The table below looks at the statistics for XML Messaging skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML Messaging over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML Messaging
Rank 566 559 531
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -28
Contract jobs citing XML Messaging 26 11 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.021% 0.062%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.078% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 23
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£353 £275 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.18% -34.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £235 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £388 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £273 £420
% change year-on-year
+19.26% -35.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.54 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.54 - -

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
14718 14100 13785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.54% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10077 9008 8644
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
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 193 302 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

XML Messaging
Jobs Demand Trend

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

XML Messaging Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

XML Messaging
Daily Rate Trend

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

XML Messaging Daily Rate Trend in the UK

XML Messaging
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML Messaging within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

XML Messaging Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

XML Messaging
Hourly Rate Trend

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

XML Messaging Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

XML Messaging
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML Messaging within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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
England -10 26 £353 +5.22% 2
London +25 15 £383 -7.27% 1
City of London - 3 £265 - 1
West Midlands -5 1 £270 +54.28%
South East - 1 - -
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

XML Messaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing XML Messaging 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 XML Messaging.

1 42 (100.00%) XML
2 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (33.33%) Oracle
4 13 (30.95%) Java
4 13 (30.95%) Finance
5 11 (26.19%) Web Services
6 10 (23.81%) Banking
7 9 (21.43%) Spring
7 9 (21.43%) SQL
8 8 (19.05%) EDI
8 8 (19.05%) Middleware
9 7 (16.67%) SOA
9 7 (16.67%) SOAP
9 7 (16.67%) XSD
9 7 (16.67%) XSL
9 7 (16.67%) SAP
9 7 (16.67%) EDIFACT
9 7 (16.67%) REST
10 6 (14.29%) Logistics
10 6 (14.29%) WebLogic
10 6 (14.29%) J2EE
10 6 (14.29%) JMS
11 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
11 5 (11.90%) Linux
11 5 (11.90%) Windows
11 5 (11.90%) HTML
11 5 (11.90%) JTA
11 5 (11.90%) Maven
11 5 (11.90%) Project Planning
11 5 (11.90%) JPA

XML Messaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing XML Messaging 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 XML Messaging. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (14.29%) WebLogic
2 4 (9.52%) WebSphere
3 3 (7.14%) Mule
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.38%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
1 3 (7.14%) Acrobat
1 3 (7.14%) FrameMaker
2 2 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) SAP SD
1 4 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) SAP BPC
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.38%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.38%) QlikView
3 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Maven
2 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.14%) JUnit
3 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 10 (23.81%) Banking
3 4 (9.52%) Billing
4 3 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 3 (7.14%) Publishing
4 3 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.38%) Front Office
5 1 (2.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Developer
1 10 (23.81%) Consultant
2 9 (21.43%) Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Architect
4 5 (11.90%) Software Architect
4 5 (11.90%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.52%) SAP Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) Business Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) EDI Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) SAP SD Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Author
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Author
7 2 (4.76%) SAP EDI Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (100.00%) XML
2 11 (26.19%) Web Services
3 9 (21.43%) Spring
4 8 (19.05%) EDI
4 8 (19.05%) Middleware
5 7 (16.67%) SOAP
5 7 (16.67%) XSD
5 7 (16.67%) XSL
5 7 (16.67%) EDIFACT
5 7 (16.67%) REST
6 6 (14.29%) J2EE
6 6 (14.29%) JMS
7 5 (11.90%) JTA
7 5 (11.90%) HTML
7 5 (11.90%) JPA
8 4 (9.52%) .NET
8 4 (9.52%) CSS
8 4 (9.52%) XML Schema
9 3 (7.14%) FpML
9 3 (7.14%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) FMCG
1 5 (11.90%) TRADACOMS
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Pharmacovigilance
3 2 (4.76%) Reference Data
3 2 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (4.76%) Equities
3 2 (4.76%) Derivative
4 1 (2.38%) DTCC
4 1 (2.38%) ASIC
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.38%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
1 5 (11.90%) Linux
2 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.76%) UNIX
4 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (16.67%) SOA
3 6 (14.29%) Logistics
4 5 (11.90%) Project Planning
5 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
5 4 (9.52%) Business Analysis
5 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
5 4 (9.52%) Data Mapping
5 4 (9.52%) Data Modelling
5 4 (9.52%) CRM
6 3 (7.14%) OOP
6 3 (7.14%) OO
6 3 (7.14%) Workflow
6 3 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 3 (7.14%) Project Management
6 3 (7.14%) Test Management
6 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.76%) Logical Data Model
7 2 (4.76%) Physical Data Model
7 2 (4.76%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) Java
2 9 (21.43%) SQL
3 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.52%) C#
4 3 (7.14%) C++
4 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) ISEB
2 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.38%) EMIR
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Oracle
2 7 (16.67%) SAP
3 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.52%) Sybase
4 4 (9.52%) TIBCO
5 3 (7.14%) VMware
6 2 (4.76%) Axway
6 2 (4.76%) Atomikos
6 2 (4.76%) webMethods
7 1 (2.38%) Symantec
7 1 (2.38%) Open Text
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco
7 1 (2.38%) IBM
7 1 (2.38%) Sun
7 1 (2.38%) Software AG
7 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
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