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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 35 33 33
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing XML 2684 2609 2839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.76% 4.89% 4.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.19% 17.15% 18.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1638 1569 1655
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £269 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 31 94
Average hourly rate £43.75 £34.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.67% +23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.75 £37.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +31.57%

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
15617 15211 15394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.71% 28.53% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9909 9790 9471
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 260 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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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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 -3 2370 £391 +4.33% 894
London -5 1153 £425 - 332
South East +4 459 £350 - 161
City of London -8 252 £450 +5.88% 107
East of England +2 222 £400 +14.28% 64
Scotland +2 174 £375 - 34
Yorkshire +5 116 £325 - 66
Surrey +17 108 £300 -16.66% 33
North West -15 105 £325 +8.33% 83
West Yorkshire +25 97 £338 +5.46% 38
Hampshire +2 97 £375 +4.52% 36
South West -38 90 £325 -7.14% 71
West Midlands -13 88 £350 +16.66% 46
Berkshire -4 87 £388 +29.16% 36
East Midlands +4 79 £325 +12.06% 52
Glasgow +4 72 £375 +15.83% 19
Wales +19 69 £288 -2.54% 10
Edinburgh +16 65 £400 +12.28% 10
Cambridgeshire -2 59 £400 +2.56% 20
South Wales +20 58 £278 -5.93% 8
Manchester -4 55 £315 +5.00% 48
Cambridge +4 53 £413 +13.79% 15
Kent +27 52 £250 - 7
Hertfordshire -1 49 £356 +29.54% 16
Essex +5 44 £420 +29.23% 5
Leeds +6 42 £305 -2.78% 20
Oxfordshire +27 37 £350 +15.70% 17
North East +6 37 £325 -7.14% 19
Suffolk +7 34 £375 +7.14% 9
Reading +7 34 £388 +29.16% 17

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1970 (39.89%) SQL
2 1940 (39.29%) HTML
3 1868 (37.83%) Java
4 1741 (35.26%) JavaScript
5 1538 (31.15%) Web Services
6 1378 (27.91%) CSS
7 1354 (27.42%) .NET
8 1197 (24.24%) C#
9 1109 (22.46%) Oracle
10 1077 (21.81%) SQL Server
11 1008 (20.41%) JSON
12 916 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
13 900 (18.23%) XSLT
14 805 (16.30%) Finance
15 792 (16.04%) TDD
16 784 (15.88%) jQuery
17 768 (15.55%) SOAP
18 755 (15.29%) ASP.NET
19 729 (14.76%) Spring
20 718 (14.54%) Linux
21 679 (13.75%) MVC
22 669 (13.55%) Scrum
23 635 (12.86%) Microsoft
24 628 (12.72%) UNIX
25 619 (12.54%) OO
26 612 (12.39%) Windows
27 611 (12.37%) REST
28 576 (11.66%) Subversion
29 567 (11.48%) SOA
30 561 (11.36%) Ajax

XML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 292 (5.91%) SharePoint
2 286 (5.79%) WebSphere
3 279 (5.65%) Apache
4 252 (5.10%) WebLogic
5 242 (4.90%) Tomcat
6 235 (4.76%) CMS
7 229 (4.64%) IIS
8 153 (3.10%) BizTalk Server
9 101 (2.05%) Node.js
10 93 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
11 85 (1.72%) Confluence
12 61 (1.24%) MQSeries
13 60 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
14 59 (1.19%) Umbraco
15 58 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
16 55 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
17 54 (1.09%) Adobe CQ
18 48 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
19 47 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 41 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 285 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 146 (2.96%) MS Office
3 77 (1.56%) Photoshop
4 54 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 48 (0.97%) InfoPath
6 32 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
7 30 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
8 20 (0.41%) MS Project
9 14 (0.28%) Fireworks
10 11 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
11 10 (0.20%) FrameMaker
12 8 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
12 8 (0.16%) Doxygen
13 6 (0.12%) PowerPivot
14 5 (0.10%) Acrobat
15 4 (0.081%) Final Cut Pro
15 4 (0.081%) PaintShop Pro
15 4 (0.081%) RoboHelp
16 3 (0.061%) Windchill
16 3 (0.061%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 103 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 70 (1.42%) Oracle EBS R12
3 51 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
4 48 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
4 48 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
5 39 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
5 39 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
6 28 (0.57%) Magento
7 25 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
8 23 (0.47%) Google Analytics
9 19 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 18 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
11 17 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
12 16 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
12 16 (0.32%) Markit EDM
13 15 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 15 (0.30%) Workday HCM
14 14 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
15 13 (0.26%) SAP FI
15 13 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 77 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (1.11%) SaaS
3 47 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (0.83%) Force.com
5 17 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.32%) GitHub
7 14 (0.28%) PaaS
8 11 (0.22%) Office 365
8 11 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
9 8 (0.16%) Google App Engine
10 7 (0.14%) IaaS
10 7 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.081%) Joyent
13 3 (0.061%) Heroku
13 3 (0.061%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.041%) Google Apps
14 2 (0.041%) Route 53
15 1 (0.020%) Trello
15 1 (0.020%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 414 (8.38%) HTTP
2 225 (4.56%) Internet
3 106 (2.15%) TCP/IP
4 93 (1.88%) LDAP
5 79 (1.60%) SSL
6 77 (1.56%) Firewall
7 75 (1.52%) DNS
8 74 (1.50%) FTP
9 55 (1.11%) HTTPS
10 45 (0.91%) VPN
10 45 (0.91%) Intranet
11 34 (0.69%) SAN
12 31 (0.63%) SSH
13 20 (0.41%) Reverse Proxy
14 19 (0.38%) SNMP
15 16 (0.32%) X.500
16 15 (0.30%) WAN
16 15 (0.30%) LAN
16 15 (0.30%) Extranet
17 13 (0.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1077 (21.81%) SQL Server
2 427 (8.65%) MySQL
3 422 (8.55%) Relational Database
4 356 (7.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 322 (6.52%) Oracle Database
6 224 (4.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 207 (4.19%) SQL Server 2005
8 202 (4.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 172 (3.48%) NoSQL
10 164 (3.32%) RDBMS
11 145 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
12 138 (2.79%) Oracle Reports
13 133 (2.69%) MongoDB
14 132 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
15 87 (1.76%) DB2
16 80 (1.62%) Oracle Database 10g
17 78 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
18 76 (1.54%) Big Data
19 68 (1.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
20 51 (1.03%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 576 (11.66%) Subversion
2 394 (7.98%) Git (software)
3 391 (7.92%) Visual Studio
4 324 (6.56%) Maven
5 315 (6.38%) JUnit
6 247 (5.00%) Selenium
7 238 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 231 (4.68%) JIRA
9 227 (4.60%) Eclipse
10 209 (4.23%) Ant
11 196 (3.97%) Jenkins
12 195 (3.95%) Cucumber
13 121 (2.45%) Hudson
14 110 (2.23%) Oracle Forms
15 103 (2.09%) WebDriver
16 100 (2.03%) Mockito
17 81 (1.64%) TeamCity
18 70 (1.42%) NUnit
19 67 (1.36%) SoapUI
20 62 (1.26%) Xcode
General
1 805 (16.30%) Finance
2 335 (6.78%) Banking
3 167 (3.38%) Retail
4 154 (3.12%) Investment Banking
5 142 (2.88%) Publishing
6 118 (2.39%) Front Office
7 110 (2.23%) Telecoms
8 108 (2.19%) Marketing
9 91 (1.84%) Manufacturing
10 82 (1.66%) Games
11 67 (1.36%) Back Office
12 54 (1.09%) Advertising
13 46 (0.93%) Legal
14 31 (0.63%) Financial Institution
15 23 (0.47%) Electronics
16 18 (0.36%) Automotive
17 15 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
17 15 (0.30%) German Language
18 14 (0.28%) Law
18 14 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3203 (64.86%) Developer
2 712 (14.42%) Java Developer
3 468 (9.48%) Analyst
4 404 (8.18%) .NET Developer
5 294 (5.95%) Architect
6 273 (5.53%) Senior Developer
7 267 (5.41%) Web Developer
8 224 (4.54%) Consultant
9 202 (4.09%) C# Developer
10 137 (2.77%) C# .NET Developer
11 135 (2.73%) Test Analyst
12 134 (2.71%) Front-End Developer
13 124 (2.51%) Business Analyst
14 116 (2.35%) PHP Developer
15 115 (2.33%) Tester
16 111 (2.25%) SharePoint Developer
17 109 (2.21%) Lead Developer
18 108 (2.19%) Software Engineer
19 100 (2.03%) ASP.NET Developer
20 98 (1.98%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1940 (39.29%) HTML
2 1538 (31.15%) Web Services
3 1378 (27.91%) CSS
4 1354 (27.42%) .NET
5 1008 (20.41%) JSON
6 900 (18.23%) XSLT
7 784 (15.88%) jQuery
8 768 (15.55%) SOAP
9 755 (15.29%) ASP.NET
10 729 (14.76%) Spring
11 611 (12.37%) REST
12 561 (11.36%) Ajax
13 510 (10.33%) J2EE
14 466 (9.44%) HTML5
15 422 (8.55%) WCF
16 376 (7.61%) XSD
17 374 (7.57%) RESTful
18 361 (7.31%) Hibernate
19 312 (6.32%) .NET Framework
20 307 (6.22%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 196 (3.97%) Open Source
2 158 (3.20%) Mobile App
3 153 (3.10%) Computer Science
4 131 (2.65%) Derivative
5 110 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
6 106 (2.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 80 (1.62%) iPad
7 80 (1.62%) Fixed Income
8 70 (1.42%) Management Information System
8 70 (1.42%) N-Tier
9 67 (1.36%) Data Integration
9 67 (1.36%) Social Media
10 52 (1.05%) W3C
11 51 (1.03%) iPhone
12 48 (0.97%) Replication
13 46 (0.93%) Client/Server
14 35 (0.71%) Data Conversion
14 35 (0.71%) SWIFT
15 34 (0.69%) Web 2.0
16 33 (0.67%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 718 (14.54%) Linux
2 628 (12.72%) UNIX
3 612 (12.39%) Windows
4 167 (3.38%) Android
5 165 (3.34%) Apple iOS
6 74 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 64 (1.30%) Solaris
8 61 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 61 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 54 (1.09%) Windows 7
10 49 (0.99%) Mac OS X
11 28 (0.57%) Windows XP
12 25 (0.51%) HPUX
12 25 (0.51%) CentOS
13 18 (0.36%) SUSE
13 18 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 14 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (0.26%) AIX
16 9 (0.18%) Windows Phone
16 9 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 916 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
2 792 (16.04%) TDD
3 679 (13.75%) MVC
4 669 (13.55%) Scrum
5 619 (12.54%) OO
6 567 (11.48%) SOA
7 469 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
8 377 (7.63%) BDD
9 373 (7.55%) E-Commerce
10 348 (7.05%) Unit Testing
11 291 (5.89%) Web Development
12 271 (5.49%) Workflow
13 259 (5.25%) UML
14 255 (5.16%) Software Engineering
15 254 (5.14%) Migration
16 228 (4.62%) CRM
17 226 (4.58%) Data Modelling
18 223 (4.52%) Content Management
19 216 (4.37%) Project Management
20 214 (4.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1970 (39.89%) SQL
2 1868 (37.83%) Java
3 1741 (35.26%) JavaScript
4 1197 (24.24%) C#
5 408 (8.26%) PL/SQL
6 350 (7.09%) PHP
7 259 (5.25%) C++
8 257 (5.20%) T-SQL
9 255 (5.16%) Python
10 241 (4.88%) Shell Script
11 227 (4.60%) Perl
12 191 (3.87%) VB.NET
13 186 (3.77%) Ruby
14 140 (2.84%) XPath
15 126 (2.55%) VB
16 115 (2.33%) PowerShell
17 113 (2.29%) C
18 109 (2.21%) Objective-C
19 102 (2.07%) Groovy
20 90 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 328 (6.64%) Degree
2 287 (5.81%) Security Cleared
3 194 (3.93%) SC Cleared
4 90 (1.82%) ISEB
5 75 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 37 (0.75%) DV Cleared
7 36 (0.73%) Sun Certification
8 35 (0.71%) ISTQB
8 35 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 32 (0.65%) MCITP
10 17 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (0.32%) PMI Certification
12 13 (0.26%) MCTS
13 12 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
14 10 (0.20%) BC Cleared
14 10 (0.20%) MCSA
14 10 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
15 9 (0.18%) MCSD
15 9 (0.18%) MCP
16 6 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 320 (6.48%) QA
2 33 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 32 (0.65%) SLA
4 24 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 23 (0.47%) HL7
6 13 (0.26%) EMIR
7 12 (0.24%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.20%) CDISC
8 10 (0.20%) RosettaNet
9 9 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
9 9 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (0.12%) WCAG
11 4 (0.081%) ISO 14001
11 4 (0.081%) ISO 9000
12 3 (0.061%) WAI
12 3 (0.061%) COBIT
12 3 (0.061%) AIFMD
13 1 (0.020%) GCP
13 1 (0.020%) Basel II
System Software
1 73 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 20 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
3 15 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.26%) KVM
5 12 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
6 11 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
6 11 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.18%) NFS
7 9 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.18%) Docker
8 7 (0.14%) NDS
9 6 (0.12%) Shibboleth
10 5 (0.10%) UAG
10 5 (0.10%) SRDF
11 4 (0.081%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.041%) HDFS
12 2 (0.041%) Xen
12 2 (0.041%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.041%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.041%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 71 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
2 59 (1.19%) Puppet
3 43 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 13 (0.26%) Vagrant
6 11 (0.22%) Tivoli
6 11 (0.22%) SCOM
7 10 (0.20%) SCCM
7 10 (0.20%) Control-M
8 9 (0.18%) MIIS
8 9 (0.18%) Oracle EDQ
8 9 (0.18%) Data Guard
9 7 (0.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 7 (0.14%) Ansible
10 6 (0.12%) CA SiteMinder
10 6 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.081%) WMI
12 3 (0.061%) MOM
12 3 (0.061%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.061%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 1109 (22.46%) Oracle
2 635 (12.86%) Microsoft
3 235 (4.76%) IBM
4 190 (3.85%) JBoss
5 123 (2.49%) Google
6 121 (2.45%) SAP
7 116 (2.35%) Adobe
8 99 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
9 90 (1.82%) HP
10 88 (1.78%) Red Hat
11 75 (1.52%) Sitecore
12 72 (1.46%) Twitter
13 69 (1.40%) Sybase
14 61 (1.24%) ATG
14 61 (1.24%) Facebook
15 55 (1.11%) Perforce
16 53 (1.07%) Endeca
17 52 (1.05%) Informatica
18 51 (1.03%) Business Objects
19 40 (0.81%) TIBCO
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