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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML Messaging
Rank 541 603 540
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -63
Contract jobs citing XML Messaging 87 12 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.022% 0.070%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.56% 0.079% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 2 32
Average daily rate
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£400 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £307 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £323 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £375
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
15632 15239 14446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 27.87% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10530 9822 9171
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 228 221 291
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 £17.70 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +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 30 July 2015.

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 27 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 30 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
England +43 83 £400 +26.98% 8
South East +26 43 £400 - 1
Surrey +33 40 £400 -
Leatherhead - 36 £400 -
London +13 19 £340 +7.93% 1
West Midlands - 11 £325 - 4
North West - 9 £425 -
Manchester - 7 £425 -
Coventry - 7 £300 - 2
Milton Keynes - 3 £438 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £438 - 1
City of London -7 2 £388 +27.04% 1
Docklands, London - 2 £330 -
Merseyside - 2 £425 -
South Wales - 2 £353 -
Wales - 2 £353 -
Liverpool - 2 £425 -
Warwickshire - 2 £350 - 2
East of England +1 1 £200 - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £200 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £350 -
Epsom - 1 £351 -
Kenilworth - 1 £300 -
Brentwood - 1 £200 - 1
Bridgend - 1 £430 -
Cardiff - 1 £275 -

XML Messaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

1 129 (100.00%) XML
2 79 (61.24%) SQL
3 65 (50.39%) SOAP
4 63 (48.84%) Security Cleared
5 62 (48.06%) SC Cleared
6 56 (43.41%) HP Quality Center
7 53 (41.09%) SoapUI
8 51 (39.53%) UNIX
9 49 (37.98%) PL/SQL
10 48 (37.21%) Test Management
11 47 (36.43%) HP
12 44 (34.11%) Use Case
13 40 (31.01%) Oracle
14 37 (28.68%) Telecoms
15 36 (27.91%) Perl
15 36 (27.91%) Java
16 33 (25.58%) Shell Script
16 33 (25.58%) ISTQB
17 27 (20.93%) Web Services
18 26 (20.16%) Test Scripting
18 26 (20.16%) Oracle Database
19 23 (17.83%) Test Planning
20 22 (17.05%) Banking
21 21 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
22 20 (15.50%) Validation
22 20 (15.50%) ISEB
23 19 (14.73%) Finance
23 19 (14.73%) Performance Testing
24 17 (13.18%) TCP/IP
25 16 (12.40%) WebSphere

XML Messaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 16 (12.40%) WebSphere
2 14 (10.85%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (5.43%) WebLogic
4 6 (4.65%) JBoss
5 3 (2.33%) Mule
6 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.78%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.78%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.78%) MS Project
2 1 (0.78%) MS Office
2 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.78%) Finacle
1 1 (0.78%) Global PAYplus
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.18%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.78%) VLAN
2 1 (0.78%) SWIFTNet
2 1 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.16%) Oracle Database
2 12 (9.30%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.55%) MySQL
4 2 (1.55%) VoltDB
5 1 (0.78%) Big Data
5 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.78%) DB2
5 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 53 (41.09%) SoapUI
2 10 (7.75%) LoadRunner
2 10 (7.75%) Subversion
3 9 (6.98%) Maven
4 8 (6.20%) Git (software)
5 7 (5.43%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.65%) Eclipse
7 5 (3.88%) Selenium
7 5 (3.88%) TestNG
8 4 (3.10%) JMeter
8 4 (3.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (3.10%) Ant
8 4 (3.10%) JUnit
9 2 (1.55%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.55%) ClearQuest
9 2 (1.55%) JIRA
9 2 (1.55%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.55%) Hudson
10 1 (0.78%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.78%) FitNesse
General
1 37 (28.68%) Telecoms
2 22 (17.05%) Banking
3 19 (14.73%) Finance
4 10 (7.75%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.78%) Advertising
6 1 (0.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 58 (44.96%) Analyst
2 55 (42.64%) Test Analyst
3 31 (24.03%) Developer
4 15 (11.63%) Java Developer
5 13 (10.08%) Senior Analyst
5 13 (10.08%) Senior Test Analyst
6 10 (7.75%) Tester
7 9 (6.98%) Architect
8 8 (6.20%) Test Architect
9 6 (4.65%) EDI Developer
9 6 (4.65%) Test Manager
10 5 (3.88%) C# Developer
10 5 (3.88%) Senior Tester
10 5 (3.88%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.88%) WPF Developer
11 4 (3.10%) Technical Developer
11 4 (3.10%) Consultant
12 3 (2.33%) Business Analyst
12 3 (2.33%) Test Engineer
12 3 (2.33%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (100.00%) XML
2 65 (50.39%) SOAP
3 27 (20.93%) Web Services
4 15 (11.63%) Spring
5 12 (9.30%) Middleware
6 11 (8.53%) J2EE
7 9 (6.98%) .NET
7 9 (6.98%) XSD
8 7 (5.43%) JMS
8 7 (5.43%) Java EE
9 6 (4.65%) .NET Framework
9 6 (4.65%) EDIFACT
9 6 (4.65%) JPA
9 6 (4.65%) REST
9 6 (4.65%) EDI
9 6 (4.65%) XSL
10 5 (3.88%) JTA
10 5 (3.88%) WPF
11 4 (3.10%) Gherkin
12 3 (2.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 5 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (3.88%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.10%) SWIFT
3 3 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.33%) Biometrics
4 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.55%) Equities
4 2 (1.55%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.55%) W3C
4 2 (1.55%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.55%) DTCC
5 1 (0.78%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.78%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.78%) NHS
5 1 (0.78%) PACS
5 1 (0.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 51 (39.53%) UNIX
2 13 (10.08%) Linux
3 1 (0.78%) Windows
3 1 (0.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (37.21%) Test Management
2 44 (34.11%) Use Case
3 26 (20.16%) Test Scripting
4 23 (17.83%) Test Planning
5 21 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (15.50%) Validation
7 19 (14.73%) Performance Testing
8 15 (11.63%) Security Testing
8 15 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (10.85%) Waterfall
10 10 (7.75%) Software Testing
10 10 (7.75%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (6.98%) Integration Testing
12 7 (5.43%) Test Automation
12 7 (5.43%) System Testing
12 7 (5.43%) SDLC
12 7 (5.43%) Performance Analysis
13 6 (4.65%) Test Strategy
13 6 (4.65%) Automated Testing
14 5 (3.88%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (61.24%) SQL
2 49 (37.98%) PL/SQL
3 36 (27.91%) Perl
3 36 (27.91%) Java
4 33 (25.58%) Shell Script
5 9 (6.98%) C#
6 6 (4.65%) C++
6 6 (4.65%) Python
7 5 (3.88%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.10%) XPath
9 3 (2.33%) VBA
10 2 (1.55%) PHP
11 1 (0.78%) C
11 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.78%) Ruby
11 1 (0.78%) Korn
11 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 63 (48.84%) Security Cleared
2 62 (48.06%) SC Cleared
3 33 (25.58%) ISTQB
4 20 (15.50%) ISEB
5 5 (3.88%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (3.10%) Degree
7 3 (2.33%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (1.55%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) HL7
2 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 56 (43.41%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.33%) Ansible
3 1 (0.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (36.43%) HP
2 40 (31.01%) Oracle
3 11 (8.53%) TIBCO
4 10 (7.75%) Sybase
5 7 (5.43%) Microsoft
6 6 (4.65%) IBM
7 5 (3.88%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.55%) Axway
8 2 (1.55%) Atomikos
8 2 (1.55%) SAP
9 1 (0.78%) Cisco
9 1 (0.78%) Compaq
9 1 (0.78%) BMC
9 1 (0.78%) Fundtech
9 1 (0.78%) Terracotta
9 1 (0.78%) Sage
9 1 (0.78%) webMethods
9 1 (0.78%) ATG
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