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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML Messaging
Rank 553 586 537
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -49
Contract jobs citing XML Messaging 41 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.025% 0.045%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.28% 0.093% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 18
Average daily rate
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£385 £418 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.78% +11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £365 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £600 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
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
14860 15075 13098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.67% 27.30% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9628 9762 8191
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 221 356
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.20 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 April 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 14 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 April 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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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 +22 36 £370 -12.16% 4
London +10 17 £494 +16.17% 2
Surrey - 15 £350 -
South East - 15 £350 - 1
South Wales - 4 £350 -
Wales - 4 £350 -
City of London +15 3 £494 +1.28%
Bridgend - 2 £350 -
Coventry - 2 £270 -
Leatherhead - 2 £350 -
West Midlands - 2 £270 -
Manchester - 1 £425 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
North West - 1 £425 -

XML Messaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 71 (100.00%) XML
2 34 (47.89%) Oracle
3 31 (43.66%) Java
4 30 (42.25%) SQL
5 26 (36.62%) SC Cleared
5 26 (36.62%) Security Cleared
6 25 (35.21%) SOAP
7 23 (32.39%) PL/SQL
8 22 (30.99%) Spring
8 22 (30.99%) Linux
8 22 (30.99%) UNIX
8 22 (30.99%) Web Services
9 19 (26.76%) Oracle Database
10 18 (25.35%) WebLogic
11 17 (23.94%) XSD
11 17 (23.94%) JMS
11 17 (23.94%) Maven
11 17 (23.94%) REST
12 16 (22.54%) JPA
13 15 (21.13%) Java EE
13 15 (21.13%) HP Quality Center
13 15 (21.13%) JTA
13 15 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (19.72%) Shell Script
14 14 (19.72%) XSL
14 14 (19.72%) Git (software)
14 14 (19.72%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (19.72%) Performance Testing
15 13 (18.31%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (18.31%) JUnit

XML Messaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 18 (25.35%) WebLogic
2 10 (14.08%) WebSphere
3 9 (12.68%) Mule
4 4 (5.63%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.41%) Mule ESB
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.41%) JBoss
5 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.76%) Oracle Database
2 14 (19.72%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.82%) VoltDB
5 1 (1.41%) Big Data
5 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.41%) MySQL
5 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (23.94%) Maven
2 14 (19.72%) Git (software)
3 13 (18.31%) JUnit
4 8 (11.27%) Jenkins
4 8 (11.27%) SoapUI
4 8 (11.27%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.82%) JMeter
5 2 (2.82%) Subversion
5 2 (2.82%) Ant
5 2 (2.82%) JIRA
6 1 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.41%) Hudson
6 1 (1.41%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (18.31%) Finance
2 9 (12.68%) Banking
3 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.63%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.23%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (36.62%) Analyst
2 23 (32.39%) Test Analyst
3 19 (26.76%) Developer
4 15 (21.13%) Java Developer
5 6 (8.45%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (8.45%) Administrator
5 6 (8.45%) Architect
6 5 (7.04%) Software Architect
7 4 (5.63%) Consultant
7 4 (5.63%) Windows Administrator
7 4 (5.63%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Development Manager
9 2 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Senior Tester
9 2 (2.82%) Business Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Tester
9 2 (2.82%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.82%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (100.00%) XML
2 25 (35.21%) SOAP
3 22 (30.99%) Spring
3 22 (30.99%) Web Services
4 17 (23.94%) XSD
4 17 (23.94%) JMS
4 17 (23.94%) REST
5 16 (22.54%) JPA
6 15 (21.13%) Java EE
6 15 (21.13%) JTA
7 14 (19.72%) XSL
8 9 (12.68%) Middleware
9 8 (11.27%) Apache Camel
10 7 (9.86%) J2EE
11 6 (8.45%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (4.23%) SAP PI
13 2 (2.82%) EDIFACT
13 2 (2.82%) WebSphere MQ
13 2 (2.82%) EDI
13 2 (2.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (4.23%) Equities
4 2 (2.82%) DTCC
4 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.82%) TRADACOMS
4 2 (2.82%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.82%) FMCG
4 2 (2.82%) Pharmacovigilance
5 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.41%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.41%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.41%) ASIC
5 1 (1.41%) Derivative
5 1 (1.41%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.99%) Linux
1 22 (30.99%) UNIX
2 6 (8.45%) Windows
2 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (19.72%) Performance Testing
3 13 (18.31%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (15.49%) Test Management
5 10 (14.08%) Static Code Analysis
6 9 (12.68%) Use Case
7 8 (11.27%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (8.45%) Validation
9 5 (7.04%) ITIL
10 4 (5.63%) Data Analysis
10 4 (5.63%) Data Modelling
10 4 (5.63%) Business Development
11 3 (4.23%) Integration Testing
11 3 (4.23%) SOA
11 3 (4.23%) Software Testing
11 3 (4.23%) ITSM
11 3 (4.23%) Service Management
12 2 (2.82%) Asset Management
12 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Architecture
12 2 (2.82%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (43.66%) Java
2 30 (42.25%) SQL
3 23 (32.39%) PL/SQL
4 14 (19.72%) Shell Script
5 6 (8.45%) Perl
6 2 (2.82%) PHP
6 2 (2.82%) C++
6 2 (2.82%) Python
6 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.41%) XPath
7 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.41%) C#
7 1 (1.41%) Korn
Qualifications
1 26 (36.62%) SC Cleared
1 26 (36.62%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.08%) ISEB
3 9 (12.68%) ISTQB
4 5 (7.04%) Degree
5 2 (2.82%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.41%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) EMIR
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) Hyper-V
1 6 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (21.13%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.82%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.41%) Ansible
Vendors
1 34 (47.89%) Oracle
2 12 (16.90%) HP
3 6 (8.45%) VMware
3 6 (8.45%) TIBCO
3 6 (8.45%) Atomikos
3 6 (8.45%) Axway
4 5 (7.04%) Sybase
4 5 (7.04%) SAP
5 4 (5.63%) IBM
6 3 (4.23%) BMC
7 2 (2.82%) webMethods
7 2 (2.82%) Symantec
7 2 (2.82%) Cisco
8 1 (1.41%) ATG
8 1 (1.41%) OpenText
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