The table below looks at the statistics for XML Messaging skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML Messaging over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML Messaging
Rank 606 571 596
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +25
Contract jobs citing XML Messaging 37 39 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.072% 0.030%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.25% 0.27% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 10
Median daily rate £400 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £257 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £511 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £365
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +16.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
14869 14628 14562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.72% 26.99% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10542 9658 9678
Median daily rate £418 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.44% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 202 181
Median hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £17.64 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

XML Messaging
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing XML Messaging as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 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 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML Messaging within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 35 £400 -5.88% 1
South East -18 14 £400 -11.11%
Surrey -14 13 £400 -11.11%
Leatherhead -14 12 £400 -11.11%
London +5 11 £485 +115.55%
City of London +43 5 £420 -21.86%
North West -16 4 £360 -15.29%
Chester - 4 £360 -
Cheshire - 4 £360 -
East of England - 3 £240 -
Brentwood - 3 £240 -
Essex - 3 £240 -
Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
Leeds - 2 £475 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
Berkshire - 1 £240 -
Poole - 1 £440 -
Reading - 1 £240 -
Dorset - 1 £440 -
South West - 1 £440 -

XML Messaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XML Messaging also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for XML Messaging.

1 92 (100.00%) XML
2 49 (53.26%) SQL
3 44 (47.83%) Web Services
4 43 (46.74%) SOAP
5 41 (44.57%) Oracle
6 36 (39.13%) SoapUI
7 35 (38.04%) Security Cleared
7 35 (38.04%) Unix
8 34 (36.96%) Java
9 30 (32.61%) SC Cleared
10 29 (31.52%) Finance
11 27 (29.35%) SQL Server
11 27 (29.35%) HP
12 25 (27.17%) Test Management
13 24 (26.09%) Use Case
13 24 (26.09%) HP Quality Center
14 23 (25.00%) Defect Management
15 22 (23.91%) Linux
16 19 (20.65%) Banking
17 18 (19.57%) Test Scripting
18 16 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
18 16 (17.39%) PL/SQL
19 15 (16.30%) .NET
19 15 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
20 14 (15.22%) Test Planning
20 14 (15.22%) Oracle Database
21 13 (14.13%) Windows
22 12 (13.04%) Waterfall
23 11 (11.96%) ISTQB
23 11 (11.96%) WebSphere

XML Messaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (11.96%) WebSphere
2 9 (9.78%) IIS
3 6 (6.52%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.26%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.09%) Liferay
6 1 (1.09%) Mule
6 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.09%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (9.78%) MS Office
2 8 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.17%) MS Project
3 2 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.35%) GitHub
1 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.96%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.43%) FTP
3 3 (3.26%) DHCP
3 3 (3.26%) DNS
3 3 (3.26%) Firewall
3 3 (3.26%) LDAP
3 3 (3.26%) VPN
4 1 (1.09%) DSL
4 1 (1.09%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (29.35%) SQL Server
2 14 (15.22%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.26%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.17%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 36 (39.13%) SoapUI
2 7 (7.61%) Maven
2 7 (7.61%) Subversion
3 6 (6.52%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.52%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.35%) Ant
4 4 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (3.26%) JUnit
5 3 (3.26%) Selenium
6 2 (2.17%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.17%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.09%) JMeter
7 1 (1.09%) RSpec
7 1 (1.09%) TestNG
7 1 (1.09%) Toad
7 1 (1.09%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (31.52%) Finance
2 19 (20.65%) Banking
3 10 (10.87%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.17%) Back Office
6 2 (2.17%) Front Office
7 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (26.09%) Analyst
2 21 (22.83%) Test Analyst
3 16 (17.39%) Developer
4 13 (14.13%) XML Analyst
5 11 (11.96%) Tester
6 10 (10.87%) Architect
6 10 (10.87%) Java Developer
7 9 (9.78%) Applications Support
7 9 (9.78%) Test Manager
8 7 (7.61%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 7 (7.61%) Systems Tester
8 7 (7.61%) Unix Analyst
8 7 (7.61%) XML Tester
9 6 (6.52%) C# Developer
9 6 (6.52%) Software Architect
10 5 (5.43%) .NET Developer
10 5 (5.43%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (5.43%) Integration Tester
10 5 (5.43%) Java Architect
10 5 (5.43%) Messaging Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (100.00%) XML
2 44 (47.83%) Web Services
3 43 (46.74%) SOAP
4 15 (16.30%) .NET
5 10 (10.87%) Spring
6 9 (9.78%) Middleware
6 9 (9.78%) REST
7 8 (8.70%) .NET Framework
7 8 (8.70%) J2EE
8 5 (5.43%) JMS
8 5 (5.43%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (5.43%) XSLT
9 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET
9 4 (4.35%) IBM Integration Bus
9 4 (4.35%) XSD
10 3 (3.26%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (3.26%) Java EE
10 3 (3.26%) JPA
10 3 (3.26%) JTA
10 3 (3.26%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.35%) Biometrics
2 4 (4.35%) Hedge funds
2 4 (4.35%) SWIFT
3 3 (3.26%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.26%) Equities
3 3 (3.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.26%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.17%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.17%) Derivative
4 2 (2.17%) Life Science
4 2 (2.17%) Replication
4 2 (2.17%) Smart Energy
5 1 (1.09%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (1.09%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.09%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 35 (38.04%) Unix
2 22 (23.91%) Linux
3 13 (14.13%) Windows
4 8 (8.70%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.26%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.17%) Test Management
2 24 (26.09%) Use Case
3 23 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 18 (19.57%) Test Scripting
5 16 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (15.22%) Test Planning
7 12 (13.04%) Waterfall
8 10 (10.87%) SOA
9 9 (9.78%) ITIL
9 9 (9.78%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (8.70%) Automated Testing
10 8 (8.70%) Multithreading
10 8 (8.70%) Regression Testing
10 8 (8.70%) Security Testing
10 8 (8.70%) Unit Testing
10 8 (8.70%) Validation
11 7 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (7.61%) Scrum
11 7 (7.61%) SDLC
11 7 (7.61%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (53.26%) SQL
2 34 (36.96%) Java
3 16 (17.39%) PL/SQL
4 10 (10.87%) C#
5 7 (7.61%) Perl
6 5 (5.43%) C++
6 5 (5.43%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.43%) Python
7 4 (4.35%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.35%) XAML
8 3 (3.26%) XPath
9 2 (2.17%) ABAP
9 2 (2.17%) Ruby
9 2 (2.17%) VB
9 2 (2.17%) VB6
10 1 (1.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (38.04%) Security Cleared
2 30 (32.61%) SC Cleared
3 11 (11.96%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.43%) ISEB
4 5 (5.43%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.17%) Degree
6 2 (2.17%) MCSD
6 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.61%) QA
2 4 (4.35%) SLA
3 3 (3.26%) ISO15022
3 3 (3.26%) ISO20022
4 2 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.09%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.35%) Docker
2 4 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (26.09%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.35%) Ansible
3 3 (3.26%) vMotion
Vendors
1 41 (44.57%) Oracle
2 27 (29.35%) HP
3 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.52%) Sybase
4 6 (6.52%) TIBCO
5 4 (4.35%) Compaq
5 4 (4.35%) Terracotta
5 4 (4.35%) VMware
5 4 (4.35%) webMethods
6 3 (3.26%) IBM
7 2 (2.17%) DevExpress
7 2 (2.17%) SAP
8 1 (1.09%) Axway
8 1 (1.09%) RainStor