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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML Messaging
Rank 584 580 575
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing XML Messaging 40 36 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.070% 0.022%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.27% 0.26% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 7
Average daily rate £400 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £296 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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
14632 13891 13281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.42% 26.89% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10146 9263 8358
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 261 189 271
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -0.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +1.51%

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 9 February 2016.

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 18 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 9 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 -23 40 £400 +23.07% 7
South East +12 19 £425 - 1
Surrey +8 16 £428 -
Leatherhead - 15 £430 -
London +1 14 £500 +31.57% 5
City of London +44 5 £488 +43.48% 2
Coventry -4 4 £300 +11.11%
West Midlands -9 4 £300 +11.11%
East of England - 2 £219 - 1
Essex - 2 £219 - 1
Reading - 2 £400 - 1
Brentwood - 2 £219 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £400 - 1
North West -20 1 £360 +10.76%
Cheshire - 1 £360 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £425 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £425 -
Chester - 1 £360 -

XML Messaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 90 (100.00%) XML
2 61 (67.78%) SQL
3 46 (51.11%) HP Quality Center
4 42 (46.67%) SoapUI
5 41 (45.56%) SOAP
6 38 (42.22%) SC Cleared
6 38 (42.22%) Security Cleared
7 35 (38.89%) HP
8 34 (37.78%) Java
9 33 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (36.67%) Test Scripting
10 29 (32.22%) Test Management
10 29 (32.22%) Web Services
11 28 (31.11%) ISTQB
12 25 (27.78%) Defect Management
13 22 (24.44%) Unix
14 21 (23.33%) ISEB
14 21 (23.33%) Oracle
15 20 (22.22%) Use Case
16 19 (21.11%) PL/SQL
17 18 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
18 17 (18.89%) Integration Testing
18 17 (18.89%) Waterfall
19 16 (17.78%) Linux
20 15 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
20 15 (16.67%) V-Model
21 14 (15.56%) Finance
22 13 (14.44%) Test Automation
22 13 (14.44%) Selenium
23 12 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing

XML Messaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 18 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (3.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.22%) IIS
4 2 (2.22%) JBoss
5 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (7.78%) MS Office
2 5 (5.56%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.22%) MS Project
3 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) GitHub
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.89%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.67%) FTP
3 3 (3.33%) DHCP
3 3 (3.33%) DNS
3 3 (3.33%) Firewall
3 3 (3.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 8 (8.89%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Navigator
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 42 (46.67%) SoapUI
2 13 (14.44%) Selenium
3 12 (13.33%) Subversion
4 10 (11.11%) Maven
4 10 (11.11%) TestNG
5 9 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 8 (8.89%) Eclipse
7 7 (7.78%) Git (software)
8 4 (4.44%) Ant
8 4 (4.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (4.44%) JMeter
8 4 (4.44%) JUnit
9 2 (2.22%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.22%) RSpec
9 2 (2.22%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.22%) Toad
9 2 (2.22%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.11%) JIRA
10 1 (1.11%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (15.56%) Finance
2 7 (7.78%) Banking
3 5 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.22%) Retail
6 1 (1.11%) Advertising
6 1 (1.11%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.11%) Front Office
6 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (42.22%) Analyst
2 36 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 23 (25.56%) XML Analyst
4 12 (13.33%) Developer
4 12 (13.33%) Integration Analyst
4 12 (13.33%) Integration Test Analyst
5 11 (12.22%) Tester
6 10 (11.11%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 10 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
6 10 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
7 8 (8.89%) Messaging Analyst
7 8 (8.89%) SQL Analyst
7 8 (8.89%) Test Manager
7 8 (8.89%) UAT Analyst
7 8 (8.89%) UAT Test Analyst
8 6 (6.67%) Architect
8 6 (6.67%) Integration Tester
8 6 (6.67%) Systems Tester
8 6 (6.67%) XML Tester
9 5 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (100.00%) XML
2 41 (45.56%) SOAP
3 29 (32.22%) Web Services
4 7 (7.78%) Spring
5 6 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 5 (5.56%) .NET
6 5 (5.56%) Java EE
6 5 (5.56%) JMS
6 5 (5.56%) JPA
6 5 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (5.56%) XSD
7 4 (4.44%) JTA
7 4 (4.44%) XSL
8 3 (3.33%) EDI
8 3 (3.33%) EDIFACT
8 3 (3.33%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (3.33%) REST
9 2 (2.22%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.22%) Gherkin
9 2 (2.22%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.44%) Biometrics
3 3 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.33%) Derivative
3 3 (3.33%) PKI
3 3 (3.33%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.22%) Credit Derivative
4 2 (2.22%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.22%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.22%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.11%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 22 (24.44%) Unix
2 16 (17.78%) Linux
3 6 (6.67%) Windows
4 3 (3.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
1 33 (36.67%) Test Scripting
2 29 (32.22%) Test Management
3 25 (27.78%) Defect Management
4 20 (22.22%) Use Case
5 17 (18.89%) Integration Testing
5 17 (18.89%) Waterfall
6 15 (16.67%) V-Model
7 13 (14.44%) Test Automation
8 12 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (10.00%) Test Planning
10 8 (8.89%) Defect Tracking
10 8 (8.89%) Multithreading
10 8 (8.89%) SDLC
10 8 (8.89%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (8.89%) TDD
11 7 (7.78%) Validation
12 6 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (6.67%) Migration
12 6 (6.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 61 (67.78%) SQL
2 34 (37.78%) Java
3 19 (21.11%) PL/SQL
4 11 (12.22%) Perl
5 8 (8.89%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.89%) PowerShell
5 8 (8.89%) VBA
6 7 (7.78%) Python
7 6 (6.67%) C#
8 5 (5.56%) C++
9 2 (2.22%) Ruby
9 2 (2.22%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.11%) Korn
10 1 (1.11%) VB
10 1 (1.11%) XAML
Qualifications
1 38 (42.22%) SC Cleared
1 38 (42.22%) Security Cleared
2 28 (31.11%) ISTQB
3 21 (23.33%) ISEB
4 4 (4.44%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.22%) Degree
6 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) QA
2 3 (3.33%) ISO15022
2 3 (3.33%) ISO20022
System Software
1 4 (4.44%) Docker
2 3 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 46 (51.11%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.44%) Ansible
3 3 (3.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 35 (38.89%) HP
2 21 (23.33%) Oracle
3 10 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.44%) Compaq
4 4 (4.44%) Terracotta
4 4 (4.44%) webMethods
5 3 (3.33%) VMware
6 2 (2.22%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.11%) Cognos
7 1 (1.11%) Sybase
7 1 (1.11%) Talend
7 1 (1.11%) TIBCO
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