The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML Messaging
Rank 581 531 547
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +16
Contract jobs citing XML Messaging 12 37 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.073% 0.064%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.080% 0.26% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 33 29
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£315 £375 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £272 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £550 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate - £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15077 14208 14854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.58% 27.84% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9714 9035 9071
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 296 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%

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
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 25 July 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 -34 11 £315 -40.00% 4
London -8 6 £315 -40.00% 1
South East - 3 - -
City of London +13 2 £305 -41.90%
Scotland -36 1 - - 2
South West - - - - 2
Dorset - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - -
Bournemouth - - - - 2
Glasgow - - - - 2

XML Messaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 26 (100.00%) XML
2 9 (34.62%) SOA
2 9 (34.62%) Finance
3 8 (30.77%) .NET
4 7 (26.92%) Workflow
5 6 (23.08%) Banking
6 5 (19.23%) Back Office
6 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
6 5 (19.23%) Windows
6 5 (19.23%) Oracle
6 5 (19.23%) SQL
6 5 (19.23%) WF
7 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
7 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (15.38%) SOAP
8 3 (11.54%) Web Services
8 3 (11.54%) C#
8 3 (11.54%) Data Management
8 3 (11.54%) Derivative
9 2 (7.69%) Publishing
9 2 (7.69%) CMS
9 2 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
9 2 (7.69%) WCF
9 2 (7.69%) GoldenSource
9 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
9 2 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
9 2 (7.69%) C++
9 2 (7.69%) HTML

XML Messaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (7.69%) CMS
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP FI
1 1 (3.85%) SAP BPC
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (7.69%) SQLPlus
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Toad
1 2 (7.69%) SoapUI
1 2 (7.69%) LoadUI
2 1 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (3.85%) Subversion
2 1 (3.85%) Selenium
2 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Banking
3 5 (19.23%) Back Office
4 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 2 (7.69%) Publishing
5 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.85%) Retail
5 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.85%) Automotive
5 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Business Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Architect
5 4 (15.38%) Technical Designer
5 4 (15.38%) .NET Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Designer
6 3 (11.54%) .NET Architect
6 3 (11.54%) .NET Designer
7 2 (7.69%) .NET Technical Architect
7 2 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
7 2 (7.69%) Consultant
7 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Financial Business Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Technical Business Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
8 1 (3.85%) Business Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (100.00%) XML
2 8 (30.77%) .NET
3 5 (19.23%) WF
4 4 (15.38%) SOAP
5 3 (11.54%) Web Services
6 2 (7.69%) J2EE
6 2 (7.69%) XSLT
6 2 (7.69%) WCF
6 2 (7.69%) HTML
7 1 (3.85%) WPF
7 1 (3.85%) JMS
7 1 (3.85%) XML Schema
7 1 (3.85%) Middleware
7 1 (3.85%) FpML
7 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
7 1 (3.85%) WinForms
7 1 (3.85%) Spring
7 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.85%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (3.85%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Derivative
2 1 (3.85%) Reference Data
2 1 (3.85%) Data Extraction
2 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.85%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Solaris
3 1 (3.85%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) SOA
2 7 (26.92%) Workflow
3 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
3 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Data Management
5 2 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.69%) OO
5 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 2 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) Master Data Management
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) User Stories
6 1 (3.85%) Data Transformation
6 1 (3.85%) Quality Management
6 1 (3.85%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) C#
3 2 (7.69%) C++
3 2 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
1 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.85%) EMIR
1 1 (3.85%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (3.85%) AIFMD
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) GoldenSource
3 1 (3.85%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Sun
3 1 (3.85%) Software AG
3 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.85%) webMethods
3 1 (3.85%) Mercator
3 1 (3.85%) Thunderhead