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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 44 40 35
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing XML 2226 2448 2457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.97% 4.55% 4.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.51% 16.22% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1376 1518 1377
Average daily rate
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£400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 47 78
Average hourly rate £31.85 £40.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.88% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.41 £19.85 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.05 £58.40 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.23 £39.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.58% +13.21%

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
15338 15097 13707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.34% 28.03% 27.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10258 9816 8606
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 222 341
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.75 £20.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 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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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 -5 1958 £400 - 780
London -14 869 £438 +2.94% 268
South East +8 452 £378 +7.85% 134
City of London -16 196 £440 +0.57% 90
East of England -3 166 £375 +3.44% 45
Scotland -13 119 £330 -17.50% 31
West Midlands +13 101 £300 -8.39% 63
Yorkshire -23 98 £375 +11.94% 78
North West 0 94 £400 +14.28% 81
Wales +9 88 £400 +14.28% 5
Surrey -6 83 £400 +15.10% 26
South West -3 81 £363 +13.72% 80
Berkshire -4 81 £400 +5.26% 21
South Wales +9 79 £400 +23.07% 4
Buckinghamshire +27 76 £320 +2.81% 15
West Yorkshire -24 73 £375 +11.94% 50
Oxfordshire +20 67 £410 +31.20% 16
Hampshire -10 66 £383 +2.00% 29
Leeds -22 52 £375 +14.50% 36
Milton Keynes +25 48 £320 -3.75% 8
East Midlands -22 48 £370 +13.84% 21
Glasgow -3 46 £325 -10.03% 9
Edinburgh -27 46 £338 -19.64% 13
Essex +2 45 £400 +14.28% 5
Cambridgeshire -4 43 £350 -12.50% 14
Oxford +19 42 £425 +6.25% 6
Cardiff +16 41 £255 -2.85% 3
Leatherhead +8 36 £403 +0.62% 1
Hertfordshire -6 35 £413 +27.90% 17
Newport +5 33 £430 -4.44%

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 1964 (43.80%) SQL
2 1680 (37.47%) Java
3 1574 (35.10%) HTML
4 1542 (34.39%) Web Services
5 1486 (33.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1367 (30.49%) JavaScript
7 1120 (24.98%) .NET
8 1089 (24.29%) Oracle
9 1042 (23.24%) CSS
10 992 (22.12%) C#
11 968 (21.59%) SQL Server
12 950 (21.19%) SOAP
13 793 (17.69%) Finance
14 737 (16.44%) JSON
15 719 (16.03%) TDD
16 617 (13.76%) Microsoft
17 605 (13.49%) UNIX
18 585 (13.05%) XSLT
19 580 (12.93%) Linux
20 573 (12.78%) ASP.NET
21 560 (12.49%) REST
22 553 (12.33%) jQuery
22 553 (12.33%) Windows
23 512 (11.42%) OO
24 510 (11.37%) MVC
24 510 (11.37%) Spring
25 490 (10.93%) Scrum
26 470 (10.48%) SOA
27 432 (9.63%) Ajax
28 430 (9.59%) HTML5

XML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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
1 324 (7.23%) WebSphere
2 254 (5.66%) JBoss
3 234 (5.22%) WebLogic
4 211 (4.71%) Tomcat
5 210 (4.68%) IIS
6 172 (3.84%) SharePoint
7 158 (3.52%) CMS
8 156 (3.48%) BizTalk Server
9 123 (2.74%) Apache
10 76 (1.69%) Node.js
11 70 (1.56%) MQSeries
12 63 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
13 61 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 48 (1.07%) Confluence
15 47 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
15 47 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
16 42 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
17 35 (0.78%) Mule
18 33 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
18 33 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 259 (5.78%) MS Excel
2 138 (3.08%) MS Office
3 76 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 49 (1.09%) Photoshop
5 31 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 23 (0.51%) FrameMaker
7 17 (0.38%) MS Project
8 15 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 15 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 14 (0.31%) RoboHelp
10 13 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
10 13 (0.29%) PowerPivot
11 11 (0.25%) Siemens NX
12 10 (0.22%) AutoCAD
13 9 (0.20%) InfoPath
13 9 (0.20%) Acrobat
14 5 (0.11%) CATIA
14 5 (0.11%) Doxygen
15 3 (0.067%) Fireworks
16 2 (0.045%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 87 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
3 47 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
4 42 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
5 34 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
6 31 (0.69%) Oracle iProcurement
7 27 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
8 26 (0.58%) Magento
9 22 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
10 21 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
11 20 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
12 19 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
12 19 (0.42%) Adobe Campaign
13 16 (0.36%) Teamcenter
14 15 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 14 (0.31%) WebTrends
16 13 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
17 11 (0.25%) Summit
17 11 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
18 10 (0.22%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 119 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (0.87%) SaaS
3 36 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (0.56%) Office 365
5 23 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
6 20 (0.45%) Amazon S3
7 18 (0.40%) Google Analytics
7 18 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
8 11 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.20%) GitHub
10 7 (0.16%) Yammer
11 6 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
12 4 (0.089%) Force.com
12 4 (0.089%) PaaS
12 4 (0.089%) Heroku
12 4 (0.089%) Amazon CloudSearch
12 4 (0.089%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.067%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.067%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 280 (6.24%) HTTP
2 155 (3.46%) Internet
3 112 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 88 (1.96%) LDAP
5 66 (1.47%) SSL
6 56 (1.25%) Firewall
7 47 (1.05%) FTP
8 44 (0.98%) Intranet
9 39 (0.87%) SNMP
10 31 (0.69%) DNS
11 30 (0.67%) HTTPS
11 30 (0.67%) 3G
11 30 (0.67%) 2G
11 30 (0.67%) Radio Access Network
12 28 (0.62%) LTE
13 25 (0.56%) SAN
14 24 (0.54%) 4G
15 23 (0.51%) VPN
16 21 (0.47%) Telnet
17 14 (0.31%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 968 (21.59%) SQL Server
2 379 (8.45%) Relational Database
3 318 (7.09%) Oracle Database
4 256 (5.71%) MySQL
5 205 (4.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 184 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 173 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
8 162 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 146 (3.26%) RDBMS
10 142 (3.17%) DB2
11 127 (2.83%) MongoDB
12 118 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
13 114 (2.54%) NoSQL
14 101 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
15 91 (2.03%) Oracle Database 10g
16 71 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
17 62 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
18 61 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
18 61 (1.36%) Big Data
19 49 (1.09%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 344 (7.67%) Visual Studio
2 343 (7.65%) Subversion
3 304 (6.78%) Git (software)
4 269 (6.00%) JUnit
5 249 (5.55%) Maven
6 225 (5.02%) Selenium
7 218 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 206 (4.59%) Eclipse
9 200 (4.46%) JIRA
10 182 (4.06%) Jenkins
11 181 (4.04%) SoapUI
12 173 (3.86%) Ant
13 116 (2.59%) Cucumber
14 68 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
15 52 (1.16%) NUnit
16 49 (1.09%) HP UFT
17 46 (1.03%) Hudson
18 42 (0.94%) WebDriver
19 40 (0.89%) Mockito
20 36 (0.80%) Xcode
General
1 793 (17.69%) Finance
2 371 (8.27%) Banking
3 173 (3.86%) Investment Banking
4 155 (3.46%) Telecoms
5 149 (3.32%) Retail
6 119 (2.65%) Marketing
7 100 (2.23%) Front Office
8 98 (2.19%) Publishing
9 55 (1.23%) Financial Institution
10 50 (1.12%) Games
11 45 (1.00%) Back Office
12 42 (0.94%) Legal
13 39 (0.87%) Manufacturing
14 31 (0.69%) Electronics
15 23 (0.51%) Advertising
16 22 (0.49%) Automotive
17 20 (0.45%) General Ledger
18 19 (0.42%) Law
19 17 (0.38%) Multimedia
20 13 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2627 (58.59%) Developer
2 625 (13.94%) Java Developer
3 549 (12.24%) Analyst
4 310 (6.91%) Architect
5 307 (6.85%) .NET Developer
6 249 (5.55%) Senior Developer
7 221 (4.93%) Consultant
8 214 (4.77%) Test Analyst
9 212 (4.73%) C# Developer
10 180 (4.01%) Web Developer
11 132 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
12 123 (2.74%) Oracle Developer
13 116 (2.59%) Business Analyst
14 111 (2.48%) Software Engineer
14 111 (2.48%) Front-End Developer
15 94 (2.10%) Software Developer
15 94 (2.10%) Tester
16 92 (2.05%) Solutions Architect
17 88 (1.96%) SQL Developer
18 87 (1.94%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1574 (35.10%) HTML
2 1542 (34.39%) Web Services
3 1120 (24.98%) .NET
4 1042 (23.24%) CSS
5 950 (21.19%) SOAP
6 737 (16.44%) JSON
7 585 (13.05%) XSLT
8 573 (12.78%) ASP.NET
9 560 (12.49%) REST
10 553 (12.33%) jQuery
11 510 (11.37%) Spring
12 432 (9.63%) Ajax
13 430 (9.59%) HTML5
14 429 (9.57%) J2EE
15 393 (8.76%) .NET Framework
16 331 (7.38%) WCF
17 308 (6.87%) Hibernate
18 283 (6.31%) RESTful
19 258 (5.75%) XSD
20 240 (5.35%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 302 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 143 (3.19%) Computer Science
3 142 (3.17%) Mobile App
4 132 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 119 (2.65%) User Experience
6 96 (2.14%) Client/Server
7 91 (2.03%) Management Information System
8 86 (1.92%) Derivative
9 70 (1.56%) N-Tier
10 62 (1.38%) Fixed Income
11 58 (1.29%) NHS
12 57 (1.27%) Data Structures
13 53 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 51 (1.14%) W3C
15 46 (1.03%) CMDB
16 44 (0.98%) Data Integration
16 44 (0.98%) iPad
17 42 (0.94%) Social Media
18 40 (0.89%) Visualisation
19 36 (0.80%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 605 (13.49%) UNIX
2 580 (12.93%) Linux
3 553 (12.33%) Windows
4 144 (3.21%) Android
5 133 (2.97%) Apple iOS
6 66 (1.47%) Solaris
7 42 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (0.89%) AIX
9 39 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 38 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (0.62%) CentOS
13 22 (0.49%) SUSE
14 19 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 14 (0.31%) Windows 7
16 12 (0.27%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.25%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.22%) Windows Phone
18 10 (0.22%) HPUX
18 10 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1486 (33.14%) Agile Software Development
2 719 (16.03%) TDD
3 512 (11.42%) OO
4 510 (11.37%) MVC
5 490 (10.93%) Scrum
6 470 (10.48%) SOA
7 419 (9.34%) Continuous Integration
8 397 (8.85%) SDLC
9 375 (8.36%) Unit Testing
10 301 (6.71%) BDD
11 283 (6.31%) Software Engineering
12 273 (6.09%) Web Development
13 258 (5.75%) E-Commerce
14 255 (5.69%) UML
15 231 (5.15%) Content Management
16 209 (4.66%) ITIL
17 208 (4.64%) ETL
18 201 (4.48%) CRM
18 201 (4.48%) Workflow
19 192 (4.28%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1964 (43.80%) SQL
2 1680 (37.47%) Java
3 1367 (30.49%) JavaScript
4 992 (22.12%) C#
5 397 (8.85%) PL/SQL
6 275 (6.13%) T-SQL
7 246 (5.49%) Python
8 208 (4.64%) C++
9 204 (4.55%) Perl
10 187 (4.17%) PHP
11 164 (3.66%) XPath
12 161 (3.59%) Shell Script
13 147 (3.28%) VB
14 129 (2.88%) VBScript
15 126 (2.81%) VB.NET
16 110 (2.45%) Ruby
17 109 (2.43%) PowerShell
18 105 (2.34%) XQuery
19 90 (2.01%) C
20 71 (1.58%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 417 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 325 (7.25%) Degree
3 298 (6.65%) SC Cleared
4 82 (1.83%) ISEB
5 81 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 74 (1.65%) ISTQB
7 65 (1.45%) DV Cleared
8 45 (1.00%) MCITP
9 34 (0.76%) MCSA
10 23 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 18 (0.40%) CISSP
12 16 (0.36%) HND
13 12 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (0.27%) CCNP
13 12 (0.27%) MCSE
14 11 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.22%) Sun Certification
15 10 (0.22%) MCSD
16 9 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
16 9 (0.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 316 (7.05%) QA
2 22 (0.49%) SLA
3 19 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.27%) HL7
5 9 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.18%) EMIR
6 8 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
6 8 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.16%) DICOM
8 6 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.11%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.067%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.045%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.045%) COREP
11 2 (0.045%) FINREP
11 2 (0.045%) TickIT
11 2 (0.045%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.022%) RosettaNet
12 1 (0.022%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.022%) GxP
System Software
1 83 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 56 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (0.69%) Hyper-V
4 20 (0.45%) Docker
5 15 (0.33%) NFS
6 14 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
6 14 (0.31%) Firmware
7 13 (0.29%) Xen
8 9 (0.20%) SRDF
9 8 (0.18%) KVM
10 6 (0.13%) HDFS
11 4 (0.089%) Varnish
11 4 (0.089%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.089%) Shibboleth
12 3 (0.067%) vSphere
12 3 (0.067%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.067%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.067%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.067%) Oracle Clusterware
13 2 (0.045%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 130 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
2 50 (1.12%) Puppet
3 45 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (0.42%) Ansible
5 16 (0.36%) CA LISA
5 16 (0.36%) Control-M
6 15 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 14 (0.31%) WMI
8 13 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 13 (0.29%) HP UCMDB
9 12 (0.27%) Vagrant
10 11 (0.25%) yum
11 10 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
11 10 (0.22%) Nagios
11 10 (0.22%) SCOM
12 7 (0.16%) Tivoli
13 6 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
13 6 (0.13%) SCCM
14 5 (0.11%) MOM
14 5 (0.11%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1089 (24.29%) Oracle
2 617 (13.76%) Microsoft
3 239 (5.33%) IBM
4 191 (4.26%) HP
5 117 (2.61%) SAP
6 109 (2.43%) Adobe
7 99 (2.21%) Sybase
8 87 (1.94%) TIBCO
9 84 (1.87%) ServiceNow
10 71 (1.58%) Business Objects
11 66 (1.47%) Google
12 61 (1.36%) VMware
13 59 (1.32%) webMethods
13 59 (1.32%) Red Hat
14 57 (1.27%) Informatica
14 57 (1.27%) BMC
15 53 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
16 47 (1.05%) CA
17 40 (0.89%) Tableau
18 38 (0.85%) ATG
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