The table below looks at the statistics for XML 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 over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 37 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing XML 2558 2689 3078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.45% 5.14% 5.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.48% 17.71% 20.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1597 1666 1703
Average daily rate
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£392 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.27% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 92
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £22.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.80 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +20.00%

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
15521 15181 15281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 29.01% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10288 9859 9171
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 276 389
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.26 £17.91 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

XML
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML within the UK.

XML Daily Rate Trend in the UK

XML
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

XML
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML within the UK.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

XML
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

XML Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

XML
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 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 -10 2222 £400 +2.56% 884
London -9 1073 £425 - 272
South East +1 446 £370 +2.77% 156
City of London -9 253 £425 -5.55% 77
East of England -5 199 £420 +21.73% 66
Scotland +7 187 £375 +1.35% 21
North West +4 138 £325 +8.33% 109
Surrey +6 111 £400 +11.11% 24
Hampshire -3 105 £350 -5.08% 30
South West -37 96 £381 +17.30% 71
Wales +10 89 £350 +24.44% 13
Manchester +10 89 £325 +8.33% 62
West Midlands -10 83 £400 +45.45% 55
Edinburgh +21 82 £375 +25.00% 2
Essex +5 82 £425 +6.25% 15
Berkshire -13 82 £375 +4.82% 26
Yorkshire -28 65 £314 -3.46% 71
Oxfordshire +12 64 £431 +1.47% 22
East Midlands -9 61 £325 +8.33% 45
Glasgow +4 60 £369 +5.35% 17
South Wales +2 53 £338 +20.00% 12
Hertfordshire -3 48 £390 +11.42% 20
West Yorkshire -18 48 £375 +25.00% 45
Cambridgeshire -14 40 £413 +32.00% 28
Cardiff +3 39 £331 +22.68% 6
Reading 0 39 £363 +3.57% 8
Oxford +9 35 £425 +6.25% 9
Hook +5 35 £348 -13.54% 3
Cheshire +12 34 £400 +28.00% 20
Cambridge +6 34 £425 +40.49% 18

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing XML 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.

1 2004 (39.50%) Java
2 1965 (38.73%) HTML
3 1956 (38.55%) SQL
4 1686 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
5 1675 (33.01%) JavaScript
6 1566 (30.86%) Web Services
7 1379 (27.18%) CSS
8 1251 (24.66%) .NET
9 1116 (21.99%) C#
10 1078 (21.25%) Oracle
11 1031 (20.32%) JSON
12 959 (18.90%) SQL Server
13 922 (18.17%) XSLT
14 887 (17.48%) TDD
15 815 (16.06%) SOAP
16 811 (15.98%) Spring
17 780 (15.37%) Finance
18 752 (14.82%) MVC
19 748 (14.74%) jQuery
20 731 (14.41%) Linux
21 723 (14.25%) Scrum
22 702 (13.84%) REST
23 673 (13.26%) UNIX
24 662 (13.05%) ASP.NET
25 659 (12.99%) OO
26 650 (12.81%) Microsoft
27 588 (11.59%) Windows
28 564 (11.12%) SOA
29 554 (10.92%) Subversion
30 549 (10.82%) J2EE

XML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing XML 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 306 (6.03%) WebSphere
2 297 (5.85%) Apache
3 271 (5.34%) Tomcat
4 257 (5.07%) JBoss
5 248 (4.89%) SharePoint
6 240 (4.73%) CMS
7 238 (4.69%) WebLogic
8 220 (4.34%) IIS
9 126 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
10 103 (2.03%) Confluence
11 99 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
12 96 (1.89%) Node.js
13 64 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 63 (1.24%) WebSphere Application Server
15 58 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
16 53 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
16 53 (1.04%) Drupal
17 51 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
18 50 (0.99%) Umbraco
18 50 (0.99%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 260 (5.12%) MS Excel
2 122 (2.40%) MS Office
3 82 (1.62%) Photoshop
4 52 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 42 (0.83%) InfoPath
6 32 (0.63%) MS Project
7 31 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
8 20 (0.39%) Fireworks
8 20 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
9 17 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
10 13 (0.26%) FrameMaker
11 12 (0.24%) Doxygen
12 10 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
13 9 (0.18%) Acrobat
13 9 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 7 (0.14%) PowerPivot
15 5 (0.099%) Final Cut Pro
16 3 (0.059%) Maya
16 3 (0.059%) InDesign
16 3 (0.059%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 101 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
3 43 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
4 40 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
5 35 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
6 33 (0.65%) Magento
7 29 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
7 29 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
8 27 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
9 23 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
10 21 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
11 19 (0.37%) Oracle iProcurement
11 19 (0.37%) Google Analytics
12 16 (0.32%) Workday HCM
13 15 (0.30%) Markit EDM
13 15 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
14 14 (0.28%) SAP HR
14 14 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 12 (0.24%) Summit
16 11 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 56 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (0.89%) Force.com
3 33 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (0.53%) SaaS
5 24 (0.47%) GitHub
6 16 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
8 9 (0.18%) Office 365
9 6 (0.12%) Google App Engine
9 6 (0.12%) Heroku
10 5 (0.099%) Rackspace Cloud
11 4 (0.079%) PaaS
12 3 (0.059%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.039%) Joyent
13 2 (0.039%) Route 53
13 2 (0.039%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.039%) IaaS
14 1 (0.020%) Trello
14 1 (0.020%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 453 (8.93%) HTTP
2 213 (4.20%) Internet
3 117 (2.31%) TCP/IP
4 102 (2.01%) LDAP
5 88 (1.73%) FTP
6 86 (1.69%) SSL
7 78 (1.54%) DNS
8 65 (1.28%) Firewall
9 54 (1.06%) HTTPS
10 50 (0.99%) Intranet
11 38 (0.75%) VPN
12 25 (0.49%) SNMP
13 24 (0.47%) SAN
14 23 (0.45%) SSH
15 20 (0.39%) Extranet
16 19 (0.37%) DHCP
17 17 (0.34%) Reverse Proxy
18 16 (0.32%) X.500
19 13 (0.26%) RTSP
19 13 (0.26%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 959 (18.90%) SQL Server
2 442 (8.71%) Relational Database
3 438 (8.63%) MySQL
4 296 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 275 (5.42%) Oracle Database
6 221 (4.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 206 (4.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 181 (3.57%) NoSQL
9 162 (3.19%) RDBMS
10 142 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
11 130 (2.56%) MongoDB
12 127 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
13 114 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
14 96 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
15 83 (1.64%) DB2
16 78 (1.54%) Big Data
17 64 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
18 62 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
19 60 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 56 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 554 (10.92%) Subversion
2 418 (8.24%) Git (software)
3 383 (7.55%) Maven
4 349 (6.88%) Visual Studio
5 288 (5.68%) JUnit
6 262 (5.16%) JIRA
7 259 (5.10%) Selenium
8 237 (4.67%) Ant
9 227 (4.47%) Eclipse
10 226 (4.45%) Jenkins
11 218 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
12 174 (3.43%) Cucumber
13 119 (2.35%) Hudson
14 90 (1.77%) Mockito
15 84 (1.66%) Xcode
16 79 (1.56%) NUnit
17 76 (1.50%) SoapUI
18 75 (1.48%) WebDriver
19 69 (1.36%) Oracle Forms
20 57 (1.12%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 780 (15.37%) Finance
2 360 (7.09%) Banking
3 152 (3.00%) Investment Banking
4 143 (2.82%) Publishing
5 139 (2.74%) Retail
6 137 (2.70%) Front Office
7 124 (2.44%) Marketing
8 106 (2.09%) Telecoms
9 69 (1.36%) Games
10 65 (1.28%) Manufacturing
11 55 (1.08%) Back Office
12 46 (0.91%) Advertising
13 45 (0.89%) Legal
14 42 (0.83%) Financial Institution
15 21 (0.41%) Automotive
16 20 (0.39%) Electronics
17 17 (0.34%) General Ledger
18 16 (0.32%) German Language
19 12 (0.24%) Military
20 11 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3334 (65.71%) Developer
2 814 (16.04%) Java Developer
3 456 (8.99%) Analyst
4 347 (6.84%) .NET Developer
5 324 (6.39%) Senior Developer
6 289 (5.70%) Architect
7 233 (4.59%) Web Developer
8 203 (4.00%) Consultant
9 191 (3.76%) C# Developer
10 146 (2.88%) Business Analyst
11 135 (2.66%) Test Analyst
11 135 (2.66%) PHP Developer
12 130 (2.56%) Front-End Developer
12 130 (2.56%) Software Engineer
13 125 (2.46%) iOS Developer
14 118 (2.33%) C# .NET Developer
15 112 (2.21%) Lead Developer
16 107 (2.11%) SharePoint Developer
17 106 (2.09%) Tester
18 97 (1.91%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1965 (38.73%) HTML
2 1566 (30.86%) Web Services
3 1379 (27.18%) CSS
4 1251 (24.66%) .NET
5 1031 (20.32%) JSON
6 922 (18.17%) XSLT
7 815 (16.06%) SOAP
8 811 (15.98%) Spring
9 748 (14.74%) jQuery
10 702 (13.84%) REST
11 662 (13.05%) ASP.NET
12 549 (10.82%) J2EE
13 545 (10.74%) Ajax
14 506 (9.97%) HTML5
15 446 (8.79%) Hibernate
16 402 (7.92%) XSD
17 382 (7.53%) RESTful
18 366 (7.21%) WCF
19 335 (6.60%) JSP
20 293 (5.77%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 381 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 226 (4.45%) Open Source
3 200 (3.94%) User Experience
4 180 (3.55%) Computer Science
5 165 (3.25%) Mobile App
6 154 (3.04%) Derivative
7 141 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
8 102 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 98 (1.93%) Fixed Income
10 91 (1.79%) Social Media
11 86 (1.69%) Management Information System
12 84 (1.66%) Data Structures
13 76 (1.50%) Data Integration
14 75 (1.48%) iPad
15 63 (1.24%) N-Tier
16 58 (1.14%) W3C
17 57 (1.12%) iPhone
18 52 (1.02%) Algorithms
19 45 (0.89%) Client/Server
20 44 (0.87%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 731 (14.41%) Linux
2 673 (13.26%) UNIX
3 588 (11.59%) Windows
4 202 (3.98%) Apple iOS
5 197 (3.88%) Android
6 91 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 65 (1.28%) Mac OS X
8 59 (1.16%) Solaris
9 57 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 38 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 35 (0.69%) Windows 7
12 28 (0.55%) Ubuntu
13 23 (0.45%) SUSE
14 22 (0.43%) CentOS
14 22 (0.43%) AIX
15 15 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (0.30%) Windows Phone
16 13 (0.26%) HPUX
16 13 (0.26%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1686 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
2 887 (17.48%) TDD
3 752 (14.82%) MVC
4 723 (14.25%) Scrum
5 659 (12.99%) OO
6 564 (11.12%) SOA
7 532 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
8 350 (6.90%) Unit Testing
9 344 (6.78%) E-Commerce
10 334 (6.58%) BDD
11 324 (6.39%) Web Development
12 298 (5.87%) UML
13 291 (5.74%) Workflow
14 283 (5.58%) Software Engineering
15 250 (4.93%) CRM
16 246 (4.85%) Migration
17 234 (4.61%) Data Modelling
18 206 (4.06%) ETL
19 200 (3.94%) OOP
20 196 (3.86%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 2004 (39.50%) Java
2 1956 (38.55%) SQL
3 1675 (33.01%) JavaScript
4 1116 (21.99%) C#
5 377 (7.43%) PL/SQL
6 371 (7.31%) PHP
7 273 (5.38%) C++
8 249 (4.91%) Python
9 241 (4.75%) T-SQL
10 217 (4.28%) Shell Script
11 193 (3.80%) Perl
12 186 (3.67%) XPath
13 173 (3.41%) Ruby
14 164 (3.23%) VB.NET
15 148 (2.92%) PowerShell
16 131 (2.58%) Objective-C
17 114 (2.25%) VBScript
18 107 (2.11%) C
18 107 (2.11%) XQuery
19 104 (2.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 341 (6.72%) Security Cleared
2 331 (6.52%) Degree
3 227 (4.47%) SC Cleared
4 84 (1.66%) ISEB
5 80 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 50 (0.99%) MCITP
7 43 (0.85%) DV Cleared
8 34 (0.67%) Sun Certification
9 31 (0.61%) MCSA
10 28 (0.55%) ISTQB
11 24 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 18 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.28%) MCTS
14 12 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
15 11 (0.22%) MCP
15 11 (0.22%) BC Cleared
16 8 (0.16%) PMI Certification
16 8 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
17 7 (0.14%) HND
17 7 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 331 (6.52%) QA
2 34 (0.67%) SLA
3 27 (0.53%) HL7
4 25 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 24 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 16 (0.32%) EMIR
7 12 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.24%) CDISC
8 8 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.099%) WAI
10 4 (0.079%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.059%) WCAG
12 2 (0.039%) AIFMD
12 2 (0.039%) SNOMED CT
12 2 (0.039%) COBIT
12 2 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.020%) Basel II
13 1 (0.020%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.020%) Section 508
System Software
1 75 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 18 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
3 17 (0.34%) KVM
3 17 (0.34%) Docker
4 14 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
6 10 (0.20%) Shibboleth
6 10 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
7 9 (0.18%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.14%) NFS
8 7 (0.14%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.099%) NDS
9 5 (0.099%) UAG
9 5 (0.099%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.099%) HDFS
10 4 (0.079%) SRDF
11 2 (0.039%) LXC
11 2 (0.039%) Xen
11 2 (0.039%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.039%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 75 (1.48%) Puppet
2 71 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
3 43 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 20 (0.39%) Vagrant
6 18 (0.35%) SCOM
7 16 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Management
8 11 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 9 (0.18%) Oracle EDQ
9 9 (0.18%) Ansible
10 7 (0.14%) Tivoli
10 7 (0.14%) Control-M
10 7 (0.14%) SCOrch
10 7 (0.14%) SCCM
10 7 (0.14%) Data Guard
11 6 (0.12%) MIIS
12 5 (0.099%) WMI
12 5 (0.099%) BladeLogic
13 4 (0.079%) CA LISA
13 4 (0.079%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 1078 (21.25%) Oracle
2 650 (12.81%) Microsoft
3 274 (5.40%) IBM
4 130 (2.56%) Adobe
5 129 (2.54%) SAP
6 118 (2.33%) Google
7 113 (2.23%) Red Hat
8 108 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
9 101 (1.99%) HP
10 79 (1.56%) Sybase
11 71 (1.40%) Twitter
12 64 (1.26%) Informatica
13 62 (1.22%) Sitecore
14 53 (1.04%) TIBCO
15 52 (1.02%) ATG
16 50 (0.99%) Perforce
17 49 (0.97%) Business Objects
18 46 (0.91%) Endeca
18 46 (0.91%) Facebook
19 34 (0.67%) Cognos
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