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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 44 36 32
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing XML 2224 2660 2570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.81% 4.76% 4.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.52% 17.13% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1421 1621 1584
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 39 24
Average hourly rate £33.00 £41.25 £30.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +36.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.94 £19.05 £20.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.32 £34.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.11% -7.33%

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
16449 15532 15196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.15% 27.80% 29.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11194 9877 9773
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 213 261
Average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £19.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -11 2023 £400 +2.56% 658
London -15 887 £450 +5.88% 224
South East -8 400 £400 +14.28% 107
City of London -5 200 £450 - 71
East of England -5 170 £375 -6.25% 45
North West +5 133 £425 +34.92% 77
Yorkshire -4 130 £378 +16.15% 50
West Midlands +20 117 £300 -14.28% 45
West Yorkshire -10 101 £365 +8.14% 30
Scotland -26 100 £360 -4.00% 25
Surrey -11 92 £400 +17.64% 21
Hampshire -2 90 £400 +8.84% 16
South West -20 74 £390 +20.00% 57
Wales -8 72 £250 -16.66% 13
Leeds -2 70 £375 +22.95% 24
South Wales -6 70 £250 -12.28% 12
Cardiff +1 59 £250 - 6
Berkshire -24 58 £325 -16.12% 23
Buckinghamshire +16 56 £325 +6.12% 15
Cambridgeshire -5 56 £370 -12.94% 11
Oxfordshire -4 50 £400 +14.28% 14
Leatherhead 0 48 £400 -13.51% 4
Manchester -25 45 £395 +25.39% 32
Milton Keynes +22 44 £323 +3.20% 9
Essex -4 43 £320 -22.42% 4
East Midlands -29 43 £350 +7.69% 30
Edinburgh -22 42 £360 -4.00% 10
North East -24 40 £505 +55.38% 21
Cambridge -13 37 £375 -11.76% 7
Cheshire +1 35 £423 +35.20% 17

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1956 (44.10%) SQL
2 1664 (37.52%) Java
3 1599 (36.05%) HTML
4 1521 (34.30%) Agile Software Development
5 1462 (32.97%) JavaScript
6 1457 (32.85%) Web Services
7 1053 (23.74%) .NET
8 1043 (23.52%) SOAP
9 1040 (23.45%) CSS
10 1029 (23.20%) Oracle
11 1023 (23.07%) C#
12 977 (22.03%) SQL Server
13 785 (17.70%) Finance
14 776 (17.50%) JSON
15 732 (16.51%) TDD
16 617 (13.91%) UNIX
17 605 (13.64%) Microsoft
18 580 (13.08%) Linux
19 569 (12.83%) ASP.NET
20 554 (12.49%) Scrum
21 551 (12.42%) jQuery
22 547 (12.33%) XSLT
23 538 (12.13%) OO
24 529 (11.93%) REST
25 514 (11.59%) Windows
26 509 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
27 471 (10.62%) MVC
28 462 (10.42%) Spring
29 458 (10.33%) Ajax
30 453 (10.21%) SOA

XML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 335 (7.55%) WebSphere
2 264 (5.95%) JBoss
3 210 (4.74%) IIS
4 188 (4.24%) CMS
5 179 (4.04%) WebLogic
6 177 (3.99%) BizTalk Server
7 168 (3.79%) Tomcat
8 164 (3.70%) Apache
9 136 (3.07%) SharePoint
10 107 (2.41%) Node.js
11 87 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
12 73 (1.65%) Confluence
13 65 (1.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 56 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 51 (1.15%) Oracle Service Bus
16 48 (1.08%) MQSeries
17 43 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
18 39 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
19 38 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
20 31 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 261 (5.89%) MS Excel
2 141 (3.18%) MS Office
3 71 (1.60%) Photoshop
4 63 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 19 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 19 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
7 14 (0.32%) MS Project
8 13 (0.29%) FrameMaker
9 12 (0.27%) RoboHelp
10 11 (0.25%) Siemens NX
11 10 (0.23%) AutoCAD
12 9 (0.20%) Acrobat
13 8 (0.18%) InfoPath
14 7 (0.16%) Fireworks
14 7 (0.16%) PowerPivot
15 6 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 5 (0.11%) Doxygen
16 5 (0.11%) CATIA
17 3 (0.068%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 70 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
3 44 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
4 43 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
5 35 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
6 31 (0.70%) Magento
7 29 (0.65%) Oracle iProcurement
8 26 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
9 19 (0.43%) Adobe Campaign
9 19 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
10 18 (0.41%) Teamcenter
11 17 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 17 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
12 14 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
13 12 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
13 12 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
14 11 (0.25%) Summit
14 11 (0.25%) Workday HCM
15 10 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 10 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 92 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (0.79%) SaaS
3 33 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (0.70%) Google Analytics
5 23 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
6 18 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
7 17 (0.38%) Office 365
7 17 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.34%) GitHub
9 14 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 11 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.14%) Boomi
12 5 (0.11%) Force.com
12 5 (0.11%) PaaS
13 4 (0.090%) Heroku
13 4 (0.090%) SmartFocus
13 4 (0.090%) IaaS
13 4 (0.090%) Amazon CloudSearch
14 3 (0.068%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 295 (6.65%) HTTP
2 148 (3.34%) Internet
3 106 (2.39%) TCP/IP
4 88 (1.98%) LDAP
5 79 (1.78%) SSL
6 50 (1.13%) FTP
7 49 (1.10%) Firewall
8 47 (1.06%) SNMP
9 39 (0.88%) Intranet
10 30 (0.68%) DNS
11 27 (0.61%) 3G
11 27 (0.61%) Radio Access Network
12 26 (0.59%) 2G
13 24 (0.54%) HTTPS
14 22 (0.50%) 4G
14 22 (0.50%) LTE
15 20 (0.45%) Telnet
16 17 (0.38%) Extranet
16 17 (0.38%) SAN
16 17 (0.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 977 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 349 (7.87%) Relational Database
3 316 (7.13%) Oracle Database
4 282 (6.36%) MySQL
5 221 (4.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 170 (3.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 164 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
8 152 (3.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 135 (3.04%) MongoDB
9 135 (3.04%) DB2
10 131 (2.95%) RDBMS
11 112 (2.53%) NoSQL
12 104 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
13 92 (2.07%) Oracle Database 10g
14 86 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
15 80 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
16 76 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
17 72 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
18 67 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
19 57 (1.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 329 (7.42%) Git (software)
2 324 (7.31%) Subversion
3 319 (7.19%) Visual Studio
4 277 (6.25%) Maven
5 256 (5.77%) Selenium
6 253 (5.70%) Jenkins
7 233 (5.25%) JUnit
8 232 (5.23%) JIRA
9 225 (5.07%) Team Foundation Server
10 202 (4.55%) Eclipse
10 202 (4.55%) SoapUI
11 143 (3.22%) Ant
12 124 (2.80%) Cucumber
13 69 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
14 62 (1.40%) JMeter
15 61 (1.38%) NUnit
16 58 (1.31%) Mockito
17 52 (1.17%) WebDriver
18 50 (1.13%) Hudson
19 45 (1.01%) HP UFT
General
1 785 (17.70%) Finance
2 385 (8.68%) Banking
3 175 (3.95%) Investment Banking
4 160 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 153 (3.45%) Retail
6 128 (2.89%) Marketing
7 109 (2.46%) Front Office
8 66 (1.49%) Publishing
9 51 (1.15%) Financial Institution
10 50 (1.13%) Games
11 47 (1.06%) Manufacturing
12 46 (1.04%) Back Office
13 36 (0.81%) Legal
14 31 (0.70%) Advertising
15 27 (0.61%) Electronics
15 27 (0.61%) Automotive
16 22 (0.50%) Multimedia
17 19 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
18 16 (0.36%) Local Government
18 16 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2647 (59.68%) Developer
2 620 (13.98%) Java Developer
3 567 (12.78%) Analyst
4 318 (7.17%) .NET Developer
5 272 (6.13%) Architect
6 266 (6.00%) Test Analyst
7 260 (5.86%) Senior Developer
8 210 (4.74%) Consultant
9 204 (4.60%) C# Developer
10 202 (4.55%) Web Developer
11 142 (3.20%) Front-End Developer
12 120 (2.71%) Oracle Developer
13 112 (2.53%) Senior Java Developer
14 111 (2.50%) Business Analyst
14 111 (2.50%) C# .NET Developer
15 109 (2.46%) Tester
16 97 (2.19%) SQL Developer
17 87 (1.96%) Software Engineer
18 85 (1.92%) Solutions Architect
19 79 (1.78%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1599 (36.05%) HTML
2 1457 (32.85%) Web Services
3 1053 (23.74%) .NET
4 1043 (23.52%) SOAP
5 1040 (23.45%) CSS
6 776 (17.50%) JSON
7 569 (12.83%) ASP.NET
8 551 (12.42%) jQuery
9 547 (12.33%) XSLT
10 529 (11.93%) REST
11 462 (10.42%) Spring
12 458 (10.33%) Ajax
13 429 (9.67%) J2EE
14 428 (9.65%) HTML5
15 344 (7.76%) .NET Framework
16 309 (6.97%) WCF
17 289 (6.52%) Hibernate
18 288 (6.49%) XSD
19 273 (6.16%) RESTful
20 260 (5.86%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 297 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
2 156 (3.52%) Mobile App
3 144 (3.25%) Computer Science
4 140 (3.16%) User Experience
5 114 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
6 92 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 91 (2.05%) Derivative
8 81 (1.83%) Client/Server
9 63 (1.42%) N-Tier
10 62 (1.40%) NHS
11 56 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 56 (1.26%) Fixed Income
11 56 (1.26%) CMDB
12 51 (1.15%) Data Structures
13 44 (0.99%) DataPower
14 39 (0.88%) Social Media
15 38 (0.86%) W3C
16 37 (0.83%) Equities
16 37 (0.83%) Data Integration
17 34 (0.77%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 617 (13.91%) UNIX
2 580 (13.08%) Linux
3 514 (11.59%) Windows
4 149 (3.36%) Android
5 136 (3.07%) Apple iOS
6 92 (2.07%) Solaris
7 48 (1.08%) AIX
8 44 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 41 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 39 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 33 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (0.50%) SUSE
13 21 (0.47%) CentOS
14 17 (0.38%) Windows XP
15 15 (0.34%) HPUX
16 12 (0.27%) Mac OS X
17 11 (0.25%) Windows 7
18 9 (0.20%) Mac OS
19 7 (0.16%) Ubuntu
20 5 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1521 (34.30%) Agile Software Development
2 732 (16.51%) TDD
3 554 (12.49%) Scrum
4 538 (12.13%) OO
5 509 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
6 471 (10.62%) MVC
7 453 (10.21%) SOA
8 395 (8.91%) Unit Testing
9 351 (7.91%) SDLC
10 320 (7.22%) Web Development
11 291 (6.56%) E-Commerce
12 279 (6.29%) BDD
13 259 (5.84%) Software Engineering
14 228 (5.14%) UML
15 218 (4.92%) ITIL
16 195 (4.40%) Content Management
17 193 (4.35%) ETL
17 193 (4.35%) Test Scripting
18 177 (3.99%) Workflow
19 173 (3.90%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1956 (44.10%) SQL
2 1664 (37.52%) Java
3 1462 (32.97%) JavaScript
4 1023 (23.07%) C#
5 377 (8.50%) PL/SQL
6 292 (6.58%) T-SQL
7 226 (5.10%) Perl
8 221 (4.98%) C++
9 204 (4.60%) Shell Script
10 200 (4.51%) Python
11 197 (4.44%) PHP
12 153 (3.45%) VB
13 144 (3.25%) XPath
14 138 (3.11%) PowerShell
15 137 (3.09%) VB.NET
16 135 (3.04%) VBScript
17 95 (2.14%) C
18 83 (1.87%) Ruby
19 80 (1.80%) Objective-C
20 77 (1.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 398 (8.97%) Security Cleared
2 312 (7.03%) Degree
3 296 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 109 (2.46%) ISEB
5 108 (2.44%) ISTQB
6 64 (1.44%) DV Cleared
7 62 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 36 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 29 (0.65%) MCITP
10 25 (0.56%) MCSA
11 18 (0.41%) CISSP
12 15 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
13 11 (0.25%) HND
14 10 (0.23%) MCP
15 9 (0.20%) MCSD
15 9 (0.20%) Sun Certification
15 9 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 8 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
16 8 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 288 (6.49%) QA
2 35 (0.79%) SLA
3 27 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.29%) HL7
5 10 (0.23%) EMIR
5 10 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
5 10 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.14%) ISO 14001
7 6 (0.14%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.068%) MiFID
8 3 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.045%) TickIT
9 2 (0.045%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.045%) BS7799
9 2 (0.045%) COREP
9 2 (0.045%) FINREP
10 1 (0.023%) FATCA
10 1 (0.023%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 79 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 33 (0.74%) Hyper-V
4 20 (0.45%) Docker
5 11 (0.25%) NFS
5 11 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (0.20%) vSphere
7 8 (0.18%) Xen
8 6 (0.14%) SRDF
8 6 (0.14%) KVM
9 5 (0.11%) Firmware
9 5 (0.11%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.090%) Shibboleth
10 4 (0.090%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.090%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.090%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.068%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.045%) Platform Symphony
12 2 (0.045%) vCloud
12 2 (0.045%) LXC
Systems Management
1 160 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
2 58 (1.31%) Puppet
3 32 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (0.43%) Ansible
5 18 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 15 (0.34%) Control-M
7 13 (0.29%) Tivoli
8 12 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 11 (0.25%) WMI
10 10 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
10 10 (0.23%) Nagios
11 9 (0.20%) SCCM
11 9 (0.20%) SCOM
11 9 (0.20%) CA LISA
11 9 (0.20%) Vagrant
12 7 (0.16%) HP UCMDB
13 5 (0.11%) SCOrch
13 5 (0.11%) SCVMM
13 5 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
14 4 (0.090%) yum
Vendors
1 1029 (23.20%) Oracle
2 605 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 262 (5.91%) IBM
4 210 (4.74%) HP
5 124 (2.80%) Adobe
6 122 (2.75%) Sybase
7 99 (2.23%) SAP
8 95 (2.14%) VMware
9 89 (2.01%) ServiceNow
10 82 (1.85%) Google
10 82 (1.85%) TIBCO
11 71 (1.60%) Informatica
12 65 (1.47%) Red Hat
13 52 (1.17%) webMethods
14 50 (1.13%) BMC
15 45 (1.01%) CA
16 38 (0.86%) ATG
17 36 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
18 35 (0.79%) hybris
19 32 (0.72%) Tableau
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