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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML Messaging
Rank 587 593 612
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +19
Contract jobs citing XML Messaging 53 42 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.075% 0.026%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% 0.28% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 14 11
Average daily rate £400 £385 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -7.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £270 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £546 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 - -

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
15412 14935 14816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.59% 26.79% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10764 9676 9667
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 199 203
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 29 April 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 23 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 29 April 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 -8 51 £400 +8.10% 4
South East -10 19 £400 +14.28% 1
London -12 18 £451 -8.60% 2
Surrey -12 16 £400 +14.28% 1
Leatherhead -10 14 £395 +12.85% 1
City of London +46 6 £426 -13.67% 1
North West -4 6 £360 -15.29%
East of England - 5 £220 -
Essex - 5 £220 -
Brentwood - 5 £220 -
Chester - 5 £360 -
Cheshire - 5 £360 -
Berkshire - 3 £240 -
Reading - 3 £240 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £478 -
Leeds - 2 £475 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
Uxbridge +2 1 £375 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £440 - 1
South West - 1 £440 - 1
Poole - 1 £440 -

XML Messaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 93 (100.00%) XML
2 54 (58.06%) SQL
3 48 (51.61%) SOAP
4 45 (48.39%) Web Services
5 42 (45.16%) Oracle
6 41 (44.09%) SoapUI
7 37 (39.78%) Unix
8 36 (38.71%) Java
8 36 (38.71%) Security Cleared
9 33 (35.48%) SC Cleared
10 32 (34.41%) HP
11 27 (29.03%) SQL Server
11 27 (29.03%) HP Quality Center
11 27 (29.03%) Test Management
12 26 (27.96%) Finance
12 26 (27.96%) Defect Management
13 25 (26.88%) Linux
13 25 (26.88%) Use Case
14 18 (19.35%) PL/SQL
14 18 (19.35%) Test Scripting
14 18 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (18.28%) Banking
16 16 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (17.20%) .NET
17 15 (16.13%) Oracle Database
18 14 (15.05%) Test Planning
18 14 (15.05%) Windows
19 12 (12.90%) Waterfall
20 11 (11.83%) Spring
20 11 (11.83%) ISTQB

XML Messaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 9 (9.68%) IIS
2 8 (8.60%) WebLogic
2 8 (8.60%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (3.23%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.08%) Liferay
5 1 (1.08%) Mule
5 1 (1.08%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (9.68%) MS Office
2 8 (8.60%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.15%) MS Project
3 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) GitHub
1 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.83%) TCP/IP
2 7 (7.53%) FTP
3 3 (3.23%) DHCP
3 3 (3.23%) DNS
3 3 (3.23%) Firewall
3 3 (3.23%) LDAP
3 3 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (1.08%) DSL
4 1 (1.08%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 15 (16.13%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.15%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.08%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 41 (44.09%) SoapUI
2 9 (9.68%) Maven
3 8 (8.60%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.60%) Subversion
4 7 (7.53%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.38%) Selenium
6 4 (4.30%) Ant
6 4 (4.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (4.30%) JUnit
7 3 (3.23%) TestNG
8 2 (2.15%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.15%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.15%) JMeter
8 2 (2.15%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.08%) RSpec
9 1 (1.08%) Toad
9 1 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (27.96%) Finance
2 17 (18.28%) Banking
3 10 (10.75%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.38%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.15%) Back Office
6 2 (2.15%) Front Office
7 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (25.81%) Analyst
2 21 (22.58%) Test Analyst
3 17 (18.28%) Developer
4 14 (15.05%) XML Analyst
5 12 (12.90%) Architect
5 12 (12.90%) Tester
6 10 (10.75%) Java Developer
7 9 (9.68%) Applications Support
7 9 (9.68%) Unix Analyst
8 8 (8.60%) Software Architect
8 8 (8.60%) Systems Tester
8 8 (8.60%) Test Manager
8 8 (8.60%) XML Tester
9 7 (7.53%) C# Developer
9 7 (7.53%) Messaging Analyst
9 7 (7.53%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 6 (6.45%) .NET Developer
10 6 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (6.45%) Integration Tester
10 6 (6.45%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (100.00%) XML
2 48 (51.61%) SOAP
3 45 (48.39%) Web Services
4 16 (17.20%) .NET
5 11 (11.83%) Spring
6 9 (9.68%) Middleware
7 8 (8.60%) .NET Framework
7 8 (8.60%) J2EE
7 8 (8.60%) REST
8 6 (6.45%) JMS
9 5 (5.38%) XSD
10 4 (4.30%) AngularJS
10 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET
10 4 (4.30%) Java EE
10 4 (4.30%) JPA
10 4 (4.30%) JTA
10 4 (4.30%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (4.30%) XSL
10 4 (4.30%) XSLT
11 3 (3.23%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.30%) Biometrics
2 4 (4.30%) Hedge funds
2 4 (4.30%) SWIFT
3 3 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.23%) Derivative
3 3 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.23%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.15%) Credit Derivative
4 2 (2.15%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.15%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.15%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.15%) Life Science
4 2 (2.15%) Replication
5 1 (1.08%) Equities
5 1 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.08%) PKI
5 1 (1.08%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 37 (39.78%) Unix
2 25 (26.88%) Linux
3 14 (15.05%) Windows
4 8 (8.60%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.23%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.03%) Test Management
2 26 (27.96%) Defect Management
3 25 (26.88%) Use Case
4 18 (19.35%) Test Scripting
5 16 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (15.05%) Test Planning
7 12 (12.90%) Waterfall
8 10 (10.75%) Multithreading
8 10 (10.75%) SOA
9 9 (9.68%) ITIL
9 9 (9.68%) Scrum
9 9 (9.68%) SDLC
10 8 (8.60%) Automated Testing
10 8 (8.60%) Security Testing
10 8 (8.60%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (8.60%) TDD
10 8 (8.60%) Unit Testing
10 8 (8.60%) Validation
11 7 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (6.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 54 (58.06%) SQL
2 36 (38.71%) Java
3 18 (19.35%) PL/SQL
4 11 (11.83%) C#
5 7 (7.53%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.45%) Perl
7 5 (5.38%) Python
8 4 (4.30%) C++
8 4 (4.30%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.30%) XAML
9 2 (2.15%) ABAP
9 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.15%) Ruby
9 2 (2.15%) VB
9 2 (2.15%) VB6
9 2 (2.15%) VBA
10 1 (1.08%) XPath
Qualifications
1 36 (38.71%) Security Cleared
2 33 (35.48%) SC Cleared
3 11 (11.83%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.30%) ISEB
4 4 (4.30%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (4.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.15%) Degree
5 2 (2.15%) MCSD
5 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.53%) QA
2 4 (4.30%) SLA
3 3 (3.23%) ISO15022
3 3 (3.23%) ISO20022
4 1 (1.08%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.30%) Docker
2 4 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (29.03%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.30%) Ansible
3 3 (3.23%) vMotion
Vendors
1 42 (45.16%) Oracle
2 32 (34.41%) HP
3 11 (11.83%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.45%) Sybase
4 6 (6.45%) TIBCO
5 4 (4.30%) Compaq
5 4 (4.30%) Terracotta
5 4 (4.30%) VMware
5 4 (4.30%) webMethods
6 2 (2.15%) DevExpress
6 2 (2.15%) SAP
7 1 (1.08%) Axway
7 1 (1.08%) IBM
7 1 (1.08%) RainStor
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