
4 177 (53.47%) Agile Software Development
5 137 (41.39%) HTML5
6 135 (40.79%) XML
7 126 (38.07%) Ajax
8 125 (37.76%) Java
9 120 (36.25%) jQuery
10 111 (33.53%) SQL
11 107 (32.33%) .NET
12 99 (29.91%) C#
13 84 (25.38%) CSS3
14 72 (21.75%) Web Services
15 67 (20.24%) MVC
16 65 (19.64%) TDD
17 61 (18.43%) Subversion
18 60 (18.13%) CMS
19 59 (17.82%) ASP.NET
19 59 (17.82%) Front End Development
20 58 (17.52%) User Experience
21 57 (17.22%) Linux
22 56 (16.92%) Unix
22 56 (16.92%) SQL Server
23 55 (16.62%) Git (software)
24 52 (15.71%) AngularJS
25 50 (15.11%) Responsive Web Design
25 50 (15.11%) OO
25 50 (15.11%) Web Design
26 48 (14.50%) PHP

XHTML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing XHTML 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 XHTML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 60 (18.13%) CMS
2 24 (7.25%) Node.js
3 22 (6.65%) Apache
4 15 (4.53%) IIS
5 14 (4.23%) WebSphere
6 12 (3.63%) Tomcat
7 11 (3.32%) Drupal
7 11 (3.32%) WebLogic
7 11 (3.32%) WordPress
8 10 (3.02%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (2.72%) JBoss
9 9 (2.72%) SharePoint
10 8 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (1.81%) EPiServer CMS
11 6 (1.81%) GlassFish
12 5 (1.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (1.51%) Joomla!
12 5 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (1.21%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 23 (6.95%) Photoshop
2 15 (4.53%) MS Excel
3 14 (4.23%) MS Office
4 9 (2.72%) MS Visio
5 7 (2.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (1.51%) Fireworks
8 4 (1.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.91%) Magento
2 3 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.30%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.32%) GitHub
2 8 (2.42%) Google Analytics
3 6 (1.81%) SaaS
4 5 (1.51%) MailChimp
5 3 (0.91%) Office 365
6 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.30%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 31 (9.37%) HTTP
2 20 (6.04%) Internet
3 5 (1.51%) FTP
4 4 (1.21%) Intranet
4 4 (1.21%) SSL
5 2 (0.60%) Asterisk PBX
5 2 (0.60%) DVB
5 2 (0.60%) Extranet
5 2 (0.60%) LDAP
5 2 (0.60%) SMTP
5 2 (0.60%) SNMP
5 2 (0.60%) SSH
6 1 (0.30%) 3G
6 1 (0.30%) 4G
6 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (16.92%) SQL Server
2 40 (12.08%) MySQL
3 34 (10.27%) NoSQL
4 32 (9.67%) Relational Database
5 21 (6.34%) MongoDB
6 18 (5.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.11%) Oracle Database
8 7 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.81%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.81%) Redis
10 5 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.91%) Big Data
11 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
13 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.30%) QlikView
13 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 61 (18.43%) Subversion
2 55 (16.62%) Git (software)
3 32 (9.67%) Maven
4 21 (6.34%) Ant
4 21 (6.34%) Eclipse
5 15 (4.53%) JIRA
6 13 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (3.32%) JUnit
7 11 (3.32%) Visual Studio
8 10 (3.02%) Mercurial
9 9 (2.72%) Selenium
10 7 (2.11%) Jasmine
11 6 (1.81%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.81%) JsTestDriver
11 6 (1.81%) QUnit
11 6 (1.81%) SoapUI
12 5 (1.51%) Grunt
12 5 (1.51%) Jenkins
13 4 (1.21%) Sublime Text
14 3 (0.91%) Firebug
General
1 30 (9.06%) Marketing
2 16 (4.83%) Finance
3 13 (3.93%) Legal
4 12 (3.63%) Retail
5 8 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.21%) Advertising
7 4 (1.21%) Banking
7 4 (1.21%) Electronics
8 3 (0.91%) Games
9 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.60%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.30%) Automotive
10 1 (0.30%) German Language
10 1 (0.30%) Military
10 1 (0.30%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 283 (85.50%) Developer
2 64 (19.34%) Java Developer
3 52 (15.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 45 (13.60%) Senior Developer
5 43 (12.99%) HTML Developer
6 38 (11.48%) JavaScript Developer
7 37 (11.18%) .NET Developer
8 36 (10.88%) C# Developer
9 31 (9.37%) UI Developer
10 29 (8.76%) HTML CSS Developer
11 28 (8.46%) Web Developer
12 25 (7.55%) C# .NET Developer
12 25 (7.55%) Digital Developer
13 20 (6.04%) Lead Developer
13 20 (6.04%) SQL Developer
14 16 (4.83%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 14 (4.23%) Designer
16 13 (3.93%) PHP Developer
16 13 (3.93%) Software Engineer
17 11 (3.32%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (100.00%) HTML
2 307 (92.75%) CSS
3 137 (41.39%) HTML5
4 135 (40.79%) XML
5 126 (38.07%) Ajax
6 120 (36.25%) jQuery
7 107 (32.33%) .NET
8 84 (25.38%) CSS3
9 72 (21.75%) Web Services
10 59 (17.82%) ASP.NET
11 52 (15.71%) AngularJS
12 45 (13.60%) XSLT
13 34 (10.27%) RESTful
14 33 (9.97%) Sass
15 31 (9.37%) J2EE
16 29 (8.76%) ASP.NET MVC
17 27 (8.16%) SOAP
17 27 (8.16%) WCF
18 26 (7.85%) LESS
19 25 (7.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 58 (17.52%) User Experience
2 27 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.83%) W3C
4 14 (4.23%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.32%) Computer Science
6 10 (3.02%) Algorithms
7 8 (2.42%) Digital Media
7 8 (2.42%) NHS
8 7 (2.11%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.81%) Animation
9 6 (1.81%) Graphic Design
10 5 (1.51%) Blog
10 5 (1.51%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (1.51%) Web 2.0
10 5 (1.51%) Wiki
11 4 (1.21%) Clustering
11 4 (1.21%) IPTV
11 4 (1.21%) Replication
11 4 (1.21%) Video on Demand
12 3 (0.91%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 57 (17.22%) Linux
2 56 (16.92%) Unix
3 27 (8.16%) Mac OS X
4 20 (6.04%) Windows
5 10 (3.02%) Solaris
6 6 (1.81%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.51%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.30%) AIX
8 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (53.47%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (20.24%) MVC
3 65 (19.64%) TDD
4 59 (17.82%) Front End Development
5 50 (15.11%) OO
5 50 (15.11%) Responsive Web Design
5 50 (15.11%) Web Design
6 47 (14.20%) Web Development
7 46 (13.90%) Scrum
8 31 (9.37%) E-Commerce
9 27 (8.16%) Software Engineering
10 25 (7.55%) SEO
11 23 (6.95%) BDD
11 23 (6.95%) Content Management
12 22 (6.65%) Web Accessibility
13 21 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (6.04%) UML
15 17 (5.14%) Pair Programming
16 16 (4.83%) OOP
16 16 (4.83%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 264 (79.76%) JavaScript
2 125 (37.76%) Java
3 111 (33.53%) SQL
4 99 (29.91%) C#
5 48 (14.50%) PHP
6 41 (12.39%) Python
7 37 (11.18%) Ruby
8 36 (10.88%) C++
9 20 (6.04%) T-SQL
10 17 (5.14%) Perl
11 15 (4.53%) Scala
12 14 (4.23%) PL/SQL
12 14 (4.23%) XPath
13 10 (3.02%) Go
14 6 (1.81%) Ada
14 6 (1.81%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.51%) ActionScript
16 4 (1.21%) PHP 4
16 4 (1.21%) PHP 5
16 4 (1.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (9.37%) Degree
2 22 (6.65%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.32%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.51%) MCPD
6 5 (1.51%) MCSD
7 1 (0.30%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.30%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.02%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (2.42%) QA
3 5 (1.51%) SLA
4 4 (1.21%) HL7
4 4 (1.21%) WCAG
5 1 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 3 (0.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.60%) Fluentd
1 2 (0.60%) Puppet
2 1 (0.30%) Graphite
2 1 (0.30%) Nagios
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 30 (9.06%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.16%) Oracle
3 13 (3.93%) Adobe
4 10 (3.02%) IBM
5 9 (2.72%) Google
6 8 (2.42%) Zend
7 6 (1.81%) EPiServer
8 4 (1.21%) Kony
8 4 (1.21%) SAP
9 3 (0.91%) Blackboard
9 3 (0.91%) CODA
9 3 (0.91%) FatWire
9 3 (0.91%) Siebel
10 2 (0.60%) Cisco
10 2 (0.60%) Coverity
10 2 (0.60%) Informatica
10 2 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.30%) ATG
11 1 (0.30%) OpenText
11 1 (0.30%) Perforce
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